Stay At The Harrow
The Harrow has been welcoming guests on and off for almost 300 years. Now housed in the old forge our well appointed and flexible rooms and service are perfect for business or leisure visitors whenever the stay.
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Being built in the old outside forge has allowed us to become a 300 year old thatched in with an accessible room. This room, The Hive, has easy wheelchair access, level access from the carpark, a short distance to our accessible entrance to the restaurant. The inside of the room is well equipped and has extra space and a fully accessible wet room.
We have a large carpark next to the accommodation, should you require it.
In addition to this we have secure cycle storage for those guests who came on or brought their bikes with them.
Later in 2020 we will also have electric vehicle charging points installed.
ENSUITE Shower and / or bath
Each room has a fully equipped ensuite bathroom. Two rooms have a bath with a shower over, whilst the other room has a full wetroom with a shower.
Each room is equipped with a hairdryer.
TEA & COffee making facilities
Room Only, B&B or Dinner, B&B rates available
The additional charges for meals work out as great value, however we understand that sometimes it is not required.
(Please note that breakfast each day and evening meals on Mondays must be preordered as part of your package and evening tables can not be guaranteed unless booked or part of the package.)
ironing facilities available
Irons and ironing boards are provided in each room and sewing and shoe cleaning kits are available on request.
We can arrange dry cleaning on your behalf at an additional charge.
bike storage and cleaning
For guests who have arrived on, or brought their bikes to The Harrow, we have a locked bike storage facility and bike wash area.
THINGS TO DO
Ancient stone circle, museum and manor house in the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site.
White Horse Hill
Ancient rolling downland, home to an enigmatic chalk hill figure
Lydiard Park is a beautiful historic estate on the western edge of Swindon, with the Palladian House, Church and Walled Garden, set in 260 acres of parkland. The children’s play area, cafe & tea rooms, events and education programmes make Lydiard Park a great destination for a family day out.
Lotmead Farm is a family friendly activity farm just outside Wanborough towards Swindon and is well known for its fabulous ‘pick your own’ strawberries. Lotmead only opens for part of the year. Please check their website for details.
Overlooking the town of Swindon, this 60 hectare site is notable for its chalk grassland and associated wildlife. The iron-age hill fort is the best example of this habitat, as part of it has remained undisturbed since ancient times. The thin soil with good drainage allows only specialist plants to grow.
Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II listed railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works. Located right next to Swindon’s Designer Outlet, the Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway. See famous locomotives, ‘drive’ our train simulator and even work the signals in their interactive GWR signal box!
Swindon Designer Outlet
Outlet mall with fashion & athletic brands, plus restaurants & a children’s play area. Find it next door to the STEAM Museum.
Coleshill Secret Bunkers
Potter around Coleshill and stumble across our secret Second-World-War history, admire the Victorian model farm buildings and discover the tragic fate of Coleshill House, which was ravaged by fire.
Coate Water Country Park
Coate Water is a country park situated to the southeast of central Swindon not far from Wanborough. It takes its name from its main feature, a reservoir originally built to provide water for the Wilts & Berks Canal. The reservoir formed a 70-acre lake, built in 1822 by diverting the River Cole.
Roves Farm is a family run, working farm open to the public year round. Roves Farm covers 166 hectares just 3 miles east of Swindon, on the Wiltshire and Oxfordshire border. The visitor centre opened in 1992 to welcome people of ages to come and experience and learn about animals, farming and the countryside.
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