Goldfinch House United Kingdom


Luxury Experience

Think hot tub holidays! Think architect designed holiday home! Think stunning views! Think ‘resort’ style facilities and activities! Think award-winning spa with indulgent treatments, sauna, steam room and three swimming pools! Think watersports, yoga, keeping fit, hiking and biking! Think tranquil lakeside locations with miles of walking trails! Think hot chocolate and marshmallows headed over fire pits in wooded glens! This is what you get when you book a holiday at Goldfinch House!

This contemporary gem of a holiday home boasts 4 gorgeous bedrooms sleeping 8 guests in supreme comfort. It enjoys quirky upside down living so that the contemporary open plan living spaces enjoy the fabulous views of the lake and nature reserve. The decoration and furnishings throughout this stunning house are outstanding. With neutral grey and cream calming palettes and the rear elevation being almost totally glazed, the spaces are extremely light and airy.

You arrive at Goldfinch House over a little wooden bridge which crosses a small waterway. This luxury holiday home rests peacefully on the southern banks of Clearwater Lake. On the ground floor you will find two luxury lakeside bedrooms which both open onto the ground floor deck. They both enjoy fabulous, well-maintained ensuite bathrooms. There is also a delightful twin bedroom and a family bathroom on the ground floor.

Upstairs, the living space is spectacular. With architectural grandeur and flooded with light, it offers a brilliant sense of space. The vaulted ceilings are a wonder! Sumptuous sofas are placed perfectly to benefit from the beautiful vistas and also the modern wood burning stove on cooler evenings. You can dine in luxury with a view. The kitchen is huge, a chef’s dream, with masses of units and space as well as top-notch appliances. Guests can chat to the chef at the breakfast bar while a feast is being prepared. Also on the first floor is a children’s bunk bed room which will no doubt be a hit.

Huge doors open from the living space onto the first floor decked balcony. This is just the spot for your morning cup of coffee watching the sun rise. A big plus with this holiday home is the hot tub on the ground floor deck. What a treat! Just get those bottles of fizz chilling! It is also the place where you can enjoy alfresco dining with a view using the barbecue.

Goldfinch House sits within an exclusive, gated development in the very heart of the Cotswolds. Just south of Cirencester, the development offers a fantastic range of facilities for the whole family amongst stunning landscapes, nine lakes, two rivers, lakeside trails and hundreds of acres of lush green space. The development is prestigious, upmarket and offers both supreme relaxation and adventure in equal measures. The luxury spa offers excellent treatments as well as its steam room, sauna and swimming pools, one of which is a bracing eco-pool naturally filtered by water lilies. There is also a library, a ‘restful reading’ lounge, tennis courts, a children’s playground, restaurant, watersports tuition, a Technogym, fishing and so much more. This is the perfect place for multi-generational holidays and meeting up with friends.
Goldfinch 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!


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