Located on a stunning prestigious development just south of Cirencester, Appleton House is one of the premier properties with exceptional entertainment spaces and sensational lake and nature reserve views. This substantial six bedroom, architect designed home sleeps up to twelve guests in blissful comfort. Appleton House is an absolute gem of a holiday home and benefits from the extraordinary range of facilities and organised activities that are available on-site.
Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, amidst gorgeous lakeside trails, rivers, lakes and hundreds of acres of lush greenspace, visitors enjoy the very best of the great outdoors along with a wonderful array of activities. Guests can enjoy fishing, kayaking, canoeing, boating, windsurfing, paddle boarding and birdwatching on the lakes, luxury spa treatments, a steam room, sauna, three gorgeous swimming pools including a bracing eco-pool naturally filtered by water lilies, a ‘restful reading’ lounge, tennis courts and a fabulously well equipped Technogym. Guest can also enjoy the simple pleasures of walking along the miles of riverside or lakeside trails, bike riding, spotting wildlife and picnics in a dreamy locations. Watersports tuition is very popular and during peak holiday seasons, children’s clubs offer fun activities including crafts, competitions, sports and hot chocolate and marshmallows by the woodland fire. There is a handy on-site shop and a wonderful restaurant which also offers takeways if you do not want to cook.
Although you may want to stay at Appleton House with groups of friends, it is very much geared to families with a bunk room and a ‘Princess’ bedroom. Of course, one of your adult guests may feel like sleeping like a princess for the week but perhaps you probably will not find them chilling out in the children’s playhouse on the lower decked terrace! The entertainment spaces inside and out are outstanding, perfect for celebrations and group get togethers.
The front door of Appleton House opens onto a very spacious entrance hall with direct access to decking facing south over the gorgeous and tranquil Swillbrook Lake. The ground and first floors are home to an impeccable master bedroom, two charming double bedrooms, one twin, one bunk room and a single room with a truckle bed. Most of the bedrooms open up onto wonderful decked terraces where you can admire the stunning scenery and lounge on deluxe furnishings. The exquisite master bedroom suite and the sumptuous twin room share a terrace decked with loungers and a lovely rattan hanging nest chair, just the perfect spot for a morning cup of coffee or a read of your holiday book. Both of these rooms also boast immaculate en-suite bathrooms with showers over the bath. The master also offers an iPod dock so that you can listen to your favourite soundtracks. There are a further two double bedrooms, each with immaculate interior design. The soft hues of the walls are brightened with gorgeous bright colour pops from the modern art and luxurious soft furnishings. The bunk bedroom is a child’s dream and probably the scene of late night excited chatter. Then there is the ‘Princess’ room with its dreamy four poster bed with a pull out truckle underneath subject to request. This room really is just suitable for children as the bed is slightly narrower than a standard single. As well as the two en-suites, there are two extremely well-appointed family bathrooms. Even these have enchanting decoration.
The second floor boasts the wow factor you may be looking for! With long walls of glass, the open plan living space is illuminated with wonderful light and the lake and nature reserve views are breathtaking. The sleek contemporary kitchen boasts a high specification with a wine cooler, double oven with warming draw and a breakfast bar where guests can keep the chefs company while they prepare a feast. Next to the kitchen is a small dining table for children with a huge television with Freesat and a Blu-ray player on the wall. The main indoor dining area is lakeside with a huge, top-notch extending table and trendy overhead lighting. You will certainly be dining with a view here! There are two beautiful seating areas, one surrounding the gorgeous, modern wood burning stove and another lakeside with sumptuous furnishings and another television. The choice of furnishings and accessories is seriously impressive. There are striking colour accents everywhere drawing your eye, that is if you can take your eyes off the alluring scenery. Sliding doors open to fabulous decked terraces on both sides of the property. Lakeside, you can enjoy alfresco dining with a view or simply lounge and count your blessings. It is very easy to see why Appleton House is one of the development’s most prestigious properties.
Appleton House enjoys a fabulous 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. The Cotswolds boasts idyllic villages, historic towns, a rich heritage of country houses, stunning gardens, wildlife parks, arboretums and enchanting nature reserves. Popular visits are to Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury, Cirencester, Malmesbury and Lacock as well as the regency pleasures of Cheltenham and the Georgian glories of Bath which 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.