The Glasshouse
Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3GE
United Kingdom



Furnished: YES
Type: Villa
Bedrooms: 4 BR
Bathrooms: 5
Area: 562.0M² (6050 sq ft)
Exterior area: 232.0M² (2500 sq ft)
Council Tax Band: TBC


Rent£4,500 per night
Phone: +447961984841
Rubens Brotto
Managing Director - Super Prime Division
Claudia Sylvester
Head of Partnerships - Super Prime Division
London City | 1 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND, United Kingdom.


"...seems to be an extension of the water. It’s hard to see where the house ends and the water begins." - THE TIMES

The Glasshouse is situated within a private estate surrounded by lakes and woodland just outside Lechlade-on-Thames in the Cotswolds. 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 property’s 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.

Technical Specification:

  • Daikin Heatpump heating/cooling systems
  • Daikin air conditioning Sonos integrated speakers
  • Mechanical ventilations systems (SIBER/ Atlantic)
  • Whole house hard water filter
  • External electrically operated awnings
  • Automated electric blinds
  • KNX bespoke home automation system
  • Intruder alarm system
  • Insect blinds
  • Automated roof terrace doors
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Poliform kitchen with Gaggenau & SMEG appliances & Liebherr refrigeration
  • Integrated Gas Tandoori Oven
  • Professional cinema system including Atmos/Klipsch speakers, Sony projector and Pioneer system sound system


  • Car Parking
  • Exclusive Gated Community
  • Exclusive Residents Amenities
  • Externally and Internally Designed to a High Specification
  • Gated and secure development
  • Lake Access
  • Roof Terrace


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"...seems to be an extension of the water. It’s hard to see where the house ends and the water begins." - THE TIMES

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