What a fabulous open plan living space.
Welcome to The Swallows.
Bedroom three is home to this fabulous bed. Please be aware of the sloping ceilings.
Fabulous kitchen area, perfect for whipping up a feast.
Wonderful seating area nestled amongst the wildlife and wildflowers.
The Swallows is a lovingly restored barn. What a glorious sight now!
Park the car(s) and head up into this touch of heaven.
On entering The Swallows, you will be greeted by this light and airy kitchen area.
What a view to enjoy whilst enjoying your morning coffee.
The games area is a wonderful spot to relax in.
Looking through the games area to the kitchen.
The cosy living area is fully equipped with wood-burner.
What a cosy area to snuggle up in after a full day of adventure and activity.
Go through the living room doors, down three steps and you are on the lower ground floor, where you will find bedroom one.
Bedroom one is cute and compact.
Plenty of hanging space is available.
.....and relax.
The family bathroom is equipped with a shower cubicle.
The family bathroom is equipped with a bath too, perfect for soaking away the days sand and suncream.
Bedroom two can be made up as a twin room, or a king-sized double on request.
Bedroom three is on the mezzanine level. Please be mindful of the sloping ceiling.
Bedroom three offers the option of TV in bed.
What a picture-perfect holiday retreat.
Beautiful spot to sit and soak up the sun.
Bursts of colour throughout the grounds.
Looking back towards the games-room neatly tucked away.
Anyone for pool.
Or perhaps table-tennis.
Hours of fun to be spent in the games-room.
Ariel view of The Swallows and the glorious countryside which surrounds them. Also, the great news is you are not totally alone.
Secure fencing protects your four-legged friend venturing into the neighbour's garden, so please don't fear.
Oodles of wildflower meadows to explore.
So pretty.
Super colourful surroundings.
What a magnificent tree basking in the sun.
Widemouth Bay looks very inviting, even on a dusky day.
Westward Ho! What a great beach to spend the day on. Sandcastle building galore awaits.
The stunning Dartmoor.
Bude beach is simply glorious.

The Swallows


7 miles N of Chagford / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

20% off for parties of 4 + cot or less and 30% off for parties of 2 + cot or less at certain times of the year, view offer...

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7 Nights from £930

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Bedroom 3


The Swallows, a fabulous rural retreat awaits. Nestled in the most picturesque countryside, surrounded by the most special sights and sounds mother nature can offer, along with being furnished and finished to an extremely high standard, this lovingly restored barn is such a special holiday retreat.

Teeming with nature, the breathtaking grounds which surround The Swallows are second to none. Hours of joy are to be had relaxing and unwinding within the grounds in the day, and by night, The Swallows takes on an equally magical feel. Wrap up in a rug, pop a bottle of something tasty and prepare to be dazzled by unrivalled and unspoilt night sky views, I'm sure you can spot every galaxy going! However, you're not alone, your friendly field residents will most certainly put in an appearance, from owls swooping by, Mr Fox on his travels, along with deer, hares and rabbits coming out to play, you will really feel at one with nature. Not forgetting the stars of the show, the swallows, who have been nesting here for a number of years and take up residency from late spring until the end of the summer. These glorious birds make for very entertaining neighbours.

In the day, swing open the large bi-fold doors, which deliver you onto your patio-area and garden. Spark up the barbecue or simply sit back and soak up your majestic surroundings, whilst the little ones potter off to explore, or perhaps they will only get as far as the games-room, which holds hours of fun, especially on a damp day.

Retiring to the barn at night is also a real pleasure. This characterful barn is light, airy, and designed with comfort and style in mind, with under-floor heating throughout. The beautiful open plan setting of the living area is set perfectly for those family nights in, whether it be cuddling on the sumptuous sofas in front of the glowing wood-burner, or playing games galore, this superb space is perfect. The extravagant design of the barn means that you have oodles of space, giving your living area a light and airy feel due to the vast array of windows and the super height of the ceilings.

The bedroom configuration has also been designed with the ultimate comfort in mind. Bedrooms one and two have toilet facilities neighbouring the bedrooms, with the mezzanine level bedroom boasting a super-king bed, TV, and the most wonderful views over Dartmoor to wake up to.

If you feel you can tear yourself away from the prettiest of settings, you're surrounded by adventure and activity. For the hikers and ramblers of the group, a trip to the infamous Dartmoor, which is a short car journey away, is a must. Meandering through these glorious moors, rubbing shoulders with the Dartmoor ponies whilst taking in the sights and scenery is such a serene experience, one which should be savoured and re-lived over a spot of lunch in one of the many friendly watering holes which can be found scattered throughout Dartmoor. Castle Drogo is very close by, and very much worth a visit, or strolling around Fernworthy Lake could be just the ticket, you really are spoilt for choice in this superb part of the world.

For those who like to take a walk on the wild side, you can enjoy a wild swim at Fingle Bridge which again is located within stunning Dartmoor.

If you fancy a day on the beach, you have several golden sandy beaches under an hour away. Treating the little ones to a spot of rock-pooling or body boarding at one of the many beaches at your disposal will go down a real treat. You have several sandy beaches and hot spots to choose from, from the very popular beaches at Bude and Widemouth Bay, to the charming and bustling coastal villages of Westward Ho! and Appledore. Not forgetting that under 20 minutes away from The Swallows, you can venture over to Chagford, which is a real Dartmoor jewel. Chagford is a much sought-after and very pretty market town, known for its octagonal Market House (known locally as the Pepper pot) along with beautiful granite buildings, galleries, cafes and restaurants, four pubs and shops including a butcher, two bakers, boutiques and deli's, just another way to spend a glorious day in Devon.

If you wish to give chef the night off, within a mile away you have the Railway Inn, which serves great pub grub, or slightly further afield you have a Tom Cobley Tavern.

Ground Floor

Sitting-room with Dining-area with Smart TV and wood-burner

Kitchen with gas hob, gas oven, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer and dishwasher

Lower Lower Ground Floor

Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")

Cloakroom with WC, wash-basin and washing machine

First Floor

Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (king-size or 2'6" twin) beds

Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin


Bedroom 3 with super-king double bed (6') and TV

Outside Access to

Games-room with table-tennis table and pool/air hockey table

As the grounds of The Swallows are extensive and not fenced, please supervise dogs at all times. If your dog likes to roam, please keep them on a lead when outside of the property, for the protection of the local wildlife. Please keep the white net curtains closed in the living area when the patio doors are open to prevent your very friendly local swallows popping in to say hello (between May and September). Likewise, when using the games-room, a swallow or two may swoop in and out. The lane leading up to The Swallows is in places worn. Please drive along the lane with caution if you are not in an SUV. Please take care with sloping ceilings in the mezzanine area. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • Dogs welcome
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 5 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 1.5 miles
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH (under-floor)