Bridge Cottage, Upper Swell, near Stow on the Wold sleeping up to 6 guests
Complimentary Welcome Hamper
A complimentary welcome hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.
Originally the Gamekeeper's cottage for a large local estate, this delightful property sits comfortably next to the Grade II listed bridge over the River Dickler and backs onto private woodland, in the small hamlet of Upper Swell. This spacious property provides an ideal rural setting for a family holiday, yet Stow-on-the-Wold with its eclectic mix of quality shopping, restaurants and pubs is only a mile away.
The Heart of England Way runs adjacent to the cottage, and a 15-minute walk along this public footpath through the magnificent grounds of the Abbottswood Estate, will bring you to Lower Swell where the Golden Ball Public House offers good food, an open fire and a warm welcome. From Lower Swell, you can continue along the public footpaths for a further two miles, to the charming and much photographed villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter.
BBC's Countryfile's Adam's Farm is less than three miles away and is a great, affordable, family day out. www.cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk
Longborough's increasingly popular six week Festival Opera is less than three miles away. www.lfo.org.uk
Sezincote's magnificent gardens are three miles away. www.sezincote.co.uk
Batsford Arboretum, Britain's most visited arboretum, is four miles and is a spectacular sight, particularly in the Autumn. www.batsarb.co.uk
Naunton Downs Golf Club (visitors welcome) is three miles away.
Bath, Cheltenham, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within a 30 to 40 minute drive and London is easily accessible from either the train station at Kingham or Moreton-in-Marsh - the journey time is approximately one to 1.5 hours.