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Swallows Rest Cottage

Near Broadway

Sleeps 6
Family Friendly
No Pets
Swallows Rest is a deceptively spacious, mid-terrace Cotswold stone cottage in the sleepy village of Laverton, just a stone’s throw from Broadway. Sleeping 6 guests across 4 bedrooms, with a generously sized kitchen/diner, living room, sunroom and a pretty enclosed garden, this is a wonderful spot for a family holiday. There are beautiful far-reaching, rural views from the top floor, and you may even catch sight of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire steam train as it puffs its way between Cheltenham and Broadway.
Full Description

Blending in perfectly with its environment, Swallows Rest is a traditional Cotswold stone cottage, tucked into pretty gardens. The row of cottages sits on the edge of the village of Laverton, surrounded by rural views and is a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay.

Swallows Rest is a real home away from home offering a traditional style that is warm, welcoming, and comfortable. There's a spacious, open-plan kitchen-diner, separate living room and a light and airy sunroom which opens onto the enclosed rear garden. There are three well-appointed bedrooms on the first floor including one with an antique four-poster bed and a family bathroom, on the second floor the fourth bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and the most glorious of views.

This charming cottage has beautiful gardens both front and back. To the front, the pretty garden has borders filled with flowers including a magnificent Hydrangea bush and roses climbing over the front door. The rear garden is fully enclosed with a smooth lawn, planting and a stone patio, perfect for al-fresco dining and watching the vivid sunsets over Bredon Hill in the distance.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall:
The traditional wooden front door opens into a tiled entrance hall. To your left the door to the kitchen-diner and to your right, the living room.

This generous open plan space runs the length of the cottage, the window to the front looks out over the front garden and lets the sunshine flood in. There's a country-style wooden table that seats six comfortably and it’s in close proximity to the kitchen area, making for sociable mealtimes. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you could possibly need to create wonderful meals including a range-style stove with a gas hob and electric oven and washing up ceases to be a chore with a full-size dishwasher.

From the kitchen area, there are two steps to the rear hall which has a handy downstairs cloakroom and where you'll find the washer-dryer and a separate freezer if you need it. There's also a side door to the back garden.

Sun Room:
This lovely room has two comfy three-seater sofas and double doors which open to the garden. There are wonderful rural views to the rear and it’s a relaxing and sunny spot to curl up with a good book or just listen to the birds singing outside.

Living Room:
The living room is double aspect and furnished with two vibrantly coloured plump sofas upholstered in shades of purple and turquoise. The wooden floor is topped with a colourful rug and light comes from a ceiling chandelier and two reading lamps. The coal-effect gas fire creates a warm cosy glow on chilly evenings and there’s a large screen Smart TV for entertainment, there's also a DVD player.

First Floor

Stairs lead from the entrance hall to the first-floor landing and a window taking in the rural views.

Bedroom One:
The antique four-poster bed is the focal feature of this spacious bedroom which overlooks the front garden. There's a large antique wardrobe, bedside cabinets with reading lamps and a dressing table set with a triple mirror and stool. Above the occasional chair is a wall-mounted TV.

Bedroom Two:
This delightful single bedroom has lovely views over the back garden and beyond to Bredon Hill. The room is furnished with a full-size single bed, a dressing table with a reading lamp and a rocking chair. There's also a built-in cupboard with hanging space and a wall-mounted TV above the bed.

Bedroom Three:
The second of the single bedrooms looks out over the front garden and is equally charming. This spacious yet cosy room has a double wardrobe, dressing table and a little bedside table with a reading lamp.

Family Bathroom:
The main family bathroom has a bath with a shower over, a handbasin and a WC. There’s also a mirrored bathroom cabinet and a heated towel rail. The frosted window lets natural light in.

There is a second flight of stairs with a door at the bottom to Bedroom Four.

