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Swallows Cottage

Honiton, Devon (Ref. 976052)


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Review(s)

  • Roy

    “Perfect location, near to owner's farmhouse residence, delightful rural views.”

    Peaceful and friendly farm setting, guests welcome to explore. Property very clean and well cared-for, fully and thoughtfully equipped, very comfortable beds and bedrooms.

    Peaceful and friendly farm setting, guests welcome to explore. Property very clean and well cared-for, fully and thoughtfully equipped, very comfortable beds and bedrooms.

    - Roy, April 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size double with child's single folding bed on request, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Ground floor sitting room with wood burning stove, dining area, French windows to patio
  • Kitchen
  • Utility area
  • Ground floor WC with basin.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Payphone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply which is tested regularly
  • Note:Property sleep 4 adults but can accommodate a child under 12

The property

2 miles from Honiton and 200 yards (private drive) off a lane, two attached cottages close to the charming owners’ 17th century farmhouse.

They are in a brilliant, peaceful position with fine views, on the side of beech-tree-crowned Dumpdon Hill (Iron Age fort, good walks, National Trust), above the Otter Valley.

You are welcome to help when possible on the environmentally-friendly, well managed, clean 135 acre working farm (horses, chickens, Devon cattle, Gotland sheep).

Heating and hot water are piped to the cottages and farmhouse from solar panels and a log boiler (out of sight) which is fed with coppiced wood from sustainably managed woodland.

Spring water.

Arrival after 5pm.

Swallows Cottage has been excellently converted from an old threshing barn into a high quality and welcoming cottage facing privately away from the owners’ house and G77.

Patio (table/chairs, barbecue) and own small, lawned garden (across quiet farm track) with lovely countryside views.

Inside, open-plan living/dining room with fuel-efficient woodburner, TV/DVD and French windows to patio.

Well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker); utility area (washer-drier).


Upstairs (bottom stairgate), two bedrooms - a large family room with 5' double and folding single bed (for children under 13), and a twin; bathroom (suite, shower over bath).

Sleeps maximum of 4 adults.

Honiton: small, important, east Devon former coaching town famous for lace-making and antique shops, in the River Otter valley (trout fishing).

Sports centre (indoor swimming pool).

Lovely farmland all round – the wooded Blackdown Hills and the flat valley.

The sea (beaches) at Sidmouth, 8 miles; Exeter, 14.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Dining Area Lounge WC

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

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About the location


Ottery St Mary 5.6 miles; Lyme Regis 14.2 miles; Exeter 16.7 miles.

Honiton is a delightful market town in East Devon, with plenty to offer visitors. It lies in the valley of the River Otter and is surrounded by rolling Devon hills, green wooded valleys and plenty of scattered farming villages. Honiton has an attractive High Street stretching almost 2 miles, and lined with individually owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Honiton has been famous for lacemaking since the reign of Elizabeth I and still has a few lacemakers in work today - visitors can see some fine examples of antique lace in the town’s Allhallows Museum. Honiton boasts the only public art gallery in East Devon; the Thelma Hulbert Gallery occupies an attractive Grade I listed Victorian house, and has links with the Hayward Gallery, London. Honiton is only a short drive from the dramatic 20 mile stretch of Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. Resorts such as Seaton, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are found along this stretch of coastline, and all have much to occupy the visitor. Near to Honiton is the cathedral city of Exeter with plenty of large shops, a wealth of museums, a theatre and fabulous restaurants.

Note: This property sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and one child under 12 years
Note: Arrival from after 5pm, departure by 9am.
Note: Please no stag or hen parties