Swallows Eaves Hotel

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“Perfect Stay”

We have stayed at Swallows Eaves three times and each time it has been perfect. Dorothy and her team are so welcoming and friendly. The hotel is very clean, fresh and comfortable. The lovely comfortable room we stayed in on the top floor has a wonderful view, has everything you[…]

“Exceptional Comfort”

Lovely welcome and very pleasant room, fabulously soft and luxurious bed, and a very tasty breakfast! The fact is, we couldn’t fault anything.  Thank you so much for accommodating us at such short notice.

“Excellent dining”

We had room 2, which is a lovely large room, with a bath & shower en-suite. Huge comfy bed & large t.v. Dorothy is very welcoming and friendly as are all the staff. The lounge & dining areas are beautiful & very restful. We had dinner on both evenings and[…]

“Wonderful break on our anniversary weekend!”

We stayed one night at Swallows Eaves on a short break away to celebrate our anniversary. Everything from the warm welcome when we arrived to the lovely comfortable and pretty room made our stay a very pleasant one. Its the little things that make the difference sometimes and I liked[…]

“Autumn Break”

We stayed for 3 nights. Swallows Eaves is comfortable with a modern décor. The rooms are of reasonable size and are spotlessly clean. The ensuite bathrooms have good quality fittings, good thick soft towels, and excellent showers. There is a pleasant lounge and bar together with Reed’s restaurant. The food[…]

“Can’t believe it’s 2*, it’s much better”

I nearly dismissed this hotel as it is listed as 2* which I don’t do but my husband persuaded me. We booked last minute (one day before) for one night and had immediate confirmation and options for booking in the restaurant. There is plenty of parking (always a bonus) and[…]

“Visiting family in the area.”

The hotel was spotlessly clean and very well maintained, the staff are very well trained and are extremely helpful. Our room (no.4) was adequate in size but not large, the bed was very comfortable and the ensuite bathroom was fine. The breakfast I could not fault as was the service.[…]

“Our Wedding Anniversary weekend.”

We were very fortunate to have the downstairs room, not being able to manage stairs.The room was very comfortable and clean and the en-suite had a walk in shower, which again was very convenient for us. Dorothy the owner cooked a first class breakfast, to your own choice. The staff[…]

“Wedding Anniversary stay”

We found the Hotel spotless an excellent breakfast. Very comfortable bed lovely en-suite. Friendly staff, especially the waitress in the Reeds Restaurant she was fautless. Plenty of room for parking. We chose the Hotel at the last minute & couldn’t have been happier with our choice. Trip Advisor:September 2015

“Anniversary Dinner”

We ate at Reeds on Tuesday 28th July for an Anniversary Meal. FAB-u-lous!!! Their new chef is amazing. The food and presentation were second to none. Great value with a 3 course meal being £26! It shows that he has been Michelin trained. There was plenty of each course but[…]

“First class food”

Part of a hotel, this restaurant is bright, airy and comfortable. The food is first class and the service great. The owner came and introduced herself after the meal. We have lived nearby for 7 years and this is the first time we have been here, but not the last.[…]

“Excellent Value”

Our second stay at Swallows Eaves and certainly not our last. A clean well furnished room in a friendly hotel. The breakfast is certainly more than sufficient to fuel a day exploring the surrounding beautiful countryside and villages. The evening meal in the restaurant is to be recommended. All in[…]

“Excellent in every way.”

We stayed only one night, but would have been more than happy to stay longer. Couldn’t fault anything, lovely room, excellent bathroom, fast wifi, comfortable beds, superb evening meal prepared by Michelin-trained chef, good service and all with a personal touch. Would wholeheartedly recommend it. Trip Advisor: July 2015

“An excellent stay in perfect surroundings”

What a find! A country village location between Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, quiet and restful, exactly as the photo portrays. We were greeted by Malcolm and shown to our bay-windowed room, elegantly furnished in restful decor, with a table and chairs in the bay. comfortable beds and an excellent en-suite[…]

“Idyllic East Devon Gem”

What a lovely experience it is to stay at this small hotel where the staff are excellent and the restaurant serves exceptional food all looked after by the owner Dorothy it is certainly a credit to her. Trip advisor: July 2015

“Immaculate and comfortable”

