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Guests have use of the private enclosed garden
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with stairs leading to mezzanine bedroom
Cosy evenings by the log burner
Lounge area with wood burner
Mezzanine bedroom
Bedroom in the mezzanine
Dining area
Bathroom
View towards property
View towards the properties
The properties are approached via a track
The approach to the properties
Relax in the lounge area in front of the wood burner
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with stairs leading to the mezzanine bedroom
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Widecombe Swallows

Widecombe-in-the-Moor (2mls W), Dartmoor
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • In the heart of the magnificent Dartmoor National Park
  • Miles of scenic walks directly from the doorstep
  • Village of Widecombe offering 2 pubs, 2 cafes and craft shops only a short distance from the property
  • Easy drive to beaches on the English Riviera and beyond
  • Follow the South Devon coast and visit the many pretty coastal towns along the way
Property code: 36682

From this 15th century converted barn you can walk directly onto the moors and you are ust twenty miles from the seaside resorts of Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham on the English Riviera. 

This property enjoys a fantastically rural location, accessed via a single-track road, ensuring guests a high standard of peace and tranquillity. Ideal for walkers, the property has direct access to the ruggedly beautiful Dartmoor National Park, where the famous Dartmoor ponies can be seen grazing the moorland. For those who would rather explore by bike or horse, there are also many miles of cycle routes and bridleways within the park, as well as a number of stables from which it is possible to take professionally guided rides.  Of course, the West Country is famous for its beautiful beaches, and this area is no different, with some of the region’s finest seaside towns being an easy twenty-mile drive from the property, including the elegant resort of Torquay.

Guests enter this property via a flight of external stairs leading to the front door, which opens into the property’s open-plan living space. The property’s former life as a barn is very noticeable, thanks to the well-maintained original features, which include the exposed beams and the high ceiling. The room is kept lovely and warm, no matter the time of year, thanks to the wood burner which sits in the corner of the room, in front of which are two comfortable sofas. There is also a TV/DVD and a dining table seating four, beyond which the kitchen area, tucked away behind the stairs, is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine. (A tumble dryer is available for guests to use in a nearby barn). Wooden stairs lead from the living area up to the mezzanine bedroom, where there is a king size bed and a wardrobe - guests should be aware that there is some reduced head-height there. Back on the ground floor, the bathroom has a bath with handheld shower and a WC.

Outside, there is a private enclosed lawn with garden furniture, located on the opposite side of the farm yard. There is off-road parking available for one car.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 king size bedroom 1 bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, and WC
  • TV/DVD Wood burner (first basket of logs provided, with more available to buy onsite)
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer,
  • Washing machine Tumble dryer available in a nearby barn # 
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome by prior arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • We regret that the property is unsuitable for children and babies 
  • There is no mobile phone signal at the property .
  • Shop and pub 2 miles, beach 19 mile
  • Storage available for bikes and kayaks
  • Close by is availability to hire electric bikes to explore the surrounding area
  • Kayaking at Newbridge, only 4 miles away

Julie Clarke

This property is personally managed by Julie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 3rd October 2020

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The cottage had everything we needed - especially in the kitchen. We were warm and comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Raymond 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Gordon 29th July 2020

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Reviewed by Nick 14th March 2020

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Great stay, nice and quiet and well located. No mobile signal is a blessing as it allows you to unwind. Thanks you

Reviewed by Elaine 7th March 2020

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Lovely, remote property in the middle of Dartmoor. Perfect base for a quiet week spent walking with my dogs on the moors.

Reviewed by Lucy 3rd November 2019

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Fabulous little cottage!! The perfect location for a holiday full of walking, phenomenal views and peace and quiet. No WiFi and no signal made for a fantastic week back to nature

Reviewed by Jacqueline 26th October 2019

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Love the peace of the Moor. Good for walks and most places welcome dogs. Even having a wet week was enjoyable, explored towns instead of Moor.

Reviewed by Alison 4th October 2019

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We had a lovely weekend break at Swallows Rest. It's clean, comfortbale, we'll equipped and definitely the place for a complete break from everything. We enjoyed some lovely walks on Dartmoor from nearby Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Haytor and had a relaxing lunch at Widecombe's Cafe on the Green.

Reviewed by Maxine 15th September 2019

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Reviewed by Nigel 10th August 2019

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Reviewed by Neville 25th July 2019

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Reviewed by Chris 13th July 2019

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Reviewed by James 8th July 2019

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Reviewed by Philip 29th June 2019

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Small, compact accommodation but full of character in rural setting. Be prepared to drive the narrow country lanes! Beautiful setting. Shame there wasn't a decent shower available..fine if you like your baths!

Reviewed by Susan 21st June 2019

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Swallows !SELECTED!is !ENDOFSELECTED!set in the heart of Dartmoor about two miles from Widdecombe. It is a converted barn, with a couple of other holiday conversions adjacent. The conversion is excellent providing all that is needed for two people. It is comfortable and cosy. There is easy access to Dartmoor on foot or by country lanes. Widecombe hRead moreas two good pubs but only a few basic provisions are available. We would absolutely recommend this lovely venue. Hide

Reviewed by Bernard 30th May 2019

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Provided you enjoy being tucked away in the countryside - we do - this is an absolutely delightful property. And in fact it's no more than 10 minutes drive or so from Widecombe in the Moor, which is very attractive and boasts two pubs - one of which serves excellent food. We didn't try the other, but were told the quality of the food served there iRead mores similar. There are also a couple of cafes for breakfast and afternoon tea. Again, we only tried one, but found it very welcoming and pleasant. Hide

Reviewed by Adam 26th May 2019

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Reviewed by Charlotte 3rd May 2019

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Beautiful location. Lovely conversion and a very comfortable bed.

Reviewed by Kate 13th April 2019

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This is our second stay and we'll come again. It ticks every box for the type of break we want from Dartmoor. A wonderfully cosy, comfortable place to stay on a great part of the moor. Access to many great walks, cosy pubs are near by and a lovely quiet retreat to return to at the end of the day.

Reviewed by Noel 24th March 2019

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Fabulous little bolthole ! Peaceful & quiet with amazing stars (no light pollution whatsoever) lovely to hear the owls at night and birds during the day ! Lovely dog walks straight out from the cottage door ! Close by are lots of Tors and Dartmoor to explore . The village of Widecome In The Moor a couple of miles away is a delight !

Reviewed by Lorraine 2nd March 2019

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Great little holiday cottage, lots of character and. Well equipped, Great location for exploring Dartmoor!

Reviewed by Kristina 4th November 2018

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Had a lovely stay here with my partner, was very relaxing and lovely views all around. Will be back again next year.

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Guests have use of the private enclosed garden
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with stairs leading to mezzanine bedroom
Cosy evenings by the log burner
Lounge area with wood burner
Mezzanine bedroom
Bedroom in the mezzanine
Dining area
Bathroom
View towards property
View towards the properties
The properties are approached via a track
Show 2 moreThe approach to the properties

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