“Absolutely loved the house”
“I think the glorious weather made everything seem perfect- cottage was perfect for our requirements.”
“We thought it looked fabulous and weren't disappointed.”
It was also dog friendly.
“Spacious. Fabulous position on lake.”
High quality furnishing.Many thoughtful touches such as welcome food pack to make you feel instantly at home. Excellent service as always from Manor cottages. Mr Mumford, July 2017
“The cottage was spacious, beautifully positioned on the lake, super fishing, and peaceful.”
“Luxury property with everything we needed.”
“The beauty of the barn and it's location on the lake are excellent”
“The area under the large coffee table had not been cleaned before we arrived.”
The key safe on the property is not user friendly, having to enter the pin numbers to both open and close is not easy, especially in the dark.\ \ \ (Manor response: these points have been passed to the managing agents, who have assured us that these will be seen to.)
“The cottage was very good with lovely layout and furnishings.”
The setting was great despite the ongoing building works to the right hand view from the balcony which did give some noise through the week days. In comparison to other rental properties we hav
“The barn was beautifully furnished, very comfortable and very well equipped.”
It was very homely and had nice touches, even to the hand painted dishes provided for the dog!! All the linens/towels were immaculate, crisp and pristine which is a nice added bonus.
“A fantastic weeks stay in the cottage.”
The cottage was overall very well equipped for our stay.
- Swimming pool
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Number 8 Howell's Mere is simply amazing - a stunning barn with a unique design and style that makes it one of our favourite properties at the Cotswold Water Park.
Situated right on the edge of the Howell's Mere lake it has peaceful views across the water towards other contemporary properties - all very calm and quiet - in fact we feel it has a Scandinavian style and feel!
Internally the barn is presented in an uncluttered, modern style that is both cool and dramatic creating an attractive and appealing feel to this beautiful corner of the Cotswolds.
From the open plan living area, which is vaulted, you have access to a good sized decked area that is on top of the water with nothing but the odd quack of a duck or moorhen to break the silence.
As you can tell we love this property and feel confident you will too.
Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double bedroom plus ensuite bathroom with bath, handheld shower, WC and washbasin, 1 x ground floor bedroom with twin beds (zip/link can be kingsize on request), 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x first floor master bedroom with double bed plus ensuite shower room with WC and washbasin. Groundfloor family shower room with shower, WC and washbasin. Kitchen. Dining area. Living room.
- Heating with woodburning stove
- AGA Masterchef, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave
- TV, DVD, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Guests are free to enjoy the 450 acre private nature reserve at your leisure with unlimited access to the Artspa, which offers indoor, outdoor and eco pools, gym and spa
- Cot and highchair available
- One pet welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1.2 miles
- Off road parking
- Note: This property requires a refundable Good House Keeping Bond of £500 paid prior to arrival
- Note: Please contact Sykes Cottages if your booking is a hen or stag booking.
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About the location
Bibury 6 miles; Stroud 12 miles; Cheltenham 15 miles; Gloucester 17 miles
A charm-filled market town on the eastern fringes of the Cotswolds AONB. Cirencester boasts architecture both dramatic and quaint, with its stunning church and rows of quirky cottages. Discover a number of fine shops and eateries connected by a network of attractive streets. Also discover the Corinium Museum, displaying a collection of Roman remains found locally. A choice of immaculate parks offer a memorable summertime stroll. Venture into the Costwolds AONB to discover much activity, answering to everybody's needs. The chocolate-box village of Bibury, with its renowned rows of stone cottages, is just 7 miles away. Stroud is another character-packed market town within reach, ideal for a stroll at your leisure. The city of Gloucester is dominated by striking buildings while nearby Cheltenham is best known for its horse racing festival. The Cotswolds itself offers a wealth of opportunity for avid walkers and cyclists. The Cotswold Way winds itself through rolling countryside and past a host of timeless villages. Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are among the most notable.
Note: This property requires a refundable Good House Keeping Bond of £500 paid prior to arrival.
Note: Please contact Manor Cottages if your booking is a hen or stag booking.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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