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Open plan living with magnificent lake views at Howells Mere 28

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Car advised

Call us 7 days a week 8.00am to 10.00pm on 01285 851902 or 07906 377040



Howells Mere 28 is a 5 star, architecturally stunning 2 storey /4 bedroom/3 bathroom (2 ensuite ) lakeside south west facing house, sleeps 6 adults in 2 doubles and 1 twin bedroom and 2 children in the bunk bedded room..

Beautiful freshwater Lake on a Luxury 2nd home Development Lower mill Estate,

takes advantage of free access to a world renowned 4 million Spa with its heated 20 meter indoor and outdoor pools, gym, sauna, steam room and range of bookable treatments,

Howells Mere 28 combines the tranquillity of the beautiful Cotswold countryside with the very best of contemporary design whilst offering full width, full height, and floor to ceiling panoramic glazing with amazing views.

The property is located within minutes' drive of many traditional Cotswolds villages with a good range of shops and other facilities.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Hearthrow and Bristol, Nearest railway: Kemble and Swindon
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Log fire, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Arranged over two floors with 2 decking's and offering flexible accommodation this fully gas centrally heated property offers:

Ground Floor (Fully carpeted)

Twin room

Family bath

1st Waterfront double with en suite bathroom with direct access to the closed off decking.

2nd Waterfront double with en suite shower with direct access to the closed off decking.

Stairs to first floor

1st Floor (oak floor throughout)

1 bunk bed sleeps 2 children

Open plan kitchen/dining living room with full panoramic glazing and pitched roof.

Study area with a desk.

Balcony with glass balustrade.

A major feature of the property is its favoured position on the west bank of Howells Mere Lake with unobstructed west facing views.

The property is orientated such that the sun rises to the front of the property which can be viewed through the kitchen and dining area windows of the open plan first floor during the morning and from the lounge or the private ground floor terrace or first floor balcony, to the west facing fully glazed rear of the property from mid morning until sunset affording you the opportunity (weather permitting) of tracking the sun throughout the day & watching the sunset over Howells Mere Lake each evening.

Offered fully equipped and well appointed with oak flooring on the first floor (open plan living with magnificent views) and carpeted on the ground floor, quality finishes throughout benefiting from granite work surfaces and stainless steel appliances to the modern fitted kitchen with the bath/shower rooms fitted out with Mira power showers and Trevi glazed shower enclosures, wireless broadband (extra charge £5 to £25 month), TV, ipod in the first floor

The open plan living/kitchen boasts a designer glass table with 8 Kartell “Ghost chairs”, two 3 seater sofas, open plan fire, study area with table and chair.

The west facing rear wall of the property consists of full width panoramic double glazing incorporating sliding patio doors giving unobstructed views of Howells Mere Lake from both rear facing ground floor bedrooms with direct access to ground floor deck, & the open plan double storey height open plan living/study, which open directly onto the enclosed private timber decked balcony offering unobstructed westerly facing views over Howells Mere Lake.

Ground Floor

Ground Floor

First Bedroom

Twin-bedded room.

Positioned to the front of the property & fitted out with twin single beds.

Second Bedroom

Master/Double bedroom with built-in wardrobe cupboards, patio doors and en-suite bathroom.

Positioned at the rear of the property, has full width glazing and overlooks the lake across the terrace, which can be accessed through the full height glazed patio door (decking is closed of)

Third Bedroom

This double on suite shower/wc bedroom with built-in wardrobe cupboards, at the rear of the property, is ideal for families, provides some flexibility with the sleeping arrangements, has full width glazing and overlooks the lake across the terrace, which can be accessed through the full height glazed patio door(decking is closed of)

Family Bathroom

First Floor

Upside-down living featuring a spacious double-storey height open-plan living room and kitchen/dining area, well-equipped kitchen with granite worktops.

Opening directly onto a private balcony overlooking on the bank of Howells Mere Lake.

Full panoramic views with double glazing, sliding glass doors opening directly onto the enclosed private timber decked sun trap balcony.

Fourth Bedroom

This is a bunk bedded room at the rear of the property.

