An ideal base for Business and Leisure Guests. Situated in the Heart of Alton, you do not need a Taxi or Bus to access the Towns local facilities.Our guests include many people of sense and sensibility - that is to say, devotees of Jane Austen, who make their pilgrimage to her cottage in the Chawton area of Alton during their stay with us. The cottage now is a popular tourist attraction and museum dedicated to Jane's life and work. Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice were written here. But you don't have to be a fan of Jane Austen to enjoy the pretty village of Chawton or the attractions of the Swan Hotel. Situated in the main high street of this pretty market town the Swan Hotel is a beautifully kept & presented Old English Hotel.Dating back to pre 1377, when first mentioned in Charter, the hotel has accommodated many famous guests, including, Queen Elizabeth the First, The Earl of Essex, Lord Nelson, Sir Francis Drake, Judge Jeffries (The hanging Judge), Field Marshall Montgomery, Lord Baden Powell to name but a few.The rooms have recently been refurbished.Only 8 Miles from Petersfield, 11 from Basingstoke and 4 miles from Selbourne.