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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 2km

Pennyroyal is our stunning detached holiday cottage located on Howells Mere in the prestigious Lower Mill Estate in the heart of the Cotswolds. It is ideal for a family / small group of friends looking to enjoy the many activities within the Estate and visiting the area's popular attractions. The area is one of the UK's largest Wildlife Reserves still in private hands and offers an abundance of wildlife to enjoy.

Inside the cottage offers spacious and modern accommodation for four, (with the added benefit of a sofa bed in the living room for an additional two people if required). The open plan living space with its cool wooden flooring has a fresh feel, with patio doors leading to an elevated west-facing enclosed balcony overlooking beautiful Howells Mere. Pennyroyal sits within a private and gated community, which has access to a world-class Artspa featuring an indoor and two outdoor heated pools (year-round), luxury Pevonia treatments (additional cost), library, a tennis court, children's play area, and miles of cycle and walking trails for people of all ages to enjoy, along with the excellent Bakers Arms village pub within a mile. An excellent property all round!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cotswold Country Park & Beach 1.5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 76 km, Nearest railway: Kemble Station 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Log fire, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking
Further details indoors

A two bedroom property providing accommodation for four. There is a sofabed in the living room that can sleep a further two guests.


The ensuite master bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a large built in double wardrobe. The ensuite features a Villeroy and Boch jacuzzi bath. The second bedroom features a two small linked single beds made up as a king size bed (which can be separated into single beds if requested), bedside tables and a large built in double wardrobe. Both bedrooms overlook the lake and have patio doors leading out on to an outside balcony. There is also a shower room with toilet and washbasin.


The large open plan living room / kitchen features all the mod cons for a relaxing holiday, and a large west-facing balcony perfect for al fresco dining / entertaining, or just enjoying the beautiful views over Howells Mere. Unlike most properties at LME, we offer complimentary BT Broadband WIFI to our guests. There is also a Sony iPod docking station, Samsung HD TV with BT Vision (with BT Sport Channels) and DVD player, as well as a selection of board games for all your creature comforts! There is a sofabed in the living room and although there are curtains in the living room, as the room is glass fronted, it gets light quite early in the morning when the sun rises.

Further details outdoors

Free access to the world-class Artspa is a major benefit. There is a fully-equipped gym, three swimming pools, sauna, steam room, library as well as luxury Pevonia treatments available (additional cost). There is an on-site shop which sells the basic essentials, local produce and fresh take away coffee / snacks. Kayaks can be hired and used on Howells Mere and Somerford Lagoon.

Further details

Costs INCLUDE EVERYTHING (ie. heating, electricity and bed linen / towels). There are no additional charges from the rate card.

PAYMENT is preferably taken via Paypal, credit or debit cards. We do also accept cheques or bank transfers. After submitting an enquiry, a quote will be sent out to you within 24hrs giving you the option of booking online. The dates will be reserved for you for up to 2 days until you book, after which time the dates will be released.

A £100 SECURITY BOND is requested against all bookings when the full balance is due, and returned within 5 working days of the end of the hire period.

SUNDAY CHECK INS - we cannot guarantee we can accept Sunday check ins especially at late notice. If we can we are charged double time by the cleaners which we have to pass on to guests - £60 extra.

The Central England/Cotswolds region

In easy reach of many Cotswold villages such as Bourton on the Water and Bibury, and Roman towns like Cirencester and Bath, Pennyroyal makes a great holiday destination because of the extensive activities nearby.

Cirencester is the nearest town just 7miles away which has a wealth of coffee shops and cafes, as well as some high street chains.

If you're searching for something more, Pennyroyal is only 45 minutes from Bristol and Cheltenham, which both have cool bars and clubs, through to high street chains and independent boutique shops.


The Cotswold Water Park is Britain's largest private nature reserve extending to over 40 square miles and includes 133 lakes, 5 nature reserves, Country Parks with picnic and BBQ sites, a Blue Flag bathing beach, a network of footpaths, cycle ways and bridleways, as well as leisure and sporting activities such as waterskiing and boating.

You may want to enjoy the beautiful lakes, fish, and bird watch from one of the hides. The Estate is also home to a set of Beavers!

Go-By-Cycle situated next door to the Estate offers bike hire / repairs, there is a (man-made) beach at the Cotswold Country Park, and water skiing and boating at the Cotswold Water Park.

The Butts Farm 2 miles away offers local fresh produce as well as a petting farm (perfect for kids), and there is a large 24hr Tesco and Waitrose just 5miles away in Cirencester (both deliver online too!).

