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Contemporary Glass Fronted Lakeside Villa, With On-site Luxury Spa !

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

5 Bedroom Luxury Villa - Perfect for Families & Larger Group - Sleeps 10+2 Cots

Muntjac Lodge is a large 5 bedroom detached vacation villa, offering spacious accommodation, arranged over 3 floors, with 3 levels of outside living space. - Sleeps 10 + 2 x Cots

Situated on a freshwater lake, this impressive property is in the modernist vernacular and benefits from an abundance of full height, full width, panoramic glazing - affording fantastic views across the lake and a wonderful light and airy feel to all of the living areas.

'The cantor levered deck areas appear to “float” across the lake as they are cleverly suspended away from the main structure and towards the lake itself, giving you the impression of almost sitting over the lake!'

With a palette of sharp cream render, intricate zinc finishes and expansive panoramic glazing, the lodge is a real head turner and has all of the potential to become a modern classic!

The lounge is located on the top floor, providing wonderful elevated views across the lake, nature reserve and beyond.

Large outdoor terrace areas are fully adorned with high quality outside furniture and are simply ideal for alfresco dinning, pre-dinner drinks on the terrace and BBQ's.

Located lakeside on Howells Mere Lake and benefitting from its enviable south west facing aspect, this property offers a truly unique and luxurious holiday experience.

With lots of separate terrace areas to make the most of the fantastic views and an unbeatable location, Muntjac Lodge really is the ultimate in luxury accommodation.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Haywood - Property Manager
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2017

About Tim Haywood - Property Manager

Hello! - Great that you stopped by to take a wee peek at our luxury holiday villas, thank you for your interest - I am rather flattered!

Unfortunately I am not actually the owner of Muntjac Lodge, I really wish I was!! - The lodge is owned by a good friend of mine & we are absolutely delighted to be marketing this really special property.

So let me share with you a little about the uniqueness that is the Lower Mill Estate.

WARNING: Reading in could seriously change your holiday habits!

Tim Haywood - Property Manager purchased this house in 2012

Why Tim Haywood - Property Manager chose Cotswold district

Muntjac Lodge is a unique holiday villa, situated on the prestigious Lower Mill Estate, the UK's first and as far as I am aware, only, residential nature reserve.

The estate is a real haven of peace and tranquillity and in my opinion, the perfect antidote to the stresses + demands of everyday life and forgive me for perhaps being presumptuous, but I do think you are going to absolutely love it!

What makes this house unique

The estate consists of over 550-acres of unspoilt countryside, with 8 beautiful lakes to explore. It is also pretty flat, which makes for some lovely walks & cycle routes.

All of our holiday homes are just a few minutes walk from the award winning onsite Luxury Spa facility, set at the very heart of the estate. The spa itself consists of a luxury slate lined (heated) indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gymnasium.

There is also the UK's only Eco_pool, a naturally filtered outdoor plunge pool, which is a total blast, if not a little on the cold side.

There is lots to do in the local area, as the estate is located at the very heart of the Cotswolds Water Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“4 couples and 3 young children (aged 2, 3 & 4) all stayed for the weekend at Muntjac Lodge. The place was ideal for a group gathering with an open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen. The rooms were in great condition and exactly as described on the website. We had one minor issue in that there was no iPod docking station in our property but when I told Jamie (Guest Relations) he went out to a local supermarket and bought one with his own money! Great service and exactly what you expect for the price and quality of the property. The Spa is of excellent standard with an indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The only thing the property lacked was Wi-Fi and Sky TV (apparently this is because the signal is poor in the area but it does come in useful for men to watch sport!!) We all discussed making the weekend an annual event and we would be hard-pressed to find a more suitable location. We just might need a larger Lodge as there may be more kids next time!”



