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  • Basic info

    • Bedrooms: 4
    • Sleeps: 10
    • Baths: 5
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    Amenities

    • 3 pets welcome

    • Children welcome

    • Internet access

    • Open fire

    • Swimming pool

    • Parking

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    Swallows Reach sleeping up to 10 guests

    Swallows Reach has been converted from a detached barn and is smart and spacious. Head up a few steps and through glass doors into your light, modern open plan oak-floored living space complete with comfortable seating around a cosy wood burning stove. You will find the bedrooms on the floors above and below, two on each level and all with TV and big beams. As well as the shared play areas and pool, you have your own large and private patio where you can fire up the barbecue and enjoy long views as far as Torbay. At the back is a big lawn area for stretching out in the sun or running around. Swallows Reach is a peaceful spot with lots for children to get active with. Note: This property is on the same farm as The Roundhouse 976196, East Bickleigh 976183, Oak Tree 976220 and The Hay Barn 976197.

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

    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 included in rent.

    Bed linen and towels included 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 39' x 19' x 3' to 4'6" deep, available from 8am to 8pm; occasionally the pool is also used by owners' family and friends.

    Note: During the Covid-19 pandemic, use of the swimming pool is available on a rotation basis with each property allocated a daily 2 hour slot with exclusive pool use enabled for that cottage during those 2 hours.

    The times for each slot will rotate throughout the week.

    Whilst this rota is in place, pool opening hours have been extended from 7am – 9pm daily.

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    Local amenities

    • The Old Inn 1 mile
    • Steam Packet Inn 4 miles
    • Waterside Bistro 4 miles
    • South Devon Chilli Farm 4.5 miles
    • Cherub Inn 6 miles
    • Woodroast 6 miles
    • The Seahorse 6 miles
    • Cafe Alf Resco Dartmouth 6 miles
    • Rockfish 6 miles
    • Riverford Farm Shop 6 miles

