Lower Mill Estate, Cotswold Water Park & surrounding area
Woodlark is a distinct lakeside house located in the heart of the Howells Mere, overlooking the lake and, in our opinion, an excellent choice for gamilies and groups. Built to sleep 10 people in 5 bedrooms (plus 4 bathrooms), the property is immaculately presented with the bedrooms on the ground and first floor; the top floor is given over to the kitchen-dining-living area which has fabulous views across the lake, plus a terrace - of course!! Outside you're surrounded by a peaceful set up, ideal for cycling around (or walking), Nature Trails and many other lakes to enjoy; there is also the nearby restuarant/bar about 5 mins walk away which serves food and drinks, and then there is indoor pool and spa - a true treat for all and available all year round for guests. If you would like to visit a classic village pub, then about 15 mins walk away is one of Somerford village. In short you've got everything here!! A great choice
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 hanging and boot space.
There are two bedrooms on the ground floor - both with views overlooking the lake, and each with access to a terrace.
Bedroom One with king size double (5ft) bed with Ensuite Shower room plus WC and washbasin
Bedroom Two Single bed with pull out truckle bed on request
Bathroom Two - shower room with WC and washbasin
There are three bedrooms on this floor
Bedroom Three with a king size double bed (5ft) with Ensuite Shower Room with wc and washbasin
Bedroom Four with king size double bed (5ft)
Bedroom Five is a bunk room, ideal for children.
Bathroom Four with bath, hand held shower plus WC and washbasin
A very light room with great views!
There is a large sofa, plus additional armchairs, a 42in TV with freeview and DVD and Wii plus a wood burning stove.
Kitchen is very well equipped with 5 ring gas hob, multiple ovens, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, washing machine and microwave. There is a Dining Table with 10 chairs and easily seats this number.
Free Wifi. Sorry No Pets. Access to spa and indoor pool. Cot & High Chair available.
£500 damages deposit is required.
Set in the heart of The Lower Mill Estate this is a cracking location for a family heading to enjoy one of the most attractive corners of the Cotswolds. The Lower Mill itself is a 450 acre private estate that includes a wild nature reserve, miles of cycle tracks and paths, an indoor pool all located in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park. (Please do confuse the name with water slides or fun parks, the Cotswold Water Park is in fact a nature lover's paradise, one of the UK's largest 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 20 years with the (re)introduction of wildlife to its natural environment right at the heart of the development from what was once a huge area of quarrying stone.
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