The Swan at Great Easton is a delightful, privately owned Freehouse situated 3 miles north of Dunmow off the B184 towards Thaxted. Dating from the fifteenth century The Swan retains a wealth of original features with a heavily oak-beamed lounge bar and large inglenook fireplace. Upstairs, there are four superbly appointed bedrooms for guests. All are individually furnished and have private en-suite facilities. The accompaniments and furnishings you will find in the rooms really do take The Swan into the luxury bracket; seriously rivalling the boxy, impersonal and overpriced chain hotels at nearby Stansted, and the breakfasts are frankly marvellous with homemade marmalade and jam served with freshly baked croissants.