Goose Nest House
House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
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 bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow and Bristol airport 150 km, Nearest railway: Kemble 10 km|
|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, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|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 bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
|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
The Central England/Cotswolds 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.
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.
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23 Feb 2014
"Fantastic House If you have small Children!"
We travelled to the Goose Nest for the February school half term as we all needed a break. It was our second visit to the Lower Mills Estate as we stayed for Halloween last year in another property. W… More
Thank you for a lovely review. As a family owned property we are really conscious of how much hassle it can be to travel with small children with all their paraphernalia to a new place. We have therefore tried hard to make the house as welcoming for children alongside maintaining the quality of furnishings and surroundings for the parents - after all it's usually the parents that need the break! Madeleine and Paul
27 Sep 2012
"The Best Holiday House We Have Ever Rented"
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 don… More
8 Feb 2012
"Pure indulgence and relaxation."
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.
7 Feb 2012
"Fabulous Relaxing Retreat"
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!
5 Feb 2012
"Fabulous family friendly weekend away"
We had a great time at goose nest. We travelled with another family & the house offered great living space & comfortable bedrooms. The resort is peaceful & beautiful with stunning lakeside views. The house is clean & well equipped with everything you need for small children. The owners are a pleasure to deal with & had even decorated the house for Christmas. We all enjoyed the pool & the adults indulged in the spa.
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