Swallow Cottage


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3 bedrooms

Up to 6 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: SWACOT
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Tumble dryer
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi


Situated in perhaps the most scenic and popular area for walking within the Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon, Swallow Cottage has pretty views of the East Dart River and the moor beyond. The central location of the cottage enables guests to access the moor immediately from its doorstep.  This recently completed holiday barn conversion enjoys the rustic exterior of a traditional Dartmoor building with the benefits of a modern, light and airy internal layout which will appeal to both couples and families alike. The property is set alongside a small country house hotel in the picturesque hamlet of Postbridge and guests have access to its 36 acres of private grounds. In addition, Swallow Cottage has its own private terrace for alfresco dining as well as a superb open plan living space with a wood burning stove at its heart. A wonderful holiday retreat, whatever time of year.

Postbridge, with its legendary 12thcentury clapper bridge and a National Park Visitors Centre, provides superb walking for all abilities. The many local traditional pubs and tearooms provide a great way to finish a good days rambling or fishing with the offer of freshly cooked meals or a cream tea. The local area provides horse riding and fishing opportunities as well as the chance to visit the nearby ancient settlement of Grimspound.

Please note: May be suitable for those with walking disabilities. Please discuss property's suitability prior to booking.

Two sets of patio doors open into a superb open plan living spaceLounge area with two sofas, armchair, wood burning stove, wall mounted Smart TV,DVD player and ipod dock. Dining area with table to comfortably accommodate 6. Vaulted kitchen with modern shaker units with built-in electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and washer / dryer. Door from lounge area into ground floor hallway. Doors lead to Bedroom 2 with 6ft super king bed (can be separated to create two 3ft single beds), built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 3 with two 3ft single beds, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. Family bathroom with bath with thermostatic shower over, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. Stairs lead to first floor to master bedroom (some areas of height restriction due to sloped eaves). Bedroom 1 with 5ft double bed, built-in wardrobe and drawers. En suite with bath and mixer shower attachment, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.   

Open paved terrace directly in front of the cottage. Picnic bench, two sun loungers and barbecue provided. Guests are also welcome to explore the hotel’s 36 acres of grounds.

Private driveway with space to accommodate up to three vehicles.

  • Included: Bed linen and towels, WiFi, complimentary first basket of logs, high chair, electricity, central heating.
  • Pets: 2 dogs welcome. Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
  • Telephone: Mobile reception poor (mobile reception is best at either end of the village). The owner's phone is available in emergencies and subject to access.
  • Local Facilities: Village pub 500 yards. Village shop with post office 5 minutes walk. Horse riding stables 3miles. Fishing on East Dart River 100 yards (license available from village shop). Moretonhampstead 8.5 miles. Princetown 6 miles. South Devon coastal beaches from 26 miles. Exeter 22 miles.

Please note: May be suitable for those with walking disabilities. Please discuss property's suitability prior to booking.

August 2019

A great place to just un-wind and relax in beautiful surroundings.

June 2019

Yes, second year of going there and just as good as the first time lovely cottage, lovely owner and lovely part of dartmoor to stay.

May 2019

This cottage is perfectly located, off the main road, near local walks in Dartmoor and not far off from other Dartmoor walks (Fur Tor, Cranmere Pool, Ducks Pool, etc.)

October 2018

Superb place. Fabulous location, well laid-out and comfortable cottage. Very happy indeed.

October 2018

Absolutely wonderful time - Made to feel welcome

June 2018

This is by far the best cottage we have ever stayed in, and we've done lots. Great location, well furnished, spotlessly clean. And cream scones to welcome us. Would recommend this without hesitation and also the service we have received from Toad Hall Cottages.

June 2018

A lovely peaceful area and cottage. A couple of suggestions....could do with a tray or box for walking boots and perhaps a drainer for plates etc and more hooks for coats etc. Also, the owner responded to a question about the availability of wood for the fire by saying, that it had been shut down for summer. Would be nice if that was available year round.

