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Cotswolds Self Catering cottage, The Lakeside Yurt, Beckford, sleeps 2

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The Lakeside Yurt
GL20 7AU

The Lakeside Yurt, Beckford, Gloucestershire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £364

This unique property, a 16' yurt, overlooks a fishing lake close to Beckford on the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border, and sleeps two people.

The Yurt is a very special holiday home, set in a peaceful location by the owner's fishing lake near the village of Beckford, in the Gloucestershire countryside. This unique property is all open plan, with a double bed, roll-top bath with shower attachment, kitchen area, dining area with lake views and a sitting area with gas fire. The WC is in a separate structure just outside the yurt.

There is a hand-built veranda, ideal for relaxing, and guests also have use of the owners' field, hot tub and outdoor swimming pool should they wish. There is off road parking for one car, though please note in bad weather, driving along the track across the field to The Yurt may not be possible. Ideal for recharging the batteries in a unique and characterful setting, The Yurt is perfectly placed for enjoying Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, including Cheltenham, Broadway and Evesham.


The Lakeside Yurt
I totally mirror what the guy said in September 21. Nothing has changed since that review. The place and its location is idyllic. However the place is extremely tired and scruffy and needs to be reviewed either on price or people are told what to expect and can therefore make a decision. I was shocked when I arrived because it looked like no one had occupied the place it was so overgrown and scruffy. We cleaned everything because cobwebs were everywhere. It is a shame because it can be ideal. I hope the owners don't take personally but do something about it. We did have clean linen and towels. The hot tub is situated in long bushes and puts you off because it looks dirty. I have been in it and it was nice and hot but not sure its clean. The grand children loved visiting. Like I said the place is idyllic shame to say what I did.

Beautiful setting, tired accommodation
Set in the most beautiful location next to a peaceful, carp-filled lake. Kingfishers, ducks, geese, swans and pheasants. From early morning until evening, you are free and undisturbed by the outside world. I cannot fault the privacy and beauty of this place. The facilities provided are good - Kamado barbecue and accessories, heated shelter, reclining chairs. Everything you need. However, the accommodation is tired. The pictures here (I see that the last review was two years ago) are misleading. The wood is split and deformed and poorly maintained/painted. The inside of the yurt on arrival was covered in cobwebs which really should have been removed. The hot tub was also dirty. The cover and tiling were covered in mildew and it smelled very, very sweaty. I'm not 100% convinced that the water had been changed since the last occupants. There was a huge pile of swirling black grit in the bottom as well. We ended up not using it much. The fire grate in the bottom of the barbecue was shattered, as was the grill. The grill also hadn't been cleaned and the previous occupants ash hadn't been removed. We planned a barbecue not knowing this and had to spend 30 minutes cleaning and preparing it first. The supplied rowing boat was also in a vile condition and we had to buy cleaning supplies to make it serviceable. The oars were different sizes and the oarlocks were far too large for said oars. Overall, this place has the potential to be wonderful but it's just not quite there anymore. It's tired and neglected. With a deep clean and a repaint, some carpentry and it could be wonderful again. I recommend walks to the Yew Tree pub, the Gardener's Arms and hiring a self-skippered boat from Severn Expeditions.

The most amazing holiday we have ever had
Well where do I start. As soon as we saw the place we fell in love with it. Even staying in October the weather was so nice. The Jacuzzi was so nice even at 23:00 at night. Was the most romantic place I have ever been in. We even named the ducks that came for food every morning. This place was the most amazing place ever and can't wait to go there again.

Visited the Lakeside Yurt 15th June 2018 for 3 nights...... what a lovely little hideaway!..... so peaceful and relaxing. The owner who greeted us, was really friendly and showed us to the Yurt and explained how everything worked. The Yurt was spotlessly clean and the owners had thought to provide everything.... even robes!!! The bed was really comfortable. If you don't like brilliant daylight in the early morning from the skylight, bring a pair of eye covers. Our dog Holly had a lovely time and enjoyed watching the ducks swimming up to the veranda.... not so pleased however when one of two came up ON the veranda. The undercover area on the veranda was fab and kept you shielded from the wind.... it even had an overhead heater which was really warm. We really didn't feel ready to leave... I came home and looked on line to see when we could do our next break.....only to sadly discover the place is full until October.

What a fantastic place.
My better half booked the yurt for my birthday, wow what a fantastic and peaceful place. The yurt is kitted our with a hot water boiler, two ring gas hob, combi microwave oven, roll top bath with shower mixer, a gas fire and a rather comfy double bed. Set right by a lake with decking area and sheltered seating with heating! Lovely to just sit and watch the sun set. The little boat supplied is a must to explore the lake. If you want something warmer, there is a hot tub which you can just relax away all your troubles. Then sit by the fire pit set in the woods. Good base location to explore Worcestershire and Gloucestershire and just a 10 min walk from Beckford which has a post office shop. There is a Morrison's on the way to Evesham for a bigger shop. All in all a fantastic place if you just want to get away from it all for a week. We will see you again in August for our mini moon!



Parking Space Parking Space
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television


Double Beds


Log effect gas fire
Combination oven/microwave, Induction 2 ring hob, dishwasher, fridge
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Sole use of hot tub next to yurt
Wooden veranda overlooking fishing lake with furniture, Kamada BBQ and chiminea
Use of owner's field
Fire pit in wood
Use of rowing boat, to be used at own risk
Off road parking for 1 car
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub/restaurant 8 mins walk
Note: No TV
Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
Note: On-site fishing available such as large Carp, Roach, Rudd and Perch
Ramp for wheelchair access
Please note that this property has a Monday and Friday arrival date only
If you are a returning Customer, please call our call centre to make your booking
Please note: This property only accepts weekly bookings, minimum booking is 7 nights and bookable Friday - Friday
Please note: This property does not accept toddlers due to the danger of the water

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