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Luxury family owned 5 bed home - Lower Mill Estate

48 reviews
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Overview
5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
9 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Songthrush is a spacious, family-owned contemporary home on the private Lower Mill Estate nature reserve in the Cotswolds Water Park. A fabulous property set in a quiet cul-de-sac location and overlooking a small reeded stream, you have miles of scenic walks from the front door and an abundance of local sporting, sightseeing and relaxing activities. The house is a firm favourite with families and friends alike. Open plan living spaces make the property a very sociable option. The design mixes the warmth of wood floors with the clean-cut simple style of contemporary furnishings. Families are particularly welcomed; there are plenty of activities for all ages (see below). Children are well catered for with toys, games and books, and you are welcome to bring your well behaved dog. You hav...Songthrush is a spacious, family-owned contemporary home on the private Lower Mill Estate nature reserve in the Cotswolds Water Park. A fabulous property set in a quiet cul-de-sac location and overlooking a small reeded stream, you have miles of scenic walks from the front door and an abundance of local sporting, sightseeing and relaxing activities. The house is a firm favourite with families and friends alike. Open plan living spaces make the property a very sociable option. The design mixes the warmth of wood floors with the clean-cut simple style of contemporary furnishings. Families are particularly welcomed; there are plenty of activities for all ages (see below). Children are well catered for with toys, games and books, and you are welcome to bring your well behaved dog. You have free, unlimited access to the award-winning Artspa a mere 50m stroll away, with slate-lined, naturally filtered heated indoor and outdoor pools. You can swim among the water lilies in the eco plunge-pool, and relax in the sauna, steam room. There is a well-equipped techno-gym and adult-only relaxation room. A wide range of Natural Spa Factory treatments are also available (extra cost).More
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Liz W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2010
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is lovely family friendly comfortable house in a gorgeous location, It has everything one needs to entertain, relaxed and enjoy. We will definitely be back to stay next year !

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank helenllawton
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Songthrush surpassed our expectations in every way. It is a superbly equipped house. The bedrooms are beautiful and the bed-ware is fantastic. The lounge and dining kitchen fully met the needs of our party of 10 from kids to grandparents. And there is ample space...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Grenville J
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

A wonderful home with everything you could need. We had such a lovely stay, made even better by a wonderful host. The house was clean, well equipped and at an ideal location within Lower Mill Estate. Suitable for large families with or without dogs. The...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank catherinepA4912LU
Lizziewarr2014, VR Owner at Luxury family owned 5 bed home - Lower Mill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

So pleased you had a great time at Songthrush. We are one of the few houses locally who welcome well-behaved dogs. They have a great time here as well as their families! Hope to see you again in the future. Best Liz

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Ideal accommodation for our extended family weekend. The nearby spa pools were enjoyed by us all. The younger members of the family made use of the Astro football pitch and the tennis court. Plenty of water sports available. We have stayed here before and will...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank paulW67
Lizziewarr2014, VR Owner at Luxury family owned 5 bed home - Lower Mill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

So pleased to welcome you back, and happy to hear that everyone enjoyed themselves. I'm sure the warm weather helped, but Lower Mill is beautiful in all seasons.

Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is our second stay at Songthrush and what a pleasant experience it has been again. This house is very well equipped and catered for all 3 generations of our family. We have had another lovely stay at Songthrush again this year and we would...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Sam P
Lizziewarr2014, VR Owner at Luxury family owned 5 bed home - Lower Mill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Sam So pleased you had another great stay at Songthrush, we love to welcome our guests back and many come back year after year. We also really appreciate your recommendations. Thanks for mentioning the bits that need attending to. I regularly top up the...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Shared Tennis Court
Trampoline
Internet Access
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Gym
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Shared Indoor Pool
Fireplace
Deck
Additional amenities & feature info
Songthrush offers a very high standard of accommodation throughout:Ground Floor comprises a hallway with cloakroom (WC/washbasin), opening into a spacious living, dining and kitchen area. The living area has a wood-burning stove as a central feature, and is furnished with two sofas, leather chairs, flat screen TV with Freeview and a DVD recorder. Dining area has seating for 10 +high chair.The kitchen is large, and as we use it a lot ourselves (and are a foodie family) it is well equipped with plentiful crockery, cutlery, utensils and serving bowls, it has things like decent knives that you don't always find in a rental property. There is a large fridge/freezer, microwave/oven and full-sized oven, kettle, toaster, blender and expresso-maker. There are spices and salt and pepper supplied - as those are the things that it is easy to forget about when organising a self-catering holiday. Floor to ceiling windows bring the outdoors in, and you step out onto wooden decking with dining furniture and a bbq, with a view over a (unfenced) reeded brook and meadowland. This is the perfect place to sit out and eat breakfast in the sun.Four of the five bedrooms are on the first floor: 1 double with en-suite & bath, one further double, one twin, one single and a shared bathroom (shower). Two of these bedrooms have floor to ceiling windows opening onto balconies. On the 2nd floor there is the 5th bedroom: a huge master suite (king-sized bed) which also works fabulously as a family room, with plenty of room for cots or children's beds. It also has its own TV. It also has an en-suite shower room.
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About the neighbourhood
There are many beautiful Cotswold villages to explore (by car or bike), each with picturesque local pubs – many of which serve extremely good food - we are building a pretty good list in our Welcome Pack which we send to you when you book. For the hyperactive, there are comprehensive water-sports centres nearby, as well as jet skiing, cable skiing, waterskiing, paintballing, sky diving, hot air ballooning, riding and golf. After all that activity the Artspa at Lower Mill offers relaxing and reviving spa treatments to help you recover! For families, 10 minute walk, or a short bike-ride from Lower Mill is The Cotswolds Country Park & Beach, where you can hire cycles and boats, have a sailing or windsurfing lesson, fish, play on the sandy beach or test your climbing skills at “Head 4 Heig...
How to get there
Our nearest railway station is Kemble (approx 3 miles), or Swindon (approx 10 miles). Both have direct trains from London Paddington. 1.5 hours drive from London on the M4/A419. Easy access from the M5.
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