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Swallows Barn

(Ref. 977071)

Brixham, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable and spacious place to stay in a quiet country location."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2024

  • "Probably the nicest holiday let we have ever stayed in."

    Very comfortable and well equipped, it was also immaculate and spotlessly clean. Would definitely recommend to others and would book again.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2023

  • "Super owners, great welcome to familiarise us with the property."

    Property extremely well equiped, I would say probably the best we have stayed in, beds and lounge furniture very comfortable. Above all else very clean and well presented.. Great location, whilst in a very quiet village, in easy reach of supermarkets, local attractions and resorts. Have no hesitation in recommending this property and I am sure we will return.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved the stay very beautiful Barn on the whole all was very good , May I suggest if possible if electric shaver sockets could be installed that would be appreciated."

    If possible a rounded mirror when exiting the premises to prevent a accident from on coming vehicles, for safety. We all enjoyed staying in the Barn and God willing we shall return next year.

    Reviewed by Jamilah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nice friendly owners who worked hard to make us feel welcome and settled"

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing location, beautiful countryside and the barn was immaculately maintained with everything you could need ."

    Garden was fab for our dog and easy to access locations/beaches in the area.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped & a please to relax in"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic accommodation and property owners."

    Everything you need in the property. Perfectly positioned to be able to get to all sights. ie Dartmouth, Dartmouth Railway and ferry is a must but not good for people with disabilities as no disabled parking near station. Have already booked the property for next year. Thankyou Laurie and Candela for making our stay enjoyable

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "Swallows Barn is a beautiful place to stay in Devon."

    The property was spotlessly clean and had all the amenities you could want. The open plan ground floor was spacious and featured a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher and microwave along with a full size integrated fridge freezer. The smart TV was very welcome including the owners Netflix. The barn featured a washing machine and tumble dryer ( we didn't use these), there was also a vacuum cleaner. The bedrooms were extremely spacious upstairs - both ensuite with good showers and lots of space which was very welcome. My bathroom made me feel like I was at a hotel. Lovely personal decorative touches all around the barn. The barn has been completed to a very high spec with great quality furniture and fittings. The enclosed garden was perfect for our little dog and the dedicated parking space was perfect. My family and I had a relaxing and very comfortable stay at Swallows Barn, I would definitely recommend to others and return with my own family. The only slight issue was the weak WiFi and limited phone reception, which is understandable given the rural setting, it didn't hinder our enjoyment though. Thank you Laurie for your warm hospitality, you were very helpful and welcoming.

    Thankyou for the kind feedback couldn’t understand why you marked us down for comfort?? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kuljit4.7Apr 2023

  • "Swallows Barn is beautiful, spacious and has everything you could want or need for a lovely stay away from home."

    Great location too. We’ve already recommended to others

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    Very spacious with everything that you could need. Lovely and clean, would definitely come back and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Swallows Barn."

    It is a truly beautiful house, comfortable, spotlessly clean, with everything you need. A lemon drizzle cake on arrival was a lovely touch. In a quiet, peaceful area but with amenities just a few minutes drive away and only a short drive to lovely towns; Brixham, Dartmouth and Totnes were our favourites. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was finished to the highest standards."

    It was very spacious with each bed room having lots of space with big comfy beds. The open plan ground floor was the perfect area for everyone to relax together too. We cannot not over state the quality of the property, including the seating areas outside the property and the communal garden.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house was amazing and we have a fantastic holiday."

    Everything you could wish for was in the house and the garden area was exceptional. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a beautiful place a little gem wouldn't believe how quiet it is and your only 1 mile away from a main road ."

    Gardens beautiful it was a special week will be back and great hosts .Will be back

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely first class accommodation every item you possible need including, beautiful garden."

    Lovely lemon drizzle cake when we arrived. Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0May 2022

  • "The Swallows is a beautiful barn conversion which is very clean and well presented in a wonderful location near to the south Devon coast."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really lovely place, nice and quiet location as well."

