Home Contact Sitemap

For accommodation near Henley, Twyford, Winnersh or Wokingham

St. Swithins Cottage is the romantic country bed and breakfast for you! Please call Dean now on +44 (0)7712 - 673376.

St. Swithins Cottage offering, quite simply, to both the busy professional or the discerning traveller Peace, Tranquillity & Antiquity!

St. Swithins Cottage

Hinton Road

Hurst

Reading

Berkshire

RG10 0BP

Tel: +44 (0)7712 673376

Email 

View map



Absolutely Fabulous Glamping square logo


Follow SwithinsCottage on Twitter







Recommended by

"Hen Hefner of Hurst"


Active Hens

Go Ape - Bracknell

0333 331 7181

Group Fitness Classes

James Parker offers fitness games and boxing for the hens who would like to do that little something different!

01189 115356

West London Action Days

0203 553 2830

Windsor Hen Treasure Hunt

Joanne Sindrey

BBQ

Dean

07712 673376

Louis' Fab BBQ Service

Louis Massarella

07768 022806

Beauty & Pampering

Shelby

07455 181888

Boating

Polly & Neil

07919 110456

Breakfast - Full English

Billingbear

01344 869259

Burlesque Dancing

Dollie Bergere

07986 365175

Catering

Green Goose - Fine Catering

Darren Robinson

07729 325772

Louis' Home Cooking

Louis Massarella

07768 022806

Kate Seaton Catering

Kate Seaton

07552 937070

Thyme-In

Jo Foster

07885 042731

Cocktail Ice Cream Masterclass

Pan-n-Ice

Henry Milroy

07746 365310

Cocktail Waiters

Barz8 Events

Barz8 Events

0208 908 9333

Mixo Events
Event Cocktails & Consultancy

Chris Peters

0844 272 3549

Darren "The Dazzler"

07961 366535

Craft Workshops

Katie

07824 396645

Exclusive Hen / GetAway Party House Properties

Hen Party Map 200 x 200 logo

 

Hen Party Challenge

Brad

07885 253477

Tamara

07986 365175

Local Amenities

Butcher

01189 341447

Baker

01189 341941

Grocer & Convenience Store

01189 341011

Local Pubs

The Green Man

01189 342599

The Castle

01189 340034

The Elephant & Castle

01189 340886

Local - Takeaway

Chinese:

Oriental Wok

46 Station Road

Twyford

RG10 9NT

01189 341384

Indian:

The Mita's

01189 344586 or 01189 344599

Italian / Pizza:

