If you are a large family group or a group of friends looking for a stunning, contemporary lakeside holiday home where there are plenty of activities, you may have just found it at Blackbird House. Sleeping 10 in 5 immaculate bedrooms, the accommodation is arranged over three floors with quirky upside living to make the most of the wonderful lake views.
Blackbird House rests on the edge of the idyllic Howells Mere Lake within an exclusive, gated development on the doorstop of the delights of the Cotswolds. Just south of Cirencester, the development offers a fantastic range of facilities for the whole family amongst sensational landscapes with nine lakes, two rivers, lakeside trails, woodland and hundreds of acres of lush green space. The development is prestigious, upmarket and offers both supreme relaxation and adventure in equal measures.
The ‘resort’ style amenities and activities include an award-winning luxury spa with steam room, sauna and three swimming pools including a bracing eco-pool naturally filtered by water lilies, a library, a ‘restful reading’ lounge, tennis courts, a children’s playground, restaurant, shop, a Technogym, watersports tuition, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding plus there are miles of hiking and biking trails. During high season there are children’s clubs offering many fun and competitive activities. If that is not enough, the Cotswolds boasts idyllic villages, historic towns, a rich heritage of country houses, wildlife parks, stunning gardens and enchanting nature reserves.
Blackbird House is an example of the striking architect designed ‘skydeck’ style that you will see on the development. There are many other designs but this has to be one of the most contemporary and eye-catching ones. It offers decked terraces on each floor with spiral staircases between them. The top terrace is a wonder with incredible views of the estate and alfresco dining. Blackbird House has the added attraction of a Canadian Hydropool Serenity hot tub with Hydrowise therapy and Versa massage functions. What a treat to sit on the deck, relaxing with a glass of bubbles in such wonderful, natural surroundings!
The ground floor offers a fabulous master bedroom suite with its comfy kingsize bed, immaculate ensuite bathroom with a bath and access to the ground floor deck overlooking Howells Mere. There is another beautifully finished king bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and a ground floor cloakroom.
Upstairs on the first floor, you will find a delightful children’s bunk bed room with an adjacent family shower room, an ensuite twin bedroom and another lovely king bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. Some of the bedrooms boast striking feature walls to brighten the otherwise calm, neutral colour palette. This is an extremely comfortable, spacious holiday home which has been furnished with excellent taste.
The top floor is home to the open plan living area which is brilliantly illuminated with so many windows. The kitchen is stunning with outstanding, contemporary units and excellent appliances. Surrounded with windows, you will be cooking and washing up with a view! Just beyond the kitchen is a fabulous dining arrangement with luxurious bench seating and chairs. The living area is incredibly spacious with numerous sofas and chairs surrounding the modern log burning stove. Huge doors open onto the terrace though you don’t need to go outside to appreciate the splendid views! Amazon Alexa is provided for your enjoyment.
Blackbird House is a stunning retreat, perfect for recharging the batteries, enjoying the nature and family time with plenty of adventurous and relaxation activities available.
Blackbird House enjoys a very special lakeside location within a gated resort in the heart of the Cotswolds. Just south of Cirencester, guests enjoy many entertainment options within the development as well as being located on the doorstep of fabulous Cotswolds attractions. Villages and towns such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury, Cirencester, Malmesbury and Lacock are all close by and the regency pleasures of Cheltenham and the Georgian glories of Bath are less than twenty miles away.
Bourton-on-the-Water, like most of the Cotswolds, lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is the Venice of the Cotswolds with beautiful bridges crossing the River Windrush. Gorgeous cosy cafes line the pretty streets together with houses made with enchanting honey coloured Cotswold stone.
Stow-on-the-Wold is a delightful market town, the highest of the Cotswold towns exposed on the 800 feet high Stow Hill at the crossroads with the Roman Fosse Way. The town boasts a fascinating history. At the height of the Cotswold wool industry, it held annual fairs where as many as 20000 sheep were sold at one time. The Market Square is very attractive with its ancient cross, town stocks and an elegant array of Cotswold town houses and shops. You will find many fine antique shops, art galleries, gift and craft shops.
Tetbury is another historic wool town. It is an architectural gem with many of the wool merchant’s houses remaining the same as they were in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Parish Church of St Mary’s has one of the tallest and most elegant spires in the UK. Tetbury is popular for its independent shops including antique shops, vintage and interior shops, exclusive boutiques and the Highgrove shop. Tetbury holds many regular events including the May Day Wacky Races, the Spring Bank Holiday Woolsack Races when contestants carry 65lb woolsacks up and down the 1 in 4 hill, the August Summer Show, the September Food and Drink Festival, the October Tetbury Music Festival and the Christmas Lights Switch-on.
Close by, visitors can enjoy the stunning botanical experience of the National Arboretum at Westonbirt, the glorious Elizabethan Chavenage House used for many famous films and TV series, the beautiful Arts and Crafts Manor at Rodmarton, the 13th century Lacock Abbey and HRH Prince of Wales’ stunning garden at Highgrove. Local equestrian events such as the Badminton Horse Trials, Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing and Beaufort Polo are all popular.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!