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Oak House Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Oak House

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 17 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

Tucked away at the end of a no through road on the edge of the village of Lower Swell, Oak House is in a peaceful setting overlooking open countryside. The large garden is a tranquil place to contemplate the surrounding landscape, whilst maybe catching a glimpse of a woodpecker or nuthatch on the birdfeeders. The only disturbance to a good night's sleep are likely to be owls hooting or a barking fox. Oak House is a detached cottage with 1 double and 1 twin room. All living rooms are private and overlook the garden and open fields beyond. The sitting room has oak flooring and furniture throughout and there are two comfortable leather sofas to curl up on in front of the wood burner. French windows open onto a large private patio area. The room is equipped with plasma TV with freesat (some HD channels), playstation/dvd player, Wi-Fi and iPod docking station. There is a downstairs cloakroom with washbasin. The well equipped kitchen has a built in dishwasher, microwave and electric

Tucked away at the end of a no through road on the edge of the village of Lower Swell, Oak House is in a peaceful setting overlooking open countryside. The large garden is a tranquil place to contemplate the surrounding landscape, whilst maybe catching a glimpse of a woodpecker or nuthatch on the birdfeeders. The only disturbance to a good night's sleep are likely to be owls hooting or a barking fox. Oak House is a detached cottage with 1 double and 1 twin room. All living rooms are private and overlook the garden and open fields beyond. The sitting room has oak flooring and furniture throughout and there are two comfortable leather sofas to curl up on in front of the wood burner. French windows open onto a large private patio area. The room is equipped with plasma TV with freesat (some HD channels), playstation/dvd player, Wi-Fi and iPod docking station. There is a downstairs cloakroom with washbasin. The well equipped kitchen has a built in dishwasher, microwave and electric cooker with induction hob which gives instant safe cooking. There is an electric coffee maker and we provide fresh coffee for your stay.

Directly off the kitchen is a large dining room with oak table and chairs, wooden flooring and double french windows which open out onto the patio (a beautiful setting for summer evenings). The utility room has a washing machine and ample room for dirty boots and coats after those long country rambles. Upstairs the family bathroom has bath with electric shower and heated towel rail. The cottage has oil fired central heating and double glazing throughout.

Both bedrooms overlook the garden and we are very lucky in that the view, particularly in Spring and Autumn is probably one of the best from any property in the village!

Location description from owner

The Cotswolds region

The Cotswolds are home to sleepy little villages, bustling market towns and the more sophisticated shopping centres of Cheltenham and Cirencester. Where else could you find men playing football in a river, Aunt Sally at the pub and Morris Men on the green? We love living here, and we're sure you will too!

Under 15mins - Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, Moreton in Marsh

15 to 30mins - Chipping Campden, Chipping Norton, Cheltenham, Evesham, Burford, Cirencester

30 to 60mins - Stratford upon Avon, Oxford, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Banbury, Worcester, Swindon, Tetbury

60 to 120mins - Bristol, Bath, Birmingham, London, Cardiff.

Lower Swell

Nestled just below Stow on the Wold, the village of Lower Swell has a vibrant community spirit. The village pub serves beer from the Donnington brewery based a mile up the road (worth a walk to for it's beautiful setting). Various buildings in the village and the gardens of Abbotswood House (open at certain times of the year) were designed by Edwin Lutyens. Naunton Downs golf course is approx 3 miles away and the area is home to several national hunt trainers with Cheltenham and Stratford racecourses a short car ride away. Maybe take in a play at the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre. If retail therapy is more your style the surrounding Cotswold towns have a multitude of individual shops, Stow is renown amongst antique lovers and Cheltenham is famous for it's Promenade. Gloucester Quays Designer outlet is a short drive away.There are plenty of pubs and restaurants in the area to satisfy everyone's appetite. Don't want to eat out every night? There are several takeaways in nearby Stow or why not have a BBQ in the summer while sipping a glass of wine and watching the sun set over the horizon..The area has something for everyone. For those who love visiting gardens Abbotswood is a must (dates of opening can be supplied). A little further afield are Hidcote Manor Gardens, Batsford Arboretum and Snowshill Manor to name but a few. Or maybe just dabble your feet in the river Windrush at Upper or Lower Slaughter.To keep the little ones entertained (and maybe big ones too!) head towards the Cotswold Farm Park just up the road (Adam's Farm on Countryfile), visit Birdland, the Motor Museum and the Model Village at Bourton on the Water. Giraffes are just some of the inhabitants of the Cotswold Wildlife Park at Burford. For those a little more older and adventurous why not try jet skiing or aerial water skiing at the Cotswold Water Park or the climbing wall at Far Peak. Sudley Castle in Winchcombe (home of Katherine Parr) is a historical adventure for all ages.Twice a year (May and October) Stow on the Wold hosts the colourful gypsy horsefair which is an experience not to be missed! Cheltenham is also famous for it's numerous festivals, jazz, literature, music and of course the annual national hunt festival. There is always someone willing to give you a tip in the local pub!

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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Robert & Cheryl M
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
30 Aug 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 09 May 2011. Located in Stow-on-the-Wold, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £475 to £750.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Aug 2016.

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“Ticks all the boxes.”

Reviewed 8 Oct 2013

Our second stay at Oak House - Lower Swell is a perfect location for touring the Cotswolds - Oak House is situated in a very quiet cul-de-sac is spotlessly clean, well furnished and has everything needed for a great holiday break including a large private garden at the rear - the owners are also very friendly and welcoming. Book it you won't be disappointed.

Thank you for your great review. It was lovely seeing you again and we are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us even if the weather wasn't quite as good as this time last year.

“PERFECT IN EVERY WAY”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2012

This was our third break in the Cotswolds this year but our first at Oak House which we must say is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in. The house is perfectly situated for touring the Cotswolds, is a walkable mile from Stow on the Wold and nestles in a quiet cul de sac in Lower Swell. The interior of the house is very tasteful and well equipped and catered for our every need. It has lovely thoughful touches especially for children. The large private garden overlooking open countryside is fantastic particularly when the sun shines as it did every day of our stay. We will definitely look to return sometime soon.

“Excellent accommodation with personal touches”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2012

We stayed for a mini break in Oak House in Lower Swell a small, quiet, pretty village a mile outside of Stow on the Wold. The accommodation was excellent - clean, warm, comfortable and furnished in a modern style. In each of the rooms attention had been paid to co-ordinating the colours of furnishings and personal touches were evident in all of the rooms. The views from the very large lawned private garden were of open countryside. Oak House is of honey-coloured stone and is set in a very small quiet private close. The owners' live next door and they are warm and friendly but are not intrusive. An enjoyable stay and we would certainly go back.

Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was a shame the weather was not so good. We would love to see you again on your next visit to the Cotswolds.

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