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Swifts Return Teign Valley Hideaway With hot tub and Pool

Upscale Exeter apartment with private spa tub and fireplace

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bed
  • 1 bathroom
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free self parking
  • Hair dryer
  • Highchair
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided

What’s around

  • Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park - 7 min walk
  • Dartmoor National Park - 4.3 mi / 6.8 km
  • Ugbrooke House & Park - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Stover Country Park - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Devon Guild of Craftsmen - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km
  • Exeter Cathedral - 14.8 mi / 23.9 km

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About this apartment

** IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: The swimming pool will not be available for guest use between 20th November and 17th December 2021 due to essential maintenance works. The price for these dates has been adjusted accordingly. By placing a booking during these dates you acknowledge that you will not be able to make use of the swimming pool facility over this period **

Like the Swift, you’ll want to return. This first-floor apartment, nestled in a woody glen between the South Devon coast and Dartmoor, provides a chic, relaxing bolthole for two people. Curl up in front of the woodburner after a long hike and take advantage of clear nights to stargaze from your own wood-fired hot tub. You’ll also have shared access to wooded grounds, an indoor pool and sauna.

If you dream of escaping to south Devon’s wide open spaces, the heather and gorse of the moors and shining coastal waters, head to Swifts Return for an unforgettable trip to treasure. This newly refurbished little hideaway is the perfect cosy retreat for two to relax and rejuvenate. Hidden deep in the Teign Valley at the foot of the majestic Dartmoor National Park, it’s within easy reach of the golden sandy beaches of Torbay and the hustle and bustle of Exeter. Go out and have an adventure – whether it’s walking, cycling, pony trekking or simply wandering around pretty little market towns and villages – before returning to your sanctuary. Chill out in the morning sun with your coffee on your private patio and treat yourself to a twilight aperitif in the wood-fired hot tub or a long leisurely swim and sauna in the beautiful shared pool. Whatever you do, this Devon holiday homestay will immerse you in nature, with all your home comforts and more.

The Space:
Open the stable door of Swifts Return and step into a homely haven that’s been styled to bring you joy. A contemporary cottage interior offers an embrace of a comfortable sofa and chairs and smart TV and DVD player. Wifi throughout means you can maintain connection to the outside world, should you wish to! If you’re visiting in the winter months, curl up in front of the wood burner with a glass of red to thaw out after a long ramble on Dartmoor – we’ll provide your first basket of logs. Rustle up a delicious meal from local delicacies in the bright kitchen-diner and relax with the papers at the breakfast bar while you get ready for your day out. Everything you need for self-catering is here, including an oven, hob, microwave and fridge with an ice compartment. Fall into a well-deserved sleep in the light and airy, prettily furnished bedroom, which boasts a sumptuous king-size bed and its own TV – treat yourself to a leisurely lie-in. The en suite bathroom has a shower-over-bath and WC.

Outside, enjoy the fresh air and peaceful surroundings on your private patio. This is the perfect suntrap for a barbecue or even one of Devon’s famous cream teas. After your meal, wander the shared expansive lawns and woods – there’s even a babbling brook running past. You don’t have to go far for adventure – head to the gorgeous vaulted pool for a energising swim and relax afterwards in the traditional wooden sauna. Comfy chairs and huge doors that open out into the fresh air make the pool a great place to enjoy a book and even an aperitif – try the local gin – before drifting back to Swifts Return for dinner.

Guest Access:
Swifts Return is approached by a number of external steps, and so is sadly not
mobility friendly

Interaction with Guests:
Swifts Return is professionally managed by Fresh Escapes. A Devon based privately owned Vacation Rental and Management company who are here to ensure your stay runs as smoothly as possible.

The Neighborhood:
You can be as active or relaxed as you like at Swifts Return. If adventure is your priority, the rugged beauty of Dartmoor National Park and its miles of scenic walks lie to the west of the property. You can also cycle, pony trek and climb its famous granite tors. Less energetic but equally as beautiful is wandering the pretty local villages and towns – Chagford in particular is famous for its olde worlde vibe and lovely shops and cafes.

