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Willows House

Lower Swell, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091286)

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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15 Customer Review(s)

  • Joanne

    “The house was lovely, a little disappointed to find the cleaners still there at 5pm check in, evidently the previous people did not vacate until 12pm.”

    They finished up quickly and we were in. The BBQ was unusual, but a quick call to the out of hours team and a new one was delivered the next morning. So the day was saved.

    They finished up quickly and we were in. The BBQ was unusual, but a quick call to the out of hours team and a new one was delivered the next morning. So the day was saved.

    - Joanne, Jun 2021

The property

Willows House is a beautiful detached property, located on a quiet road in the centre of the pretty Cotswolds village of Lower Swell, surrounded by stunning countryside. The village benefits from having a beautiful country inn and is just a mile away from the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, with its wealth of history, beautiful honey coloured Cotswold stone buildings, and wide range of independent shops, restaurants and cosy inns. Lower Swell is also perfectly placed for exploring the many lovely market towns and villages of the North Cotswolds, as well as further afield places, such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace and Oxford. Built from traditional Cotswold stone, Willows House has been beautifully refurbished to a very high standard by its owners. The warm, contemporary style and bespoke furniture complement the beautiful character features of the house, which include stone mullion windows, wooden panelling, and a lovely Cotswold stone fireplace with a real fire. The appeal of the property is further enhanced by modern facilities, including wireless internet access, two large Smart TVs and a beautifully presented kitchen. Willows House sleeps 8+2 people, in four bedrooms, with three bathrooms (with the +2 option being a sofa bed in the ground floor study). There is a large, enclosed back garden, with lovely views, and at the front of the house is a large driveway, with parking for up to six cars. This stunning holiday home is perfect for family gatherings, or for a group of friends, who are seeking an idyllic rural retreat in a beautiful Cotswolds village. Willows House is a detached property located on a quiet road, in the small village of Lower Swell. The front door opens into a large hallway and the following rooms are on the well laid out ground floor area: Open plan living room, kitchen and dining area: A stunning, sociable living area, which extends along the entire back of the house, with large French windows providing an abundance of light and beautiful views of the garden and the countryside beyond. The spacious, well laid out kitchen has a large island in the centre, and contains a double electric oven, five-ring induction hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, microwave, Nespresso machine and aeroccino. The dual aspect living area contains two large sofas, a Cotswold stone fireplace with a real fire, and a large Smart TV, hidden behind lovely wooden panelling, whilst the dining area contains a large table with seating for twelve. Three sets of French doors open out onto the patio area in the large enclosed garden; Snug: A second, spacious living room, located at the front of the house, which has been stylishly furnished with a large L-shaped sofa, coffee table and bespoke wooden cabinets, which open up to reveal a large Smart TV; Study/bedroom 5: A lovely room, with stylish feature wallpaper, which contains a double sofa bed. Utility room: Accessed from the kitchen, this room contains a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There is an external door, which provides an alternative entrance to the house from the front, and is particularly convenient when returning from a country walk; Cloakroom: Accessed via the utility room, this room contains a toilet and wash basin; Stairs lead up from the ground floor hallway to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: A beautifully furnished, triple aspect room, with stone mullion windows and sloping ceilings, which contains a king size bed, wardrobe, and a large cabinet. There is an ensuite bathroom, which contains a walk-in rain shower, toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 2: A lovely dual aspect room, overlooking both the back garden and the front of the house. The room contains a king size bed, two wing back armchairs and a built in wardrobe. There is also an ensuite bathroom, which contains a walk-in rain shower, toilet and wash basin; Bedroom 3: Also overlooking the garden, this stylish room contains a double bed and a chest of drawers; Bedroom 4: A twin bedroom, with a chest of drawers and clothes hanging hooks; Family bathroom: A bright and beautifully presented room, which contains a double ended freestanding bath, with handheld shower attachment, a walk-in shower, toilet and dual wash basin. The large, enclosed back garden is accessed from French doors in the open plan living room, as well as via paths down both sides of the house. Immediately outside the doors is a large patio area, which has lovely views of the surrounding countryside, and has an outdoor table with 8 chairs, plus a bench that comfortably seats 4 guests. A charcoal barbecue is also provided. The rest of the garden is a mixture of lawn and pretty flower beds. At the front of the cottage is a large driveway, with Cotswold stone chippings, with parking for six cars.





  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower room with rain shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath and hand-held shower, separate shower, twin basins and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting room with dining seating for 12 and open fire
  • Utility
  • Snug
  • Study (double sofa bed available on request basis only please advise when booking if required)
  • Oil fired central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Ben linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x high chairs, cot and booster seat available
  • Parking for 6 cars on gravel driveway
  • Patio and lawn garden with seating for 8, bench with seating for 4 and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles Please note this property can sleep 8 plus 2 on a sofa bed on a request basis only

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location

Lower Swell

Lower Swell is every inch the classic Cotswolds village. Surrounded by rolling countryside this is quintessential Cotswolds in many ways. A cracking local pub is literally around the corner (run by a local brewery) along with a host of beautiful buildings including a pretty church. As you'd expect there are many walks into the surrounding countryside. As the cottage is located on the way 'out' of Lower Swell it is also very close Stow on the Wold, which is about 1 mile away, a 10 min walk up a foot path.

Note: No hen/stag or similar parties.

Note: The property has two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

Note: Please note this property can sleep 8 plus 2 on double sofa bed. Please advise at time of booking.

Note: An initial basket of logs for the open fire is supplied from October to April; further log supplies can be purchased locally.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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