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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Swallows was a lovely property."

    Catered for all our comfort and needs. Very well equipped. It was great to know that it would be lovely and warm when we got in from a rainy day! (we went in March). The property location was ideal for a great pub just up the hill and lovely walks. The one-track lanes close to the property were challenging, but good once out of the village. The walks in the surrounding countryside and other villages were outstanding. A great week away.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Mar 2024

  • "High quality accomodation in quiet peaceful location."

    All the facilities you need. No mobile signal but wifi calling good. Great communication concerning spare bin bags. Roads to village an adventure but ok (take your time). Waterside pub was great.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was well maintained, tastefully decorated and we had all the equipment we needed."

    3 of the beds were king sized and very comfortable with cotton bed linen. The only downside was the total absence of mobile phone signal (not the owners fault) and the fact that the wifi failed on a regular basis. There are ways of improving the signal such as putting the router upstairs or using a booster, you can buy a good one for around £50. Other people have raised this issue in the comments book at the property, but clearly nothing has been done to improve the situation, which is disappointing as everyone expects decent wifi and it’s even more important when there is no mobile phone sIgnal.

    Reviewed by Clair5.0Jun 2023

  • "This property is finished to a high standard with everything you need!"

    It really is a beautiful property and we will definitely bring the family again. The communication was brilliant throughout and any requests made were actioned really quickly making it really easy and safe to bring very young children. It really was the best equipped holiday home

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a fantastic cottage."

    We had everything we needed. The kitchen felt like a home kitchen, with everything you could possibly need. I highly recommend this great place.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2022

  • "First class property no issues or concerns at all."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely location."

    Welcome pack really appreciated as we have not had this luxury before. Pity about the narrow lanes!!! Many thanks Lynne and family.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable house, great beds, peaceful location."

    We would have liked anti-slip mats, we had a 15month old baby and a 3 year old so bathing was very difficult. Limited kitchen basics - especially for a high standard, very high cost property. no spices, salt n pepper, fairy liquid, bin bags. Surely bin bags are needed for a house of 8 people to dispose of rubbish. Some areas of the house had cobwebs and dirty window sills!!

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2022

  • "Well equipped and comfortable house."

    Although WiFi listed unable to log on due to lack of mobile phone coverage (EE and O2). Knowing mobile providers available in Cornworthy beforehand would have been helpful when booking. Helpful additions - Anti slip mats for showers and bath or grab handles. A chair for each of the bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Jun 2022

  • "This is a very well equipped comfortable property."

    It could be improved by the addition of a cutlery tray for the dishwasher and the provision of more than one bag for recycling food. We arrived Friday and the recycling was collected on Monday so most of the food had to go in the general waste. You should warn that in our experience there is no mobile phone coverage, there is a land line but no advice on what this can be used for. (ie emergencies contact with owners or?)

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay ."

    Would highly recommend ! Everything provided , very comfortable , very clean , great beds ,very peaceful ! Lots of single road tracks with passing points ......Beware of locals at top speed and sometimes reluctant to give way !!! Lots of things to see and do in area eg Painton Zoo ,Blackpool Sands , Torquay , Totnes . Local pubs good. Hope to return .

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "Swallows was a great property and we enjoyed our stay."

    The laminated maps for walks were a wonderful touch. Additional WiFi boosting would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic house!"

    what a lovely way to spend a long weekend celebrating a few milestone birthdays that had been missed last year due to Covid. The facilities were amazing and worlds apart from the cottage that my partner and I had stayed in the week previous, which was tired and lacked basic cutlery etc. A great find and we hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2022

  • "The house is wonderful with its spacious kitchen and lounge."

    We were not able to use the garden as we were there in the winter and it rained most days. The house was spotless and the beds very comfortable. It was warm with its underfloor heating though i found the back bedroom a bit cold my friends who slept there found it fine. It was a very well stocked house. We did lots of cooking and had everything we needed to cook roast dinners. I'd have liked an itinerary of all the kitchen stuff though as i took a lot with me that i needn't have taken. there a washing machine and dryer and fridge freezer in the garage which were well used too. and lots of logs for the log fire which we didn't get to use. It was expensive though being xmas week. The house is in a lovely spot but those roads are scary in the dark especially when you drive there in winter after 4pm and the instructions which were emailed presume you have a day time view of the world which i did not. The longitude and latitude was helpful as it takes you to the door. The only improvements... 1 The oven is very noisy for a long time after use and i had to switch it off at the socket. 2 There's an expectation you leave the house as you found it in the instructions but they expect you to be out by 10am which is nay on impossible unless you get up at 6am. We left it clean and tidy but i wasn't going to start cleaning ovens and mopping floors etc surely that is what the turnaround time is for and the very high costs? Much better if you allow people to leave at 11am and arrive at 3pm esp in winter. I know that will be hard. 3. Parking is snug with two large vehicles but these are minor things. I would stay there again happily

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Swallows is a lovely home set in a pretty village."

