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Contemporary Glass Fronted Lakeside Villa, With On-site Luxury Spa & Hot Tub!

People9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 2,098 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedroom Luxury Villa - Perfect for Families & Larger Group - Sleeps 9+2 x Cots

Oak Lodge is a 4 bedroom detached property offering spacious accommodation, arranged over 3 floors, with 2 levels of fantastic outside living space.

This beautiful property, designed by an award-winning architect Richard Reid, is the ultimate in contemporary living with a double height vaulted ceiling, electric opening roof system, full height & full width, panoramic glazed elevations and fantastic external terraces. It really is simply stunning.

Guests are quite literally bathed in the abundance of amazing natural light within the villa, which provides the most dramatic, almost theatrical viewing platform to the vistas beyond. Enjoy the setting sun from your private balcony, cold drink in hand, whilst gently rocking back and forth on the funky outdoor swinging seats.

We challenge you not to feel relaxed !

Please Note:

Oak Lodge is a very popular property and runs at 100% occupancy rates year on year, we would recommend an early booking to avoid any disappointment.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Haywood - Property Manager
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Tim Haywood - Property Manager

Hello! - Great that you stopped by to take a wee peek at our luxury holiday villas, thank you for your interest - I am rather flattered!

So let me share with you a little about the uniqueness that is the Lower Mill Estate.

WARNING: Reading in could seriously change your holiday habits!

Tim Haywood - Property Manager purchased this house in 2007

Why Tim Haywood - Property Manager chose Cotswold district

Oak Lodge is a unique holiday villa, situated on the prestigious Lower Mill Estate, the UK's first and as far as I am aware, only, residential nature reserve.

The estate is a real haven of peace and tranquillity and in my opinion, the perfect antidote to the stresses + demands of everyday life and forgive me for perhaps being presumptuous, but I do think you are going to absolutely love it!

What makes this house unique

Oak Lodge is a chic glass fronted 4 bedroom property, presented over three floors, within a truly wonderful lakeside setting - on the beautiful & mature Howells Mere Lake.

Thoroughly contemporary in its exterior and interior styling - with 2 x double bedrooms, two of which benefit from direct access onto a private balcony area, with beautiful views over Howells Mere Lake, this is a really spectacular property.

Enjoy of the gas effect wood burning stove for cosy nights in, whilst looking out on the majesty of your very own nature reserve !

- Located within the Lower Mill Estate. Oak lodge is a lovely 4 bedroom glass fronted property, with a great position on the Howells Mere Lake - Furnished in a contemporary style & with a gas fire burning stove.

Secure car parking & just 3 minutes walk from the Spa facility.

- World Class award winning, £ 6.5m on-site private spa complex, fully included in your holiday - Sleeps 9.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“A fantastic place to stay in, in an idyllic setting”



“The property was perfect for our requirements and exceeded our expectations. More than enough room for 7 adults and a baby. It was spotlessly clean on arrival, well equipped and furnished. We particularly liked having a barbecue on Christmas Day and the Hot Tub was fun too! The Lower Mill Estate was a lovely place to stay at. Pleasant to walk around and the gym, swimming pools and sauna were a real bonus. Although I don't really like to go back to placed where I have stayed I would not hesitate staying there again.”



Reviewed by SJNBAN from London - Posted & Verified on Trip Advisor™ 30th December 2013
Dec 2013
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Location

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Bakers Arms - Less than 1 mile away
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Oaksy 9 Hole - Around 3 miles away
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Kemble Station -3 miles or Cheltenham 15 miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
M5 - Junction 11a
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Bakers Arms - Less than 1 mile away
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Kemble Country Park - Manmade, but fun !
Car: recommended

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- The Lower Mill Estate | Residential Nature Reserve with onsite Luxury Spa - The Cotswolds.

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Oak Lodge is located in the prestigious Lower Mill Estate, residential nature reserve & private gated community within the cotswolds.

