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Rosemary Cottage (Cotswolds)

Lower Swell, near Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire (CO165)
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Ground Floor Bedroom
No Pets Allowed
Enclosed Garden
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
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Games Room
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4 January 2019
Had a lovely and relaxing stay. Loved the fireplace!
R & Family - Watford
29 December 2018
Lovely cottage. Everything you need for a relaxing New Year! Beautiful villages around.

J & A - East Midlands
16 November 2018
Fantastic hamper etc - thank you! Great location, fab walks & great food at the Golden Ball. Lovely, clean, comfortable and well equipped. We will be back!
H & Friends - West Midlands
28 September 2018
Lovely cottage, great location we loved our welcome hamper. Thanks for a lovely stay.
Kat & Friends - Somerset
14 September 2018
Marvellous cottage. We are in love! The beautiful landscape and people! Thanks!
Mr & Mrs R - Batea, Cataleinya
3 September 2018
Superb cotage, everything you could need. Rested and relaxed.
Mr & Mrs M - Cumbria
1 September 2018
Had a lovely relaxing stay cottage is warm & homely! Everything you need!
P & D - Essex
27 August 2018
Lovely stay, amazing hamper, great place to explore The Cotswolds! Thank you!
The B Family - Sussex
23 August 2018
Came down for a long weekend for a relatives wedding! What a lovely place! Gorgeous old cottage. Loved our welcome hamper! x
The J Family - Pembrokeshire, Wales
16 August 2018
Fantastic location to visit all the main villages - Cute cottage
The D Family - Melbourne, Australia
14 July 2018
Fantastic welcome, well equipped. Home away from home. Lovely pub and crowd. Enjoyed the hamper and the birds in the garden, hope to return.
The H's, Copenhagen, Denmark
14 July 2018
Fantastic welcome. Well equipped home away from home. Lovely pub nearby & crowd enjoyed the hamper + the birds in the garden. Hope to return.
H & Co - Copenhagen
7 July 2018
Fantastic holiday cottage, weather hot! hot! hot! Plenty of places to eat in Stow.
The W's, Doncater
7 July 2018
Fantastic holiday cottage! Weather hot hot hot!!! Plenty of wonderful places to eat in stow.
The W Family - Doncaster
29 June 2018
Awesome cottage. The little welcome basket had great biscuits and the butter is the best. The master bedroom was a little stiff bu the other beds were lovely. Altogether a great cottage.
The H Family, Australia
29 June 2018
Awesome cottage. The welcome basket had great biscuits and the butter is the best! A great cottage!
The H H Family - Bowral, Australia
18 June 2018
Fantastic stay, lovely cottage with everything you need. Lovely area, very central. Only issue is that beds are rather hard.
The B Party, Kent & London
18 June 2018
Fantastic stay. Lovely cottage with everything you need. Lovely area, very central.
Bond & Friends - Kent, London
15 June 2018
Thank you for an exceptional stay, you have made us welcome & comfortable
The D Family, Walsall & Reading
9 June 2018
This cottage was the perfect end to our Europe trip. We thoroughly enjoyed the garden. Thank you for the welcome basket. The master bed was a little stiff for us but the others were delightful. We had a lovely time. More movie selection would be a good idea. A cushion to the window of the bedroom opposite to the bathroom would be a good idea too.
The J Family, Utah, USA
3 June 2018
Beautiful cottage, lovely location. Beds very comfortable, welcome hamper much appreciated.
The H Family, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire
31 May 2018
A lovely cottage in a great location. Thanks for the welcome hamper and champagne! Pens and paper for balderdash would be a good idea
The B Family, London
25 May 2018
Lovely cottage, lovely location, lovely time.
The W Family, Buckinghamshire
22 April 2018
Fabulous cottage in the Cotswolds, lovely touches throughout, local food left for arrival. Beautiful garden, a great weekend.
Mr L S, Hartlebury.
20 April 2018
Fabulous cottage in the Cotswolds, lovely touches throughout, local food left for arrival,beautiful garden! A great weekend!
15 April 2018
Comfy beds, cosy fire. Excellent welcome hamper. A wonderfully relaxing stay with some great days out.

