Lower Mill Estate, Cotswold Water Park & surrounding area
Carp's Rise is a delicious lakeside holiday cottage, situated within one of the Cotswolds' most acclaimed locations' - the nature-rich, eco-friendly Cotswolds' Water Park. The cottage, a rare thatched building, is an absolute belter - the interior designer who owns the property has created a stunning home and one which is just as attractive (and suitable) for a family as it is for two sets of friends as there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The open plan living space downstairs has a cool, contemporary feel and is furnished with beautiful furniture and which opens out to private decked area which overlooks a small (sometimes large!) tributory of the River Thames. Upstairs the bedrooms, one with an Ensuite, are all carefully presented in gorgeous colours and with neat, unique touches. The cottage is blissful, relaxing and absolutely in tune with the local environment. With 500 acres to walk and cycle, a pub down the lane and total peace assured you can be certain of a great holiday. Totally relaxing indeed!
Entrance through to hallway with cloakroom
Living Space, open plan and spacious.
Living Area with two sofas, plus additional seating, wood burning stove, flatscreen TV and DVD player free Wifi and CD/iPod/iPhine player with a selectiuon of CD's DVDs and board games too! Doors to private decked area
Kitchen/Diner Area with a fully equipped kitchen, electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge and freezer, washing machine/dryer; large dining table to comfortably seat 6 people.
Cloakroom/Bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin.
Master Bedroom / Suite with king size double bed (5ft) with hanging hooks and storage unit with shelves and drawers, doors to small balcony, Ensuite Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, WC and washbasin
Bedroom Two with double bed (4ft 6in) and hooks for hanging
Bathroom Three with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin
Bedroom Three with single bed, plus an extra bed which can be pulled out to make into a double - not 2 separate single beds . Please note that these beds are in addition to the normal rental and are charged at £50 extra each, per weekend or per week. Hooks for hanging.
There is a storage unit on the landing for additional storage.
There is a decked area with table and chairs and lovely views beyond, plus a private grassed area to the side of the cottage. There is an outdoor swimming pool (heated April to October inc), tennis court for the use by Lower Mill guests only. There is also a shop nearby and you can walk to the pub, while the honey-stoned loveliness of the Cotswolds is a short drive or cycle ride away. A serenely luxurious retreat for an extended family group, or a bunch of friends.
Children Welcome. Cot and High Chair available (please bring own linen). This is a No Smoking Property.
There is a Security Deposit payable (£100) direct to the owner either by cheque or BACS before your arrival.
The Lower Mill Estate is a 450 acre private nature reserve, located in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park. Not to be confused with water slides or fun park, the Water Park is in fact a nature lover's paradise, including two Sites of Special Scientific Interest, with thousands of wildlife species all living in harmony with this very attractive part of Gloucestershire. The entire area has undergone a huge transformation over the last 15 years with the (re)introduction of wildlife to its natural environment right at the heart of the development.
As a guest, you are free to enjoy the area and specifically exclusive Lower Mill 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 respect of water of course) as there are literally miles and miles of paths and similar all around. Particularly appealing for families is that there are are no single sex parties allowed and also that where cars are permitted they MUST drive a 10mph!
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. A small farm shop is situated in Mill Village, offering all of the essentials. Within the Water Park area there are a loads of different activities to choose from ranging from Wake Boarding through to sailing, to fishing, paint balling - you name it!
Beyond the Water Park are a choice of local market towns, including Cirencester (4miles), Tetbury (8 miles) and Malmesbury (7 miles) all of which have interesting shops, markets and restuarants. This is a great location for enjoying the varied treasures of the Cotswolds.
In addition to being within easy reach of many picturesque Cotswold villages and the splendour of Roman towns like Cirencester and Bath, the Cotswold Water Park makes a great holiday destination because of the tremendous variety of activities on offer. Today the Cotswold Water Park is Britains largest water park, 50% larger than the Norfolk Broads, extending to over 40 square miles and includes: 133 lakes, 5 nature reserves, Country Parks with picnic and Barbecue sites, a Blue Flag bathing beach, an extensive network of footpaths, cycle ways and bridleways as well as extensive leisure and sporting activities. Many Cotswold attractions and villages are all within easy access
"The Cotswolds water park is a great location for families with children. Carps Rise itself had a 5 star feel about it was a real home from home and we felt totally relaxed there. Mr Ward, April 2017."Ward 2017-04-19
"The decor and finishes in the property are lovely. It is so well equipped. ‘Home from home’. Mrs Barbour, April 2017."Barbour 2017-04-21
"We had a wonderful stay at Carps Rise. It was clean, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable. We hope to return one day. Mrs Dobson, July 2017."Dobson 2017-07-01