Farmhouse Pizza

01189 794111 or 01189 770500

La Fontana

01189 342698

Murder Mystery

Brad

07885 253477

Tamara

07986 365175

Photo Booth

Liam Peake

07590 218771

Spa Packages

Concierge Team

01189 897516

Taxi

Loddon Cars

01189 321321


Telegrams

Telegram Sam - Say it with Sam

Sam

01760 441423


Vineyard - Wine Tasting

Stanlake Park Vineyard

01189 340176


Vintage Tea Party

Crumbs Catering

Richard Caldwell

07958 292465

Wedding Venues

Berystede Hotel & Spa

Sarah McLaren

0344 879 9104


Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel

Carol Melbye

020 8709 4518


Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel

Carol Melbye

020 8709 4518


Compleat Angler Hotel

Adele Jamookeeah

01628 484444


Dillington House

Kirsty Hughes

01460 258648


Dunraven Arms Hotel

Louis Murphy

+353 61 605900


Glen Yr Afon House Hotel

Carol Knight

01291 674819


Greenlands

Abbie Stokes

01491 418810


Guthrie Castle

Craig Williamson

01241 828691


Hengrave Hall

Hannah Bibby

01284 768024


Ingleside House

Rachel Wright

01285 648230


Lanes Hotel

Amy Gill

01935 862555


Marleybrook House

Janie & Kris Saxby

01227 668661


Owlpen Manor

Wedding Planner

01453 860261


Priston Mill

Wedding Organiser

01225 423894


Redhouse Barn

Jeremy & Jane

07875 142493


Sanctum on the Green

Sophie Deslandes

01628 482638


Sopley Mill

David Benton-Jones

01425 672586


The Garden Barn

Emily & Colin

01440 783261


The Manor Barn Harlton

Jenny Evans

01223 394924


The Old Deanery

Linda Whitehouse

01765 600003


The Old Kent Barn

Claire Weedon

01303 844270


The Vermont Hotel

Tanya Hedley

0191 233 1010


Voewood House

Wedding Organiser

01263 713029


Wasin Park

Wedding Organiser

01189 713634


Winters Barns

Liz Kerr

01227 472581


Relax with us

St. Swithins Cottage

simply offers

Peace - Tranquillity - Antiquity

Get in touch

If I am around feel free to Skype chat with me. I can even walk you around via cam to any room you want to see. Just press the button immediately below.....

My status

 

Bring on the Fire Starter party!

Please click any picture to see the full size version

Stunning wood burner guarantees a cosy winter


Newly installed wood burner in the daylight.OMG Henry please be careful!Now guests at St. Swithins Cottage are guaranteed a cosy mesmeric winter!

This Saturday just gone, 5th September 2009, was a big day for the cottage as it has been many years since a real fire roared in the oldest part of the house. Owner, Dean Milroy, had planned for this since 2003 but as with all major restoration projects it takes time to fully achieve one's objectives as there were many phases to this plan.
Crikey - he's done it. He has single handedly completed the tower!
The incredibly brave Henry, Dean's youngest son, erected a massive scaffold tower. Just look at these pictures.

I for one just couldn't go much more than half way up it. What happened to all the bravery of my youth?

This was required to feed the 7 metre flexible flue liner down the ancient chimney. That in itself wHenry you are the bravest of the brave!as a major achievement as it had to wind its way down a fairly complex series of turns and the person at the bottom, trying to pull down the rope attached to the bottom of the flue liner, got covered in horrible ancient soot.

Then with Jamie's, Dean's oldest son, aid we connected the flue to the burner and then swapped the cowls over and hey presto on this Saturday – we were fire starters!

Fire Starter - bring on the cèilidh!Saturday night came and a band of locals from the Green Man decided to celebrate with a "Fire Starter" party. We Scots always like a chance to throw a cèilidh and this was no exception. An evening of frenzied almost corybantic dancing was enjoyed helped down with much Vino de Plaisir into wee small hours of Sunday morning. Even James the "Tank" danced his little socks off as evidenced from this little picture. Many thanks to one and all as it was a fitting celebration for another milestone in the steeped and varied history of St. Swithins Cottage.

It is a truly amazing fire to sit down in front of and will change the experience of St. Swithins Cottage for one and all.
There she glows and wow does she chuck out the heat - whoopee doo!
When I came up with my design concept back in 2004 I could never really imagined it to be so effective. This is a very powerful multi-fuel burner and when it is in full capacity it is like a raging inferno, a volcano erupting, a heat monster waiting to be unleashed.

However this is where the design is so good and unfortunately you cannot appreciate it from any photographs as the human eye is incredibly clever some times.

The burner is of a matt black metal construction with a contemporary stainless steel handle. This handle is complimented by the fireplace surround also being constructed from stainless steel. However between this surround and the actual burner, itself, is the fireplace void and here is the really clever bit.

Really hard to capture this with a camera as it looks tame here. But this is a truly roaring monster! The entire void is painted in a very cool soft pale blue which is further enhanced by blue LED lights concealed in the canopy. When the fire is raging it is lovely to view but when the fire is raging and you turn on the lights – well it's magical. Somehow the cool blue light contains the fire and changes it from being a monster into an almost hypnotic form which can captivate your eyes and mind for hours.

Bring on the cold nights I say as now I may spend more time in the lounge as opposed to the snug!

The transformation of St. Swithins Cottage is almost complete………



Travel related search engine by St. Swithins Cottage