Cirencester, Gloucestershire
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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 nature reserve in the Cotswold Water Park, criss-crossed by miles of cycle paths, is a strikingly contemporary holiday estate. This lakeside house, flooded with light, is immaculately presented.

From the sofa in the living room you have a grand view of the lake, so even on dull days it’s a good spot. Light the wood-burning stove when it’s chilly, laze on the balcony on sunny days. There are books, games, DVDs, cookery books and a great kitchen but you’ll spend much time outdoors. Access to the on-site spa is yours (gym, sauna, steam room, three pools), there are beavers in the lake and a shop for stocking up on basics; The Bakers Arms pub in Somerford Keynes is a short walk away. 

Older children will be safe going off on adventures and making new friends; birdwatchers will be mesmerised; paddle boarders can set sail from the door; those less mobile can watch all the fun from indoors. This is perfect for multi-generational holidays.

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We think you'll love

  • The constantly changing light on the water and the activity - birds, boats, twinkling lights at night
  • Cooking, eating and chatting in the big open-plan living space with all the family
  • Wandering the 500-acre estate and enjoying the spa
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You should know

  • Toddlers or non-swimmers will need watching
  • Mobile signal is patchy - although the WiFi is super fast
  • You're in a holiday park of 250 houses


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Our year-long special offer - mention 'Sawday's' when booking to receive a £50 discount! There is also 10% discount for groups of 6 or less (only one offer per booking).
5 January to 5 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £315
Weekly price
from £1450
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From £3155 beds5 bedrooms


This was our third visit, we really love the peace of the place and also the activity; you can have a morning coffee on the balcony watching the sun rise over the beautiful lake, and then all head off for paddleboarding, swimming, canoeing, tennis etc Our big family group loved it, it really is a special place.

Natasha, Bristol

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

500-acre estate to explore with lakes, spa, cafe, walking and biking trails. Fantastic for special family occasions with a brilliant open-plan sitting/dining/kitchen room overlooking a lake where grandparents, parents and children can all spread out.

Wendy, Sawday's Inspector

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

There are car-free trails to follow all over the estate with bike rides, lakes and streams. You can hire bikes here or find safe storage for your own. The circular walk round the perimeter of the estate is lovely, and you can walk or cycle to Cotswold Water Park in a few minutes for more sailing and other watery activities. The Potting Shed in Crudwell is 5 miles, Masons Arms is 20 mins.

Local points of interest from Suus & Amy

  • 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.


Suus & Amy

Suus and Amy of Cotswold Sleeps look after Sandpipers on behalf of owners Nick and Kate, who escaped London some years ago to enjoy this picturesque area with their young family. Suus and Amy pride themselves on their service, approachability and attention to detail.