Lower Mill Estate, Cotswold Water Park & surrounding area
If total peace and beautiful views appeal, then Lake View is for you - a striking lakeside holiday home at the Lower Mill Estate which is perfect for families. Located deep within this 500 acre nature reserve, deep in the Cotswold Water Park, this uber-cool detached house enjoys an uninterrupted view across the lake with direct access also a key feature. Inside the property is presented in pale and natural colours, with the main feature the huge glass wall on the first floor living area which give you those breathtaking, bird's eye views - for 365 days of the year you'll be spellbound just as we were when we visited. What bliss to recline on the balcony or decking and absorb the watery scene! A smart sweep of sofa fronts the wood-burning stove and flat-screen TV. Everything is done in perfect taste, with a scattering of paintings, prints, books and magazines to make you feel at home.
Outside, as well as your private deck down to the lake shore, you can make use of the on-site facilities, which include membership of the ArtSpa (gym, sauna, spa, steam room, three pools). You can walk to the pub, while the honey-stoned loveliness of the Cotswolds is a short drive or cycle ride away. Yes please!!
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 lobby / hallway, with stairs up to open plan living space
Master Bedroom with King size double bed (5ft) with wardrobe and shelving and large sliding glass doors to decking, plus Ensuite Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin
Bedroom Two with King size double bed (5ft) with wardrobe and shelving, sliding glass doors to decking, plus Ensuite Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin
Bedroom Three with two single beds, with wardrobe and shelving.
Family Bathroom (three) with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin
Open plan living space with fabulous galss wall!
Living Area with two large sofas plus additional sofa, wood burning stove, huge flatscreen TV with Freeview and DVD player; sliding doors to terrace
Dining Area with large dining table with chairs to comfortably seat 6 / 8 people
Kitchen, fully equipped with gas hob, double oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier and large fridge freezer plus breakfast bar and stools
Playroom with sofa, TV and Sony Playstation (please bring games)
There is a terrace on the first floor and a decked area on the ground floor each with a table and chairs (and external stairs with stairgate). There is also access to the lake which of course must be considered with young children. Within a 5minute walk is the Artspa and its pools and gym and treatment rooms, plus tennis court and play area.
Sorry No Pets. Children Welcome. Full weeks in school holidays except at short notice. No Smokers. Friday changeovers only, or Mondays for Short breaks (to Friday). Other dates will be considered only at short notice. Extra sofa bed available £50. This property sleeps 6+1.
Note that the owners require a £300.00 Security Deposit 2 weeks before arrival at the property.
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.