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Stunning 4 bed home with stunning lake views & spa Special offers!

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Cuckoos Nest an ideal location for relaxation


Our home is the ideal location house for a relaxing break with family or friends. We have ensured the house is kitted out to be a home from home with a touch of luxury. With children in mind there are lots of toys, games, books and DVD's. The adults will appreciate the high quality fixture, fittings & added touches. The location offers bike rides & walks, a wonderful spa with indoor & outdoor pools, tennis courts & lots of other outdoor facilities. The house is a contemporary self-catering holiday home providing an an opportunity to relax and unwind in a beautiful heart of the Cotswold Water Park.

We are very well situated on the Lower Mill Estate overlooking a beautiful lake with fantastic views. Our home is one of only a few houses with no passing cars so youngsters can run around without fear of cars passing.

Owner's site:

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Nick and Caroline
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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based on 22 traveler reviews

Stunning 4 bed home with stunning lake views & spa Special offers!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

A luxury break

  • 5 of 5

Cuckoos Nest is luxury living in an idyllic setting. The house boasts all those things you need to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. The kitchen inspires you to create and all mod cons are available to help you. There was enough room for three cooks at one time and not a bad word was said.

The living area was spacious enough for all 8 of us to be able to relax, and when you wanted some space there was always the balcony and the patios downstairs. The accommodation is so flexible that it is suitable for large families and groups of people young and old as we were.

We spent a lot of time in the ArtSpa which relaxed you as soon as you went in the door. Lying by the pool listening to the soothing music with a good book. What more does one need.

The Cotswolds are beautiful but the estate was so lovely that I spend most of my time around there. I would definitely consider going back again with even more good books, fine wine and a cookery book.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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Fantastic,well equipped and outstanding facilities

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Cuckoo's nest, and would highly recommend it. Set in a quiet spot on the Lower Mill Estate, it is still a short walk to the Artspa, restaurant and tennis courts, as well as the paths around the lakes.

The house itself has everything you need for your stay, and was ideal for our extended family break, with plenty of space and seating for everyone. All the bedrooms are a good size so it suits any mix of people staying.

There is much to do in this beautiful part of the Country, although if you just want to relax then you don't necessarily have to leave Lower Mill.

The owners (Caroline and Nick) provide an excellent service and provide all the information you need for your stay at the house and we appreciated the welcome pack.

Therefore from our experience we would highly recommend Cuckoos Nest for any type of group.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Fantastic facilities and location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great family friendly house. The property is clean and well maintained. The owners were helpful and quick to respond to questions in the lead up and during our stay. The estate is a real treat to stay on with lots of walks, activities and of course the spa!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

We had a great extended family break at the Cuckoos Nest - it was the perfect base to explore the Cotswolds and visit relatives in Wiltshire. If anything the photos and descriptions do not do it justice - gorgeous, spacious home with plenty room for grandparents, parents and 3 boys (4,1,1). Very well kitted out, even lots of games and toys for the boys to play with. Welcome pack was a lovely touch and much appreciated. Property was in great condition and so cosy on our arrival that we had to turn the heating down! Great service and information from Caroline & Nick, would recommend without hesitation to family groups as well as groups of couples and friends. On-site there were plenty of lovely walks from the front door, restaurant was great, the highlight though was the spa with its open air pool (heated!) - great for a morning swim to set you up for the day.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 5 days with 93 year old mum, girlfriend and cat! Lovely property very well equipped, spacious and overlooking lake with private balcony. Highly recommended - very efficient and friendly booking arrangements. Would return in an instant!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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And relax...!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth time back to this fantastic property. From the moment we drive through the gates of the Lower Mill Estate we knew we were on holiday. The whole atmosphere around the estate is so relaxed and peaceful (even with our 3 kids!) The house is perfect for us with a master bedroom on the ground floor with the 2 other bedrooms for the kids. My sister in law and her husband then took the other master bedroom in the second floor. The first floor living space is very well laid out with a fully equipped kitchen, free view TV, toys/games etc to use during the stay. The owners always ensure the house is stocked with toilet paper, dishwasher tablets, washing liquid etc which is considerate. The view from the lounge is stunning.

