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Enjoy the beauty of lakeside views from a luxury home - special offer

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Luxuary home from home to enjoy with family & friends. Perfect views, spa all yours on site & so much to do in the beauty of the Cotswolds. Amazing

We would like to offer a 10% discount on all holidays including the summer that are booked and paid for in full during May.

It’s your holiday and it should be perfect – somewhere for you to relax with friends and family in a home from home with a touch of luxury. That is what we offer at Cuckoos Nest. It is our family home and we fell in love with it when we originally stayed as guests. Now we want to share that with you.

Cuckoo’s Nest is located at the popular Lower Mill Estate. It is situated on the peaceful Clearwater Lake, which provides wonderful views from our balcony where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine whilst the sun sets. Our home is one of only a few houses with no passing and everything is within a short walk or cycle ride away.

We are a short 5 minute stroll from the ArtSpa - perfect for fun and relaxation. Access to the spa is included in the cost of your holiday. At the spa you can sit and enjoy a coffee whilst watching the kids swim in the outside pool or relax in the sauna followed by a few lengths in the beautiful indoor pool. The treatments are amazing – let all the stress of life disappear with a massage!

Walking around the Estate you can engage with nature in the magnificent 550 acre nature reserve. It is the perfect opportunity to escape to tranquillity with family and friends.

Cuckoo’s Nest provides luxury living in a four bedroom, three bathroom home, which sleeps eight adults plus two travel cots – perfect for family and friends. It is a modern glass-fronted house which makes the most of all the wonderful views - we often sit out on the balcony for breakfast or enjoy the sun going down in the evening.

There is a stunning double height living area on the first floor so the house feels big and airy even if you have children running around. The house has great views from all aspects and whichever way you look you can see the water. We offer:

• Four bedrooms – two large doubles (en-suite), two twin rooms

• Sleeps 8 plus 1-2 travel cots

• Three bathrooms: two en-suite, one family shower room

• Five minutes walk from the ArtSpa – indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools outdoor eco pool, sauna, steam room and treatments

• Canoe and fish on the lake (boat hire available)

• Beautiful walks on the 550-acre private nature reserve including easy access to the Thames Walk

• On-site restaurant and shop.

We bought our home when our daughter was just two so we know what is needed for a child-friendly and family-friendly environment, whilst making sure adults feel comfortable with that bit of luxury. We have equipped our home to the highest standard for families and friends. We provide touches of luxury so you feel that you can walk into our home and relax instantly and if there is something you need we are always happy to try and help.

Once outside the house you can enjoy the childrens' play areas, the many beautiful walks around the lakes, the wildlife, the boating and fishing and the spa on site. Just a short drive away you will find plenty of adventure with water skiing, bike rides, the Keynes Country Park and more. We are also ideally located to explore the Cotswold villages and attractions.

Please do give us a call or email to discuss specific requirements.

More Details

Caroline Beadle
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About Caroline Beadle

This is me and my daughter enjoying pottery painting in Cirencester on one of our visits to Cuckoos Nest. We love spending time together in our home

Caroline Beadle purchased this house in 2007

Why Caroline Beadle chose Somerford Keynes

We went on holiday with a group of families. One of my firends booked it and I didn't pay much attention - I hadn't been to the cotswolds before and was looking forward to seeing it.

My friend had booked us into the Lower Mill Estate, & my husband and I ended up staying in Cuckoos Nest with another couple.

The minute we arrived we loved the house and the location. The idea my daughter could run around, play and hear only the birds was amazing. We just couldn't believe our luck to be in such a wonderful place - when you pass people on the path they said hello and everything was perfect.

The minute we found out the house was on the market we spent the rest of the holiday in the sales office arrangi to buy the house - it ended up being a very expensive holiday!

What makes this house unique

This is our home that we enjoy sharing with other people. We have put everything we need and enjoy in the house so it feels like home every time we arrive. We have indulged in a bit of luxury with bedding and finishing touches which makes it feel like we are being spoilt every time we arrive.

We often go down for long weekends so my husband has installed broadband so he can work from home and enjoy some weekday time in the house with us.

He also travels into London and with Kemble station 10 minutes away which takes you into Paddington in 1hour 20 minutes it is easy.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • In all the bathrooms we have provided high quality towels and floor matts Bathroom 1, toilet, shower enclosure. Bathroom 2, toilet, bath (no shower). Bathroom 3, toilet, shower enclosure. There are 3 bathrooms, 2 en-suite and 1 family bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 + 2 (4 Bedrooms+room for 2 travel cots) Notes on bedrooms: In all the bedrooms we have supplied the highest quality bedding, towels and those little extras to make it feel like home.Bedroom 1, 1 extra large, double bed. Bedroom 2, 1 extra large, double bed. Bedroom 3, 2 single bed. Bedroom 4, 2 single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Non smoking only, pets considered, children welcome. Cuckoos Nest is a brand new, contemporary, 3-storey, glass-fronted, lakeside house. The house consists of four bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and will sleep 8 with ease with room for 2 travel-cots in the 2 double rooms. There are 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms. Please ask about pets. We ask that the property is treated respectfully, but sorry, no smoking indoors. And for that perfect chance to unwind, all guests have full access to the exclusive world-class Art-spa. Outside: There is plenty to do out side. Our home is in the middle of a 550 nature reserve so there are plenty of walks and nature to enjoy. We also have fishing and boating lakes for you to enjoy. There is the spa with it's indoor and outdoor pools, gym, steam rooms and sauna. The children can enjoy the play ground and the trampoline. There is also a little site shop which you can buy fresh bread and pastrise - you can also enjoy a coffee or lunch outside in the sunshine. Utility Room: In our Utility room you can find anything you might need and we have enstalled a washer/dryer, iron and ironing board, airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We have provided the highest quality linen bedding and towels. Our cleaner works hard to ensure the house is beatiful when you arrive to esnure you relax the minute you walk through the door. Other: There is also a dining area with a table to comfortably seat 8 people. Central heating. Stereo system, DVD, TV (FreeView), radio and CD. Wireless broadband. Parking, terrace, balcony and 6 garden chairs.


