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Luxury Contemporary Family Friendly Lakeside Home With Uninterrupted Lake View

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking


About the property

Lower Mill Estate, Somerford Keynes, Nr. Cirencester, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Fabulous Family Friendly Location On A Nature Reserve, Use Of Art Spa Heated Swimming Pools

Daisy Chain provides a fabulous destination for a relaxing family holiday. It sleeps nine in five bedrooms, with two en-suite bathrooms and one family bathroom. There are two double rooms, a twin bedded room, a bunkbed room and a single room. There is also a cot and a travel cot if required. Families are very welcome and the property is well equipped to make your holiday that little bit easier - stair gates, cots, high chair, changing mat, toys, games and books. The accommodation is spread over three floors with the living accommodation on the first floor to make the most of the amazing views over the lake. The house enjoys uninterrupted views of Somerford Lagoon, the largest lake on the estate. A Canadian Canoe is available for guests to use.

We have our own website with lots more information about the property at cotswoldfamilyholidays.com - you will also find links to our social media pages where we are very active as well as lots of reviews.

Daisy Chain is a luxury contemporary glass fronted lakeside home with uninterrupted lake views. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms will sleep 9 with ease and 2 cots - one wooden, one travel. Access to the Art Spa with heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools is included. A fabulous location for a relaxing family holiday with plenty to keep young and old occupied. There are chickens on the estate for children to visit. Sorry no hen or stag parties.


The house is situated on a 550 acre Nature Reserve. There are numerous walks and cycle rides to enjoy, bird hides to observe the multitude of birds or why not try to spot the beavers or otters that live wild on the estate. There is a Canadian canoe available for guests to use. There are fishing and boating lakes to explore with bikes available to hire.

As part of your holiday you have free access to the award winning multi million pound Spa: featuring 3 pools - slate lined heated indoor and outdoor pools and a reed lined eco plunge pool. Or why not relax in the Sauna or Steam room. There is also a well equipped techno gym as well as a library. Treat yourself to some of the wide range of Pevonia Spa treatments available (at additional cost)

Access to the estate is via a key code so there is limited traffic making it a perfect area for children to ride bikes. There are play areas with climbing frames, swings and trampolines as well as table tennis and tennis courts to enjoy.

More Details

Naomi Saunders
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Naomi Saunders

Daisy Chain is owned by Derek and Naomi. We have 3 children, aged 6 and under and enjoy letting our home for others to enjoy. We regularly visit the property and ensure that it is kept to a high standard.

Naomi Saunders purchased this villa in 2012

Why Naomi Saunders chose Somerford Keynes

In 2010 we went on holiday to the Lower Mill estate for a birthday celebration with our extended family. We had never heard of the Cotwolds Water Park before, but as soon as we arrived at Lower Mill Estate we loved it. Our children could run around, cycle, swim, canoe, hunt for beavers....the list goes on! Since then we have returned to the Lower Mill Estate twice. When we visited in October 2012 we found that Daisy Chain was for sale - and now we are the owners! We just love walking into the house and seeing the amazing views across the lake. The sunrises are amazing...the moon reflected in the lake...the stars so much clearer than from towns and cities. We hope you love it as much as we do! It is a fabulous property for family celebrations and is often booked for milestone birthdays and anniversaries. It works really well as a property where different generations can be brought together with plenty for everyone to enjoy.

What makes this villa unique

Since having children we have been on a range of self catering holidays in a number of different locations. We often find that before going we have to run around the house packing a lot of 'children kit!' We have tried to equip Daisy Chain with the things you will need to make your holiday that little bit more relaxing - there is a baby monitor, cot and travel cot, changing mat, high chair, children's plastic plates and cups, and toys and books to keep little ones amused. We have installed broadband so that if you do need to do a bit of work while you are on holiday you can. Lots of the properties on the estate are situated on smaller lakes and 'look in at each other'. Daisy Chain doesn't - Somerford lagoon is the largest lake and of course part of the nature reserve.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We all had a fantastic weekend which was made even better by staying in such an amazing property as Daisy Chain. Many thanks for all the instructions you gave us everything worked perfectly." July 2013

"Wonderful stay - had everything we needed for two young families. Beautiful surroundings and facilities - highly recommend" May 2013

