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The Old School House

Lower Swell near Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1110249)


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  • 11 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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6 Customer Review(s)

  • Amanda

    “Fabulous cottage and very comfortable for 9 adults.”

    Living room spacious with plenty of seating. We all slept well and plenty of hot water for showers. To make the cottage perfect a larger oven and vegetable steamers.

    Living room spacious with plenty of seating. We all slept well and plenty of hot water for showers. To make the cottage perfect a larger oven and vegetable steamers.

    - Amanda, December 2023


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 3 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor family room with double and single
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two highchairs and a travel cot available on request and an iron and board
  • Parking available
  • Enclosed, side patio with furniture and large, secure, lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Sorry, no stags, hens or similar
  • Note: No loud music after 10pm
  • Note: More dogs may be welcome on request
  • Note: The second-floor double room is accessed through the family room
  • Note: Check-in 4pm and Check-out 10am

The property

Stow-on-the-Wold 1.4 miles.

The Old School House can be found in Lower Swell, a quaint village in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty not far from Stow-on-the-Wold in Gloucestershire.

This fabulous, stone-fronted, dog-friendly holiday home has it all; a fantastic location close to plenty of walking opportunities and the wonders of the Cotswolds and a stylish interior with five beautifully-appointed bedrooms, perfect for both families and friends.

Cross the threshold and step into the sitting room where the gentle crackle of the woodburning stove greets you, sink into any of the plush sofas to relax after a long day of exploring.

Later, prepare a meal in the kitchen/dining area and sit down to eat with friends and family at the large dining table; if weather permits head outside to enjoy a meal or drink on the patio set, the ideal spot to celebrate your hard-earned holiday.

Guests can then return indoors when the sun goes down to use the bathroom or shower room to clean up before retiring to one of the five bedrooms, which include three doubles and a double and family room with a double and single located on the second floor.

During the day you can visit the nearby town of Stow-on-the-Wold, where you'll find everything you need for a self-catered stay, as well as great places to eat, such as the Kings Arms, the Porch House, and the Sheep on Sheep Street pubs.

Located in the beautiful Cotswolds AONB, the house is close to several hiking and walking destinations with stunning views of the English countryside, such as Greystones Farm Nature Reserve, Leckhampton Hill, and Foxhole Reserve.

You can learn more about the area's rich history by taking a trip to the National Trust's Chastleton House, The Rollright Stones, and the one-of-a-kind Chedworth Roman Villa, or by strolling through the beautiful Snowshill Manor and Gardens.

Make cherished memories with the whole family at The Old School House!

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas