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“An Excellent traveller's retreat”
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Swan Lodge
Reviewed 21 May 2011

I spent two nights here in mid May because it wasn't far from a hotel complex site where I had some business to attend to. Margaret & Phil Drake are excellent hosts & couldn't have been more helpful (I was offered a couple of lifts to help reduce my taxi fares). I stayed in the barn conversion part of the building at the top of the drive, the room was spacious & spotless. There are lovely surrounding gardens & there's a tranquil fish pond and water feature behind the kitchen. If you've no car don't worry, the bus fare from Oxford station (approx 15 miles) is only £3.60 and the stop is only a 2 minute walk from the hotel. There's a nice pub just 5 minutes away too.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

If you are restricted for time a word of caution, the lady who runs this place will talk your ear off. That said they are a delightful couple running the place, it is immaculately clean, breakfast was excellent, rooms very comfortable. It is an old tudor style building with exposed beams everywhere. Very romantic for a weekend in the Cotswolds.

If you are in the neighbourhood, check out the Falklands Arms Hotel in Great Tew for a beer and or a cheap meal.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2010

Arrived at Swan Lodge, very pleasantly surprised and more impressed when we saw the room. A very warm welcome from the owners, lovely people. Very large room with twin beds and sofa bed for our son which was also very comfortable. En suite only had a shower connected to the bath taps but never mind, never have time to have a soak in a bath so was great! Spotlessly clean, magazines provided in the room too. Lounge area with massive fireplace which would be beautiful in the winter. Superb brekfast made to order, fresh fruit and cereals also on offer. Lovely setting, close to cotswold villages, well worth a drive to Bourton on the Water about half hour away, Chipping Norton worth a visit too. Great place to stay for exploring the area. Hopefully will stay there again. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

We stayed here just before our wedding so the location was perfect for us, its near a couple of good local pubs. When we arrived we received a very warm welcome and again at breakfast where we had a great chat with the lovely couple who own the B&B The breakfast was lovely with plenty of choice. The room was large very comfortable and clean and the B&B has a very pretty garden. Value for money for the area but not the cheapest B&B we have stayed in, however would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

if you look for a bead und breakfast stop there. Breakfast was excellent, the service is perfekt, we felt at home. The house is very testfully decorated, the garden is very nice indeed. Evything works.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 July 2010

We stayed 25 - 28 July and were lodged in the annex or barn behind the house. Our 'room' was a suite with separate lounge, a good ensuite, and really couldn't be faulted.
The care and attention from the Drakes is in keeping with the high standards of the room and I have no hesitation in recommending Swan Lodge to anyone who wishes to stay in the area.
Our thanks to past reviewers who led us to this place and to Mr & Mrs Drake who run a fine establishment!
The Crown is good for evening food (not Sunday)
The hosts are not really into computers so phone contact is perhaps the better option.
S & A K

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

Decided on the Swan Lodge from the reviews, when visiting the area to go Rally Driving at Vision Motorsport. Lovely looking place - and we were shown to a huge room (enough for bed, and proper sized sofa!) with exposed beams and a great big bed. Good start. Owner recommended the Crown Inn for food -just up the road (recommended). The owners were also happy to make us Breakfast early the day after as we had to be at the activity by 9am. The breakfast was first class - really good quality across the board. Stayed 2 nights and had a really nice time. We didn't use it but there is a lovely big lounge area. Only criticisms (and they don't dent the quality) would be closeness to the road - could be a bit noisy with wondow open - and the bathroom - which the owners had said they were planning to revamp (just a bit small with hand held shower - but spotlessly clean). Very recommended - lovely owners, lovely place

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Stuart W
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Address: Swan Lodge Oxford Road | Enstone, Chipping Norton OX7 4NE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Chipping Norton
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Ranked #6 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Chipping Norton
Number of rooms: 11
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Swan Lodge Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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