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Lower Mill holiday cottage rental with shared indoor pool, beach/lake nearby and internet access and balcony/terrace

Cornerstone, Lower Mill Estate

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8 Home 243642

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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

Tranquil setting at the heart of award-winning Lower Mill Estate (private residential nature reserve) in the Cotswold Water Park. Short walk to charming village pub (Baker's Arms) in Somerford Keynes. Even shorter walk to onsite SPA (included in rental cost). Cornerstone is built in a traditional Cotswold style, and is equipped and furnished to high standards making it ideal for your holiday. The living room has an 'inglenook' fireplace, and is equipped with a flat screen 'Freeview' digital TV, DVD and CD music system, with iPod dock, WI-FI. Living room doors give onto a large sun deck with table, chairs, and a charcoal BBQ for your use. A well-equipped kitchen gives onto the dining area. A toilet is off the hallway.Two ensuite double bedrooms with balconies (with baths and overbath showers. One bath is a Jacuzzi style spa bath). Two bunk-bed rooms. Most guests use these rooms for children, the beds are also suitable for adults if preferred. Shower room with wc. Baby pack can be provided on request (travel cot with cot sheet, high chair, child's potty, change mat, toddler back carrier). As a guest at Cornerstone, you will be able to use "Artspa", Lower Mill's Onsite Spa. Also shared outdoor swimming pool, tennis and sauna, play area, indoor table tennis, trampoline and football pitch. Many beautiful walks & cycle paths very close by. The Thames Path runs through the estate, and there are several lakes as well. Fishing on site, several other lakes nearby, some with Watersports. Excellent local Pub with good food.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heathrow 130 km, Nearest railway: Kemble 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool, Shared outdoor pool (heated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (heated), Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Cotswolds region

Cornerstone makes a great base for exploring the Cotswolds, an area known for its beautiful hills and charming villages just a short drive away.

Playwright and author, J.B Priestly described the Cotswolds as

"the most English and the least spoiled of all our countrysides”

Lower Mill Estate is a nature reserve and part of The Cotswold Water Park - Britain's largest water park with fishing, boating, fishing, golf, tennis, walking and cycling among many other activities.

is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, covering 40 square miles and made up of over 140 lakes.

Lower Mill

Lower Mill Estate is the UK’s only residential nature reserve, within a Site of Special Scientific Interest. LME has 450 acres of abundant wildlife, lakes and countryside and is part of the Cotswolds Water Park.

Among many who have commented on LME, Kevin McCloud wrote:

“There are exemplary developments such as the Lower Mill Estate in Gloucestershire, where sustainable construction, ecology and design come together in one feel-good eco cuddle”

Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs, The Sunday Times

Guests at Cornerstone have access to a heated exterior pool and sauna.

The pool is open through most of the season (April to October) it is heated to a comfortable 28-29oC, with poolside loungers. Other activities and facilities include boating, canoeing, nature trails, hard tennis courts, cycle tracks, trampoline, children’s play area and fishing.

The Lower Mill Estate Shop is open at various times depending on the season, stocking luxury ready meals as well as basic supplies, beers, wine and toiletries. Newspapers may be bought but it is best to order the day before to guarantee your paper. It also runs a delivery box scheme of fresh organic vegetables and high quality meat all sourced locally from Chesterton Farm. The shop also stocks seasoned logs for use in wood burning stoves, harvested from the estate’s woodlands. Phone the shop in advance for orders (01285 869817).

A private catering service is also available through the shop. More info 01179 555 271, 0782 7777 998.

‘The Baker’s Arms’ is our local pub which prides itself on its beer, drinks and food, a pleasant 15 minute walk.

Cirencester is our nearest town, 6 miles away. A delightful market town, which was Britain’s second city in Roman times. There are many historic sites & interesting shops.

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12 Jun 2013


"A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!"

Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly comfy with lovely bedlinen and the towels supplied were soft Egyptian cotton. Lovely smelling hand wash was supplied in all the bathrooms, and tea towels and a supply of dishwasher tablets were provided, which was very useful. We were also greeted with a generous welcome pack consisting of smellies, wine and chocs for the grown ups and a bag of things for the children to do, which was delightful! Our favourite thing about this property is that it comes with full access to the spa facilities and all the swimming pools, which not all properties on this park do. The water park is a stunning setting, with warm indoor and outdoor pools, safe cycling routes, tennis courts and playground areas, plus a little shop. The ponds and lakes are full of wildlife and there's always something to look at. Nearby Cirencester is a lovely town and we spent many a happy hour mooching around its markets, boutiques and cafes.

18 Apr 2013


"Very comfortable and homely house in an attractive and peaceful location"

We enjoyed a very restful and relaxing week in this lovely home-from-home. The house is very warm and comfortable and the facilities on the Estate ensured that there was something for everybody to do whether it be swimming, steaming in the sauna, jumping on the trampoline or being massaged into oblivion. We walked, cycled and admired the views every day and at the end of the week, we left feeling the benefits of this wonderful tonic. This is a place for people who enjoy the outdoors, a cosy home and the sound of birds singing outside the bedroom window. We will be back!

