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Enjoy an evening in front of the wood burner
The delightful lounge is full of character
Feel at home in front of the wood burner
Treat yourselves, you are on holiday
The perfect base from which to enjoy your holiday
Cute touches
A contemporary twist, this stylish kitchen is perfect for an evening's entertaining
Dine in style
Contemporary and character features abound
Finishing touches
The beams add to the character of the double bedroom
Snuggle down in this lovely bedroom
Get a good night's rest in this lovely double bedroom
The bedroom benefits from en-suite facilities
Take a shower after a day out
Luxurious fittings throughout
Elegant soft furnishing enhances the bedroom
Have a cosy night up in the eaves within this chic twin room
The twin room is delightful
Enjoy a soak in the freestanding bath
The en-suite shower room will ensure no queues in the morning
Friendly features all the way
View towards the property
Welcome to your holiday home
Beautiful courtyard garden
Rear courtyard with BBQ and outside dining area
1 / 26  Enjoy an evening in front of the wood burner
2 / 26  The delightful lounge is full of character
3 / 26  Feel at home in front of the wood burner
4 / 26  Treat yourselves, you are on holiday
5 / 26  The perfect base from which to enjoy your holiday
6 / 26  Cute touches
7 / 26  A contemporary twist, this stylish kitchen is perfect for an evening's entertaining
8 / 26  Dine in style
9 / 26  Contemporary and character features abound
10 / 26  Finishing touches
11 / 26  The beams add to the character of the double bedroom
12 / 26  Snuggle down in this lovely bedroom
13 / 26  Get a good night's rest in this lovely double bedroom
14 / 26  The bedroom benefits from en-suite facilities
15 / 26  Take a shower after a day out
16 / 26  Luxurious fittings throughout
17 / 26  Elegant soft furnishing enhances the bedroom
18 / 26  Have a cosy night up in the eaves within this chic twin room
19 / 26  The twin room is delightful
20 / 26  Enjoy a soak in the freestanding bath
21 / 26  The en-suite shower room will ensure no queues in the morning
22 / 26  Friendly features all the way
23 / 26  View towards the property
24 / 26  Welcome to your holiday home
25 / 26  Beautiful courtyard garden
26 / 26  Rear courtyard with BBQ and outside dining area

Michaelmas Cottage

Stow-on-the-Wold (1.5mls SW), Cotswolds
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Quintessential Cotswold stone cottage set within a village location of Lower Swell
  • Ideal for walkers and cyclists with walks from your doorstep
  • Explore The Cotswolds and open countryside
Property code: 49965

Step back in time and enjoy this charming Cotswold stone cottage set within the heart of a traditional village of Lower Swell, with stylish interiors that blend beautifully with the exposed beams and stonework, just perfect for any stay in the Cotswolds.

The peaceful village of Lower Swell enjoys an enviable location tucked into the valley enjoying the surrounding countryside, though just over a mile from Stow-on-the-Wold a quintessential English town, often referred to as the hub of the Cotswold’s with easy access to neighboring towns and villages to include Lower Slaughter, Broadway, Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water and Burford. Further afield the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare’s birth place and Cheltenham home to the literature and food festival. More local attraction include Chastleton House and Gardens, The Cotswold Farm Park, Birdland, Hidcote Manor, Daylesford organic farm shop and Chedworth Roman Villas.

This picturesque terrace offers an entrance that’s traditional in style, the solid wooden door opens onto an inviting hallway with marble tiled floors and hanging space for those all-important coats, walking boots and walking sticks. The open archway into the lounge with its traditional inglenook stone fireplace with open fire, cosy seating, Bose sound system and Smart TV which is cleverly tucked away, the exposed beams and stone mullion windows with shutters create the perfect setting for any evening in with friends. Off the hallway you will also find the kitchen, bespoke in style, with the island offering seating for all whilst the cook amongst you prepares a hearty lunch after a mornings rambling across the fields, well-equipped with oven and hob, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and dishwasher. Head upstairs via the spiral staircase where you will find two double bedrooms both with en-suite shower and WC. Continue up the spiral stairs to a large twin bedroom with exposed beams, a secret door into a stylish en-suite with free standing volcanic limestone bath just perfect for soaking and a WC.

From the rear lobby you can access the enclosed gardens, a perfect sun trap to while away the afternoon with a good book, or perhaps light the BBQ and cook for friends. There is roadside parking to the front of the cottage.

  • 3 En-suite bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 2 Shower rooms and1 bathroom
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing/dryer and dishwasher
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Roadside parking
  • Weber BBQ provided
  • No disposable BBQs permitted
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops 1.5 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV
  • Please note that this property has two spiral staircase and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues

Gemma Cole

This property is personally managed by Gemma.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jonathan 28th August 2021

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This is a beautiful cottage in the most perfect location. Stow is a wonderful base to explore the Cotswolds and Lower Swell (where the cottage is) is only a short walk from the centre. The cottage is well appointed and comfortable. It is small though, so best suited to a single family of four as six adults would be a squeeze.

