Ideal Venue for a great holiday
Unbelievable Relaxation
Incredible Views

Welcome to Swilly Barn

Set in a beautiful, peaceful South Hams location Swilly Barn is a detached cottage style residence. The barn has been completely renovated and refurbished to a high standard and provides a tranquil and comfortable self – catering holiday retreat. It’s only a few minutes’ drive (or pleasant walk) to the heart of the picturesque village of Dittisham which lies on the tidal estuary of the river Dart and two miles upstream from Dartmouth. The village offers a Post Office, shop, two pubs/restaurants and a waterside cafe. During the summer passenger ferry services operate between Dittisham and Dartmouth and from Dittisham to Totnes. From Dartmouth you can embark on boat trips along the Dart or further afield to Torbay. The ancient towns of Kingsbridge, Salcombe & Totnes are all easily accessible by road, providing visitors with a great choice of shops, markets, cafes and restaurants. Walkers and boating/sailing enthusiasts will find Swilly Barn an ideal base from which to explore the delights of the River Dart, the South Devon coastal trail – with its glorious beaches & Dartmoor. Historians will be able to see the splendour of the National Trust and English Heritage properties of Greenway (holiday home of the famous author ‘Agatha Christie’) Coleton Fishacre, Overbecks and Dartmouth Castle all of which are to be found within the local area. And For golfing enthusiasts – the renowned Dartmouth Golf & Country club with its championship course and leisure facilities is only five minutes away.

   It’s the ideal venue for a great holiday!


Self-catering, detached cottage style barn | Dittisham, Dartmouth, Devon | 2 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | Sleeps 4 adults | Ideal for walkers, boating/sailing, fishing, beaches or golfing enthusiasts.

Tel: 07702 279680 to make a reservation

What more could you want for a great holiday experience!


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  • Perfect location & perfect views. Really well appointed barn too. Just bring a toothbrush!. Loved the beaches & can't wait to come back!

    Jo & Adrian, Hampshire Visitors
  • Super cottage. Very relaxing. See you again

    Christine & Janegil, Norway Visitors
  • A memorable stay in this beautiful corner of England. Will certainly recommend you!

    Mick, Di & Sam, Essex Visitors
  • Loved the cottage and the views. The ewes & lambs were fab

    Peter Janet & Denise, Staffordshire Visitors
  • Lovely cottage. Primroses, bluebells & pink campion - Devon at its best

    Judith & Charles Visitors
  • Thanks for the warm welcome. We very much enjoyed our stay. Extremely comfortable & homely

    Sarah & Martin, Pam & Matt, Twickenham Visitors
  • Thanks so much for the use of your lovely barn. We had a super break & hope to come back soon

    Jo & Grahame, Pangbourne Visitors
  • Our second stay here was just as enjoyable as the first

    The Clarke family, Glasgow Visitors
  • Fantastic cottage. We had a lovely week. Don't want to go home!

    Brendan, Janice, Ryan & Daphne, Salisbury Visitors
  • Beautiful accommodation & very helpful owners - We had a great time

    The Mckennas, London Visitors
  • Wonderful barn. Beautifully finished. Wonderful views. We enjoyed the Alpacas and had a great time. We'll be back

    Jenna & Ian, Albury Visitors
  • Wonderful peaceful retreat. Happy memories of a relaxing week. Perfect. See you again

    Joyce & Dennis, William & Deb Visitors
  • Very comfortable accommodation in a beautiful location. We fell in love with the Alpacas

    Ian & Patricia, Swanage Visitors
  • Thankyou for a lovely week. We had a fantastic time. Weather great. We'll be back

    Jenny & Dave, Hornsea Visitors
  • Stunning location& gorgeous accomodation. We loved the Alpacas and the chickens! Had such a good week, will visit again

    Paul & Fiona, Surrey Visitors
  • Thankyou both for making us so welcome. Made ourselves at home. Really enjoyed going back over old haunts

    Barry & Lynda, Codsall Visitors
  • Had a great time (even with the damp summer) Visited lots of National Trust properties + Salcombe, Totnes, Datmouth etc - great days out. Great outlook & perfect setting

    Mr &Mrs Brickell, Hampshire Visitors
  • We had the best time & loved the Alpacas

    The Smetham family, Kent Visitors
  • Best self catering accommodation we have stayed in. Swilly Barn was rather splendid - lovely views, peaceful, quiet. Would highly recommend

    Jackie & Ken, Eatbourne Visitors
  • The latest of many Dittisham visits & holidays - You have a beautiful location here - thankyou

    Wow Guest
  • A lovely, well equipped home-from-home. Nice and private and well located to visit beaches and plenty of National Trust properties.

    Richard & Roberta, Oxford Visitors
  • We have enjoyed staying in this lovely, well equipped cottage in such a peaceful location. The weather has been lovely too. Thank you John & Debbie

    Adrian & Sue Cambridge Visitors
  • Lovely accommodation in a beautiful and peaceful location. Always a joy to see the Alpacas each day. A must to vist Greenway and Cleton Fishacre. Would also recommend cruise to Totnes and the Dartmouth steam train. Thank you John & Debbie for making our stay at Swilly Barn memorable.

    Paula & Jo Maldon, Essex Visitors