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Spacious 2 bedroom (sleeps 5) character cottage situated in a peaceful village

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

A well equipped two bedroom cottage with ample living space

The cottage offers 2 ample sized bedrooms, which comfortably sleep 5 people. There is also room for a cot.

Downstairs is a well equipped kitchen and utility room with electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

The dining room is furnished with a table and chairs for six.

There is a bright conservatory opening to the rear garden.

The lounge is spacious and comfortably furnished with a wood burner.

Outside there is an enclosed garden with furniture and parasol along with parking for two cars.

Bed linen, towels and tea towels provided.

Oil, electricity and an initial basket of logs provided.

Travel cot and highchair available - NO cot bedding.

Welcome tray on arrival.

Strictly no pets or smoking allowed at this property.

More Details

John and Caroline Fowler
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About John and Caroline Fowler

Caroline, John and our boys Thomas and Jamie would like to welcome you to our holiday cottage.

We bought Appletree cottage after enjoying many holidays in the Cotswold. After using it as a holiday home for a few years we liked the area so much we chose to move here on a permanent basis. We have kept the cottage so that it can be enjoyed by others.

Why John and Caroline Fowler chose Lower Swell

The cottage is in a beautiful village and close to Stow-on-the-Wold which offers a great selection of shops and restaurants. This is the heart of the Cotswolds and the area offers some of the most best countryside in England.

The Cotswolds has something for everyone.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is a very large 2 bed detached property so you get all the benefits of a home from home. We have WiFi, basic sky TV, Dvd player with a selection of dvds for both children and adults and hi-fi system.

The conservatory is a real bonus in the warmer months and opens onto the rear garden.

The two bedrooms are spacious, the master has a double bed and the other has three singles.

There is a bright shower room.

The wood burner comes with a basket of logs so you can enjoy a real fire if you visit us in the colder months. The oil fired heating is included.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Master bedroom, a spacious room with double bed. Second bedroom is again very spacious and has three single beds. There is a cot which can go in either room.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
A spacious cottage designed to offer you a home from home stay in one of the most beautiful locations in England.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Spacious 2 bedroom (sleeps 5) character cottage situated in a peaceful village
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Appletree Cottage. Good location for exploring the Cotswolds. Comfortable cottage, lovely and warm with a well equipped kitchen. Thank you for the Easter treats, much appreciated by the children! Short walk to The Golden Ball pub which serves a lovely Sunday roast!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a good location just outside stow, with a nice pub within a minutes walk. Really well kept and clean, with a nice wood burner for the winter nights.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely time in a Cotswold's

  • 5 of 5

We love the spacious cottage, it was cosy and served us very well for the couple nights we spent there.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Washington

Great location, great accommodations.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location in the heart of thr Cotswolds and easy touring from Stratford Upon Avon to Salisbury. Plenty of space and very comfortable for our group of four. Well appointed kitchen and laundry. Rental and occupation procedures were very smooth.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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City of Bradford

Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at Appletree Cottage in August 2017. It is a very comfortable, well-appointed house in a quiet location which is perfect as a base for exploring the Cotswolds. There are many pleasant walks from the cottage into the surrounding countryside and to neighbouring villages and towns (we particularly enjoyed walking to Stow and Lower Slaughter), and Lower Swell has a traditional village pub which we found very homely and welcoming. There are also many visitor attractions and delightful towns and villages within easy driving distance from the cottage. The owners,John and Caroline, were very responsive to our enquiries, and we appreciated the flowers, tea and biscuits on our arrival. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well equipped house. Perfect for our weekend break.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Golden Ball - village public house
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Naunton Downs golf club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Moreton in the Marsh
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Village pub + Stow on the wold has a wide choice.
Car: recommended

Appletree cottage is in the peaceful village of Lower Swell, approximately 1 mile from Stow-on-the-Wold, the heart of the Cotswolds. The cottage is a detached Cotswold stone property in a quiet village location. Lower Swell is a quiet village with a pub within easy walking distance of the cottage. Nearby Stow-on-the-Wold is an ancient Cotswold wool town. It has an old market square with stocks on the green and offers a wide selection of pubs, restaurants and specialist shops.

Walkers will enjoy the many countryside walks on the doorstep. The cottage is the perfect base to explore the Cotswolds. Burton-on-the-Water, Chipping Camden, Broadway, Burford and Winchcombe are all beautiful villages all nearby. Oxford, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon are all less than an hour away by car. There is a mainline train station going to London from nearby Morton-in-Marsh.

Local attractions include : Batsford Arboretum, Model village, Kiftsgate Court Garden, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Blenheim Palace, Sudeley Castle, Cotswold Farm Park (the home of Adam Henson of BBC countryfile), Snowshill Lavender and National Trust properties including ; Hidcote Manor garden, Chastleton House and Snowshill Manor. Other activities include; horse riding, golf, cycling, fishing, swimming, theatre and trips to the races.

Whether it is a romantic short break or a family holiday there is plenty of activities to suit everyone.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.