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“Wow! What a lovely place to stay.”
Architect designed 4 bedroom luxury villa, situated on the Clearwater Lake, The Lower Mill
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Architect designed 4 bedroom luxury villa, situated on the Clearwater Lake, The Lower Mill
Alfresco dinning on your own private terrace, looking out across Clearwater Lake Clearwater Lake - Great views!
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Architect designed 4 bedroom luxury villa, situated on the Clearwater Lake, The Lower Mill
Alfresco dinning on your own private terrace, looking out across Clearwater Lake
Clearwater Lake - Great views!
Two large private terrace areas literally hanging over the lake, great for relaxing
Gin and Tonic on your private balcony watching the sunset across the lake
Second private terrace area, accessed from the two lakeside bedrooms
Relax and enjoy the views across the lake  and nature reserve through your personal viewing window
Wake up to your very own nature reserve, with the best views directly from your own bed!
Access to your own private terrace area from both of the double lakeside bedrooms
2nd Lakeside double bedroom, again with private terrace area and views across The Clearwater Lake
Twin bedroom with large picture window and blackout blinds
Spacious designer kitchen, with all mod cons and breakfast bar with views along the lake
Enjoy fresh coffee in the morning with this high quality coffee machine
Spa Lodge - 4 x Bedroom holiday villa located on the Lower Mill Estate,  Ground Floor
Spa Lodge - 4 x Bedroom holiday villa located on the Lower Mill Estate,  First Floor
We just know you are going love this place, it really is very special – A very warm welcome !
The Luxury Spa reception - quite literally just a few minutes walk from your lakeside holiday villa
2 x Swimming pools, sauna, steam room, plunge/eco pool and fully equipped gymnasium at the Spa
The private members Luxury Spa at The Lower Mill Estate - Guests only access
The luxury slate lined outdoor HEATED swimming pool at the Luxury Spa complex, shot at night time
The beautiful slate lined outdoor HEATED swimming pool at the Luxury Spa Complex
The beautiful Welsh slate lined HEATED indoor swimming pool at the Luxury Spa complex
Gin clear water and stunning views across the nature reserve from the HEATED indoor pool
A swim with a view – all round panoramic glazing and double height aspect. Simply stunning!
Close up shot of the outdoor plunge pool - The UK's only eco pool
Experience an invigorating swim under the clear blue skies of the Cotswolds countryside
Crystal clear water, double height vaulated ceiling, luxury heated indoor pool of the onsite spa
Fully equipped gymnasium at the onsite Luxury Spa complex, Lower Mill
The newly constructed outdoor children's play area - Just a few minutes walk from your villa
The fantastic brand new Balihoo onsite Restuarant and Club House, now fully open to all guests
Fully licensed bar at the recently opened Balihoos Clubhouse and Restaurant - Cheers !
Hand crafted locally brewed craft beers and ciders, now being served at the new Balihoos Clubhouse
Handmade freshly stone baked pizza - Available at the new Balihoos Clubhouse and Restaurant
The scrumptious Bali Burger - Now being served in the new Clubhouse and  Restaurant
Delicious selection of locally made cakes and pastries, great with a freshly brewed coffee
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Cirencester, Cotswolds, England

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Very good - based on 19 reviews
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Philip H
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“Very disappointed”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We have never been to a place like this. Full of supercilious self important people frowning on those who rent their lodges (to presumably help with their running costs) and then invent so many rules to prevent those visitors from enjoying the facilities they have actually paid for - can't use the spa for example as it is owners night only - how do you explain that to a child merely wanting a swim during their holiday break !!! In fact One old couple in Howells Mere even believe they own a lake and all it's fishing rights. How can the Site sell a holiday and then let the lodge owners invent their own rules to prevent others from breathing during their stay. Would not return for a gold clock or recommend to a worst enemy. Finally the lodges are so small you can't swing a cat - no good for normal families. Would definitely not recommend either for old or infirm persons.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
25 Apr 2014
Thank you for taking to leave a review of your holiday, we are genuinely sorry that you appear to have been somewhat frustrated with your stay at the estate and nature reserve.

To address the point of the onsite Luxury Spa usage - Guests are of course most welcome to use the full spa facilities, as often and whenever they choose to do so. However there is a 1 hour owner only session after the spa has closed, where guests are unable to use the pool. To date we have not had a single complaint about this owner only slot and guests do seem to appreciate that owners should be entitled to enjoy time to use the facilities with their families.

The estate’s full codes of practice are clearly set out on our website and a set of the code is sent to each guest upon making a booking, to ensure that we fully manage guest’s expectations. We can confirm that this party did receive a set of the codes of practice upon booking and that the pool opening times were also clearly set out and sent to them with their booking confirmation, some 6 months before their holiday start date. The code of practice is not in the slightest bit onerous and simply sets out some basic, common sense guidelines to facilitate the peaceful enjoyment for all visitors to the estate and nature reserve.

Reference the size of the lodge, Spa Lodge is approximately 1,750 square feet and is a good size 4 bedroom property and can comfortably accommodate up to 8 individuals. Again, we have never received a complaint regarding the size of the property and have welcomed in excess of 1,200 guests to villa in the last 3 years or so.

We can confirm that the villa is indeed not suitable for disabled access, or wheel chair users and we do always point this out to potential guests. As far as we are aware, this party did not have any disabilities or restricted access issues, so we are at a bit of a loss as what they may be referring to.

With regards to individuals of more mature years, the villa is perfectly suitable and indeed the majority of our bookings do include some older party members, who are perfectly fine with the layout and the position of the property, indeed we are not sure why they wouldn’t be.

We are of course sorry that these guests didn’t seem to enjoy their stay, but we do think that their comments are rather unfair, some are quite simply not accurate and they are certainly not representative of other guests.
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Martin C
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wow! What a lovely place to stay.”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

The apartment was set in a beautiful complex overlooking a lake with swans and birds.
It was very comfortable and spacious and made our stay very relaxing.
I would recommend it to anyone and would like to return again.
Martin

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Liked best: The view from the lounge.
Liked least: A shortage of hanging space for clothes.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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WillLowry
1 review
“The most enjoyable relaxing break in an idyllic location!!!”
Reviewed 4 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Gorgeous setting for a lovely break!!

The estate was immaculate and was beautiful to walk around and enjoy the stunning views from the various lakes!

The spa lodge accommodation was better than the brochure showed with fantastic facilities for cooking and a lovely deck overlooking a lake for outside meals.

The open plan layout of the house gave a really spacious feel and was brilliant for a group booking.

Rooms were lovely and two double rooms had a balcony overlooking the lake.

The spa facilities were great and everybody has to try out the eco pool! It was very REFRESHING!!!!


We Would definately recommend a stay at lower mill estate in the spa lodge and are already looking at when we can book next!

Regards

Mr and Mrs Lowry

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Travelling group: Young Children
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