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Velvet Lodge Lower Mill Estate

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 46 reviews

Rear View of Velvet Lodge south west lakeside luxury

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Call us 7 days a week 9.00am to 10.00pm

Mid week offers from £550..00 for 4 nights based on up to 4 sharing during low and mid season excluding all kids holidays

No hen or stag weekends discreet gatherings only

We do not accept single sex groups or house parties

Velvet Lodge is a 3 storey /4 bedroom/4 bathroom lakeside south west facing house, sleeps 8 adults and 2 children or 9 adults and 1 child on the Z bed. Sited on a beautiful freshwater Lake on a Luxury 2nd home Development Lowermill Estate,

takes advantage of complimentary membership of a renowned Spa with its heated indoor and outdoor pools, gym, sauna, steam room and range of bookable treatments,

Velvet Lodge combines the tranquility of the beautiful Cotswold countryside with the very best of contemporary design whilst offering full width, full height, 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 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Keynes Country Park (lake beach) 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heathrow 130 km, Nearest railway: Kemble 6 km
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, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Call us 7 days a week 9.00am to 10.00pm or visit our website and book on line.

Arranged over three floors and offering flexible accommodation this fully gas centrally heated property offers 4 bedrooms sleeps up to 8 adults and 2 children, 2 en-suite (one with bath & one with shower) incorporating fitted oak wardrobes with 2 further flexible family/children's bedrooms, 2 family shower rooms

A major feature of the property is its favoured position on the west bank of Clear Lake with unobstructed west facing views over the lake to the rear of the property & affording views over Somerford lagoon to the front.

The property is orientated such that the sun rises over Somerford Lagoon 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 Clear Lake each evening.

Bedrooms are fitted out as follows;2 x 6ft double, 1 x twin (possible extra “Z” bed to form triple room), 1 x 4ft 6inch double bed (with single bunk bed over).

Offered fully equipped and well appointed with oak flooring and quality finishes throughout benefiting from granite work surfaces and stainless steel Neff appliances to the modern fitted kitchen with Sottini sanitary ware to the bath/shower rooms fitted out with Mira power showers and Trevi glazed shower enclosures, wireless broadband, premium wall hung 42” plasma TV to first floor lounge equipped with terrestrial, freeview and satellite with inclusive sports package, sky+ hard disk recorder, dvd/cd, play station & hi-fi.

The west facing rear wall of the property consists of full width panoramic double glazing incorporating sliding patio doors giving unobstructed views of Clear Lake from both rear facing ground floor bedrooms & the open plan double storey height first floor lounge which open directly onto the enclosed private timber decked balcony & terrace areas offering unobstructed westerly facing views over Clear Lake whilst the kitchen affords views over Somerford Lagoon to the east facing front of the property.

Ground Floor

First Bedroom

Twin-bedded room with additional Z-bed (for +1).

Positioned to the front of the property & fitted out with twin single beds & a builit-in wardrobe cupboard. An additional 'Z' bed can be provided for this room by arrangement.

Second Bedroom

Master/Double bedroom with 6ft bed with TV/32' LCD , built-in wardrobe cupboards either side of the bed patio doors and en-suite bathroom/W.C.

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.

A travel cot can be provided in this room, if required.

Third Bedroom

This bedroom, at the rear of the property, is ideal for families, provides some flexibilty 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

There is a 4ft 6" double bed with a single bunk bed over and a built-in wardrobe/cupboard that also houses a condensing tumble dryer.

Family Shower-room

This has a shower, basin, wc, heated towel rail, shaver point/light and mirror.

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 leading down to a large enclosed private ground floor terrace, on the bank of Clear Lake, via its own external spiral staircase.

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

Shower room/W.C.

The en-suite shower room has a shower, basin, wc, heated towel rail, shaver point/light and mirror.

Second Floor:

Fourth Bedroom

This bedroom has a vaulted ceiling incorporating a glazed rooflight with two further windows one to the side of the property & the other looking down on the double storey lounge below.

There is a 6ft double bed with generous built-in wardrobe space.

The en-suite shower room has a shower, basin, wc, heated towel rail, shaver point/light and mirror.


*Elec and full gas CH incl

*Two TVs (one 42in plasma with Sky+ and sports package, one 32in LCD) *DVD

*CD with selection of movies for all ages

*X box with games for all ages

*Free Wireless broadband

*Auto washing machine

*Crockery and cutlery and all kitchen utensils

*Cleaninig products





*Basic toiletries

*Enclosed furnished terrace, balcony.

*Duvets, linen (Egyptian cotton), towels provided



*Shops 400 yds

*Catering services recomended

Children Friendly

Families with infants, toddlers, young children and teenagers are welcome

The requirements of families holidaying with toddlers and young children are very different from adults alone. We run family friendly accommodation where children are welcomed, which can make all the difference to your stay.

We provide the finest family friendly facilities combined with all the luxury and comforts that will make your stay unforgettable.

