Snowdrop

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Modern Ideal for Kids

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Situated within an exclusive, gated development in the heart of the Cotswolds, the contemporary, architect designed Snowdrop, is a stunning five bedroom holiday home sleeping up to ten guests. Nestled on the shoreline of the tranquil and beautiful Howells Mere Lake, it benefits from stunning views across the shimmering water. The specification and interior decoration is sublime, offering superb, comfortable accommodation. The lakeside glazed elevations and external decked terraces on both the ground and first floors provide exceptional views where you can enjoy the natural surroundings.

There is ample room for entertaining with a fantastic open plan living area on the first floor. The vaulted ceiling and full wall of glass makes this a brilliant, dazzling, airy space, perfect for relaxing and enjoying time as a family. A sky package is offered for your entertainment. The striking black and white kitchen is a chef’s dream with outstanding appliances and plenty of workspace. Guests can perch at the breakfast bar keeping the chef company while they prepare a feast. Trendy sofas surround the modern wood burning stove which is a real treat on cool evenings. Warm oak flooring runs throughout. You can dine with a view inside or head out to the first floor decked terrace for a barbecue. Watching the sun rise over the lake is a real treat with your morning cup of coffee and hearing the birds is an added bonus. A spiral staircase leads to the l ower decked terrace. Also on the first floor is a single bedroom with an additional truckle bed available upon request.

Downstairs, you will find three stunning bedrooms. One boasts a king-size bed, dazzling en-suite shower room and direct access to the ground floor deck, another has a double bed and outside access plus there is a delightful, beautifully decorated twin and a family bathroom.

The second floor is home to the glorious master bedroom suite. Snuggled under the pitched roof, if offers a king-size bed, en-suite shower room and gorgeous apex windows and beams as well as luxury linens adorning the quality oak bed.

Snowdrop is beautifully decorated throughout, mostly in neutral hues but also with lovely colour pop statement walls and thoughtful, tasteful accessories. It is the perfect base to combine blissful relaxation with exciting adventure. With hundreds of acres of lush green countryside including nine beautiful lakes, two rivers, stunning picnic spots and miles of lakeside and river trails, you will certainly appreciate nature and simple pleasures. This wonderful nature reserve offers water adventures such as canoeing, kayaking and fishing. The spa offers fantastic luxury treatments, a steam room, sauna and three gorgeous swimming pools. One is a bracing eco-pool naturally filtered by water lilies plus there is an indoor and outdoor pool. Guests are also welcome to use the library, a ‘restful reading’ lounge, tennis courts and the Technogym. During peak holiday seasons, children’s clubs offer a huge range of activities. Bikes and watercraft are available for hire.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • If you would like to discuss activity packages, borrow cots and other baby equipment or use the truckle bed please speak to our Concierge Team. Please note that there are charges for some activities
  • 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
  • Snowdrop offers an allocated parking space as well as one visitor parking space to the front of the property. In addition there is overflow parking available almost adjacent

Property Features

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

The House

Snowdrop is situated on the shoreline of Howells Mere Lake benefiting from views across the water. The homeowners have taken much care with the internal specification and furnishings, including many upgrades. A few of the great features of the property are the lakeside glazed elevations as well as the ground and first floor external decking areas, both to the front and rear of the property, which provide ample room for outdoor entertaining.

Ground Floor
- Bedroom with king size bed, access onto the ground floor deck and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and access onto the ground floor deck
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Family bathroom with separate bath and shower cubicle

First Floor
- Double-height vaulted living area with full height glazed elevations, wood-burning stove, TV, DVD player, iPod docking station and access to the first floor balcony
- Open plan dining area for 10 people and access to the first floor balcony
- Open plan kitchen with single oven, five-ring gas hob, integrated dishwasher, under counter fridge and freezer, microwave and combined washer/dryer. Breakfast bar with seating for four
- Bedroom with a single bed and patio doors to the first floor balcony

Top Floor
- Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Large terrace
- Decking area
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Barbecue
- Parking space (1 car)

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

Location

About the surrounding area of Snowdrop
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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The contemporary Snowdrop 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. The Cotswolds boasts idyllic villages, historic towns, a rich heritage of country houses, stunning gardens, wildlife parks, arboretums and enchanting nature reserves. Popular visits are to Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury, Cirencester, Malmesbury and Lacock as well as the regency pleasures of Cheltenham and the Georgian glories of Bath which 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

Snowdrop is a perfect destination for a family holiday. There is endless entertainment for adults and children alike, the ultimate choice for families looking for adventure, fun and healthy competition, all 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

  • 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 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 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 £2,802 £3,118 £3,434 £3,719
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 £1,569 £1,745 £1,921 £2,075
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - - - £3,831
Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 - - - £3,831
Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 £1,569 £1,745 £1,921 £2,075
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 18th 2022 £2,086 £2,323 £2,559 £2,782
Feb 18th 2022 - Feb 25th 2022 £1,829 £2,035 £2,241 £2,422
Feb 25th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 £1,569 £1,745 £1,921 £2,075
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 15th 2022 £2,802 £3,118 £3,434 £3,719
Apr 15th 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022 £2,138 £2,379 £2,619 £2,833
Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 £1,793 £1,998 £2,204 £2,422
Apr 29th 2022 - May 6th 2022 £2,138 £2,379 £2,619 £2,833
May 6th 2022 - May 20th 2022 £1,829 £2,035 £2,241 £2,422
May 20th 2022 - May 27th 2022 £2,782 £3,093 £3,405 £3,667
May 27th 2022 - Jun 6th 2022 £2,782 £3,093 £3,405 £3,667
Jun 6th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 £2,138 £2,379 £2,619 £2,833
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 £2,802 £3,118 £3,434 £3,719
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 £2,138 £2,379 £2,619 £2,833
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 21st 2022 £1,829 £2,035 £2,241 £2,422
Oct 21st 2022 - Oct 31st 2022 £2,802 £3,118 £3,434 £3,719
Oct 31st 2022 - Dec 19th 2022 £1,569 £1,745 £1,921 £2,075
Dec 19th 2022 - Dec 26th 2022 - - - £3,831
Dec 26th 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 - - - £3,831

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 €3,119 €3,435 €3,751 €4,140
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 €1,746 €1,923 €2,099 €2,310
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - - - €4,265
Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 - - - €4,265
Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 €1,746 €1,923 €2,099 €2,310
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 18th 2022 €2,323 €2,559 €2,795 €3,097
Feb 18th 2022 - Feb 25th 2022 €2,037 €2,242 €2,448 €2,697
Feb 25th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 €1,746 €1,923 €2,099 €2,310
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 15th 2022 €3,119 €3,435 €3,751 €4,140
Apr 15th 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022 €2,380 €2,621 €2,862 €3,155
Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 €1,996 €2,202 €2,407 €2,697
Apr 29th 2022 - May 6th 2022 €2,380 €2,621 €2,862 €3,155
May 6th 2022 - May 20th 2022 €2,037 €2,242 €2,448 €2,697
May 20th 2022 - May 27th 2022 €3,097 €3,408 €3,720 €4,082
May 27th 2022 - Jun 6th 2022 €3,097 €3,408 €3,720 €4,082
Jun 6th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 €2,380 €2,621 €2,862 €3,155
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 €3,119 €3,435 €3,751 €4,140
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 €2,380 €2,621 €2,862 €3,155
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 21st 2022 €2,037 €2,242 €2,448 €2,697
Oct 21st 2022 - Oct 31st 2022 €3,119 €3,435 €3,751 €4,140
Oct 31st 2022 - Dec 19th 2022 €1,746 €1,923 €2,099 €2,310
Dec 19th 2022 - Dec 26th 2022 - - - €4,265
Dec 26th 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 - - - €4,265

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 26th 2021 - Nov 1st 2021 $3,620 $3,936 $4,252 $4,804
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 $2,027 $2,203 $2,379 $2,680
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - - - $4,950
Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 - - - $4,950
Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 $2,027 $2,203 $2,379 $2,680
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 18th 2022 $2,695 $2,932 $3,168 $3,594
Feb 18th 2022 - Feb 25th 2022 $2,363 $2,569 $2,775 $3,130
Feb 25th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 $2,027 $2,203 $2,379 $2,680
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 15th 2022 $3,620 $3,936 $4,252 $4,804
Apr 15th 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022 $2,762 $3,003 $3,244 $3,661
Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 $2,316 $2,522 $2,728 $3,130
Apr 29th 2022 - May 6th 2022 $2,762 $3,003 $3,244 $3,661
May 6th 2022 - May 20th 2022 $2,363 $2,569 $2,775 $3,130
May 20th 2022 - May 27th 2022 $3,594 $3,905 $4,217 $4,737
May 27th 2022 - Jun 6th 2022 $3,594 $3,905 $4,217 $4,737
Jun 6th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 $2,762 $3,003 $3,244 $3,661
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 $3,620 $3,936 $4,252 $4,804
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 $2,762 $3,003 $3,244 $3,661
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 21st 2022 $2,363 $2,569 $2,775 $3,130
Oct 21st 2022 - Oct 31st 2022 $3,620 $3,936 $4,252 $4,804
Oct 31st 2022 - Dec 19th 2022 $2,027 $2,203 $2,379 $2,680
Dec 19th 2022 - Dec 26th 2022 - - - $4,950
Dec 26th 2022 - Apr 29th 2023 - - - $4,950

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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