Lower Mill Estate, Cotswold Water Park & surrounding area
Set overlooking Howell's mere Goosewing is a wonderful choice for a family holiday. Contemporary and detached Goosewing is a 3 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 comfortably caters for six 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 three bathrooms
Bedroom One with a double bed (4ft 6in) and chest of drawers
Bathroom One with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin
Bedroom Two overlooking the lake with twin beds with sliding wardrobes, Ensuite Bathroom (Two) with shower, WC and washbasin. This room luxuriously looks out to the lake with sliding doors leading to outdoor decking.
Master Bedroom (no. three) with king size bed (5ft), sliding wardrobes and large Ensuite Bathroom (Three) with bath, shower over. This bedroom is also overlooking the lake with sliding doors to access decking area.
When you climb the stairs you 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, tumble dryer. Bosch kettle and toaster.
Dining table comfortably sits 6 around large dining table.
Living Room with two luxurious sofas to seat three and two people plus a large armchair. Take in the views or enjoy some family time, there are games, TV with Freeview and a wii to keep you and young at heart amused. 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.
You'll love this, above the living room is a mezzanine with a couple of extra sofas, perfect to send the children to play or for adults to relax, read and enjoy a little peace!
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.
Internet provided.available (BT hub).
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
Security Deposit requested by owners 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.