Swallows Eaves Hotel

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“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,[…]

“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.  

“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[…]

“Very high standards”

We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay with you at the end of last month. We found our accommodation more than satisfactory and the comfort of and provisioning within our room, to be of a very high standard. We had everything we could possibly want.   We enjoyed our breakfasts cooked by[…]

“Overnight stay”

My partner & I stayed here for one night to celebrate our wedding ceremony ahead of our honeymoon in November. Check in was easy and receptionist helpful and friendly. We got to our room which was hugely spacious and very clean, we had the superior king room (room 2). Bed[…]

“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.[…]

“Amazing quality food”

As the food was so good on the first night, we stayed on our pre booked table and we ate there a second night also. Exceptional value for money. Trip Advisor:July 2015

“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,[…]