"We all loved it. With an age range of 2 - 66 years there was something for everyone. Our bedrooms looked out onto the lake and to see the sun rising in the morning was a joy and immediately gave a good start to the day" April 2013

"We had a wonderful time at Daisy Chain and will recommend it to our friends. Thank you for sharing the wonderful Lower Mill Estate with us" April 2013

"Wonderful house - very comfortable - home from home. Spectacular views and a great week off." Feb 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Somerford Keynes in Somerford Keynes

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family Bathroom
    Master Bedroom 1 Ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bedroom 2 Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms are supplied with quality Egyptian cotton towels and bath mats.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and wonderful lake view
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedded room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master Bedroom 2 with ensuite shower room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , Single bedroom with wonderful lake views.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk bed room.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) There is one wooden cot and one travel cot. The beds are furnished with high quality Egyptian Cotton sheets On the ground floor you will find 3 bedrooms. A double room with ensuite bathroom has glazed sliding doors leading to the sun deck. The single room also has access to the sun deck, and then there is a twin bedded room. Downstairs you will also find a family bathroom with a fitted shower and screen and a utility room with a washer dryer. On the second floor there is a master bedroom with ensuite shower room and vaulted ceiling. This room looks down onto the living area below and out to the lake beyond. There is one further bunk room situated on the first floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Luxury Contemporary Family Friendly Lakeside Home With Uninterrupted Lake View
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Fantastic location, ideal for families.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Daisy Chain to celebrate a grandparents birthday and it was perfect. Everyone loved the stunning views over the lake and it was so lovely and peaceful to sit and admire it. The house is amazingly equipped especially for families with a whole range of toys and games for the children as well as many other useful things that save much needed space in the car! We all loved exploring the beautiful surroundings and using the kayak. We absolutely loved our stay and will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments Sophie. We're so glad that you enjoyed such a lovely birthday celebration weekend together at Daisy Chain. We have tried to include lots of 'family kit' to save people having to squeeze everything into their car! I hope you found the birthday bunting too!
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Well equipped spacious property - wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

Daisy Chain is the best equipped and most comfortable holiday property we've stayed in. It is spacious and laid out over 3 floors so that the 3 generations holidaying could both be together or spend some time relaxing apart. It's ideally located for trips to Cirencester, Bath, Bourton on the Water and other lovely parts of the Cotswolds. The Lower Mill Estate is quiet and very family oriented and we made good use of the spa. The owner was very helpful in responding to our questions. Would definitely recommend the house!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments - we're so pleased that Daisy Chain was ideal for your family holiday. We love the way that all ages can really relax and enjoy their holiday when they are at Daisy Chain. It really does offer something for every age - from relaxing on the balcony with a cup of tea to canoeing on the lake, cycling around the nature reserve, playing tennis and swimming in the pools at the Spa! We're glad you enjoyed exploring the local area too - there is so much to enjoy in the Cotswolds. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day.
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Wonderful stay at fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay thank you. We have stayed at Lower Mill many times over the last 7 years and your house was equipped perfectly for our holiday. The views were beautiful and we were lucky one night to see from the balcony a vast gathering of starlings making incredible patterns over Somerford Lake, a real experience for the kids to see!

We would love to return to Daisy Chain as it was brilliantly laid out for two families.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've so glad you enjoyed your stay and that you saw a starling murmuration. During the winter groups of thousands of starlings can sometimes be seen dancing across the sky before settling for the night in the reed beds. We're so glad that Daisy Chain was so well equipped for your stay - we have made it a really family friendly property. Thank you for choosing to stay at Daisy Chain - we look forward to welcoming you back again one day.
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Daisy chain weekend

  • 4 of 5

We booked Daisy Chain for a group of 8 adults over the early May bank holiday weekend and had a great time. The house is lovely and well equipped but I had one or two niggles. Firstly, with a group of 8 adults, the stairgates were a slight problem. You couldn't get cases upstairs easily and there didn't seem to be enough room on the top stair where the gate is, to put your foot safely to come downstairs. Perhaps they could be taken down when there is only adults? Also I think that the double beds should be kingsize in a luxury cottage, which this is and maybe bigger towels should be provided as some of our party said the bath towels were rather small and only one hand towel was provided for two people. However, the house is lovely and the view is stunning!

