Charles Kennedy Suite

The Charles Kennedy Suite

The Charles Kennedy Suite is a duplex arrangement with the bedroom and bathroom leading off from the lounge area. The lounge has a high ceiling and provides a comfortable and separate seating area. The bedroom, reached via a few steps is a compact room with a king-size bed with limited views.

The well-appointed bathroom, which has far-reaching views across the grounds, features a bath and separate shower cubicle.

The room, which bears no allegiance to the Liberal Democrats, is named after the lawyer who represented Patience Swinfen in her battle to retain Swinfen Hall in the 1860s.

All of our bedrooms offer

  • Luxurious 100% goose down duvets (hypo-allergenic bedding available)
  • Pure white Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Marble and granite bathrooms
  • Full sized bath with fixed overhead shower or separate shower cubicle
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries from Gilchrist and Soames
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • DVD player and DVD library
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Selection of Twinings teas and Swinfen roast coffee
  • Evening turndown service
  • 24 hour room service
  • Overnight shoe cleaning service*
  • Iron and ironing board *
  • Laundry service*

*Available on request

A cream tea on arrival, flowers in your room, chilled Champagne and strawberries – no problem

We have several packages available to help you make the most of your stay.

Additionally, we can organise a treat for your loved one such as chilled champagne and flowers in your room upon arrival. Please speak to our reservation team to let them know what you have in mind so we can make your stay as memorable as possible.

Rooms are available from 2pm on the day of arrival until 11am on the day of departure. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged through reception.

The Best Rate Guarantee

If you book with us direct and within 24 hours of booking find your room advertised at a cheaper rate anywhere else on the internet, we will not only match the rate but there will be a complimentary bottle of Champagne in your room on arrival.*


Business Map
    • M6 Toll – ½ mile


    • M6 - 12 miles


    • M42 - 8 miles


    • M1 (via M42) - 29 miles

Swinfen Hall Hotel lies two miles south of Lichfield on the A38. The M6 toll road (Junction T4) is less than ½ a mile away and leads east to the M42 and west to the M6.

We do not have a street name, so if your satnav does not work by postcode, please enter "The Drive" as this is the road adjacent to our entrance.

London to Lichfield is only 1 hour 10 minutes by train and both Lichfield Trent Valley and Lichfield City mainline stations are less than 3 miles away.

Birmingham International Airport is 16 miles via the M6 toll road and the East Midlands Airport is 30 miles via the A5 and M42. Helicopters can be landed on site.

Swinfen’s location close to the motorway network but within the peace and tranquility of a 100 acre estate ensures a perfect location for business men and women to restore the batteries and prepare for the next day’s meetings. As an AA Red Star independent hotel with only 18 bedrooms you are assured a personal welcome, friendly service and excellent food and wine. Late arrivals and early check-outs are no problem as our Night Porter is on hand to look after all your needs.

For visitors or exhibitors at the NEC, we offer a very peaceful alternative to the concrete jungle of Birmingham city centre hotels with the added advantage of free, secure parking and a less fraught journey to and fro.

Swinfen Hall’s accessibility at the heart of England combined with it’s peaceful location makes it a perfect venue for residential conferences and day meetings. It is a very prestigious venue for entertaining clients with free, secure parking for over 80 vehicles.

Staffordshire is an unspoilt and uncrowded county of beautiful woodlands, historic towns and stunning scenery encompassing a National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a forest in the making.

The Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands in the north offer invigorating climbs through meandering limestone dales, gritstone crags and heather moorlands. Flash, the highest village in England at 1514 feet above sea level, lies just outside the historic market town of Leek.

The National Forest in the east of the county is an idyllic place for leisurely walking and pony trekking. Over 7 million trees have been planted in recent years within the 200 square miles of forest to create new and maturing woodland. Within the National Forest at Alrewas just outside Lichfield, you can visit The National Memorial Arboretum, the UK’s living centre of Remembrance, opened by the Queen in 2007.

Cannock Chase in the west, is Britian’s smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, comprising of 26 square miles of ancient heathland. This is serious mountain biking country with professionally maintained cycle track and pathways. This was once part of the royal hunting forest and you can see fallow deer and many species of woodland birds in the forests of pines and birch trees.

In the south, two miles from Swinfen Hall hotel, lies the Georgian city of Lichfield, birthplace of Samuel Johnson and David Garrick and home to Erasmus Darwin, physician, poet, natural philosopher, inventor and grandfather to Charles Darwin. Here you can visit museums dedicated to Johnson and Darwin as well as the beautiful medieval cathedral, where the Staffordshire Hoard is currently on permanent display.

At Swinfen, we have plenty of options. What do you want tonight - a glass of Champagne in the cocktail lounge followed by our six-course Tasting menu with an excellent flight of wines? Our 2-AA rosette restaurant is a very relaxing place to entertain or celebrate with fine food, attentive service and an extensive wine list.

Perhaps you would prefer to relax with venison sausages and a pint of beer in the bar or a light bite and glass of wine in your room whilst you catch up with the day’s news and sport.

Our Bar and Terrace menu is available until 10.00 pm and if you are later, you can always ask us to prepare something ready for when you arrive. We also have a 24-hour room service menu offering soup and a good selection of sandwiches.

Breakfast is served from 7.30 pm but if you’re leaving earlier it’s no problem. We can serve you earlier or arrange for the Night Porter to bring an early breakfast tray to your room. Just let us know what you need and we will do our best to accommodate.


Please ring 01543 481494 to make a reservation

or book online