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“Relaxing, luxurious, beautiful house and Estate.”
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Detachted 5 bedroom  3 bath lakeside house with long streching lake views, watch the sun rise
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41 reviews
Detachted 5 bedroom  3 bath lakeside house with long streching lake views, watch the sun rise
Free access spa with heated indoor and outdoor pool, kids allowed all day, steam, sauna, gym, treatm
Open plan dining with table for 12, enjoying lakeside views
Bunk bedroom room with standard double at the bottom and single above (first and second floor)
70 m2 private decking with lake views
Open plan kitchen/dining for 12
Very spacious on suite master bedroom with lakeside views
Dininig for up to 12
Open plan kitchen/breakfast bar with all mod cons
Open plan Living/dining/kitchen with 2 storeys Atrium with large mood lighting ceiling light
On suite master bathroom/shower
Open plan Living/dining/kitchen with 2 storeys Atrium
3 storey, south facing 79 Ashton Lakeside House, exceptionally large, pure luxury
Spa with heated outdoor pool and large decking with beds for sun seekers
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Cirencester, Cotswolds, England

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Bron H
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Relaxing, luxurious, beautiful house and Estate.”
Reviewed 3 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

An amazing property! Beautifully furnished And straight on to he lake. Cotswold Spa hi days were very helpful and easy to deal with, this is the third time we've booked worth them and will do again.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JADAVIS
West Midlands, England
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fabulous for family get together”
Reviewed 22 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Really great central location and set on a private estate of holiday type houses. Ashton House is 5 bedroom over 3 floors, plenty of space, spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished and very well equipped. The spa with gym, pools etc was a few steps away and we had free access to that. Our children had great fun in the heated pools. The kitchen was very well equipped and it was easy to cater for a large group. Only one personal change we'd have made - the first floor twin and double room would be better switched over so the double room has the balcony and view, more appreciated by adults than children! The location was peaceful and relaxing. I'd be ready for a large bill if you use the on site grocery shop so recommend you take everything with you!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Hockley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Alex_Soni...
Prangins, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“High modern house, on holiday estate”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

House was nice and spacious and furnished with high end fittings.

My review is a bit average. I didn't love the Cotswold water park area in general. It's pleasant but the housing estate consists of 250 new build properties that I thought were rather lacking in character.

The spa is great and tennis courts are good.

The people running it have obviously had problems with stag/hen do's in the past, but do they really need to send the countless pages of warnings, threatened fines and rules to everyone? Generally for what was just renting a house for a week the amount of paperwork was totally out of proportion. There were a couple of issues during our stay and we found the management slow to act and reluctant to help.

If you know the area and the kind of holiday you're getting into then this is a great house to pick.

My recommendation would be to holiday somewhere with a bit more character.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
27 Aug 2014
Thank you for taking the time to place your review, we are glad that you liked the house and the fit out.



We agree that Lower Mill Estate is a modern second home development spread of around 300 properties spread around 6 lakes & divided into three villages enabling families to enjoy this 600 acre nature reserve with on-site spa.



We have been working on the estate as agents for over six years now and have seen it grow into one of the UK’s top weekend getaway destinations.



This gated, modern development offers parents complete peace of mind with their children able to enjoy the freedom to explore the estate whilst offering the protection of a gated community.



Of course modern architecture may not be to everyone’s taste but we don’t pretend it is otherwise, an extract from our website describes our offerings as; “Our luxury lodge self-catering holiday homes are a modern alternative to most English country cottages”



To preserve this wonderful retreat the estate management expect us, as the letting agents to comply with the Estate Regulations and to issue a code of conduct to our guests which we do before any of our client’s contemplates booking, this document forms part of our on-line booking process and no payment is requested until the document is read, acknowledged & fully understood by all our potential guests before completing the booking process, this gives them an opportunity to decline the booking should they feel that the environment would not be to their taste or if they feel it is overly prescriptive or may otherwise restrict their enjoyment.



We need to preserve a balance where our guests get to enjoy themselves but not if it is to the detriment of other owners or guests.



Most guests are very grateful that these rules are in place, as they deter hen weekends and house parties or anyone else who may disrupt the status quo, enabling them to enjoy a peaceful environment surrounded by like-minded people.