Children Friendly

Wi-Fi (Provided by Cotswold Wireless at extra cost)

Further details outdoors

Call us 7 days a week 8.00am to 10.00pm on 01285 851902 or 07906 377040

The property benefits from being orientated such that the the panoramic glazing to the rear of the property enclosed private decking areas face in an south western direction & therefore are ideal for catching the all day sunshine.Sit peacefully by the serene waters from your very own verandawith only the swans to disturb and weather permitting enjoy the all day suntrap decking.

Dine alfresco on the terrace & watch the sun set over this magnificient Lake.

The rear & one side of the property are bounded by shallow water.

Take advantage of the renowned first class on site exclusive spa.

Spa /Fitness Breaks at Velvet Lodge

They say a change is as good as a rest – well the current economic turmoil certainly isn't restful - so perhaps a change in your surroundings and de-stressing with relaxing and therapeutic spa treatments is what is in order to rejuvenate your body. Feel how amazing being in a new environment and experiencing stress busting treatments can do to lift your spirits and refresh your mind, even if it is only for a few days.

28 Howells Mere provides you with the ultimate in spa breaks. Included in the cost of your stay is unlimited use of £4 million Pevonia Award-winning spa (excluding treatments), one of the countries leading health spas.

Indulge your mind, body and soul in the sauna, steam room, indoor swimming pool, outdoor heated pool (from May to October) and swim with lilies that filter the crystal clear waters of an outdoor eco-pool.

Chill out in the adult only library/ relaxation room and pamper yourself with a choice of over sixty different treatments for both men and women.

For those looking to build or maintain their stamina spa offers a deluxe fitness centre with Techno Gym equipment.

The indoor pool is peaceful, flooded with natural light during the day and candlelit at night.

The unique combination of the stunning 28 Howells Mere and Art spa make a spectacular, relaxing spa break.

For recreation: explore the collection of lakes shared by the resident otters and beavers, explore the unspoilt 450 acre private estate on foot or bike or keep up the regime in the state of the art gym .

Play area with slides, swings, claiming frame, trampoline

Heated indoor and outdoor pool

Tennis courts

Football pitch

Cycling hire

Further details

Call us 7 days a week 8.00am to 10.00pm on 01285 851902 or 07906 377040



Family orientated resort, shared by second home owners and holiday makers.

Suitable for family groups or discrete gatherings only, no stag or hen groups - terms of conduct to be signed.

The rental property is a non-smoking property and pets may be considered with prior agreemenet.( additional £25 charge wil apply)

The rental property is fully equipped and furnished with bed and bath linen are included in the price, cost may vary depending on group size.

The tenant is entitled to use the following during the rental period:

1 X allocated parking space, (overflowparking, 3 minutes away, free of charge)) free Spa, tennis courts, children's play areas.

The tenant receives 1 set of house keys for the duration of the rental period.

To access the Spa the tenant will need take proof of booking to the Reception Desk where they will issue an 2 entry cards on receipt of a £25 X 2 refundable deposit.

All guests are entitled to spa access.

The arrival time on the arrival day is after 16:00hrs

The departure time on the day of departure before 10:00hrs.

When ever possible ealier check in an later check out may be offered.

At the end of the rental period the tenant is to vacate the property and return the keys back to the key box at the front of the property.

At the end of the rental period the tenant should leave the property in similar condition to that in which it was found.

Any additional cleaning costs incurred by the Advertiser may be passed on to the Tenant at their sole discretion.

The Central England/Cotswolds region

April 2008 - Online magazine has compiled a list of the top ten ‘paradise’ locations around the world that seem to have remained untouched by civilisation. The Cotswolds is 2nd Place!

The region is famous for its ancient mellow ‘honey’ coloured limestone villages that blend perfectly into the countryside and its bustling market towns. Many have scarcely altered since they grew up on the prosperity of the medieval wool trade in the 15th and 16th centuries and subsequently forgotten about for more then 300 years. This sequence of events now makes the Cotswolds region one of the most treasured, toured and vacationed in England and the UK for nowhere else will you see such timeless uniqueness and heart warming preservation on such a scale.

Many traditional villages within 15 minutes reach, offering tradition combined with chic

Ideal for antique hunters :visit the charming villages of Bourton on the Water (the Venice of the Cotswolds), Burford, Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh and Chipping Camden (plus many others), the larger spa towns of Bath (a World Heritage Site) and Cheltenham (famed for it’s beautiful Regency architecture) or Oxford (the city of dreaming spires) and Stratford-upon-Avon is just over 1 hour away.

