Swinbrook is a small village on the River Windrush, about 2 miles east of Burford
. Untouched by time, it is a quintessential English village with its stone walls, pretty church, cricket pitch with wooden pavilion, and an old stone pub (The Swan
) next to the old stone bridge across the River Windrush. The village nestles into the Windrush Valley surrounded by beautiful countryside yet is within easy reach of Oxford and Cheltenham, both of which provide the main cultural and shopping facilities for the area. There are good road communications to London via the A40/M40 and a train service runs from Charlbury to London Paddingdon.
Burford is an old Cotswold market town with many historical connections. Known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, it offers a range of shopping facilities, a beautiful parish church and a number of public houses.
If you are looking for a lovely meal, there is a selection of great pubs very close by including The Chequers in Churchill, The Fox at Oddington, the famous Wild Rabbit, Soho Farmhouse, The Bull in Charlbury. For shopping Daylesford is 3 miles away, Chipping Norton 5 miles away, Stow-on-the-Wold 7 miles away. Kingham station is 1 mile away which serves London frequently. Bicester Village is a 30 minute drive away and Cheltenham is about 40 minutes which has a wonderful theatre, literary festival, jazz festival and of course amazing racing.