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Howells Meres 46/47, Lower Mill Estate

from £243 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £243 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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House / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 16

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House / 8 bedrooms / sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome

Call us 7 days a week 8.00am to 10.00pm NO HENS OR STAGS.

Suitable for discreet family gatherings only.We do not accept single sex groups or house parties.

No booking fees or hidden charges

Howells Mere 46 and 47 are each 3 storey, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 5 WC glass-fronted terraced property which sleep up 12 adults and 4 kids in both house, with all day sun on the shared, equally divided decking with an option for alfresco dining and a large shared grassed area.

Suggested maximum of 10 -12 adults +kids.


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

Situated on a Nature reserve, this private development offers free access to an on site £4 million 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 16, 8 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 Pets welcome, 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, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites
Furniture Double beds (4), Single beds (8), Cots (2), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline
Access Secure parking
Further details outdoors

No hen or stag weekends discreet gatherings only

We do not accept single sex groups or house parties

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

Lay out of each house is the same and the 2 properties are in the terrace adjoining by decking, please note this are modest mid terrace houses on 3 levels total of 110 sq m each

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 at 47 and Terrestial at 46, DVD,CD player, full length floor to ceiling glass windows with uninterrupted views.

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

2X 3/4 seater leather sofas.+ casual seating

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

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

Decking furniture

Vertical blinds.

Toilet (ground floor)

Stairs to first floor

Carpeted throughout on the 1st and 2nd floor.

First Floor

Family bathroom

Bedroom 1 - Twin bedroom with fitted oak wardrobes, bedside table, and lamp, blinds.

Bedroom 2 - Double bedroom with on suite shower, bedside tables with lamps. Balcony with lake view, blinds.

Second Floor

Large landing with sky liner window.

Bedroom 3 - Twin bedroom with en-suite bath, beside table with lamp, fitted oak wardrobes, blinds.

Bedroom 4 - Lake view Double room with en-suite bath, wardrobes, bedside tables, and lamps, blinds.

Further details

No hen or stag weekends discreet gatherings only

We do not accept single sex groups or house parties

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 for each property.

The rental properties are non-smoking property and some pets will be considered with prior agreement.

The rental properties are 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:

2 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 each property for the duration of the rental period.

The arrival time on the arrival day is after 16:00hrs

The departure time on the day of departure before 10:00hrs.

Whenever possible earlier check in and later check out will be offered and Sundays are guaranteed as late pm check outs

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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Review 1-7 of 7

16 Jul 2014


"A taste of luxury in the Cotswolds!"

We were a party of 16 that were celebrating my Mums 60th birthday. We hired 2 houses on the development which were right next to each other. From my initial enquiry to our actual stay the staff at Cotswold Spa holidays could not have been more helpful or accommodating! The houses had everything we needed and were a real home from home. The gorgeous decked area overlooking the lake made eating "al fresco" a delight. The spa and pool were second to none and none of us could find fault with any of the facilities on site. It was a truly magical place to celebrate such a special birthday. Our party ranged in age from just 2 to 72 and despite the variety in ages all of us were really impressed and had lots to keep us occupied. We had perfect weather for our 3 day stay and it was just like being abroad as we spent 2 days lounging round the outdoor pool having fun! A perfect spot for a short or long stay! You won't be disappointed that is for sure!

1 May 2014


"A place that has everything"

I recently stayed here for my 40th birthday with 11 other adults and 7 children. The houses were so well equipped, beautiful with fantastic views of the lake. We made use of the spa pool and little playground on site which was just right for the adults and children. This is such a great base for visiting so many local attractions in the cotswolds that we are coming back next year.

30 May 2013


"Perfect for a group of friends with young children - a very relaxing stay. We will come back"

We stayed in Howells Mere 46/47 as a group of friends with a number of small children. The houses fitted our needs entirely. They are furnished to a high standard and come supplied with everything you need for catering. They were spotlessly clean. We bought an extra travel cot (one high chair and one travel cot were supplied per house). We were delighted to learn that baby monitors work through the walls, enabling us to put the children to bed and spend some time relaxing together in one of the houses.

During the day-time the weather enabled us to spend some time relaxing on the decking whilst the children played on the grass area next to the lake. The facilities at Lower Mill are superb, especially if you have small children. The children's play area and trampoline were a big hit and the spa facilities are excellent. All the children enjoyed the indoor and the outdoor pools, and although the changing room was a little crowded at times, the pool area never felt crowded.

The arrival process worked remarkably well and John was extremely helpful. Previously I had spoken to Kasha on a number of occasions and I felt she went out of her way to make sure we had a property which met our needs. Stephanie was also extremely helpful and efficient. Both Kasha and Stephanie were always extremely prompt at replying to emails and I felt that the standard of customer service was excellent.

We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely return. My only (very small) piece of criticism is two-fold. Firstly, whilst it was great that there were a number of baths in each property (always handy when you have children) it would have been even more advantageous if there were a couple of extra showers. It wasn't a problem for the adults to share the one shower in the house, but it would be have been easier if there had been one more! Also, I think if there was a restaurant/brasserie on site at Lower Mill it would probably be really successful!

25 Nov 2012


"Amazing stay with a great group of friends"

We just returned from an amazing stay at Howells Mere and would highly recommend it.

The trip was organised to welcome home some friends returning from New York after a decade across the pond as as we were a large group we hired both 46 and 47 Howells Mere. In total there were 18 in our group, 11 adults and 7 children of varying age. We were initially looking for a large farmhouse but then came across this place which looked ideal.

The booking was easy and the owners gave us easy to follow directions to the property which you will need as the Lower Mill Estate is a maze!

As a large group we wanted to keep everyone together so the owners kindly allowed us to move some furniture around and swap the table and chairs from one house with the sofas from the other to effectively create one living home and one eating home which worked perfectly.

The rooms are great, some smaller than others, some lovely views and even during an awful weekend of British weather with nearby flooding and gale force winds we managed to keep everyone entertained, the onsite ArtSpa proving to be a godsend!

We are already thinking of returning next year for another big get together!

10 Oct 2012


"Beautiful location, great pools, pristine accomodation"

A group of 4 familys stayed here and we had a great time! The accomodation was v well presented and had everything you need for a comfortable stay. The children really loved the pools and play areas and the grown ups could relax as the kids were happy! Thankyou! We will return!

26 Mar 2012


"A perfect venue for getting together with friends and family"

We had two houses next-door to one another for 4 families. The houses have a shared deck overlooking a lake where we sat out in the sun and ate all our meals together.
The spa was perfect for taking the children to swim and there was a small play area on the complex for the children to play.
The complex felt very safe and we let our older child (9) cycle alone to the play area. The children had a wonderful time playing around the lake and the adults enjoyed chilling out in the sunshine.
The houses were comfortable, clean and met our needs perfectly.

16 Nov 2011


"Perfect weekend retreat away with friends and children"

Everything from the efficient booking, location, facilities and properties were excellent.
An excellent venue to arrange a weekend catch up with a group of friends and children.
We'd love to return on another occasion.

Review 1-7 of 7

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    Kasha Grimes (Property Manager Cotswolds Spa Holidays)

    • 6 Years listed

    Calendar last updated:24 May 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
    • English

    Payment accepted

    Credit cards accepted

    +44 (0) 1285 642400
    +44 (0) 7906 377040

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