Cirencester, Cotswold Water Park & surrounding area
Set overlooking Howell's mere Bryony is a wonderful choice for a family holiday. Contemporary and detached Bryony is an impressive 5 bed lakeside property that is furnished to a high and distinct standard. Features of note include a spacious enclosed ground floor terrace with outdoor furniture, a wood burning stove in the spacious living area on the first floor as well as a rear balcony accessed from the living area enjoying views across Howells Mere Lake. The property, as you would expect, is very well-equipped and high spec kitchen comfortably caters for ten guests. We really like this property as it has a sense of calm and serenity, mainly due to its fabulous view towards Howells Mere lake.
For families and friends alike, plenty of space to relax and unwind, socialise and sit outside. Naturally and as you would expect, guests have full access to the Spa and Gym as well as the three pools. Ideal for familes and children, it is equally a great location for friends to enjoy a get away.
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
Access on the ground floor, where you will find three bedrooms and family bathroom
Bedroom One with twin single beds. Wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom Two overlooking the lakes. Superking size double bed with Ensuite WC, washbasin and shower. TV. Built in wardrobes and direct access to decking where the BBQ and sitting area for 8.
Bedroom Three King size double bed. Built in wardrobes. Direct access to decking area.
Spacious family bathroom with WC, washbasin bath and shower cubicle.
Climb the stairs and you will arrive at the beautiful contemporary large L shaped living space with living room and kitchen. Floor to ceiling windows and skylights let light cascade through even on our wintry days. Views across beautiful Howells mere lake.
Kitchen with a cool contemporary high gloss finish, enjoy cooking and socialising while your family or guests stand at the breakfast bar to chat. Fully equipped, a large fridge freezer, wooden flooring throughout, 5 ring gas hob and oven, dishwasher, washing machine. Kettle and toaster.
Ultra modern glass Dining table comfortably sits 10. Sonos muisic system and step out onto decking area for views of Howell's Mere Lake.
Living Room with two modern sofas to seat three and two people. Take in the views or enjoy some family time, there are games, TV with Sky and DVD player. The log burner will bring the cosiness required on those long lazy days.
Sliding doors take you out to the decking area with a spiral staircase leading you down to the main outdoor seating area on the ground floor.
Also on the first floor is bedroom 4 with two single beds, TV, chest of drawers and your own private balcony with table and seats for two.
Bedroom 5: You'll love this, above the living room is a mezzanine with super king size suite, TV and large en suite bathroom with WC, washbasin and large walk in shower. Look at the views from bed!
The property has a large decked area which is accessed from two of the ground floor bedrooms. From the first floor is a balcony - both areas have seating and enable guests to look across the lagoon. The property is detached.
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 highchair available.
Sorry No Pets. No Smoking. Friday changeovers only, or Mondays for Short breaks (to Friday). Other dates will be considered only at short notice
Please note £500 Security Deposit required by owners in advance of arrival.
We absolutely love the location and its focus on preserving the rural habitats and rural experience for guests travelling to this area - creating a unique holiday and memories. We find the area especially ideal for families given the way the area is organsied and managed. Be it the area being only open to those staying at Lower Mill, or whether it is the attractive surroundings or (of course!) the access to the amazing swimming pools - this is a destination in itself perfect for all age families but also ideal of groups of friends who fancy a trip into 'deepest, darkest Cotswolds'!! It really is exceptional.
The Lower Mill area is bustling with wildlife with over 3000 different species of wildlife across the area, they take conservation and nature very seriously. This means you will see all manner of differnt birds, butterflies, insects and so on - so please don't be scared (!!!) - it's here for good reason. Of course this does mean that you will probably see a wide variety of our eight -legged friends, but please be aware that the housekeepers do everything they can to keep the properties clear of spiders inside, but they can be determined!
There is a large spa with indoor and outdoor pools, the opportunity to have a massage or other beauty treatments all exclusive to certain properties during your stay. There is a tennis court, ample places to kick a ball and also a shop and restaurant, both open at selected times of the day and week during the course of the year. Everything you need is within walking distance.
Beyond the lakes, you have a wealth of places to visit, including Cirencester with its wide choice of shops and places to eat. Of course there are many villages also to pop and visit, some of the finest in the Cotswolds - but it all depends on whether you can be 'bothered' to leave the Estate. Once you come, we think you'll see why so many people come and stay again and again. Heavenly!!