The Cottage

The story of Swallows Nest

IMG_4094Swallows Nest was built in the early 1990s behind the original listed Armstrong cottages. These quaint green timber clad houses were built at the turn of the century as temporary homes for Italian stonemasons at Bamburgh Castle. Swallows Nest was designed to strict planning requirements to ensure that the new cottage was in keeping with the style and personality of the original cottages. The result is that Swallows Nest has much of the charm of a ‘beach house’ with its timber clad facade, but benefits from spacious internal planning, new internal fittings to a very high standard and a lovely light interior.

With three spacious bedrooms it offers accommodation for six to eight guests. However, one bedroom comes with 4 single beds, ideal for family groups or children sharing.
There is a spacious open plan sitting room with big bedroom upstairs 2open fire perfect for relaxing with family and friends. The dining room offers plenty of space for family get-togethers’. There are two bathrooms, one closely located to the downstairs bedroom, which makes it ideal for any guests who have reduced mobility. The fully enclosed garden has a sunny, generous timber deck, ideal for eating alfresco.Outside there is parking on the private drive for up to three cars and the Armstrong Cottages square has a peaceful fresh open feel with views of the surrounding countryside, dunes and Bamburgh Castle. The big skies and starry nights are very special!