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26 reviews
Rear of Swallow Barn
View from the entrance gate to Swallow Barn and Dartmoor beyond
Rear of Swallow Barn and garden
Kitchen with fantastic amount of space and fully kitted out.
Dining with lots of room
Dining room with wood burning stove
Alfresco dining at the rear of Swallow Barn
Wood burning stove
Master Bedroom with own outdoor access and ensuite
Twin bedroom
The driveway and garden from Swallow Barn back to the gate
Epic skies
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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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Lydford, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England

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eileenpem...
2 reviews
“Fantastic location”
Reviewed 21 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018

The barn is in a fantastic location. Watched some beautiful sunrises over the moor from the bedroom window! The barn is well-equipped with laundry facilities, plenty of crockery etc. It has plenty to do nearby. The furthest we went was Cotehele (very friendly and knowledgeable guides). We also visited the garden at Buckland Monachorum, Lydford, including the gorge, some villages and churches and walked on the moor. The Lydford farm shop was full of tempting goodies - we even brought some frozen pasties home with us!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Jun 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You were excellent guests and I am so glad that you enjoyed both the Barn and Dartmoor. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back in the future.
Kind regards
Rachel
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144bobb
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A truly relaxing get away”
Reviewed 12 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018

Swallow Barn is a great place to stay. It’s roomy, comfortable and has great views of Dartmoor. It’s a very quiet and relaxing place to stay.

It’s on the edge of Dartmoor and there are plenty of great pubs to visit when you are in need of refreshment.

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Management Response
14 Jun 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. You were excellent guests and a pleasure to host. I am very glad that you felt so comfortable and relaxed during your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Kind regards
Rachel
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Harvey_Ev...
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
“5 star detached barn conversion in great location to access Dartmoor's high tors”
Reviewed 5 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

A property fully deserving of its 5-star rating. Not only has the building been renovated to a very high standard, but also has high quality fixtures & fittings, and is very well equipped. One example of the interior quality is the beautiful and durable doors, which appear to be made of solid oak. We've stayed in many holiday properties over the years, and too often they are done cheaply with short-term cost savings in mind. Swallow Barn is refreshingly different, with everything of high quality and intended to last a long time. The property is very spacious for a 3 bedroom one, with the lounge and kitchen being particularly roomy. Upstairs bathroom and en-suite shower room are very well fitted-out. The shower plughole even drains properly - often a problem in holiday properties ! Reasonably priced considering how much property you get and how nice it is. The property is very well located if you fancy walking Dartmoor's high tors. Situated on the north-west edge of the National Park, it's only a short drive to Meldon Reservoir just to the south of Okehampton. From the reservoir you can easily walk up to High Willhays (Dartmoor's highest peak at 2,037 feet above sea level) and alongside it Yes Tor (Dartmoor's second highest peak). Our 8-year-old walked it with his dad, and having had a few snowball fights up on the peaks it was a welcome return to cosy Swallow Barn at the end of the day. Great week's holiday had by dad, mum, son (8), daughter (3) and baby boy (4 months). Thanks Rachel and Julian for allowing us to stay in this gem. Evans Family, Bath, North East Somerset

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Apr 2018
Hello Evans Family!
Thank you all so much for being fantastic guests and for the great review. We love Swallow Barn and it was a pleasure to share it with you. What an achievement for your son! I hope he keeps up the walking and I hope we will see you back in Dartmoor soon.
Kind regards
Rachel
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dierfysio...
Leusden, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Beautiful house and surroundings, everything you could possibly want.”
Reviewed 30 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We had a very lovely stay in gorgeous Swallow Barn. Warm welcome, very nice contact with very friendly owner of house and ditto housekeeper. Very complete inventory, everything clean and fresh. Lots to do in the area, although just enjoying the house and garden is just as wonderful as going out. Quite sad that our holidays are over. Wanted to pick the house up and bring it back home. :) Highly recommend staying here!

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Management Response
18 Sep 2017
Hello, just realised I emailed but did not respond to your review online. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts. We love Swallow Barn and it was an absolute pleasure sharing it with you and we would be delighted to welcome you back any time.
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traceymea...
Spalding, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous holiday let was a home from home”
Reviewed 29 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Amazing part of the country. Lydford Gorge is well worth a look which is on the doorstep. The furthest we explored was Padstow in Cornwall. Couldn't see everything in a week. Wished we had stayed longer. The holiday let was a great place to come back and relax after a day of exploring. There were stacks of games to play in case it rained, and TV with Netflix. As the weather stayed with us the whole week we didn't need these. The kitchen was the best feature as we were able to cook our own meals instead of going out to eat. A plus for us.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Jul 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We hope to welcome you back in the future to explore more of Devon and Cornwall.
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CornishEm
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Stunning accommodation in a tranquil setting”
Reviewed 23 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Swallow Barn is decorated, furnished and equipped to a very high standard, providing you with everything you could possibly need. The property is in a peaceful situation, within walking distance of Lydford (along a country lane), with views to Dartmoor, as long as the weather is good enough to see the tors.
I was looking for a 'get away from it all' property where I could relax and unwind and this was perfect. You are within easy travelling distance of walking and cycling routes.
From the moment I walked in the door to find a large porch with coat hooks, a seat for sitting on to put on your boots and a door to a downstairs toilet and laundry room, I knew this place would be well laid out and perfect for a stay on Dartmoor.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Apr 2017
Hello Emma,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. I am so glad that you found the peace and tranquility you were looking for.
Kind regards
Rachel
Swallow Barn
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edinburgh...
Edinburgh
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful converted barn with fantastic views of Dartmoor”
Reviewed 24 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Swallow Barn, it is a great property, with high quality fittings and furniture - the owners have clearly spent a lot of money on it. The property was also spotlessly clean for our arrival. The view from the living room through the large bi-fold glass doors is a particular selling point - you can see a few of the Dartmoor Tors.

Lydford itself is a nice little village with an excellent pub (good food and beer) and the local area is a great place for cycling (provided you enjoy hills!) and walking. It is a short drive from Tavistock which is an interesting little town with good cafes and shops. It is also not too far to both the north and south coasts of West Devon / East Cornwall.

The property also has excellent wifi - essential given that we had a 17 year old daughter in tow!

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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