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The Old Swill House

(Ref. 1087038)

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Really gorgeous space, we had a very relaxing time and it was a real home from home."

    Loved the chickens, the enormous bulls and the friendly cat. We visited Marlborough, Chippenham and Lacock, all fairly close by. If you enjoy driving down tiny country lanes and not knowing what’s around the corner, you will love it!

    Thank you for your cheering comments.... it was lovely to have you. Please come again. Best wishes Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2024

  • "This was a lovely place to spend a week."

    There were lots of interesting places to visit within easy reach in all directions, but it was also very enjoyable just to stay ‘home’ and relax in this fabulous barn conversion. The beds and chairs were comfortable, and the kitchen was large and well-equipped for a holiday let. The hosts and the staff at the beautiful Cadenham Manor were friendly and helpful, and the history of the surrounding buildings, as well as the various animals on the farm, added to the pleasure of our stay. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

    Dear Andrew Thank you so much for your cheering comments. It was lovely to have you all with us. You were lovely guests. Best wishes Victoria Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful spacious accommodation."

    A lovely and very quiet location. Very friendly, helpful hosts. Wish we could have stayed longer!

    Thank you for your feedback. Lovely to meet you briefly. Come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage."

    We had a very enjoyable few days here (despite the British weather). Clean, comfortable and with everything you need for a relaxing stay - large kitchen area, log burner, wifi for the kids! Very easy to find, close to local pubs, a cafe and easy access to the M4. Most places nearby are dog friendly, there’s good local walks & the dedicated dog walking field in Foxham make it a great place to stay if you have a pet with you Owners were very helpful and friendly and the bantam eggs for breakfast were a lovely treat. Thank you

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had an amazing few days."

    The property is majestic and The Old Swill House has been renovated to 5 star standard. Comfortable and relaxing it is an abode you want to hang out in! Close to a great pub and also the Brownie Cafe which creates great breakfasts and is some of the best coffee we have tased! Fresh Garden flowers... farm eggs..... it is a beautiful retreat in the country... Excellent!!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property is lovely and in a great location - extremely spacious and on the grounds of a historic Manor House."

    The only thing that we missed was an iron!

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Mar 2024

  • "The Old Swill house was a very comfortable stay for us and the dog, we had a really great week."

    I loved the feeling of space with the amazing high ceiling and stone floors. Very warm and cosy which is just what you need in February. Spotlessly clean with gorgeous comfortable beds and seating. Very convenient for visiting lots of nearby interesting dog friendly places. Victoria was a lovely host, checking in on us and delivering a lovely flower arrangement from her garden. I loved it when the chickens stopped by and the sound of the cows. It’s a working farm so dogs need to be on leads and children need to be supervised as there is no enclosed outdoor space. It’s a really beautiful setting, I wouldn’t hesitate to return!

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Feb 2024

  • "Another lovely stay."

    Hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Everybody loves a barn conversion, but a Swill House conversion!"

    ! Such a unique property with oodles of charm and fascination surrounded by natural beauty and the elegance of a Manor House farm.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect, well appointed and friendly host and staff."

    Lovely location, with good, if expensive, pub nearby. Victoria gave us some freshly picked salad from the garden, which was appreciated. All in all a lovely place and location, couldn't fault it.

    Reviewed by Micheal4.7Sep 2023

  • "A super barn conversion with all the luxury."

    Did not want for anything, as all supplied. The local restaurant list provided was excellent as we tried most. Very comprehensive welcome pack. As a bonus kept a cool temperature during our very hot week.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Old Swill House is a great place to stay while visiting the surrounding area."

    It appears to date back to 1753 and has been respectfully restored and then well equipped. It was a very comfortable base for 2 adults, 1 child and a dog. The hosts Victoria & Martin, were amazing. Victoria gave us flowers and fresh salad from their garden and was available if required. What was particularly nice was Victoria spending time with our daughter chatting about the farm. It is a working farm but during our visit it was very quiet. If you can, try to arrange to visit the hosts private garden, it's wonderful. We definitely recommend this property. The Foxham which is a short walk away from the cottage is also well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very very comfortable accommodation… beautifully set out … on a very peaceful farm ."

    . the odd chicken popped by to say hello ! We can’t wait to go back !

