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Swifts Barn

(Ref. 977072)

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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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful barn!"

    We stayed with 5 of us, 1 being elderly and another 1 being limited mobility and it was great for accessibility! It was so clean and modern, and the beds were super comfortable. Laurie was so friendly and welcoming when talking to us about the property. The lemon drizzle cake was a perfect touch! We will definitely be back! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Jun 2024

  • "Really comfortable barn with everything supplied, lovely setting"

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Apr 2024

  • "Everything was very good and clean it was shame about the weather still have a."


    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a great holiday Laurie was there to show us around and left a lovely lot ..."

    We had a great holiday Laurie was there to show us around and left a lovely lot of welcome goodies,the barn was beautifully decorated for Christmas only thing which we hadn't realised was the garden was a little away from the accommodation which was hard with 2 children unless someone went with them,charge for dogs was a little excessive 2yr old jack russell and12 week old jack russell puppy cost £140,great location for visiting torquay,paignton

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed the Christmas decorations. While we do charge to bring dogs this is to cover the cost of extra cleaning that comes with having dogs. while we are sorry you feel this is expensive we are still awaiting payment for the second dog you brought. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Dec 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Swifts Barn."

    The property was clean and very comfortable. Kitchen well equipped. Ideally situated for exploring the area.

    Thanks Donna for feedback , hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Oct 2023

  • "A really fantastic place to stay, especially for three couples - three double bedrooms (all of which can be converted into twin rooms, if you need it), all en-suite."

    Lovely large kitchen/dinner and lounge, with excellent outside seating and beautiful garden area. The owners are great and are on site, so are happy to help with any questions. The location was perfect for us; in quiet countryside, but only 15mins from Paignton and Brixham, with good road links to all the surrounding beautiful places. This really is one of the gems in the Sykes catalogue and we can’t recommend it highly enough

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely welcome ,accommodation was fabulous."

    Very comfortable beds ,everything you needed away from home. Ideal location to visit lots of places. Host were lovely and the lemon cake left for us was delicious. Would highly recommend these barns.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday let Comfy with everything you need Would love to return when visiting this beautiful part of the Country."

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Swift Barn is spacious, warm, clean and welcoming."

    We were met by the owner who took her time showing us around showing us how to control the heating etc. It is also very well equipped for cooking and relaxing. There was a welcome pack waiting for us which we wasn't expecting. This included fresh milk, tea and coffee and a lovely home made cake. There were also little toiletry treats int he bathrooms for us to use if we wanted to. We will definitely be recommending this property to our family and friends.

    Thanks for the lovely feedback Maureen hope to see you again x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Apr 2023

  • "An absolute outstanding property in a beautiful location not to far away from anything."

    Lovely owners who have put so much thought and care into the holiday home with everything you could possibly need. Although they live on the site, they are not at all intrusive but so friendly and welcoming. We had a fantastic week at the barn so much so we have already booked to return next year. Would highly recommend a stay here to anyone. Thank you Laurie and Russell, we can wait to see you again next year

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a beautiful property, with lovely countryside views peace and quiet."

    Very comfortable lounge seating, super comfy beds, lovely and warm, plenty of using utensils loads of hot water and much more too numerous to mention. The owners are super people and very welcoming, the lemon cake was scrumptious. It was also ideal for our little dog. It is a real home from home which we all thoroughly enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Feb 2023

  • "Swift barn is a beautiful conversion and has been tastefully decorated and furnished."

    The owners are very pleasant people who live on site but weren’t intrusive. There are some good restaurants in Dartmouth and Brixham and we would recommend the Rockfish which has restaurants in both towns. We would recommend a stay at this holiday let

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing stay in Swifts Barn."

    The photos do not do this place justice. The outdoor areas by the barns are beautiful and the barn itself is stunning with everything you could possibly need, no expense spared. Great location for driving to all the sights around Torbay. I would definitely recommend and would love to make a return trip sometime.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2022



    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday in a great location, the Swifts Barn was an ideal base for us to enjoy the area."

    Will certainly be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our weeks stay in Swifts Barn."

