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Welcome to Horseshoe Cottages, in picturesque Lower Swell
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Welcome to Horseshoe Cottages, in picturesque Lower Swell
The large, mature garden, with table and chairs Cosy living room, viewed from the kitchen
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5 reviews
Welcome to Horseshoe Cottages, in picturesque Lower Swell
The large, mature garden, with table and chairs
Cosy living room, viewed from the kitchen
The living room, showing the dual aspect windows
Roaring log burner!
Relax and enjoy Cotswold Life...
Smart kitchen
With open plan dining area
Perfect for five adults
... and catching up with family or friends
Exposed stone walls as you head upstairs
Double bedroom, with window seat
Cosy pillows!
View out of the window, onto the garden
The twin bedroom
Lovely cottage feel
Single bedroom, with low head room under the eaves
Ideal for children!
Family bathroom, with overhead shower
View of the local pub from the back garden
The war memorial in Lower Swell, with the side of Horseshoe Cottages to the left
The cottage, in the heart of the small village
The beautiful, quiet, village of Lower Swell
The local pub, The Golden Ball, just moments away
Looking back at the cottage from the garden
Welcome to Horseshoe Cottages!
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Swell, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds, England

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Very good - based on 5 reviews
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Alison B
Wrexham County, United Kingdom
1 review
“Nice enough”
Reviewed 24 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Cottage was clean and reasonably comfortable but a lot of the crockery was chipped or cracked and the dishwasher tablets provided were ineffective. Small points but when you're paying £500+ for four nights you'd expect better quality. The cottage is very convenient for Oxford, Blenheim and the Cotswolds but if you have small children do take care as it is situated on a blind bend on a very busy little road. Note to pet owners - I had to pay an extra £40 for two small dogs to cover the "extra cleaning time". We did the hoovering ourselves and it took 5 minutes. My recommendation is half hearted.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jun 2015
Character Cottages, as a marketing agency, does not look after or maintain any cottages.

The following is written by the owner's appointed property manager:

"We are sorry that you found some chipped crockery at the house, please be assured that we have now replaced that crockery.
We do always leave Finish dishwasher tablets, however a previous guest had left a box of inferior tablets under the sink. This has been investigated and they have been removed.

Horseshoe Cottages is located on the B4068, which is the primary road through the village. Whilst it is not a major road, it can experience increased traffic at certain times of the day, due to its proximity to nearby farms. The website page for the cottage has now been updated to reflect this.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that were still able to have enjoyed your break despite the couple of inconveniences"
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