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Travellers Joy

Lower Swell, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1091409)

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  • 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


9 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    Reviewed by CarolineDec 2021

  • "A perfect cottage for a stay in the Cotswolds!"

    Great location and only a 25 min stroll into Stow on the Wold. Garden well suited for dogs as it is sizeable and enclosed - with a lovely patio in the far corner which gets the evening sun. Looking forward to staying here on our next visit!

    AdamMay 2021

  • "Travellers Joy is perfect for a cosy stay in the countryside, it's in a great location with some amazing walks and amenities nearby."

    The cottage and garden are beautifully well kept. Bring your own fire wood for the lovely wood burner which adds to the cosy vibe.

    CherMay 2021

  • "Beautiful place."

    2 mins from Stow. Would highly recommend for a couple or couple with child.

    CarlosApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with lots of charm, great garden and all the amenities."

    Highly recommend.

    HeleneApr 2021

  • "Picture perfect Cotswold cottage."

    Was a beautiful place to stay, would definitely come back.

    MarkDec 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our break in your beautiful cottage."

    So much to do in this very special part of the country.

    The Dean FamilyOct 2020

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay- the cottage had everything we needed and was a great base for us to explore the Cotswolds."

    We’ll miss the cosy evenings in front of the fire!

    Dan And CharlieOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful part of the Cotswolds."

    Julie And MikeOct 2020

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

The property

The proof really is in the name with this property!

Travellers Joy is a truly impressive 17th century, Grade ll listed cottage, located in the heart of the lovely village of Lower Swell, close to busting market town Stow-on-the-Wold.

The village offers ample roadside parking for you to unload your luggage nearby to your new abode, so unload your luggage and enter through the front door which opens to a welcoming entrance hall and step straight into the charming sitting/dining room which features a charming inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove; perfect for warming yourself on a cold day.

Rural views and character features give this room a homely and comforting feel.

A step leads up to the well-equipped and tastefully decorated kitchen, offering you and your group all the contemporary amenities you will need during your stay to cook up scrumptious meals.

The underfloor heating adds to the comforting feels of this home and is perfect for arriving back from a cold walk.

If you’re looking for some peace a quiet, make yourself a warm mug of tea and head into the snug, which leads out to the garden and is a lovely calming space.

The day bed benefits from doubling up as a super-king-size double bed for additional guests, on request.

A handy cloakroom offers a place to wash up before the evening and finishes off the ground floor pleasantly.

When the night draws to a close, head upstairs into the large first floor hallway and choose from one of the elegant bedrooms.

The master is a stylish dual aspect double room, with attractive stone mullion window, oak flooring, contains an ornamental Victorian fireplace and has graceful views over the Abbotswood Estate.

The second double bedroom boasts exposed timber beams and a gable window, overlooking the field across the way.

The beautifully appointed shower room finishes off the first floor and has the advantage of contemporary underfloor heating to warm your toes on a cold morning.

Have yourself an invigorating shower to start your day and head down to the equipped kitchen to cook you and your loved ones a morning meal to start your day right.

When the weather allows, take advantage of the seating area on the patio of the garden and eat your meals al fresco.

The cottage garden has a colourful mix of flowerbeds, running the length of the lawned garden and houses a small stone shed which contains a handy charcoal barbecue and a little paddling pool, perfect for use in warmer months.

Resting in the little village of Lower Swell, Travellers Joy is well-placed for visiting the many beautiful Cotswold towns surrounding, one being the busy market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, where you will find plenty of amenities just a short walk from your door step, including tea rooms, individual shops, pubs, restaurants and art galleries.

If you want to discover the history of Stow, take a walk around the market square, where you will find the town stock at one end which dates back to the 15th Century and is shaded by an old Elm Tree and at the opposite end, you will find the ancient Market Cross, originally erected as a symbolic reminder to traders of the times to deal honestly and fairly.

St Edward’s Parish Church is known for its enchanting looking tree surrounding the doorway and it is here you will find a memorial of those who fought in the last Civil War.

Venturing further afield you will find yourself in Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ due to its low arched bridges across the River Windrush.

It is here you can discover a miniature replica of the Cotswold-stone village at The Model Village, or enjoy a scrumptious picnic surrounded by wildlife at Birdland Park & Gardens.

A short car journey will put you in Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace, Oxford or Bath; all wonderful places to enjoy a day out and return to your calming base, Travellers Joy.

For true travellers joy, stay at Travellers Joy!





  • 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

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About the location


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.

Region Information

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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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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