R - I would stay here again.
Mrs H, Buckinghamshire
17 March 2018
Beautiful, cosy and snug beds and an amazing atmosphere it was a truly luxurious stay. Significant amount of countryside. Wonderful weekend. Thank you.
Mr K
11 March 2018
Great location cottage, local pub is 100 yards away and a great welcome hamper.
Mr G J.
21 January 2018
Lovely week here, thank you so much.
Mrs L, Kent
17 January 2018
Very good again - comfortable and welcoming.
Mr C, Wirral
4 January 2018
2nd visit here. No complaints.
Mr R, Lincolnshire
20 December 2017
Wonderful stay, warm as toast. Lovely pub landlord at the Golden Ball. Maugesbury a must to see - right next to Stow.
Mrs D, London
4 November 2017
Great stay, lovely area. Had some great meals at the Golden Ball.
Mrs D, Lancashire
28 October 2017
Perfect few days with my parents. Thanks for the extras, lovely.
Miss W - Northamptonshire
13 October 2017
Had a lovely stay. Thank you for all the extras. Lovely cottage we were impressed with the Golden Ball.
Ms L - Australia
10 October 2017
Rosemary Cottage is just perfect. Thanks rural retreats. Really enjoyed our stay, always enjoy the Cotswolds.
Mrs W - Weymouth
19 September 2017
Beautiful cottage in an amazing part of the world. The food at the Golden Ball was fantastic as was the service.
The O'Riordan's - Sydney, Australia
17 September 2017
Very comfortable cottage, our two standard poodles loved the garden or cosy lounge.
Mrs C - Reigate
8 September 2017
Beautiful cottage and lovely enclosed garden for the dog. All I wanted. I had done my research so was aware of the road.
Mrs H - Shropshire
6 August 2017
Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country. Welcome hamper was very much appreciated.
Mr E - Cheshire
3 August 2017
Not far for us to come but we all loved this place to spend time together. The cottage was perfect for us. Thank you.
The T Family - Worcesershire
18 July 2017
Very impressed wth everything we saw. Had a very comfortable stay, shame about the weather. Thank you so much
Mr P - London and Hertfordshire
6 July 2017
Beautiful cottage in a pleasant quaint village. Felt like our stay was a trip back through time. This little place helped make our travels to England worthwhile. Thanks a lot!
Mrs D - USA
30 June 2017
Lovely weekend with family. Cottage comfortable, but need a bigger fridge! A little close to the road. Cotswolds are beautiful. Will be back!
The S's & V's - London & South Africa
26 June 2017
Really enjoyed our short break in this lovely cottage. So many 'essentials' provided which was very helpful. Thank you!
The F party - Berkshire
2 June 2017
Lovely cottage and garden. The Golden Ball is very good. Perfect for family and friends to spend the weekend to relax/recharge!

