Glorious English Holidays

Swallows Return

Bilsington - Rural Kent

Gorgeous property with far reaching views of Romney Marsh and a relaxing Mediterranean inspired garden to enjoy.
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 4.5 Stars
£740 - £1105 per week *


Words really cannot describe this stunning barn conversion - if you are looking for a rural location but within easy reach of culture, wildlife and the seaside then simply look no further. Swallows Return is as relaxing and luxurious on the inside as it is on the outside.  The fabulous open plan living space has dual aspect windows and French doors - using natural fabrics and prints to reflect the garden and several outdoor seating areas to make the most of the abundant wildlife and birds.  There is a majestic olive tree in the Mediterranean garden providing shade to the side of the barn, a decked area to the rear with far reaching views over Romney Marsh and a large pond with a small boat.  The property has been furnished to an extremely high standard and comprehensively equipped to make your experience a real home from home.  The coastal town of Hythe is close by as is the miniature railway at Dymchurch and the wartime Martello Tower. Climb the Old Lighthouse at Dungeness, explore the castle at Dover or pack your bicyces and cycle to the beach.  The owners' beautifully designed garden is part of the National Garden Scheme and is open twice a year, where you might find free range hens pecking around. There is also a tennis court at the property for your enjoyment with owner's permission. The property is also accredited by VisitEngland for its Families, Walkers, Cyclists and Pets Scheme.  
Shop: 3 miles   Pub: 0.5 mile    Coast: 9 miles

Ground Floor:
Entrance to side into Open-Plan Sitting/Dining Room/Kitchen
Sitting Room is a fabulous living space with rustic oak flooring throughout the ground floor, a magnificent center piece Italian leather sofa with matching footstool, a two seater sofa and armchair, rug, coffee table, occasional tables, a trunk with games, TV/DVD with Sky and Netflix and superfast WiFi and a high spec Bose music system
Dining Area has a wooden dining table, four contemporary chairs and a bench along one side
Kitchen Area is well equipped and fitted with lots of cupboard space and eye-catching wall tiles, a single oven and extractor fan, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave and a Nespresso machine with initial supply of pods
Shower Room has a tiled floor, with power shower, heated towel rail, fitted washbasin and w.c

Easy carpeted stairs with handrail...

First Floor:
Bedroom 1 is beautifully furnished with a wooden framed king-size bed, bedside tables, wall mounted reading lights, a radio, dressing table and mirror, filled wardrobe and shelving
En-Suite Shower Room is tiled with power shower, heated towel rail, fitted washbasin and w.c
Bedroom 2 has twin beds, bedside table and wall-mounted reading lights, small chest of drawers, mirror, cane chair, fitted wardrobe with shelving
Bedroom 3 has a double bed, bedside tables, wall-mounted reading lights, chair and fitted wardrobe 

Garden:  A screened Mediterranean garden to the front of property with garden furniture and charcoal barbecue, a decked area to the rear with a fenced pond with a small boat for use during your stay, garden furniture and finally a boardwalk leading from the decked area around to the other side of the barn - perfect for wildlife watching.  Use of owners' tennis court by arrangement.  The owners' garden has been described as incredible and magical and is part of the NGS and viewing is highly recommended - with owners' permission. Click on the Floorplan tab to view a plan of the homeowner's garden.
Parking: Private parking for 2 cars in front of property.
Heating: Electric central heating.
Pets:  One small dog only - max 10kg in weight. Please advise dog breed on booking. Please ensure pets do not go into bedrooms or on furniture.  Never leave pets alone in the property. Please clear all evidence of pets from gardens etc. before leaving.
Also Provided:  Fresh eggs when the free range hens oblige and a bottle of the owners' own apple juice.  There is storage for own bikes, a drying facility - particularly useful for families, walkers and cyclists.
Notes: There is a fenced pond at this property and children should be supervised at all times. No smoking permitted.


  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Welcome Pack upon arrival
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Nearest shop: 3 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 0.5 miles away
  • 9 miles from the coast



Beautiful property with everything you could possibly want for your comfort. The gardens were exceptional it has apple and pear orchards, tennis court and summerhouse, and to top it all a friendly and welcoming owner. Would highly recommend a stay hereMrs Anne De Gennaro - 29th September 2018
Very well equipped, very comfortable, owners friendly and helpful, outstanding grounds, beautiful garden and we all enjoyed the full access to tennis court. Mr J Huntley - 3rd September 2018
A fantastic relaxing holiday. The Gardens are stunning and the house is beautifully furnished. The chickens were especially appreciated by our small grandson!Mrs Annabel Hayes - 30th October 2017
A fantastic holiday home with lovely hosts.Mr Ian Haigh - 4th September 2017
We enjoyed our stay at "Swallows' Return" very much and had a great time in Kent.Mrs S Verena - 21st August 2017
Excellent property and the hosts were exceptional.Mr C Hope - 5th July 2017
Simply fabulous! By far the best property we have stayed in for a long time. Owners are amazing hosts. We can't wait to come back. Ms Mary Anne Baumgartner - 26th June 2017
Thank you very much for your warm welcome and hospitality. We really enjoyed our time in your wonderful barn with the amazing garden with thousands of blooming daffodils, with the chickens and the guinea pigs. On our holidays we are always looking for calm and here we found it.Karlstruhe from Germany - 25th March 2017
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The beauty of both the home and the gardens for very early spring are magnificent. Thank you for the warm welcome, the delicious eggs and the peaceful quiet nights. So we feel spoiled all around.Abbema Family - 4th March 2017
A magical setting for a very high standard house. And lovely hosts too. Couldn't have been more comfortable. We'd certainly love to return!Ms Andrea Chandler - 7th October 2016
The property is of a very high standard and provides the space and comfort that results in an exceptionally comfortable and relaxing stay. The gardens are a delight and afford a high level of privacy.Mrs T Duffy - 31st July 2016
Beautiful house, stunning garden. Equipped and decorated to a very high standard.Mr A Eades - 31st July 2016
The house was everything we hoped it would be. Clean, comfortable, well furnished and peaceful and with a lovely inspiring garden. Plenty of interesting placed to visit. Thank you.D. S. Deldaele - 15th July 2016
You can expect a warm welcome from the homeowners at Swallows Return. We had travelled half way around the world and the cottage was beautifully prepared, even down to tea and biscuits and fresh homemade apple juice. It was the exact peaceful break we needed. We highly recommend Swallows Return for a stay in the Kent countryside. Thank you for a lovely stay. We would definitely return here for a holiday.Naomi Battle - 30th June 2016
Lovely barn conversion with all mod cons, free wifi & sky tv. Beautiful garden with wisteria walkway, natural and formal area's. The homeowners made us feel very welcome and are a lovely approachable couple. If you want a peaceful weekend or a longer holiday break on the edge of Romney Marsh, this is for you. I would have no hesitation in recommending to my friends. My wife and I will definitely be back in the not too distant future.John Mitchell - 6th June 2016
Very well furnished and attention to detail was great.Mrs L Smith - 11th May 2016


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