Swallows Eaves Hotel

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“Lovely & friendly hotel”

My husband and I were visiting family in Seaton over the Easter weekend, we stayed Sat 19th & Sun 20th and had a twin room at the front. The hotel was lovely, spotlessly clean, bath towels beautiful and so white, couldn’t find any faults. Six of us ate in the[…]

“An enjoyable one night stay”

We were spectators at a family members sky dive in Honiton so picked Swallow Eaves as a stop over because it was near to Beer and Lyme Regis. I chose this guest house from the reviews on the internet and am pleased to say we were not disappointed. Trip Advisor

“Never disappoints.” Reeds Restaurant

We wanted a restaurant which offered a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, superb cuisine, warm environment, choice of local produce and an occasion to remember. What can I say, we found all of this and more at Reeds restaurant, bravo to all the staff and we thank you for a fabulous[…]

“One night in Colyford”

We were attending a wedding in Branscombe and picked the Swallow Eaves Hotel at random on the internet. How glad we were that we did! What a lovely hotel, fresh and welcoming, every room seemed to have been thought out in terms of decor and fittings. The bedroom was spacious[…]

“Another fantastic stay”

This was our second stay at Swallows Eaves and again it was a memorable experience. The owner and staff were very welcoming and attentive, our room was spacious, spotlessly clean and with a great view over the hills opposite. The food in Reeds restaurant was delicious, We stayed on one[…]

“Fantastic start and finish to our west country break”

We decided to break our journey in both directions from West Sussex to Sennen by staying at Swallows Eaves. Parking was safe and plentiful. Dinner was excellent and attentively served. Local fish was superb. Bar and restaurant were spacious and comfortable. Rooms were excellent, cosy and clean. Beds were immaculate[…]

Judith and I really enjoyed our ‘short break’ at Swallows Eaves and we thank you and your colleagues once again. This was a very special occasion for us so the choice of an Hotel was very important – we were delighted and pleased with every aspect. Driving home, Judith and[…]

“Thanks for the memory”

Fab stay – friendly staff – great experience – room most comfortable – bed big enough to get lost in! Reeds Restaurant food A1 – really great time Breakfast set us up for the day Highly recommend Swallows Eaves & Reeds Restaurant Trip Advisor

“Delightful break”

We have family in the area so have visited Swallows Eaves a number of times now. There’s always a warm welcome from Dorothy and the rest of the hotel staff. The rooms are very clean and well equipped, and the food is excellent. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Trip Advisor

East Devon Event Hub

The East Devon Event Hub is a great site for planning what you want to do during your stay with us. It covers all sorts of events and activities such as: Art & Crafts Exhibitions Carnivals Fairs, Fetes & Festivals Garden Fairs & Shows including Open Gardens Market Days Music and Theatre[…]

“Thanks for arranging superb weather as well”

Amidst weeks of rains and floods, we dashed down to S Devon for quick weekend break. Got Swallows Eaves off internet and booked on basis of excellent reviews online. Took offer of Valentine’s Banquet (good idea to have it the following evening by the way, much quieter) at Reeds Restaurant.[…]

What’s On – West Dorset March 2014

Spring is definitely on its way! Here’s our monthly list of events around West Dorset for March 2014: Don’t miss this month… 1st -2nd – Broadchurch Experience – Various venues from Lyme Regis to West Bay 1st -2nd – Lambing Weekends   Kingston Maurward Nr. Dorchester. 15th – Sherborne Chamber Choir:The Romantics  Sherborne Abbey. 7:30pm. 15th – Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir[…]

Things to do in Devon & Dorset

If you’re looking at websites for ideas of what to do on your visit to the west country, we thought it would be helpful to list the official sites here to make your searching easier. For events and activities in East Devon, click here. For things to do in Dorset,[…]

Latest Offers for Spring Breaks 2014

Have a look at the latest offers we have available for Spring 2014. From romantic breaks to 3 Nights for the price of Two, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect break for you to relax, refresh and revive in Devon and Dorset. Click here to see full details of our Spring[…]

Weekend Break 7-9 Feb 2014”

What can I say this was just a fantastic relaxing stay. The owner Dorothy was great and her hotel was very clean, tidy and very comfortable. The food was very tasty, well cooked and presented. All of the hotel staff were very smart and so friendly making this such an[…]

“First class”

Stayed for 3 nights DB&B. Very comfortable, warm & relaxing. Beautifully decorated/furnished. Excellent friendly service from all the staff. Superb food from a varied menu. Good wines. Can’t fault it!!! Will return. TripAdvisor:February 2014


Excellent hotel in many aspects, we had a great and comfortable weekend with a host that made us feel like home, thanks a lot Dorothy! Only in your house you can have the food how you like it and the beds how you like them. TripAdvisor: January 2014


Our Hotel score from Booking.com: 9.3 Thank you to all our guests who stayed during December and January, we look forward to welcoming you to the Swallows Eaves Hotel in 2014 The hotel Hotel staff 9.8 Service / Facilities 9.3 Cleanliness of your room 9.8 Comfort 9.6 Location 8.5 Value[…]

What’s On – West Dorset February 2014

Here’s the latest list of activities and events happening in and around West Dorset during February 2014: Don’t miss this month… 5th-8th      Bridport Pantomime Sleeping Beauty The Electric Palace, Bridport. 8th-16th    Lyme Regis Walking Festival 2014   Lyme Regis. 12th         Sherborne Schools’ Choral Society Concert  Sherborne Abbey. 14th         Oscar Peterson Tribute Evening for Valentines Day […]

“Really Good”

