Dating from the mid-17th century, Swan House is a beautifully furnished Grade II listed country house in a charming "secret" village and is the very best Gold Award 5-Star self-catering holiday cottage accommodation. Situated in Winson, Gloucestershire, Swan House is one of the most luxurious holiday homes in the Cotswolds. It is ideal for gatherings of family and friends.
What makes a stay at Swan House unique?
Swan House is beautifully furnished with a state-of-the art kitchen with Aga, large catering oven and combination oven/microwave.There are two dishwashers, an enormous fridge and an equally large freezer.
The heart of the house is a magnificent 36 foot drawing room, sumptuously furnished, with a grand piano and extensive views over the gardens, lake and River Coln.
The two acre gardens are idyllic, with formal herbaceous borders, wild garden, orchard, trout lake and river frontage.
There is a large terrace for informal summer dining and a gas-fired barbecue. Sitting in the hammock watching the world go by is bound to diminish stress.
The setting of the house is a walkers' paradise with countless walks to local pubs.
What is the capacity for Swan House?
Swan House is a six bedroomed country house sleeping 12 with a four-poster master bedroom. There are four double bedrooms ,all of which have king-sized beds, and also two twins. Bedrooms have views of the gardens or the village.
There are five luxuriously fitted bathrooms, four if which are en-suite with one family bathroom in addition.
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Cirencester area?
Cirencester (Roman Corinium) offers a wealth of places to eat, a regular farmers' market, plenty of shops and supermarkets, antique shops and an internationally important Roman mosaics in the Corinium Museum.
Bibury, described by William Morris as the most beautiful village in England is about two miles away.There are several stunning wool churches locally, including Cirencester, Northleach, Bibury and Fairford.
Cotswold Water Park, which has jet skiing, canoeing, sailing, fishing and its own beach, is nearby as is the Roman villa at Chedworth.Cotswold Wildlife Park, Birdland, Batsford Arboretum and Birds of Prey Centre, Hidcote and Westonbirt Arboretum are all within easy driving distance.
Bath and Stratford-on Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare, are close enough for day trips.
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
Nearby is the famous Barnsley House Hotel, much frequented by film stars, and across the road and run by the same people is the Village Pub, where the foods excellent. The Stump on the Fosseway and the Seven Tuns at Chedworth are close by.
Bibury has a local pub, the Catherine Wheel and the Swan Hotel.The New Inn at Coln St. Aldwyns offers a lovely river walk to it. The Wheatsheaf Inn at Northleach is a pleasant place for a drink at the bar or a meal in their restaurant. Cirencester Itself has a number of cafes and restaurants, the best of which, inner opinion are Keith's in Blackjack Street and Made By Bob just off the Market Place.
Swan House is about an hour and a half from London or Birmingham. It's the ideal place for a special family gathering or a group of friends to spend time together relaxing and enjoying walks, nightlife, shopping or just chilling out on the sofa.