The owners Bill and Penny were so welcoming we felt right at home as soon as we arrived. The barn is equipped with all you would need to make your stay a home from home. The cleanliness could not be faulted and the whole accommodation was top notch. There were 4 generations of our family staying throughout the week and every single family member were blown away by the barn.
It is in an ideal place to explore the lovely county of Kent. We had a lovely week and would definitely return.
We visited Swallows return with 3 generations of our family and felt that our every need was met. The house had every modern convenience, was stylishly furnished and decorated and very clean on arrival. Penny and Bill gave us a warm welcome and showed us briefly around before leaving us to explore the rest of the house and gardens.
The gardens are stunning and have to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. There are 2 acres of gardens sectioned into different 'rooms' that all have their own theme. We only hope that we get to go back again in the summer sometime as it would be stunning when in full bloom. We had lots of fun playing hide and seek around the garden and made full use of the Tennis court. We attempted to play tennis and had so much fun as a family on the court. Our children took their scooters with them and had much fun scooting around the court too.
We visited the local pub and had 2 excellent meals there. The portion sizes are immense - certainly no room for pudding on either occasion and nobody managed to clear their plate. We walked to the pub on one occasion but as there were no pavements it was quite dangerous as the road got quite busy, so it is preferable to drive there.
Swallows return is well located for visiting the coast and we visited Dymchurch, Dungeness and went inland slightly to Rye, which was lovely. Camber Sands is by far the best beach for children and the only beach with proper sand. Our hidden gem was Lower Leas Coastal Park which we visited on our last day. A stunning park with coastal views and walks, a fantastic park for the children, clean toilets and ice cream on site. If we visited again we'd take a BBQ and picnic as the facilities for this were fantastic. We took a 15 minute walk from the park into the town of Folkestone and enjoyed looking around the shops there too.
Overall, we had a fantastic stay and would definitely return.
We stayed a week in the Swallows return and enjoyed every bit of it. The barn conversion is very well done and stylishly furnished. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!
When we arrived at Swallows Return we received a warm welcome from the lovely Bill and Penny. Swallows Return is a beautiful converted barn surrounded by some spectacular gardens, there's nothing quite like a morning walk around them! The area Bilsington has many beautiful walks, history and adventures to be had! There is also lots to explore in the nearby areas, a particular favourite of ours was the weird yet wonderful Dungeness! Swallows Return itself has all the creature comforts and mod cons you could wish for (even some delicious homemade apple juice in the fridge). After the most challenging year for myself and family our escape to Swallows Return couldn't have been better. We certainly look forward to our next visit and we couldn't recommend Swallows Return more!