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Swallow Barn

UK England South West England Somerset Frome

  • Two double rooms.

A luxury, contemporary B&B in a beautiful Somerset location – and where nothing is too much trouble

The inhabitants of the pleasant Somerset market town of Frome are a happy bunch, content to reside in a place that was celebrated not so long ago in The Times as one of the best towns in the UK in which to live. But the good news is they want to share it with the rest of us, especially Penny Reynolds, whose Swallow Barn boutique B&B is the perfect place to stay to sample both the delights of Frome and also of the Somerset countryside beyond.

Penny calls Swallow Barn a luxury B&B and she isn't joking: two beautifully decorated guest rooms boast country-chic decor, great beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, and wifi, Nespresso coffee machines, Sky TV and bluetooth speakers. The en-suite wet-rooms come with lovely Cowshed toiletries (suppliers to Soho House). Each room has its own private outside space, and there are also sun-loungers overlooking the meadow in a secluded seating area with a fire pit, garden games and exquisite views – perfect for a barbecue on a summer evening. A continental breakfast is delivered to your door each morning, so that you can enjoy a lazy breakfast in bed or – if the weather is cooperating – outside in the wild flower meadows.

The location, too, can hardly be bettered. You're deep in the English countryside yet just a mile outside Frome, which is home to a very cool vibe, lots of great indie shops and a decent array of places to eat. Walkers can access the long-distance Macmillan Way footpath by simply strolling through the back garden (it runs from Abbotsbury in Dorset to Lincolnshire so you not want to do it all), and you're also only a short drive from the lovely Georgian city of Bath, with its many sights and the excellent food they serve at The Chequers). Take it from us, when the time comes to leave you'll be thinking of moving down here yourself.



We are fantastically located for a perfect, relaxing break yet closely situated to a wealth of incredible places.

Food & Drink

We have wonderful eateries within a couple of miles. Our favourites are The Talbot at Mells, and The Fat Radish and Castellos in Frome. There are also a plethora of fantastic cafes to refresh yourself whilst walking, cycling, shopping or merely exploring the area.


Open all year.


Double rooms with breakfast, £120 a night – 2-night minimum stay.


Contact Website  07967 003 261  Swallow Barn, The Cross Buckland Dinham Frome BA11 2QS

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Getting There

Swallow Barn is not far from the main A36 which heads south from Bath and northwest from Salisbury. Take the A361 turn-off towards Frome and then make a right on the B3090, turning right again on the A362 which takes you to Buckland Dinham. Swallow Barn is just behind the village church.


  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Sensational Views
  • Walking
  • Boutique B&B

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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews


The most perfect weekend!

What a fantastic weekend me and my partner have just had at Swallow Barn! From the moment we arrived we was made to feel so welcomed and at home. The surroundings are breathtaking with beautiful views and seating areas to wind back and enjoy the peaceful country side. The room we stayed in was so cosy and had been renovated to a very high standard it had everything we needed with lovely added extras to make our trip special. We can not thank Penny and Paul enough for the effort she made with our breakfast each morning and we looked forward to our hamper each morning which contained delicious home made croissants and pastry’s, good quality cheese and jams, fresh fruit and yogurt we was spoilt for choice! Nothing was too much trouble for the owners we was made to feel very relaxed. We have truly enjoyed our weekend and can’t not wait to start planning our return to swallow barn. I can’t recommend this place enough if your looking for a country get away!
May 27, 2019 by Sinead

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