Lower Mill Estate, Cotswold Water Park & surrounding area
Jackdaws is one of our finest holiday cottages located in the Cotswolds Water Park, situated in a prime location overlooking and enjoying direct access to a lake from your private deck! The area and cottage has always been popular with families with children of all ages, mainly because of its first rate facilities on site (incl a heated outdoor pool, tennis courts and miles of cycle paths) and therefore without any doubt we recommend this for families or those customers looking for a peaceful location with outstanding views. As you would probably expect, there is an abundance of wildlife, in fact the Cotswolds lakes are one of the largest Wildlife Reserves still in private hands in the UK. And all of this surrounds the property! Inside, the cottage has been very well cared for and furnished to a high standard; there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs and third bathroom downstairs with an inviting area with those great views too! Glorious!
Entrance hallway through to open plan living area
Bathroom with Shower, WC and washbasin
Living / Dining Room with table and chairs for 6 people. Two large, comfortable sofas, woodburning stove. TV, DVD player and stereo. French doors to private deck with table and chairs.
Kitchen, fully fitted with fridge, freezer, Nespresso Coffee Machine, electric hob and oven, microwave and washing machine.
Master Bedroom with king size bed, chest of drawers, plus Ensuite Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Two with king size bed, chest of drawers.
Bedroom Three with two beds. Please note that these beds are more suitable for children (and shorter adults!!).
Family Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, WC and washbasin.
Open plan lawn area to the front. To the rear is a raised, decked area which is fully enclosed with steps leading down to lower deck and the waters edge providing access to a mooring. Southerly facing providing stunning views across Somerford Lagoon. Please note there is no spa access with this property but full access to the open air swimming air pool, sauna and children's play area.
Heating and Elec incl all year. Starter pack of logs supplied. Travel Cot and High Chair available. Wifi available.
Sorry - no pets.
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 location is fantastic and plenty to do. Cottage was very nice. "cadwallader 2017-08-14
"I wish I could wake up every morning and step out to the most beautiful and peaceful view from the cottage deck. The beds were so comfortable. Everything was perfect ... even the weather! Mrs Walden, April 2017."Walden 2017-04-20