    The location, accommodation and hospitality was above and beyond any previous holiday let we had stayed in. The only disappointing fact was that the end of our holiday meant we needed to return back to reality. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was exactly as described online ie immaculate, well designed and very comfortable."

    There was plenty of space for the grandchildren to let off steam. The owners Russell and Laurie were on hand if needed, but otherwise kept a very low profile. An exceptional property!

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage lovely spacious accommodation for a family."

    Very well equipped for dining and relaxing TV’s in bedrooms. Super king beds are very comfortable . Garden with outdoor sofa’s and dining table. Location of cottage is ideal in the countryside but very close to Brixham and Paignton with all the major supermarkets on your doorstep . All in all everything you could possibly need and would easily sleep 6 comfortably well worth a visit would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2022

  • "Wonderful property."

    Only addition would be accessibility to a hose to wash the dogs down before going inside after muddy walks.

    Thanks for feedback , dog washing hose now fitted on car park area Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful ,cosy ,comfortable barn ."

    Clean and well kept .

    Reviewed by Jennie4.4Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful property in a lovely setting."

    It was spotlessly clean, warm and cosy with very comfortable beds. It had everything we needed including a generous welcome pack. There was a spacious lawned area for our little dog to run around on,, plus walks nearby This is a first class holiday let and we have already booked to go back again next year. CAN'T WAIT.

    Reviewed by Marina5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a lovely place to spend New Year."

    Roomy enough for six adults, communication from the owners was first class. We would highly recommend Swifts Barn.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2021

  • "We stayed 12 nights over Christmas."

    The barn was spacious, clean and well equipped. It was in a good position and easy to get to Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. Nearby there was a good range of supermarkets. The owners were helpful and friendly. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Dec 2021

  • "An exceptional property well equipped warm and comfortable."

    Host Laurie was there to meet and greet and and talk us through the accommodation and had made us a beautiful lemon drizzle cake. Will definitely be going back in the future.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "Outstanding in every way."

    Beautifully converted barn, excellently located in a quiet village but close to many attractions. Warm, spacious, extremely comfortable equipped with quality kitchen equipment & furnishings. 3 large bedrooms with super king sized beds and each with TV & en-suite Bath or shower room. Lots of storage & wardrobe space. Friendly & accessible hosts & a warm welcome on arrival. The welcome tray of delicious lemon drizzle cake, biscuits, tea, coffee & milk was a very nice touch. A choice of outside areas to relax in warmer weather. We could not fault our stay at Swift Barn in any way and would definitely recommend to friends and family who want to visit the area. Thank you so much.

    Thankyou for your kind words ,we try hard to make sure our holiday visitors have the best time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Nov 2021

  • "A beautiful barn with added luxury of super king size beds, well equipped kitchen, outdoor sitting area, a safe and secure garden for dogs / kids to play in and a home made lemon drizzle cake on arrival."

    A good location to travel to local beaches and tourist attractions. Thank you for a lovely stay at swift’s barn

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2021

  • "Exceptionally clean, very lovely welcome on arrival with home made cake."

    Beautiful accommodation and surroundings. Within easy reach of lots of lovely places to visit.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have stayed in many holiday homes through Sykes Cottages and I can honestly say that this is the best so far."

    The accommodation was very well equipped, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The little touches of basic provisions and a homemade lemon drizzle cake were fantastic. We will be returning

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous!!"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2021

  • "Swift Barn was a fantastic accommodation."

    It was spotlessly clean, the owners were helpful but not intrusive and the barn was well equipped and very comfortable. We couldn’t ask for more on a week’s holiday.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous barn stay absolutely beautiful place will be back next year."

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2021

  • "Swift’s Barn is a beautifully developed property, achieved to a very high standard."

    The setting is quiet and the owners obviously work hard to meet every need for their guests.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely Barn, spotlessly clean & well equipped Great location Would love to return"

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really wonderful stay!"

    Lovely Barn, very spacious and spotless with everything you’d ever need. Good location - very close to Paignton, Brixham and Torquay. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jun 2021

  • "Swift’s barn was brilliant."

