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48 Howells Mere, Lower Mill Estate

from £122 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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from £122 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Open plan living with lake views

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner


Howells Mere 46 is a 3 storey, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 5 WC glass-fronted terraced property of 120m2 which sleeps 8 adults and a child in a cot or Z-bed, with all day sun on the shared, equally divided decking with an option for alfresco dining and a large shared grassed area.

Set in the heart of a nature reserve overlooking a small trout Lake with shallow water(a privately owned 2nd home development Lowermill Estate in the Cotswolds near Cirencester) amongst 500 acres of unspoilt countryside.

Situated on 550 acre Nature reserve, this 2nd home development offers free access to an on site £4million Spa (3 minutes walk from the house), with its heated indoor and outdoor pools, gym, sauna, steam room and range of bookable treatments.

Sited on the approach to a small man-made lake, it combines the tranquillity of the beautiful Cotswold countryside with the very best of contemporary design whilst offering full width, full height, and floor to ceiling panoramic glazing.

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 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cotswolds water park
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bristol 80 km, Nearest railway: Kemble 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Log fire, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool, Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, Video player, 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 and 3 En suites
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

No hen or stag weekends, discreet gatherings only. Call us 7 days a week 9.00am to 10.00pm or book safely on our website. Ground floor -Enter through the hall to open plan living room, kitchen/dinner. Oak flooring throughout, central heating. Well equipped kitchen with fridge freeze and fridge, granite work surfaces, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, gas hob/electric oven, microwave , beautiful wood burner, docking station, Free view TV, DVD, Wii, WiFi included in the cost, full length floor to ceiling glass windows with uninterrupted views. Verical blinds. Open plan dining for 8 and sleek modern fully equipped kitchen. 2 X 3/4 seater leather sofas. Sliding doors to the open deck with grassed area leading to the lake shore (approximately 3 metres), decking furniture. Toilet (ground floor)Stairs to first floor Carpeted throughout on the 1st and 2nd floor.First Floor Family bathroom, Bedroom 1 - Double, Bedroom 2 - Twin. Second Floor Large landing with sky liner window. Bedroom 3 - Double, Bedroom 4 - Double.

Further details outdoors

No hen or stag weekends discreet gatherings onlyCall us 7 days a week 9.00am to 10.00pm or book safely on our website 4 bedroom/4 bathroom/5 WC glass-fronted terraced property with all day sun in the heart of a Nature Reserve overlooking Howells Mere 48 lake set within Lower Mill Estate (a privately owned Estate in the Cotswolds near Cirencester) amongst 500 acres of unspoilt countryside.On-site spa with a range of facilities Free access to a £4 million spa with heated swimming pools, gym and tennis.Within walking distance of the Cotswolds Waterpark, Howells Mere 48 is situated on a second-home development surrounded by glorious lakes renowned for overwintering wildfowl in the South West. Ideal for romantic getaways, family holidays, friends' get-togethers.This unique estate and spa development lies at the home of the infant River Thames, an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for over-wintering birds. It is set within its own 450 acre nature reserve containing 7 lakes and crossed by 3 rivers and fabulous nature trails. This is a haven for a variety of wild flora and fauna and can provide hours of entertainment whilst exploring the extensive woods and wildflower meadows alone or with friends.

Further details

No hen or stag weekends discreet gatherings onlyCall us 7 days a week 9.00am to 10.00pm or book safely on our website 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.£250 security deposit is required.The rental property is a non-smoking property and some pets may be considered with prior agreement.The rental property is fully equipped and furnished with bed and bath linen are included in the price. The tenant is entitled to use the following during the rental period:1 X allocated parking space, (overflow parking, minutes away, free of charge)) ArtSpa for all guests, tennis courts, children's play areas etc.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 entry card on receipt of a £25 refundable deposit.However the tenant is advised to leave the card behind the desk as there is a £25 charge to replace a lost card.The arrival time on the arrival day is after 16:00 hrsThe departure time on the day of departure before 10:00 hrs. Whenever possible earlier check in and later check out will 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 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%

Lower Mill

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 bicycle 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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3 Aug 2015


"Lower Mill Estate - the idyllic English countryside retreat for all ages, activities and sheer relaxation."