The real treat is the Spa which was really quiet whilst we were there giving us the pool to ourselves! The sun even stayed out long enough for us to enjoy the outdoor heated pool but the Eco pool remained as freezing cold as always!

Another great break had by all. No doubt we will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
London Heathrow
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M4 Junction 15
Car: recommended

Although there is plenty to entertain you on your door step, should you venture outside, the charm of the Cotswolds awaits. Below are listed a number of the nearby attractions which will make for a wonderful day out:

* Cirencester is an historic Roman town in the heart of the Cotswolds with attractions from a Roman Amphitheatre to the nearby Chedworth Roman Villa. The Corinium Museum in an important source of information on the local history. Cirencester has many fine examples of historic mosaics, including one which can be found near the Brewery Arts Centre in the heart of Cirencester.

* Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town of about 2000 people set in the Cotswold Hills. It stands beside the Roman Fosse Way at its junction with six other roads, where a settlement has existed since the Iron Age. Like many of the Cotswold towns and villages, the houses were built with the very distinctive mellow Cotswold stone from local quarries.

* Cotswold Wildlife Park: lions, white rhinos

Golf: The nearest golf course is at 'Cirencester Golf Club' on the Cheltenham Road which is just north of the town and approximately 8 miles from the Lower Mill Estate. Green fees are reasonable and visitors are welcome.

(Please, do not hesitate to contact owner for website link or further information).


Rates & Availability

Malmesbury House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct Half Term
Oct 21 2016 - Nov 3 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 4 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
Standard Rate
Feb 6 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Feb 17 2017 - Mar 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
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Mar 31 2017 - Apr 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 28 2017 - May 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
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May 2 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Jun 2 2017 - Jul 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 7 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $18

A 20% deposit is required on booking (non-refundable). Payment of the deposit can be made by PayPal (3% charge for this method) or cheque. Balance payable by cheque or direct bank transfer six weeks before holiday start date. A £250 security deposit (Cashed cheque) is required at the start of the stay to cover damage or breakages.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms in our house are of a high standard and we put lots of towls, floor matts and soap out. There are three bathrooms, two en-suite which are off the master bedroom and the double room and one family bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • In all our bedrooms we have high quality beding and added little touches such as candles, paintings and soft finishings to add a little extra touch of luxury and make it feel like home. Are master bedroom is on the third floos and has a king size bed, a large chest of drawers, wardrope and an en- suite bathroom consisting of a shower, WC and basin. Bedroom 2 consists of two twin beds (2 x 3’ single beds) with a built-in wardrobe. The room is lake-facing and has sliding doors opening onto the sun deck (not enclosed) equipped with two sun beds. Bedroom 3 consists of a king size bed with a chest of drawers for storage. The room has an en-suite bathroom (bath,basin and WC). The room is lake-facing and has sliding doors which open onto the sun deck (not enclosed) equipped with two sun beds. Bedroom 4 is at the front of the house, consists of two twin beds. This room is large enough for us to put a guest bed in if you have children wanting to share a room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Shower
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Cuckoos Nest is a stunningly designed, contemporary, three-storey, glass-fronted, lake-side house. The house consists of four bedrooms, three bathrooms and will sleep eight adults and two babies with ease with room for travel-cots in the two double rooms. There are two double bedrooms and and two twin bedrooms. Please ask about pets. We ask that the property is treated respectfully, but sorry, no smoking indoors. Linen, towels and utilities included. And for that perfect chance to unwind, all guests have full access to the exclusive world-class Art-spa. Contact the owners direct for a personal booking experience. We have many contacts in the area who can make you stay even more special - perhaps a special evening in catered for you or baby-sitters while you go out. What you will enjoy is peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Walk around the Lower Mill Estate and say hello to people that you meet! Order your newspapers at the shop.

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