4 bed/4 bath, 270m2 of pure waterfront luxury, on site Spa, set in 650 acre
About John Grimes
Hi My name is John Grimes and I am the owner of Larchwood Lodge. I hope to be of service to you soon.
Why John Grimes chose Lechlade
This contemporary property offers an idyllic waterside location set in 650 acres of nature heaven, surrounded by six clear water lakes and established woodland. This stunning contemporary detached eco property in this truly private community is a superb masterpiece created by a world renowned designer in partnership with an international design group - it makes the most of its location with full height south-west facing panoramic double glazing affording uninterrupted views from the edge of the lake. This is guaranteed to wow the fussiest and even the most hardened of luxury seekers. Larchwood Lodge appeared in the November 2009 edition of “House and Garden” magazine and was described as “the most striking modernist house in the Cotswolds, an extraordinary property with first class catering on tap” offers an idyllic waterside location set in 650 acres of nature heaven, surrounded by six clear water lakes and established woodland. In July 2010, The Times featured Larchwood Lodge in their Weekend Travel supplement and described it as one of the best waterside developments in Europe offering the latest in eco-design and luxury. Larchwood Lodge was extensively covered in the September 2010 issue of Essential Kitchen Bathroom & Bedroom. Sixteen pages of pictures and editorial, the biggest coverage ever received in the life of this prestigious magazine. Described as a stunning “House on the Lake” with spectacular views, one of the most luxurious developments in the country.
What makes this House unique
Meet and greet service and 24 hour emergency contact Full on-site spa facilities including indoor heated pool. Open to rental guests from 2.00pm to 5.00pm, 7 days a week. A £60 one-off payment for all the guests for duration of their stay (NOT PER PERSON). Tennis courts, picnic areas, man-made beach, play area, trampolines, basketball court, tree house, football pitch, , mini zip wire, Tipis, animal hut with residents’ bunnies Sleeps maximum of 8 + 3 Electric and full gas central heating (under floor heating downstairs and in all bathrooms, radiators upstairs) Two allocated parking spaces with further parking available in the overflow car park 16 meters secluded, private veranda with spectacular lake view and south westerly aspect affording all day sunshine Library for all ages Satellite TV with Sports and Disney package Apple TV 52″ Premium HD LCD to Lounge with Sky HD box 2 Further LCD TVs throughout the property Cinema room/ 4th bedroom HD projector with sound surround , DVD and CD player Wii Console with games Docking station Washing machine Tumble dryer Microwave Dishwasher Fridge/freezer Baby accessories (travel cot, steriliser, baby monitor, high-chair, baby back pack, changing mat, potty and stair gates) Wireless broadband Telephone line, fax line, wireless printer available on request Duck down duvets with Premium cotton bedding Toiletries supplied Quality Towels Extensive choice of teas, coffees and other essentials Nespreso coffee machine Household cleaning items House alarm and panic button 24 hour on site security Oak floor throughout Integrated coffee machine Non Smoking Friday to Friday / Friday to Monday /Monday to Friday / Monday to Monday Arrival after 4pm Departure before 10 am Sunday late checkouts guaranteed Min 2 night break No smoking Pets considered Please note that from October to March access to the lake is suspended in order to protect the over-wintering bird population. This restriction applies to kayaking, boating, fishing and swimming
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Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful, Luxurious and relaxing.
Thank you for letting us rent your beautiful home. The house was absolutely faultless. It was spotless and so well equipped. Can see there has been no cut corners and the house has been well maintained.
Luxury is the only word that springs to mind. The beds were very comfy and quality linen used.
Nice and spacious with the added benefit of a balcony looking out on to a peaceful lake.
Houses are nicely spaced apart too.
There was plenty to do in the house and on the site. My children loved exploring.
The spa was lovely. Very clean and welcoming. Pool table went down a treat for my children.
Booking was easy and straight forward and responses to emails were very quick.
We were very sad to be leaving and will hopefully be visiting again soon.
Luxurious accommodation in beautiful setting
I stayed at this property as part of a group of seven. Communication/information from the owner/her staff was excellent. The property will not disappoint; every last detail has been considered and no expense spared (Sky Sport/Apple TV/DVD/cinema screen/fancy coffee machine/canoes/luxurious soaps/books/spa bath/magazines...) Each room is made up to a very high standard and the communal areas are vast and stylishly decorated. The decking overlooking the lake is wonderful (particularly when the sun is out) and the properties are spaced far enough apfart to provide for privacy. The resort includes boating facilities, tennis courts, a small football pitch and playgrounds etc. for children. There is a spa, although we did not have a chance to use. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to a family or a group of friends meeting up for a relaxing break and/or outdoor activities.
Cotswold Water Park is an area of some 40 square miles of man made lakes given over to recreation & leisure use.
Village of Lechlade and Fairford are only 5 minutes drive, offering local amenities like: Post office, Grocery shop and Pubs.
The estate is located within the Cotswold Water park which provides numerous opportunities to explore either on foot, by bike or water-craft, seasonal cable skiing is also on offer as are sailing, canoeing and windsurfing tuition/hire.
The are several golf courses locally.
An artificial beach on one of the lakes within the Keynes Country Park will keep the children entertained as will the local Butts Farm whilst Magic land in Cirencester is available for very young children if the weather is poor.
Horse riding and bycicle hire is also available locally.
Regular polo matches are played in & around Cirencester.
Cirencester is the nearest town and is only 10 minutes drive, where you will find large Tesco, Waitrose, M&S and a good variety of shops/boutiques, pubs and restaurants.
The town of Cirencester (formerly named Corinium was the second largest town in Britain during Roman times) is home to the Corinium Museum, the Cirencester Abbey (the longest known Saxon church in England) and host to regular market days.
Other popular Cotswold towns are within a 40 mile radius (Tewkesbury, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Swindon, Bath, Oxford and Stratford upon Avon)
April 2008 - Online magazine has compiled a list of the top ten ‘paradise’ locations around the world that seem to have remained untouched by civilisation. The Cotswolds is 2nd Place!
The region is famous for its ancient mellow ‘honey’ coloured limestone villages that blend perfectly into the countryside and its bustling market towns. Many have scarcely altered since they grew up on the prosperity of the medieval wool trade in the 15th and 16th centuries and subsequently forgotten about for more then 300 years. This sequence of events now makes the Cotswolds region one of the most treasured, toured and vacationed in England and the UK for nowhere else will you see such timeless uniqueness and heart warming preservation on such a scale.
Many traditional villages within 15 minutes reach, offering tradition combined with chic
Ideal for antique hunters :visit the charming villages of Bourton on the Water (the Venice of the Cotswolds), Burford, Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh and Chipping Camden (plus many others), the larger spa towns of Bath (a World Heritage Site) and Cheltenham (famed for it’s beautiful Regency
architecture) or Oxford (the city of dreaming spires) and Stratford-upon-Avon is just over 1 hour away.
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