    The only negatives we had is, the matteress on both King size / Double beds are not the greatest of quality, we found one to be hard and the other to be very soft, sounds a bit picky, but we couldn't sleep properly. The other negative is, the lovely barn get vert hot even with the heating turned right down. But overall fantastic place to stay with lovely owners.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage, very clean, fresh, well equipped and welcoming, would definitely recommend as a location to explore the area."

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Swallows Barn."

    Great location for the coast and countryside. Very clean and the kitchen well stocked with equipment. Lots of lovely space and tastefully decorated. Really accommodating of our 3 year old; stair gates already up when we arrived which was fab. Would of liked another lamp in the lounge for a bit more light. Other than that really small point all great. We would recommend

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic stay in a brilliant barn conversion"

    Reviewed by Lyndon5.0Dec 2021

  • "The hospitality we received from Laurie and Russell at Swallows Barn for our Christmas stay, was second to none."

    They had put up a beautiful Christmas tree and decorated the barn really festively. It was immaculately clean, plus great quality bed linen and towels were supplied. The cherry on top was the lovely welcome hamper, with wine, chocolates and biscuits for all. Thank you for making our Christmas a memorable one.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "The accomodation is superbly done to a very high standard."

    It is very well equipped from a tablecloth to Netflix to a set of washer-dryer. The owners live opposite, were very helpful, and they gave us a warm welcome (those ginger cookies finished in minutes!). The location is perfect especially in the winter as we did not want to travel far to explore the area, 20 mins to Torquay, 25 mins to Dartmouth. It's located in a rural location in the middle of cow farming village, but only 3 mins drive to Food Warehouse or Lidl. You get to listen to cows' gentle moans in the morning. I did my jog a few times and took me 10 mins on different routes to the riverbank and to the millpond. Despite the weather, we have had a lovely and relaxing time.

    Reviewed by Lia4.7Dec 2021

  • "We were given a warm welcome by the owners despite our arrival be delayed by poor travelling conditions."

    The owner was waiting outside in wind and rain and in the dark. An first class barn conversion executed to a very high standard. The accommodation is spacious both upstairs and downstairs and furnished to a high standard. The location is excellent in all respects and we will definitely return in the future. Our expectations were high after reading the reviews and they were exceeded. Top marks in all areas.

    Thankyou for the great feedback , most appreciated to know we are doing well Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a smashing week at the property, we were able to get in about an hour earlier than advertised which gave us a chance to get all our stuff inside before the light faded."

    The house itself is very spacious, with a big dining table, comfortable sofa seating for six and plenty of room for everyone (there were five in our party), the bedrooms are all roomy, the two upstairs are very large with excellent en suites, the smaller downstairs bedroom is big enough. We received a very warm welcome from Laurie, there were some welcome goodies including a lovely cake awaiting us. From the cottage Brixham is about 15 minutes' drive, Broadsands 8 minutes and Totnes only about 15 minutes away. Ideal location to get anywhere in the English Riviera quickly. The roads into Waddeton are narrow with passing places but visibility is good, posing no difficulty. Will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful property and location with parking and the owners on hand for anything you needed ."

    lovely garden with bbq and furniture great for a family

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location, lovely accommodation."

    Everything you’d need for a stay in Devon.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2021

  • "The barn was fantastic, spacious, comfortable and well equipped."

    Perhaps a full length mirror somewhere would add something. The outside space was excellent, perfect for a 4 year and a 1 year old to spend time in, but also lovely for the adults to sit in with a glass of wine in the evening. Our only negative is that there wasn’t a pub/ restaurant/ shop to walk to. However there are supermarkets and many attractions within a short drive.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2021

  • "Swallows Barn was way beyond our expectations."

    Our hosts Laurie and Russell could not have been more helpful. Lots of lovely touches, even a home made cake on arrival! The location was great for exploring the area, with shops and a pub just a short drive away. Parking was great for our large vehicles, our dogs were welcome too which was much appreciated and the garden was great for them to run around. The property was spotlessly clean, bedding, towels etc. and very spacious and comfortable, just perfect for our needs, a real home from home. We had a fabulous week and will definitely return and recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2021

  • "Outstanding barn conversion to a very high standard, welcome pack with a lemon drizzle cake was out of this world !"

