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Swallow Barn


Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

The comfy open-plan sitting/dining room

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 16 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome

Swallow Barn has a glorious open-plan living/sitting area with comfy sofas and chairs and lots of exposed beams. There are extensive views across the gardens with bird feeders right outside. The kitchen is also found at this level and has a dishwasher and washing machine. There is a flat-screen TV, DVD, CD player, games and books. As this cottage is ‘upside-down’ the two bedrooms (a double and a twin) and bathroom are downstairs. The bathroom has a bath with an electric shower. There is direct access to the south-facing gardens with lots of garden furniture, a BBQ and the tennis court. In the front is a flower-filled courtyard and parking right outside. 200 metres away is our own mini nature reserve, our 6 acre meadow and 2 lakes, one for fishing. Bradworthy’s friendly pub, tea rooms and shops are ½ a mile away.

Children and pets are welcome. Great holidays for families or couples who love the great outdoors!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sandy Mouth (Bude) 16 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 100 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Swallow Barn is part of Lake House Cottages and B&B, one of the oldest buildings in the village of Bradworthy. In previous years it has been a pub and also one of the main farmhouses in the area. It is surrounded by rolling Devon countryside with flower-filled hedgerows. The village is small and friendly and guests are made very welcome at the local inn.

All four of our cottages have lots of information in them regarding the area and what is available. We have included lots of walk suggestions and maps too, plus games and books. Places to visit nearby include Exmoor and Dartmoor, Clovelly, Padstow, Tintagel, Port Isaac, Boscastle, Bude and Okehampton. There are castles and historic houses too, plus many gardens, some of national importance such as RHS Rosemoor. We specialise in walking holidays and can assist with transport to and from the coast path if required.

Further details outdoors

Lots of furniture available for guests outside to enjoy the south-facing gardens. There is also a BBQ for guest use and all the cottages have their own tennis racquets for the (hard) tennis court. In the nearby meadow there is a log cabin with tea and coffee making facilities. There is another BBQ here and lots more picnic tables, benches and deck chairs. It is an idyllic spot which is utterly peaceful. Fishing is available free of charge to guests in the lower lake.

Further details

All bed linens are supplied and towels for guests from abroad. There are no extra charges for dogs, fishing, or any of the other facilities available on site. Guests tell us we have thought of everything. The most important thing to us is that you have a great holiday!

The West Country region

Lake House Cottages and B&B are in North Devon, but lie just 3 miles from the Cornwall border. The whole of the North Devon/West Cornwall coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as a World Biosphere Reserve. The coastline is spectacular with high cliffs and blankets of wild flowers. There are rocky coves and long sandy beaches - great for surfing - as well as little fishing harbours and seaside towns to explore. There is one of the largest sand dune systems in Europe at Braunton and Northam Burrows. The South West Coast path is easily accessible and around 80 miles of it can be reached whilst holidaying with us. Inland the scenery is green and verdant with farm fields and flower-filled hedgerows around small hamlets and villages with ancient churches and friendly village inns. At night the sky is filled with stars as the area has almost no light pollution (there is even an observatory in the village). For a truly peaceful, rural retreat you cannot beat it.

For families there are lots of outdoor activities such as wind surfing, kayaking, archery, zorbing, swimming and cycling on the Tarka Trail, all close by. There are also three quality adventure/animal parks: the Milky Way, the Big Sheep and Atlantis, all within 12 miles. And there is always our 6 acre meadow in which to let off steam!


Bradworthy's carnival takes place on Bank Holiday Monday at the end of August. There is an arts festival in the Barnstaple area in June and St Peters Fair in Holsworthy in July. Live music can be seen in various local pubs including the Bradworthy Inn once a month or so.

The Tamar Lakes are 3 miles away. The upper lake has many water sports available as well as a cycle/walking path right around it. Lower Tamar Lake is a nature reserve with pleasant walks and a bird hide.

The Eden Project with its huge glass biomes can be reached in just over an hour. Other nearer gardens include RHS Rosemoor, Docton Mill and Marwood Hill. There are two National Trust properties within easy reach, Arlington Court and Lanhydrock. Exmoor, Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor can all be reached within a 1 hour drive and are great for exploring for adults and children alike. Tintagel Castle and Okehampton Castle are also great places to visit. Okehampton Castle lies close to another off-road cycle path, the Granite Trail.

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Review 1-6 of 6

1 Sep 2013


"Just as good today as it was 25 years ago. Just love North Devon"

Just brilliant. Lesley and Pete have got it spot on. Swallow Barn is great. Perfect size for 4 and the garden is great. Not to mention their own private meadow. Just magic. Only wished we'd had l… More

15 Apr 2013


"short stay"

we stayed at swallow barn in april and found it very nice, lesley and pete are lovely hosts, we presumed there would be towels in the cottage, but only if you go b&b, lesley gave us some no problem, l… More

26 Jul 2012


"A regular nesting place"

One big living area overlooking the spacious garden (reached directly through a door downstairs) means that you move effortlessly from the galley kitchen to the dining area to the sitting space where … More

18 Jun 2012


"Swallow Barn is a excellent place to stay"

Our stays at Swallow Barn Cottage have fulfilled all our expectations of a holiday cottage.
It is light and spacious and well appointed. It has everything one would require for a self catering holiday. The information leaflets supplied are a great help when planning our daily outings. Our dogs enjoy the large garden and we enjoy the company of other guests and of course our hosts Lesley and Peter. We have yet to make use of the fishing lakes which Pete and Lesley acquired last year. It is a good place to exercise our dogs as well!

7 Jun 2012


"Lovely cottage"

A lovely clean and bright cottage and well equiped, we really enjoyed our stay. Owners very friendly and helpful. A good base to explore Devon. Will definately return.… More

6 Jun 2012


"Everything we wanted, and more...."

We recently stayed at Swallow Barn, along with our dog. We often use self catering accommodations, and this was the most immaculate, yet still user friendly, comfortable one we have stayed in. We we… More

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Calendar last updated:20 Oct 2014

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