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Contemporary lakeside home in private Cotswolds nature reserve, ArtSpa included

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-2016
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
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish

14 Reviews

4.8
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning, relaxing, heavenly stay.

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I had the most perfect weekend. The property and area are absolutely stunning. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and definitely want to visit again.

The Bakers Arms is such a great spot, as is Ballihoo on site (we went there three times!) and the Art Spa is so relaxing, especially during adult only (we're a little before a family at the moment but it seemed ideal for kids).

Everything ran exactly as the instructions and guides said they would and the house was very clean and well kept, it has everything you could ever need there.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Augusta House - perfect for our family break

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Augusta House for New Year and the celebration of a special birthday. The house is very well equipped and comfortable and had everything necessary for our family group of three generations, including a baby. The owner couldn't have been more helpful and even left us a bottle of champagne. The location of the Lower Mill Estate is beautiful and we enjoyed the views from the house over the lake, with the children spotting various birds and swans. We had intended to make use of the various outdoor activities; tennis courts, nature trails and beautiful walks, but the only downside was the unusually wet weather. However, it didn't stop us getting out and about and the younger members of the party spent hours in the heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, enjoyed scooting and cycling and spent quite a bit of time in the two children's playgrounds. We imagined having breakfast on the deck and enjoying BBQs in the summer months. We hardly left the estate during our visit, but we did sample the local pub (within walking distance) on our day of arrival and it was perfect for our needs.

We would definitely recommend The Augusta House for a family holiday with good amenities and value.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Another relaxing weekend in a comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to Augusta House, this time to celebrate my Mother-in-law's 70th birthday. The house is warm, well equipped and comfortable. We spent a relaxing weekend together, we enjoyed walking around the lake with the dogs, stopping off at a local pub on the way. I thoroughly recommend this property, and hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and homely.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, peaceful surroundings. Kitchen facilities very good providing more than enough crockery, kitchen utensils. games rom provided with DVDs which helped. Owner provided lots of information leading up to the visit.i would recommend property to a friend or relative. I would be happy to stay there again if I were to return to that area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic house,fantastic place,fantastic friends

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults plus 4 kids, 7, 8, 8 & 10) stayed here for a long weekend and had a fantastic weekend, the house was beautiful and with a lovely welcome treat in the fridge we were made to feel at home straight away. Lower Mill is a great estate with plenty to do, you really didn't need to leave the estate, although we did venture out to a nearby pub for Sunday lunch. The kids loved both pools and we made good use of the tennis courts. We took our own bikes which were handy but not essential. Would love to go back for longer next time. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Train : Kemble at 4 Miles 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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
4 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£790
for 7 nights
£790
 
 
High Season
16 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 7 nights
£1,450
 
 
Closed
5 Jan 2017 - 5 Feb 2017
31 night minimum stay
£44,286
for 31 nights
£10,000
 
 
Low Season
6 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£884
for 7 nights
£884
 
 
Standard
3 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,034
for 7 nights
£1,034
 
 
Mid Season
31 Mar 2017 - 4 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,284
for 7 nights
£1,284
 
 
Standard
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,034
for 7 nights
£1,034
 
 
Mid Season
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,284
for 7 nights
£1,284
 
 
Standard
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,034
for 7 nights
£1,034
 
 
Mid Season
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,284
for 7 nights
£1,284
 
 
High Season
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,584
for 7 nights
£1,584
 
 
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,284
for 7 nights
£1,284
 
 
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

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Special offers: second and subsequent weeks discount 20%; early booking discount 10% for 2017 bookings made before 2016 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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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • waterfront

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

Floor Area

  • 137 m²

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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

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