E - Loved every second of this trip! Don't want to leave - thank you!
T & A - Hampshire
19 May 2017
The most idyllic cottage and a wonderful weekend break. Thank you.
F & R - London
9 May 2017
Comfortable cottage in a good location for exploring this beautiful area. Food at The Golden Ball pub was very good.
P & J - West Sussex
1 April 2017
Fabulous weather, lovely cosy cottage, very friendly locals!
R B - Buckinghamshire
14 March 2017
Lovely situation and accommodation fine. Weather very good for March.
M C - Wirral
3 March 2017
This cottage is spoiled by road noise. Otherwise, we've had a nce break. Good location, lovely hamper - thank you.
Mr S H
13 February 2017
Lovely comfortable cottage, beautifully prepared. Great garden for the dogs.
Mrs L B
5 January 2017
Lovely, relaxing stay. Thank you for the lovely hamper. Beautiful cottage.
Mr & Mrs L, Hampshire
28 December 2016
After so many return visits, it's really home from home! Thank you for the lovely welcome too.
The L's, Herfordshire
28 November 2016
Wonderful cottage - we were as warm as toast on two freezing November nights! Quality speaks.
M-E's, Dorset
4 November 2016
Pretty cottage, very comfortable. We'll be back.
The C Family, London
22 October 2016
Lovely cottage - great week away - Broadway Tower is a lovely day out.
J Family, Southampton
14 October 2016
Delightful cottage and garden - a really happy week.
J & A, Hampshire
15 September 2016
Our second holiday at Rosemary Cottage and just as wonderful as the first. An excellent place to stay in a good, central location.
C & D, Kent
21 August 2016
Beautiful cottage, wonderfully presented. Everything we needed had been thought of. Celebrated an 80th birthday, good food in The Manor House Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh.
The T's Birmingham
19 August 2016
Lovely family holiday celebrating a 40th Birthday. Great stay.
The Z's Cheshire & Derbyshire
11 August 2016
Lovely cottage, beautiful location. Cotswolds Wildlife Park and White Hart in Stow very good.
N, T & A, Middlesex
30 July 2016
Great location for exploring Cotswold towns and countryside. Cottage comfortable and well equipped as usual for Rural Retreats.
The C's, South Wales
27 July 2016
Charming cottage, enjoyed our stay.
K & S's, Various
16 July 2016
Charming cottage, enjoyed our stay
Mrs K
27 June 2016
Enjoyed the cottage but wifi unacceptable
Mrs D
14 June 2016
Great cottage - lovely stay, Thank you!
The B's, Surrey
28 March 2016
Lovely house enjoyed our stay, good places to visit - Lower Slaughter, Bourton-on-the -Water, Stratford-upon-Avon.
The C family, West Yorkshire.
25 March 2016
Fantastic cottage, well appointed, the welcome hamper was very much appreciated. The garden at the cottage is very pleasant in the sunshine. Nice walks.
The H's, Richmond.
19 March 2016
Great cottage, loved the fire, lovely walks around here.
The E's family, North Wales.
15 March 2016
We've had a lovely week and have enjoyed Stow, local walks and our own company.
The V's, Belper.
3 March 2016
A very cosy and well equipped cottage. Thanks for a great stay.
The T's, Buckinghamshire.
20 February 2016
A lovely relaxing week, Rosemary Cottage is very comfortable. Thank you Rural Retreats, very helpful.
D B, Cheshire
17 February 2016
Enjoyed the walks from the cottage, good lunch in the pub at Lower Slaughter. Well kept cottage in a good position for exploring.
The L Family, Surrey.
6 January 2016
A comfortable well equipped and dog friendly cottage. We would recommend The Old Butchers in Stow, excellent food and service.
The S's, Herts.
28 December 2015
Another very nice stay in this comfy, generously appointed cottage. Even after 4-5 visits I still cannot get the fire to burn!. Food at The Kings Head Bledington still super, as is The Old Butchery in Stow.
Mr R L, Rickmansworth.
17 December 2015
A relaxing few days touring villages and a good walk to Hyde Mill.
Mrs J T, Bristol.
27 February 2015
Relaxing, staying in a beautiful, well equipped cottage in our favourite Cotswolds. Horse and Groom at Oddington provided lovely food. Dog friendly. bertie and Rufus really enjoyed their holiday. Many thanks
Ann, Steve & Sue Katie and Damien
15 February 2015
Lovely warm cottage, fire great on frosty evenings. The walk from the cottage to the The Slaughters was very enjoyable - lunch at the Inn good. Best hot chocolate at Huxley's Chipping Campden. For those that love gardens, can highly recommend the snowdrops at Colesbourne Estate. Adam's Farm great for children and lambing talk very informative. We've had a great time, Thank you.
Mark, Julie & Bethany
14 November 2014
Great place to spend my 21st birthday weekend.
Sarah, Matt, Jill and Nick
7 November 2014
Lovely cosy cottage, especially the fire

Helen, Barry & Jenny Cooper and sid the dog
25 October 2014

Comfortable cottage, thankyou for hamper, nice area, good weather
John, Janet, Bob, Wendy and Luke
14 October 2014
A lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful village. The walk from Stow across the fields lovely with the autumn colours. Meal at pub not brilliant best to eat out at Stow on Wold
Rita, DAvid, Delia & Duncan
3 October 2014
Lovely short break in a beautiful cottage, welcome pack very much appreciated.
Sarah, Helen, Julie and Sarah
8 August 2014
Rural Retreats have lived up to expectation. Wonderful cottage and great hamper. Thank you
John & Pat Willcock
1 August 2014
We had a wonderful time in this lovely cottage.
Kutapan Family
26 July 2014
Enjoyed cottage, super garden for Grandaughter, weather brill all the time. Loads to see and do. Bourton Adams farm, Cotswold bird life centre. Thoroughly recommend cottage and Cotswold area. Thank you
Townsend and Johnson Families
25 May 2014
Bank holiday Monday food shopping ast Tesco in Stow. Settled into our lovely cottage. Tuesday went to Bourton on the Water in pouring rain. Everywhere absolutely crammed. Wednesday walked over fields into Stow. Left cottage in drizzle returned in pouring rain. Thursday, Johns treat Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway, Toddington to Cheltenham. Too many people but enjoyed Motor museum and model railway exhibition. Rain PM Cheltenham Racecourse and back, wet early! sun later. Friday Blenheim Palace
Monica, John, Chris, Alex & Anya Perry
2 May 2014
Thank you a lovely cottage, wonderful presented in a beautiful area.
Ane Nicole Paulo
1 May 2014
We had a wonderful relaxing holiday with family.

