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The Old School House

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Lower Swell near Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 11 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • well (5)
  • house (4)
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7 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    It was all very comfortable. We had everything there that we needed. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment. The beds were very comfortable. Everything was very clean. A beautiful house. Our only criticism (which is minor) would be the lounge needing some warmth through lighting possibly. It's all very blue which makes it feel and look a little cold.

    Thank you for your comments. We have passed your suggestion onto the owner. We are very pleased that you had a comfortable stay. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage and very comfortable for 9 adults."

    Living room spacious with plenty of seating. We all slept well and plenty of hot water for showers. To make the cottage perfect a larger oven and vegetable steamers.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are very pleased that you were all comfortable. We will pass your suggestions onto the owner, Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2023

  • "Overall, this is an excellent, spacious and well located property."

    It was clean and well maintained. The following are intended as constructive or helpful comments: * it was difficult to keep the bedrooms in the old part warm * the shower screen in the small bathroom was dangerous as not obvious on entry * a downstairs toilet would be very useful for elderly guests or when a large number of guests. Again these are comments not complaints. Overall this was an excellent place to stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback which is much appreciated - we always like helpful comments! The issues you have mentioned regarding the heating and shower screen are being reviewed by the owner and property manager so thank you for bringing these to our attention. Best wishes Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Nov 2023

  • "The property was well maintained and very comfortable, one or two issues that should be addressed,1 Carpet in the lounge needs to be cleaned as there were stains on the carpet,2 bathroom shower needs a shower dish to place shower gels and soap in while showering,3 for reference a toilet would have been appropriate down stairs for easy access for people with mobility issues, we found it difficult locating the property with the road diversions apart from that we had great time and was great value considering seven people were holidaying there."

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at The Old School House. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the property and thank you for your feedback. We will pass on your comments for review with the Property Manager. Kind regards Manor Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely, comfortable family stay at the house."

    Would have been a nice addition to have a bbq provided, to max the outdoors. Plus there’s no downstairs toilet, something to bear in mind for elderly or less able guests.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your comments. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jul 2023

  • "We were only 2 couples staying at the this lovely house."

    It was spacious, quiet and very relaxing. The house is very comfortable, well equipped and in a great location; very convenient to drive (or 25 min walk) to Stow, supermarkets, fantastic pubs, shops and all lovely surrounding villages and attractions. The only disappointment I would like to point out; no shop or supermarket sells the particular type of pods for the coffee machine. I called in advance to find out about the type of coffee pods and was told they are the ‘common’ pods, which unfortunately wasn’t the case. Luckily there are a few great coffee places in Stow. And 2 recommendations: perhaps a few sun lounges would have been nice and definitely some better pillows on the beds. Apart from that we had a fantastic stay! Thank you! We will hopefully be back in future.

    Thank you for your comments and suggestions. We have taken your comments onboard and have now replaced the coffee machine for a standard Nespresso that uses the pods that can be bought in any shop. We have also added a teapot. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes Character Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by Inge4.4May 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay at the old school house."

    The house itself and the setting was beautiful and perfect for our family getaway for a birthday. We would definitely come back again. Only other feedback would be to leave a bit more loo roll. We were easily able to pop into Stow for some but there wasn't enough for the size of the house. Also the hot water settings could do with increasing as it didn't come on in the afternoon at all meaning we quickly ran out for a house of 10 again. We were able to boost this but couldn't find the instructions in the booklet. Thanks for a great stay.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay at The Old School House. We appreciate your suggestions for improvement have taken these into full consideration. We hope to welcome you again one day in the future. Best wishes, Character Cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe4.4Apr 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 3 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor family room with double and single
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two highchairs and a travel cot available on request and an iron and board
  • Parking available
  • Enclosed, side patio with furniture and large, secure, lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Sorry, no stags, hens or similar
  • Note: No loud music after 10pm
  • Note: More dogs may be welcome on request
  • Note: The second-floor double room is accessed through the family room
  • Note: Check-in 4pm and Check-out 10am

The property

Stow-on-the-Wold 1.4 miles.

Nestled in the charming village of Lower Swell in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire is The Old School House.

This fabulous, stone-fronted, dog-friendly holiday home benefits from a wonderful location with easy access to ample walking opportunities and the wonders of the Cotswolds as well as a stylish interior completed by five beautifully-appointed bedrooms; the perfect choice for families and friends looking to explore all of Gloucestershire.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and head straight into the sitting room where you can unwind on the plush sofas while the crackling woodburning stove creates a homely ambience.

Later, step into the fully-equipped kitchen/diner to rustle up a tasty meal that can then be enjoyed around the spacious dining table.

If the sun is shining, why not step outside to indulge in an alfresco affair upon the patio furniture, the perfect place to raise a toast to your well-earned retreat.

When the stars appear overhead, head back inside to wash off the day’s adventures in either the bathroom or shower room before retiring to one of five bedrooms; choose between three doubles or a double and family room with double and single housed on the second-floor.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic holiday home head into the nearby town of Stow-on-the-Wold where you can stock up on all of your self-catering essentials at the local stores or supermarkets or treat your loved ones to a well-earned break from the kitchen with delicious meals at pubs like The Kings Arms, The Porch House or Sheep on Sheep Street.

The dwelling’s setting in the picturesque Cotswolds AONB provides keen ramblers with an abundance of walking and hiking opportunities including Greystones Farm Nature Reserve, Leckhampton Hill and Foxhole Reserve which all give breath-taking views across the English countryside.

History is also woven throughout the encompassing countryside, immerse yourself in the area’s past by visiting the National Trust’s Chastleton House, The Rollright Stones and the unique Chedworth Roman Villa or embark on a leisurely stroll through Snowshill Manor and Gardens.

All this and more awaits at The Old School House.

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About the location


Bourton-on-the-Water 4 miles; Stratford upon Avon 15 miles.

The highest town in the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold, originally an Iron Age Fort, epitomises olde worlde England. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly Farmers' market. The vast market square boasts an ancient cross at one end and the village stocks at the other, surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antique shops, tea rooms, traditional pubs, award-winning restaurants and its very own cricket museum. Many walks and cycle rides through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Cotswolds can be enjoyed from the centre of Stow, with the Macmillan Way, Heart of England Way, Gloucestershire and Monarch's Way all running close to the town. Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the 'Venice of the Cotswolds' as the River Windrush runs through the centre, lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of the most popular Cotswold villages. The Saxon market town of Moreton-in-Marsh and the quintessential English village of Broadway are all within easy reach and make a great day out. Cheltenham (20 miles away) is, architecturally, the most complete regency town in England. A spa town with an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants and pubs, it is famous for its horse-racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. At other times of year, it is host to literature, jazz, classical music, science and food and drink festivals. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and sometimes called 'The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the oldest university teaching room, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester are also within easy reach, making Stow-on-the-Wold an ideal base.

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