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Lower Mill Estate, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1061943)


(15 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was brilliantly located, clean and spacious enough for us (2 adults, 4 children aged between 10 & 2)."

    There was a dedicated parking space a short walk from the property which made unloading/packing really easy. Plenty of activities to do onsite, heated outdoor swimming pool was surprising warm, excellent tennis courts and opportunity to hire water sports items and bikes. Lots of local places of interest too and easy to venture off site to Cotswold Wildlife Park, Cotswold Country Park and Beach and picturesque local villages/tourist activities. We found the property well equipped, new BBQ on the rear terrace, 2 showers and a bath (with extra shower) plenty of space to dry towels on the huge heated towel rails following visits to the pool! Don’t be put off by some of the (in my opinion) overly negative comments on other reviews. We would have no hesitation returning in the future. Fab property and family holiday for us all. Thanks so much!

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2022

  • "Whilst the cottage was clean and comfortable there were a number of issues with the facilities."

    The washing machine was broken and when we tire bed it on it blew the fuse for all downstairs and needs replacing. There were 2 Lamps in the bunk bed room kids bedroom not working (bulbs gone) and light bulb also out in the downstairs toilet. The fuse for the cooker hood is broken. There was no chain on bath plug and we had to use the plunger to get it out. The Toaster has no setting knob as it’s broken. There was no wood for fire provided. It was not clear on booking that we could not use the outdoor and indoor pool at the spa and we’re told when trying to use it that our property did not have access.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2022

  • "Riverview cottage is a lovely place to stay, with great access to everything on site."

    Reviewed by MonicaApr 2022

  • "House was clean and functional ."

    .. you have to tell he ownerd to get Rid of that 1970s round glass table right in the middle of a walk way.. such a waste of space. I've seen other people comment before on thst too. Beds and sofas comfy and showers although drizzly worked fine. No cushions for outdoor furniture.. wouldn't be good in summer, or bbq. These are basics. I also emailed skyes about 2 issues whilst i was there and got no reply.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2022

  • "The property was lovely ."

    . can't really fault it. However, we personally did not like the estate it is sited on. It felt a bit claustrophobic with so many properties cramped in together. The parking was really bad. Only one car space allocated and we had real trouble trying to find anywhere else to park for our visiting family. The overspill parking was totally inadequate. (This was at the weekend - it wasn't so bad during the week).

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "Good cottage surprisingly no wardrobe space at all apart from a shop rail!"

    Good central location if you want to get out and about the Cotswolds. Showers are electric and like standing outside in drizzle! Could do with more power but that is being picky

    Reviewed by RobertNov 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage on a park which offered a lot of facilities."

    A lovely family break.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2021

  • "Address is lower mill estate not mill estate as per instructions and main gate and pedestrian gate codes not given in instructions or information pack also furniture lay out downstairs could do with a rethink as dinner table tight to get around and seating not able to see the tv without moving everything."

    Tight parking spaces.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "When going to self-catering properties we are usually struck by the lack of personality in the properties."

    This home felt well-equipped and homely. To feel at home in a holiday let is a blessing!

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2021

  • "Kitchen equipment could be improved, crockery, pans etc are a bit poor maybe."

    I think there could be an issue with the shower in the en-suite. The door sticks slightly, which is probably due to the floor substrate swelling up. There might be a leak under there somewhere, also backed up by the staining on the ceiling below. Only mentioning so that the owners can address the problem before it gets much worse

    Reviewed by ElliotAug 2021

  • "The cottage was dirty."

    The en suite bathroom bathroom had a problem whereby the toilet wasn't flushing properly and the waste was coming up through the shower. The hot tap in the sink of another bathroom didn't work at all. A chair on the terrace was broken and in a dangerous state. I was in almost daily contact with Sykes Cottages or the owner but apart from a 'case' being opened, nothing was rectified during our stay and I am still awaiting a response from my last email. A member of the cleaning staff was very rude during a phone conversation. Sykes Cottages took no responsibility for the problems we encountered. Having used Sykes Cottages many times previously, I won't be using them again or recommending them or the property to anyone else.

    Reviewed by Alison FrancesAug 2021

  • "We had an excellent holiday."

    Riverview was a comfortable , well equipped house. We enjoyed the cake and bottle of wine left for us. Thank you. Nature was never far away. From the house we saw duck and coot families regularly. We also saw a green woodpecker on the path. Lovely. My husband and daughter swam most mornings. The water was lovely and warm. The family also hired bikes and a canoe and had a good time. We also went further afield to Cotswold Wildlife Park and The White Horse at Uffington. Nearer we explored the Thames Path at various points, starting with the Source of The Thames near Kemble. In our two weeks holiday there was plenty to see and do. We would love to come again.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "We (3 of us) had a lovely stay in this spacious and cosy cottage in Cotswold Water Park."

