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Stunning Lakeside Family Home with Free On-site Spa

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

5 bed glass fronted holiday home ideal for families and friends: 8 adults; 2 young children (max age 10) & babies

Goose Nest House is a luxury lakeside holiday home equipped to five star standard. With vaulted-ceilings and wall to wall glass windows opening onto a glass-fronted balcony overlooking the lake towards a site of special scientific interest. Situated in the award-winning Lower Mill Estate, guests have free, unlimited access to the newly built £6 million spa with its slate-lined indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym; all just three minutes' walk from your doorstep. All guests of Goose Nest house have fishing rights on the lakes and can sail. The 450 acre private nature reserve has bird hides dotted around so you might spot the otters and beavers, wildfowl and deer that thrive on the Estate. The Estate also has a small shop, children's playground, trampoline and petting area. Based in the Cotswold Water Park with cycling, fishing, sailing, cable-skiing and lakeside walks. The house is a perfect base to explore the Cotswolds villages and historic towns.

Please note our house sleeps a maximum of 8 adults and two children up to age ten in low shorty bunks. We provide two cots in addition for babies.

More Details

Owner
Paul or Madeleine Shearer
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Paul or Madeleine Shearer

We have a young family and enjoy time away with them and sharing holidays with friends in a relaxed, but comfortable location. Comfy beds are essential in our holiday needs! Goose Nest is the only holiday home we own, and we strive to ensure that all guests have a relaxed and stress-free time at our house.

Paul or Madeleine Shearer purchased this house in 2008

Why Paul or Madeleine Shearer chose Cotswold district

We rented a house in Lower Mill Estate ourselves and fell in love with the place - walks around the lakes, children out playing and cycling and, of course, the superb spa treatments! It seemed like the ideal place to relax and unwind and yet only 90 minutes drive from London.

What makes this house unique

We have equipped the house to be a home from home both in terms of the kitchen and comfort. Nobody likes having to do washing up on holiday, so we have twice the number of cutlery and crockery so one set can be in the dishwasher as you move onto the next meal!

Travelling with children can turn into a logistical challenge, so we have baby and toddler carriers, pushchair, cots, high chairs, bottle warmers, sterilizer and plenty of children's toys, books, DVDs and games so we can literally pack some clothes and go! We hope that guests feel they can do the same.

Guestbook comments from the owner

And just to say we had a really lovely time at the house - both the house and setting are beautiful and hopefully we'll be returning soon!
May 2015
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If maximum occupancy of 10 people please note child's bunk bed is for children up to age 10 maximum
  • Guests must agree Lower Mill Estate Code of Conduct set out in rental agreement attached.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: Shower with WC. En-suite to bedroom 1: Bath/shower over and WC. En-suite to bedroom 2: Shower and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , lake facing
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , ensuite bathroom; lake facing
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Child Bed , Child bunk bed NOT suitable for adults
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 bedrooms - 8 adults, 2 children) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 with king bed and en-suite. Bedrooms 3 and 4 with twin beds Bedroom 5 with child's bunkbed (5ft). All adult beds are solid maple wood with luxury mattresses, duvets, Egyptian cotton linen.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Set over 3 floors, the house has reverse living with the open-plan living area on the first floor which maximises the views over the lake. The second master bedroom occupies the whole of the second floor with its own en-suite bathroom. Please note this is a strictly no smoking property including the balcony. Sorry but no stag or hen parties accepted. Outside: Glass-fronted balcony with outdoor tables and chairs. The downstairs sundeck provides sun loungers and a gas-fired BBQ. The Lower Mill Estate is a tranquil, nature reserve with second homes. Utility Room: Washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: White fluffy towels, Egyptian cotton linen included. Post-departure cleaning. Additional cleaning available if required (extra). Other: Equipped for families: Two travel cots, two high chairs provided free of charge. Steriliser, bottle warmer, children's cutlery and plates. Toddler and baby carriers. Children's toy box. Board games, jigsaws, children's books.

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Stunning Lakeside Family Home with Free On-site Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Family get together in a lovely well furnished property

  • 5 of 5

Excellent facilities and location ensured we had a lovely time such a tranquil setting one can't help but unwind.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful family holiday at Goose Nest House

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful staying at Goose Nest House with the stunning view over the lake. The kitchen, dining and sitting room area was great and a wonderful space for all the family. The glass doors leading to the balcony gave us a great view of the lake and we could watch a family of swans with 6 cygnets, ducks, terns diving and lots more. We thought the bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor were a little small but it didn't really bother us much as we only used them for cleaning and sleeping and when we were in the house we took advantage of the beautiful big space I have just described.

