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Reviewed 10 February 2012

Stayed overnight recently at swan hill house, where do I start..........., Simon and Libby the hosts are extremely friendly and make you feel at home from the start, the room was absolutely immaculate and there was not a thing out of place.The bathroom was also spotless.

Provided was everything you needed, plenty of tea and coffee and much thought had gone into this. the breakfast was plentiful and just wonderful, as I was on business on this occasion but was ever in the area would not hesitate booking this hotel, I stayed with my wife and overall both of us were highly impressed, you would find it very hard to find anything negative.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Thank ChrisLeaming
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Reviewed 24 December 2011

We (two couples) stayed here when we were visiting River Cottage and it was perfect. When I booked they thought to ask if everyone was ok with feather duvets and had a stand by alternative just in case, I asked them to book the taxi for RC at the wrong time so they checked and emailed me to say they'd changed it so we arrived on time (no thanks to me!).

That tells you everything you need to know about this place, attention to detail, thoughtful, genuinely welcoming, fantastic homemade ginger cake when we arrived and yummy shortbread in the room, excellent nights sleep, breakfast in the morning was wonderful and they gave us some brilliant tips on where to go that morning (down to the beach at Beer).

We try and go to River Cottage at least once a year, now we have the perfect place to stay I can see us going more often.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank PatienceFS
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

We only stayed one night at Swan Hill House as we were dining at nearby River Cottage - it was the perfect place to stay. The room was large, beautifully decorated and furnished, and very clean. The ensuite was very modern and the whole room was very comfortable. Little touches such as home made macaroons and a selection of teas, coffee and fresh milk in the room made it feel very special. On arrival we were asked if we'd like complimentary tea and homemade cake in the lounge which was lovely. In the morning despite being the only guests staying that night we came down to a great selection of fresh fruit, juices, yogurts, cereals and cooked breakfast options - all totally delicious. We'd highly recommend and would definitely stay there again when we are in the area.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alexandra W
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2011

Thanks so much for the review. We are very happy that you both enjoyed your stay (and River Cottage HQ) and appreciate you taking the time to write such kind words. We do hope you maybe try again in a warmer season!! Simon & Libby

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Reviewed 30 November 2011

We stayed here one night as we were attending River Cottage experience, Simon was very welcoming with plenty of suggestions for things to do in the area as well places to go eat and drink.

The breakfast was delicious and the rooms very comfortable and well decorated.

If we are in the area again we will definitely return!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank MJB2
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2011

Thank you for writing a review on Trip Advisor, these comments are always appreciated. River Cottage certainly brings many people to East Devon and enables them to see what a beautiful part of Devon we live in! Simon & Libby

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Reviewed 22 November 2011

My family and I stayed in a couple of rooms at this B&B recently as unfortunately had to attend a funeral in this area. We were greeted by the owner 'Simon' as soon as we pulled into the car park and were immediately given a tour of the facilities and of course, shown to our room.
What a fabulous place to stay, the rooms are beautifully decorated and have never seen a room so clean! Shower was fabulous and quilt, pillows and bed so very comfortable.
At breakfast we sat in the dining room, in the main bay window watching the hustle and bustle of village life. We were served the best full English breakfast ever with home made breads etc and there was a choice of fresh fruits and cereals for those of us that were being good.
As we were not being collected for the funeral until 1pm (and checkout was around 10:30am), they allowed us to stay on in the B&B and use their lounge. The owner Simon and his wife even welcomed into their B&B a couple more of the funeral party and gave them tea and homemade flatjacks!
Honestly they were brilliant hosts and have the most fabulous B&B and we can not thank them enough for their extended hospitality. Would defo stay again but hopefully next time I wont be attending a family funeral.
Have stayed in a few places around the Colyford area and this is the best by far!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 1 which is a double, which is beautifully decorated and has a brilliant shower. The rest of the family were in room 4, which is a huge room, again beautifully decorated with a good shower and a sleigh bed!
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Catherine C
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2011

It was kind of you to write such lovely comments which we both really appreciate. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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