Coot Lodge is a spacious, family-owned contemporary oak-beamed barn on the private Lower Mill Estate nature reserve in the Cotswolds. A stunning property set in a quiet cul-de-sac location and overlooking a small reeded stream, you have miles of scenic walks from the front door and an abundance of local sporting, sightseeing and relaxing activities, including the beautiful Artspa with pools, steam, sauna and a gym.
Coot features a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area. It is furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard throughout. An abundance of warm oak and a gas stove also make it perfect for intimate entertaining. An enclosed deck runs the length of the building for BBQs and outside dining.
We have 3 ground floor bedrooms - sleeping 6 - plus room for a cot. A large mezzanine is used as a family entertainment area with TV, console games and table football. There is also has a sofabed which can be used as additional sleeping space.
HOUSE DETAILS: Walk through the front door and you'll find yourself in an bright, warm, oak-beamed barn, approximately 48' x 17'. The open plan space incorporates a well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar across the entire end of the room, with a comfortable living area (seating for 7), and a dining table and chairs looking out over the decked patio which runs the length of the building. Perfect for entertaining, the barn also has a large mezzanine level with wide-screen TV, table football, easy chairs and a sofabed.
The three bedrooms are on the ground floor off to the side of the main room. We have two double bedrooms and a twin. One en-suite bathroom and one shared bathroom complete the premises.
LOWER MILL ESTATE is a 650 acre nature reserve, home to a myriad of wildlife. There is also the Artspa, restaurant & shop (described below), playground areas, trampolines, a football/games area, table-tennis and tennis courts.
A very short walk from your front door is the £6m Artspa, with a heated indoor and outdoor pool, plunge pool (very cold!), sauna and steam room. There is a well-equipped gym, and tennis courts that can be booked by the hour. Your rental includes access for all guests to the Artspa. The Artspa also offers a wide range of spa treatments using 100% natural products.
A short stroll from the house is the family-friendly Ballihoo restaurant, offering a range of freshly made meals, coffees and afternoon tea. There is a small shop on site, offering a good range of grocery provisions.
There are numerous lakeside walks you can take without leaving the Estate. For some years now the Estate has supported the re-introduction of beavers into the protection of the nature reserve. There are spots around Flagham Fen where you can hope to catch a glimpse of these shy creatures at dusk or dawn.