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

St. Swithins Cottage

Hinton Road




RG10 0BP

Tel: +44 (0)7712 673376


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Beauty & Pampering


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Burlesque Dancing

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Jo Foster

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Craft Workshops


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Local Amenities


01189 341447


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01189 341011

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Italian / Pizza:

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01189 794111 or 01189 770500

La Fontana

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Murder Mystery


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Photo Booth

Liam Peake

07590 218771

Spa Packages

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Loddon Cars

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Richard Caldwell

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Carol Melbye

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Carol Melbye

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St. Swithins Cottage

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You and your family / friends can have the whole house from 2 days to a week or even longer!

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For self catering larger parties can rent the entire house from £750.00 per night!

The cottage has a capacity of over 20, made up by five double beds, a double sofa bed, one single bed and numerous single mattresses.
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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.


We endeavour to cater for all "Hen Party" scenarios, being our principal market, at weekends. So if the main body of your group want to come for 2 nights but some can only make it for one then we have an option for that. Conversely if you can only come for one night we have an option for that too.

Two Nights or More
Should you wish to hire the entire property as Self Catering Accommodation it could be yours for a minimum of £750.00 per night for a two night stay, which includes the first 10 people (being the minimum party size or financial equivalent thereof).

Please note that during Royal Ascot, Henley Regatta & Henley Festivals there is a 20% uplift on all prices with Xmas and New Year being P.O.A.

If you have 10 or more staying for 2 nights then additional people can come for a single night at £100.00 per head. This single night option is not available during Royal Ascot, Henley Royal Regatta & The Henely Festival due to the prestige of each event.

Single Night
If you only require the cottage in its entirety for one night then the rate would be £1,500.00 for the first 15 people (being the minimum party size or financial equivalent thereof) with additional people at £100.00 per head. Again, as mentioned above, this option is not available during Royal Ascot, Henley Royal Regatta & The Henely Festival due to the prestige of each event.


The only difference during the week is that for a single night booking we require a minimum of £1,000.00 for the first 10 people (being the minimum party size, as opposed to 15 at the weekend, or financial equivalent thereof) with additional people at £100.00 per head.

Dependent on the amount of days you wish to hire the property a discount may be available.

Toddlers requiring a travel cot, of which we have two available, are charged at £15.00 per night.
Children under the age of 12 are charged at half price.
Any children over 12 are considered to be an adult and are charged appropriately.

Venue pricing for day guests:
We welcome the use of our properties as a "Venue" to host a party for a larger group of friends or relatives who are unable to stay overnight. However there is a charge for this service of £25.00 per head (£30.00 per head during Royal Ascot, Henley Royal Regatta & The Henely Festival). This, also, needs to be discussed well in advance and in detail with your host to agree exactly what is required.

In all of the above scenarios you, obviously, have access to all the property's facilities including cooking, use of the dining room, etc.

Please note that during Royal Ascot, Henley Regatta & Henley Festivals there is a 20% uplift on all prices with Xmas and New Year being P.O.A.

In-House Entertainment:
On the Entertainment side of things well you are spoilt for choice.

Bedrooms Skye, Rum, Iona, Faroe & Eigg and the communal rooms of the Lounge, Snug & Study all have either FreeSat or FreeView TV.

Additionally a state of the art Plex based Media System is available in bedrooms Skye, Rum & Iona and the communal rooms of the Lounge & Snug. This system allows access to all the movies and music you could want for those days where the weather precludes other activities. It is also this system that allows for our completely F.O.C. Personalised Picture Playlists service so often used by our numerous Sophisticated Hen Party ladies.

We also have an array of options for those more into gaming with both a Sony PlayStation 3 console complete with 2 controllers and a Nintendo Wii console complete with a Wii fit board, 4 controllers, 4 wheels & 4 nunchuks!

Both the main bedroom Skye and the large communal Lounge have top of the range Samsung LED FreeSat HD 3D TVs of 55" and 42" respectfully. These, quite simply, stunning TVs when coupled with the equally fabulous Samsung Surround Sound systems, all of which are hard wired into the Internet, give you such a plethora of entertainment options from Samsung Smart Apps (including YouTube, Red Karaoke, etc.) to connection to your own Apple iPod or similar MP3 player.

Affiliate Program:
As a result of unprecedented demand for large Hen Party groups we have commenced an Affiliate Program whereby we acquire the use of additional appropriate properties to add to our property portfolio.

So if you are a Hen Party or some other large group that requires Self Catering Accommodation don't despair if you can't find dates to suit with St. Swithins Cottage as we endeavour to match your demand with hand picked gems of both properties and owners who compliment our, already, winning formula!

Our first partner to join the program is Ashridge Farmhouse, which was formerly commissioned as a Royal Hunting lodge within Windsor Great Park for Queen Elizabeth I back in 1575 and is only 3 miles away from St. Swithins Cottage, as the perfect option to fit all your accommodation needs!

We now have another a jewel in our splendid crown of property offerings - Cotswold Retreat. This Tudor gem bestrewn with Spiral Staircases, Labyrinthal Corridors & Inglenook Fireplaces is such a welcome addition to our growing fold of unique and illustrious dwellings. Located but a couple of miles from Stroud this now gives us a strong presence in the West of England.

In addition we can, now, both accommodate you and move you around with our, very own, tailored transport service regardless of the size of your party.

It may be a family wedding close by and you need a rendezvous for close family or a special anniversary with people coming from afar. Whatever it is St. Swithins Cottage could be the right answer to your problem.

So the ladies in the party could cook up a nice roast or rustle up a sizzling breakfast on the gorgeous Aga Rayburn and Aga Companion cookers and then serve it in the lovely "Murray of Atholl" dining room to their gents who have just finished at Bearwood Lakes golf club or indeed vice versa with the ladies just having finished at Nirvana Spa and remember chaps they received a 10% discount by coming from St. Swithins Cottage. Well done girls!

Please be sure to have a look at our Local 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.

Where large groups are concerned we seem to be becomming quite a favourite for the more sophisticated and slightly more refined Hen Party.

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