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

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

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Here you'll find a small characterful pub on the outer edge of Dartmoor. Food comes highly recommended with a good range of excellent real ales. Popular with regulars and visitors, booking is adviseable.

Nearest beach

A Blue Flag-awarded beach, Dawlish Beach offers tranquillity and respite amongst picturesque scenery. Shouldered by sand dunes and with little lakes nearby, the area is a recognised nature reserve and haven for wildlife. Stretching for miles in either direction, Dawlish Beach has plenty of space for everyone and there are lots of activities and entertainment options too.

Nearest walk

This lovely round walk of about four miles starts at Throwleigh church and passes Devon townhouses to the open moorland on the edge of Dartmoor. Full details are available from the visorando website.

Nearest town

Okehampton is easily accessible from the A30 in the centre of Devon, and has become the walking centre for the northern region of the Dartmoor National Park, with the ‘Dartmoor Pony’ rail line from the town to Meldon Visitor Centre running at weekends for most of the year, daily during peak season. Visit the Museum of Dartmoor Life in West Street and the ruins of the largest medieval castle to be built in Devon, Okehampton Castle, just outside the town.

Also nearby

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2023

Beautiful gardens

Amazing place to visit even in the rain!! Beautiful gardens, credit to the staff! We had lunch in the restaurant which was amazing too - well worth the visit!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Fabulous place, outstanding gardens

A return visit for us.
An exceptional day out if you love nature and gardens. We were lucky our visit coincided with the Festival of Apples in October. Beautiful place and everything offered is of the highest standard.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Fanstastic

Spent the best part of the day exploring the walks around the estate and through the fabulous formal and informal gardens, plenty of seating in the grounds to appreciate the flowers, plants and trees, choice of refreshment options from snacks to restaurant, a very good shop and parking very easy, worth the effort to visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Gorgeous day out

As an RHS member and regular visit to Hyde Hall I’ve been keen to visit the other gardens so when on holiday nearby, a visit to Rosemoor was a must. It is truly fabulous, we visited on a beautiful, sunny, summer day so we saw it at it’s best but I can see how there is interest whatever time of year you visit.

The staff are friendly and we received a great welcome and explanation of the layout when we arrived, such a lovely touch.

The garden is split into two parts, Lady Anne’s garden which has beautiful trees and planting best seen at a gentle stroll and the more formal gardens laid our directly near the entrance which are also stunning. The cool garden was gorgeous especially on a hot day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Stunning gardens

Beautiful selection of show gardens and fabulous fruit and vegetable gardens. Well worth a visit and a cream tea


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Rosemoor RHS

Well worth a visit and 25 minutes from Forest View. Beautiful well kept gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mr

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This cycle and walking route runs for 11 miles between Lydford and Okehampton along a disused railway line. The route forms part of the National Cycle network with Okehampton the most popular start point where bicycles can be hired locally. The off road track has the advantage of being mostly traffic free. Meldon Viaduct offers spectacular views across the moors.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2018

Ahh the sound of traffic!

I love walking, but I couldn't wait to get off this one. We made it from Okehampton to the Meldon Viaduct before abandoning The Granite Way and heading to the moors - it was the only way to escape the A30's roaring traffic! The subsequent walk through the valley to Meldon reservoir and over the moors to Shortacombe was great though!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2015

Kid friendly cycle

Start from the station where you can hire bikes ( we bought our own) there is a youth hostel there in case you need to pick up basic supplies like chocolate and water! I did this with my 5 year old boy- it was not great weather but we cycled to meld on viaduct and back in less than an hour ( total of about 4 miles) and it was enjoyed by both of us - some lovely views and a nice safe easy ride- the only bit on the road is from the very quiet station to the start of the path ( we did this on a rainy day in August)


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2015

Great for the average cyclist

The cycleway starts at the old Okehampton Station (you can park right there) and is very easy to follow. There are a few gentle hills - nothing that strenuous - so it really is suitable for all ages and abilities. The scenery is beautiful - I'd recommend stopping off at the Bearslake Inn for a swift refreshment! - and it's very easy for an averagely fit cyclist to ride from Okehampton down to Lydford Gorge and back in around 4 hours with time for stop offs.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2011

From Okehampton station join the Granite Way Walk (cycle route 27) which follows the Dartmoor railway line. It is predominantly tarmac so no dirty puddles to avoid and ideal for bike riders of all ages, with only gentle inclines. A comfortable 3 mile walk will take you to Meldon Viaduct which gives stunning views over the moor and Meldon Reservoir Dam. Another mile or so gets you to the reservoir. At the Viaduct there is a converted railway carriage which provides a small cafe - seems only to be open at weekends which is a real shame as mid week in half term there were plenty of walkers and cyclists who I'm sure would have stopped for a welcome cuppa !

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

England's youngest castle, designed by Lutyens and built of Dartmoor granite with all the mod-cons of the 1920's. At 300 metres high, it catches the wildest of Dartmoor’s weather. Try a spot of croquet on the croquet lawn or amble through the garden and miles of walks in the Teign Gorge.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Beautiful gardens, but castle is a bit of a building site

Visited Castle Drogo on a beautiful sunny warm day. The gardens are superb and the castle very interesting but as extensive building works are in progress, it is difficult to judge how it would look in normal times.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2012

castle drogo to fingle bridge

Although only built in 1910 well worth visit, a real reminder of past living with contents on display with handy guide book. The walk down to Fingle Bridge and return via the river is a must.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2012

Last great manor house built in England

This grand house can be seen by a superb and fascinating tour. The history of Castle Drogo and its owners is a marvellous tale. Very pleasant walking offered as well.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2010

The last castle to be built in England. This remarkable 20th Century fortress stands high above the Teign Gorge on Dartmoor.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

Fabulous walks

Although the castle itself is closed at some times out of season (for cleaning, maintenance etc) the beautiful walks around the estate are always open. The walk down through the woodland and along the bottom of the gorge are breathtaking (literally, on the way back up!) - but there is the option of popping into the pub halfway around!

A traditional popular village pub with friendly staff serving freshly cooked food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Baumgartner

Exellent Food, Service,Staff, Location. Thx

Originally an unused Edwardian cinema, the space has been lovingly restored and turned into a fabulous cafe located in the centre of town. Open for breakfast, lunch and drinks/snacks, call in or takeaway.

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