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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

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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

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07712 673376

Louis' Fab BBQ Service

Louis Massarella

07768 022806

Beauty & Pampering

Shelby

07455 181888

Boating

Polly & Neil

07919 110456

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01344 869259

Burlesque Dancing

Dollie Bergere

07986 365175

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Darren Robinson

07729 325772

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Kate Seaton

07552 937070

Thyme-In

Jo Foster

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Henry Milroy

07746 365310

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0208 908 9333

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Chris Peters

0844 272 3549

Darren "The Dazzler"

07961 366535

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Butcher

01189 341447

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01189 341941

Grocer & Convenience Store

01189 341011

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The Green Man

01189 342599

The Castle

01189 340034

The Elephant & Castle

01189 340886

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01189 897516

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01189 321321


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01760 441423


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St. Swithins Cottage

simply offers

Peace - Tranquillity - Antiquity

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Both large & luxurious this romantic Country Cottage is under 25 minutes from London Paddington!

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Whether your American or Canadian party is small, just requiring B&B rooms, or you are a large family or group, requiring a whole house, St. Swithins Cottage will fulfil your every need and make all your dreams come true!


The best of the UK welcomes the best of the USA! What's going to be important to you on this major trip to England - now there's a question; well it's not going to be the weather is it?

Lounge - Massive lounge with seating for at least 11. Here you can see a large flat pannel TV complete with live link to the in-house Neuston movie system and hidden in the beams is a fabulous surround sound system which can really rock! Don't worry about being too noisy as no neighbours to disturb and you can hardly hear it outside anyway, even at full volume. No, certainly not, we suspect words like History, Pomp, Ceremony, Theatre, Art, Architecture, Festivals, Museums, Seats of Education and the likes maybe high on your mindset's agenda.

More Sumptuous Properties:

Via our Affiliate Program we are constantly increasing our property portfolio to cater for other magnificent British properties of antiquity!

Following in the strong and proven tradition of St. Swithins Cottage we are constantly in the process of developing a range of Exclusive Hen / GetAway Party House Properties.

Armed with the experience of what works best, from hosting hundreds of house parties at St. Swithins Cottage, each of our properties is chosen for its unique quirkiness in terms of the actual house; a great location with superb local & unusual amenities and, of course, both capable & amiable owners.

Please click on the map picture to the right to see if there is a property, marked by a Pink Hen, which fits your needs perfectly.

Group Pricing:

Please visit our section on larger groups where all your Group Pricing questions will be explained.

Location:

So location is going to be of paramount importance? Well let's take a look at what is nearby for St. Swithins Cottage and in particular let's look at London Heathrow Airport, London itself, Windsor, Henley-on-Thames, Ascot, Oxford and Cambridge.

  • London Heathrow Airport - is 21 miles or 30 minutes due East and with our, very own, tailored transport service we will ensure you get here effortlessly, regardless of the size of your party.

  • City of London - Twyford railway station is 1 mile away with times from 22 minutes to London Paddington. Wokingham railway station is 3 miles away with time from just over 1 hour to London Waterloo.View just as you come through the front door.

    Please use theTrainLine.com to research your train journey requirements to London Paddington or other mainline stations and then use London Underground for purchasing in advance visitor Oyster cards or Travelcards online (please watch the video in the bottom right hand corner).

  • Windsor Castle - is 12 miles or 20 minutes due East with LegoLand Windsor only 10 miles away and 17 minutes from St. Swithins Cottage.

  • Henley-on-Thames - either use the train 1 mile away in Twyford for a 12 minute journey or drive the 6.5 miles in 15 minutes almost due north.

    Both the Henley Royal Regatta & the Henley Festival are an absolute must for any American's diary so you can just experience the pomp and ceremony of what England truly has to offer!

  • Royal Ascot & Ladies Day - again either use the train 3 miles away in Skye - Another view back into the main bedroom from the Annex.Wokingham for a 13 minute journey or drive the 10 miles in 20 minutes almost south-east.

    You just cannot fail to take your wife or partner to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot as there can be no other horse racing event in the World which comes close to what this occasion offers in terms of grandeur, fashion, ceremony, excitement and your very own special memories!

  • Oxford - either use the train 1 mile away in Twyford for a journey from 45 minutes changing at Reading or drive the 30 miles in just over an hour north-west through Henley-on-Thames.

  • Cambridge - Really only one comfortable way to do this and that is to take the train from Twyford for just over a 2 hour journey time. But Cambridge is so beautiful architecturally it cannot to be missed off your list! If you wish to drive it is roughly a 2 hour journey or just over 100 miles north-east.

