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Swallows at Turnchapel

Turnchapel, Devon (Ref. 992436)

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

17 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage and location are full of atmosphere, interesting lanes to poke about, both ways and a fascinating coastal path."

    Of course the whole place oozes history which together with the busy water front just outside the cottage combines to create a rich and lively flavour.

    Reviewed by ThelmaOct 2020

  • "Beautiful comfy cottage with all we needed for a very relaxing week away."

    Turnchaple is a very friendly village with two great pubs.

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2020

  • "Swallows at Turnchapel is a lovely cottage, ideally situated for walkers or non walkers."

    We enjoyed many walks from the cottage to Bovisands and on one day all the way to Wembury, so beautiful. We used the water taxi from Mount Batten to the Barbican which runs frequently and very reliable. The cottage is very homely and has all amenities we required. We didn’t use the wood burner as we were lucky to have ... Continue reading

    We enjoyed many walks from the cottage to Bovisands and on one day all the way to Wembury, so beautiful. We used the water taxi from Mount Batten to the Barbican which runs frequently and very reliable. The cottage is very homely and has all amenities we required. We didn’t use the wood burner as we were lucky to have good weather but I can imagine it would feel very cosy when lit. We will definitely return x

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2020

  • "We had a great holiday, the accommodation was perfect for my friend and I, even the bed settee was really comfy."

    We will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by LindseySep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and well located for walks and the beach etc."

    It is worth noting that the stairs are very steep and narrow and wouldn’t suit anyone with mobility issues. The restrictions in place due to Covid-19 meant that the little things such as cushions etc had to be removed but it didn’t detract from the overall experience which was a lovely relaxing holiday. A bonus ... Continue reading

    It is worth noting that the stairs are very steep and narrow and wouldn’t suit anyone with mobility issues. The restrictions in place due to Covid-19 meant that the little things such as cushions etc had to be removed but it didn’t detract from the overall experience which was a lovely relaxing holiday. A bonus being the proximity of two pubs.

    Reviewed by JayAug 2020

  • "We had the most amazing time staying at the Swallows."

    The cottage is truly kitted out, making it very comfortable to stay in. Our favourite thing by far was the balcony and views of the harbour. It also was a great base for exploring beaches around Devon and Cornwall, plus just a ferry away from the city! Turnchapel is also a very picturesque area to wonder around with the ... Continue reading

    The cottage is truly kitted out, making it very comfortable to stay in. Our favourite thing by far was the balcony and views of the harbour. It also was a great base for exploring beaches around Devon and Cornwall, plus just a ferry away from the city! Turnchapel is also a very picturesque area to wonder around with the colourful houses. We also enjoyed a drink at the local pub just down the road. A couple of things to bear in mind- the stairs really are very narrow and awkward so maybe not suitable for elderly or very tall guests! We had difficulty parking some days in the free carpark just up the hill, but I think this was mainly because it was so busy with everyone having staycations this year. Also we struggled with the fire alarm constantly going off when we were cooking (although nothing burning!), but I think this was because it was so hot when we stayed and it was the steam from the cooking- just make sure to open all the windows and put the extractor fan on. We were super impressed with the kitchen-ware provided, which meant we cooked in almost every day! All that was missing was a garlic press (very minor) and we would have enjoyed a BBQ in the garden. All round a wonderful stay- thank you!

    Reviewed by AnnaAug 2020

  • "We loved Swallows it had a really warm feel to it and an ideal location for us to explore the area and visit our son."

    The pub, which is just a few yards away, was excellent and the passenger ferry from Mount Batten to The Barbican made getting back and forth to Plymouth city centre very easy. The cottage was well furnished and comfortable and it was lovely to be able to look out over the harbour.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2020

  • "Gem of a cottage in a lovely village by the sea."

    The only downside is not being able to park nearer the cottage but that is more than compensated b the location and views. The kitchen is one of the best equipped of any rental we have had. Gas cooker has five rings and two ovens. There IS a washing machine even though it is not on the list of features. Not for anyone ... Continue reading

    The only downside is not being able to park nearer the cottage but that is more than compensated b the location and views. The kitchen is one of the best equipped of any rental we have had. Gas cooker has five rings and two ovens. There IS a washing machine even though it is not on the list of features. Not for anyone with limited mobility. Two pubs just a few steps from the cottage. Great Walking directly from the cottage. Short walk to the little ferry taking you over to the Barbican (near Town Centre and the Hoe). Runs every 30 minutes

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2019

  • "Very well equipped."

    Decking ebjoyable but slippy when wet, so care only needed. Beautiful views across the bay. Boringdon Arms definitely worth a visit - food specials worth trying and made welcome.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2019

  • "My first holiday in Turnchapel."

    Swallows was comfy and Cosey, great views and felt like home from home. I felt safe in this area which is important to me as I was holidaying on my own. I would fully recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by KaranSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped and walks in all directions from the door."

    Beaches, cliffs, arboretum and service to Barbican Plymouth also great, as well as 2 great village pubs. Shop less than 15 min walk away too. We only got in our car once and that was just to drive 5 miles to Wembury beach, where we walked along the coast to little then ferry across to Noss Mayo, which was beautiful. We ... Continue reading

    Beaches, cliffs, arboretum and service to Barbican Plymouth also great, as well as 2 great village pubs. Shop less than 15 min walk away too. We only got in our car once and that was just to drive 5 miles to Wembury beach, where we walked along the coast to little then ferry across to Noss Mayo, which was beautiful. We would recommend it all on every level and this has been especially endorsed by our two dogs!

