Trout Lodge, Lower Mill Estate
House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Trout Lodge is located just 6 miles south of Cirencester on the luxury Lower Mill Estate, a 550 acre nature reserve. Guests have complementary use of an exclusive on-site spa with 3 pools, steam room, sauna, gym and treatment rooms. Perfect to help you relax and unwind.
The Lower Mill Estate boasts many lakes, nature walks, tennis courts, children's play areas, trampolines and is a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers, so it's worth digging out the binoculars and keeping eyes peeled for the wildfowl, deer and even the first families of European beavers to be re-introduced into England.
Newly refurbished and refurnished for Autumn 2013, Trout Lodge sleeps up to 10 in five bedrooms, with two en-suite bathrooms and one family bathroom. There are two double rooms, a twin bedded room, and two bedrooms each with bunk beds. There is also a travel cot available if required. Trout Lodge is just the place for chilled out gatherings of family and friends.
The house is arranged over three floors with a westerly aspect to make full use of the afternoon sun and has a private balcony on the middle floor overlooking the trout pond, which is the ideal spot to enjoy a glass of wine whilst watching the sun set.
The ground floor consists of a double en-suite bedroom with a king-size bed and a bedroom with full-size bunk beds, both with patio doors leading to the sun deck, a grassed area and the trout pond. Additionally, on the ground floor there is a family bathroom, a further twin bedroom and a utility room with a washer-dryer.
The middle floor with its open-plan lounge, dining area and kitchen is the focal point of the house with its vaulted ceilings and polished wood floors, leather sofas and large solid oak dining table. The lounge area is fully equipped with a 32” LED Smart TV with FreeView, a BluRay/DVD player and a DAB/CD stereo system. There is a range of books and games and free wireless broadband access is provided. The designer wood burner is perfect to gather around on winter nights. The kitchen is well equipped with built-in dishwasher, fridge and freezer, gas hob, double electric oven and microwave. There is a further bedroom with full-size bunk beds on this floor..
On the top floor there is a double en-suite bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, skylights and a window overlooking the middle floor living area.
A high chair, travel cot, changing-mat, stair gate, along with plastic plates, cups, bowls, and toddler cutlery, are available for use by our younger guests.
The rental fee includes complementary access to the Lower Mill ArtSpa and free, unlimited Wi-Fi access within the property.
Privately-owned home with local owner to provide you with that personal touch for your family holiday.
Further details outdoors:
Lower Mill Estate has two tennis courts, two play areas, trampolines and with seven lakes there are lots of perfect opportunities for bird-watching, fishing, boating and numerous walking and cycling trails throughout the nature reserve, many of which are fine for a sturdy baby buggy.
The estate has a speed limit of 10mph and pedestrians have priority so it's the ideal place for children to roam freely on their bikes. Many comment that Lower Mill often feels like a time warp back to a lost world, in which children could play safely outside all day and temporarily forget computer games were ever invented.
Just one minute walk from the house, guests have inclusive access to the £6 million ArtSpa featuring a slate-lined 20m indoor pool, heated slate-lined 10m outdoor pool, outdoor plunge eco pool, steam room, sauna, gym and treatment rooms where you can pre-book indulgent massages and pampering sessions to sooth away the stress.
Enjoy a coffee and croissant at the onsite cafe or stock up on last minute provisions in the shop with locally-sourced meat and vegetables. You can also order fresh bread or newspapers for collection in the mornings.
Located in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park there are many other activities for visitors to enjoy nearby whilst on holiday - including water-skiing, wake boarding, paint-balling, sailing, horse riding, cycling, fishing, shooting and golf. Bicycles and kayaks are available to hire locally. There's even a beach and lake for paddling at the nearby country park, just 10 minutes walk from the house. Historic Cirencester is 5 miles away and if you fancy eating out locally, there is a local pub with a good menu and real ales only 20 minutes easy walk, with several others within a short drive.
Please note that with the close proximity to open water throughout Lower Mill, young children should not be allowed to play unsupervised.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heathrow 136 km, Nearest railway: Kemble 8 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, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Trampoline|
The Central England/Cotswolds region
The Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire region
Lower Mill Estate is an award-winning holiday destination in the Cotswold Water Park at the Southern edge of the Cotswolds near Cirencester. The Lower Mill Estate is easily accessible by road and offers a great base for exploring all the Cotswold towns, villages and landscapes, as well as the historic shopping centres of Bath, Oxford, Cheltenham and Cirencester which are all within a 40 mile radius.
