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NEW Holiday Cottage with shared pool on Lower Mill Estate private nature reserve

View of the rear of the cottage across The Thames and orchard
2 reviews
View of the rear of the cottage across The Thames and orchard
Front of The Stables
Orchard at the rear of the cottage
Patio at rear in the Orchard
Heated shared pool
Outdoor pool with loungers
Lounge with wood burning stove
Lounge with stable door to orchard
Fully equipped Kitchen
Dining area
Master Bedroom
Sower room
Double room with en-suite
Twin bedroom - note one bed is shortened to 5' 7'
en-suite with bath
The Thames - 50m from the cottage
Activities on site
Family shower room
Bike hire on site
Balihoo restaurant on site
One of the lakes on site
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Somerford Keynes, Cirencester, Cotswolds, England
Originally home to the horses that farmed the land, The Stables is now part of an exclusive development on the Lower Mill Estate, a stunning 450 acre private nature reserve.

Within metres of The Stables is access to the heated outdoor pool, fishing, beautiful walks (including Thames Path) cycle paths, tennis, sauna, shop, kayak and bike hire. The lovely old village pub is a ten minute stroll.

The Lower Mill Estate is located in the Cotswold Water Park. With over 140 lakes, there are plenty of activities to try such as fishing, sailing, waterskiing, kayaking and wakeboarding as well as fantastic cycling and lovely walks along the Thames Path and Thames & Severn canal.

A perfect base for exploring picturesque Cotswold villages and visiting historical towns such as Cirencester, Cheltenham, Bath and Oxford.

The Stables is a contempora...
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Listing #HL8710021
About the Owner
Gary L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Excellent - based on 2 reviews
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago for a stay in May 2018

Fabulous location with great amenities and lovely cottage to stay in! Gary the owner was very accommodating and helpful! On hand was the activity centre, tennis court, and swimming pool all of which we used! Neighbours were also lovely! The cottage is small for 6 adults but worked brilliantly for us as the orchard at the back and outdoor space is fantastic! Great weekend stay!

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 for a stay in April 2017

My husband booked to stay here for our anniversary for two nights as a surprise. The first night it was just the two of us, and on the second night our three children joined us. Such a beautiful place to stay, so romantic and yet super kid friendly.
The heated outdoor pool was a huge hit along with hireing some kayaks and heading over to the beaver enclosure. Waking up I just opened the back door and off the kids went running around the orchard.
The place was immaculate and we had everything we needed on hand. I really can't fault our stay it was wonderful and I'm really looking forward to booking again soon!

David M
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Stayed here for a weekend in mid-May. The cottage is lovely and big enough for six adults, with nicely decorated rooms, linens and towels. The well stocked kitchen allowed us to cook a few meals, which we shared around the kitchen table.

Location is perfect, situated on the lovely gated Lower Mill estate which means you have the countryside right on your doorstep. Walks around the lakes to swimming in the heated outdoor pool, you couldn't ask for a more relaxing getaway.

  • Boat Available
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
The cottage is located on a private nature reserve so guests are asked to comply with a code of conduct in relation to the wildlife and noise. No stag or hen parties are allowed...
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 King
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
R 2 668
R 14 629
R 51 547
£2 995
25 May 2018 -
3 Jun 2018
May bank holiday
2 nights
R 2 668
R 14 629
13 Jul 2018 -
7 Sep 2018
6 nights
R 2 668
R 15 920
26 Oct 2018 -
4 Nov 2018
October half term
4 nights
R 2 668
R 14 629
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning: R 1 463 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Located within a Site of Special Scientific Interest nature reserve, the cottage sits within 450 acres of abundant wildlife and unspoilt countryside. Set within the private Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswold's Water Park, visitors have access to the activities and facilities on the estate.

Decades of glorious neglect from industry, followed by another decade of sensitive development, have created a huge unpolluted nature reserve with flourishing flora and fauna.

With professionally tended woodland, lakes and meadows all within the estate’s expansive boundaries, the vast array of resident and visiting wildlife includes beavers, otters, muntjac deer, kingfisher, grebes, badgers, herons, barn and tawny owls, egrets, teals and sand martins.
Getting around
Some of the nearby charming villages worth a visit:

Cirencester “Capital of the Cotswolds” - Four miles away, the historic Roman town in the heart of the Cotswolds

Bibury - Typical Cotswold village, 15 miles from Lower Mill.

Bourton-on-the-Water - Known as 'The Venice of the Cotswolds' and is an extremely popular attraction

Stow-on-the-Wold - A delightful market town

Burford - generally regarded as the Gateway to the Cotswolds

Lower Slaughter - Quaint village which sits beside the little Eye stream and is known for its’ unspoilt limestone cottages in the traditional Cotswold style.

Upper Slaughter is one mile away from Lower Slaughter and resides on a gentle grassy slope above the stream that connects the two villages
Car advised
How to get there
A map and directions will be sent to your before your visit
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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