Alder House

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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Modern Ideal for Kids

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Resting in a privileged setting on the edge of the peaceful Swillbrook Lake Nature Reserve, guests will wake up to the sounds of birds as the sun rises. Alder House is an incredibly spacious contemporary home that boasts splendid panoramic views and makes guests feel at one with nature and totally relaxed. This upside down home has been designed with luxury bedrooms on the lower floors and living spaces on the second floor making the most of this glorious setting. Each floor benefits from a decked terrace where you can enjoy a morning cup of coffee watching the sun rise or a late night drink watching the stars and listening to the soothing sounds of nature at its best. Alder House sleeps up to eleven guests in five exceptional bedrooms. The house is located within an exclusive, gated development in the heart of the Cotswolds. Just south of Cirencester, the development offers a fantastic range of relaxation and adventure facilities and activities for the whole family amongst stunning landscapes, nine lakes, two rivers, lakeside trails and hundreds of acres of lush green space. If the on-site entertainment does not make you want to stay still for your week, the glorious delights of the Cotswolds are on your doorstep. You can enjoy idyllic villages, historic towns, a rich heritage of country houses, stunning gardens, wildlife parks, arboretums and enchanting nature reserves. Wow! What a week you will have!

Alder House is finished to the very highest of standards with interior designers having a very good eye for colour schemes and finishes. Exquisite soft furnishings adorn the contemporary high class furniture and guests will want to linger in the immaculate, first class bathrooms. Most of all, from many of the rooms and in particular the open plan living room, the views are astounding and will captivate you.

The ground floor is home to three double bedrooms, all immaculate and offering calm and beautiful colour schemes. One is located at the front of the house and the other two face the rear with access to the ground floor deck and lush garden. The ground floor family bathroom is finished with designer fittings, gorgeous textured tiles and a walk-in rain shower. There is an external spiral staircase that leads you to the first floor decking.

The first floor of Alder House showcases the sumptuous master bedroom suite. It is absolutely gorgeous with stunning views, a modern roll top bath in the bedroom where you can laze with a glass of bubbles admiring the scenery, a separate shower room with a double walk-in shower and a large decked balcony. You will definitely want to enjoy a pre-dinner drink here. At the front of the house, you will find a gorgeous bedroom, ideal for children. The bunkbed has a double bed on the bottom and a single above. How much fun will three children have in this room! The room has its own en-suite bathroom and a balcony to the front. The balcony is perfect with a bistro table and swing seat. If children are given this room, they will feel very special indeed!

As well as the internal staircase, there is also an external spiral staircase leading from the first floor balcony to the second floor balcony. The second floor is home to the incredible open plan living space. With floor to ceiling glass windows and doors, it is bright and airy and boasts the most amazing panoramic views of Swillbrook Lake Nature Reserve. Alfresco dining can be enjoyed on the decked terrace using the barbecue. The stone toned glossy kitchen is outstanding with wonderful appliances including a wine fridge. The contemporary furnishings are fabulous. The dazzling white walls are perfect so that your eyes are drawn, not only to the views outside, but to the colour pops of the striking modern art and accessories. On cooler evenings guests enjoy the modern log burner.

Alder House benefits for a large, exclusive garden plot that stretches to the lake and includes a large lawn with a sunken trampoline. It won’t take long before your children discover that and start bouncing!

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What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms boasts a set of bunk beds which are best suited to children
  • If you would like to discuss activity packages or borrow cots and other baby equipment please speak to our Concierge Team. Please note that there are charges for some of the activities
  • There are two parking spaces at Alder House. If you have extra cars, please park them in one of the overflow car parks

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

The House

Alder House is a unique and spacious family home which benefits from a large private garden which is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic or watch the sun go down. Within the garden you will find your very own trampoline along with ample of outdoor furniture. Complete with five bedrooms and three bathrooms and a spectacular open plan living area with stunning views over Swillbrook Lake Nature Reserve we are sure that you will want to stay here again and again.

