Kingfishers Cottage 8

Somerford Keynes, Cotswold Water Park & surrounding area

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bathrooms: 2
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Property Information

This property benefits from membership of the Artspa facility (heated indoor / outdoor pools, as well as an eco-pool, sauna, treatment rooms, gym etc). Guests will be charged £50.00 if access cards are lost during their stay.

Kingfishers is a brilliant holiday cottage for families - small or large, or simply for those who like peace and comfort outside school holidays. It also has access to the fabulous spa with all its facilities. Located within the Cotswolds' 550 acre Lower Mill Estate nature reserve and just a minute's stroll from the River Thames, the property offers accommodation ideal for families with youngsters but also perfect for couples looking to relax. Internally, the cottage is welcoming and well furnished with your own grassed area outside, perfect for sitting / playing, with small and shallow stream and lake beyond. The Lower Mill is particularly attractive for families as there are many activities on offer including an outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, tennis court and walking as well as countless other activities nearby. In our opinion Kingfishers Cottage is perfect for families who are happy for their children to enjoy space and things to do or for those who would like the peace and quiet outside holiday times. Superb! Customers clearly love it, a recent comment says: 'the cottage is stunning and absolutely everything we needed was there.   We loved the area so much we've put the next date in the diary for a return visit!' Beat that!!
Please note that this is the sleeps 8 version of Kingfishers Cottage.

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 into Hallway.
Bathroom with WC and washbasin
Open plan Living / Dining / Kitchen area with views and french doors to rear area. Dining table comfortably seating 8. Corner sofa with ample space for 8 people. Woodburning stove, TV and DVD.
Kitchen with modern appliances, dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric hob and oven, separate fridge and freezer plus microwave.

Bedroom One with double bed, drawers and wardrobe, plus Ensuite Bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom Two with double bed, wardrobe and drawers.
Bedroom Three (fantastic fun for the young ones!) 4 built in bunk beds.
Bathroom Two with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin.

To the rear of the property (south facing) you have a good sized garden, with seating area.   A shallow stream runs through the garden with a bridge to a large grassed area giving lots of space for children to play. Customers have the use of the outdoor heated pool and sauna (Easter to end of October and the Christmas / New Year period) plus tennis court and there is a small Farm Shop within 2 mins of your front door! Excellent and varied fishing within the lakes, plus Spinney Lake is available for non-powered boats. Great area for family cycling and walking. 

Heating and Elec incl all year. Starter pack of logs supplied.  Only room for 1 infant in a cot at this property. Complimentary Wifi included.

No Pets. No Smokers. Ideally a Friday changeover please. Please note that guests are required to provide the owners with a cheque for £100 to act as a Breakages and Damages Deposit.

Map & Local Information

This property benefits from membership of the Artspa facility (heated indoor / outdoor pools, as well as an eco-pool, sauna, treatment rooms, gym etc). Guests will be charged £50.00 if access cards are lost during their stay.

This area of the Cotswolds is described as the Cotswold Water Park, which is the collective description for a huge number of lakes which cover this area. Water slides and fun parks it is not, calm and pleasant it certainly is, and although there are a plethora of places to stay and things to do for all age groups, the huge area that this covers always make it feel 'private'. There a miles and miles of cycle paths and walks that meander through the lakes, plus some lake based activities too such as sailing, wake boarding and even paintballing!

The Lower Mill Estate where Kingfishers Cottage is located, is a 450 acre private nature reserve. 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. You overlook a small stream and a large lake beyond with others very nearby. (Obviously we do urge you to take great care when near the water)

As a guest at LME, you are free to enjoy the whole Estate at your leisure where you have access to a tennis court, outdoor heated pool (certain times apply) and sauna. 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.

A small farm shop is situated in Mill Village, offering all of the essentials. There is also a very good pub within 15 mins walk, in the village of Somerford Keynes

Beyond the lakes is 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

Customer testimonials of this holiday property

Customer testimonials

5/5 based on 2 testimonials

"very practical, generously equipped"
Star Star Star Star Star Thompson 2016-11-16
"The cottage was lovely. Bigger on the inside than it appeared on the outside and well equipped. Loads of plates, cups, glasses, bowls, cutlery etc. in a small but well appointed kitchen with family size fridge-freezer, dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave and the godsend of a washing machine! Wifi was very strong . TV with Freeview and a built-in DVD player so bring some movies or box sets for night-time entertainment. Barely went off site because everything was right there! Really perfect! There's lots more to do in the area but if you just want somewhere to relax and feel safe and secure you couldn't pick a better place! We really loved it and hope to go back!"
Star Star Star Star Star Dr McCrisken 2016-08-01

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