The Swan Inn Burford

“Located in a pretty little village, seemingly lost in time - this river side Inn offers elegant boutique bedrooms, a fine seasonal British menu and charming riverside cottages. Chickens freely roaming the garden and Mitford memorabilia add a unique charm to this quaint Cotswold retreat. ”

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“The legendary Mitford sisters grew up in the quintessentially English village of Swinbrook and to this day the Swan is owned by the last surviving sister, Debo, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. While family photographs still adorn the wall, the inn is today run by Archie and Nicola Orr-Ewing (see King’s Head, Bledington). Bedrooms in a converted Cotswold barn, individually designed by Nicola, complement the excellent food and the loveliness of the riverside location. Why did the Dowager Duchess choose the Orr-Ewings as landlords? “I think it’s because we keep chickens”, says Archie. Don't expect perfection – things can be a bit hit or miss – but do expect a great ambience.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

They say

“Hidden in the Windrush Valley is the idyllic village of Swinbrook which appears not to have changed for centuries. Enchantingly lost in time.

Attractions include rolling hills near Burford that invite picturesque walks, cosy log fires, real ales, fine wines, delicious award-winning food and our beautiful, decorated bedrooms - all great reasons to come and stay in this lovely pub, owned by the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire and run by Archie and Nicola Orr-Ewing.

You really could not dream up a more delightful English country pub (except for The King’s Head Inn, Bledington). With the Windrush running through it, and the most picturesque of Cotswold cricket pitches right by it - all good reasons to have a good few days away from the hectic pace of everyday life.”

Address

The Swan Inn
Burford
Swinbrook
Oxfordshire
OX18 4DY
United Kingdom
01993 823 339
www.theswanswinbrook.co.uk

What's Nearby

Facilities

Parking
Family Suites
Bar
Fireplace
Outdoor dining
Internet
Cots available
Good wine list
Wifi
Restaurant
Garden
Child friendly

Activities

Riding
Riding School nearby
Local markets
Daylesford Organic Farmshop and Spa.
Birdwatching
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Great walks
Explore the Cotsolwds - an area of natural beauty
Golf
3 local courses - Burford, Chipping Norton, Wychwood.
Sights nearby
Blenheim Palace
Designer Shopping
Bicester Village

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11 rooms from $159 per night

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Recommended for

Country Escape
A traditional English Inn in the heart of the Cotwolds.

Activities

Riding
Riding School nearby
Local markets
Daylesford Organic Farmshop and Spa.
Birdwatching
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Great walks
Explore the Cotsolwds - an area of natural beauty
Golf
3 local courses - Burford, Chipping Norton, Wychwood.
Sights nearby
Blenheim Palace
Designer Shopping
Bicester Village

Other highlights

Quiet
Family Suites
Good wine list
Charming
Restaurant
Boutique
Riverside
Inn
Village
Child friendly
Traditional
Individually styled bedrooms in a classic yet contemporary style.

Hotel size

11 rooms
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