Swallows Return

Bilsington, Rural Kent

  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Gorgeous property with far reaching views of Romney Marsh and a relaxing Mediterranean inspired garden to enjoy.

You can book this property from:

  • £871 per week
  • £124 per night
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats



  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 3 miles


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


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.  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 bicycles and cycle to the beach.  The owners' beautifully designed garden is part of the National Garden Scheme and is open twice a year. There is also a tennis court at the property for your enjoyment with owner's permission. 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, 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: Local free range eggs 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.


This was our second visit to Swallows Return. We cannot fault anything and our hosts, Bill & Penny are perfect!

Mrs K.M. P,

Lovely to explore a part of the country which is not crowded with tourists.

Mrs Jane F,

Both the standard of the property and helpfulness of the owners were outstanding.

Mr David T,

Swallows Return is a wonderfully comfortable and very well furnished cottage in a quiet location. The owners are welcoming and helpful hosts and their extensive garden is fantastic. This was our first visit to this part of Kent and we were not disappointed by the beautiful countryside, which is great for cycling as it is relatively flat. There are plenty of interesting things to see in the surrounding area, although most required a car journey of at least 30 minutes; a small price to pay for staying in such a quiet spot. I found dealing with Kent & Sussex Holiday Cottages very easy and the staff are friendly and efficient.

Dr Graham P,