Originally the Gamekeeper's cottage for a large local estate, this delightful property sits comfortably next to the Grade II listed bridge over the River Dickler and backs onto private woodland, in the small hamlet of Upper Swell. This spacious property provides an ideal rural setting for a family holiday, with Stow-on-the-Wold only a mile away with its eclectic mix of quality shopping, restaurants and pubs.
The Heart of England Way runs adjacent to the cottage, and a 15 minute walk along this public footpath, through the magnificent grounds of the Abbottswood Estate, will bring you to Lower Swell where the Golden Ball Public House offers good food, an open fire and a warm welcome. From Lower Swell, you can continue along the public footpaths for a further two miles, to the charming and much photographed villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter.
Rosemary Cottage in the adjacent village of Lower Swell is also available to book for five guests.
This holiday cottage at a glance
Sleeps six guests. Three bedrooms. Two en-suite shower rooms and a small bathroom. Large lawned, south facing garden overlooking the shallow but fast flowing river, and backing onto private woodland - completely fenced off and child safe. The garage is not available for guests but parking is available for two vehicles. The parking area is open to the river and children must be supervised. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome (small additional charge per dog). WiFi. Minimum of a two night stay.
Bedrooms have vaulted ceilings. Chill-out room above the garage, approached by an external wooden staircase. (Suitable for warmer months, see layout). Double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, integrated Neff fridge/freezer, dishwasher, AEG washer/dryer, Belfast sink. TV/DVD/CD in sitting room and TV/DVD in master bedrooms. TV, radio/CD player in the 'Chill out' room. Cycle storage is available in the garage. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available upon request. Garden furniture.
Attractions and nearby amenities
Mainline train stations can be found at Kingham and Moreton-in-Marsh, approximately 90 minutes to London. The 18-hole golf course at Naunton Downs is under three miles away and welcomes non-members. There are numerous walks and public footpaths surrounding the cottage. The BBC's Countryfile 'Adams Farm' is less than three miles away and is a great, affordable, day out. Enjoy a night at the Opera. Longborough's increasingly popular Opera Festival is located less than three miles away. Visit Batsford Arboretum, four miles away, which is a wonderful sight particularly during the Autumn. Bourton-on-the-Water, a 15-minute drive is home to many attractions such as Birdland, The Cotswold Motor Museum, Dragonfly Maze, Cotswold Pottery, Cotswold Perfumery and the Model Village. Cycle Hire can be arranged through Ty Cycles who will deliver to and collect from the cottage.
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