Swallows Nest

“Very comfortable cottage in tranquil Teesdale” - VisitEngland Assessor

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Cockfield, County Durham

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Twenty years ago, Keith and Alison renovated the old barns on their 150-acre Low Lands Farm; the result was Swallows Nest, with wood beams, log fire and its own gardens. Cattle are their main concern, but they raise sheep too – come in early spring and help with the lambing (try the night shift!). Great scenery, adventure and activities – they’re all here.

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4 Star Self-Catering
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ROSE Award
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Suitable for part-time wheelchair users
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Suitable for older and less mobile guests

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Swallows Nest
Low Lands Farm, Low Lands, COCKFIELD, County Durham, DL13 5AW
Phone : 01388 718251

About the area

Discover County Durham

County Durham reaches halfway across England, from the North Pennines in the west, to the sea in the east. Much of it is very sparsely inhabited, and is naturally beautiful; a mix of rolling hills, monumental valleys, lush farmland and unforgiving moors. It’s strong on industrial heritage as well, and remnants of the now all-but-vanished mining industry are everywhere.

The City of Durham has a magnificent Cathedral which can be traced back to the establishment of a church in the 10thcentury as the final resting place of the miraculous remains of Saint Cuthbert. The Cathedral, alongside the city’s Castle (an 11th-century structure that now houses University College), were created a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The area’s mining past is fully documented at the Durham Mining Museum; an amazing resource. Bishop Auckland is the other major settlement, and for centuries was run almost as an independent state by the powerful Bishops of Durham. These days it is still a bustling town with plenty of shops, historical interest and events like the annual food festival. The coastal town of Peterlee is unusual; it was set up as a new town to house Durham miners after WW2. 

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