Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Derek and Sarah welcome you to Willow Bank, their home in the famously beautiful Lower Mill Estate spa resort in the heart of the Cotswolds. From the moment you enter the gates you'll begin to appreciate all that Lower Mill Estate has to offer. We know that time to relax is precious and hope that your stay will renew and revive you.
Treat yourself to breakfast in bed in this beautifully tranquil home and fall in love with the morning light falling over Howells Mere. Or rise early and take a long walk along the water's edge through 500 acres of one of England's finest nature reserves. Look out for otters, ducks and deer - keep your eyes peeled for residents of the successfully restored beaver colony. The abundance of flora and fauna is exciting!
Take your time over morning coffee and the newspaper, watch a film, read a book or simply sit with a glass of champagne on the balcony overlooking the lake or in front of the roaring log fire. Whatever the time of year Willow Bank is the perfect place to relax.
Take in lunch at 'Made by Bob' in Cirencester or 'The Potting Shed Inn' at Crudwell or walk or cycle to the 'Wild Duck' at Ewen or 'The White Hart Inn' at Ashton Keynes. Or, if you love cooking as we do, you'll find the kitchen well equipped so preparing great meals should be fun and easy.
Enjoy a swim in the wonderful, award winning “Artspa” indoor or outdoor heated swimming pools; for the braver souls there's a natural (unheated”) eco pool filtered by water lilies – great for rejuvenating those tired limbs! Follow on with a relaxing time in the steam room or sauna!
For the more energetic guests why not work out in the gym using state of the art fitness facilities and afterwards visit the library and tranquil reading lounge all within the “Artspa”.
For a pampering weekend, visit the prestigious Artspa and sample over 50 therapies in one of the peaceful treatment rooms, sweetly scented with essential oils. Choose a hot stone massage, body wrap, facial, pedicure or manicure, using products from the luxurious Pevonia Botanica range - please be sure to book this in advance – the additional cost is well worth it!
With tennis courts, children's play areas and a host of walking trails there will never be a dull moment. The estate shop is well stocked with the usual essentials and offers artisan coffee and home-made cakes as well as a selection of beers and wines.
For your comfort we provide gloriously luxurious bed linen and towels. The master bedroom suite is furnished with a sumptuous king sized bed - an en suite with Villeroy & Boch bath (with shower) generous hand basin, w.c. and underfloor heating! Open the patio doors and step onto the balcony, feed the swans, ducks and fish as you relax and sip coffee in the fresh outdoor air. Why not catch up with a late night film or choose a favourite radio station.
The guest bedroom has a comfortable double bed a wall mounted TV and spacious wardrobe with drawers. Patio doors lead onto the balcony so that guests can enjoy the same benefits and views of the lake.
The adjacent family bathroom, complete with underfloor heating is furnished with a shower, generous hand-basin and w.c.
On the first floor the contemporary open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen is light and airy and beautifully designed for easy living with views across the lake. We have a flat screen Samsung HD TV with all of the major channels, DVD player, CD player and Wi Fi; there's a log burner for cosy nights in, (with a supply of logs, kindling, firelighters & matches) a selection of board games and around thirty DVDs, two comfy leather sofas and a dining area with table and four chairs. We have a well-equipped and stylish kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, double-oven, hob, dishwasher and washing machine all complimented by a good selection of crockery, equipment and utensils. Enjoy dining 'al fresco' on the west facing first floor balcony and relax as you watch the sun go down whilst you sip a glass of cold beer or chilled wine.
When you decide to stay at Willow Bank on the renowned Lower Mill Estate you are embracing a blend of nature with the benefits of luxurious living and you'll be getting away from the stresses and strains of daily life. Walking, cycling, swimming, fishing, bird watching and a host of water sports (including boating and water-skiing) are available within very easy reach as are the beautiful Cotswold towns of Cirencester, Tetbury & Malmesbury. Cheltenham, Gloucester, Oxford, Bath, Bristol and Swindon are also within commuting distance. The recently improved train links to nearby Kemble station make access to and from London a pleasure
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
Availability Your dates are available
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16 Jun 2014
Willow Bank & the setting are beautiful - we could easily have stayed chatting on the veranda overlooking the lake and not left all weekend! We did however and enjoyed some super meals in local villa… More
29 Apr 2014
"Great Stay, Really Impressed."
We had a wonderful stay at Willow Bank, helped by some unseasonably good spring weather . The cottage is lovely; well looked after and clearly benefitting from a personal touch. We were a little cauti… More
30 Mar 2014
"Relaxing and Carefree Stay"
We recently enjoyed a two night stay at Willow Bank. The property was furnished to a high standard and although immaculate felt very homely. It's location overlooking the lake was beautiful and r… More
9 Mar 2014
"Relaxing and Beautiful Simplicity"
What an amazing place! If you are wanting to get away from it all and just relax, enjoy fantastic food, walk in the most beautiful countryside then this is the place for you. The phrase 'holiday … More
Hi Linda, we're really pleased you had a great stay at Willow Bank and enjoyed all that Lower Mill has to offer. Thanks for sharing the photo of your bike ride and picnic - we've never done that route but will soon. Keep in touch. Kind regards. Derek
6 Mar 2014
"A little piece of heaven."
Willow bank is one of those places where all of your cares and worries drift away. It is relaxing and extremely comfortable, offering everything one needs for a holiday, right down to the last detail… More
Hi Evelyn, thanks for taking the time to write a review following your stay at Willow Bank. Sarah mentioned you'd booked again and we will be delighted to welcome you back. If you need any further help with ideas about where to eat or visit then do please let us know. Kind regards. Derek
6 Mar 2014
"Escape the humdrum, hustle bustle and stresses of work and city life!"
Do you need to escape from the humdrum, hustle bustle and stresses of work and city life! You work hard; you need to play hard................Willow Bank offers you a well deserved 'escape'… More
5 Mar 2014
"thoroughly relaxing and refreshing stay"
The directions we were given were precise. On arrival, we immediately felt safe and relaxed. The cottage is furnished with taste and comfort in mind. The facilities in the cottage and on the site we… More
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