The Lakes by yoo - outdoor pool

The Lakes by yoo, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire (UK) – where you can design and build your own dream home.

The 850 acres Lakes by yoo second home estate in the Cotswolds offers the perfect getaway close to London (90min drive). The vision behind the estate is to create luxurious and contemporary designer lakeside and woodland second homes in private, secure and peaceful surroundings for families to enjoy their time together. The estate has space for 160 homes, with around 40 of the highly desired plots left available.

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Homes are designed in a bespoke manner to suit the needs and likes of every owner family. Houses have to adhere to sustainability standards and there are nine base designs to choose from that are at the core of each house. Once a plot has been selected the in-house architect will work with the owner to create their dream home, whilst championing sustainable building at the same time. House frames are made of stress-graded timber and clad in high-quality Russian larch, house foundations are steel-reinforced. As a result, all homes meet very high standards of energy efficiency and the exteriors are simple to maintain. Most homes range from 1300 – 7000 sq feet however, all homes are customised according to buyer’s needs and wishes. Residents at the Lakes by yoo have added a wealth of individual innovations and features to their properties, from sustainable technologies to private lakes and rooftop pools. Bespoke design is championed at the Lakes to make sure each owner can create their dream home.

The Lakes by yoo - House at the Lakes

Furthermore, maintenance doesn’t need to be a worry of the home owner, as the Lakes by yoo offers a full concierge service that not only helps residents to quickly feel at home – the team also looks after everything from child-care, housekeeping and professional chefs to home maintenance. An array of onsite activities, available for owners and their families make sure there is always plenty going on. The Lakes by yoo offer a kids club, food options, private chefs as well as outdoor activities such as sailing, fishing and canoeing – and of course it’s possible to swim in all of the 10 freshwater lakes on the estate. The vast spaces are perfect for long walks and bike rides and there is also a spa offering a wide range of treatments and indoor pool / sauna / steam room for owners and their families to use. The Lakes by yoo is the perfect place to build your bespoke, design-led family (second) home close to London.

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