    It had everything you might need from a holiday rental and more. We took a 3 year old and there was plenty of space both inside and out for him, as well as stair gates which gave you peace of mind! The barn was lovely and clean and in a good location for all the main attractions (by car). The hosts were lovely as well. Thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Barn was simply fabulous, modern, spacious and clean."

    Everything you need is there. Each bedroom has it's own en suite and very comfortable. Lovely garden and areas to sit. Highly recommend and homemade cake when you arrive , perfect.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely holiday spent in a fantastic barn conversion."

    We couldn’t of asked for anything more, fantastic accommodation with 5 star standard. The owners where lovely and very accommodating would highly recommend a stay here with all of Devons wonderful areas within easy reach

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2021

  • "The Barn was Beautiful not impressed with Sykes cottages as a company but the owners of the barn are fanatics and the barn is stunning well worth it and we would live to come back."

    Reviewed by Jordan4.1Dec 2020

  • "Swift barn is just perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2020

  • "The barn was amazing."

    Extremely clean and had everything you could possibly want.home from home.10 out of 10` we will definatly be going again. now about sykes...we have already used them as before covid always had what we wanted and couldnt fault BUT since covid we are less happy!we had 3 breaks booked with them and was looking forward to going but when our main holiday was due first part of july we didnt feel safe and really wanted the chance to delay but couldnt get hold of anyone to rearrange and certainly didnt want to pay final balance when we didnt want to go,and really wanted to defer till even after numerous emails had no choice but loose our deposit and cancel.losing alot of money in the process.terrible customer service and even emailed to complain but again no response.extremely dissatified.never will we book with them again! they should of helped us.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Sep 2020

  • "Swift Barn, is a beautiful converted barn, in a lovely, peaceful location."

    The accommodation is of a very high standard, modern and has all you need for a perfect stay. The owners Laurie & Russell are very welcoming and leave all the essentials you need, even a homemade lemon cake, which was delicious. As a family we had plenty of space and will definitely be booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Incredible place to stay."

    Very quiet. Cottage was spotless and very well presented. Everything you can ask for was there. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Jake5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely property that was spotless and so well looked after ."

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2020

  • "Superb location."

    Excellent accommodation, spacious well-equipped kitchen, comfortable seating area all the bedrooms and bathrooms are furnished to a high-end standard, that actually goes for the whole Barn! You have a warm and welcoming hostess on arrival and the most mouth-watering Lemon Drizzle cake waiting to be demolished! Yum! You are only 3mins from Supermarkets and pubs. We tried a few and they were all friendly with excellent food freshly cooked! You are not far from Brixham, Torquay, Torbay and Agatha Christie's house and gardens are a must! We stayed for 1 week in March 2020. It was just as the Coronavirus was becoming an epidemic. We decided to stay in for a while during our stay, this did not deter us from having a great time, you could not fail to in these superb surroundings. This place must be even more heavenly in the summer/autumn! Yes, I would definitely be back hopefully with my Westie! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! ( I am late writing this review because our little dog has been having some serious seizures due to her brain tumour, but sentiments are sincerely meant.) Mrs Barbie Thomas

    Reviewed by Barbie5.0Mar 2020

  • "Wonderful accommodation with everything you could need."

    We were a family staying for Christmas. Grandparents could sleep downstairs and the rest of the family upstairs. With it being open plan we could all enjoy Christmas together with children playing with their toys and the rest working in the well equipped kitchen without tripping over each other. Although we were out in the country all the facilities as far as shops were near at hand. There was no DVD player but net-flix was a big hit for the children, but who wants to watch television with so much on your doorsteps.There are numerous National Trust places within 10 miles and beautiful walks along the South Coast path. Dolphins at Berry Head and seals in Brixham harbour. The property offered so much and we were sorry we were only there for a week.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fabulous place to stay when in Devon, the accommodation is stunning and set in beautiful grounds."

