Swallows Dip

Located in Honiton, Devon

Swallows Dip is a detached house in Honiton, Devon and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms in 5-star luxury.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Pet Friendly: No


Swallows Dip is a fabulous three-storey cottage resting in Honiton, Devon. Boasting four bedrooms including a double with an en-suite bathroom, a super-king-size (zip/link) with en-suite wet room and two ground-floor super-king-size bedrooms (zip/link)served by a ground-floor wet room, this cottage can sleep a total of eight guests. The interior is complete with a large open-plan living space featuring a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area, whilst an enclosed patio and off-road parking can be found to the front of the property. Swallows Dip is a fabulous property, perfect for a luxury stay in Devon.

Property Details

Swallows Dip is a beautifully built, eco-friendly house boasting unique fittings and a stylish interior all within a rural setting surrounded by rolling hills and the English countryside. This fantastic property overlooks a stunning man-made fish-filled pond which is fully fenced and is within five acres of picturesque grounds and a lovely Devon meadow. A unique retreat for large groups or families looking to celebrate and relax in a luxury home. Boasting eco-credentials -powered with renewable electricity and with a ground source heat pump proving underfloor heating and hot water, the property is comfortable and cosy whatever the weather.

Entering Swallows Dip you are greeted with a galleried landing, with the area emblazoned with natural light and featuring a spacious super-king-size bedroom and across the hall a separate family shower room. Making your way down to the lower ground-floor the avant-garde living area boasts a chic kitchen with dazzling quartz worktops and built-in appliances, family dining area and a generous lounge that opens out onto a private, secure patio overlooking the spectacular man-made pond. Also found on the lower-ground-floor is another spacious super-king-size bedroom which is a handy addition to have.

Up the stairs again to the entrance hall, the next flight of beautiful wooden stairs lead to the upper-floor, featuring both master and second bedrooms which offer some of the best views in the area. The master super-king-size bedroom has a built-in mirrored wardrobe, beautiful and elegant en-suite and a corner balcony where it is a must to sit back and admire the wonderful vista. The second super-king-size bedroom also benefits from a lovely en-suite and a balcony which gives an elevated view over the Blackdown Hills and down onto the pond allowing you to ponder and marvel at the cruising fish therein. From the lounge area, walk out onto the private, enclosed patio and enjoy sitting back for a quiet moment whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the rolling hillsides.

Immerse yourself in the wonderment of watching the swallows swoop and dip in the pond. Indeed go for a stroll over the spacious adjoining lawned area and pause a while to drink in the magnificent view. You can then continue down into the meadow and stroll around the mowed margin, enjoying the flora and fauna, and discovering the Field Pond where you can sit and marvel at all the wildlife that it offers in profusion.

Celebrate in style at Swallows Dip with your loved ones for a time you will never forget.


  • Ground source heating
  • Electric oven and electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power are included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels are included in rent
  • Ample off-road parking is available
  • Electric gated access
  • Enclosed patio with outdoor seating area and use of owner's five acres of land
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub under 1 mile
  • Note: Visits to the owner's private smallholding can be arranged with the owner prior to your stay
  • Note: Deep water on site, so all children must be supervised


Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs facilities
Great View
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Washing machine


Situated on the cusp of Honiton, adjoining the East Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty, whilst resting in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these cottages overlook the breath-taking Otter Valley with the outstanding vista made famous by the author Daniel Defoe in 1734. Within easy walking distance to the historic market town of Honiton and surrounded by beautiful fields these luxury appointed and eco-friendly holiday cottages offer the ultimate rural retreat for families or large groups wanting to celebrate and relax in style. Set over split levels, each of these cottages is home to a contemporary open-planned living space which Is located on the lower ground floor. This area comes complete with a fully fitted kitchen that has been styled with chic navy units, copper features, attractive quartz worktops and boasts an impressive selection of sleek appliances. Adjoining is a spacious dining area where the whole family can enjoy mealtimes together and a light and airy lounge area in which to relax and prepare for your next day's adventure. Stepping out of the large patio doors you find yourself on a fabulous private and fully enclosed patio/lawned area with seating that overlooks the wonderful countryside and man-made pond. Each of the cottages is home to four wonderfully spacious bedrooms, two of which have access to their own private en-suites for that real luxury experience. Guest staying in this fantastic accommodation are welcome to visit the owner's smallholding to see a range of friendly animals and can experience freshly laid duck and chicken eggs. Prepare to be mesmerised by looking down on the fish cruising around the stream-fed pond and be fascinated by their enthusiasm at feeding time. Hale Close Farm Cottages provide the ultimate setting for a family escape to beautiful East Devon, providing a sumptuous base from which explorations of countryside and moor, historical towns, traditional crafts and customs, together with exciting adventures on the Jurassic coast - all making the most wonderful memories. The location of the holiday cottages is second to none. The active market town of Honiton is within easy walking distance and yet it is but a short drive away to the world-renowned Jurassic coastline with nearby family activities like Escot Wildwood, Crealy Adventure Park and the Donkey Sanctuary providing something for everyone. If you are feeling a little more adventurous and are looking for an adrenaline fix, then skydiving, outdoor karting at Mansell raceway or motorsport at Wiscombe Hill Climb is the next thing to do on your holiday list. The family-friendly Beautiful Days festival at Escot offers a plethora of summer music whilst the famous River Cottage restaurant and events provide sustenance and ideas along with sumptuous local ingredients. The cottages are situated close to major transport links, with a bus stop at the entrance to the driveway and close to rail links with direct trains to London Waterloo and Exeter Central. Venturing into the historic and bustling town of Honiton which is renowned for its bespoke handmade lace and its abundance of individually owned shops, antiques, pubs and restaurants, there is a multitude of things to see and do without having to travel miles. Honiton has been famous for lacemaking since the reign of Elizabeth I and still has some lacemakers in work today – visitors can see some fine examples of antique lace in the town's Allhallows Museum, together with prehistoric hippo bones discovered on building the Honiton bypass. Tradition abounds so come and immerse yourself in the Hot Pennies ceremony, Charter Day and the recent celebration of local produce with ‘Gate to Plate’ with a profusion of stalls, tasty nibbles and drinkies.


Area Details


Honiton is a market town in East Devon surrounded by beautiful countryside with both the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right on your doorstep. Honiton has a great range of independent shops as well as national supermarkets and a large range of where to eat out to suit all tastes and budgets. Lots to do and see in the area including the All Hallows Museum of Lace, the Land Rover Experience, Poltimore House, Knapp Copse Nature Reserve and the Thelma Hulbert Gallery.

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