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7 Nights See prices

  • £475  to  £850

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Short Breaks From

  • £80 p/night
    4 night min. (off peak only)

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£850 Sat, 17 Aug 2024
7 nights - Available due to a fortnight cancellation, £1600 for the fortnight, reduction on listed price

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    4 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Beach Nearby

About Swallow Cottage

Swallow Cottage at Leigh Cottages sleeps four guests (or five with an extra bed) and is situated a few yards from the top of a beautiful National Trust combe leading a mile down to the coast path and a lovely natural beach (dog-friendly all year round). A more level walk will take you to the top of Weston Cliff, where on a clear day you can see Portland Bill in the east, right down to Start Point in the west.

There are a number of lovely walks directly from the cottage and many more within a short drive or bus ride, making the cottage ideal for those who want to walk most days and discover the beauty of the area by foot. Opposite the entrance to the cottage is a gate into the world famous Donkey Sanctuary. A few minutes walk on a grassy walkway will take you to the main yard, which is free to enter and where there is a good cafe overlooking the donkeys and down the combe to the sea. Well behaved dogs are welcome both at the cottage and the Donkey Sanctuary (which has eight miles of walkways to enjoy).

The area has no shortage of places to visit for a day trip out. The lovely seaside town of Sidmouth is just two miles away. Sitting on the Jurassic Coast (a world UNESCO site), Sidmouth is surrounded by glorious countryside and has a timeless charm with its Blue Flag beach and eateries for a meal out. Branscombe is also within easy reach and a postcard pretty coastal village with thatched cottages, a historic church, two pubs and a lovely shingle beach. Walk from Branscombe along the Undercliff to Beer with a good choice of shops and pubs for enjoying a crab sandwich or fish and chips or venture slightly further afield and visit Seaton and Lyme Regis.

Alternatively, stay put and enjoy relaxing and walking in the Devon countryside surrounding Swallow Cottage - a wonderful holiday destination whatever your age.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Eve Knowles joined Independent Cottages in October 2021

Enquire online / Phone:

Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Swallow Cottage is one of eight single storey buildings in a quiet off road setting of lawns and shrubs, safe for children and ideal for all ages. Well-behaved pets are accepted (at no extra charge). Rooms and doorways are generously spacious.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Open plan living area with plenty of space to relax, cook and dine. The older style suite has a comfortable high back to lean your head and there is an electric recliner as well as Freeview TV, DVD, radio, WiFi, electric fire and radiators etc.
  • The dining area has a table with four chairs where you can chat about the days adventures over supper or enjoy a hearty breakfast whilst planning the day ahead.
  • The kitchen area has a dishwasher and all the usual kitchen basics for preparing self-catering meals. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer available for the shared use of guests in a communal room opposite the cottage.
  • Two spacious bedrooms accommodate four guests with an additional bed or cot available by prior arrangement with the owner for a fifth guest. The front bedroom has a king-sized double bed and the rear twin bedroom has two single beds
  • There is one spacious bathroom with separate bath and walk in shower as well as a washbasin and toilet.

Outside: The patio area is south facing and can be wonderfully warm in this favoured area even well out of season. One car can be parked next to the cottage and there is room for another if required in the visitor car park.

Additional information: WiFi available. The owner prefers week long bookings but will consider short breaks out of peak season. Prices include heating, electricity, bed linen and towels. No smoking. Dogs are welcome at no extra charge by prior arrangement (if you would like to bring more than two dogs, please speak to the owner before booking). Refreshment (tea, coffee, milk in the fridge and biscuits) provided for arrival.

Accessibility: Parking is next to the cottage and accommodation is single level with wide doorways so possibly suitable for wheelchair users (please discuss your requirements with the owner before booking).

Swallow Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 1st Jun 2024 - Fri, 28th Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Jun 2024 - Fri, 19th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 20th Jul 2024 - Fri, 30th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 27th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th Sep 2024 - Fri, 25th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 26th Oct 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 2nd Nov 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 4
Short break prices:
4 nights: £420 | 5 nights: £450 | 6 nights: £480

7 Nights

4 Nights

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin + extra bed or cot if required)
2 dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1373 813246 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Eve Knowles
Member Since October 2021

Swallow Cottage Noticeboard

Any queries, please do not hesitate to ask. Email (online form) is best and checked very regularly, If you phone and we do not answer, please leave a message, saying your number very clearly.

Last Minute Offers

Sat, 17 Aug 2024 for 7 nights, £850
Available due to a fortnight cancellation, £1600 for the fortnight, reduction on listed price
Sat, 24 Aug 2024 for 7 nights, £850
Available due to a cancellation, reduction on listed price

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Swallow Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 15th June 2024