Directions & Parking
Enter 4 Doughmeadow Cottages, Laverton WR12 7NA into your SAT NAV.
Turn right onto Gretton Road and continue onto North St/B4078. Turn left onto Chandos Street then turn left onto Broadway Rd/B4632. Turn right and you will see the cottage on your left.
Head onto High Street and continue onto Station Rd/B4632. Turn left onto Cheltenham Rd/B4632. Turn left and the cottage will be on the left.
It is possible to use buses and taxis; however, it is preferable to travel by car. You can rent cars in Evesham. The closest train station is Evesham; Cheltenham Spa and Moreton-in-Marsh are the next closest (20km) and have regular direct services from London Paddington. Cheltenham and Stratford have National Express Coach services.
There is parking for 3 cars at Swallows Rest. Our preference is that you park to the rear of the cottage, there is space for 2 cars there. If you have a third car, please park it considerably on the street outside of Swallows Rest.
Check in and out
Check in from 4pm, please check out by 10am, thank you.
Please switch heating programme to ‘off', ensure all doors and windows are closed, lock the front door and return key to key safe. Please find time to write a comment in our visitor's book or online. We really appreciate your feedback, thank you.
Waste bins are put out on Monday evening. Please bring bin back in on Tuesday pm.
There is a food recycling bin to go out with the main bin.
It would help our cleaner if you could strip the beds but please don't feel obligated to do so.
Arrival / Departure Information
Please remember to turn the heating off on your departure.
Wi-Fi controller on kitchen dresser:
Use slider for settings:
Auto – This programme is already set for you. A flame icon indicates whether the heating is on or off.
Man – The manual setting can be used if the programme setting is off.
Sitting room gas fire:
Remove lower plate
Remove large grate
Push in black dial and turn to pilot/ign – hold dial in for 10 seconds - the pilot light stays on.
Turn dial to low/high to suit.
Sharp - Press power button.
Sharp – Press EPG button for programme guide.
Proline – Press standby – the box light must be off.
Proline – Press open/close to insert DVD disc. Press open/close to close door.
Sharp – Press button above radio button. Scroll down to ‘EXT8'
Proline – Press play.
Please switch heating programme to ‘off', ensure all doors and windows are closed, lock the front door and return key to the key safe. Please find time to write a comment in our visitor's book or online. We really appreciate your feedback, thank you.
This beautiful family-sized country house is located off the beaten track in the sleepy village of Laverton. As the name suggests, Swallow's Rest provides beautiful far-reaching views of the lush Gloucestershire countryside surrounding the property - sure to take your breath away!
The bright coloured décor and gas ‘coal-effect' fire exudes a real home-from-home milieu in the living room, as do the bedrooms. The county-kitchen is stylishly furnished, equipped with all necessary amenities and more. For larger parties, there's an abundance of space in the cottage. Wake like a king and queen in the four-poster bed or hide away from it all on the top floor en-suite double bedroom. There's also two single bedrooms with TVs on the first floor, ideal for children or adults alike.
The town of Broadway with its honey-coloured cottages is just a 2-minute drive from the cottage. It offers a range of different activities for children and adults. Start the day with some excitement at Broadway Playpark, or find a real bird's-eye view of the Cotswolds from the top of Broadway Tower. There's a great choice of restaurants, pubs and galleries to be found in this vibrant town. There are also some fabulous walking routes right from the front door of Swallows Rest, and if you want to try something new with the family, give cycling, fishing and horse riding a go, all very near the cottage.
