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Contemporary Cotswold lakeside home set in over 550 acres of countryside

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Malmesbury House Rental Photos and Description

Cygnet Lodge is a modern luxury home set in natural surroundings

Cygnet Lodge is a modern home set in natural surroundings on Lower Mill Estate: an exclusive award winning private estate alongside the River Thames, located in the heart of the Cotswolds.. UK. The contemporary home overlooks a lakes on a 550 acre nature reserve, offering stunning views of the Cotswold lakes and countryside.

Facilities include canoeing, sailing, kayaking and fishing on the lakes, playing tennis, or spend time cycling or walking whilst wildlife spotting around the nature reserve. The reserve is home to all sorts of birds, fish and insects and beavers.

There's a luxury family spa within the grounds of Lower Mill Estate with two indoor swimming pools and one outdoor eco pool. The spa also has a sauna, steam room and gym and a wide range of therapeutic treatments available. There are tennis and multi-sport courts, play areas for the kids as well as an onsite shop, bakery and café within the 24 hour security complex.

There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms set over three floors, with a day bed best suited kids in the open-plan games room.

The child friendly games room is equipped with a Wii, Air hockey, table-football and board-games.

Nearest station is Kemble with direct trains to Paddington.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch, polish
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Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Contemporary Cotswold lakeside home set in over 550 acres of countryside
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Modern, spacious holiday villa

  • 4 of 5

Excellent lakeside property , beautifully equipped for a family holiday. Peaceful but lively environment. Would come again

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location, gorgeous retreat, perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this property for a weekend break. I can honestly say that it's a perfect location. The spa, pools and other facilities on site really add to the luxury appeal.

We went for a very low key retreat, but if you are more active or are hoping for a more adventurous break there are a plethora of activities that you can take part in or sign up for.

The house was gorgeous, light, airy, spacious and modern. The bathroom to bedroom ratio was perfect for our group of seven.

We loved it so much, we would come back again and are currently talking about making Lower Mill an annual break. Definitely would recommend.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous family week end - highly recommend this property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long week end stay at Cygnet Lodge in Somerford Keynes with 3 generations of family present to celebrate a 70th birthday.

The property was superb, plenty of room for us all, with a great kids escape/play area on the top floor mezzanine where they could be kept an eye on from the ground floor. The house was very clean and well equipped and has fantastic views across the lake and a superb deck for outdoor sitting/eating etc. It is also well located for the swimming pool/gym/spa and the on-site restaurant all of which were great and much fun was had in the pool.

We made use of the on-site walking and cycling trails and also headed out to nearby Bourton on the Water and enjoyed the maze, river and restaurants there, as well as visiting the Cotswold Farm Park which is a great interactive day out for the kids.

The owner was extremely helpful in promptly answering queries pre-booking, pre-arrival, making arrangements for arrival, during and after our stay - a pleasure to deal with.

We would definitely and highly recommend this property to others, especially families or small groups of friends and hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent holiday home

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing, the view over the lake was lovely. It was a shame the weather was so wet we couldn't make use of any of the well furnished balconies. The house was warm, we loved the log burner, and very well equipped. The owner, Robert, always replied promptly to any queries.

The description of the house was accurate and it was clean and well maintained.

The swimming pool was enjoyed by my children and grandchildren.

I would definitely recommend the property to friends.

Margaret Briggs

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property and vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We're regular renters on Homeaway at places around the world and this was by far the best property that we've ever had the pleasure of staying. The property itself is in beautiful condition. The furnishings are top-shelf, the floor layout is ideal for 3 generations especially the loft area upstairs which doubles as a bedroom and play area. And the master bed is the most comfortable we've ever had in a vacation home.The view across the lake truly wonderful. As advertised, the amenities of the private property were well used... The tennis court, football pitch and swimming facilities, including the eco-pool (which is outdoors and was much used by our 10 year-old granddaughter). We also made good use of Ballihoo, the on-site restaurant for dinner. There is a delightful village feel to Lower Mill Estates.

The property is well situated in the region which allowed us short drives to nearby Cotswold towns, villages, Wildlife Park, and even Bristol to see Brunell's SS Great Britain. The Bakers Arms pub is a perfect walking distance in nearby Somerfield Keynes and had good dining as well as drink. Nearby Cirencester has quaint shops and a beautiful church as well as multiple grocery shopping and delivery services.

Thanks to Robert, the owner for the welcome basket which made a lovely start to our Christmas holiday in the Cotswolds. We hope to return to the Cygnet lodge for a summer retreat sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Great house and picturesque location. All facilities that catered for young (2yrs) to old (65). Lovely owner that makes your stay comfortable

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host the family, who were respectful of the rules and regulations and who left the property in a very good condition!
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Rates & Availability

Malmesbury House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas Hols
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $630
Pet Fee $44
Linen Fee $189

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Malmesbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En-suite to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Washing Machine and separate Dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On 3rd floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV in room, ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Large room with space for a cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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