A wonderful house for the family get together for christmas. Plenty of social spaces so no one felt crammed it. Pool table a lovely touch. House, especially kitchen very well equipped for all needs, including laundry. Central heating great, if you're in for the winter! Showers powerful and hot! Stunning views and great environment with little kids and old people. We'll be rebooking for sure! :-) Tesco extra 7 minutes away and Dobbies a real treat 5 minutes away; especially with their new Butchers and cooked meats!!!
Had a lovely stay in this cottage in the Cotswold Water Park. The surroundings are beautiful and the cottage is a really lovely, welcoming place to stay. We had a lovely family Christmas there
Things like children’s dishes were provided, fully access to sky channels helped with the kids, location was close to the play area, could have done with some children’s board games as there were adult games but none for younger kids. However that is a minor thing, have beds were comfortable and the standard was amazing. Thank you.
We arranged for our daughters to get together for a weekend after their exams. This was an ideal location to relax and unwind. The property itself was lovely and clean with everything you needed. Lots of outdoor space to walk, play and just sit and relax The kayaking and canoeing was just round the corner. We all had a great time
Isis 31 is a lovely lodge and was perfect for our family of 5 to use as temporary accommodation for 4 weeks. It had everything we needed for our family. The location was great with the beautiful lakes and there was plenty around to keep the kids entertained at the park, soft play area and river/lakes. Good size and well equipped. Would definitely recommend.
A wonderfully presented house in a fantastic location. Ideal as a base to go and explore the local and not so local corners of the Cotswolds. Excellent customer service as well ensures a return booking next year.
A great property for friends having a get together, lovely open plan lounge,kitchen and dining area. Great that each double bedroom has own ensuite. Lots of places to walk. Local pub in South Cerney a few minutes drive away, The Royal Oak, great food but book.
A group of 7 of us stayed for 3 nights. The apartment was absolutely stunning & would love to stay there again. We just relaxed all weekend & enjoyed the view. We ate in a few local pubs & got a taxi to the local village which was fine. The apartments itself was clean & really felt like a taste of luxury. We could have just done with an extra champagne glass as there were 7 of us & will be 8 next year. We are without doubt considering booking next year. Thanks for a lovely stay.
This house is fully equipped with more than your average holiday home, they’ve thought of everything! On arrival house was easy to access and once inside we were welcomed with a warm, cosy house, tea, coffee, milk etc... and even a Christmas tree, all very welcomed after an international flight from Australia. The location is just beautiful and central to local leisure facilities, restaurants, supermarkets etc... Only negative was that we arrived late and hot water ran out after 2 showers (4 in our party) There is a booster (found after) so maybe if you know arriving late then ask for thi...more
We had a most pleasant stay at Carpe Diem, Nr 7 Isis Lakes, the accommodation an location were ideal for our trip visiting local attractions/facilities and also surrounding locations including both Cirencester and Oxford. The Lake being just yards from our rear terrace enabled me to introduce our grand children to the sport of fishing in a very simple way catching a couple of fish each without getting bored. The choice of available activities would meet any ones requirements from pleasant walks to water sports - we also had a great afternoons fun learning archery located just the other s...more
Great location for visiting the Cotswold and for being centrally situated. The house was well furnished and had everything we needed. Heating was very heat and miss and at times the house was unbearably hot. Some of the rooms need a bit of repair work done but all in all was a lovely stay.
A great base to explore the Cotswolds. The site was lovely and well maintained,the houses were situated around the lakes and not all on top of each other. Great place to take the dogs with lots of space and walks . The house was lovely and well equipped spacious and light with all that you would need. We enjoyed a very relaxing two week stay the weather was brilliant allowing us to make use of the whole site .
Loved our stay here, would highly recommend and we will be back! House was perfect - great view across the lake. Enjoyed walks round the lakes, evening dinner and family games at the brasserie on site, and day trips to local villages and adventure playparks. Had a facial at the de vere spa, which was amazing. All in all a really great week - thank you
Fantastic location, beautiful house with spacious, light rooms and great facilities. The kitchen was very well stocked and a really good space to cook and enjoy the views over the lake. Helpful staff and would definitely recommend and stay again!
A very good property located in a great place to explore the Cotswolds. The accommodation is in a great setting, which was quiet, safe, clean and relaxing. I would consider using this property and Orion in the future.
The house was well equipped and located to provide a relaxed weekend for a multi aged group. Twin bedrooms slightly too small.
Lovely view and house had all the facilities . Plenty of bathrooms for number of guests . Kitchen was well stocked with utensils . Just one negative - the sofas were tired and not comfortable and one was blocking view . Orion staff very attentive and all needs were given attention . We will return .
Having been to this area and property before it was nice to return as we knew what to expect. We had surprisingly good weather and we even had lunch out on the decking - weather not as nice last June!! We had a lovely relaxing weekend.
We stayed at Waters Edge over New Year with 2 other couples and our dog. We had the most amazing time! As soon as we arrived we felt at home, the whole area is so relaxed and everything had been thought - the house (kitchen especially) was so well equipt and clean! The bedrooms are all a great size with ensuites so makes your stay comfortable when travelling with friends. The hot tub is a great addition, it was very clean and we were please to see maintenance men twice in our 3 night stay to check the filters and water in the hot tub - we used the hot tub a lot!! There are a few places wi...more
Really enjoyed our time here, the property is right on the lake providing stunning views. The ground floor is large, spacious and very well equipped kitchen with a large fridge and dishwasher. There's a toilet and shower downstairs, board games, canoes (summer only) and a smart tv. Wood burner was also fab and made it feel cosy. Decking area big, with BBQ and plenty of comfortable seating. 1 parking space outside the house, overflow a 3-5 min walk away and was able to park easily. Upstairs, the master is spacious with wardrobe and en-suite. Second bedroom a reasonable size with television (onl...more
We have stayed in Clearwater 82 several times over the past 5 years & we love it. Lower Mill Estate is a very special place to us & our two children now aged 6 & 8. It is perfect for a family with kids of all ages. It is not cheap accommodation but if you are after a high end escape this has so much going for it from stunning natures, beautiful walks, Ballihoo restaurant, tennis courts, Astro football, beautiful indoor, outdoor & natural swimming pools...Perfect for good old fashioned quality family time.