Parking (for 3 cars) 2 travel cots 1 high chair Five Freeview TVs DVD Hairdryers in rooms iPod dock Range Microwave Washer/dryer Dishwasher Fridge/freezer Wi-Fi Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture Barbecue Cycle store Welcome pack No smoking Gas ‘coal-effect' fire included Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
The Living Space
Step through the traditional front door and you instantly have a sense of country-living. To the left of the hallway is the open-plan dining room with a country-cottage table for six people and views to the cottage's pretty front garden. The dining room leads through into a large well-equipped kitchen with a Range Master Kitchener oven, BOSCH dishwasher, freestanding fridge/freezer, plenty of kitchenware and SONY docking station (iPhone4 connection). The kitchen leads into the sun-trap reading room with two cosy sofas and views of the Cotswolds beyond the garden to the rear. Stepping back through the hallway you'll find a cosy living room to the right, boasting a coal-effect fire, sink-in sofas with bursts of colour and bright dual aspect windows, with views to the front and back gardens. Modernists needn't worry, with a 40″ Sharp TV and WiFi on hand to ensure you stay well and truly up to date with the 21st century during your stay. The ground floor also homes a handy cloakroom WC.
Upstairs, 4 well-proportioned bedrooms sleep up to 6 guests (please bring your own linen if you are using a cot):
The four-poster master bedroom is found on the first floor to the left of the cottage's staircase, boasting the same bright views of the front garden outlook that the cottage's living room enjoys. An eye-catching antique four-poster bed, large dressing table and freestanding wardrobe make this a generously-proportioned room. Across the hallway is the family bathroom, with shower over bath and plenty of space.
Bedroom 2 & 3
Bedroom 2 is a single bed with dresser and is on the first floor. Bedroom 3 is a single bedroom with wardrobe and is also on the first floor.
This en-suite double bedroom is the entire top floor, with large fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers and beautiful views of the Cotswolds and the cottage's back garden. Perfect for younger guests or adults who want to escape to their own floor.
Hidden away in the somewhat secret village of Laverton just outside of Broadway, Swallows Rest Cottage is perfectly placed for those seeking the peace and tranquillity of a country escape, with the benefit of having the amenities of Broadway a short drive away. The cottage is accessed from the front with parking to the rear. Swallows Rest Cottage sits prettily alongside a row of fellow cottages on a very quiet country lane. The real gem of the cottage is its private garden, perfect for families and accessible either through the cottage or from the gate at the rear. This spacious outside area affords the cottage plenty of al-fresco dining opportunities thanks to a dedicated outdoor-dining set and American Smoker BBQ. The perfect space to unwind in after a day exploring the Cotswolds, the garden is beautifully-maintained with plenty of greenery to give it a real English country garden feel.
The nearest convenience stores are in Broadway, with Warner's Budgens and Nisa stocked full of the essentials you'll need for a well-catered break. The nearest major supermarkets can be found in Evesham (20-minute drive), where an M&S Simply Food, Tesco Superstore, LIDL, ALDI, Morrisons and Co-Operative Food offer you plenty of choice when it comes to stocking up. If you fancy taking the hassle out of your stay completely, we recommend planning ahead with a grocery delivery; Ocado, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Morrisons all deliver to the cottage.
Things to Do
When it comes to eateries in Broadway you're truly spoilt for choice, with a wide selection of independent cafés, restaurants and pubs to enjoy. For those in search of a real treat, Russell's of Broadwayis the ideal choice; a Michelin-guide favourite serving up sophisticated, modern British cuisine along Broadway's high street. The renowned Lygon Arms, located just a few doors down from the cottage along the high street, is also a great choice for more formal evening meals, with the Lygon Bar & Grilloffering a selection of locally-sourced dishes in a stunning Tudor dining room setting. For more laid-back all-day dining, Number 32Broadwayoffers a fantastic menu spanning brunch- early supper, serving up a selection of light bites, pizzas and sharer-boards with a contemporary-cool feel. Russell's Fish and Chipsis also a must-visit for those in search of a slap-up meal with a distinctly refined feel courtesy of the team behind Russell's of Broadway, as is Broadway Deli; a treasure-trove of local delicacies, fresh goodies and store-cupboard essentials, with a small café serving up daily breakfast, lunch and afternoon treats. No visit to Broadway would be complete without a jaunt up to the famed Dormy House, an award-winning boutique hotel with fantastic foodie credentials, with afternoon tea in The Garden Room a must for those in search of an elegant way to while away the hours. For afternoon tea with a more relaxed feel, look no further than The Tea Set– sister to its namesake tea room in Chipping Norton- located just off the high street.
