Yew House

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

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The beautiful, extremely comfortable Yew House is a contemporary take on the Cotswold barn with a stunning central double-height atrium. The house is situated on the banks of the beautiful Somerford Lagoon on a prestigious, luxury development in the Cotswolds. This stylish holiday home sleeps up to ten very lucky guests in five delightful bedrooms, of which several enjoy peaceful, calming lake views. There is direct lakeside access from the garden of Yew House for canoeing and kayaking. How thrilling!

Yew House is located amidst hundreds of acres of lush greenspace brimming with gorgeous lakeside trails, rivers, lakes and woodland. Visitors enjoy the very best of the great outdoors at Yew House, with simple pleasures alongside a fabulous array of organised activities. Guests can enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing, boating, windsurfing, paddle boarding, birdwatching, luxury spa treatments, swimming, bike riding, hiking, watersports tuition and tennis. The list is endless. The luxury spa is award-winning and boasts three gorgeous swimming pools including a bracing eco-pool naturally filtered by water lilies. There is also a ‘restful reading’ lounge, a library, a restaurant and a shop. Peak season children’s clubs offer fun activities including crafts, competitions, sports and hot chocolate and marshmallows by the woodland fire. Though there are activities and treats for all the family, you will definitely enjoy quality family time when staying at Yew House. The resident birds, otters and other animals are delightful. You can hire watercraft and bikes.

The ground floor is home to a fabulous open plan living space. The atrium is stunning and creates a wonderful airy feel. The modern kitchen offers excellent appliances and a central island where guests can keep the chef company. The dining and lounge areas face the lake, taking advantage of the magical, dreamy views. You can all dine together with a view inside or pop out to the deck for alfresco dining and perhaps a barbecue. Comfy sofas and chairs surround the modern log burner which is a real treat on cooler evenings. There is a television and DVD player for your enjoyment. Yew House enjoys calm, neutral colour palettes which are beautifully colour accented with bright, vibrant accessories.

The master bedroom suite enjoys the sensational lake views and is located on the first floor. It has access to a decked balcony with a bistro table, a perfect spot for an early morning cup of tea or perhaps a pre-dinner glass of wine! The suite also boasts sofa seating and a very smart en-suite bathroom. There is also a double bedroom with terrace access and a bunk room, a child’s dream on the first floor. The family bathroom serves both the double and the bunk room.

The second floor is home to a wonderful double room, a pretty twin with gorgeous warm oak furniture and another family bathroom. You really will find it hard to drag yourselves away from Yew House and this awesome development, though the delights of the Cotswolds await!

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 are celebrating a special event and are taking a trip with other friends and family, it is possible to book another house on the development. Please speak to our Concierge Team if this is of interest. Oliver’s Travels is privileged to feature many properties located on this wonderful development
  • Yew House offers one allocated parking space. There is overflow parking available close by if you have more than one vehicle

Property Features

Shared Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating

The House

Yew House is a contemporary take on the Cotswold barn and offers spacious and flexible accommodation for up to 10 guests across five bedrooms and three bathrooms. Situated on the banks of Somerford Lagoon, the property boasts far-reaching views across the water and benefits from direct lakeside access for canoeing or kayaking.

Ground Floor
- Large living room with sofa and armchair, satellite TV, DVD player wood burning and access to the garden
- Open plan dining area for 10 people and access to the garden
- Open plan kitchen with five ring gas hob and electric oven, integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer

First Floor
- Master bedroom with double bed, access to a balcony with lake views and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and access to a balcony with lake views
- Bedroom with bunk beds
- Family bathroom

Top Floor
- Bedroom with a double bed
- Bedroom with two single beds
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Ground floor decking
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Barbecue
- Parking space (1 car)

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

Location

About the surrounding area of Yew House
Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Yew House enjoys a fabulous 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

Yew House is perfect for a family holiday. There is endless entertainment for adults and children. The house makes a wonderful choice for families or friends looking for adventure, fun and healthy competition.  Within a beautiful, natural, outdoors setting, you will enjoy waterside barbecues, picnics in hundreds of beauty spots or you can 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
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

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 1st 2021 £2,802 £3,118 £3,434 £3,719
Nov 1st 2021 - Dec 20th 2021 £1,530 £1,702 £1,874 £2,024
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - - - £3,831
Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 - - - £3,831
Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 £1,577 £1,755 £1,932 £2,086
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 18th 2022 £2,086 £2,323 £2,559 £2,782
Feb 18th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 £1,575 £1,753 £1,930 £2,086
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022 £2,848 £3,170 £3,491 £3,781
Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 £1,806 £2,013 £2,220 £2,440
Apr 29th 2022 - May 6th 2022 £2,138 £2,379 £2,619 £2,833
May 6th 2022 - May 20th 2022 £1,843 £2,050 £2,257 £2,440
May 20th 2022 - May 27th 2022 £2,782 £3,093 £3,405 £3,667
May 27th 2022 - Jun 10th 2022 £2,782 £3,093 £3,405 £3,667
Jun 10th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 £2,166 £2,410 £2,653 £2,870
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 £2,848 £3,170 £3,491 £3,781
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 £2,166 £2,410 £2,653 £2,870
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 14th 2022 £1,843 £2,050 £2,257 £2,440
Oct 14th 2022 - Nov 4th 2022 £2,848 £3,170 £3,491 £3,781
Nov 4th 2022 - Dec 19th 2022 £1,577 £1,755 £1,932 £2,086
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 €1,704 €1,876 €2,048 €2,253
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - - - €4,265
Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 - - - €4,265
Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 €1,756 €1,933 €2,111 €2,322
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 18th 2022 €2,323 €2,559 €2,795 €3,097
Feb 18th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 €1,754 €1,931 €2,108 €2,322
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022 €3,171 €3,493 €3,814 €4,209
Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 €2,010 €2,218 €2,425 €2,717
Apr 29th 2022 - May 6th 2022 €2,380 €2,621 €2,862 €3,155
May 6th 2022 - May 20th 2022 €2,051 €2,259 €2,466 €2,717
May 20th 2022 - May 27th 2022 €3,097 €3,408 €3,720 €4,082
May 27th 2022 - Jun 10th 2022 €3,097 €3,408 €3,720 €4,082
Jun 10th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 €2,411 €2,655 €2,899 €3,195
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 €3,171 €3,493 €3,814 €4,209
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 €2,411 €2,655 €2,899 €3,195
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 14th 2022 €2,051 €2,259 €2,466 €2,717
Oct 14th 2022 - Nov 4th 2022 €3,171 €3,493 €3,814 €4,209
Nov 4th 2022 - Dec 19th 2022 €1,756 €1,933 €2,111 €2,322
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 $1,977 $2,149 $2,321 $2,615
Dec 20th 2021 - Dec 27th 2021 - - - $4,950
Dec 27th 2021 - Jan 7th 2022 - - - $4,950
Jan 7th 2022 - Feb 11th 2022 $2,038 $2,215 $2,392 $2,695
Feb 11th 2022 - Feb 18th 2022 $2,695 $2,932 $3,168 $3,594
Feb 18th 2022 - Apr 1st 2022 $2,035 $2,212 $2,390 $2,695
Apr 1st 2022 - Apr 22nd 2022 $3,680 $4,001 $4,323 $4,884
Apr 22nd 2022 - Apr 29th 2022 $2,333 $2,540 $2,747 $3,152
Apr 29th 2022 - May 6th 2022 $2,762 $3,003 $3,244 $3,661
May 6th 2022 - May 20th 2022 $2,381 $2,588 $2,795 $3,152
May 20th 2022 - May 27th 2022 $3,594 $3,905 $4,217 $4,737
May 27th 2022 - Jun 10th 2022 $3,594 $3,905 $4,217 $4,737
Jun 10th 2022 - Jul 15th 2022 $2,798 $3,042 $3,286 $3,708
Jul 15th 2022 - Sep 2nd 2022 $3,680 $4,001 $4,323 $4,884
Sep 2nd 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 $2,798 $3,042 $3,286 $3,708
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 14th 2022 $2,381 $2,588 $2,795 $3,152
Oct 14th 2022 - Nov 4th 2022 $3,680 $4,001 $4,323 $4,884
Nov 4th 2022 - Dec 19th 2022 $2,038 $2,215 $2,392 $2,695
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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