June 2018

Yes, the cottage had everything needed and lovely owner enjoyed every day there

January 2018

Warm welcome with cake and milk provided and basket full of logs.

November 2017

Yes we enjoyed our stay.

November 2017

Excellent location, property very well-equipped and well thought out. However, it would be small for six people, especially as there is nowhere to leave wet boots and coats.

October 2017

Wonderful location, enjoyed very much.

September 2017

Very well equipped and cosy cottage in a wonderful location . Very central for walking locally or exploring by car . A good selection of pubs within 30 minute radius too .

July 2017

Should put comment in description warning of approach lane and how narrow.

Sorry that you weren't prepared for our Devon lanes. Yes they are narrow, but that's a fact of life down here and we do give all guests access to our properties' locations and approaches on our website via Google Street map. Glad you had an enjoyable holiday though.

- The Toad Hall Team

June 2017

Beautiful cottage in lovely location. Excellent welcome with cream tea and fresh flowers.

April 2017

Perfect location for exploring the moors. Lovely complimentary cream tea on arrival and everything you need in the cottage for a pleasant stay

November 2015

A lovely cottage..... Absolutely everything that you could possibly have needed had been thought of. We will definitely return!

July 2015

The location of this property for exploring Dartmoor was fantastic.

July 2015

An excellent cottage,ideally situated to explore Dartmoor and the surrounding areas .

April 2015

The cottage was first class everything possible provided. It's a credit to the owners as it was spotlessly clean. It was in a lovely setting and as it was a first visit it for us to Dartmoor it really surprised us how lovely the area was. Would recommend the ruddlestone Inn at Widecombe the food is superb lovely beer and pub grub.

October 2014

Swallow Cottage is a wonderful place to stay and we would highly recommend it. The owners are very friendly and helpful. It is ideally situated for walking straight from the front door. Our two dogs loved it and were made to feel welcome. They made friends with the owners dog, who was very sweet. It is very peaceful and made us relax

September 2014

This was an exceptional property, beautifully furnished and in a wonderful spot. It was also a great location for exploring Dartmoor.

September 2014

Swallow Cottage is a haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The cottage itself is very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The location is ideal for walking direct from the property and for access to the local amenities. Would highly recommend if you want an 'away from it all' break.

May 2014

Everything was well arranged - good communication throughout. We had a beautiful cream tea on arrival. There was everything you could have wanted at the cottage. We had a very enjoyable time.

March 2014

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Swallow Cottage. The local area is beautiful and there are some brilliant walks nearby. Despite the very British weather outside, the cottage was always very welcomingly warm and comfortable. Also, the cream teas on arrival were delicious and a really special treat.

March 2014

We came in October and had such a peaceful time we decided to return with a full house. We had a lovely New Years celebration and despite the biblical weather, we have enjoyed ourselves immensely. Many thanks to Steve, Karen and team for the hard work that goes into making Swallow Cottage such a success.

March 2014

We had a great time at Swallow Cottage. We went with the intention of relaxing and that is what we did as it is so peaceful. We have done some of the walks, driven around Dartmoor and enjoyed the scenery and animals. Wish we could have stayed longer. We would highly recommend the cottage, its perfect.

March 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed enjoyed our stay at Swallow Cottage. The surrounding area is beautiful but we would have liked better weather. The evening meal at the Lydgate Hotel was excellent , and the Post Office stores had everything you might need. We all enjoyed our week in beautiful cottage in Postbridge.

March 2014

We've become frequent visitors to Dartmoor as we love the beautiful scenery and atmosphere of the moor (the cream teas complimented it very well). What has made it particularly enjoyable this time was having a peaceful cottage to come back to each day. We found it so relaxing with its lovely views and having the animal so close by.

February 2014

Fantastic conversion with all you need. Very well placed for a walking holiday; some great walks from your door. Would love to come back.

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