Ground Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed, access to a private balcony, roll top bath and separated walk-in shower
- Bedroom with bunk beds, access to a private balcony and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed

First Floor
- Large living room with views over the lake, wood burning stove, TV with Blu-ray player and access to the terrace
- Open plan dining area for 8 people and sliding glass door to the terrace
- Fully equipped kitchen with washer/dryer, dishwasher, double electric oven with warming plate, five ring induction hob and an integrated fridge/freezer
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Large terrace and garden area
- Sunken trampoline
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Barbecue
- Parking space (2 cars)

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Spa access
- Tennis court access
- Cot and high chair (upon request, extra price, see T&Cs)

Location

About the surrounding area of Alder House
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Alder House enjoys a very special lakeside location within a gated resort in the heart of the Cotswolds. Just south of Cirencester, guests enjoy many entertainment options within the development as well as being located on the doorstep of fabulous Cotswolds attractions. Villages and towns such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury, Cirencester, Malmesbury and Lacock are all close by and the regency pleasures of Cheltenham and the Georgian glories of Bath are less than twenty miles away.

Bourton-on-the-Water, like most of the Cotswolds, lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is the Venice of the Cotswolds with beautiful bridges crossing the River Windrush. Gorgeous cosy cafes line the pretty streets together with houses made with enchanting honey coloured Cotswold stone.

Stow-on-the-Wold is a delightful market town, the highest of the Cotswold towns exposed on the 800 feet high Stow Hill at the crossroads with the Roman Fosse Way. The town boasts a fascinating history. At the height of the Cotswold wool industry, it held annual fairs where as many as 20000 sheep were sold at one time. The Market Square is very attractive with its ancient cross, town stocks and an elegant array of Cotswold town houses and shops. You will find many fine antique shops, art galleries, gift and craft shops.

Tetbury is another historic wool town. It is an architectural gem with many of the wool merchant’s houses remaining the same as they were in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Parish Church of St Mary’s has one of the tallest and most elegant spires in the UK. Tetbury is popular for its independent shops including antique shops, vintage and interior shops, exclusive boutiques and the Highgrove shop. Tetbury holds many regular events including the May Day Wacky Races, the Spring Bank Holiday Woolsack Races when contestants carry 65lb woolsacks up and down the 1 in 4 hill, the August Summer Show, the September Food and Drink Festival, the October Tetbury Music Festival and the Christmas Lights Switch-on.

Close by, visitors can enjoy the stunning botanical experience of the National Arboretum at Westonbirt, the glorious Elizabethan Chavenage House used for many famous films and TV series, the beautiful Arts and Crafts Manor at Rodmarton, the 13th century Lacock Abbey and HRH Prince of Wales’ stunning garden at Highgrove. Local equestrian events such as the Badminton Horse Trials, Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing and Beaufort Polo are all popular.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Cotswold Airport

(12 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Heathtrow Airport

(130 km)

Nearest Village Somerford Keynes

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Cirecenster

(12 km)

Nearest Restaurant Billihoo Club Restaurant

(3 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub The Bakers Arms

(3 km)

Nearest Supermarket Nisa Local Mini Mart

(7 km)

Nearest Beach Cotswold Country Park & Beach

(4 km)

Nearest Golf Oaksey Park Golf & Leisure

(1 km)

Nearest Tennis Minety Lawn Tennis Club

(6 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Alder House is a perfect destination for a family holiday. Children, and adults alike, enjoy no end to entertainment. It is the ultimate choice for families looking for adventure, fun and healthy competition in a beautiful, natural, outdoors setting. Families can enjoy waterside barbecues, picnics in hundreds of beauty spots or visit the lovely Ballihoo restaurant with its wood-fired pizza oven. The lakeside nature reserve is home to a diverse range of native wildlife including otters, beavers and over 25 species of water birds. Spring brings a huge range of breeding birds including nightingales, cuckoos and cetti’s warblers. The house martin’s arrive in April after an incredible journey from Africa. The children’s playground is great fun and the perfect place to meet new friends.

