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The Sword Inn Hand

4 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAsh Valley Golf Club14 min drive
    Popular LocationThe Henry Moore Foundation24 min drive
    Popular LocationBenington Lordship Gardens24 min drive
    AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)26 min drive

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Double Room, Ensuite (Four Poster)

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room, Ensuite

4.8/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area


The Sword Inn Hand is located in Buntingford. Audley End House and Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Southern Parkland Country Park and Red White and Blue Country Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Southern Parkland Country Park - 13 min drive
  • Ash Valley Golf Club - 14 min drive
  • Red White and Blue Country Park - 15 min drive
  • The Henry Moore Foundation - 24 min drive
  • Benington Lordship Gardens - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Hertford East Station - 13 min drive
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 26 min drive


  • The Fox - 3 min drive
  • Something Lovely - 4 min drive
  • Golden Fleece - 5 min drive
  • The Brown Bear - 5 min drive
  • The Axe and Compasses - 5 min drive

About this property

The Sword Inn Hand

4-star bed & breakfast in Buntingford with free parking
A restaurant, free self-parking and free WiFi in public areas are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. This bed & breakfast has 4 rooms. Housekeeping is not available.
The Sword Inn Hand offers 4 forms of accommodation.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Playground


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • No housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Smoke-free property



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
The host will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Sword Inn Hand and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Sword Inn Hand offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Sword Inn Hand cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Sword Inn Hand?
As of 11 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Sword Inn Hand on 12 Apr 2021 start from £95, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is The Sword Inn Hand pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Sword Inn Hand?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Sword Inn Hand?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at The Sword Inn Hand?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is The Sword Inn Hand located?
Situated in Buntingford, this bed & breakfast is within 12 miles (20 km) of Ash Valley Golf Club, The Henry Moore Foundation and Southern Parkland Country Park. Benington Lordship Gardens and Red White and Blue Country Park are also within 12 miles (20 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 44 out of 82 reviews
5 - Excellent 54%
Rating 4 - Good. 31 out of 82 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 82 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 82 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 82 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Service was excellent room was spotless definitely recommended
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A great getaway in rural England
It’s probably best to call ahead with your arrival time if it’s in the afternoon, I nearly missed the Manager to running errands. Check in was easy and the room was a very new affair, really nice and quiet. Food in the Sword was first rate as was the service. Breakfast was a DIY affair, whilst not my favourite it was adequate and fitting for the present Covid times. The only issue with the stay were a group of vocal locals in the bar area, they seemed incapable of putting a sentence together without several severe profanities and their subject matter topic had a definite racist vibe. I asked my server for a move which she facilitated. They were still an issue, I’m not a wilting wall flower, however anyone with child or easily offended would have been upset. I didn’t let it detract from my overall great experience at The Sword Inn Hand, definitely use again and recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A gem of a find. Stayed here while attending a local wedding. Start to finish we were so impressed with the lovely staff, so welcoming and helpful. Delicious lunch on day of arrival. Rooms have everything you need. They are separate from the main building, so quiet and peaceful.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

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