The Lower Mill Estate was also great and we found the little shop useful. We used the spa and swam in the eco pool and the 2 heated pools, and used the steam room and sauna; it was very good. The family made full use of the tennis courts and we did several of the walks around the lakes. We also hired Kayaks and all 8 of us used them over the 24 hours we had them. We were so busy on the estate that we hardly ventured out.

The house and the estate had a lovely quiet calm feeling and it was just such a lovely place to holiday. There were lots of lovely families about.

The description of the estate and house were accurate and useful. The owners were excellent to deal with and I would recommend this property and the estate to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We are pleased that you had a lovey holiday. Best wishes Madeleine and Paul
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5

Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Booked this house for a week's holiday for our family - 6 adults and three children under the age of 6, and it was perfect. The view from the lounge took our breath away and we never tired of sitting looking out of that beautiful view, watching the wildlife. Very quiet location and we all enjoyed the pools [indoor and outdoor heated], riding our bikes and using all the other facilities on offer. The house is very well equipped, especially for children, with high chairs, travel cots, bed guards and lots of toys. The kitchen is also very well equipped and we had a really fab week.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect holiday house!

  • 5 of 5

Goosenest is an absolutely fantastic holiday house, ideal for family groups with children. The house is really well equipped and has everything you would expect and much more, especially welcome were the toys and range of games. We had a wonderful time, using the on site spa and pool, exploring the local area, and just relaxing in the lounge enjoying the amazing sunrises across the lake each morning. This was our 2nd visit to The Lower Mill estate and it remains a really peaceful setting, but with enough to keep kids occupied with bike hire, swimming, tennis and play grounds. There is a restaurant/bar on site which is a little pricey, but decent food, and a friendly village pub an easy 15 minute walk away.

The owners were really helpful in the booking process and answered any questions we had. The house was immaculately clean, well maintained and modern. All in all a superb place for a family break!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. The sunrise over the lake is a very special sight at any time of year but the spring colours of the reflecting light is one of my favourite times of year. Madeleine and Paul
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

What a great house. Plenty of cutlery,China etc and kitchen equipment was outstanding. Great views and very warm. Delightful bedrooms with comfortable beds. Could not have wanted anything better

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We onow that when people come away for a break they want to feel relaxed and refreshed so it's important to us that it is a home from home. We try hard to ensure that is what you get when you stay at Goose Nest House. Thank you again Madeleine and Paul
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Excellent holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We hired Goose Nest for a family weekend gathering and it was absolutely fantastic. It was very clean , very comfortable and in a fabulous location. There is also lots to do on site . We highly recommend the spa, the pools and the treasure hunt.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Kemble
Car: recommended

Further Details:

Nearest pub 15 minutes' walk away. Supermarkets in Cirencester, ten minute's drive. Lower Mill Estate shop (limited opening hours) sells newspapers, freshly-baked croissants, local farm produce and essential items.

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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
 
Summer Holidays
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,980
for 7 nights
£1,980
 
 
Early Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£564
for 3 nights
From
£188
From
£332
Fri,Sat,Sun
£444
 
 
Autumn Half Term
20 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£789
for 3 nights
From
£263
From
£467
Fri,Sat,Sun
£611
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 4 nights
From
£550
£2,500
 
 
Half Term
9 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£999
for 3 nights
From
£333
 
 
Easter
30 Mar 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
May Half Term
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
for 7 nights
£1,950
 
 
Early Summer Holidays
29 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£746
for 3 nights
From
£249
From
£400
Fri,Sat,Sun
£788
 
 
Summer Holiday
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Nightly Rate
28 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
From
£300
 
 
Summer Holiday
2 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£587
for 3 nights
From
£196
From
£337
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Sorry, due to restrictions by Lower Mill Estate we are not able to accept bookings from stag or hen parties or large single sex 'party` groups
Child's bedroom only suitable up to age 10 in low, shorty bunks
Guests must agree to Lower Mill Estate Code of Conduct to ensure all visitors to Lower Mill have a lovely, relaxing holiday

Rates are subject to change. Please check actual price with us before confirming. £250 deposit and full payment two months before start of rental with £250 damage deposit. Pay direct through cheque or bank transfer or through paypal. Renters will be liable for any additional charges (e.g. paypal charges around 3.5% and international transfer charges) on top of advertised rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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