Nestled in a gorgeous countryside setting on the Cornwall and Devon border surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, Swallow Barn is situated next to Swift Barn (4585) at Netherbridge Lake and is a delightful place for a holiday with family or friends. The old stone barn has been converted beautifully offering a thoughtfully presented holiday home, whilst still retaining its original charm with the exposed stonework and rustic beams.
The bright and inviting living and dining areas can be found on the lower level and there's a stylish and well-equipped kitchen with a Heritage range oven, a wonderful space to spend quality time together around the dining-table. With two comfortable sofas guests will feel warm and cosy snuggling up for an evening around the feature fireplace and chatting over the day just gone and the new adventures awaiting you tomorrow.
Upstairs enjoy a great night's sleep in one of the two comfortable en suite bedrooms furnished to an exacting standard and with many extra little touches that make you feel settled and able to recharge. The main bedroom has wonderful vaulted ceilings with exposed walls adding a rustic laid back charm with the luxury of an en suite shower room.
The barn has a fun quirky flow; entering the barn from the courtyard level the entrance hall sits between the two bedrooms with stairs down to a large middle landing where you can access the enclosed patio-area. With another set of stairs down to the lower living area, the design means that the barn never feels enclosed and floods with light thanks to the clever conversion and positioning of doors and windows throughout the barn.
The outside seating-area at the back of the barn is accessed via the glazed back door on the middle landing and offers an enclosed patio ideal for a spot of al fresco dining while enjoying sunsets and sunrises or simply listening to birds in song. In the warmer weeks if a barbecue beckons, simply ask the friendly owner who will be happy to provide you with one. This is a truly magical setting for a long holiday or short break, so if you are looking for a bit of peace and tranquility this is certainly the place you can find it.
Swallow Barn is one of a selection of fabulous properties at this wonderful location including neighbouring Otter Barn (4582), Badger Barn (4583) and Kingfisher Barn (4584) so if you are looking to holiday as a larger group, you can book all five properties together.
Guests are free to wander the seven acres of shared grounds surrounding the barns to take in the fresh country air and maybe spot local wildlife or your neighbouring woolly sheep who may be grazing quietly in the lakeside paddock. Guests can fish for carp in one of the well-stocked lakes or for those interested in more tranquil pursuits, find a place to sit by the side and just relax in this peaceful setting.
There is something here for guests of all ages and whatever time of the year; enjoy a tasty picnic lunch on one of the tables surrounding the lakes or spend time watching the ducks who share this wonderful location. Take a short walk to the banks of the River Tamar nearby but be sure to bring your walking boots or wellies as when exploring your surroundings or experiencing the delights of Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor the weather cannot be guaranteed!
Whilst in the area why not pay a visit to the gorgeous north Cornwall coast and its many beaches, including Bude, Widemouth and Polzeath. There's plenty of charming towns and villages to explore, including the pretty fishing village of Boscastle and fascinating Tintagel, a great place to discover myths and legends. The historic local town of Launceston is also very close by should you wish to browse the shops, pick up a treat in a cafe or pay a visit to the Norman castle.
Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6'') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Lower Ground Floor
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD player and log-effect electric stove. Oil-fired Heritage range cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher
Outside Access to
Shared Outhouse with tumble-drier
Please keep dogs on leads when in fields with livestock. Take care near the lakes.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Patio furniture and barbecue
- 4 oil-filled radiators
The living-room is warm and welcoming and situated on the lower floor of this beautifully converted barn.
The kitchen offers the perfect place to start and end the day around the kitchen table. Both the kitchen and dining-area are on the open plan lower level.
From the top courtyard you enter the barn on the first floor with both bedrooms off to each side.
The twin room offers an en suite shower-room, vaulted ceilings and the perfect place to recharge and unwind.
The main double bedroom again benefits from a conversion full of charm and character.
Enjoiy a day of free fishing at Netherbridge Lakes and feel free to wander through the fields at your own leisure around the barns.
The back patio-area looks out onto a country track that leads to the river and benefits from being on the opposite side to the main courtyard. Swift Barn is next door, also with an outside patio-area, which is separated by the stone wall as shown.
The sitting-area is comfortable and cosy and although on a lower level still floods with light.
The stairs links the house together, with the back patio accessed via the middle landing and benefits from large glazed doors.
This wonderful Heritage range cooker makes for a warm and welcoming kitchen-area.
The barn has been furnished with beautiful solid oak furniture throughout.
Both en suite shower-rooms are fully tiled and beautifully finished.
Swallow Barn will make the perfect holiday retreat.
The barn is accessed from the main courtyard area just a few steps away from the parking area for all barns.
Swallow Barn is on the right of the complex and has a track that leads to the river and fishing lakes directly from your private patio-area.
The main parking-area for ther barns at Netherbridge Lakes.
Launceston Steam Railway offers a wonderful day out. Step back in time and enjoy the journey along to Newmills on the narrow gauge railway.
Launceston castle sits high above the town and rewards walkers with wonderful views as far as the eye can see.
When you come to this area, do enjoy a day exploring Dartmoor National Park!
Head out to the north coast and walk the miles of coast path. Tintagel Castle is also worth a visit.
Head to Widemouth Bay or one of the many beaches along the north coast, you are spoilt for choice!
Pull on those walking boots and enjoy the therapy that Dartmoor has to offer.