The north Cotswolds is crammed-full of attractions sure to keep visitors happy no matter what the weather, with Broadway itself full of must-sees. History-buffs will love The Broadway Museum and Art Gallery, a community museum which tells the town's history through art, as well as Broadway Tower; a spectacular monument atop an ancient beacon site overlooking the town from its 65ft vantage point. The National Trust property Snowshill Manoris also just a short drive away from Swallows Rest for those in search of a stately day out, whilst Batsford Arboretumoffers a picturesque breath of fresh air amidst glorious woodland for those looking to stretch their legs. Slightly further afield, Cotswold Lavenderis an absolute must during the warmer months with fields upon fields of vibrant purple lavender to explore, including a distillery where the lavender is harvested for essential oil each summer. Distillery fans will also love Cotswolds Distilleryat Stourton where you can get hands-on with the intricacies of whisky and gin making; the perfect day-out for fans of a tipple or two. For younger guests, Broadway boasts its own Activity Parkwhere hours of fun can be had playing in the great outdoors, with Cotswold Farm Parkand Cotswold Wildlife Parkjust a 20-minute and 40-minute drive from Swallows Rest respectively.
The Cotswolds' miles and miles of picturesque walking routes are on your doorstep here at Swallows Rest, with The Cotswold Way running directly through Broadway itself to connect you to the likes of nearby Chipping Campden, Snowshill and Winchcombe, dependant on how far you're willing to travel on foot. We'd recommend the brisk walk from Broadway's High Street to Broadway Tower, designed in 1799 for the sixth Earl and Countess of Coventry, where your hard up-hill efforts are rewarded by magnificent views said to stretch to up to 12 counties wide. For those keen to continue their Cotswold explorations on foot, you can follow the Cotswold Way towards Snowshill on a 7-mile round trip, where the beautiful 15thcentury Snowshill Manor is well-worth a visit at the half-way point; as is a hard-earned rest stop at the Snowshill Arms.
The Cotswolds is perfect for cyclists, there are bridleways and quiet country lanes galore and while you'll struggle to avoid a few uphill stretches at least most are relatively short and gentle and, as well as the freewheel downhill afterwards, your efforts will have earnt you a guilt free drink and meal in one of the hostelries so thoughtfully scattered along your route!
There are a number of companies offering guided or self-guided cycling toursand holidays - there's even one with electric bikes! If you prefer to do your own thing there are a number of downloadable cycle rides or just buy a map and plan your own route.
You can find routes to download at the following here, alternatively, enquire at any Cotswold Tourist Information Centre.
Address:Unit 14, 14 Russell Square, High St, Broadway WR12 7AP
Phone:(+44) 1386 852937
Russell's of Broadway- 20 High St, Broadway WR12 7DT | 01386 853555
Lygon Bar & Grill- High Street, Broadway WR12 7DU | 01386 852 255
Number 32 Broadway-32 High Street, Broadway WR12 7DT | 01386 306670
Russell's Fish and Chips- 20 High St, Broadway WR12 7DT | 01386 858435
Dormy House-Willersy Hill, Broadway WR12 7LF | 01386 859910
The Tea Set- 1 The Huntings, Church Close, Broadway WR12 7AH | 01386 859090
Warner's Budgens- RussellSquare, Back Ln, Broadway WR12 7AP
NISA Local -3Bibsworth Ave, Broadway WR12 7BH
Tesco Superstore-Worcester Rd, Evesham WR11 4XF
Morrisons-Davies Rd, Evesham WR11 1FN
The Co-Operative Food-72-74 High St, Evesham WR11 4PA
LIDL-2 Broadway Rd, Evesham WR11 1BH
ALDI-4 Swan Ln, Evesham WR11 4PA
M&S Simply Food- 3 & 4, Evesham Shopping Park, Evesham WR11 4AB
AJW Private Hire - 07930 868552
Blue Cabs - 01386 858031
QB Cabs - 07850 888565
Delta Taxis - 07798 767688