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“Lovely setting among the Cotswold lakes”
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Spring at Songthrush - the back of the house
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42 reviews
Spring at Songthrush - the back of the house
Lounge with wood burning stove
Kitchen and dining area
Master Bedroom, 2nd floor
Bedroom with balcony & ensuite, 1st floor
Ensuite bathroom 1st floor
Front of house
Lounge, from dining area
View from the deck
Stream at the back of the house
Part of the children's play area
View from the decking
The Artspa
Sunbeds at the spa
Twin bedroom
Skylights in the Master Bedroom
Bedroom 2 with balcony, 1st floor
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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Cirencester, Cotswolds, England

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Alice G
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely setting among the Cotswold lakes”
Reviewed 8 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Stayed at the house with four friends in early December and highly recommend it. It's a reasonable size - one large dining and sitting room and one kitchen, plus five bedrooms. It's a semi though the people who own the other side weren't around when we were there.

The best thing about it though is the setting - it's a private modern estate in the middle of the Cotswold Water Park. The infant Thames runs along the edge of the estate and there is plenty of walking from the front door - along the river and otherwise.

To get to anywhere of any size (Kemble, Cirencester) though you'll need a car, or the services of a local minicab firm.

The spa is virtually next door. We didn't use it so can't comment other than to say it looked well equipped and reasonably spacious.

The owner, Liz, was great - everything went smoothly, the place was in good condition, lots of helpful information was provided at the house (and by email) and the deposit was returned promptly.

Any negatives? Well it's a bit of a mobile phone blackspot if that bothers you. And if you're getting food delivered by a supermarket delivery firm they may take a while to find you, as the layout and numbering of the state is all over the place. (To her credit Liz flagged both of these up in advance.) And if you want a pub on the doorstep you'll be disappointed - the nearest one (Bakers Arms) is a good half hour walk away in Somerford Keynes. Worth going to though - we had a decent Sunday lunch there.

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Liked best: Great for Thames walks
Liked least: Having to get a minicab back from the nearest pub
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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BlueGiant...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place, excellent service”
Reviewed 13 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Liz was incredibly helpful with the booking of the property and her after service support was exceptional. The house is beautiful and perfect for large family groups, exactly as described. The facilities in the water park are very good, even in low season. Highly recommended and we would certainly return.

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Travelling group: Large Group
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14Lady14
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very peaceful”
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Lovely house. Good position if you want to visit the spa. Spa and surrounding walks great.
Owner very helpful, nothing too much trouble. Allows dogs which is a plus, to us. Would certainly recommend. Wild life in abundance.

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Liked best: The wood burner and the master bedroom.
Liked least: Would have liked the garden to be sunnier, but not a problem.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups People with pets
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christoph...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Exactly as described and more”
Reviewed 17 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We are three generations of family who try to holiday together each year. With the family increasing it becomes more difficult to find accommodation to suit our needs. This year Songthrush was perfect and I would have no hesitation in returning. We were extremely comfortable in the property and well provided for in terms of equipment and useful information regarding the workings of the house and the local area and amenities. This to us contributed greatly to what was a relaxing and enjoyable seven days.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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1980KMF
Staines, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We booked Songthrush for a surprise 60th birthday weekend and had a fantastic time. The house was perfect, well furnished and good ratio of bed to bathrooms.

Liz was great during the booking process, she always came back to me very quickly and went out of her way to get information on taxi's in the local area for us.

I'd thoroughly recommend both Songthrush and booking with Liz.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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