Swallows Eaves is situated off the A3052 Sidmouth/Lyme Regis Road in the pretty village of Colyford in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty of East Devon. Colyford is located just inland from the beach at Seaton and the pretty Axmouth harbour leading from the Axe Estuary, which is a haven for wildlife. Amenities in the village of Colyford include a Post Office & General Stores, a butcher’s shop, two pubs, a church, a village hall and a leisure centre. Colyford is also home to the well regarded Colyton Grammar School. A larger range of facilities can be found at nearby Seaton, which is just over 1.5 miles away or Axminster, 6 miles to the north, where there is a mainline train service to London. The beautiful coastal resort of Lyme Regis is only a 10-minute drive from the hotel. The city of Exeter is approx. 23 miles to the west.
Swallows Eaves is a beautiful, detached, wisteria clad 3 storey property set within approximately ½ acre of grounds situated off Thomas Bassett Drive, accessed off Swan Hill Road (A3052). The property underwent a major refurbishment project in 2012 with over £400,000 invested in a complete overhaul of the building, its utilities, hotel inventory and interior design, together with the addition of a new restaurant and terrace extension.
The hotel is a successful and well-established business which has won many awards and accolades over recent years. The hotel is rated 9.1 on booking.com, ‘excellent’ on laterooms.com and has excellent TripAdvisor reviews with a Certificate of Excellence awarded every year for the past 5 years. The hotel has a Michelin Guide recommendation for 2017 and has a 5 Star Food Hygiene Award.
The business is run by a single proprietor with the help of a team of part time staff. The bedrooms are advertised on many hotel portal sites and the business has its own recently redesigned website. The hotel runs 3 seasonal tariffs which range from £115 to £145 per room, per night on a B&B basis depending on the time of year. There is also a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate which encourages guests to dine in the fabulous hotel restaurant, Reeds Restaurant, which is also open to non-residents. Swallows Eaves is extremely popular for individual or group walking, birdwatching and cycling tourists who make the most of this spectacular piece of protected Devon coastline and repeat business is particularly strong.