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Swallowtails | Luxury Self-Catering | Mawnan Smith, Helford River

Guest Feedback and Testimonials

Feedback is of utmost importance to us here at Unique Home Stays, and we love to hear back from our guests to ensure that we have not only fulfilled, but exceeded their expectations every step of the way. But don't just take our word for it, read what previous guests have said about Swallowtails below:

We had a fantastic break at Swallowtails, the pictures do not do it justice. The accommodation met all of our high expectations. It was quiet, spotlessly clean, good facilities and an overall excellent accommodation. We loved swimming in the pool, which we did a couple of times every day and were blessed with probably one of the hottest weeks in Cornwall in June for a very long time. It was a great base for visiting places around Falmouth and the Lizard.

Our stay at Swallowtails for the second time was fabulous. We had blue skies each and every day so we were very lucky! Mawnan Smith, with its idyllic countryside and walking, was the best tonic for our stressful jobs. There are so many pretty footpaths around the village and also ones that lead down to the coast and the beautiful Helford river. We hope to go back again in the future.

Lovely, lovely house. It felt like a home from home. The children loved the pool and the fact that we could bring our dog was a real bonus. Thank you so much for everything and we hope to be back soon.

We have been lucky enough to stay here for two fabulous weeks. One of our family goals is to create as many wonderful memories as we can and we certainly have managed that this holiday. The weather has been variable but who cares when you are in such wonderful surroundings. We┤ve enjoyed a trip to Heligan, Lizard Point and Fish & Chips at St Mawes. But the most abiding memory of this holiday will be the truly wonderful house, not to mention the pool (which the children have thoroughly enjoyed, even through chattering teeth, but happy smiles all round.) Thank you for sharing this wonderful place with us, only sorry we couldn┤t stay longer.

We had such a gorgeous week down in Cornwall staying in this perfect home. We loved the fact we could bring our dogs and the sunny weather meant we were in the pool every day. We couldn´t recommend it more!

Amazing stay and the weather was better than expected so made great use of the natural pool. Great house, everything needed was provided plus more! Simply lovely.

A wonderful week, one of the very best homes we have stayed in all around Europe. We swam everyday! Our son even wrote a few songs whilst we were here.

What a wonderful week! We enjoyed the pool even though it was cold. There are some great walks around this beautiful house, thanks for sharing it with us.

We came here for a 5th wedding anniversary and was blown away at how big and beautiful the house is, it has certainly exceeded our expectations. There is everything here you need with instructions on how to use them. We only ate out one evening as the facilities here are so good and the kitchen is amazing. We don´t have anything negative to say about your home, it is amazing and we don┤t want to leave. If we win the lottery we´ll make you an offer!

Beautiful house with everything you could want. Great grounds for walking the dogs. We didn´t quite manage to swim in the natural pool, although Steve did have a paddle! One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in. A true home from home.

It is a very high quality property that still allows dogs, which is brilliant. The main reason for booking was the privacy offered and the opportunity for rest and relaxation undisturbed. We loved using the Unique Home Stays website; it was extremely easy to make a booking. Good communication via e mail, good directions and an excellent property.

Swallowtails is a simply wonderful property and I will definitely book it again. Everything was perfect and I have never stayed anywhere so beautiful. I have written lots of travel pieces for the Daily Mail and have therefore stayed in some fabulous places, but Swallowtails was quite simply something else. The setting, the building, the interior and all the lovely little touches made me feel as though I never wanted to leave. Is is wonderful that you can bring dogs too.

Swallowtails was one of the best self-catering properties we have stayed in. The facilities and levels of comfort were great, and the setting and grounds were stunning!

Most amazing home, stocked with all you could ever need. All excellent, can┤t wait to use Unique Home Stays again and we are already planning next years stay at Swallowtails!

What a lovely house, so relaxing and peaceful, like living another life. So comfortable and the bedroom allows a wonderful night´s rest, the bed is fantastic! Would be happy here everyday of the week. Weather was terrible, but the log fires and comfy sofas mean you can enjoy the week anyway!

My name is Isobel and I´m 11. I would love to come back in the summer with my nanny, granddad and my cousin Molly because I know they would love this amazing place! Thank you!

A fantastic house! Enjoyed long walks with the dog, has some real family time together and would love to come back in the summer and enjoy the pool and outside area more. Great location will definitely be back. An amazing house!

