“Our vision for The Lakes by yoo was to recapture the countryside I knew as a child. I want my children to chase butterflies, get muddy in the woods, go camping and catch fish, and I want them to have that freedom in a safe, natural environment. You’re living in an endless landscape, with a river and lakes, meadows and woods that are all your own back garden – that’s the joy of it.” John Hitchcox, yoo co-founder and resident at The Lakes
â€œThe Lakes is all about freedom. With 650 acres of private parkland for children to play in, make friends and call their own. The basic philosophy: if the kids are happy then so are the parents.â€? Anton Bilton Chariman of The Raven Group and father of five
SPACE AND PRIVACY TO ENSURE THE QUALITY OF YOUR EXPERIENCE AT THE LAKES
THE ULTIMATE COUNTRY RETREAT The Lakes by yoo is a gated community where nature and design work in harmony to provide the ultimate rural retreat and lifestyle. A private estate set amongst 650 acres of idyllic Cotswold countryside just 90 minutes from London, The Lakes enables owners to experience the very best of the British seasons. By collaborating with ecologists and conservationists, our architects and designers have complemented the estateâ€™s natural assets and landscape, ensuring a masterplan that is environmentally sound, breathtakingly beautiful and functional. A playground for all ages to enjoy and discover.
90 MINUTES FROM LONDON The Lakes is set in the heart of the Cotswolds, between the towns of Lechlade on Thames and Fairford. With classic British countryside on your doorstep: the estate provides access to a simpler rural life of charming local pubs, antique fairs and village fetes. This is a food lovers paradise, a region where local produce is literally grown on your doorstep. Weekends spent browsing local farmers markets and farm shops replace the supermarket run and fresh produce can be delivered directly, probably by the butcher or cheese maker themselves.
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URBAN CONVENIENCE AND SERVICE EXPECTATIONS MET AMONGST COTSWOLD COUNTRYSIDE
HELPING RESIDENTS TO MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR TIME AT THE LAKES
ALL YOUR NEEDS CATERED FOR We appreciate that your decision to purchase a second home at The Lakes is motivated by a lifestyle choice and what the estate provides access to, as opposed to pure home ownership. We understand that managing a second home can be time consuming and have therefore established a dedicated concierge team at The Lakes, to assist you with all of your service requirements. The Lakes team will cater for all your ownership needs, from managing deliveries in your absence, housekeeping or nanny services, to turning on your heating and stocking your fridge prior to your arrival. If you would like a personal chef for the weekend, to book dinner at a local restaurant or simply have a spa massage on the deck of your home, it can be arranged. Our aim is to enable you and your family to do as much, or as little, as you want during your time at The Lakes.
PLAYGROUND FOR ALL SEASONS At The Lakes, each activity has been allocated its own part of the estate, albeit heavily shielded to ensure minimum disturbance on the natural landscape. There are over 15km of lakeside walkways, treks, nature trailsand cycling routes all within the estate. We like to think that you are never too old to learn something new, whether it be windsurfing, fishing, sailing or even how to put up a tepee. Built from the same sustainable timber as the houses, children’s adventure play areas and dens are hidden within the woods and regular activities are organized by the ‘yoo Kids’ club’, which encourages children to take part in outward bound adventures, on-site camping, theatre and sporting events. Our state-of-the art gym sits on the waterfront so that owners can workout with magnificent views and cool off on the 40m2 terrace and of course in the lake itself. Whilst the estate provides access to so many activities, The Lakes benefits from close proximity to some of the most reputable sporting clubs and event destinations, where owners and their families can enjoy: Golf Ballooning Gliding Rally driving Polo Shooting Climbing Water polo Water skiing Horse riding
Bowling Clay Pigeon Shooting Climbing Course fishing Diving Golf Horse Riding Knee boarding Wakeboarding
YOUR PLOT Living at The Lakes combines the great outdoors with the best of contemporary design. Importantly, we want your home to suit your needs, so we provide you with a broad range of choices, to ensure your home fits them like a glove. Working with our in-house architects, the first step is to choose your plot. Choose your plot, from a range of waterfront and woodland locations set around our picturesque lakes.
COUNTRY HOUSES WITH CONTEMPORARY FUNCTION AND COMPELLING DESIGN
YOUR HOME Award winning design complemented by stunning clear water lakes and natural woodland offering privacy, security and seclusion for each of our waterfront second homes. Weâ€™ve been inspired by the best of contemporary and country house living to create exquisite sustainable homes that are technologically advanced and media ready. Our architects and designers have created a series of different styles and finishes for each home giving you the opportunity to create your own unique space overlooking an expansive estate and natural playground. A comprehensive property management and concierge service will remove all of the worry that owning a second home can bring, allowing you to relax and enjoy every moment at The Lakes. All houses are clad in sustainable timber, which is set to mellow and silver with age. Whilst created to withstand temperature extremes and climate change, the homes have a simple construction that complements the refinement and comfort within. Houses are made to order enabling you to choose from a range of options to suit your individual needs and tastes.
THE LODGE This 4 bedroom home offers open plan living, light filled rooms and quality finishes with a rustic country style. This understated house type nestles comfortably in its surounds whilst affording the home owner the best in privacy and space. Part of the initial stable of house types, its charm has never been lost.
“WITH FOUR ACTIVE CHILDREN, OUR HOME PROVIDES EVERYONE WITH PLENTY OF ROOM TO PLAY, ENTERTAIN AND RECHARGE.” Owners Steve and Liz Whiu
THE LODGE 254 SQ M/2734 SQ FT Ground floor
Living Dining Kitchen Area 5.112m x 11.820m
Entrance Area 2.849m x 1.548m
Master Bedroom Area 4.127m x 7.915m
Bedroom 2 Ensuite 2.940m x 2.700m
WC Area 1.548m x 2.067m
WC Vestibule Area 1.0m x 1.913m
Master Ensuite Area 4.443m x 3.70m
Bedroom 3 Area 4.027m x 3.870m
Study Niche Area 2.848 x 3.912m
Bedroom 4 Area 5.192m x 3.304m
Bedroom 2 Area 4.196m x 3.915m
First Floor Bathroom Area 1.614m x 2.700m
ENSUITE BEDROOM 2
MASTER SUITE MASTER ENSUITE
THE LAKEHOUSE A three storey house with a double aspect top floor. Benefiting from 3300 sq ft of internal area, this house has the additional benefit of a second floor with double aspect terraces, features that help owners track the sun during the course of the day.
“QUITE SIMPLY, THE LAKES HAS ENHANCED OUR LIVES.” Owners Sam Herman and Joanna Shellard
THE LAKEHOUSE 312 SQ M/3358 SQ FT Ground floor
Living Dining Kitchen Area 7.971m x 11.817m
WC 2.066m x 2.632m
Master Bedroom 7.960m x 7.876m
Bedroom 2 4.605m x 3.915m
Solarium Bedroom 5.037m x 8.655m
Study/Snug 3.884m x 5.205m
Entrance Hall 2.022m x 1.950m
Master Dressing 3.803 x 1.814m
Bedroom 3 4.605m x 3.870m
Solarium Ensuite 2.469m x 4.730m
Utility Room 1.706m x 4.011m
Store 2.505m x 1.950m
Master Ensuite 2.930m x 4.043m
Shower Room 2.948m x 1.996m
SHOWER ROOM KITCHEN
BEDROOM 2 LANDING BIKE AND BIN SHED BEDROOM 3
LIVING AREA ENTRANCE
SOLARIUM BEDROOM ENSUITE
MASTER MASTER SUITE
STUDY, LIBRARY, SNUG, BEDROOM
BOWMOOR This three storey unit offers over 5000 sq ft of internal floor area, a generous ground floor terrace and an extremely spacious top floor terrace. The sense of space is enhanced by the deeper plan, that can provide an open volume area that is 16m long on the ground floor. With the potential for five bedrooms on the first two floors, the top floor can be utilised for what ever the client likes; master bedroom, compelling entertainment space, a study.
“OUR ROOFTOP SOLARIUM PROVIDES STUNNING VIEWS OVER LAKE BOWMOOR. WE LOVE OUR NEW HOME.” Owners Betty and Zeger Degreaves
STANDARD BOWMOOR 447 SQ M/4811 SQ FT ECO BOWMOOR 467 SQ M/5026.91 SQ FT Ground floor
Living Dining Area 8.006m x 15.960m
Utility Area 2.315m x 3.735m
Master Bedroom Area 8.007m x 7.912m
Bedroom 3 Area 3.752m x 4.980m
TV Play Area 3.752m x 5.090m
WC Area 0.975m x 2.225m
Master Ensuite Area 3.649m x 4.376m
Bedroom 4 Area 3.875m x 3.864m
Bedroom 2 3.954m x 3.912m
Bathroom Area 2.400m x 2.796m
Bedroom 2 Ensuite Area 3.954m x 3.912m
Study Area 3.752m x 5.926m
Kitchen Area 3.734m x 3.912m
Conservatory Area 5.328m x 12.322m
LIVING BEDROOM 4 LANDING
UTILITY MASTER ENSUITE
THE VILLA The largest of all the houses within the stable, this 6000 sq ft unit affords the home owner the ultimate in space and light. When purchased with the Eco pack, the two storey house boasts a ground ceiling height that is nearly four metres high. To add onto this, a large terrace is offered on the ground floor, split on two levels the house has it own terraced “garden” hovering above the water’s edge. The first floor also benefit from a terrace.
