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Bridge House

Lower Mill Cotswolds Estate near Cirencester, Gloucestershire (Ref. 956957)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely long weekend at Bridge House with our friends."

    Plenty to do and a beautiful area to relax in. The house is well equipped, super clean and very comfortable both inside and out. We even used the on site swimming pool in March!

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2022

  • "The quality of this house is outstanding."

    Not only is it beautifully decorated, comfortable, quiet, roomy, and large, but is set in a fantastic water/nature park of some 500 acres meaning you have brilliant walks on your doorstep. This includes the River Thames in your back garden along which you can walk. Great place and will be back again in the future

    Reviewed by JonFeb 2022

  • "Great property, well equipped and ideal situation."

    Lower Mill Estate an ideal place to enjoy the water activities and a good choice of walks . Family had a great time.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "Superb location, beautiful, extremely well equipped cottage, like home from home."

    Very high standard of cleanliness. Additional support from friendly and helpful Manager James, was most welcome.

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2021

  • "The location was excellent, so much to do nearly"

    Reviewed by SallySep 2020

  • "Bridge House is a very well furnished and comfortable property and easily accommodated six adults."

    The location is ideally situated to tour the Cotswolds. The Lower Mill Estate is very quiet and peaceful and we would definitely visit again and use Bridge House for a base.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "Crockery possibly needs replacing as it is getting old and worn."

    Thank you for providing feedback on your stay at Bridge House. The crockery is personally checked once a month to check for wear and tear and this was done only a couple of weeks before your visit and everything was in good order. Only one of the plates needed to be replaced at that time. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2020

  • "Very comfortable house."

    A warm and unexpected welcome. Great contact with owner’s representative leading up to and then during the stay. Could not have asked for anymore.

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2020

  • "Very nice cottage with all modern amenities."

    Lovely view. Very clean. 2 things we didn’t like: 1.inability to control heating ( remotely controlled) for eg. Towel rail in one of the bathrooms only started heating up next day!. 2. Security deposit.

    Thank you for leaving a review on your stay at Bridge House, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. As explained in my email we went straight into the property the same day you left and all the radiators including the bathroom towel rails were on and working perfectly. Our manager also checked all of the heating before you arrived, including the towel rails, to ensure the house was warm for your arrival. We explain to all guests that you have full access over the heating by just turning the thermostats on each radiator up and down, this is stated in our house book. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SiddharthaFeb 2020

  • "A beautifully clean cottage in a stunning setting with everything you could need."

    The house was probably the best equipped in terms of cooking utensils we have had. Location amazing. Would definitely go back to this cottage.

    Reviewed by SamDec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with excellent standard of accommodation."

    Lots to do on site with free swimming and tennis. Water sports also available on site. Great place for families. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Lovely walks, plenty to see and do in the area. Our 2 grandchildren had a great time.

    Reviewed by GeoffAug 2019

  • "House in a lovely quite location."

    Close to lots of interesting public footpaths and pretty villages. Estate well maintained with good facilities including heated outdoor pool.. Close to many local attractions and interesting place to visit.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2019

  • "Everything was spot on."

    I really appreciated the BBQ facilities already having a couple of easy-light charcoal bags which made for a wonderful event with the family. No complaints at all, just perfect.

    Reviewed by GaryMay 2019

  • "Cottage is well furnished and equipped."

    You can see that the owners take great pride in their property. Lovely location and the first time we have stayed in the estate. We were 4 adults, a toddler and a dog and there was as enough of space. Would love to visit again in Summer.

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2018

  • "Beautiful house and setting."

    Facilities excellent something for everybody of all ages. House very well equipped.

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2018

  • "There was plenty to do in the surrounding areas,it was my Father in laws birthday whilst we were away so it was extra special to be in the village ,the surroundings were peacefull and picturesque."

    We visited Blenheim Palace which is something we wanted to do for some time,and i was particularly delighted at the water assault course at the Cotswolds water park,this was a scream. If there was a negative regarding the village,i think it would be beneficial to perhaps have another table tennis table and maybe a pool table . The shop on site could do with increasing its range of products.

    Reviewed by DeanOct 2018

  • "We had a lovely time in a fantastic house that was very well equipped for our families needs."

    The rooms were all spacious and comfy and had everything that we needed.

    Reviewed by AbiSep 2018

  • "A wonderful fun filled weekend."

    The house and location were perfect. Loved it.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the bridge house, it's in a beautiful part of the country."

    With lots of great things to do and really nice pubs to eat at. The cottage it's self has everything there that you could ever need on holiday. We have recommended to friends and family.

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2018

  • "Staff were very helpful in giving advice."

    The location of the property and the facilities were very good. The owners of the property had provided all that we needed and also welcome gifts.

    Reviewed by JAug 2018

  • "The cottage did not have a lake view."

    The cottage was not signed up to the on site spa meaning that both the spa’s indoor and outdoor pools could not be used and neither could any spa treatment be had even when we were prepared to pay for it. This was a major disappointment.

    Reviewed by GregoryAug 2018

  • "A lovely property in a great location for visiting the local towns and exploring the local area."

    The house was perfect for us (5 adults, 2 toddlers) with plenty of space for eating and relaxing, and the property manager, James, was always available when we had any questions. We would definitely look to stay here again if in the area.

    Reviewed by NicholasJun 2018

  • "Fantastic place to stay."