There is plenty of scope for exploring with bike hire available. There are boats crossing the nine lakes, walking trails along The Thames and around the lakes, BMX bike tracks and forest playgrounds. The Miss Mouse Treasure Trail is perfect for little ones with rewards of Miss Mouse goodie bags. The nature themed soft play in Millstone Park offers the perfect indoor play space if the weather is not so good. Millstone Park offers a volley ball court, two tennis courts and a 3G artificial turf multi-use games area. Older children can become Eco Explorers. There are watersports lessons in sailing, wind surfing and paddle boarding. Katakanu hire is available, an un-capsizable fun craft for young and old as well as canoe and kayak hire. Paddle board fun takes place around the hidden island in Minety Lake with plenty of games and challenges. Children will be awarded certificates. During peak times and school holidays there are Kids Clubs where activities include raft building, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, rounders, cricket, table tennis and lots more. Once the sun has gone down, the days do not end as children can explore the woods, gaze at the stars and enjoy delicious hot chocolate and marshmallows around the fire.

Outside of the resort there are plenty of other family friendly attractions. The Cotswold Wildlife Park is a family favourite set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens. The park is home to a huge selection of mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates from all over the world.

The friendly Cotswold Farm Park boasts an unrivalled group of British farm rare breeds including sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, horses, poultry and waterfowls. There are farm safari rides, an indoor tractor school, an adventure playground, indoor soft play, a farm nature trail and enchanting seasonal demonstrations such as lambing in the spring.

Birdland at Bourton-on-the-Water is set in nine beautiful acres of gardens and woodland. It offers over 500 exotic and rare birds from around the world in natural aviaries and waterside habitats. Children enjoy close encounters with flamingos, colourful parrots, laughing kookaburras, birds of prey, pelican, owls and more. They can meet the penguins at Penguin Shore and watch the feeding demonstrations. They can also follow the Ranger’s trail armed with special dinosaur tracker kits to find the 30 different dinosaurs. The Birdland Nursery is very endearing where children can watch eggs hatching and chicks taking their first steps.

Other popular attractions include Cirencester’s Corinium Museum and Elemental Sculpture Park, Cotswold Country Park at Shorncote, the Tolsey Museum at Burford, the National Trust’s Newark Park and Snowshill Manor and Garden. The list is endless!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • On-site restaurant with seasonal opening hours offers a small shop

SàAt Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 charged to client’s credit card by the owner before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price.
Minimum stay 2 nights
Changeover day Friday.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Tax Tourist Tax included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Travel cot and high chair available for £10, subject to availability. Please advise at time of booking.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 20th 2021 - Sep 28th 2021 £2,467 £2,746 £3,026 £3,289
Sep 28th 2021 - Oct 15th 2021 £2,158 £2,403 £2,648 £2,878
Oct 15th 2021 - Nov 2nd 2021 £2,467 £2,746 £3,026 £3,289
Nov 2nd 2021 - Dec 17th 2021 £1,898 £2,113 £2,328 £2,530
Dec 17th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 £4,059 £4,464 £4,775 £4,775
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 2nd 2022 £1,898 £2,113 £2,328 £2,530
Jan 2nd 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 £1,898 £2,113 £2,328 £2,530
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 21st 2022 £2,467 £2,746 £3,026 £3,289
Feb 21st 2022 - Mar 25th 2022 £1,898 £2,113 £2,328 £2,530
Mar 25th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 £2,158 £2,403 £2,648 £2,878
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 19th 2022 £3,439 £3,829 £4,218 £4,585
Apr 19th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 £2,467 £2,746 £3,026 £3,289
Apr 23rd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 £2,158 £2,403 £2,648 £2,878
Apr 29th 2022 - May 4th 2022 £2,467 £2,746 £3,026 £3,289
May 4th 2022 - May 20th 2022 £2,158 £2,403 £2,648 £2,878
May 20th 2022 - May 31st 2022 £3,439 £3,829 £4,218 £4,585
May 31st 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 £2,467 £2,746 £3,026 £3,289
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 £3,439 £3,829 £4,218 £4,585
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 27th 2022 £2,467 £2,746 £3,026 £3,289
Sep 27th 2022 - Oct 14th 2022 £2,158 £2,403 £2,648 £2,878
Oct 14th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 £2,467 £2,746 £3,026 £3,289
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 16th 2022 £1,898 £2,113 £2,328 £2,530
Dec 16th 2022 - Mar 24th 2023 £4,059 £4,464 £4,775 £4,775