This is a return visit to Lower Mill Estate for our family. This time we wanted to try an accomodation that provided a pass to the luxuries of the ArtSpa. The Cotswolds Water park is perfect for quiet multi-generational holidays. It combines beautiful nature reserves and countryside, has a wide range of onsite and nearby outdoor activites, access to wildlife parks, the picturesque villages of the Cotswolds and a short drive if you have teenagers/young adults that still want the facilities of a town/city. We are already considering a return visit because it really ticks all the boxes and you relax and recharge as soon as you arrive! A quality accomodation and location.

30 Dec 2014


"Alternative Christmas Stay"

We stayed here with our 2 dogs for Christmas week The house slept 6 adults comfortably, although there were beds for 8 - that would have been a bit tight! We arrived to a clean, well equipped house which even had a Christmas tree and lovely views over a small lake where we saw ducks and swans on a daily basis. I think if we had not had the dogs they would have been right up on the decking! There are fantastic walks close by and the dogs thoroughly enjoyed themselves, although a mop for the floor and a short length of hose for the outside tap would have been useful when we returned! There are superb facilities on site including playground, tennis courts, spa and swimming pool. We had my 84 year old father with us who struggled a bit with dressing etc as the beds were a bit low. Excellent food at nearby pubs - The Bakers Arms at Somerford Keynes is within walking distance. A tip - try and arrive in day light as the area is very dark and that made getting round very difficult! The instructions given were excellent, it is just so dark!

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you loved the house; we work very hard to provide our clients with the best possible experience. We are of course very disappointed about the way you have received our standard code of conduct and return of items left behind. Firstly when you booked on our website and before you made a payment, the code of conduct (a standard document that is presented to every guests that books rental accommodation on Lower mill estate, through private owner or agent like ourselves) was displayed on our website during your booking process and you had to tick that you read and understood the code of conduct before you made the payment. I am a little confused to why you are suggesting that we did not disclose this information to you prior to you booking. In fact when you did book on line and you ignored the fact that we request that we cannot accept the same sex parties unless you contact us prior to booking. I spite of that you went ahead and booked. We only established that you are a single sex party after you booked and we chased you regarding break down of your party. I contacted you and explained that we can not accept single sex parties of more then 6 and you booked for 8 females. You reassured me that you were coming to chill out and as a result I did not cancel your booking in spite of the fact that I was breaking the estate rules by allowing 8 females. Our contract states that we request that you bring a maximum of 4 cars; you declared 9 cars a week prior to your arrival with only 8 guests? We had some concerns about your party and as a result we did attach the code of conduct again with your arrival details as we were the same document that you would have to read and acknowledge when you booked on line. Yes we do explain the charges for return items, and the clients that leave belongings behind understand that if the postal charge is lower then our fixed charge, remaing money is donated to Christies a Cancer charity. We look after 16 properties at Lower Mill and have been operating on the estate for 8 years now and this is a very first time that we have offended a guest with the code of conduct. We have to follow the estate rules as a failure to do so will result in us loosing license to operate but most importantly we are trying to ensure that Lower Mill is a leading location for families looking to spend time in a peaceful, family orientated environment. You comment that you have paid a lot of money to stay, your stay worked out at £40.00per person per night, I hope you agree that this represents great value for money.

8 May 2014


"Great property with everything we needed for a fabulous weekend."

The house was perfect for our needs, really clean and with plenty of space for four adults, four children and a baby. The house was well stocked with equipment for cooking and relaxing with a lovely big table outside which got the sun all afternoon and evening. An extra bonus was the baby equipment, a cot, high chair and stair gate took the stress out of packing. We were met by John, who explained everything about the house and left just as the ocado delivery arrived, a really stress free break. The spa area in Lower mill was fabulous, both pools were really warm and because the sun was shining we felt like we could have been anywhere! If you want a treatment in the spa though it is worth booking in advance.

11 Aug 2013


"Family Get-Together"

Booked this break for a family get-together. 6 adults. We all had a great time. House was a delight-very clean, spacious and had all the comforts of home. The resort itself was great. Pool was a joy, spa was grand. Hired bikes to explore a beautiful and welcoming area. Pubs and restaurants provided great service and terrific food. We all look forward to our next visit.

10 Apr 2013


"Brilliant Easter Weekend!"

