Mrs Sparkes October 2021
Beautiful, peaceful spot. Hosts were lovely.
Very quirky place to stay. Everything you're likely to need, dishwasher included! Milo (springer) loved his holiday ??
Mrs Parfitt October 2021
Would recommend this experience for anyone who likes being in a working farm environment and enjoys the countryside. We will definitely be going back there hopefully in the near future.
Mr Meek August 2021
Nice area not far to travel out for supplies
Miss Stagg July 2021
We loved our stay at Swallows Nest, we loved the setting, interior and hospitality! Richard & Alison are really friendly and made us feel right at home. We particularly liked seeing the cows outside in the field each day! Their son has a brewery on the farm and was kind enough to give us some free beer and run through the brewing process which we really enjoyed. We’d love to go back and would highly recommend this place.
Mrs Marriner July 2021
Swallow's Nest's situation and the friendly owners made this a holiday to remember for a long time. We absolutely loved it and hope to go back. If you love riverside wildlife and farm animals you just can't go wrong. The steep stairs are not for anyone who is at all infirm.
Ms Hobart May 2021
Peaceful location, lovely wild life all around especially the birds nesting in the nesting boxes on the back of the cottage
Mr Snell May 2021
Beautiful location and lovely owners
Mr Bradshaw April 2021
Very much enjoyed our stay a Swallow's Nest. Richard and Alison were welcoming, helpful and informative. The river side setting was lovely and the Kingfishers nesting in the bank were a bonus.
Ms Horrill December 2020
The hosts were warm and welcoming, the cottage was gorgeous and full of character and the farm and scenery provided for lovely walks and beautiful views.
A perfect getaway from the stresses of the day to day!
Mrs Conlon Ash October 2020
We had a lovely stay at Swallows Cottage. It was cosy and clean and we both said how nice it was to return to after a day of exploring. Lots of great finishing touches and the hosts are lovely and friendly.
Mr Cash October 2020
What made this stay for us was staying in a unique property, Quirky with a capital Q! But more so staying on a real farm, never for one moment did you not feel like it was a proper working farm. Richard and Alison made us very welcome and Richard gave us the grand tour of the micro brewery and his passion for his rare breed cows. A special holiday which will live long in the memories of a very happy week, down on the farm. Farm with a brewery what’s not too like! Just sorry that bottling is next week!!!
Miss Guthrie October 2020
A beautiful location even the wet weather couldn’t spoil! A lovely relaxing break with a very welcome gorgeous bath. The owners have us a good intro on arrival on what to expect and we loved meeting Drake and Lily their dogs! Thank you
Ms Dix August 2020
As soon as I saw Swallow’s Nest I fell In love with it. And it did not disappoint. It is quirky, comfortable, intimate and in a most beautiful tranquil setting. The kitchen is well equipped with appliances, tableware, cookware and utensils, it has all your need. The bedroom is amazing. I haven’t slept that well and managed to relax like that in a long time. You can tell that a lot of love has gone into the conversion of the accommodation as well as the whole setting. It has everything you would want. The owners are lovely and couldn’t do enough for us. They made us feel welcome, a delicious cream tea was waiting for us and they were so helpful with providing wood for the wood fired pizza oven which was fantastic. And so was the Kamado BBQ. We had the most delicious pizzas and BBQs. It was so interesting to learn about their conservation work, the land and the rare breeds they are looking after. You can tell they really care about the animals and the land. We cannot wait to return as soon as we get chance. I would highly recommend.
Mrs Ramsay August 2020
Charming accommodation where we lovely welcome from Richard on our arrival. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, fully equipped kitchen, everything you need in a peaceful rural location. Would love to return.
Mr Lakin July 2020
What an absolutely fabulous bolt-hole for 2 on a fascinating farm in a beautiful valley.
From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and we were captivated by the brilliant design of the barn conversion. It was just a wonderful escape from the busyness of life in a relaxing, comfortable, well equipped cottage.
Loved swimming in the river, walking round the farm, having a tour of the brewery, cooking al fresco and having a bath in the bedroom.
Thank you to our hosts so much for sharing this wonderful corner of the world - your attitude to life, business and the environment is truly inspirational!
(Can't tell you if the TV worked on not - we never switched it on!)
Miss Carpenter July 2020
We booked for a few days once the UK Gov had given the green light for overnight stays, and it was exactly what we needed after a tough few months of working long hours at home, recovering from illness and having to deal with our wedding being cancelled. The property is beautifully furnished, and so much care has been given to the all of the finer details, including a beautiful outdoor dining area overlooking the Devon countryside and the farm animals. Our hosts were so welcoming and friendly, and we were able to explore their farmland and meet all of their beautiful animals - I’ve genuinely never met such pretty cows! It was so nice to stay self-catering, and find they’d left us the little things such as dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, hand gel, and hand wash, which is so frequently missing in properties. The cream tea and jug of milk was my favourite surprise though! We loved it, and would love to return again in the future.
Mr Millais February 2020
Well equipped barn conversion on a lovely rare breeds farm, a nature lovers paradise, with beautiful views across the farm and up the valley so peaceful . Wonderful hosts that could not do enough for us and made us very welcome , the best place we have ever stayed, we will definitely be back to this little slice of paradise.
Mr Pole February 2020
Beautifully renovated place with a quirky feel. Will definitely be returning with the canoe.
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