Lovely cottage
Well appointed
Thank you for all the guide books
Jeff and Carolyn Volk
26 April 2014
Our first holiday together in the Cotswolds was made special by Rosemary cottage. A lovely warm welcome and a beautiful hamper to start the weekend. Will definately be back. Many thanks
Straffords, Cadmans & a Montgomery
19 April 2014
This is our 2nd time at Rosemary and it lived up to all our hopes for a relaxing and pleasurable holiday. thank you
The Foleys
13 April 2014
This was our first time in the Cotswolds and we had the most wonderful week. The Rosemary cottage made it extra special, a cosy, well equipped and gorgeous cottage with a lovely garden. Thanks for letting us stay!
The Wetherden Family
10 April 2014
Wonderful cottage, definately stay again. My 3 yr old loved the beams!
Rachael, Matt, Jane & Kaitlyn
4 April 2014
Lovely cottage, lovely stay with friends, good facilities
Phil & Michelle Holmwood
31 March 2014
Lovely cottage and garden, very well appointed.
Alex & Alex Stewart
28 March 2014
Perfect Mothers Day weekend. Cottage very comfortable, great welcome pack, perfect place for exploring
Kirby/Schneider Families
12 March 2014
Another treasure from Rural Retreats, delightful
Sue & Denzil Leonard
28 February 2014
What a lovely cottage & excellent base to explore from. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you
The Websters
24 March 2013
This was truly a memorable 'Birthday Surprise' from my husband and family. Everything in the cottage was to a high standard and quality. We loved the cottage, the warmth and snugness. We loved the food at The Golden Ball. Thank you for your lovely welcome pack too. TM, Cambridge, 24.03.2013
21 January 2013
My 60th Birthday Surprise! Fantastic cottage. Everything you could wish for. Very warm and we loved the fire, which definitely added to the 'cosiness' of the cottage. Enjoyed local walks into the snow. Longer walk to The Slaughters very exhilerating. The Golden Ball provided an excellent meal for my birthday complete with the trimmings. My first Rural Retreat experience and stay in the Cotswolds. We would definitely come again and would highly recommend Rosemary Cottage. RB, 21.01.2013
29 December 2012
Wonderful cottage, very well-equipped. Loved the fire! Lovely place to spend Christmas. Good food at The Golden Ball. The Powles, 29.12.2012
11 November 2012
Felt like we had arrived at the scene of 'The Holiday' with Cameron Diaz. A lovely quaint English country cottage in a quaint English village. We had lots of walks in all sorts of different places within driving distance. But we discovered so many walks ranging from 3-6 miles from the house that we never used the car! A particular favourite was to Lower and Upper Slaughter and back. With lovely lunch at the Lower Slaughter Country Inn which was really dog friendly. The Golden Ball - the local pub, gave us a very warm welcome. Stow is worth a visit and the Queen's Head pub was friendly too. Wish we could stay for another week. Really loved being so relaxed. The Kings, Hertfordshire, 11.11.12
28 October 2012
Lovely cottage, a great evening at The Golden Ball and we may never talk again after playing ' Articulate'. CH, London, 28.10.2012
1 November 2010
Our 3rd visit to Rosemary Cottage. The Hardy family. November 2010.
1 October 2010
Fabulous stay in this lovely cottage. We felt as if family had left us a key and said 'Please make yourselves at home while we're away for a few days'! We truly felt at home. The Bell family, Florida, USA, October 2010
1 September 2010
A wonderful weekend with friends, made even more special in this beautiful cosy cottage. Drinking champagne in front of the log fire, dinner around the kitchen table - wine and laughter. Lovely memories to take away. September 2010
3 March 2010
Our 4th stay at Rosemary Cottage and we enjoyed fine weather. Some nice improvements to the cottage too. We really like this place as a base for walking and riding. The Gill party, Harrogate, March 2010

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