About the home
Detached family owned glass fronted property 1750 sq ft built in the heart of a privately owned Nature Reserve overlooking the Somerford Lagoon. Set within Lower Mill Estate (a privately owned Estate in the Cotswolds near Cirencester) amongst 500 acres of unspoilt countryside.
Heated swimming pools, Gym and Tennis, Table Tennis. Football Pitch. Within walking distance of the Cotswolds Waterpark. Dawnchorus is situated on one of the largest and most glorious lakes renowned for overwintering wildfowl in the Southwest. Ideal for romantic getaways, family holidays, young and old, boys/girlie breaks, walkers, birdwatchers, sailors, keep fit enthusiasts, runners etc. Wonderful location to recharge your batteries, to start your Summer Kick Start.
The property is glass fronted, light, airy and very spacious. Its surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful. Sit on the very large enclosed timber decked terrace and enjoy the spectacular lake views over a delicious chilled glass of wine or candlelit dinner! wifi available. Wifi available through Cotswolds wireless network and suggest you bring a dongle.
30 minutes from Cheltenham
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|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|
|Pools:||Shared indoor Pool, Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Shared tennis court on site, Private fishing lake / river, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
Ultra modern hi tech home located on the Lower Mill Estate amid 500 acres of luscious Cotswolds countryside overlooking Somerford Lagoon.
Luxurious accommodation. 1750sq ft. Stunning lake views. Enclosed timber decking area makes this property extra child friendly and offers you a more relaxing stay. The glass panels of the balcony (see photo) do not affect the breathtaking uninterrupted views of the lakes.
All bedrooms located on the first floor (unlike some of the other houses on the Estate). All bedrooms are carpeted. Solid oak flooring on ground floor throughout. Sitting room and dining room have full length glass windows opening onto the uninterrupted views of Somerford Lagoon.
2 of the bedrooms (Master bedroom and Guest room) also have full length glass windows opening onto their own balcony offering you the opportunity to either enjoy the views from your bed whilst reading a paper or to enjoy a delicious croissant and cup of coffee on the balcony in the morning whilst watching the views and bird life.
3 family bathrooms (2 ensuite), one located on upper landing (shower) and one downstairs cloakroom
Equipped with PS1, Preview Box, CD players, Radio, TV, DVD and Video player . Please bring dongle with you or click onto Cotwolds wireless network for wifi
Cot and High chair available on request at no extra charge.
Further details outdoors:
Situated amongst a nature reserve, crossed by 3 rivers and surrounded by 7 lakes, it makes the ideal weekend getaway,short or long holiday break for young and old, families or professionals, girlie/boys weekends, offering outstanding on-site facilities including tennis courts, Health Spa, eco pool, outdoor swimming pool, indoor pool, sauna, steam room, hi tech gym, children's' playground, football pitch, endless nature walks, birdwatching, art studios, fishing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, trampolining.
Farm Shop on site offering a wonderful range of organic products, home baked bread,fresh croissants, locally made products. Chickens and Goats also available for children to cuddle!
Easily accessible to other parts of Central England, Cotswolds, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bath and Oxford. Activities include: watersports (kayaking, canoeing, boating, sailing), nature trails, bird/beaver watching, fully equipped gym, Outdoor Pool, Indoor Pool, £6 million Art Spa, Eco pool, Beauty Salon, Trampoline, Football Pitch, Art Studios.
The list is endless. Ideal location for Badminton Horse Trials, Cirencester Park Polo Club, and Beaufort Park, Cheltenham Race Course. Farm shop on site offering delicious organic and local produce. Bikes available for hire. Horseriding closeby. Accessible for Premiere Pink Floyd Tribute, Kemble Air Day, Royal International Air Tattoo, Randwick Cheese Rolling, Mosaic Making at Chedworth Roman Villa. Guests have exclusive access to the Spa, less than 2 minutes walk away with 3 pools, sauna, steam room and beauty treatments.
