A well equipped two bedroom cottage with ample living space
John and Caroline Fowler
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 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.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful Cottage in a great location
We had a lovely few days away staying at Apple Tree Cottage and exploring the Cotswolds.
The Cottage is very well maintained and clearly loved and cared for. Both bedrooms are a great size, very comfortable and clean. The rest of the Cottage is spacious, bright and refreshing. The well equipped kitchen provided everything we needed and the separate dining room was perfect.
When we were in, the kids enjoyed playing with their toys in the conservatory and living room and there was plenty of back up entertainment with Boardgames, DVD’s, Sky TV....not that we needed that.
So much to do in the surrounding area. Beautiful villages all around with Bourton-on-the-Water a favourite. Whilst we picked the wrong day to visit Cotswolds Wildlife Park (rubbish weather), the kids still enjoyed the huge variety of animals, from rhinos to giraffe’s, we had a great day out there.
The Cottage is very conveniently located for local amenities with Tesco Superstore a 2 minute drive and nothing was too far away.
All in all, we had a brilliant time. Easy to book, very quick communication with the owners and sure we’ll return soon.
Nice quiet break, great base for exploring
Home from home
A lovely cottage very spacious and fully equipped with everything you need. Perfectly situated for visiting the Cotswolds.
The only negative would be the 3rd bed in second bedroom, mattress very uncomfortable. But all other beds brilliant. Would stay again if in the area.
Ideal family holiday home.
What a great home in a great location, the heart of the Cotswolds. We are a family of four, we had our 2 and half year old and nine month old and they slept very well. The cot was a great added extra. The kitchen is well equipped. The dishwasher was super and not a big deal at all being in a separate room. The room was right beside the kitchen so it was great to have it. The washing machine and dryer came in so handy. We didn’t use the burner but it would be wonderful in the winter months. The conservatory was airy and nice to have an extra room. The house is very big for a two bed. Everything was very easy from booking to queries when we were there to checking out. We will stay again and I would definitely recommend it especially great for families and the toys for the kids were great also. We are in the pub around the corner and that was nice and they were great with the kids. We would love to stay in the future.
A Satisfactory Stay in a Wonderful Location
Appletree Cottage was satisfactorily equipped and John responded to our questions in a very timely manner. The property was clean, the shower was excellent, the conservatory was lovely, the heating system was quick, however, some attention needs to be given to “small things”. Because we were cooking frequently, we became quite familiar with the kitchen. The drinking glasses need replacement. There was not a frying pan that was useable - all warped or the Teflon coating was worn off. The front door lock is in need of replacement as it was very difficult to unlock. We did all of our dishes by hand as the dishwasher was not in the kitchen but in a separate room with the clothes dryer. We appreciated all of the manuals for appliances and a wealth of travel brochures and books.
Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. We try to think of everything that guests might want for and enjoyable stay. I have attended to the small items you mentioned.
Lovely cottage, peaceful
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Cottage beautiful and clean lovely comfy beds and a nice welcome tray. Ideal for visiting all the lovely villages.
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.