All of the family, grandparent, son and daughter-in-law, grandsons thoroughly unjoyed the stay, conditions and surrounding area. Fishing was excellent, so to were the games facilities. Local food was very good in pubs restaurants, Summer lake .brassiere visited many times. All round great time!!!!!!
Spring lake 52 was a great property to stay in, we had a brilliant time. The location is great with a 20 min walk into South Cerney and lots of beautiful walks. Orion holidays were great at providing all the relevant information for our stay. We will be back!
Absolutely fantastic stay! Myself and my family of 10 stayed for a long weekend in February. Everything was perfect! The house was clean, well stocked & large enough for 8 adults & 2 children, (aged 9 & 10) - there were even night lights for them on the landing. We had lovely views overlooking one of the lakes & the girls enjoyed watching the ducks & swans. There were plenty of activities close by to keep us all busy! We had a slight problem with the hot water which was sorted out immediately by a friendly maintenance man who was very efficient and professional. I would 100% recommend! ...more
The cottage exceeded our expectations and is much nicer than the photographs, which do not do it justice. It is comfortable and very well equipped. The location is amazing with incredible views across the lake. It is quiet and peaceful. It is also very close to the lovely swimming pool and tennis courts. On the downside, there is only one proper shower and it is located downstairs, and the shower room is tiny.
Problems finding property as signage and parking not clear in dark. Very few places to eat out without using car. Very dark on suite walking back from small restaurant / shop. Felt let down as expecting much more on estate for it's size.
Natalie has been super helpful and the place has been just wonderful for our family. Big thanks to Orion for making it happen and the helpfulness with our stay here :)
This house is fantastic and it is in a wonderful setting. The house is comfortable, spacious and well laid out. The beds are particularly comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. Owners provided useful information. I would recommend this as a place to stay!
Really good if you are looking for convenience when fishing. We were pretty much fishing from the lodge, that is how close lodge 8 is to a fishing peg. I have 2 elderly parents, wife with our 3 month old daughter and a young Bulldog so I was never to far away from them. With the added ‘pet friendly’ factor, this was pretty much perfect. Although just for balance, price wise comparably to deals on short city breaks in Europe, but still horses for courses, this was fit for purpose. Great long weekend all in all, thanks Orion Holidays, you guys were over helpful and informed, you define delivered...more
It's a fantastic lovely place very quite great for walking. Great walks around the area to walk the dog. Good fishing on site to give you a challenge especially if you fish the big lake. Very good holiday home but a little update on sofas would be nice. A nice touch is the welcome plate especially the biscuits. It's a bit pricey for a weekend away but would go back as we have several times.
Fantastic service from Orion. House clean and served its purpose. However, appliances poor and furniture (particularly bed and sofas) very uncomfortable and annoying! Everything seemed very noisy. Poor sound insulation. Despite the proliferation of ‘scent dispensers’ there was a constant smell. Very annoying that the site doesn’t facilitate the recycling of plastic. It would be much more sensible if the parking spaces in front of the house were dedicated to the property - it was s little tiresome having to park elsewhere because others had parked in the spaces in front of the property.
My husband is disabled and apart from the steps at the front it was convenient for him although the downstairs bedroom was not the standard of upstairs. The lodge was clean and comftable and we would visit again.
Having stayed in the Clear Water part of the Lower Mills Estate in the preceding 5 days, we extended our stay and moved to Howells Mere to share the weekend with the other half of the family. Firstly, the Orion Holiday team were excellent in helping us move seamlessly out of our Clear Water house, and were able to arrange for us to get into Howells Mere a little earlier. The property is set further down the estate, and we used our bikes more for getting around, i.e. up to the football pitch or the Cafe, or Spa which was perfect. It was a nice and quiet, very clean and the perfect weeke...more
Lovely Cotswolds stone cottage, tastefully decorated and in great condition. A short stroll to the swimming pool, bike hire, play area and obviously lakes. Restaurant also very close by so all-in-all everything you need for a beautiful, relaxing break. The acid test (I asked the children if they’d go back) was a resounding ‘yes’.....summer or winter!
The property was well positioned, clean, warm. Kitchen area was good. Teas and coffee supplied was a good idea.
Nice enough little holiday home, however ... Our party was two families, comprising of 3 teens and 4 adults and I have to say it was a bit of a squeeze with the twin rooms being only just big enough for 2 beds and no room to manoeuvre around them. The second double had no wardrobes and occupants had to use the storage space on the landing which was just awkward - the twin rooms also had no wardrobes, just drawers. There was no heating thermostat so we found ourselves constantly too hot or too cold. The master bedroom only had double doors no window so airing the room at night was also awkward...more
Only thing to mar the holiday was that it is impossible to fish from the pontoon which was one of the reasons for booking as the reeds & trees totally overhang it.. also spoilt the view of the lake.
Cotswold water park is charming, pastoral and very pleasant. There are tennis courts, a lovely little pool, table tennis and a sauna. The cottage was also very pleasant, clean and equipped with everything that was needed. We had a great time and it was a pity we did not stay any longer.