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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


15 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    JoanneMay 2021

  • "Lovely property, very nicely decorated."

    Nice outdoor seating space and large garden. Cosy lounge area and great open plan kitchen/dining area with morning sun. Pretty much everything you would need in the kitchen. Professional company.

    CarolineAug 2020

  • "Lovely house, perfect for exploring the Cotswolds."

    GarrettJul 2020

  • "This house was just delightful to live in."

    Its kitchen/dining/lounge room with its underfloor heating and the wonderful wall of windows looking out onto the garden was a great communal space that definitely let us feel we were in the Cotswolds. It was close to the pub and a short drive away from plenty of wonderful Cotswolds towns and villages. We didn’t want to leave!

    JanJan 2020

  • "Beautiful house with lots of space for a large group."

    Great location too.

    JeanetteJan 2020

  • "Lovely place, beautiful location, had an amazing stay!"

    Helena NilssonNov 2019

  • "Willows House was perfect for our family reunion."

    Eight people from three generations all fitted perfectly. The house is beautifully put together and is really cosy. There was plenty of room to get away from each other if we wanted to or all be together when we wanted to. We stayed for five days and mainly catered for ourselves. There was plenty of equipment in the kitchen to do so and some wonderful memories were made around the kitchen table. Highly recommend it.

    JudiSep 2019

  • "Full of character."

    Kitchen well stocked for equipment and crockery. Lots of seating for relaxing. Very private.

    JulieAug 2019

  • "We loved staying here and instantly fell in love when we saw it."

    The property was so spacious and it meant that the ten of us could spread out and really enjoy the house. Each room was beautifully decorated and was well thought out. The garden at the back was so calming and peaceful and we loved that there was so much space to park our three cars. We were sad to leave!

    SarahMar 2019

  • "Beautiful, wonderful, amazing!"

    We had the best time here. The house is gorgeous and well located.

    TahleeMar 2019

  • "The house provided a fantastic venue for our family reunion."

    Lovely warm house finished to a high standard and set against the charming back drop of Lower Swell. Easy access to some great walks too. Highly recommended.

    MarkFeb 2019

  • "Modern house within walking distance of Stow."

    Warm and comfortable with an excellent kitchen. Great sofas for 6 adults!

    DinahDec 2018

  • "It was absolutely beautiful, we had a wonderful time."

    The house was well stocked, clean and spacious and in a lovely location.

    JanetNov 2018

  • "Superb house, lovely location just outside Stow."

    with easy walks and short drives to amazing locations in the Cotswolds. Great house, loved it and made are stay even more special.

    MichaelNov 2018

  • "We had a fabulous week at Willows."

    A lovely property in an idyllic part of the world was perfect for our family break. Thoroughly recommended and hope to visit again. Thanks for being so responsive.

    PeterJun 2018

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

Upon arrival at this stunning Cotswold stone, detached property, you will marvel at the sight before you.

The property is finished to a high standard yet retains its stunning character features which have been cleverly enhanced by the owners with modern facilities.

Located on a quiet road in the centre of the quiet village Lower Swell, this property is perfect for larger families or groups of friends who are looking for a relaxing break in the Cotswolds.

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).

You will be spoilt for room on the driveway as there is space available for up to six cars, so everyone in your party will have the benefit of parking right on the property ground.

Opening the front door into a large hallway to store your coats and boots, you enter the well laid out ground floor.

The open plan dual aspect living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting room is a lovely sociable room, extending along the entire rear of the property and letting in riches of sunlight through the large French windows.

It has been stylishly decorated with smart furnishings and lovely panelled walls and has beautiful views of the garden and countryside beyond; you are in true serenity.

The kitchen provides everything you will need during your stay and has a large centre island.

The Cotswold stone fireplace contains a open fire for you to get crackling away on cold evenings.

If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, head over to the snug located at the front of the house, which contains and large L-shaped sofa and large TV, perfect for snuggling up with your loved ones and catching up on your favourite show.

Next to the snug you will find a handy utility room and a convenient cloakroom, as well as the study containing a sofa which doubles up as a double bed on request, acting as the fifth bedroom in the property.

Climb the stairs up to the first floor where you will find four immaculately presented bedrooms.

The master is a bright, triple aspect room containing a king-size bed and boasting stone mullion windows and sloping ceilings.

It benefits from an en-suite shower room with an invigorating rain shower.

The second bedroom has views overlooking the back garden and the front on the house, through the dual aspect windows.

The en-suite is well-presented and contains a lovely rain shower.

Also overlooking the garden, bedroom three contains a double bed with gorgeous views of the rolling countryside beyond.

The final bedroom is a twin room and is perfect for children.

A stunning freestanding bath lies in the bathroom for you to run yourself a bath and enjoy total relaxation.

When the sun is beaming down in the morning, you and your guests can gather in the enclosed back garden which is a large area, mostly lawn, surrounded by beautiful shrubs, flowers and trees.

A sweet bench lies on the lawn area and provides a welcoming shade, as well as an outdoor table with seating for eight for you and your guests to enjoy meals al fresco.

Make use of the barbecue that is provided and soak up the summer – or winter – sun!

Willows House sits in Lower Swell, located just a mile from market town Stow-on-the-Wold, where you will find an array of local amenities; visit the Fosse Gallery to admire an array of contemporary British art, indulge in a bite to eat and drinks at The Stag at Stow, add a touch of opulence and revel in the scrumptious tea and cakes – or scones!

- at The Old Bakery Tea Room.

Discover over 500 species of birds by visiting Birdland Park & Gardens, which is a lovely spot to enjoy a picnic, surrounded by wildlife, or perhaps make a visit to the nearby village of Bourton-on-the-Water and discover a miniature replica of the Cotswold-stone village at The Model Village.

Choose Willows House for you and your loved ones.





  • 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.

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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.

Region Information

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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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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