Horseshoe Cottage

Lower Swell, Stow-on-the-Wold
Short breaks from £513.26

At a glance

Welcoming dog friendly holiday cottage in the Stow-on-the-Wold Cotswolds

Sleeps Sleeps 5
Bedrooms Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms Bathrooms 1
Pets welcome Pets welcome
WiFi WiFi
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Village Village
Fireplace Fireplace
Garden Garden
Family friendly Family friendly
Non-smoking Non-smoking


Horseshoe Cottage is a charming Cotswold holiday home which sleeps five guests, in three cosy bedrooms, with one bathroom. This 19th century former cowman's cottage has a rich history and an abundance of retained character features. These have been seamlessly combined with high end furnishings, contemporary fixtures and stylish decor to create a wonderful home away from home. Many of the rooms overlook Lower Swell's village green and war memorial. At the front of the property is a beautiful English cottage garden complete with apple trees and a comfortable seating area, perfect to enjoy throughout the year.

This three bedroom holiday cottage in Lower Swell, just one mile from Stow-on-the-Wold, is perfectly suited for those looking to get together with family and friends, exploring the local countryside and eateries. The Cotswold holiday accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Sitting room
Two two-seater sofas, armchair with footstool, bean bag, wood burner and Smart TV with Amazon Fire Stick (account holders only)

Kitchen/dining room
Electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, Roberts radio, dishwasher, cafetiere, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, toaster and dining table seating five

Utility room
Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, clothes airer, loo and basin

First Floor

Master bedroom (Sleeps 2)
King size bed, hanging rail with storage, hairdryer and full length mirror

Bedroom 2 (Sleeps 2)
Double bed, full length mirror, hairdryer and wardrobe

Bedroom 3 (Sleeps 1)
Located in the eaves with sloped ceilings and single bed

Family bathroom
Bath with overhead shower, loo, basin and heated towel rail

Cottage style garden with bistro table seating two, charcoal BBQ, two wooden chairs and side table

Availability & Booking

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Floor Plan

Horseshoe Cottage Floor Plan

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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

Horseshoe is a dog friendly cottage which sits in the centre of the small village of Lower Swell in the North Cotswolds. This picturesque village benefits from a popular country inn, The Golden Ball, which offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere and serves hearty meals and local ale all year round. Lower Swell is surrounded by stunning countryside with a number of footpaths and cycle routes available from the doorstep. Just a mile away is the bustling market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, home to a variety of independent shops selling local produce and plenty of eateries. We would highly recommend a visit to The Old Butchers or The Old Stocks Inn, both offering fabulous Cotswold food and drink menus.
For your shopping essentials, there is a Co-op and a Tesco in Stow-on-the-Wold.
Lower Swell sits in the heart of the North Cotswolds and is perfectly placed for visiting Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden and Cheltenham, as well as the picture postcard villages of Broadway, Lower Slaughter and Blockley.

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided (duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic)
  • Free on street parking is available opposite the cottage
  • 1 travel cot, 1 highchair and 1 stair gate are available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cot, as this is not provided)
  • 1 small dog is welcome for an additional £40 per booking. For pet rules, please visit our FAQs 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Mobile phone reception is generally good
  • Smart TV with Amazon Fire Stick (guests to use their own login details)
  • Enclosed 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 wood burning stove from October to April only (enough for 1 fire)
  • Please note that there are steps up to the garden gate from the pavement, in addition to the steep staircase inside
  • 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 5 guests. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 1 additional infant
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 16:00 and check out is by 10:00
  • 1 Blink security camera overlooks the entrance to the property
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £150 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date and, providing no damage is reported, the pre-authorisation will be released 7 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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Enjoy a wonderful circular walk around some of the local villages, followed by a delicious meal at The Golden Ball Inn.