For those looking for a bargain, Bicester Village offers most sought-after brands at prices reduced by up to 60%


We are within a short walk to Somerford Keynes, a local village with a Quality Pub and a number of other small villages are within 5 minutes drive, offering local amenities like: Post office, Grocery shop and more Pubs.

The estate is located within the Cotswold Waterpark which provides numerous opportunities to explore either on foot, by bike or watercraft, seasonal cable skiing is also on offer as are sailing, canoeing and windsurfing tuition/hire.

The are several golf courses locally.

An artificial beach on one of the lakes within the Keynes Country Park will keep the children entertained as will the local Butts Farm whilst Magicland in Cirencester is available for very young children if the weather is poor.

Horse riding and bycicle hire is also available locally.

Regular polo matches are played in & around Cirencester.

Cirencester is the nearest town and is only 10 minutes drive, where you will find large Tesco, Waitrose, M&S and a good variety of shops/boutiques, pubs and restaurants.

The town of Cirencester (formerly named Corinium was the second largest town in Britain during Roman times) is home to the Corinium Museum, the Cirencester Abbey (the longest known Saxon church in England) and host to regular market days.

Other popular Cotswold towns are within a 40 mile radius (Tewkesbury, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Swindon, Bath, Oxford and Stratford upon Avon)

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Review 1-10 of 10

20 Mar 2014


"Excellent - clean & modern with great views"

Booked this for a group of six friends. The accomodation is spacious, clean and modern, with an excellent high-ceiling living area over looking the lake with two spacious balconies. The house was easy to find and was equipped with everything we needed for the weekend. The estate has a shared pool and spa which is a great added extra, which we made use of in the evenings.

The booking process was simple, and pre departure information clear and plentiful. The owners and agent went above and beyond in the provision of information befor we arrived, so we already had plenty of ideas of what to do during our stay. We also used the local Tesco to deliver our food for the weekend upon arrival which was helpful and extremely straightforward - with no problems with directions or access.

Would recommend and hope to visit again!

11 Mar 2014


"Fantastic house, location and amenities."

The house was great for 2 families with young children to share. There was enough space for everyone to have their own space! and also enough get-together room. The location was great and you couldn't ask for a better view from the balcony. We used all the amenities on site - pool, tennis courts, trampoline and playground and found them all satisfactory.

13 Sep 2013


"Relaxing, Child friendly Stay!"

We wanted somewhere to go for a long weekend with a group of 6 adults and 3 children aged 2. We searched for quite a while before stumbling across the properties at the lower mill estate. There was quite a few to choose from but we decided on number 28 Howells Mere based on the photos and the open plan living space. We asked for an early check-in and were able to check in at 2pm on the friday afternoon. We had execllent communication via email from the owners with thorough directions and information. They also provided stairgates (a must with with our children!) a high chair and travel cot. There were fresh towels, the property was lovely and clean and just as we had hoped from the photos. The owner popped by on the first afternoon to say 'hello' and make sure we had everything we needed. The complex was great and we made use of the swimming pool and the small park area. It was close to lost of local attractions and some nice places to eat.
We would all love to visit again and had a lovely stay.

14 Aug 2013


"Lovely location"

Stayed here for a week for 2nd year running. The house is great with everything you need. The spa is great. Lots of nice walks. Very quiet estate. Plenty to do in the area.
Lots to do in and on the lake. Very nice to sit out by the lake.
Kasha always books us nice weather.

4 Feb 2013


"Beautiful apartment with stunning views and great facilities."

