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Barn Conversion. Family & Pet Friendly With Indoor Pool, Games Rm. & Play Area

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5 - 2 bedrooms both with en-suites-Peaceful rural location-Near Totnes

Swift Cottage is one of nine cottages that have been sympathetically converted from the existing buildings of a working farm. Enjoying peace and quiet, the holiday cottages are set amidst pasture land, and benefit from beautiful and unforgettable views of stunning countryside. With a heated 38ft*16ft indoor swimming pool and quality recreational facilities, Swift Cottage with its exposed roof beams and open gallery has it all. Large lounge / dining area with a slate floor - includes flat screen TV, incorporating DVD player and USB recording facility, games, books etc. Wood burning stove. Lounge has direct access to the private patio area in the front courtyard.. Kitchen - pine country style units - well equipped adjacent to dining area. Ground floor bedroom with twin beds, flat screen TV and en-suite shower room, spiral staircase to open gallery area. First floor main bedroom with king size bed, flat screen TV and en-suite shower room. Heating, linen, towels etc all included. Free Wi-Fi. Swift has the added advantage of rear access to the adjacent communal indoor heated swimming pool and games room and the communal external area for the children's play area, picnic area & barbecue,etc.


Externally Swift has a large front patio area with picnic table & umbrella, plus a companion timber seat together with barbecue, pot plants & shrubs in adjoining flower beds. This area is a sun trap for eating alfresco.

Family's can enjoy the quite surroundings of the open countryside whilst enjoying a barbecue with just their family or with other families and friends in the communal area for picnics, barbecue etc. whilst the children are playing in close vicinity.

In 2015 Newhouse Barton Management invested in a biomass boiler for the running of the communal building so we have now gone 'Green' and helping the environment.

More Details

Jacquie Quin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Jacquie Quin

In 2012 I retired as a Chartered Architect, having run my own architectural practice for over 15 years, before that I was an Architect for an outer London Borough, specializing in Education and Leisure buildings. I obtained my Architectural and Management qualifications from Northern Polytechnic - Dept. of Architecture and York University. In my early 20's I was married to a Civil Engineer, but my career took over and hence I got divorced..My career is now the self-catering cottages having a barn conversion near Aldeburgh, Suffolk and now Swift Cottage near Totnes. My friends and family love Swift Cottage especially my pet poodle 'Billikins'.

Jacquie Quin purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Jacquie Quin chose Teignbridge

Many family holidays with my parents were spent in Devon at a farm in Colyton and when I found Swift Cottage for sale, I knew that I had to buy it, as it was surrounded by the rolling hills of South Devon, just as I remember the area in my early years.

What makes this cottage unique

Swift Cottage is unique in its design by having exposed oak beams, vaulted ceiling, a spiral staircase with access to a mezzanine leading to the first floor main bedroom. Ground floor double bedroom. Both bedrooms with en-suites. Rear door leading direct to the pool and games room. The cottage is cosy with its wood burning stove and heating in all rooms.


Ipplepen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ground Floor en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First Floor En-suite
  • En-suite bathrooms to both Bedroom 1 and 2 consisting of WC, shower and handbasin, both with electric towel rails, mirror and shaver point.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , King size - pine bed - first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ground Floor - Pine 3ft beds
  • Bedroom 1 first floor with king size bed, en-suite & flat screen TV & DVD player, Bedroom 2 ground floor with twin single beds, en-suite & flat screen TV with internal DVD player. Sofa bed sleeps one in lounge area. Both bedrooms have electric thermostatic convector heaters. Travel cot available on request, bedding for cot not provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Swift Cottage is ideal for holidays at any time of the year. It is cosily heated throughout & all facilities, including the indoor heated swimming pool, are open all the year round. This makes Swift perfect for weekly holidays & short breaks whatever the season. It is perfect for family holidays or if you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of town/city life. Swift has an exposed beamed open-plan living/dining room overlooking the courtyard with wood-burning stove, sofa bed (for +1) & well-equipped kitchen area with slate floor. Twin bedroom on ground floor with en-suite. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with king size bed & en-suite. Swift Cottage has a four star rating from VisitEngland for self catering and in addition has been rated pet friendly. One small obedient dog is welcome at Swift.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Barn Conversion. Family & Pet Friendly With Indoor Pool, Games Rm. & Play Area
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at swift cottage, a perfect family getaway. The cottage was everything as described and more. Cupboards were filled with games and dvds that just added to our enjoyment! The children loved the pool and the area for walking our new pooch!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your New Year break at Swift Cottage and hope to see you again in the future.
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Well equipped and cosy cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time and the cottage was clean, comfortable and well-equipped. Lots of useful information in the welcome pack, and very smoothly organised. Thank you. Lovely pool. The outdoor play area and games room ideal for toddlers. Our boys loved playing outside near the sheep and seeing the trains pass by in the distance.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your one week stay at Swift Cottage and I hope that you return again in the future. For returning guests I offer a 5% reduction on advertised rates.
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Wonderful cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks at Swift cottage and didn't want to leave. Great location for exploring Devon and near to all the main attractions, whether you fancy boat trips, steam trains, wine tasting, beach, theme parks, cycling all and more easy to get to. We used the pool pretty much most days and had it to ourselves at times we went. Games room well equipped. welcome pack greatly appreciated on arrival. Accommodation was wonderful with some very thoughtful /practical touches like torches by the back door! Definitely will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your two week stay at Swift Cottage and hope to welcome you again in 2017 or sooner.
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Brilliant - a well deserved 5 star rating

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely impressed with Swift Cottage. Every possible need was catered for and to a very high standard. The location is great, surrounded by beautiful countryside but within easy reach of many wonderful coastal areas. Ipplepen village is very convenient with a great pub and a Co-op for any forgotten essentials!