Beautiful truly unique property.

Beautiful property, maintained to very high standard. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Another fabulous holiday home, booked through Unique Home Stays. Does just what it says on the tin. A fabulous week to celebrate a 50th birthday with our family joining us for the weekend and with good weather. Several ´very´ shivery dips in the pool, its got to be done. A very up and down cycle to Helford, stunning coastal walk from Mullion Cove to the Lizard. Great riding at Bovathick stables up the road. Good food at The Cove in maen porth beach and overall a week to remember. Thank you for letting us stay and enjoy your wonderful home, and the delicious scones on arrival.

Such an amazing home and wonderful part of the world. Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven with us. We considered squatting for the week as we loved it so much! Sad to be leaving!

Fantastic cottage and a fantastic week. Loved everything about it, especially the pool which we had the weather for! Thank you! We hope to be back next year!

Beautiful cottage - we think probably the nicest we´ve ever stayed at. I loved the sun room and the kids loved the pool! Thank you for a very happy and relaxed stay!

Mission accomplished - the perfect stress remedy! Just absolutely beautiful - the property, the gardens, the locality - all melting together to produce the perfect recipe for a wonderful break. Cannot fault a anything. We shall return!

Just walked through the door stunned by the and silence. Stocked up the fridge, we walked 4/5 hours then home to the cottage to enjoy the peace and tranquility. Thank you for sharing such a magical home.

What an amazing place! Absolutely stunning in beautiful surroundings. We will be back!

A lovely week here for our first wedding anniversary. What a stunning barn, location and setting. Hopefully we will be back in the summer for a dip in the pool. Our dogs loved the open space for running around!

What an amazing house! We´ve both had a lovely time here, will definitely be returning. Lovely area, everyone was very friendly! Thank you!

We had a wonderful week´s stay in this beautiful property. We didn´t manage to fit in a swim in the pool, but maybe next time!

Wow! An amazing home. We really enjoyed our holiday here. Whatever the weather, we looked forward to returning to this wonderful home at the end of each day. We ´dined in´ on several occasions so we could relax and enjoy the kitchen and living spaces. We popped into the Trengilly Wartha for dinner and ended up coming 3rd in their pub quiz (Tuesdays) which was very enjoyable. Had some lovely walks along the river/gardens. Really hope to return soon, thank you very much. P.S, what can I move in?!

We had a fantastic week┤s stay in the property and were very pleased with the level of service we received from UHS.

We will be booking again in the near future!

The property was just magical in such a magical setting, truly unique and we fell in love with that part of Cornwall. It was the stuff of dreams!It looked wonderful on your web site with the beautiful outdoor natural pool

My family and I have recently stayed at Swallowtails over the bank holiday weekend. We felt that we wanted to contact you to say what an amazing time we had! The house is truly lovely, and the attention to detail was incredible! From the welcome pack to the fluffiest white towels, we loved it, the children loved it, and we even managed to have a dip in the pool!We certainly hope to return in the not to distant future.

We had a wonderful time, full of adventure and relaxation The property is amazing, and a lot of thought has gone into it. We couldn´t fault anything. We will definitely be returning to experience the swimming pool in the Summer! Thank you for the scones and the Easter Egg, there were much appreciated and enjoyed.

A magical place - Loved relaxing in the garden room and lit the wood burner - so cosy

Living in a dream for a week! House is out of this world and the welcoming cream tea was the best we´ve tasted - liked all the Cornish produce and newspaper. Thank you and just wish we could stay forever!

I wanted to email you to say thank you for sharing your lovely holiday home with us. We had a fabulous week! The house is just gorgeous and the gardens and pool lovely. The boys managed a dip just about every day! (even the chilly ones!) I really don´t think there is anything you could do to improve the barn. We all loved it. The boys are already talking about when we can go back! So no doubt I´ll be in touch in the future...

Beautiful barn! We were blessed with wonderful weather- such a tranquil, peaceful and awesome place to spend a few days to de-stress from everyday life

Such a peaceful and beautiful place - really enjoyed our stay and were blessed with lovely weather to enjoy the surrounding gardens and pool - everything was so perfect - it has inspired me with the process of house moving. Thank you - so glad we made the decision to come here!


Luxury Self-Catering Cottages ┬╗ UK ┬╗ Cornwall ┬╗ Mawnan Smith ┬╗ Swallowtails ┬╗ Testimonials

Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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