    Reviewed by F5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent place for visiting North-East Wiltshire."

    Very spacious and well laid out. Everything looks new. Owner very friendly and helpful. Well equipped. If we had had more detail about what was provided we would have brought less with us. Plenty of drawer space, but not many hangers (or room to hang clothes) particularly in upstairs bedroom. Very good bath with shower. A grab rail for shower would have been helpful for older people. Young children will need to be supervised outdoors due to occasional tractor passing by.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    Wiltshire is a very underrated county, there is lots to do and explore. We spent three days at the Chippenham Folk Festival, explored the archaeology of the area and had fun with our family on a day boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal. The Old Swill House is a great place to stay. It has been sensitively restored and is extremely well equipped and comfortable. Judy and Maurice

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2023

  • "A very warm cosy cottage, In beautiful surroundings!"

    Victoria and Martin were so accommodating even after a last minute booking! Thank you so much for a great end to the Easter holiday

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a wonderful holiday stay."

    Furnishings are comfy; kitchen is well appointed (for the cooks - the kitchen knives are good quality and sharp!); bed downstairs is super comfy. In addition the hosts are delightful and really helpful. Lots of walks around the area as well and easy access to lots of attractions - Lacock Abbey, Bath, Corsham. We highly recommend this as a holiday destination.

    Thank you for your kind comments, Karin. You were lovely guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Mar 2023

  • "I had a wonderful stay at The Swill House."

    The owner went out of her way to make sure I had everything I needed. It is a beautiful property and immaculately kept. I would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Zellie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful barn conversion in a lovely, quiet location."

    Victoria, the host, was friendly and knowledgeable about the area with regards to walks, perfect villages and history of the area. Castle Combe, Avebury and Lacock (pronounced ‘Lay’cock)

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jan 2023

  • "The Old Swill House has been renovated and decorated to a high standard."

    Its location on a working farm, tucked away in a corner of rural Wiltshire makes it an ideal base to rest locally and explore more widely by car. Public footpath walks from doorsteps, excellent local pub within 10 minutes walk, quiet roads. We loved our stay, the cottage is spacious, bright, high quality finish - custom curtains, black out curtains in bedrooms, comfortable bedding, stone flooring, excellent heating, well provisioned … we all loved it and the owners live nearby so we were welcomed and made to feel at home. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jessamy5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was my second time back at the Old Swill House."

    I was welcomed by name, greeted with a fire in my fireplace (they remembered I love fires), and a bouquet of fresh flowers in the cottage. I honestly felt like a family member coming back home. Everything was so lovely, clean and very welcoming. I’d stay here for six months if I could but alas I am only allowed 2 months at a time. Victoria is an amazing host and her staff, especially Claire, are so wonderful. I’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Nov 2022

  • "This cottage has everything I needed and more."

    The rooms were spacious, and furniture/bed very comfortable. Quiet with the sounds of cattle in the background. Victoria brought flowers from their garden one day and took care of every question I had. If you are looking for a lovely quiet and cozy place, come here. I was in heaven!

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful property, has everything you need for a lovely holiday."

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Aug 2022

  • "A stunning location and property."

    We stayed for two weeks and had all we needed to make the stay perfect. Lots of amazing places nearby to visit and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Corrie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our stay at the Swill House was absolutely perfect and we could not have been more comfortable."

    We stayed the property for 4 weeks while moving home and completely put. It to the test. There was everything we could need and the most idyllic surroundings give us some peace of mind at the end of each hectic day. Thank you. Kate

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2022

  • "Thank you victoria and Martin for a lovely stay at the swill house ."

    We had a lovely tranquil stay in a beautiful setting. And thanks most of all for your kind hospitality. We look forward to staying again sometime.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay."

    It is in a lovely location, a good base for exploring the surrounding area whilst being in a quiet, peaceful place.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at The Old Swill House."

    A warm welcome from Victoria upon arrival and both Victoria and Martin were very friendly and approachable throughout our stay. The property was spacious, clean and well equipped. Comfortable beds and a good shower. Overall a very enjoyable stay, would highly recommend and will be returning again to discover more of the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2022

  • "Outstanding property."

