Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
On Britain's first private nature reserve is this cosy retreat. Cross the stone bridge over the Thames, through the double gates and you are in Mill Village on the Lower Mill Estate, a cluster of Cotswold stone cottages.
This safe, gated nature reserve means wildlife on the doorstep – the lakes have become a haven for fish, otters, European beavers and wintering fowl. And, in amongst the woodlands, meadows, bridle tracks and lakes is a small shop selling basic supplies, an outdoor heated pool, tennis court, sauna and children's play area, plus the opportunity to fish, cycle or take a walk around the seven lakes and three rivers (including the Thames) on the Estate. A bird and wildlife lover's delight.
A lovely old pub, serving good food with a great atmosphere, a roaring log fire in the winter months and pretty garden for al fresco dining in the summer, is just a 10 minute stroll through the village.
Fairhazel Cottage has two bedrooms and two en suites, a sunny garden (unfenced stream) and views to Somerford Lagoon- home to many overwintering waterfowl in the colder months. Downstairs is a open plan living area with cream sofas and neutral colours, logburner, selection of DVDs, books, magazines and CDs, wooden floors, a toy box, an attractive pine dining table, Ercol dining chairs and a well-equipped kitchen area. There is also a cloakroom. Upstairs are two peaceful bedrooms, both with en suites.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cotswold Country Park- lakeside 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol 70 km, Nearest railway: Kemble 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors||
Highchair, flexi gate and travel cot available at no extra charge
Flatscreen TVs in the living room, and both bedrooms
DVD player in the living room and twin bedroom
Selection of outdoor toys, magazines, CDs, DVDs and books
Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave and selection of cookery books
Outdoor dining table and chairs, loungers, parasol, bench and BBQ
Downstairs cloakroom as well as two en suites
Wonderful views across to Somerford Lagoon
Lovely cast iron logburner
Sunny garden with two streams (unfenced)- watch the Egret catching his lunch and ducks swimming by
|Further details outdoors||
Couple of minutes to the tennis court, heated outdoor swimming pool (Open Easter-October Half Term and festive season), table tennis and sauna
Children's play area, trampoline and football nets
Small shop selling basics as well as newspapers, hot drinks and snacks (seasonal opening hours)
Hire cycles and canoes from the shop
Wonderful walks and cycle paths around the Estate's 450 acre nature reserve, three rivers and seven lakes
The Thames Path running 140 miles the length of the Thames is only 80 metres away
A ten minute stroll to The Bakers Arms, local 16th century pub selling good food, child friendly, with log fire and sunny garden
Other great pubs and restaurants nearby
Access within minutes to all the wonderful leisure facilities of the Cotswold Water Park- waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, aerial adventure, beautiful walks and cycle routes including the Thames and Severn canal path
Nearest golf course- four miles to either Oaksey or South Cerney
Easy access to picturesque Cotswolds villages
Designer shopping in Cheltenham Spa, visit Swindon Designer Outlet for bargains and Cotswold towns for antique shopping
Visit Painswick Gardens, Westonbirt Arboreteum and stately homes such as Sudeley Castle and Blenheim Palace.
Airshow events at Kemble (June/Sept) and Fairford (July) and horse trials at Badminton and Gatcombe (both March).
Polo at Cirencester Park (May-Sept) and horse racing at Cheltenham (Gold Cup-March)
The Central England/Cotswolds region
What better place for a relaxing break than a cottage in the Cotswolds? Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Cotswolds is one of the top five places travellers from overseas visit in the UK.
Explore the quintessentially English honey-coloured villages that punctuate the Cotswolds landscape - Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, to name but a few. Explore their pretty streets, brimming with delightful shops selling antiques, gifts and other quality goods, along with fine dining restaurants, traditional pubs and olde-worlde tea shops. There are some splendid towns and cities too such as Oxford, Bath and Cheltenham.
Must-see places include Westonbirt Arboreteum, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Hidcote Manor and Gardens, Berkeley Castle and Malmesbury Abbey. Family-friendly options include Cotswold Farm Park, the 'Home of Rare Breed Conservation' and Cotswold Country Park, home to the UK's biggest inland beach, with water sports, fishing, toddlers' paddling and play area, adventure centre and lakeside walks and cycle paths.
Walk the Thames Path, enjoy a day at Cheltenham Races, watch a game of polo or perhaps a day of pampering at the thermal Roman baths in the city of Bath.
Or if leisure activites are your choice the Cotswold Water Park with over 140 lakes offers plenty of land and water based sporting activities from waterskiing and wakeboarding to angling and hiking or cycling around the lakes, rivers (including the Thames), Thames and Severn canal and three nature reserves.
The Cotswolds offers something for everyone from plentiful leisure activities to beautiful countryside, picturesque villages to good family entertainment, great food to watersports at the Costwold Water Park.
The exclusive Lower Mill Estate is located on The Cotswolds Water Park , 6 kms/ 4 miles from the historic town of Cirencester. The Water Park covers 40 sq miles with 140 lakes and offers a wide range of activities and facilities ranging from waterskiing, wakeboarding, sailing, kayaking and fishing to relaxing in some of the beautiful country pubs and restaurants. There are many cycle trails and beautiful walks including the Thames Path and the Thames and Severn canal. Also in the Water Park is the largest inland beach, paintballing, nature events and an aerial adventure centre. There is plenty to do for children and adults alike.
The Lower Mill Estate takes its name from the historic water mill found at the entrance, one of only two still working on the river Thames, which flows through the Estate.