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The Old Swill House

Foxham, Wiltshire (Ref. 1087038)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "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 HeikeDec 2021

  • "A very cosy place to stay."

    Beautifully converted farm building.

    Reviewed by EmilyDec 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 ... Continue reading

    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 JuliaDec 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 JaneNov 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 ... Continue reading

    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 AndrewNov 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 ... Continue reading

    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 AnnaNov 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 ... Continue reading

    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 DanielOct 2021

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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.

Summary

  • 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, 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
  • 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.

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

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About the location

FOXHAM

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.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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