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Review of Swallow Barn

Approaching Swallow Barn and looking across its land to the Moors
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Kitchen with fantastic amount of space and fully kitted out. Dining with lots of room
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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14 reviews
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
Rear of Swallow Barn and garden
Daffodils at Swallow Barn in Spring
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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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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Liked best: Wood burning stove
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Durham, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Liked best: Peacefulness
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dipti S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Restfull stay at Swallow Barn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Swallow Barn is the most amazing place to stay. The patio windows overlooking The high moors of Dartmoor makes a very scenic view. It has all very modern facilities with fully equipped kitchen and plenty of room for families with little children to enjoy their freedom.
I would definitely go again when the opportunity arises.
Lots of things to do in the nearby area .

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Liked best: The living room overlooking the Dartmoor
Liked least: The thought of coming home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
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Sharon C
London
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“Far From Luxury!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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First impression of the holiday accommodation seemed OK, plenty of room. After we had settled in we noticed that the barn had lots of flies, inside and out. There was some gadget in the kitchen to kill flies but unfortunately it did not work. It was full of dead flies at the back of it.
The barn is adjacent to a cattle shed which was the main factor of the flies, not to mention the smell which was always present. In the end we had to keep the windows shut. The outside chairs and table were very rusty and dirty and obviously had not been stored away in the dry.
We could not use them, but as mentioned earlier would not have been very pleasant sitting outside. The outside area to the side of the barn had lots of building rubbish that had clearly been there for sometime. This would be dangerous for families with children of a certain age.
The BT TV did not work as it should have done and had very limited channels to access. I mentioned this to the housekeeper when we arrived but she said she did not know how to work it. The first basket of logs are free but then they ask £8.00 a basket. We purchased logs at a fraction of the price locally. There was some Drinking Chocolate satchets on the side when we arrived which were dated June 2012! We had booked the barn from the Friday for 11 days leaving on the Monday. On the Friday morning of our first week the housekeeper turned up (we did not know at that time it was her when she was banging on the door as we were not expecting anyone as we were not leaving until the Monday) she proceeded to enter the barn and her first words were "you should have left by now". Clearly there was a misunderstanding between the owner and housekeeper about our holiday dates, not very professional and invaded our privacy.
Very disappointing and will not be returning.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Marian H
Gosport, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stunning property - definitely would recommend a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013 for a stay in March 2011

We stayed at the Barn as a special weekend for my husband's birthday. It was truly wonderful. You know from the first glimpse of Swallow Barn that it's something special. It was so comfortable and cosy, yet it is spacious and light. There is everything anyone could wish for and we had a lovely long weekend. The surrounding countryside is gorgeous, and the local restaurant was friendly and inviting. Definitely worth a return visit.

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Liked best: The high standard of the furnishings, and the cleanliness.
Liked least: Nothing at all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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gwendolin...
Braintree
1 review
“idyllic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

My wife, 18 month son and myself enjoyed our weeks stay at swallow barn. The accommodation was first class. We found swallow barn to be situated in an ideal location with stunning views over Dartmoor. We couldn't recommend highly enough and shall hopefully be returning soon.

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Liked best: location
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Boise, Idaho
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Liked best: lots of room for 5 adults and one infant
Liked least: We needed to do our grocery shopping in Exeter as there isn't a large grocery store in Lydford
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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