The local pub (Bakers Arms) offers food all day and a selection of local beers. It is a mile away, so a brisk 15minute walk, or a leisurely 20minute stroll after a couple of pints of the local brew!

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Review 1-10 of 34

28 Mar 2014


"Fabulous house in a great location"

A fantastic modern home situated on a beautiful private estate. Myself, wife and two children stayed for week in march and had a thoroughly relaxing time. The free on site pool and spa means there is always something to do whatever the weather. Also very well placed for trips further afield into the Cotswolds. Couldn't recommended this enough!

16 Jan 2014


"Great family retreat"

We live abroard and wanted a place to stay over the newyear in the U.K with our teenage sons. Penny Royal was lovely, had everything we needed including a log burner for the cold nights!! We wanted a place to chill where we could spend some quality time as a family and this ticked all the boxes. The spa and gym were used regularly, in the spring and summer time when everything is open it must be fantastic for families, having said that we had a great time. We loved the board games in the house! Getting teenagers off their tablets is difficult but not when you have got cluedo!! Great fun.

1 Nov 2013


"Chill and enjoy the beautiful lake view"

Lower Mill Estate lets you escape the stresses of life for a few days. A well equipped house, exactly as described. Stroll or cycle around the estate, great for children to enjoy the freedom of cyclin… More

27 Oct 2013


"Excellent stay"

Perfect place for an autumn girls weekend. Lower mill estate great but would be pretty manic in summer with all properties full.

Penny royal was well equiped and nicely decorated. Decks were fab in the autumn sunshine and box games were enjoyed with afternoon tea!
Large bedroom could easily take a kingsize bed rather than standard double and option for 2 twins would have suited us better but we managed well.

All in all a lovely stay. Owners were fab with communication and requests we made were met or rectified immediately. Was nice to deal with friendly accommodating owners for a change. Thank you for letting the beautiful house. Would def recommend or stay again (out of summer hols) and take bikes next time.

20 Oct 2013


"Fabulous location for relaxation!"

We stayed at Pennyroyal for a long weekend to attend my brother's wedding. Brilliant facilities in the property for 2 couples and great views across the lake from both balconies. Booking was very straightforward and the directions we were sent for picking up keys and so on were very clear and included loads of details about supermarkets and local places to eat. My brother-in-law made full use of the spa passes and both outdoor swimming pools!
We managed to visit the Wild Duck Inn down the road for a few drinks. Wi-fi access was a bonus and the kitchen was well equipped for our needs. Thanks for a great stay; we certainly felt like we'd been away for longer..

9 Oct 2013


"peaceful relaxingluxery break"

cottage just as good as it looks on the website,spa amazing we used it every day and mainly had it to ourselves.A joy to wake up to views of the lake.Easy to arrange and swift
return of deposit.Would be quite happy to go back and stay again,thanks sue and bry

21 Sep 2013


"very relaxing, just what we needed"

clean and comfortable, the house facilities were first class. the gym and walks near by meant we did not need to use the car once we settled in.

17 Aug 2013


"Heaven on Earth!"

A stunning location. Pennyroyal cottage was located on a perfect plot on the edge of Howells Mere Lake, view from balcony was beautiful from dawn 'til dusk. Children loved playing on the lower balcony whilst we had a relaxing glass of wine on upper balcony. Everything we needed was available in the cottage, very well equipped! Cottage was nicely presented on arrival with everything that was promised in place. We had NO problems at all throughout our stay with the cottage or the Estate. Had lovely swims in the outdoor pool but neither of us ventured into the Eco pool- we enjoyed watching others!! Children enjoyed the park and trampoline as well as practicing their tennis skills on the well maintained tennis courts. Had lovely walks to the nearby local pub, cycled to the Country Park and visited most of the beautiful villages within the Cotswolds.
A great place to stay, it's an ideal holiday that would suit all ages! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR A STRESS FREE BREAK!!

23 Jul 2013


"One of the best holiday properties we have ever stayed in!"

The most beautiful setting for an amazing property. The property was of an excellent standard. All the rooms were beautifully arranged and very comfortable. The resort with the spa was excellent. It was such a beautiful place to relax. So much to see and do nearby - Bath,Oxford,Cirencester.... Thank you Bruce and Michelle for a fabulous holiday.

22 Jul 2013


"Lovely location for a family holiday"

Pennyroyal is a lovely family home in the Cotsworld water park. Clean, with all the mod cons and wonderful view of the lake. The site has plenty of activities for all ages of children (ours were 2 and 4 years old) including swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds etc. Peaceful and family friendly, an ideal holiday home which we will be visiting again. Thanks again to Cheryl and Bruce for a simple and easy booking process.

Review 1-10 of 34

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