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Bridge Cottage (Gloucestershire)

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, with Stow-on-the-Wold only a mile away with its eclectic mix of quality shopping, restaurants and pubs.

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.

Rosemary Cottage in the adjacent village of Lower Swell is also available to book for five guests.

This holiday cottage at a glance

  • Sleeps six guests.
  • Bedroom with 5' king-size bed and en-suite shower room.
  • Bedroom with 4'6 double bed and en-suite shower room.
  • Bedroom with twin 3' single zip and link beds which can be converted into a 6' super king-size bed on request.
  • Small bathroom with bath and shoqwer over.
  • Bedrooms have vaulted ceilings.
  • Chill-out room above the garage, approached by an external wooden staircase. (Suitable for warmer months, see layout).
  • Large lawned, south facing garden overlooking the shallow but fast flowing river, and backing onto private woodland – completely fenced off and child safe.
  • The garage is not available for guests but parking is available for two vehicles.
  • The parking area is open to the river and children must be supervised.
  • Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome (small additional charge).
  • WiFi.
  • Minimum of a two night stay.

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