    I liked all the rooms and the decor.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Nov 2021

  • "Swallows was absolutely stunning."

    It was very clean, comfortable and very well equipped for everything we needed. It was also really spacious. We walked to the river from the house, and up-to Hunters inn. We also discovered and explored everywhere. A perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Abby5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property is brilliant and lovely area."

    Local roads are terrible and very narrow in places.

    Reviewed by Antony4.7Aug 2021

  • "Swallows is a beautiful, clean, spacious, well equipped home, with all that this amazing area has to offer in easy reach."

    We found the house comfortable and spacious for 6, but would be plenty of space if there had been 8. Beds are very comfortable, the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Showers are lovely and poweful. Laundry facilities & an extra fridge in the garrage to chill drinks was much appreciated. The garden is a beautiful place to relax with a glass of something chilled. There's a great pub in the village and many other restaurants, cafes and pubs within a short distance. We visited Bigbury on sea, Hope cove, Dartmouth, Blackpool sands,Totnes and Salcombe. No shortage of things to do in the South Hams area. We would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2021

  • "Perfect property as described with plenty of room and well equipped, although we were only 6 because of covid restrictions."

    The extra fridge and freezer in the garage were really useful. It's only downside is the location, fine if you don't mind driving along lanes barely big enough to take a tractor down, most of which are not in good repair and fine if you like reversing down them as passing places are thin on the ground.In a previous review it mentions radiators in bathrooms not working as expected. I enquired about this and was informed they are heated towel rails that come on twice a day. I can confirm that they do at 7am anyway. The underfloor heating in the upstairs bathrooms is not as efficient as that down stairs. Overall a very comfortable, and warm (it was November) home from home. I wouldn't hesitate to book again if it was more easily accessible.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Oct 2020

  • "It was home from home!"

    Had to really scratch around for anything to comment (not criticise) like the timing of the bathroom radiators we seem to miss no matter what time we got up! Also, problems getting the door key on first night. It was dark and we'd never heard of a lock with a letter "B" instead we kept trying no. 8 ..... Good idea to emphasise it's a letter on the docs?

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great stay."

    Beautiful house. Spotlessly clean. Everything we needed and more. Quality of furnishings was exceptional. Beautiful garden. Really enjoyed outside space.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house was beautiful, very high quality and really comfortable and smartly maintained."

    The kitchen had everything we wanted in it, and the patio was a nice sheltered sunny spot. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2020

  • "The house was excellent; comfortable, warm and clean with great facilities for a 3 generation family including a toddler."

    The kitchen/diner was very spacious and extremely well equipped. The living room was spacious and had plenty of comfortable seating. We had fun lighting the fire (the fireguard was most welcome as we had young children) and the coffee table was a great size for board games and jigsaws. The room was huge and the furnishings were great quality which really made us feel we were on a luxurious holiday. The bathrooms were great, a real treat to have 3, it gave us space and privacy for 6 adults and 2 children. The bedrooms were quiet and very comfortable. In terms of the setting, the village is quiet and the local pub was good and an easy walk in the dark. There are nice walks in the area, take your boots though as it can be muddy. We had access to the garage which was great for wet coats and boots as well as laundry. The lanes are fun to drive in but a bit nerve wracking if you are not used to high hedges and passing places. Overall this is a great property with excellent facilities, a cot, highchair and stair gate were provided. We had a couple of queries when we were there about minor things but the response was immediate and we were very happy. If I had to suggest changes it would be access to a small freezer and a second stair gate but this is very minor and not a criticism.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Dec 2019

  • "Swallows is a delightful property."

    It was immaculately clean which was very important to me.Thank you to the housekeeper for that! The beds are clearly brand new, high quality and extremely comfortable.Lovely linen and soft furnishings. Beautiful sitting room to relax in, comfortable sofas. The kitchen was large and spacious and a delight to cook and eat in overlooking a pretty garden. So quite, a little village tucked away. We walked to Totnes in a couple of hours, very hilly and stunning views everywhere. All in all a lovely place to share with lovely friends on our annual get together. We had a couple of issues on arrival but they were promptly dealt with when we rang the housekeeper however the heated towel rails in two of the bathrooms failed to work all weekend even though we were given instructions on resetting the timer. It was a mild weekend so we were fine but possibly needs attention for the cold winter months. Thank you to the owners for providing a wonderful home from home experience!!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a few problems initially as on arrival the house was really cold."

