Really great central location and set on a private estate of holiday type houses. Ashton House is 5 bedroom over 3 floors, plenty of space, spotlessly clean, tastefully furnished and very well equipped. The spa with gym, pools etc was a few steps away and we had free access to that. Our children had great fun in the heated pools. The kitchen was very well equipped and it was easy to cater for a large group. Only one personal change we'd have made - the first floor twin and double room would be better switched over so the double room has the balcony and view, more appreciated by adults than children! The location was peaceful and relaxing. I'd be ready for a large bill if you use the on site grocery shop so recommend you take everything with you!
House was nice and spacious and furnished with high end fittings.
My review is a bit average. I didn't love the Cotswold water park area in general. It's pleasant but the housing estate consists of 250 new build properties that I thought were rather lacking in character.
The spa is great and tennis courts are good.
The people running it have obviously had problems with stag/hen do's in the past, but do they really need to send the countless pages of warnings, threatened fines and rules to everyone? Generally for what was just renting a house for a week the amount of paperwork was totally out of proportion. There were a couple of issues during our stay and we found the management slow to act and reluctant to help.
If you know the area and the kind of holiday you're getting into then this is a great house to pick.
My recommendation would be to holiday somewhere with a bit more character.
We organised a surprise 60th celebration for my mum. She was absolutely thrilled and loved the house and weekend as did we all. Looking at the pictures online it looked perfect for everyone but on arrival it exceeded expectations. The house is stunning, location could not be better - right opposite the spa and children's play area. The grounds are so serene and great to walk around. The house itself is well thought out - everything you need to cook at home and entertain adults as well as children (they loved the fully stocked shelf of toys!). John, Kasha and Stephanie were a pleasure to deal with and I will most definitely be recommending and hopefully returning one day! Thanks again Cotswolds Spa Holidays and see you again soon!
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