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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Riverside Lodge Ref: NJZ

On Britain’s first private nature reserve is this neat detached retreat, built from Cotswold stone. This gated nature reserve means wildlife on the doorstep - seven ex gravel pits have become a haven for fish, otters, European beavers and wintering fowl. In amongst the woodlands, meadows, bridle tracks and lakes, is an on-site shop selling organic produce, an outdoor heated swimming pool and table tennis. There is also the opportunity to fish and sail. Shop 200 yards, delightful pub ½ mile.

Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor and French doors onto decked balcony with view of lake. Compact well-equipped kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom and toilet. Both bathrooms with over-bath shower, Velux window and heated towel rail.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter £6 per basket
  • Electricity, electricity rads, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV (Freeview)
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small lawned garden furniture
  • Private parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (15m x 7m, depth 1.2m), changing, sauna, shower facilities
  • On-site fishing, watersports
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fenced pond in garden

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NOW
£509-£1010
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

"Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."

Occupying a superb position with wonderful rural views, yet within a mile or so of Cheltenham’s elegant town centre, these delightful holiday cottages have been created from a range of 19th-century barns and are furnished and equipped to high standards. All cottages enjoy a good choice of shared facilities including a covered heated swimming pool, an all-weather tennis court and a croquet lawn. The cottages are well equipped, with an automatic washing machine, microwave oven and dishwasher, and each cottage has its own sitting out area with patio and furniture.
All the fascinating corners of the beautiful Regency spa town of Cheltenham are immediately to hand: there is an art gallery, a museum, tempting boutiques, antique shops, plentiful restaurants and inns. Only a short walk away is Cheltenham’s racecourse, famous as the home of National Hunt Racing, which stages the Cheltenham Festival in March, as well as several other top quality race meetings between October and the end of April. The Pittville Pump Room, a magnificent Grade I listed building opened in 1830, has a museum on its top floor. In the ballroom it is possible to taste spa water from the original pump. Historic illustrations, photographs and small displays tell the story of Cheltenham from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times. The building is surrounded by attractive parkland with a lake and children’s playground, public tennis courts and golf course. Number 4 Clarence Road, built in 1832 by James Creed, is the house in which Gustav Holst was born on 21 September 1874, and where he spent the first seven years of his childhood. The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to the composer and a rare treat for lovers of music. On the summit of nearby Leckhampton Hill above the Devil’s Chimney, a teetering rock column, is the site of an Iron Age fort; keen walkers can follow the Cotswold Way.
Hunting Butts Cottages provide a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and villages of the Cotswolds as well as the attractions of the Heart of England. The Cotswolds cast their spell on artists, naturalists, walkers and everyone with a love for rural peace and tranquillity: Broadway – the ‘Venice’ of the Cotswolds; delightful Chipping Campden; Blockley, described as the most beautiful village in England, and Stow-on-the-Wold boasting England’s oldest pub, are all within half an hour’s drive. The variety of attractions is almost endless. Exploring this region at any time of year is a rewarding experience, each season throwing a different light on the changing scene. Heritage attractions in the area include Sudeley Castle (7 miles), once home of Catherine Parr, containing Europe’s largest collection of toys, arms and armour. Forest of Dean 23 miles. Birmingham, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within one hour by car. Sailing and wind-surfing on 15,000 acres of lakes near the ancient Roman town of Cirencester are available within 30 minutes’ drive. Shops ½ mile.

Large, beamed sitting room with gas woodburner. Modern fitted, well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Two pretty bedrooms; one double and one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Gas wood burner’included
  • Z-bed (for +1)

  • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared utility room with tumble dryer and freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Double glazing
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue on request
  • Parking
  • Covered heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • Games room and small gym
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet and boule court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:

  • Covered indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – open daily from 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Games room and small gym
  • Patio with garden furniture for every cottage

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NOW
£369-£949
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

"Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."

