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Skarv-Luxury lakeside penthouse apartment & access to award winning Spa & Pools – Home 676430 Penthouse

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Skarv-Luxury lakeside penthouse apartment & access to award winning Spa & Pools – Home 676430

  • Penthouse
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Very Good Very Good – based on 32 reviews

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Penthouse / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • BBQ
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sauna
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Lower Mill Estate is peaceful, tranquil and quiet and requires a car or bikes to see the local sights. There's also fantastic local walking on site and immediately surrounding the area eg the Thames path

Interaction with guest

All holiday information including arrival and departure details are provided in advance by email. There is a key safe with the apartment keys which is easily accessible. As owners we are contactable by mobile or email and in close contact with onsite Housekeeping, and Estate Management . There is a folder of useful information in the apartment and brochures with local activities etc.


Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £250.00
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

The Lower Mill Estate Code of Conduct promotes a family atmosphere so no hen/stag parties
When leaving, please can you ensure, Skarv is in the same condition as it was on arrival. Please do let us know asap if there are any accidents/problems so we can help.
The travelcot & highchair should be used only for age appropriate infants/children and at your own discretion/risk
Small well behaved dogs are v welcome. Plse bring your own dog towels/ beds & ensure yr K9 stays off the furniture -Tks Woof!


About the owner

Ian And Suzanne T.
Average reply time:
26 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated::
19 Feb 2018
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: French, English

This Penthouse has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 Oct 2013. Located in Cirencester, it has 32 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £590 to £995.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Feb 2018.


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Guest reviews

Very Good – based on 32 reviews Very Good
32 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect for short family break”

Reviewed 28 Nov 2017

This apartment is perfect for a small family wishing to stay on the lovely lower mill estate for a reasonable price. It has evuyou could need and we can’t fault it. We love lowermill estate, we have visited as part of s large group and a small family. There’s so much to do and the facilities are kept to a high standard. We will definitely return!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Do hope we can welcome you back in the future . With very best wishes. Ian and Suzanne

“Perfect family break in the Cotswolds”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2017

We loved our 3 night stay at Skarv on the Lower Mill Estate. The apartment was perfect for our family (2 adults, 3 children). It was clean and comfortable and had beautiful views. We relaxed and swam at the Spa: 2 outdoor and 1 indoor swimming pools, the steam room and sauna. The kids enjoyed the AstroTurf for football. We had a great walk for a few hours and the weather was fantastic. The kids have already asked when we can come again! Thank you, Suzanne and Ian.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you all enjoyed yourselves and will look forward to welcoming you back in the future although we can't guarantee a repeat of the FAB weather! With best wishes and thanks again Suzanne & Ian

“Clean, well equipped apartment.”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2017

We found Lower Mill Estate to be a very relaxing place for a holiday. A lovely Spa with two swimming pools on-site, and well maintained grounds including play areas for children. Skarv apartment was very nice, with plenty of space, one large double bedroom and one decent sized double bedroom, both en-suite. The views over Howells Mere were lovely. The apartment was clean and well maintained, with all mod-cons including washer/dryer available. We would definitely book here again.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your positive review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay & will look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes & Thanks again Ian & Suzanne

“Comfortable and relaxing holiday”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2017

This is our third visit to SKARV in as many years. My two children and I love the tranquility and peacefulness of this place. It is always very well presented and clean. We wouldn't go back three years running if it wasn't so! It's so nice to go somewhere time seems to stop when life is so demanding nowadays. You are able to take things at your own pace and SKARV allows you the space to relax and has things to keep you occupied too. There are books, DVDs, games on hand if you need them after a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools at the spa facility. SKARV is always well presented and clean and has everything you need for your break. The owners are lovely, as well as responsive and reassuring to emails or calls about any questions you may have.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your 3rd visit to Skarv and do hope we can welcome you back next year for a 4th?! With very best wishes and thanks again Suzanne and Ian

