Somerford Keynes, Cotswold Water Park & surrounding area
Milly's cottage is a super cute country cottage nestled on the shoreline of Somerford Lagoon commanding a breathtaking vista across the lagoon and benefits from being one of a limited number of properties to have a pontoon to allow for easy access to the water for sailing (non motorised) during April through to September. Deceptive in its size there are 5 bedrooms allowing 10 to sleep plus two pull out truckle beds so you can squeeze two more in if you wish! (*extra cost of £40 per person).
Further benefits include a south-facing tiered decking, perfect for al fresco dining, large open-plan ground floor accommodation with inglenook-style fireplace and wood-burning stove for those cosier nights. Downstairs cloakroom, large country kitchen with breakfast bar. Five bedrooms to the first floor comprising two double en-suite bedrooms, one twin with pull out truckle, one bunk bed and a single bedroom with pull out truckle. These rooms share a family bathroom.
Entrance through to Hallway.
Open Plan Living / Kitchen and Dining Room with large L shaped size sofa, easy chair and TV with DVD player. At the other end of the living room is a cosy knook with two seater sofa and wood burning stove. French doors to south facing decking area. Dining area has a large oak table and ten chairs for dining.
Kitchen, fully equipped with range oven, dishwasher, fridge / freezer, microwave plus washing machine and tumble dryer. A breakfast bar with seating and plenty of room to chat and be sociable whilst preparing meals.
Cloakroom with WC and washbasin.
Bedroom 1 with bunk beds and chest of drawers. (sleeps 2) Bedroom 2 one single bed with pull out truckle bed (can sleep 2). Bedroom 3 with two single beds, chest of drawers and pull out truckle bed (can sleep 3)
Bedroom 4 with king size double bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, plus Ensuite Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin. Step out onto your balcony with lake views.
Bedroom 5 with king size double bed, with wardrobe and large Ensuite bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wshbasin. Separate step in shower.
Family Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and washbasin.
(*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).
The ground floor opens out onto a spacious decked area with charcoal BBQ and seating for eight around one large dining table. The decking area is south-facing and is one of only a few to enjoy a private pontoon reached through a gated set of steps that leads directly onto the Somerford Lagoon. This property is ideal for those looking to enjoy both the tranquillity of the lakeside location and the opportunity for the various water sports guests can enjoy on the lakes. 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. Pets allowed. No Smokers. Friday Changeover in high season. There is a security deposit of £500 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.