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Rear of Swallow Barn and garden
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Daffodils at Swallow Barn in Spring Approaching Swallow Barn and looking across its land to the Moors
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17 reviews
Rear of Swallow Barn and garden
Daffodils at Swallow Barn in Spring
Approaching Swallow Barn and looking across its land to the Moors
Kitchen with fantastic amount of space and fully kitted out.
Dining with lots of room
Living room which is very sunny
Huge doors open up from sitting room
Dining room with wood burning stove
Wood burning stove
Master Bedroom with own outdoor access
Twin bedroom
Sitting outside the kitchen
Front of Swallow Barn
View across garden
Swallows nesting outside front door
Roses around window
Lydford Forest
National Trust Lydford Gorge in village
Nearby Brentor
Pub in village
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Lydford, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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Christoph...
1 review
“Simply wonderful”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We had a fantastic time in swallow barn, the area is so beautiful, and the views from the living room really can't be beaten! The house itself is spacious and well-equipped with everything you could possibly need. We had a some lovely walks up on the moors, and around Lydford Gorge which is an incredible spot, as well as a trip to the beach, which was a short and easy drive. We couldn't recommend this more and would love to return soon!

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Your age range 18-24
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mountaina...
Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Special place in idyllic surroundings”
Reviewed 4 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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I have been here a couple of times and it is somewhere that offers peace, tranquillity and great views.

The owners have gone to great trouble and expense to create a high standard of comfort.

The barn is well named - we had swallows flying in and out of the living area at one point! The are splendid views of the high moor from all rooms in the house, a large garden to wander around, and not far from a village with a friendly pub.

This is a place to get away from busy lives.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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hannahPri...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 13 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Really amazing holiday barn, wonderful downstairs space open plan and lovely well stocked kitchen. Great to have underfloor heating. Beautiful views from the barn and a wonderful location on dartmoor. We would definitely recommend it and would love to come back!

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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in September 2014

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Liked best: So much space and great views
Liked least: Not relevant
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Porpoisep...
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Relax, refresh and revive”
Reviewed 12 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Dartmoor, a place of mist, mystery, water and sun. Swallow Barn a place of warmth, space, beautiful views, birds and other wildlife. We had a fabulous week there admiring the countryside and enjoying the peace and quiet. The cottage is wonderfully spacious, well laid out and equipped. We were particularly delighted with the wildlife friendly and eco touches - this is the first cottage we've rented which had onsite composting, such a good idea. There are great walks directly from the cottage, we very much enjoyed a round trip hike that took in the Bearslake Inn, an excellent place for Sunday lunch and the easy walk to Lydford Gorge of course another beautiful spot. Swallow Barn is also well situated as a base to explore the wonders of Dartmoor. Would thoroughly recommend a stay at this lovely place.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Having to go home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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