With a secluded lakeside location on a private estate on the edge of The Cotswolds, The Glass House makes an idyllic escape for large family holidays, peaceful celebrations with your favourite people, and mellow days away with friends. Sleeping 8 guests, this luxurious holiday villa has a spa room with a hot tub and sauna, a professional cinema room, and a games area with a full size snooker table and bar. Outside and inside merge seamlessly via the glass walls, views of the tranquil lake and cotton wool clouds are forever in your sight.

Everything you need is right here at The Glass House, or on the wider estate, so you probably won’t feel the need to go anywhere else at all. Enjoy laid-back barbecues on the balcony that wraps around the house, take a plunge in the lake, relax in the waterside garden, soak up the astonishing views from the roof terrace. Onsite facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a spa, gym, tennis court, outdoor activities, a zip wire and watersports. Take a stroll or a bike ride around the lakes, through the meadows and woodlands, stop for coffee or lunch at The Lakes Bar & Kitchen, while away a few happy hours fishing or nature spotting.

If, on the other hand, a day out is calling, there’s so much to do in this part of the world. Just up the road is a Lechlade, a quiet town where you can have a pokey in the antiques shops and the Cotswold Christmas Shop, go for a wander along the Thames Path and take a relaxing boat trip on the historic waterway.

Go and explore The Cotswolds; pootle about the lanes to dreamy villages of honey-coloured stone cottages and quaint tea rooms. Visit Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, amble around and soak up the charm; spend a morning in Burford where the main street slopes down to the River Windrush, browse the little shops, stop at a pub for lunch.

There are several award-winning family attractions nearby, like the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens with over 260 species of animals; if reptiles fascinate you, Crocodiles of the World is a must, or if cars are more your thing, there’s the Cotswold Motoring Museum.

Those with a passion for ancient history will like Chedworth Roman Villa, or for English country houses and glorious gardens there’s William Morris’ Kelmscott Manor, the mansion house at Buscot Park, and further afield, though well worth the trip, is Blenheim Palace. If a more cosmopolitan day appeals, plan a day out in Cheltenham with its glorious Regency architecture, or to see the dreaming spires of Oxford.

But if you just want to stay put, who could blame you? The Glass House is hard to leave and there’s more than enough to keep everyone happy on the estate; if you’re here to celebrate a special occasion, there are private chefs to come and create a feast for you. This is a very special place to stay, somewhere you can truly unwind, a place to breathe, to love and enjoy.