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Bridge Cottage (Gloucestershire)

Upper Swell, near Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire (CO194)
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All of our properties are no smoking
Ground Floor Bedroom
No Pets Allowed
Enclosed Garden
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Games Room
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9 May 2019
We had a really lovely stay, the cottage was lovely and was just right for us and nice and cosy. We thought it was a great location for getting to multiple places. The welcome hamper was also great with high quality goods and we were impressed with how well stocked the kitchen was equipment wise . Overall a lovely stay enjoyed by all.
5 January 2019
Had a lovely relaxing break. Thanks so much for the amazing hamper. Great walks - a great place to stay.
The C's, M's and S's, Hillingdon
29 December 2018
Had a lovely week over Christmas. The hamper and other bits and bobs from Rural Retreats were lovely. Thoroughly relaxing and emjoyed ourselves.
The B's, Staffordshire
19 November 2018
Enjoyed our stay once again. Weather very good, looking forward to our next visit.
The B's, Lincolnshire
11 November 2018
Cracking hamper and a lovely cottage! Did a long walk - great scenery and company. The place does not let you down. Thank you for having us.
B, W, S, J,A & P, Sheffield, Cambridge, Reading
19 August 2018
We have had a pleasant week.
The F's & S's, Surrey & London
11 August 2018
Great house for 4 adults and two big dogs. Lovely garden and walks. Welcome pack was much appreciated, thank you we really enjoyed our stay.
The Y's, Hampshire & Norfolk
28 July 2018
Very comfortable stay - lovely cottage. Thank you for our welcome hamper. We enjoyed looking in the art galleries in Stow and Burford. The dogs enjoyed walks at Foxholes and swimming in the river at Guiting Wood as well as running round the garden. Excellent take away pizzas from The Sheep at Stow.
The C's, B's & P's, Kent
14 June 2018
Lovely house with so many outdoor possibilities. Nice walks and villages. Thank you.
The P's & W's, Black Forest
7 June 2018
Thank you so much, we had a wonderful time in Bridge Cottage. Beautiful location and homely house. Enjoyed seeing the sheep in the nearby farm - reminded me of Ireland.
The R's, London
20 May 2018
Thankyou for the welcome hamper - just right. Beautiful house, fab enclosed garden which was perfect for the dogs. Great walks to the Slaughters, across amazing countryside.
The H's, B's & N's, Somerset
24 March 2018
We have had the most lovely time in this delightful cottage. The snow earlier in the week was an extra treat. We will highly recommend this cottage and hope to return. Thank you very much.
The B's, Australia
9 March 2018
Lovely cottage, very comfortable. Good walks from the door.
S & F, Staffordshire
24 February 2018
Thank you for preparing the cottage so beautifully. We felt very much at home. The area is gorgeous, lazy walks, lunches out and evenings by the fire. Heaven!!
The J's & The D's, South Wales
16 February 2018
5 days went very quickly, frosty with sunshine, winter Olympics, Seizencourt, Snowshill and Stow - a lovely place and a great cottage.
The G's & the D's, London
6 January 2018
Such a cosy cottage with a roaring fire - just what we wanted. Thanks for the fabulous welcome pack, it was a lovely touch. Some great walks in the local area and some successful charity shop bargains. Thank you.
The G's, Australia & Derbyshire
2 January 2018
A great place to see in the New Year! Thanks so much.
The Pudsey Gang, Yorkshire
29 December 2017
The perfect cottage for an amazing family Christmas. Lots of wonderful memories made.
The W's, Lancashire, Liverpool & Cheshire
10 December 2017
Cosy weekend, beautiful cottage, got snowed in so walked to the Golden Ball Pub. Amazing lunch. Would definitely come again. Thank you.
The J's, Surrey
23 October 2017
A cosy and exceptionally kept cottage. Tip to other visitors- book restaurants and pubs in advance- everywhere wasz very busy this week! Lovely walks to explore!
The B's, West Sussex
11 September 2017
Stunning cottage & views! Great walks surrounding the area, can highly recommend home cooked food at 'The Golden Ball' just 5 mins away in Lower Swell- lovely couple who run it too! Lovely little farmers market in Stow on a Thursday morning! Thank you!
The T Family, Derbyshire
5 August 2017
We had a very relaxing and comfortable holiday in this homely cottage. Thank you for the hamper . The Cotswold Farm Park (Adam's Farm), Bourton-on-the-Water and the beautiful nearby villages have all been very enjoyable trips out. Very sad to leave this beautiful peaceful place.
The C's, Various
10 July 2017
We spent some lovely days in Bridge Cottage- we enjoyed it.
Mr H & Guests, Cardiff
7 July 2017
Super weekend to celebrate S's Birthday. Great cottage, very cosy, fabulous hamper. Thank you very much from us all. Great walks all around.
