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1 The Piece

Lower Swell, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988705)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Tomlinson

    “Cosy and well equipped.”

The property

Located down a quiet track and overlooking open countryside, The Piece is a unique, charming and high standard holiday cottage that is absolutely ideal for families and for groups.

Its history is significant - as it was once the cottage lived in by the Lower Swell Manor housekeeper back in the 16th Century.

Its unique layout made it more important (back then) than the property next door, which originally housed the 'socially less important' Manor gardener!!

Today the cottage is a luxury holiday home fit for the Lord of the Manor, sparkling top of the range kitchen, cosy woodburner, sumptuous bathroom and large comfortable beds across three floors.

Modern and stylish furnishings are mixed with period features - the original flagstone floor, beams and lead windows combine to give this an absolutely top-notch feel.

Outside you've got off street parking (not that this is important in a quiet village like this...) along with a garden area front and back.

Families especially will love this home, but it is likely to appeal just as much to friends who want to sample the Cotswolds at its best.

With the pub quite literally 2 mins from your front door and Stow on the Wold 3 mins in the car - everything you could possibly need is here!


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor king size bedroom, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor kingsize
  • First floor bathroom with bath, walk in shower, WC and basin
  • Additional first floor toilet with WC and basin
  • Ground floor kitchen/diner
  • Living room with woodburning stove.
  • Heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric hob, oven and grill, large fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, digital radio and plenty of catering kit
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod Dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed, linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Large south facing patio garden with table and 6 chairs to the front of the property
  • Small courtyard to the rear with table and chairs
  • Cot and highchair available
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Off road parking for two cars, as well as ample on street parking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, Pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Staircases to second floor bedrooms are steep.

About the location


Bourton-on-the-Water 4 miles; Stratford upon Avon 15 miles.

The highest town in the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises olde worlde England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly Farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antique shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Many walks and cycle rides through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Cotswolds can be enjoyed from the centre of Stow, with the Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way, Gloucestershire and Monarch's Way all running close to the town. Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' as the River Windrush runs through the centre, lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of the most popular Cotswold villages. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are all within easy reach and make a great day out. Cheltenham (20 miles away) is, architecturally, the most complete regency town in England. A spa town with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse-racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. At other times of year, it is host to literature, jazz, classical music, science and food and drink festivals. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called 'The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also within easy reach, making Stow-on-the-Wold an ideal base.

Note: Staircases to second floor bedrooms are steep.
I dog accepted

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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