Sarah Doukas, Hampshire
Sarah Doukas, founder and CEO of Storm Model Management, had built a swimming pool but could not get out of her head an article she had seen about swimming ponds and an exploratory meeting she had with managing director Tim Evans...
"I find the lake a complete de-stresser, coming down from London. If I got into the swimming pool it wouldn’t de-stress me at all.
"The lake is a living thing that is evolving as the plants grow, and as more wildlife is attracted to it. By the lake, you are very much one with nature because birds, swallows and dragonflies come... you look up at the trees then sit on the edge, watching water-boatmen and tadpoles turning into frogs... I’ve seen herons come to refresh themselves, and foxes and badgers come to drink. It’s a great thing to see all the wildlife coming together so naturally.
"You’re watching all this and it stops you in your tracks - your normal life-tracks. I would definitely recommend it."