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Hobby's Rest

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

Cotswold Stone Cottage

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 96 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Perfect place to get away from it all to relax & enjoy the peaceful estate, offering fabulous lakeside walks within a private 450 acre nature reserve.

Contemporary cottage completely renovated in March 2012, with wood-burning stove, well equipped modern kitchen, diner, lounge, shower room, King size bedroom with en-suite cloakroom.

Bedlinen and towels provided.

Wide screen TV, DVD player & MP3 Dock, DAB radio.

Board games, books, & selection of DVD's.

PAYG WIFI with cotswold wireless.

Private orchard with outdoor seating, and a BBQ.

Outdoor facilities in the Lower Mill Estate include outdoor shared pool (seasonal), Sauna, Table Tennis and Tennis courts.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Weston-super-Mare 96 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 96 km, Nearest railway: Kemble 5 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The recently renovated cottage, has a king size bed with memory foam mattress, small wardrobe with drawers.

In the lounge there is a two seater sofa, with additional chairs, TV/DVD and contemporary wood burning stove. There is a main shower room / toilet and an ensuite cloakroom. The new kitchen, installed in March 2012 comes with washer dryer, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, oven and hob.

The cottage facilities are all at ground floor level only, and are only suitable for 2 adults or 2 adults with small baby, but we do not supply cots or additional bedding.

Bed linen and towel are provided for lead guests.

Wifi is available courtesy of PAYG via cotswold wireless, which offers 15 minute free access per day.

Please be aware that mobile phone reception around the cottage is limited for most carriers.

Further details outdoors

Front Courtyard Seating area.

Rear orchard with wooden table, parasol and chairs


Use of heated swimming pool, exclusive to Mill Village guests, sauna (seasonal), tennis courts and children's play area. On site shop

Nearby lakes for fishing and boating.

Numerous private nature trails - resident wildlife including Beaver, Otter colony,wildfowl, migratory birds, and bats.

Rare and protected habitat.

The lower mill estate is the UK first private residential nature reserve with 450 acres of lakes, and woodland walks, perfect for a relaxing break. The cottage backs onto a secluded orchard which is bounded by the River Thames.

Further details

Starter logs / kindling available, but kindly ask that this is replenished before your leave.

We generally have a no pets rule, as the cottage has white flooring and is only really suitable for two adults.

The Cotswolds region

The Cotswold's is one of the most unspoilt regions of England, being the country's largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Gentle hillsides, river valleys, lakes and ancient limestone sleepy villages. Centrally positioned with good road access to many places of interest. Neolithic, Roman, Iron Age & Saxon sites can all be found, as can some of the most spectacular English country homes & castles, such as Warwick Castle & Blenheim Palace.

The historic cities of Bath & Oxford are readily accessable.

Local events include: Bath and Cheltenham Literary Festivals, Cheltenham Gold Cup Races, Badminton and Gatcombe Park Horse Trials, Kemble Air Day, Royal International Air Tattoo, Jazz Festivals, The Festival of the Tree at the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum.

The area contains some fabulous local pubs with great food, great ale, & wonderful local hospitality.

Many of the local market towns play host to local farmers markets, with wonderful fresh produce.

Lower Mill

Lower Mill Estate is a 450 acre nature reserve, offering the perfect location to unwind, relax & enjoy natures secrets. It has some of the rarest habitat in the the uk, with fantastic resident wildlife including bats, rabbits,otters, beavers & many migratory birds & water fowl.

For the more active, the nearby Cotswold Water Park offers beach, water skiing, jet skiing, wake boarding, sailing, fishing, bike hire, pay as you go golf & lots more

Close to beautiful market town of Cirencester with its cafes & restaurants, galleries & antique shops. Here, in the old Corn Hall there are regular antique & craft markets where it is possible to seek out a bargain or two.


The nearest pub can found in Somerford Keynes, which is walking distance from the cottage.

Nearest Rail Station can be found in Kemble which offers direct links to London Paddington.

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23 Sep 2014


"Idyllic Retreat in the Cotswolds Countryside"

A quiet bolt-hole in the country, Hobby's Rest was the perfect, peaceful weekend break we were looking for. Located on a charming holiday estate among the Cotswold lakes, there's plenty of b… More

12 Sep 2014


"Comfort indoors, nature on the doorstep"

Our fortnight in Hobby's Rest gave us just what we were looking for : the cottage is very comfortable, well equipped and – notwithstanding being in a holiday estate – quiet and peaceful. We … More

30 Dec 2013


"A mighty mighty fine place to stay"

We spent Xmas here and we loved every minute of it. Hobby's Rest is a lovely place to stay, set in Lower Mill which is a huge private estate with beautiful walks. There is a pub in the nearest vi… More

20 Jul 2013


"Wonderful Retreat"

Our large extended family enjoyed a week's summer holiday in a large house on the nearby lake and at the end of each day we (the grandparents) were able to return to this close, quiet, well equip… More

3 Mar 2013


"Peace & Tranquilty In the Cotswolds"

Location ideal for the Peace & Tranquilty which was what we were after . Get back to the Cottage after a walk next to lakes & put log burner on & relax with bottle of wine . Lots of small villages wit… More

Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. It is the ideal place to switch off, and lack of mobile phone signal in the cottage (3ft thick walls) , while a hinderance to many, may be a blessing to others.

21 Feb 2013


"Great place highly recommended"

We stayed for 3 night during Feb 2013. The accommodation is finished to a high standard. The decor is modern as are the appliances. The cottage is very cosy indeed and is ideal for a romantic break… More

Many thanks for your comments
I am sorry that you found an issue with the wifi in the cottage. The cottage wifi is offered by an external company, and is simply boosted within the property. Being in a remote location does make this variable, but the cottage is meant as a place to get a way from it all. It is true that the wifi is free for 15 minutes but additional time can be purchased.
I am a little surprised that the stove presented an issue. It is a 7-9kW stove and heat output can be very high once the fire is going. It may be that the primary air vent was not opened sufficiently to allow heat to build, hence the smoke.

2 Oct 2012


"Did Not Want To Come Home!!!"

Me and my partner came to hobbys rest at the end of september for a 3 night break. We were worried that it might have been a bit to quiet for us as we are quite a young couple but we had such an amazi… More

Thanks for your kind words, and thanks for leaving the cottage spotless.
We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

28 Aug 2012


"Stylish and Cosy"

We spent a very relaxing weekend in this beautiful cottage. It is located in a kind of holiday estate and while modern it is built in a rustic style. Hobby's Rest is fantasically well equipped as… More

Thank you for your comments, and we are glad you enjoyed your stay.The cottage was only renovated in Feb 2012 and we did try to keep it traditional while offering modern comforts.
We hope to see you again in the future
Kindest Regards

20 Aug 2012


"Fantastic stay in the Cotswolds"

Just got back from a relaxing 4 night stay at Hobby's Rest. This was our first trip away with the little one (11 weeks old). While the cottage doesn't have equipment such as a cot available,… More

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed the cottage, the estate and the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.


8 Jan 2012


"A restful stylish house"

Was indeed a restful stylish house with views to the back over an orchard and to the front over a gated pebbled court yard I had the luxury for most of my stay of having the well equipped kitchen, sp… More

Thanks for the comments - you are one of the last to stay in the cottage prior to the renovation project so we hope you will try us again in the future and compare. I believe Hobbys Rest was named after some of the small birds of prey that have neen rumoured to be in the area.


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