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Rates from:
445.00 GBP

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  • Swallows loft cottage
    Swallows loft cottage
  • Lounge with stove and open plan kitchen
    Lounge with stove and open plan kitchen
  • Kitchen complete with Nespresso machine
    Kitchen complete with Nespresso machine
  • Four poster bed in the main bedroom
    Four poster bed in the main bedroom
  • Travel cot
    Travel cot
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom
  • Baby bath seat
    Baby bath seat
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Ride ons
    Ride ons
  • Play area
    Play area
  • Ride on car
    Ride on car
  • Play house
    Play house
  • Wooden play fort
    Wooden play fort
  • Soft play
    Soft play
  • Playroom
    Playroom
  • Indoor heated pool
    Indoor heated pool
  • Games available
    Games available
  • Floor plan
    Floor plan

Swallows Loft

Devon, United Kingdom

Per week

from 445.00 to 895.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Adrian & Gill Desoutter

Member since Nov 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:90.48%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:7 hours 54 minutes

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BFB's Overview

Red Doors Farm isn’t just family friendly its family fantastic! From the heated indoor pool to games room, play room, play barn, play areas and chick-chick chickens, this boutique cluster of 5-star Gold cottages in Devon will keep children happy from brekkie to bedtime, so grown-ups can get on with having a great time too.

A 500-year old, Grade II listed Devon long house, along with a group of traditional flint and thatch cottages, have been beautifully transformed into a private hamlet of 6 luxury cottages, sleeping 2 to 8 people, set in 2 acres of well kept, lawned garden. The main thatched roof farmhouse also has a dining room that seats up to 14 which makes Red Doors great for family celebrations, with hand-crafted cakes, beauty therapies and a top notch chef all available to make occasions really special.

The owners are always being told ‘You’ve thought of everything’ and they pride themselves on being particularly well-equipped for parents with pre-schoolers, providing all the essential equipment and baby-sitting by qualified, CRB checked nurses and teachers. A welcome pack of West Country goodies awaits families on arrival and all the basics are provided, from cling film to dishwasher tablets . A supply of gourmet, frozen meals are available for an easy, delicious supper and the Games Room is stocked up with award-winning Otter Valley ice-cream which boasts, ‘from cow to cone in 24 hours’.

All the cottages have been fabulously finished and furnished to 5-star Gold standards and make the most of original rustic features such as beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, wood panelling and flagstone floors. Log burners and comfy sofas make the living rooms lovely and cosy, the bespoke wood kitchens are fitted with all mod cons, bathrooms are gleaming and modern with power showers and the luxurious bedrooms have Vi-Spring mattresses and cool Egyptian linen for a good night’s sleep.

What really makes Red Doors Farm so fab for families, of course is all the places to play and things to do, both indoors and out. The 11x5.5 metre indoor pool is a big plus, heated to a toasty 30°c, surrounded by steamer chairs and with wall of glass doors offering panoramic views over the Otter Valley. A covered play area is particularly geared up for under 6’s, featuring a play house, small climbing frame, slide, see-saw and ride ons, including tractors, while all ages will have fun on the giant, netted trampoline and in another play area with a 2 storey wooden fort and slides. A thatched play barn promises more fun and games including table tennis and table football, giant Jenga and giant Connect 4, while elsewhere in the garden, families can play giant chess, a game of croquet, putting, boules and football. Little ones will also enjoy making friends with the chickens, ducks, pygmy goats and guinea pigs. Indoors, the Games room includes a pool table and computer games for the PS2’s. A play room will keep little ones amused with a play kitchen, train and farm tables, garage and cars, colouring table and cuddly toys. The only challenge will be tearing children away for days out exploring the East Devon ‘countryside-by-the-sea’ and when it’s finally time for home.

Accommodation overview

Swallows Loft (sleeps 2 plus a baby in a cot) is a romantic first floor apartment, converted from an old stone barn in a traditional style with stunning, contemporary twists. The large sitting/dining room features an impressive rafted ceiling, log burner, comfy sofa and funky bistro dining table while the bespoke mezzanine kitchen is concealed by oak screens made from reclaimed cider vats and boasts a Nespresso coffee machine. The bedroom has a wow factor four poster bed and Velux windows for stargazing and the luxurious bathroom opposite includes his and hers basins a corner bath, large separate shower and WC.