The Cirencester / Lower Mill area
Lower Mill Estate is located in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park (www.waterpark.org), an area of 40 square miles between Swindon and Cirencester, with 150 lakes which provide wonderful wildlife and many leisure activities for visitors to enjoy whilst on holiday - including water skiing, fishing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, paintballing, horse riding, shooting and golf. There's even a beach and lake for paddling at the nearby country park, just 10 minutes walk from the house.
And it's not all about water – with beautiful country walks, the infant River Thames, unspoilt Cotswold villages, historic towns, nature reserves, it's a great place for a weekend or longer – you will find there is always plenty to do.
If you fancy eating out locally, the local pub, The Bakers Arms, has a good menu with real ales and is an easy 20 minutes walk away. There are a number of other good child-friendly pubs in the area, many with awards for their cuisine.
For retail therapy - Swindon Designer Outlet is 25 minutes drive away, off Junction 16 on M4 or take a trip into Cheltenham (30 minutes away)
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22 Jul 2014
"Everything provided for a family stay."
Handy to the Spa with passes provided which was a real plus. Also within 2 minutes walk from the site shop, kids play areas and tennis courts. Very well positioned.2 bedrooms had bunks which the kids … More
Thank you for your comments. We are really pleased that you enjoyed all that Lower Mill has to offer and in particular Trout Lodge. We look forward to hosting you and your family again in the future.
15 Jul 2014
"Excellent house and facilities"
We stayed in the house as a group of 10 friends last weekend. The house was very nice, living up to the photographs and very well equipped, with everything we needed in the kitchen for preparing meals… More
Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that your group enjoyed your time at Lower Mill. We hope to host you again in the future.
Note to those reading this review: the majority of houses on Lower Mill only have one parking space so additional cars have to be parked in the 'overflow' car parks but indeed it is just a short walk away.
5 May 2014
"A wonderful reunion weekend"
I was planning a reunion weekend away for 10 friends and came across Trout Lodge on Tripadvisor, the location and price looked perfect! I have to say that when we arrived it was much higher than my ex… More
We also stay at Trout Lodge with our friends, it really is a great place to relax. We look forward to seeing you again.
2 Apr 2014
What a wonderful house couldn't have asked for more it has everything and more that you could want or need on your stay. The estate is very well laid out and can thoroughly recommend the spa. H… More
Thank you for your kind words. I wish we could claim credit for the weather as well, but ongoing feedback and recommendations for what to include ensures that all of our guests have a great stay.
7 Mar 2014
"Home From Home"
Really lovely house, great for large groups like ours. Very relaxing, we found everything we could possibly need for a family break and more!. We loved the open plan aspect of the first floor living a… More
Our own personal experiences of catering for large groups has helped us ensure that the facilities at Trout Lodge are suitable for larger groups, but we also welcome smaller groups and families. A warm welcome to all our guests!
4 Mar 2014
"Like clockwork, but with lots of care."
So for my first ever review :) I can't help but share the joy this time. When you are away you want someone to take the pain away from the organising, you want facilities to work and you want to … More
Thank you, we are pleased that you found the equipment and facilities suitable for your group and that helped you enjoy all that Lower Mill has to offer. We aim to provide facilities for both large and small groups using Trout Lodge. We look forward to seeing you again.
21 Feb 2014
"Spotless, spacious, homely and inviting."
We booked Trout Lodge for a group of 10 for 2 nights to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday and had a great stay. Tim and Suzanne were very friendly and helpful in arranging the booking. The Lower … More
Thank you for booking with us and your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed both our home and and Lower Mill
30 Dec 2013
"A wonderful place to stay with a group of friends and family of all ages"
We spent a week in Trout Lodge over Christmas. It was a lovely, spacious lodge, with the double height ceiling in the living space a great feature making the place feel even larger.
The owners have taken a great care with the small details, like children's plates, games, DVDs, a Christmas tree with decorations and little touches like dishwasher tablets that are often not provided.
The bunk beds are large enough, even for adults, and the bunk room on same floor as the main living area is far enough away from the lounge areas to not be interrupted by noise.
The facilities in the spa are great and it is very near by (1 minute walk).
Only negative would be that the fridge is small for large groups, but then we did have Christmas dinner to deal with.....
Very happy to recommend this to anyone, winter or summer.
Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Trout Lodge and hope you will visit us again soon.
4 Dec 2013
"Wonderful location, great accommodation and helpful hosts"
We had a wonderful time at Trout Lodge! The grounds of the estate are beautiful and the accommodation itself is modern, well-maintained and attractive. The kitchen allowed for us to cook a full three-… More
Very pleased to have welcomed your group to our home and that you had a great time.
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