Large Indoor heated pool; Large Outdoor heated pool; Beauty Salon
Hi tech gym
Beauty treatments - Art Spa - offers Tai Chi at dawn to Pilates at sundown, candlelit swimming and aromatherapy treatments.
Regular exhibitions of Painting and Photography
Eco pool - swim among the water lilies
Organic Onsite Farmshop
Dawnchorus itself: overlooks Somerford Lagoon. 2 bedrooms have balconies and overlook the breathtaking views of the Somerford Lagoon. Sitting room, dining room have large glass doors which can be opened and again overlooks the breathtaking views of the Somerford Lagoon.
Property has very large timber decking area - wonderful for dining - overlooks Somerford Lagoon
Bird Watching hides
Children's playground (very safe and child friendly) - ground chip barked
Wonderful long country walks
7 lakes - windsurfing, sailing, kayaking
Horse riding - close by
Bike/boat hire - available
Cotwolds Water Park within walking distance
Golf course - 5 minutes drive
5 miles - Highgrove
The large enclosed outdoor terrace with big timberdecking area allows you to enjoy the spectacular lake view of Somerford Lagoon perfect for al fresco dining. BBQ. 2 additional balconies: One outside the Master Bedroom and another adjoined to one of the Guest Bedrooms. Again overlooking fantastic views over the Somerford Lagoon and abundant wildlife. Lawn area in front and behind property where children can play football etc. Also possible to enter lagoon with kayaks from outside terrace.
Other on site facilities on the Estate include: trampoline, tennis courts, large outdoor and indoor heated pools, gym, sauna, steam room, treatment rooms (offering range of Pevonia Botanica treatments).
Sorry no pets, no smoking, no hen or stag parties- terms of conduct to be signed.
Cot and high chair available on request at no extra charge.
Rental includes all linen and laundry as well as membership to exclusive Spa and leisure activities - 3 swimming pools, sauna, steam room, gym, tennis court , table tennis, football pitch and pampering treatments. Only available to Clearwater residents
Please bring own swimming pool towels or you can hire from Spa
Bedding configuration: 2 double beds, 4 single beds - sleeping 8 in total. Bathrooms (4): 1st floor: Master bedroom - en suite: one walk in high pressure shower;
Another bedroom with en suite bath and high pressure shower
Separate walk in high pressure shower
Ground Floor: cloakroom with downstairs toilet
Please do not feed any wild animals or wildfowl. If you wish to fish please read the Fishing rules first - our Agent will provide you with these
Canoes, sail boats and wind surfers only allowed on Somerford Lagoon. You can moor off from the banks of our property with your kayak or canoe!
Lower Mill Estate has a closed period on Somerford Lagoon from 1 October - 31 March (to protect the wildlife) and no boats are allowed on the lake during this period.
Weekly Heating Supplement from October - April, weekly £30, short break of 2-4 nights £20
Tenant is entitled to 1 allocated parking space outside property, (overflow carpark 3 mins away, free of charge), Artspa, Tennis courts, children's play areas
For wifi access please bring dongle with you. Log onto www.cotswoldwireless.co.uk for access
50% deposit required to secure the booking. Outstanding 50% rental payable together with a fully refundable £250 Securities/Noise/Nuisance Deposit to cover breakages and damages (normally refunded within one week of vacating the property following inventory check) payable within 6 weeks of arrival.
Price includes linen, laundry, heating, pre and post departure cleaning and full membershop to all guests to the Artspa and onsite facilities
Meet and Greet Service by Agent included in price - Agent will give you a full tour of the Estate and all its facilities.
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region
The detached property is built in the heart of a privately owned nature reserve overlooking the Somerford Lagoon. Set within Lower Mill Estate, Cotswolds near Cirencester. 500 acres of unspoilt countryside, crossed by three rivers and surrounded by 7 lakes, Dawnchorus is situated on one of the largest and most glorious lakes for overwintering wildfowl in the southwest. Designed by an award winning architect, the property is light, airy and very spacious. Its surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful.
