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“Great house in a lovely setting”
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Spring at Songthrush - the back of the house
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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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halifax
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great house in a lovely setting”
Reviewed January 11, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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The house is spacious and had plenty of room for two families with five kids between us. It was spotlessly clean, modern and had everything we needed for our new year break.
Being located opposite the spa was a bonus and the kids loved swimming outside in the cold and frosty nights - I loved the sauna/steam room. The spa was clean with good long opening hours - thought the changing rooms get very busy and are quite small.
Can't fault the house, lovely views - and the swan mentioned by others visited us.
Recommend a trip to the Cotswold Animal Park, that was lovely with lots to see. Book the spa well in advance if you want a treatment, they look lovely - but are very busy. Football pitch and trampolines etc were a hit with the kids. Would definitely recommend even in winter.

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Liked best: light and airy feel
Liked least: was a bit cold without the log burner being lit.
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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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 January 7, 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.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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BlueGiant...
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place, excellent service”
Reviewed October 13, 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
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very peaceful”
Reviewed September 10, 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
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christoph...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Exactly as described and more”
Reviewed June 17, 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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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1980KMF
Staines, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay!”
Reviewed May 14, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

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?
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Cath J
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great venue, fab spa and pool. Everyone from 6-66 enjoyed their stay.”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Rented for a week over Easter, house was superb to get all the family together. The welcome pack was great and the location perfect as my husband had a car driving experience booked at Castle comb nearby. Kids loved zorbing and slack lining at near by water park, while older members of the party enjoyed quiet walks and looking out for wild life. Everyone loved the out door pool and those that tried spa came back suitably relaxed.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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