Cranmer Cottage is a quintessential Grade II Listed Cotswold stone cottage refurbished and restored by the current owners to a very high standard, providing spacious family accommodation.
Originally three cottages, the inviting layout includes wings of different ages and levels, including 17th/18th and 19th Century sections with a wealth of period features, restored to an exacting standard.
Approached through the cottage garden, the front door leads to the entrance hall with storage cupboards and cloakroom. A door leads from the hallway through to the particularly light and spacious south-facing sitting room with large inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove. This wonderful room offers an ideal space for entertaining.
Doors lead out to the south facing garden and terrace. Steps from the entrance hall lead up to the dining room and through to the recently fitted kitchen /breakfast room with integrated appliances and stable door to the outside dining terrace.
The cottage benefits from original flagstone flooring throughout the downstairs area which adds to the charm and character. Upstairs and off the landing are three double bedrooms with exposed beams, all serviced by a beautiful shower room.
Cranmer Cottage has three separate gardens. A private south-facing walled garden, with stone terrace and seating area accessed from the sitting room, a gravelled entrance garden by the main front door, and a generous dining terrace beside the kitchen. All offer sunny areas from which to enjoy the peaceful village location.
In addition, there is a really useful 16'2" x 15'4" outbuilding with high roof and electricity supply, suitable for use as a garage/ workshop/store or, subject to the necessary permissions, conversion to a studio or home office.
Lower Swell is a highly sought after Cotswold village surrounded by glorious rolling countryside and only 1 mile from Stow-on-the-Wold. The village offers a well-known local pub, parish church and primary school.
Stow-on-the Wold provides day to day amenities with Cheltenham and Oxford offering a wider selection of shopping and recreational activities.
Cranmer Cottage is well positioned for the commuter with access to the A429 (the Fosse Way) only 1 mile away and the A40 which provides fast links to Oxford in the east and Cheltenham and the M5 in the west.
Education is exceptional in the area with Swell C of E Primary School, Dormer House and Kitebrook in Moreton in Marsh, The Cotswold School, Chipping Campden School, Cheltenham Ladies and Cheltenham College as well as many others in the Oxford and Cheltenham area.
The property is extremely well located for all sporting interests, including many popular golf courses, National Hunt racing at Cheltenham, Stratford and Warwick, and rugby at Gloucester.
From Stow-on-the-Wold continue uphill onto Sheep Street. At the traffic lights, turn right and immediately left signposted to Lower Swell. Continue 1 mile downhill into the village, passing the pub, and turn right at the War Memorial. Take the first right and as you proceed up the hill, Cranmer Cottage is on the right hand side.