Old Brewery House

Upper Swell, Stow-on-the-Wold
Short breaks from £886.20

At a glance

4 bedroom Cotswold cottage near Stow-on-the-Wold

Sleeps Sleeps 8
Bedrooms Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms Bathrooms 4
Pets welcome Pets welcome
WiFi WiFi
Rural Rural
Fireplace Fireplace
Off street parking Off street parking
Garden Garden
Electric charging point Electric charging point
Family friendly Family friendly
Non-smoking Non-smoking


Old Brewery House is a terrific Cotswold holiday home retreat with a real difference near Stow-on-the-Wold, sleeping up to 8 guests in four spacious ensuite bedrooms. Old Brewery House is located within the grounds of the Donnington Brewery (hence the name!) which in 1827 was bought as a working mill by Thomas Arkell, his descendant Richard Arkell founded the Brewery here in 1865. Inside the property, much of the original charm and character has been retained and many of the rooms enjoy stunning views across the gardens with roaming peacocks and the beautiful private lake with ducks and swans. The open-plan kitchen/dining room is well equipped and there are 2 living rooms, so plenty of space! The four bedrooms can be configured into doubles or twins (on request) which makes this property flexible for all parties. Oh, and the beer produced is of course available to purchase from Andy, the onsite manager!

For larger groups, Old Brewery house can be booked with Waterhead Barn with a maximum occupancy of 21

This four bedroom holiday cottage located in Upper Swell, a secluded valley close to the classic Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold, is ideal for family and friends looking to get together and those wanting to explore the neighbouring Cotswold towns and villages. The Cotswold accommodation is laid out as follows:

Lower Ground Floor

Utility/boot area
Washing machine, dryer, large chest freezer. An iron and ironing board can also be found in the under stair cupboard

Ground Floor

Kitchen/dining room
A combined kitchen/dining area with a double Everhot range cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, full-sized built-in fridge, separate under counter freezer and another additional under counter fridge, dishwasher, kitchen island and dining table with chairs and TV in the cupboard

Sitting Room
The main living room enjoys views over the private lake and gardens. Two three-seater sofas and one two-seater sofa form a U shape around the log burner, with plasma TV, DVD player and a selection of boardgames and books

Separate snug room, with a three-seater L shaped sofa, two-seater sofa, plasma TV, DVD player

First Floor

Master Bedroom with ensuite (Sleeps 2) – The Lake Room
Lovely views across the lake, super king bed (can be two singles on request), two bedside tables, wardrobe, drawers, mirror, ornamental fireplace
Ensuite with bath and overhead shower, loo, heated towel rail and hairdryer

Bedroom 3 with ensuite (Sleeps 2) – The Garden Room
Super king bed (can be two singles on request), two bedside tables, wardrobe, drawers, dressing table with mirror and chair, small two-seater sofa, ornamental fireplace
Ensuite with shower, loo, heated towel rail and hairdryer

Three small steps up to bedroom 2 and 4

Bedroom 2 with ensuite (Sleeps 2) – The Green Room
Super king bed (can be two singles on request), two bedside tables, wardrobe, drawers, mirror, ornamental fireplace
Ensuite with bath and overhead shower, loo, heated towel rail and hairdryer

Second Floor

Bedroom 4 with ensuite (Sleeps 2) – The Attic Room
Super king bed (can be two singles on request), two bedside tables, hanging space, drawers, and country views. There is a small step into this room and some restricted head height from the sloped ceiling
Ensuite bathroom with bath, loo, heated towel rail and hairdryer

An additional single bed mattress can be provided in The Attic Room (on request), so long as guest numbers are within the max occupancy. All bedrooms have a super king bed default, however can be made up as twin rooms on request with at least seven days notice

Wonderful gardens with terrace area, charcoal BBQ and seating that overlooks the mill stream. There are two resident peacocks which roam the gardens and a beautiful private lake with ducks and swans

Availability & Booking

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Floor Plan

Old Brewery House Floor Plan

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

Old Brewery House is close to the famous market town Stow-on-the-Wold - a prime location for many of the
com/things-to-do-in-the-cotswolds/">best things to do in the Cotswolds. The house is also well placed for exploring the idyllic villages of the Cotswolds including Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton-in-Marsh and Burford to name a few, with nearby local attractions like Daylesford organic farm shop, SOHO farmhouse, Burford Garden Centre and the Cotswold Wildlife Park. There are many walks to explore right on the doorstep and for those wanting to visit the races at Cheltenham, the property is only a half hour drive away.

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • Off street parking is available for up to 4 cars on the driveway outside the property
  • 2 travel cots and 2 highchairs are available on request (please bring your own linen for the travel cots, as this is not provided)
  • 2 medium sized dogs are welcome for an additional £40 per booking per dog. For pet rules, please visit our FAQs
  • WiFi
  • Charcoal BBQ (please note that coal and gas are only supplied to guests between 1st April and 30th September, guests are responsible for cleaning BBQ after use)
  • Please note that logs for the wood burner are only supplied to guests between 1st October and 30th April
  • EV charging point available on request for an additional £20, to be paid for in advance of arrival
  • Please note that the adjoining buildings are part of a working brewery and the driveway down into Old Brewery House shares access to these buildings
  • 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 8 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, Stag and other same sex groups are not permitted
  • 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 16:00 and check out is by 10:00
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £500.00 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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