We offer:

Baby sitting services (we recommend a professional baby sitting service but take on responsibility for it)

Catering services

Travel cot

Stair gates

High chair

Changing mat

Baby listening monitor

Microwave sterilizer

Travel cot

Plastic cutlery, plates, cups, bibs

Baby bath and seat

Toilet seat adaptor and potty

Night lights

Further details outdoors

Call us 7 days a week 9.00am to 10.00pm or visit our website and book on line

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.

Velvet Lodge provides you with the ultimate in spa breaks. Included in the cost of your stay is complimentary use of £6 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 Velvet Lodge 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 .

Further details

Call us 7 days a week 9.00am to 10.00pm or visit our website and book on line



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 some small pets may be considered with prior agreemenet.

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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2 Sep 2014


"Great Experience"

Due to passport issues we were unable to travel abroad in the holidays, and having come across this destination several months previously I decided to take a chance and experience our holidays in the … More

24 Aug 2014



Amazing place. Couldn't ask for any better. The lodge is very well equipped. The owners are very helpful. The grounds are very well maintained with friendly and helpful staff. Spa and 3 heated sw… More

8 Jul 2014


"Ideal meeting place"

We needed space for all the family to meet up to celebrate a birthday. Six adults and four children stayed here with comfort. Lovely home and the owners were kind enough to cater to our last minute questions and requests with no fuss at all. Super home on a super estate.

10 Jun 2014


"Beautiful, modern and spacious house in a stunning setting"

A great place to stay with family or friends. The house was well stocked with essentials and it was in the perfect spot to access the spa, tennis courts, walks, lakes etc. It was very clean and spacious. The owner gave us some great tips on what to see and do and was very helpful.

16 Nov 2013


"Fantastic peaceful piece of heaven!"

We arrived on the Friday night so it was dark, got inside the house one word WOW! In the morning the views from the balcony amazing peaceful beautiful place, grounds spa all beautiful, if you get a chance you must stay at this little piece of heaven!

13 Nov 2013


"Wonderful dervice, gorgeous house and beautiful location!5 stars"

I had a long weekend at velvet lodge with a group of friends and we were very pleasantly surprised with the standard of the house and location. I cannot praise Stephanie, John and Kasha enough as we w… More

4 Nov 2013


"Excellent Property, Gorgeous Surroundings, Very Relaxing!"

A wonderful 4 Bed roomed house in a lovely serene surrounding. The Spa facilities are immaculate, the swimming pools delicious to swim in even during late October!
A wonderful weeks stay was had by all in our party! Including two little ones of 2.5 years old!

10 Oct 2013


"We had an amazing time and are booking to come again it was so good"

We were a group of 9 friends looking for somewhere to have a get together within fairly easy reach for all. The location was geographically spot on and visually stunning. The lakes are beautiful and tranquil and the lodge itself was a perfect blend of stylish yet comfortable and very well equipped.
We couldn't have asked for more. Stephanie was great at the booking stage and John gave us some great pointers on where to go and eat & places to visit once we arrived.
Cannot fault the place and we are booking again for next year.

20 Sep 2013


"relaxing and luxurious in tranquil surroundings"

The house was a real treat, being warm, clean and very comfortable with a lovely view from the back windows of the property. The upside down layout worked really well and makes the most of the property. Comfortable beds, lots of hot water and all the mod cons and electrical gadgets you could need. We had a truly lovely weekend and the use of the spa was an added bonus.

17 Sep 2013


"Great location, fantastic property, would love to go back"

We had a wonderful week long stay at Velvet Lodge. There were five adults and a small dog in our party for a holiday in the Cotswolds. We had a mixture of days around the estate and days away exploring the local area. The property was perfectly situated with places like Stratford, Stonehenge, Bath and all the picturesque Cotswold villages within comfortable driving distances. We even had a trip to London on the train which was very do-able with the train station being 5 miles away. Closer to home there were numerous good walks to be enjoyed and plenty of places to explore on foot. On site the facilities were excellent with the choice of activities available and the quality of the Spa. Personally we would have liked even more activities, more so for the evenings, for example snooker/pool tables, table tennis, a bar, darts etc. The property itself is light and airy with plenty of space for everyone. It is situated in a great place within the estate with the sun on the balcony for the afternoon and evenings making it a great place to sit and relax overlooking the small lake. Pretty much everything had been thought of making it a 'home from home' and the communication with the owners was spot on making the whole booking process easy and instilling confidence that we would enjoy our stay. The only negatives we could think of it is a bit tired in places, there are some signs of wear and tear and could do with a mini-freshen up for next season. The rules are a bit heavy going and potentially off putting, this is a holiday after all, but I wouldn't let it put you off and if we didn't live so far away we would be back every year. Thanks for a great holiday and hope to stay with you again in the future!

Hi Simon
Thank you so much for your feedback, we are glad you had a good time and enjoyed the property and the estate and are considering to return.
We do value your feedback reference fleshing up the place, we have just gone thought the busiest time of year with continuous bookings since June so some wear and tear during the summer period is a norm for us, we glad that winter is approaching and we will have the opportunity to get our paint brushes out!!!
We do hope to be of assistance to you in the near future.
Kasha, John and Stephanie

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