Guestbook

We love hearing from past guests and appreciate the insights they give our future guests. So, if you have stayed at Swallow Parlour and can spare a few moments to leave your comments, we would be very grateful. Thank you.

We hope to welcome you back again soon!

  • What fabulous comfortable and cosy accommodation, perfect for a relaxing stay.
    Our dog loved it too. 😀

    — Mark, Jill & Maisie 🐾, 21 Apr 2024
  • What a fantastic place to stay. So warm and cosy & our two dogs loved it. Ash was so helpful & I have to say the cream tea left for us was amazing. we eat a lot of scones but these were fresh baked by his wife and were some of the best we’ve had!

    — Shaun, Dawn, Luna🐾 & Jack 🐾, 08 Apr 2024
  • What a fantastic few days in Devon, lovely walks and Bude only a few miles away. The accommodation was spotless and had everything we needed. Ashley and Jenny were fabulous hosts, and made us very welcome.

    — David & Zena, 23 Jan 2024
  • Had a lovely stay over Christmas & New Yea. The cottage was lovely and we had a nice peaceful stay with some lovely walks. A great base in which we’ve been able to explore many new places. Would definitely recommend. Thank you!

    — Steph, Chris, Ebony, Will and Murphy 🐾, 01 Jan 2024
  • Thank you so much for a perfectly chilled week! Lots of walking and the beaches were great for the puppy. We loved Black Rock Beach at Widemouth Bay but Molly (pup) preferred Sandymouth Bay.
    We loved it so much , we have already booked for next year!!

    — Nick, Lorna & Molly 🐾, 16 Sep 2023
  • Very peaceful location aiding relaxation.Property location is ideal for travelling into Bude and surrounding area with beaches right on your doorstep.

    — Martin & Karen , 02 Sep 2023
  • Wonderful stay at Swallow parlour. The homemade scones, jam and clotted cream were delicious, and just what was needed with a cup of tea on arrival. Thank you so much. Swallow parlour felt very much home from home, and ideally placed to enjoy beautiful walks to Tamar lake, and other places nearby. Excellent stay.

    — Ann & friends, 18 Aug 2023
  • The cottage is lovely and very well equipped, there is nothing missing. Everything was very clean and comfortable. The garden is fenced, which was great for our furry friend. You can hear nothing but birds and sheep, so that relaxation is guaranteed.

    — Ulrike, Class and Noak 🇩🇪, 08 Jul 2023
  • Amazing, Perect, and wonderful. Location absolutely beautiful and peaceful but within easy reach of shops, beaches and things to do. We have stayed in many places but this one is close to perfect as you could get, 11 out of 10!

    — Paul, Amy & Fiona , 06 Jun 2023
  • Swallow Parlour is a beautiful home from home, enjoyed watching the wild birds on the feeder & sheep with lambs in the field opposite. All topped off with a sunny week. Thank you Jenny & Ashley

    — Susan, Adrian & George, 26 May 2023
  • Highly recommended. Lovely rural setting on the Cornwall and Devon border. Fresh farm eggs, milk and delicious cream tea and homemade scones set out on arrival.
    Accommodation beautifully clean and fresh. Great location with some lovely walks. Thanks you to hosts Ashley and Jenny Starr.

    — Richard & Alison, 24 Mar 2023
  • A beautiful and welcoming home from home, very warm and comfortable. Bathroom and kitchen were well equiped. Ashley was very welcoming and responded quickly to anything that we asked or requested. He kindly showed us around his farm and made some great local recommendations for walks and things to do. The cottage had plenty of space and was great for our toddler.
    Lovely stay!

    — Nicole, Stuart and Freya, 05 Mar 2023
  • A beautiful and extremely comfortable cottage, well furnished and equipped with everything you could possibly need. We very much appreciated all the kind extras in kitchen (especially the delicious fresh eggs) and bathroom (lovely toiletries). And the provision of Ordnance Survey maps of the area. Very quiet and, although it was too cold to sit outside, we can imagine how lovely it must be on warmer days. We enjoyed watching the birds on the bird feeder and in the hedge opposite the kitchen window. We had cosy evenings in front of the wood burner. Excellent WiFi was useful too. Probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in and no doubt we will be back! Thank you Ashley for your kindness and hospitality

    — Christine & Nick, 25 Feb 2023
  • Such a beautiful place, easy to find and absolutely pristine. Shops, walks and soft plays near by for young children. We took our two year old and he absolutely loved our stay too. Defo recommend!

