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Glass House retreat

glass house retreat

How this lakeside house makes for a stylish country break

Looking to escape the city? Just a mile from the pretty town of Lechlade on Thames in the Cotswolds is an estate made up of 850 acres of lakes, meadows and woodland, with a vast choice of leisure facilities and luxury accommodation.

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What sets this apart from other holiday rentals?

The Glasshouse is a unique holiday rental in a wonderful position by a lake, with light and spacious interiors spread across four levels. Enjoy views of the lakes and surrounding countryside from the roof terrace with its wood pizza oven, barbecue and dining area.

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On the ground floor there’s an open-plan kitchen/dining/living/area (also with lake views) plus huge glass doors opening to the wrap-around decked terrace with access to the lake, lower deck and a private garden with picnic bench.

There is also a TV room and a large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The first floor has three more en-suite bedrooms and a study. It can accommodate up to four additional children in the cinema, using large furniture mattresses on the floor. All bathrooms feature heated floors and full height rain showers.

Glass walls flood the rooms of this glass house retreat with light and offer spectacular lake views

Head to the basement for a private nine-seat cinema with reclining electric seats, a projector, and a sound system. There is also a games/bar area and a wellness/spa area. The ground floor comprises an open-plan kitchen, dining area and living room, opening to wrap-around terrace. A wood-fired fireplace separates the living area from the dining/kitchen area.

An en-suite large double bedroom features two-sided transparent glass walls to the outside space. On the first floor is the master bedroom and two more double bedrooms, all en-suite and with two-sided glass walls flooding the rooms with light and offering spectacular lake views. A study also has lake views and a wood-fired fireplace.

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A swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court, football pitch, canoeing/sailing, paddle boarding, cycling, fishing, and a restaurant/cafe are among the amenities available to guests.

The on-site concierge service at the luxury property includes arranging child care, and a kids club as well as a choice of dining options ranging from a delicious meal cooked ready and waiting for your arrival, to a celebration with a private chef.

Looking for a spa break? There’s a spa, available from 2pm – 5pm daily, and also a heated swimming pool, sauna and gym. Spa treatments include holistic wellbeing and relaxation treatments, and personal training sessions, making you feeling relaxed and recharged.

Sleeping eight adults or 12 with children, The Glass House’s glass façade sitting over the lake distinguishes it from any other house on the estate, geared to evoke the feeling of living outdoors in almost every corner of the property.

Glass doors wrap around the almost 360-degree terrace space, with access to the lake, lower deck and private garden with picnic bench.

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