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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 Home 1746171
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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8
Island Lodge, a Lakes by yoo rental and an enchanting and spacious holiday home
Wake up to the sound of birdsong and the gentle lapping of the water
This stunning, 4 bedroom, self-catering, luxury Lakes by yoo holiday rental will take your breath away. Set on the shores of Bowmoor Lake and in a private estate of 650 acres of idyllic Cotswold countryside, it has fabulous views across the lakes and islands and offers privacy, tranquility and a unique experience.
Built to an award winning design, this innovative and stylish property has been finished to the highest standards with your every comfort in mind. Approached via a footbridge and private boardwalk through enchanting overhanging trees, it blends gently and seamlessly with the surrounding lakes and woodland.
Enjoy and explore a delightful region and take advantage of the superb facilities
Just 90 minutes from London and tucked away within a gated community, Island Lodge is south west facing, with a glass front wall and a 16 metre terrace meaning whatever time of year you visit, you can enjoy nature at its finest including the sound of nightingales in spring, cuckoos in the summer and the occasional kingfisher sitting on the outside railing.
The surrounding area is not only a haven for wildlife but a great place to explore and enjoy some of life's simple pleasures. There is fishing, walking and cycling in abundance through some stunning country and the Lakes by yoo private development has everything you could possibly need, from a spa and sports facilities to in house catering and massage
Outstanding Lakes by yoo holiday rental accommodation
The award winning design of this Lakes by yoo rental by Philippe Stark and the yoo design studio means that every main room basks in the tranquillity of the beautiful Bowmoor lake and enjoys spectacular views. Every room is designed to enhance your experience and enjoyment of the lake. You'll find the rooms light, spacious and elegant with all the facilities you need close at hand.
This Lakes by yoo rental is holiday home accommodation at its finest. With a floor area of approximately 270 square metres (2,900 square feet), the front wall is glass offering stunning views across the lake and the glass doors, which form the front wall, slide open to give access to the 16m terrace. The terrace is fully equipped with dining table and chairs, sofa set, Balinese teak-root furniture, a wood-fired pizza oven and charcoal BBQ with rotisseries so you can enjoy the tranquility of the lakes at any time.
Inside and downstairs, you'll find spacious and well equipped living, dining and kitchen areas and a large bedroom, all with breathtaking lake views. You'll also find a bathroom, as well as a study niche (including desk and iMac) and utility room.
Upstairs is a master bedroom and en-suite, plus two further bedrooms all with amazing views of the lake and two further bathrooms. The house sleeps 8 adults, with the option of an additional Z-bed or a cot.
Stellar facilities to make your stay extra special
Island Lodge's facilities include a wood burner, full-house air-conditioning, unrestricted internet access, a babyfoot table, kayaks and a fishing boat. There is also a Samsung 50" 3D TV, plus Apple TV, YouView player, Blue Ray/DVD player and (for Sky services) Now TV.
Your Lakes by yoo rental development and activities
Services and facilities available on this contemporary development include a concierge service, tennis courts, basketball court, canoeing, full spa facilities (or you can arrange for a massage at Island Lodge if you prefer), swimming pool, gym, fly and coarse fishing (lessons can be arranged), a bird hide, yoga retreat and over 15km of walking and cycling paths. Sailing and windsurfing can also be arranged, as can in-house catering for those special occasions.
And for the children
Facilities for children include a mini zip wire (for children up to 11yrs), trampolines, a play tent and a pet hut that is home to tame and friendly rabbits and guinea pigs.
Discover in the Cotswolds and surrounding area
Soak up the heritage and beauty of the region and enjoy the slower pace of the Cotswolds
Known for its tranquility, traditional charm and delightful countryside, this area is home to traditional local pubs, antique fairs and village fetes. It's a food lovers' paradise where local produce is literally grown on your doorstep and there are dozens of local farmers markets, farm shops and quaint English towns to explore. This is a region where time appears to have stood still and fresh produce can be delivered directly to your Lakes by yoo holiday home rental, often by the butcher and cheese maker themselves. It's also an ideal location to enjoy some fly or coarse fishing or to take advantage of the many bird hides.
For the more active
The Lakes by yoo rental development offers you a superb range of facilities and sports. Alternatively you can try your hand at surfing, ballooning and clay shooting all available nearby or why not take advantage of the stunning surroundings and explore some of the region's fantastic walking and cycling paths. And for the very adventurous, you'll find helicopter and fixed wing flying at nearby Kemble airfield.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 142 km, Nearest railway: Swindon (or Charlbury for the scenic route) 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 9|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
The Lakes is set in the heart of the Cotswolds, between the towns of Lechlade-on-Thames and Fairford.
With classic British countryside on your doorstep, the estate provides access to a simpler rural life that revolves around charming local pubs, antique fairs and village fetes.
It is a food lovers' paradise, a region where local produce is literally grown on your doorstep. Weekends spent browsing local farmers markets and farm shops replace the supermarket run and fresh produce can be delivered directly, often by the butcher and cheese maker themselves.
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17 Oct 2015
"Couldn't have wished for a more idyllic place."
We have spent the most fantastic week at Island Lodge. We loved every minute.. The rooms are huge and comfortable each with a panoramic view of the beautiful lake. Wonderful sunrises and sunsets take your breath away. Lots to do in the area. The pool, spa and gym are fabulous. Lovely woodland to walk and run. Just wish we didn't have to leave.
