Lower Swell, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A delightful mid-terrace Grade II listed cottage situated in the heart of a desirable village


From Stow-on-the-Wold take the B4068 signed to Lower Swell, upon entering the Village bear round to the left and then to the right and the property will be seen on the right hand side.

Lower Swell

Travellers Joy is situated in the heart of the village with views over the road and paddock to the front and parkland to the rear. Lower Swell is a popular Cotswold village with the Parish Church of St Mary, Swell C of E Primary School as well as The Golden Ball Public House. Stow-on-the-Wold is about a mile and has a varied selection of shops, business and educational facilities. Lower Swell is also conveniently placed for Moreton-in-Marsh, which has a main line station with a regular service to London Paddington via Oxford and Reading. Bourton-on-the-Water which is situated 5 miles away has the well respected Cotswold Secondary school which has been rated Outstanding by OFSTED 2018. It has an affiliated leisure centre.

Travellers Joy

is a delightful Grade II Listed mid-terrace Cotswold cottage constructed of natural Cotswold stone under a deep pitched Cotswold stone tiled roof. It has a very pretty front facade with two gables and casement windows set within cut stone and arched window reveals at first floor level together with a Cotswold stone mullion window with drip mould above the pair of windows.

Travellers Joy has been more recently extended, partly in natural stone under a flat roof and partly in reconstituted Cotswold stone under a pitched tiled roof.

The cottage has comfortable accommodation, particularly on the ground floor with a large sitting room with magnificent wide inglenook fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove. There is a fitted kitchen together with separate dining room with double doors leading to the rear garden together with a cloakroom and rear lobby. On the first floor there is a shower room together with two double bedrooms situated within the original part of the cottage, one of which has an attractive cast iron feature fireplace and both rooms have lovely wide oak stripped floors.

At the rear there is a charming and enclosed walled garden, a particular feature of the property, with a central lawn flanked by a flower and herbaceous border with a raised terrace at the end with a view overlooking parkland beyond. In addition, there is also a detached barn (11'3 x 10'5 ) with casement window, power and light which provides a useful source of additional space.

Set to the front of the property there is unrestricted layby parking on the opposite side of the road.


Outside light, panelled front door with central glazed panel.

Entrance Lobby

4'6 x 3'3 (1.37m x 0.99m)

Sitting Room

24'2 x 14'4 (7.37m x 4.37m)

Incorporating former stairs (blocked off by removable panels) with under stairs storage cupboard, together with the wide inglenook fireplace with Cotswold stone surround, display niches and with raised hearth fitted with a wood burning stove and with timber bressumer and lighting with niche to one side. Night storage heaters, beamed ceiling, double glazed casement windows with timber window seats, four wall light points, door to

Rear Lobby

4' x 4' (1.22m x 1.22m)

Wall mounted electricity fuse box.

From the sitting room, oak panelled door to


7' x 4'8 + 7' x 5'9 (2.13m x 1.42m +2.13m x 1.75m)

L-shaped. House maids cupboard beneath the stairs, 1 bowl stainless steel sink unit with single drainer set within a wide surround with an integrated Blomberg dishwasher, integrated CDA washing machine and separate dryer, water softener, four ring electric induction hob with extractor hood above and drawers below, CDA single oven and grill with CDA microwave above, integrated CDA fridge with freezer below, recess ceiling lighting, underfloor heating, tiled floor, archway to dining room. Oak panelled door to


5'6 x 2'8 (1.68m x 0.81m)

Continuation of the tiled floor, low level WC, wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap with tiled splash back, display niche.

Dining Room

11'7 x 8'4 (3.53m x 2.54m)

Beamed ceiling, two wall light points, night storage heater, pair of double-glazed panelled doors leading to the rear garden terrace.

From the kitchen stairs with timber newel post and hand rail lead to the first floor landing.

Shower Room

6'9 x 6'4 (2.06m x 1.93m)

With sloping ceilings with centrally fitted shower cubicle with a Mira advance electric shower, wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap, low level WC, heated towel rail, underfloor heating, wall light point, two Velux windows.

Bedroom 1

15'7 x 10' (4.75m x 3.05m)

Sloping ceilings, wide oak stripped floor, night storage heater, double aspect room with stone mullion window to the front and casement window. Attractive cast iron decorative feature fireplace.

Bedroom 2

11'8 x 10'11 (3.56m x 3.33m)

Incorporating door recess plus two built in wardrobe cupboards, exposed timber A-frame and purlin, double glazed casement window with wide oak stripped floor, night storage heater.


Travellers Joy is approached via a short path leading to the front door flanked to one side by gravelled area with a low Cotswold stone wall. The rear garden is approached either from the rear lobby or alternatively the dining room which leads to a paved terraced area immediately abutting the cottage. Stone Outhouse 4'8 x 3'8 with power and light.


Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property. Please Note that we have not tested any equipment, appliances or services in this property. Prospective purchasers are advised to commission appropriate investigations prior to formulating their offer to purchase.

Local Authority

Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Tel: 01285 623000.

Council Tax

Band D.

Rates payable for 2019/2020 £1,712.94.

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