Dorothy gave us a very friendly welcome. We stayed in the superior king room. It was spotlessly clean and had a very comfortable bed. Delicious and very generous breakfast. The omelettes were perfect. Would definitely return. Trip Advisor: July 2015


Excellent really describes all aspects of this accommodation. It’s very ‘bright and airy’. Beds are really comfortable and the shower was really powerful. The food was superb and the location ideal. Dorothy and her Staff were really helpful and courteous. Trip Advisor:July 2015

“Excellent Small Hotel”

We thought highly of this hotel with its bright, airy, comfortable and clean bedroom and public rooms. The food was excellent and the staff pleasant and helpful. It is ideally situated for touring East Devon and West Dorset. If the restaurant was open on Sundays and Mondays it would rate[…]

“Beautiful hotel with outstanding customer service.”

My husband and I initially booked to stay somewhere else, however after arriving in Devon and after numerous issues we spontaneously booked in at Swallows Eaves. Upon arriving, Dorothy made us feel like family and welcomed us warmly. She gave us excellent advice on where to visit and what to[…]

“A Good Find”

We booked on the strength of previous reviews. Clean, warm and comfortable and the soft colour palette throughout was relaxing. Breakfast was very good; the staff friendly and efficient. After a long journey we appreciated having booked a table in the restaurant – the food was good. Dorothy, the proprietor,[…]

“A great place to stay!”

We booked all the rooms for family/friends to attend a nearby wedding. Everyone was very pleased with the hotel,the service,friendliness and overall standard – and it added to what was a wonderful weekend for us Trip Advisor:Stayed May 2015, travelled with friends


We booked this hotel at rather short notice because of its very good on-line reviews. The staff were friendly and welcoming when we arrived about 4 hours after making our booking. Our room on the first floor was quiet and immaculately prepared, also we found the bed very comfortable. We[…]

“Comfy relaxing break”

Booked this hotel as it had good reviews and looked inviting from the pictures on web site. We were not disappointed, the room was clean, well furnished and the king size bed extremely comfortable. Big bathroom with excellent shower and nice fluffy white towels. We also ate in Reeds the[…]

“A lovely experience”

We had stayed at Swallows Eaves a number of years ago and it was excellent then – however, it is even better now after some refurbishments. Namely a new lounge/restaurant extension and the bedrooms/bathrooms have been upgraded. We booked half board and the food couldn’t have been better. All in[…]

“Stressfree break”

Booked as a short break away from the trials and tribulations of selling our house. Room was very comfortable with all the necessary tea and coffee making facilities. Bathroom excellent. Everywhere was spotlessly clean throughout. Making a perfect stress free break. Trip Advisor:May 2015

“Perfect break!”

Booked as a birthday break for my husband. Lovely, comfy, airy room. Clean and shiny bathroom with possibly the most powerful shower we have ever stood under, wonderful! Nothing was too much trouble for Dorothy or her staff, including providing for my dairy free needs! We booked half board and[…]

“A really special break”

Our room and ensuite were beautifully clean, with lovely handwash etc provided. The hospitality tray provided all we could wish for in tea and coffee choices. Our room was light and airy, the beds so comfortable that despite considerable pain I slept well every night. We booked half-board. The evening[…]

“RElaxing weekend in luxurius comfort”

Everything here is perfect and the hospitality was brilliant. The owner was a perfect host and would do anything to make your stay good. Perfect cleanliness, great food. We had the ground floor room with a shower which as a mature couple with some disability was brilliant. The area is[…]

“Pleasant surprise bordering on perfect!”

The room was exceptionally clean with a high standard of amenities. Notable features were the comfortable (king double) bed with quality linen and pillows, and the easily-controlled powerful shower in the bathroom. The choice at breakfast included a wide selection of juices, fruits and cereals, with a cooked or traditional[…]

“A great place to stay”

This is our third visit and as usual the hotel was immaculate ane very welcoming. The rooms are tasteful and beds lovely and comfortable. The staff are always very helpful and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. We will return again soon. Trip Advisor:Reviewed 20 February 2015

What’s On in Dorset – February 2015

Don’t miss this month… 1st The Halliday Music Cup Tindall Recital Hall, Sherborne School. 4th-7th Bridport Panto Players present ‘Cinderella’ at the Electric Palace, Bridport. 9th-15th Lyme Regis Literary Festival various locations around Lyme Regis. www.lymelit.org 11th Haydn’s Creation: Sherborne Schools’ Choral Society Concert Sherborne Abbey. Click here to find[…]