Location Information

Red Doors is surrounded by the idyllic rolling scenery of East Devon, known as the countryside-by-the-sea, due to its close proximity to the smugglers coves, beaches and fishing villages of the Devon and Dorset coasts. Incredibly, the A30 is only 1.5 miles away, making Red Doors quick and easy to get to from the major routes whilst still being in relaxing, peaceful seclusion. The market town of Honiton is also only 3 miles away, with frequent, direct train services from London Waterloo (3 hours).

Honiton has all the services families really need, including Tesco, Co-op, Aldi and Lidl, a good range of local shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as a farmers market twice a week. Exeter also has Sainsburys and Waitrose (both a 20 minute drive) and all the main supermarkets deliver to Red Doors.

The nearest pub, the Luppitt Arms is only 1 mile away but doesn’t serve food and the Monkton Court Inn is only 1.5 miles. After this, the choice is endless for eating out and enjoying all the mouth-watering delicacies the South West has to offer, from calorific cream teas and luxury ice creams to succulent crab sandwiches, local cheeses and home-reared meats, all washed down with farm pressed ciders and quirky named real ales.

The Devon and Dorset coast is as little as 12 miles away, strung with the quintessentially English seaside towns, fishing villages and beaches that have kept families flocking here for generations. Dinosaur fanatics will have fun hunting for fossils along the Jurassic Coast and Lyme Regis makes an ideal place to take a guided walk or simply build sandcastles on the beaches, dangle crab lines off the harbour and enjoy the bustling, bucket and spade frivolity.

Within easy reach of Red Doors, there are all kinds of attractions for children of all ages from castles, to wildlife parks, to theme parks, to steam railways. Just mentioning Diggerland will have little boys bouncing up and down with glee while Woodlands is the largest family theme park in Devon, including fab indoor play centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo-Farm and Falconry Centre.For real animal lovers, Paignton Zoo and the Donkey Sanctuary are always a winner. Bicton Park is a real favourite for the whole family to enjoy.

Nearest Medical Services (GP & A&E): There is a GP practice, Minor A & E and dentist in Honiton (3 miles). Full A & E services are available in both Taunton and Exeter (30 minutes).

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Rates

26 May - 1 Jun 2017 : £745 /week2 Jun - 29 Jun 2017 : £695 /week30 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : £795 /week14 Jul - 20 Jul 2017 : £875 /week21 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : £895 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2017 : £695 /week8 Sep - 14 Sep 2017 : £645 /week15 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : £545 /week29 Sep - 12 Oct 2017 : £495 /week13 Oct - 19 Oct 2017 : £545 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : £695 /week27 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : £525 /week3 Nov - 14 Dec 2017 : £445 /week15 Dec - 21 Dec 2017 : £525 /week22 Dec - 28 Dec 2017 : £825 /week29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018 : £825 /week26 May - 1 Jun 2017 : €852.578 /week2 Jun - 29 Jun 2017 : €795.358 /week30 Jun - 13 Jul 2017 : €909.798 /week14 Jul - 20 Jul 2017 : €1001.35 /week21 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : €1024.238 /week1 Sep - 7 Sep 2017 : €795.358 /week8 Sep - 14 Sep 2017 : €738.138 /week15 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : €623.698 /week29 Sep - 12 Oct 2017 : €566.478 /week13 Oct - 19 Oct 2017 : €623.698 /week20 Oct - 26 Oct 2017 : €795.358 /week27 Oct - 2 Nov 2017 : €600.81 /week3 Nov - 14 Dec 2017 : €509.258 /week15 Dec - 21 Dec 2017 : €600.81 /week22 Dec - 28 Dec 2017 : €944.13 /week29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018 : €944.13 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 2+cot in 1x king size bedroom. Plus bathroom with bath and a separate shower with WC.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Exeter airport is 20 mins drive and Bristol Airport is 1hr 20 mins drive away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Beaches of East Devon and Dorset are a short drive away.

Any Pool

A shared indoor heated pool with pool toys, baby changing unit and baby play pen.

Indoor Play Area

Ball pool and games room on site.

Private Chef

A private chef can be organised on request.

