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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Troutbeck is a Cotswold stone house located in the Cotswold village of Lower Swell which is surrounded by beautiful Cotswold countryside and has a 17th century Inn called the Golden Ball, providing delicious food and local real ale. It is within 2 minutes walking distance from the house. It is just one mile from Stow on the Wold where there are many excellent places to eat and drink, plus a Tesco supermarket.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cotswold water park|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2.2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham International, London Heathroe 75 km, Nearest railway: Kingham 9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Bed Linen and Towels
Full central heating
Fully equipped modern kitchen
Flagstone floors in hall and kitchen
Wooden floor in sitting room/eating area
|Further details outdoors|
Patio with garden furniture
Parking for 3 cards in secluded courtyard and further parking in the street
Weekly bookings run from Friday to Friday
Weekend bookings Friday to Monday
Mid-week bookings Monday to Friday
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Cotswolds is situated in the heart of England and is regarded as an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has many small villages and hamlets made from locally quarried Cotswold stone, which is honey coloured. Amoung the rolling countryside there are drystone walls many of them being built in the 18th and 19th century. There are local pubs and inns which makes the region one of the most idealic holiday locations in the United Kingdom.
The wealth of the area, during the 13th to 15th centuries was based on the wool trade, which enabled traders to leave their mark by building large estates and manor houses and to this day the site of sheep and cattle on the hillsides is one of the clssic images of the Cotswolds.
Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh, Burford, Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden and Stratford-upon-Avon, are some of the towns in the Cotswolds and are of outstanding historical importance.
Stow on the Wold
Lower Swell has a 17th Century pub, with log fires in the winter and excellent home cooked food with local real ale brewed a mile away at Donnington Brewery. It is surrounded by beautiful walks to other villages and cycle rides.
I mile up the hill is Stow-on-the-Wold, which has a selection of places to eat and drink, plus tea rooms and many shops of interest. There is also a supermarket, delicatessens and family butchers. Every Thursday during the summer season there is a farmer's market in the square. A short distance away in Moreton-in-Marsh there is a large market every Tuesday all year round. There is a tourist information centre in Stow-on-the-Wold which gives all the information you would need for local activities and attractions.
Festivals/activities/places of interest
There are 3 golf courses, the nearest being Naunton, then Burford and Chipping Norton
There is the Cotswold water park near Cirencester, with waterports.
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, 2 miles south of the medieval town of Burford on the A361
Batsford Arboretum and Falconry
Broadway Tower Country Park
Cheltenham race course
Cheltenham Gold Cup week
The three choirs festival (Gloucester Cathedral, Hereford and Worcester) August
Availability Your dates are available
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2 Jul 2014
"Perfect family weekend away"
The house was very well equipped for all of our family needs. Although not massively spacious it is large enough for everyone not to be on top of each other and has a very warm friendly feel. The loca… More
26 Apr 2014
"Wonderful House in beautiful Lower Swell"
We recently stayed in Troutbeck on a family re-union holiday. We were delighted with the location of the house in Lower Swell. The house itself was large, spacious and very well equipped. The bedrooms… More
25 Apr 2014
"Lovely well equipped home in quaint village"
We stayed here as a group of friends over the Easter weekend. We organised a sainsbury delivery for the day we arrived and the house had everything we needed to cook for the weekend. The rooms were sp… More
23 Apr 2014
"Lovely Cotswold Cottage"
We stayed at Troutbeck as a group of six during Christmas 2013. We explained that some of the party celebrated Christmas on the 24th and Chris arranged (with no hassle) for us to arrive earlier then p… More
22 Oct 2013
"Very comfortable , well equiped and spacious home from home"
We all had a fantastic time at Troutbeck - 4 friends, 4 kids and 1 dog and still loads of room to relax and enjoy this wonderful, well-equiped house. We are already planning for our next visit next ye… More
2 Sep 2013
"Fantastic house in a gorgeous location!"
A really lovely, well cared for spacious house with everything we needed for our stay. Gorgeous surroundings with plenty of lovely walks on the door step. Extremely helpful owner, would highly recomme… More
27 Aug 2013
"Don't look any further"
Troutbeck is an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds. It is only a mile from Stow and Bourton on the Water and Moreton on the Marsh are only 10 minutes driving away. The house is excellent - very cl… More
20 Aug 2013
"Homely feel with hotel touches"
Myself and 7 friends have just returned from two nights at Troutbeck and had an absolutely great time and all came back feeling so relaxed. Everything we needed was catered for and we were made to fee… More
19 Aug 2013
"A stunning house in an equally stunning location"
My friends and I stayed at Troutbeck for a weekend in August. When booking, I had a few queries about the local area and the owner was very helpful and knowledgeable, and replied to my emails very pro… More
23 Jul 2013
"Perfect for relaxing and reconnecting."
Troutbeck is a marvelous place to stay if you like the English countryside. What a nice surprise to arrive after a long day and find milk in the fridge and chocolate biscuits! Pretty much everything … More
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