Swan House is a sumptuously furnished Grade II listed country house originally dating from the mid 17th century in a charming “secret” village. Swan House is a sumptuously furnished Grade II listed country house originally dating from the mid 17th century in a charming “secret” village. It is set in gardens of two acres which run down to the river, with its own spring fed trout lake.
The heart of the house is a magnificent 36' drawing room with a grand piano and extensive views over the gardens and lake. This is augmented by a large hall / sitting room and a formal dining room.
Both the drawing room and dining room have log burning fires. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and boot room.
Equipment-wise, there is a 42 inch flat screen plasma television, DVD /CD player, Playstation and numerous board games to keep all ages and interests amused.
The sleeping accommodation is provided by six bedrooms: three doubles, two twins and one single with a trundle bed. All are beautifully appointed, and most have views of the gardens or the village. The master bedroom even boasts a four-poster bed. There are also four bathrooms, all luxuriously fitted with modern baths and showers set in marble.
Owing to the presence of the lake and the river, we regret that Swan house is not suitable for children under the age of five years The setting is a walkers’ paradise with countless local walks and longer walks to lovely local pubs. There is a large terrace for informal summer dining, and a gas fired barbeque. The gardens are idyllic, with a formal long herbaceous border, wild garden, orchard and lake.
Bibury is about two miles away. Cotswold Water Park, which has jet skiing, canoeing, sailing, fishing and its own beach, is nearby. 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 are close enough for day trips.
The village is about equidistant from Cirencester, Burford and Stow on the Wold, all quintessential Cotswold towns. Cirencester (Roman Corinium) offers a wealth of places to eat, a regular Farmers’ Market and plenty of shops.