Posted by Jason P
Awesome property with everything you need for a celebration gathering. Quiet and secluded right on the lake it is perfect. Owner Helen is brilliant, great communication before and after and gives you just the right amount of info
Then leaves you to it. Would 100% recommend this place!
There really are no words to describe how spectacular this house is!
Created on 26/08/2017
After spending many days at sea, our group, sixteen people in total (ages 2 yo to 52 yo) decided to find a summer home that we could relax in while exploring the English countryside. Wow! Did we luck out! The house is simply magnificent. I remember making our way through the winding roads leading to the house, going through the gate, rounding the corner, and as soon as the house was in view the gasps in the van from our party must have sucked all the oxygen from the air. We just couldn't believe how beautiful the house was, in such a lovely setting. Add to the structure of the house, Helen, the owner, whose warmth and hospitality welcomed us and make us feel right at home. She really made our week both adventurous and restful. We also had the opportunity to enjoy a chef/catering service at the house, "Clever Cooks", Andrea and Pippa who cared and fed us from the day we arrived until we had to say our goodbyes. Homemade English cooking, local produce and cheeses, fresh strawberries and cherries abounded in the area, it was a true feast all week long. We also took the opportunity to explore the countryside, castles and palaces from times gone by, and even spent a day in London. Every day we returned from our explorations we were welcomed back by a home that embraced and nourished us. The house has more than ample space to provide both intimate evenings amongst friends and family or a secluded place where one can listen to the quiets of nature and curl up with a good book. The reservoir, which the home is situated on, provides all sorts of activities for those interested. Kayaking, sailing, bicycling, hiking, to name just a few. All within walking distance. The jacuzzi outside will be a fond memory for all of us, outside at night under the stars. The dining room has room for 16 people, a game room and each bedroom is more of a suite than a room with ample space. There is also an interesting history to the home which I won't share here, I'll let Helen intrigue and surprise you. We had a glorious time and cannot recommend this home, and it's heart - Helen, enough. What a beautiful way to spend some time away or use as a venue for a much larger gathering. Thank you for a blessed vacation! The K family
Waterside House couldn’t have been more perfect
Created on 19/12/2016
Most of us didn’t know what to expect but Waterside house couldn’t have been more perfect for our group having a pre-Christmas long weekend gathering We are 15 old friends and new, mainly couples between 50 and 70. Our leaders had been very organized and made a great choice of venue as well as planning a curry night on Friday, black tie Christmas dinner on Saturday and a group walk to the Old Vine pub, with dogs, for Sunday lunch.
The house is superbly situated by the lake with several different walks through woods, fields and around the waterside. We would plan to go boating and fishing when the weather is warmer. It is also very handy for visiting any number of National Trust and other properties open to the public such as Chartwell and Batemans.
The kitchen, fully equipped for catering, leads seamlessly into the dining area and so there is plenty of room to stand around while some of us were preparing food.! The utility room is useful for muddy boots. There are two lovely sitting rooms so TV watchers (or children) can be happily separated from those who prefer to read the weekend papers in peace! The games room and table football were well used too.
We enjoyed beautiful misty sunrises and glorious sunsets over Bewl water. The outside area is wonderful. We were blessed with good weather and sitting on the patio in the morning sun you could almost believe it was summer.
The bedrooms varied in size but all were warm and well equipped. Thank you for decorating the house so attractively for Christmas! The panelled hall with a huge Christmas tree was a great area for photos!
All in all a great weekend.
Everything we could wish for
Posted by Emily R.
We went to Waterside House for a reunion weekend which is something we do every year but this was definitely our favourite of the places we have stayed in. It has an unbeatable location on Bewl water, is secluded but not cut off, there are wonderful walks around the lake and even a pub you can walk to. The house itself has everything you could wish for, the bedrooms are large and beautifully decorated and there is plenty of space throughout to relax, get together and have fun (the hot tub was very popular, even in October). The owner was very welcoming and helpful and gave us lots of useful information about walks, local facilities and also provided us with details for a caterer. We will definitely come back and look forward to our next visit.
