Lower Mill Estate, Cotswold Water Park & surrounding area
What fabulous views! What a home! Located down a little walkway and with relaxing views extending right across the lake, this holiday home is simply heart-warming, it just makes you feel welcome the moment you arrive. The location, the lakes and the facilities make this one of the best choices for families. From your front door you can walk or cycle for miles across open countryside weaving through lakes and forna, alternatively you can stroll in less than 5 mins to the super-smart indoor pool, or how about arrange for a beauty treatment in the spa? It's all here and there is something for everyone! The property is spread across three floors with the open plan ground floor and ceiling to floor glass doors throwing light inwards. Upstairs are five well proportioned bedrooms and bathrooms, most with great views. We love it and for good reason. This is perfect for a large family group surrounded in a contemporary home and within one of the Cotswolds' most exclusive destinations.
If you can find this property less expensive elsewhere, tell us, we'll beat it!
Please note: the facilities in the Artspa are being updated during 2017. Please contact us to check if this may have a bearing on your stay at the Estate
Entrance through to hallway, leading to open plan living space, with contemporary oak floors throughout.
Kitchen, fully fitted, is an individually designed open plan space which is comprehensively equipped with a double oven and grill, a five-ring gas hob, and all the essentials for modern family living including a washer dryer, family-sized built in fridge freezer, dishwasher and built in microwave.
Living/Dining area has two two three-seater sofas, plus additional seating, with a modern wood-burning stove, a flat screen TV, DVD and Digibox. Along one wall are sliding floor-to-ceiling doors which open onto the sun deck and provide beautiful, uninterrupted views of the lake and surrounding nature reserve, There is a nine-seat table for family dining.
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin
Bedroom Two with a double bed (4ft 6in) wardrobe and chest of drawers plus Ensuite Bathroom with bath, shower over with WC and washbasin. There is also a balcony overlooking the lagoon.
Bedroom Three with two single beds and balcony too, plus wardrobe.
Bedroom Four with two single beds with wardrobe
Bedroom Five with single bed with chest of drawers.
Family Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and washbasin
Master Bedroom, with double-bed (4ft 6in), fitted wardrobes and Ensuite Bathroom with bath (shower over) WC and washbasin. The room occupies the whole of the second floor and enjoys panoramic views.
The sun deck opens directly onto a grassed area leading down onto the lake.
The Lower Mill Estate is a 450 acre private nature reserve, making it a nature lover's paradise. As a guest, you are free to enjoy the whole Estate at your leisure. You may want to enjoy a peaceful walk around one of the beautiful lakes, fish, and bird watch from one of the hides or sail on one of the lakes. Artspa offers indoor, outdoor (heated) and eco pools, as well as a state of the art gymnasium and an exceptional selection of spa treatments. A small farm shop is situated in Mill Village, offering all of the essentials. Also available is local bike hire for adults and kids and canoe, kayak and paddle board hire for adults and kids (subject to water temperature).
As a guest, unlimited access to Artspa is included in your stay!
Please advise Manor Cottages at the time of booking if your party is a single sex group. Cot and high chair available.
No Smoking. Friday changeovers only, or Mondays for Short breaks (to Friday). One pet welcome.
Please note: The owner requires a £500.00 Security Deposit to be paid to the management company by card in advance of arrival.
Lower Mill is one of the prime locations within the Cotswolds and specifically the Cotswold Water Park. It is situated approx five miles outside the historic Roman town of Cirencester (sometimes described as the 'capital of the Cotswolds') and very much in the heart of the Cotswold region, making it an excellent base for exploring the wider Cotswold area.
The Lower Mill Estate is a private community of architecturally designed homes, all set within a private 500 acre nature reserve, with two Sites of Special Scientific Interest and a host of wildlife and fauna that make it quite unique in this part of the country. The majority of the houses within the nature reserve are used by their owners as weekend/holiday homes. Many of the owners are families with young children or couples who enjoy the peace, the nature and the tranquillity that this location affords. Added to this are the varied outdoor activities available including walking, sailing, fishing, cycling, tennis and swimming to owner-organised community festivals on the August Bank holiday and New Year holidays.
The few houses that are available for holiday rentals are ideally suited to family gatherings and guests who want to relax in a beautiful home and enjoy the amazing natural outdoor environment and ArtSpa. It is not suited to noisy parties - hen and stag parties are prohibited! As a guest, you are free to enjoy the whole Estate at your leisure. Many people comment that Lower Mill often feels like a time warp back to days when children can run about freely and safely (with the resepct of water of course). You may want to enjoy a peaceful walk around one of the beautiful lakes, fish, and bird watch from one of the hides or sail on one of the lakes. Artspa offers indoor, outdoor (heated) and eco pools, as well as a state of the art gymnasium and an exceptional selection of spa treatments. A small farm shop is situated in Mill Village, offering all of the essentials.
Free access passes to the on-site ArtSpa, a luxury spa with slate lined 20 metre indoor and outdoor heated pools, outdoor plunge eco pool, steam room, sauna, fully equipped gym and treatment rooms for a range of massages and spa beauty sessions.
Lower Mill also has two tennis courts, two children's play areas, 450 acres of private nature reserve with lakeside walks and cycle routes. Wildlife includes over-wintering wildfowl, otters, owls, bats, deer and the first European beavers to be introduced into England.