“Gem of a hotel”

This is the best small hotel we have ever stayed in. Everything was perfect including the evening meal which was of a high standard. It is conveniently positioned for visiting our family and we will be back. Trip Advisor:Dec 2014 with family

“The excellent standard continues”

This recent visit was all too short but must be about my 5th stay in this excellent hotel. From the welcome to the tastefully decorated room and the quality of linen etc all could easily surpass many a “so called 5*” establishment. The personal touch is well to the fore[…]

“lovely hotel”

Light, airy, clean and beautifully decorated rooms. Lovely comfortable beds. Stayed for one night only but found everyone very helpful and welcoming – immediately felt very comfortable. The food was very good – especially the breakfast. We would definitely recommend this hotel and will certainly be visiting again. Trip Advisor:Stayed[…]

“A wonderful, friendly and very comfortable place to stay.”

Our welcome couldn’t have been more welcoming. The rooms are tastefully decorated with luxurious towels and bedding. We stayed one night (couldn’t find another hotel that would allow us to book one night) to attend a friends party and we would definitely return. The breakfast was wonderful. Wouldn’t hesitate to[…]

What’s on Dorset – December 2014

This month don’t miss…… 3rd – 14th 16th Christmas Tree Festival in Bridport United Church. 3th Bridport Christmas Cheer late night shopping. 3pm-8pm. 4th Dorchester Christmas Cracker. 6th The Great Lyme Regis Christmas Pudding Race. 11am. 6th – 14th Christmas Tree Festival, Cheap Street Church, Sherborne. 7th Sherborne Festive Shopping[…]

Planning an event? We can help

Whether you are organising a birthday party, engagement, small wedding reception, funeral wake or looking to plan a perfect weekend house party with friends, the planning and organisation can feel like a monumental task. Book your event with us and we will work with you to create a memorable day.[…]

Planning an event? We can help.

Whether you are organising a birthday party, engagement, small wedding reception, funeral wake or looking to plan a perfect weekend house party with friends, the planning and organisation can feel like a monumental task. Book your event with us and we will work with you to create a memorable day.[…]

“Wonderful Break”

Delighted to have found this well appointed and welcoming hotel. Superb breakfast and good choices from the evening menu. Stayed three nights for our Autumn break and will look forward to return visit. Trip Advisor: Stayed Oct 2014

“Comfortable and Friendly”

We were looking for somewhere to stay in the area so that my mother could visit some old friends, and found the hotel by browsing on the internet. We shared Room 1, which was right by the reception on the Ground Floor, a light and airy room with twin beds[…]

What’s on Dorset – November 2014

Don’t miss this month… 1st Bonfire & Firework Display Piddle Valley First School, Piddletrenthide, 1st Grand Firework Display Bridport Leisure Centre 1st – 9th Lyme Regis Walking Festival 4th Cards for Good Causes sold at Bridport, Dorchester & Sherborne TICs (until 21st December). 5th Firework Display at Dorchester Rugby Club,[…]

Literary Devon

Whilst Devon may be famous for its beautiful coastline and delicious cream teas we also have a fantastic literary heritage here on the South Coast. Classics to horrors have all been set in Devon and if you are visiting the region you could find yourself standing on the spot where[…]

“Lovely stay-will return”

Was impressed with website when searching for somewhere to stay near Lyme Regis and this lovely hotel didn’t disappoint. Very clean and extremely comfortable rooms. Very cheery and helpful staff. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hotel. Trip Advisor: October 2014


Fabulous room, clean, beautifully equipped, large and spacious. Tea and coffee making facilities with a choice of different teas! Even a bottle of spring water! Comfortable super-king bed! Large bathroom with everything supplied. The restaurant (Reeds) within the hotel, is superb. Had a fabulous meal (the chef is both an[…]

“Ideal for short Autumn break”

We had room 2 which was a lovely bright dual aspect room. Spotlessly clean with very comfortable king sized bed. Bathroom spotless & a shower my wife could use easily (unusual). Breakfast could not be faulted & the staff were very friendly & attentive. Trip adevisor; Stayed October 2014, travelled[…]