Elm Bank

Lower Swell, near Stow-on-the-Wold
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At a glance

Stylish family friendly holiday cottage in the Cotswolds

Sleeps Sleeps 12
Bedrooms Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms Bathrooms 5
Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Off street parking Off street parking
Garden Garden
Large groups Large groups
Family friendly Family friendly
BBQ BBQ
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Shop nearby Shop nearby
Village Village
WiFi WiFi
Working From Home Working From Home

Overview

Elm Bank is a beautifully refurbished Cotswold stone holiday cottage which sleeps 9+3 guests, in five bedrooms, with the +3 option being a double sofa bed and a single day bed, with five bathrooms. This fabulous detached property boasts three spacious reception rooms, one with a stone fireplace and cosy open fire, along with a generous wrap-around garden, a lovely space to unwind in the warmer months. Elm Bank is a charming home with varied décor and a range of modern facilities including a well-equipped kitchen and a TV with on demand services including Netflix and Disney+.

Accommodation
This five bedroom holiday cottage in Lower Swell is an ideal choice for a large family gathering or for a group of friends looking for a relaxing break in the heart of the Cotswolds. The accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Sitting room
Dual aspect, stone fireplace with open fire, large three-seater sofa, large two-seater sofa, two armchairs, two cube footstools, two Ercol chairs, Roberts Bluetooth speaker and selection of books and board games

Morning room (Sleeps +2)
Double sofa bed (available on request), writing desk, chair, CD player and small selection of CDs

Family/dining room
Garden access, triple aspect, electric stove fan heater, wall-mounted TV with on demand services only (login details provided), two three-seater sofas, two wicker chairs, cube footstool and large wooden dining table with seating for ten

Kitchen with rear lobby
Garden views, double electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, two cafetières, toaster, fridge, freezer, washing machine, DAB radio and large wooden table with seating for eight
Rear lobby with tumble dryer, and additional fridge in the hallway

Wet room
Rain shower with separate handheld shower attachment, loo, basin and heated towel rail

First Floor

Master bedroom with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Dual aspect, king size bed, dressing table with chair, built-in wardrobes, luggage stand, wicker chair, wall mirror and hair dryer
Ensuite with bath, walk-in shower, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Bedroom 2 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Double bed, freestanding wardrobe, tall chest of drawers, wicker chair, wall mirror and hair dryer
Ensuite with walk-in shower, loo and basin

Bedroom 3 (Sleeps 2+1)
Garden views, double bed, single day bed (available on request), built-in cupboards, dressing table and wall mirror

Bedroom 4 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
Double bed, two bedside tables with drawers, luggage stand and wall hooks
Ensuite with walk-in shower, loo and basin

Bedroom 5 (Sleeps 1)
Single bed, drawer unit, wall hooks, basin and mirror

Family bathroom
Bath with handheld shower attachment, loo and basin

Outside
Large garden comprising patio area with bench and charcoal BBQ, lawn with outdoor tables and seating for 12, along with secluded area with two wooden seats

Floor Plan Elm Bank Floor Plan

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided (duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic)
  • Off street parking is available for 2 cars on the gravel driveway, with a further allocated space on the entrance lane
  • 1 travel cot and 1 highchair are available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cot, as this is not provided) 
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Strong WiFi (Speeds 40 Mbps)
  • Mobile phone reception is variable
  • TV with on demand services only (login details provided)
  • Garden
  • Charcoal BBQ (guests are responsible for providing charcoal and cleaning BBQ after use)
  • Oil fired central heating system
  • Starter supply of wood provided for the open fire from October to April only
  • There are steps and uneven levels in the unenclosed garden, so young children should be supervised
  • 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
  • No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property
Things to Note...
  • The maximum occupancy for this property is 12 guests. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 2 additional infants
  • Hen and Stag parties are not permitted, though other same sex groups can enquire 
  • Commercial and work related bookings are not permitted
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 17:00 and check out is by 10:00
  • The Stow Horse Fair is held twice a year, on the Thursday closest to 12th May and the Thursday closest to 24th October. This is a traditional fair for gypsies and travelling people to meet up and trade which dates back to 1476 when its Charter was granted. Stow is very busy for a day or two before and after each fair, and a number of shops, pubs and restaurants are closed. Whilst many visitors enjoy the colour and vibrancy associated with the fairs, other visitors prefer to avoid Stow on these dates
  • The entrance lane turn is tight, so guests with a large vehicle may prefer to use the free public parking lay-by on the road nearby
  • Elm Bank has a lovely garden for guests to enjoy and it is important to the owners that guests are courteous and considerate towards the neighbouring properties. We politely request that guests do not disturb the neighbours and that noise is kept to a minimum after 22:30
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £350 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date, providing no damage is reported the pre-authorisation will be released 5 days after your departure. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival.

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Booking & Payment

StayCotswold is a marketing agent and therefore does not own any of the cottages listed on our website. In terms of cleaning and maintenance, the properties within our portfolio are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for the person managing your property. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 8 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Location Information

Elm Bank is situated in picturesque Lower Swell, an unspoilt village surrounded by stunning countryside and home to a popular country pub, The Golden Ball Inn. The bustling market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, with its many eateries and boutiques, is just a mile away, and can be walked to along a footpath from the village.
For your shopping essentials, there is a Co-op and a Tesco Superstore in Stow-on-the-Wold.
Lower Swell sits in the heart of the North Cotswolds and is perfectly placed for visiting the much-loved towns and villages of Chipping Campden, Winchcombe, Burford, Broadway, Lower Slaughter and Blockley.

Reviews

5
Stayed here for a wedding in Stow-on-the-wold. Really nice property, all rooms clean and well looked after. Plenty of car parking space. Lovely garden and surrounding area.

We're so pleased you had a wonderful stay at Elm Bank, Ruth - We hope you'll book again in the near future!

- Stay Cotswold, 17 October 2022

4
A beautiful country cottage set in the most idyllic surroundings. Warm, comfortably sleeps 10 and well equipped. Lovely log fire in sitting room and plenty of space for everyone. Will definitely visit again.

Laura, thank you for the great review! We're pleased you will definitely be back to stay at Elm Bank - we hope to see you again soon!

- Stay Cotswold, 4 October 2022

4.2
Very good condition and location. Everything is provided for your comfort. Everything in the house is of a high quality.

Thank you for your excellent review. We are happy to hear that you had a lovely stay at Elm Bank and enjoyed the location.

- StayCotswold, 14 September 2022

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