Bed and Breakfast
Good, fresh farm food complements high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
Alison and Adrian Homa and Caroline and Bryan Channing look forward to welcoming you to the Swallow Barn for a relaxing stay in the country.
Swallow Barn is nearly 100 years old. It is set in the heart of the farm, as an annex to the farmhouse. It was converted during 2002 and finally finished in the November.
We have retained many of the original features, including the old exposed beams.
All the bedrooms have a double and a single bed, and are en-suite, with a toilet, basin and shower. They are tastefully decorated, in a simple country cottage theme.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, with stable doors leading out onto the patio, where there is substantial wooden garden furniture, where you can enjoy an evening drink and while away the time.
Upstairs are a further four bedrooms, which have retained the original character of the building, with exposed beams. Two of these rooms have interconnecting doors if required, with the other two having a double and two single beds each. The upstairs rooms have their own patio to use.
All of the bedrooms are well appointed with colour television, clock radio, a tea and coffee hospitality tray, hairdryer, plenty of storage space, and a comfortable seating area, with chairs and table. There is a fridge with freezer compartment available for all of the guests to use.
Swallow Barn is a No Smoking building.
Alison and Adrian, Caroline and Bryan have been running hotels for many years, in Somerset and Bournemouth. Alison is a trained chef, and has worked in the catering industry since she left school. We all hold food hygiene certificates.
The farmhouse breakfast is served in the country dining room, downstairs. On the dresser, for you to help yourself, will be a selection of popular breakfast cereals, grapefruit segments, prunes, yoghurts and orange juice. We will serve you with your hot drink selection, which may be tea, coffee, hot chocolate, decaffeinated tea and coffee or herbal teas.
The cooked breakfast can be any combination of the traditional English breakfast. The sausages are made from our own pork and the bacon is cured and sliced on the farm. The eggs come from our own free-range hens or ducks, and can be fried poached or scrambled, the choice is yours. The tomatoes come from our greenhouse, when in season; the jam and marmalade, for your toast is homemade throughout the year. Alternatively, we do offer kippers or porridge, if ordered the night before. A limited early breakfast can be available by arrangement.
We will be happy to cater for special diets, if we have advance notice.
We offer packed lunches, if ordered the previous day, at an extra charge (If we have suitable items available).
There is a storage area available for surfboards and bicycles. There are hooks and boot racks in the hall to dry off outer wear. We also have a large collection of maps, guides and tourist information.
Check in is anytime after midday, and check out is by 10.00 a.m. on the day of departure.