Poplar House

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Modern Ideal for Kids

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Within a gorgeous luxury development, Poplar House is bright, beautiful and only one of a handful of properties to be built on its own island. How much fun is that! This fabulous, four bedroom home can sleep between 8 and 12 guests, depending on whether you use the children’s rooms to full capacity.

Poplar House is accessed via a small footbridge which leads you to the front door. The house benefits from a lovely westerly facing aspect over the tranquil Howells Mere Lake. Poplar House is built over two floors with open plan living spaces on the ground floor. The house benefits from almost fully glazed side and rear elevations taking full advantage of the sensational lake views. With so much glass, the living spaces are illuminated beautifully and feel light and airy. There are gorgeous, warm wooden floors throughout. The interior is incredibly stylish with wonderful, comfortable furnishings. The decor is mainly white, grey and blue with lovely added colour accents. A variety of sofas, love seats and chairs surround the modern log burner and enjoy the spectacular views. A television and a selection of DVD’s are provided for your entertainment. There is also a small round table, perfect for playing cards or family board games. Close to the kitchen area and with doors to the decked terrace, the dining area also benefits from floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows. This house dazzles in sunlight! The kitchen is fantastic with masses of glossy white cupboards, wonderful appliances and a central island with stools. The whole living space is incredibly social, perfect for large groups. There is also a handy cloakroom which is also home to the washing machine and dryer. The ground floor deck offers alfresco dining with a view and a top-notch gas barbecue.

The bedrooms can be found on the first floor. The spacious master boasts a super kingsize bed, a charming vaulted ceiling, a beautiful ensuite bathroom and a balcony with delightful lake views. There is also a children’s bedroom with bunk beds, a child’s bed and another truckle bed that can be pulled out and used if necessary. The room sleeps four children, though they may enjoy quite a lot of late night chatter! It also boasts an immaculate fully tiled ensuite bathroom. The lakeside king bedroom enjoys a small balcony with lake views. Finally, there is a double bunk high sleeper arrangement. There is a double bed underneath the high sleeper. Again four can sleep here though the high sleeper is only suitable for older children. The smart family shower room to share.

This exclusive, gated Cotswolds development just south of Cirencester offers an incredible range of facilities and activities for the whole family. It boasts stunning landscapes, nine lakes, two rivers, lakeside trails and hundreds of acres of lush green space. The development is prestigious, upmarket and offers both supreme relaxation and adventure in equal measures. Families enjoy wonderful water activities, access to an award winning spa which boasts a sauna, steam room and three swimming pools, including indoor, outdoor and a bracing eco-pool naturally filtered by water lilies as well. Visitors to the spa also enjoy gorgeous, luxurious well-being treatments. In addition, there are tennis courts, a library, a ‘restful reading’ lounge, a fabulous children’s playground, restaurant, Technogym and a handy shop. With so much on offer for all ages, this is the perfect place for multi-generational holidays and meeting up with friends. It is no real surprise that many families book to come year after year.

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What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms boasts a set of bunk beds, a child’s bed and a pull-out truckle bed sleeping up to four children. Another room has a double bunk with a double bed and a very high sleeper. Again, this is for youngsters though only older children should sleep on the high sleeper
  • 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 is one allocated parking space at Poplar House. Other cars can be parked in the overflow car park
  • If you would like to book more than one house for a multi-generational holiday or with a group of friends, please speak to our Concierge Team so that we can assist with your booking
  • You do not need to leave your furry friends at home if you are staying at Poplar House. They are welcome to come with you

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Satellite TV Working Fireplace Heating Waterfront

The House

Lamplight Island is one of only a handful of properties on the Estate to have been built on its own island, as the name suggests! The property is accessed via a small footbridge, located in an enviable position benefitting from a westerly facing aspect over the lake. The house has recently been repainted and offers stylish interiors throughout, complemented by a feature wood-burning stove to the living area, well-appointed kitchen and oak flooring throughout. Accommodating 8 to 12 guests in total.

Ground Floor
- Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, wash hand basin and WC
- Living room with views to the lake, 2 sofas, 2 armchairs, coffee table, wood burning stobe, satellite TV, DVD player and access to a terrace
- Open plan dining area for 8 people and access to a balcony
- Well equipped kitchen with Miele oven, 5  hob gas, dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer & built-in combination microwave

First Floor
- Master bedroom with king size bed, vaulted ceiling, built-in wardrobes, access to a balcony with seating and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with bunk bed with sliding truckle bed plus separate child/toddler bed, built-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with king size bed and access to a balcony
- Bedroom with double high sleeper bed with double bed underneath
- Shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Decking area
- Outdoor dining
- Barbecue
- Parking space (1 car)

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


About the surrounding area of Poplar 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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Poplar House enjoys a very special lakeside location on an island 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)


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

Poplar 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

  • Waterfront


Oliver's Extras

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

At 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 Flexible.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. Pets go free, max. of 3 pets 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 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 17th 2021 £1,613 £1,806 £2,000 £2,150
Dec 17th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 £3,706 £4,099 £4,360 £4,360
Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 £967 £1,083 £1,199 £1,289
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 21st 2022 £1,971 £2,208 £2,444 £2,628
Feb 21st 2022 - Mar 25th 2022 £967 £1,083 £1,199 £1,289
Mar 25th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 £1,971 £2,208 £2,444 £2,628
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022 £2,284 £2,558 £2,832 £3,045
Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 £1,272 £1,424 £1,577 £1,695
Apr 29th 2022 - May 6th 2022 £2,284 £2,558 £2,832 £3,045
May 6th 2022 - May 27th 2022 £1,272 £1,424 £1,577 £1,695
May 27th 2022 - Jun 10th 2022 £2,284 £2,558 £2,832 £3,045
Jun 10th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 £1,684 £1,886 £2,088 £2,245
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 £2,284 £2,558 £2,832 £3,045
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 £1,684 £1,886 £2,088 £2,245
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 15th 2022 £1,272 £1,424 £1,577 £1,695
Oct 15th 2022 - Nov 4th 2022 £2,284 £2,558 £2,832 £3,045
Nov 4th 2022 - Dec 16th 2022 £967 £1,083 £1,199 £1,289
Dec 16th 2022 - Jun 1st 2023 £2,619 £2,896 £3,081 £3,081

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 17th 2021 €1,785 €1,979 €2,172 €2,380
Dec 17th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 €4,102 €4,494 €4,826 €4,826
Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 €1,070 €1,186 €1,302 €1,427
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 21st 2022 €2,182 €2,418 €2,655 €2,909
Feb 21st 2022 - Mar 25th 2022 €1,070 €1,186 €1,302 €1,427
Mar 25th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 €2,182 €2,418 €2,655 €2,909
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022 €2,528 €2,802 €3,076 €3,370
Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 €1,407 €1,560 €1,712 €1,876
Apr 29th 2022 - May 6th 2022 €2,528 €2,802 €3,076 €3,370
May 6th 2022 - May 27th 2022 €1,407 €1,560 €1,712 €1,876
May 27th 2022 - Jun 10th 2022 €2,528 €2,802 €3,076 €3,370
Jun 10th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 €1,863 €2,065 €2,267 €2,484
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 €2,528 €2,802 €3,076 €3,370
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 €1,863 €2,065 €2,267 €2,484
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 15th 2022 €1,407 €1,560 €1,712 €1,876
Oct 15th 2022 - Nov 4th 2022 €2,528 €2,802 €3,076 €3,370
Nov 4th 2022 - Dec 16th 2022 €1,070 €1,186 €1,302 €1,427
Dec 16th 2022 - Jun 1st 2023 €2,898 €3,176 €3,410 €3,410

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 28th 2021 - Dec 17th 2021 $2,021 $2,214 $2,408 $2,694
Dec 17th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 $4,643 $5,036 $5,428 $5,462
Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 $1,211 $1,327 $1,443 $1,615
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 21st 2022 $2,470 $2,706 $2,943 $3,293
Feb 21st 2022 - Mar 25th 2022 $1,211 $1,327 $1,443 $1,615
Mar 25th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 $2,470 $2,706 $2,943 $3,293
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022 $2,861 $3,135 $3,409 $3,815
Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 $1,593 $1,746 $1,898 $2,124
Apr 29th 2022 - May 6th 2022 $2,861 $3,135 $3,409 $3,815
May 6th 2022 - May 27th 2022 $1,593 $1,746 $1,898 $2,124
May 27th 2022 - Jun 10th 2022 $2,861 $3,135 $3,409 $3,815
Jun 10th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 $2,109 $2,311 $2,513 $2,812
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 $2,861 $3,135 $3,409 $3,815
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 $2,109 $2,311 $2,513 $2,812
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 15th 2022 $1,593 $1,746 $1,898 $2,124
Oct 15th 2022 - Nov 4th 2022 $2,861 $3,135 $3,409 $3,815
Nov 4th 2022 - Dec 16th 2022 $1,211 $1,327 $1,443 $1,615
Dec 16th 2022 - Jun 1st 2023 $3,281 $3,558 $3,835 $3,860

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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