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Swan Hill House

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Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had the pleasure of staying with Simon & Libby many times over the last 5 years and every visit is met with the same warm welcome, superb accommodation and food to die for. Every day has a different special for breakfast, and there is always a sweet treat to try while you are there, and some of their... More 

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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review

Mr Williams, what a lovely suprise to see your review and thank you very much! It was great seeing you recently as we don't see much of the gang as we once did. Look forward to seeing you as and when you are down on business, many thanks Simon and Libby. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been staying with Simon & Libby at Swan Hill House twice yearly for several years, and we are always delighted with our stays. The accommodation, the service are first class, and the breakfasts are always excellent, whether the 'full english' or the 'daily specials' - Simon does a wonderful Eggs Benedict! Simon & Libby are delightful hosts, providing... More 

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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review

Well "Mr Heinz" thank you once again for a lovely review! We very much appreciate your continued twice yearly visits over the years and look forward to many more.....Libby and I hope you have a good summer and see you in October! Regards Simon and Libby. More 

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I personally picked this B&B for the excellent reviews posted on Tripadvisor, so thank you everyone for posting your wonderful reviews! We arrived at Swan Hill House Bed & Breakfast and immediately on arrival we knew that we'd booked the right place to stay. Simon greeted us in the car park and helped us take our luggage in. Once settled... More 

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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review

Well what can we say but a big huge thank you for a wonderful review!! It was lovely to meet you both and so glad you enjoyed the homemade cake, biscuits and breakfasts. You had a great week visiting all sorts of places and the beer from Palmers brewery was most appreciated, yum! Thank you also for recommending us to... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nick and I spent an amazing two nights over the Bank Holiday here. We were made to feel so welcome by Simon and Libby and the homely touches were most appreciated. The reviews that others have listed before us are absolutely accurate. This is a place that is beautiful, tranquil and a place to relax away from the hustle of... More 

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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review

Thank you both so much for the wonderful review! Lovely to meet you both and look forward to seeing you again in the future!! Simon and Libby More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The best experience we have ever had in a Small hotel. From the welcome cake and coffee to the standard of the rooms and care for every detail. Even the breakfast is fine dining. Leaving is also special but I won't spoil the suprise. Just STAY THERE and experience for yourself. Also exceptionally lovely interesting hosts. 11 out of 10... More 

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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review

Lovely to meet you both and thank you for such a wonderful review. Both Libby and myself are glad that you found the house relaxing and comfortable. Good luck over the next few months and hope you settle in quickly! Regards Simon and Libby More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This has been our fifth visit to Swan Hill House and cannot praise Simon & Libby enough for their hospitality. From the warm welcome with tea & homemade cake to the beautiful rooms and the fabulous breakfast, this is a gem of a b&b set in the Devon countryside.

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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review

Hi Ann and Andy, thank you so much for the review, it was lovely seeing you again recently and we very much look forward to your next visit to the area. We can't wait to hear about your various adventures!! Best regards Simon and Libby More 

Coventry
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It is with considerable regret that I have to award Simon and Libby's boutique B&B a five star review - for fear that others will book this hidden East Devon gem. The breakfast specials (smoked salmon, scrambled eggs on corn bread, and creamy mushrooms and bacon on toast) were incredible - how can anyone opt for the full English when... More 

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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review

Hi Alistair and thank you for your great review. So happy that you enjoyed your stay and good luck for the future! Hope to see you at some stage when the weather is warmer. More 

Hagley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I woke snuggled in the most devine bed linen, it was quiet, beautifully tasteful, with lovely artistic detail. My room of flamingos greeted me on Christmas Day.The attention to detail is a pleasure, a selection of teas and coffee along with home made biscuits.Christmas tree shortbread was how I started my day. Bliss. I sat looking out over the hills... More 

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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review

Sorry its taken so long to answer your review but I've only just got back up off the floor!!! Libby and I are so glad you enjoyed your Christmas break and we will no doubt see you again!! More 

Southampton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My friend and I were looking for somewhere to stay close to River Cottage and found Swan Hill House on the River cottage website. We received a warm welcome from Simon made even better by the delicious cup of tea and lemon drizzle cake. We had a twin room which was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed, including a... More 

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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review

Thank you both so much for a wonderful review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and the River Cottage course and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Simon and Libby More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

From arriving at the B & B, Simon opened the door to me and helped me with my case and showed me my room. He asked me to enjoy a coffee and a piece of cake and that was the start of 3 wonderful days staying at their B & B. Nothing was too much trouble from recommending restaurants to... More 

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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review

Thank you very much Sarah for a lovely review! We are happy that you had a comfortable stay over the three nights and hope to welcome you again at some stage. Simon and Libby More 

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