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Swallow Tail

Swallow Tail Alongside
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Swallow Tail Alongside
On Board
Lounger and Wood Burner
Swallow Tail's 'Boat House'
Calm Waters
Picnic By The Water
Quiet Privacy
One of our many residents looking for supper
Busy, busy, busy
Sleepy time for Little Grebe
All alert
Our boats
spectacular sunsets
quite at home
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Holsworthy, Torridge, Devon, England
Swallow Tail offers a unique opportunity to stay aboard a traditional canal barge without the worry of locks and waterways. She is custom built to offer the maximum comfort and style for 4 people sleeping in two cabins. Both cabins have their own shower/wc, the double is en suite and also has its own deck from which to watch the world go by. Alongside there is a boat house for additional storage or simply chilling out on shore. Blagdon Water provides the visitor with the peace and tranquility nowadays rarely found. Swallow Tail offers the perfect location in which to relax and enjoy the surrounding countryside and wildlife which freely roams around her. Swallow Tail enjoys the last of the setting sun on Blagdon Water which can be enjoyed from the aft deck or boat house.<BR><BR>Interior photographs of this property will... Read more
About the Owner, Carolyn O
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 112 days ago
Listed since : May 2006
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 10 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL13603
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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This is a 'get away' dream. Just three static barges on a lake with total privacy from each other. We had a beautiful boat house with shower and wc as well as our barge ' Clouded Yellow', which sleeps four but we were just 2. The decor is very tasteful and comfortable. This is a natural paradise with trout fishing each day . The owner Dermot, then smoked them for us & we took them home. Each day ( and we had stunning weather) we walked the land to catch sight of the Barn Owl. At night we sat out on the deck watching the sun go down with a glass of wine. We have a little dog and he was welcome too. Caro and Dermot were extremely helpful and the entire family are very friendly and relaxed. We left completely relaxed and refreshed with plans to return next year with friends. This is a dream of a holiday.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Kid Friendly:
Additional amenities & feature info
Swallow Tail has the luxury of plenty of space rarely found onboard a boat. The main salon is light and airy, double doors enter the boat from a spacious aft deck from which the visitor can view the lake and all its goings on.
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Swallow Tail offers custom made short breaks. Please enquiry for further details and pricing. Minimum of two nights stay. The tariff is calculated by adding £125 to the daily rate.
Tariff includes all linen, towels, electricity, firewood and fishing.
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Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 65.0 km
Railway: Exeter: 65.0 km
Ferry: Plymouth: 90.0 km
Easiest access is by car. However it is possible to get to either Exeter airport or train station. There is a very sparse bus service from here.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 15.0 km.
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