About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Beautiful Country Escape
Quality in Tourism 5* Gold Award 2015
A perfect retreat overlooking the finest British countryside, this is a haven for anybody that is looking to really detach themselves from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives whilst experiencing Britain's finest.
You can swim in the swimming pool at the community centre between 1pm and 6pm ( the time was determined by the residents’ association), although they charge an induction fee of £60 per family for showing you around the sports facilities there and providing fobs for the lockers. The water is very warm between 29 and 30 degrees and generally is suitable even for very small children.
You can also exercise at a small gym there ( there are paid group classes there as well), hire a private session with an instructor or use sauna or steam room.
The beautician will make you look and feel great. Bookings are available trough the Community centre.
The Lakes owns 2 tennis courts, and you can book them on an hour basis in advance with the concierge or sports manager, but bring your rackets.
You can hire bicycles here, as well as boats or kayaks in summer. The lakes’ water is clean, so you can swim on a hot day from the pontoon next to the house or from a small beach on another lake.
Small children will enjoy seeing hens and rabbits at the Lakes, but there is a big good private zoo on the way to Burford (about 20 minutes drive).
Local pubs within short driving distance include The Swan at Southrop and the Five Alls gastropub in Filkins (my favorite).
The are few decent restaurants in Fairford, one of them is The Bull at the hotel on the main square.
Look out for Richard and Emma Keene’s Cotswold Premium Lager, sold by the keg to a handful of local pubs.
The nearest farm shop, and one of the area’s best butchers is called Foxbury, just north of The Lakes.
Daylesford Organic, 40 min drive away, specialises in everything that is fresh, seasonal, local and organic; handmade cheeses, bread, pastries, chef’s dishes and kitchen garden produce. Locally produced organic apple juice is available to buy from Benson’s Farm which can be delivered by the case.
Waitrose from Cirencester delivers to the Lakes, there are 2 small supermarkets in Lechlade ( just 1.5 mile away) if you forget something to order or to bring with you. Next to Londis they have a pharmacy and a cash machine. Just in case.
Trout and smoked fish products are available in nearby Northleach, where Col Valley Smokery still uses bespoke traditional methods and brick kilns and supplies top retailers.
Nearby Bamford Barn sells luxurious homeware and contemporary clothing, whilst Cotswold Woollen Weavers in Filkins have their own looms producing traditional tweeds – suits, jackets, and hats in bespoke colourways, plus a garden and cafe attached.
Antiques hunting will take you right across the country, though some of the best dealers are concentrated in Burford and Stow on the Wold. Visit Cirencester for traditional crafts including glass blowing and pottery.
Quality and Tourism 5* Gold Rating
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Country Getaway with Stunning Views
8 friends rented this house for New Years. The pictures do not do it justice as the house itself was beyond our expectations- very bright, airy and open planned. It is in a gated community, with high security to get in and out. The master bedroom is massive, lovely mattresses, with en-suite and stunning views onto the lake! Lechlade is a beautiful little town, great for walking around. Elena was always very prompt at replying back to us for further information. Better instructions would be nice to work out how to use the hobs/ oven as very high tech for us! The communal pool area was beautiful and clean, with a chill out zone, swimming pool, hot tub, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. There was also an event on, with a BBQ, which we didnt get round to going, but would have been nice for families.
I would highly recommend this to any group of friends or family getaways. In the summer this house would be perfect as lots of activities to do. We would love to come back to this stunning house on the lake.
Excellent secluded detached house.. perfect for a long break
Good facilities onsite inc pool (communal). Large development on the lake- huge rooms and very well laid out rooms. A lot of natural light and end to end balcony.
So glad that you found my property very enjoyable.
Beautiful modern property in stunning setting
We, 8 adults, stayed at this beautiful property in a secluded and safe area surrounded by stunning scenery and lakes. The house is stunning with all modern appliances and extras such as a working sauna and gorgeous views across the lakes.
During our stay a couple of toilets stopped working which, despite it being over the Christmas and New Year period was addressed immediately by the owner the management company. The property was immaculately clean and well laid out, with most of the bedrooms on the 1st floor.
The onsite spa consists of a pool, sauna and steam room. It was great to have this onsite but sadly the jacuzzi was cold and the pool, being communal, quite busy but that didn't put us off.
There is plenty of parking and it's lovely and quiet despite most houses seeming to be occupied during our stay.
We went for lovely walks and runs in the area and also to the recommended pubs which are a drive away. All in all I can't recommend this property enough, we will most definitely return!
Tip: if you get to pick your room, definitely go for the master bedroom- waking up to the sun rising over the lake is very special indeed and the bathroom is lovely too.
Thank you for your review!
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay!
beautiful and spacious house, perfect getaway
We stayed here as a group of friends leaving london for the weekend and it was perfect for us - i would highly recommend it. The rooms are clean, bright, and bigger than in the photos. We used the fireplace every night and the beds are really comfortable. A 10 minute walk away is a beautiful pool house that can be used in the afternoons. The landlord always responded very quickly so everything was smooth and problem free. On the ground floor is a huge open plan kitchen and living room - so perfect for cooking and hanging out together as a group. We were not very familiar with how to use such a high tech stove + hob so that took some time to figure out from the manual. There's also a lot of bugs outside at night because its on the water but they don't bite and there are insect screens on the windows. The view onto the lake is stunning and its worth the trip waking up to that view from the bedrooms upstairs.
Thank you for your review and i am so glad you had a enjoyable stay!
The Lakes is set in the heart of the Cotswolds, between the towns of Lechlade on Thames and Fairford.
You have the classic British countryside on your doorstep, the estate provides access to a simpler rural life that revolves around charming local pubs, antique fairs and village fetes.
It is a food lovers paradise, a region where local produce is literally grown on your doorstep. Weekends spent browsing local farmers markets and farm shops replace the supermarket run and fresh produce can be delivered directly, probably by the butcher or cheese maker themselves.
There is so much to do in this beautiful area and to list just a few of the wonderful activities, there is: Ballooning, Gliding, Rally Driving, Polo, Shooting, Climbing, Water Polo, Bowling, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Course Fishing, Knee Boarding, Wake Boarding and many more. Whatever you are looking for, whether it's to be active or simply relax, this wonderful area will be sure to provide you with the perfect escape.