    — Emily, 30 Jan 2023
  • Wow this place is amazing, if I could live there full-time I would. Beautifully built and thought out. Exactly our style.
    Has a log burner which was great for the cold days. Tamar lake around the corner is a lovely walk if like us we got a little snowed in.
    So much wildlife on view at the accommodation and in the area.
    Only a short drive to the local food shops and an hour from Padstow. Can't praise Ashley and Jenny enough. Made sure we were ok throughout the stay and nothing was ever too much. Will definitely be back next year.

    Rooms: King size bed in the main room and 2 singles in the other. So comfortable.

    Nearby activities: Tamar lake is about 15-20 min walk from the house. Then a beautiful walk around the lake finished off at the cafe for a great service.

    — Beki, Jon & Lenny 🐾, 11 Dec 2022
  • We, (me & the dog) stayed at the Parlour inbetween moving house!! Leaving Cornwall for a move to Somerset. Devon is lovely & this cottages made this transistion so much easier;I will never forget our time here. Ashley & Jenny made me feel so welcome and brought over fresh eggs & milk! Such a beautiful cottage that felt like home and with so many place to go nearby. Peace & quiet was the best bit. thank you so much!! XXX

    — Victoria & Celine (the dog), 12 Oct 2022
  • What a place, Me and my friend we're touring on our motorcycles and came across this on the internet. Perfect place, everything we needed evan a pint off milk . Fantastic place fully recommended and a good price. Thank you .

    — JOHN NELSON, 27 Sep 2022
  • A beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting. It has everything you need for a relaxing break; well equipped, high quality comfort and spotless. Waking up, opening the bedroom curtains to see swallows swoop across the garden was pure joy. Wonderful hospitality from the owners too. We will be back x

    — Dave and Zena Hawkins, 29 Aug 2022
  • A beautiful cottage, well placed for local beaches, water sports and walks. Furnishings and fittings were to a very high standard, and it was spotlessly clean. The outdoor space and garden furniture was a real highlight. We had a fantastic time and thank you so much for the delicious cream tea on arrival. Very much appreciated.

    — Dave and sue, 22 Aug 2022
  • A Wonderful cottages, very comfortable sofas and beds. A perfect base for exploring Devon & Cornwall. We really enjoyed our stay at Swallow Parlour.

    — Shirley-Anne, 22 Jul 2022
  • We have really enjoyed our time at Swallow Parlour - a home from home, well equipped with everything you need. and a good base to explore North Devon/North Cornwall.
    The hosts where really helpful, attentive, and very welcoming.
    The cottage has a lovely garden with comfortable garden chairs to watch and enjoy the beautiful birds on the bird feeder.
    We really enjoyed our stay which we found it therapeutic and very relaxing.

    — Linda & Peter, 22 Jun 2022
  • Lovely cottage which was nice and private. Tea, Coffee, Muffins, milk and the offer of eggs on arrival which was a really nice touch.
    Cottage was so cosy that we looked forward to coming back here after long day trips.
    Great outdoor space for the dog and that dogs are welcome is also appreciated.
    High standard of equipment and decor/finishings/furniture. with very attentive hosts.
    Keep doing what your doing!
    Hope to be back soon.

    — Kieran and Laura, 10 Jun 2022

  • Swallow Parlour is an excellent choice for a lovely relaxing holiday, why go abroad when we have the perfect choice on our doorstep. My husband and I have just spent a wonderful 4 days, watching many different birds in the most comfortable and beautifully designed cottage. It is equipped with everything one could need and Ashley and Jenny are perfect hosts. Thank you Ashley, Jenny and family for a perfect break, can’t wait to come back again.

    — Carole Hawkins, 06 May 2022
  • That was the best holiday ever! Ashley & Jenny went beyond any limits of being welcoming &kind. They made our stay an absolute heaven. we had everything we could possibly need & much more. such a wonderful couple & such a wonderful place to spend family time at.
    Definitely will be back & will be letting everyone know that there is a piece of paradise in Devon.
    thank you so so much Ash & Jenny! we loved it to bits!!!!

