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Forge House, Mill Village, Lower Mill Estate

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
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Cottage in Mill Village on Lower Mill Estate, Nr. Cirencester, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire - Cotswolds Style Cottage In Peaceful Location

Modelled on the style of local villages, Forge House is set in a secluded, traffic free location within the Water Garden in Mill Village on the exclusive Lower Mill Estate. Built in a traditional Cotswold style, the property comprises 3 bedrooms/ 3 bathrooms, L-Shaped lounge dining area with cozy wood burning stove and French doors leading to enclosed, secluded decked area. Free wifi.

This delightful Cotswold stone cottage offers a tranquil haven for nature lovers (5 large lakes within 500 acres of secluded parkland). An outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna, tennis court, table tennis and playground complement this stunning property. The village of Somerford Keynes is a 5-minute walk away and its village pub offers a warm welcome, home cooked food and real ales. Organic farm shop and restaurant on site (opening days and hours seasonal). Please note that we do not have access to the onsite spa.

The historic town of Cirencester with its beautiful church and town square is just 6 miles away. The picturesque Cotswold villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden and are only a short drive away.Bath and Oxford are easily accessible for those who wish to explore further afield.

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Alison Jeffreys
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2016


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)


A fantastic property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Forge House over May half term, the property was everything we hoped for and more. The house is great, really well equipped and spotlessly clean. Whilst spacious it maintains a cosy feel and we imagined it would also be great for a winter break. The setting overlooking the water garden is special. The welcome gifts are a lovely touch. Lower Mill estate is stunning, a real gem, lots to do (or not as the mood takes) The outdoor swimming pool is heated so even though the weather wasn't kind all week we were still able to enjoy a swim. There are some great walks for all abilities along with smashing cycle paths. Our 2 boys loved trying out waterskiing close by and had a great time taking our kayak out. We followed advice and visited The Bakers Arms and the Old Spotted Cow, both of which lived up to the good reviews. We were also pleasantly surprised how good the food was at the brasserie where we did the waterskiing, well worth a visit. All in all a great house in a great location that we would happily recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and maintained and a good size for a family of four. The ongoing and helpful communication with the owners Alison and Richard made the arrival at Forge House seamless and stress free. Stunning location with lots of activities in and around the estate. Great suggestions of where to eat out. Very reasonable price for our week and to stay in such a wonderful home.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful London Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent 4 nights at the Forge House and had a wonderful time! Even upon our initial booking, Allison and Richard were incredibly communicative and helpful in brainstorming local activities and excursions best suited for our family (each of which was spot on!). They also made sure our arrival was as seamless as possible without any difficulties finding or entering the estate. The house itself is very well kept with modern appliances and lots of space. The cottage is situated in a beautiful estate with opportunities for tennis, bike riding, canoe rentals, and nature hikes with minimal effort! Overall, the trip was an absolute success and we are so grateful to the Jeffreys for all their lovely accomodations.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, warm and cosy home, beautifully decorated and well resourced for family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time swimming in the heated outdoor pool, enjoying the sauna, walking the dog and playing tennis. Perfect for our family ranging in age from from 12 to 72! A lovely pub a short 15 minute walk away perfect for dinner out and a restaurant/ bar on site too. Great shop which sells lovely coffee. All in all I'd highly recommend this property and we can't wait to return. Owners made booking really easy and straightforward and answered any questions quickly and clearly.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely short break

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, excellent communication from the owners. Forge house is in a lovely location on the Lower Mill Estate, tucked away from the busier centre. The house was just as described, it is well presented and has everything you need. We were lucky with the weather and it was lovely to be able to sit out with a good book! Our two teenagers appreciated not having to fight over the bathroom - there are three here! Whilst I would definitely recommend Forge House, I found a couple of aspects of the estate itself a bit odd - on having a wander and discovering the spa we were told we couldn't use this because Mill village properties (the section of the estate we were staying on) don't have spa passes - we didn't want to use their pool, we just wanted to pay for a couple of spa treatments, so strange for them to turn away customers! The other slightly strange thing is the size of the restaurant - I would have thought it's far too small for the number of properties on the estate. We unfortunately weren't organised enough to book a couple of days in advance so didn't get to try it out although it looked very nice. Having said all that, this is in no way a criticism of our stay at Forge House (and indeed the description of the property does not mention the availability of a spa) and having looked around the rest of the estate it would still be my preferred place to stay. Out and about, we had a good afternoon at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Go By Cycle were really good (10 mins walk away), the Corinium Museum in Cirencester was interesting and good value (make you sure you try Jacks Coffee Shop next door - fab cakes!) and we had a good meal at The Bakers Arms at Somerford Keynes. All in all Forge House is highly recommended - a big thank you to the owners!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house, great setting, great location

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I rented Forge House in order to treat our four kids to an Easter break. Rarely does a holiday rent exceed expectations but Forge House really did. It was decorated beautifully, spacious, clean and fully stocked with everything you could need. The owners provided lots of helpful information about the house and the area which I referred to often. The house was also located in a really impressive and gated nature reserve which is very special indeed. The kids had a blast and so did we. I would definitely return and would recommend Forge House unreservedly.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
We have special rates for weekend and midweek rates that we are unable to accurately reflect on this site.
Please contact us for exact rates for stays of shorter than 7 days.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Malmesbury in Gloucestershire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/ shower Family bathroom with bath/ shower Shower room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms, 1 double sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom and balcony overlooking Water Garden Bedrooms 2 and 3 each with 4 foot beds
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Enclosed decking to 3 sides overlooking secluded stream to the rear and delightful Water Garden at the front Outdoor dining table at rear and small table at front BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included and changed weekly Property cleaned weekly

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