CONTEMPORARY, FAMILY OWNED HOME IN COTSWOLDS NATURE RESERVE.

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Liz Wren

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CONTEMPORARY, FAMILY OWNED HOME IN COTSWOLDS NATURE RESERVE.

Lower Mill Estate House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom house ideal for family get-togethers

Songthrush is a spacious, family-owned contemporary home on the private Lower Mill Estate nature reserve in the Cotswolds Water Park. A fabulous 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.

Families are particularly welcome, with plenty of activities for all ages. Children are well catered for with games & books, well behaved dogs are welcome.

The Estate is a 650 acre nature reserve, home to a myriad of wildlife. There is a fabulous (inclusive) Art Spa with indoor/outdoor pools, gym and treatment rooms, as well as playground areas, trampolines, a football area and table-tennis and tennis courts. A small shop and café is 150m walk

Lower Mill Estate comprises exclusive, private villages committed to ecological best practice, with wonderful facilities, a luxury family spa plus over 550 acres of pure Cotswold countryside to explore.

On site you will find 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 a tennis court 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 plant-extract Pevonia products.

There is a small shop and cafe on site which opens in peak hours, offering a good range of grocery provisions, as well as great coffee & tea, patisserie and light lunches. They sell tasty home-made frozen meals and can also provide gourmet dining direct to your front door.

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.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Liz Wren

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Contemporary, family owned home in Cotswolds nature reserve.
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
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Contemporary, family owned home in Cotswolds nature reserve.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451157
Lower Mill Estate Cotswold
Bournemouth
5

Songthrush - a beautiful home from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
I researched many properties in the Cotswold Water Park vicinity before booking Songthrush. They all looked fantastic and I found it hard to choose. However, I now have no doubt whatsoever that I made the right choice. Songthrush is a beautiful house. It accommodated 9 of us comfortably. The kitchen is well-equipped. The bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable. The family games supplied provided hours and hours of fun. We enjoyed family walks, hearty pub meals and lots and lots of restful family time. The visiting swans kept us entertained – ignore them and they tap on the window! The Spa is lovely and, as it is just a stone’s throw away, it’s as if it is part of the house! Liz (the owner) was as friendly and helpful in person as she was via email. We loved it so much that we've already booked another break. Thank you, Liz.
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you all enjoyed yourselves at Songthrush. The swans missed you after you left - one settled down to wait just outside the back door - he was obviously hoping to see you again! The area does seem to have an amazingly relaxing effect on all that visit, and it is the perfect way to escape the pressures of every day.

We look forward to seeing you again later this year.
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Contemporary, family owned home in Cotswolds nature reserve.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451157
Lower Mill Estate Cotswold
5

Just the job!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Weren't sure where to go for a week long family reunion but this turned out the
ideal solution.
A mixture of 30 50 and 70 year olds (and a dog) all enjoyed the relaxed pace
of Songthrush and the Lower Mill Estate.... but with plenty of walking, cycling
and lake activities for those feeling more energetic.
Plenty of room for all 9 of us and everything you could need in the very comfortable accommodation.
Spa Pool next door an added bonus and encouraged an early swim.
Recommended!
business
Contemporary, family owned home in Cotswolds nature reserve.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451157
Lower Mill Estate Cotswold
5

Great for Family Parties & Friends

Great for Family Parties & Friends
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We are four middle age friends who stayed at "Songthrush" for four days at the end of March. We were looking for a peaceful, relaxing break

We were immediately impressed with the house which is spacious & modern in design.The fixtures & fittings are very good quality. The lounge has a log burning stove which was invaluable as the weather was very cold outside - the house on the other hand was cosy & welcoming. All we needed for home entertainment is there- TV, DVD player etc. Obviously take your own laptop/tablet. The kitchen is fully equipped so you can cater for your party with ease. All five bedrooms have comfortable beds with luxury bedding & the whole house is spotlessly clean. The booking procedure was made easy by the owner who replied to enquiries immediately & gives you clear instructions for getting there & getting in to the gated estate

Outside the Spa facilities are directly opposite the front door. To the rear is a large patio bordering the stream at the rear. A pair of swans came up from the stream on to the patio & introduced themselves several times on our visit. There is a profusion of wildlife on the estate & there are plenty of long walks around the many lakes in the Cotswold Water Park or you could use the one or more of the bikes parked on the patio. The owner will recommend pubs where you can eat within a reasonably short drive. Cirencester is not too far & is a charming & historic town with good pubs, restaurants & shops

We had a great four days & will no doubt return in the future. We would recommend this place to friends & family for a relaxing break out of season
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you had a good time despite the very cold weather Stephen. There is a lot to do in the area and the spa is always welcoming and warm. We swam outdoors today - 3deg C but a blue sky above us and we stayed warm in the water. Look forward to hearing from you again.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Contemporary, family owned home in Cotswolds nature reserve.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451157
Lower Mill Estate Cotswold
5

