Goose Nest House
About the home
Goose Nest House: spacious, glass-fronted family-owned holiday home with stunning, uninterrupted views over Somerford Lagoon, the largest lake in Lower Mill Estate and the only lake with buildings only on one edge which give you privacy and wonderful views. Set in the 550 acre Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswold Water Park with its 450 acre private nature reserve boasting badgers, otters, deer and kingfishers amongst its residents.
Guests of Goose Nest House have free access to the exclusive Artspa, available only to residents and guests of Clearwater Village, Lower Mill Estate. It has three swimming pools (including the unheated 'Eco pool' where you can swim amongst the water lilies), sauna, steam room, gym and pampering spa treatments from massage to manicure (treatments extra).
The house, with first floor living, has been equipped and furnished to a high standard to provide you with the perfect, peaceful place to unwind with friends and family for short breaks, tranquil get-away -from-it-all holidays or for the more active amongst you tennis, fishing, walking, sailing, riding, golf and water-skiing to name a few.
The floor to ceiling glass windows and doors in the open plan living room and in two of the bedrooms give you a fantastic view over the lake. And, as only one edge of the lake is built on, in the summer you can slide the doors open, lie in bed and enjoy the early morning sunshine without being overlooked. Or you can sit on the balcony and have a leisurely breakfast of freshly-baked croissant bought from the shop.
Inside, there is an oak-floored spacious open plan area with contemporary wood-burning stove, an oak dining table (seating 8+2), a luxury 'American' kitchen, four double bedrooms (two king, two twins) a small, specially designed child's bedroom (5 ft by 2 1/2 ft bed plus a travel cot) and luxury bathrooms with power showers throughout.
You can stroll around one of the seven lakes in the Estate, watch the wildlife through the many hides dotted around, follow the Thames Path to its source or simply sit on the balcony and watch the world go by.
For families, we have provided a home from home including two travel cots (new mattress), high chairs, child's cutlery, stair gates, safety plugs, baby monitor, child's bed, bed barrier, potty, bathmat, blender, sterilizer, baby and toddler carriers, toy box, DVDs and books. For older children there is a wide selection of board games, jigsaw puzzles and Games Cube.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Gym, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available for guest use|
|Pools:||Shared indoor Pool, Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (3), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available, Shared tennis court on site, Private fishing lake / river, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
Further details indoors:
Goose Nest House has first floor living which gives you even greater views over the lake. The stunning open plan, vaulted living area has full width glass sliding doors to the balcony.
Kitchen has all mod-cons and includes five ring double oven, plenty of workspace, integrated microwave, dishwasher and fridge-freezer. A separate utility room provides a washer-dryer.
All the adult bedrooms have solid maple wooden beds with luxury high grove mattresses for maximum comfort two rooms are twin and two have king sized beds. All have bedside tables with a hairdryer. 1 room has a co lour TV, two rooms have DAB digital radios.
One king and one twin have full width glass sliding doors that open directly onto decking overlooking the lake.
The small , child's bedroom has a child's bed and can fit a travel cot (as can the two king size bedrooms) - the layout of the room means it will not easily fit a child's inflatable bed instead of a travel cot.
We have furnished the house to suit families and groups of adults. There are children's toys, board games, games console, DVDs and a selection of books for all ages. Pushchair and baby carriers.
Further details outdoors:
The exclusive Artspa is available only to residents and guests of properties in Clear-water, Lower Mill Estate. As a guest of Goose Nest House this gives you unlimited, free access to the Spa with its three swimming pools (heated indoor and outdoor and, in season, unheated Eco pool where you can swim amongst the water lilies); gym; sauna and steam room. Treatments such as relaxing massages or reviving pedicures are also available at a cost.
The estate also provides tennis court, fishing, two children's playground and a small shop that sells fresh croissants in the morning and all essential groceries (limited opening hours).
The estate includes a 450 acre private nature reserve with bird watching hides, lakeside walks and meadows. The source of the River Thames lies just three miles away and flows through Lower Mill.
High chairs and travel cots provided free of charges.
Towels and linen provided free of charge
Post departure clean free of charge
Strictly no smoking
Sorry - no pets
25% deposit on booking plus £200 refundable damage deposit on final payment
Sorry no hen or stag dos
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region
Cotswold's is the largest area of England designated for its outstanding natural beauty. From rolling hills, green fields to quaint 'chocolate box' villages with friendly, traditional country pubs. There is plenty to see and do in the area whether it is for a weekend break or a longer, more relaxing away from it all holiday.
The Cotswold Water Park is in the southern Cotswold's, easily accessible by road and yet it feels a million miles from the hubbub of daily life. It offers a perfect location from which to explore the chocolate box villages and towns in the Cotswold's towns such as Cirencester, Cheltenham and Gloucester as well as Bristol Bath and Oxford, all within a 40 mile radius.
