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House With Lake Views Free Access To Outdoor and Indoor Pool, Steam Room, Sauna

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Nov-2016
House on Lower Mill Estate, Somerford Keynes, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - Peaceful Location, Very Family Friendly

Ducklings is a beautiful 6 bedroom, 3 storey modern home which sleeps up to 12 people. The rear of the house overlooks a lake which often has swans, coots, moorhens and lots of other wildlife in and on it. There is plenty of outdoor furniture to relax on whether having an evening meal or simply a glass of wine.

All beds have duvets with cotton bed linen. A large towel can be found on each bed and each bathroom has a hand towel in it. There are two travel cots but we do not provide linen for them. We find that our guests prefer to bring their own baby linen.

During your stay you can use the washing machine but we do not provide washing powder or conditioner. We do provide dish washing tablets.

If you want to use the wood burning stove then logs can be purchased at the estate shop (or bring your own).

Check in time is 4pm and after. Check out time is 10am.

We cannot take any hen or stag parties or any parties likely to result in noise at night. This is the rule of Lower Mill Estate who encourage families to stay in peaceful surroundings.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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16 Reviews

5
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

5

Excellent location and accommodation for a weekend away with family/friends

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ducklings to celebrate a family birthday with a weekend away at the Lower Mill Estate. There was 12 of us in the party ranging from Grandparents to Grandchildren. The house was clean, comfortable and well equipped . Perfect to accommodate a large party. The property is in the peaceful Lower Mill Estate with beautiful views across the lake. Short walking distance from the outdoor play area, tennis courts and spa.

Use of the Spa is an added bonus. Adults and Children had a great time in the indoor and outdoor (heated) pools. Some of us even braved the eco pool (not for the faint hearted in Autumn).

There are nature walks around the lake and it is only a short walk into the local village where there is a lovely pub (The Bakers Arms) that does great food and were very welcoming to a large group for Sunday lunch.

All in All Ducklings exceeded our expectations and would thoroughly recommend staying there.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great house to get together with family and/or friends

  • 5 of 5

Spent the weekend with our children and grandchildren and had a wonderful time. Weather helped as we were able to use the outdoor facilities on the site as well as the spa and swimming pool. The house exceeded expectation, it has plenty of space and all the desired amenities including a big dining table which accommodated the whole family. Our four grandchildren enjoyed sleeping in the same bedroom and there was good storage space in each of the bedrooms. There are some good pubs in the area for dining. If you want an enjoyable and peaceful weekend, I recommend the house and the location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful lakeside weekend break

  • 5 of 5

In order to celebrate the birthdays of two family members (Dad 80 yrs old and son 48) we booked a large enough property for 10 from 3 generations. We were more than pleased with 'The Ducklings', which was beyond our expectations in all respects.

A warm, clean, comfortable, well-equipped and maintained villa overlooking a picturesque lake, with lots of wildlife, in a peaceful setting.

Spa facilities including swimming pools, sauna and steam room, a restaurant, a small but well-stocked general store, and pleasant walks for all abilities added to the enjoyment of our stay.

We would fully recommend this property to anyone looking for a suitable venue for a large group of people to enjoy being 'away from it all'.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend with our children and grandchildren at the Lower Mills Estate. The house was great with plenty of room, a lovely view of the lake and plenty of cooking equipment to cater for a large group. The grandchildren loved the pools at the Spa, the playgrounds and the Miss Mouse Trail.

A bonus was being able to launch our canoe from the house, which the grandchildren really enjoyed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The property was excellent and very clean. Everything we needed was there, kitchen very well equippe

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 12, 8 adults and 4 children including a 7 month old baby, all thought this was the best family holiday we had had. This was our 3rd year away as a family and we all thoroughly loved the house and Lower Mill Estate. The children were really impressed with the pools and the hiring of kayaks as were the adults. The house had everything we needed and the kitchen was very well equipped, but maybe needed a bigger toaster! We even managed to make a birthday cake while we were there. The proximity of the house to the lake was brilliant for launching the kayaks and the visit of the swans every morning was a treat for the children. 3 bathrooms was a must for so many of us so that was another bonus. All in all we had a brilliant time at Ducklings and have already recommended it to friends. We would definitely stay there again unless my family gets any bigger!

Thank you for a wonderful experience Emma.

Margaret Parkin

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 days to celebrate a family 80th birthday. The house is in a beautiful location on the lake. It is a lovely house, well maintained and very well equipped. There is also lots to do in the areas. We used the spa a few times. There are two swimming pools and both are a good size. The owner was great and answered all the questions I had when I made the booking. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

One of the few houses on the Lower Mill Estate that accommodates 12 people allowing 2 or 3 families to stay together.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Ballyhoo Restaurant and Bar at 100 Metres Nearest Train : Kemble Railway Station at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Within a 5 minute drive of the Lower Mill Estate is the Cotswold Country Park and Beach.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season 2016
4 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,000
 
 
Christmas 2016
21 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
 
 
New Year 2016-17
29 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
 
 
Low Season 2017
6 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
 
 
Lent Half Term
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
 
 
Low Season 2017
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,100
 
 
Easter Holidays
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£975
for 3 nights
From
£325
From
£425
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,600
 
 
Easter Week 2017
14 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
 
 
Mid Season 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£975
for 3 nights
From
£325
£1,300
 
 
May Day Week 2017
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£975
for 3 nights
From
£325
From
£425
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,600
 
 
Mid Season 2017
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£975
for 3 nights
From
£325
£1,300
 
 
Summer Half Term 2017
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
 
 
High Season 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£975
for 3 nights
From
£325
From
£450
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,675
 
 
Summer Holidays 2017
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,900
for 7 nights
£1,900
 
 
Mid Season 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£975
for 3 nights
From
£325
£1,300
 
 
Autumn Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
 
 
Mid Season 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£975
for 3 nights
From
£325
£1,300
 
 
Low Season 2017
3 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£825
for 3 nights
From
£275
£1,100
 
 
Christmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
8 night minimum stay
£2,200
 
 
New Year 2017-18
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.
We do not charge by the number of people who stay. The prices quoted cover the rental of the whole house irrespective of the number of people staying. The maximum number of people who can stay is 12.
This does not include babies. We have two travel cots but no bedding for them; you must provide your own .
Changeover Day:
For a full week's rental, changeover day is Friday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • resort

Attractions

  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor - toilet and washbasin. First floor - (1) Shower room - shower, toilet and washbasin. (2) Ensuite to bedroom 2 - bath with overhead shower, toilet and washbasin. Second floor - Ensuite to bedroom 5 - bath, toilet and washbasin.

Bedrooms

  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk beds - sleeps 4 people. Big enough for adults
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 maximum (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1+2 - double bed with view over lake. Built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 3 - twin beds - chest of drawers. Bedroom 4 - Single bed - shelved cabinet Bedroom 5 - 2 adult sized bunk beds sleeping 4 people. Built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 6 - Single bed - shelved cabinet.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: Outside the rear of the property is a decking area in front of Clearwater Lake. There is a large outdoor table that seats up to 10 people. There is also outdoor seating area for about 8 people. At the front of there house are two outdoor chairs and a table. The estate now has its own Restaurant/Bar. For opening times, please visit http://www.ballihooclub.com/#about Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided as part of the rental price. 12 full-sized towels are placed on the beds. Each bathroom also has a hand towel in it. If you stay longer than a week, then the house is cleaned and all linen/towels are changed every 7 days.

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