5 Bedroom Lakeside House in the Cotswolds in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Court
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Sauna or Steam Room
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Child Friendly
- Cook available
Goose Nest House is a stunning, glass-fronted lakeside holiday home with free, unlimited spa access just 300 metres away. With vaulted floor to ceiling glass doors opening out onto views of the lake, all set within a 550 acre private nature reserve, this is a marvellous retreat. Sleeps 8 adults plus 2 children.
The Lower Mill Estate is England's first private nature reserve with seven lakes, three rivers (including the River Thames just three miles from its source and on the famous Thames Path). Lower Mill has otters, beavers, deer, kingfisher and many birds which can be seen from the hides dotted around the Estate. Lower Mill Estate also has a small shop selling local produce, newspapers and freshly baked croissants, two children's playgrounds, trampoline and tennis courts. The Artspa is a brand new spa with two heated swimming pools (indoor and outdoor) plus an unheated eco-pool (available summer months), sauna, steam room with exclusive and unlimited free use for residents and guests of Clearwater Village.
This is a beautiful corner of the Cotswolds with its chocolate box villages, pubs and majestic cities of Oxford, Bath and Bristol all within an hour's drive. Only 10 minute's drive from the historic roman town of Cirencester, there is lots to see in the Cotswolds from honey-coloured Cotswold villages, to wildlife parks, gardens and museums. In and around Cirencester there are a range of things to occupy the minds and feet! Cotswold Wildlife Park is about half an hour's drive away with a wide range of animals and a miniature train ride; Bourton on Water has a model village and separate model railway. For the animal lover, the RSPB's Slimbridge is within easy driving distance. Closer by is Butts Farm for families with petting areas and Keynes Country Park. Westonbirt Aboretum is about 20 minutes' drive away and often has weekend and holiday activities for children. Cotswold Water Park has a range of activities for children.
Detailed driving directions can be given on request.
London Heathrow 90 miles
Nearest Train Station:
Kemble (direct train from London Paddington) 3 miles
The reverse living means the spacious open plan living area makes the most of the wonderful lake views. Its vaulted-ceiling and wall to wall glass sliding doors opening onto a large glass-fronted balcony overlooking the lake provide a superb living space. There is a log burner, flat screen TV (with freeview) and a selection of DVD’s and games. There is a large, well-equipped kitchen with all mod-cons (including Ipod docking station). Downstairs, the hall leads onto three bedrooms - a master bedroom with en-suite and lake views, a twin with lake views and a large second twin bedroom, plus another bathroom. On the second floor is a large second master bedroom with its own en-suite and vaulted ceiling with glass apex so you can watch the stars at night. Two of the bedrooms have flatscreen TV with freeview. The small, child's bedroom is the perfect hideaway for little people! There is a separate utility room with washer-dryer.
Sun deck with gas BBQ (gas supplied) and sunloungers on Somerford Lagoon. First floor balcony, glass-fronted, 8 chairs and tables, overlooking Somerford Lagoon. As guests of Goose Nest House, you will have full use of the Lower Mill Estate facilities. For families, there is a tennis court, children's playground, trampoline, football pitch and the indoor and outdoor heated pools at the Spa, where children are welcome. In season you will also have access to fishing and boating.