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Contemporary lakeside home in private Cotswolds nature reserve, ArtSpa included

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,474 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 8

The Augusta House is set on a peninsula in a unique development of architecturally stunning homes in diverse designs. The Lower Mill Estate is the UK's first residential nature reserve, located in the heart of the Cotswolds and historic Gloucestershire. With its extensive leisure facilities it is an unparalleled rural retreat. One of a pair, the House lies on the shoreline of Somerford Lagoon, one of the most important lakes for over wintering wildfowl in the southwest. The gated and managed Estate consists of 450 acres of parkland crossed by three rivers (one of them being the Thames) and surrounded by seven lakes. This spacious property has been designed to capture the beautiful views and tranquil waterscapes. It has panoramic double glazed windows on ground and first floors, giving over the extensive decking, across the water to the picturesque Mill Village. There is a wood burning stove in the large open sitting and dining room, and all modern conveniences in the well equipped kitchen.

What our guests say:

'Faultless accommodation and location.' May 2012.

'It was well equipped.' Oct 2010.

'Excellent location very peaceful & clean.' June 2010.

'Very clean and nice and warm even on a wet and windy weekend.' Nov 2009.

'The property was extremely well appointed, superbly equipped and beautifully situated. It was absolutely perfect for our family weekend. Access to a modern spa with a large swimming pool was a real bonus. The local nature walks were also exactly to our liking.' Oct 2009.

'This is a lovely holiday community, which provides a very safe environment for children and excellent leisure facilities.' July 2009.

More Details

Owner
Bryce Somerville
Member since: 1997
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

Location

Nearest Train
4 Miles
Kemble
Car: recommended

The Estate brims with wildlife through every season: in spring rare orchids bloom, in the summer the fields are alive with butterflies, in autumn geese stop by on their migration. With two SSSIs it is home to otters, bats and sand martins and rare species such as watervole, purple heron and great crested grebe. The communal facilities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, a sauna, tennis court, children's play area and pets corner. There is boating and canoeing, a network of nature trails and bird hides, cycle tracks and bridle ways and the site is close to the numerous water activities of the Cotswold Water Parks: 133 lakes covering 40 square miles.

The pretty village of Somerford Keynes is a 5 minute walk and the village pub is one of many around the area that offers a warm welcome with excellent food and real ales. Five miles from Cirencester, for shopping and sightseeing, the House is a good base for exploring the Cotswolds

Other Activities: Canoeing, jetskiing, birdwatching

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1474 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Spa
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , House Shower Room
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En Suite
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En Suite
  • There is also a WC and wash basin on the ground floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , En Suite
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , En Suite
  • 2 doubles, 2 twins
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
There are tables, chairs and a barbecue for use on the extensive deck with views over the water to the picturesque Mill Village. There is double glazing and central heating throughout, and a wood burning stove in the open plan sitting and dining room. Initial wood for the burner is included and thereafter it is available locally. The kitchen is large modern well appointed and well-equipped. There are granite work surfaces, and a large range gas hob with electric oven and combination microwave, dishwasher, washer dryer, fridge and freezer. On the first floor there are 1 double and 2 twin bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom, two with sliding doors onto a sundeck. There is a further house shower room and WC and a children's retreat with sofa, TV and DVD. Upstairs to a double bedroom with ensuite. There is a virtual tour on http://www.english-country-cottages.co.uk property refeernce NX8

Reviews

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Contemporary lakeside home in private Cotswolds nature reserve, ArtSpa included
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Shepperton, Surrey
5

Lovely views and great house to relax in

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house with great view over somerford lagoon. House was clean and the facilities were good. We had a lovely relaxing week and was great to hire the canoe onsite and take out onto the lake with the kids (we even got a sighting of the beavers nearby). Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Augusta House Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

Property very well equipped & spacious. Lovely location. Everyone had a great time ages from 10 months to 83years there were 8 adults 1 baby & 2 dogs. All went swimming except the dogs. The weather was fantastic, had a BBQ walks & trips out. Bryce the owner was very helpful so was Pete & all staff on the Lower Mill Estate. Would recommend this holiday. Thankyou.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Another BRILLIANT stay.

  • 5 of 5

Have taken such a shine to this place, every time I come I grow fonder! Peace, quiet, nature, comfort. Visited this time with two couples and their young children, the place is perfect for it all ages. Looking forward to booking again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Augusta House and we enjoyed it just as much as the first. Our request for additional items in the house (extra cot and extra highchair)was met with understanding and were provided with no extra charge or fuss. The owner Bryce is hugely accommodating and efficient in the booking process as well as providing you with great information about what to do in the surrounding area.

The house is really well equipped (all except baking trays) so you need for literally nothing!The estate seems to now provide more things for children to do which was good for our tribe!

All in all, I would highly recommend Augusta House for it's great value and well equipped accommodation.

We would love to come back sometime in the future

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the baking trays; I will remedy!
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Dorset
5

Lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of four adults and it was perfect for us. Loved having breakfast looking at the lake and seeing what the ducks were up to. Amazed to see the River Thames just around the corner as a juvenile Thames, with swans and lined with daffodils.

Really lovely spot and good location for sightseeing. The ArtSpa is special too, and we were lucky enough early Friday evening to have it all to ourselves!

Augusta House is warm and comfortable, and has everything you would need, very well equipped in deed. Even as far as a hairdryer in the very top bedroom, not sure if there is one in each, but I had showered and thought after 'ah hairdryer' checked the drawers on the off chance and there it was, without me having to go hunting.

Also the advance information provided by Bryce is excellent, so we knew where we were going, how to gain access and all the instructions needed for working electrical equipment like tv etc. That can be a nightmare without a manual.

Very much hoping to visit again in the near future.

Thank you

Ed, Emily and family.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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5

Second visit, and we will definitely be back again

  • 5 of 5

We visited Augusta House earlier this year early Spring and loved it so much we visited again, this time to experience autumn there. Log fires, long sunny walks, spa, massages, good food, quiet pints in the Bakers Arms - it was perfect! Strongly recommend visiting Augusta House to anyone, feels like a home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Standard
15 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,034
for 7 nights
£1,034
 
 
Mid Season
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,284
for 7 nights
£1,284
 
 
Low Season
3 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£884
for 7 nights
£884
 
 
Standard
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,034
for 7 nights
£1,034
 
 
High Season
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,584
for 7 nights
£1,584
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £250

Special offers: second and subsequent weeks discount 20%; early booking discount 10% for 2018 bookings made before 2017 ends.
Bed linen and towels included, but not pool towels.
One third at the time of booking; the balance not later than 28 days before arrival.
£250 refundable damage deposit required.

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