Howells Mere & Clearwater

Idyllic retreat within stunning nature reserve

Howells Mere and Clearwater are two stunning freshwater lakes, located within the 550 acre, luxury, second home development at The Lower Mill Estate, within the Cotswold Water Park. The lakes boast a spectacular collection of contemporary, glass fronted, lakeside houses with exclusive access to the award winning ArtSpa, making them a superb option for Cotswold spa breaks. A perfect retreat for families, couples or friends, this idyllic location appeals to everyone.

Key features

  • Contemporary, glass fronted, luxury holiday homes
  • Exclusive access to award winning ArtSpa
  • Sleeping between 7 and 10 people
  • Private, nature reserve
  • Family friendly
  • Dogs allowed in some properties
  • Excellent for group holiday bookings
  • Located in the Cotswold Water Park
  • Next to the village of Somerford Keynes

The Accommodation

Howells Mere and Clearwater offer an outstanding collection of modern architecture and are designed in such a way so that they maximise the use of natural light and enjoy stunning views over the mirror like surface of the lakes. There is a range of different accommodation, property sizes start from 4 bedrooms (please see below for more details). Each one of these luxury holiday homes has a large, open plan, living/kitchen/ dining area, nestled around a quaint log burner and overlooks the lake. There are also two balconies, located on the ground and first floor, to make excellent use of the stunning landscape for alfresco dining or simply to enjoy lakeside life.

Please note: There is an extra charge for accommodating a pet due to the additional cleaning required.

Onsite

The Lower Mill Estate is a peaceful, nature lover’s paradise within the already abundant Cotswold Water Park. The estate’s eco team work hard throughout the year to maintain the estate, encourage wildlife habitats, and educate its residents. As a result you might be lucky enough to encounter the resident beavers or catch a glimpse of deer first thing, right from one of these luxury holiday homes. The infant Thames runs through the edge of the estate where you can pick up the Thames Footpath. There is also a network of private, estate footpaths available to you. Located with the village part of the estate is an outdoor swimming pool, a café (open in main season), a shop selling locally sourced, organic goods and produce, and a children’s play area. Please note, the Lower Mill Estate will not accept large single sex parties.

ArtSpa

Included within your stay is access to the onsite, award winning ArtSpa. The spa boasts a heated 20 metre indoor and outdoor eco-pool, a gym, sauna, steam room and offers a range of bookable treatments. Cleanse, clear and collect as part of a truly idyllic escape, a mere 10-15 minute stroll from your property. There are over sixty therapies to choose from, each designed to rejuvenate your body and relax your mind, all using calming Pevonia Botanica ingredients. The facilities and setting rank these luxury holiday homes amongst the premium Cotswold spa breaks. For more information contact the spa on 01285 862640.

The Area

The Lower Mill Estate is next to the Cotswold village of Somerford Keynes and is surrounded by an abundance of traditional, country pubs, eateries and attractions. 10-15 minutes from the estate is Go-By-Cycle, a local bicycle rental company, who can provide you with a set of wheels for the duration of your stay and allow you to get right into the heart of the Cotswold countryside. For more information visit here. Howells Mere and Clearwater is also next to the Cotswold Country Park and Beach, which offers a range of water sports, climbing and adventure activities. There is also crazy golf, BBQ hire, play areas and an inland beach. Visit their website here. These luxury holiday homes are a 20 minute drive from the market town of Cirencester, the self proclaimed “capital of the Cotswolds”, and make a fantastic base to explore the Cotswold Water Park from. For more things to do visit our Around & About section.

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Howells Mere 47, Robin Lodge

Sleeps 8
• Spa membership included
• Gym, indoor & outdoor pools

• 4 x bedrooms & 4 x bathrooms
• 2 x doubles & 2 x twin bedrooms
• Broadband included
• Charcoal BBQ
• Sorry, no pets allowed
• No smoking indoors
• Linen, towels and utilities included
• £300 refundable security deposit is required

Please note, the spa is undergoing refurbishment during 2017 and the gym will be limited to 4 pieces of cardio equipment with no supervision. Whilst the spa will remain open, we apologise for any disruption there may be. Please enquire for more information.

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Howells Mere 26, Swans Down

Sleeps 8 Adults & 2 Children
• Spa membership included
• Gym, indoor & outdoor pools

• Broadband included
• 5 x bedrooms, 3 x bathroom
• 3 x doubles, 1 x 3' twin, 1 x 2' 6" twin rooms
• Charcoal BBQ
• Sorry, no pets allowed
• Sorry, no smoking indoors
• Linen, towels and utilities included
• Please note that all toilets are on the ground floor
• £300 refundable security deposit

Please note, the spa is undergoing refurbishment during 2017 and the gym will be limited to 4 pieces of cardio equipment with no supervision. Whilst the spa will remain open, we apologise for any disruption there may be. Please enquire for more information.

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Clearwater 28, Wild Briar (P)

Sleeps 6
• Spa membership included
• Gym, indoor & outdoor pools

• Contemporary glass fronted lake side home
• 4 x bedrooms, 2 x bathroom
• 2 x doubles and 2 x singles
• Pets welcome (charges apply)
• Broadband included
• Charcoal BBQ
• Sorry, no smoking indoors
• Linen, towels and utilities included
• £300 refundable security deposit

Please note, the spa is undergoing refurbishment during 2017 and the gym will be limited to 4 pieces of cardio equipment with no supervision. Whilst the spa will remain open, we apologise for any disruption there may be. Please enquire for more information.

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Clearwater 55, Eider Cottage (P)

Sleeps 8
• Spa membership included
• Gym, indoor & outdoor pools

• 4 x bedrooms & 3 x bathrooms
• 2 x doubles & 2 x twin bedrooms
• 1 x Twin bedroom can be configured as a double
• Pets welcome (charges apply)
• Broadband included
• BBQ
• No smoking indoors
• Linen, towels and utilities included
• £300 refundable security deposit is required

Please note, the spa is undergoing refurbishment during 2017 and the gym will be limited to 4 pieces of cardio equipment with no supervision. Whilst the spa will remain open, we apologise for any disruption there may be. Please enquire for more information.

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Clearwater 82, Primrose Bank

Sleeps 7
• Spa membership included
• Gym, indoor & outdoor pools

• 4 x bedrooms, 2 x bathroom
• 2 x doubles, 1 x twin and 1 x single bedroom
• Broadband included
• Linen, towels and utilities included
• Charcoal BBQ
• Sorry, no pets
• Sorry, no smoking indoors
• £300 refundable security deposit

Please note, the spa is undergoing refurbishment during 2017 and the gym will be limited to 4 pieces of cardio equipment with no supervision. Whilst the spa will remain open, we apologise for any disruption there may be. Please enquire for more information.

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Clearwater 27, Chehondo (P)

Sleeps 6 Adults & 4 Children
• Spa membership included
• Gym, indoor & outdoor pools

• 5 x bedrooms, 3 x bathroom
• 2 x doubles, 1 x twin & 1 x set of 3 ‘ bunk beds
• 1 x single (with 2’ 6” truckle bed under bed)
• Broadband included
• Charcoal BBQ
• Pets welcome (charges apply)
• Sorry, no smoking indoors
• Linen, towels and utilities included
• £300 refundable security deposit

Please note, the spa is undergoing refurbishment during 2017 and the gym will be limited to 4 pieces of cardio equipment with no supervision. Whilst the spa will remain open, we apologise for any disruption there may be. Please enquire for more information.

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