The Lakes by yoo


So who are yoo? yoo is a pioneering vision for living and the result of a partnership between property entrepreneur John Hitchcox and the ubiquitous designer, Philippe Starck. These leaders in their field have come together with a single ground breaking concept: a world leading design company offering the design visions of Kelly Hoppen, Jade Jagger, Marcel Wanders, Anouska Hempel & Philippe Starck in extraordinarily designed living spaces around the world from New York to Buenos Aires, Marrakech to Mumbai.

When The Explorations Company and ‘yoo’ first met and started to exchange details of each others core brand values it became instantly apparent that a working partnership should be the logical next step. Although each company is in a different but complementary industry sector, the exacting standards which we aim to deliver in all that we do for our respective clients makes us a perfect match.

The similarities in our history, location, core brand values, client base, and geographical areas in which we each operate such as Africa, Asia and South America, meant that a partnership would actually have been difficult not to contemplate and so it made total sense to do so.

We are therefore delighted that our two companies have agreed to work together on a number of joint marketing and promotional initiatives from which we believe our clients will benefit.

Since 1999, yoo has worked with international developers, designing landmark residential and hotel projects throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North and South America and the Middle East.

Nearer to home and only a stones throw away from our own Head Office in Southrop is the award winning ‘The Lakes by yoo’ development which sits amongst a 650 Acre development site in the middle of the Cotswold’s in the UK, providing second homes set amongst 500,000 trees and 3 lakes.

Award winning design complemented by stunning clear water lakes and natural woodland offering privacy, security and seclusion for each of the luxury waterfront homes. Prices range from £925,000 to £3,500,000 and are available to purchase or as exclusive holiday lets by special arrangement. To arrange a private viewing please contact

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‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many a big thank you from us.

Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!

I could go on but I'll spare you.

Thanks a million

Judy and Mike’

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