Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Gorgeous thatched cottage on the banks of the River Thames,
Downstairs in the beautifully decorated cottage there is an L shaped living/ dining area with access to the kitchen via double glass panelled doors. There is a log burner in an inglenook, flatscreen TV, a couple of comfy sofas, mini chaise longue and dining table and chairs. The country style kitchen with granite worktops has integrated appliances: fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer. Also downstairs is a shower room with WC.
Two sets of French windows from the living area take advantage of the wonderful views across the river, Thames Path and lake beyond. Outside the French windows is a deck, with BBQ, table and chairs, for al fresco eating by the river. A sunny garden is to the side of the cottage.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, en suite and bathroom. The main bedroom has a king size bed, en suite and a balcony with a view across the river and lake beyond. In addition there is a second double bedroom and a twin bedroom. Bathroom has bath with shower mixer. En suite also has a bath with shower mixer.
Carps Rise is situated on the award winning Lower Mill Estate, the UK's first residential nature reserve. The gated and managed Estate consists of 450 acres of parkland crossed by three rivers (one of them the Thames) and surrounded by seven lakes. With its extensive leisure facilities including pool, tennis, sauna, play area, fishing, birdwatching it is an unparalleled rural retreat.
Lower Mill Estate is located in the Cotswold Water Park in historic Gloucestershire. The Water Park is spread over 40 square miles with 140 lakes. Access to a variety of watersports including water skiing, wake boarding, sailing, fishing plus beautiful walks and cycling around the lakes, canal and rivers in the Water Park.
NB. Toddlers beware! There is easy access to the river. Children should not be left unattended.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lakeside Beach 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow, Nearest railway: Kemble|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
What better place for a relaxing break than a cottage in the Cotswolds? Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Cotswolds is one of the top five places travellers from overseas visit in the UK.
Explore the quintessentially English honey-coloured villages that punctuate the Cotswolds landscape - Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, to name but a few. Explore their pretty streets, brimming with delightful shops selling antiques, gifts and other quality goods, along with fine dining restaurants, traditional pubs and olde-worlde tea shops. There are some splendid towns and cities too such as Oxford, Bath and Cheltenham.
Must-see places include Westonbirt Arboreteum, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Hidcote Manor and Gardens, Berkeley Castle and Malmesbury Abbey. Family-friendly options include Cotswold Farm Park, the 'Home of Rare Breed Conservation' and Cotswold Country Park, home to the UK's biggest inland beach, with water sports, fishing, toddlers' paddling and play area, adventure centre and lakeside walks and cycle paths.
Walk the Thames Path, enjoy a day at Cheltenham Races, watch a game of polo or perhaps a day of pampering at the thermal Roman baths in the city of Bath.
Or if leisure activites are your choice the Cotswold Water Park with over 140 lakes offers plenty of land and water based sporting activities from waterskiing and wakeboarding to angling and hiking or cycling around the lakes, rivers (including the Thames), Thames and Severn canal and three nature reserves.
The Cotswolds offers something for everyone from plentiful leisure activities to beautiful countryside, picturesque villages to good family entertainment, great food to watersports at the Costwold Water Park.
The exclusive Lower Mill Estate is located on The Cotswolds Water Park , 6 kms/ 4 miles from the historic town of Cirencester. The Water Park covers 40 sq miles with 140 lakes and offers a wide range of activities and facilities ranging from waterskiing, wakeboarding, sailing, kayaking and fishing to relaxing in some of the beautiful country pubs and restaurants. There are many cycle trails and beautiful walks including the Thames Path and the Thames and Severn canal. Also in the Water Park is the largest inland beach, paintballing, nature events and an aerial adventure centre. There is plenty to do for children and adults alike.
The Lower Mill Estate takes its name from the historic water mill found at the entrance, one of only two still working on the river Thames, which flows through the Estate.
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3 Jul 2013
"Lovely cottage, great location....will hope to return!"
Natalie (landlady) is very helpful and always on hand on answer my queries, I had a lot of them! The cottage is lovely, warm, and clean and offers everything you need for a weekend away. 6 adults stay… More
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I hope to be able to welcome you back soon!
We are awaiting a new mast which will improve WiFi reception on this part of the estate. I should be able to offer WiFi in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime there is internet access at the estate café cum shop- three minute walk.
8 Apr 2013
"The perfect holiday cottage in an idyllic location!"
Carps Rise is a fantastic cottage in Lower Mill Estate at the Cotswold Water Park. The Thatched cottage oozes olde worlde charm but inside it is modern and airy with all mod cons. Beautifully decorated and containing everything you could possibly need for a break; from dishwasher tablets to a wonderfully comfy bed (or three).
The balcony of the master bedroom has a fabulous view which overlooks the Mill Lake and stream outside. There was an abundance of wildlife to be seen, including the beavers a short walk away. We travelled with a six year old and one year old; they were thoroughly entertained by the play areas, pool and tennis courts. If you travel with small children you will have to keep a constant eye on them because of the proximity of the water however, this is made very clear on the owner's website. And it is a water park!
Natalie Isherwood's keen eye for detail and her thoughtful approach to everything you would need in holiday rentals makes Carps Rise a wonderful place to relax...for all the family.
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