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The perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds or simply chilling by the Thames

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

For either short or extended holidays, a detached, pet friendly Cotswold cottage

‘Thames Rest’ is the perfect base for simply 'chilling' by the River Thames, or for the active, miles of attractive footpaths with the dog, swimming, canoeing or cycling around the estate and exploring historic Cirencester, the Cotswold’s and the surrounding area. We welcome dogs and can offer significant discounts for extended rentals.

Approached past a charming lily pond, built of the local ‘Cotswold-stone’ and situated in a quiet corner of Mill Village, on the bank of the River Thames, pet friendly ‘Thames Rest’ is a comfortable, family ‘week-end’ and holiday home from home:

With a spacious open plan ground floor, settees surround a large, wood burning stove and television, Wi-Fi, books and games. Three French-windows lead onto decks to the side and rear of the house, with comfortable seating and dining areas overlooking the River Thames. A fourth set of doors lead into a modern, well-equipped kitchen;

On the first floor, there are three bedrooms, two comfortable en-suite double bedrooms, both featuring high ceilings and French-windows leading onto private balconies, an additional, cozy third bedroom/dressing room, suitable for a teenager and/or a child and a ‘family’ bathroom; comfortable accommodation for two couples or a family.

For Christmas and New Year; with under floor heating and a wood burning stove, festively decorated, a cosy family Christmas or New Year?

Lower Mill Estate is a secure and exclusive, extended nature reserve with diverse bird life, deer and even beaver! The property enjoys a dedicated parking space and on the far bank of the Thames, an area of foreshore to Mill Lake, including fishing rights. We cannot offer access to the on-site Spa, but do have unrestricted access to a heated outdoor swimming pool, adjacent sauna and tennis court. Within the estate are a pub and brasserie, the ‘Ballihoo’ and a small village shop, together with cycle and canoe hire.

We welcome extended stays as a base in the area, or perhaps a summer 'holiday home' without the hassle of maintenance etc and with pets welcome, we can agree discounted contracts for two, three weeks or one month or longer, inclusive of utilities and heating, with an option for cleaning and laundry too.

Regret: in accordance with the Estate Rules, we cannot accept bookings from single sex groups or contractors.

More Details

Owner
Lyn & Richard Exley
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cirencester in Cotswold District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Sorry, no single sex parties, hen or stag parties.
  • Sorry, no contractors
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Cloak room
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Two en-suite bathrooms with pressurised shower, a family bathroom with bath and on the ground-floor, a cloak room & WC
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed , Single and 'trundle' beds, for a young adult & child
  • Two comfortable, ensuite bedrooms plus a third bedroom/dressing room probably most suitable for a young adult/teenager and occasionally, a child.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

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The perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds or simply chilling by the Thames
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Wonderful and relaxing, very spacious comfortable house, highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcome, by lovely owners, lovely touch with tea, coffee, chocolate biscuits and a very nice bottle of red wine. Loved the log burner, fully equipped kitchen, very spacious, lovely and cosy, would definitely come back, all showers were perfect and lovely and hot, great for exploring beautiful area, amazing walks.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great property, great location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, clean, spacious cottage. The owners have thought of every comfort needed to make a holiday on the Lower Mill Estate really enjoyable. The kitchen is well equipped and the cottage has a lovely atmosphere. The surrounding decking is great, ensuring that you can get sun or shade virtually all day long.

Would highly recommend to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Every comfort of home in beautiful and secure surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean and spacious property with every modern convenience, perfect to relax and central for exploring surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week at Lower Mill, great setting and lovely house. Patio at rear fantastic sun trap for evening sun, Sits within a lush water garden.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location and wonderful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely, very clean and well equipped. The whole complex was very well run with lovely walks all around.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic cottage in an idyllic setting!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything we hoped it would be and the photos really don't do it justice. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and was immaculate. Beautifully decorated and very clean and tidy. A real home from home.

It is located in a lovely part of the mill village next to a picturesque pond and right on the river. The decked garden area is a lovely place to sit and relax. The cottage is a very short walk to the site shop, children's play area and outside swimming pool (heated and surprisingly warm!) which was very useful.

The owners are a delight to deal with and communication before and after our stay was excellent.

I would absolutely recommend this property and hope to return there myself.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Half term
10 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£799
for 7 nights
£799
 
 
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,099
for 7 nights
£1,099
 
 
May Bank holiday 2018
5 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,099
 
 
Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,099
for 7 nights
£1,099
 
 
Autumn half term
20 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£989
for 7 nights
£989
 
 
Christmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,649
for 7 nights
£1,649
 
 
New Year 2019
29 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£837
for 3 nights
From
£279
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£699
for 7 nights
£699
£2,199
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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