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Enjoy the beauty of lakeside views from a luxury home - special offer
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful property in a wonderful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We have just enjoyed a long weekend in this wonderful property. It is really well equipped, clean and the host was very helpful and responsive. The on-site pools which you have access to were super. There is a playground for children nearby, and the house has stair gates, highchairs and travel cots available.

If you’re after a large property for a relaxing family break you won’t be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We will return!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at LME. Cuckoo’s Nest was perfect for two families to stay together with plenty of space for all the children. The house was really well kitted out for kids and Caroline was fantastic in guiding us through our booking and responding to all our questions.

Any issues we had during our stay were dealt with quickly and efficiently. We shall return!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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High class home with excellent facilities and equipment situated in a safe and secure gated complex.

  • 4 of 5

Four couples stayed in this house which had high levels of comfort and equipment both in the kitchen and entertainment areas. The environment was second to none being very safe and exclusive and the views of the lakes were stunning. We enjoyed catering for ourselves and also exploring the local area both for walks and for eating out. I think the only downside was that the twin rooms were a little small for couples for the shared price we paid. The lakeview twin room had very little floor space and was probably more suited to having bunk beds installed. However for a short stay this wasn't really a problem. We would certainly use this home again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Angela - Wrexham

  • 5 of 5

Have been to cuckoos nest for the second year running and love it! The house is beautiful, immaculate and we need for nothing! The hosts continue to be thoughtful in terms of preparing for our stay and the service has been excellent. This is why we book regularly for our yearly reunion and will be booking again next year. Thanks very much Caroline and Nick, fantastic stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, perfect for all put needs, very comfortable and cosy. Have been before to lower mill estate and was as good as the last time, shame about the outside pool being closed!

Would highly recommend Cuckoos Nest it does 'what is says on the tin'

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
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Nearest Airport
81 Miles
Heathrow Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Local activities: golf, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, water skiing, paragliding, sailing, fishing, windsurfing, tennis, walking and swimming.


Nearest airport: London Heathrow at 85 miles.

Nearest motorway: M4 Junction 15 at 18 miles.

Nearest railway station: Kemble at 5 miles.

Car is recommended.

Further Details:

Although there is plenty to entertain you on your doorstep, should you venture outside, the charm of the Cotswolds awaits. Below are listed a number of the nearby charming villages which will make for a wonderful day out: Cirencester is an historic Roman town in the heart of the Cotswolds with attractions from a Roman Amphitheatre to the nearby Chedworth Roman Villa. The Corinium Museum in an important source of information on the local history. Cirencester has many fine examples of historic mosaics, including one which can be found near the Brewery Arts Centre in the heart of Cirencester. Stow-on-the-Wold is a small, but well-known, market town of about 2000 people set in the Cotswold Hills. It stands beside the Roman Fosse Way at its junction with 6 other roads, where a settlement has existed since the Iron Age. Like many of the Cotswold towns and villages, the houses were built with the very distinctive mellow Cotswold stone from local quarries.

Master Bedroom. The Master Bedroom has a kingsize bed, a large chest of drawers and an en-suite bathroom consisting of a shower, WC and Basin. Bedroom 2 The second bedroom consists of 2 twin beds (2 x 3’ single beds) with a built-in wardrobe. The room is lake-facing and has sliding doors opening onto the sun deck (not enclosed) equipped with 2 sun beds. Bedroom 3 The third bedroom consists of a king size bed with a chest of drawers for storage. The room has an en-suite bathroom (bath, basin and WC). The room is lake-facing and has sliding doors which open onto the sun seck (not enclosed) equpped with 2 sun beds. Bedroom 4 The fourth bedroom, at the front of the house, consists of 2 twin beds (2 x 3’ single beds) with a built-in wardrobe.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We are offering all midweeks in 2012 at £550.00.
A 20% deposit is required on booking (non-refundable). Payment of the deposit can be made by PayPal or cheque. Balance payable by cheque or direct bank transfer six weeks before holiday start date. A £250 security deposit (CASHED cheque) is required at the start of the stay to cover damage or breakages.
Special Offer:
weekends before 25/1 £575
mid weeks before 25/12 £475
weeks before 25/12£695

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week and per night in UK Pounds. 20% deposit is required on booking (non-refundable). Payment of deposit can be made by PayPal (3% surcharge for payment by this method) or cheque. Balance payable by cheque or direct bank transfer six weeks before holiday start date. £250 security deposit (cheque) required at the start of the stay to cover damage or breakages. Fancy a midweek break, need to be online with work? Take our special price of £450.00, Wi-Fi included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.