    — Natalia, Auris, Mia, Lukas and Liloo(doggy), 03 May 2022
  • Just finished a wonderful week away at Swallow Parlour, we have had the most amazing time! The cottage itself is beautiful inside and out, thoughtfully decorated and equipped with every comfort you could wish for. The hosts, Ashley and Jenny are so welcoming and helpful and go above and beyond to make their guests happy; scones, jam and cream on arrival was very much appreciated!
    My kids especially were thrilled to help feed the tame lambs and collect eggs for their breakfast, to top off their week a little trip across the fields to check the lambs in the farm buggy!
    It is very well located for many fantastic places to visit, and having Kilkhampton and Bradworthy close by makes local meals out and popping to the shops for bit and pieces easy peasy. We visited Clovelly, Bude, Sandymouth, Hidden Valley and several other places during our stay which were all fantastic.
    My husband and son even managed to fit in a Park Run at the nearby Tamar Lakes, Ashley and his son also welcoming them to join in with this too.
    Tamar lakes being a complete spot of beauty itself is overlooked by Ashley and Jenny’s farm; made even more of a wonderful place to walk by the opportunity to sample the great cups of coffee/ tea, food and gorgeous cakes available at the cafe there on site. Lower Tamar lake also deserving a mention, such a lovely walk and again very local to Swallow Parlour.
    There is so much to recommend about this wonderful place I could go on a whole lot more! Swallow Parlour comes highly recommended from us and we would definitely like another visit there soon! Thanks Ashley and Jenny, until next time!
    Hannah, John, Alfie, Leah and Stan

    — Hannah, John, Alfie & Leah, Oh and Stanley 🐾, 24 Apr 2022
  • Another relaxing stay at Swallow Parlour - we can't believe this is our 6th stay since we first stayed over Christmas in 2016!!! It now feels like our 2nd home.Thanks for the cream tea, eggs, milk and flowers for when we arrived - it was all very gratefully received!! The woodfired pizza from Bradworthy Square on Thursdays, also a great recommendation.

    We've had a lovely week walking along the Bude Canal into Bude, walking around Tamar Lakes (with a lovely coffee, lunch and ice cream at the cafe), walking the South West Coast Path from Hartland Quay to Hartland Point and back - definitely a 'rumbustious romp' as the sign stated! It was also a great location to drive to St Just and Cape Cornwall to visit the Lelant Mine.

    Thanks Ashley Starr for taking Jon off cycling and running ready for the Saturday Parkrun at Tamar Lakes - it allowed me a bit of relaxation time in the peace and quiet of the Parlour.
    We hope to see you all again soon for another stay.

    — Katie Louise, 16 Apr 2022
  • Lovely and Peaceful location with beautiful countryside walks.
    The accommodation is fully equipped with all you could possibly need.
    The hosts will give you a warm welcome.
    Ideally situated to explore the Devon/Cornwall coastline.

    — Anthea, Rob, Bella & Rosie , 08 Apr 2022
  • Fabulous place to stay, incredibly peaceful, very comfortable and well equipped. Highly recommend

    — Lisa Baker, 10 Jan 2022
  • It’s so nice to be back after the pandemic. It’s like ‘returning home’. Thank you for a lovely week. Jon missed feeding the ‘goats’, ‘rams’ but enjoyed feeding the chickens. Thanks for the eggs and biscuits it made Jon very happy 😁. No doubt we’ll be back again next year. ❤️

    — Katie & Jon, 23 Oct 2021
  • Lovely barn conversion, immaculately clean, really well equipped, and tastefully finished. It has a completely private garden and is quiet and peaceful but only a short drive to the coast, with lots of places to explore. The owners are really friendly and helpful and left tea, coffee, biscuits, etc. Would recommend it to anyone.

    — Linda, Sean and Madeleine , 19 Jul 2021
  • Swallow Parlour is the perfect place to relax and unwind, off the beaten track with only birds snd wildlife for company, yet close enough for the Tamar lakes, the coast and other attractions. “Swallow Parlour was a fabulous place for a relaxing holiday, ideal location, very clean, the hosts were lovely and provided those little extra touches that made us feel very welcome.”

    — Andy, Michelle, Charlotte & Barney 🐾, 23 Jun 2021

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Highlights

  • Dog friendly- Max 2
  • Fully enclosed garden
  • Family friendly
  • Quiet & relaxing location
  • Easy access to coastal beaches

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Swallow Parlour - Time To Relax