Beautiful balcony to enjoy
Excellent outdoor dining area
A unique experience
Comfortable lounge with lovely woodburner
Settle in for a quiet night in front of the woodburner
Open plan living area
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room
Shower room
En-suite bathroom with shower over
En-suite bathroom with shower over
Outdoor pool
Indoor pool
Spa facilities
Why not book a treatment
Enjoy a walk around the lakes
Take time to enjoy your peaceful surroundings
Outdoor childrens play facilities
1 / 23  Beautiful balcony to enjoy
2 / 23  Excellent outdoor dining area
3 / 23  A unique experience
4 / 23  Comfortable lounge with lovely woodburner
5 / 23  Settle in for a quiet night in front of the woodburner
6 / 23  Open plan living area
7 / 23  Kitchen
8 / 23  Double bedroom
9 / 23  Double bedroom
10 / 23  Twin bedroom
11 / 23  Twin bedroom
12 / 23  Shower room
13 / 23  Shower room
14 / 23  En-suite bathroom with shower over
15 / 23  En-suite bathroom with shower over
16 / 23  En-suite
17 / 23  Outdoor pool
18 / 23  Indoor pool
19 / 23  Spa facilities
20 / 23  Why not book a treatment
21 / 23  Enjoy a walk around the lakes
22 / 23  Take time to enjoy your peaceful surroundings
23 / 23  Outdoor childrens play facilities


Cirencester, Cotswolds
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Indoor swimming pool
Tennis Court
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
12 more

At a glance

  • A wonderful penthouse apartment with beautiful views across Howells Mere Lake
  • Ideally situated for exploring the glorious Cotswold countryside
  • Discover quaint towns and villages including Somerford Kynes, Tetbury, Bibury and Burford
  • Ideal for visiting historic towns including Cirencester, Bath and Cheltenham
  • A delightful holiday base for keen walkers, nature lovers, water sports fans and families
  • This is a fantastic and relaxing holiday home with a great choice of onsite activities
Property code: HIC04

Enjoying a stunning lakeside position with spectacular views, this fabulous, bright and attractive holiday apartment is nestled in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold countryside.

This fantastic apartment is part of the charming Lower Mill Estate, a gated community located in the beautiful village of Somerford Keynes just outside the historic market town of Cirencester. With 550 acres of rolling Cotswolds countryside to explore, the estate features onsite facilities including tennis courts, children's play area and a spa with two swimming pools, sauna and gym. You will be just a short drive from the delightful towns of Cirencester and Tetbury, which both offer plenty of great shops, pubs, restaurants and attractions including the Corinium Museum, the remains of a Roman Amphitheatre, Cirencester Park and Highgrove Gardens. Other popular local destinations include Cheltenham, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury, Cricklade, Fairford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Bath.

On entering this light and attractive penthouse apartment, you will find yourself in the bright and welcoming open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With a traditional wood burner, plenty of comfy seating and TV/DVD, the airy and charming lounge is an ideal space to relax in, complete with a selection of books and games for all the family. You will also find a lovely dining area for up to six guests. Heading over to the stylish kitchen, you will find it equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, food processor, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Exploring this wonderful property further, you will find two cosy bedrooms. There’s a master bedroom with a double bed, plenty of storage space, access to the balcony and views across the lake. This room also has an en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC. There’s a twin room with an en-suite shower room with WC. You will also find a separate WC.

Bi-fold doors open out from the lounge onto the gorgeous decked balcony, offering stunning lake views. This is a beautiful space for sitting back, relaxing and dining alfresco, with plenty of garden furniture and a BBQ. Off-road parking is available. You can also access the activities at the Cotswold Water Park, including water skiing, wakeboarding, paddle boarding, horse riding, golfing, fishing and paintballing.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 master with double bed, 1 twin
  • Property able to sleep 4+2
  • 1Sofa bed in lounge (an additional charge of £15 per guest per night ismade for the sofa bed linen/towels when a 5th/6th guest stays)
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and a WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Access to tennis courts, children's play area, Cotswold Water Park
  • Spa features 2 heated swimming pools (indoor & outdoor), eco-pool, sauna, steam room, gym and treatment rooms
  • Wood burner
  • Electric and heating included
  • Bed linen included (Bed linen for sofa bed available on request)
  • Off-road parking
  • Bike racks available on-site
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Located on the Lower Mill Estate, a gated community with 24-hour security
  • Pub, café, restaurant and shop within 1 mile
  • Cirencester and Tetbury within short driving distance
  • TV/DVD

This property is personally managed by Beth.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 2 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kate 16th February 2019

This was the perfect retreat for our young family. It is clean, warm and well equipped. The location is excellent; we haven't even scratched the surface of things to do in the surrounding area! We will definitely be back.

Beautiful balcony to enjoy
Excellent outdoor dining area
A unique experience
Comfortable lounge with lovely woodburner
Settle in for a quiet night in front of the woodburner
Open plan living area
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Cotswolds is home to some of the most unspoilt, historic and famous villages in England. Its honey-coloured stone buildings provide a quintessential English charm found no-where else in the world and offer a plethora of welcoming pubs, tiny tearooms and quaint streets to explore.

Once described by William Morris as ‘the most beautiful village in England’, the chocolate box village of Bibury is one of England’s most iconic hamlets, home to the peaceful River Coln and some of the most photographed houses in the country. The famous Arlington Row is a sight to behold - this row of 14th century weaver’s cottages have been the foundation of Bibury for hundreds of years and is instantly recognisable as a symbol of the Cotswold District.

If you’re seeking a relaxing day of sightseeing, shopping and traditional tearooms, head to the charming town of Cirencester, once the second largest town in Roman Britain. Proclaiming the title "The Capital of the Cotswolds", its market square is dominated by the cathedral-like Parish Church of St. John Baptist (one of the largest in England) and can be easily reached from our self-catering accommodation in Bibury, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold.

The rolling Cotswolds countryside is never too far away from your cosy holiday cottage, so you can enjoy a variety of outdoor leisure pursuits including those at The Cotswold Waterpark. This popular tourist destination in Gloucestershire is home to 150 glorious lakes where angling, archery, wakeboarding, windsurfing, birdwatching and even rally driving can be experienced. On a balmy summers day, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is the place to go, boasting the largest inland beach in the UK.

When it comes to attractions in the Cotswolds, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Grab a stylish bargain at Bicester shopping village, talk a walk on the wild side at Longleat Safari Park, experience a day at the races in Cheltenham, admire colourful blooms at Westonbirt Arboretum, keep the kids entertained at the Cotswolds Farm Park, take a tour around Gloucester Cathedral, and enjoy an indulgent afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace. That’s just for starters, there’s plenty more things to see and do in the Cotswolds and you will love them all! Our holiday homes in the Cotswolds are the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration, why not have a browse?

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