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The Swallow - Beautiful chalet only 500m through the sand dunes to the beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Set within a private close The Swallow is a stylish chalet bungalow situated in a great location with a short stroll through the dunes to the sandy beach and the village centre.

The Swallow has been completely refurbished in 2011 both inside and out, with no expense spared. The inside has been redesigned to provide spacious open plan accommodation. The newly fitted kitchen, dining and living room is immaculately finished to give a light and spacious living area. The new double glazed windows and doors, cladding, patio and flowerbeds all completed in Oct 2011 makes this chalet a delightfully place to stay for your family holiday.

Living Area: Completely refurbished in June 2011 the entrance porch opens into the open plan living area, with sitting room, dining area, and kitchen. The new oak laminated flooring and décor gives this area a light and airy feel.

Sitting area; a new large leather corner sofa comfortably seats six with wonderful views of ‘Baggy Point’ in the distance. There is also a wall mounted 32” colour TV with DVD player, Digital radio, ipod docking station and board games for your enjoyment.

Kitchen and dining area; Fully fitted kitchen with electric fan oven, ceramic hob, microwave, 4-slice toaster, fridge freezer and slim line dishwasher as well as all the crockery, cutlery and utensils you will need. A full size dining table seating six.

Bedroom, bathroom and utility: Bedrooms; 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6. One double room with a double bed, two bedside cabinets, reading lamps, triple wardrobe and electric heater. Two twin bedrooms each with two twin beds a bedside cabinet, reading lamps, double wardrobe and electric heater. All bedroom linen is included

Bathroom; electric shower cubical (no bath), WC, hand basin with electric water heater and electric heater. (Please bring your own towels)

Utility cupboard; washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board

Exterior: The Swallow's is situated in its fully enclosed grounds making it a safe environment for all the family. Its established hedge gives privacy whilst being a sun-trap for those who enjoy lazing in the sun.

The rear garden is partly laid to lawns and has a large patio area with garden dinning table and chairs to enjoy.

Off road parking for two cars.

More Details

Kerry & Andrew Molloy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 3, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for the holiday we have just had at The Swallow and for the excellent condition and cleanliness of the property. We have been staying at Leadengate Fields at various properties for approximately seven years, and this is the only property we have not had to clean and wash all the crockery etc on arrival. This certainly made all the difference to us and particularly as we do not usually arrive until 9/10pm.

I enclose our booking form for next year.

Many thanks and we look forward to another pleasant time in Croyde.
Nov 2011
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Saunton Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
M5, Junction 27
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Croyde Bay is a renowned premier surfing beach. The ‘Blue Flag Award’ winning sandy beach is fine and flat, manned by lifeguards throughout the summer months it is ideal for children and surfers alike. With rock pools in abundance and dunes it is a haven for young and intrepid explorers. This classic ‘chocolate-box’ village is steeped in old-world charm. Its character thatched pubs, quality restaurants, ice cream shop, and fudge shops are just a short stroll away.

Further choices of award winning beaches include Saunton Sands, Putsborough and Woolacombe Bay. Stretching inland is the vast swathe of dunes at Braunton Burrows, designated an area of outstanding natural diversity. National Trust owned coastal paths include the spectacular panoramic sea views at Baggy Point.

Attractions for the young include 'The Big Sheep' & 'Dinosaur World'.

There is a wide range of activities including; golf, horse riding, cycling, surfing and rock climbing.

Or visit Barnstaples historic pannier market


Croyde Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Please bring your own towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bed linen supplied. Bedroom 1 has a triple wardrobe, two bedside cabinets, two reading lamps and an electric heater. Bedrooms 2 & 3 each have a double wardrobe, a bedside cabinet, two reading lamps and an electric heater.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveler reviews)

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The Swallow - Beautiful chalet only 500m through the sand dunes to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Lovely beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location for the beach & village. It was clean and had everything you needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location and Well Equipped

  • 5 of 5

We're are a family of 4 with twins aged 8. Had a lovely week at the Swallow. Perfect location for beach and village centre. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The real bonus is all the provided beach equipment.....perfect for away days with the children, very generous. We loved Croyde and Putsborough beaches. The Thatch is good for families (v generous portions! ). We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful week in a beautiful chalet.

  • 5 of 5

Chalet was very clean, very well-equipped both inside and out and very peaceful. Short walk to beach-aided by the fabulous cart for whole days on the beach- and into Croyde village. Incredibly peaceful too. Owners were very prompt in replying to all emails and went above and beyond to cater for us. Would definitely recommend and be delighted to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic holiday cottage in great location!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic holiday cottage in a great location with very helpful owners! Perfect in every way for a chilled out relaxing time. Hope to return in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The Swallow is lovely bungalow which is a perfect base for a beach holiday. We had a great time using the body boards and nets for rock pooling kept in the shed. Would thoroughly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review, so glad you enjoyed your stay, we now have a beach trolley to help get the body boards etc down to the beach a little easier! Hope you will stay with us again soon.
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Hidden gem!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've just got back from an amazing week staying at the swallow. As soon as we arrived we felt relaxed already. The chalet has a special, relaxed feeling that we felt on holiday straight away. It's beautifully decorated and has all the amenities we needed. The owners Andrew and Kerry have thought of everything and it's really well equipped. The chalet is in a lovely location, very peaceful and a short stroll to the beach and village. We eat at the thatch and billy buds, both are lovely and serve amazing food. The village is quaint and unspoilt, with everything that you require. It's an absolute hidden gem and we're so pleased we found it. We will defiantly be coming back and would recommend it too anyone. We miss it already!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $131.91

A separate £100.00 security deposit cheque will be required for each booking to cover and damage.
The cheque will be returned if all is clear following an inspections at the end of the letting period.

We require 30% to be paid at the time of the booking. The balance to be paid six weeks prior to the start of your stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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