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    27 Customer Reviews

    Mrs Watkins – 1 Sep 2020
    "This is our second visit to Swallows Reach and it did not disappoint. Clean and well equipped with an exceptional location. Dog Friendly. Would highly recommend."
    Mrs Dean – 1 Jan 2020
    "Brian the owner did explain over the phone and was very apologetic. The pool, fittings, changing rooms etc., are built to an exceptionally high standard. ..."
    Mrs Dean – 1 Jan 2020
    " Brian the owner did explain over the phone and was very apologetic. The pool, fittings, changing rooms etc., are built to an exceptionally high standard. We were slightly irritated by the noise from movement (especially from the heavy feet of the children) over the wooden floors when sleeping in downstairs bedrooms. Some kind of soundproofing between floors would help. Otherwise it is a lovely barn conversion in beautiful peaceful surroundings and in a great location. The owner was very friendly and offered to help with anything if we needed it. We were made to feel very welcome. "
    Tracey C – 1 Oct 2019
    "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 ..."
    Tracey C – 1 Oct 2019
    " 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 "
    Tracey C – 1 Oct 2019
    " 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 "
    Mr Funnell – 1 Aug 2019
    "Couldn't be bettered."
    Mrs Chilcott – 1 Jun 2019
    " All the facilities as were advertised. Really comfortable and quiet location. Sheep and geese wandering in the next fields, amazing! Only a couple of issues. Need a couple of bath mats in the showers over the bath (quite slippery)! A couple of taps need tightening too, also a couple of loose toilet seats! But would recommend to anyone! "
    Mr Monelle – 1 May 2019
    " Although we did recently find out we were paying almost the same for three days as we would for a week but thats we are not overly happy with but understand the reasons behind it. The cottage itself was amazing and the owners were superb, would highly recommend this property. "
    Mr Ling – 1 May 2019
    " The brochure details were spot on and the quiet rural views from the property were an added bonus. "
    Mrs Hutchinson – 1 Apr 2019
    " The accommodation and facilities to include a pool and games room were perfect for everyone, even the dogs enjoyed themselves! We especially liked the bedroom set up, 2 x double rooms and 2 x triple rooms, great for two families with a combination of 3 boys and 3 girls, all rooms were en-suite which was great all round. If staying here, you will need a car to get around even to the local pub as the roads are not particularly safe for walking. Great location for beaches and local towns, we enjoyed a couple of meals in the town of Totnes which in our opinion was better than Kingsbridge. Highly recommend. "
    Mr Ramsay
    " Excellent showers and beds, huge kitchen. Wonderful swimming pool which was kept warm enough to use every day even though it was January. Friendly owner; some very small maintenance issues which didn't affect our stay and were reported to him at the end of the holiday. "
    Mrs Watson
    "The owners did come to meet us and we're very happy to help with any problems we may have had."
    Mrs Watson
    " The owners did come to meet us and we're very happy to help with any problems we may have had. I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for them posting some small items that we left behind. "
    barbarahE2430LE
    " The accommodation was excellent. All bedrooms are en suite which was good as our party was 10 people. Plenty of comfortable seating in both lounge area and dining area. I have never been in such a well equipped holiday rental before. There wasn't anything lacking. Owners are lovely people who help if you need it but leave you alone to enjoy your holiday if you don't. Would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation as it is a good location to other places of interest also. Will definitely come back again. "
    Ralphus2704
    " Swallows Reach is a nice holiday home with good facilities, the pictures do not do it justice. There's pretty much all the mod cons at the house and a large enough fridge and ample cooking facilities to keep everyone happy. The swimming pool is excellent and never busy in our stay, trampoline and play area great. Nice track over the hill to Halwell, dogs can be let off the lead on this track provided you keep them within sight, and they can't jump over or through the gates. Do not be put off by the single track up, only once in a week did we have to give way. Both Totnes and Dartmouth are a short drive away (15-20 mins), both lovely. We would heartily recommend the Round Robin from Dartmouth (Ferry to Kingswear, Train to Paignton, Open top bus to Totnes and River boat to Dartmouth well worth £25.50 for adults) Blackpool Sands beach (shingle no sands but lovely), the Sharpham Wine and Cheese vineyard and taste tour. Top tip: make sure the late/light sleepers go upstairs and not the ground floor, the kitchen sounds are easily heard below. There is Wifi in the games room and good enough to keep teenagers happy, but if you can't do without the internet on an hourly basis then you might find this a pain to walk from the property to the games room. Swallows Reach is almost 5-star, a few refinements and a welcome pack would make it so. "
    Ralphus2704
    " Swallows Reach is a nice holiday home with good facilities, the pictures do not do it justice. There's pretty much all the mod cons at the house and a large enough fridge and ample cooking facilities to keep everyone happy. The swimming pool is excellent and never busy in our stay, trampoline and play area great. Nice track over the hill to Halwell, dogs can be let off the lead on this track provided you keep them within sight, and they can't jump over or through the gates. Do not be put off by the single track up, only once in a week did we have to give way. Both Totnes and Dartmouth are a short drive away (15-20 mins), both lovely. We would heartily recommend the Round Robin from Dartmouth (Ferry to Kingswear, Train to Paignton, Open top bus to Totnes and River boat to Dartmouth well worth £25.50 for adults) Blackpool Sands beach (shingle no sands but lovely), the Sharpham Wine and Cheese vineyard and taste tour. Top tip: make sure the late/light sleepers go upstairs and not the ground floor, the kitchen sounds are easily heard below. There is Wifi in the games room and good enough to keep teenagers happy, but if you can't do without the internet on an hourly basis then you might find this a pain to walk from the property to the games room. Swallows Reach is almost 5-star, a few refinements and a welcome pack would make it so. "
    - Mr Martin, May 2018
    "Wonderful holiday home in a perfect location."
    - Mr Cutlan, May 2018
    "The owner Brian was very helpful and friendly , Every requirement was available , The setting is beautiful with walks on the doorstep over the 300 acre farm."
    - Mr Terry, June 2018
    "It’s exactly as we imagined a beautiful property in a quiet safe and relaxing location"
    - Mrs Oconnor, March 2019
    "We ranged from under one to almost 70 and it was perfect for us all! So clean, lovely facilities (the indoor pool was a massive hit!) and a great location for exploring the South Hams. Tastefully decorated, well equipped and an absolute pleasure to visit with helpful owners available to assist when needed. We’d love to return!"
    - Mrs Hutchinson, April 2019
    "The accommodation and facilities to include a pool and games room were perfect for everyone, even the dogs enjoyed themselves! We especially liked the bedroom set up, 2 x double rooms and 2 x triple rooms, great for two families with a combination of 3 boys and 3 girls, all rooms were en-suite which was great all round. If staying here, you will need a car to get around even to the local pub as the roads are not particularly safe for walking. Great location for beaches and local towns, we ..."
    - Mrs Jones, October 2020
    "Brian, the host, is very helpful and friendly. The accommodation is superb. Very well presented and equipped with everything you could need. Superb views. Lovely walk to a local pub. Loved having exclusive use of the pool .... we think this should stay after Covid. Would totally recommend."
    Michael A
    " We stayed at Swallows Reach for the half term break - 7 of us in total, including 3 children aged 4, 11 & 13, as well as our puppy. Bickleigh Farm is a beautiful location, with owners who are both welcoming and accommodating. The setting is a combination of converted farm land for the cottages, immediately alongside working farmland. Features include heated indoor swimming pool, indoor games room with pool, table tennis and wifi. There is an outdoor play area, as well as a couple of grass areas to play including a large trampoline. Swallows Reach itself is the perfect combination of the old style outer stone farm building, with modern interior. En-suite bathrooms, fitted to a high standard. The first floor has an open plan lounge area leading to the large dining room table and open kitchen with range oven. Bedrooms are on the ground floor and second floor. The building feels spacious, and adaptable to needs for the family - relaxing, versatile, spacious and able to offer fun for the children and individual space if required too. A lovely stay and we greatly look forward to returning to stay at Bickleigh Farm again in the near future! "
    Manada64
    " The house is located at the edge of a working farm so the geese can be noisy but not a night! The house was we'll equipped for our party and beautifully furnished. The down side is the heating was not on and nor where any of the towel rails so we couldn't get the towels dry. The fire kept everything upstairs lovely and warm but the the ground floor rooms were quite cold. We had a wonderful weekend break but beware of the potholes on the drive up, don't bring the sports car! "
    A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
    " We stayed at Swallows Reach for one week through the October half term - which was one of the best Half Terms we have had with our kids for a long time - we went with another family, and thoroughly enjoyed it - the house is out of this world, and even though it was October, we swam every day in the heated pool, which again was out of this world......very peaceful area - plenty to do in the surrounding area - would highly recommend this to all for a very reasonable weeks stay too the price was fantastic - £1000 for the week between 2 families - you cant go wrong!!! "
    A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
    " We stayed at Swallows Reach for one week through the October half term - which was one of the best Half Terms we have had with our kids for a long time - we went with another family, and thoroughly enjoyed it - the house is out of this world, and even though it was October, we swam every day in the heated pool, which again was out of this world......very peaceful area - plenty to do in the surrounding area - would highly recommend this to all for a very reasonable weeks stay too the price was fantastic - £1000 for the week between 2 families - you cant go wrong!!! "
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