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Spa Changing Rooms is one of three cottages that originally formed a Spa

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Cosy and stylish living room
The stunning Spa Changing Rooms, a historic cottage in the heart of the Cotswolds
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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Welcome to Spa Changing Rooms, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Built over 200 years ago, Spa Changing Rooms is one of three cottages that originally formed a Spa (a fourth cottage was added later), whose aim was to rival the spa facilities in the towns of Cheltenham and Bath. The cottage is located on the outskirts of the peaceful village of Lower Swell, which has a traditional Cotswold pub, and is less than a mile away from the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, with its wide range of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the region, either on foot, by bike or by car, with many of the quintessential Cotswold towns and villages within...Welcome to Spa Changing Rooms, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals. Built over 200 years ago, Spa Changing Rooms is one of three cottages that originally formed a Spa (a fourth cottage was added later), whose aim was to rival the spa facilities in the towns of Cheltenham and Bath. The cottage is located on the outskirts of the peaceful village of Lower Swell, which has a traditional Cotswold pub, and is less than a mile away from the famous market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, with its wide range of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the region, either on foot, by bike or by car, with many of the quintessential Cotswold towns and villages within easy reach, including Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh. Further afield places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Blenheim Palace are also easily accessible. This historic grade II* listed property has an abundance of period features, including oak beams, exposed Cotswold stone walls, flagstone floors, a wood burning stove, and ornate stone mullion windows at the front of the cottage, with leaded lights, which are described as “Moghul” style, an Indian influence believed to have been inspired by the construction of nearby Sezincote House. The cellar of the cottage contains one of the original springs to the spa house, with the old steps down to the cellar being visible from the kitchen. The historic character of the cottage is complemented by modern facilities, including ultra high speed internet access, three Smart TVs and a Freeview TV, a water softener, drinking water purifier, and an efficient heating system throughout the property. Spa Changing Rooms sleeps five people, in three bedrooms, with a family bathroom. There is a lovely back garden, with a wooden decking area that has spectacular rural views across the Abbotswood Estate. There is dedicated parking for up to three cars across the road from the cottage. Spa Changing Rooms is perfect for a family or group of friends looking for a relaxing break in the heart of the Cotswold countryside. House Rules Security deposits Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions). Occupancy The maximum occupancy of the property, including its grounds, is five guests, at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than five guests at the property. Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by one additional infant. Services provided The property has free very fast fibre broadband as standard (300mbs upload and download), three SMART TVs plus a further Freeview TV, and a DVD/Blu-ray player. There is no telephone at the property. Mobile phone reception is variable, generally being better on the first floor or outside the property. Pets Regrettably, pets are not accepted. Bed sizes and configurations Bedroom 1: King size bed Bedroom 2: King size bed or 2 x 75cm wide single beds Bedroom 3: Single bed Bathrooms Family bathroom: Roll top bath, separate shower, toilet and wash basin Heating, fuel and logs The property has an electric central heating system. Electricity is included in the rental price. An initial supply of logs, kindling and fire lighters is provided for the wood burning stove and further log supplies can be purchased locally. Parking There are allocated off-street parking spaces for two or three cars directly opposite the property. Child friendly facilities A travel cot (without linen), a baby bath and a high chair are provided. Stair gates have been installed outside each bedroom door, which can be used if required. The property’s garden is enclosed, however young children should be supervised outside at all times. Other The property is located adjacent to the B4068, which is the primary road through the village of Lower Swell, leading to Stow on the Wold. Whilst it is not a major road, it can experience increased traffic at certain times of the day. Guests should take care to ensure that the front door to the cottage is not left open, as it is close to the road. Smoking No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The House Rules of the property are listed as part of the Property Overview above. Please ensure you read these as they form part of the contractual Booking Conditions.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Manager
Character Cottage Holidays Limited
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've stayed at the Spa Cottage for two weeks and we've had a lovely relaxing time. Well located, well fitted and very comfortable with lovely views. Had a very enjoyable time with the family.

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank shantirenuk
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Spa Changing Rooms is one of three cottages that originally formed a Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review of Spa Changing Rooms. We're so pleased to hear that you have had the most wonderful stay here with your family and hope that you will be back to visit for another relaxing break sometime soon!

Reviewed 21 October 2019

We just loved our stay here. The cottage has so much charm and character and every possible amenity /need has been thought of across the whole house. We struggled to leave it at night (to eat at the fab pub in lower swell) as it...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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Traveler555797, VR Owner at Spa Changing Rooms is one of three cottages that originally formed a Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2019

Many thanks for leaving this fabulous review for Spa Changing Rooms. We are delighted that you loved your stay and you found it had an abundance of charm and character - exactly what we would want for our guests! We hope that you will come...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2019

We had a wonderful 3-night stay in this charming cottage. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful appointments (quality linens, comfy beds, lovely bathroom among many other delights), and it was so nice to have coffee with the sheep just over the fence in...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Traveler555797, VR Owner at Spa Changing Rooms is one of three cottages that originally formed a Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2019

Many thanks for your lovely review of Spa Changing Rooms. We're delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and the peaceful setting of Lower Swell. We hope that you will be back to visit again sometime soon!

Reviewed 9 May 2019 via mobile

Just back from a 4 night stay at No. 2 and have to say that the cottage was perfect for our two person romantic break and could easily accommodate families too. Everything seemed to have been considered by the owners, including torches for evening, plenty...More

Date of stay: May 2019
2  Thank Paul B
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Spa Changing Rooms is one of three cottages that originally formed a Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Thank you for the lovely review of Spa Changing Rooms in lower Swell. We're delighted to hear that the cottage included everything that you had hoped for a relaxing and romantic break in the Cotswolds. Also that you found the bedding to be comfortable, so...More

Reviewed 6 January 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend stay at the cottage. The cottage was build in 1807 as the adjacent SPA’s changing rooms, according to the book there, and it was restored in a beautiful caring and history-respectful way. At the same time the cottage is very...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank Outandabou
Traveler555797, VR Owner at Spa Changing Rooms is one of three cottages that originally formed a Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review for Spa Changing Rooms, we're pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope that you visit again soon!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone 'wool churches'. The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.
Getting around
The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
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