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Cornerstone Cottage | Enjoy Cotswold Spring | Spa, Private Chef, Nature Reserve

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Cornerstone Cottage is a cosy, yet spacious, family-owned contemporary cottage on the private Lower Mill Estate nature reserve in the Cotswolds Water Park. Tranquil location in secluded water garden away from the busiest parts of Lower Mill Estate, and yet only a short walk from the exclusive spa (included for all our rental guests) & other facilities. Miles of beautiful walks from the front door and a big selection of local sporting, sightseeing and relaxing activities. A favourite is the 15 minute walk to our local pub, The Bakers Arms. We have owned Cornerstone Cottage since 2003, specifying the house to be our own rural ‘home away from home’. Now we are delighted to invite you to share the experience and make your own memories. New this year: - Air-conditioning system (A++ effic...Cornerstone Cottage is a cosy, yet spacious, family-owned contemporary cottage on the private Lower Mill Estate nature reserve in the Cotswolds Water Park. Tranquil location in secluded water garden away from the busiest parts of Lower Mill Estate, and yet only a short walk from the exclusive spa (included for all our rental guests) & other facilities. Miles of beautiful walks from the front door and a big selection of local sporting, sightseeing and relaxing activities. A favourite is the 15 minute walk to our local pub, The Bakers Arms. We have owned Cornerstone Cottage since 2003, specifying the house to be our own rural ‘home away from home’. Now we are delighted to invite you to share the experience and make your own memories. New this year: - Air-conditioning system (A++ efficiency rating), with individual thermostats in each bedroom. - Eco-friendly room heating by a heat pump system (A+ efficiency rating), with individual thermostats in each bedroom. - Nespresso Coffee Machine. We provide our guests with some 'Ristretto' capsule - do bring others you like as well. Many guests have come back again & again, often booking long in advance. Large sofas to relax by the log fire in winter, or to watch TV. Well-equipped kitchen, and dining area. Games and books for children. Wifi internet. 
Large sundeck overlooking peaceful reeded pond, with sun from early morning til evening. 650 acre onsite nature reserve, wildlife abounding (extensive bird life, plants, wild animals, you may catch sight of a heron, an otter or even a beaver). The 6m ArtSpa (approx. 500m) has indoor/outdoor pools, gym, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms. Artspa also offers a wide range of spa treatments using 100% natural plant-extract Pevonia products. There are also playground areas, trampolines, football area, table-tennis & tennis courts. Ballihoo restaurant is approx. 500m from Cornerstone, open most of the year. Small shop & café open peak hours, approx 100m walk - good range of grocery items, good coffee & tea, patisserie and light lunches. As well as selling tasty home-made frozen meals the shop can arrange a chef to come to the house. A Stay at Cornerstone Cottage... People have stayed at Cornerstone for holidays with friends & family, spa breaks, birthday parties, Christmas, New Year, shopping breaks, quiet retreats, writing books, preparing for exams, bird watching, getting married, golf, nature pursuits, walking, cycling, training, horse riding, Cheltenham Festival & other horse racing, tennis training, watersports, running, fishing, triathlon competitions, staff retreats, work placements, nearby conferences, to have a UK base visiting from abroad, visiting scenic places... Youtube: 'Cornerstone Cottage Virtual Tour - Cotswold Cottage with Spa Access'More
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Vanessa & Tim N
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2012
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

We visited this cottage in December for a weekend away with the family before Christmas and we were not disappointed. The welcome pack of champagne and shortbread biscuits were much appreciated after a long drive. We immediately got the fire roaring which made the cottage...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Sunshine373166, VR Owner at Cornerstone Cottage | Enjoy Cotswold Spring | Spa, Private Chef, Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2019

Hi Annabelle, We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our holiday home. It sounds like you really made the most of Cornerstone Cottage, Lower MIll Estate, the spa, the Cotswolds and the surrounding area. We're delighted to hear that you like our country idyll....More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: June 2018
Management response:Responded 4 July 2018

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

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Date of stay: June 2018
Management response:Responded 23 June 2018

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

I stayed at this gorgeous cottage late November for an annual pre-Christmas reunion with old university friends. It is beautiful inside and the complimentary prosecco on arrival was a lovely, welcoming touch. It was so cozy especially with the wood-burner on which was perfect for...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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Management response:Responded 31 December 2017

We're so glad to hear you had a good stay at our holiday home. Many families and groups of friends have enjoyed stays at Cornerstone, people of all ages. There are a lot of activities, places to visit, things to do, and ways of relaxing...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Lovely cottage in a managed estate complex, the cottage was immaculate and the communication was superb from Vanessa & Tim. The facilities on site are superb with three swimming pools, two heated outdoors which due to the lovely weather we used daily. There are several...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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Management response:Responded 30 July 2017

So glad you enjoyed staying at our holiday home, Cornerstone Cottage. Delighted to hear that you had such a good time at Lower Mill Estate, and benefitted from the facilities as you explored the Cotswolds. Thank you for your kind review. Please feel welcome to...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
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
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Gym
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Shared Indoor Pool
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Lower Mill Estate is the UK’s only residential nature reserve, within a Site of Special Scientific Interest. LME has 450 acres of abundant wildlife, lakes and countryside and is part of the Cotswolds Water Park. Among many who have commented on LME, Kevin McCloud wrote: “There are exemplary developments such as the Lower Mill Estate in Gloucestershire, where sustainable construction, ecology and design come together in one feel-good eco cuddle” Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs, The Sunday Times Guests at Cornerstone have access to a heated exterior pool and sauna. The pool is open through most of the season (April to October) it is heated to a comfortable 28-29oC, with poolside loungers. Other activities and facilities include boating, canoeing, nature trails, hard tennis courts, cycle t...
How to get there
Airports: Heathrow (130km), Bristol: (75 km), Birmingham (130km) Luton (180km) Railway: Kemble: 10 km (Direct trains from London Paddington - taxis approx 10 mins, though it is useful to have a car here). Driving: Less than 20 minutes' drive from M4 and M5 Motorways.
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