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The Swallows

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

'The Swallows' is a beautiful detached cottage with a modern interior,originally a barn, converted and extended using many of the original materials. It is set in a private road with off street parking for 3 cars with a fully enclosed garden with patio and a gas BBQ.

A light and spacious interior with full central heating and vaulted ceilings. A large modern kitchen fully equipped with every appliance and a dining table seating 6 people. The living room has a beautiful oak beam, dividing it from the kitchen. There are two sofas, one is a luxury double sofa bed, flat screen plasma TV, Sky + and Sky sports, CD/DVD player, iPod dock and wi-fi.

The luxurious main bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and French doors opening out onto the patio.The second bedroom has two single beds with bright modern bedding, drawers and hanging space.The bathroom has a shower bath with glass screen, plus sink and toilet.

The detached garage houses a bar football table. Babysitting is also available.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Birmingham 60 km, Nearest railway: Ashchurch 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The inside is light and spacious, providing luxury, style and comfort throughout, with full central heating to keep you warm at the touch of a button.

It has a large modern kitchen with tiled floor and vaulted ceilings, fully equipped with oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer and plenty of white china and glassware. It has a dining table which seat six people, and french doors leading to the patio area and back garden.

The kitchen is open plan to the oak floored living room, which also has a vaulted ceiling and a beautiful oak beam, dividing the two areas. For your comfort, there are two sofas, flat screen plasma TV, Sky + and Sky sports, CD/DVD player, iPod dock and wi-fi. There are also french doors which open out onto the front garden, capturing the last of the evening sun.

The main bedroom also has a vaulted ceiling, with french doors opening out onto the patio and back garden, with a wonderful view of Bredon Hill. Beautiful solid white wood furniture, including king size bed with luxury bedding all contribute to this delightfully designed carpeted room.

The second bedroom is oak floored with two single beds, which can easily be pushed together if needed, with bright modern bedding, drawers and hanging space.

In the living room there is also a luxury double sofa bed.

The bathroom has a shower bath with glass screen, plus of course sink and toilet, with soft towels provided.

There is a large cupboard in the hall for coats and shoes, where you will also find the ironing board and iron.

The detached garage houses a bar football table and is ideal for muddy boots and wet coats.

A travel cot and highchair are also available upon request.

Smoking is not permitted in the cottage, but you are more than welcome to smoke on the patio, or in the garage, if the weather is not nice.

Further details outdoors

'The Swallows' was originally a small barn, which has been lovingly converted and extended, using many of the original materials. It is a now a beautiful detached cottage with a modern interior, set in a private road in Beckford backing onto fields with wonderful views of Bredon Hill.

There is parking for three cars and a fully enclosed garden, mainly laid to lawn, with a large sandstone patio, which runs the whole length of the property, with patio furniture and a gas BBQ

Unfortunately there are no pets allowed, however we can accommodate horses in our field upon request.

We are close by so are on hand to sort out any problems and give any advice you may need. Our daughter (15) also provides a babysitting service upon request.

We also have our own chickens and ducks and any young guests would be welcome to come over to see them and collect the eggs.

Further details

All electricity, gas, towels and bed linen are included in the price and there will be tea, coffee, sugar, a fresh pint of milk and biscuits or cake to welcome you upon your arrival.

Please appreciate we will have to make a charge to recover any costs for damage.

Once you have decided on your dates, a booking confirmation will be sent to you via e mail or post and a non refundable deposit of £150 will be taken to confirm the booking. The remainder will be payable eight weeks before the date of arrival. If the booking is made less than 8 weeks in advance, the whole amount should be paid at once.

We can accept payment by cash, cheque (payable to Mrs S Somers), bank transfer or Paypal.

If paying by cheque, please send to:

Mrs S Somers, The Swallows c/o Tallet House, Station Road, Beckford, Gloucestershire, GL20 7AD

The Central England/Cotswolds region

'TheSwallows' offers its guests the opportunity to unwind and enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside, as well as providing the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds.

It is situated on a private road in Beckford, which is a small Cotswold village on the borders of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire and nestled at the bottom of Bredon Hill. It has a Norman church, a shop/deli/post office, a pub/restaurant, a nature reserve, a children's playground, fishing lakes and a silk mill with a shop and place to have lunch. Bredon Hill is on your doorstep, which is great for walkers with many miles of public footpaths.

Beckford is just off the A46 and less than 10 mins from junction 9 of the M5. It is a great place to base yourselves to explore the surrounding Cotswold countryside, full of Cotswold stone villages, pubs and beautiful views. It is only 10 minutes drive to Tewkesbury with its historic abbey and 15 minutes to Cheltenham with its regency houses, lovely parks, boutique shopping, fantastic restaurants and of course the famous Cheltenham race course. Broadway, Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold, Winchcombe, Evesham, and Gloucester are all between 15 to 30 minutes and Stratford Upon Avon and Shakespeare country within 40 minutes.


