Swallows Eaves Hotel

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“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[…]

What’s on Dorset – October 2014

This month don’t miss out…… 2nd Oct-3nd Nov. Screen Bites Food Film Festival Various locations around Dorset. See website: www.screenbites.co.uk 13th Pack Monday Fair Sherborne. 15th-19th Sherborne Literary Festival Sherborne. www.sherborneliterarysociety.com 15th Oct-2nd Nov. Enchanted Floodlit Gardens Abbotsbury Suptropical Gardens. www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk 23rd- 26th Sherborne International Film festival Sherborne. www.shiff.org.uk 25th[…]

“Lovely hotel near Seaton”

My partner and I stayed one night in this excellent hotel but wished we had been able to stay longer. We received a very warm welcome. Bedroom spacious and clean. Superb breakfast. Would highly recommend. Stayed September 2014, travelled as a couple Trip Advisor

“Indian Summer Holiday”

A late summer holiday planned with the hope of good weather and were we lucky, sunshine and blue sky every day. A fantastic week staying at this hotel, we could not fault anything, the room was extremely comfortable and large enough to accommodate a table and chairs in the window[…]

“good location”

We only stayed two nights but if our time had been extended, we would have definitely stayed longer. Our hostess was very hospitable and helpful. There was a very generous, assorted breakfast. The accommodation was very clean. Good location for our purpose. Stayed September 2014, travelled as a couple Trip[…]

“Excellent hotel”

I stayed here with my husband and our 2 friends last weekend. We were walking in the area. we arrived in the moring to drop of our bags and leave our cars. Our rooms were already ready and we were able to check in early. We had king rooms with[…]

“Autumn break for a disabled person”

Room 1, disabled friendly, with level floor access to dining room and lounge;- ideal. Car parking no problems, plenty of spaces. Location ideal for short journeys to coast. Malcolm, the temporary manager “did you proud”. Staff, a great team, all guest friendly. Immaculate. Trip Advisor September 2014

Delightful Hotel

My wife and I have just returned from a seven day stay at your delightful hotel. We found the standard throughout to be very high indeed. Our room, the excellent staff, combined wih the tempting menus from your talented chef made for a memorable holiday. Letter received 17th September 2014

“Good position for touring.”

My granddaughter and I spent a very enjoyable weekend at this hotel. We found everyone friendly, our room on the first floor well appointed with a comfy bed (no twins available) and we thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts and our evening meal on the Saturday. Great position for visiting the Donkey[…]

“Great hotel near Lyme Regis”

Staying here for the second time we were not dissapointed. Immaculately presented, small hotel with a very friendly atmosphere and a great breakfast. It has a good restaurant, open to the public in the evening, if you need it. It is about 6 miles from Lyme and a similar distance[…]

“First stay at Swallow’s Eaves”

My wife and I were very pleased to find such a friendly and comfortable hotel. Our room on the second floor with a view across to the Axe estuary and a glimpse of the sea, was just what we wanted. The three breakfasts and the one evening dinner were excellent.[…]

“Wonderful Break”

My wide and I have just spent a wonderful few days staying at Swallow Eaves hotel. My wife is a semi-invalid and the accommodation we were given was of the highest standard to fit in with her requirements. The hotel could not be faulted on any level and I would[…]

“Return visit”

We returned to Swallow Eaves after staying there last year. This year we had the Master Super King room which was very spacious and comfortable and lovely bathroom. The breakfasts were just as good with plenty to choose from. We didn’t have an evening meal as we were out all[…]

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[…]

“Summer Holiday”

Excellent stay at Swallow Eaves with very helpful and friendly staff. Very good breakfast and impressed by the evening menu. The food was delicious. Good location to Lyme Regis for walking the coastal pathways and we made use of the local transport. Trip Advisor

“A welcome stay”

Very good breakfasts in a nice restaurant and smart accommodation. We did not eat there in the evenings as we met up with our family who were camping nearby. Good location for Lyme Regis, Seaton, Sidmouth and Charmouth. Trip Advisor

“a lovely holiday”

We recently stayed at Swallows Eaves for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We ate at the hotel every night and were impressed by the menu offered. There was plenty of choice and portion sizes were generous, the food was always hot and expertly cooked and presented. Our room[…]

“A great find”

We were very impressed by our 4-night stay here. The hotel was smart, clean and tastefully furnished, but with character. The staff were all helpful and friendly and the food was to die for! After one of the fabulous cooked breakfasts we hardly needed to eat again until dinner! We[…]

Our renovation

Swallows Eaves Hotel wasn’t always the beautiful, 7-bedroomed establishment that it is now. When purchased, it was brown, dreary and the décor was stuck in the décor was stuck in the 1980’s. In 2012 it underwent a six month refurbishment to see it transformed. Dorothy Robson proprietor of Swallows Eaves[…]

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[…]

“Another excellent stay”

This is the third time we have stayed at this hotel – twice under Dorothy’s ownership and once before that. We had not seen the new extension and room upgradings which are excellent. The bedroom (4) and ensuite (shower, basin, toilet) were clean, smart and the bed very comfortable. The[…]