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Contemporary lakeside home in private Cotswolds nature reserve, ArtSpa included

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,474 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8

The Augusta House is set on a peninsula in a unique development of architecturally stunning homes in diverse designs. The Lower Mill Estate is the UK's first residential nature reserve, located in the heart of the Cotswolds and historic Gloucestershire. With its extensive leisure facilities it is an unparalleled rural retreat. One of a pair, the House lies on the shoreline of Somerford Lagoon, one of the most important lakes for over wintering wildfowl in the southwest. The gated and managed Estate consists of 450 acres of parkland crossed by three rivers (one of them being the Thames) and surrounded by seven lakes. This spacious property has been designed to capture the beautiful views and tranquil waterscapes. It has panoramic double glazed windows on ground and first floors, giving over the extensive decking, across the water to the picturesque Mill Village. There is a wood burning stove in the large open sitting and dining room, and all modern conveniences in the well equipped kitchen.

What our guests say:

'Faultless accommodation and location.' May 2012.

'It was well equipped.' Oct 2010.

'Excellent location very peaceful & clean.' June 2010.

'Very clean and nice and warm even on a wet and windy weekend.' Nov 2009.

'The property was extremely well appointed, superbly equipped and beautifully situated. It was absolutely perfect for our family weekend. Access to a modern spa with a large swimming pool was a real bonus. The local nature walks were also exactly to our liking.' Oct 2009.

'This is a lovely holiday community, which provides a very safe environment for children and excellent leisure facilities.' July 2009.

More Details

Bryce Somerville
Member since: 1997
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017


Nearest Train
4 Miles
Car: recommended

The Estate brims with wildlife through every season: in spring rare orchids bloom, in the summer the fields are alive with butterflies, in autumn geese stop by on their migration. With two SSSIs it is home to otters, bats and sand martins and rare species such as watervole, purple heron and great crested grebe. The communal facilities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, a sauna, tennis court, children's play area and pets corner. There is boating and canoeing, a network of nature trails and bird hides, cycle tracks and bridle ways and the site is close to the numerous water activities of the Cotswold Water Parks: 133 lakes covering 40 square miles.

The pretty village of Somerford Keynes is a 5 minute walk and the village pub is one of many around the area that offers a warm welcome with excellent food and real ales. Five miles from Cirencester, for shopping and sightseeing, the House is a good base for exploring the Cotswolds

Other Activities: Canoeing, jetskiing, birdwatching


Somerford Keynes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1474 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , House Shower Room
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , En Suite
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , En Suite
  • There is also a WC and wash basin on the ground floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , En Suite
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double , En Suite
  • 2 doubles, 2 twins
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There are tables, chairs and a barbecue for use on the extensive deck with views over the water to the picturesque Mill Village. There is double glazing and central heating throughout, and a wood burning stove in the open plan sitting and dining room. Initial wood for the burner is included and thereafter it is available locally. The kitchen is large modern well appointed and well-equipped. There are granite work surfaces, and a large range gas hob with electric oven and combination microwave, dishwasher, washer dryer, fridge and freezer. On the first floor there are 1 double and 2 twin bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom, two with sliding doors onto a sundeck. There is a further house shower room and WC and a children's retreat with sofa, TV and DVD. Upstairs to a double bedroom with ensuite. There is a virtual tour on property refeernce NX8


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Contemporary lakeside home in private Cotswolds nature reserve, ArtSpa included
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews

Great place for a family get together

  • 4 of 5

I recently stayed at Augusta House to celebrate my birthday with family who are spread across the country. The house met our needs perfectly. Having the large open-plan living area is great as no one has to feel trapped in the kitchen and the bedroom and bathrooms worked great too. Would thoroughly recommend Augusta House. The service from the owner was fantastic too. I've no doubt we will be back in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Property; Lovely Facilities; Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

We had our first ever family reunion at this property for a 30th birthday. It was everything we needed and more. There is plenty of space in all bedrooms and a large open plan downstairs with beautiful views across Somerford Lagoon.

Pete was great; met us on arrival and sorted a small issue within the hour. The property is well maintained, although is showing signs of wear, which is expected of a rental property. I had no complaints though.

We used the onsite and included Spa facilities, and enjoyed a Sunday roast at the Wheatsheaf at Oaksey.

Would definitely, and plan to, return.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely views and great house to relax in

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with great view over somerford lagoon. House was clean and the facilities were good. We had a lovely relaxing week and was great to hire the canoe onsite and take out onto the lake with the kids (we even got a sighting of the beavers nearby). Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Augusta House Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

Property very well equipped & spacious. Lovely location. Everyone had a great time ages from 10 months to 83years there were 8 adults 1 baby & 2 dogs. All went swimming except the dogs. The weather was fantastic, had a BBQ walks & trips out. Bryce the owner was very helpful so was Pete & all staff on the Lower Mill Estate. Would recommend this holiday. Thankyou.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another BRILLIANT stay.

  • 5 of 5

Have taken such a shine to this place, every time I come I grow fonder! Peace, quiet, nature, comfort. Visited this time with two couples and their young children, the place is perfect for it all ages. Looking forward to booking again very soon.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Augusta House and we enjoyed it just as much as the first. Our request for additional items in the house (extra cot and extra highchair)was met with understanding and were provided with no extra charge or fuss. The owner Bryce is hugely accommodating and efficient in the booking process as well as providing you with great information about what to do in the surrounding area.

The house is really well equipped (all except baking trays) so you need for literally nothing!The estate seems to now provide more things for children to do which was good for our tribe!

All in all, I would highly recommend Augusta House for it's great value and well equipped accommodation.

We would love to come back sometime in the future

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the baking trays; I will remedy!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $330.16

Special offers: second and subsequent weeks discount 20%; early booking discount 10% for 2018 bookings made before 2017 ends.
Bed linen and towels included, but not pool towels.
One third at the time of booking; the balance not later than 28 days before arrival.
£250 refundable damage deposit required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.