    When we tried to contact the manger there was no response and we had to contact the owner who was most helpful. The local map left un the property was really useful and we did some lovely short-ish walks. It was a really relaxing holiday. One small point, apart from initial contact issue, a few spare batteries for remotes, weighing scales would be really useful.

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0Oct 2019

  • "The house was great, and in a lovely quiet location."

    Reviewed by Edward4.7Aug 2019

  • "The house was brilliant - really well equipped kitchen, plenty of space for the number of people staying, very clear directions to get there and the beds were so comfortable."

    We were relatively lucky with the weather but the house had everything you'd need to either dry wet gear or stay in out of the rain.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2019

  • "Swallows is superb."

    The very well equipped kitchen has plenty of crockery and cutlery which is not always the case, especially in the larger houses. The beds were amazingly comfortable and all the bedrooms had plenty of storage space. The lounge was a pleasure to relax in, again with sufficient seating for the eight adults the house can accommodate. The whole house oozed quality and it truly was home from home. The welcome basket was a lovely touch that was also much appreciated. We did have a couple of minor issues during our stay but we contacted Lesley who was very friendly and efficient and sorted out the issues very quickly. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2019

  • "The house was extremely well set up and very comfortable ."

    We had a lovely holiday there

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2019

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  • Four Bedrooms: 2 x King-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x King-size; 1 x Twin; Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor Cloakroom with basin and WC; Kitchen/Diner; Sitting room with woodburner; Integral Utility area.
  • Please note: Bookings to arrive only on a Friday or Monday due to cleaning set-up
  • Central heating (underfloor) with Woodburner
  • Electric Oven and Gas Hob, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVD’s
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed Linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars with extra roadside parking
  • Private enclosed garden with lawn, patio area and furniture
  • Private enclosed balcony with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Supermarkets 5 miles, local village pub 200 mtrs, 3 others within 1 mile radius (Tuckenhay and Ashprington)
  • Note: Please be aware the travel cot at the property is only suitable for babies from birth to a maximum weight of 15 Kg and who are unable to climb out.

The property

A lovely, modern detached property in the centre of the rural village of Cornworthy, rested on Bow Creek, part of the River Dart Estuary.

Built in the late 1980’s, the property has been updated considerably, beautifully presented and very comfortable, suited for families or friends.

The ground floor welcomes you inside via a porch and hallway to two family sized rooms including a beautiful Kitchen Diner with granite counter-tops, along with a Sitting room, illuminated by low lighting, comfy sofas, and a charming fireplace which features a wood burning stove.

The integral garage area contains Utility facilities, washer, dryer, freezer, and a convenient storage area.

The bedrooms are situated on the first floor.

Leading off a spacious landing, you will be spoilt for choice between three King size bedrooms and a Twin option.

All carrying a nautical calming feel, two are joined by en-suites, whilst the Master room also boasts an elevated terrace with bistro table and chairs.

A sizable family bathroom finishes the first floor interior.

You are able to relax in the private enclosed garden, divided between a lawn and patio area.

The village itself is located on the Dart Valley Trail and is popular with walking and sailing enthusiasts.

The local village pub, 200mtrs up the road recently reopened ( May 2019 ) under new ownership and new tenants." This is a wonderful region to explore on foot or by car, through the village to nearby Tuckenhay, Dittisham and Agatha Christy’s “Greenway House”.

Ferry boats and river trips are a “must do” between Totnes and Dartmouth and Dartmouth Castle.

Both towns boast access for the visitor by steam train to Buckfastleigh and Paignton respectively.

Totnes is a short drive away, an attractive and vibrant town which boasts a mainline railway station that provides direct services from London Paddington in under three hours.

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About the location


Totnes 4.4 miles

Cornworthy is a picturesque village in the sought-after South Hams area of Devon that dates back to Saxon times. Much of the village makes up part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The coastal towns of Dittisham and Dartmouth are nearby and provide excellent opportunities for marine activities and some of the UKs best seafood restaurants (such as The Seahorse). Totnes is also a short drive away, an attractive, vibrant town, which also includes a railway station that provides direct services to London Paddington in under three hours. For shopping addicts Totnes offers an excellent range of small independent retailers and unique shops. The town is famed for its promotion of ethical products, wholefoods and fair trade goods. In the Civil Hall Square you’ll find the weekly market which is held on Fridays and Saturdays. And an Elizabethan market held each Tuesday morning (May-September), when traders dress in Elizabethan period costumes and the Totnes Sunday Good Food Market.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas