Swallows’ Nest Cottage is our one mezzanine bedroom barnconversion. This type of barn is called a Dartmoor linhay which would originally have been used to store grain and house a pony-cart. Such a barn is mentioned in R.D. Blackmore’s Exmoor novel, ‘Lorna Doone‘.
Swallows’ Nest has one king size, and is suitable for adult couples or single holiday-makers.We regret that it is not suitable for children or babies. It makes an ideal bolthole for a walking trip, being right on the high-moor. Two dogs is welcome per party.
The cottage benefits from panoramic views over the courtyard, fields, forest and moorland, from the wonderful picture-window.
Swallows’ Nest cottage consists of:
- Open plan sitting-room/dining-room/kitchen
- Feature staircase
- Bathroom with bath and shower-attachment, toilet and basin
- One mezzanine bedroom with king size bed
- Oil-fired and immersion heating
- wood burning stove with one basket of logs and firelighters included in price. Further baskets of logs £8 from our log store
- power included in rent
- bed linen
- washing machine
- cooker – hob x 4, 2 ovens, grill
- microwave oven
- flat screen television including DVD combo
- complimentary toiletries and cleaning prooducts
- dog basket (please bring your own dog blanket)
- selection of DVDs and videos
- private garden across courtyard
- garden bench
- off-road parking for one car
The cottage is approx. 3 miles from the shops, pubs, market and restaurants in Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Postbridge and Poundsgate villages. The Rugglestone Inn is Countryfile Magazine 2018 winner of second best country pub in Britain and 2.7 miles away.
Postal address: Longhouse Farm, Lower Cator, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7TX
Directions to Longhouse Farm:
From Widecombe-in-the-Moor village centre when approached from Bovey Tracey, drive straight through the village past the village primary school and turn right up a steep hill called Southcombe hill. At the next crossroad turn right again and drive for approx. ¼ of a mile to another crossroad called Rowden cross (the crossroad name is given on the signpost). Turn left to Broadaford. After about a mile you will come to another crossroad with a big beech tree, go straight over and you will drop down into Lower Cator. The entrance to Longhouse Farm is on the left immediately after a large cow-barn.
Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation Dartmoor
Inside Swallows’ Nest Cottage
“The most peaceful place we have ever stayed. We loved the big window, even in the rain!” – Pam & Barry, Dorset.