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The Old Swan

Sherston near Malmesbury, Wiltshire (Ref. 975792)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


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  • Mr Corner

    “Lovely and well equipped house with all the extras found in someone's home rather than some minimalist holiday properties, great location in the centre of a lovely village in the beautiful Cotswolds.”

    Highly recommend it, the stairs to the top floor would be tricky for people with mobility issues apart from that absolutely super place

    Highly recommend it, the stairs to the top floor would be tricky for people with mobility issues apart from that absolutely super place

    - Mr Corner, September 2020

The property

Set in the picturesque Cotswold village of Sherston, close to the pretty towns of Malmesbury and Tetbury, is this charm-filled, Grade II* listed former coaching inn, resting peacefully on the highly sought after main street.

Boasting much character and period details, this spacious property is perfect for families or groups of friends looking to explore the delightful Cotswolds and surrounding areas.

Spread over three floors, the interior is thoughtfully decorated to contrast with the style of the property, from the mullion windows, high vaulted ceilings and exposed country beams, to the quirky household accessories and bright and cheerful colour schemes.

The shades of white cast over the rooms upstairs add a sleek, quality finish to the property.

The blue sitting room showcases a luxurious sofa and elegant seating arrangement, focusing on the charming woodburner in the inglenook of the room.

The quiet cottage comfortably sleeps 8 people spread throughout 4 bedrooms.

On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms, both of which have en-suite bathrooms.

The spacious master bedroom has a luxurious super king bed and the second bedroom has the option of 2 single beds or a super king size bed.

The top floor has a further 2 bedrooms, sharing 1 large bathroom.

Again, one of the top floor bedrooms has a super king size bed and the other has the option of 2 singles or 1 super king size bed.

Concluding the interior in a fashionable manner is the large farmhouse kitchen and breakfast table; combined with contemporary fixtures, white units and modern artwork; the room entices you with a homely feel.

Step out into the west-facing courtyard garden, enclosed by a stone wall, it is beautifully presented with a flourish of wild plants.

The Cotswolds offers a glorious landscape of unspoilt villages, well-tended woodlands and houses that look as though they're made of creamy fudge.

The area is particularly popular with walkers and cyclists and equestrians.

Yet again last year the village of Sherston came in the top 10 most desirable places to live in Britain.

The village boasts a fantastically well stocked village shop, 2 pubs, 2 wine shops and a number of other small businesses including the Angel Hotel and Café (which serves delicious breakfasts and coffee).

Discover the local area and nearby towns of Tetbury and Malmesbury, as well as the larger cities of Bath and Bristol, which are less than a 30 minute drive from the village.

There are several important country houses close by including Badminton, Highgrove and Cirencester Park.

The Westonbirt Arboretum is also a particular highlight.

The Old Swan is a delightful cottage to base your relaxing break in the south-west of England.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double (en-suite bathroom), 1 x double/twin (en-suite bathroom), 1 x double and 1 x double/twin (shared bathroom)
  • 3 bathrooms with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Utility room
  • Recently upgraded central heating and woodburning stove
  • Range cooker, large fridge with frezer compartment, separate ice maker, 6 bottle wine cooler, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, Wifi, Smart TV with Freeview
  • Ample free parking on high street in front of the property
  • An enclosed courtyard garden
  • 1-2 well-behaved pets welcome (ground floor only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and cafe 2 mins walk
  • Note: Check in time is from 4pm

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Chippenham 11 miles; Cirencester 13 miles; Bath 23 miles; Tetbury 5 miles.

Dating back to the Iron Age and reputedly the oldest borough in England, the pretty market town of Malmesbury is located on a hilltop in the southern Cotswolds.

Malmesbury is steeped in history and offers visitors over 400 listed buildings, a 15th century Market Cross, a ruined 7th century Benedictine abbey, an annual carnival and many independent shops, cafes and traditional pubs.

Abbey House Gardens, home to 'The Naked Gardeners' can also be found in Malmesbury (Note: The gardeners are clothed during normal opening hours) and the annual Womad Music Festival is close by at Charlton Park.

The area offers many country houses, including Rodmarton Manor and Gardens, and Chavenage House, a fine example of a Cotswold manor unchanged for 400 years.

Just a short drive away is The Cotswold Water Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 40 square miles and offering a wide range of activities, including boating, waterskiing, fishing, cycling, golf and horse riding, plus Bath, Cirencester and Tetbury are all within easy reach and well worth a visit..

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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