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“Exceptional B and B”
Review of Swan Hill House

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Swan Hill House
Ranked #2 of 4 Colyford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We stayed here for three nights in June and can only echo the well deserved excellent reviews from other guests.

The house, rooms, breakfast and service are wonderful - all organised by Simon and Libby who are lovely hosts. Faultless. We will be back - for a third visit.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Paul M
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2013

Thank you P for the review and it was lovely to see you both again, its always nice when guests return!! Hope to see you next year. Simon and Libby

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Reviewed 3 August 2013

We absolutely loved it here! A lovely welcome from the owner set us up for a lovely weekend.

Everything is so well thought out, there are wonderful touches in the bedroom like lovely local drinks & home made short bread. Beautiful products in the bathroom, lovely towels. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated, it's all very tastefully done.

The breakfast was absolutely beautiful. One of best breakfasts I've ever had in the UK.
I love the local products & that they tell you where everything has come from. The granola is incredible! And they offered me the recipe and put it in our room ready for us after our day out. I had the specials both days, smoked haddock rarebit & ham with eggs and home made baked beans. All the other breakfasts were so good. I can't recommend this b&b enough. If you're looking for somewhere to stay, this place is perfect!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2013

Thank you very much for the review and the time to write it. We are really happy that you like our local produce and that the breakfasts met your tastes! Simon and Libby

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

First time here and from the moment we arrived ( what a pleasant personal welcome) until we left after two nightsthe service was impeccable.
Room was of the highest standard and breakfast was just delicious.
Ome small point is that the rooms at the front suffer from a little traffic noise but Ok after10 pm and there are rooms at the side and back.
We will definitely return.
Well done !!

Room Tip: See main text but rooms at side or back are quieter
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Brian D
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2013

Thank you for your review and we both hope you are feeling better, did you get your round of golf in? Maybe see you next year!! Simon and Libby

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We spent three nights here last week and from the minute we arrived the hospitality was exceptional. It was really lovely that we were met on arrival (it may seem a small thing but we have stayed in places where you wonder which door to use, or even if there's anyone in!). Then we were bowled over by the room and the facilities. It is difficult to add anything different to all the other excellent reviews so we would just echo every single thing the others have said. We must comment on the breakfast though because it was amazing, with so much choice; the best we've ever had anywhere. We would recommend Swan Hill House to anyone, but don't want to in case we can't get booked in again! (Seriously though we haven't stopped talking about it to everyone!) Rob and Lorraine, North Yorkshire

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2013

Hello L and R and thank you so much for the review! We are so happy that you both enjoyed your stay and had a some great weather at the same time. Say hello to York for me and hope to see you down this way again in the future. Simon and Libby

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

I realised that our last review from a few months ago was not put in, but wanted to say, yet again, your b and b is faultless and we would always stay here in preference to anywhere else in the area, whatever the star rating. At some point we would like to stay for a good few days to properly relax in the wonderful hospitality Libby and Simon offer, they do everything perfectly, even catering for special dietary requirements above and beyond what one would expect.

Room Tip: all the rooms lovely
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2013

Hello, how are you.....Thank you for the lovely review and hope to see you again at some stage! You did write a review and it was in 2009 and so we did recieve it but great to have another. Regards Simon and Libby

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Stayed for one night with friends and wished we had been staying longer. Beautifully decorated spacious room with attractive period features. Room also housed a fridge thoughtfully stocked with water, juices and proper milk for teas and coffees. Afternoon tea offered in the guest lounge on arrival with delicious home made cake. Breakfast was amazing and the breakfast special an excellent idea. Especially liked the use of local produce.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Sally M
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you and your friends had a good night at RC HQ. Simon and Libby

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We've stayed here on two occassions, would have been three had they not been so popular! Faultless on all levels. The breakfast is fantastic, we love the take-home choccies. In fact my husband and I went to Burgh Island and their sister hotel The Southernhay (both described as boutique hotels) for our honeymoon last month and we both agreed we'd much preferred the service and attention to detail offered byt this fantastic husband and wife team. We would certainly recommend it to anyone. The location is great, rooms plush, food outstanding....P.S. I particularly love the Welsh blankets and would steal the green one had I not got a conscience, only kidding Libby and Simon.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Hello and thank you, sorry we could not put you up for July!! What a lovely review. We do hope that the auction goes well and we will try to pop our heads round the door so to speak to see you all in action. Simon and Libby

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Additional Information about Swan Hill House

Address: Swan Hill House Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Colyford
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Colyford
Price Range: £73 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Swan Hill House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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