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you had such a great time at Daisy Chain and that you found that the house was lovely and well equipped. The view from the living area over the lake is amazing. We love watching the sun rise over the lake. We were surprised by your comment about the beds - the master bedroom downstairs does actually have a kingsize bed. We supply hand towels in each of the bathrooms, as well as the kitchen and utility room (5 hand towels) and a mixture of bath sheets and bath towels - one per guest. Our guests also bring their own towels to use at the Spa when they use the pools, sauna and steam room. As the property is set up to be really family friendly we do have stair gates in place all the time at the top and bottom of each stair case for the safety of our younger guests. The stair gates are of course ones that swing open (or in one case pull across). As Daisy Chain is an 'upside down' house, with 3 of the bedrooms on the ground floor, only luggage for the 2 upstairs rooms needs to be taken past any stair gates. We have lots of toys and 'family kit' available for families to use which is kept in a downstairs cupboard so that it is not in the way for guests who do not have small children. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Fantastic family break

  • 5 of 5

We had a really fantastic time thank you. It's a lovely house and a great location.

You have equipped it perfectly for families with young children.

We look forward to future visits.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Daisy Chain and that it worked so well for you and your family. We look forward to welcoming you back one day!
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Perfect Christmas break

  • 5 of 5

We had a really fantastic time at Daisy Chain. The house is well maintained, beautifully positioned and feels very "solid". I particularly loved seeing how the view changed with the light and weather every day.

Everything is stylish, clean and comfortable and ideal for a range of ages and stages. My son and nephew (3 and 1) enjoyed the toys, swimming pool and large living space and the grown ups equally enjoyed the log burning stove and relaxed feel of the place.

Naomi, the owner, was extremely helpful and efficient throughout our stay, even posting on two presents which got caught in their locked mail box.

The kitchen is easy to work in and large meals are no problem. The only tiny gripe would be that the fridge is relatively small for a full on Christmas shop for an extended family but this is no problem with a bit of forward planning.

We would be very happy to come back again, maybe in a different season so make more of exploring the lagoon and the nature reserve.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Kemble Station
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
M4 Junction 15
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cotswold Water Park Inland Beach

Special interest holidays:

There are a multitude of other activities available within a few miles - from windsurfing to waterskiing, aerial adventures to horse riding you are bound to find something new to have a go at. The Cotswolds Country Park and Beach is just a short bike ride from Lower Mill - here you can have a sailing or windsurfing lesson, play on the sandy beach or hire boats or bikes.

Car is recommended.

Further Details:

The central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire Region

Lower Mill Estate is situated in Cotswolds Water Park, 5 miles south of Cirencester and 8 miles north of Swindon. It provides an excellent location for exploring the Cotswolds - the Roman towns of Cirencester and Bath are within easy reach as are many beautiful Cotswold villages.

We find it makes an excellent base for meeting up with friends and family from different parts of the country.

The nearest town Cirencester is an historic and elegant town, with a Roman Museum to discover as well as a range of shops, cafes and restaurants. It has a Waitrose and Tesco and all the major Supermarkets will deliver your grocery order direct to your door.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
16 Feb 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Easter
23 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
13 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early May Bank Holiday
4 May 2018 - 6 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
7 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Half Term
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early July
29 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Holidays
13 Jul 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
7 Sep 2018 - 18 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Please note that due to the way that Owners Direct calculate pricing, the quote you receive may not be accurate. Do check our website at cotswoldfamilyholidays.com for accurate pricing. Pricing includes bed linen and towels as well as heating and use of the ArtSpa. There are no hidden extras.

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required on booking (non-refundable) Payment of the deposit can be paid by cheque, Paypal or bank transfer. The balance is payable by cheque or bank transfer six weeks before your holiday start date. A £250 security deposit (uncashed cheque) is required at the start of the holiday to cover any damage or breakages.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is Friday for weekly lets - arrival 4pm, departure 10am.
Changeover for mid-week breaks is Monday - arrival 4pm, depature Friday 10am
Changeover for weekend breaks is Friday - arrival 4pm, departure Monday 10am

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. A 25% deposit is required on booking and is non refundable Payment of deposit can be made by PayPal (3.5% surcharge for payment by this method) or by cheque or bank transfer. The balance is payable by cheque or bank transfer 6 weeks before your holiday start date. A £250 security deposit (cheque) is required at the start of your stay to cover any damage or breakages. Everything included - no additional charges. Free wireless access.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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