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A BEAUTIFUL, COSY COTSWOLD STONE COTTAGE, IN PICTURESQUE LOWER SWELL, NEAR STOW

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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A BEAUTIFUL, COSY COTSWOLD STONE COTTAGE, IN PICTURESQUE LOWER SWELL, NEAR STOW

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Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms, with 1 bathroom. Large garden. Quiet street parking.

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Summary

Horseshoe Cottages is one of a pair of traditional Cotswold stone cottages, located in the heart of the peaceful village of Lower Swell. The village has a traditional Cotswold pub, The Golden Ball Inn, and is surrounded by stunning countryside, as well as being just a mile away from the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Lower Swell is well placed for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Blenheim Palace.

The cottage has traditional character features, including some exposed Cotswold stone walls and oak beams, window seats and a large wood and coal burning stove. The character of the cottage is complemented by its modern facilities, including wireless internet access, two TVs and a well presented kitchen.

The cottage sleeps a maximum of five people, in three bedrooms, with one bathroom. There is a large, enclosed garden and free on street parking is readily available. Horseshoe Cottages is an ideal location for friends, couples or a family, seeking peaceful tranquillity in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Description

The front door of Horseshoe Cottages is accessed via the garden and opens into the living room, one of the three ground floor rooms:

•Living room: A lovely, dual aspect room, with a window seat and a large multi-fuel stove. Contains comfy seating for five and a Freeview TV with an integrated DVD player;

•Kitchen/dining room: The well presented kitchen contains an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, kettle and toaster. The dining area contains a wooden dining table, with seating for six;

•Utility room: Contains a washing machine and separate tumble dryer.

Stairs lead up from the ground floor to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:

•Bedroom 1: Contains a double bed;

•Bedroom 2: Contains two single beds;

•Bedroom 3: Contains a single bed;

•Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin.

Horseshoe Cottages' large, enclosed garden is in front of the property, with peaceful views towards the village pub. The mature garden is mostly laid to lawn and contains an outdoor table, parasol, and seating for six, as well as a charcoal barbecue.

Free on street parking is available next to the cottage.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Birmingham
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Kingham
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Golden Ball Inn
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Golden Ball Inn
Car: not necessary

Lower Swell

Lower Swell is a beautiful Cotswold village located on the River Dikler, one mile from Stow-on-the-Wold. The village has a tranquil green, mellow stone cottages and is surrounded by stunning countryside. Lower Swell is also fortunate to contain a traditional Cotswold pub, the Golden Ball Inn, which serves fresh food and local ales.

In the Middle Ages the village's name was Little Swell. Documents indicate that the village was well developed by the 17th century, although it was probably well developed much earlier.

There are a few ancient ancient burial chambers located around Lower Swell. Some of them are marked with menhirs - standing stones. One of these stones is named the Whittlestone. There is a local legend that the Whittlestone once belonged to an immovable megalith, from which any stones moved would return to their initial places the morning after they are moved. The Whittlestone was moved, however, and contrary to the legend it remains at the location that it was moved to in the centre of Lower Swell. Another legend states that the Whittlestone is a moving megalith, and every night, 'when the Whistlestone hears Stow clock (a mile off) strike 12, it goes down to Lady-well (and the hill's foot) to drink'.

Stow-on-the-Wold

Sitting elegantly in the middle of the world famous Cotswold’s countryside, Stow-on-the-Wold is the quintessential English market town. Stow is a natural and historic meeting place, with a fine selection of 16th century Cotswold stone shops, luxury hotels, chic bistros, inns, elegant manor house hotels and cosy teashops.

Stow-on-the-Wold in the 21st century looks quite a lot like Stow-on-the-Wold in the 17th century. It is the hub and service town for a rural community, but has maintained its traditional character. Stow is largely a town of small independent businesses, rather than the large chains that make many towns in England look the same.

Stow has been famous for many years as a centre for the antiques trade and in the last few years clusters of art galleries and fashionable clothing shops have added further character to the town centre.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the 'Heart of England'. The name Cotswold means 'sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides'.

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Food & drink

Lower Swell:

The village of Lower Swell is perfectly located for visiting the numerous pubs and restaurants in the North Cotswolds. Within the village itself is a traditional Cotswolds pub:

•The Golden Ball Inn: Built in the 17th century, the building has been a pub for over one hundred years. The Golden Ball Inn prides itself on being a traditional village pub for everybody from near and far. In the summer you can take advantage of the garden and decking with fantastic views of the beautiful surrounding countryside, whilst in the winter you can sit by the log fires and enjoy a drink or two. The menu aims to be a traditional pub menu with dishes to suit all tastes and there is also a 'Gourmet Burger Menu', which uses burgers from award winning producers Love My Cow, who farm down the road in Bourton-on-the-Water. Take away food is also available.

North Cotswolds:

There are many excellent places to eat and drink in the wider North Cotswolds area, with the major towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Norton containing a wide variety of tea shops, pubs and restaurants, catering for most tastes and budgets. There are also many traditional Cotswold pubs located in the lovely villages throughout the North Cotswolds.

Activities

The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds. Tourist Information centres are located in all the main North Cotswold towns.

•Blenheim Palace

•Warwick Castle

•Stratford-upon-Avon

•Hidcote

•Cheltenham race course

•Cotswold Farm Park

•Batsford Arboretum

•Broadway Tower Country Park

•Snowshill Manor & Garden

•Oxford

Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.

Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Lower Swell, Cotswold district

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
18 Jul 2014 - 28 Aug 2014
2 night minimum stay
£630
£900
 
 
29 Aug 2014 - 25 Sep 2014
2 night minimum stay
£529
£755
 
 
26 Sep 2014 - 23 Oct 2014
2 night minimum stay
£434
£579
 
 
24 Oct 2014 - 30 Oct 2014
2 night minimum stay
£529
£755
 
 
31 Oct 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
£362
£482
 
 
19 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,071
 
 
2 Jan 2015 - 12 Feb 2015
2 night minimum stay
£362
£482
 
 
13 Feb 2015 - 19 Feb 2015
2 night minimum stay
£434
£579
 
 
20 Feb 2015 - 5 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
£362
£482
 
 
6 Mar 2015 - 12 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
£362
£676
 
 
13 Mar 2015 - 26 Mar 2015
2 night minimum stay
£434
£579
 

Notes

  • IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE: HOMEAWAY, VRBO AND OWNERS DIRECT SUGGEST NIGHTLY RATES ARE AVAILABLE. THIS IS NOT TRUE. OUR WEEKS, MID-WEEKS AND WEEKENDS ARE SOLD AS FIXED PRICE BOOKING SLOTS (SEE BELOW) AND PRICES ARE NOT CALCULATED USING NIGHTLY RATES.

    1. Late Booking Discounts: within 5-8 weeks = 5%, within 3-5 Weeks = 10%, and less than 3 weeks before the start date = 15%;
    2. Early Booking Discounts: 5% for all bookings made more than 24 weeks before the start date

    Our rental prices fluctuate throughout the year, according to season or special events. We constantly review the market to ensure that our properties remain competitive, and often run late deals and seasonal discounts.

    Most weekend and mid-week breaks are priced between 65% and 75% of the weekly rate, depending upon the season. There are occasional exceptions to this rule, such as Cheltenham Race Week, when the prices may be higher.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lower Swell in Cotswold district

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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