    Facilities were good for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by KenJun 2018

  • "Fantastic stay in beautiful surrondings, would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by LukeMay 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay, we were 8 Mum's going for a weekend away."

    We walked to the local pub for dinner, swam in the outside pool & chilled in the lovely lounge. The weekend was an opportunity for us to relax and catch up and we certainly managed it in a very comfortable and lovely home.

    Reviewed by LorenSep 2017

  • "The park was in a beautiful location, very peaceful but plenty of activities for everyone to do, indoor and outdoor, The house was clean, spacious and very comfortable."

    It had all the facilities to make you feel at home, even a washing machine and condenser dryer which if you needed to you could complete your laundry over night and it was ready for use in the morning. If the weather had been kinder to us we would have loved to sit out on the well set out decking and enjoyed the peace and quiet just looking at the wild life, but sadly not to be. Instead we had a great time using all the board games which were supplied with the house. Also it was super being able to use the pools when we got home from a day out instead of finding them closed at five o'clock as they usually are. It was a super holiday which persons of all ages can enjoy.

    Reviewed by JennieJul 2017

  • "There was 8 adults in our cottage and ample room for all of us."

    The interior was very comfortable and the decking area provided a lovely space to have breakfast and chill after a days sightseeing in this beautiful part of the country. Lower Mill estate is a fantastic area for all the family. We hired bikes, used the heated pool and spa and came home all the fitter for the experience.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower (will fit 1 x travel cot in rooms - bed linen is not included), basin and WC and Juliet balcony, 2 x single with pull-out stacker beds
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility and drying room
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Electric wall heaters with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, combi microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 1 Travel cot (bed linen not provided), highchair and stairgate provided
  • Allocated parking for 1 car next to cottage, additional free parking on-site
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed decked garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Free unrestricted use of Mill Village facilities including an outdoor heated swimming pool (all year round), sauna, tennis court and children’s play area
  • Further water sports such as paddle boarding, kayaking and coarse fishing are available at an extra charge and bookable in advance
  • Please note that coarse fishing is not available from May 12th - 1st June inclusive and that paddle boarding and kayaking are also not allowed on the main lake from the beginning of October to the end of March. One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and on-site facilities 3 mins walk, pub 1 mile
  • Note: The property will not accept contract workers
  • Note: Property will not accept Stag and Hen parties due to on-site rules
  • Updates for on-site facilities following the latest Government Guidelines: Social Distancing: Please respect social distancing of 2m for all staff and any other site users unless permission has been given and additional safety measures are utilised. All facilities are currently open at the estate for your use, but please note you MUST book a time slot prior to arrival to use any of the on site facilities
  • A form will be sent to you via email.

The property

An impressive, detached stone Cotswolds cottage located in the gated village of Lower Mill, within a 450-acre nature reserve, beside the beautiful Cotswold Water Park.

Luxuriously appointed to provide a welcoming atmosphere, this cottage was reviewed by the Daily Telegraph travel section and offers tasteful, contemporary accommodation ideal for a family holiday or a get together with friends in this stunning and sought-after region of Gloucestershire.

This Cotswolds cottage offers two single bedrooms, each with additional pull-out beds, along with two spacious king-size doubles, both boasting lavish en-suite facilities and Juliet balconies overlooking the garden to the lake beyond.

The inviting sitting room houses a woodburner and a large dining table, providing the perfect place to unwind by the flames at the close of a busy day.

Outside is an attractive decked area, surrounded by greenery, with side access for bike storage; a wonderful spot in which to get lost in a good book on fine afternoons, or reflect upon the events of an active day spent discovering the many facilities that the Cotswolds Water Park offers.

With complimentary, seasonal use of the wide range of attractions including an outdoor heated swimming pool all year round, fishing, kayaking and paddlle boarding are available on the large lake from April - end of September.

Located close to the source of the River Thames and the Thames Path, with wonderful walking and cycling nearby, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offers something to for every guest.

Why not venture a little further afield to discover pretty Cirencester or the spa town of Cheltenham, or simply spend your time touring the many quaint villages that make up this exceptionally picturesque area?

A very special cottage in a unique part of the country.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Cirencester 4 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, The Cotswold Water Park is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 40 square miles and made up of over 140 lakes surrounded by picturesque Cotswold villages, historic market towns and an area of lakes larger than the Norfolk Broads. The Cotswold Water Park is Britain's largest water park and offers a wide range of activities including boating, water skiing, fishing (some of the finest trout fishing in the country), cycling, walking, golf and horse riding. Also on the estate can be found a swimming pool, sauna, tennis courts, croquet lawn, children's play area and for nature lovers the water park offers an abundance of bird and animal life on the three nature reserves, which can be observed throughout the year. The beautiful Roman town of Cirencester, Gateway to the Cotswolds, is just 4 miles away with excellent shopping, restaurants, ancient buildings and museums.

Region Information

Note: Maximum occupancy 8 people (excluding infants)
Note: The property will not accept contract workers
Note: No stag/hen parties accepted.
Note: The owner requires a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150.
Note: the pool is in use annually, however time slots must be arranged due to Covid19 prior to your stay via a link provided by the Property Owner.

Updates for on-site facilities following the latest Government Guidelines:
Social Distancing: Please respect social distancing of 2m for all staff and any other site users unless permission has been given and additional safety measures are utilised.

All facilities are currently open at the estate for your use, but please note you MUST book a time slot prior to arrival to use any of the on site facilities. A form will be sent to you via email.

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