New Fully-Serviced ‘Deckhouse’ Retreat In The Cotswolds With Wealth Of Facilities

WatermarkprcollageWatermark, The Cotswolds is announcing the launch of its New-England style three bedroom ‘Deckhouse’ on the picturesque Summer Lake located in South Cerney, Gloucestershire.  Priced from£445,000the Deckhouse introduces a more affordable entry level at this popular Cotswolds development and is a convenient city getaway from London.  The fully-serviced propertiesprovide a convenient turn-key ‘lock-up and leave’solution fortoday’s busyfamilies andglobetrotting retirees.

With more British buyers preferring a ‘staycation’, Watermark is ideally positioned to fulfil the demands of a second home in the country.  The extensive range of facilities at Watermark extends the seasonal appeal, whilst also providing entertainment to combat unpredictable English weather.According to Savills’ ‘Prime Residential Retreats’ report (April 2014), cities may have been the growth story for the last five years, but it is likely to be city getaway locations that show the best growth in the next five; with immense buying opportunities in the wide variety of quality retreat and resort property.

Jules Miller-Cheevers, Sales & Marketing Director at Watermark says: “The lakes set a serene tone and offer a better quality of life away from the hectic modern world.  Watermark is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a perfect retreat into nature and the great outdoors.However, the idyllic notion of owning a holiday home is often different in reality and often owners come to the conclusion that they need someone to manage their property in order to enjoy the luxury.  Therefore, we have designed the new Deckhouse at Watermark with this in mind – providing the utmost in luxury living design, with enhanced services and in a quintessential English country setting!”

Knight Frank’s annual Prime Waterfront Index (May 2013) highlights the value across the board of prime waterfront properties in the UK with lakeside homes see an average uplift of 37%, up from 28% the previous year.The New-England style Deckhousemaximises the prime lakeside location and incorporates an ‘upside-down’ design, meaning that all three bedrooms are situated on the ground floor allowing owners to enjoy the 1528 sq. ft. light, open plan living with a large roof terrace.

Floor to ceiling glass, vaulted ceilings and bi-fold doors open from the living area onto an extensive 385 sq.ftterrace area with hardwood decking, a glass balustrade and stunning views of either Summer Lake or Sailing Lake.The master bedroom is ensuite and to fully benefit from the beauty of the surrounding environ, two of the bedrooms also open onto their own terraces.The choice of fully fitted individually designed luxury kitchens are by Pedini – and outside, properties have the option to have their own private jetty for mooring a small boat.

As standard with all Watermark properties, the homes are built with eco-friendly features and are constructed using timber sourced from sustainably managed forests.
Watermark has received an Excellent Eco Homes rating and also received a What House? awardfor Best Sustainable Development.

Situated in the 40 square miles lake area of the Cotswold Water Park, the homes offer an array of outdoor leisure activities and water sports which are ideal for family entertainment.  The market town of Cirencester is also just five minutes away, whilst onsite, the adventurous can take advantage of fantastic international class water-ski lakes or kayaking whilst those more comfortable off the water, than on it, have access to some excellent fishing spots.

The services available at Watermark include;on-site 24 hour security, cleaning and laundry service, on site lodge maintenance service, window cleaner andhot tub cleaning service.  Luxury services on request also include; ‘Gusto’ gourmet food delivery service, private chef, at-home beauty treatments, luxury chauffeur service, tennis coaching, personal training, water skiing and babysitting service.

With tennis courts onsite, excellent walking and cycling routes around the lakes and numerous horse riding centres based locally, home owners are unlikely to tire of visiting the area. An annual service charge of £2,846 plus VAT ensures hassle-free ownership and all owners at Watermark get added value with the use of membership to the adjacent Four Pillars Hotel gym and spa and the nearby golf clubs – Wrag Barn and South Cerney.




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Left to right: View from Deckhouse over Summer Lake; 3 bedroom Deckhouse / £445,000; Waterskiing at Watermark

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