Ideal Venue for a great holiday
Unbelievable Relaxation
Incredible Views

Welcome to Swilly Barn

Swilly Barn is a fabulous cottage-style barn nestled in a remote Devon valley, just a stone’s throw from Dittisham. With far reaching views over rolling farmland to the sea, it’s a very special place to relax by day and night.

The accommodation comprises two generous double bedrooms, one of which has a single sofa bed to enable twin room dwelling. There’s a large sitting room complete with cosy woodburner and patio doors leading to your own private terrace with views over the valley. The kitchen is well appointed and leads to a private garden. Footpaths lead directly from the property over fields to Dittisham, which take in breathtaking views of the River Dart. It’s an easy walk down and a little more strenuous on the way back up!

Swilly Barn sits adjacent to the main house of hosts, Sarah and Giles Bradford and their two young children, Jack and Tom. There’s always some home grown veg on offer and plenty of advice when it comes to fun activities nearby, especially walks, runs and paddle boarding adventures.

There’s parking available directly outside of the accommodation and a tethered type 2 Zappi car charging point too. Please note that there are steps leading from the driveway down to the barn and the accommodation is split-level too.

We operate a Friday-Friday changeover but if you’re looking for a short break we can be flexible on this – please email us with any enquiries.                          

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