Great weekend with friends.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
Great house, very well equipped and in an excellent location. Very near to the Spa which was very welcomed after a day of cycling and walking etc.
Lots to do nearby, so didn't use the car all weekend.
Many thanks.
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great time. I love cycling in the area as there are no hills! It's also nice to be able to forget about the car and simply chill.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Contemporary, family owned home in Cotswolds nature reserve.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p451157
Lower Mill Estate Cotswold
5

Great Location and Set Up

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We hosted a family and friends gathering for two weeks at the house. It was a great location and Liz help make the accomadations work for three generations.

Everyone had fun at the pool and the playgrounds/playfields kept the kids active and created so many fun memories for them

We are looking forward to our trip next year....we feel we know the quality of the house and the wonderful help Liz will make it even easier the second time around

It was our first visit to the Cotwolds and found the area full of activities, good food, interesting villages and offered many options for us. The South Cerney Golf Club was an ideal location and layout for vacationers...
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Train
3 Miles
Kemble
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
M4 at Swindon
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Bakers Arms
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Car: recommended

Our nearest town is elegant, Roman Cirencester. A lively, attractive place full of smart shops, cafes & restaurants, a ‘real’ market, and a great arts centre. It has a Waitrose and Tesco – both of whom deliver to the Estate to take the ‘self’ out of catering. There are many beautiful Cotswold villages to explore, each with picturesque local pubs – many of which serve extremely good food.

There are comprehensive water-sports centres nearby, as well as jet skiing, cable skiing, water skiing, paint balling, sky diving, hot air ballooning, riding and golf.

For families, a short walk away is The Cotswolds Country Park & Beach, where you can hire cycles and boats, book sailing lessons, fish, cook a bbq and play on the sandy beach. Visit Butts Farm for baby animals and an award-winning farm shop & butcher; the Cotswold Farm Park, & Cotswold Wildlife Park.

There are also antiques in Tetbury, William Morris’s house at Kelmscott, Westonbirt Arbortorium and the Abbey at Tewkesbury.

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Availability & Rates

Lower Mill Estate House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter Holidays
Apr 4 2014 - Apr 24 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£1,380
7 nights
 
 
Spring
Apr 25 2014 - May 22 2014
£345
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,300
3 nights
 
 
Summer Half Term
May 23 2014 - May 29 2014
£1,450
7 nights
 
 
Early Summer
May 30 2014 - Jul 10 2014
£390
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,400
3 nights
 
 
Summer Holidays
Jul 11 2014 - Sep 1 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£1,780
7 nights
 
 
Autumn
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 23 2014
£375
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,360
3 nights
 
 
Autumn Half Term
Oct 24 2014 - Oct 30 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
£1,450
7 nights
 
 
Winter
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 20 2014
£300
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,040
3 nights
 
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 6 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
£2,050
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £250.00
Pet Fee £25.00
Notes Arrival time: 4pm onwards
Departure time: 10am

Monday and Friday are change-over days for arrivals and departures, other weekdays may be able to be accommodated dependent on bookings/demand. Weekend breaks are 3 nights. SORRY WE DO NOT OFFER 2 NIGHT STAYS AT WEEKENDS.

Bank Holiday weekends will be extended to cover the additional day, at special rates. Please enquire by email.
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Amenities

Lower Mill Estate House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 190 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Spa
  • Family
General:
  • Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , wet room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Fluffy white towels are included in the rental. However please bring your own swimming towels for use at the Spa.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
  • The double bedrooms are all capable of adding a cot. The master bedroom is a huge room with en-suite, on the 2nd floor of the house, and is particularly suitable for use as a family room. Blow-up beds for children and cots can be supplied, please ask when booking.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Books for Kids
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Wood Deck
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • equestrian events
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The house is a firm favorite with families & friends alike. Open plan living spaces make the property a very sociable option. The design mixes the warmth of wood floors with the clean-cut simple style of contemporary furnishings. Families are particularly welcomed; there are plenty of activities for all ages. Children are well catered for with toys, games & books, well behaved dogs are welcome. Ground floor comprises a hallway with cloakroom (WC/basin), opening into a spacious living, dining and kitchen area. Furnished with two sofas, easy chairs, flat screen TV, Free view and DVD recorder. Internet access is available via Cotswolds Wireless, a local (subscription) service. Floor to ceiling windows bring the outdoors in, and you step out onto wooden decking, leading to a (unfenced) stream. The perfect place to sit out and eat breakfast in the sun. 5 bedrooms are on 1st & 2nd floor. There are two en-suites and one family bathroom. Egyptian cotton bedlinen & towels included.
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