About the home
Situated amidst the glorious South Hams, Swallows Rest is a large, one bedroomed double fronted cottage, attached to the owners home. There is parking for up to two cars, and a beautiful garden, including that all important patio for alfresco dining, whilst enjoying the evening sunset.
A fully fitted kitchen compliments an open plan lounge/diner, furnished to a high standard, including a comfortable sofa. Upstairs there is a beautiful and spacious bedroom, incorporating the essential ensuite. Here you will enjoy a full bathroom and walk in shower.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Bantham, 6km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
* Flat screen TV.
Further details outdoors:
* 3 acre orchard with apple, pear and cherry trees.
* Pick your own fruit when available.
* Garden Furniture.
* Glorious views.
* Babies under 1 year can be accommodated, please ask.
* Complimentary Continental Breakfast Hamper.
* Complimentary Devon Cream Tea upon arrival.
* Local Airport and Rail transfers can be arranged by seperate negotiation.
* Drying facility for walkers outdoor clothing and boot cleaning facility, complimentary.
* Please advise when booking, if you would like confirmation either by email or post
* Strictly no smoking inside the property
* Refundable breakages deposit of £75 required on arrival, to be refunded within two weeks of your
departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection).
The West Country / Devon region
Within 25 minutes by car, you are in the very heart of Dartmoor National Park with its wild ponies, rugged scenery and panoramic views. For those who are interested in birds and wildlife, Slapton Ley is a mere 20 minutes by car. Salcombe, Totnes and Modbury, all within 12 miles are just some of the places to visit, whilst Dartmouth is a little further, and a must for all visitors to enjoy.
Furtherafield you can visit Buckfast Abbey, one of the most interesting places to visit locally, as is the Buckfastleigh steam railway. Plymouth and the waterfront region (30 minutes) is a fascinating mixture of bustling city, with a shopping mall to equal some of the best. Visit the Hoe with its Maritime history, including the harbour steps in the Barbican from where the Pilgrim Fathers departed, when embarking on their journey to the Americas in the Mayflower. Other activities include the Plymouth ski centre and Exeter racecourse. With a reputation for a sunny climate, stunning scenery and the traditional Devon cream tea, South Devon has much to offer.
The Kingsbridge / South Hams area
Within a 10 minute walk you will find Loddiswell village which has a post office, general store,14th Century church and public house. The Loddiswell Inn does excellent bar meals, very reasonably priced but for those who prefer to eat at home, a take away service is provided. There is also a limited bus service to our town of Kingsbridge with its quaint shops, quay and ferry to Salcombe.
Several glorious blue flag beaches are all within easy reach. Bantham and Bigbury are particularly popular with surfers. Numerous opportunities for Sailing, Golf and Horseriding are available to those interested in sporting activities. For ramblers in particular, the area offers excellent opportunties for enjoying our spectacular coastal walks as well as those in the countryside.Tennis and fishing are all easily accessible. There are many beautiful landscapes in the area, which encourages painters and artists of all standards, to visit and view the several galleries that Kingsbridge has to offer. When it comes to food, the South Hams has many excellent restaurants including seafood, asian, french and chinese.
How to get there
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Full directions will be sent upon confirmation of booking. A car is recommended, however local airport and station transfers are available by prior arrangement.
Activities near Kingsbridge
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
21 Dec 2012
We spent a week at Swallows Rest in October and found it the perfect getaway from our busy lives. Upon arrival we were blown away by the scenery and the cottage has been really well cared for.
04 Sep 2012
This beautiful property has been tastefully decorated throughout, but with all modern appliances and amenities. The owners are very welcoming but do not infringe upon your privacy.
It's rural position guarantees you a relaxing peaceful holiday, but with access to all of South Devons tourist attractions..
07 Jul 2012
Having just spent a week in this idyllic cottage, we were amazed to read such a negative review from a recent holidaymaker about Swallows Rest. We have never felt the need to leave a review before, but feel we must comment on the poor review as it gives very unfair feedback for the owner.
On our arrival we were greeted by Jayne and Graham Lago who showed us around the cottage. The complimentary cream tea was the best we tasted during our two weeks stay in Devon.
Jayne and Graham had also switched on the flame effect on the modern convector fire (certainly not a fan heater) to make it look more homely for us as it was a cold and wet day. We never ever felt cold in the cottage.
As with most holiday cottages (and we have stopped in many), there was no tumble dryer, but there was a clothes line. Unfortunately the weather was not good enough to hang washing out, but this dried easily on the clothes airer provided.
As most correspondence is dealt with these days via emails (modern technology) we had no qualms booking this way. We had immediate response from any queries we raised.
In the visitors book it said if you wanted to take advantage of their complimentary walking boots and clothes drying facility you only had to ask.
It was clearly mentioned on the booking site that it was attached to the owners home and until the last day when we returned the key we didn't encounter the owners again, but they were on hand if we had needed anything. One could sit out on the patio, or leave and return without being in view of their house.
We found the cottage of exceptionally high quality, definately not overpriced. We enjoyed our stay there and would not hesitate to return to Swallows Rest.
Many thanks Jayne and Graham for a lovely holiday
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||1 Mar 13||9 Apr 13||£ 295||£ 50||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Spring||9 Apr 13||2 Jun 13||£ 395||£ 60||£ 85||3 Nights|
|Summer||2 Jun 13||8 Sep 13||£ 495||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||8 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 395||£ 60||£ 85||3 Nights|
|Winter||27 Oct 13||1 Dec 13||£ 295||£ 50||£ 75||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
* A 7 night minimum stay applies to peak times ie Summer and bank holidays.
* Saturday changeover for the summer period, flexible for all other times subject to availability.
* A non refundable deposit of 25% will secure the booking with the balance payable 4 weeks prior to arrival.
* Bookings made less than one month before arrival will require full payment at time of booking.
* Reductions for long stay (28 nights or more).
* Closed December, January, February.
* Payments accepted by cheque (requires 7 days clearance) or Paypal.
* On day of arrival, access to property 4.00pm, on day of departure, must be vacated by 10.00am.Enquire now
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