wanted to prove that it is possible to enjoy a luxury holiday in
a natural beautiful location, being kind to yourself and the planet."
A brief history
Swallows Nest prior to 2006 was a derelict milking parlour. An outmoded outbuilding, part of the Riggles Farm which began its life in the 1600s. The main building is a traditional Long House construction - no foundations, stone walls and several additions over the years. This was a working farm, split up into three lots in 2006 of which the farmhouse is a plot of 30 acres with various outbuildings.
Jim and Lesley Rogan took over at the end of November
2009 with full confidence in the three years
of intensive regeneration of both the buildings and grounds
by the previous owners, now running as a working smallholding.
Swallows Nest is a stunning five star holiday home from home, without
the associated carbon emissions. The concept is a guilt free,
relaxing holiday in which the environment is considered as well
as comfort and convenience.
Jim and Lesley are totally committed to a concept which
has proved both sustainable and responsible. We bring different
management and creative skills which are suited to progressing
the changes to the land and maintenance of the natural habitat.
We have already discovered that people living in the area are
"ahead of the game" in many areas of sustainability culture.
The beauty of Swallows Nest is that it inspires
a greener future which can retain the charm of the past -
still provide the highest quality of life - yet shrug off
the excesses of unsustainable consumption.
Some of you may remember this property with Phil and Kirsty on the C4’s Relocation Relocation programme who were involved with finding the property for the previous owners. Apparently, with the“eco" wish list and "stringent requirements“, “it was the most difficult house search they had ever done” - but they probably say that to everyone!