Babysitting

We have a small team of qualified nurses/teachers who are all CRB checked and are able to provide babysitting and daytime childcare.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Cots (travel), bed guards, highchairs, booster seats, baby bath, baby bath seat, toilets with built in starter seat, playpen, baby bouncer chair, steriliser, changing mat, stair gates, socket covers, fire guards, plastic crockery and plastic cutlery.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

Kids books and a great range of toys.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Frozen meals are available, local ice cream can be delivered, and pre arrival shopping can be arranged.

Outdoor Toys

2 Wendy houses, 10 assorted ride-ons, swings and slides, climbing frames, 2 storey play fort, large trampoline with safety enclosure, giant Connect4, Chess and Jenga, table tennis, table football, boules, croquet, golf putting and football.

Visiting Spa Therapist

Spa therapist can be arranged.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates can be provided.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Complimentary WI-FI is provided.

Friendly Animals

Daily animal feeding with guinea pigs, pygmy goats, chickens and ducks. .

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots can be provided.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Stove in the lounge.

Reviews

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  • Red Doors is a fantastic choice for a family holiday, the hosts have thought of everything you might need/want for going away with a little one!Review dated 13/06/2016

  • We had a fantastic weekend at Red Doors Farm. They have really thought of everything for children, swimming, outdoor play, indoor play, animal feeding plus more. Definitely will return.Review dated 23/11/2015

  • Great place, done up really nicely and great provision of extras for our 3 month old. I was really impressed and the owners are lovely too.Review dated 27/03/2015

  • Lovely accomodation, lovely hosts and plenty for our 17 month old to amuse himself with whenever we decided to not go out. The other people staying there were all also very nice meaning the kids happily played together sometimes too, an added bonus.Review dated 13/07/2014

  • We've had a lovely stay at Red Doors Farm. The accommodation is fantastic and had everything we needed for first holiday with our 10 month old son. Arthur enjoyed playing in the games room, seeing the animals and the swimming pool. Gill and Adrian are great hosts and we will definitely be recommending to friends and family.Review dated 06/06/2016

  • As this was our first trip away with our baby, it was a great choice to stay at Red Doors Farm. Everything we asked for and more was here for us. The Loft is beautiful and we all enjoyed the swimming, games room and ice cream! We would love to come here again. Thank you!Review dated 18/04/2016

  • We have had a really lovely stay in Swallows Loft. Everybody has been friendly and welcoming. Our 11 month old has loved the games room and animal feeding and we have all enjoyed the pool. We will be recommending Red Doors to family and friends.Review dated 01/04/2016

  • We've done many cottage trips as a couple, but with Jacob, we needed to fimnd somewhere that would work for all of us - and we have! Swallows Loft was a lovely warm welcome on a very cold and blustery day, but from the moment we arrived, everything was easy and relaxing.Review dated 29/02/2016

Red Doors is a fantastic choice for a family holiday, the hosts have thought of everything you might need/want for going away with a little one!

We had a fantastic weekend at Red Doors Farm. They have really thought of everything for children, swimming, outdoor play, indoor play, animal feeding plus more. Definitely will return.

Great place, done up really nicely and great provision of extras for our 3 month old. I was really impressed and the owners are lovely too.

Lovely accomodation, lovely hosts and plenty for our 17 month old to amuse himself with whenever we decided to not go out. The other people staying there were all also very nice meaning the kids happily played together sometimes too, an added bonus.

We've had a lovely stay at Red Doors Farm. The accommodation is fantastic and had everything we needed for first holiday with our 10 month old son. Arthur enjoyed playing in the games room, seeing the animals and the swimming pool. Gill and Adrian are great hosts and we will definitely be recommending to friends and family.

As this was our first trip away with our baby, it was a great choice to stay at Red Doors Farm. Everything we asked for and more was here for us. The Loft is beautiful and we all enjoyed the swimming, games room and ice cream!
We would love to come here again. Thank you!

We have had a really lovely stay in Swallows Loft. Everybody has been friendly and welcoming. Our 11 month old has loved the games room and animal feeding and we have all enjoyed the pool. We will be recommending Red Doors to family and friends.

We've done many cottage trips as a couple, but with Jacob, we needed to fimnd somewhere that would work for all of us - and we have! Swallows Loft was a lovely warm welcome on a very cold and blustery day, but from the moment we arrived, everything was easy and relaxing.

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 6 guests.



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