Stayed overnight Saturday. Everything was comfortable, convenient, relaxed and enjoyable. Great breakfast, attentive service and good company. When we stay again in south Devon we will certainly choose the Swallows Eaves Hotel. TripAdvisor:January 2014

“Wonderful stopover”

This is the third time my wife and I have stayed at this hotel and have witnessed the miraculous transformation made by the current owner in recent years. The rooms are spacious, warm, immaculately clean with super bathrooms and power showers. Reed’s restaurant is a delight and the food, sourced[…]

Christmas stopover

This is the first time that we have stayed in a hotel over the Christmas period and the Swallow Eaves fulfilled all our expectations. We received a warm welcome on arrival and the standard of food, friendly efficient service was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have already recommended[…]

“Pre Christmas Walking Weekend”

I had seen the hotel when passing earlier in the year and having viewed the web site booked three rooms for my wife, myself and three friends for our annual pre Christmas walking weekend. The fact that there was a restaurant and parking was an important consideration. We weren’t disappointed,[…]

“A One Night Stand”

  We were greeted by a fine and well maintained property surrounded by immaculate lawns and then at reception. It was a very good start. We were offered an upgrade, and conducted to our room which was delightful, with the midday sun streaming in through the large windows. A huge[…]

“Superb small hotel with every comfort – highly recommended”

My husband and I spent four nights at the Swallows Eaves and were delighted with everything about this hotel. Our room and ensuite bathroom were beautifully appointed with every comfort and thoughtful extra touches – huge fluffy white bath towels , locally made biscuits, bottled water and quality toiletries. Fantastic[…]


  My wife and I enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The room was excellent, the bed very comfortable, with plenty of extra pillows and bedding, bathroom/shower facilities and cosmetics first rate. The proprietor welcomed us, offered us a choice of rooms and checked that all was well. Breakfast was[…]

What’s On – West Dorset November 2013

Here’s our monthly list of events around West Dorset for November 2013: Don’t miss this month… 2nd          Bonfire and Fireworks on the Beach Lyme Regis. 9th           Bonfire and Fireworks Extravaganza at Sherborne Castle Sherborne. 2nd          Bridport Round Table Annual Firework Display at Bridport Leisure Centre, Bridport. 3rd – 9th   Lyme Regis Walking[…]

Latest Booking.com Reviews (October 2013)

Here are the latest quick reviews from our guests who booked their stay throughBooking.com – Total Hotel Score: 9.3 Based on 54 reviews  Friendly greeting on arrival, spotless room, big towels ,comfortable bed, excellent service and food in dining room,all staff very friendly and helpful cannot fault it. Lovely setting, plenty parking. Could not fault[…]

“When only the best will do”

My wife and myself liked everything about this hotel. Plenty of parking, good bedroom, quality bed, perfect bathroom and excellent service. We were unable to sample the restaurant as we had eaten earlier but the breakfast was the best we had ever had. This is a lovely part of the[…]

Hotel was very clean

Hotel was very clean, our room was nice with en suite. We asked to check in earlier which wasn’t a problem. Breakfast was very nice with a good choice, all staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends. Late Rooms:October 2013

“Just Lovely”

Beautiful small friendly hotel, freshly decorated throughout and lovely comfortable bedroom in soft relaxing colours and the cleanliness throughout was excellent. Breakfast was very good and freshly cooked and the service was excellent. Hotel is in a perfect position for all the local attractions especially the Donkey Sanctuary and perfect[…]

“Simply the best!”

Everything has been so well thought out for the guests at this lovely hotel, which is so refreshing to find. From the lovely bedroom with its relaxing decor and oh so comfy beds, to the wonderful cleanliness and freshness throughout, friendliness and excellent breakfast. Our only regret was that we[…]

“You will have a nice stay!”

A lovely small hotel quiet and convenient for visiting the resorts along the coast. Good food, comfortable and clean, on site parking and excellent Wifi reception. What more can you ask for! Of the many nearby attractions we particularly enjoyed the Colyton/Seaton tramway, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. TripAdvisor

“Autumn Break”

  Thank you for an excellent 4 night break, Dorothy and her staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We upgraded to the recently refurbished front bedroom, well worth the extra, although viewing some of the other rooms these were also very good. Restaurant food first class[…]

‘Great Expectations’

Thank you for making our ‘Copper’ Wedding Anniversary very special. Wonderful room, and delicious meal in the evening. Super breakfast the following morning. We really felt at home in this delightful hotel. Excellent location, not far to travel to lovely Lyme Regis, and many other resorts. Dorothy the proprietor is[…]

What’s On – West Dorset October 2013

Here’s our monthly list of events around West Dorset for October 2013: Don’t miss this month… 3rd Oct to 2nd Nov: Screen Bites Food Film Festival (Various locations around Dorset) www.screenbites.co.uk 14th Oct: Pack Monday Fair  Sherborne 16th to 22nd: Sherborne Literary Festival  Sherborne.  www.sherborneliterarysociety.com 18th: The Burma Play – Comedy of Terror  Marine Theatre,[…]

“A lovely small hotel”

We spent 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The breakfast is excellent. Hotel clean and tastefully decorated. Situated very conveniently for Seaton, Beer and Sidmouth. We will most likely visit again. TripAdvisor: September 2013

“Hits the Mark”

We stayed at Swallows Eaves for a few nights at the end of a longer West Country holiday and were not disappointed. The hotel is set back off the main road in a small Devon village known for being the place where T.E. Lawrence regularly refuelled his Brough MotorBike. It[…]

“A first-class stay”

We chose this hotel as we know the locality well and had stayed at this address many years ago. We were extremely expressed with everything about it: the bedroom was large, airy and extremely comfortable with everything you could wish for: nice desk for computer work, comfortable armchairs, a good[…]