Featured property: A designer lake house with panoramic views of the Cotswolds

A dream holiday home set on the edge of Coln Waters in Lechlade, this contemporary architectural property will set you back a cool £5.25 million. It's an incredible mix of floor-to-ceiling windows, endless space and exceptional interior design — with a lakeside swimming pool and hot tub to top it all off! Take a look inside...

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
A Grand Designs worthy lakefront home with dreamy interiors and masses of space is up for grabs in Lechlade.

If you've ever dreamt of owning a holiday house on the banks of a picturesque Cotswold lake, now's your chance — you'll just need £5.25 million to buy it!

With walls of glass, a sleek wooden exterior, stunning interior design, and a roof terrace, games room, swimming pool, hot tub and five bedrooms to enjoy, SoGlos takes a look at what makes this month's featured property the stuff of dreams...

The lowdown

Built in 2019 to a truly luxe specification, this property is one of just a few exclusive homes on the Lakes by Yoo private estate at Coln Waters in Lechlade, in the heart of the Cotswolds.

The private estate features shoreside holiday homes, with beautiful views over Cold Water Lake, and offers nature trails, waterside barbecues, lakeside walkways and viewing platforms, with sailing, canoeing, swimming and a full concierge service all offered as standard at this luxury location.

With over 5000 sq ft of floor space, this property is one of the largest on the estate, with a sweeping open-plan kitchen, dining and living area; five en-suite bedrooms; a games room; rooftop terrace; and swimming pool and hot tub set into a decked terrace with views overlooking the lake.

Exterior highlights

Could this view be any more idyllic? With just the sounds of nature (and perhaps the bubble of the hot tub) to break the silence of a peaceful drink on the lakefront deck, this contemporary home has been designed with total relaxation in mind.

From its natural wood exterior and large front lawn to the rooftop terrace and lower landing deck for kayaks and row boats, its architecture blends seamlessly into the surrounding woodland, freshwater lakes and meadows, with nature trails on the front doorstep and wild swimming from the back.

Interior highlights

Topping up the vitamin D levels is no problem here, with floor-to-ceiling windows that flood every inch of this incredible house with streams of natural light.

Its interiors have been designed with entertaining in mind, with open plan social spaces on the ground floor. On the second floor, there's a large games room and bar which opens out to a huge wraparound terrace, complete with rooftop bar and a pergola that has a retractable roof and sides, ideal for drizzly summer days.

Inside, the elegant decor perfectly complements the view, with a natural palette of muted sand, pebble and water tones used throughout. Details such as a wood burning stove, sliding doors, a freestanding bath and Juliet balconies all add an extra touch of opulence. 

SoGlos loves

With the unique caveat that dictates this house must be used as a second home only and occupied for a maximum of 11 months per year, the Lakes by Yoo estate also offers lake house owners use of the exclusive Orchard Spa for that extra vacation vibe. Located in the centre of the estate, the spa has a heated pool, sauna, steam room and gym; plus family lake activities are available throughout the year and use of the on-site kids' club, bar and restaurant.

Price: £5.25 million.

For more information: The full listing is available to view via the Savills Cirencester website.

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