“PERCHED RIGHT ON THE SHORE’S EDGE OUR HOUSE LOOKS OUT ACROSS A LARGE EXPANSE OF LAKE, WITH TREES AND WOODLAND ON EITHER SIDE. IT’S OUR IDYLLIC HOLIDAY HOME.” Owner Adam Cole
THE VILLA 607 SQ M/6533 SQ FT First floor
Ground floor Living Dining Area 7.960m x 10.090m
Utility Area 5.316m x 4.474m
Master Bedroom Area 12.241m x 3.992m
Bedroom 2 Area 2.958m x 5.439m
Bedroom 3 Ensuite Area 2.000m x 2.385m
TV Play Area 7.847m x 3.912m
WC Area 2.380m x 2.367m
Master Ensuite Area 5.035m x 3.832m
Bedroom 2 Ensuite Area 3.734m x 1.724m
Bedroom 4 Area 4.352m x 3.863m
Kitchen Area 4.800m x 2.959m
Study 7.847m x 3.912m
Master Study Niche 2.834m x 1.972m
Bedroom 3 Area 3.258m x 5.439m
vBedroom 4 Ensuite Area 2.000m x 3.790m Bedroom 5 Area 5.144m x 3.790m
Bedroom 5 Ensuite Area 2.000m x 3.790m ENSUITE BEDROOM 2 BEDROOM 3 STUDY NICHE
DINING BEDROOM 4
RECEPTION ROOM GUEST ENSUITE
Guest Bedroom 7.960m x 7.912m Guest Bedroom Ensuite Area 3.937m x 3.912m Landing 1 5.252m x 2.385m Landing 2 7.960m x 2.364m
OUR DESIGNERS How you choose to design your home is completely up to you. Of course, having chosen the ideal property, we are more than happy to help you create your own compelling living space. Our esteemed designers can be made available, including the yoo Design Studio, Jade Jagger for yoo and Kelly Hoppen for yoo. Other designers can be suggested upon request.
YOO DESIGN STUDIO
The renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE joined yoo in 2009 to form Kelly Hoppen for yoo. The first collaboration was at the luxury secondhome development, The Lakes by yoo, in England’s idyllic Cotswolds. Hoppen is the author of a series of best-selling books, and the name behind a brand that is synonymous with a globally recognised, and highly liveable, luxury style. Kelly’s design credentials include houses, apartments, yachts, ski chalets, spas and gyms, hotels and numerous corporate spaces, private jets as well as the interiors for British Airway’s first class cabins.
Jade Jagger and her design partner, architect Tom Bartlett, joined forces with yoo to launch Jade Jagger for yoo in 2004. The pair first worked together during Jade’s time as Creative Director at the royal jeweller Garrard, to design the London flagship store. After setting up her own jewellery brand, Jade expanded into fashion and music with the creation of Jezebel, a street chic music and clothing lifestyle brand. Jagger’s skill as an interior designer is in her determination to make comfortable and functional spaceswith a touch of boho-chic.
yoo Design Studio was established in 1999 to help in the realisation of the ideas of yoo’s star designers, providing what Head of Design Mark Davison calls “the glue between the designers and the developer”. Over time, this diverse and extremely talented group of designers and architects has further developed its identity, with unique design intelligence that could only come from working with the world’s best. With a flexible approach to design and a strong appreciation for the local culture and custom, yoo Design Studio continues to inspire with residential and hotel interiors, and architectural projects around the world.
A SANCTUARY OF RELAXATION The Orchard Spa at The Lakes provides a sanctuary of wellness and relaxation, with a wide range of treatments, complete with qualified instructors to guide and inform. In addition to a 20m indoor pool finished in Prussian blue mosaic tiles, facilities include a separate childrenâ€™s pool, steam room, sauna and fully equipped gym. The gym and treatment rooms are complemented by the large club room where residents can settle by the fire, enjoy a game of pool and have a drink overlooking the stunning orchard and arboretum.
