Living area with stunning lake viewsLiving area with stunning lake views
Peaceful lakeside retreat
Hosted by David
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10 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
10 guests
5 bedrooms
7 beds
3 baths
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You’ll love my place because of the beautiful lakeside views and magnificent sunsets.

The space

We are making our cherished weekend home available to rent for the first time since we had it built 4 years ago. We have spent many happy weekends and holidays there with family and friends but due to a change in our circumstances we are spending more time abroad and are not taking full advantage of the property.

Our home has been uniquely and beautifully furnished by a well regarded Spanish interior designer and would provide a relaxing and comfortable stay for families with up to 6 adults and 4 children. The accommodation is spread over 3 floors and consists of a large master bedroom with a super king size bed and ensuite bathroom, 2 double bedrooms with king size beds, 2 further bedrooms with 2 single beds in each, a second bathroom and large shower room. All of the bedrooms are fitted with electric black-out blinds to ensure a good 'siesta' during the day and of course night sleep.

The main living space is on the top floor and consists of an open plan kitchen with all mod cons, a spacious dining area with table to seat 10, comfortable seating area with TV and wood burning stove. The top floor is also fitted with electric blinds if the bright light becomes too much on a sunny day. The house has an east to west aspect - the front terrace on the top floor faces east and has a large outdoor dinning area and BBQ that overlooks the estate and waterways, and is perfectly situated for a sunshine breakfast and lunch. The rear terraces face west and have beautiful uninterrupted views across a large lake and woodland beyond. On a sunny day it it the perfect place to bask in the sunshine without being overlooked and into the evening to enjoy a relaxed drink with friends against the backdrop of a stunning sunset.

The house includes Sky TV and wifi. As a new build it is very well insulted and is warm even in the cold winter months. Free use of our kayak if you wish (life vests can be hired on the estate).

The house is situated in a private gated area called the Orchid Village at the far end of the overall development which contains 7 houses hence ascribes more privacy, peace and quiet than other areas of the estate. Guests have access to the estates spa with use of heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools, sauna, steam room and gym but please book well ahead should you wish to have beauty treatments. There are 3 tennis courts (guests can reserve a slot by writing their name on the list at the entrance of the court), soccer pitch and large play areas for the kids. There is a newly opened restaurant with a nice terrace, cafe and small shop on the estate for the basics. There are fantastic paths around the estate with great opportunities to observe the local wildlife either for leisurely walks or for fun bike rides. (Bikes are available to hire on the estate or take advantage of an excellent bike hire company situated close to the estates entrance).

Guest access

Guests have access to all facilities on the estate.

Relax and unwind in the exclusive 4 million pound Art Spa, everything is included apart from the treatment which you can find a price list of at the property.

Balihoo is the new restaurant opened in Aug, snacks ,lunch and evening meals.

There is a on site shop that stocks most essentials, take away coffee and snacks, order your fresh bread and daily newspaper.

There are 3 swimming pools (one indoors) a sauna, steam room, 3 tennis courts, soccer pitch, trampoline, water activities on the lake in season only.

Canoe hire on site but you are more than welcome to use ours, cycle tracks throughout the estate and around the lakes, for the more adventurous there are a number of tracks around the Cotswold water park (bike hire on site ), you can do as many out door things as you can manage.

Optional extras, arranged separately: Via the host and must be paid for separately upon arrival.

- Breakfast hamper can be arranged.
- Rental of the BBQ £20 (includes use of gas and cleaning). No need to pre-book if used during your stay please inform the host and will be deducted from the deposit.
- Log packs £10.
- Midstay cleaning and laundry service can be arranged.
- Shopping can be ordered for delivery to the property for your arrival .

Interaction with guests

We have a management team on site that will take care of you and help in anything you might need during your stay.

All guests are met upon arrival, we will give you a chance to settle in.

Lucy - Management and guest relations

Neil - Management and house keeping

Jason - Maintenance

Other things to note

Upon arrival there will be a hamper filled with yummy treats and a welcome pack including instructions on how to work things in the house, info about things to do, places to eat, opening times of the shop and restaurant etc.