Second Floor

Bedroom Four:
Encompassing the whole of the second floor this spacious bedroom features a brass bed, built-in wardrobes, bedside tables with reading lamps and a panoramic window that showcases the incredible views. From here you can watch the weather as it changes and the magical sunsets over Bredon Hill. You might also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the steam train as it trundles past.

The ensuite bathroom is vast. There's a standalone bathtub with a handheld shower, WC and handbasin. A large Velux window lets in plenty of natural light.


To the rear of Swallows Rest is a large, enclosed garden with a gate to the parking area behind the cottage. On one side is a field where you'll often see sheep grazing and further beyond there are green paddocks. The stone patio has a six-seater wooden table with chairs and bench seating, there are also two reclining loungers and an American smoker BBQ. It's a lovely space for al fresco dining and drinks on warm summer evenings and to take in the wonderful sunsets.

Swallows Rest also benefits from a pretty front garden filled with cottage plants, it creates the perfect frame for this lovely Cotswold cottage.

Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - Four-poster double
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • Bedroom Three - Single
  • Bedroom Four - Single
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 en-suite to bedroom four, 1 family bathroom and a ground floor cloakroom
  • Hairdryer - 4
  • Fire
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 6
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • DVD Player
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - 2
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 2 cars
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

There is a Midcounties co-op in Broadway (2 miles) which has an excellent selection of essentials. Broadway also has some wonderful independent boutiques and stores, and an excellent deli. In Evesham (6.6 miles) you’ll find all the major supermarkets including Tesco, Waitrose, Aldi, and an M&S Food Hall.

Eating Out:
  • The Swan (2 miles)
  • Broadway Hotel (2 miles)
  • Crown & Trumpet (2 miles)

Laverton is surrounded by some excellent walking trails including the Cotswold Way which passes through the village. There is an easy to moderate circular walk encompassing Broadway, Stanton, Laverton, and Buckland (7.5 miles). See the self-guided walking section on the Cotswold AONB website for more local walks

Places to Visit:
  • Broadway Tower (6 miles)
  • Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (6 miles)
  • Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park (9 miles)

There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • The stairs to bedroom 4 are quite steep and open into the room. There is however a door that can be closed at the bottom of the stairs.
  • The shower is over the bath so guests must be able to step into the bath
  • Swallows Rest is situated in the middle of a very quiet residential area, in consideration of our neighbours we respectfully request that noise levels are kept to a minimum after 10 pm, especially outside on warmer evenings.
  • We appreciate that fireworks might be fun to have for a celebration, but they present too high a risk in our area with some very old houses neighbouring our property. Therefore, please do not use fireworks in any area, inside or outside whilst at Swallows Rest. We hope you understand our concern.


Swallows Rest Cottage is a very well presented and equipped cottage in a beautiful location. The views from the Master Bedroom are wonderful and our children enjoyed watching the steam train pass. Laverton itself is a very picturesque village and makes a great base for exploring the local area, including Broadway which is a short drive away.We would definitely recommend this property.

| 06/04/2024

Ideal location to visit the Cotswolds, 2mn drive to Broadway and many restaurants around. But the cottage is perfectly equipped if you want to cook and enjoy this very cosy place. The team is very reactive over communication and help if needed. Highly recommended !

| 12/03/2024

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage and we liked the kitchen/diner. The bedrooms were lovely and had enough room for our large family. The sunroom and garden would be lovely in the summer.

| 01/11/2023

Lovely accommodation and in a beautiful area. So glad we came!

| 13/10/2023

A lovely cottage the fourth time we have stayed here.Very easy to get around and great walks we love Swallows Rest.

| 29/09/2023

Lovely spot,well appointed and well kept. Thanks!

| 11/09/2023


Laverton is a peaceful village just 2 miles from Broadway whilst 6 miles in the other direction you’ll find the medieval town of Winchcombe, home to Sudeley Castle. The setting is blissfully rural, and you’re surrounded by superb walking country. Many attractions including Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, Broadway Tower and Snowhill Manor are within a 20-minute drive.