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Natural light gently fills the room
The cosy lounge is a wonderful place to relax after a long day
Warm up in front of the fire
Complete with comfortable sofas
Sit back and relax
A well-equipped kitchen
Enjoy afternoon tea
The kitchen is open-plan and therefore great for entertaining
View accross the lounge
Dine in style
A peaceful space for reading
Head up the cottage-style staircase
The separate WC with utility area
Relax in the cosy twin bedroom
Cottage-style wooden latch doors add to the character
Get a good night's rest in the spacious double bedroom
View into the en-suite bathroom
A colourful en-suite
Enjoy soaking after a busy day of exploring
A bunk bedroom, perfect for the children
A spacious walk-in shower
Perfect for dining alfresco
View of the enclosed terrace
View back towards the cottage
Enjoy breakfast on the terrace
Enjoy the wildlife lakes
View towards the cottage
1 / 27  Natural light gently fills the room
2 / 27  The cosy lounge is a wonderful place to relax after a long day
3 / 27  Warm up in front of the fire
4 / 27  Complete with comfortable sofas
5 / 27  Sit back and relax
6 / 27  A well-equipped kitchen
7 / 27  Enjoy afternoon tea
8 / 27  The kitchen is open-plan and therefore great for entertaining
9 / 27  View accross the lounge
10 / 27  Dine in style
11 / 27  A peaceful space for reading
12 / 27  Head up the cottage-style staircase
13 / 27  The separate WC with utility area
14 / 27  Relax in the cosy twin bedroom
15 / 27  Cottage-style wooden latch doors add to the character
16 / 27  Get a good night's rest in the spacious double bedroom
17 / 27  View into the en-suite bathroom
18 / 27  A colourful en-suite
19 / 27  Enjoy soaking after a busy day of exploring
20 / 27  A bunk bedroom, perfect for the children
21 / 27  A spacious walk-in shower
22 / 27  Perfect for dining alfresco
23 / 27  View of the enclosed terrace
24 / 27  View back towards the cottage
25 / 27  Enjoy breakfast on the terrace
26 / 27  Enjoy the wildlife lakes
27 / 27  View towards the cottage

Grebe Cottage

Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering wonderful walks and cycle routes
  • Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool between April and October and some friendly competition on the tennis courts
  • Step outside onto the decked area and enjoy the evening watching the sunset
Property code: 77536

This traditional stone cottage blends beautifully within its natural landscape, offering light and spacious open-plan accommodation, creating the perfect retreat for families and friends.

There’s no better base for an action-packed holiday in the Cotswold Water Parks where you are free to roam the woodlands and meadows. You are well served with the 550 acres of grounds where you can enjoy the outdoor pool between April and October, along with tennis courts, children’s play areas and lakes. Enjoy a wide range of activities including, boating, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, water skiing, fishing, cycling, walking, golf and horse riding. If you manage to get away, visit the historical city of Bath, the Regency town of Cheltenham or the market town of Tetbury, all within easy reach. Other attractions include The Cotswold Wildlife Park, Westonbirt Arboretum, The Corinium Museum and Roman amphitheatre at Cirencester. The famous Wildfowl and Wetlands site at Slimbridge and Berkeley Castle are also close by.

Bright and spacious with an open-plan layout, the accommodation features wooden flooring, exposed Cotswold stone and a wood burner, making for cosy countryside escapes. While others relax nearby, cooks can prepare meals in the sociable kitchen area, which is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Dine at the large farmhouse table nearby before settling down for an evening in front of the wood burner and smart TV in the charming lounge area, which features exposed Cotswold stone and French doors to the patio. There is also a separate WC on the ground floor with a utility area housing a washing machine and tumble dryer. Upstairs, on the first floor, the light and airy bedroom with double bed also benefits from an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC. A bunk bedroom with a double bed and a single over the top and one twin share a stylish and bright shower room with large walk-in shower and WC.

