Tue 12th June 2012
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Amazing, relaxing break

We stayed here for 3 nights, just to have a short break and chill out. And it did not dissapoint. The yurt was perfect, as was the location. The facilities were fabulous especially the hot tub and the sauna. As hard as it was to wake up from the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in, the views we did wake up to were spectacular. We had an amazing time. We will be back and will be recommending it to all of our friends.

Thu 6th December 2012
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Restful, relaxing and refreshing.

Away from it all in the most beautiful of settings and yet just 5 minutes walk to the village. The Yurt is lovely,clean, warm well equipped and the view across the lake amazing. The solitude made it the most restful time of my life. Loved the sauna and lazing in the hot tub, just being able to do exactly what I wanted with no-one else around was wonderful. Lots of local facilities when needed but a complete get away from it all heaven.

Wed 12th December 2012
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A weekend at this wonderful oasis was a surprise from my partner for my 30th birthday and I can honestly say it was nothing short of amazing! This place is a hidden gem, private and in a stunning setting. Located just beside a lake off the beaten track it is the perfect getaway for a romantic weekend. A private hot tub means great nights under the stars (don't forget your champagne) and the candles around the edge are a nice touch. The private sauna looks across the lake and you can dine al fresco in the morning with a heated table to sit at. The owner was very friendly and helpful and obviously cares a great deal about the property and the environment using a compostable toilet which is a lovely feature. There's not much around the area unless you have a car but it is perfect for leisurely drives around The Cotswolds and is 20 minutes to Bourton on the Water which is worth a visit (with afternoon tea highly recommended). The Gardeners arms in nearby alderton does a lovely quiet meal and nice local ales. Will definitely have to visit again sometime for romantic relaxation!!

Sun 20th October 2013
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Peaceful and tranquil location

The yurt is located on the far edge of a lake. No passers by, no other buildings visible. It is so peaceful we were able to completely unwind. The decking outside the yurt overhangs the lake and we were able to sit out in the evening next to the chiminea listening to music, sipping some wine, bliss! The yurt is well equipped, with a very comfortable bed and roll top bath next to the bed! We loved the hot tub and used it every day. Close to Cheltenham, steam railway at Toddington, great retro cinema in Evesham. We would certainly re-book! The owner was very friendly.

Thu 14th August 2014
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Cannot fault, stunning :)

This is the last night of our 3 night stay. We have been blown away, the yurt and location is perfect. We met the owner who was very friendly, we followed him to the yurt and he showed us around, an indoor toilet has been added 2 weeks ago which is good, there is also a new Japanese BBQ which we used a lot. We cannot fault anything, the bed is most comfortable we have ever slept in and the bath is gorgeous. The local pub The Beckford Inn does amazing food. Sitting out on the decking overlooking the lake with a glass of wine and the chimenea burning has been the most peaceful thing I've ever done. We have adopted lots of duck and swan friends, bring a lot of bread :) There is a visitors book in the yurt filled with amazing reviews so not sure why people haven't also done TripAdvisor reviews. We are sad to go home tomorrow, it's been the most relaxing 3 days of our lives. Enjoy xx

Tue 19th August 2014
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A hidden gem (literally) and a wonderful 'Mini-moon' retreat

Myself and my wife of 2 days decided to spend our 'Mini moon' at the yurt and absolutely loved it! Hidden away and perfectly secluded it gave us exactly what we were looking for after a busy couple of months leading up to the wedding. Admittedly from the outside when you arrive (and we arrived in pouring rain) you could be a little put off but once you step through the door you couldn't be in a more welcoming and homely place. Everything inside was clean and modern and the underfloor heating and stove were added bonuses. Even during a fairly miserable week in October we managed to be out in the brilliant hot tub at least twice a day and made use of the pizza oven and electric grill plate on the veranda which overlooked the lake. We even managed to jump in the little rowing boat and enjoy a late afternoon row across with the three resident geese in tow! The position of the yurt makes it perfect to explore the local area and we spent a day at the races in Cheltenham and saw all sorts of other sites. The local pub in Beckford is reasonable but for a really great pub meal jump in the car and head to the Royal Oak in Gretton. Fortunately we discovered this place early on in the week and returned several times. If you can manage to get in to the Lakeview Yurt then you won't be dissappointed. The guy who built the first 2 yurts was in the process of building a third which now appears to be open.