    Very comfortable in all aspects. Sensitive conversion retaining interesting features, but modern, tasteful decor, light and airy interior. Good base to visit Avebury, Devizes and Caen locks, Bradford on Avon and Farleigh Hungerford Castle ruins, Malmsbury and the Savernake Forest, Bath...Owners very helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2022

  • "As a family of four, we had a lovely stay at the Old Swill House."

    Great location for day trips to Bath, Bristol, and Cotswold. Located in the middle of the peaceful countryside, tasteful decorations with top-quality facilities. The house is next to farm animal barns and greenhouses, so it can be a very exciting experience for your little ones who love farms. Victoria is so friendly and kind, always available to help. Highly recommended! 赞!

    Reviewed by Jie4.4Apr 2022

  • "This really is a lovely cottage."

    Beautifully converted and presented with lots of space and a very comfortable bed. Always important! Victoria, and everyone else we met on the farm, were very friendly. Would highly recommend as a base for Wiltshire.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the wonderfully appointed Old Swill House."

    Victoria and others went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable and any questions were readily answered. Foxham is a lovely quiet village to centre your Wiltshire break, with many towns, heritage sites and walks within easy reach.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2022

  • "Superb property, every comfort thought of and very spacious and well equipped."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Victoria's house."

    It was exactly what we were looking for: a quiet and cosy house in an area with fields and walks. The house is much more than the pictures show. Our 2 year old liked the place a lot and is asking to go back all the time. Victoria is an extremely considerate, kind and helpful host.

    Reviewed by Francisco5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, pleasantly situated in a quiet village with a nice pub within easy walking distance."

    It was well appointed, clean and nicely decorated and everyone we met was very welcoming. It would have been nice to have a bit more information about the local area (walks etc.) and places of interest to visit. On that note we can recommend Avebury for walking and Marlborough for shopping. All in all we had a lovely time and would thoroughly recommend The Old Swill House to anyone who wanted to spend some time in Wiltshire.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really cosy property that is clean and well equipped."

    Very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just returned from a wonderful stay at the Old Swill House."

    The owners Victoria and Martin were so welcoming and have really thought of everything. The cottage is immaculate and very tastefully furnished. There was every amenity that you could hope to have! We took our 2 year boy and he loved being on the farm yard and Victoria kindly showed us the cows and chickens which he loved! We took our 2 dogs and there were plenty of footpaths to walk them along. There is a decent local pub only a short walk away and it was dog friendly. Plenty of nearby sights to go see. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is a beautiful barn conversion to high standards with a really warm and cosy feeling."

    The host was very welcoming and on hand if needed. The pub is in walking distance and there is much to explore either on foot or a short drive away. We spent a magical Christmas here and my whole family (including two teenage boys) would love to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Heike5.0Dec 2021

  • "A very cosy place to stay."

    Beautifully converted farm building.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Dec 2021

  • "Idyllic holiday cottage in a pretty village with pub."

    Great location for visiting lots of wonderful places within 30 min drive. The cottage was fitted to a very high standard & very well equipped with everything we could possibly want. It was also lovely and warm which is a big concern if holidaying in winter! The very welcoming owners lived nearby and on hand if we needed anything. Cosy log burner and tasteful Christmas decorations completed our pre-Christmas holiday. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and would love to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Dec 2021

  • "A kind welcome from Victoria the owner on arrival who was on hand to answer any questions."

    . This is a considered and elegant renovation which provides the perfect base to explore the area. I very much .enjoyed my stay. Jane - East Sussex.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a find!"

    We had a wonderful weekend at the Old Swill House. It has been beautifully renovated and is spacious yet cosy and both luxurious and comfortable. The kids loved playing in the farmyard and meeting the animals (chickens, cows, a new-born calf and the farm cat). And at the end of the day, we enjoyed relaxing in front of the wood-burning stove with a glass of wine. Victoria, our host, gave us a warm welcome and was on hand if we needed anything. There’s a good pub in the village (5 minute walk) and lots to do in the surrounding area, with Avebury a short drive away. What more do you need? We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2021

  • "We greatly enjoyed our time staying in the Old Swill House."

