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Originally the Gamekeeper's cottage for a large local estate, this delightful property sits comforta

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Three bedrooms, two en-suite shower rooms and a small bathroom. Dogs welcome.

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.

Additional features

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.

For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, visit Things to do in the Cotswolds by clicking here

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold in Swell

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First floor family bathroom - Bath with Shower , Small bathroom with over bath shower.
    First floor: Ensuite shower room - Shower Enclosure , En Suite shower room to Master bedroom
    First floor: Ensuite shower room - Shower Enclosure , En Suite shower room to second double bedroom
  • Two first floor en-suite shower rooms, Small bathroom with over bath shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • First floor: Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, 5' bed
    First floor: Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom with vaulted ceiling, 4'6'' bed
    First floor: Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with two 3' zip and link beds
  • Master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, 5' bed, Double bedroom with vaulted ceiling, 4'6'' bed, Twin bedroom with two 3' zip and link beds which can convert to a super-king on request.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
Oil-fired central heating, wood burning stove. 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. WiFi* Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available upon request. Cycle storage is available in the garage. Garden furniture. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use.Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.

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Location

Other Activities:

Good Pubs/restaurants

The Plough Inn, Cold Aston, Nr Northleach. GL54 3BN, 01451 821459

(Kitchen closed evenings Sunday and Monday)

The Hollow Bottom, Temple Guiting, Cheltenham, Glos, GL54 5UX, 01451 850392 hello@ hollowbottom.com

The Bell, Park St, Stow on the Wold, Glos, GL54 1AJ, 01451 870916, bellatstow@youngs.co.uk

The Wheatsheaf, West End, Northleach, Glos, GL54 3EZ, 01451 860224 www.cotswoldwheatsheaf.com (Excellent but expensive)

The Black Horse, Naunton, Cheltenham, GL54 3AD, 01451 850565

The Porch House, Stow-on-the-Wold Tel: 01451 870 048

The Fox, Lower Oddington Tel: 01451 870 862

The Horse and Groom, Bourton-on-the-Hill Tel: 01386 700413

The Feathered Nest Country Inn, Nether Westcote Tel: (0)1993 833030

The Queen's Head (a Donnington pub), Stow-on-the-Wold, Tel: 01451) 830563

The Wild Rabbit, Kingham Tel: 01608 658389

The Golden Ball, Lower Swell (a 25-minute walk through beautiful countryside)Tel: 01451 833886

All of the above welcome children and booking is advisable

Cinemas

The Brewery, St Margaret's Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4FA, 0871 200 2000

Cineworld Cinemas, Unit A, Merriots Walk, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6GW, 0871 2002000

Theatres

The Chipping Norton Theatre, 2 Spring St, Chipping Norton OX7 5NL

Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, 7-10, Regent St, Cheltenham

Cycle Hire

Cycle Hire can be arranged through Ty Cycles who will deliver to and collect from the cottage. For further details please see www.tycycles.co.uk

Places to visit

The charming Cotswold towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh (with Batsford Arboretum), Burford and Chipping Camden are all nearby.

For garden lovers, there are many wonderul gardens nearby: Hidcote Manor (NT), near Chipping Campden, and neighbouring Kifstgate Court Gardens; Snowshill Manor and Garden (NT), between Upper Swell and Broadway; Sezincote House and Gardens, near Moreton-in-Marsh; Bourton House Garden, Bourton-on-the-Hill; and Sudely Castle and Gardens, Winchcombe .

Stratford-Upon-Avon, with the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Shakespeare Properties, is a 35-minute drive.

Longborough Festival Opera (a five minute drive away) presents nationally-acclaimed opera productions in June and July.

Oxford, with its many attractions, is 45 minutes away.

The charming town of Broadway, 8 miles away, has the Gordon Russell Design Museum, celebrating the work of Sir Gordon Russell, the renowned 20th century furniture designer. Above the town is the Broadway Tower and Country Park.

Cheltenham with its popular racecourse is 15 miles away.

Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park is 6 miles away.

Nearby Bourton-on-the-Water has many attractions: the Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection; the Miniature Village; the Birdland Park and Gardens; the Cotswold Perfumery; the Cotswold Brewing Company and the Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre.

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Notes

  • Rural Retreats Brochure page: 62

  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent
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