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Lakeside Cottage with Stunning lakes and private lake access



Updated: 19-May-2015
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the property

Cottage on Lower Mill Estate, Cirencester, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Stunning Lakeside House, Breathtaking Views, outdoor pool, tennis Sleeps 8, private jetty

Somer house is a cotswold style stone cottage located directly on the largest lake of the exclusive and award winning Lower Mill Estate. The cottage boasts some some the best views on the estate and has a large deck with dining area and bbq overlooking the water. It has private access to the lake via it's own jetty and has been recently decorated in a comfortable and contempary style. The accommodation comprises of 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms with downstairs loo and separate utility. Somer House is perfect for families and couples alike.

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About the Owner

Ineke Harirs
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2015

About Ineke Harirs

We have a young family that loves the outdoors - sailing, windsurfing, waterski-ing, BBQ's and entertaining friends. We bought the house as a place to bring the kids up to appreciate the outdoors and to have fun.

Ineke Harirs purchased this house in 2009

Why Ineke Harirs chose Cotswold district

we grew up in this area and wanted a special place for our kids to grow up in too.

What makes this house unique

The house has one of the best locations in the whole estate.

6 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Wonderful , relaxing holiday home

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and so homely. The log fire was wonderful in the evenings and the decor is beautifully done. The views were out of this world and it added to the peaceful feel of the house.We would definitely stay again and we highly recommend it to others. Di, Helen, Is and Sheila.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy, warm , well located cottagey cottage

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four and friends had a brilliant week not dampened by the wet weather! The two upstairs bathrooms made it perfect for two families holidaying together . The log fire was constantly on due to novelty factor. We enjoyed trips to Bourton on the water (kids loved the model village), mooching round the nice shops / coffee shops/ pubs in Cirencester, Swindon designer outlet, Cheltenham races, Gloucester rugby and a show in Oxford. Would love to visit in summer for walks , bike rides and to enjoy the decked area with great views over lake .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely lakeside house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 nights over the Christmas period. The house was beautifully decorated in a cosy, country cottage style with a wood burner and 3 comfy sofas in the sitting room. Lots of interesting pictures and numerous candles added to the homely feel.

The owner, who was very helpful, supplied a decorated Christmas tree which was lovely.

Upstairs the 2 double beds were particularly comfortable.

The views of the lake from the sitting room and the deck were lovely too. The house is in a beautiful location and there is a smallish shop close by and a very new, oak-beamed, barn-style restaurant too.

We have no hesitation in recommending Somer House.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great peaceful location

  • 4 of 5

What a beautiful, family friendly house. We stayed here for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday. The location is great, very peaceful and family friendly. House was cosy and we didn't feel the need to tell the children to not touch anything. Plenty of toys and books for them to use as well. Good sized bedrooms, one with a balcony and stunning view of the lake. 2 bathrooms and a cloakroom. Nice comfy lounge with plenty of seating. The best thing was the decking over looking the lake with a large table and bbq. The site has an outdoor pool, playing field and park, which my nephews loved. The only down side we could see was the shop is small and expensive and nowehere on site to have a meal or drink. However local Tesco less than 10 minutes away and plenty of places locally to eat and drink but you will need a car. All in all a lovely weekend and we hope to be baxk next year for a week if we can.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Birthday perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We booked the lake house quite last minute for ourselves and another family, to celebrate my birthday. The location is beautiful and offered all the peace and tranquility I hoped for. What really worked well for us was the great environment for our children (aged 9-12) to play and explore safety (no fast moving vehicles on the estate, bit like tiny centre parks- parking areas but little moving traffic) but also lovely for us grown- ups...sauna, pool (5min walk) and great BBQ terrace overlooking the lake.

Cirencester is lovely with really good butchers & fishmongers and local pub (the Bakers) is an easy walk for a pint.

