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Swallows Reach in Halwell, Devon

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sleeps 10
4 rooms
5 bathrooms

Swallows Reach description

Holiday home
Swallows Reach is a big smart cottage converted from a barn on a farm near the Devon village of Halwell. The cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms over two levels, all with en suite bath or shower room. On the middle floor is an open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen. Outside is a big patio with barbecue and a private lawn, as well as shared use of an indoor swimming pool, play area and games room, as well as the 300 acre farm to wander. With great facilities, Swallows Reach is a fantastic place for families to enjoy a fun and active holiday in Devon.

Halwell is a small village in wooded farmland equidistant from the busy little town of Kingsbridge and popular Totnes.

Devon, with its quiet country lanes, patchwork of lush green fields and sleepy villages is not to be missed. Stately home lovers will be spoiled and why not finish with a scrumptious Devonshire cream tea?


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Near beach
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Swimming pool
  • Table tennis
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a Farm
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Daren D
September 2020
Upon arrival everything went well with key handover. First impressions looking around the rooms of the property it was clear to see the building was lacking some regular maintenance and upkeep. Small problems but these issues make or break your experience and holiday. We witnessed Taps leaking in kitchen. Lower room toilet seat hanging off. Curtains severely worn and falling off hooks showers dripping and a Toaster not fully functional. There was a picture in the living room of a headless woman we found rather strange. Outside the property the pathway the right side path was barely visible due to overgrown plants this was always an obstacle and in some instances dangerous. This is a working farm so expect plenty of flies floating around all rooms which after time are very annoying having landed on food. I will say that the toilet seat and curtain issue was fixed on day one after complaining. However both these problems were noted by owner and he did nothing prior to our visit to rectify before we arrived. This did seam strange to me. Although the above sounds negitive there are plenty of positives. The views are lovely the pool and games room are also a nice touch. The rooms are of good sizes . Kitchen well equipped . Sofas comfortable and all in all a nice place to use as a base. My opinion is the owner knows of certain issues but doesn't seem to address them until several people complain .the toaster has had several complaints yet its still in use. Overall we had an enjoyable break and if the above small maintenance issues were addressed my review would be very different..
Mrs Hutchinson
April 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Swallows Reach this Easter.. The accommodation and facilities to include a pool and games room were perfect for everyone, even the dogs enjoyed themselves! We especially liked the bedroom set up, 2 x double rooms and 2 x triple rooms, great for two families with a combination of 3 boys and 3 girls, all rooms were en-suite which was great all round. If staying here, you will need a car to get around even to the local pub as the roads are not particularly safe for walking. Great location for beaches and local towns, we enjoyed a couple of meals in the town of Totnes which in our opinion was better than Kingsbridge. Highly recommend.
Mrs Oconnor
March 2019
We hired Swallows Reach for a family break to celebrate a special birthday.. We ranged from under one to almost 70 and it was perfect for us all! So clean, lovely facilities (the indoor pool was a massive hit!) and a great location for exploring the South Hams. Tastefully decorated, well equipped and an absolute pleasure to visit with helpful owners available to assist when needed. We’d love to return!
Mr Ramsay
January 2019
Extremely large, comfortable, warm, private and well equipped accommodation surrounded by orchards and open fields.. Excellent showers and beds, huge kitchen. Wonderful swimming pool which was kept warm enough to use every day even though it was January. Friendly owner; some very small maintenance issues which didn't affect our stay and were reported to him at the end of the holiday.
Mrs Watson
December 2018
There are a few house keeping issues for example loose taps, very dirty and worn out cusions and doors not shutting easily, due to them being swollen the overall appearance of the house was amazing but is let down by these very small things.. The owners did come to meet us and we're very happy to help with any problems we may have had. I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for them posting some small items that we left behind.
Mr Terry
June 2018
It’s exactly as we imagined a beautiful property in a quiet safe and relaxing location
May 2018
The owner Brian was very helpful and friendly , Every requirement was available , The setting is beautiful with walks on the doorstep over the 300 acre farm..
Mr Martin
May 2018
Wonderful holiday home in a perfect location..
December 2016
The accommodation was excellent. All bedrooms are en suite which was good as our party was 10 people. Plenty of comfortable seating in both lounge area and dining area. I have never been in such a well equipped holiday rental before. There wasn't anything lacking. Owners are lovely people who help if you need it but leave you alone to enjoy your holiday if you don't. Would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation as it is a good location to other places of interest also. Will definitely come back again.
Michael A
July 2015
We stayed at Swallows Reach for the half term break - 7 of us in total, including 3 children aged 4, 11 & 13, as well as our puppy. Bickleigh Farm is a beautiful location, with owners who are both welcoming and accommodating. The setting is a combination of converted farm land for the cottages, immediately alongside working farmland. Features include heated indoor swimming pool, indoor games room with pool, table tennis and wifi. There is an outdoor play area, as well as a couple of grass areas to play including a large trampoline. Swallows Reach itself is the perfect combination of the old style outer stone farm building, with modern interior. En-suite bathrooms, fitted to a high standard. The first floor has an open plan lounge area leading to the large dining room table and open kitchen with range oven. Bedrooms are on the ground floor and second floor. The building feels spacious, and adaptable to needs for the family - relaxing, versatile, spacious and able to offer fun for the children and individual space if required too. A lovely stay and we greatly look forward to returning to stay at Bickleigh Farm again in the near future!
November 2014
The house is located at the edge of a working farm so the geese can be noisy but not a night! The house was we'll equipped for our party and beautifully furnished. The down side is the heating was not on and nor where any of the towel rails so we couldn't get the towels dry. The fire kept everything upstairs lovely and warm but the the ground floor rooms were quite cold. We had a wonderful weekend break but beware of the potholes on the drive up, don't bring the sports car!
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