Occupying a superb position with wonderful rural views, yet within a mile or so of Cheltenham’s elegant town centre, these delightful holiday cottages have been created from a range of 19th-century barns and are furnished and equipped to high standards. All cottages enjoy a good choice of shared facilities including a covered heated swimming pool, an all-weather tennis court and a croquet lawn. The cottages are well equipped, with an automatic washing machine, microwave oven and dishwasher, and each cottage has its own sitting out area with patio and furniture.
All the fascinating corners of the beautiful Regency spa town of Cheltenham are immediately to hand: there is an art gallery, a museum, tempting boutiques, antique shops, plentiful restaurants and inns. Only a short walk away is Cheltenham’s racecourse, famous as the home of National Hunt Racing, which stages the Cheltenham Festival in March, as well as several other top quality race meetings between October and the end of April. The Pittville Pump Room, a magnificent Grade I listed building opened in 1830, has a museum on its top floor. In the ballroom it is possible to taste spa water from the original pump. Historic illustrations, photographs and small displays tell the story of Cheltenham from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times. The building is surrounded by attractive parkland with a lake and children’s playground, public tennis courts and golf course. Number 4 Clarence Road, built in 1832 by James Creed, is the house in which Gustav Holst was born on 21 September 1874, and where he spent the first seven years of his childhood. The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to the composer and a rare treat for lovers of music. On the summit of nearby Leckhampton Hill above the Devil’s Chimney, a teetering rock column, is the site of an Iron Age fort; keen walkers can follow the Cotswold Way.
Hunting Butts Cottages provide a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and villages of the Cotswolds as well as the attractions of the Heart of England. The Cotswolds cast their spell on artists, naturalists, walkers and everyone with a love for rural peace and tranquillity: Broadway – the ‘Venice’ of the Cotswolds; delightful Chipping Campden; Blockley, described as the most beautiful village in England, and Stow-on-the-Wold boasting England’s oldest pub, are all within half an hour’s drive. The variety of attractions is almost endless. Exploring this region at any time of year is a rewarding experience, each season throwing a different light on the changing scene. Heritage attractions in the area include Sudeley Castle (7 miles), once home of Catherine Parr, containing Europe’s largest collection of toys, arms and armour. Forest of Dean 23 miles. Birmingham, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within one hour by car. Sailing and wind-surfing on 15,000 acres of lakes near the ancient Roman town of Cirencester are available within 30 minutes’ drive. Shops ½ mile.

A very comfortable cottage with a spacious living room on the first floor. Entrance into large, modern, well-equipped, pine-fitted kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Spacious, comfortably furnished living room with elec woodburner and rugs on wooden floor. Pretty twin bedroom.

  • Electric woodburner included

  • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared utility room with tumble dryer and freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Double glazing
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue on request
  • Parking
  • Covered heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • Games room and small gym
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet and boule court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:

  • Covered indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – open daily from 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Games room and small gym
  • Patio with garden furniture for every cottage

WAS
NOW
£369-£949
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Summer Breeze Ref: NND

This detached lakeside holiday home is set on the exciting Howell’s Mere development, part of the prestigious Lower Mill Estate, a 450-acre nature reserve and water park. This exciting extension of the Lower Mill Estate complex has been constructed with the greatest care, with particular attention to sensitivity concerns of the wild and birdlife which are increasingly attracted to the area. This stylish property benefits from floor-to-ceiling double windows in the spacious living room which give uninterrupted views across the lake, complete with wide decked balconies on both the ground and first floors for complete relaxation and enjoyment.
Situated on the southern edge of the Cotswolds and easily accessible by road, the Cotswold Water Park offers a great base for exploring beautiful towns and villages such as Bath, Oxford, Cirencester, Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, which are all within 40 miles. The tranquil setting of Summer Breeze provides an exquisite backdrop for the many leisure activities on offer. For the more active a myriad of pursuits are available including water skiing, wind surfing and dinghy sailing. The Artspa has pools, a gym and treatment rooms to pamper guests while nature lovers can walk through woodland and meadows enjoying the sight of migrating wildfowl, rare wild orchids and the observation of beavers from carefully located hides. Shop 400 yards, pub 1 mile.