11 Sep 2015
"A perfect retreat on the lake"
We travelled to Island Lodge for a 2 day stay as a team for our annual business planning session. The whole team were amazed by how beautiful the views were (inside and outside of the house!) We had every amenity we could need for our stay, from great AV for our team presentations to comfortable surroundings in which we could work. We also made use of the BBQ which was a great way for the team to bond while making a meal together (Ocado deliver regularly and knew where to find us.) We were even able to find time to us the kayaks that come with the house, enabling us to get out onto the lake itself to truly appreciate our surroundings. We're already planning our next trip back to Island Lodge, we all loved it so much.
29 Aug 2015
"A fantastic house in a beautiful setting 5 stars!"
A fantastic stay in a beautiful setting. Many thanks to Peter - the owner, who has very carefully thought through his guest needs and has a beautiful holiday home. The Lakes themselves are also fantastic, and the leisure complex great for the kids and adults alike. We'll definitely be back and hopefully soon! Well done and many thanks. A five star staycation and just what we needed!
31 May 2015
"Our Magical Mystery Stay at Island Lodge"
Only one of our party of eight knew the final destination of our spring break, for the rest of them it was a mystery journey. As we entered Island Lodge for the first time and saw those breath-taking views of the lake the exclamations of "Wow" from us all was truly genuine. The Lodge is absolutely outstanding. Peter has managed to make it feel welcoming from the very outset. He has covered every detail from an impressively equipped kitchen, splendid lounge with PC, television and sonos music system to the magnificent bedrooms each overlooking the water. Our days were filled from morning until night using Peter's kayaks and his boat, by playing football and swimming. One evening we enjoyed a splendid barbecue as the sun set on the decked terrace. The whole estate has been so sympathetically planned that Nature still holds sway. we never tired if the tree lined walk to the Lodge, the inquisitive swan who visited us, the sound of the cuckoo, the dragon flies hovering around and the incredible variety of wild flowers. The final accolade was made by the youngest member of our party when the little four year old declared that he didn't want to go home. A view probably reciprocated by us all.
18 May 2015
"Outstanding in every way"
Island Lodge is truly exquisite. The thought and care that has gone into the house and the estate left us in awe. The Lakes provided a stunning environment and for a party of six friends it was an ideal retreat. Peter supplied everything we needed and was incredibly helpful. This is the best holiday home experience I have had and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a country getaway.
6 May 2015
"Perfect Cotswold Gateaway, amazing experience"
When I decided to enquire about Island Lodge I had in mind the perfect Holiday experience, house by the lake, fishing from the balcony, going kayaking and fishing with my 2 kids, enjoy a barbequeue, drink a glass of wine by the fire..well we did all of that. Peter was incredibly responsive and the booking was very easy, house rules are clear, and the price is well worth the overall experience. The house has everything you need: wifi, an iMac, a huge tv screen, a bbq, a well equipped kitchen (Nespresso machine very well stocked with all varieties of coffee), kayak and fishing boat available for guest use. You are in the Cotswold, so you can enjoy plenty of idyllic walks and pub lunches ( the Five Alls was my favourite). We did catch a large (5kg ?) pike fishing from the balcony, and caught two more from the boat! You can also have a lazy day and enjoy the facilities at the spa, with swimming pool, hot tub and spa treatments available. 100% perfect, I would recommend to families with children ( very safe environment with lots of activities) , or for friends who just want to relax
5 May 2015
"A magical few days"
Very easy to book - Peter, the owner, is quick to respond to emails and very helpful, providing all necessary information as email attachments or as links to online guides. The property has large, spacious rooms and a definite "wow" factor. It is well appointed and the beds and bedding are very comfortable. Wonderful lake views from all rooms. A very peaceful location, with plenty of walks. Dog friendly owner! Highly recommended for a special occasion. Pretty Lechlade only 5 mins drive away - good supermarket with fresh baked bread. Nice pub on the canal bank. NB Watch the video of how to get there otherwise you may miss the entrance to the Lakes. It has a very discreet entrance. Several of our visitors missed it !
10 Apr 2015
"Amazing Lake House"
My husband and I stayed at Island Lodge along with six close friends, our German Shepherd, a Labradoodle and a Jack Russell Border Terrier cross and I can honestly say we still had space for more!! From start to finish Peter, our host, was an absolute pleasure to deal with, responding quickly to any request or query that we had. Once we decided to book this property, Peter emailed us with absolutely everything we needed to know. A comprehensive user guide about the property, directions to the property, the lakes, the spa and amenities, even the surrounding area and local eateries. Once at the lake house, we all ran around like children in a toy store, in awe of what an amazing place this was. Peter had thought of everything and the little touches like the filing box that included the instructions and user manuals of appliances were brilliant! This is definitely a place that you have to stay at least one week. This is because there are so many things to do from the pizza oven, barbecue on the deck, boat, kayak, fishing, table football, I could go on and on and that's just at the house! There is also the fabulous spa and gym. I contacted the Spa manager and he was also very accommodating to our needs. Although if there was one thing about the whole holiday that was disappointing, the spa was it. The spa and gym is only available to rental guests between 2pm and 5pm. Which was a shame as only one person from our group managed to use the facilities. In conclusion, I have to say that the short time we spent here was more than worth it. We've stayed in many fabulous towns, cities, hotels and villas around the world... We never thought we would find this little treasure in The Cotswolds!! You won't be disappointed either!!
9 Mar 2015
"Stunning and luxurious"
Stayed at Island Lodge in Feb 2015 with another family. Our party size was 4 adults and 3 children under 7. The lodge is amazing - fully kitted out with everything we could possibly want. All the rooms were spacious and comfortable - each with a wonderful view of the lake. The grounds are well maintained with enough to do onsite to keep the children busy. We all really enjoyed the spa facilities which were immaculate. Peter provided an exhaustive user guide which was very helpful and included some recommendations for some excellent gastropubs. Overall, we had a fabulous stay and are looking forward to another visit - next time during summer!
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