The A's, Cheshire
3 July 2017
Lovely, very well equipped cottage, very clean & cosy. Thank you for the 'welcome pack' and fresh flowers. Will definitely recommend to friends and family.
The R's, Hertfordshire
9 June 2017
Well! What can we say! Absolutely beautiful relaxing time at Bridge Cottage. Lovely memories made & a place that makes your heart go 'Aaahhh'! Will definitely return!
The B's, Cheshire
20 April 2017
This cottage is well equipped, warm and cosy place to call home for a few days while exploring the beautiful Cotswolds. The enclosed garden is great for the dogs and we all enjoyed the bonus of being able to embark on some wonderful walks right from the doorstep. The little books of "Walks Around Stow on the World' and 'Walks Around The Slaughters. were very easy to follow and we can recommend!
Miss P & Guests, Kent
19 December 2016
A relaxed weekend.
The W's, London
28 October 2016
Great weekend in a lovely cottage. Cosy and very warm.
F's, C's & H's - N. Yorks, London & Liverpool
21 October 2016
Beautiful accommodation, lovely walk via Lower Swell to Stow-on-the-Wold. Highly recommend the Kings Arms for food.
M's, B's & G's, Bristol, Birmingham & Cambridge
29 September 2016
Fabulous family weekend celebrating a 70th birthday! Fantastic cottage and location! Many thanks.
T&L, C&E, S&R - Surrey & London
26 September 2016
An excellent base for visiting old friends in Gloucestershire and Oxon.
The T's Pembrokeshire
18 September 2016
Ideal cottage for us all. Great walk on doorstep; Upper and Lower Slaughters very picturesque.
The P family, Surrey
16 September 2016
Had a great time celebrating a birthday. Walks to pub. Good cottage. A great place for a relaxing break.
The S's and S's, Gwent and Essex
10 September 2016
Fantastic cottage in the perfect location for a wedding we were going to. Hamper was appreciated whilst we recovered! Have to return one day.
The G family, Leamington Spa
6 September 2016
Very nice and comfy and well equipped and maintained.
R & M, Wimbledon
3 September 2016
Excellent cottage and in a lovely location. Welcome hamper lovely. We all really enjoyed our short stay. Thank you.
The H's, The L's & RC - Bedfordshire
17 August 2016
Wonderful, homely holiday cottage providing everything we need for a superb family holiday. Thank you very much.
L, A & A - London
13 August 2016
Had a very relaxing and comfortable stay. Cottage was lovely. Hamper was wonderful.
The B family, Kent
6 August 2016
Very enjoyable stay. Clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage. Comfy to sit out in garden. Great location and can recommend Hufkins Bakery for food. We'll be back.
S & L families, Surrey
22 January 2016
Lovely stay in the cottage. Great scenery and real log fire.
The Ward's
3 January 2016
Our 3rd visit to Bridge Cottage. Lovely stay. Good support from Rural Retreats staff.
Mrs D F, Stockport.
18 December 2015
Lovely stay, very relaxing. Recommend the walk to Lower Swell! Hope to come back soon!
The Dymond Family
2 October 2015
Charming cottage, well equipped & nice to have fire ready to light. Beds are very comfy food good at the Golden Ball.
The Harvey's
25 September 2015
Our second stay in this fabulous cottage!
The Wilkinson Family
12 September 2015
Lovely stay, spacious living!
The Lowe Family
7 September 2015
Compliments to housekeeping staff! Thank you very much, an excellent week. The Old Butchers restaurant in Stow is excellent.
The Ball Family
29 August 2015
Lovely relaxing stay - dog very happy - welcome hamper much appreciated. Lovely walk out the back to Lower Swell - and the Golden Globe did a great Sunday lunch.
The Girlings
15 August 2015
We really appreciated the welcome hamper, very thoughtful. The beds are extremely comfy! Dogs loved the garden! You thought of everything, thank you.
The Dawsons
8 August 2015
Comfortable and well-appointed cottage nicely located for visiting the Cotswolds. Thank you.
The King Family
25 July 2015
Cottage is great! We have had a great time - love the area. Welcome hamper was fab, would definitely book again!
The Merrin Family
28 June 2015
Thank you so much for a fabulous week. Beautiful and well equipped cottage. Great location to see the stunning sites. Thank you for the welcome hamper too! Great weather and a great time had by all.
The Brown's
26 May 2015
Lovely relaxing mid-week break. Super cottage & location!
The Flynn Family
9 May 2015
This is our 2nd visit. Lovely cottage & brilliant location. Very happy!
The Malones
3 May 2015
Comfortable, tasteful, luxurious and well equipped. Completely relaxing, hamper most welcome. Love the area and the property.
The Biggs Family
24 April 2015
Fab time, beautiful cottage - we will be back!
