LAKE-FRONT COTSWOLD HOUSE IN NATURE RESERVE WITH INDOOR/OUTDOOR POOLS

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LAKE-FRONT COTSWOLD HOUSE IN NATURE RESERVE WITH INDOOR/OUTDOOR POOLS

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A FEW LAST MINUTE DATES LEFT IN APRIL. Contact us for discounted prices!!

Hoopoe Cottage is a delightful lakeside 4 bedroom house in the award-winning Lower Mill Estate . It sleeps 8 adults very comfortably, and two further children or babies can also be accommodated. The large rear deck faces west, perfect for sunset drinks, and the living area and two of the bedrooms have stunning views over Clear Lake. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a wood-burning stove in the living room fireplace, as well as freeview TV and DVD player. The house also has complimentary wireless broadband. Bedroom 4 has a TV/DVD player plus play table, toys & books for young visitors. The private country estate has 7 lakes, abundant wildlife, and lovely walks. Access to the stunning Art Spa is included in the price - heated indoor and outdoor pools, eco swimming pond, gym, sauna, steam room. Luxury spa treatments bookable separately. There are also tennis courts, trampolines, football pitch, children's play areas, and a shop/cafe. Canoe and bicycle hire available onsite

Lower Mill Estate and local area: We can supply a wealth of ideas about local attractions and activities to make your holiday even more special. There are regular events and festivals at Lower Mill Estate, mainly themed around its wildlife and ecological commitment. There are lake beaches nearby, bicycle hire available, sailing/windsurfing/waterskiing/kayaking lessons, golf, angling and many more active pursuits. For quieter days out, there are stately homes, a safari park, Roman remains, great shopping, and wonderful local pubs and restaurants. When you book your holiday, we will supply as much information as you need to be able to plan your stay.

Summer Holidays: In the school Summer Holidays, our changeover day is Friday for weekly bookings and priority is given to people booking a full week.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Victoria

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We are a family of five who live in London but also enjoy weekends and holidays at our house in the Cotwolds. We visit the house regularly and keep it in excellent condition - it is not a soulless holiday rental run by an absent landlord, but a warm and inviting second home which we are pleased to rent out to people looking for a relaxed and fun break from everyday life. 30/04/13 - We are aware there have been press reports about phishing scams being used on holiday rental sites - I would urge you to make sure you are completely happy with all contact with any homeowners before you send any money. I am happy for you to call me any time to confirm bookings and make sure you have all the correct details about the house and our payment process. I handle all the bookings myself and answer all questions as promptly as I can. We have been renting the house out since 2008 and have not had any problems in the past.

Victoria purchased this house in 2008

We fell in love with Lower Mill Estate when we first visited it in 2004, although it was a few years before we decided to buy a property there. It is easy to get to from London (just 15 minutes from the M4), and a great, convenient place to meet up with friends and relatives in Birmingham and Bristol, and yet it is a world away from city living. The Cotswold Water Park has been a revelation with so many interesting activities to explore and all the brilliant cycling routes around the hundreds of lakes - Lower Mill is a peaceful oasis in the middle of some of the UK's loveliest countryside. The Cotswolds, with their charm and beauty, are on the doorstep, but there are often times when we are content to stay on our own little patch - we are blessed with great pubs and local markets and if you really need a quick shopping fix, then nearby Cirencester has many fantastic independent shops.

We love the fact that our children can roam free on bikes and scooters in the Estate - there is minimal traffic and many safe places for children to explore and play. Our youngest can to go to the shop with his big brother - a privilege he couldn't have at home. There are also many local activities, a lake beach, sailing clubs etc in easy reach. When friends visit, we adore the peace and tranquility, sipping drinks while the sun sets across the lake is an incredible tonic after a busy week, and a walk along the Thames Path to an excellent pub makes a perfect Sunday. We also love the luxury of swimming in the stunning Art Spa pools whenever we wish or being pampered in the Spa. The house is airy and cool in summer, warm and cosy in winter - a perfect, year-round holiday destination.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Lake-front Cotswold house in nature reserve with indoor/outdoor pools
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
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Lake-front Cotswold house in nature reserve with indoor/outdoor pools
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406994
+44 (0)7939 581182
Somerford Keynes Cotswold
Hertfordshire UK
5

Fab house in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
4 adults and 4 young children (aged 3-6) shared a fantastic week at Hoopoe at the end of October. The house is brilliantly placed for the Artspa - so, no long walks with young children were required. The kids loved the pool and the trampoline was close by.

The house is large enough for 8 people, and the kitchen / lounge fully stocked with the right equipment to make our stay enjoyable.

Washing machine and Dishwasher makes life so much easier!!!

Tesco will deliver to your door and there are some nice child-friendly restaurants in Cirencester.

Thoroughly recommend a stay at Hoopoe!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're so glad you had a good time.
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Lake-front Cotswold house in nature reserve with indoor/outdoor pools
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406994
+44 (0)7939 581182
Somerford Keynes Cotswold
5

Lovely large house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
There were 6 adults and 4 children in our party and the house accommodated us very easily, did not feel overcrowded and easily seated all 10 of us around the table! The house has everything you need for your stay and is in easy reach of the amenities on site. The spa pools are lovely, we had a swim there most days. The children made full use of the play areas, and the adults used the tennis courts and did some fishing! We had some lovely days out to the Cotswold wildlife park, butts farm, Cirencester, bourton on the water and lydiard park in Swindon which are all easily reached in the car.
This is a lovely large house in a beautiful setting with fantastic amenities free to use on site within walking distance. A great holiday had by all!!
Owner's Response: We're very pleased you had a good time at Hoopoe Cottage and that you were able to explore the lovely area nearby.
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Lake-front Cotswold house in nature reserve with indoor/outdoor pools
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406994
+44 (0)7939 581182
Somerford Keynes Cotswold
5

HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We stayed over a bank holiday and were blessed with great weather, the house is fantastic an it did feel like a home, lots of games dvd's and books around, loved all the pictures and the watercolours the views out of the enormous doors were great, steps away from the water and hearing the birds in the morning was glorious...however the biggest thing was the place itself, walks away from two outdoor heated pools, the spa was a real treat, a little well stocked shop with a lovely friendly lady serving food and snacks. My girls were set free as I felt it was such a safe place they could scoot off wherever they liked. There seems to be lots to do very close by, watersports and cycling, however as the weather was so good we made the most of it and lazed by the pool the majority of the time....it was heaven! WE
business
Lake-front Cotswold house in nature reserve with indoor/outdoor pools
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406994
+44 (0)7939 581182
Somerford Keynes Cotswold
5

Wonderful weekend stay!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
Would highly recommend this house for anyone looking for a relaxing time away with family or friends. The view out the back of the house is so peaceful where you can relax on the decking and watch the swans and ducks glide by on the lake in the day and the sunset at night. Privacy is really good too with no really close onlooking houses (which a lot of the houses in this estate seem to suffer from). The bedrooms are all a good size with comfy beds and the kitchen had everything we needed to be able to self cater. It was very clean and provided toys and games for adults and children. We filled the maximum quota of people and the house felt plenty big enough for us all. The owner is very friendly and was quick to respond to our questions and give us advice on things to do in the area. Thank you for a wonderful stay in Hoopoe Cottage :-)
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're so pleased you had a good time.
business
Lake-front Cotswold house in nature reserve with indoor/outdoor pools
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p406994
+44 (0)7939 581182
Somerford Keynes Cotswold
5

An amazing Christmas rental

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
I could not have asked for more from this holiday rental! We had the most amazing week. The cottage was gorgeous, the spa so nice to have in site and we could not have had a more relaxing week. We went for beautiful walks Around the local area and the estate is picturesque. We had cava and truffles waiting for us on our arrival and christmas decorations put up which was a warming touch. Basic amenities were provided and it had such a homely feel to it. The local pub the bakers arms was great... Friendly service, a warm atmosphere and really good food. We are definitely going to come back again!
Owner's Response: Thank you! We're glad you had a good Christmas at Hoopoe Cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
129 Kilometres
Heathrow
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Kemble
Nearest Motorway
27 Kilometres
M4, Junction 15
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
The Baker's Arms, Somerford Keynes
Car: recommended

Lower Mill Estate is part of the Cotswolds Water Park which has extensive facilities for sailing, fishing, canoeing, water skiing and windsurfing.You can book a taster session, hire equipment or bring your own. The outstanding local countryside is perfect for walking, birdwatching, and picnics - you can be as active or as lazy as you like! The excellent family-friendly pub and restaurant in nearby Somerford Keynes is within walking distance and the ancient and beautiful town of Cirencester, with extensive shopping and dining options as well as Roman remains, is only a few miles away.The rest of the Cotswolds is on the doorstep - stately homes, safari parks, fantastic walking, farm shops, rural pursuits and chocolate-box pretty villages, all within an easy drive. You will be spoilt for choice when planning your holiday, and the abundance of local activities, coupled with the heated pools and cosy fireplace, make Hoopoe Cottage an ideal year-round destination.

Golf: The nearest golf course is at 'Cirencester Golf Club' around 8 miles from Hoopoe Cottage. Visitors are welcome to play and further details can be found at please contact us for more details.

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Availability & Rates

Somerford Keynes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter holidays
Apr 4 2014 - Apr 13 2014
£244
£325
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,120
3 nights
 
 
Easter week
Apr 14 2014 - Apr 22 2014
£306
£408
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,480
3 nights
 
 
Mid season ***
Apr 23 2014 - May 1 2014
£206
£275
Fri,Sat,Sun
£995
3 nights
 
 
May Bank Holiday
May 2 2014 - May 5 2014
£405
3 nights
 
 
Mid season
May 6 2014 - May 22 2014
£206
£275
Fri,Sat,Sun
£995
3 nights
 
 
Summer half term ***
May 23 2014 - Jun 1 2014
£281
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,480
3 nights
 
 
Mid season
Jun 2 2014 - Jul 10 2014
£206
£275
Fri,Sat,Sun
£995
3 nights
 
 
Summer
Jul 11 2014 - Jul 18 2014
£217
£289
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,120
3 nights
 
 
High season ***
Jul 19 2014 - Aug 31 2014
£306
£408
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,650
3 nights
 
 
Mid season
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 23 2014
£206
£275
Fri,Sat,Sun
£995
3 nights
 
 
October half term
Oct 24 2014 - Nov 2 2014
£244
£325
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,295
3 nights
 
 
Low season
Nov 3 2014 - Dec 21 2014
£185
£246
Fri,Sat,Sun
£890
3 nights
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 22 2014 - Dec 28 2014
£1,695
7 nights
 
 
New Year 2014
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 5 2015
£1,695
7 nights
 
 
Low season
Jan 6 2015 - Feb 12 2015
£185
£246
Fri,Sat,Sun
£890
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £150.00
Notes NB: It is always best to contact us directly for prices as we regularly offer discounts.

We offer short weekend (3 nights) and midweek (4 nights) breaks most of the year. We also accept last minute 2 night breaks in low season. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WEEKEND NIGHTLY RATES LISTED ARE BASED ON A 3-NIGHT BREAK.
*** If you are interested in a Bank Hol weekend, please contact us for specific rates.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Somerford Keynes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Spa
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Both the two ensuites and the family bathroom have clean, modern suites with powerful showers and plenty of hot water for all the guests.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With ensuite shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Bed can be either a single or a full double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ensuite shower. Also has room for our full single camp bed.
  • The Master bedroom and Bedroom 2 each have en suite shower rooms and there is a family bathroom shared by the other rooms as well as a downstairs cloakroom. Bedroom 4 has been adapted as a bedroom / snug for children or teenagers to have space of their own - there is a Freeview television with DVD player, a small playtable with stools, plus toys and books.There is also a booster seat for toddlers, plus a number of other items like temporary stairgates and a change mat, to make travelling with babies and small children easier. The house sleep 8 adults comfortably, and we are happy to accept one or two babies or children as extra guests to make a maximum of 10 occupants. We can supply one travel cot and one fold-out single bed at the property, but you are welcome to bring your own cots or camp beds if you prefer.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Tennis Court
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
This is a great house for two families holidaying together, or an extended family group, and we have many facilities for babies and small children. However, please note that this is a lake-front property and crawling babies and toddlers must be supervised at all times.
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