To book as a B&B customer click this button to the right (or call Dean direct on +44 (0)7712 - 673376).
Book at St. Swithins Cottage in Reading
To book as a large party on the respected VRBO network click this button to the right (or call Dean direct on +44 (0)7712 - 673376).
VRBO - vacation rentals by owner - listing #255693


Snug - You are looking at the Sung's coal effect gas fire and above it you can see a replica of the sword used by William Wallace at Bannockburn! Taking all these destinations into account you can see that St. Swithins Cottage is fairly central to each and when you combine that with the local rail and road systems we hope we have filled you with confidence that this representsThis is the main lounge and it is in the oldest part of the property approaching 500 years! an ideal starting point to view all the possible places of interest you may want to visit.

Now where you stay must also be beautiful and, of course, "quintessentially" English so adding to those requirements I give you St. Swithins Cottage, sitting on its own private 4 acre plot, it is full of history and nostalgia as it dates back some 500 years.

The Green Man - A fantastic little English village pub with lunch, dinner and, of course, pints of ale available every day! What could be more "quintessentially" English than having your own equally fantastic village pubs where you can benefit from our special arrangements and enjoy your very own Private Dining experience with even the possibility of individual menus dependent on the size of your party. Here you can sit, relax, eat, drink and recountThis is St. Swithins Cottage's drive and as you can see the black entrance door to The Green Man is directly at the other end! the adventures of your day to well educated locals who are only too happy to listen and share in your experiences?

When you venture out through the front door of St. Swithins Cottage you are in the fabulous countryside and archetypal English village of Hurst which is romantically equipped with the prerequisite cricket pitch, pond, school, post office,Kitchen - The Aga Rayburn and the Aga Companion many a lady's dream combination! butcher & baker all, of which, are but within a couple hundred yards!

Just out of the village we have an award winning vineyard, a golf course ranked in the top 70 in the UK and a spa ranked with the best in Europe. All local attractions and within 4 miles!

So St. Swithins Cottage with it's Boutique rooms, country views and walks just outside its front door lives up to it's maxim viz.

"St. Swithins Cottage simply offers peace, tranquillity & antiquity."


Just as important as the location of the property you wish to stay in and as important as the property itself is your host so please just click on this gothic styled testimonial immediately to the left to see what this American Rock Star Group and many others had to say of their stay at St. Swithins Cottage in their own handwriting and from our own actual guest book on the table right by our front door.

In addition both Google Reviews and TripAdvisor Reviews are also available for you to peruse.

St. Swithins Cottage also opperates an All-in-One pricing policy and that means everything is included as follows:-

  • Free super fast Wi-Fi connection throughout the house.

  • Free use of the desktop PC in the study.

  • Free movies on demand.

  • Free continental breakfast (B&B Customers).

  • Free roam of the entire house.

  • Free secure parking.


So that brings us nicely onto introducing your host


A feast of colour, shape and textures! I have endeavoured to put myself in your shoes and if my character is similar to yours I guarantee you will adore it here. I suppose a a good way to start is to tell you a bit about myself and why I came to live here all those years ago and can think of no nicer place to live!!!!

My name is Dean Milroy and I moved into the ancient village of Hurst and St. Swithins House, which is next door to St. Swithins Cottage, in 1990. At that time I worked for a big American IBM competitior and was based in a very local science park. Why did I chose Hurst - almost a bit of luck! But the location from a business perspective is so perfect and therefore from your perspective I have almost done the groundwork for you.

Bizarrely between then and March 2003, when St. Swithins Cottage came into my hands, I also lived for a couple of years in St. Swithins Court, Twyford. So there must be some affinity between me and the Right Honourable Mr. St. Swithins!

Skye - The Master Bedroom with large flat screen TV, complete with live link to the in-house Neuston movie system, hung high up in the oak beams and a surround sound system to blow you away! The Annex is through the arch under the flat screen TV. Both my sons started their education in our village school which won the UK Primary School of the Year award in 1995. They are now continuing their education as polite, caring & thoughtful young gentlemen but it was this village that gave them that springboard in life.

A lot of good memories were created here and its time to let others share those wonderful experiences too and so I offer you the joy, majesty and magic of the ancient St. Swithins Cottage.


To book as a B&B customer click this button to the right (or call Dean direct on +44 (0)7712 - 673376).
Book at St. Swithins Cottage in Reading
To book as a large party on the respected VRBO network click this button to the right (or call Dean direct on +44 (0)7712 - 673376).
VRBO - vacation rentals by owner - listing #255693




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