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“Wonderful weekend getaway....Pet-friendly too!”
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View of house from tennis court
Nuthatch Bathroom
Nuthatch double doors opening on the garden
Nuthatch Patio area
Swallow barn and Nuthatch cottage front doors
Swallow barn Front door
Open plan living area upstairs
Lounge area
Swallow barn fully equipped kitchen
Picture window
Swallow Barn Double room
Swallow Barn double room
View from Swallow Barn bedroom
Swallow barn triple room
Swallow barn triple room
Swallow Barn Bathroom
Swallow Barn steps up to the garden
View of garden from bedroom window
Lake Villa Front door
Lake Villa
Lake Villa hall
Lake Villa dining area
Dining area
Large conservatory with doors onto the garden
Cosy lounge with wood burner
Lake Villa King room with en-suite
Lake Villa King room with en-suite
Lake Villa King room with en-suite
Balcony with hammock
Lake Villa double room with bath in the en-suite
Lake Villa double room with bath in the en-suite
Lake Villa double room with bath in the en-suite
view from the double room onto the tennis court
Lake Villa triple room with bunks
Lake Villa kitchen
Lake Villa kitchen
Lake Villa kitchen
Lake Villa kitchen
Wild flowers from the meadow
Hidden lower lake
Upper Lake
One arce garden
Guest with fish
Cabin by the lake
Bude sea pool just 10 miles away
Body boarding at Sandymouth beach
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Cottage -
8 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Bradworthy, Devon, England

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Very good - based on 12 reviews
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Kirsty R
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful weekend getaway....Pet-friendly too!”
Reviewed April 14, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Our stay at Lake Villa was a wonderful experience made all the more special by the warm reception from Simon,Sarah and Scarlet....
The accommodation was clean, cosy and comfortable with an incredible attention to detail. If there was anything you were in need of, nothing was too much trouble...
Simon and Sarah were always happy to help to give advice/directions to nearest shops/pubs/beaches/places of interest etc
Lake Villa is the perfect place to unwind as it's location is idyllic for a peaceful and tranquil stay.... the lakes and cabin just a short walk up the lane are perfect for a picnic, fishing or just to relax with a glass of wine or two!!
We will most definitely be visiting this little gem of a place again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jeff T
Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Place to Escape”
Reviewed March 26, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

What a great place to escape the pressure of everyday living!

We recently spent a relaxing weekend at this great location situated just outside the friendly village of Bradworthy.

We stayed in the newly refurbished Nuthatch Cottage. The décor was stylish but maintained a cosy cottage feel. On the ground floor the bedroom was spacious. the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was spotless and well provisioned with essential toiletries. Upstairs the lounge was light and airy with comfortable seating and the kitchen was very well equipped. The welcome note with home made biscuits was a nice touch. French windows led out to the large natural garden and our own private seating area was a great place to relax on a warm and sunny Sunday morning. The owners Sarah and Simon were on hand and very friendly and welcoming. Nearby, the property has a large meadow with 2 fishing lakes.

The location is ideal for a couples or a group of friends and family. There is something for everyone to do; walking, the stunning North Devon coast is only a short drive away and the local pub offers good value pub grub.

We felt totally relaxed at the end of our short weekend but will certainly be back to recharge our batteries!

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Liked best: Warm friendly feel of the place.
Liked least: Time there passed too quickly.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 16, 2016
Thank you so much, we look forward to welcoming you back soonest
Simon and Sarah
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Will T
Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great accommodation, super location, wonderful owners”
Reviewed January 2, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We had a lovely weekend away in Devon, Sarah, Simon (and Scarlet) made us very welcome and accommodated our every request. The rooms were clean and fresh, the bed was excellent and the location very peaceful and relaxing. We are already booked and looking forward to coming back at the end of January.

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Liked best: The location and friendliness of the owners
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Jan 3, 2016
Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed our cottage and look forward to seeing you again very soon. Simon and Sarah.
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RJWG
Gillingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very friendly and informal B&B in beautiful location”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We spent three B&B nights here in very hot weather. Peter and Lesley were charming and friendly - expect to be on first name terms as soon as you arrive. Twin bedded room comfy but a bit small - choose the double room if you have the choice. Breakfasts made to order and eaten around a communal table. South facing balcony to sit on which overlooks the garden is a bonus as is the lake, which is a great place to spend the evening with a glass of something!

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Liked best: The relaxed informality
Liked least: Room and shower a bit cramped
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Older travelers
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Ian W
Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Our first visit to 'Swallow Barn'. Accommodation immaculate. So well equipped plus superb information re: local walks, beauty spots, pubs, etc. The 'Lakes' were beautiful, so relaxing & once again so well equipped re: fishing, BBQ & general information regarding the environment. Our hosts Peter & Lesley were warm & welcoming & made us feel part of a family. All in all we can't wait to return & neither can Henry our dog!!.
Thoroughly recommended

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 18, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Liked best: Being made so welcome and comfortable
Liked least: Leaving!!!!!!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Mar 19, 2013
Thanks Jill for taking the time and trouble to put a review on. We were delighted to welcome your family and friends here and were only too pleased that, with one or two extra beds, we managed to fit them all in! I do hope the children suceed in persuading you to come again!
Lesley & Pete
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aliankids
Worthing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely cottage with friendly owners in good area to explore lots of places ot interest”
Reviewed June 7, 2012 for a stay in April 2012

Cottage was clean and well presented.It had the living room upstairs so we enjoyed a good view of the garden.The owner showed us around and it had everything that we needed. We were able to use their two pond area (just up the road) which was also lovely and had the weather been better we would have enjoyed a few hours there soaking up the atmosphere.The garden area outside the house also looked promising.
We were within easy reach of Tintagel, Dartmoor, Bude and Jamaica Inn.
We had a great relaxing time. The one small criticism was that the bedroom being downstairs had to have a humidifier on most of the time because of the earth against the back wall.

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