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Swallows Cottage

(Ref. 976052)

Honiton, Devon Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you Jayne and Rowan for sharing your idyllic piece of Devon with us!"

    Our stay was comfortable and homely with everything we come possibly need. Fabulous countryside and perfect for dog walking. Disappointed that we missed the calves being born but lovely to walk around the farm and be woken by the sheep on a morning. Delicious lemon cake too! Couldn’t ask for more. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a much needed relaxing break in this stunning character property."

    The cottage was stunning. It was well equipped, cosy and homely with beautiful views in a stunning location. It was a pleasure to be surrounded with cows, sheep and horses and have such amazing views. Jane and Rowan were very hospitable, relaxed and friendly hosts who were on hand if we needed anything. We are super grateful for Rowans quick calm assistance in getting us back on the road when we were due to leave and discovered we had a flat battery! Thank you so much both of you for an amazing week :)

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cannot recommend the Swallows enough."

    Had a great 7 nights with my three children there. A great base for seeing East Devon and the cottage itself is absolutely lovely and has a real homely feel and you don’t want for anything. Lovely walks around the farm and evening the rainy days couldn’t take away from a great holiday. If you have the chance stay here. We will be back as the children loved it.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "A cottage in the countryside but convenient for the coast and Exeter."

    Facilities are excellent and the host welcoming and attentive. I loved the beams in the roof and the aroma of lavender at the door even at the end of September. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "A warm welcome from Jayne."

    Lovely cottage, fully equipped with lovely views across the fields from a private patio area. Lots of chats with Rowan about their plans to be as bio diverse and environmentally friendly as they can be. Quiet and peaceful and dark skies for star gazing. Great position to explore local sites, and plenty of places to eat. Lovely start to the day with breakfast across the valley at The Otter Valley ice cream Kitchen, highly recommended. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our stay at the Swallows cottage was fantastic"

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Aug 2023

  • "Stunning cottage, beautiful countryside, totally relaxing stay."

    Jayne & Rowan were so welcoming. Thank you for the flapjacks and the flowers were a lovely touch. Would highly recommend. So sad to leave. Everything you needed was provided. Our old Lab didn't stop smiling. We loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderfully peaceful and relaxing 2nd stay at Swallows Cottage."

    Perfect base if you want somewhere quiet with just the sounds of the countryside. Jayne and Roman are great hosts, nothing is too much trouble and there if you need them but otherwise leave you to enjoy your break away. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely friendly owners."

    Great location if you want a quiet place to stay but still in easy reach of the main road. Lovely big property which was very, very warm and cosy . We didn’t take our dogs but we would return with them another time . Sykes directions are perfect to follow. Thank you for a lovely week .

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Oct 2022

  • "Superb just what we like ."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another lovely stay at Swallows Cottage."

    Wonderful location. Well equipped cottage. Super owners. Can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really had a great time in your cottage."

    The location and views are great. The cottage itself was lovely and the equipment / utensils were appropriate. Some things to consider when renting to 6 adults or more are: Additional light in the living room by left hand corner so that it is bright to play cards etc in the evening. An additional comfy chair in the living room for all people to comfortably see the tv. The L shape does not lend itself to this. Someone needs to sit on a chair or the floor. Seat covers for all the hard chairs when seated for meals. There needs to be a proviso that the drive cannot take 3 large cars. This would cause a potential risk of accident as it would jut out on to the road. A great place to stay overall with a lovely walk down to the pub and bistro as well as low tide walks around both sides of the bay to Llanddona Beach and Benllech

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great property for a nice straightforward, uncomplicated stay with dogs; everything you could need and plenty of space."

    Nice to have a small secure area whre the dogs can have their late night and early morning 'loo visit' without the worry of traffic, or other people. Swallows cottage is the door in the corner, not too clear from the picture.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well equipped. Peaceful and relaxing. Owners are very hospitable and helpful. Can't wait for our next holiday there.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The cottage is very comfortable, peaceful, relaxing and very well equipped. There was a homemade Lemon Drizzle cake for us on our arrival which was delicious. The owners are fantastic and were exceptionally helpful. Can't wait for our next holiday there.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable and well equipped."

