Swallows Eaves Hotel


“10 out of 10”

  11 September 2017        We thought Swallows Eaves was a lovely hotel and the beds were so comfortable. My wife gave the shower 10 out of 10 – you have no idea how hard it is to get a 10 out of her!  Thank you also for the excellent[…]


14 Aug 2017          On arrival the hotel is in a great setting and location. We had a warm welcome and were given all information we required for our stay. We stayed in a super king room, perfect size room large ensuite, the bed was unbelievably comfortable! The[…]

“Warm welcome and fantastic breakfast”

  6 Aug 2017     We stayed for two nights: we were warmly welcomed and enjoyed the excellent freshly made full English breakfast also including yogurt, fruits and cereals. The rooms are a good size and prepared and cleaned with care. The hotel is in a perfect spot with Lyme,[…]

“Oh wow quality small country house hotels still exist!”

  10 Jul 2017             We stayed for one night to celebrate part of a two night anniversary break. We wished we had stayed a week. Spotlessly clean, a great welcoming team from reception through restaurant team and even to the housekeeper and a terrific dinner[…]

“Fabulous stay”

  20 June 2017      The bed was by far the best I’ve slept in, my husband and I have travelled extensively. Food was homemade and tasty, breakfast was equally delicious. Although no air con, Dorothy supplied a fan upon request which was more than adequate considering the temperature was[…]

“A very pleasant surprise”

  23 May 2017       This stay was all we hoped and more. We booked one night at short notice and were not disappointed. Every detail was attended to and our room was a good size, very clean and comfortable.  Concerns about noise as it was on the ground[…]

“Lovely hotel”

  22 May 2017     Whenever we visit the area we have always stayed at Swallows Eaves. This is because it is consistently of a high standard. From the warm welcome, comfy and well thought about room requisites, to the excellent breakfasts.  In simple terms, they know what guests will[…]

“Perfect break”

  2 May 2017        Very good quality hotel, excellent breakfast and evening meal. Perfect location in Dorset for coast and countryside. Dorothy was the perfect host and very informative. We look forward to returning one day.

“Seaton Wetlands Walk”

  11 Apr 2017        Perfectly located to access a lovely walk from Colyford to Seaton with a visit to the local wetlands reserve on route. Just over 1.5 miles. Hotel providing excellent value on a Bed and Breakfast rate. First rate room with soft mattress, very clean and[…]

“Spotlessly clean, warm and friendly”

  2 Apr 2017            We booked just one night at this little gem of a hotel. It was so good that we tried to keep our room for another night. Unfortunately, it was already booked so we will look forward to returning soon. Our classic King[…]

“What an amazing find!”

  1 Mar 2017      We had four days of utter bliss here – beautiful quiet rooms and luxurious beds – lots of attention to detail – superb breakfasts. Dorothy and her staff couldn’t have been more welcoming – and always found time to give us useful advice on local[…]

“Weekend Break”

  28 Jan 2017        What a fantastic experience. Dorothy went out of her way to help and make our visit really very comfortable. Being a new crutch and wheelchair user after major surgery it is so heartening to find a hotel which accommodates my new needs and takes[…]

“Short Break”

  2 Dec 2016        We recently enjoyed a lovely short break at Swallows Eaves. A warm welcome awaited us along with an extremely comfortable room and delicious food. Nothing was too much trouble so thank you Dorothy for such a relaxing break.

“Great place to stay”

  21 Sep 2016       First time we have stayed in this part of Devon and we couldn’t have picked a better place. Great location, lovely village and the hotel was superb. Very comfortable room with great facilities. Breakfast was a treat, cooked to order and very tasty! We[…]

“A great find”

  5 September 2016       This is one of the most charming and comfortable hotels that we have used in England, very clean with relaxed colour scheme. Dorothy and her team offer superb service with a warm welcome. The breakfast was lovely with good choices.

“Everything you could need in one beautiful place.”

  16 June 2016        Beautiful bedrooms planned out very thoughtfully. We wanted for nothing. Sockets where you needed them, mirrors in exactly the right place, even a hot water bottle if we needed it. Lovely choice of breakfast and nothing was too much trouble for them. We needed[…]

“Personal service and perfect with it”

  26 May 2016          Beds were so comfortable and the room a comfortable size with two comfy chairs. Dorothy and her team could not be bettered. Breakfast cooked to your specifications and perfectly! Truly personal service.  


    17 May 2016      Superb bed, immaculately clean and a cracking breakfast!

“Spotlessly clean”

  3 March 2016        Dorothy the proprietor gave us a very warm welcome and made sure that all our needs were met during our stay. Breakfasts had a wide choice from cereals, fresh fruit etc to full English cooked. We took dinner in the restaurant one evening, and[…]

“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[…]

“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[…]

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,[…]

What’s on West Dorset – September 2014

Don’t miss this month…6th Guitars on the Beach Lyme Regis.6th-7th Dorset County Show Dorchester.6th- 7th Food Rocks Festival Lyme Regis.6th Bridport Hat Festival Various venues in Bridport. 10th-18th Dorset Architectural Heritage Week 2014 Various venues around Dorset. www.dahw.org.uk 11th-14th Heritage Open Days Various venues around Dorset. www.heritageopendays.org.uk21st Eggardon Kite Festival[…]

Things to do in Colyford

Preparing for a holiday can be hard work, what to pack, where to stay, how much will it cost are just some of the things that have to be considered. On top of that you also want to make the most of your time away and plan what to do[…]

What’s on – West Dorset August 2014

Here’s our monthly list of events around West Dorset for August 2014: Don’t miss this month… 3rd-17th Sherborne Summer School of Music & Concertfest Sherborne. 3rd-10h Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week 16th-17th Bridport Carnival 17th Bridport’s Torchlight Procession Bucky Doo Square to West Bay. 20st Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural[…]

The Beauty of the Staycation

Staycation – this is the current popular term used for having your holidays at home or at least in the same country. Once an idea that many of us would have dismissed in favour of far – flung shores with guaranteed sunshine. However in recent years, many of us have[…]

Making the most of Summer in Devon

The sun has been shining much more frequently these past few weeks, making it feel that summer really has arrived. At times like this it is a blessing to have Swallows Eaves Hotel located in such a beautiful part of the country. Being in Colyford means that there is the[…]

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