Easily accessible to other parts of Central England, Cotswolds, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bath and Oxford. Activities on the estate include: tennis, kayaking, sailing, fishing, boating, nature trails, birdwatching, swimming, beauty treatments, gym. The list is endless. Cirencester (beautiful cathedral town) 8 kms away. Kemble 5 kms away.
Cirencester is the nearest town - 10 minutes drive - where you will find Waitrose, Tesco, Marks & Spencer and a great variety of boutiques, pubs and restaurants
The Cirencester / Somerford Keynes area
Cirencester - 8 kms away. Shopping centre. Cathedral
Cotswold Water Park- great for further outdoor water activities www.waterpark.org - within walking distance
Heelis - National Trust - 9 miles away (postcode: SN2 2NA)
Chedworth Roman Villa - 11 miles away (postcode: GL54 3LJ)
The Buscot Old Parsonage - 11 miles away (SN& 8DQ)
The Buscot & Colehill Estates - 12 miles away (SN6 7PT)
Lodge Park & Sherborne Estate- 12 miles away (GL54 3PP)
Buscot Park - 12 miles away (SN7 8BU)
Little Fleece Bookshop (GL6 6QQ)
Woodchester Park (GL10 3TS)
Bath - 1 hours drive away
Indoor play centre - Magic Land - Swindon
Bowling, Multiscreen Cinema and Large shopping centre - Swindon
Mac Arthur Designer discount outlets - Junction 16, M4
Animal Lovers: Butts Farm and Cotswolds Wildlife Park
How to get there
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M4 Junction 15 Swindon. Then North on A419 to Cirencester. Turn left to B4696 Spine Road, Signposted to South Cerney. Go straight ahead to staggered Crossroads. Go straight over crossroads, following signs to Somerford Keynes. After pme amd a half miles turn left down Mill Lane. Drive down Mill Lane and enter the Estate through the black gates.
From Junction 5 of M25 to Lowermill Estate, Somerford Keynes providing no traffic will you take you approx 1 hour 40 minutes.
Kemble nearest International airport - 15 kms from Lower Mill Estate; Bristol Airport 90 kms away. Heathrow Airport - easily accesible to Cotswolds - 100 kms
Nearest Train Station: Kemble station - 5 kms away. Taxis can easily be arranged. Trains to Paddington Station. Fast trains take 75 minutes (Kemble is the main Paddington to Cheltenham Spa route)
Cirencester - nearest town - 10 kms
Kemble - 5 kms
Highgrove - 5 miles
Cheltenham - 30 mins
Activities near Cirencester
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
25 Aug 2012
We stayed at Dawnchorus during a very mixed-weather August week, and it didn't matter a bit. The home is very modern, comfortable and in an amazing setting on one of the quieter and largest lakes in Lower Mill. There is a lot to do in the local area for all age groups and the ArtSpa is a great resource, especially during the Adult only times.
19 Aug 2012
We very much enjoyed our stay in Dawnchorus - a stay of almost 3 weeks. To summarise we loved the house and the location and can very much see us staying here again.
The house is in a prime location in the development with wonderful views across the lake - a view you can see from all of downstairs and 2 of the 4 bedrooms thanks to the floor to ceiling. (many of the houses in the development are not so well appointed over looking some smaller lakes or ponds rather than the large lake).
The house inside is really nice, my wife is very fussy about cleanliness and she was very happy - everything very clean. Downstairs lovely wood floor, on stairs and upstairs a light coloured carpet (so you can see it is clean and adds to the lovely "lightness" of the place. (hint 2: while lovely most of the time, beware in the summer that there are only blinds on the windows meaning it gets very light very early - if you need darkness to sleep you might be waking up early - else bring some eye covers! - the positive is everyone was up early to make the most of the day!)
Water pressure for showers is good. Kitchen is very nice - we had some close family who live nearby come for lunch meaning cooking for 14 which went well - the dining table is lovely though not quite big enough for 14! (hint 2: as I have found with many rental places the kitchen knives were rather blunt so bring your own?)
