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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:
23 August, 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 around the Lower Swell around the 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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.


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Spacious 2 bedroom (sleeps 5) character cottage situated in a peaceful village
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Lovely cottage, peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cottage beautiful and clean lovely comfy beds and a nice welcome tray. Ideal for visiting all the lovely villages.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Quiet and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet village, and plenty of space in the house for our family of four. Comfy beds and lovely back patio. Easy access to nearby Stow (five minutes away), and a quick walk to a particularly beautiful pastoral footpath! A great stay—thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

Ideal place to stay for exploring the cotswolds

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Our dream vacation

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place to relax after a few busy and fun-filled days in London, and to have access to some Cotswolds footpaths. The Appletree Cottage served both those purposes. We loved watching the English win their soccer match in The Golden Ball pub right around the corner from the cottage. Our gracious hosts made sure we knew about local destinations and how welcome we should (and did) feel.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucked away yet so close to our favorite town

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our family to gather for the weekend. We enjoyed being able to drive to Stow in a matter of minutes or walk to the local pub.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Had a great time and such a nice clean property, Thank you

  • 5 of 5

we would use this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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.