The Cotswold's are steeped in history from the Roman times and there are some beautiful historic houses and estates to explore: such as Chedworth Roman Villa, Dyrham Park, Sudeley Castle.
The Thames Path begins just three miles from Goose Nest House near Cirencester and has many lovely walks along its 170 mile journey to the sea.
The Cirencester / Lower Mill area
Many of our guests can't tear themselves away from the Lower Mill Estate which, as well as the swimming pools and pampering treatments, also has tennis courts, children's play ground, a pet area, a small organic shop (opening times restricted)where you can pre-order freshly-baked croissants and pains-aux-chocolats and newspapers to enjoy on the balcony overlooking the tranquil lake. Nature trails weave around the seven lakes, three rivers and meadows with hides to watch the wildlife. As a guest of the Estate you can also join the fishing club or sail or canoe on the lakes.
The Cotswold Water Park offers plenty for the active guest - from fishing, walking, sailing and cable water-skiing, cycling (bike hire available close by) and a number of golf courses for you to try. The source of the Thames is just three miles away and runs through the Estate. Out and about, the honey-colored villages and towns of the Cotswold's provides you with plenty to see and do (and enjoy a country pub or two): Cirencester, its routes as a Roman Fort, has an excellent range of boutique shops, a farmers market and antique market.
Other attractions include the Corinium Museum in Cirencester providing a good introduction to local history; the awe-inspiring Gloucester Cathedral, and Slimbridge bird park. Bourton-on-the-Water boasts pubs, shops and tearooms as well as the Model Village, Birdland and one of Britain's best small motor museums. Cotswold Wildlife Park is less than 30 minutes' drive from the house and is ideal for a family day-out. Closer to home is Butts Farm rare breed children's farm, Westonbirt Arboretum and an indoor soft play area if the weather is bad.
How to get there
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Less than 20 minutes' drive from the M4 and M5 Motorways with their direct links to London, the South West and Central England.
By train direct from London Paddington to Kemble Station which is a short (10 minute) taxi ride away although if you are wanting to visit the beautiful Cotswolds your own car is advisable.
Activities near Cirencester
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
27 Sep 2012
We booked Goose Nest to celebrate a 40th Birthday with friends and family and could not have found anywhere as well equipped and luxurious. It looks good in the description and photos, but they... more
08 Feb 2012
We've stayed at Goose Nest a few times now and have had a perfect stay every time (hence going back again and again!). The house is immaculate, and very well equipped (including toys for the little ones to give us big ones a bit of time to ourselves!) ~ the owners really have thought of everything you could possibly need. The owners are very helpful, everything was just as described and the beds are sooooo comfortable and everything has a feeling of luxury about it.
The views over the lake from the balcony are stunning from morning through to watching the stars at night - literally 'heavenly'!
The spa and swimming pools are fantastic too and my family and I have spent many a happy hour relaxing and enjoying ourselves here.
07 Feb 2012
Wonderful holiday home with everything you could possibly want. The house is beautifully furnished yet comfortable and relaxing, and amazingly well equipped (especially for young children - there's even a toy box!). Madeleine and Paul Shearer ensured we had everything we needed and gave a real personal service! The views of the lake from the house are quite lovely and we enjoyed wonderful sunrises thanks to our insomniac pre-schooler! The indoor and outdoor pools are great and there are some good cycle rides and walks in the local area. We'd love to return!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|SUMMER HOLIDAY||20 Jul 12||4 Sep 12||£ 1800||-||-||1 Week|
|4 Sep 12||26 Oct 12||£ 1450||£ 250||£ 333||3 Nights|
|AUTUMN H/T||26 Oct 12||2 Nov 12||£ 1675||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Nov 12||21 Dec 12||£ 1100||£ 219||£ 291||3 Nights|
|CHRISTMAS||21 Dec 12||28 Dec 12||£ 2000||-||-||1 Week|
|NEW YEAR||28 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 2000||-||-||5 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Three night weekend breaks (Friday to Monday) and four night mid week (Monday to Friday) available -
Heating, linen, towels, pre-arrival and post-departure cleaning, 2 travel cots and highchairs and access to the Spa are all included in these prices.
Deposit of 25% at time of booking, remaining amount to be paid 8 weeks in advance. Refundable security deposit of £200 on final payment. If paying by PayPal then an additional 3.5% charge applies
Please note - prices subject to change please check our website for full prices
Please note that there is some building work currently happening at the far end of Howels Mere, a different lake at the Lower Mill Estate. Disruption is kept to a minimum, is not on Somerford Lagoon or by the Spa and is not close to Goose Nest and no works traffic passes the house or on the main Estate, in addition, work does not usually take place over a weekend and does not affect the wonderful view from the house.Enquire now
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