Apart from visiting the lovely towns and villages there are also many other things to do in the surrounding area, including, walking, golf, cycling, fishing, horse-riding, hot air ballooning, spas, etc:

Local golf courses include Puckrup and Sherdons (9 holes)

Fishing is literally on your doorstep

Horse-riding is available at Twyning

Hot air ballooning is a fantastic way to see the beautiful countryside

For something even more relaxing try Chapel Spa in Cheltenham

Cotswold Farm Park has rare breed farm animals and for the younger children has 'The Touch Barn'

Cotswold Wildlife Park has a fascinating collection of animals and makes a wonderful day out

Prinknash Bird and Deer Park has beautiful exotic birds and tame deer which eat from your hand

Batsford Aboretum and Westernbirt Aboretum both have rare and beautiful trees, so picturesque to walk through, they each have seasonal events for example, Enchanted Christmas, and Snowdrop day.

GWR steam railway in Toddington has special events including 'A Day Out with Thomas' and the Steam and Vintage Gala

Sudeley castle and its gardens set in Winchcombe is steeped in history and is where Henry VIII's wife Katherine Parr lived and is buried, definitely worth a visit

Prescott Hill Climb, car racing and the Bugatti museum is only 15 minutes away, they have events throughout the year

Cheltenham also has various festivals throughout the year including music, science and literature

Nearby theatres are The Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury and the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham

Cheltenham also has a multi cinema complex, The Brewery

There are also many gardens in the area open during the summer months as part of the National Garden scheme

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7 Aug 2014


"Lovely time had by us all."

The property was perfect for us - plenty of space outside for the children to play and indoors was much more spacious than the online pictures led us to believe. Good location, easy to find, but far … More

7 Jul 2014


"Lovely accomodation"

My husband, 19 month old son and I stayed at The Swallows for a week in June 2014. I'm always nervous staying somewhere for the first time but we were really pleased with our choice. The accommod… More

23 Mar 2014


"Quiet and relaxing."

The property was very comfortable. Location very good, near the M5 so you can get various stately homes or other venues with ease. The only gripe and the owner cannot do anything about it is the WI-Fi. Although there is wi-fi on the property the signal is week so cannot download any info on your phone. But that in no way spoilt the holiday experience.

Thank you for letting me know that the WIFI had stopped working. After a couple of weeks and numerous phone calls we have had an engineer out and the WIFI is back up and running and working better than before. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

23 Jan 2014


"Christmas at the Swallows"

We booked and spent four weeks over Christmas 2013 and New Year 2014 at the Swallows in Beckford. The house was larger than expected and one of the nicest property's we have rented. If we could we would not only return but live in this property and Beckford. The accommodation was perfect and everything that went with the property was perfect. The owners were great.

Coming from NZ we wanted a family Christmas. We had lunch on Christmas day at the Beckford Inn and the remainder of the day at the Swallows - it was just what we had wished for. Don't forget to visit the the Yew Tree Pub just up the road great food and beer and even better ice cream.

The Swallows and the owners were everything we had wanted and wished for. I a sure on our next visit to the UK we will not hesitate to book again. Thank you to the owners.

19 Jan 2014


"Fantastic cottage, fantastic landlords, fantastic location."

What a gorgeous property. So clean, cosy, charming. It had everything we needed and was a delight. How we have missed central heating in New Zealand! Lovely village with just enough of the basic essentials required (pub, deli, post office...). Superb Yew Tree Inn just up the road for wonderful meals in a cosy and beautiful setting and with a 'ripper' of a landlord.

14 Sep 2013


"Superb Cottage"

Lovely cottage we stayed 5 nights. You didn't want for anything. The weather was perfect for going out exploring the area. The owners of the cottage were very helpful telling us to knock on th… More

2 Jul 2013



We stayed at this beautiful cottage in the Cotswolds area in June and it was one of our most memorable experiences in the whole of England.... If you want to stay in this area.... then there is nothin… More

7 May 2013


"Peaceful retreat"

What a lovely stay! The photos hardly do the accommodation justice. Everything is new, finish in the cottage is very high and attention to detail superb. Lovely furnishings and the fussball table in the garage was a bonus (son liked this!). Local pubs were good too for eating out - try the Star Inn or the Teddington Arms. Owners very welcoming and then left us to it, but always on hand to help, especially when we had to break up our stay and return home for a funeral. Better still, they even posted us my daughter's coat when we left it behind.

We could have done with the heating being on for a little before we arrived (we stayed during the coldest Easter on record!) but otherwise everything was ideal and we can't recommend this accommodation enough.

12 Nov 2012


"Superb cottage - like home from home"

A fantastic cottage in a great setting. It was like home from home with all the facilties that you could want to relax and keep young children entertained. The owners Sue & Martin are very helpful and… More

15 Sep 2012


"Perfect Cottage in Great Location"

This is a quality cottage that is exactly what it is described as:- Top quality at a fair price so centrally located to a visit to THE COTSWOLDS.The owners Sue & Martin welcome you with great aspirati… More

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