Lower Mill is an award winning community of sustainable vacation homes, set in a private 550-acre reserve in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Surrounded by beautiful untouched woodland, our homes are located around 8 lakes on the estate & all are within a few minutes walk from the onsite world class Luxury Spa facility, which is at the centre of the estate.

There are many pretty cotswold villages to explore from the estate including Bibury, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water & Broadway. In short, you'll find our luxury holiday lodges are the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore the cotswolds.

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The Lower Mill Estate is situated 4 miles from Cirencester, the gateway to the cotswolds in Gloucestershire. The regency town of Cheltenham Spa is only 18 miles away, and the beautiful city of Bath just 25 miles away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Somerford Keynes in Somerford Keynes

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2098 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Strictly NO ALL ADULT GROUPS please, unless you are a multi generational and mixed sex group. Please check BEFORE making a booking request. Thank you.
  • Our standard arrival days are FRIDAY and MONDAY each week. A 2 x night arrival is available on a SATURDAY ONLY. Many Thanks.
  • Please DO NOT enquire if you are an ALL ADULT GROUP, as the estates code of conduct STRICTLY PROHIBITS ANY all adult groups. Many thanks in advance.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Top floor bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Beautiful ground floor bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master Bedroom Ensuite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second master ensuite
  • All bathrooms are finished in full height top of the range Porcolonsa tiles. Really special.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - DOUBLE (Lakeside, with Terrace) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ground floor DOUBLE bedroom, lake & garden views (ensuite)
    Bedroom 2 - DOUBLE (Lakeside, with Terrace) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ground floor DOUBLE bedroom, lake & garden views (ensuite)
    Bedroom 3 (Ground Floor TWIN) - 2 Single Bed , Ground floor TWIN bedroom, with family bathroom opposite
    Bedroom 4 - FAMILY BEDROOM - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Full size DOUBLE bed, with a SINGLE bunk above it - Sleeps 3
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 5 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Oak Lodge is a beautiful & luxurious holiday villa of the very highest standards. The lodge also benefits form its own private HOT TUB , located on the private terrace area, with views across the Howells Mere Lake & heated to a toasty 40 degrees. Occupying an enviable SOUTH facing location on the Howells Mere Lake and is quite literally a few minutes walk from the on-site Luxury Spa complex. - - The Lower Mill Estate | Residential Nature Reserve with onsite Luxury Spa - The Cotswolds. - Oak Lodge is located in the prestigious Lower Mill Estate, residential nature reserve & private gated community within the cotswolds. Lower Mill is an award winning community of sustainable vacation homes, set in a private 550-acre reserve in the heart of the Cotswolds. -

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Contemporary Glass Fronted Lakeside Villa, With On-site Luxury Spa & Hot Tub!
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A piece of heaven on earth !!

  • 5 of 5

We have never been so relaxed whilst on holiday .... The surroundings are beautiful.... There is enough to see and do without moving very far

The house is equipped with everything you think you need and more and is furnished to the highest standard. It was spotlessly clean and very welcoming upon arrival ... We really didn't want to leave

We felt that should we need help with anything it was only a phone call away and clearly nothing was too much trouble

We will definitely return and already have reccommended it to so many of our friends, families and work colleagues .... Truly amazing 5* +

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely amazing! Really modern and luxurious with lakeside views from almost every place in the house. Sunshine from morning till evening, bbq on the patio over the lake and you've got to visit the Spa! Just relax and enjoy yourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the lovely review, the estate is indeed a really special place & we are so pleased that you had an enjoyable break with us. Hope to see you again soon !
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Luxury and nature combined - wow

  • 5 of 5

Loved Lower Mill, the location around the lakes is really unique, took some beautiful pictures of the wildlife too as an keen photographer. The property, well it really was wow to us, what a view. Also warm, clean, inviting and we got a warm welcome form Jamie, and he was around if we needed anything. My wife relaxed in the spa daily, swimming or having treatments – she got a bit addicted as they were so good (but lucky for me well priced!). Nipped to Cirencester, not far way to stock up and wonder around, and also discovered famous The Bakers Arms – nice to stumble home as not far to walk. Really impressed with this place. Thank you again for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your holiday, these reviews are really useful to potential guests who are considering our lodges for their forthcoming short break. We are really delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend our bespoke luxury accommodation to other travellers. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the estate in the not too distant future.
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property! Very luxurious, modern architecture with stunning large glass walls giving superb view of a lake! We are booking for the next year, it's just great. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
- Sept'17 / Weeks 3 & 4
15 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£387
Fri,Sat
£1,339 **
 
