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“Wedding Stay!”
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Swan Hill House
Ranked #2 of 4 Colyford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Colyton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Wedding Stay!”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We actually live locally but having filled our own house with relatives for our wedding, decided to book 3 nights at Swan Hill House. We had heard from relatives of a friend who had stayed that it was an excellent place to stay and they were so right! Simon and Libby are just the best hosts and we felt totally at home at Swan Hill House. On arrival there were flowers, chocolates and a card in our room, champagne flutes had been provided for the champagne my husband had asked Simon to pop in the fridge. The next day wine glasses appeared in our room as Simon had noticed we had a glass of wine( being too tired to do justice to the bubbly!). This couple really are very thoughtful and think of everything! The room was beautifully furnished and clean, the bed was the the most comfortable we have ever encountered in a B&B or hotel. The bedding was top quality (goose down?), only wish we had not been so busy and could have enjoyed the bed for longer. Our en-suite was lovely with quality hand wash and shower gel and top notch fluffy white towels. Breakfast was superb with fresh and stewed seasonal fruits, yoghurts, cereals, fruit juice etc. All followed by a great choice for cooked breakfast plus a daily special, I enjoyed smoked trout, scrambled eggs, roasted tomatoes with a toasted bagel - yum! All top quality fresh local ingredients are used. Swan Hill House seems more like a luxury boutique hotel than a B&B and we cannot fault any aspect of our stay! ps Simon, the home made fudge you gave us was delicious.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Mr and Mrs Keight (I can call you that now!!) thank you so much for such a touching review, it was most kind of you. Libby and I both loved having you all in the house and so glad you had such a fantastic wedding day! Lovely to meet your friends as well. Hope you had a great few days in Cornwall and have recharged your batteries......Simon and Libby, hope to see you around at some stage!
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We have just returned from a great Weekend stay for our friends Wedding. Libby and Simon
Are brilliant hosts who have thought of everything. It has to be the most comfortable B&B we have ever stayed in. Breakfast was fantastic with a great choice of freshly cooked ingredients which set you up for the day. Thank you again we will be back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Libby and I are so glad you enjoyed your stay and in particular the wedding day for your friends. Hope you got your scarf in the post!!!!! Simon and Libby
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Andy and I decided to take a trip back to River Cottage over the August bank holiday weekend, so why not go back to a place we loved the first time round. Another fab weekend, food was great as we expected it to be shame I couldn't say the same about the River Cottage experience this time round.
Would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone wanting a clean, friendly place to stay while visiting Devon.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Again thank you for another great review, great to see you over the Bank Holiday. Simon and Libby
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

We cannot fault Swan Hill House B & B at all. Everything was perfect and Simon and Libby are a lovely couple who make you feel so welcome from the minute you arrive. Such a treat to be met with tea and cake, and the breakfast is second to none. We look forward to making a return visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you so much for the review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope your trip back was a good one. Simon and Libby
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We had a funeral to go to in the area and we were very well looked after, being greeted with tea and cake after our long journey was most welcome.Everything was spotlessly clean, the beds were comfy with quality sheets, towels and fixtures and fittings. Breakfast was excellent and we left wishing we could have stayed longer, and hope to return again under happier circumstances. B&B as it should be done.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Many thanks for the lovely review! Sorry it was such sad circumstances on your visit but we do hope you can come down again and have a more enjoyable and happier stay next time!
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

My husband and I booked three rooms, (1, 3 and 7), for a three night trip with our daughter and two grandchildren. Of course we'd read the glowing references here before booking, but my goodness, are they well deserved: this is an outstanding B&B.

The rooms are tastefully furnished, with plenty of storage, fridges with fresh milk and best of all, some lovely home-made baked treats that were chnaged or topped up every day.

The beds and pillows are the best I've ever experienced away from home!

The breakfasts were all freshly cooked to order, with plenty of choice, and daily specials.

We also experienced more than the extra mile: one of the children had an accident, whhich resulted in her clothes looking as though a massacre had taken place. I was going to pt them in to soak in my room, but Libby and Simon washed and dried them for us, which was great as they were favourite togs.

One word summs ot all up - fabulous!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Hi and again apologies for not writing than you sooner! So glad you all enjoyed your stay here in east devon and at Swan Hill House. I hope that your grand daughters head is better and hope to see you all in the near future. Best regards Simon and Libby
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Can not fault this b and b at all. Simon and Libby have thought of everything to make their guests as welcome and comfortable as possible from the pot of tea with homemade biscuits in the guest lounge on arrival to all the fabulous extras in the room, great selection of beverages, fresh milk, bottled water, juice and more homemade biscuits. The room was very comfortable with very good quality linens and beautifully decorated and furnished. Breakfast was amazing and there was even some homemade fudge as a leaving present. We only stayed one night which wasn't enough and we would love to revisit.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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swanhillhouse, Owner at Swan Hill House, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Apologies for not writing the response sooner, its been a hectic old August!! Many thanks for your comments and we are happy that you had evrything you needed. Hope summer is not too hot back home for you? Kind regards Simon and Libby
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Property: Swan Hill House
Address: Swan Hill House Swan Hill Road, Colyford EX24 6QQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Colyford
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Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Colyford
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Number of rooms: 6
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