Cornerstone, Lower Mill Estate
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Tranquil setting at the heart of award-winning Lower Mill Estate (private residential nature reserve) in the Cotswold Water Park. Short walk to charming village pub (Baker's Arms) in Somerford Keynes. Even shorter walk to onsite SPA (included in rental cost).
Cornerstone is built in a traditional Cotswold style, and is equipped and furnished to high standards making it ideal for your holiday. The living room has an 'inglenook' fireplace, and is equipped with a flat screen 'Freeview' digital TV, DVD and CD music system, with iPod dock, WI-FI. Living room doors give onto a large sun deck with table, chairs, and a charcoal BBQ for your use. A well-equipped kitchen gives onto the dining area. A toilet is off the hallway.
Two ensuite double bedrooms with balconies (with baths and overbath showers. One bath is a Jacuzzi style spa bath). Two bunk-bed rooms. Most guests use these rooms for children, the beds are also suitable for adults if preferred. Shower room with wc. If pre-arranged we can also provide a Baby pack can be provided on request (travel cot with cot sheet, high chair, child's potty, change mat, toddler back carrier).
As a guest at Cornerstone, you will be able to use "Artspa", Lower Mill's Onsite Spa (see http://www.lowermillestate.com/on-site-spa/). Also shared outdoor swimming pool, tennis and sauna, play area, indoor table tennis, trampoline and football pitch. Many beautiful walks & cycle paths very close by. The Thames Path runs through the estate, and there are several lakes as well. Fishing on site, several other lakes nearby, some with Watersports. Excellent local Pub with good food.
A wonderful place to be quiet and think - two published books have been written at Cornerstone so far. Plenty to see and do in the vicinity – explore the Cotswolds and beyond. Or just a great place to come and relax with friends and family. Find out more at cotttageamongcotswoldlakes.com.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 130 km, Nearest railway: Kemble 10 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 indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|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|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Cornerstone makes a great base for exploring the Cotswolds, an area known for its beautiful hills and charming villages just a short drive away.
Playwright and author, J.B Priestly described the Cotswolds as
"the most English and the least spoiled of all our countrysides”
Lower Mill Estate is a nature reserve and part of The Cotswold Water Park - Britain's largest water park with fishing, boating, fishing, golf, tennis, walking and cycling among many other activities.
is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, covering 40 square miles and made up of over 140 lakes.
Lower Mill Estate is the UK’s only residential nature reserve, within a Site of Special Scientific Interest. LME has 450 acres of abundant wildlife, lakes and countryside and is part of the Cotswolds Water Park.
Among many who have commented on LME, Kevin McCloud wrote:
“There are exemplary developments such as the Lower Mill Estate in Gloucestershire, where sustainable construction, ecology and design come together in one feel-good eco cuddle”
Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs, The Sunday Times
Guests at Cornerstone have access to a heated exterior pool and sauna.
The pool is open through most of the season (April to October) it is heated to a comfortable 28-29oC, with poolside loungers. Other activities and facilities include boating, canoeing, nature trails, hard tennis courts, cycle tracks, trampoline, children’s play area and fishing.
The Lower Mill Estate Shop is open at various times depending on the season, stocking luxury ready meals as well as basic supplies, beers, wine and toiletries. Newspapers may be bought but it is best to order the day before to guarantee your paper. It also runs a delivery box scheme of fresh organic vegetables and high quality meat all sourced locally from Chesterton Farm. The shop also stocks seasoned logs for use in wood burning stoves, harvested from the estate’s woodlands. Phone the shop in advance for orders (01285 869817).
A private catering service is also available through the shop. More info 01179 555 271, 0782 7777 998.
‘The Baker’s Arms’ is our local pub which prides itself on its beer, drinks and food, a pleasant 15 minute walk.
Cirencester is our nearest town, 6 miles away. A delightful market town, which was Britain’s second city in Roman times. There are many historic sites & interesting shops.
See also www.cirencester.co.uk, www.cirencester.gov.uk/index.php/discover-cirencester .
