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Barn Conversion. Family & Pet Friendly With Indoor Pool, Games Rm. & Play Area

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Dec-2016
Sleeps 5 - 2 bedrooms both with en-suites-Peaceful rural location-Near Totnes

Swift Cottage is one of nine cottages that have been sympathetically converted from the existing buildings of a working farm. Enjoying peace and quiet, the holiday cottages are set amidst pasture land, and benefit from beautiful and unforgettable views of stunning countryside. With a heated 38ft*16ft indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities, Swift Cottage with its exposed roof beams and open gallery has it all. Large lounge / dining area with a slate floor - includes flat screen TV, incorporating DVD player and USB recording facility, games, books etc. Wood burning stove. Lounge has direct access to the private patio area in the front courtyard.. Kitchen - pine country style units - well equipped adjacent to dining area. Ground floor bedroom with twin beds, flat screen TV and en-suite shower room, spiral staircase to open gallery area. First floor main bedroom with king size bed, flat screen TV and en-suite shower room. Heating, linen, towels etc all included. Free Wi-Fi. Swift has the added advantage of rear access to the adjacent communal indoor heated swimming pool and games room and the communal external area for the children's play area, picnic area & barbecue,etc.

Outside

Externally Swift has a large front patio area with picnic table & umbrella, plus a companion timber seat together with barbecue, pot plants & shrubs in adjoining flower beds. This area is a sun trap for eating alfresco.

Family's can enjoy the quite surroundings of the open countryside whilst enjoying a barbecue with just their family or with other families and friends in the communal area for picnics, barbecue etc. whilst the children are playing in close vicinity.

In 2015 Newhouse Barton Management invested in a biomass boiler for the running of the communal building so we have now gone 'Green' and helping the environment.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

In 2012 I retired as a Chartered Architect, having run my own architectural practice for over 15 years, before that I was an Architect for an outer London Borough, specializing in Education and Leisure buildings. I obtained my Architectural and Management qualifications from Northern Polytechnic - Dept. of Architecture and York University. In my early 20's I was married to a Civil Engineer, but my career took over and hence I got divorced..My career is now the self-catering cottages having a barn conversion near Aldeburgh, Suffolk and now Swift Cottage near Totnes. My friends and family love Swift Cottage especially my pet poodle 'Billikins'.

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15 Reviews

4.9
based on 15 holidaymaker reviews

5

Well equipped and cosy cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time and the cottage was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Lots of useful information in the welcome pack, and very smoothly organised. Thank you. Lovely pool. The outdoor play area and games room ideal for toddlers. Our boys loved playing outside near the sheep and seeing the trains pass by in the distance.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your one week stay at Swift Cottage and I hope that you return again in the future. For returning guests I offer a 5% reduction on advertised rates.
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5

Wonderful cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks at Swift cottage and didn't want to leave. Great location for exploring Devon and near to all the main attractions, whether you fancy boat trips, steam trains, wine tasting, beach, theme parks, cycling all and more easy to get to. We used the pool pretty much most days and had it to ourselves at times we went. Games room well equipped. welcome pack greatly appreciated on arrival. Accommodation was wonderful with some very thoughtful /practical touches like torches by the back door! Definitely will return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your two week stay at Swift Cottage and hope to welcome you again in 2017 or sooner.
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5

Brilliant - a well deserved 5 star rating

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely impressed with Swift Cottage. Every possible need was catered for and to a very high standard. The location is great, surrounded by beautiful countryside but within easy reach of many wonderful coastal areas. Ipplepen village is very convenient with a great pub and a Co-op for any forgotten essentials!

Also, the information provided by the owner was amazing; everything anybody could possibly want to know had been included. We would highly recommend the cottage and look forward to staying there again

Marguerite & John

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Swift Cottage and for returning guests I offer 5% off the advertised rates. I hope to welcome you again to Swift Cottage soon. Jacquie
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5

wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is favorably situated for easy access to both beach & countryside. Swift cottage is extremely comfortable especially the beds,

the decor and cleanliness are excellent and it has everything you need in the fully fitted kitchen .I was with three other people but had i been young with a family the children would have been well catered for with a safe play area, games room and heated swimming pool.I would not hesitate to recommend it and would use it again myself.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Swift Cottage will be very pleased to 'welcome you again' and of course as a returning guest you will benefit from a discount on issued rates.
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5

Great place, far enough away, but close enough to

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed staying here. We managed to cram a lot in around Devon and coming home at the end of a long day to a lovely place, made for good rest for the following days travels around Devon. made use of the pool which is a lovely bonus. All in all first class.

Giuseppe & Cathy

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your week at Swift Cottage and do not forget that a returning guest has the benefit of a discount on the advertised rates. Hope to see you again at Swift. Jacquie
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5

Everything you need in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Swift Cottage is a little gem! From the moment we arrived we were very pleasantly surprised. The cottage has everything you could need for your stay, even the 'little things', so that you dont have to worry about popping out constantly for things you've forgotten. The setting is very pretty, and the views are of the beautiful Devon countryside.

The cottage itself is clean, warm and homely. The beds are comfy, and the family space is more than adequate for our family of 3 . We loved coming 'home' to it every night that we were there! The pool and games room are clean and well equipped, and were a great bonus for my little girl.

We spent our Christmas at Swift, and had a fantastic time. I would recommend it without hesitation (and already have told all my friends! ) . Will definitely be using Swift again, and can't wait' !

