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Excellent 5/5 Score from 20 reviews

48 Howells Mere, Lower Mill Estate

from £122 / night help

Excellent 5/5 Score from 20 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £122 /night

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.

Open plan living with lake views

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Call us 7 days a week 8.00am to 10.00pm on 01285 851902 or 07906 377040


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 a freshwater 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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, 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
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, Wi Fi (extra cost) full length floor to ceiling glass windows with uninterrupted views.

Verical blinds.

Open plan dining for 8 and sleek modern fully equipped kitchen.

2X 3/4 seater leather sofas.

Sliding doors to the open deck with grassed area leading to the lake shore (approximately 3 meters), 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 only

Call 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 only

Call 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 hrs

The 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.

About this location

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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Review 1-10 of 20

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!

6 Jul 2014


"Absolutely stunning location and amazing property"

This was our first UK holiday as we tend to go abroad, we had family visiting us so decided to get away for a few days to the Cotswolds with them. I have to say the ease in which we booked this proper… More

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.

9 Jul 2013


"Fabulous house, and a great company to deal with."

We had a fabulous long weekend here. The service had been excellent from our initial enquiry onwards. The house is really lovely - spacious and furnished with good quality products. Highly recommen… More

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 Jan 2013


"Ideal Family Getaway"

We stayed here over the new year period. 7 Adults and 3 toddlers.The house is set on 3 levels overlooking one of the smaller lakes. It was a lovely view.The accomodation was very clean and modern.Lowe… More

2 Jan 2013


"Great Family Holiday"

We stayed at 48HM for 1 week over Christmas...the booking process was hassle-free and the hosts were very friendly even allowing us early access to the property. The house itself is well furnished and… More

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.

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    • 6 Years listed

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