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2019

  • "Such a charming cottage in a lovely area."

    Sparkling clean and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by BelindaAug 2019

  • "The hostess was amazing nothing was to much trouble"

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2019

  • "We found this holiday cottage very quaint, quirky, comfortable and well equipped, we thought the parking may have been a problem but we managed to park everyday."

    It was lovely on the balcony such a nice view and walking to the pub was too easy!!! Great food in the Covelly inn highly recommend, we did not eat in the other pub so cannot comment, I would say a BBQ in the courtyard may be appreciated by holidaymakers especially as the weather can be lovely in the evenings even if it's ... Continue reading

    It was lovely on the balcony such a nice view and walking to the pub was too easy!!! Great food in the Covelly inn highly recommend, we did not eat in the other pub so cannot comment, I would say a BBQ in the courtyard may be appreciated by holidaymakers especially as the weather can be lovely in the evenings even if it's not been great during the day. We would definately recommend this cottage and Turnchapel as it is a very friendly, village atmosphere as well as quiet yet so close to everything a city has to offer.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2019

  • "The cottage was in a lovely village and had spectacular views."

    However we were so disappointed that there was no welcome pack. We had travelled for 7.5 hours to get there only to find we couldn't even make a cup of tea or have a glass of wine for 1.5 hours after our arrival whilst we waited for our online shop to be delivered. Also the balcony/sun terrace was really dirty and was ... Continue reading

    However we were so disappointed that there was no welcome pack. We had travelled for 7.5 hours to get there only to find we couldn't even make a cup of tea or have a glass of wine for 1.5 hours after our arrival whilst we waited for our online shop to be delivered. Also the balcony/sun terrace was really dirty and was in need of a power wash as it was so slippy after rain and also in need of repair near the door. Also the oven had had the various temperature marks scrubbed off so we had no idea what temperature we were cooking things on. Lastly the back garden was in urgent need of some tlc. Weeds were growing significantly and looked really untidy and unloved. We have used Sykes on many many occasions and this is only the second cottage that we have ever had to give negative feedback on. Disappointed sums it up.

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and only a short walk from Parking and some lovely pubs."

    We had a small issue with the bed being far too soft for us but I suppose that is personal preference. Stairs from the living room down to the Kitchen is a little awkward due to low ceilings and tight corner. Views of the harbour are amazing especially on a night time

    Reviewed by ShannonMay 2019

  • "This is probably the most characterful cottage that we have stayed in."

    We loved the layout and spent lots of time taking in the views from the terrace. One drawback of the layout is that it might not be suitable for people with a difficulty with stairs as both staircases are quite steep, curved and narrow.

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2019

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The property

This reverse level stone cottage is tucked away into the village of Turnchapel, situated on the South West Coast Path, an ideal base to explore the local area and beyond.

Designed with couples in mind, 8 St. Johns Road is a lovely haven to enjoy a romantic break, somewhere peaceful to come and relax, with the option of bringing along an extra guest, as there is a sofa bed provided.

Over three floors, this retreat has been beautifully styled, beginning with a lovely lounge hosting a woodburning stove and comfy seating, where you can simply unwind and take in the lovely features around you.

A couples of steps takes you up to a wonderful decked terrace, your own little place for sea views, and some quiet time as the sun goes down.

Alternatively, a small courtyard is provided too.

The lower ground floor continues the quality accommodation, presenting a country themed kitchen with modern counter-tops, and a collection of contemporary appliances.

There is also a breakfast table, ideal for a warm cup of tea in the early hours.

The top level of this accommodation boasts a stylish double bedroom, with a neighboring en-suite bathroom included, designed to that of a hotel standard.

As well as this, there is also a shower room on the lower ground floor.

Turnchapel is a historic fishing village with two good food pubs by the water, where the River Plym meets Plymouth Sound, with little ferries to Plymouth.

The coastal path takes you past Mountbatten Beach, Jennycliff Beach and beyond to Bovisands, a trio of soft sandy beaches.

Water sports are available at the Mountbatten Centre or the Plymouth Sailing School.

Mount Batten is a small peninsular surrounded by Plymouth Harbour and the River Plym.

A unique retreat for you and your loved ones.

Summary

  • Over three floors
  • One bedroom: 1 x first floor double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower over, basin and WC. Lower ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Lower ground floor kitchen with breakfast table. Lounge/diner with sofa bed, and woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner (first basket of logs included), Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free parking in nearby public car parks
  • Courtyard with furniture and decked terrace with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: All floors are accessed via steep narrow staircases with restricted height
  • Note: Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter. The property has a birds eye view of the National Firework Competition 2019 on the 15th and 16th August.

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About the location

TURNCHAPEL

Staddiscombe 2 miles.

Surrounded by the rugged beauty of Dartmoor, the glorious countryside of the South Hams and the vibrant scenery of the South Devon coast. A small cove with a small pebbled beach, there are two pubs both serving food. Set right on the South West Coastal Path you are well placed to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Visit the aquarium, or shop till you drop at Drakes Circus, stroll the many restaurants and bars which are built around the large harbour. Plymouth offers the perfect mixture of maritime heritage and natural beauty in a vibrant city environment.

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