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Swallows Reach

Halwell, Devon (Ref. 976144)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Tracey C
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    “Family holiday”

    Just returned after a 7 nights stay at Swallows Reach. The converted barn is very spacious for a large family, accommodation was clean, and the views from the house were amazing. Fantastic dog walking too. There is plenty to do in the area and we ventured out every day being lucky enough to have a sunny week. The property sits at the end of a group of properties, it was quiet and private. We had a wonderful time ...

    Just returned after a 7 nights stay at Swallows Reach. The converted barn is very spacious for a large family, accommodation was clean, and the views from the house were amazing. Fantastic dog walking too. There is plenty to do in the area and we ventured out every day being lucky enough to have a sunny week. The property sits at the end of a group of properties, it was quiet and private. We had a wonderful time. Unfortunately there were a few things that could be improved, toaster not fully working, dishwasher trays broken, light bulbs internally and externally not all working- however these are small things and they did not impact on our stay. The property overall externally now looks like it needs some TLC, garden furniture needs sanding and staining so no longer looks as per the photo on the website. The garden however is very well kept. The swimming pool temperature was too cold to really enjoy a swim and there are various holes on the pool floor where tiles have broken off and are missing in both the main pool and toddler pool which I feel is a H&S issue, this allowing the hardcore base of the pool to be exposed. The ladies changing room however, is very clean and the shower lovely and hot. The play park is unusable as the equipment is damaged and needs a good clean. The trampoline area though looks great and very well kept. We did venture into the games room but deliveries had been made of a new mattress and some boxes so felt that we really shouldn’t be in there as it was being used as storage too. Bedrooms are large and bathrooms are great, clean crisp linen on all the beds. The beds in the upstairs family room that myself and my husband used along with our little girl were very uncomfortable, there are 3 single beds appropriate for children. Beds and mattresses are not very good quality which leads to bad nights sleep and bad backs! Our 16 year old son said his feet hung off the end of the bed in the same style room on the ground floor. A book detailing what to do with rubbish, where to collect logs for the burner etc. would have been helpful on arrival. But, saying all that, the property overall is lovely but with some improvements and some tweaks has the potential to be outstanding - the milk and chocolate cake left for us on arrival was a nice thought and very much appreciated

The property

In a peaceful and secluded setting, a mile from Halwell and 1½ from Harbertonford (PO/shop, pub), two cottages and three superb barn conversions at Bickleigh Farm, all sharing an indoor heated swimming pool (39' x 19' x 3' to 4'6" deep, available 8am to 8pm, closed Tuesday 2pm to 3.15pm and Wednesday 9.15am to 10.30am in term time; occasionally also used by owners' family and friends) with toddlers' splash pool, children's play area (swings, slides, climbing frame), large trampoline and games room (pool table, table tennis, WiFi).

All are on a 300 acre working mixed farm (often lambs, calves and kittens).

Conservation walks with wonderful views to Torbay and Dartmoor have been laid out across the farmland and the properties are positioned to each have their own patio and barbecue area, and share large lawns and garden.

Professional catering available.

These are very special places to stay.

Swallows Reach is a large, handsome cottage converted from a detached barn on the same farm, sharing the pool, games room and play area.

To one side, a big private patio (table/chairs, barbecue) with lovely long rural views to Torbay; at the back, a large open garden, mostly lawn.

Inside, smart and modern with 21st cent.

insulation and comfort.

Three shallow steps up to large glazed doors to open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer, gas hob/electric oven) with granite worktops, woodburner, TV/DVD, iPod dock and oak floor.

Stairs (stairgate) up to two bedrooms, both with big beams - a double (zip-linked 6' bed) plus single (can be three singles) with en suite shower-room (suite), and a double (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath).

Stairs (stairgate) from living room down to two more bedrooms, both with glazed doors to outside - a double (5' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and a double (zip-linked 6' bed) plus single (can be three singles) with en suite shower-room (suite).

Loo.

TV/DVD in all bedrooms. Halwell: small village (church, good food pub, filling station for basic supplies, bus route) in wooded farmland on the A381 between Totnes (town), 7 miles, and Kingsbridge, 6.

Dartmouth (town) and the sea/beach at Blackpool Sands, 7 miles.

Dartmouth Golf and Country Club (indoor pool), 3 miles; also, leisure park (activities, animals).

Central South Hams base.

Floorplans

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Summary

  • Three levels
  • Two first floor bedrooms: 1 x family room with super king double and single (can convert to three singles) with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Two lower ground floor bedrooms: 1 x family room with super king double and single (can convert to three singles) with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, 1 x king size double with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Lower ground floor WC with basin
  • Ground floor open plan living space with seating area with wood burning stove, dining area and kitchen.
  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for six cars
  • Childrens play area, barbecue, indoor pool
  • Three well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: Swimming pool is available from 8am to 8pm, and is closed on Tuesdays from 2pm to 3.15pm and Wednesdays from 9.15am to 10.30am in term time; occasionally the pool is also used by owners' family and friends.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

Halwell

Halwell is a small village in wooded farmland equidistant from the busy little town of Kingsbridge and popular Totnes.

Note: Swimming pool is available from 8am to 8pm, and is closed on Tuesdays from 2pm to 3.15pm and Wednesdays from 9.15am to 10.30am in term time; occasionally the pool is also used by owners' family and friends.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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