Double bedroom with 5ft bed, en-suite shower room and decked balcony. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet and decked balcony. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and ceramic floor. First floor: Large open-plan living/dining room with floor-to-ceiling double windows, well-equipped kitchen/breakfast area, wooden floor and decked balcony. Galleried double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Shower room and toilet with ceramic floor.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two satellite TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Combi microwave/grill
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Broadband connection
  • Small lawned area to front; decked balconies with furniture
  • 450-acre shared landscaped grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Shared indoor/outdoor swimming pools with shower/changing facilities
  • Artspa with sauna
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced lake in grounds

WAS
NOW
£704-£2108
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

A detached waterside thatched holiday property within an exclusive lakeside development. This delightful Cotswold stone cottage offers a tranquil haven for nature lovers (5 large lakes within 500 acres of secluded parkland). This beautiful area of the Cotswold Water Parks boasts a wealth of migrant birds and diverse wildlife (including a family of beavers). An outdoor heated communal swimming pool, tennis court and adventure play area complement this stunning property. The village of Somerford Keynes is a 5-minute walk away and its village pub offers a warm welcome, home cooked food and real ales. Organic farm shop on site.

Old pine floors throughout. Cosy beamed living/dining room, wood-burning stove in inglenook. Well-appointed, farmhouse-style kitchen with range cooker. First floor: Three bedrooms, each with TV, sloping ceiling; two double (each with full en-suite bathroom, shower attachment, toilet), one twin. Fully fitted, Shaker-style furniture throughout for ample hanging and storage.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Four TVs
  • DVD (large library)
  • CD
  • Electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with large wrap-around deck and balcony
  • Gas barbecue
  • Adjacent parking
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool available Easter-October half term (45ft x 15ft, max depth 5ft 6in) with changing/shower facilities and sauna
  • Enclosed play areas
  • 16ft, 3 person Canadian canoe (life jackets provided), 6 mountain bikes (payable to owner)
  • Fly/specimen carp fishing
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Enclosed balcony overlooks Thames mill race. Drops leading to stream

WAS
NOW
£501-£1068
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
5
Pets
3

"Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."

Occupying a superb position with wonderful rural views, yet within a mile or so of Cheltenham’s elegant town centre, these delightful holiday cottages have been created from a range of 19th-century barns and are furnished and equipped to high standards. All cottages enjoy a good choice of shared facilities including a covered heated swimming pool, an all-weather tennis court and a croquet lawn. The cottages are well equipped, with an automatic washing machine, microwave oven and dishwasher, and each cottage has its own sitting out area with patio and furniture.
All the fascinating corners of the beautiful Regency spa town of Cheltenham are immediately to hand: there is an art gallery, a museum, tempting boutiques, antique shops, plentiful restaurants and inns. Only a short walk away is Cheltenham’s racecourse, famous as the home of National Hunt Racing, which stages the Cheltenham Festival in March, as well as several other top quality race meetings between October and the end of April. The Pittville Pump Room, a magnificent Grade I listed building opened in 1830, has a museum on its top floor. In the ballroom it is possible to taste spa water from the original pump. Historic illustrations, photographs and small displays tell the story of Cheltenham from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times. The building is surrounded by attractive parkland with a lake and children’s playground, public tennis courts and golf course. Number 4 Clarence Road, built in 1832 by James Creed, is the house in which Gustav Holst was born on 21 September 1874, and where he spent the first seven years of his childhood. The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to the composer and a rare treat for lovers of music. On the summit of nearby Leckhampton Hill above the Devil’s Chimney, a teetering rock column, is the site of an Iron Age fort; keen walkers can follow the Cotswold Way.
Hunting Butts Cottages provide a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and villages of the Cotswolds as well as the attractions of the Heart of England. The Cotswolds cast their spell on artists, naturalists, walkers and everyone with a love for rural peace and tranquillity: Broadway – the ‘Venice’ of the Cotswolds; delightful Chipping Campden; Blockley, described as the most beautiful village in England, and Stow-on-the-Wold boasting England’s oldest pub, are all within half an hour’s drive. The variety of attractions is almost endless. Exploring this region at any time of year is a rewarding experience, each season throwing a different light on the changing scene. Heritage attractions in the area include Sudeley Castle (7 miles), once home of Catherine Parr, containing Europe’s largest collection of toys, arms and armour. Forest of Dean 23 miles. Birmingham, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within one hour by car. Sailing and wind-surfing on 15,000 acres of lakes near the ancient Roman town of Cirencester are available within 30 minutes’ drive. Shops ½ mile.

