Swallow’s Rest

Located in South Brent

Swallow's Rest is located in South Brent, Devon, and sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Swallow’s Rest is a stylish and comfortable barn conversion, set in the friendly owner’s private grounds and located on the edge of the village of South Brent on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park bordering the popular holiday region of South Hams.

Finished to a high specification, there is an open plan living space on the ground floor with a sumptuous comfortable bedroom on the first floor with fine views and a shower room. To the side of the barn just a few steps from the front door (not directly attached) there is a small pretty courtyard area, furnished with a bistro table and chairs providing a fabulous spot for a morning coffee.

The heart of the village of South Brent is just a 10-minute walk from 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 including access to a range of water sports 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.


Ground Floor:
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.

First Floor:
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 side of the barn 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 garden and paddock for walking in or the exercising of a dog may also be available.


There is allocated parking for one car in the nearby car parking area (approximately 50 metres from the barn).


  • Included: Bed linen and towels (guests are required to provide their own beach/dog towels). Water, Electricity, underfloor heating throughout and hot water - both operated from a renewal energy air source heat pump. High chair & stair gate on request at the time of booking.
  • Internet and Telephone: Wi-Fi available free of charge. Regret, No landline telephone available. Mobile reception is generally fair but please check with your provider prior to booking.
  • Pets: One well-behaved small to medium dog is welcome. No puppies under 12 months. A Large dog/ two small dogs may be considered by prior agreement with the owner. Dog charge £30.00 per week.


High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine


Area Details

South Brent

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.

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