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Swallow Cottage

Ilfracombe, Devon (Ref. 971302)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful stay in an idyllic location."

    The best walks ever right from the door. A wonderful spot for old and young.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Very nicely presented and all had been thought of."

    The extra touch of food to feed the farm animals and delightful Alpaca was a bonus. We feel privileged to have holidayed in this beautiful location

    Reviewed by JonathanSep 2021

  • "I would love to say it was horrid just so I could easily re-book in future."

    The place was ideal especially with a 8 month pup. The owners/managers were great people, friendly and attentive. If you are looking for a nice setting with lovely walks and close by towns to drive to I would highly recommend Widmouth Farm Cottages

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "My husband had to sleep in single bed as the double bed was only a 3/4 … no signal on our phones which was a real pain."

    So no internet. No leaflets left in the cottage for things to do.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Beautiful, clean holiday cottage in an absolutely stunning location."

    Being on a farm AND having a private beach meant that this was just perfect for children and dogs!

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very cute and well kitted out."

    The main bed was very small and soft which made it difficult for two full sized people to sleep in however there was a spare bedroom. The grounds were beautiful, it was really good fun feeding the goats and Alpacas on the farm. Great location for walking the South West Coastal path as the entrance to the path is just across the field. Beautiful views from the farm and lovely little courtyard and private beach. The owners were extremely helpful, and friendly.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous location - great farm, beautiful alpacas- awesome little beach and cove."

    Brilliant dog friendly pubs with food everywhere. Despite awful weather we had a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2020

  • "Wonderful place and experience."

    Reviewed by BenjaminOct 2019

  • "We loved the location and the animals on the farm."

    The upstairs of the cottage was beautiful. The kitchen/lounge area was small but adequate for 2 people. It could do with a bathroom refurbishment but other cottages on site were going through updates whilst we were there so hopefully Swallow Cottage will too.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2019

  • "Wonderful hosts, beautiful location and very dog friendly"

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2019

  • "Great location between Combe Martin and Ilfracombe, the cottage we stayed in ( Swallow ) is in need of some TLC, but there are plans to update all the cottages."

    The animals on the farm have free range and you get to meet the goats, geese, chickens and alpacas, especially at 9am every morning when you get the chance to feed them. Really well organised establishment, very clean and the private beach is an added bonus. We needed some extra plates and bowls, but the owners responded very quickly to our request. Highly recommend and we will return as soon as we can

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2019

  • "Beautifully equipped cottage in a peaceful & relaxing setting."

    Friendly welcome by the owners & all our requests were catered for without any fuss.

    Reviewed by EleanorOct 2018

  • "Second time at swallow cottage, definitely be a third."

    Relaxing surroundings, private beach, animals to feed with my daughter and lots of things within driving distance, loved it

    Reviewed by NikSep 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely and clean, had everything we needed in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, it was clean and reasonably well equipped."

    It’s location was beautiful and the private beach a real asset. The bed in the double room was not a standard double - it was smaller. Although very comfortable not ideal. The sofa was very uncomfortable and would put us off returning to this cottage.

    Reviewed by SallieMay 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge
  • Shared utility room with 2 x coin-operated washing machine, 1 x coin-operated tumble dryer, fridge, freezer and iron
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair on request
  • Designated parking space, smoke free, garden/patio, wifi/broadband, dog friendly, cot available, stair-gate available, highchair available, sea side, dog friendly
  • Private courtyard with furniture
  • Shared private beach 500 yards
  • Shared picnic area, dog exercise field, playground
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Check-in time 6pm
  • This property requires a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
  • Note: The owners do have Wi-fi in the cottages, however being in a secluded spot, the wi-fi speed is much slower, which means streaming etc can be difficult Sending and receiving emails and messages is fine as well as internet browsing They are continuously investing in top of the range boosters to improve this but sometimes guests may experience intermittency This is beyond their control

The property

Semi-detached cottage with enclosed patio garden at rear.

Open plan living room and ground floor bathroom plus two bedrooms.

Note: This property is onsite with Refs. 971309,...

Widmouth Farm Cottages, Watermouth

Widmouth Farm Cottages is in a unique position on the stunning North Devon Coast, between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin. With spectacular sea views, a private beach and 35 acres of beautiful headland to wander through, this really is a perfect setting for a holiday cottage. The owners, who live on the farm along with their sheep, goats, alpacas, pigs, chickens and ducks, provide a huge welcome to guests who just love to help at animal feeding time, walking their dog along the coast path or just relaxing on the private beach, just 500 yards from the cottages. The beach reveals a large sandy expanse at low tide when you can swim, fish or walk around to Watermouth Harbour and return on the coast path with stunning views across the bay. The cottages are beautifully presented; some have sea views and share the play area, dog exercise field, laundry facilities and picnic area where you could spend hours relaxing with some locally-sourced goodies whilst gazing at the spectacular sea views and glorious sunsets over Samson’s Bay. The cottages are a couple of miles from the unspoilt village of Berrynarbor, with a welcoming pub and village shop. Explore Watermouth Castle, the award-winning Tunnels beach and Combe Martin Wildlife Park, all of which are close to the cottages. Alternatively, visit Ilfracombe, where Damian Hirst's Verity statue rests above the picturesque harbour, and the bustling seafront has many good-quality restaurants and bars, along with small independent shops. If you can tear yourself away from the splendid setting of Widmouth Farm and its private beach, then the three mile long sandy beach at Woolacombe, which holds the England for Excellence Gold Award for best family resort and was voted the Best British Beach in the Mail On Sunday, is a short drive away. This really is a truly stunning location to spend relaxation time with your four-legged friends.

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

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About the location


Barnstaple 11 miles.

The bustling seaside town of Ilfracombe lies on a beautiful stretch of North Devon coastline, with five beaches, much of it owned by the National Trust. Ilfracombe is only a ten minute drive from Exmoor National Park, with its rolling countryside and quaint villages. Ilfracombe's heritage harbour and quay are spectacular, with many pubs, shops and restaurants and frequent live music, creating a lively, friendly atmosphere. From here, take a wildlife cruise, a fishing trip or a boat trip to magical Lundy Island, a place of natural beauty, which will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Ilfracombe is the centre for some of the finest walking country in England. Whether you enjoy a gentle promenade walk around Capstone Hill, tackling the rugged coastal path or prefer the river valleys and tranquillity of the moorland hills of Exmoor, you will find the scenery spectacular. Ilfracombe also boasts a number of high-quality eateries, with local fish being prominent on their menus. To the east of Ilfracombe are the unique villages of Lynton and Lynmouth with its clifftop railway, and to the west lie the delights of Clovelly and Hartland. Moreover just a short drive away is the 3 mile long golden beach of Woolacombe Bay, which was been voted one of the top 20 beaches in the world, the perfect place to relax in the sun or catch some waves surfing. Ilfracombe is the perfect location for a North Devon holiday, offering you a gateway to an exciting blend of stunning coastal scenery, seaside fun, rural tranquillity and centuries of heritage and style.

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