Lower Swell House Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 12 in five bedrooms. Two bathrooms. Off street parking for up to 5 cars
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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.
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: Roll-top bath, with shower attachment, 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.
No security deposit is required.
Regrettably, The Old School House does not accept pets.
Bed linen and towels:
Conran bed linen and two bath towels per guest are provided.
Arrival and departure times:
Arrival time at The Old School House is after 3pm and departure time is by 10am, unless prior arrangements are made with the owner. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations
•Bedroom 1: Double bed
•Bedroom 2: Double bed and a single bed
•Bedroom 3: Double bed
•Bedroom 4: Double bed
•Bedroom 5: Double bed and a single bed
Please note that bedroom 3 is accessed via bedroom 2.
Fuel and logs:
Electricity and oil for the central heating are included in the price. There is a wood burning stove in the living room and an initial supply of logs is provided for guests.
The Old School House has free wireless internet access and a flat screen TV with home cinema system and Freesat HD. A telephone is available with free calls to standard UK land line numbers.
Off street parking for up to five cars is available.
Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay linen and towel change are included in the price.
Child friendly facilities:
Two travel cots (without linen) and two high chairs are available.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Health and safety:
The Old School House is an old property and has many character features, including narrow and steep stairs, and multiple floors, which could pose difficulty to those with limited mobility, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the manager
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