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Lovely Cotswolds Holiday Home

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Lower Mill Estate, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Sleeps 6 adults

A lovely Cotswolds traditional home re-imagined with modern amenities. 4 bedrooms including two double rooms with en-suite full baths, 2 bedrooms each with one twin bed and a family bathroom. Downstairs is a fully outfitted kitchen, dining room and lounge as well as a toilet and a utility room with washer/dryer and freezer. Outside deck overlooking a lovely lawn and the Mill Stream (part of the Thames) with outdoor seating for 8. Croquet set and boules set provided for outdoor games on the lawn. Great place for a family or adults, with ArtSpa passes included.

The award-winning on-site spa features Europe's first outdoor eco-pool as well as two 20M heated pools - indoor and outdoor, steam room, sauna, gym, a restful reading lounge and treatment rooms, where you can pamper and indulge yourself to your heart's content.

And in the great outdoors of the estate, you'll be able to ramble or cycle through secret woodlands and meadows which are rich in rare wildlife (including a protected colony of beavers) as well as enjoying more energetic days canoeing, kayaking, sailing or swimming in one of Lower Mill's eight lakes and two rivers. There's a world of adventure waiting to be discovered - a chance to experience a Swallows & Amazons lifestyle in a perfect, safe, secure natural playground for children of all ages.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1150 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single


  • 2 master bedrooms with Queen size beds, both en-suite. 2 single bedrooms each with a twin bed and sharing a family bath. All bedrooms are upstairs....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet


  • There are 3 full bathrooms in the house. The double bedrooms are both en-suite. There is also a family bathroom for the twin bedrooms. There is also a half bathroom downstairs....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The estate offers private in-home dining through McBailes. A private chef will prepare a meal for you. Please ask for details and I will send you a PDF of the services....moreless


  • Games:

    Board games, chess, playing cards, croquet set, boules set....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Small selection of CDs....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Standard TV channels plus FreeView....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Available from on-site shop....moreless


  • Spa


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Views of lakes from the cottage, and situated in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park....moreless

  • Resort:

    There are two large, luxury slate-lined, heated swimming pools With a fully equipped gym and full service spa, steam and sauna....moreless

  • Rural:

    Situated in the heart of the south Cotswolds with bucolic villages & rolling hills. Only 4 miles from Cirencester, capital of the Cotswolds, with shops, restaurants, pubs and local markets....moreless

  • Village:

    Modelled on the style of local villages, the honey coloured, Cotswold holiday cottages nestle around the lakes, small rivers and streams of the Lower Mill Estate. Set within the Cotswold Water Park....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    high chairs can be obtained from the local property manager. Please let the property manager know if you need a high chair....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    ArtSpa passes provided during your stay. Fully equipped gym with weights, elliptical machines, rowing machine, stationary bicycles and treadmills. 2 heated pools, one indoor and one outdoors....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Underfloor electric heating downstairs and electric wall heaters upstairs....moreless

  • Internet:

    High-speed ADSL modem/router with TV connection and WiFi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    seats 7...moreless

  • Parking:

    1 designated parking spot. Additional onsite car park within short walk from house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline phones upstairs and downstairs....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    combination washer/dryer...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    Cafetiere (French Press) and Espresso maker available. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Dual oven, one fan-assisted, with glass/ceramic hob....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Small Juliet balconies in upstairs double bedrooms....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    For hire locally....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat rentals available at many places at the Watermark....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap-around deck surrounds sides and back of house and overlooks large lawn area and the Mill Stream (the Thames)....moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf course in Oaksey nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available in the Watermark...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawns on both sides with room for outdoor boules and croquet....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Available on the estate....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna


from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Bank Holiday
May 26 - Jun 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer
Jun 6 - Jul 13, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,250 $3,500
Summer Holidays
Jul 14 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 1 - Oct 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,050 $3,000
October Half Term
Oct 20 - Nov 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Winter
Nov 3 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,050 $3,000
Xmas & New Year
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • refundableDamageDeposit $300


There is a $300.00 refundable deposit for damages

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/29/2017
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74 Miles
Nearest Airport
London Heathrow
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Kemble Station, Kemble
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Old Boathouse

Car: Recommended

The Estate

• 550 acres of private nature reserve, including seven lakes and three rivers

• Traditionally styled Cotswold stone holiday cottages

• Outdoor, heated pool (Open Easter to the end of October and over Christmas and New Year)

• Excellent and varied fishing

• Tennis court

• Children’s play area

• Trampoline

• Table tennis

• Close to Cirencester and convenient for exploring the Cotswolds

• Good transport links (approx 1.5 hours from West London)

• No large single sex parties are permitted on site

• Somerford Lagoon, being an internationally important site for wintering wildfowl, can only be used for non-powered water sports between 1st April and 30th of September. The footpath to the Southern and Eastern edge of Somerford Lagoon is not accessible from the 1st of October to the 31st of March, in order to minimize disturbance to the wintering wildfowl.

Spinney Lake is available for non-powered water sports throughout the year.


• There are two large, luxury slate-lined, heated swimming pools together with the UK's first Eco-Pool; a freshwater swimming pool purified entirely by water lillies! With a fully equipped gymnasium, a steam room, Scandinavian sauna, library, treatment rooms and a wonderful restful resident's lounge, the luxury health spa facilities will leave you spoilt for choice.

• The beautifully landscaped private gardens provide a peaceful haven to relax, chill out and watch the world go by, complete with sunbathing decks and hammocks! The spa is literally just a few minutes stroll from Mill Village 43.

• As part of your holiday package, you will receive a temporary membership to the spa, so that you can take full advantage of all of the amazing facilities during your break.

Fun for all the Family

• Children of all ages are very welcome and there is plenty to do for the entire family.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: We currently live in the United States, in California, but as one half of us was born in England and spent the first 35 years of life in England, we were endlessly planning trips to England and absolutely love the Cotswolds. It is a bucolic place and we felt so fortunate to have been able to purchase this lovely home on this beautiful estate.

Why Somerford Keynes, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK:
We have traveled all over Europe, but always come back to England. The Cotswolds holds us captive due to the beauty of every season. We love going to the local pubs whether it be to sit by a warm fire in the winter or spend a lovely Sunday having lunch outside in the gardens. We are avid walkers and have literally walked from our house to London along the Thames, staying in Inns along the way. We planned the walk ourselves and managed to walk between 12 -18 miles a day and at the end of each day, we were rewarded with a refreshing pint at some great Inn's. We loved the walk, but were absolutely happy to get back to Dragonfly at the end!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Old style thatched cottage with all mod cons.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/29/2017

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  • Dragonfly at sunset

    Dragonfly at sunset

  • Path through and under Dragonfly

    Path through and under Dragonfly

  • Hallway


  • View towards dining room

    View towards dining room

  • Well-equipped kitchen

    Well-equipped kitchen

  • One of the single bedrooms

    One of the single bedrooms

  • Another single bedroom

    Another single bedroom

  • Family bathroom

    Family bathroom

  • Outside deck by the Mill Stream

    Outside deck by the Mill Stream

  • View from kitchen

    View from kitchen

  • Winter sunset

    Winter sunset

  • The Wild Duck Inn

    The Wild Duck Inn

  • Backside view

    Backside view

  • Fireplace


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Master bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

    Master bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

  • A Master Bedroom

    A Master Bedroom

  • Landing


  • Bathroom detail

    Bathroom detail

  • Wrap around deck

    Wrap around deck

  • The ArtSpa pools

    The ArtSpa pools

  • Local food at the Baker's Arms

    Local food at the Baker's Arms

  • Local beer garden

    Local beer garden

VRBO #699295

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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