The Cottage

LocationAt the edge of Swinton village, 2 Miles from the Market town of Malton.
Access To SwintonBy Road: Malton is clearly marked on road sign Swinton is on the B1257 towards Hovingham. By Rail: From York to Malton station. There is a taxi rank outside the station. We can collect clients from Malton by arrangement (free service). Local Transport: Buses run approximately every hour to Malton (locals walk!). From Malton other areas can be accessed with ease. 
Opening TimesAll year round.
Maximum OccupancyFour adults (two double bedrooms) and one baby (cot available).
Linen ProvidedChanged once a week: Towels, Bedding, Kitchen linen, Cot bedding, baby towel, Dressing gowns. Beach towels and Dog towels available upon request.
Disabled AccessWe are listed as a provider for the disabled at category M1. The disabled facilities below are available and can be requested upon booking. Grab Rails (4) – can be placed wherever convenient for your use.

Shower chair – with variable height and removable back support.
Shower Step – reduces the height of the step into the shower.
Raised Toilet Seat – removable for other guests.
Hands Free can opener – always in the cottage.
Carver Dining Chairs (2) – always in the cottage.
TV Subtitles – when available, always in the cottage.
Fire Extinguisher & Blanket – always in the cottage.
Easy Grip handles to doors & cupboards – always in the cottage.
Handrail to Decking area.
Wheelchair access can be accommodated with an able carer assisting.

The accommodation is all on one level – see the mobility page. There is no bath, just a large walk-in shower. Please ensure we are notified in advance of your needs/requirements and we will do our best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We will also let you know if we cannot accommodate your needs.
Child FacilitiesCot & bedding, Highchair, Baby Bath, Change mat, Potty, Toddler toilet step. Babysitting by arrangement.
Pets / Pet FacilitiesUp To 2 Well Behaved Dogs, please specify size for bedding (no cats). Dogs must not foul in the gardens and are not permitted in the bedrooms. Easy access to village dog walk. Facilities: Dog Beds, food & water bowls, dog towels are provided as well as an external tap for muddy paws.
Groceries /SuppliesSwinton – Excellent village shop within the Smithy Arms.
Malton (2 miles) – Good range of shops including 3 supermarket (Morrisons, Sainsburys, Asda and Lidl), clothes, shoes and other produce.
Yates is a “must see” for any visitor (bike/axe/freezer/plants!)
Local Tourist Office within local library on St Michael Street.
Livestock Market days: Tuesday & Friday
Farmers Market every other Saturday
York (19 miles) Vast range of stores and designer outlets to choose from, We offer a FREE Asda shopping service, just send a list to arrive the Wednesday before you.
Non-SmokingNo smoking within the property but there is a porch with a pot to dispose of butts.
Short BreaksAdvance bookings are for periods of a week or multiple weeks. Short breaks are only accepted two weeks prior to a booking where capacity allows.
Payment MethodBy cheque made payable to C Radford
25% Non-Refundable Deposit to secure booking
Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.
Fire Risk AssessmentPlease click the link to see the Fire Risk Assessment document.
Anything Else?Email us at cas@walnutgarth.co.uk and we will add the Question & Answer here for others.
Phone & InternetIn July 2010 we installed a phone guests can use for local calls. During the same installation we added a wireless router providing guests secure access to the Internet.
Exercise FacilitiesIn 2009 we constructed a Mini Gym for the fitness conscious guests containing the following: Treadmill, Stepper, Exercise Bike, Rowing Machine, Wrist & Leg Weights, Small Dumbbell, Exercise Mat, Abs Roller, TV (with Freeview), Towels.