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An historic, detached property, in the idyllic Cotswold village of Lower Swell

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Sleeps 12 in five bedrooms. Two bathrooms. Off street parking for up to 5 cars

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Summary

The Old School House is a beautiful, historic house, dating back to 1869 and located in the Conservation Area of the idyllic Cotswold village of Lower Swell, just one mile from Stow-on-the-Wold. Originally built for the village school mistress, the house contains various character features, including a large fireplace, with wood burning stove, original walk-in pantry and a romantic bathroom with clawfoot bath and stone fireplace. Complementing these period features, The Old School House has been decorated, furnished and equipped in a warm and contemporary style, making the house a perfect holiday choice for families or groups of friends.

The Old School House sleeps up to 12 people in five bedrooms – see bedroom configuration below. There are two family bathrooms. Off street parking for up to five cars is available.

Description

The Old School House is situated at the end of a short lane, from which the garden is accessed. A path through the garden takes you to the front door of the house, which leads to:

•Kitchen/dining room: The kitchen and adjoining dining room are the heart of the house, with the dining room containing a large wooden table that comfortably seats 12 guests. The dining room also contains a book library and a large selection of games. The kitchen is bright and spacious, and is equipped to a high standard, including a cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine. Adjoining the kitchen is a walk in pantry and a utility room, containing a washing machine and tumble dryer.

From the dining room, a door leads to the:

•Living room: The large, yet cozy living room contains a wood burning stove (initial logs provided), a TV with a home cinema system and Freesat HD, and comfy seating for 12. There are also two portable iPod docks.

A door from the living room leads to stairs to the first floor:

•Bedroom 1: Double bed;

•Bathroom: Beautiful roll top bath, basin and toilet, with stone fireplace;

From the first floor landing, stairs go up to the second floor:

•Bedroom 2: Contains a double bed and a single bed;

•Bedroom 3: Double bed. This bedroom is accessed via bedroom 2.

Returning to the dining room, another set of stairs leads to:

•Bedroom 4: Double bed;

•Bathroom: Bath with overhead electric shower, basin and toilet;

•Bedroom 5: Contains an antique Victorian double bed and a single divan bed.

Returning to the kitchen, the front door leads out directly into a fabulous, peaceful garden, with distant views towards the church in Stow-on-the-Wold. The enclosed garden has a flagstone terrace, with teak garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue, overlooking the lawn and shaded woodland areas. All the main rooms in the house look out onto the lovely gardens.

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Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

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Rental rates

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
17 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£975
£1,300
 
 
10 Mar 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£975
£1,750
 
 
17 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,129
£1,525
 
 
31 Mar 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,151
£1,556
 
 
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,733
£2,476
 
 
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,303
£1,785
 
 
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,451
£2,015
 
 
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,303
£1,785
 
 
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,593
£2,244
 
 
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,451
£2,015
 
 
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,593
£2,244
 
 
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,733
£2,476
 
 
1 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,451
£2,015
 

Notes

  • Special Offers

    Late Booking Discounts: within 9-13 weeks = 5%, within 5-9 Weeks = 10%, and less than 5 weeks before the start date = 15%;

    Our rental prices fluctuate throughout the year, according to season or special events. We constantly review the market to ensure that our properties remain competitive, and often run late deals and seasonal discounts.

    Most weekend and mid-week breaks are priced between 60% and 75% of the weekly rate, depending upon the season. There are occasional exceptions to this rule, such as Cheltenham Race Week, when the prices may be higher.

    For the very latest prices and special offers, please contact Character Cottages directly, via the Email Manager button below.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lower Swell in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Please note that bedroom 3 is accessed via bedroom 2.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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