The Old School House

Lower Swell


Property Reference: NJS
  • Sleeps12
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms5
  • Grade4 Star rating

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Availability & Price

Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

 
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
Looking to leave tonight, or arrive on a different day?
Call us on 0845 268 0760.

Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

The Old School House is a traditional, detached, stone house (whole of house in photograph) in the conservation area of the quiet, unspoilt village of Lower Swell. Originally built in 1869 for the village school mistress, the house has been renovated, having interiors which are both pretty and contemporary.
The holiday property boasts a selection of delightful interior and exterior features which make it an individual and unique choice. These include a beautiful old stone fireplace, original walk-in pantry, romantic bathroom with clawfoot bath and stone fireplace, not to mention its pretty bedrooms with French cotton bed linen. The curtains and fabrics are by Designers Guild, Colefax & Fowler and Liberty.
The tranquil garden with Cotswold stone walling and terrace overlooking the lawn with herbaceous borders, has distant views towards Stow church. The Donnington Way and Heart of England Way run along the nearby lane providing marvellous walking in peaceful countryside, yet the house is only 1 mile from the inns and restaurants of Stow-on-the-Wold, a pleasant stroll using the recently constructed Millennium footpath. Shops 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove overlooking garden. Utility. Spacious well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with ceramic hob, walk-in pantry, painted fitted units, wooden floor and staircase to first floor: Double bedroom. Further double bedroom with antique Victorian bedstead and divan bed (for +1). Bathroom with clawfoot bath, shower attachment and toilet. Cottage staircase to first floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Cottage staircase to second floor: Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1) leading to further double bedroom (for +2). All bedrooms have lovely views over garden and fields to Stow-on-the-Wold.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two travel cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Flatscreen TV with home cinema system
  • DVD (small library)
  • Two iPod docks
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone - free UK calls and honesty box
  • Enclosed lawned garden with large terrace, teak furniture, honeysuckle and wisteria
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 5 cars)
  • Children’s books and toys
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. The Old School House is absolutely beautiful. We literally could not believe our eyes when we got there. Very well appointed and gorgeous furnishings. It felt thoroughly indulgent! I was there for a hen-do and we all had a wonderful time. The spacious lounge and huge tv were perfect for a girls movie night, and since the weather was so glorious we also made good use of the bbq and beautiful outdoor space. I haven’t got a single bad thing to say about this place. I was very sad to leave. July 2012.
  2. Very spacious and comfortable cottage. Owner was very helpful too. Thank you. Feb 2012.
  3. I like the fact that there were in effect 2 self-contained bedroom wings which is ideal for 2 families wanting their ’own space’. Dec 2010.
  4. Excellent place in an excellent location. Two minutes away from Stow which is a beautiful town. Aug 2010.
  5. Immaculate. A beautiful setting for an exciting weekend away with good friends. Lots of space. Helpful and friendly owners. Everything we needed was there for us, and more. We had a really lovely time staying here, and would strongly recommend it to anyone - one of our party members is already planning a similar do there next year! July 2010.
  6. Very spacious, beautiful location, very well-equipped and presented. March 2010.
  7. Perfect. Nov 2009.
  8. This is a well maintained and very nice property. July 2009.
  9. It is a beautiful home in a very peaceful setting. It is also only a 5 minute walk to a friendly village pub. May 2009.
  10. A really lovely cottage, immaculately presented and perfect for a relaxing weekend in the beautiful Cotswolds. June 2009.
  11. Very hospitable owner’s with a wonderful property in a wonderful location. We are certainly considering coming again next year. March 2009.
  12. Great accommodation, great facilities in the accommodation, really good value for money, the owner was really welcoming and helpful and made sure that we were settled and comfortable. Feb 2009.
  13. Nice garden for children to play in. Good size dining room table to get large group around at meal times. Good location and ample parking. Aug 2009.
  14. The cottage was gorgeous - spacious, well furnished and well equipped, with good parking provision and a lovely garden! We loved it! June 2008.
  15. We loved the fact that the house had been decorated stylishly and that all of the equipment and utensils were of a high quality. It was an extremely comfortable house to stay in. April 2008.
  16. A lovely home from home holiday. Nov 2008.
  17. The cottage is delightfully furnished and presented. Top quality in everything, complemented by the helpful and pleasant owners’ welcoming touches.Thought has gone into every single aspect, and this is obvious from the moment you walk through the door. May 2008.
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    Please note: The information on this page is intended as a guide only. We cannot accept responsibility for any inaccurate, misleading or incomplete information about any property and its facilities or services.

    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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