Lower Mill Estate, Cotswold Water Park & surrounding area
Heron Cottage (price includes access to the ArtSpa!)
This good quality holiday cottage is located within the heart of the Lower Mill Estate, one of the Cotswolds' leading holiday spots and particularly popular with familes. The cottage is set in a quiet area, tucked down a little pathway; there is a south facing decking spot which looks towards a grassed area and Clearwater Lake beyond. It is perfect for families as there are superb facilities nearby including use of the indoor pool and spa at the Artspa. Equally couples who want to relax will enjoy this location, there is the Spa, many brilliant walks (including the Thames Path) and a good local pub about 15 mins walk away. Internally the property is spacious and well appointed, absolutely ideal for summer and winter months alike, particularly with the french doors for outdoor dining in summer or the woodburning stove for winter. Naturally there is an abundance of nature on your doorstep (often literally!) while for the more adventurous there are the many sporting activities of canoeing, kyaking, sailing to name a few all within a short drive. An excellent option for those who like this region of the Cotswolds.
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 with hooks for coats etc
Open Plan Living / Dining Room with two good size sofas, with wood burning stove, flatscreen TV, DVD player with french doors to south facing decking area. Table and six chairs for dining.
Kitchen, full equipped with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge / freezer, microwave plus washing machine.
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin
Master Bedroom with double bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, plus Ensuite Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Two with double bed, with wardrobe and chest of drawers*
Bedroom Three with bunk beds and chest of drawers.*
(*Please note that when booking, please specify which beds you require made up for your booking, and also if you require the use of extra beds, charged at an extra £40 per person per stay or per week)
Family Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin
The property has its own private decking area overlooking a stream and grassed area (partly owned by the property owners). There is a large circular table with benches. Within a short walk is the outdoor heated pool available Easter to October plus the tennis court. The property also has full access to the ultra modern and cool Artspa with its three pools, spa facility and gym too!
Heating and Elec incl all year. Cot & High Chair available. One small pet allowed. No Smokers. Friday Changeover in high season. there is a security deposit of £150 on this property.
Please note that the price includes access to the Artspa. Guests will be charged £50 for the loss of the access cards during their stay.
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