The Old School House, Lower Swell

Sleeps 12 | Ref: OSH

5 bedroomsRural ViewsPub nearbyBroadband InternetChild friendlyReal fireGardenOff street parking

The Old School House is a historic, detached property, nestled in the idyllic Cotswold village of Lower Swell, just one mile from Stow-on-the-Wold. With rural views, beautiful furnishings and the local inn just round the corner, this beautiful property is the perfect escape.

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The Old School House is a beautiful, historic house which sleeps 12 guests, in five bedrooms, with two bathrooms. Dating back to 1869, the house was originally built for the village school mistress, and has various wonderful character features including a large fireplace with a wood burning stove, original walk-in pantry and a spacious bathroom with a freestanding clawfoot bath.

The period features have been complemented by the warm contemporary décor and modern facilities, including a Smart TV with home cinema system and built-in HD Freesat, two iPod docks and wireless internet access. There is a stunning enclosed garden and off-street parking for up to five cars is available on the driveway.


The Old School House is located 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 beautiful countryside inn which offers superb food, an open fire and hosts local walks and activities.

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 beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath.


The Old School House is the perfect setting for groups of friends or family who are looking for a relaxing break surrounded by the beautiful Cotswold countryside. The house is laid out as follows:

The front door is at the back of the house and opens into the kitchen/dining room, with the following rooms on the ground floor:
Kitchen/dining room This spacious open plan kitchen/dining room is the heart of the house and contains:
  • electric oven with four-ring induction hob
  • fridge and freezer
  • dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, kettle and toaster
  • wooden dining table with seating for 12
  • small book library
Utility room Contains:
  • washing machine and tumble dryer
Living room This lovely cosy living room contains:
  • large fireplace with wood burning stove
  • two-seater sofa, two three-seater sofas and pouffe
  • Smart TV with built-in HD Freesat and home cinema system
  • two portable iPod docks
The bedrooms are accessed via two different flights of stairs. A door in the dining room reveals a set of stairs that leads to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Bedroom 4 A bright bedroom in the eaves which contains:
  • double bed
  • chest of drawers and wall hooks
Shower room Contains:
  • walk-in electric shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail
Bedroom 5 A characterful dual aspect eaves room which contains:
  • antique Victorian double bed
  • single bed
  • chest of drawers and wall hooks
The second staircase leads up from the living room to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Master bedroom
The bright and stylish bedroom contains:
  • double bed
  • built-in cupboard with hanging rail
  • Lloyd Loom style chair with cushions
Family bathroom
  • roll top bath, toilet and wash basin
  • ornamental stone fireplace
From this first floor landing, a third staircase leads up to the second floor into bedroom 2:
Bedroom 2
This beautiful dual aspect bedroom contains:
  • double bed
  • chest of drawers and wall hooks
  • armchair
Bedroom 3
Another lovely dual aspect bedroom (accessed via bedroom 2) which contains:
  • double bed
  • single bed
  • chest of drawers and wall hooks

The fabulous peaceful garden, with distant views towards the church in Stow-on-the-Wold, is accessed via the front door. This enclosed outdoor space has a beautiful patio area with teak garden furniture seating eight, and a charcoal barbecue. The patio overlooks the lovely lawn, bordered by pretty flower beds and shaded woodland areas. There is off-street parking on the driveway for up to five cars.

  • Village: Lower Swell
  • Guests : 12
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Key features:
    • Rural views
    • Pub nearby
    • Broadband internet
    • Children allowed
    • Real fire
    • Garden
    • Off street parking
  • Ref.: OSH
  • Rural views: Yes
  • Pub nearby: Yes
  • Shop nearby: No
  • Broadband internet: Yes
  • Children allowed: Yes
  • Real fire: Yes
  • Garden: Yes
  • Off street parking: Yes
  • Pets welcome: No

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