Poppy House

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Ideal for Kids

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Resting in a privileged setting on the edge of the peaceful Howells Mere Lake, guests will wake up to the sounds of birds as the sun rises at Poppy House. With a westerly spot, you will quickly be heading out to one of the decked terraces to enjoy the splendid views and incredible sunsets. Poppy House is an very spacious, contemporary home offering quirky upside down, contemporary living. This wonderful, architect designed holiday home has its luxury bedrooms on the lower floors and living spaces on the second floor making the most of its 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. Poppy House sleeps ten guests in five exceptional bedrooms. The house is located within an exclusive, gated development in the the Cotswolds. Just south of Cirencester, the development offers a fantastic blend of relaxing and adventurous 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. What a week you will have!

Poppy House is finished to the very highest of standards with a good eye for colour schemes and finishes. Exquisite soft furnishings adorn the contemporary high class furniture and vivid modern art decorates the walls.

The ground and first floors are home to three king bedrooms, one delightful twin and one bunk room, all immaculate and offering calm and beautiful colour schemes. Two of the king bedrooms boast immaculate en-suite bathrooms plus there are two other family shower rooms. Four of the bedrooms offer floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors opening onto the decked terraces and offering wonderful lake views. What a wonderful way to wake up! You can just draw the curtains and enjoy nature at its best.

The second floor living space is warm and inviting with a modern wood burning stove, perfect for cooler evenings, and gorgeous furniture. A television with Freeview, a DVD player and Wii are provided for your entertainment. The stone coloured contemporary kitchen is excellent and very attractive. The chef in your holiday group will be very happy. If you don’t want to cook, you can visit the on-site restaurant or take pizza back to Poppy House. There is a barbecue on the decked balcony as well as a bistro table where you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks.

The on-site activities include canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, fishing, tennis, fitness in the Technogym and swimming in one of the three spa pools. The luxury spa is award-winning and also features a sauna and steam room. There is also a library, a ‘restful reading’ lounge and a fantastic children’s playpark. During peak holiday seasons, children can attend children’s clubs with a huge range of fun activities including crafts, games, competitions and sports. Bikes and watercraft are available for hire.

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What you should know…

  • Sadly you cannot take your pets to Poppy House
  • 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 is one parking space at Poppy House. If you have extra cars, please park them in one of the overflow car parks and display a parking permit which will be available

Property Features

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

The House

Offering three king size bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, a twin room and a bunk room with two separate shower rooms arranged over the ground and first floor. The living/dining  area and kitchen are located on the second floor, which has access onto the enclosed terrace, where you will find a coal BBQ, and which enjoys westerly views. The property further benefits from a wood-burning stove.

Ground Floor
- Master bedroom with king size bed, access to the decking area and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds and access to the decking area
- Shower room

First Floor
- Bedroom with king size bed, access to a balcony and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with king size bed and access to a balcony
- Bedroom with bunk beds
- Shower room

Top Floor
- Ample living room with modular sofa, armchair, 42″ TV with Freeview, DVD player, Wii, wood-burning stove and access to balcony
- Open plan dining area for 10 people and access to the balcony
- Well equipped kitchen with ouble oven, five ring gas hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, microwave and toaster

Exterior Grounds
- Balconies in each level
- Outdoor dining
- Barbecue
- Parking space (1 car)

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

Location

About the surrounding area of Poppy 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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Poppy 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

Poppy House is a fabulous 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

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Extras

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? 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 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Nov 5th 2021 £2,259 £2,499 £2,658 £2,658
Nov 5th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 £1,210 £1,355 £1,500 £1,613
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 £2,426 £2,683 £2,854 £2,854
Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 £2,426 £2,683 £2,854 £2,854
Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 £1,245 £1,394 £1,543 £1,660
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 18th 2022 £1,391 £1,557 £1,724 £1,851
Feb 18th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 £1,245 £1,394 £1,543 £1,660
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 8th 2022 £1,872 £2,096 £2,321 £2,496
Apr 8th 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022 £2,637 £2,933 £3,230 £3,296
Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 £1,391 £1,557 £1,724 £1,851
Apr 29th 2022 - May 6th 2022 £1,872 £2,096 £2,321 £2,496
May 6th 2022 - May 27th 2022 £1,388 £1,555 £1,721 £1,851
May 27th 2022 - Jun 10th 2022 £2,719 £3,046 £3,372 £3,626
Jun 10th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 £1,872 £2,096 £2,321 £2,496
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 £2,802 £3,098 £3,296 £3,296
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 £1,872 £2,096 £2,321 £2,496
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 14th 2022 £1,388 £1,555 £1,721 £1,851
Oct 14th 2022 - Nov 4th 2022 £2,472 £2,769 £3,065 £3,296
Nov 4th 2022 - Dec 19th 2022 £1,245 £1,394 £1,543 £1,660
Dec 19th 2022 - Dec 26th 2022 £2,802 £3,098 £3,296 £3,296
Dec 26th 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 £2,802 £3,098 £3,296 £3,296

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Nov 5th 2021 €2,516 €2,755 €2,959 €2,959
Nov 5th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 €1,347 €1,492 €1,637 €1,796
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 €2,701 €2,958 €3,177 €3,177
Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 €2,701 €2,958 €3,177 €3,177
Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 €1,386 €1,535 €1,684 €1,848
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 18th 2022 €1,548 €1,715 €1,881 €2,060
Feb 18th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 €1,386 €1,535 €1,684 €1,848
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 8th 2022 €2,084 €2,309 €2,533 €2,778
Apr 8th 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022 €2,936 €3,232 €3,529 €3,669
Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 €1,548 €1,715 €1,881 €2,060
Apr 29th 2022 - May 6th 2022 €2,084 €2,309 €2,533 €2,778
May 6th 2022 - May 27th 2022 €1,545 €1,712 €1,878 €2,060
May 27th 2022 - Jun 10th 2022 €3,028 €3,354 €3,680 €4,037
Jun 10th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 €2,084 €2,309 €2,533 €2,778
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 €3,119 €3,416 €3,669 €3,669
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 €2,084 €2,309 €2,533 €2,778
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 14th 2022 €1,545 €1,712 €1,878 €2,060
Oct 14th 2022 - Nov 4th 2022 €2,752 €3,049 €3,345 €3,669
Nov 4th 2022 - Dec 19th 2022 €1,386 €1,535 €1,684 €1,848
Dec 19th 2022 - Dec 26th 2022 €3,119 €3,416 €3,669 €3,669
Dec 26th 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 €3,119 €3,416 €3,669 €3,669

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Nov 5th 2021 $2,919 $3,158 $3,397 $3,434
Nov 5th 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 $1,563 $1,708 $1,853 $2,084
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 $3,134 $3,391 $3,648 $3,687
Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 $3,134 $3,391 $3,648 $3,687
Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 $1,608 $1,757 $1,907 $2,144
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 18th 2022 $1,797 $1,963 $2,130 $2,391
Feb 18th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 $1,608 $1,757 $1,907 $2,144
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 8th 2022 $2,418 $2,643 $2,867 $3,224
Apr 8th 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022 $3,407 $3,703 $4,000 $4,258
Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 $1,797 $1,963 $2,130 $2,391
Apr 29th 2022 - May 6th 2022 $2,418 $2,643 $2,867 $3,224
May 6th 2022 - May 27th 2022 $1,793 $1,960 $2,126 $2,391
May 27th 2022 - Jun 10th 2022 $3,513 $3,839 $4,166 $4,684
Jun 10th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 $2,418 $2,643 $2,867 $3,224
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 $3,620 $3,916 $4,213 $4,258
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 $2,418 $2,643 $2,867 $3,224
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 14th 2022 $1,793 $1,960 $2,126 $2,391
Oct 14th 2022 - Nov 4th 2022 $3,194 $3,490 $3,787 $4,258
Nov 4th 2022 - Dec 19th 2022 $1,608 $1,757 $1,907 $2,144
Dec 19th 2022 - Dec 26th 2022 $3,620 $3,916 $4,213 $4,258
Dec 26th 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 $3,620 $3,916 $4,213 $4,258

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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