FUTURE DEVELOPMENT Inspired by agricultural style buildings and architecture, The Lakes have designed two different types of ‘rural lofts or barns’. Using natural Cotswold stone roof tiles and green oak, these traditional style contemporary homes, complete with outdoor pools are surrounded by the estate’s lush woodland offering total privacy. In addition to the residential element of the estate, we are hard at work developing new facilities to ensure your continued enjoyment of The Lakes. Currently we are working on plans for a river hut, a two-acre vineyard for The Lakes’ own sparkling wines, an area for wild deer, indoor kids hut, honey bees and an organicic herb garden. Plans are underway to develop the farm buildings at the sailing club lake to create a restaurant, farm shop and accommodation.
SURROUNDED BY NATURE The Lakes is home to an astonishing range of wildlife, including many rarities. It harbours internationally significant populations of thousands of overwintering water birds, as well as occasional visits from very rare birds such as Bittern and Great Northern Diver. In spring, you can hear the beautiful song of nesting Nightingales and see the 'tropical flypast' of our resident Kingfishers. â€œWe have discovered so many interesting species here: mature Smooth-leaved Elms, a tree almost extinct in the UK, were recently found on the islands in Bowmoor Lake, and every year we are learning more and more about the rich and varied natural history of the Estate. This information forms the basis of our Ecology Club where you can come and learn about conservation, biodiversity research and even management of the land, open to all ages, all of which we invest in and care about, as stewards of the countryside.â€œ Ben Pollard, Landscape & Ecology Manager at The Lakes
ON OUR DOORSTEP The local community are integral to the fabric of rural life and this is no different at The Lakes, where we collaborate with the very best suppliers. Farmers' markets and organic producers can be found right on our doorstep and the local cheeses are particularly famous, specifically the Cerney Pyramid (a Gold medal winner, full fat goat’s milk cheese) and Simon Weaver’s Cotswold Brie. Home made pies and ready made dishes, cakes and puddings can be delivered straight to your door and locally produced organic apple juice is available to buy from Benson’s Farm which can be delivered by the case. Trout and smoked fish products are available in nearby Northleach, where Col Valley Smokery still uses bespoke traditional methods and brick kilns and supplies top retailers including Harrods. Of course we also have our own smokery near the fishing hut.
LOCAL SPECIALISTS The nearest farm shop, and one of the areas best butchers is called Foxbury, just north of The Lakes. Daylesford Organic, a few miles away, specialises in everything that is fresh, seasonal, local and organic; handmade cheeses, bread, pastries, chef’s dishes and kitchen garden produce, whilst their Bamford Barn sells luxurious homeware and contemporary clothing. Cotswold Woollen Weavers in Filkins have their own looms producing traditional tweeds – suits, jackets, and hats in bespoke colourways, with a garden and cafe attached. Their quality is renowned and Olga Polizzi, sister of Rocco Forte uses them to supply blankets for her hotels. Antiques hunting will take you right across the country, though some of the best dealers are concentrated in Burford and Stow on the Wold. Visit Cirencester for traditional crafts including glass blowing, pottery, and one of the Cotswolds' oldest saddle makers, Sydney Free. Local pubs within walking distance include The Swan at Southrop. Look out for Richard and Emma Keene’s Cotswold Premium Lager, sold by the keg to a handful of local pubs. Like most of the fantastic local produce here, the Keenes like to keep their lager seasonal – wheat beer in the spring and a darker ale for the winter months.
AN AWARD WINNING TEAM The Lakes is a joint venture between yoo ltd and The Raven Group, two leaders in their fields at the forefront of luxury real estate development. The Raven Group is an entrepreneurial property development company operating in both the residential and commercial sectors within the UK and abroad. It also specialises in hotel, resort and second home driven opportunities throughout the world. The Group is nationally recognised as a specialist in converting Grade I and II listed buildings and are winners of the ‘What House' Sunday Times Gold Award for ‘Best Renovation' and the Mercedes-Benz Best UK Property Award for ‘Best Conversion.’
OUTSTANDING DESIGN yoo is a collaboration of ideas; the experience of the world’s most celebrated designer, Philippe Starck, matched with the vision of property entrepreneur John Hitchcox. These leaders in their field have come together with a ground breaking concept: a world leading design company offering the design visions of Kelly Hoppen, Jade Jagger, Marcel Wanders, Anouska Hempel and Philippe Starck in extraordinarily designed living spaces around the world from New York to Buenos Aires, Marrakech to Mumbai. Some people dream of living differently. yoo makes it happen.
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