Swallow Barton

Located in Umberleigh, Devon

This charming holiday property is situated within a pretty cottage garden in the attractive North Devon countryside, just 12 miles away from the expansive sandy beach at Westward Ho!

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: No


This property enjoys a quiet countryside location in the North Devonshire countryside surrounded by many pretty villages, each with their own charm and character. To the west of the property, around a 25-minute drive away, is the seaside town of Westward Ho! with its impressive two-mile-long stretch of sandy beach, which is popular with families and water sports enthusiasts alike. Also within similar driving distance is the historic harbour town of Bideford, as well as the traditional fishing village of Appledore, which makes a delightful place to while away an afternoon wandering the attractive cobbled streets, watching the boats bob in the village quay, and sampling the fresh seafood in the local bistros.

Guests will love this attractive, cottage which offers homely accommodation throughout. This is in evidence as soon as guests enter the lounge, a relaxing light-filled space with a TV, DVD, cosy wood burner, and a galleried landing looking over the seating area. The kitchen/diner is a spacious room with a farmhouse style dining table and all the equipment that guests will need to make themselves at home, including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Stairs lead from the lounge to the galleried landing which takes you on to the bedrooms. The first of these is a double room that has its own TV. The second bedroom is a good-sized twin room, whilst the property’s bathroom offers a bath, separate shower cubicle, and WC.

Outside guests can enjoy the shared gardens, which are mainly set to lawn, and offer a selection of garden toys, outdoor furniture, and a pretty pond. There is parking available for two cars and the owners can provide beach equipment if needed. There is also an EV charging point for electric cars.


  • Delightful country cottage set in a rural village perfect for a quiet getaway
  • Cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen
  • If you fancy venturing future, visit the local beaches within a 20-minute drive
  • 2 bedrooms 1 king and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • TV and DVD in lounge plus additional TV in the double room
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric, and heating included
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • EV charging point for electric cars
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 4 miles, beach 12 miles


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Real Fire


Area Details


Umberleigh is a small village by the River Taw. The villages of Warkleigh, Chittlehampton, High Bickington and Atherington are all within 10 minutes drive and the town of Barnstaple is 6 miles away. There are plenty of riverside walks to explore and the Tarkka train line runs through here on the way to Barnstaple and Exeter which offers fantastic views along the way. Visit the Cobbaton Combat Collection, a military museum that has 50 vehicles and exhibits from the Boer War to the Gulf War. Umberleigh has access to a lot of great fishing, being so close to the River Taw. The village has a convenience store and a pub. For those involved with the National Trust, Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, 10 miles away, is one to visit with 20 miles of footpaths to discover. Marwood Hill Gardens, RHS Garden Rosemoor and Castle Hill Gardens are within 10 miles of Umberleigh.

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