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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Cirencester, Cotswolds, England

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Lasinchal...
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A great place to get together with family or friends wide appeal”
Reviewed November 13, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

A 3 night stay to celebrate my mums 60th birthday which was successful because the villa and estate has such general appeal for young and old. We stayed with our 2 children who are 3 & 4 yrs old plus a teenager, plus grandparents. The kitchen equipment is extensive and it was unnecessary for us to bring toilet rolls, bin liners, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets as all provided for a really nice touch. Beautifully furnished. board games + x box + books and magazines all lovely extras. would go back again in a flash. SPA child friendly and a couple of nice playgrounds. Quick trip to cirencester a nice day out.

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Liked best: spacious and varied accomodation
Liked least: lack or pub in walking distance
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 8, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

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Liked best: Views
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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NigVonBen
England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great stay at the Velvet Lodge”
Reviewed November 2, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

The three families all had a great time at the Velvet Lodge, the house was really warm, cosy and the kids loved the Xbox Kinect games. The lounge/kitchen dinning area is great for family get togethers, with lovely views of the the lake. The on site Spa was a real bonus with a 20 m indoor & outdoor heated pool. Loads of nice walks and interesting places to visit nearby. Everyone was chilled and relaxed.
Thanks for all the info and the easy booking process.

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Liked best: Lounge/kitchen area and on site swimming pools
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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GeorgieA1
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice House - Shame about the Spa Rules”
Reviewed October 10, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Velvet Lodge is a very nice house on the Lower Mill Estate.
It has plenty of bedrooms and space for an extended group and lots of games (including an Xbox which was particularly loved) to keep the kids occupied when the weather is not so nice.There is also a large kitchen/diner/lounge which on one side opens up to a large window with some lovely views of the lake which is adjacent to the property.The house was also very clean and tidy.
There is an upstairs and downstairs balcony that face into the water; this is a perfect spot for having a meal/bottle of wine as one watches the swans and other wildlife on the lake as the sun goes down.
The only criticisms we would have about the house are that it has perhaps become a little tired around the edges, with some of the appliances not working properly, some of the outside furniture having holes and the dining room table having been varnished with an extremely sticky substance to which everything seemed to adhere.
The facilities on the Estate are very good. We hired bikes and had a lot of fun hiring a canoe to use on the lake and which we managed to capsize. There are also tennis courts available and the much advertised Art Spa.
The Art Spa was, unfortunately, where we encountered the most problems. The house was advertised as providing guests with unlimited complimentary use of the Art Spa. Sadly, the day that we arrived the Art Spa had changed the rules so that rental guests could only use the Art Spa between the hours of 10:00 and 6:30, with the Homeowners having exclusive use at other times. This really irritated us as we had wanted to use the gym in the early morning but could no longer do so, even though the gym was generally empty at this time. The rule change also lead to situations where Rental Guests would be queuing to get into the Spa in the morning before their allotted time, whilst the Homeowners would be lounging in the pools watching. Frankly, we felt like second-class citizens which was not a good feeling given how much we had spent on the holiday.
Notwithstanding the above, the Spa is very good with an indoor and outdoor pool, a reasonable gym and various spa treatments on offer.
The other point to mention is the cost. We felt that Velvet Lodge was expensive for what it was and would recommend that anyone looking to book a house on Lower Mill Estate look at a number of properties and their prices before booking.

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Liked best: Lovely views of the lake
Liked least: Rules restricting use of the Art Spa
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 1, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Liked best: Location, property facilities and modern interior.
Liked least: Found the mattress and pillows quite hard, we are used to a soft mattress topper! Also found the parking an issue, with the two property car park spaces either side parking so that it was impossible to park in our allocation space.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 12, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: The peace and tranquility of the location
Liked least: I cannot think of anything which I could criticise.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sidcup, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 3, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Liked best: Great property and loved the location.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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