Spacious and beautifully furnished cottage. Large living room with French doors to conservatory/dining room with rugs on tiled floor and French doors to garden. Compact, modern fitted galley kitchen. Cloakroom with toilet. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two further family rooms each with double bed and additional single bed (for +1) and pull-out bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Cot
  • Two additional single beds (for +2)
  • Two pull-out beds (for +2)
  • Five TVs
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden

  • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared utility room with tumble dryer and freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Double glazing
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue on request
  • Parking
  • Covered heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • Games room and small gym
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet and boule court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:

  • Covered indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – open daily from 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Games room and small gym
  • Patio with garden furniture for every cottage

WAS
NOW
£782-£2070
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

This enchanting detached holiday cottage is set in the grounds of a Grade II listed mill house, where guests can enjoy trout fishing in the grounds, and use of the owners’ tennis court and outdoor swimming pool (by arrangement), while outside is a pretty, enclosed garden. It lies close to Riverside Lodge (NVG), with the picturesque Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water only a mile away, with its beautiful old houses and many attractions, including the elegant bridges spanning the River Windrush. Also nearby is 18-hole golf at Lynham, Cotswold Farm Park, Burford Wildlife Park, and the attractive spa town of Cheltenham, with its art galleries, pump room and museums, all within
12 miles. Ideally situated for exploring the Cotswolds’ picturesque villages, NT houses and old market towns. Stratford 35 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub 1 mile.

Living/dining room. Kitchen. Twin bedroom with dressing room. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden with furniture
  • Parking
  • Use of owner’s outdoor swimming pool
  • Use of owner’s tennis court
  • No children under 12 yrs
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream runs at back of property

WAS
NOW
£276-£635
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

"Set in the spectacular Cotswold Water Park, these exclusive apartments enjoy unsurpassed setting of lakes, wetlands and grassland"

All the holiday apartments are decorated and furnished to exacting standards, with nature being integral to the design and finish. Large expanses of glass deliver superb views (lake views not guaranteed) and clever use is made of wood and other materials.
Located within the complex of the Four Pillars Hotel, each apartment offers everything one could wish for, including kitchen, dining facilities and comfortable living room but with the added benefit of use of a huge range of hotel facilities including a restaurant, bar and gastro pub, the leisure club, indoor swimming pool and exclusive day spa, plus a 24 hour manned reception desk and concierge service.

Stunning views, open spaces and a wealth of leisure and active pursuits make this the perfect place for a break all year round. The development also makes an excellent base from which to explore the Cotswold countryside and nearby towns and cities, including Gloucester, Bath, Bristol, Cirencester, Oxford and Cheltenham, and the very many picturesque villages of the area including Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden and Snowshill to name but a few. Shops 2 miles, pub
½ mile.

Floor level allocated on arrival: Large living/dining room. Galley-style kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Three digital TVs

  • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband connection
  • Telephone (payable at end of stay)
  • Shared natural grounds
  • Private parking 100 yards
  • Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool (36ft x 26ft, depth 4ft) with changing and shower facilities (unsuitable for children under 2 yrs; children’s swim times Mon-Fri 7am-10am, 3pm-6pm; Sat-Sun 8am-10am, 3pm-6pm), spa (unsuitable for children), treatment rooms, flotation room, herbal sauna, Experience shower, gym, steam room, tanning room, relaxation room
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced lake in grounds

WAS
NOW
£485-£798
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

"Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."

