‘Swift’ Cottage sits within the North Moors National Park and is surrounded by stunning scenery and miles of wonderful walks – for example, to Newtondale, Cropton Forest and the Moors beyond. Guests have access to excellent leisure facilities – a heated indoor pool, spa and sauna. Additionally, ‘Swift’ is designed to be accessible to wheelchair users.
The cottage has been most attractively converted from former stables. It is located in the centre of the pretty village of Newton-on-Rawcliffe with village green, duck pond and village pub all within 100 yards. As is the case with the other three properties comprising ‘Mel House Cottages’, guests staying in ‘Swift’ are able to use an indoor heated pool, sauna and spa, these facilities be available exclusively to those taking a holiday here.
Entry to the cottage is via a good-sized porch which opens onto the large sitting/dining room with wood burner, exposed floor to ceiling stone wall and high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and purlins. The fully equipped kitchen is located through a door off the dining room area and the bedrooms are off the lounge area. There is a double, a twin and a single bedroom which has a 1.5 metre turning circle and is designed to be accessible to a wheelchair user. There’s a wet room with shower, toilet (left transfer) and basin – all appropriate support rails being in place – next to the single bedroom and a further bathroom with bath, mixer-tap shower, toilet and basin next to the double bedroom.
Use of DIY stabling and paddocks is an option for those wanting to bring their horses with them on holiday.
This is an ideal base for exploring all that this area of North Yorkshire has to offer. The City of York and the coastal towns of Whitby, Scarborough and Filey are all within a 40 minute car drive. There are numerous local ‘Attractions’, the best known ones being the ‘North York Moors Steam Railway’ (Pickering, 5 miles) and ‘Flamingo Land’ (Kirby Misperton, 9 miles).
Entertainment equipment includes a Freeview TV, DVD player and stereo radio/CD player. Fast fibre optic Wi-Fi is available free of charge.