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Charming Listed Country Cottage in the picturesque village of Lower Swell

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful Cotswold stone property featuring 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom accommodation

Caffreys Cottage is a beautiful Grade 2 Listed Cotswold stone property converted from it's origin as a barn within the last 10 years. The cottage is laid out over two floors with a separate former water Tower providing additional accommodation and has small enclosed gardens to the front and rear. The cottage is located in the peaceful village of Lower Swell, close to the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold and with many beautiful walks including the Heart of England Way available straight from the front door.

The village has a traditional Cotswold pub and is surrounded by stunning countryside. Numerous other renowned pubs and restaurants are within only a few minutes drive and the village is well placed for visiting the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places , such as Blenheim Palace, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Oxford

Being a former Barn, the Cottage benefits from many character features and the ground floor area is laid out to open plan , combining with very high ceilings and giving a spacious and airy feel.

Complementing the character of the cottage are modern facilities including wireless internet access, SkyTelevision and a well presented Kitchen area.

Caffreys Cottage sleeps a maximum of six people, in three bedrooms with three bathrooms. There is off street parking to the rear of the property, with additional on road parking available to the front. The Cottage is perfect for friends, families or couples seeking a peaceful break in stunning surroundings.


Caffreys Cottage sits on a quiet country lane with the door to the rear accessed through the gated rear garden. The door opens into a useful porch area, which then leads through glass double doors to the kitchen and open plan living area featuring high beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls to the entrances. The Kitchen area contains a double oven electric cooker, four ring electric hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster. The dining area has a wooden dining table with seating for six and the living area features comfy twin sofas, Television and a DVD player. There is a ground floor shower room containing shower, toilet and wash basin.

Two separate staircases lead to the two main bedrooms which are serviced by a 'Jack & Jill' bathroom containing bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet and washbasin. Bedroom 1 has a twin roof window looking out to the rear aspect and fields beyond, contains a King size bed and features exposed beams. Bedroom 2 contains King/twin beds to suit and has a frontal aspect from the roof window to the Tower and the Lane.

The converted WaterTower provides further accommodation. The front door of the tower opens into a hallway, off which is the ground floor shower room. Stairs featuring an exposed stone wall lead up from the hallway to bedroom 3 which contains twin beds and twin roof windows.

The gardens to the front and rear of the cottage are partially laid to lawn and there is a small patio area to both with an outdoor table and chairs and charcoal barbeque stored in the single garage.

More Details

Mike & Christine Newton
Member since: 2016
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Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Mike & Christine Newton

Chrissie and I live near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, the so called "Gateway to the Peaks" but we have always loved travelling to the Cotswolds for long weekend breaks and holidays. We felt the time was right for us to purchase our own country bolthole in the area and be able to explore even more of this beautiful part of the country. This picture was taken of us having fun at the nearby "Daylesford" Cookery School

Mike & Christine Newton purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Mike & Christine Newton chose Lower Swell

From the moment we first walked into Caffreys Cottage, we immediately felt at home and the feeling of space generated by the open plan ground floor was inherent from that moment. The Cottage has the benefit of all modern facilities but also has the character features that we were looking for.

What makes this cottage unique

We believe that the Cottage is a real home from home, is bright and airy in the summer but also cosy and snug in the colder months. Furnished beautifully, comfort has not been compromised and the location is perfect to take full advantage of all that the Cotswolds has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time. Fell in love with this cottage at first sight.( Is it going on the market anytime soon ) Thank you for ensuring we had all the facilities we needed. We spent a few lovely days visiting lower slaughter & forest of dean. Hoping to come again Thank You !!
May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lower Swell in Swell

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 contains a handheld shower, toilet and wash basin Bathroom 2 contains a Corner Shower Cubicle, toilet and wash basin Bathroom 3 contains a Walk in Shower, toilet and wash basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , King / Twin beds to suit requirements
  • Bedrooms are comfortably furnished and are all equipped with a hairdryer. Bedroom 1 contains wardrobe and dressing table. Bedroom 2 contains a chest of draws and hanging facility.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Listed Country Cottage in the picturesque village of Lower Swell
average rating of 4.857143 based on 37 reviews
West Lafayette, IN