    Sykes holidays and the owner answered our questions quickly. Thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ArunkumarMay 2021

  • "We were thrilled upon arrival at Riverview Cottage."

    Not only did the cottage exceed our expectations (it had clearly just ben done up and not only was it doe to a very high standard, it was very in keeping with the Cotswolds style, very beautiful and very comfortable), but the welcome package we received was a wonderful thoughtful touch. The owners of this cottage clearly care about the customer and their wonderful cottage. A wonderful cottage making our first stay away in the UK since the start of the lockdown, extra special and I would like to that the owners for their personal touches in welcoming us to their cottage and stay,

    Reviewed by IanApr 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with balcony and en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Designated parking space for one car, and additional parking available next to tennis court
  • Enclosed decked garden with outdoor furniture
  • Use of on-site facilities include outdoor heated swimming pool, play area, tennis, restaurant, yoga, pilates, canoeing, fishing and bike hire (prices may apply)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub on-site
  • Nearby private lakeside plot of land with lake swimming access available for guests
  • Note: All guests staying at Lower Mill Estate Village will be required to sign a code of conduct form
  • Note: The shared outdoor heated pool is open from February to December inclusive
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
  • Note: This property does not come with use of the Spa.No stag/hen or similar.

The property

Nestled within the tranquil grounds of the wonderful Lower Mill Estate, on the banks of a serene lake, you will find the charming Riverview.

A pretty and traditionally-styled cottage that exudes natural light, this charismatic cottage is the perfect choice for a family or group of six looking to enjoy the diverse and beautiful surrounding countryside, yet being close to busy towns and historic cities.

Set over two floors, you can enjoy evenings cooking up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, or cosying up to loved ones on the plush sofas that line the seating area of the sociable open-plan living space whilst admiring the eye-catching woodburning stove.

Step through the patio doors and enjoy an evening outside, or venture back indoors to the first floor and discover three inviting bedrooms comprised of a king-size with a balcony and an en-suite shower room, as well as a double and an adult bunk that are served by a large and airy family bathroom and a ground-floor shower room.

You can also make the most of the fantastic on-site facilities with an early morning swim or walk, and afternoons spent learning new water sports and playing tennis.

The on-site shop sells everyday essentials whilst Ballihoo, the on-site restaurant, serves tasty dishes using local produce.

There are even more adventures available just a short drive away at the Cotswold Water Park, peppered with in-land waterways and lakeside beaches.

You are ideally placed to explore the fabulous countryside, with Cirencester being just a short drive away, acting as a gateway to the famous Cotswolds, with fabulous walking along the Cotswold Way or Ridgeway and beautiful towns and villages waiting to be explored.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities, from the local waterpark to cycling, walking and local golf courses.

In addition there are numerous National Trust properties in the area, including the 17th Century weavers’ cottages in Bibury, an iconic Cotswold image, Chedworth Roman Villa, Sherbourne Estate or enjoy the countryside at Minchinhampton Common or Crickley Hill, all within 15 miles.

Slightly further afield, why not enjoy the walk along the Ridgeway and marvel at one of the Wiltshire White Horses at Uffington, in another Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the North Wessex Downs?

You can experience the stunning historical city of Bath, take to the waters at the Roman Baths, explore the majestic Abbey or soak up the cosmopolitan cafés surrounded by the stunning Georgian architecture.

The Regency spa town of Cheltenham, considered the centre of the Cotswolds, offers cultural treats and is home to the famous Cheltenham Races.

Riverview is a perfect waterside retreat on a popular development, close to the bustling market town of Cirencester and the iconic Cotswold scenery, ideal for families and friends looking to enjoy the fantastic local countryside or soak up the nearby cosmopolitan and historic towns.

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About the location


Cirencester 5.6 miles; Malmesbury 9.6 miles; Swindon 15.4 miles; Chippenham 18.1 miles

The tranquil and luxurious Lower Mill Estate can be found resting amongst the breath-taking scenery of the Cotswold Water Park, just a few miles away from the picturesque market town of Cirencester. Surrounded by beautiful woodland and a number of incredible freshwater lakes, this fabulous family-run estate offers up a magnificent and sustainable base from which to explore the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Home to a gorgeous spa, which can be booked locally, an impressive tennis court and multi-use games area, as well as a supermarket and a fantastic restaurant, guests have access to all they could possibly need and more. The popular Cotswolds Country Park and Beach can be found just a pleasant drive away and offers a number of superb activities to enjoy, whilst the wonderful town of Swindon makes for an excellent day out. The idyllic market town of Royal Wootton Bassett and historical town of Malmesbury rest within easy touring distance and are a must-see during your stay.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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