    Both hosts Laurie and Russell were very welcoming nothing to much trouble. All ready looking to book next year and recommending to friends and family, anyone who books here will not be disappointed. If you like getting out and about you have several places you can visit I highly recommend the Monks retreat at Broadhempston the food is to die for and the hosts Tony and Candice are so hospitable but you will possibly have to book in current times.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2021

  • "Swallows Barn is a conversion of exceptional standard and we were well impressed."

    The owner was welcoming and helpful. The only negatives were that the garden was NOT enclosed as described (important when you have a dog) and the bathrooms lacked shaver points. However, we will NOT be using Sykes again because of the cavalier way we have been treated. We had to change our booking to a cheaper week due to COVID and you have still refused to refund the difference in cost.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2020

  • "Accommodation was stunning and the location excellent."

    Laurie was very helpful on arrival. Could not have asked for better. Everything in cottage was quality and no corners had been cut.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at swallow barn."

    The owners were very helpful. The accommodation was of a very high standard and was in easy reach of all local places of interest. We had no complaints at all and I will recommend the property to others.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2020

  • "The premises were brilliant very clean and a recent barn conversion done to an extremely high standard by the owner."

    Location was good and convenient for Brixham and Dartmouth. Will definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time at Swallows Barn, my husband and his mum, and our 5 year old daughter and dog."

    The barn is beautiful, comfortable and well-equipped. The location is great, it really feels remote- next door to a farm with lambs (great in Feb when we visited!) yet about 1/2 mile away are 2 small retail parks on the edge of town with Costa, Greggs, Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Pets at Home, so everything we needed was easy to access. We spent our mornings on Broadsands beach with the dog and the afternoons exploring Brixham, Cockington Country Park, and Dartmouth. The barn was spacious and warm, so perfect for drying out our outdoors clothes! We’ve booked with Sykes numerous times before and we’ve never been disappointed. We’d like to return with a larger group and book Swift barn as well, all rooms are en-suite, the 2 upstairs rooms are huge, the downstairs bedroom is smaller with 2 single beds but more than enough room. The hosts were welcoming but not intrusive. Delicious lemon drizzle cake! Wished we had tried crabbing at Stoke Gabriel, so that’s one for next time.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2020

  • "This is the nicest barn conversion we've ever stayed in, very spacious, beautifully done and has everything you might need."

    We loved quiet location, although getting to the shops is only a 10 minute drive so the location is great. Host was lovely, and left some goodies for us including a home made cake which was very much appreciated. We loved our stay and would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Narcissa5.0Oct 2019

  • "The location and cottage was beautiful and our hosts were very helpful when needed we would definetly stay there again"

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful place to stay, had everything we needed to hand."

    ....Russell and Laurie have thought about everything and were on hand if we needed anything. Definitely recommend this lovely place

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Sep 2019

  • "We where met by the owners who made us feel very welcome with milk tea coffee and a home made lemon drizzle cake, the barn was the best place we have ever stayed in,very well equipped and the quality of everything was the best you could get."

    The barn is in a perfect spot to explore Brixham, Torquay & Paignton. they should feel very proud of what they done, fantastic cant wait to go back again next year

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Swallows Barn was an exceptional place to stay."

    The owners were so helpful. nothing was too much trouble. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2019

  • "From the beginning with a lovely welcome from the owners, the peaceful location, the barn which looked even better than the photos, well equipped, comfortable, to the extras of the lemon cake, the dog bed, milk etc we had a wonderful week and would highly recommend it to anyone."

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2019

  • "Impressed with the property and the help of owners being on site."

    Will revisit next year with grandchildren. Would recommend taking ear plugs - warm nights so windows open and early morning farm noises especially one noisy cow!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2019

  • "This a lovely recently renovated barn which is comfortable and stylish."

