House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The Augusta House is set on a peninsula in a unique development of architecturally stunning homes of diverse designs. The Lower Mill Estate is the UK's first residential nature reserve, located in the Cotswold Water Park and historic Gloucestershire. With its extensive leisure facilities it is an unparalleled rural retreat. The House lies on the shoreline of Somerford Lagoon, one of the most important lakes for over wintering wildfowl in the southwest. The gated and managed Estate consists of 450 acres of parkland crossed by three rivers (one of them the Thames) and surrounded by seven lakes. This spacious property has been designed to capture the beautiful views and tranquil waterscapes. It has panoramic double glazed windows on ground and first floors, giving views over the extensive decking, across the water to the picturesque Mill Village. There is a wood burning stove in the large open sitting and dining room, and all modern conveniences in the well equipped kitchen. Access to ArtSpa included.
What our guests say:
"Faultless accommodation and location." May 2012.
"It was well equipped." Oct 2010.
"Excellent location very peaceful & clean." June 2010.
"Very clean and nice and warm even on a wet and windy weekend." Nov 2009.
"The property was extremely well appointed, superbly equipped and beautifully situated. It was absolutely perfect for our family weekend. Access to a modern spa with a large swimming pool was a real bonus. The local nature walks were also exactly to our liking." Oct 2009.
"This is a lovely holiday community, which provides a very safe environment for children and excellent leisure facilities." July 2009.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD 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 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), 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, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
There is double glazing and central heating throughout, and a wood burning stove in the open plan sitting and dining room. Initial wood for the burner is included and thereafter it is available locally. There is a flatscreen 40 inch Samsung HD television with freesat, two iPod Docks and broadband Wi-Fi. Panoramic double glazed windows open onto the decking terrace with garden table and chairs, and barbecue (please provide you own charcoal), and then onto the lake. There is a ground floor WC and wash basin. The kitchen is large, modern, well appointed and well-equipped. There are granite work surfaces, and a large range gas hob with electric oven and combination microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and fridge freezer. On the first floor there are 1 double and 2 twin bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom, two with sliding doors onto a decking balcony looking over the lake. There is a further house shower room and WC and a children's retreat with sofa, TV and DVD. Upstairs to a double bedroom with its own flatscreen 32 inch TV and ensuite bathroom. Travel cots are available if required (please note: pillows, duvets and linen are not included for the cot).
|Further details outdoors|
There are tables, chairs and a barbecue for use on the extensive deck with views over the water to the picturesque Mill Village.
£250 refundable damage deposit
10% discount for advance bookings for 2013 made in 2012
20% discount on second and subsequent weeks
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Lower Mill Estate on the Cotswold Water Park brims with wildlife through every season: in spring rare orchids bloom, in the summer the fields are alive with butterflies, in autumn geese stop by on their migration. With two SSSIs it is home to otters, bats and sand martins and rare species such as watervole, purple heron and great crested grebe. The communal facilities include heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, tennis court, children's play area and pets corner. There is boating and canoeing, a network of nature trails and bird hides, cycle tracks and bridle ways and the site is close to the numerous water activities of the Cotswold Water Parks: 133 lakes covering 40 square miles.
The pretty village of Somerford Keynes is a 15 minute walk and the village pub is one of many around the area that offers a warm welcome with excellent food and real ales. Five miles from Cirencester, for shopping and sightseeing, the House is a good base for exploring the Cotswolds
Other Activities: Canoeing, jetskiing, birdwatching on the Cotswold Water Park