Swallow Barn

Frome, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast


Peaceful, ground floor hideaway by the church. Stylish rooms, wild flower meadow, drinks under a pergola... you’ll be pampered perfectly

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Views sweep over hills from this eco-friendly barn conversion – join the Macmillan Way from the garden. You have your own entrance to a wing of Penny and Paul’s home; each warm bedroom has its own sunny spot outside too. Find tip-top linen on big luxurious beds, espresso machines, Roberts radios and homemade shortbread, Smart TVs (with Sky) and comfy seating; swish wet rooms have huge shower heads and Somerset Lavender soaps. Penny brings a delicious continental breakfast to your room – you can take it out to the stunning wild flower meadow in summer. Bath, Frome and Wells are all a hop away: arty haunts, markets and theatre beckon.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Pub 5-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £115
2 Doubles
From £115

Reviews

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at Swallow Barn. It’s in a beautiful, peaceful spot in Buckland Dinham, where you can go walking straight from the door on the Macmillan Way. We enjoyed a lovely welcome with a cream tea the afternoon we arrived and dinner was booked for us in advance at a local gastropub. The breakfast hamper was perfect, with tea , fresh orange juice, croissants, yoghurt, muesli and fruit and was brought to our room. There are many lovely touches in the room that means it feels very luxurious and a real treat. Thoroughly recommend staying at Swallow Barn, thanks Penny!

Ros, Thames ditton

A lovely place run by lovely people. Being disabled I appreciated the easy access and the quiet, restful atmosphere. Although we were in the room with a step down into it (late booking) there was alternative access around the back. The room was wheelchair friendly, although we didn’t test out the wet room access ( a right angle turn) as I walk over short distances, but it looked fine. More than anything, the owners’ helpful and accommodating attitude made this an easy and relaxing visit.

Alison, Plymouth

This is one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed at. Penny & Paul have given so much thought about how a B&B should be run and the result is a perfect hideaway, beautiful attention to detail, amazing views and a delicious fresh breakfast. We have previously stayed at "The Best B&B in the World" and this is much better. So many great touches from the tea on arrival to the 5* fit out. I really would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway, fresh air and country walks literally out of your back door. Plus the Talbot Inn is just down the road for an incredible meal.

Nick, London

We stayed for two nights and we were overjoyed with our stay.! We had such a beautiful room, spacious and cozy. It's also conveniently located, near Stonehenge and Bath which makes it easy to sight-see. Thank you for making these Canadians feel like family and we will be back for sure!

Melissa

A unique place to stay due to Penny and Paul's friendly hospitality, very comfortable accommodation and beautiful location which are all outstanding. Breakfast was served in the middle of the meadow amidst beautiful views in every direction.

Sue, Wilmslow

We had a wonderful one night stay at Swallow Barn on our way from Cornwall back to our home. Penny and Paul were super helpful before we arrived, providing directions and recommendations for dinners locally. The rooms were gorgeous, with thoughtful additions like homemade shortbread and binoculars for bird watching. We ate our breakfast in their meadow, in the sun which was just terrific! Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. We would definitely stay here again.

Lexi, Nottingham

What an absolute gem of a place with the most warm and welcoming hosts! My husband, our two young sons and I stayed here for 2 nights. The accommodation is beautifully built and decorated. Five star luxury quality but little children are welcomed! The garden is large with glorious planting, a vivid wild flower meadow, BBQ facilities, a fantastic array of children's toys, a shepherd's hut and fire pit! We slept well and awoke to a yummy breakfast in a hamper delivered to our terrace. Longleat Safari is a must see and dinner at Castello's in Frome was excellent! We will return & recommend you!

Laura, Reigate

Such a delightful time staying at Swallow Barn. The rooms are utterly beautiful, Paul and Penny wonderfully friendly and helpful, the location picturesque and peaceful, the separate entrance way really handy, and the little thoughtful touches really special. Already planning when we can go back!

Liz, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Penny Reynolds

  • Why not lounge all day in our garden or wild flower meadow or if you are feeling more energetic.....The MacMillan Way can be joined from our garden. Walk for miles, Penny can recommend coffee stops and eateries en route. (Maps and binoculars provided).
  • Explore wonderful town of Frome (2 miles) Full of unique, individual shops. Regular farmers' market and home to Britain, s largest artisan market on first Sunday of every month.
  • Roman city of Bath and Historical city of Wells both 20 min drive. Glastonbury ,Stonehenge and Stourhead are also close by.
  • Longleat House and Safari Park only 15 min drive.. Amazing family days out.
  • Babington House and Somerset lavender Farm 2 miles.
  • Hop on your bikes and join the Soustrans Route24 cycle path. Orchadleigh Golf Course 1 mile