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 20th 2021 - Sep 28th 2021 €2,711 €2,991 €3,270 €3,615
Sep 28th 2021 - Oct 15th 2021 €2,373 €2,617 €2,862 €3,163
Oct 15th 2021 - Nov 2nd 2021 €2,711 €2,991 €3,270 €3,615
Nov 2nd 2021 - Dec 17th 2021 €2,086 €2,301 €2,516 €2,781
Dec 17th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 €4,461 €4,867 €5,249 €5,249
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 2nd 2022 €2,086 €2,301 €2,516 €2,781
Jan 2nd 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 €2,086 €2,301 €2,516 €2,781
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 21st 2022 €2,711 €2,991 €3,270 €3,615
Feb 21st 2022 - Mar 25th 2022 €2,086 €2,301 €2,516 €2,781
Mar 25th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 €2,373 €2,617 €2,862 €3,163
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 19th 2022 €3,780 €4,170 €4,559 €5,040
Apr 19th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 €2,711 €2,991 €3,270 €3,615
Apr 23rd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 €2,373 €2,617 €2,862 €3,163
Apr 29th 2022 - May 4th 2022 €2,711 €2,991 €3,270 €3,615
May 4th 2022 - May 20th 2022 €2,373 €2,617 €2,862 €3,163
May 20th 2022 - May 31st 2022 €3,780 €4,170 €4,559 €5,040
May 31st 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 €2,711 €2,991 €3,270 €3,615
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 €3,780 €4,170 €4,559 €5,040
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 27th 2022 €2,711 €2,991 €3,270 €3,615
Sep 27th 2022 - Oct 14th 2022 €2,373 €2,617 €2,862 €3,163
Oct 14th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 €2,711 €2,991 €3,270 €3,615
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 16th 2022 €2,086 €2,301 €2,516 €2,781
Dec 16th 2022 - Mar 24th 2023 €4,461 €4,867 €5,249 €5,249

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 20th 2021 - Sep 28th 2021 $3,179 $3,458 $3,738 $4,238
Sep 28th 2021 - Oct 15th 2021 $2,782 $3,026 $3,271 $3,709
Oct 15th 2021 - Nov 2nd 2021 $3,179 $3,458 $3,738 $4,238
Nov 2nd 2021 - Dec 17th 2021 $2,445 $2,660 $2,875 $3,260
Dec 17th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 $5,230 $5,636 $6,042 $6,153
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 2nd 2022 $2,445 $2,660 $2,875 $3,260
Jan 2nd 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 $2,445 $2,660 $2,875 $3,260
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 21st 2022 $3,179 $3,458 $3,738 $4,238
Feb 21st 2022 - Mar 25th 2022 $2,445 $2,660 $2,875 $3,260
Mar 25th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 $2,782 $3,026 $3,271 $3,709
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 19th 2022 $4,432 $4,821 $5,211 $5,909
Apr 19th 2022 - Apr 23rd 2022 $3,179 $3,458 $3,738 $4,238
Apr 23rd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 $2,782 $3,026 $3,271 $3,709
Apr 29th 2022 - May 4th 2022 $3,179 $3,458 $3,738 $4,238
May 4th 2022 - May 20th 2022 $2,782 $3,026 $3,271 $3,709
May 20th 2022 - May 31st 2022 $4,432 $4,821 $5,211 $5,909
May 31st 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 $3,179 $3,458 $3,738 $4,238
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 $4,432 $4,821 $5,211 $5,909
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 27th 2022 $3,179 $3,458 $3,738 $4,238
Sep 27th 2022 - Oct 14th 2022 $2,782 $3,026 $3,271 $3,709
Oct 14th 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 $3,179 $3,458 $3,738 $4,238
Nov 1st 2022 - Dec 16th 2022 $2,445 $2,660 $2,875 $3,260
Dec 16th 2022 - Mar 24th 2023 $5,230 $5,636 $6,042 $6,153

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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