Cirencester, Gloucestershire
+44 (0)1285 860063

A striking lakeside house on an eco holiday estate in 500 Cotswolds’ nature-rich acres - bring the bikes! One massive treat for families...


5 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

On a 500-acre nature reserve in the Cotswold Water Park, criss-crossed by miles of child-friendly cycle paths, is a strikingly contemporary holiday estate. This lakeside house, built to sleep ten and flooded with light, is immaculately presented in pale woods, sweeping glass, crisp lines and neutral colours. The focal point of the estate is the lake, of which the first-floor’s living area has a bird’s-eye view – bliss to recline on balcony or decking and absorb the watery arena! A smart sweep of sofa fronts the wood-burning stove, a wing of azure delineates the kitchen, a scattering of prints, books and magazines makes you feel at home. Three bedrooms are downstairs; the cosy master room is on the second floor, with a splendid view; the bunk room lies peacefully at the back, designed with children in mind. Membership of the ArtSpa is yours (gym, sauna, steam room, three pools), there are beavers in the lake, a pub you can walk to, a weekend shop… the owners live close by and will happily advise. Absolutely brilliant for nature-loving families. Bring the bikes.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: We love our Sawdays Guests so much that we offer a £50 discount when you mention Sawdays when booking! Please note there is also a 10% discount for groups of 6 or less. Only one offer per booking

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
5 January to 5 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £290
Weekly price
from £1300
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From £2905 beds5 bedrooms


Sandpipers – Back again and another fantastic break. The houses have amazing views over the lake and are kept to a very high standard. The welcome Lemon Drizzle cake was a added bonus! Lower Mill has lots of on-site facilities including a heated indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa, gym, tennis courts and a restaurant...We hired bikes that were delivered from a local company and spent time cycling (also great for walkers) around the lakes and local footpaths...If you want a great UK based family break I would recommend you visit Cotswold Lake Houses. We will be back again..


Our second stay on the Lower Mill Estate at Kate's wonderful house, Sandpipers. Lower Mill is the perfect base from which to explore the south Cotswolds. The site itself is excellent, really well maintained with a great little pool and spa. There are great walks on your doorstep ... Cirencester is fifteen minutes away and plenty of the Cotswolds' attractions are within easy reach by car....Sandpipers is a fantastic house - the open plan living space on the first floor with amazing views across Somerford Lagoon are it's crowning glory. Highly recommended.

Andrew, Orpington

An excellent week for the family – 6 adults + 5 children. Excellent facilities in a delightful setting: it suited everyone perfectly.

Imogen, Beckenham

All had a wonderful long weekend in this beautiful countryside. Six went paddling on the lake, we all went swimming and four had evening walks in the cool lanes. Wonderful few days.

Lucy, Downton

Pleasant stay, everything that was needed was supplied. Our second visit to Lower Mill and continues to meet expectations for all 3 generations.

Elizabeth, Silsoe

Just to say thank you for the welcome tray at Sandpiper and Peregrine....We all enjoyed the lovely warm outdoor pool and the children cycled, roller skated,scooted, played football,played on the climbing frames and even walked around a few lakes! We love the house and the estate and hope to explore the local walks and pubs more this week with our friends. We are so pleased that we found this lovely holiday venue for my special birthday and so thank you for sharing it with us.

Pauline, Southampton

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Nick & Kate Plummer

  • The house is situated in 500 acres of the UKs only residential nature reserve, in addition to deer, bats, owls, swans and otters, Lower Mill is also home to the UK's only wild beaver population.
  • Unlimited free access to the stunning Spa with three swimming pools, gym, sauna and steam room which is located only a couple of minutes walk from the house.
  • The Cotswold towns of Cirencester and Cheltenham are within an easy drive. Lower Mill is also in the middle of the Cotswold Water Park with plenty of activities close by for all the family including sailing and waterski-ing.
  • Lower Mill also offers tennis courts, trampolines, children's playgrounds, softplay, the Ballihoo restaurant and bar, cycle trails, multi use games area, and football pitch.
  • The Perfect Place to celebrate a Special Birthday or Anniversary with your family and friends! The house has three double ensuite bedrooms as well as a twin and a bunk room - perfect for all three generations!
  • Special deal for Sawday's guests offered - we love our Sawday's guests and so there is an additional £50 off if you mention Sawday's when first enquiring with us.