Lux contemporary det lakeside home with WIFI and ENCLOSED timberdecking available 4 hol rental overlooking glorious lagoon- for weekend/short breaks, honeymooners, family holidays, ultimate boys/girly getaways, walkers, birdwatchers, young and old, keep fit enthusiasts, runners. Great place for people seeking convalescence. Situated on one of the largest and most glorious lakes renowned for overwintering wildfowl in the Southwest on the Lower Mill Estate. Lower Mill Estate has a beautiful Spa with indoor/outdoor pools, sauna, steam room, gym, tennis courts 450 acres and includes 2 SSSI. 7 private lakes for boating and fishing (you can even fish on your own doorstep).Kids playground and trampoline. In the surrounding Water Park Area there is an extensive range of water sports available, fishing, golf and horse riding. Bikes can be hired locally. The house has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8 adults in comfort. The Lower Mill Estate is 6 miles from Cirencester. 30min from Cheltenham.
Facilities Onsite: The exclusive Art Spa is available solely to Clearwater Residents. Guests are issued with passes on arrival by our Agent. The Spa offers 3 pools - one indoor pool, one outdoor pool, one Eco pool (offering you the opportunity to swim amongst the lilies!), hi tech gym, sauna, steam room, hammock, reading room. Treatments are available in the Artspa at an additional cost. The Estate also provides you with tennis courts, fishing, 2 childrens' playgrounds, small farm with hens and goats and a farm shop which offers organic produce, fresh croissants, wine, chocolate - all of life's necessities! - together with newspapers. What more could you wish for during your break away! The Estate includes a 450 acre private nature reserve with bird watching hides, meadow and lakeside walks. Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking easily accessible - from the banks of our property.
Rules of the Estate: Please do not feed any wild animals or wildfowl.
If you plan to fish please read the Fishing rules first - these are provided by our Agent.
Canoes, sails boats and wind surfers only on Somerford Lagoon.
Estate has a closed period on Somerford Lagoon to protect the wildlife from 1st October - 31 March and no boats are allowed on the Lake during this period.
No Fireworks - the wildlife is easily scared - there is a big organised display at New Year.
Speed Limit 10mph on the Estate - please be aware as children playing and pedestrians walking throughout the Estate
Please use your allocated parking space - directly outside the property. The Agent will show you. Any other cars must be parked in the designated overflow car park areas.
Please note the safety rules in the pools, saunas and play areas. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times
Be aware that the areas around houses are private, please do not walk around houses or borrow/use equipment belonging to others.
Nearest Travel Links: Kemble Airport - 15 km; Bristol Airport 90 kms; Heathrow Airport - very easily accessible 100 kms.
Kemble Station - 5 kms (from Paddington). Taxis can easily be arranged. Fast trains take 75 minutes. Kemble is the main Paddington to Cheltenham Spa Route.
From Junction 5 of M25 to Lower Mill Estate, Somerford Keynes approx time of journey 1 hour 40 minutes (providing no traffic).
How to get there: Junction 15 Swindon. Then North on A419 to Cirencester. Turn left to B4696 Spine Road, signposted to South Cerney. Go straight ahead to staggered Crossroads. Go straight over crossroads, following signs to Somerford Keynes. After one and a half miles turn left down Mill Lane. Drive down Mill Lane and enter the Estate through the wooden gates - you will need the code to access these gates. Available from our Agent.
Cirencester - nearest town - 10 kms.
Kemble - 5 kms.
Highgrove - 5 kms.
Hi Ania, all tidied up and heading home after a fantastic trip this weekend. Thank you for a wonderful stay
We had a wonderful stay in this modern and spacious house. It was for a 30th birthday weekend with 8 people and there was plenty of room for all. The kitchen is very well equipped and we were able to cook with ease.
The house is in a beautiful location right on the lakeside with easy access to the excellent spa and pool facilities.
We were able to go for a 5k trail walk around the area and there were lots of things to see and do.
It was a restful and enjoyable weekend and our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer!
We visited Dawnchorus in the Costwolds over the bank holiday weekend to celebrate a 30th Birthday.
Dawnchorus is an absolutely fantastic house in a very beautiful setting. The key-coded gate and key lock make arrival and departure very easy and there were freshly laundered towels and bedding in the house.