Reviewed by Speno11, from Worcester - Posted & Verified on Trip Advisor™ 26th November 2013
Nov 2013
  • 1 of 5

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Somerford Keynes in Somerford Keynes

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Strictly NO ALL ADULT GROUPS please, unless you are a multi generational and mixed sex group. Please check BEFORE making a booking request. Thank you.
  • Our standard arrival days are FRIDAY and MONDAY each week. A 2 x night arrival is available on a SATURDAY ONLY. Many Thanks.
  • Please DO NOT enquire if you are an ALL ADULT GROUP, as the estates code of conduct STRICTLY PROHIBITS ANY all adult groups. Many thanks in advance.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 (Ground Floor Ensuite) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor master ensuite bathroom.
    Bathroom 1 (Ground Floor Family Bathroom) - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Ground floor family bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 (1st Floor WC) - Toilet , First Floor WC
    Bathroom 4 (Master Ensuite) - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master ensuite bathroom, with bath & separate shower
  • All of the bathrooms in this bespoke lodge are finished to in excess of 5* hotel standards. All are tiled in beautiful travertine natural slate wall tiles, with top of the range fittings. Sheer luxury and we would suggest, probably the best standard on any self catering accommodation.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 (Twin) - 2 Single Bed , First floor - Twin bedroom, next to the family bathroom
    Bedroom 1 (Lakeside Master) - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ground floor - Master bedroom, with ensuite and lake views.
    Bedroom 2 (Lakeside) - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ground floor - Double bedroom, with lake views.
    Bedroom 3 (Ground Floor Double) - 1 Double Bed , Ground floor double bedroom, opposite the family bathroom
    Bedroom 5 (Top Floor Bedroom Suite) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Top floor master bedroom suite dressing room & bathroom
  • 2 x Amazing Lake View bedrooms, with direct access to your very own private terrace area. Huge top floor master bedroom suite, separate dressing room, with to die for ensuite wet area.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Muntjac Lodge is a beautiful & luxurious holiday villa of the very highest standards. It occupies an enviable location on the Howells Mere Lake (beautiful sunsets) and is quite literally a 3 minutes walk from the on-site Luxury Spa complex. - - The Lower Mill Estate | Residential Nature Reserve with onsite Luxury Spa - The Cotswolds. - Muntjac Lodge is located in the prestigious Lower Mill Estate, residential nature reserve & private gated community within the cotswolds. Lower Mill is an award winning community of sustainable vacation homes, set in a private 550-acre reserve in the heart of the Cotswolds. -

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Contemporary Glass Fronted Lakeside Villa, With On-site Luxury Spa !
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We booked the Muntjac for a last minute mid week break for a family get together, we were celebrating a 70th birthday and hence wanted somewhere special to mark the occasion. We stumbled on Mutjac Lodge and made an enquiry to the property manger, tim Haywood, he responded to us within 45 minutes of our enquiry and we proceeded to make a booking through their website. The whole process was very professional and we I was most impressed. The bar was now set pretty high and I did wonder if the lodge would live up to the description and the experience to date.. On arrival, we were stunned with the property, it is in the most idyllic part of the estate, very private, with far reaching views of the nature reserve and the lake, with no other houses to mar the view, most incredible! The house is stunning, it looks like there has been a lot of money spend on it with lots of very special touches like fully folding patio doors, marble bathrooms and generally very high standard fittings and furniture. We had a most fantastic break, full of wonderful memories and the house was the prefect setting for our family celebration. The Spa is also five star luxury, lovely swimming pools and superb facilities. I think we hit the jackpot with this one. Highly recommend property, the only critism would be that we had to pay extra for the onsite wifi, which would have been nice if it had been included.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the great review !
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5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

This is an exceptional villa! My wife have been going to the Cotswolds for many years and we stayed in lots of different properties. This one is very special. We absolutely adore those big windows in the living room overlooking a lake and just trees. Since it's an open plan design you have the same view from a beautiful and really well equipped kitchen. All beds are very comfy, upstairs shower big and very posh.

Overall 12/10 and 5 stars!!!

Really recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your holiday, these reviews are really useful to potential guests who are considering our lodges for their forthcoming short break. We are really delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you would recommend our bespoke luxury accommodation to other travellers. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the estate in the not too distant future.
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Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Bakers Arms - Less than 1 mile away
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Oaksy 9 Hole - Around 3 miles away
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Kemble Station -3 miles or Cheltenham 15 miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
M5 - Junction 11a
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Bakers Arms - Less than 1 mile away
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Kemble Country Park - Manmade, but fun !
Car: recommended

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- The Lower Mill Estate | Residential Nature Reserve with onsite Luxury Spa - The Cotswolds.