You’re just a short distance from Stover Country Park, a 114 acre nature reserve where wildlife and nature abound. Follow the 90-metre aerial walkway and explore the Ted Hughes Poetry Trail, which features some of the late poet laureate’s best-loved nature poems, with illustrations by Raymond Briggs. Lose yourself among the ancient woodland, waterfalls and lakes of Canonteign Falls or try Kennick, Trenchford and Tottiford reservoirs for easy and relaxing walking.

Stunning coastal views can be found on the English Riviera. For a relaxed sightseeing tour, take the Riviera Line, the coastal railway route running between Exeter and Paignton, which stops at many of the region’s most interesting and beautiful towns along the way, including Dawlish and Torquay. If you fancy a beach day, it’s a 40-minute drive to Torbay, where there are loads of hidden sandy coves and pretty harbour villages to explore. Twelve miles and 25 minutes' drive to the south is the pretty seaside town of Dawlish, famous for its sandy beachfront, colourful huts and black swans. The bright lights, eateries and entertainment of Exmouth or Exeter can all be reached within 40 minutes.

If you’re a foodie, there’s lots of options, from super-posh Gidleigh Park near Chagford and the high-end Manor Inn at Lower Ashton to the Teign House Inn up the valley near Christow. Other authentic Dartmoor boozers to try are the Bridford Inn at Bridford for a real country atmosphere and good food, the Artichoke at Christow for traditional pub grub and the Cridford Inn at Trusham, one of the oldest pubs in Devon.

Getting Around:
You will need a car and there is ample off-road parking available.

Other Things to Note:
Please enjoy your own patio, garden and the bottom lawn – the rest of the grounds are private property.
Please pick up after your pet and do not leave them unattended. We encourage dogs to be walked down the lane.
Please bag all rubbish in black bin liners before placing in the bins otherwise the bin men will not take them.
For the safety of guests and the security of the property, the pool and sauna areas are monitored via CCTV
** IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: The swimming pool will not be available for guest use between 20th November and 17th December 2021 due to essential maintenance works. The price for these dates has been adjusted accordingly. By placing a booking during these dates you acknowledge that you will not be able to make use of the swimming pool facility over this period **

House Rules:
No use of the Spa, Sauna and Swimming Pool after 10pm.
No music to be played outside at any time.
Please keep noise, inside the property to a minimum after 10pm.
No smoking within the
property.
The number of occupants is not to exceed the occupancy level set for this property.

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Canonteign Waterfalls and Country Park - 7 min walk
  • Dartmoor National Park - 4.3 mi / 6.8 km
  • Ugbrooke House & Park - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Stover Country Park - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Devon Guild of Craftsmen - 5.8 mi / 9.3 km
  • Exeter Cathedral - 14.8 mi / 23.9 km
  • Decoy Country Park - 9.9 mi / 15.9 km
  • Shaldon Beach - 11.7 mi / 18.9 km
  • Pavilions Teignmouth - 11.9 mi / 19.2 km
  • Becky Falls - 12.2 mi / 19.6 km
  • Grand Pier - 12.3 mi / 19.7 km

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Newton Abbot Station - 14 min drive
  • Exeter (EXS-Exeter St Thomas Train Station) - 17 min drive
  • Exeter St Thomas Station - 17 min drive
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Speaks: English, Greek, Italian

The apartment

Key facts

  • Free self parking
  • Garage
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Dryer
  • Pets allowed

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Free crib/infant bed

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Highchair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices

Entertainment and recreation

  • Digital TV

Pool/spa

  • Private spa tub

Outside

  • Barbecue grill

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Max. guests: 2
  • Minimum check-in age: 15

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets not allowed
  • Pets allowed

Policies

  • This property does not have elevators.

    Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and JCB International.

Also known as

  • Swifts Return Teign Valley Hideaway With hot tub and Pool Exeter

FAQs

  • Yes, Swifts Return Teign Valley Hideaway With hot tub and Pool does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Onsite parking options include a garage.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Artichoke Inn (2.4 mi), Bishop Lacy (3.6 mi), and Mei Wah (3.6 mi).