The swimming pools at the spa are really lovely - really top class - and just a couple of minutes walk away (there is another small outdoor heated pool available as well which the kids like using outside of the spa opening hours.
There was a playstation which occupied the kids on the rainy days.
Last hint - beware of poor mobile reception(great if you want to be cut off but not otherwise! - we found standing on the decking was the best place for reception - but not in the rain! and no wifi in the house
04 Oct 2011
A truly delightful stay in this stylish home. We (my son, two daughters, daughter-in-law and grandchild) had a really good time. The house is spacious, well appointed and very comfortable, with stunning views over the lake, and an outside seating area (enclosed) yards from the lakeside. The island in the kitchen meant that cooking was a social as well as purely culinary event! Lots to do in the vicinity - endless bridleways - bike hire only a few minutes away - friendly pubs with good food only a short bike ride away - exclusive spa/swimming pool on site. All in all a very enjoyable stay in this stunning home Thank you, Ania.
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|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|7 Jan 13||1 Mar 13||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Mar 13||29 Mar 13||£ 1300||-||-||2 Nights|
|29 Mar 13||26 Apr 13||£ 1500||-||-||1 Week|
|26 Apr 13||3 May 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|3 May 13||10 May 13||£ 1350||-||-||1 Week|
|10 May 13||31 May 13||£ 1300||-||-||2 Nights|
|31 May 13||7 Jun 13||£ 1400||-||-||1 Week|
|7 Jun 13||5 Jul 13||£ 1350||-||-||2 Nights|
|5 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1700||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||18 Oct 13||£ 950||-||-||2 Nights|
|18 Oct 13||25 Oct 13||£ 1050||-||-||2 Nights|
|25 Oct 13||4 Nov 13||£ 1200||-||-||1 Week|
|4 Nov 13||19 Dec 13||£ 950||-||-||2 Nights|
|19 Dec 13||8 Jan 14||£ 2050||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday and Saturday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices include bed linen, towels, heating, pre-arrival and post-arrival cleaning and free membership to the Spa, exclusive to Clearwater residents (please note however, that charges may apply to guests for the use of the Artspa from January 2010). Passes will be issued to you on arrival by the Agent. Please note the replacement cost per pass is £25.
50% deposit required to secure the booking. Balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Monday and Friday preferred for arrival and departures. If the booking is made less than 6 weeks before the start of the holiday the full cost of the holiday is payable before the holiday can be confirmed.
Any cancellation should be made in writing to the Owner, and the effective day of cancellation is the day that this notice is received. Deposits are non-refundable and if the holiday is cancelled less than 6 weeks before the start of the holiday then the full cost of the holiday is retained.
Weekend rates £750
Securities deposit of £250 (refundable following inventory check normally within one week of departure) payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. This is paid directly to the Agent.
Welcome Packs are available at a cost of £35 - Waitrose food hamper which includes fresh bread, butter, cheese, fruit juice, wine, biscuits, coffee, milk, fresh flowers. Please advise when booking.
Cots/High Chairs available at no extra cost.
Dawnchorus is a non smoking property. Sorry we do not accept pets. Sorry we do not accept Hen or Stag parties.
The rental property, including all furniture is to be treated with care and the Tenant is held responsible for the actions of any guests or visitors in the house.
The no of people using the accommodation is restricted to the number on the booking confirmation. Should the number of guests exceed the number agreed on the booking confirmation, the Owner or Agent may revoke the booking at their own discretion and the booking will be considered cancelled by the Tenant.
The Owner may refuse to hand over the property if they believe than any member of the party will damage the property. If damage is caused during the holiday, the Owner reserves the right to repossess the property and the holiday will be considered cancelled by the Tenant. Monies will not be refunded unless the Owner's decision is proved to be unreasonable.
Arrival time is after 3.00pm (but can possibly be flexible depending on departure time of previous guest). Departure time is 10.00am on the final day of the holiday but can be flexible depending on arrival of next guests
The Owner or Agent is allowed access to the accommodation at any reasonable time during the holiday.
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