The Anderson's
19 April 2015
Fabulous hamper, cottage and location. Had a great stay!
The Smerdon Family
28 February 2015
A lovely cottage. Very well equipped and warm. Rural Retreats have not let us down.
The Philips Family
5 December 2014
28 November 2014
Fantastic stay, beautiful cottage, its been wonderful for my 60th birthday x x
Girls of Waltham Abbey
26 November 2014
Thankyou for a very enjoyable & comfortable stay in the Cotswolds.
Mr and Mrs Foulkes & Friends
21 November 2014
Great cottage, lovely stay, thank you
The Beckers and Friends
13 November 2014
We had a lovely time, weather and races good, look forward to next time. Great cottage, lovely stay, Thank you!
Keith & Pauline Butterworth
7 November 2014
Lovely house in a great location. Minor plumbing issues but did not spoil lovely short break.
The Gardeners
24 October 2014
Great family get together for dads 81st birthday. Good location
Fayer Family
10 October 2014
A wonderful weekend in the company of old friends - very relaxed and comfortable, thank you. The weather helped a wonderful idea.
Fitzpatrick and Lewis
27 September 2014
Lovely cottage in a beautiful landscape. Very nice welcome! We felt like at home - even better
Heidi & Paul Rosenkranz Susann & Behzad Olia with Children Gabriel 5 yrs & Hanna 2.5 yrs
22 September 2014
Very comfortable thanks for welcome pack - enjoyed. Stately homes visiting of course delightful countryside.
Bickell Family
22 September 2014
Lovely cottage in a beautiful landscape. Very nice welcome! We felt like at home - even better
Heidi & Paul Rosenkranz, Susann & Behzad Olia Gabriel 5 yrs Hanna 2.5 yrs
17 September 2014
Great cottage - welcome pack, location etc. Few lamps need new bulbs - it can be a bit dark! Back ring of hob not working as well. Generally a lovely little place!!

Gang of 6
14 September 2014
Wonderful five days. Excellent welcome pack. Good base for visiting from. Perhaps an external light would be beneficial. Weather beautiful - Thanks!!
Mrs Cross's gang of 6
23 August 2014
Beautiful cottage, great location. Thank you for the wonderful hamper - we felt very spoilt all week.
Jackson Family
9 August 2014
We loved the cottage & had a great time. Highlights were Sudeley Castle and Blenheim. Thank you for welcome pack-much appreciated.
Cook family
23 July 2014
Lovely cottage, lovely holiday
Welch family
11 July 2014
Whilst well equipped, first impressions not good as patio dirty & slimy, grass needed cutting, plus dead plants in pots. A good base to see the area, but a little tlc would not go amiss, as paintwork looks a little shabby in places, lights also failed. Welcome pack - Excellent though!

Owen & Friends
8 February 2014
Very pleased indeed with cottage and most generous and lovely welcome pack. A & C, Buckley
A & C
1 February 2014
Enjoyable weekend, nice and comfy cottage. D&T Mid Glam
21 December 2013
Delightful cottage, wonderful Christmas with the family,lovely and clean and well equipped. K & T, Essex
K & T
2 November 2013
Lovely property very warm and homely. Perfect for a family catch up. The P's, Wirral
The P's
12 October 2013
Superb property very well equipped, wonderful welcome pack, very much appreciated thank you. The D's, Manchester
The D's
5 October 2013
Characterful property nicely presented. Fresh bread and cake were delicious. K & L, South Devon
K & L
7 September 2013
A luxury country cottage ideal for a Ruby Wedding celebration. Everything we needed for a relaxing and indulgent weekend exploring the Cotswolds. The T's, Derbyshire
The T's
3 August 2013
Lovely relaxing holiday- great cottage all local towns and villages superb for shopping and pubs - fab! L&W Devon
6 July 2013
Had a lovely week in a beautiful part of the UK. Enjoyed the walks and scenery. The L's, The Netherlands
The L's
6 July 2013
We spent the hottest week of the year in this lovely cottage, every day being sunny and hot. we liked The Bell at Stow and visited some National Trust properties. Like all previous Rural Retreat cottages this delivered the high standard that we have become accustomed to. Many thanks for allowing us and our dogs to rent this delightful property. The D's, Cheshire
The D's
8 June 2013
Lovely cottage, fantastic welcome hamper, very comfortable, great time! The W's, London
The W's
1 June 2013
Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. Dog really enjoyed his walks. R & E, Hertfordshire
R & E
4 May 2013
Loved the cottage. Several G&T's in the garden! Beautiful area. Great day out at Blenheim. Would recommend the Fox at Oddington. Thanks for a fab weekend. P & K Lancashire
P & K
6 April 2013
Excellent cottage, so cosy. Lovely area most enjoyable. P & M, Fleet
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