Occupying a superb position with wonderful rural views, yet within a mile or so of Cheltenham’s elegant town centre, these delightful holiday cottages have been created from a range of 19th-century barns and are furnished and equipped to high standards. All cottages enjoy a good choice of shared facilities including a covered heated swimming pool, an all-weather tennis court and a croquet lawn. The cottages are well equipped, with an automatic washing machine, microwave oven and dishwasher, and each cottage has its own sitting out area with patio and furniture.
All the fascinating corners of the beautiful Regency spa town of Cheltenham are immediately to hand: there is an art gallery, a museum, tempting boutiques, antique shops, plentiful restaurants and inns. Only a short walk away is Cheltenham’s racecourse, famous as the home of National Hunt Racing, which stages the Cheltenham Festival in March, as well as several other top quality race meetings between October and the end of April. The Pittville Pump Room, a magnificent Grade I listed building opened in 1830, has a museum on its top floor. In the ballroom it is possible to taste spa water from the original pump. Historic illustrations, photographs and small displays tell the story of Cheltenham from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times. The building is surrounded by attractive parkland with a lake and children’s playground, public tennis courts and golf course. Number 4 Clarence Road, built in 1832 by James Creed, is the house in which Gustav Holst was born on 21 September 1874, and where he spent the first seven years of his childhood. The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to the composer and a rare treat for lovers of music. On the summit of nearby Leckhampton Hill above the Devil’s Chimney, a teetering rock column, is the site of an Iron Age fort; keen walkers can follow the Cotswold Way.
Hunting Butts Cottages provide a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and villages of the Cotswolds as well as the attractions of the Heart of England. The Cotswolds cast their spell on artists, naturalists, walkers and everyone with a love for rural peace and tranquillity: Broadway – the ‘Venice’ of the Cotswolds; delightful Chipping Campden; Blockley, described as the most beautiful village in England, and Stow-on-the-Wold boasting England’s oldest pub, are all within half an hour’s drive. The variety of attractions is almost endless. Exploring this region at any time of year is a rewarding experience, each season throwing a different light on the changing scene. Heritage attractions in the area include Sudeley Castle (7 miles), once home of Catherine Parr, containing Europe’s largest collection of toys, arms and armour. Forest of Dean 23 miles. Birmingham, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within one hour by car. Sailing and wind-surfing on 15,000 acres of lakes near the ancient Roman town of Cirencester are available within 30 minutes’ drive. Shops ½ mile.

This cottage offers identical accommodation to Little Barn . Attractive beamed living/dining room with gas woodburner and door to patio. Small, well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room. Two pretty bedrooms; one double and one with L-shaped bunk beds. Shower room with toilet.

  • Gas woodburner included

  • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared utility room with tumble dryer and freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Double glazing
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue on request
  • Parking
  • Covered heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • Games room and small gym
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet and boule court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:

  • Covered indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – open daily from 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Games room and small gym
  • Patio with garden furniture for every cottage

WAS
NOW
£376-£714
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Tischler House Ref: NJH

A fabulous detached house on the Lower Mill Estate in Somerford Keynes, a development of stunning, contemporary homes situated in a private 450-acre natural reserve. The gated and managed estate comprises woodland and meadows crossed by three rivers and surrounded by serene lakes. Tischler House has an enviable position located on a peninsula on the largest lake, Somerford Lagoon, and has magnificent, uninterrupted views across water. The holiday property is unique on the estate as it has its own heated outdoor pool, a sunken hot tub, changing area, a covered seating area and extensive decking. In addition to the house’s facilities, guests can enjoy the Estate’s ArtSpa (free use with ArtSpa passes, £25 refundable deposit required) comprising indoor and outdoor heated pools (66ft 7in), eco-pool, sauna, steam room, gym and treatments by arrangement and a hard tennis court, nature trails and cycle tracks. Shop 200 yards.

Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, oak wooden floor, French doors and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking decked and paved area, open-plan with kitchen with electric double oven, modern fitted units and black granite work surfaces. TV room with wall mounted plasma screen. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed, French doors to small balcony overlooking lakes and en-suite shower room and toilet with heated towel rail and mosaic ceramic tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and built-in wardrobes, overlooking lakes. Twin bedroom with built-in wardrobes. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet, heated towel rail and slate floor. Second floor: Double bedroom overlooking lakes. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet heated towel rail and tiled floor. Airing room.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity and full gas central heating included (October-March £25 per week)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Two TVs
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Bose iPod dock
  • Electric double oven included
  • Built-in microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large decked area with furniture
  • 450 acres of woodlands and meadows
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (39ft x 13ft, depth range 3ft to 6ft) open Easter - 31 October, with changing facilities
  • Hot tub open Easter - 31 October
  • Two kayaks and canoe/rowing boat available
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced lake 10 yards, lakes and rivers in grounds

WAS
NOW
£1209-£2879
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

"Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."