Your comments regarding our paperwork seem a little extreme, since, like any other business we have to share our terms of business and request basic information like names of all guests, we are after all entrusting them with properties that range in value from several hundred thousand pounds up to £2 million.



As part of our service and in order to maximise our guests enjoyments we offer all our guests our local expertise by recommending local attractions, restaurants, pubs, villages, details of spa treatments and spa opening hours and share these with our guests via email prior to arrival.



Finally we send out very detailed directions and as you said with circa 300 houses on the estate set amongst 3 villages and with satellite navigation unable to pinpoint your rental home, we feel it is wise to give you all the information we have so you can arrive stress free and settle into your break without a hitch.



Your comment “There were a couple of issues during our stay and we found the management slow to act and reluctant to help” is very unfair.



The day you arrived John your host met you at the property to ensure that you had arrived safely & settled comfortably into the property.



We do not provide a barbecue at this property, however, as this was apparently very important to you we organised one for you for the duration of your stay, at no cost.



One of the guests in your party who was very pleased that we managed to get this sorted out remarked of you that you were “very demanding and used to getting your own way” which may provide some clues as to why, unbeknown to us, you committed to publishing your Trip Advisor review even before your stay was complete, which is a first for us.



Prior to you arrival you requested a travel cot which we duly provided, however, since you arrived later and didn’t meet John you subsequently rang him requesting bedding for the cot, but since we do not provide bedding for cots, for health and safety reasons, and this is clearly stated on the booking form which “you” completed prior to arrival.



The second issue you reported to us when John met with you party on the day of your arrival was the presence of some wasps in the atrium of the house which again John dealt with immediately by applying some powder to the area that he believed the wasps appeared to be coming from.

On the following day, Saturday, at around midday John recived a call from one of your guests reporting that some wasps were still present.

John explained that he would come over within the hour to discuss the options & immediately went to a local garden centre to purchase some suitable pesticide, as recommended by the store, and within half an hour he was at the house, considering that this was a Saturday I hope you agree that we acted as quickly as we reasonably could, bearing in mind that we do not live on site and the estate is some 15 minutes away.

When John arrived at the house one of your guests was not happy with him spraying the recommended products and insisted that we call a pest control expert, rather then aggravate the situation further he said that he would look into calling someone out but could not promise they would be able to come out immediately or even on the same day.

He then contacted the office who managed to organise a pest control person who was at the premises within two hours and successfully resolved the issue.

I really fail to see what else we could have done and there was never any reluctance on our side to deal with any of the issues highlighted above and we strive to ensure that all our guests enjoy their stay to the maximum.

We like to think we are highly regarded as a letting agent on the estate and this is backed up by Trip Advisor who in recognition of this fact have recently awarded us “THREE” Trip Advisor Excellence Awards (apparently chosen out of 100.000 properties worldwide and with only 20 awards given in this the inaugural year we are very proud of our customer service scoring 5 out of 5 for all our rental properties)

Clearly you did not like the ethos and set up of this popular modern estate with complimentary on-site facilities and are sorry you didn’t appear to enjoy your stay with us to the full and we accept it may not appeal to everyone or those, in your words “looking for more character” but it does prove very popular with many of our guests with young families who return time and again .

Our adverting clearly states what this development offers and I am pleased to say that if guests read all our other reviews they would see that many of our clients love the concept and return over and over again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
karafeene...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing long weekend at Ashton House”
Reviewed 12 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We organised a surprise 60th celebration for my mum. She was absolutely thrilled and loved the house and weekend as did we all. Looking at the pictures online it looked perfect for everyone but on arrival it exceeded expectations. The house is stunning, location could not be better - right opposite the spa and children's play area. The grounds are so serene and great to walk around. The house itself is well thought out - everything you need to cook at home and entertain adults as well as children (they loved the fully stocked shelf of toys!). John, Kasha and Stephanie were a pleasure to deal with and I will most definitely be recommending and hopefully returning one day! Thanks again Cotswolds Spa Holidays and see you again soon!

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Liked best: The stunning house and its location
Liked least: Wi-fi wouldn't allow more than a few devices on at once - might need updating?
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013
1
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The master bedroom
Liked least: The double room on the first floor - small with a low bed. Better suited to bunkbeds and for the double to be upstairs.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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