11 rooms from €138 per night
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“Located in a pretty little village, seemingly lost in time - this riverside 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. ”

“Located in a pretty little village, seemingly lost in time - this riverside 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. ”

Hotel Review

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

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Country Escape
  • A traditional English Inn in the heart of the Cotwolds.
  • Golf
  • 3 local courses - Burford, Chipping Norton, Wychwood.
  • Great walks
  • Explore the Cotsolwds - an area of natural beauty
  • Local markets
  • Daylesford Organic Farmshop and Spa.
  • Birdwatching
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park
  • Riding
  • Riding School nearby
  • Designer Shopping
  • Bicester Village
  • Sights nearby
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Traditional
  • Individually styled bedrooms in a classic yet contemporary style.
  • Good wine list
  • Restaurant
  • Family Suites
  • Quiet
  • Inn
  • Village
  • Child friendly
  • Riverside
  • Charming
  • Boutique

Facilities

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

Activities

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

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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.

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