The Glasshouse, GL7

£18,000 per week Fees May Apply

4 bedroom to rent in GL7 3

The Glasshouse, GL7


This luxury Cotswold house is situated within a private estate surrounded by lakes and woodland just outside Lechlade-on-Thames in the Cotswold's. This extraordinary home which is east-facing could be described as sitting `in the lake distinguishing it from any other house on the estate. The interior space on three levels extends to over 6,000 square feet and from the terrace, which is 2,000 square feet in itself, you have a panoramic view of three different lakes.

The harmony between landscape and interior, architecture and nature, was a key design determinant with the house, particularly regarding sight lines, materials, colours and lighting. All these aspects work together to ensure the properties sense of timelessness.

The exterior wood was subjected to the ancient Japanese art of burning timber, a technique that is natural and free from chemical preservatives, paints and retardants, to provide a long-lasting, fire-resistant finish. The eco-credentials of the house do not end there. Despite the vast expanses of glass walls, which are a staggering 7cm thick, the energy consumption of the house is very low due to the use of a variety of green technologies including air thermal heat pump, solar panels, heat recovery systems and triple-glazed glass.

The interior design makes use of earthy, light and transparent materials; dark wood, dark metal and bright white walls, ceilings and doors compliment the glass structure. Cooks will be in their element; the Varenna kitchen boasts both a pizza oven and a tandoori oven. The lighting is courtesy of Bocci, Tom Dixon, Davide Groppi and Phillipe Starck. Meanwhile, the stairs are carved from one 500-year-old tree from Slovenia and the huge artwork which hangs in the stairwell and adds a vital splash of colour to the space.

In the basement there's a sauna, Jacuzzi, snooker table, bar and nine-seater cinema and, while it is 3.5m under water, light streams in from above during the day. On the first floor you have four suites with marble bathrooms. This Cotswold rental is only a 30 minute drive from Daylesford and 40 minute drive from Soho Farmhouse.

This is available for half term, Christmas stay and New years eve.

  • Modern Luxury House
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Swimming Pool/Spa Facilities
  • Private Tennis Courts and Cinema Room
  • Stunning views of the Lakes
  • Monthly Rent: £43,333.00
  • Deposit Amount: £60,000
  • Minimum Tenancy: 1 month
  • Council Tax Band: H
£18,000 per week Fees May Apply

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