Elm Bank, Lower Swell

Sleeps 9+3 | Ref: EBL

5bedRural ViewsPub nearbyBroadband InternetChild friendlyReal fireGardenOff street parking

Elm Bank is a fabulous house in the unspoilt village of Lower Swell, just a mile from the popular market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. With colourful 1950s style décor and a large garden, this is a perfect choice for families looking to explore the Cotswold region and beyond.

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Elm Bank is a spacious holiday home which sleeps 9+3 guests, in five bedrooms (with the +3 option being a double sofa bed in the morning room and a single day bed in bedroom 3), with five bathrooms. Dating back to the 1950s, the stone property has been extended over the years to create a comfortable detached home, with characterful décor, original artwork and a stone fireplace with a roaring open fire. Facilities including wireless internet access, a TV with on demand services only and the well-equipped kitchen add a modern touch and there is a large, pretty garden and off-street parking for three cars.


Elm Bank is situated in the pretty village of Lower Swell, surrounded by the stunning Cotswold countryside. Two of the village’s focal points are the beautiful War Memorial standing on the tranquil village green and the silvery waters of the River Dikler, a popular spot for trout fishing. The village benefits from having a well-regarded countryside inn which offers superb food and is a welcome sight after a day spent exploring the many local footpaths and trails, including routes to the nearby Slaughters and Bourton-on-the-Water.

Lower Swell is just one mile from the delightful market town of Stow-on-the-Wold which is popular for its numerous antique shops, pubs and restaurants. The location is also ideal for exploring the wider region, including the many lovely towns and villages of the Cotswolds and further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath.


Elm Bank is the perfect house for a family gathering or for friends who are seeking a relaxing break surrounded by the beautiful Cotswold countryside. The house is not suited to noisy late night parties and is laid out as follows:

The front door opens into the smart entrance hall, off which are the following rooms:
Living room Overlooking the front garden and fields beyond, this dual aspect living space contains:
  • stone fireplace with open fire
  • three-seater sofa and two-seater sofa
  • two armchairs in the alcove
  • two Ercol chairs and two cube footstools
  • selection of books and games
Morning room Another bright room located at the front of the house which contains:
  • double sofa bed, available upon request
  • writing desk and chair
  • CD player and selection of CDs
Family/dining room Decorated with pretty bird motif wallpaper, this spacious room is perfect for socialising and leads out into the back garden via French doors. This room contains:
  • TV with on demand services only
  • two-seater sofa, three-seater sofa and two wicker chairs
  • electric stove fan heater
  • wooden dining table which comfortably seats ten guests
Kitchen/breakfast room
Overlooking the back garden, this well-equipped room contains:
  • double electric oven and four-ring electric hob
  • dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and two cafetières
  • fridge and freezer
  • washing machine
  • wooden table with seating for eight
  • DAB radio
  • tumble dryer in adjacent rear lobby
Wet room
  • shower, toilet and wash basin
Stairs lead up from the hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom This lovely dual aspect bedroom has been decorated in Eau de Nil and contains:
  • king size bed
  • dressing table
  • built-in wardrobe

The bedroom has a spacious ensuite bathroom which contains:

  • bath, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin
Bedroom 2 with ensuite bathroom Also enjoying views of the fields to the front of the house, this lovely bedroom contains:
  • double bed
  • freestanding wardrobe
  • wicker chair

The ensuite bathroom contains:

  • walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin
Bedroom 3 Ideal for a family, this airy room overlooks the back garden and contains:
  • double bed
  • single day bed, available upon request
  • built-in cupboards for storage
Bedroom 4 with ensuite bathroom
This light and spacious room contains:
  • double bed
  • hooks for hanging space and bedside tables with drawers for storage

The ensuite bathroom contains:

  • walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin
Bedroom 5
A smart room which contains:
  • single bed
  • stacking drawers for storage and hooks for hanging space
  • mirror
  • wash basin
Family bathroom
  • bath with handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin

The back door opens onto a patio area bordered by a raised rockery and potted flowers, with views up the garden to the fields beyond. This area contains a charcoal barbecue and a small bench, and from here two steps lead to the large lawn area which has three outdoor tables and seating for up to 12. In the far corner is a secluded seating area which catches the sun and allows two guests to enjoy the colours and scents of the garden.

There is off-street parking for two cars on the gravel parking area, with a further allocated space on the entrance lane. As the turning to the entrance lane is tight, guests with larger vehicles may prefer to make use of the free on-street parking bays close to the property.

  • Village: Lower Swell
  • Bedrooms: 0
  • Ref.: EBL
  • Rural views: No
  • Pub nearby: No
  • Shop nearby: No
  • Broadband internet: No
  • Children allowed: No
  • Real fire: No
  • Garden: No
  • Off street parking: No
  • Pets welcome: No

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