___________________________________

Muntjac Lodge is located in the prestigious Lower Mill Estate, residential nature reserve & private gated community within the cotswolds.

Lower Mill is an award winning community of sustainable vacation homes, set in a private 550-acre reserve in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Surrounded by beautiful untouched woodland, our homes are located around 8 lakes on the estate & all are within a few minutes walk from the onsite world class Luxury Spa facility, which is at the centre of the estate.

There are many pretty cotswold villages to explore from the estate including Bibury, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water & Broadway. In short, you'll find our luxury holiday lodges are the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore the cotswolds.

_________________________

The Lower Mill Estate is situated 4 miles from Cirencester, the gateway to the cotswolds in Gloucestershire. The regency town of Cheltenham Spa is only 18 miles away, and the beautiful city of Bath just 25 miles away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
- July'17 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
21 Jul 2017 - 30 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£649
Fri,Sat
£2,329 **
 
 
- August 2017 SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
31 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£649
Fri,Sat
£2,529 **
 
 
- September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£449
Fri,Sat
£1,729 **
 
 
- October 2017
2 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£474
Fri,Sat
£1,629 **
 
 
- Oct '17 (shoulder week)
13 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£895
for 3 nights
From
£350
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,929 **
 
 
- October 2017 HALF TERM
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£938
for 3 nights
From
£433
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,029 **
 
 
- Oct '17 (week 4)
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£474
Fri,Sat
£1,629 **
 
 
- November 2017
3 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£449
Fri,Sat
£1,429 **
 
 
- December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£449
Fri,Sat
£1,429 **
 
 
- Christmas Week 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,529
for 7 nights
£2,529 **
 
 
- New Year Week 2017
27 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,529
for 7 nights
£2,529 **
 
 
JANUARY - ESTATE IS CLOSED
7 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
30 night minimum stay
£8,750
for 30 nights
£2,134 **
 
 
- February 2018 HALF TERM
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£809
for 3 nights
From
£333
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,729 **
 
 
- February 2018
16 Feb 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£574
for 3 nights
From
£283
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,179 **
 
 
- March 2018
2 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£449
Fri,Sat
£1,529 **
 
 
- EASTER HOLIDAYS 2018
26 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£424
for 2 nights
From
£152 **
From
£694
Fri,Sat
£2,529 **
 
 
- April 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£499
Fri,Sat
£1,629 **
 
 
- May 2018 Bank Holiday
4 May 2018 - 10 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£751
for 2 nights
From
£649
Fri,Sat
£2,329 **
 
 
- May 2018
11 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£499
Fri,Sat
£1,929 **
 
 
- May HALF TERM 2018
21 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£1,067
for 3 nights
From
£467
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,329 **
 
 
- June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£499
Fri,Sat
£1,729 **
 
 
- July 2018
2 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£599
Fri,Sat
£1,929 **
 
 
- July 2018
13 Jul 2018 - 2 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£649
Fri,Sat
£2,429 **
 
 
- August 2018
3 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£102 **
From
£649
Fri,Sat
£2,429 **
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£1,424
for 2 nights
From
£652 **
From
£652
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,429 **
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Cleaning & Linen £120
Group Spa Access/1.95 £ 1.95 per person per night

MID-WEEK BREAKS - 4 x NIGHTS MINIMUM:

There is a MINIMUM stay of 4 x NIGHTS for the MID-WEEK breaks, MONDAY to FRIDAY & a MINIMUM holiday cost of £ 650.00 applies.

Please send an enquiry & we will forward you a quote by return.

CREDIT & DEBIT CARDS:

We accept all major credit & debit cards - surcharges do apply.

DEPOSIT & PAYMENT TERMS:

The deposit payment is payable at the time of booking & is calculated at:

- £300 for weekend & mid-week holidays
- £500 for weekly & bank holiday & half term holidays

The full balance is due for payment 12 weeks prior to your holiday start date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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