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Swallows Nest at Ford

Bideford, Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Log Cabin / Lodge
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Romantic
Internet access
Hot Tub
Enclosed garden / patio
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Beach within easy reach
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At a glance

 

  • Beautifully renovated barn conversion with an emphasis on contemporary, stylish interiors
  • Nestled in the North Devon countryside with easy access to an array of nearby golden sands and turquoise waters
  • Relax in your own wood-fired hot tub after a day of adventures across North Devon
Property code: OC-S27983

This stunning country escape for two, a barn conversion close to the coast in the pretty hamlet of Ford, makes the perfect romantic retreat for lovers of pretty walks, sandy beaches, and quaint Devon villages. It’s all on one level and has delightful interiors and a smart, secure patio with a luxurious wood-fired hot tub, and your canine companions are welcome here.

Original features have been effortlessly combined with contemporary furniture and styling throughout the sweet cottage to make a beautiful place to stay. Step inside the high-ceilinged bright and light open-plan living space where you’ll want to spend time cooking heart-warming meals in the stylish kitchen and enjoying them at the table for two. Relax on the comfy sofa and armchair in the lounge area with the TV on and the pups dozing at your feet, there’s also a handy utility room for doing your laundry. You can watch TV in bed in the gorgeous king-size bedroom before a great night’s sleep, wake up and have an invigorating shower in the en-suite shower room with a waterfall shower. Sit outside on balmy evenings with a cool drink or dine al fresco and watch the sunset, and for the ultimate in relaxation, laze in the hot tub under the stars.

Grab the leads and go out for walks from the door. Head to the South West Coast Path to explore the dramatic and beautiful coastline, pop to Westward Ho! (4 miles) and head to the 1.5-mile-long sandy beach for a walk, then go out for fish and chips in the village. For more places to eat out, visit the pretty fishing villages of Appledore (6 miles) and Clovelly (8 miles) with eateries for all tastes and a good choice of shops too.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 en suite shower room with waterfall shower and WC
  • Electric oven with gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wood-fired hot tub with initial logs provided
  • Enclosed patio with multiple outdoor seating
  • Private off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Pets: 2 dogs welcome 
  • Restaurant and shop within 2.5 miles, beach 4 miles
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 2 dogs allowed. Additional charges may apply

Katie Ellis

This property is personally managed by Katie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Antony 22nd June 2024

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Great Cottage and the owners always there if we needed them Would definitely go again

Reviewed by Mary 21st May 2024

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Great accommodation in quiet rural area, owners nearby and were there to meet and greet and answer any questions. Well equipped and very clean inside and dog friendly

Reviewed by William 11th May 2024

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The property was very clean and comfortable we had two dogs with us and there was enough room to take for walks and not be overcrowded

Reviewed by Charlotte 4th May 2024

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Excellent property, highly recommend! Lovely hosts and incredibly helpful! The barn has everything you need for a comfortable week, a home away from home! The hot tub was a fabulous addition!! We can't wait to come back.

Reviewed by Jenny 21st April 2024

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Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Owners were excellent hosts and helped with there local knowledge of pubs restaurants and places to visit. Accommodation was excellent with everything we needed including wonderful views. Would definitely book again in the future.

Reviewed by Christine 13th April 2024

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Fantastic place with high end equipment lots of little touches to make it very special will definitely go back again

Reviewed by Tracy 25th March 2024

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Reviewed by Kath 24th March 2024

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This cottage is lovely, clean and tidy. In a really nice position, private, and quiet, parking immediately outside Owners, very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Sarah 11th February 2024

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The cottage had everything to make it a home from home, I am unable to think of any improvements. It was ideally situated to visit the places that we wanted to overall a perfect getaway, needed a break and to unwind and this was just the place for us. Excellent for the dog as well, nice that she was secure and welcome - thank you

Reviewed by Robert 27th January 2024

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A spacious, well equipped cottage which is extremely well maintained by very pleasant and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Lauren 18th January 2024

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We absolutely loved our stay at the cottage, it was so cosy and the perfect base for a holiday filled with big dog walks! Our pup also loved looking out over the horses from the garden, that is amazingly secure which meant we didnt need to worry about her getting out. Would love to stay again!

Reviewed by Jodie 3rd January 2024

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We stayed here over new year with our dogs and it was perfect. Beautiful location, amazing cottage, no detail overlooked. Well equipped kitchen and had everything you would find in your own kitchen at home. Perfectly secure garden for the dogs and the hot tub was an added bonus. The host were lovely and made us feel super welcome. Felt like a very Read moreprivate cottage. We did cook most nights but did order takeaway one night as there is a couple in the area. Close by is a town that has all you need if you run out of anything. The cottage was immaculate, bed super comfy and wifi very good. We felt perfectly safe and secure at the cottage but were far enough away from other buildings that we had privacy. Myself, partner and the girls (doggies) had an amazing time here and would love to come back in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 30th December 2023

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We absolutely enjoyed our stay, the owners are lovely and we would definitely visit again. The little touches meant a lot to us and felt very special.

Reviewed by Isla 2nd December 2023

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Very lovely short break away! The property is very clean and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. It caters well for dogs and the hot tub was an added bonus!

Reviewed by Malcolm 16th November 2023

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Perfect property to rent. A huge stunning cottage with no expense spared! Excellent for dogs with a secure slabbed garden area. Everything you need and more! Everything is catered for and the owners are very polite and welcoming. Excellent location, the Thatched Inn and Westleigh pub are excellent on food! Will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Katie 11th November 2023

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Super place to stay, so comfortable large and cosy. Will definitely recommend and book again.

Reviewed by Anneka 9th November 2023

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We had a lovely stay here, everything exceeded our expectations of how the property was and the location. The added bonus of the hot tub was great. Would recommend staying here!

Reviewed by Sarah 9th November 2023

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We had a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage. The facilities were great, especially the wood fired hot tub. The complimentary goodies were much appreciated and the hosts made us feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Michael 29th October 2023

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Claire has made this the perfect retreat for couples it was amazing and had everything we needed and some in one word faultless

Reviewed by Gillian 22nd October 2023

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Reviewed by Julie 7th October 2023

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The location was lovely looking out on to fields very relaxing. The property was excellent everything catered for. Very clean and comfortable. The owners were lovely. Would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend this property. Plenty of nice places to visit in North Devon.

Reviewed by Susannah 16th September 2023

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Amazing property with everything you could need, in a great location. We were greeted on arrival by the lovely hosts who were on hand if needed. Secure outdoor area for our dog to relax, very peaceful with countryside views. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Claire 9th September 2023

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