Keep up to date on our build progress

The Swan's Exciting New Extension

We are expanding!

We are well underway with our very exciting transformation into a world-class spa destination and have been making the most of lockdown to commence construction.

After receiving a £7 million investment backed by CBRE Global Investors, The Swan has commissioned award-winning, internationally recognised architects DLG to design the extension of the landmark hotel, and specialist contractors Medlock to bring the design to reality. Interiors will be designed by the celebrated Fiona Parke of Johnston Parke Interiors, renowned for creating inspiring classic and contemporary spaces. The renovations are expected to employ over 70 workers across the contractors!

How the building works will affect your stay

The building works will be continuing when our hotel re-opens on 12th April 2021, up until the end of the year. 

We have made every effort to ensure that any disruptions are minimal and have completed all the car-park work during lockdown so your parking situation will not be affected.

The build itself is situated on the outside of the far end of the hotel and not inside the hotel  - so your internal experience of the hotel will not change at all!

Some of our rooms will be looking out onto the work - but we have closed the rooms off with the most disruption and any rooms that are still open, we have ensured that disruption will be minimal, but we have added an option in our booking journey to be able to upgrade your room to ensure that you will have a river view.

Guest experience is the most important thing for us here at The Swan and please rest assured that we have done everything to make sure that your Swanderful trip should not be affected.

We can't wait for you to see what we have been up to!

What we are building

We will be growing The Swan you know and love into a bigger and more swanderful experience!

We will be turning into a world-class spa resort with an additional 30 new spa bedrooms and suites, we will be building an exceptional spa garden with a brand new outdoor/indoor pool, outdoor hot tub spas, seating areas, waterfalls and much much more!

On top of this, we will be building brand new luxe treatment rooms alongside an amazing focus on wellness, and wellbeing.

Keep your eye out for more updates.

Where are we up to?

March 2021 update

Work commenced in November and whilst it has been really wet and cold winter, we are on program.


The new access road and the new car park will be finished by 5th March. The foundations for the extension are now complete and work has started on building the superstructure.


The extension is being carried out at the end of the existing accommodation block, so should not cause too much disruption to your stay. To help we are limiting deliveries to site and have put site hoardings around the construction site.


When complete, the hotel will boast a state of the art spa called " The Holte Spa", which will deliver a truly unique and unforgettable experience, together with 30 additional 5-star rooms!


We are looking to open the new facilities in October 2021.


James Houlston


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The Swan Hotel & Spa
Newby Bridge, Cumbria
LA12 8NB United Kingdom

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