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charlotte - so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your Christmas break at Swift Cottage. As a returning guest you will receive a 5% discount on advertised rates. We look forward to your next visit.
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Location

From the Owner

Many family holidays with my parents were spent in Devon at a farm in Colyton and when I found Swift Cottage for sale, I knew that I had to buy it, as it was surrounded by the rolling hills of South Devon, just as I remember the area in my early years.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 26 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ipplepen at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 28 Miles Nearest Golf : Dainton Golf Course at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Newton Abbot at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 - J31 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ipplepen at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Paignton at 12 Miles Car: necessary

Within a 20 min drive the seaside town of Torquay on the ‘English Riviera’, with its palm trees & sub-tropical plants, emanate a Mediterranean feel. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing & water-sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton & picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition. Slightly further afield, East Cornwall & the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive, & the East Devon coast is easily accessible with its unique fishing port of Beer, etc.

Whether seeking an active family holiday or a relaxing weekend to recharge the batteries, Swift Cottage is the perfect location from which to explore the South Hams, the Dart Estuary and Dartmoor. Located midway between Totnes and Newton Abbot, this sympathetically and carefully restored barn enjoys a superb range of communal on-site facilities including a Roman-style heated indoor swimming pool (no additional charge), a traffic-free and child-friendly setting with young children’s play area and a furnished games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and toys for younger guests. Nearby there is a range of quality restaurants and pubs serving an excellent range of food to suit all tastes and budgets. The surrounding area offers a beguiling mix of attractions to suit all tastes and ages. The seaside towns and villages from chic Salcombe to Torquay emanate a Mediterranean feel. Totnes is a 10-minute drive away, with a medieval castle and a thriving arts and crafts scene. Teignmouth is a traditional Victorian seaside resort with a nature reserve at Dawlish Warren, a hotspot for bird watching. Exeter has a world famous cathedral, quays and a shopping centre. For the more active, there’s surfing at Bigbury or visit Haldon Forest, with its cycle and nature trails and Go Ape! For the children, Torbay is easily reached, with Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts.

The wild beauty of Dartmoor is 20 minutes away with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Numerous National Trust properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques. Be more adventurous and visit the north coast of Devon, exploring the delightful cobbled streets of Clovelly and those donkey rides a 2 hour drive away. Do not forget those Devon Cream Teas in the nearby tea shops.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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From 29 Oct 16
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£260
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From 16 Dec 16
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£474
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Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£892
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£955
 
 
New Year 2016
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£630
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£900
 
 
From 7 Jan 17
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
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£99
£424
 
 
From 11 Feb 17
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
£280
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From 25 Feb 17
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£280
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£432
 
 
Easter Holidays1
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£684
for 7 nights
£684
 
 
Easter Holiday2
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
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7 night minimum stay
£746
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£746
 
 
From 22 April 17
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£256
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£548
 
 
From 29 April 17
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£264
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£564
 
 
From 6 May 17
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£258
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From 20 May 17
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
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£175
£746
 
 
Spring Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£985
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£985
 
 
From 3 June 17
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£350
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£746
 
 
From 17 June 17
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
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£390
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£836
 
 
From 24 June 17
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£434
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£929
 
 
From 1 July 17
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£450
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£965
 
 
From 15 July 17
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£510
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£1,093
 
 
School summer holiday1
22 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,284
for 7 nights
£1,284
 
 
School summer holiday2
12 Aug 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,164
for 7 nights
£1,164
 
 
School summer holiday3
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,081
for 7 nights
£1,081
 
 
School summer holiday4
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£837
for 7 nights
£837
 
 
From 2 Sept 17
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£296
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£148
£633
 
 
From 9 Sept 17
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£262
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£560
 
 
From 16 Sept 17
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£240
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£516
 
 
From 23 Sept 17
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£236
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£498
 
 
From 30 Sept 17
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£220
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£110
£459
 
 
Autumn half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£728
for 7 nights
£728
 
 
From 28 Oct 17
28 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
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£110
£437
 
 
Christmas 17
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£892
for 4 nights
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£223
£954
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£669
for 3 nights
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£223
£954
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

SHORT BREAKS - 2, 3 & 4 day breaks are available - out of high season. TO BOOK A SHORT BREAK EMAIL the owner. Holiday Insurance is not included & you are advised to take out separate insurance. cover. Credit/Debit cards accepted. Changeover day Saturday during high season, other changeover dates can be arranged for off-peak periods.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Swift Cottage is unique in its design by having exposed oak beams, vaulted ceiling, a spiral staircase with access to a mezzanine leading to the first floor main bedroom. Ground floor double bedroom. Both bedrooms with en-suites. Rear door leading direct to the pool and games room. The cottage is cosy with its wood burning stove and heating in all rooms.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ground Floor en-suite
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, First Floor En-suite
  • En-suite bathrooms to both Bedroom 1 and 2 consisting of WC, shower and handbasin, both with electric towel rails, mirror and shaver point.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, King size - pine bed - first floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Ground Floor - Pine 3ft beds
  • Bedroom 1 first floor with king size bed, en-suite & flat screen TV & DVD player, Bedroom 2 ground floor with twin single beds, en-suite & flat screen TV with internal DVD player. Sofa bed sleeps one in lounge area. Both bedrooms have electric thermostatic convector heaters. Travel cot available on request, bedding for cot not provided.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Swift Cottage is ideal for holidays at any time of the year. It is cosily heated throughout & all facilities, including the indoor heated swimming pool, are open all the year round. This makes Swift perfect for weekly holidays & short breaks whatever the season. It is perfect for family holidays or if you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of town/city life. Swift has an exposed beamed open-plan living/dining room overlooking the courtyard with wood-burning stove, sofa bed (for +1) & well-equipped kitchen area with slate floor. Twin bedroom on ground floor with en-suite. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with king size bed & en-suite. Swift Cottage has a four star rating from VisitEngland for self catering and in addition has been rated pet friendly. One small obedient dog is welcome at Swift.

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