    Owners very friendly and helpful and happy for us to explore the farm freely. The location is beautiful with stunning views in all directions. Easy access to other attractions and coast within this AONB.

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely clean and tidy cottage with everything you could want for your stay , beautiful location and nice friendly owners."

    Reviewed by A5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great cottage on a lovely working farm!"

    Cottage itself very comfortable, roomy, clean and with everything in it you'd need. Our hosts Jayne and Rowan were very welcoming and friendly and we had the entire run of the farm as well, dogs loved it and lots of animals for children to see. Great location as well, 10-15min from beaches and lots of other activities. Highly recommended, we will be back!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very friendly hosts"

    Reviewed by John3.8Jul 2021

  • "On a working farm the family were very friendly but not intrusive the cottage had everything we could need & although it was rural it only took 5 minutes to get to A30 for Devon adventures."

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Jun 2021

  • "Unique cottage in a great location."

    Owners were brilliant.

    Reviewed by Ashley4.4May 2021

  • "Great Cottage, in a Great Location"

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Apr 2021

  • "Our stay could not of been better."

    The Cottage contained everything anyone would need to enjoy and relaxed and comfort break surrounded in beautiful farmland and countryside. Lovely farm animals to enjoy and it is situated in an ideal location to visit Devon attractions. The hosts Jayne and Rowan could not of been more helpful.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was really well equipped for a very comfortable stay."

    Extra touches from the owner to make it an even more enjoyable. Such a cozy cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Dec 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and location."

    Lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a very warm and friendly welcome from Jayne , the cottage was warm ,comfortable and homely."

    Our dog was also made very welcome. The views were fantastic, it was lovely to have access to the farm with the opportunity to meet the animals. The location is good with easy access to the coast and surrounding countryside. We were very lucky with glorious weather but even in cooler weather the cottage would be lovely. We certainly hope to return. Thanks to Jayne ,Rowan and family .

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.1Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house in a great location, with an owner on site who was super friendly and helpful."

    It was the perfect area to explore beaches, hillside walks and take in the beauty of Devon and nearby Dorset. Only point to improve is the lighting in the bathroom was very dim and needs an upgrade but apart from this would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Oct 2019

  • "Swallows cottage was set a beautiful setting central for being out and about , it was warm comfortable and very welcoming ."

    The owners Jayne and Rowan were lovely people they were very informative of the area giving advice of where the best places to visit were and good places to eat . We stayed there with our two dogs and had a fantastic time we will definitely return .

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Sep 2019

  • "Location and views excellent ."

    unfortunately we found the cottage to be tired in terms of decoration, except for kitchen which was modern. downstairs living area very dusty, lots of dog hair on furniture and some very odd looking stains. cobwebs everywhere (I know it’s middle of the country side) but these were old as well as new. found dirty crockery and cutlery in kitchen. bathrooms dimly lit and very basic , one toilet could only be flushed every couple of hours as it took so long to fill ?? twin bedroom ... well dark and dingy and the curtains , like to old sacks used, didn’t meet in the middle and let in light in the morning, used two towels to block the light. all in all very disappointing!!!!

    Thank you for taking the time to complete your feedback following your recent stay at Swallows Cottage. We are shall be addressing the points that you raised with our cleaners to ensure that future guests do not experience the same. The property is an Eco property and we will be updating the lights to new LED low power lights as soon as we can. We are pleased that despite the points raised you enjoyed your stay at Swallows Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graeme1.9Aug 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable short break at Swallows Cottage."

    The cottage is spacious, very well equipped and in a beautiful setting. The enclosed garden was perfect for our dogs and for eating outside and admiring the view. Good location for exploring Devon and visiting local beaches. We would certainly recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was brilliant in every way."

