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7 Nights  

  • £955  to  £1430

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    3 night min. (off peak only)

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£785 Sat, 28 May 2022
3 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Swallows Rest

Swallows Rest is a rural retreat in the beautiful Northumberland countryside. The contemporary holiday home sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is child and dog-friendly, making it a popular choice for a family self-catering holiday. There are scenic walks from the door, including nearby Thrunton Wood, and the area around Thrunton and Whittingham is also popular for cycling and mountain biking. You'll be inspired every day you wake up to the panoramic views from the holiday cottage, eager to get out and explore everything that makes Northumberland a unique and excellent choice for a holiday.

Thrunton is midway between Alnwick and Rothbury, a few miles from the Northumberland National Park and within 15-20 minutes of the Northumberland Coast. It's hard to imagine a better place for a holiday if you're a person who adores being outdoors with no one in sight. The number of castles and fortified buildings makes sense when considering how close you are to the Scottish border. Alnwick is one of the finest, with others including Bamburgh, Dunstaburgh, Chillingham, and the medieval riverside ruins of Edlingham. If you have a passion for history, then visit Hadrian's Wall and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the latter also appealing to wildlife watchers and photographers.

Spend a happy hour browsing in Barter Books in Alnwick, the biggest second-hand book shop in England, or pretending to play quidditch on the grounds of Alnwick Castle. Gallop along miles of pristine sand with the help of local stables, kayak along the coastline, or play a round of golf on a course overlooking the North Sea. Boat trips to see puffins and seals of the Farne Islands regularly leave from Seahouses, the waters of which are also a favourite with divers. If you time your trip to coincide with one of the region's many festivals, you can celebrate everything from food to stargazing.

Swallows Rest welcomes visitors all year round, with short breaks possible in spring, autumn and winter, depending on availability.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jane Ellis joined Independent Cottages in October 2016


Enquire online:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Northumberland)

Accommodation Comprises:

Swallows Rest is a new contemporary house built in 2021 at Thrunton Lowfield, taking advantage of the wonderful country views all around.


  • The ground floor is almost entirely open plan with a vaulted ceiling, enormous picture windows, and beautiful furnishings. The seating area has gorgeous blue velvet sofas near sliding glass doors that open onto the terrace, a Smart TV, and a log burner. A second sofa and armchair are around the corner of the L-shaped room.
  • Between the living area and the kitchen is a dining table with seating for six people on mid-century styled upholstered leather chairs that coordinate with the bar stools in the kitchen.
  • Clever design and bespoke cupboards make the most of the space in the kitchen. An island worktop features a ceramic stove and a dishwasher.
  • Hidden away in the utility room are laundry and cleaning facilities next to a cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.
  • A ground floor bedroom has a king-sized bed with an upholstered bedhead, bedside tables with lamps, and a chest of drawers. This bedroom is suitable for guests who use a wheelchair. Glass doors open onto the terrace.
  • The second ground floor bedroom is a comfortable twin with two single beds separated by a nightstand with a light. Glazed sliding doors give direct access to the terrace. There is proper storage and a desk/dressing table.
  • Accessible wetroom with a shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • A mezzanine level has a glass balustrade that keeps it feeling light and spacious all day long.
  • Master bedroom suite featuring thick carpet, a seating area with comfortable armchairs and doors that open onto a balcony with superb views over fields to the Cheviot Hills. The sleeping area has a superking (6ft-wide) bed, armchairs and storage. A luxurious ensuite has a freestanding rolltop bath and a big shower with a rainfall showerhead, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Swallows Rest is a detached property with a big lawn, off-street parking for three cars and an EV charging point (there is a small additional weekly charge to use the EV charger).

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, logs, bed linen and bath towels are included. A travel cot (bedding not provided), high chair and stair gates are available. One well-behaved dog is welcome. Smoking is not allowed.

Swallows Rest Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 Superking, 1 King & 1 Twin cot if required)
1 dog welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £955
To £1430
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1665 574251 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Jane Ellis
Member Since October 2016

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Swallows Rest Noticeboard

We are excited to be able to now offer this wonderful new build Swallows Rest. Built in 2021 with stunning views over fields and hills yet only 20 minutes from our wonderful heritage coastline We haven't much left for Summer however the 14th May 1 week 11th June one week are at this time still available contact us for info or go to our website .

Last Minute Offers

Sat, 28 May 2022 for 3 nights, £785

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Swallows Rest 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 9th May 2022
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