Old Brewery House

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

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

Sleeps Sleeps 8
Bedrooms Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms Bathrooms 4
BBQ BBQ
Garden Garden
Family friendly Family friendly
Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Off street parking Off street parking
Rural Rural
WiFi WiFi

Overview

Located in a secluded valley close to the classic Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold, Old Brewery House is a terrific Cotswold retreat with a real difference. 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 much of the original charm and character has been retained and many of the rooms enjoy stunning views across the private lake and gardens. The open-plan kitchen/dining room is well equipped and there are 2 living rooms, so plenty of space! The 4 en-suite bedrooms can be configured into doubles or twins depending on your requirements which makes this property flexible for all parties. Oh, and the beer produced is of course available to purchase from Andy, the onsite manager!

LIVING
A practical kitchen/diner with double Everhot range cooker, plus dining table and chairs
The main living room enjoys views over the private lake and gardens. The sofas form a U shape around the log burner and the plasma TV
There is a separate snug with another plasma TV
The lower ground floor boot room with washing machine and dryer, is a perfect dumping ground for muddy boots after that invigorating Cotswold walk

BEDROOMS
The Lake Room (1) – master with super king zip/link bed with wardrobe, drawers and en-suite bathroom (with fixed shower above)
The Green Room (2) – super king zip/link bed with wardrobe, drawers and en-suite bathroom (with fixed shower above)
The Garden Room (3) – super king zip/link bed with wardrobe, drawers and en-suite shower room
The Attic Room (4) – super king zip/link bed with hanging space, drawers and en-suite bathroom (bath only) Single bed also available on request

Please confirm any specific bed configuration requests with at least seven days notice?.

OUTSIDE
Wonderful gardens with BBQ terrace and seating which overlook the mill stream
There are many walks all around the area and plenty of Cotswold attractions to explore
Off street parking available for 2/3 cars

Please note that the adjoining buildings are part of a working brewery and the drive way down into Old Brewery House shares access to these buildings

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

Floor Plan Old Brewery House Floor Plan

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)
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed garden
  • 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)
  • Wood burner – please note that logs are only supplied to guests between 1st October and 30th April
  • The property does not permit charging of electric cars. Charging points can be found locally
  • 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, 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.

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 Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold. The house is also well placed for exploring the idyllic villages of the Cotswolds, as well as attractions like Daylesford organic farm shop, SOHO farmhouse, Burford Garden centre and the Cotswold wildlife park to name but a few.

And for those wanting to visit the races at Cheltenham, the property is only half an hour away.

Reviews

4.5
We enjoyed our stay at Old Brewery House very much. It was very clean and well equipped. The bedrooms were all of a good size and comfortable. The cooker took some getting used to, being of a Rayburn/Aga type, but it worked well. The logs for the fire were appreciated. It's a very old house and the condition is as would be expected, but it was ideal for our party of 8. A lovely quiet location, with lake and river. Very picturesque.

Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Old Brewery House and the picturesque surrounds and we hope to welcome you back to the Cotswolds soon!

- StayCotswold, 16 May 2022

4.7
We really love the house. It was perfect for this role in the local area and had absolutely everything we needed. We would definitely go back.

Victoria, we are delighted you loved Old Brewery House, thank you for your review, we certainly look forward to seeing you again.

- StayCotswold, 26 April 2022

4.7
The Old Brewery House was a great place to stay and visit the Cotswold's. The property has four large bedrooms, all on suite and lots of space for people to spread-out and enjoy. Highly recommended.

Thank you for your wonderful review of Old Brewery House. We are thrilled to hear that yourself and your group had a lovely stay and we hope to welcome you back with StayCotswold in the future.

- StayCotswold, 20 April 2022

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