Occupying a superb position with wonderful rural views, yet within a mile or so of Cheltenham’s elegant town centre, these delightful holiday cottages have been created from a range of 19th-century barns and are furnished and equipped to high standards. All cottages enjoy a good choice of shared facilities including a covered heated swimming pool, an all-weather tennis court and a croquet lawn. The cottages are well equipped, with an automatic washing machine, microwave oven and dishwasher, and each cottage has its own sitting out area with patio and furniture.
All the fascinating corners of the beautiful Regency spa town of Cheltenham are immediately to hand: there is an art gallery, a museum, tempting boutiques, antique shops, plentiful restaurants and inns. Only a short walk away is Cheltenham’s racecourse, famous as the home of National Hunt Racing, which stages the Cheltenham Festival in March, as well as several other top quality race meetings between October and the end of April. The Pittville Pump Room, a magnificent Grade I listed building opened in 1830, has a museum on its top floor. In the ballroom it is possible to taste spa water from the original pump. Historic illustrations, photographs and small displays tell the story of Cheltenham from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times. The building is surrounded by attractive parkland with a lake and children’s playground, public tennis courts and golf course. Number 4 Clarence Road, built in 1832 by James Creed, is the house in which Gustav Holst was born on 21 September 1874, and where he spent the first seven years of his childhood. The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to the composer and a rare treat for lovers of music. On the summit of nearby Leckhampton Hill above the Devil’s Chimney, a teetering rock column, is the site of an Iron Age fort; keen walkers can follow the Cotswold Way.
Hunting Butts Cottages provide a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and villages of the Cotswolds as well as the attractions of the Heart of England. The Cotswolds cast their spell on artists, naturalists, walkers and everyone with a love for rural peace and tranquillity: Broadway – the ‘Venice’ of the Cotswolds; delightful Chipping Campden; Blockley, described as the most beautiful village in England, and Stow-on-the-Wold boasting England’s oldest pub, are all within half an hour’s drive. The variety of attractions is almost endless. Exploring this region at any time of year is a rewarding experience, each season throwing a different light on the changing scene. Heritage attractions in the area include Sudeley Castle (7 miles), once home of Catherine Parr, containing Europe’s largest collection of toys, arms and armour. Forest of Dean 23 miles. Birmingham, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within one hour by car. Sailing and wind-surfing on 15,000 acres of lakes near the ancient Roman town of Cirencester are available within 30 minutes’ drive. Shops ½ mile.

Delightful small and cosy property. Sitting room with gas woodburner. Well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beams throughout.

  • Gas woodburner included

  • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared utility room with tumble dryer and freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Double glazing
  • Patio with furniture
  • Barbecue on request
  • Parking
  • Covered heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • Games room and small gym
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet and boule court
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:

  • Covered indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – open daily from 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
  • All-weather tennis court
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Games room and small gym
  • Patio with garden furniture for every cottage

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£369-£949
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Misty Lodge Ref: NLB

Overlooking a large lake, this attractive cottage (one of a pair) is set on the award-winning Lower Mill Estate within the Cotswolds Water Park - which provides a private 450-acre nature reserve with 5 lakes boasting a wealth of diverse wildlife. Facilities include cycle trails and numerous walks. Lakes for sailing, windsurfing and water skiing all within easy reach. Somerford Keynes is a short walk with attractive pub serving excellent food. Organic farm shop 150 yards.

Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and French doors to decked area overlooking lake. Kitchen. Utility shower room with toilet. Ceramic floor throughout. First floor: Double bedroom (6ft bed). Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and ceramic floor.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, electricity rads, central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Lawned garden; decked balcony with furniture
  • 450-acre shared grounds
  • Parking (1 car); visitor spaces
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (36ft long, depth 4ft), with adjacent sauna (Easter-October)
  • Shared tennis court
  • Fishing available
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Lakes in grounds

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£445-£1350
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