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

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Clare J
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing house”
Reviewed March 18, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Celebrated the big 50 at Velvet Lodge with my friends, everyone loved it. Amazing house, fantastic views, light, bright & airy. Enjoyed watching all the ducks, coots, moorhens, Canada geese, swans and not forgetting the heron. Although we could have shot one duck on Sunday morning at 5 am that was making such a noise! Comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, lovely showers. Spa was beautiful, not much space in the changing rooms on a busy day though. Downside is definitely the parking, not enough of it, fine in the week but at the weekend we struggled to find anywhere to park. Sadly the internet connection is not very good there. Also I did struggle getting everything upstairs what with the living accommodation being on the first floor. I would recommend it to anyone (unless you are disabled).

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The parking
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 5, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 5, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Liked best: The views from the house.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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patricia...
London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect retreat with first class spa facilities”
Reviewed November 25, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We booked Velvet Lodge and were certainly not disappointed.

The jewel in the crown is the only way to describe this second home development within the water park, built within a gated nature reserve & offering a safe heaven for families, where children can roam free and parents do not have to worry about their safety.

Spa access was free and a mere two minutes walk from the front door, a real bonus on a rainy day, open to rental guests (adults and kids) for 9 hours a day.
This is the best Spa I have ever visited & the treatments are reasonably priced (do book in advance) , techno gym with the latest equipment and lots of smiling faces (owners, staff and rental guests alike).

The house was exquisite, immaculately clean & spacious (do not be put off by what appears to be a modest facade to the front of the property), fitted out with everything you need and more, the owner's Kasha and John have truly thought of everything.
All the kitchen equipment was in good working order, (there was a knack to lighting the gas hob). John was very helpful & his local knowledge & recommendations contributed greatly to the success of our holiday.

From the moment we booked to the moment we departed, the service was faultless.
We have booked our next stay already, next time it is a "big birthday" so we we have booked a 6 bedroom house, one of many properties that John and Kasha look after.
If you are looking for a stress free escape with family or friends that offers exceptional value for money (we will not be returning to Center Parcs!!!) look no further.

Liked best: The spa
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lasinchal...
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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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
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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