Step outside from the lounge area onto a decked patio, where a table and chairs sit in a sunny position overlooking the pond. There is off-road parking for one car. Additional parking nearby.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 shower room and 1 en-suite bathroom 
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Leisure facilities: shared outdoor heated swimming pool (open Easter-October) with sauna, children’s play area and tennis court
  • Regret access to the Spa facilities is not available
  • Bike and Boat hire available
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included between October and March)
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Off-road allocated parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets 
  • Bar, restaurant and shop within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Jace Quick

This property is personally managed by Jace.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wendy 1st April 2022

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Another most enjoyable visit to Grebe cottage and Lower Mill Estate.

Reviewed by Michelle 22nd October 2021

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A really homely cottage, really well equipped. The owners were great, following an issue when we arrived at the cottage the owners were quick to respond and went out of their way to ensure that the issue was rectified. There are some great facilities onsite as well as some great places to visit nearby.

Reviewed by Anne 24th September 2021

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Grebe cottage is a beautiful cottage and has everything you need. The bedrooms are a good size!SELECTED!.!ENDOFSELECTED!

Reviewed by Gaynor 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 28th August 2021

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A lovely cottage in a lovely location. Our family of 3 generations had a wonderful week making the most of the activities on offer. Thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed by Miriam 20th August 2021

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Excellent cottage - lots of space and well-stocked with appliances that made the stay easy, so we could make the most of the many activities on the water nearby. Will be back again soon!

Reviewed by Wendy 6th August 2021

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This was our second visit to Grebe Cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is a great base for outdoor activities and watersports.

Reviewed by Hilary 9th July 2021

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Lovely spacious cottage with everything you could need. Situated within Lower Mill - an estate with loads of properties, but tastefully done. A huge pile of games and books, information leaflets and suggested days out for guests to enjoy. Great location, easily walkable to lakes, a village with pub, the Thames path and activities.

Reviewed by Katy 2nd July 2021

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We had a fantastic week at the cottage. There is so much to do within the house and close by. We had been to Lower Mill before so knew what to expect and pre booked lots of activities. This is a well loved and well used holiday home, with so many books and games including table top snooker, bats, balls, racquets, toys, games and a DVD player. A TesRead moreco & Amazon driver both managed to find us too which was impressive! We just love the area especially the neighbouring nature reserve. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Anoop 30th May 2021

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Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Good facilities and ample sleeping space :) Would absolutely recommend

Reviewed by Wendy 12th April 2021

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The cottage had everything we required and is in a good location to explore the area. It has a lovely terrace which benefits from the sun for most of the day.

Reviewed by James 30th October 2020

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We have an excellent time, location was great. Games and puzzles were great for our 3 children. Brilliant tv and a log burner which was ideal for the rainy days we had. Kids loved it, would have loved to stay longer.

Reviewed by Claire 18th September 2020

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This cottage holds a great location within the heart of a beautiful resort. We enjoyed a early morning walk around the lake and resort and watched the beautiful sunrise. Resort really well maintained. The cottage is tucked away in a quiet location and has a lovely outdoor space.

Reviewed by Kate 11th September 2020

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Be warned stating in this cottage does not entitle you to use the on site spa. As for fishing we wasted a whole day looking for one of 3 swims on the whole site. Estate manager was in able to help. This is not a site for anglers.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 4th September 2020

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A really comfortable and well-equipped cottage in a great location for relaxing or exploring. Our family of three generations all had a lovely time.

Reviewed by Miriam 28th August 2020

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Great place for a family holiday: the cottage was well-equipped with everything we needed plus games and more! The cottage is on the Cotswolds water park estate where there are plenty of outdoor amenities and options to explore the countryside.

Reviewed by Anne-marie 21st August 2020

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A lovely,characterful, homely cottage.Wonderful spaces to relax and sleep.Shower room and utility room excellent.

Reviewed by Ashley 7th August 2020

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We had a great time staying at grebe cottage. The location, as part of Lower Mill Estate, was fantastic for local activities. The cottage was comfortable and spacious, great for kids.

Reviewed by Simon 31st July 2020

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Natural light gently fills the room
The cosy lounge is a wonderful place to relax after a long day
Warm up in front of the fire
Complete with comfortable sofas
Sit back and relax
A well-equipped kitchen
Enjoy afternoon tea
The kitchen is open-plan and therefore great for entertaining
View accross the lounge
Dine in style
A peaceful space for reading
Show 15 moreHead up the cottage-style staircase

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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