We're looking forward to a revisit soon- recommend for family groups particularly.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lake House holiday home has it all

  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful place. I've been here on several occasions and the whole family absolutely loves it. The estate is beautiful and doesn't feel like an estate at all - it's so well laid out and sympathetically designed. When you are looking out over the lake from the deck or the main bedroom you could be somewhere much more exotic and far flung than the Cotswolds but you can enjoy it without the hassle and cost of travelling further afield.

There's so much to do - it's a great place for kids to cycle around, walks to be taken around the lakes, tennis courts, swimming pool, trampoline, a crystal clear stream to play in - and that's just on the site - there's heaps more to do in the local area. There's a gorgeous little shop/cafe for essentials and home comforts like morning coffees, pastries and treats like afternoon icecreams etc.

The house itself is beautifully appointed, stylishly decorated and very comfortable. My only hesitation in recommending it is that I might not be able to book again in myself!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

we grew up in this area and wanted a special place for our kids to grow up in too.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

A private chef can be arranged with notice for cookery lessons or special occasion dining. We can help with dinner or event bookings or put you in touch with a local concierge service that can assist with any requirements you may have.


There are lakeside beaches within the Cotswold Water Park that are set in a beautiful country park. There are fanastic childrens play areas and beaches and life guards are on duty during the summer months. These are 5 minutes cycle from the house.


The cottage is situated near the M4 and M5 with Kemble railway station 3 miles away with services to Swindon, Gloucester and Cheltenham and direct services to London. There are local taxi services but a car is recommended. Bristol airport is around 40 miles away and Birmingham International is within an hours drive.


The famous town of Cirencester is about 5 miles from the estate and as the centre of the Cotswolds is a perfect location from which to explore the many scenic villages and town the region boasts. Towns such as Bourton on the Water, Bibury and the festival town of Cheltenham are within a 30 min drive and the area is within 2 hours from London.

Further Details:

The Cotswold Water Park has facilities such as golf, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, drag ski, parachuting, cycle hire, beaches, birdwatcing, angling, paintballing, walking and rambling, horse riding, wakeboarding and much more within a few miles of the estate. Cirencester is also famous for local farmers markets, boutiques and fantastic speciality shopping. There is an M&S food, Waitrose and large Tesco and most supermarkets will deliver to the estate. There are several very good pubs and resturants locally and The Bakers Arms is within walking distance, and has a lovely garden and childrens play area.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    Please contact me via email with booking enquiry. 25% deposit is taken at the time of booking with a balance due 8 weeks prior to start of holiday. A booking form must be completed and regret that no smoking or pets allowed. The estate rules also require that no stag or hen parties may book.
    £300 damage deposit required at time of balance payment.

    Changeover Day:
    change over Friday

    Notes on prices:
    Prices quoted are per week and are in UK Sterling. Short breaks of 4 nights mid-week or 3 night weekends can be arranged and will generally be charged at 75 % of the weekly rate depending on season and bank holidays.
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From the Owner

The house has one of the best locations in the whole estate.

Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom has bath, sink and WC. Shared with room 1, and bunk rooms. Access off landing and room 1. Shower room en-suite to bedroom 2 Downstairs loo


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) 2 double and 2 bunk rooms Notes on bedrooms: bedroom 1, kingsize bed with french doors to 'Juliete' balcony and stunning views of lake and door to shared bathroom. Room 2 has double bed with balcony, en-suite shower room. Rooms 3 and 4 are bunk rooms.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: There is a selection of cds and toys that you are welcome to use and also one travel cot is available for no extra charge. Please note these are used at renters own risk. Outside: There is a grassed garden around the house, and a large deck overlooking the lake that has a dining table and chairs for up to 12 people. There are some steamer style chairs and a gas BBQ. There is access to the lake via a private jetty and canoes can be hired on site. The house is 2 minutes walk to the outdoor pool, cafe and childrens play area. Utility Room: Sink, washer/dryer, iron, ironing board, hoover and cleaning equipment Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen is provided. Please provide own towels. For bookings longer than a week we provide a change of bed linen and house clean. Other: The house is comfortable and well equipped. Suitable for families, couples or groups of friends. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

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