    The owners are helpful and friendly and make a good lemon drizzle cake! This location is ideal for trips to Paignton, Dartmouth and Brixham ; there is so much to do in the area, and many good restaurants. Despite some dodgy weather we had a great time!

    Reviewed by Pam4.7Jun 2019

  • "Swallows Barn has been beautifully converted by the owners to provide luxury accommodation."

    We have probably rented 20+ properties in the West Country over the past 10-15 years, and this is the best we have stayed in. All of the bedrooms are a fantastic size with top of the range en-suite bathrooms to accompany them. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you would need for your holiday. There is ample parking and the fully enclosed walled garden is pet friendly and a lovely place for children to play and for the adults to sit and enjoy an evening drink. The barn is ideally located for those wishing to visit Paignton, Torquay, Brixham & Dartmouth. The nearby beach of Broadsands (2.5miles) is safe for children and well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2019

  • "Accommodation, facilities are first class, as shown & described on web-site."

    Directions could be made easier if described as coming from Premier Inn/Beefeater White Rocks.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Great location .Very well equipped,and nice touches such as a dog bed and treats for Bella and a delicious lemon drizzle cake for us! The owners were very helpful and friendly and have done a fabulous job converting the barns.Would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Mar 2019

  • "The accommodation was by far the best we have ever stayed in and we always use Sykes Cottages year on year."

    The owners could not have been moor welcoming. We would recommend this property and use it again.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Feb 2019

  • "What a lovely barn in Brixham, we had a lovely couple of days stay at swallows barn, which was immaculate, homely and near to everything."

    The owners were lovely and welcoming and always to hand if needed anything. Peaceful and relaxing and we will definitely be staying here again in the future. 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Feb 2019

  • "Great barn conversion beautiful and spacious."

    In a lovely courtyard setting. We really enjoyed the space and comfort of the facilities - very well kitted out. The area is lovely too - we don’t like the busy Torbay area but greatly enjoyed amazing country walks with the dog around the Greenway House area (the house and gardens are well worth a visit) and also popping over to Dartmouth and Dittisham on the ferry. Highly recommend Swallows Barn!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2019

  • ""Swallows" is the product of a wonderful barn conversion retaining its farmyard exterior but with a very modern and comfortable and beautifully furnished interior."

    It lacks nothing and even when the weather is bad - as it was for us on 3 days - it was great just enjoying a "sofa" day in "Swallows".

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Nov 2018

  • "Amazing property in every way."

    Very welcoming host.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2018

  • "Everything about the accommodation was fantastic."

    The lemon drizzle cake on arrival was a lovely touch, thank you. First class - cannot praise it highly enough. Absolutely faultless. A real find. Thank you Laurie and Russell it was great to meet you We will be back - and telling all our friends what a great place to stay. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2018

  • "Swallows Barn was excellent."

    The owners could not have made us feel more welcome. The accommodation was perfect. It was clean and had everything we needed, it really was a home away from home. We will definitely recommend Swallows Barn to all our friends and family. Best holiday cottage we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Swallows Barn."

    A beautifully converted barn with a real luxury feel. We loved it so much we have booked again for next year!

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful barn conversion, exceeded our expectations and some lovely touches including dog bed,towels & treats!"

    And of course tea, coffee & cake for us. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2018

  • "My two weeks at swallows barn were absolutely spectacular!"

    Laurie and Roz and Russ is mama Janet could not have been more welcoming and kind. The barn is absolutely stunning. Every imaginable detail has been considerate and it was beautifully appointed, very spacious, and the environment in which it is it it is absolutely gorgeous. I received lots of wonderful ideas for places to visit while I was there and my small beagle Maizie and I enjoyed every moment of our time in Waddeton. I highly recommend swallows barn to anyone looking to explore this part of Devon. I can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Hollister5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely time staying at the swallows barn."

