Great Palstone & Swallows Rest are located in South Brent, Devon, and combined sleep 8 guests across 4 bedrooms and are pet-friendly.
Great Palstone and Swallows Rest offer perfect accommodation for a group of 8 people within 2 properties. Set in the friendly owner’s private grounds, these properties enjoy the rustic exteriors of traditional barn conversions with all the benefits of light and airy, contemporary and stylish interiors. They enjoy all of the modern conveniences including underfloor heating throughout, a cosy wood-burner in Great Palstone and stunning gardens.
The heart of the village of South Brent, is just a 10-minute walk from the Swallow’s Rest and offers plenty of amenities including a pub, café bar, fish and chip shop, coop, deli and a wonderful craft shop. There are beautiful short walks within the village along the River Avon and Glazebrook, including several nature reserves and footpaths connecting further to local moorland trails and beauty spots for keener walkers. The village has a regular half-hourly bus service connecting to Plymouth, Totnes Railway Station (with connections to Bristol and London) and Torquay.
Located on the southern edge of the stunning Dartmoor National Park which covers almost 370 square miles of granite tors, acres of open moor grazed by Dartmoor ponies and wooded valleys, there are plenty of activities to partake in including hiking, wild swimming, horse-riding, caving, cycling, kayaking and rock-climbing. The Dartmoor towns of Ashburton and Buckfastleigh are just a ten-minute drive away and offer shopping and other family-based attractions. For those not feeling quite so energetic, Dartmoor is still a fantastic place to simply get some fresh air, dip your toes in a stream or sit back and enjoy a Devon cream tea.
Only 12 miles from the stunning beach of Wonwell and within easy driving distance of Bigbury, Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Noss Mayo, day trips to the coast offer a great alternative for a fun day-out and access to a range of watersports and some of the finest sailing waters in the UK. Totnes (7 miles away), is famous as England’s alternative centre, it has plenty of independent shops, weekly market and good restaurants. The lively cities of Plymouth and Exeter, with their shops, museums, restaurants, theatres, cinemas and National Marine Aquarium are also just a 20 or 30-minute drive away respectively.
Please note: This property is not suitable for wheelchair users and may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties due to the parking area being located approximately 50 metres from the cottage and one flight of stairs.
Spacious entrance hall with utility cupboard housing the washing machine and table-top freezer.
Bedroom two (the Bee Room) with French windows and 5ft6 continental king zip-link bed (can be made up as two 2ft9 singles if requested at the time of booking). Ensuite shower room with walk-in shower (overhead and handheld shower attachment), WC, basin and heated towel rail.
Bedroom three (the Butterfly Room) with two 2ft9 single beds (these can be zip linked to create a 5ft6 continental king zip-link bed if requested at the time of booking). Ensuite shower room with walk-in shower (overhead and handheld attachment), WC, basin and heated towel rail.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Open plan kitchen living dining space with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.
Lounge area with woodburning stove, two sofas and Smart TV with Freeview.
Dining area with dining table to seat up to 8.
Kitchen area with built-in electric oven, 5-zone induction hob (with extractor over) microwave, kettle, toaster and integrated appliances including under-counter fridge and full-size dishwasher.
Bedroom one (the Bird Room) with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, 5ft6 zip-link continental king bed (always made up as a king). Ensuite bathroom with WC, basin and bath with shower over and handheld attachment.
Open plan kitchen living dining room with understairs cupboard housing a small freezer.
Kitchen area with built-in electric oven, 4 zone induction hob (with extractor over), microwave, kettle, toaster and integrated appliances including under-counter fridge, washing machine and slimline dishwasher.
Dining area with table to seat two.
Lounge area with sofa, Smart TV with Freeview.
Bedroom with 5ft9 continental king zip link bed (this bed can be made up as two 2ft9 singles if requested at the time of booking). A small table and seating area in front of the French windows with a glazed Juliet balcony with lovely views of the gardens beyond.
Ensuite shower room with walk-in shower (overhead and handheld attachment), WC, basin and heated towel rail.
To the front of the barn there is a pretty courtyard area with plenty of beautiful plants, furnished with a garden table and chairs to seat up to 6.
Not adjoining the barn, but just 20 yards from the front door, there is a separate lawned area (not enclosed) set aside for sole use of Great Palstone Barn. There is a fire pit, 2 deck chairs and a hammock swing chair in this area.
To the side of Swallows Rest, there is a pretty courtyard area with plenty of beautiful plants, furnished with a bistro table and chairs to seat up to 2.
Respectful use of the owner's nearby paddock for walking in or the exercising of a dog may also be available.
There is allocated parking for up to 3 cars in the nearby car parking area (approximately 50 metres from the barn).
South Brent is a large attractive village on the fringe of Dartmoor which dates back to the Bronze age. It is a great way to explore Dartmoor and the South Hams. The village has a wide range of shops including a supermarket, pharmacy, post office and a mobile banking service, cafes, and a choice of Pubs. We have a great collection of South Brent self-catering cottages from which you can enjoy the area.