Set in very pretty, picturesque water gardens, Livingstone House offers spacious contemporary accommodation for eight guests. Livingstone House is beautifully decorated throughout and has the added benefit of a fabulous roof top terrace where guests can enjoy alfresco dining and stunning views across this wonderful estate. The estate is prestigious, luxurious and beautiful. It offers much entertainment and excellent facilities within its hundreds of acres of lush greenspace.
Just ten of the estate’s holiday homes are situated within the Water Garden so it is peaceful as well as being very pretty with little bridges and lily ponds throughout. The ground floor of Livingstone House boasts stunning, open plan contemporary living at its best. With two walls almost fully comprised of floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors, the living space is bright and airy. A gorgeous L-shaped sumptuous sofa adorned with colourful cushions takes pride of place for relaxation and to enjoy both the gorgeous views and the modern log burner. Guests can enjoy the television, DVD player and a huge selection of DVD’s. The contemporary wood-effect kitchen will delight the chef and offers gorgeous stone work surfaces, a sociable breakfast bar, a double oven and other top-notch appliances including a Nespresso coffee machine. There is a modern, stylish dining table with benches for indoor dining. The quality bi-fold doors open to a splendid south facing ground floor deck which floats over the water. It is the perfect spot for your morning cup of coffee or a pre-dinner drink. You will not want to leave this relaxing retreat. The ground floor also boasts a utility room which is home to a washing machine and dryer, butler sink, toilet and a useful cupboard for coats and boots.
The first floor is home to the marvelous master bedroom suite with its king-size bed, luxury en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and a private balcony offering stunning views and trendy bistro furniture. All of the bathrooms in this wonderful holiday home feature fantastic tiles with lovely textures. The second double bedroom comes with an en-suite bathroom and private balcony offering bistro coffee table and chairs and lovely views over Spinney Lake. There is a further double bedroom and a twin, all beautifully finished. The outstanding family bathroom boasts a bath and a separate.
Livingstone House enjoys another huge plus which is the excellent roof terrace. It offers alfresco dining, a barbecue and another area with astroturf, perfect for sunbathing or reading your holiday book. The roof terrace is a fantastic area for entertaining and enjoys views over the whole estate.
Livingstone House enjoys a wonderful water garden position on this first class development in the Cotswolds. Guests enjoy the hundreds of acres of lush greenspace, brimming with lakes, rivers, stunning picnic spots, woodland and miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails as well as a massive variety of activities and facilities. 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, boating, yoga, waterside exercise classes and children’s clubs during peak holiday seasons.
Livingstone House enjoys a very special water garden 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!