Gorgeous views of the sunset over Bewl Water
Created on 31/08/2016
Thank you ever so much about having us at Waterside House. The whole family had an amazing time, relaxing in this luxury property, kayaking, fishing, biking around the reservoir, going on a picnic, and doing golf and horse riding every day. The property is perfectly situated on the banks of Bewl Water with amazing views of the reservoir, and it combines the serenity of the nature and privacy of the house, with the many activities available to do both on Bewl Water and in the area.
The house is beautiful, with many nicely decorated bedrooms, lovely kitchen, amazing dining room. We loved that the house has its own very unique character of an old manor house, the decor is creating feeling of comfort and luxury, whilst the modern amenities are introduced in a subtle manner. The main reception area is simply beautiful.
We have received an amazing service, and the host Mrs Hume-Kendal was absolutely wonderful. She has helped us with everything we needed, and it has been done meticulously. We have had everything organized for us to the smallest detail, however pretentious it was. Mrs Hume-Kendal, arranged cleaners for us, a chef and catering service which was superb, and also the best butler we have ever had. The staff has tended to absolutely all our needs and were highly professional.
We loved having champagne and canapés in both the Gun Room and the large living room with gorgeous views of the sunset over Bewl Water. Then dining in luxury in the large dining room. I especially enjoyed after dinner the patio facing Bewl Water, having exquisite wine with local cheese selection, listening to the relaxing sounds of the birds and other wildlife coming over from the other end of Bewl Water, whilst watching the moon over the waters.
The children were fascinated with some of the history of the house, and to explore and find out some of the secrets that the house keeps. We have had an amazing 6 days and we will definitely choose Waterside House again and again. We have been in many worldwide famous resorts on holiday across the Maldives, Bali, Thailand and others, and I can compare the fun times that we have had there, combined with the service and luxury of the property with these, and honestly say that they Waterside House is a match for these.
If you are after a more exclusive break, or have a special occasion I would thoroughly recommend Waterside House as a perfect choice for that. I Tsanev
We all had the best time
Posted by Sue USA
We rented Waterside House for 7 days for family celebration in July. It is set amongst beautiful countryside with stunning lake views from almost every room .
The house is spacious, yet it still has a cosy feel which just adds to its charm.
Helen the owner was not only extremely welcoming but went out of her way to make sure we had a good time - such a lovely lady!
Our vacation was a huge success and we all had the best time. We really hope to visit Waterside House again to create some more priceless memories with our family.
Thank you !
The location is perfect
Posted by Nicholas
I decided to hire Waterside House for my wife's birthday and for 14 guests. I was met by the property owner who is very friendly. The location is perfect - tucked away, but not too much so. The local gastro pubs provide good quality food, we also arranged to have local caters brought in and they were very good too. There is plenty of room for guests to stay and kitchen, reception rooms and accommodation are to a high standard. Wonderful weekend, couldn't have gone any better, thank you Helen.
Fantastic team off-site
Posted by Mariya L
Absolutely perfect accommodation and location for the team -off-site,
Great 7 bedrooms ensuite, extremely cosy two large living rooms with real fireplaces, large kitchen where we all could cook together ( was a part of our team building exercise).
Beautiful surroundings, extremely pleasant walks by water, 5 mins away is a great bistro and tea house.
Posted by Suman K
One of the best properties we have ever lived in. Very good service and fantastic lake views. Unfortunately, the weather on day2, 3 was crazy with storm katie but there was enough indoor activities to enjoy. Overall very good experience.
The house exceeded our expectations
Posted by Nick
We couldn't have been more impressed with this beautiful house. The views of the lake surrounding the property set it apart and the house itself is a wonderful mixture of period charm with modern facilities. We were delighted to find the house exceeded our expectations from the pictures we had seen and the owner of the property is extremely helpful and easy to contact. We rented the property for a family get-together and we found the big open spaces both inside and out were perfect for a big group with plenty of bedrooms to accommodate us all. Our only regret was we didn't have longer to stay..... maybe next time!
Nick, March 2016
Many Magical Moments
Created on 03/03/2016
Waterside House is perfect for a family celebration. This beautiful Arts & Crafts house is in a superb position on the banks of Bewl Water, so comfortably and attractively decorated, with so much space inside and out, and the charming owner, Helen, could not have done more to make our stay a very special and happy time. Waking up in the four poster bed watching the sun rise over the water was one of the many magical moments. Our whole family is looking forward to returning to this very special place.