    It was a real home from home with everything we needed to make our holiday that bit more special. There was plenty of room so that 4 adults, 1 baby and 2 dogs didn’t get under each other’s feet! It was an ideal place to explore all the surrounding areas like Paignton, Brixham, Torquay, Stoke Gabriel and many more. The owners Russ and Laurie where very nice too and if you wanted anything you could just ask and it was no trouble for them to sort it. Well done

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Sep 2018

  • "The converted barn we stayed in for the week was amazing."

    It was exactly as promised, but with added extras that showed the owners went the extra mile to make everybody, including the dog, welcome. The barn was situated in a location that made it easy to get to the many places to visit whilst in Devon. My family would recommend Swallows Barn, without any hesitation, to any family wanting a lovely place to stay in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2018

  • "Swallows barn is a superb holiday home which has been meticulously restored to standards way beyond our expectations."

    The owners Russ and Laurie have created a beautiful home with immaculately presented rooms and everything you could ever wish for with a large garden which is also maintained to the highest levels. The location is also perfect, only a short drive from Brixham, Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes. This is certainly the best home we have stayed in in the West Country and we have been to quite a few, we will be back for sure and i strongly suggest if your looking for a rental in this area this is the best by far, you won’t be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Reuben5.0Sep 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and possibly a stair gate
  • One well behaved dog welcome at a charge of £70 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and shop 1.4 miles
  • Shared garden and summer house
  • Note: shared with Swift Barn

The property

Swallows Barn is a semi detached barn conversion joined with its sister property, Swift Barn in the vibrant town of Brixham in county Devon.

This property has a contemporary feel with a large open-plan living space presenting luxurious furnishings for a restful stay.

You will be welcomed by an impressive countryside backdrop with glorious green pastures and calm surroundings.

Sit and relax on a lazy afternoon and sink into the plush sofa while you soak up the peaceful, surrounding tranquility and should you feel a chill on a winters' evening, light the woodburner and get cosy by the fire.

As well as the open-plan living area, the ground floor also offers a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room of a quality finish.

On the first floor are two large bedrooms with luxurious super king-size beds complete with en-suite bathroom and shower room.

This property can be booked with Ref: 977072, together they can sleep 12 people.

Waddeton Barton Barns

These two beautifully presented barn conversions reside in the rural countryside in Waddeton, just outside the village of Galmpton in Torbay. The nearest town is Brixham, a working fishing harbour located on the southern side of Torbay, in the area known as ‘The English Riviera’, famed for its sunny mild climate all-year-round. It is the ideal location for cyclists and walkers looking to explore coastal paths and rich inviting culture. There are many adventures to be had, from sea kayaking trips out of Dartmouth and Blackbeard's trail overlooking the town to exploring the Golden Hind Museum Ship or Churston Cove with its beautiful beaches and stunning scenery. Brixham nestles in the rugged cliffs at the southern end of the English Riviera, where life centres on the pretty harbour. Swift Barn and Swallows barn are in the ideal countryside location just a stone's throw away from the colourful harbour; you will feel right at home on the outskirts of this chocolate-box seaside town. They exude quality and style all round, the perfect cottages for a luxurious holiday in Devon.

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About the location


Dartmouth 5 miles; Paignton 6 miles; Torquay 8 miles.

Brixham is a working fishing harbour located on the southern side of Torbay, the area known as The English Riviera, famed for its sunny mild climate all year round. The focal point of the harbour is a life size replica of The Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake’s ship. The prettiest part of Brixham has small cottages in hilly narrow winding lanes leading to the harbour where all the activity is centred. Home to Britain’s largest fishing fleet which regularly lands their catch in the harbour, Brixham fish market sells to major restaurants in the UK. Brixham is the ideal destination for a traditional holiday with many family attractions around Torbay including two Blue Flag beaches, Paignton Zoo and many regattas and maritime events throughout the year. There are a host of safe cycle trails in the area, the South West Coastal Path and some of the best golf courses in the region. A good mix of relaxation or action, to suit all ages, where you are never far from the sea.

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Please note: There is a £70 pet supplement per week.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas