Swallow Churchgate Hotel

Swallow Churchgate HotelAn 85 bedroom country house hotel, set in landscaped gardens close to the m11, with large indoor pool. Built around a Jacobean Chantry house in the conservation village of Churchgate Street with a fine restaurant. The Swallow Churchgate Hotel is a delightful Country House Hotel, built around a Jacobean Chantry house, conveniently located just off Jct 7 of the M11, 12 miles from the M25 and 12 miles from Stansted airport. Set in the conservation village of Churchgate Street, just outside Old Harlow, the hotel has 85 bedrooms, including 22 executive rooms and a fine restaurant. The leisure centre has a large indoor pool, sauna, spa, solarium and fitness room. Our award winning restaurant offers a fine selection of English and Continental dishes, and the bar, with its own terrace, overlooks the landscaped gardens.
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Hotel details

Business Facilities: The Hertford Suite: A substantial venue with its own private bar makes the Hertford Suite an excellent choice for a large conference or wedding celebration. Accommodating a maximum of 200 reception guests in chandeliered elegance, it is well suited to formal boardroom or classroom style delegations with up to 45 and 80 delegates respectively. With ground floor access, allowing for easy unloading and loading of equipment, the Hertford Suite is ideal for conferences, exhibitions, training courses and lectures, dinner dances and wedding receptions. The Hertford Suite with TV, video and audio/visual presentation facilities, has natural daylight with blackout and spotlight facilities and has a dance floor and stage area. Secretarial, fax and photocopier facilities are also available. Meeting Rooms: The Essex, Kent and Hampshire Rooms: A select choice for the full range of receptions and business functions, the Essex and the Kent rooms lead on to the terrace for summer drinks reception. Like the Hertford, the Essex also benefits from direct car park access and contains its own private bar. The Hampshire is a newly built complex for smaller, more formal delegations and the Kent is air conditioned. The rooms are ideal for conferences and banqueting, wedding receptions throughout the year and drinks receptions on terrace during summer months and can cater for 20 to 80 delegates in theatre style. The Norfolk and Cambridge Rooms: The Norfolk and Cambridge Rooms with boardroom provide ample space and seating for small delegations. These rooms are ideal for small meetings, training courses and lectures. The air-conditioned rooms, complete with slide and presentation equipment, have ample natural daylight and blackout facilities. Spa Activities: The hotel boasts a superb leisure club with heated indoor pool and spa. Refresh yourself in the sauna and spa or burn off those excess calories in the gymnasium. The hotel also provides a fitness room and Solarium at a small additional charge.

General information

Size : 85 rooms
Currency : GBP
Check-in: from 14:00 to 23:30
Check-out :  to 11:00


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers
  • Garden
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Heating
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gay Friendly
  • All Public and Private spaces non-smoking


  • Sauna
  • Fitness Centre
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Indoor Swimming Pool


  • Room Service
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Breakfast in the Room
  • Bridal Suite
  • Internet Services
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN


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Food & Beverages

The Manor Restaurant is an elegant restaurant that provides a varied choice of cuisine and an excellent selection of wines to accompany your meal, while the Chantry Bar is an ideal location to enjoy a pre dinner drink. Wake up to a full cooked breakfast each day, with English, vegetarian and 'healthy' options available. Dinner each evening. You can enjoy a 3 course dinner with coffee from one of our varied and interesting menus, every night of your stay.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel and costs GBP 2.99 per 30 minutes. 


Free private parking is possible on site. 


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. 

Location & area


Churchgate Street Village, Old Harlow
CM17 0JT Harlow


Travel information

5 minutes from junction 7 off the M11. Exit junction 7 towards Harlow A414. Continue over roundabouts and at the fourth roundabout turn right on to the B183, signposted Hatfield Heath. Over first roundabout following signs for Churchgate Street. At second roundabout, turn right signposted Churchgate Street. At t Junction in 100 metres, turn right. Drive through the village past the church and the hotel is at the bottom of the hill on the right. Distance to cities from Old Harlow (in miles): Birmingham (130), Manchester (207), Norwich (97), Ipswich (58), Chelmsford (20), London (25) and Cambridge (39).

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 1 day before the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

VAT is included.  Service charge is included.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 10 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.  All older children or adults stay free of charge for extra beds.  Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2.  Maximum capacity of babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy