Sparrow House

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

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Sparrow House holds a wonderful location, set within an exclusive, gated development, just south of the popular town of Cirencester in Gloucestershire. The contemporary, lakefront home makes a luxurious holiday home for those who wish to explore this beautiful region of the country. The fantastic facilities on offer, which include an on-site spa with swimming pool, tennis court, children’s playground and restaurant, make it an excellent choice for families.

The modern property features a quirky, upside-down layout which allows guests to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings and views from the open-plan living areas.

Sparrow House can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests across the four well-appointed bedrooms. On the ground floor  are the first three of the bedrooms, a double room with en-suite shower room, a twin room as well as a bunk bed room, perfect for younger guests! These bedrooms share the use of a family bathroom also on this level. Upstairs, on the first floor is the bright open-plan living and dining area with its large windows and access to the balcony overlooking the lake. Also, on this floor is the modern fitted kitchen which boasts all the amenities a budding chef could possibly need as well as a TV room, complete with Xbox and a selection games, perfect for keeping the children occupied on rainy days! On the second floor is the king-size master suite, guests are bound to argue over this room with its luxurious en-suite bathroom and lake views.

Outside, the balcony comes with dining facilities and barbecue, making it the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner or to dine al fresco while admiring the lake views at sunset.

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What you should know…

  • While Sparrow House makes an excellent choice for families, particularly young children should not be left to explore the grounds alone due to the open nature of the ponds and lakes
  • One of the bedrooms make use of bunk beds and so is best suited to children

Property Features

Shared Pool Internet BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Spa/Massage Sauna/Steam Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Ground Floor
- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Twin bedroom
- Bunk bed room
- Family bathroom with bath and overhead shower

First Floor
- Open-plan living & dining area with balcony access
- Kitchen with balcony access
- TV room with SKY, DVD player, Xbox 360 and a selection of games and DVDs

Second Floor
- Master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower

Exterior Grounds
- Small garden
- Decking area
- Balcony with dining facilities
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Baby cot & highchair available on request
- Parking space
- Access to on-site spa and swimming pool facilities
- Access to tennis facilities & sports equipment for hire

Location

About the surrounding area of Sparrow House
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Tennis Nearby Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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On the region’s southern fringes, Cirencester is one of the major centres of the Cotswolds, and offers much more than just sightseeing. It’s certainly a town with a history – at one time the second-largest in Britain – but it hasn’t become a tourist hub in the manner of many of England’s heritage cities, meaning it’s even more of a joy for those who do come exploring.

You can get an insight into the history of Cirencester at its Corinium Museum, this being the Roman name for the town. Mosaics and artefacts bring the story vividly to life, and children can get involved too with special activities. Those who love art, nature or both will find something to please them at Cirencester’s Elemental Sculpture Park, where more than 150 pieces are dotted around the woodlands.

You wouldn’t expect to find many beaches in Gloucestershire, but there is one at the Cotswold Country Park at Shorncote to the south of Cirencester, a place made for family fun with a water park and children’s playground. For a bit of culture, the town’s Sundial Theatre offers a varied programme of events, and those with an eye for a bargain can explore the antiques and collectibles on offer at the Corn Hall indoor market on Fridays.

The town’s excellent dining scene certainly shouldn’t be overlooked – you will have no trouble tracking down anything from an artisan coffee to a Michelin Star three-course meal. Among the highest-rated places in town are Tierra & Mar, a great spot for tapas, and The Falcon at Poulton, where the food is restaurant quality and the setting is a delightful country pub.

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Cirencester

(10km)

Nearest Village South Cerney

(6.7km)

Nearest Restaurant On-site

(500m)

Nearest Shop South Cerney

(6.4km)

Nearest Tennis On-site

(0.8km)

Nearest Golf South Cerney Golf Club

(9km)

Region

The Costwolds isn’t just one of the most beautiful regions in England – it’s one that’s beautifully representative of the best of the English countryside. Straddling several counties, the Cotswolds boasts undulating hills and farmland, striking architecture and monuments as well as some particularly charming villages that make for relaxing and delightful day trips for both families and groups. Our holiday homes and large cottages in the Cotswolds provide the perfect place to stay, but if you’re looking for the best things to do and places to eat then our travel guide is a great place to start! Read on and get inspired for your luxury Cotswolds break.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Sparrow House is very much conceived as a space for the whole family; its roomy and spacious lay out make for a wonderful family experience - from the top floor open plan living area, to the ample al fresco dining spaces, the family here will holiday together in a natural, sociable and designer-chic setting.

For the little ones, a high chair and baby cot are provided. For the teens and older children there is a television with DVD, when “downtime” is required, and Wi-Fi throughout.  There are endless options for outdoor activities on the development: whether this be exploring the many and varied hiking trails across the estate, swimming, cycling, kayaking or tennis. This makes it the ultimate choice for families looking for adventure, fun and some healthy competition.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD

Extras

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:

- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

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 fulfill 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 payable prior to arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay
Internet access? Yes (please remember that it is a rural connection and so it may not be as strong as it is at home!
Smoking Allowed? No
Other Ts and Cs Use of on-site spa facilities included in rental price, treatments are priced separately. Guests must take the spa pass (usually on a lanyard) with them when they wish to use the facility as this gains them access. The spa, has an indoor and outdoor pool which are both heated to 30 degrees. There is also a sauna and steam located on the indoor poolside and an eco-pool located at the end of the building. They are welcome to either bring their own towels or hire them at the spa for £2 per towel. The gym is also located at the spa, which requires the spa pass to gain access too aswell. Sports equipment hire is charged locally and is subject to availability, so please request early to guarantee use!
Other 2 Unfortunately, this property will not accept bookings from single sex groups which are larger than 6, even if it is not for a stag/hen party

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - Feb 25th 2019 £1,006 £1,134 £1,261 £1,341
Feb 25th 2019 - Mar 29th 2019 £828 £933 £1,038 £1,104
Mar 29th 2019 - Apr 5th 2019 £1,006 £1,134 £1,261 £1,341
Apr 5th 2019 - Apr 23rd 2019 £1,952 £2,200 £2,447 £2,603
Apr 23rd 2019 - Apr 26th 2019 £1,443 £1,626 £1,809 £1,924
Apr 26th 2019 - May 3rd 2019 £1,006 £1,134 £1,261 £1,341
May 3rd 2019 - May 7th 2019 £1,443 £1,626 £1,809 £1,924
May 7th 2019 - May 24th 2019 £1,006 £1,134 £1,261 £1,341
May 24th 2019 - Jun 4th 2019 £1,952 £2,200 £2,447 £2,603
Jun 4th 2019 - Jul 19th 2019 £1,443 £1,626 £1,809 £1,924
Jul 19th 2019 - Sep 3rd 2019 £1,952 £2,200 £2,447 £2,603
Sep 3rd 2019 - Sep 29th 2019 £1,443 £1,626 £1,809 £1,924
Sep 29th 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 £1,006 £1,134 £1,261 £1,341
Oct 19th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 £1,952 £2,200 £2,447 £2,603
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 £828 £933 £1,038 £1,104
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £2,309 £2,567 £2,716 £2,716
Jan 4th 2020 - Feb 14th 2020 £828 £933 £1,038 £1,104
Feb 14th 2020 - Feb 24th 2020 £1,006 £1,134 £1,261 £1,341
Feb 24th 2020 - Mar 27th 2020 £828 £933 £1,038 £1,104
Mar 27th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 £1,006 £1,134 £1,261 £1,341
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 21st 2020 £1,952 £2,200 £2,447 £2,603
Apr 21st 2020 - Apr 24th 2020 £1,443 £1,626 £1,809 £1,924
Apr 24th 2020 - May 1st 2020 £1,006 £1,134 £1,261 £1,341
May 1st 2020 - May 5th 2020 £1,443 £1,626 £1,809 £1,924
May 5th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 £1,006 £1,134 £1,261 £1,341
May 22nd 2020 - Jun 2nd 2020 £1,952 £2,200 £2,447 £2,603
Jun 2nd 2020 - Jul 17th 2020 £1,443 £1,626 £1,809 £1,924
Jul 17th 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 £1,952 £2,200 £2,447 £2,603

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - Feb 25th 2019 €1,107 €1,235 €1,362 €1,476
Feb 25th 2019 - Mar 29th 2019 €911 €1,016 €1,121 €1,215
Mar 29th 2019 - Apr 5th 2019 €1,107 €1,235 €1,362 €1,476
Apr 5th 2019 - Apr 23rd 2019 €2,149 €2,396 €2,643 €2,865
Apr 23rd 2019 - Apr 26th 2019 €1,588 €1,771 €1,954 €2,118
Apr 26th 2019 - May 3rd 2019 €1,107 €1,235 €1,362 €1,476
May 3rd 2019 - May 7th 2019 €1,588 €1,771 €1,954 €2,118
May 7th 2019 - May 24th 2019 €1,107 €1,235 €1,362 €1,476
May 24th 2019 - Jun 4th 2019 €2,149 €2,396 €2,643 €2,865
Jun 4th 2019 - Jul 19th 2019 €1,588 €1,771 €1,954 €2,118
Jul 19th 2019 - Sep 3rd 2019 €2,149 €2,396 €2,643 €2,865
Sep 3rd 2019 - Sep 29th 2019 €1,588 €1,771 €1,954 €2,118
Sep 29th 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 €1,107 €1,235 €1,362 €1,476
Oct 19th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 €2,149 €2,396 €2,643 €2,865
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 €911 €1,016 €1,121 €1,215
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €2,541 €2,799 €2,990 €2,990
Jan 4th 2020 - Feb 14th 2020 €911 €1,016 €1,121 €1,215
Feb 14th 2020 - Feb 24th 2020 €1,107 €1,235 €1,362 €1,476
Feb 24th 2020 - Mar 27th 2020 €911 €1,016 €1,121 €1,215
Mar 27th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 €1,107 €1,235 €1,362 €1,476
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 21st 2020 €2,149 €2,396 €2,643 €2,865
Apr 21st 2020 - Apr 24th 2020 €1,588 €1,771 €1,954 €2,118
Apr 24th 2020 - May 1st 2020 €1,107 €1,235 €1,362 €1,476
May 1st 2020 - May 5th 2020 €1,588 €1,771 €1,954 €2,118
May 5th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 €1,107 €1,235 €1,362 €1,476
May 22nd 2020 - Jun 2nd 2020 €2,149 €2,396 €2,643 €2,865
Jun 2nd 2020 - Jul 17th 2020 €1,588 €1,771 €1,954 €2,118
Jul 17th 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 €2,149 €2,396 €2,643 €2,865

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2019 - Feb 25th 2019 $1,256 $1,383 $1,510 $1,674
Feb 25th 2019 - Mar 29th 2019 $1,033 $1,138 $1,243 $1,377
Mar 29th 2019 - Apr 5th 2019 $1,256 $1,383 $1,510 $1,674
Apr 5th 2019 - Apr 23rd 2019 $2,437 $2,684 $2,931 $3,249
Apr 23rd 2019 - Apr 26th 2019 $1,801 $1,984 $2,167 $2,401
Apr 26th 2019 - May 3rd 2019 $1,256 $1,383 $1,510 $1,674
May 3rd 2019 - May 7th 2019 $1,801 $1,984 $2,167 $2,401
May 7th 2019 - May 24th 2019 $1,256 $1,383 $1,510 $1,674
May 24th 2019 - Jun 4th 2019 $2,437 $2,684 $2,931 $3,249
Jun 4th 2019 - Jul 19th 2019 $1,801 $1,984 $2,167 $2,401
Jul 19th 2019 - Sep 3rd 2019 $2,437 $2,684 $2,931 $3,249
Sep 3rd 2019 - Sep 29th 2019 $1,801 $1,984 $2,167 $2,401
Sep 29th 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 $1,256 $1,383 $1,510 $1,674
Oct 19th 2019 - Nov 2nd 2019 $2,437 $2,684 $2,931 $3,249
Nov 2nd 2019 - Dec 20th 2019 $1,033 $1,138 $1,243 $1,377
Dec 20th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $2,881 $3,139 $3,390 $3,390
Jan 4th 2020 - Feb 14th 2020 $1,033 $1,138 $1,243 $1,377
Feb 14th 2020 - Feb 24th 2020 $1,256 $1,383 $1,510 $1,674
Feb 24th 2020 - Mar 27th 2020 $1,033 $1,138 $1,243 $1,377
Mar 27th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 $1,256 $1,383 $1,510 $1,674
Apr 3rd 2020 - Apr 21st 2020 $2,437 $2,684 $2,931 $3,249
Apr 21st 2020 - Apr 24th 2020 $1,801 $1,984 $2,167 $2,401
Apr 24th 2020 - May 1st 2020 $1,256 $1,383 $1,510 $1,674
May 1st 2020 - May 5th 2020 $1,801 $1,984 $2,167 $2,401
May 5th 2020 - May 22nd 2020 $1,256 $1,383 $1,510 $1,674
May 22nd 2020 - Jun 2nd 2020 $2,437 $2,684 $2,931 $3,249
Jun 2nd 2020 - Jul 17th 2020 $1,801 $1,984 $2,167 $2,401
Jul 17th 2020 - Aug 25th 2020 $2,437 $2,684 $2,931 $3,249

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property owners
Paul and Catherine

How long have you owned the property?
3 ½ years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
We fell in love with Lower Mill Estate and were fortunate to be able to design the property to our tastes and requirements

Do you have a favourite room in the property?
We love the view over the lake from the sitting room and mezzanine. It changes through the seasons and we never tire of it.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do? Visit Cirencester, a beautiful, vibrant town.
Really eat? We love the Wild Duck at Ewen and the Village Pub in Barnsley
Really see? The whole of Lower Mill Estate – walking around the lakes and along the footpaths reveals the true magic of this wonderful place

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area? The area behind the property is home to so much wildlife. You will see swans and other birds on the lake; and rabbits nibbling the grass at the back. And if you are very lucky – you need to get up early in the morning at first light – you might see a little muntjac deer. We’ve even seen stoats racing around!

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Reviews

  • Beautiful Home

    Created on 02/11/2018

    Sparrow House is one of the newest properties on Lower Mill Estate and is now available for rental. It is a fine example of one of the most popular house types with homeowners and rental guests alike. Located in an enviable position facing west over Swillbrook Lake and Nature Reserve, Sparrow House has captivating views across the water to the treeline on the horizon, yet is only a few minutes’ walk from the tennis court, spa and restaurant. It offers the chance to experience 'reverse' living in a very contemporary style with three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the ground floor. There is an open plan kitchen, a living/dining area overlooking the lake, and separate TV “snug” room on the first floor. The master suite, with large bathroom and gallery with stunning views, is on the second floor. The house is finished to an exacting standard to include oak flooring, feature wood burner, fully glazed elevations to the first floor with balconies to the front and rear. This is a house for those wanting a peaceful place to enjoy the perfect Cotswolds views of water and wildlife.
    One allocated parking space, Wi-Fi & Spa use.

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