The house itself is incredibly spacious with a huge kitchen with island and dining table that can seat 8-10 people. We laughed the hours away eating and drinking and playing the many board games available in the house.
The open plan lounge has floor to ceiling sliding doors which lead onto a gated patio right next to the shores of the huge Somerford Lagoon. There is an oil-drum style BBQ on the patio and large table and chairs. In the evenings, the gas fire can be lit in the living room and you can sit around it watching TV or chatting.
The master bedroom is incredible, with a 4-poster bed and floor to ceiling sliding doors that overlook the lagoon. You can wake up to the sound of nature and views over the lake and it is absolutely fantastic.
The spa on-site is fantastic, with the black granite swimming pool and steam/sauna. The treatments are fantastic too. In the local area the Bakers Arms is within walking distance and the Wild Duck in Ewen is a fantastic pub/restaurant to have Sunday lunch. We also visited South Cerney Golf Club for a round and the village itself is beautiful.
Overall, Lower Mill Estate is a fantastic place to get away from the hustle and bustle of London life and I could not recommend Dawnchorus any more highly. We shall be returning.
Overall a lovely peaceful Christmas break in beautiful surroundings. The accommodation is very spacious and excellently equiped, although the TV system could do with updating. The spa is a wonderful bonus - swimming outside in a heated floodlit pool on a December evening - perfect! Any problems or queries were dealt with swiftly and quickly resolved. Thank you.
I had such an amazing week! Very beautiful estate with a fabulous spa and lots to do including wonderful walks, kayaking, swimming (in the lake and swimming pools) and cycling. The house was lovely with the most incredible views. Absolutely nothing can be faulted!!! Thank you for such a brilliant week.
The house is very well presented, and the surrounding lakes are beautiful. The Spa is great and has everything on offer, even a "eco-pool"! Very cool - so to speak!
I'll be back.
The house was exactly what we'd hoped it would be: bright, clean and well equipped for two families on holiday together. The owners were very responsive when we had a problem with the hot water.
The site was great - the kids loved the pools and the freedom to roam, as well as the ducks who regularly came to visit.
We liked it so much, we're returning next year!
The detached lakeside property WITH WIFI is built in the heart of a privately owned Nature Reserve overlooking the Somerford Lagoon. Set within Lower Mill Estate, Cotswolds near Cirencester. 500 acres of unspoilt countryside. Activities on Estate: tennis, kayaking, sailing, fishing, boating, birdwatching, swimming, gym, walking.
Cirencester - Nearest Shopping centre. 10 mins away.
Cotswolds Water Park - within walking distance
Heelis - National Trust - 9 miles (postcode SN2 2NA)
Chedworth Roman Villa - 11 miles (postcode GL54 3LJ)
The Buscot Old Parsonage - 11 miles (SN & 8DQ)
The Buscot & Colehill Estates - 12 miles (SN6 )
Lodge Park & Sherbourne Estate (GL54 3PP)
Buscot Park - 12 miles away (SN7 8BU)
Little Fleece Bookshop (GL6 6QQ)
Woodchester Park (GL10 3TS)
Bath - 1 hours drive
Indoor Play centre - Magic Land - Swindon
Bowling: Multiscreen Cinema and large shopping centre - Swindon
Macarthur Designer Discount Outlets - Junction 16, M4
30 mins Cheltenha
Other Activities: walking, bird watching, kayaking, cable water skiing, cycling, lakeside relaxation
Golf: Less than 15 minutes walk from the Estate. Oaksey
Ski: Water skiing/ additional water sports available at Cotswolds Water Park - within walking distance
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$312|
£775 weekend break (all 2 night breaks). £845 for a 3 night stay out of peak periods
Prices include linen and laundry, pre/post departure cleaning, exclusive free access to the Spa (Agent will provide membership cards on arrival), Welcome pack available at £35 - Waitrose hamper offering fresh bread, butter, cheese, fruit juice, biscuits, fresh flowers, bottle of wine.
50% deposit required to secure booking together with a Securities Deposit of £250 - fully refundable - to cover any breakages and damages. This is normally refunded following inventory check on departure within one week of departure and is payable to the Agent.. Remaining 50% payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. A weekend break is £850