Swan Hill House, East Devon
As Dominique and Tom needed to go back to work on Tuesday we arranged to have a few days in Dorset and Devon. We travelled to Exeter by train – which was very comfortable and picked up a hire car before travelling to our BnB accommodation, Swan Hill House in Colyford, a charming Devonshire village, only about 30 mins scenic drive from Exeter.
Libby and Simon, our hosts, were very welcoming and greeted us with a lovely afternoon tea before showing us to our room. Our room was spacious and elegantly decorated, having all the essentials including a stunning king sized wrought iron bed. The room was decorated in shades of aubergine and gold with elegant black French Provincial furniture and simply stunning wallpaper.
Throughout the house Libby and Simon have collected an exquisite range of local art and decorative pieces ….something beautiful or quirky to explore everywhere you looked! We simply loved it!
The breakfasts at Swan Hill House were simply sensational. All the produce was sourced from local Devon suppliers including local free range eggs, ham and bacon, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, sausages and even black pudding. There is a daily special on the menu which during our stay included such delicacies as duck eggs or home made smoked haddock risotto cakes. Everything was beautifully cooked and presented …a taste sensation that kept us feeling satiated for the rest of the day. Lunch was totally unnecessary on both days!
If ever you are travelling to Devon we couldn’t recommend Swan Hill House highly enough! We give it 5 ***** + and are confident ” The Hotel Inspector” would give it top marks too😃