The Barn

Rustic farmhouse-style

About Us

A romantic luxury self-catering cottage for two in Devon. This converted Devonshire barn provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic break with a loved one; Swallow Barn epitomises cosiness!

Set in the heart of the rolling Devonshire countryside not far from the Cornwall and Devon border, Swallow Barn offers rustic blissful escapism from the humdrum of everyday life. From the moment you arrive at this romantic self-catering holiday barn on the edge of Dartmoor, you will feel all worries and troubles melt away.

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A Romantic & Relaxing Time Away

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What our guests say!

Recent Reviews

Happy Guest

What a fantastic week! The cottage is beautiful; so cosy to come back to after long walks on the moor. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Simon & Sue made us feel so very welcome with their hospitality & recommendations. Simon´s cider is to die for - we will miss that. Do not hesitate to come here - we are so sad to leave. Hope to have a return visit in the future.

Happy Guest 2

After a warm welcome complemented by fresh eggs, cider & wonderful apple juice, we settled into a wonderful, relaxing haven. Sad to leave & thankyou for making this such a memorable week.

Happy Guest 3

What a wonderful, relaxing and special time we have had here. It is such a beautiful cottage which is designed exactly to our taste, so we have got lots of inspiration for new home projects. Thank you.

Happy Guest 4

There is something magical about this place. Thank you for the stay. I feel very lucky to have become engaged here!

Happy Guest 5

We had a lovely stay, in such a wonderfully romantic setting. It was the perfect getaway & we couldn´t have asked for more. The woodburning fire was mesmorising & the bed superb! The cider was also delicious, thank you.

Happy Guest 6

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your idyllic, picturesque cottage. We had such a wonderful time taking in all the gorgeous scenery. Your hospitality was amazing & the cider was second to none. It is an ideal setting for honeymoons and definitely made ours memorable. Thank you once again, hope to be back soon.

Wendy & David

Thank you for a wonderful stay. Simon thanks for the info on the local attractions. We visited Roadford Lake, Tintagel, Boscastle, Bude, Lydford Gorge and Looe. The cottage is a home from home and love the books!

Martin & Audrey


Julia & Lawson

We've had the most relaxing few days in this very special place. This has been our second visit and it won't be the last!

Everything you need to know

The Details


The charming spirit at Swallow Barn will entice love-birds looking for the perfect romantic hideaway with long countryside walks on Dartmoor, saying good morning to the friendly neighbouring cows, and lazy pub lunches providing the enviable agenda for your stay.This lovingly renovated self-catering barn is furnished in a rustic country farmhouse-style with exposed beams, stripped floors and cosy furnishings.


Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The vaulted master bedroom boasts the most tempting superking-size bed, meaning getting up in the morning might prove somewhat of a challenge (all the more reason to enjoy a romantic breakfast in bed!). Fully-equipped with a plasma TV, couples can ‘batten down the hatches’ and relax in bed, whilst the adjoining bathroom provides the perfect place to pamper with a deep tub and overhead shower. There is also a downstairs cloakroom for convenience.



Set within five acres, the vast unspoiled countryside surrounding Swallow Barn can be viewed in all its majesty from the sweet private garden behind the cottage, through the courtyard. The courtyard itself is filled with wild strawberries, geraniums, violets & more. The far-reaching vistas are best enjoyed in summertime with a crisp glass of our home-made cider which we grow and make right here on the farm- it doesn’t get more locally-produced than that!


For Relaxation

After a day exploring the wild and rugged Dartmoor National Park with its whispers of folklore and imposing craggy tors, what better way to unwind than snuggled up by the crackling wood burner with a glass of hearty red recounting the day’s adventures? A visit to the nearby historic market town of Tavistock with its charming delicatessens, riverside cafes and duck ponds will delight those looking to experience a slice of rural England.



There is off road parking for one car. The property is well-equipped with a washing machine and dishwasher. We live across the courtyard and are on hand should you need us, but otherwise will not disturb your stay. If you’d like a real taste of Devon then ask us to show you around the neighbouring barns, that house our cider barrels.


Arrivals & Departures

Arrival Day: Flexible Arrival Days
Arrival Time: Arrival is at 4pm
Departure Time: Departure is at 10am



The kitchen is well-equipped with a newly fitted country-style kitchen with wooden units, exposed beams, electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave and fridge. Rustle up a romantic candlelit dinner for two to be enjoyed in the cosy open plan sitting room/dining area using the freshest of local Devon produce.


Eating Out

This corner of Devon has a wealth of friendly pubs nearby serving traditional dishes, good cask ales, and welcoming locals. Port William, at Trebarwith Strand on the north coast, is a fabulous pub overlooking the sea that is definitely worth a visit! For a fine dining experience there are several renowned restaurants for a genteel afternoon tea or a decadent supper nearby. We personally recommend Lewtrenchard Manor, The Arundel Arms and The Horn of Plenty. Percy’s, on the Coombeshead Estate, an award-winning country restaurant boasting one of Devon’s top female chefs!

What's included?


Bedroom: One double room with superking-size bed
Bathroom: Bathroom with large tub and overhead shower
Children: Babes-in-arms only
Cots: One cot is available
Highchairs: One highchair is available
Pets: One well-behaved dog on prior request. There is a charge of £60.00 per week or part thereof for your pet to stay
Mod Cons: TV and DVD
Internet & Communications: Wi-fi internet is available
Mobile Signal: Check reception maps
Laundry: Washing machine and iron available
Extra touches

A Few Little Luxuries

Crusty bread
Instant coffee
Olive oil
Condiments, dried herbs & spices
Freshly cut flowers
Scented candles
Luxury bed linen & towels
Firewood, coal & kindling
Board games
Recipe books
We hope you enjoy these little touches!
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