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Swallows Bottom


Sleeps: 10


Pets: 4


Bedrooms: 5

Key Features of this property

  • Luxury Property
  • Wifi
  • Swimming pool
  • Car parking on site
  • Garden / Patio
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove

All Features of this property

  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Celebration Houses

Accommodation description

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, 55” Freeview Smart TV and cinema screen with projector.
Kitchen/dining room: With breakfast bar, wood burner, electric Aga, electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Separate toilet.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With bunk bed and single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
External stairs leading to…
Annexe: With kitchenette, pull-down double bed and en-suite with walk-in shower and toilet.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Fuel for wood burners included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack and doggy extras.

Large garden with patio, sitting-out area with garden furniture and summerhouse. BBQ. Outdoor heated swimming pool (Private, 8m x 3.6m, depth 1m – 1.6m, open 23rd May-12th Sep) with remote controlled jet stream. Bike store. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced stream and pond in the grounds, 200 yards away.

At the foot of Older Hill, half a mile down an unamde lane, and set amongst the flora and fauna of Woolbeding Common, Swallows Bottom is an 18th-century rural cottage that’s been updated and modernised for adventurers of all ages.

Surrounded on three sides by a National Trust-owned common, within the South Downs National Park, there is a mix of heathland and woodland, streams and footpaths to explore on your doorstep. The cottage itself is a historic countryside farming house with rustic yet modernised interior including a spacious kitchen with an electric Aga and a cosy wood burner.

The living room includes a second wood burner. It’s the perfect sanctuary for relaxation after a busy day exploring in the woods or swimming in the pool. As well as the Smart TV, there’s a ceiling-mounted projector and popcorn maker for fun cinema nights in. Upstairs there are four bedrooms - one with bunk beds ideal for the younger ones, and a family bathroom.

At the top of the garden is the pool area which includes a large studio that sleeps an extra two. The studio includes its own kitchenette and bathroom. The studio is adjacent to the heated pool (available May 23rd to Sept 12th). Next to the pool and studio is a raised decked area and rattan furniture that’s perfect for summer entertaining - a real sun trap late into the evening that feels more like the south of France on a hot summer’s day. The pool is set up for fun and games, with a slide and a Fastlane current system that jets water to mimic the flow of a river – great for kids and fantastic exercise for adults.

What truly makes Swallows Bottom unique is its tucked-away position with miles of footpaths in every direction. There are woodland and heathland to explore on its doorstep, and sparkling streams and ponds all around.

Waiting to be discovered in the woods is the original spring, where Swallows Bottom used to source its water, a woodland campsite with a parachute cover. Further afield, you will discover the cows that graze the heathland. For wildlife lovers, there are bats and badgers, owls and foxes, deer and buzzards – and swallows of course.

Swallows Bottom is an amazing location for creating your own adventures and treasured memories.

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Guest reviews of this property

  • 6


    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2022
    Swallows Bottom is in a delightful setting, sitting right in the heart of some of the most beautiful countryside in the south of England. The gardens are extensive and go right up through glorious woodland. The heated pool is a fab amenity, and we really enjoyed it, especially as the weather was mostly fine. However, the cottage itself, while full of potential, needs a lot of TLC. Most of the upstairs was tainted by a damp smell, and two of the double bedrooms had nowhere to store or hang clothes. The family bathroom needs replacing - the toilet seat was broken, the bath didn’t drain properly, and the shower attachment was broken, while the fixed shower produced nothing more than a faint dribble. However, the beds were comfortable. The living room felt dark (with several lightbulbs needing replacing) and the sofas are weirdly low and very worn out and stained. The kitchen is the best room, although the dishwasher annoyingly had no cutlery basket. The approach road to the property is badly rutted and a bit scary in the rain, and probably only really suitable for 4x4s. Overall we enjoyed our stay, but with considerable reservations.

7.8 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews collected by ReeVoo
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5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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