Also, the information provided by the owner was amazing; everything anybody could possibly want to know had been included. We would highly recommend the cottage and look forward to staying there again

Marguerite & John

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Swift Cottage and for returning guests I offer 5% off the advertised rates. I hope to welcome you again to Swift Cottage soon. Jacquie
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is favorably situated for easy access to both beach & countryside. Swift cottage is extremely comfortable especially the beds,

the decor and cleanliness are excellent and it has everything you need in the fully fitted kitchen .I was with three other people but had i been young with a family the children would have been well catered for with a safe play area, games room and heated swimming pool.I would not hesitate to recommend it and would use it again myself.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Swift Cottage will be very pleased to 'welcome you again' and of course as a returning guest you will benefit from a discount on issued rates.
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Upton, Wirral

Great place, far enough away, but close enough to

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed staying here. We managed to cram a lot in around Devon and coming home at the end of a long day to a lovely place, made for good rest for the following days travels around Devon. made use of the pool which is a lovely bonus. All in all first class.

Giuseppe & Cathy

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your week at Swift Cottage and do not forget that a returning guest has the benefit of a discount on the advertised rates. Hope to see you again at Swift. Jacquie
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Dainton Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Newton Abbot
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M5 - J31
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Car: necessary

Within a 20 min drive the seaside town of Torquay on the ‘English Riviera’, with its palm trees & sub-tropical plants, emanate a Mediterranean feel. Salcombe with its beaches, sailing & water-sports is also easily accessible, as well as Blackpool Sands, Slapton & picturesque Dittisham with its annual crab catching competition. Slightly further afield, East Cornwall & the Eden Project are within an hour’s drive, & the East Devon coast is easily accessible with its unique fishing port of Beer, etc.

Whether seeking an active family holiday or a relaxing weekend to recharge the batteries, Swift Cottage is the perfect location from which to explore the South Hams, the Dart Estuary and Dartmoor. Located midway between Totnes and Newton Abbot, this sympathetically and carefully restored barn enjoys a superb range of communal on-site facilities including a Roman-style heated indoor swimming pool (no additional charge), a traffic-free and child-friendly setting with young children’s play area and a furnished games room with pool table, table tennis, table football and toys for younger guests. Nearby there is a range of quality restaurants and pubs serving an excellent range of food to suit all tastes and budgets. The surrounding area offers a beguiling mix of attractions to suit all tastes and ages. The seaside towns and villages from chic Salcombe to Torquay emanate a Mediterranean feel. Totnes is a 10-minute drive away, with a medieval castle and a thriving arts and crafts scene. Teignmouth is a traditional Victorian seaside resort with a nature reserve at Dawlish Warren, a hotspot for bird watching. Exeter has a world famous cathedral, quays and a shopping centre. For the more active, there’s surfing at Bigbury or visit Haldon Forest, with its cycle and nature trails and Go Ape! For the children, Torbay is easily reached, with Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts.

The wild beauty of Dartmoor is 20 minutes away with its abundance of wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Numerous National Trust properties are close by including Agatha Christie’s Greenway. Steam trains travel from Kingswear to Paignton and Totnes to Buckfastleigh. Visit historic Dartmouth with bustling boat harbour, castle, contemporary art galleries and boutiques. Be more adventurous and visit the north coast of Devon, exploring the delightful cobbled streets of Clovelly and those donkey rides a 2 hour drive away. Do not forget those Devon Cream Teas in the nearby tea shops.


Rates & Availability

Ipplepen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
From 22 April 17
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
From 29 April 17
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
From 6 May 17
May 6 2017 - May 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
From 20 May 17
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Half Term
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
From 3 June 17
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
From 17 June 17
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
From 24 June 17
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
From 1 July 17
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
From 15 July 17
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
School summer holiday1
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
School summer holiday2
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
School summer holiday3
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
School summer holiday4
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
From 2 Sept 17
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
From 9 Sept 17
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
From 16 Sept 17
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
From 23 Sept 17
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
From 30 Sept 17
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn half term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
From 28 Oct 17
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 17
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $32.34

SHORT BREAKS - 2, 3 & 4 day breaks are available - out of high season. TO BOOK A SHORT BREAK EMAIL the owner. Holiday Insurance is not included & you are advised to take out separate insurance. cover. Credit/Debit cards accepted. Changeover day Saturday during high season, other changeover dates can be arranged for off-peak periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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