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Luxury Contemporary 2 Bed House with Stunning Lake Views and Free Spa access

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Detached quiet 2 bed /2 bath house with balcony & uninterrupted lakeside views

Nightingale House is a detatched house overlooking Swillbrook Lake in an exclusive enclave of the Lower Mill Estate (a 450 acre private residential nature reserve with spa complex, shop & restaurant) The glass surround living area affords stunning views over the lake from inside & outside the wrap-around balcony. Luxury fittings throughout & a state of the art entertainment system. Two bedrooms. Two bathrooms (one en suite). Guests enjoy lakeside walks, nature trails, cycling, boating, fishing, tennis & more.

Valerie Smith
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Valerie Smith

I live in London with my husband Paul. We like to travel and to share our holiday properties with others

Valerie Smith purchased this house in 2010

Why Valerie Smith chose Somerford Keynes

Nightingale House is under 2 hours drive from London and we love the feeling of relaxation and calm whenever we escape there. The wrap-around glass living room has amazing views over the lake and is a great place to unwind whatever the time of year.

What makes this house unique

Private Nature Reserve

Private award winning Spa

Uninterrupted lake views from the upstairs living area

Outdoor space provided by the wrap around balcony.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Sunshine in November! The huge windows maximised every little bit of sunshine so that it felt summery even though there was ice on the lakes. Rosemary from Norfolk, November
Nov 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Somerford Keynes in Cotswold District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Luxury Contemporary 2 Bed House with Stunning Lake Views and Free Spa access
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Thorpe Bay

Superb standard and comfort

  • 5 of 5

Stunning property and views

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay.
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fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay here (a family of 4, with children aged 10 and 8). It was our first visit to the area and we enjoyed many activities -cycling, water sports, climbing, horse riding.

This property was fantastic, in particular the view was wonderful! Unlike some of the Cotswold Water Park properties which look out onto a lake surrounded by houses, this property looks out onto a peaceful lake which is not overlooked- sitting on the veranda is as lovely as the photos suggest!

An added bonus was the boat shed which was handy for storing our bikes.

We would all recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to hear you all enjoyed your stay! The view is gorgeous isn't it?! Do hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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Lovely place surrounded by nature!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place - it's right on the edge of a nature reserve and while there are houses to left and right the views are lovely and it is absolutely quiet apart from birdsong. Very comfortable and welcoming. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you had a great time and loved the house as much as we do! We hope to welcome you again in the future!
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The property is stunning. Immaculately clean with everything there you could possibly need.

  • 5 of 5

The property is set on a stunning estate which is very quiet and very safe. The house is stunning, the balcony with the view over the lake is hard to beat. We came to relax for a few days after our wedding and we couldn't have picked a more perfect setting. We were extremely lucky with the weather and sat out most of the time enjoying the view and tranquillity the property offers.

If you want to get away from it all but still have your home comforts and more this is perfect. The spa with the 2 pools etc is an added bonus.

Would highly recommend and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a luxury home from home!

  • 5 of 5

The house is certainly equipped with five star facilities although it doesn't look magnificent from the front door. The luxury to us consists of a decent home cinema, 270 degree view angle from the setting room, a very well equipped kitchen facilities, easy access spa and tennis courts, two mountain bikes and a canoe. The help-yourself vintage whiskey, cognac and a chilled nice bottle of Cava were just a thrilling touch. More important part is how Paul and Val responded to my request. I asked to push back my holiday booking by a few days only a few days before my booked holidays and Val helped me to make it happen without any addional charge on my such a last minute mess-about. I'm fully aware we can't easily get this nowadays.

We stayed in this beautiful house for a week. Fully enjoyed the home facility, spa, tennis and walking around. We also visited a number of beautiful places nearby including the Roman Bath, Cheddar caves and Gorges, a nice little village Castle Combe, and the designer outlet stores in Swindon.

This is a relax week full of lovely memories ! Many thanks to Paul and Val for such a luxury house with thoughtful provisions. It is a place I would highly recommend to anyone. Good value for money!

Pinggang Zhang from London

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pinggang. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Ballyhoo, Lower Mill Estate
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Kemble Station
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Ballyhoo, Lower Mill Estate
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cotswold Country Park Beach
Car: recommended

Private award winning spa on site with heated indoor and outdoor pools, gym, quiet room/library and treatment rooms.

Shop on site open at weekends and all week in school holidays.

Restaurant/Bar on site open at weekends and high season.

350 Acre Private nature reserve; lakes, walks, children's activities.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £110
Damage Deposit £500

Rates are subject to change before reservation.
No pets are allowed
No smoking
Not recommended for toddlers (open tread stairs and no stair gate)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.