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Luxury lakeside living, The Lakes by yoo, England

The Lakes by yoo is set in the heart of The Cotswolds and is the perfect weekend retreat at just over an hour’s drive outside of London, England.

Set around a network of six lakes spread over 650 rural acres, The Lakes by yoo is a joint venture with The Raven Group and is a unique combination of beautiful country living and all the urban luxury you could imagine – from very stylish interior design to a concierge service that can have your home prepared for your arrival and your fridge stocked when you arrive. The eco-chic homes by yoo is a number of firsts all rolled into one development – it’s the first time yoo has gone to the country (in The Cotswolds) and it’s the first time Jade Jagger for yoo designs have been available in the UK. Buyers at The Lakes can pick which plot their home will be on as well as a choice of interior design from: the yoo in-house design studio, Jade Jagger designs for yoo, or Kelly Hoppen designs for yoo. Minimalist in design, they bring sleek modern city glamour to the weekend country retreat.

Within easy traveling distance from London, the luxury homes are a second home concept hoping to help busy families return to a nostalgic form of weekending based around a commitment to quality time and fun.

The Lakes strive to adhere to a concept of sustainable luxury, with a dedicated on-site ecology manager responsible for creating and maintaining wildlife and flora habitat, including nationally scarce species. Other sustainable initiatives at The Lakes include an on-site organic farmers market, the usage of sustainable timber in the construction process and the option for owners to purchase solar panels, rainwater harvesting and wind turbines on their homes.

From the outside, homes at The Lakes by yoo look identical; sleek contemporary glass-fronted houses over-looking the Clearwater lakes. The floor to ceiling windows flood the interiors with light and each home has a large decked area that extends over the lake.

In addition to the luxury waterside homes, there is the option of a home style designed around a rural loft or barn. These homes will each be set within a woodland plot measuring one acre and inspired by local agricultural style buildings and architecture. Using natural Cotswold stone roof tiles and green oak, these traditionally styled, yet contemporary homes, complete with outdoor pools, are surrounded by the estate’s lush woodland offering total privacy.

For the interiors, you have various interior design options to choose from; designs by yoo’s in-house design team led by Julieann Humphryes and those created by Jade Jagger and Kelly Hoppen—these homes certainly have the wow factor.

Both minimalists in design they bring sleek modern city glamour to the weekend country retreat—where do we sign?

For more information or to buy visit or telephone: +44 (0) 1367 250066.

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November 20, 2012 | Property | View comments

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