Lower Mill Estate, Cotswold Water Park & surrounding area
Overlooking Howell's Mere, Sparrowhawk House is an impressive, striking holiday home set in the heart of the Cotswolds Water Park - an eco haven, rich in nature, wildlife and traditional charm and, in our opinion, an absolutely exceptional choice for families. This lakeside house sleeps 4 in two ensuite bedrooms, each overlooking a private deck and lake beyond; whilst upstairs the vast open plan space, a room which is flooded with light thanks to the wall of glass that also looks towards the lake. This room is very much the focal point of the property with super smart, contemporary furnishings creating a sense of peace while uou soak up the views. We were particularly attracted to the uber-kitchen which is super-smart. To help you keep healthy and the kids occupied, you've got access to an indoor pool including a gym, sauna and steam room (plus some treatments too!); alternatively you could pop to the bar/restaurant Balihoo which serves all day most of the year which is just 5 mins walk away. This is a wonderful home, bring your bikes, your boots and swimmers and you'll have a wonderful trip.
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
Master Bedroom - with double bed (4'6in), wardrobe, wall mounted TV plus Ensuite Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and washbasin. Light and bright, with large sliding doors to balcony.
Bedroom Two with twin beds, wardrobe with drawers, plus wall mounted TV; Ensuite Shower Room with walk in shower, WC and washbasin. As with bedroom one, there are sliding glass doors to a decking area.
Open plan Living Area with large l-shaped sofa, wood burning stove, wall mounted TV with Sky Family Pack and DVD player. Ample seating for 4 to 6 people.
Kitchen / Diner with induction hob, electric oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge and separate freezer, washing machine/dryer and ample storage. Dining table with 6 chairs.
There are sliding doors within the glass 'wall' which open to the terrace area, which gives fabulous views.
On the ground floor (from the bedrooms) there is a decked area with seating and a table. From the first floor there is a second decked area with additional chairs, loungers and also a table.
Cot and highchair available.
No Smoking. Full Weeks in School Holidays please. Wifi available.
Please note: The owner requires a £250.00 Security Deposit to be paid to the owner in advance of arrival.
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
"Clean, well equipped and in a fantastic location, within easy reach of the lower mill estate's facilities. Great choice for a family break. Mrs Sandham, April 2017."Sandham 2017-04-28
"“We had a great stay, in a wonderful surrounding area. There was much to discover and for children this is a special experience. The house was located directly on a small lake , it was very cozy, very tidy and it had everything we needed. Communication with Jo (the owner) was very good and we got answers always promptly to questions . We can recommend the house and the owner very highly and will come back definitely!” Mario July 2016"Mario 2016-07-29