    Comfortable, open and excellent facilities. Downstairs just large area, open plan with alcoves to keep bags and boots etc and hooks for your coats. The kitchen had everything and more, light and airy. We had our family over on one day for the day and the cottage just accommodated us all . We had our dogs with us and the cottage was great as walking from the cottage their were many wonderful walks with amazing panoramic views. Beautiful long table with plenty of seating. Pretty outside terrace with table etc. Facing south with beautiful views down across the valley. A very pretty area and cottage, we didn't want to venture far as it was so peaceful and lovely on the farm. Jayne left a great blueberry and lemon cake. Jayne and Rowan are a lovely couple and very welcoming to their wonderful farm. This was a last minute break to de stress and it most certainly did this and more. We would highly recommend the cottage and hopefully we will return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2019

  • "A lovely warm and comfortable cottage with beautiful views."

    Delicious chocolate brownies were waiting for us on arrival,which was a really nice welcome from the owners. We had a very enjoyable week despite the weather and appreciated the quietness, wonderful views and easy access to local attractions. A highly recommended holiday let.

    Reviewed by Julian4.4Jun 2019

  • "We loved the peaceful surroundings, beautiful views."

    The children played like the famous five and we all slept and slept from the fresh air! Beautiful walks over the 100+ acres and so close to all the main beaches and attractions which was why we booked. Thank you xx

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2019

  • "Comfortable and well appointed accommodation."

    Owners welcoming and helpful. Good base to explore this lovely part of the world.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Sep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time at Swallows Cottage."

    Really special place. We were so happy that we started scouring the area, thinking of moving there. Wonderful hosts and a lovely, clean cottage. Alex, Caroline and Maud.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely homely accommodation - very comfortable and well situated for exploring the area."

    Very friendly welcome by the owners. Perfect for a relaxing break in the country.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7May 2018

  • "Beautiful setting with very friendly an helpful owners."

    The cottage has everything you would want to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable . With the added benefit of a working farm for the family to enjoy an authentic devon experience cute lambs and impressive red devon cattle. All pretty close to lots of amenities shops and decent restaurants - visit Boston Tea Party for a lovely coffee and food.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double with child's single folding bed on request, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Ground floor sitting room with wood burning stove, dining area, French windows to patio
  • Kitchen
  • Utility area
  • Ground floor WC with basin.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Payphone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note:Property sleep 4 adults but can accommodate a child under 12

The property

Swallows Cottage has been converted from an ancient threshing barn which faces away from the main house and Whitcombe Cottage.

Your sitting room is cosy and welcoming with a wood burning stove, dining area and French windows to throw open to the sunny patio on a fine day.

The kitchen is well equipped for preparing the fine fresh ingredients available locally.

Head up the stairs to the two comfortable bedrooms which share a family bathroom.

Outside you have outdoor furniture and a barbecue on the patio and, across a quiet farm track, a small lawn with fine views.

Swallows Cottage is a great base for traditional farm tranquillity and exploring the area.

This property can be booked with Whitcombe Cottage (976051) and Swallows Cottage (976052), all around the same courtyard and together they sleep a total 15 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

HONITON

Ottery St Mary 5.6 miles; Lyme Regis 14.2 miles; Exeter 16.7 miles.

Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages. Honiton has an attractive High Street stretching almost 2 miles, and lined with individually owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Honiton has been famous for lacemaking since the reign of Elizabeth I and still has a few lacemakers in work today - visitors can see some fine examples of antique lace in the town’s Allhallows Museum. Honiton boasts the only public art gallery in East Devon; the Thelma Hulbert Gallery occupies an attractive Grade I listed Victorian house, and has links with the Hayward Gallery, London. Honiton is only a short drive from the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline, and all have much to occupy the visitor. Near to Honiton is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and fabulous restaurants.

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and one child under 12 years
Note: Arrival from after 5pm, departure by 9am.
Note: Please no stag or hen parties