Travellers Joy

Lower Swell, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091409)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • 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

Reviews

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Oppenheim

    “It is a beautiful property, very well equipped and comfortable.”

    ideally placed for exploring the Cotswolds. A pleasant pub a short walk from the cottage, (but not too close), and a good footpath in the opposite direction takes you into Stow, with all its shops, cafes and restaurants. Walking means you don't have the hassle of finding somewhere to park.

    ideally placed for exploring the Cotswolds. A pleasant pub a short walk from the cottage, (but not too close), and a good footpath in the opposite direction takes you into Stow, with all its shops, cafes and restaurants. Walking means you don't have the hassle of finding somewhere to park.

    - Mrs Oppenheim, December 2021

The property

Travellers Joy is a quintessential Cotswold cottage which sleeps 4+2 guests, in two bedrooms (with the +2 option being a day bed in the snug), with a contemporary family bathroom. Dating back to the 17th century, this picturesque Grade II listed property has a wealth of character features including exposed beams, oak flooring, ledge and brace doors and an impressive inglenook fireplace with a cosy wood burning stove. These period features have been complemented by modern furnishings and facilities such as wireless internet access, a Smart TV and underfloor heating in the well-equipped kitchen and bathroom. There is a beautiful walled garden to the rear, and free on-street parking is available nearby. Travellers Joy is situated in scenic Lower Swell, a small village which is located just a mile from the vibrant market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. The village pub, The Golden Ball Inn, has a welcoming atmosphere and prides itself on its home-cooked food and range of local ales. Surrounded by breathtaking countryside, there are many walks and cycle routes from the village including footpaths to The Slaughters and Bourton-on-the-Water, the latter known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to the low arched bridges which cross the River Windrush. Lower Swell is well-placed for visiting the many charming towns and villages of the North Cotswolds such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden and Broadway which are all home to a number of pubs, restaurants, tearooms and independent shops. Popular tourist attractions and activities in the area include Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, Sudeley Castle, the Lavender Farm and Fields, Birdland Park and Gardens, clay pigeon shooting or a gentle hack with Bourton Vale Equestrian Centre. Further afield destinations such as Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace, Oxford and Bath are accessible for day trips. Travellers Joy is the perfect property for a gathering of friends or family seeking a relaxing break amongst the rolling Cotswold hills. The front door opens into a small entrance hall, off which are the following rooms: Living/dining room: Bathed in natural light, this bright and spacious open plan living area is the heart of the home. Boasting exposed wooden beams and rural views, this room contains an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, three-seater sofa, two-seater sofa, armchair, Smart TV, record player, selection of board games and records, wooden dining table with seating for six, and a window seat; Kitchen: A small step up leads into the attractive and well-equipped kitchen which has underfloor heating and enjoys views of the cottage garden. This room contains an electric oven and four-ring induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetière, smoothie blender, washing machine, tumble dryer and a breakfast bench with two stools; Snug: Accessed via the living room and kitchen, this tastefully decorated room leads out into the garden and is a great spot to hide away with a good book. It contains a super king size day bed (available upon request) and a gentleman’s wardrobe; Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and wash basin. Stairs lead up from the kitchen to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms: Master bedroom: This elegant dual aspect bedroom has a stone mullion window, oak flooring and lovely views over the Abbotswood Estate to the rear. It contains a double bed, ornamental Victorian fireplace, freestanding wardrobe and bedroom chair; Bedroom 2: With exposed timber beams and a gable window overlooking the fields opposite, this cosy room contains a double bed, built-in cupboard, chest of drawers and a bedroom chair; Family bathroom: This bright and stylish room with underfloor heating contains a walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and heated towel rail. The enchanting cottage garden is a peaceful spot to relax and unwind in the warmer months. This enclosed garden features an immaculate lawn and a colourful flowerbed which runs the length of the garden and leads to the raised patio at the rear. This patio is home to an outdoor table with seating for six and overlooks the fabulous grounds of the Abbotswood Estate. Stored within the small stone shed adjacent to the snug is a charcoal barbecue and a paddling pool, perfect for cooling off in the height of summer. Free on-street parking is available in the village.

Floorplans

Floorplan

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar seating for 2
  • Open plan sitting and dining room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, record player with small selection of records, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking in village available
  • Shed for storage
  • Lawn and patio garden with furniture, barbecue and little paddling pool
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2 min walk

About the location

CHELTENHAM

Tewkesbury 5.9 miles; Cirencester 14.7 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 30 miles;

Cheltenham is a town in Gloucestershire and lies beneath Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds and above the vale of the River Severn. It is known as 'The Western Gateway to the Cotswolds'. This edge-of-the Cotswolds spa town is hard to beat for refined elegance and Regency terraces, annual festivals, Ladies' College and racecourse. Also fortnightly farmers markets, classy shops and restaurants all surrounded by glorious countryside. The town is home to the renowned Cheltenham Festival, 4 days of horse jump racing culminating in the Gold Cup, held annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse. It's also known for Regency buildings, including the Pittville Pump Room, a remnant of Cheltenham’s past as a spa town. There's fine art at The Wilson museum, and the Victorian Everyman Theatre has an ornate auditorium.

Note: The front door opens onto the road and so guests with young children should take particular care to ensure that children are supervised when the door is open. Note: This is an old, Grade II listed property with many character features including low beams, some uneven flooring and some sloping ceilings, all of which could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility. Note: For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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