Fans of real log fires in welcoming country pubs will be flying down to the north Cotswolds where the White Swan in Wigginton has just gone on the market with sector specialists Colliers International. The cosy country watering hole – a firm favourite with walkers, visitors and locals alike, comes complete with feet-warming log fires, beamed ceilings, flagstone floor and part-exposed stone walls.

And buyers can pick the whole place up for just £250,000 plus VAT freehold.

Colliers International hotels director Peter Brunt said the White Swan ticked all the boxes as a characterful   Cotswolds pub.

“The White Swan is a small but pretty country pub with a wonderful inglenook fireplace in the dining area and another open fire in the bar. It’s the perfect place to come after walking the lovely countryside in this part of the world.”

Located in the historic village of Wigginton, in North Oxfordshire, the pub dates from the 17th century. The  village church is even older, dating  from the 1200s and the remains of a Roman villa have been found nearby.

Peter Brunt said: “This area has drawn people for centuries and continues to do so.”

Situated between Banbury and Chipping Norton, the White Swan is in a prominent position offering  unrivalled views of the North Cotswold countryside and the Swere Valley.

A favourite with visitors, walkers and tourists, the area is also within commuting distance of London and supports a large number of pub businesses.

Peter Brunt said: “Our clients the Hook Norton Brewery have decided that the pub is surplus to their requirements but the White Swan would make the ideal starter pub for people moving in to the sector.

“It would also fit the bill as a 'wind down' business pre-retirement. Either way the property would suit an owner operator style of ownership rather better than a tenancy and the sale offers a chance for new owners to create a good business in a lovely situation.”

The owners’ accommodation is on the first floor and comprises double and single bedrooms, a living room and kitchen.

All enquiries should be directed to Peter Brunt, Hotels Director, Colliers International on 0117 917 2000.