    We could not have been more comfortable, and we were made to feel so welcome and at home by the owners of the property. The standards of the facilities and all the fixtures, fittings and furnishings is exceptional - it felt like a really special place to be. Their are local walks straight from the property, which is great if you are a dog owner, and the local pub was an enjoyable place to relax with good food. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Nov 2021

  • "We (my wife and I, our two girls aged 7 and 4 and our Cockapoo) had the honour of being the first guests to stay at this lovely property and we loved every minute of it."

    The property is a lovingly and sympathetically converted old cow shed and is literally in the middle of an old working (but peaceful) farmyard, with your only real neighbours being cows, bulls and chickens. We had some lovely walks exploring the grounds, warming ourselves up by the big woodburner when we got back. Foxham is a charming and authentic rural village with a nice local pub just a minute's drive away from the property. We would recommend this place and will be back.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Oct 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x first floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, sitting area and woodburning stove
  • First-floor snug.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Designated parking available
  • Front patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: This property is on a working farm, where pets must be kept on their leads
  • Note: Although the head-height in the twin bedroom is fine, the ceiling is sloped, please take care
  • Note: The patio is not fully enclosed.

The property

Tucked away on a grassland farm in rural Wiltshire, The Old Swill House, is a wonderful 2 bedroom holiday home.

It has just been converted from a listed, stone-tiled farm building that dates back 300 years and retains its original features, to provide a couple or family of four with a stylish base for their countryside escape.

The Old Swill House has ample parking and no steps enabling you to bring your luggage into the cottage with ease.

Upon entering the cottage, you will be delighted by the vaulted ceiling, rustic pillars, beams and stonework of the open-plan living space.

You can unwind in its beautifully furnished, well-lit sitting area warmed by a woodburning stove; read, play games, listen to music or watch a movie on the Smart TV.

Behind a bar is the fully-equipped, spacious kitchen to prepare all your meals.

You can dine at the wooden round table inside or outside on a stone patio where there is also a BBQ.

The first-floor snug is another space to relax and enjoy views over the fabulous open-plan living space and out to the fields beyond.

As the day winds to a close, you can retreat to the ground-floor king-size bedroom, or upstairs to the twin room, which is also an ideal, quiet space for your children to sleep.

The Old Swill House is set in a stunning, large courtyard of stone tiled buildings, and was originally used to store carts and harnesses, and feed for the farm pigs.

It is on a working farm with cows and chickens, close to a 16th century manor house with a beautiful garden that is open to the public for the National Garden Scheme and by appointment.

Foxham is a delightful village, with a friendly pub and a church, both situated a 10 minute walk away.

There are footpaths up the Old Wilts/Berks Canal, across local farms and through woodland.

Foxham has a designated dog field, so your canine companions can stretch their legs.

There is a post office & village shop in Christian Malford less than 2 miles away and another welcoming pub.

The market town of Chippenham with a fast train service to London and Bristol is 6 miles away.

There is a wealth of things to do in the wider area, from the bustling cities of Bristol and Bath hosting an array of attractions.

Close by is Bowood House and Gardens, with an adventure playground, making for an idyllic outing for all ages, Avebury and the Marlborough Downs, local museums such as the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its picturesque towns, Malmesbury, Tetbury and Cirencester.

For a memorable stay in Wiltshire, choose The Old Swill House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Christian Malford 1.7 miles; Chippenham 7.1 miles; Bath 21.7 miles.

Foxham is a delightful village, with a friendly pub and a church making a delightful holiday destination. There are footpaths up the Old Wilts/Berks Canal, across local farms and through woodland. ideal for avid walkers and explorers. Foxham has a designated dog field, so your canine companions can stretch their legs before making your way to the pub for a refreshing drink. There is a Post Office and village shop in Christian Malford less than two miles away where you can stock up on the essentials, along with another welcoming pub. The market town of Chippenham rests just six miles away and has a fast train service to London and Bristol, and there is a wealth of things to do in the wider area, with the bustling cities of Bristol and Bath hosting an array of attractions. Close by is Bowood House and Gardens, with an adventure playground, making for an idyllic outing for all ages. Avebury and the Marlborough Downs, local museums such as the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its picturesque towns, Malmesbury, Tetbury and Cirencester also make for lovely days out while staying in the area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas