COTSWOLDS LAKE HOUSE IN LUXURIOUS RESIDENTIAL SPA WITHIN NATURE RESERVE

Mei Teck Wong

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
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COTSWOLDS LAKE HOUSE IN LUXURIOUS RESIDENTIAL SPA WITHIN NATURE RESERVE

Somerford Keynes House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom stylish lake house sleeps 6 with lakeside terraces and modern interior

Mere Hide (sleeps 4+2),17 Howells Mere, a luxury lakeside Bolthole within LME/Lower Mill Estate,550-acre nature reserve set in beautiful Cotswold countryside. The tranquil setting provides a luxurious backdrop for myriad of leisure activities avail, both active n passive. Mere Hide evokes memories of boat houses, dreamy lakeside homes and hides nestled in nature reserves. The luxurious furnishings and modern comforts are complemented by textures of old: stone building, comfortable arm chair, glazed tiles, timber paneling, log fire stove, hunting trophies and vintage blankets. Its decked terraces extending from the living space and two of the bedrooms above, hover tantalizingly over the lake; the shimmering sunset and the mysterious mists announcing dawn. 3rd room has bunk beds suitable for adults. Howells Mere is 3rd phase of Estate and is still under construction further along.

House : Two of the three bedrooms upstairs share a large terrace which overlooks the lake...wake up to the sounds of coots. The main bedroom has king size bed and wardrobe. There is a hairdryer. The second bedroom has a double bed. The third bedroom is fitted with folding bunk beds and if a third bedroom is not required, a wall can unfold to create an open space, perfect for a play/study; also fitted with TV/DVD.

Enjoy the luxurious 400-count Egyptian cotton, beautiful throws/cushions on comfortable latex mattresses.

The family bathroom and WC have generously sized towel radiator, perfect for drying towels after a visit to the Arts Pa.

Estate housekeeping service is also available at a chargeable rate.

Exterior and surroundings: Lower terrace is lakeside, perfect for dining Al fresco. The upper balcony extends over two bedrooms overlooking Howells Mere. Bicycles can be rented locally, delivered with 24hrs notice. There is a children's playground, trampoline, football pitch and lakes for boating and fishing, walks, nature hides, bird watching.

The Residents' Spa, Artspan, is stunning and has an indoor pool open all year and an outdoor pool (heated April to October) (and at Christmas and New Year). There is a gym, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms offering a range of Pevonia Botanica treatments. Pilates instruction is available by prior arrangement.

Surrounded by eight lakes, perfect for fishing enthusiasts (trout, perch, pike, carp).

Other activities: Other activities: Artspan, nature trails, nature hides, tennis courts, playgrounds, trampoline, farm shop, tree house

Further afield: riding stables, Westonbirt Arboretum, Cotswold Wildlife Park, gastro pubs, Cirencester, source of River Thames in Kemble.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Mei Teck Wong

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Speaks english, spanish
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Cotswolds Lake house in luxurious residential spa within Nature Reserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Cotswolds Lake house in luxurious residential spa within Nature Reserve
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419213
+44 (0)7775 625344
Somerford Keynes Cotswold
chichester
5

review of mere hide, easter 2011

  • 5 of 5
we enjoyed a fantastic stay at mere hide. our second time to lower mill estate, and we carefully looked for a rental this time that was really well positioned with full access to all the facilities.
mere hide was a real find, smart and well maintained, with everything we needed in the kitchen. our older children loved the bunk beds, and although the bedrooms arent huge there was lots of space for us all downstairs. the decked balconies are great, child friendly, and as we had amazing weather, great for sunbathing.
as the house faces west we got wonderful sun throughout the afternoon and great sunsets. there is still building work going on opposite the house but even with this i still think mere hide has one of the best positions and outlooks on the estate.
the facilities at lower mill are fantastic, warm indoor and outdoor pools with immaculate, child friendly, changing rooms. great outdoor play areas, and so much space for our older girls to ride their bikes.
there is so much to do nearby, butts farm and the waterbeach park both made superb days out.
overall a fantastic holiday rental, going away with 3 small children is not easy but mere hide really makes it stress-free!
we will definately return!
  • Submitted: May 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bristol
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Kemble
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
M4 Junction 15
Car: necessary

Lower Mill Estate is in the Cotswold Water Park (South Cotswolds) , a great base for exploring all the Cotswolds towns (Cirencester, Tetbury).The source of the Thames is 4 miles away (Kemble). The Thames Path has many lovely walks along its 180 mile journey to the sea.

The Cotswolds are steeped in history from the Roman times and there are some beautiful historic houses and estates to explore: Chedworth Roman Villa, Dyrham Park, Sudeley Castle.

There are over 100 lakes in the area, some are kept as nature reserves but many are used for fishing, kayaking, sailing, water skiing and windsurfing. Golf, bicycle hire and horse-riding are also just a few minutes drive from the house.

Bakers Arms pub is within walking distance and there are a number of other good pubs in the area that are all child-friendly.

For animal lovers - Butts Farm and the Cotswold Wildlife Park.

Pool - no children 8-10am + last hour.

Other Activities: bird watching, walks in nature reserve

Golf: South Cerney golf course.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Somerford Keynes House Rental Rates

Notes

  • 50% - 2 night mid week (avail only at owner's discretion)
    65% - 2 night weekend
    75% - 3 night weekend or 4 night mid-week (cleaning charges included).
    85% - 4 night weekend
    Arrival time is after 3.00pm. Departure time is 10.00am on the final day of the holiday.
    Price include: Bedlinen, towels, heating, unlimited access to Artspan (pass will be issued on arrival, missing spa pass replaceable at £25).
    Deposit: 30% required to confirm booking.
    Balance: Due 6 weeks prior to arrival, otherwise payment in full required if booking made within 6 weeks.
    Cancellation: Should be made in writing, valid from day of receipt of notice. Deposits are not refundable. If canceled less than 6 weeks before start of holiday then the full cost of the holiday is retained. If re-let, the shortfall is due.
    Damage deposit: Refundable £250 security deposit required with final balance payment (usually returned within a week after departure).
  • Other Terms:
    _The rental property, including all furniture is to be treated with care & the tenant is held responsible for the actions of any guests or visitors in the house.
    _The no of people using the accommodation is restricted to the number on the booking confirmation. Should the number of guests exceed the number agreed on the booking confirmation, the owner or agent may revoke the booking at their own discretion and the booking will be considered canceled by the tenant.
    _The owner may refuse to hand over the property if they believe than any member of the party will damage the property. If damage is caused during the holiday, the owner reserves the right to repossess the property and the holiday will be considered canceled by the tenant. Monies will not be refunded unless the owner's decision is proved to be unreasonable.
    _The owner or agent is allowed access to the accommodation at any reasonable time during the holiday.
    Bring own swimming towels or hire at £1 each

Amenities

Amenities

Somerford Keynes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - Bunk beds
  • Luxuriously comfortable latex mattresses, 400 count Egyptian cotton sheets, Egyptian cotton towels and contemporary soft bedside lighting. Third bedroom has folding bunk beds, TV/DVD and a folding wall thus offering flexibility as a open playroom, children's TV room or as a third bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Tennis Court
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • zoo
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • fly fishing
Notes:
You are greeted by the uninterrupted view of the lake. Living room extends onto terrace which overlooks Howells Mere, perfect for sunsets snuggled in Woodgate sofa (Isle of Bute wool)). The room is graced by comfortable Designers Guild linen armchair, cushions, hunting trophies, log fire and warm blankets. Other facilities: Wifi (subscription available) 26' TV, iPod dock, DVD with a selection of films, books and board games. The open plan kitchen overlooks the lake; it's well equipped with carefully sourced items: vintage silver cutlery, Davda Brickett plates/bowls, Keith Brymer mugs, Circulon pans, Normann mixing bowl/servers, hand blown glass tumblers and recipe books. The worktop extends into a cozy dining space for six, perfect breakfast, lunch, tea or a game of scrabble. Ample coat hooks in the hall, cupboard and WC. Two bedrooms share large terrace n overlooks lake. Wake up to the sounds of coots. Howells Mere is Phase 3 of Lower Mill Estate; it's in process of completion.

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