Best weekend ever
Posted by Sophie B
Hi Helen - thanks for the best weekend ever!! We will definitely be recommending your beautiful house to all friends and family. We hope to come again soon. Sophie B,
An absolutely fantastic New Year!
Posted by Charlotte H
Waterside House is absolutely stunning and was the perfect place to see in the New Year. The house absorbs people; there is so much space and so many rooms that we never felt crammed in. It was wonderful having two wood burning fires on the go when it was blustery outside and the games room was a fantastic plus. The bedrooms all have ensuites and every room has been decorated to a high spec. In addition it was brilliant having the open space and walks around the lake right on the doorstep. We had such a fantastic time here and didn't want our stay to come to an end! Helen was incredibly helpful both before and after our stay, I highly recommend Waterside House!
Thank you for the perfect Christmas!
Posted by Anne C.
Wonderful house, well appointed, comfortable and spacious with good facilities . We slept 18 comfortably, 10 children under 11 ( one baby ) and 8 adults . There was plenty to do with the children and they loved the games room. The house was beautifully decorated for Christmas and we had a great time together.
Posted by Myles
Helen made the whole process from start to finish an absolute breeze. The property is spectacular with mind blowing views across the lake. It has so much room for activities and you will never want to leave.
I would recommend this stunning property to everyone. It will be greatly missed. Thank you for the memories.
Fantastic birthday weekend!
Posted by Matthew
Thank you for a fantastic weekend; the house was immaculate and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
I shall of course be recommending the house to all and sundry, and booking it again myself in the future!
Absolutely loved it!
Posted by Ibrahim (Luxury Travel Guide)
I absolutely loved the stay there, Helen was lovely and a great host. I was knocked back a little by the sheer size of the place, the location right by the lake is fantastic and the outdoor hot tub is a nice touch.
A very special birthday weekend
Posted by Desiree
Our weekend at Waterside House was one of the best weekends I've had in recent memory. The house was full of character and absolutely stunning, with unrivalled views of the lake, and we had plenty of room outside to play games and bask in the sun. Helen was a wonderful host, and shared with us the best walks and places to see around the lake - we ended up having a lovely walk around the lake to watch rugby in a nearby pub. Our friends loved the experience, and it made my birthday very special.
Posted by Kate M
Dear Oliver’s Travels,
Thanks so much for sorting the house for us - was faaaaabulous!! Kate x
An amazing family reunion
Posted by Robinson family
We stayed at waterside house in September 2015 for 7 nights. We used this amazing property for a family reunion and everyone had a great time. From the minute we drove down the long driveway and saw this very private and huge house on the banks of the reservoir we knew the property was special. All the rooms are huge with ensuites, so everyone had the chance to relax and the many entertaining areas also meant plenty of space for all the family members and kids. The table tennis and croquet sets were a hit with the kids and adults alike! The area is fantastic with lots of activities including quad bike riding, boating, go ape & fishing right out the front door. There are also lots of great pubs with great food in the area, our favourite was the Bull which is a very old pub less than 10 minutes away. We will definitely be back!
Superb location and lovely house
Posted by Steven O
Superb lakeside property with extensive grounds. Easily coped with 10 adults, 3 children and a baby and there were still parts of the house we didn't really use. The owner was also extremely helpful - you can tell it has been a happy home. There is also a lovely outside BBQ area which is perfect on a summers evening
A fantastic time at Waterside
Posted by Jamie
We had a great time staying in Waterside House. We were a group of 16 and the house provided well for everyone. The house is stunning. Full of character and luxury spaces. The garden is beautiful and its right by the water. We were able to have group meals in the Dining room, BBQ outside.
Helen was also extremely helpful in recommending activities for us to do and researching into things for us. She even found us a chef who was able to leave food out on our arrival.
All round we had a fantastic time. The house was perfect, I only regret we couldn't of stayed longer.
What a treat!
Posted by Anonymous
We were guests in your wonderful lakeside property this weekend. What a treat! Thank you Helen. It really is a wonderful spot and we were blessed with the weather.
A truly wonderful weekend!
Posted by Anonymous
All our family had a truly wonderful weekend at Waterside House to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. The house is gorgeous and the weather was perfect. The view of the moon across the the water is stunning.