“Lakeside retreat”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2017

We are expats who were on a 2 week break looking for a peaceful retreat between family based in Wiltshire and Gloucester and Skarv Penthouse answered perfectly to that. Its 4 flights up and with no lift so with heavy suitcases so just be aware, but once over this challenge you are presented with a truly beautifully appointed apartment overlooking the lake, with all mod cons and amenities such as coffee pod machine,wifi and docking station, BBQ on beautiful terrace with breathtaking views over the lakes and countryside beyond, was truly a welcome haven after dashing here there and everwhere to see family and friends. We did accommodate guests for lunchtime and evening BBQ's on the terrace in between boughts of lovely British weather! Free access to the lovely spa is a definite bonus and the owners are extremely accommodating nothing is too much trouble. If you are looking for a family friendly home away from home with lovely amenities on site (spa, lakes, kayaking,tennis, kids playground, restaurant/take away) in stunning Cotswolds surroundings then this is the place for you! Thank you to Suzanne and Ian for a fabulous time back in the UK, we shall return!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed your time at Skarv and it's been great getting to know you . We will really look forward to welcoming you back. With best wishes to you all Ian and Suzanne

“All you need for a great family holiday!”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2017

This was our 3rd time at the Lower Mill Estate and we enjoyed a fabulous stay at SKARV for the first time this May half-term. The apartment has all you need for a family stay and is in a great location for exploring the Cotswolds. We enjoyed many breakfasts and dinners on the large balcony overlooking Howells Mere lake. Very peaceful and relaxing. We were so pleased we have booked again for next year already.

Owner's reply: So pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. Thank you very much the positive feedback and we look forward very much to welcoming you back in 2018!

“Fantastic Family Fun”

Reviewed 19 Apr 2017

We spent a wonderful Easter at Lower Mill in the delightful Skarv apartment. Suzanne and Ian are organised and thoughtful hosts who, despite little contact between us and not being there, welcomed us to their apartment with warmth. The apartment is clean, nicely furnished and well equipped - it is comfortable and not pretentious, enabling us to relax into our weekend without worrying our children (aged 10 and 7) would be in danger of breaking things! The beds are so comfortable - well needed after an active day on site playing tennis, swimming, bike riding, following the nature trail and playing in the playground. That's not to mention the plethora of watersport options, day trips and the like! We took food with us, but saw many grocery vans making deliveries. The weather didn't enable us to use the large balcony for anything other than a quick gaze over the water but can see it would be amazing in the summer. The apartment is centrally located which enabled our children to independently play and cycle whilst not being too far from home. If you are thinking about booking, do so. You won't regret it - we certainly didn't. Thank you Suzanne and Ian for sharing your holiday home with us :) Top tip for parents: take travel black out blinds for younger kids, or sleeping masks for older ones as whilst super dark at night, the morning sun lights up the bedrooms fairly early. There are plenty of blinds, but they can't fight the morning light given the positioning :)

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy you all enjoyed such an active Easter holiday and we really hope we can welcome you back in the future. Thanks again and very best wishes Suzanne and Ian Thomson

“Excellent family stay in fantastic apartment”

Reviewed 28 Feb 2017

Myself and my partner visited with our two boys aged 1 and 3. A fantastic time was had at the beautiful apartment, arrival and check in was all very simple and the owners made us feel welcome. Great apartment in a wonderful location, would recommend it to anyone

Owner's reply: So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Skarv. Thank you for your kind words We do hope we can welcome you back again in the future Best wishes Suzanne & Ian

“Perfect place to stay.”

Reviewed 29 Oct 2016

Beautiful accommodation, spotlessly clean and everything provided that you could ever need. Location is wonderful for families, plenty to do, swimming pool was lovely, will definitely go again now we know what to expect.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind words. Do hope we can welcome you back very soon. With best wishes Suzanne


Reviewed 14 Jun 2016

I came here for a week's escape and to recharge my batteries. I loved it! The apartment was very clean and well equipped. Two sets of bi-fold doors opened onto the large balcony which overlooked the lake. Walking round the lake spotting birds (unfortunately no beavers seen) and swimming up at the lovely spa kept me as busy as I wanted to be. Very relaxing and just what I needed

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review - so glad the holiday was just what you needed. We would love to welcome you back in future. Best wishes Suzanne

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