Welcome to
Lorien Cottage

Lorien Cottage is the perfect example of a charming Cotswold cottage and makes the ideal base from which to explore this most beautiful part of the country, just 6 miles from Banbury and 9 miles from Chipping Norton.

Nestled within a charming row of delightful thatched cottages, Lorien Cottage is a Grade II listed building that has been lovingly restored to retain every piece of its historic charm while providing all the conveniences a modern family needs.
Whether you are gathering as a family, looking for a romantic getaway or catching up with friends, Lorien Cottage offers the perfect chance to spend happy times together and explore the beauty of the Cotswolds in stylish luxury.

Inside the Cotswold stone frontage, you’ll find a well-appointed kitchen for preparing delicious home-cooked meals before you relax in the spacious living area, which has been elegantly decorated with a leather sofa, seductive lighting and a traditional inglenook stone fireplace taking centre stage. Professionally styled by an interior design expert, guests will enjoy little touches of luxury throughout their stay, from the Egyptian cotton sheets to the Noble Isle products in the bathroom.

Both bedrooms sleep two, with sumptuous king-sized beds to sink into after a day in the country air, while bookworms will be delighted to discover the window seat in the second bedroom, the perfect place to curl up with a good book.

For al fresco dining or the chance to enjoy a peaceful sun trap, the cottage’s secret garden boasts total seclusion, although a gently grazing cow may poke its head inquisitively over the garden fence from time to time.

Home away from home

Whether you prefer the rambling beauty of Yew Tree Cottage or the cosy sophistication of Lorien Cottage, you’re sure to find your dream getaway.



Sleeps 4
2 x double bedrooms

We Love

Inglenook Fireplace
Private and Secluded Garden
Nearby Pub


Beautifully Styled Lounge / Dining Area
Fully Equipped Kitchen
1x Shower room/WC

Pet Friendly

You’re welcome to bring your furry
friend with you!

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Stays are for a minimum of 2 nights. We are unable to accept arrivals on Sundays or Bank Holidays


What people say…


Lorien Cottage is located in Swalcliffe, a delightful village with a population of under 300 people. At its heart is a small, family-run pub complete with open fire and friendly staff. The well-respected equestrian centre, Swalcliffe Park, is also located within the village and is well known for the British trials that it holds. About 3⁄4 mile (1.2 km) northeast of the village are the remains of an Iron Age hill fort on Madmarston Hill and the site of a Roman villa at Swalcliffe Lea. The site of the villa is close to the course of a former Roman road which is now a bridleway.

Swalcliffe tithe barn was built for Oxford University’s New College in 1407. It retains an almost complete, timber, half-cruck roof and is considered the finest medieval tithe barn in Oxfordshire. The barn is open free of charge on Sundays from Easter to October and houses part of the Oxfordshire Museum’s collection of traditional agricultural and trade vehicles and an exhibition of 2,500 years of Swalcliffe history.

Slightly further afield are the towns of Chipping Norton (20 minutes), Stow-on-the-Wold (27 minutes), Stratford-upon-Avon (30 minutes) and Burford (38 minutes), or if you are looking for some retail therapy, the excellent Bicester Village is just 34 minutes away.