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Island Lodge, The Lakes by yoo


8 guests

4 rooms

5 beds

4 baths


8 guests

4 rooms

5 beds

4 baths

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About this listing

Stunning, innovative self-catering luxury Lakes by yoo holiday rental set on the shores of Bowmoor Lake. Finished with every comfort in mind it has fabulous views across the lakes and islands. Offering privacy, tranquility and a unique experience.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: £500
Weekend Price: £700 / night

Description

Stunning, innovative self-catering luxury Lakes by yoo holiday rental set on the shores of Bowmoor Lake. Finished with every comfort in mind it has fabulous views across the lakes and islands. Offering privacy, tranquility and a unique experience.

Approached via a footbridge and private boardwalk through enchanting overhanging trees, Island-Lodge blends gently and seamlessly with the surrounding lakes and woodland.

This Lakes by yoo rental is holiday home accommodation at its finest. With a floor area of approximately 270 square metres (2,900 square feet), the front wall is glass offering stunning views across the lake and the glass doors, which form the front wall, slide open to give access to the 16m terrace. The terrace is fully equipped with dining table and chairs, sofa set, Balinese teak-root furniture, a wood-fired pizza oven and charcoal BBQ with rotisseries so you can enjoy the tranquility of the lakes at any time.

Inside and downstairs, you’ll find spacious and well equipped living, dining and kitchen areas and a large bedroom, all with breathtaking lake views. You’ll also find a bathroom, as well as a study niche (including desk and iMac) and utility room.

Upstairs is a master bedroom and en-suite, plus two further bedrooms all with amazing views of the lake and two further bathrooms. The house sleeps 8 adults, with the option of an additional Z-bed or a cot.

Island Lodge's facilities include a wood burner, full-house air-conditioning, unrestricted internet access, a babyfoot table, kayaks and a fishing boat. There is also a Samsung 50" 3D TV, plus Apple TV, YouView player, Blue Ray/DVD player and (for Sky services) Now TV.

Services and facilities available on this contemporary development include a concierge service, tennis courts, basketball court, canoeing, full spa facilities (or you can arrange for a massage at Island Lodge if you prefer), swimming pool, gym, fly and coarse fishing (lessons can be arranged), a bird hide, yoga retreat and over 15km of walking and cycling paths. Sailing and windsurfing can also be arranged, as can in-house catering for those special occasions.

Facilities for children include a mini zip wire (for children up to 11yrs), trampolines, a play tent and a pet hut that is home to tame and friendly rabbits and guinea pigs.

Island Lodge and the surrounding lakes are in the heart of the Cotswolds, between the towns of Lechlade-on-Thames and Fairford.

Known for its tranquility, traditional charm and delightful countryside, this area is home to traditional local pubs, antique fairs and village fetes. It’s a food lovers' paradise where local produce is literally grown on your doorstep and there are dozens of local farmers markets, farm shops and quaint English towns to explore. This is a region where time appears to have stood still and fresh produce can be delivered directly to your Lakes by yoo holiday home rental, often by the butcher and cheese maker themselves. It’s also an ideal location to enjoy some fly or coarse fishing or to take advantage of the many bird hides.

The Lakes by yoo rental development offers you a superb range of facilities and sports. Alternatively you can try your hand at surfing, ballooning and clay shooting all available nearby or why not take advantage of the stunning surroundings and explore some of the region's fantastic walking and cycling paths. And for the very adventurous, you’ll find helicopter and fixed wing flying at nearby Kemble airfield.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Self check-in with doorman entry

House Rules will be sent to you within 24 hours of your booking. It's all common sense stuff. However, you can cancel within 24 hours of receipt if there's anything you're unhappy with.

For the period late July to early September, the minimum booking is 7 nights, running Friday to Friday. There is also a minimum booking period of 7 nights over Christmas, and the same over New Year.

For bookings outside the above periods, there's a minimum booking value of £1,000, this due to high cleaning and facilitation costs given the standard and size of the house.

Spa access is 2PM to 5PM daily.

The management company imposes a fee of £25 + VAT per person for a spa induction (subject to a maximum of £50 + VAT for a one-off induction of your entire party). If you wish to use the spa, this fee will be payable by you, direct to the spa manager. Being “Elf ’n’ Safety", the induction is compulsory unless you’ve used the spa previously.

For ecological reasons, boating/kayaking isn't permitted on the lakes from 1 October to 31 March in each year. The exception to this is Huntsman's Lake, where fly fishing (and boating for fly fishing) is permitted all year round.

Check-in is 4PM and check-out 11AM.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
First aid kit
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

64 Reviews


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David User Profile
April 2017
A fantastic house, very clean, excellent host. Very helpful. Super location.

Jessica User Profile
April 2017
The Lakes are truly magical & a fabulous place to escape from London. Peter is a superb host and has everything at his finger tips ready to make your stay unforgettable. The house is exquisite in every way, and there are so many things to do right on your door step without venturing out of the estate. Our kids thoroughly enjoyed being pirates & rowing around the lake each morning, but most of all I enjoyed sitting on the deck soaking up the atmosphere. This really is a stunning location, tranquility at its best.

Jade User Profile
March 2017
This was our second stay at Lakes By Yoo and our first at Island Lodge- we definitely plan on returning. Ideal location for families or groups!

Ahmed User Profile
March 2017
Amazing place and amazing host. Everything was absolutely perfect. Thank you Peter.

David User Profile
March 2017
As a returning guest, as always, Peter's place is perfect for what I wanted and Peter is a charming and helpful host. I will continue to return.

Paul User Profile
February 2017
The family had a wonderful break at Island Lodge during half term. Information provided by Peter was detailed and as such had no need to contact him during our stay. The house was everything and more than we expected and will look to return next year.

Manjit User Profile
February 2017
Island lodge is a great space for both family's and adults. The lodge is so spacious and well equipped its like home from home. Peter operates a very organised rental home and all my queries were dealt with promptly. All other facilities on The lakes are run so very well and the concierge assist greatly in ensuring we had a relaxing weekend. Can't wait to come back.

London, United Kingdom · Joined in May 2013
Peter User ProfilePeter is a superhost.

I'm a lawyer, living in central London. I enjoy travel, film (world cinema in particular) and the English countryside.

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