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21 Jan 2014
For several years, our group of friends has gone to lower mill estate to celebrate pre christmas. It is a lovely estate with a great pub in walking distance and all cottages are of a high standard wit… More
21 Jan 2014
"Amazing, perfect stay"
accommodation perfect we had stayed on lower mill before but this was by far the best cottage. Well stocked and everything you could possibly needs. Wifi connection a bit hit and miss but to be honest… More
23 Sep 2013
"Perfect for all the family"
Our stay at Cornerstone was wonderful. The age of our group ranged from 5 months to 53 years and we discovered there was something for everyone. The house is welcoming and cosy, in a picturesque locat… More
10 Sep 2013
"Beautiful, well equipt house in a fantastic location"
We stayed as a group of 8 adults and one toddler and were really pleased with the house. We were prepared for it to be slightly crampt due to the two bedrooms with bunks but were pleasantly surprised.… More
Really glad you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your suggestion about improving the map. Warm wishes, Tim & Vanessa
12 Jun 2013
"A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!"
Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly comfy with lovely bedlinen and the towels supplied were soft Egyptian cotton. Lovely smelling hand wash was supplied in all the bathrooms, and tea towels and a supply of dishwasher tablets were provided, which was very useful. We were also greeted with a generous welcome pack consisting of smellies, wine and chocs for the grown ups and a bag of things for the children to do, which was delightful! Our favourite thing about this property is that it comes with full access to the spa facilities and all the swimming pools, which not all properties on this park do. The water park is a stunning setting, with warm indoor and outdoor pools, safe cycling routes, tennis courts and playground areas, plus a little shop. The ponds and lakes are full of wildlife and there's always something to look at. Nearby Cirencester is a lovely town and we spent many a happy hour mooching around its markets, boutiques and cafes.
18 Apr 2013
"Very comfortable and homely house in an attractive and peaceful location"
We enjoyed a very restful and relaxing week in this lovely home-from-home. The house is very warm and comfortable and the facilities on the Estate ensured that there was something for everybody to do whether it be swimming, steaming in the sauna, jumping on the trampoline or being massaged into oblivion. We walked, cycled and admired the views every day and at the end of the week, we left feeling the benefits of this wonderful tonic. This is a place for people who enjoy the outdoors, a cosy home and the sound of birds singing outside the bedroom window. We will be back!
30 Mar 2013
Great house. Very cold outside for our weekend away but lovely to have the wood burner for a cosy atmosphere inside. Lots of little extras that the owners provided to make it feel like a real home from home. Exceptionally clean and spacious for 6 adults and 2 children. Outside heated pool (a memorable swim at dusk outside in the rain and steam rising off the water) and indoor pools are fantastic for the children and adults.
12 Mar 2013
"Lovely cottage in a very quiet, peaceful location."
Cottage was almost perfect. Great location near the spa, lake and shop, but it was also incredibly quiet and peaceful. We were two families of 4 so the two rooms with bunks were great for the kids and the two doubles perfect for the adults. Cottage has everything you need and is very clean and well presented. Access to the spa was great and the kids loved the pool. The only grumble would be a lack of storage space, but other than that all the living areas were spacious and comfortable. Would be great in the summer sitting on the deck near the water feature, but when we were there in March it was way too cold to sit out. The cottage itself was very warm and welcoming and the owners had left some champagne and a basket of goodies!
Thanks Vanessa and Norman for such a good weekend.
17 Jan 2013
"Fantastic house in a beautiful setting - would definiately stay again!"
We had a wonderful time at the Cornerstone property near Cirencester. We stayed for 2 nights over NYE and had such a lovely welcome (champagne, chocolates, wood for the fire!). The owners were a pleasure to deal with throughout the booking process and could not have been more helpful. The house was spotless when we arrived and had every amenity you could need - also great that you can use the on-site spa!
Very special house in a lovely setting - would definitely recommend for group of friends or families with young children (as two of the rooms are bunk beds). Thank you!!
29 Nov 2012
"We came home feeling refreshed, restored and relaxed."
We wanted a few days away together to wind down and relax. There was bags of room for us as Cornerstone sleeps 8. Beds are comfortable and the spa bath is a bit of a treat. Kitchen facilities are good and we cooked an English breakfast in the mornings and sat on the verranda in the sunshine to eat. We spent several hours walking around the Estate, the weather was fantastic and the wildlife was interesting including seeing where beavers had been. We spent a long evening watching House Martins flitting around the building opposite. For evening meals we found a pub nearby with fab food and a selection of real ales. Cornerstone is also near enough to Swindon for discount shopping.
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