Great Location and Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Four of us spent the last week at this lovely cottage in Lower Swell. Lower Swell is perfectly located for exploring the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon and even Oxford. The local pub The Golden Ball was great. Stow-on-the-Wold is only an easy 1.25 mile hike away. Another great walk is to Lower Slaughter and then to Burton-on-the-Water. From Burton, you can take a bus back to Stow for an easy walk downhill to the cottage. The cottage is well equipped for a serious chef if that is your choice. The furniture is beautiful and very comfortable. More importantly, the beds are very comfortable. Thank you Mike and Christine. We hope to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at Caffreys Cottage! Centrally located! So nice for our family of 4 in the main house and grandma having her own 'tower of peace'! Gorgeous area, nice walks on the 'heart of England way'. Extremely comfy beds. Highly Recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spacious converted barn

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Caffrey’s cottage. It’s very bright and spacious with high ceilings, large kitchen, front and rear gardens. It has radiant floor heating on the ground floor which is a big plus. Upon checking we were contacted by the property manager who made sure that all was well.

The cottage is in a quiet residential area within walking distance to Stow-on-the-Wold that has a lovely square, nice restaurants & coffee shops as well as a Tesco superstore.

The area is surrounded by farmland. During one of our morning walks we discovered the Rectory Farm within a stone’s throw where we picked up fresh eggs from. The space is thoughtfully furnished and very comfortable. The kitchen is large and has everything needed to cook dinners.

The owner Mike was very responsive throughout the process.

We would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you. Best, Akcay family

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Neots Cambs

Fantastic cottage for a group of friends over Easter

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage Immensely well stocked with items for your stay. The inclement weather meant that we finished the ‘emergency 1000 piece’ jigsaw but it didn’t detract from the stay at all. Lovely underfloor heating. Cosy and warm indoors. Pub in the village very welcoming - we booked a table for the Saturday night with our dogs and the food was brilliant. A real locals pub. Walked into Stow along the road path a couple of times - far too wet to cross the fields. We will definitely be back. Thank you. My only tip would be to watch out where you park on the road as we had a note from the neighbours one night.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Caffreys Cottage and also the surrounding area. Unfortunately, the weather is one thing that we can't control but as you say there is still plenty to do both in the house and the vicinity and the Pub is always welcoming. Parking in front of the garage where you can squeeze two small cars is fine, as is on the lane at the front of the house where there are no restrictions. The only area you can't park, is on the shared access gravel driveway to the side of the house. We very much look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully when the sun is shining and you are able to sit out on one of the garden terraces !
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Beautiful cottage in Cotswolds Golden Triangle

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable 3 nights in tasteful surroundings. Fabulously located in the middle of the Cotswolds. Everything worked perfectly. Good Wi-fi and Sky TV was a bonus. Very close to Stow/Daylesford etc. Lovely walks.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great location and amazing property , highly recommended ....

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Birmingham International
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
The Golden Ball Inn
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Naunton Downs
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
The Golden Ball Inn plus various in Stow
Car: recommended

Lower Swell

The picturesque hamlet of Lower Swell lies amongst some of England's most beautiful natural countryside where in amongst the hedgerows and wild flowers you can see ancient moss covered Milestones. Just a short distance from Stow-on--the- Wold, an old Market Town at the highest point of the Cotswolds, the Village Green is home to a stunning War Memorial and nearby the River Dickler flows past cottages of mellow Cotswold stone. The Village is both quintessentially English and tranquil, with the church of St Mary dating back to Norman times. It features beautiful stained glass, which on a sunny day reflects through to the wonderful stone floors. But what better way to spend the day than taking one of the many walks (including the "Heart of England Way" ) and finishing off back in the traditional Cotswold pub the Golden Ball Inn !

Stow-on-the Wold

At nearly 800ft. Stow is the highest of the Cotswold Towns. Sitting on the Roman Fosse Way and at the point where a number of roads meet, has meant it has always been an important trading centre. It has a long history and the Market Square is large and impressive, which testifies to the Town's former importance. The Square is surrounded by town houses, independent shops, antique centres along with cosy cafes, Inns and restaurants. Some of the largest sheep fairs took place in the town but today the only market to take place is the monthly Farmers Market which still remains very popular


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lower Swell, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Season
20 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
22 Dec 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
New Year
31 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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