The booking, follow up information and customer service was exemplary! I would certainly recommend this holiday. I had planned an Easter Break away with a large number of my family and the Cotswolds Spa Holidays accomodation was just perfect. A lovely modern and high spec 3 storey house with a great view of a lake that housed Swans and ducks. My children loved it! They also loved the indoor and outdoor heated pool at the Spa!. The location was perfect as well and we took the opportunity of visiting some beautiful villages. We are already planning a return trip in the summer!!

28 Jan 2013


"Homely, relaxing and fun weekend away with friends"

Our stay in Howells Mere 48 was lovely. I have stayed at the park in a different home before which was a really lovely experience. This experience equalled if not exceeded my expectations. Being the organiser of this trip, I think what did it for me was the great customer service. On the date of arrival we were met and introduced to the waterpark. All our questions were answered and really welcomed. We had a few cars and great advice was given on how to make parking easier. We were also talked through various different walking routes and things we can do in the surrounding area. Thank you to Cotswolds Spa Holidays for dealing with our booking and accommodating our needs. We were provided with all the information we needed including maps and facility details. The whole process from booking through to end of stay was so stress free and easy. Really made our stay that much more enjoyable. The property was great, really clean, tidy. The kitchens and bathrooms were spotless. Very happy and no complaints what so ever. In the evenings the feel in the cottages was lovely. Really warm and the log fires were incredible. A great break away from London. To be honest there wasn’t anything we didn’t like. It was just great in all respects. Loved the fact that there was a spa and we all got to use the facilities. Thanks again and will definitely be booking again soon.

4 Jul 2012


"Perfect for a luxury break with friends or family"

I recently stayed at 48 Howells Mere on the Lower Mill Estate with a group of friends for a weekend and we could not fault this property, the lovely location or the fantastic on site facilities. The house itself was spotlessly clean, in a perfect quiet location and beautifully decorated with everything provided that you might require for a short or longer stay. The property comes with free access to the amazing ArtSpa which includes an indoor and outdoor heated pool - which you can swim in whatever the temperature or weather outside - as well as all the usual spa treatments such as massages and facials. Several of our group took advantage of these and they were reasonably priced and very good. There are also lots of public footpaths closeby for walks close to the site and other towns within easy access. Altogether I would say this property combines a little bit of luxury in beautiful surroundings and is excellent value for money particularly for a group or family.

21 May 2012


"Fantastic property, excellently run charming development and setting."

We booked this property for four couples for a two night stay. The booking was easy, Kasha was able to answer all queries prior to booking. The directions and information provided was very helpful. The property was exactly as advertised. Very clean and well appointed, in a superb setting. The estate is a very interesting development with many different styles of property together with a free spa and a small shop on site. There are numerous walks around the lakes of the Cotswold Water Park, on this occassion we were not adventurous enough to try any water sports that are on offer down the road. Overall the experience was excellent, we had a fantastic time and could not have asked for more from the property and the service provided by the proprietors. I would definitely recommend this to similar groups.

17 May 2012


"Excellent property to rent"

Really enjoyed our stay in this modern terraced home. I organised for a group of friends to stay at this property and it was such a lovely weekend. It's very quiet by the lake and everyone is really friendly and polite. The property is in a very secure location with private gates to access the 350 properties. There is also a spa on site where visitors can use the facilities and really relax during there stay. I would Highly recommend!

16 Apr 2012


"A great holiday house"

Three generations of our family stayed at No. 48 for a week just before Easter 2012. The house is very modern, simply and tastefully decorated, warm and exceptionally well equipped, a real home from home. With four bedrooms and four bathrooms there was no queuing in the mornings and the open plan living area was ideal for a party of our size. The facilities available are all you would ever want, and apart from disputes over use of the Wii or TV or DVD, we lacked for nothing. The deck gets the sun from mid morning to late afternoon and despite being shared with adjacent properties is ideal for relaxing outdoors and watching the wild life. We made full use of the ArtSpa every day and the inclusive free membership of this facility was a huge holiday bonus. Kasha from Cotswold Spa Holidays kept me well informed via email throughout and we had two visits during our stay to check whether we had any problems.

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    Kasha Grimes (Property Manager Cotswolds Spa Holidays)

    • 6 Years listed

    Calendar last updated:31 Aug 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

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