Old Brewery House Overview
Old Brewery House, Upper Swell, Gloucestershire, GL54 1EP
Stow on the wold 1.5 miles • Borton on the Water 5 miles • Morton in Marsh 5 miles • Burford 11 miles • Charlbury 18 miles • Cheltenham 18 miles • Lechlade 20 miles • Oxford 31 miles •
A secret hideaway, yet within minutes of some of the Cotswolds most delightful towns and attractions Old Brewery House lends itself perfectly to StayCotswold.
Set over three floors this fabulous four bedroom family home has been completely rennovated during 2011 to make the very best of the large spaces and original features found in this unique property. The setting and architecture of Old Brewery House and the buildings that surround it are quintessentially Cotswolds and utterly idyllic. Its location is unique, being right in the heart of Donnington Brewery, whose buildings date back as far as the 12th Century. In 1827 it was bought by Thomas Arkell, whose descendant Richard Arkell started a Brewery here in 1865. It remains a working brewery today and although running full time, has very little impact on the house or its occupants. Donnington Brewery is not open to the public and access to the brewery buildings is understandably prohibited. Beer, however, is available, should you desire it and you'll find links to chocolate box pretty Cotswolds inns that are supplied by Donnington Brewery in the house guide.
Across the ground floor, there are large rooms for open plan living and entertaining. The enormous kitchen is a cook's delight as it is fully fitted with all the conveniences and extras that make catering a joy and the dining end of the kitchen accommodates a large table for 10 people. The main living room is the heart of the house - a supremely comfortable place to be. Enjoy the views across the lake, or relax in comfort, play a board game, read a good book or watch a good film on the 42" plasma TV with DVD player. The second sitting room is a more intimate space and can be closed off from the rest of house - an ideal place to give over to the children perhaps! One of the three sofas can be converted into a double bed for additional guests. In the quirky sunroom, there is a challenge for our guests - you'll have to stay to find out what it is! The lower ground floor utility area has access both from the gardens oustide and from the main house. With stone floors, butlers sink, washing machine, dryer and drying room, it is the perfect place to wash down after a long walk. Massive windows overlook the private gardens - you often find the resident peacocks peering in to see what's going on!
Upstairs you will find four huge, superbly appointed bedrooms. Each is furnished with zip and link beds that make up either one super king sized or two full sized single beds. Original period features have been kept during the restoration of this fabulous house and each bedroom has been furnished to compliment the overall aesthetic.
Each of the four bedrooms - the Garden Room, the Lake Room, the Green Room, and the Attic Room - has a bathroom en-suite and plenty of space in which to enjoy the views of the stunning landscaped gardens that surround Old Brewery House.