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HOUSEBOAT, Swallow Tail

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 1 review

Houseboat | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Swallow Tail offers a unique opportunity to stay aboard a traditional canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. She is custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for 4 people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own shower/wc, the double is en suite and also has its own deck from which to watch the world go by. Alongside there is a boat house for additional storage or simply chilling out on shore. Blagdon Water provides the visitor with the peace and tranquility nowadays rarely found. Swallow Tail offers the perfect location in which to relax and enjoy the surrounding countryside and wildlife which freely roams around her. Swallow Tail enjoys the last of the setting sun on Blagdon Water which can be enjoyed from the aft deck or boat house.

Interior photographs of this property will follow shortly.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bude 15 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 65 km, Nearest railway: Exeter 65 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire
General CD player
Standard Kettle
Utilities Cooker, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 1
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Swallow Tail has the luxury of plenty of space rarely found onboard a boat. The main salon is light and airy, double doors enter the boat from a spacious aft deck from which the visitor can view the lake and all its goings on.

Further details outdoors

Swallow Tail is located at Blagdon Water. 35 acres of natural habitat, exclusive to visitors of either Swallow Tail or Painted Lady, her sistership. Due to the nature of the site, the newly planted woodland, lake and wetland, a variety of wildlife has made it home. Sitings include deer, rabbits, hares, foxes, hunting birds, barn owls, cockoos, kingfishers and many many waterbirds. Fishing is available for those that enjoy the sport or simply need an excuse to sit and watch the water.

Further details

Swallow Tail, Painted Lady and Clouded Yellow share the 35 acre site. They are close enough together that a large party can rent all three boats and not be too far away, however individual parties can enjoy their own privacy without being overlooked from either boat.

As the project tries to follow environmental lines, the boat is solar powered which means that all electricity on board is 12v. There is also additional mains electricity in the boat house. There is plenty of lighting and a cd/radio unit with ipod adaptor.

The Devon region

Devon is one of the most beautiful and diverse counties in England and is reknown for its dramatic and unspoilt northern coast line. Both Exmoor and Dartmoor provide wonderful walking and horseriding opportunities with breathtaking countryside, peace and tranquility. Many National Trust properties such as Castle Drogo, Cuckland Abbey, Saltram House, Finch Foundry, Lydford Gorge are within easy reach. Theme Parks are in abundance around Bude and further along the Atlantic Highway.

Blagdon Water offers the visitor to this wonderful county an ideal location from which to explore.


Holsworthy is a small rural market town in North Devon 14 miles from Launceston and the Cornish border. The holiday town of Bude only 8 miles to the west offers many seaside activities and great shopping. Bude is the home of the reknown Jazz Festival on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Roadford Lake offers many watersports such as sailing and windsurfing and is only 10 miles away. Holsworthy priovides the visitor with everyday shopping, a good sized supermarket, a weekly famers market on Wednesdays. An organic farm shop only 1 miles away provides excellent quality meat and vegetables. Horse riding can be arranged. Cycle routes surround the property. There are many places to eat in the surrounding area varying from the exceptional to the everyday.

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30 May 2012


"A complete getaway in beautiful surroundings. Unique."

This is a 'get away' dream. Just three static barges on a lake with total privacy from each other. We had a beautiful boat house with shower and wc as well as our barge ' Clouded Yello… More

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Carolyn O.

  • 8 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:16 Nov 2014

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