Reviewed by Anna 23rd July 2021

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The living space was smaller than we had anticipated from the photos, so was rather tight for six adults. However, the location is good and it was nice to have the small patio at the back for extra living space.

Reviewed by John 16th July 2021

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Superb cottage in a wonderful location, we were able to enjoy the very best weather imaginable but even without this, the whole area is beautiful, restaurants and pubs we visited all offered superb food and service. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Reviewed by Sue 9th July 2021

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Fantastic cottage very clean and equipped with everything you could need and finished to a very high standard.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 25th June 2021

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June 25 -2 July 2021 What a brilliant cottage well equipped snd spotless. Lovely enclosed garden and sociable table for nice catch up and drink. Spiral stair case was fine if you take care and it is in the description of the cottage so not a problem. The cottage was in a great position to go out walking or to visit local beauty spots. Local pub shoRead morert walk and very welcoming. No problem parking even with the little school close by. Would definitely recommend and stay again Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 18th June 2021

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The cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed for our stay. It had all the charm and features of an old cottage with some stunning modern touches. The location is perfect for getting out an about around the cotswolds and the local pub is very accommodating.

Reviewed by Jennifer 28th May 2021

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Spotlessly clean and well equipped, quaint cottage. With some low ceilings, this is not best suited for tall people.

Reviewed by Roger 21st May 2021

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Lovely well equipped cottage in a very central location to visit all the lovely Cotswold's villages in the surrounding A. O. N. B.

Reviewed by Julia 4th May 2021

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A lovely well kept cottage, clean and with the comforts of home. We enjoyed our stay! Car parking not always straight forward as school is nearby but we always found somewhere nearby to park.

Reviewed by Hakan 1st May 2021

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Absolutely beautiful place. Highly recommend especially if first time visiting. Ideal hike to Bourton on the Water too. Will be coming back 100%!

Reviewed by Petra 12th April 2021

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Beautiful cottage, thoughtfully laid out, fantastic bathrooms! Loved the fire, TV was straightforward to use, thankful for the wifi. Liked the homely touches & pristine decor, good garden furniture. Good location, easy to find & park, would stay again. Thanks.

Reviewed by Poonam 11th December 2020

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Had an absolutely amazing time. Already planning our second visit. It did get cold at times so would've been nice to control the thermostat ourselves. Such a beautiful cottage and felt like a home away from home.

Reviewed by Barbara 30th October 2020

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Reviewed by Donna 5th October 2020

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Absolutely perfect. Kitted out with carefully chosen furniture to compliment the whole cottage from the quirky bedrooms to the modern kitchen, each and every room had that at home feeling. The position of the cottage was idyllic and due to kind weather, we didnt need to use the log fire which was a shame. An absolute gem, and thoroughly recommendedRead more Hide

Reviewed by Dipen 21st September 2020

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Reviewed by Carol 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Gillian 14th August 2020

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Reviewed by Sulinder 17th July 2020

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Reviewed by Jamie 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Sarah 28th February 2020

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Michaelmas Cottage is superbly located for visiting all the quaint villages of the Cotswolds. Plenty of lovely walks and numerous Pubs and restaurants nearby. The cottage is a little tight for 6 adults due to the small living space. The stairs was quite challenging for one of our older guests. We would definitely come back for another visit as the Read morecottage is beautifully equipped and well situated. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 14th February 2020

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Reviewed by Laura 3rd February 2020

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Reviewed by Nick 28th December 2019

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Excellent cottage, well maintained and equipped. Well located for walks and the amenities in Stow.

Reviewed by Lyndsay 20th December 2019

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Such a lovely cottage, full of character and charm. The large open fire is wonderful. It was ideal to have an en suite for each bedroom - and the bathroom in the attic is divine! The kitchen is really well equipped and a very sociable space. Parking outside is easy, its a short walk to the local pub and Stow is right in the doorstep. Be aware the sRead moretairs are narrow and steep but wouldnt be a problem for most people. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 4th December 2019

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Lovely, well appointed cottage. We loved the log fire. There were nice little touches like supplying torches. Being within walking distance of the village pub was great. We ate there three times. Genuine home cooked food. Excellent. Also, we were able to park three cars easily on the road outside, which had been a concern when we booked.

Reviewed by Andrew 30th November 2019

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Reviewed by Nikki 1st November 2019

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Absolutely lovely cottage. Have never stayed in such a well equipped holiday property and it felt very homely! Highly recommend. Oh and amazing showers!

Reviewed by Gareth 5th October 2019

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Reviewed by Karen 20th September 2019

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Reviewed by John Michael 13th September 2019

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Enjoy an evening in front of the wood burner
The delightful lounge is full of character
Feel at home in front of the wood burner
Treat yourselves, you are on holiday
The perfect base from which to enjoy your holiday
Cute touches
A contemporary twist, this stylish kitchen is perfect for an evening's entertaining
Dine in style
Contemporary and character features abound
Finishing touches
The beams add to the character of the double bedroom
Show 14 moreSnuggle down in this lovely bedroom

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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