I stayed here with my family over New Years and we had a fantastic time! The Location of Howells Mere 28 is great and with stunning views over the lake. The property itself has two double bedrooms with access to the lower balcony, one twin room with two single beds and a bedroom upstairs with a bunkbed, both located at the back of the house. There are also 3 bathrooms although only one with a shower, which we did find a bit of an issue as there were 6 of us staying. It would have been great if the two bathrooms had shower heads attached to the wall so you could also use them as a shower. The other citicism I would add, which is fairly minor, is that there is no storage in the twin room. As we had 6 adults staying, this was a bit annoying as the people in the twin room had nowhere to hang their clothes unless they used the wardrobes in one of the two double rooms. A coat hook on the back of the door would have helped a bit. We found it easy to find the house and were often lucky with parking our 2nd vehicle (there is one space provided for this property) there were quite a few visitor bays in the area so we only ended up parking at the overspill car park once. The Spa was great, i had a massage there and went swimming in the heated outdoor pool everyday. It does get quite busy at times but there are adult only session which was handy. There's a local shop although it is rather expensive. It's quite populated with other houses, I didn't realise quite how many until we arrived but somehow it never felt too busy or noisy. The owners were friendly and helpful throughout the booking and came over to show us how everything worked just after we checked in. The features in the property are all very modern, very clean and all in good working order. All in all we were very happy with this property and I think we will definitely stay again!

19 Oct 2012


"Perfect in every respect, just what we wanted for a family weekend away."

The accomodation was fantastic. It is set overlooking the lake and in beautiful surroundings. The standard of the accomodation was second to none, it was clean, furnished to a high standard and equipped with everything you need. We were visited by John upon arrival, who was very helpful and made sure that our weekend got off to a good start.
Overall I could not fault anything, we had a great weekend and will hopefully be returning in the future.

15 Aug 2012


"Brilliant Holiday"

The property location was stunning and the property layout and decor was outstanding.
As far as i was concerned there were only three minor defects. It would have been nice to have had a couple of hooks in the bathroom, full length mirrors in the main bedrooms and please could you not put fabric conditioner on the towels! It makes them soft and fluffy but they don't dry you! This was all very minor and I feel really bad about mentioning it as we all had one of our best most relaxing holidays ever! The leisure area was brilliant and my massage was one of the best and we all loved rowing on the lake and sitting in the swing chair and being on the balconies and watching the fish.

2 Aug 2012


"A very beautiful, relaxing and luxurious holiday."

All communication was done via email which suited me perfectly as I have a small baby, talking on the phone is a luxury! I received quick feedback which was very helpful and accommodating. I felt like I was coresponding with an old friend! Very friendly but also professional.
The property was exceptional. Very tastefully decorated and wonderfully contemporary. All fixtures and fittings were of excellent quality. The kitchen was more than adaquit with everything you could possibly need to cook with. A really big fridge freezer which fitted all our food for 5 people for a week. Lovely giant tea cups which made drinking a cup of tea something special! We ordered a weeks shopping from a local supermarket which was delivered to our door, perfect as we had a young baby. The living space looked out onto the lake which was absolutely stunning, very light and very clean. The bedrooms and bathrooms were extremely clean with luxurious beds and duvets which cuddled you to sleep!! More than enough room for our travel cot too. Constant hot water and powerful showers.
The location was fantastic, perfect for our little family. We have a small baby so couldn't do much but didnt really want to as the property was so lovely we were happy just to relax and read books. When we did decide to go out the local towns offer a range of shops, history and good pubs.
The spa was a breath of fresh air. Nothing better than strolling up the road for a swim and a sauna followed by a facial and a back massage. Wonderfully quiet and relaxing.
My best part of the holiday was going to the spa every morning, reading my book in the swing chair on our deck during the afternoon while watching my husband row around the lake. The bit I liked least was going home! Can't wait to head back next year.

19 Jun 2012


"Amazing house in beautiful location"

We had a lovely week with family in this amazing house in a beautiful position on the lake. The house had the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in! Unfortunately the weather was terrible but we still managed to swim in the outdoor pool in the pouring rain! It was fantastic having the pools and spa facility available, and the kids swam every day. The Lower Mill Estate felt like an extremely safe environment for kids to run/cycle around, and I'm sure this would have been even more fun without the rain...Lots to do at the Cotswold Water Park (a short cycle ride away). Kasha & John the property managers were very helpful and made sure we knew how everything worked. We look forward to returning, and hopefully experiencing some sunsets over the lakes!

18 Apr 2012


"Perfect Honeymoon"

28 Howells Mere, Lower Mill estate was the perfect place to spend a week after our wedding day. It was so peaceful and very comfortable. The use of the Spa facilities was great and just what we needed to help unwind after a stressful week of final preparations.

We found it very reasonably priced which was great after the expense of a wedding. It also meant we could get away and stay away after the wedding with out the hassle of leaving the country.

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