30 Mar 2013


"Exceeded expectations"

Great house. Very cold outside for our weekend away but lovely to have the wood burner for a cosy atmosphere inside. Lots of little extras that the owners provided to make it feel like a real home from home. Exceptionally clean and spacious for 6 adults and 2 children. Outside heated pool (a memorable swim at dusk outside in the rain and steam rising off the water) and indoor pools are fantastic for the children and adults.

12 Mar 2013


"Lovely cottage in a very quiet, peaceful location."

Cottage was almost perfect. Great location near the spa, lake and shop, but it was also incredibly quiet and peaceful. We were two families of 4 so the two rooms with bunks were great for the kids and the two doubles perfect for the adults. Cottage has everything you need and is very clean and well presented. Access to the spa was great and the kids loved the pool. The only grumble would be a lack of storage space, but other than that all the living areas were spacious and comfortable. Would be great in the summer sitting on the deck near the water feature, but when we were there in March it was way too cold to sit out. The cottage itself was very warm and welcoming and the owners had left some champagne and a basket of goodies! Thanks Vanessa and Norman for such a good weekend.

17 Jan 2013


"Fantastic house in a beautiful setting - would definiately stay again!"

We had a wonderful time at the Cornerstone property near Cirencester. We stayed for 2 nights over NYE and had such a lovely welcome (champagne, chocolates, wood for the fire!). The owners were a pleasure to deal with throughout the booking process and could not have been more helpful. The house was spotless when we arrived and had every amenity you could need - also great that you can use the on-site spa! Very special house in a lovely setting - would definitely recommend for group of friends or families with young children (as two of the rooms are bunk beds). Thank you!!

29 Nov 2012


"We came home feeling refreshed, restored and relaxed."

We wanted a few days away together to wind down and relax. There was bags of room for us as Cornerstone sleeps 8. Beds are comfortable and the spa bath is a bit of a treat. Kitchen facilities are good and we cooked an English breakfast in the mornings and sat on the verranda in the sunshine to eat. We spent several hours walking around the Estate, the weather was fantastic and the wildlife was interesting including seeing where beavers had been. We spent a long evening watching House Martins flitting around the building opposite. For evening meals we found a pub nearby with fab food and a selection of real ales. Cornerstone is also near enough to Swindon for discount shopping.

1 Nov 2012


"A restful stay"

We arrived as part of a larger group of friends for a weekend stay. Cornerstone is situated down a very quiet lane and there was an instant sense of peace once we had got settled in. Cornerstone is well equipped with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable - especially the dishwasher! The surrounding area offers great walks with lush countryside and Cirencester just a short drive away. The trip was very much enjoyed by us and all in our group

16 Oct 2012


"Exceptional accommodation, surroundings and a perfect weekend"

We were celebrating my sisters 40th at Cornerstone, Lower Mill with all the family, and although the photos of the property looked nice when we arrived we were very pleasantly surprised. The house was lovely and warm and clean. A welcome basket with essentials was a bonus and the kitchen was very well equipped with everything you could possibly require. A prefect layout for a family get together downstairs. Upstairs there were 4 bedrooms, 2 king size, 2 bunk beds (these were larger than I imagined and were ideal for both children and adults). There were 3 bathrooms (2ensuite 1 bathroom) - perfect for a group of 8. The views from the balcony were lovely. The beds were very comfortable The facilities on the estate were perfect for all ages. Lovely walks, A park for the children and swimming in the Artpsa indoor and outdoor pool was a great experience for everyone in our Group. We ate out twice - although the Bakers Arms was recommended I think it is more the location (15 minute walk) than service and food. Whilst the food was edible, I would have preferred to pay £5 per meal rather than the £13 that some cost. It was nothing special and a slight tarnish to the birthday celebrations. Instead take a short drive to the Greyhound, it was much more accommodating and the food was delicious and presentation was lovely - we wish we had come here for the birthday meal An altogether relaxing, fun and enjoyable break in an exceptional house which was home from home and exceeded our expectations. We haven't stopped talking about it and will definitely recommend to our family and friends Booking via 'holiday lettings' was simple and the owners contacted me swiftly. All future correspondence was very efficient and professional but personal Thank you

12 Oct 2012


"Fantastic, relaxing and comfortable - a real home from home."

We had a fantastic two weeks staying at Cornerstone. The area is great for exploring - Cirencester is a lovely town. The nature reserve that surrounds the house has many opportunities for cycling, walking and nature spotting. The house itself is a real home from home with all the equipment and appliances one could wish for. The beds are comfy and the bathrooms numerous.

23 Sep 2012


"Tranquil Setting"

We really enjoyed our recent stay at ‘Cornerstone’. It is a peaceful tranquil refuge in amongst amazing scenery. The house is spacious and clean, we especially appreciated the Jacuzzi bath! The beds are comfortable with the two doubles having ensuites and a family bathroom for the other bedrooms. We enjoyed walking around the lakes (and we think we saw the beavers). We also enjoyed walking to the nearby Bakers Arms for a nice evening meal and also for a Sunday roast. Cirencester is handy for food shopping and the Great Western Outlet in Swindon for bargain hunting.

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