 
- October 2017
2 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£324
Fri,Sat
£1,184 **
 
 
- Oct '17 (shoulder week)
13 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£822
for 3 nights
From
£317
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,684 **
 
 
- October 2017 HALF TERM
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£950
for 3 nights
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,984 **
 
 
- Oct '17 (week 4)
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£324
Fri,Sat
£1,184 **
 
 
- November 2017
3 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£339
Fri,Sat
£1,134 **
 
 
- December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£349
Fri,Sat
£1,284 **
 
 
- Christmas Week 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,384
for 7 nights
£2,384 **
 
 
- New Year Week 2017
27 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,384
for 7 nights
£2,384 **
 
 
JANUARY - ESTATE IS CLOSED
7 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
30 night minimum stay
£4,519
for 30 nights
£1,189 **
 
 
- February 2018 HALF TERM
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£736
for 3 nights
From
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,484 **
 
 
- February 2018
16 Feb 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£586
for 3 nights
From
£250
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,134 **
 
 
- March 2018
2 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£324
Fri,Sat
£1,184 **
 
 
- EASTER HOLIDAYS 2018
26 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£549
Fri,Sat
£2,184 **
 
 
- April 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£374
Fri,Sat
£1,284 **
 
 
- May 2018 Bank Holiday
4 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£599
Fri,Sat
£2,184 **
 
 
- May 2018
11 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£399
Fri,Sat
£1,484 **
 
 
- May HALF TERM 2018
21 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,036
for 3 nights
From
£420
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,184 **
 
 
- June/July 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£449
Fri,Sat
£1,584 **
 
 
- July 2018
13 Jul 2018 - 2 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£549
Fri,Sat
£2,384 **
 
 
- August 2018
3 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£549
Fri,Sat
£2,384 **
 
 
- September 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£424
Fri,Sat
£1,584 **
 
 
- September 2018
21 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£399
Fri,Sat
£1,534 **
 
 
- October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£324
Fri,Sat
£1,184 **
 
 
- October HALF TERM 2018
15 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£950
for 3 nights
From
£367
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,984 **
 
 
- October 2018
26 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£324
Fri,Sat
£1,184 **
 
 
- November 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 6 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£339
Fri,Sat
£1,134 **
 
 
- December 2018
7 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£379
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£349
Fri,Sat
£1,284 **
 
 
- Christmas week
20 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,384
for 7 nights
£2,384 **
 
 
- New Year week 2018
27 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,384
for 7 nights
£2,384 **
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£1,079
for 2 nights
From
£452 **
From
£352
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,684 **
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £90
Damage Deposit £250

MID-WEEK BREAKS - 4 x NIGHTS MINIMUM:

There is a MINIMUM stay of 4 x NIGHTS for the MID-WEEK breaks, MONDAY to FRIDAY & a MINIMUM holiday cost of £ 550.00 applies.

Please send an enquiry & we will forward you a quote by return.

CREDIT & DEBIT CARDS:

We accept all major credit & debit cards - surcharges do apply.

DEPOSIT & PAYMENT TERMS:

The deposit payment is payable at the time of booking & is calculated at:

- £300 for weekend & mid-week holidays
- £500 for weekly & bank holiday & half term holidays

The full balance is due for payment 12 weeks prior to your holiday start date.

MID-WEEK BRAEKS - 4 x NIGHTS MINIMUM

There is a minimum stay of 4 x NIGHTS for the Mid-Week breaks, Monday to Friday & a minimum holiday cost of £ 500.00 applies.

Please send an enquiry & we will forward you a quote by return.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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