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Cottage of the Week: The Augusta House, Cirencester


Cottage of the Week: The Augusta House, Cirencester

Visiting Gloucestershire? Need a charming cottage to stay in?

A unique award-wining project in the heart of the Cotswolds, the Lower Mill Estate is a nature reserve (including SSSIs) covering 450 acres of managed parkland, rivers (including the Thames) and lakes, brimming with wildlife through the seasons.

Over 20,000 water birds of 40 different species overwinter on the lakes including goosander and bittern. With limited permitted development, the managed habitat, through a network of hides, riverside walks and nature trails, enables inhabitants and guests to enjoy and observe wildlife not normally seen in our crowded cities; amongst which dragonflies, hobbies, sand martins, water voles and otters can all be found. The Estate facilities offer a range of activities, on and off the lakes, and include the ArtSpa with its pools (heated and an unheated eco-pool), gym and treatment rooms; there are tennis courts, another swimming pool, boating, canoeing and a children’s play area. But you may just want to soak up the beauty of the surroundings and enjoy the atmosphere of relaxation and tranquillity.

The gated and managed nature of the community gives children the freedom to play and explore. The Estate strives to preserve this tranquillity and freedom, and, in order to do so, has rules that prohibit noisy parties and antisocial conduct, and which require a security deposit. In the surrounding area there are attractive villages, fine restaurants, traditional and gastro-pubs and the historic town of Cirencester, with its beautiful church and town square, is just a short drive away for holiday sightseeing (including Roman remains) and plenty of opportunities for shopping. This contemporary lakeside house is set on a peninsula; it is one of a pair and enjoys beautiful views over the tranquil Somerford Lagoon. Estate shop 1/2 mile (restricted hours).

Large open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, panoramic windows/doors and wooden floors. Well-equipped modern fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Master twin bedroom with panoramic windows/doors to sun deck and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with panoramic windows/doors to sun deck. Further twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Location: Near Cirencester
  • Prices from: £765 - 1922 (7 nights)
  • Availibilty: From October 2013
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Pets: No


Explore Gloucestershire
8 July 2013


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