The spa passes will be found within this pack and will be needed to gain entry to the spa.

Codes to the gates and keysafe will be sent out 3 days before arrival including directions of how to get to the property.

Child/ baby equipment can be arranged

The wifi code will be on the box within the property

We provide a few complimentary items, T. Roll in each bathroom, hand soap, hand lotion, t. Towels, oven glove, k. Roll, foil, fairy liquid, dish wash tabs, kitchen spray, waging liquid, j cloth, sponge, dish brush, bin bags, tea, coffee and sugar.

Please keep to the speed limits set at 10mph to protect the nature and wildlife which is wandering around the estate and to keep the Children and guests safe.

There will be a charge to the security deposit if the guest loses a spa pass as they cost £30 to replace.

There is free parking on the estate, we have 1 allocated Space at the property marked 71 and a space for a visitor next to it marked V, there is an additional 4 visitor parking spaces next to the Orchid Village entrance (reserved exclusively to OV guests) and in addition an overflow car park around the Corner for all other cars to park in.

If you are arriving later than check In at 3 pm and it is dark, I must inform you there is minimal lighting to the estate as we are in the country and the Estate is eco friendly so the main lights are turned off at 10 pm so again very minimal lighting a torch would be a wise item to bring.

Early check in on the day of arrival available free of charge if the house available on the day of arrival and agreed with the host.


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $293 NZD
Security Deposit $976 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

- Check-in is after 3PM - Early check in available free of charge if the house available on the day of arrival and agreed with the host.
- Please vacate no later than 10am, unless another time arranged with the host
- Please make sure all SPA passes are left at the property upon vacate, if lost charge of £30 pounds to replace will be charged to your deposit, if taken home by accident please inform Lucy or Neil immediatly so they can organise a substitute and post back to us ASAP.
- Please make sure all windows, doors are closed and electric blinds are down upon vacating
- Please remove all rubbish from the house
- Please remove all outdoor wear outside of the house or in the hall area, please do not walk in the carpets with outdoor wear. The house is only 4yrs old so everything is new and furnished to very high standards.
- Very Child friendly and baby equipment available on request
- No parties or same gender bookings


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

17 Reviews

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Kelly User Profile
August 2017
We visited with 3 generations of family and the house and surroundings were simply stunning. There was plenty of room for us all to hang out, whilst still having our our privacy. The younger children loved the toys and the older ones had great fun in the pool and using the kayak. The onsite restaurant was reasonable and friendly and the kitchen was very well stocked. The views from the balconies were fabolous and very relaxing. We all enjoyed many nature walks around the estate and even saw a beaver and turtle. I was on 3 network and whilst it was probably a good thing had no signal at all anywhere on the estate and the wifi in the house was patchy, slightly better on the ground floor. Whilst the rest of the party were happy I did find the mattresses particularly hard, so for anyone preferring a soft bed, it may be worth bringing a topper. We all had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and hope to be back.

Elizabeth User Profile
August 2017
David's house is amazing. The light and views are stunning. The house has everything and is very comfortable. We were four adults and three children and there was still lots of space. Very happy with this stay.

YH Tong User Profile
July 2017
The view from the house is much better than I expected and there is nothing I can complain of.

Polly User Profile
April 2017
I highly recommend this home. Not only is the house spacious and beautifully furnished but the setting is exquisite. With views out across the stunning wildlife rich lake and just a few minutes stroll to the very well equipped spa, we had a fabulously, peaceful and fun filled break. I recommend the long walks in the natural surroundings, long evenings drinking wine with your loved ones and very, very short dips in the Eco pool!!

Simrone User Profile
April 2017
Great place for a work retreat. Great views over the lake, and plenty of activities to choose from.

Katherine User Profile
April 2017
Perfect house! Host was fab with communication . Great weekend

Judith User Profile
March 2017
Lovely, spacious home in a quiet location.

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