House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
New onto the rental market, Thistledown 25, is based within an award winning, gated community of sustainable homes, set in a private, fully managed nature reserve in the heart of the Cotswolds. Thistledown is a 4 bedroom, 3 storey detached, South East facing house, offering 3 doubles and 1 twin bedded room. With an almost entirely glass frontage, its light and airy design has views across Howells Mere Lake. Lower Mill Estate is a private community of architect designed homes set within a private 550 acre nature reserve with two sites of special scientific interest and a £6m ArtSpa.
The house comes with free access to the luxury spa; a superbly designed, tranquil sanctuary. There's a bracing outdoor eco-pool, naturally filtered by water lilies and two more 20m heated Swimming Pools, a Steam Room, a Sauna, a Technogym equipped Gymnasium and a restful reading lounge. There are peaceful treatment rooms where you can sample gentle therapies all using natural Pevonia Botanica ingredients.
Lower Mill Estate sits in the heart of the Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a rural idyll less than two hours from the bustle of London. Our private Lakeside vacation home is secure, secluded and in the middle of a nature reserve, but within easy reach of all the Cotswolds has to offer, including Michelin-starred restaurants, fascinating craft and antique fares, farmers' markets, country pubs and organic delicatessens.
Please note that the property including the furniture and its contents are to be treated with care. We understand that breakages do happen, however damage to any goods or to the property will be chargeable. Bedroom 4 is on the mezzanine and does not have privacy from the lounge below.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Keynes Country Park 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 72 km, Nearest railway: Kemble Train Station 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Climbing frame, Trampoline|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The range of activities on offer in this one area is quite amazing, with something for everyone.
GATEWAY INFORMATION CENTRE (3.8 MILES AWAY)
The first stop for many visitors is the fabulous Gateway Information Centre, a green oak barn construction with stunning views across a lake. The information desk is run by Cotswold Water Park trust volunteers and on site there are toilet facilities, an excellent café run by a local catering company, local tourist information, and Cotswold Outdoor. ?Its location is Spine Road, South Cerney, GL7 5TL and has plenty of free parking. Call 01793 752730 for details
COTSWOLD COUNTY PARK AND BEACH (4.5 MILES AWAY)
The Park is open February to December, with the largest inland bathing beach in the UK, lifeguarded during week-ends and school holidays from April. Adventure playgrounds, cafes and wonderful lakeside walks. Activities include: peddalos, row boat and kayak hire, paddle boarding, raft building, zorbing and crazy golf. Its location is Spratsgate Lane, Shorncote, GL7 6DF. Call 01285 868096 for details
LAKESIDE (3.7 MILES AWAY)
Lakeside is a unique venue in a unique location. It can be found on the Watermark Club complex, overlooking Spring Lake, just outside the village of South Cerney. Lakeside has one of the best water sports facilities in the country, Lakeside Ski and Wake, a vibrant family friendly sports bar and restaurant, the Lakeside Brasserie, plus a gymnasium. Its location is Station Road, South Cerney, GL7 5TH. Call 01285 860606 for details
GO-BY-CYCLE (4.5 MILES AWAY)
The Cotswold Water Park is very flat! It's a great place to come for a relaxing ride around the country lanes, or if you are looking for something a little more adventurous, why not try some of the lovely off road cycle routes. Go-By-Cycle is a cycle hire, cycle sales and cycle repairs centre providing cycling opportunities in the Cotswolds for individuals or the whole family. Go-by-Cycle offer a daily hire for boating equipment at your location – terms and conditions apply. Its location is Water Lane, Somerford Keynes, GL7 6DS. Call 01285 862152 for details
FOOD SHOP AND DELIVERIES
One of the joys of coming away on holiday or for a break is trying out new places, and around here there are plenty of chances to try the local foods, such as Gloucester Old Spot bacon, the delicious local goat's cheese, or artisan baked breads. And when you are away from home, there is no need to miss out on all those essentials – there are local shops and supermarkets across the area, some of which will deliver right to your door. Waitrose, Sheep Street, Cirencester, GL7 1SZ. Call 01285 643733 for details (5 MILES AWAY) Tesco, Cricklade Road, Cirencester, GL7 1NP. Call 0845 6779160 for details (5.4 MILES AWAY)
TOWNS AND VILLAGES
With thirteen settlements of varying sizes across the Cotswold Water Park, it is no surprise that there are plenty of interesting places to visit and explore. For example, the town of Fairford boasts the only complete set of medieval stained glass in a parish church anywhere in the country; Cricklade where the great Roman road, Ermin Street crosses the River Thames; Down Ampney, the birthplace of Ralph Vaughan Williams; Ashton Keynes, with more bridges over the infant river Thames than London.