    I would highly recommend staying here and we will be going back.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.4Nov 2019

  • "Extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Wonderful to find sufficient crockery and cutlery to fill the dishwasher ! Location was great - not too far down the peninsula with lots of National Trust properties nearby. Also rural but close to civilisation including a Sainsbury’s. Downstairs bedroom with adjacent bathroom was excellent for my elderly mother. Would make a great venue for couples holidaying together as all the rooms are similarly sized large doubles with en-suites. Fantastic quality linen and comfortable beds too. Owners were on site and welcoming with milk and lemon drizzle cake. Available when we needed to contact them.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Swifts Cottage was immaculate and extremely well equipped."

    A very quiet setting with very pleasant and helpful owners, who live on site. Certainly worth another visit.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location of the barns was perfect to visit all the surrounding places."

    The barns themselves and the space outside were outstanding, very clean, luxurious and well equipped. Every detail of what made a comfortable stay had been thought about by the owners who were lovely. We would happily go back in the future or recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Jodi5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fab place, lovely, spacious and very well equipped."

    Reviewed by Karina5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful barn very spacious glorious surroundings the owner has thought of everything and to a high standard"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2019

  • "Swift Barn is a real home for home, and a really comfortable place to stay for your holiday."

    Good roomy lounge and kitchen area and the added bonus of a downstairs bedroom and bathroom. We came here with my elderly parents so this layout was very convenient for them. There is quite a narrow lane to get into the grounds themselves, but once here there is a lot to see and do on the doorstep. The lounge has a smart TV which is very convenient for when you get back after a long day out. There is a Beefeater restaurant not far from the premises if you don't want to cook. Bedrooms were all very comfortable, equipped with TV, en suite bathrooms and a good supply of towels. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Allison4.4Jun 2019

  • "Nice place, loved to be out of a town but not far from Brixham."

    Very friendly hosts. Can highly commend it.

    Reviewed by Rosmarie5.0Jun 2019

  • "Had a great family holiday, friendly and welcoming hosts."

    A superb barn conversion and a great base for touring Devon, in particular; Salcombe, Dartmouth and Torquay. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Apr 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous accommodation."

    Immaculate and extremely well furnished and equipped we loved it and will definitely return. The barn conversion has been carried out to a high standard and the rooms are spacious and extremely homely too. The owners were friendly and very helpful. And although they live next door they are not intrusive and leave you to get on with your holiday. Lemon drizzle cake left for us to enjoy with a cuppa on arrival was delicious and a lovely touch. Excellent location too, although in the country surrounded by fields and farm animals in a couple of minutes there are shops and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2019

  • "This holiday was excellent from the start to the end."

    The accommodation was first class we would highly recommend this property to family and friends. Again Sykes came up trumps with excellent accommodation at a very reasonable price. Looking forward to booking another holiday through Sykes.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Feb 2019

  • "We were contacted by the owner at the beginning of the week before we were due to arrive which was a nice touch."

    Arrived on the day to find an amazing property that was exactly as described. The owners met us and explained all about the heating and where to find bags to sort rubbish out and explained where we could park, and that if we had any problems we could either phone them or knock on their door. We were left a wonderful lemon drizzle cake, tea coffee and biscuits and milk in the fridge. The owners were very friendly and nothing was to much trouble. The property was very high standards with lovely furniture and bedding. We will visit again if we are down that way.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double 1 x super king-size double (zip/link) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, 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
  • BBQ (charcoal is not included)
  • 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
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pub and shop 1.4 miles
  • Garden and summer house
  • shared with Swallow Barn. Please note: There is a £70 pet supplement per week.

The property

Swift Barn is a semi-detached barn conversion joined with its sister property, Swallows Barn, near the semi-rural village of Galmpton in Brixham.

This property exudes a refined elegance with surrounding vistas stretching for miles on miles of rolling pastures of the idyllic English Riviera countryside.

As you enter into the extensive open-plan living area you will be impressed by the well thought out details and neatly presented furnishings.

There is lots of space to fully relax and absorb the neutral ambience whilst the humble motions of everyday life pass by in rural Devon.

For your convenience, there is a ground floor with super king-size bedroom.

There is also a downstairs bathroom suite with classic features, finished to a quality standard.

Upstairs there are two deluxe bedrooms, the master featuring a super king-size bed and a twin room, both comprising of en-suite shower rooms.

This property can be booked with Ref: 977071, together they can sleep 12 people.

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

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