NOT FEATURED in every guidebook, Swinbrook is a gem of a place tucked away near Burford in some of the best Cotswold country.
Bags of charm, good food, well-kept beer and wines and an adjacent church and cricket pitch make this Inn about as Cotswolds as you can get.
Swinbrook according to The Swan
The Windrush Valley is something of a best-kept secret amongst locals – superb riverside walks and views. Popular cycle routes too.
The Mitford girls grew up here (and the inn is owned by the Duchess of Devonshire’s – ‘Debo’s’ – estate).
The church is host to the eccentric 17th century Fettiplace monuments and the graves of Nancy, Unity, Diana and Pamela Mitford.
on form is the only UK exhibition dedicated to stone sculpture, held every two years at nearby Asthall Manor. on form 16 runs between 12 June and 10 July 2016.