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Skylark Lodge, The Lower Mill Estate

Mesmerising architect designed 5 bedroom luxury villa, with 3 x huge cleverly suspended terraces
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52 reviews
Mesmerising architect designed 5 bedroom luxury villa, with 3 x huge cleverly suspended terraces
The Skylark Lodge 5 bedrooms and 4 bathroom holiday villa, set lakeside on Howells Mere Lake
Stylish chic lounge area with cosy gas fire and uninterupted magnificent views across the lake
Relax and enjoy the uninterputed elevated views across the lake + nature reserve
Living area on the top floor of the Skylark Lodge 5 x bedroom holiday villa
Hot pink feature wall to the main living area
Contemporary dinning table and chairs, seating 11
Snug area, complete with your very own classic retro arcade machine - set to free play ! !
Spacious designer kitchen, with all mod cons with views across the nature lake
Alfresco Dining on the top floor private terrace, a real room with a view !
First floor terrace area, canto levered over the fresh water lake
Lakeside bedrooms enjoy their very own private terrace and oversized panoramic glazed windows
Huge ground floor private terrace area, with uninterrupted views and Hot Tub
Your very own private Hot Tub on the terrace, heated to a toasty 40 degrees
Contempoary four poster bed, to the ground floor, ensuite master bedroom suite
Ensuite shower room to the ground floor master bedroom
First floor - Master bedroom ensuite bathroom (shower)
Family bedroom - Full size double bed, with a single bed above. Sleeps up to 3
Family bathroom, complete with bath tub, one of 4 bathrooms at this holiday villa
Top floor
Here are the floor plans of this amazing 5 x bedroom lakeside holiday villa
Welcome to the stunning onsite Luxury Spa, just a few minutes walk from your holiday villa...
2 x Swimming pools, sauna, steam room, plunge/eco pool and fully equipped gymnasium at the Spa
The private members Luxury Spa at The Lower Mill Estate - Guests only access
The Luxury Spa facility at The Lower Mill Estate – the UKs only residential nature reserve
The luxury slate lined outdoor HEATED swimming pool at the Luxury Spa complex
Panoramic views of the nature reserve, gin clear water and floods of natural light
The beautiful Welsh slate lined, heated, indoor swimming pool at the Luxury Spa Complex
Awesome full length 25m luxury HEATED indoor pool, with steam room, sauna and plunge pool
The UKs only Eco-Pool, set amongst glorious Cotswolds countryside, a swim with a view !
Beautiful jade green Welsh slate lined HEATED indoor pool, with views across the nature reserve
Fully equipped gymnasium at the onsite Luxury Spa complex, Lower Mill
The newly constructed outdoor children's play area - Just a few minutes walk from your villa
The fantastic brand new Balihoo onsite Restuarant and Club House, now fully open to all guests
Fully licensed bar at the recently opened Balihoos Clubhouse and Restaurant - Cheers !
Hand crafted locally brewed craft beers and ciders, now being served at the new Balihoos Clubhouse
The scrumptious Bali Burger - Now being served in the new Clubhouse and  Restaurant
Handmade freshly stone baked pizza - Available at the new Balihoos Clubhouse and Restaurant
Delicious selection of locally made cakes and pastries, great with a freshly brewed coffee
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5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 11
Cirencester, Cotswolds, England
Skylark Lodge is a substantial 160 m2 south west facing, contemporary designed 5 bedroom detached holiday villa, set lakeside on the prestigious Lower Mill Estate, complete with its very own private HOT TUB.

Skylark Lodge offers spacious accommodation, arranged over 3 floors, with 3 levels of outside living space. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 of which are set lakeside, with direct access onto the outside private balcony.

The villa benefits from full width, full height and floor to ceiling panoramic glazed elevations, beautifully + uniquely framing those lake views, right across the nature reserve and far beyond.

SLEEPS 11 - The villa is just a few minutes walk away from the onsite £ 6.5m Luxury Spa Complex and the recently opened Balihoos onsite restaurant and clubhouse.

The lounge is located on the upper top floor, providing wonderful eleva...
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About the Manager, Tim Haywood (Property Manager Luxury Holidays (Cotswolds) Limited)
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Sep 2010
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Based on 248 reviews and 18 properties
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Listing #HL151562
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Very good - based on 52 reviews
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in September 2017

I recently stayed here with my husband and friends at Skylark and it was a truly wonderful experience. We have stayed at other houses at the Lower Mill Estate in beautiful lodges but I must say Skylark was my favourite. The standards and facilities available there were faultless. A retro games machine which created a fun atmosphere and friendly competition...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed May 9, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Myself and my partner recently stayed at the beautiful skylark lodge. Wow, the only way that we can describe our stay was blissful! The lodge itself is such luxury, the standards were faultless and I must mention the beautiful hot tub on the balcony looking out onto the lake... this was divine! It was only the two of us and...

Chris B
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 22, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Stayed at Skylark Lodge with our two 'children' and four grandkids for a week over Easter. The peaceful 5 bedroom house is situated right on the lake’s edge, with the downstairs patio (one of three) overhanging the water. The house was excellent and adequately large for the ten of us. Facilities in the house were excellent, beds were comfortable, the...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Pool
  • Cots:(2)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Indoor Pool
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info

Please call 7 x days a week 8.00am - 8.00pm


Skylark Lodge has been furnished to a very high standard.

Set within the prestigious LOWER MILL ESTATE, world renowned private gated community.
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House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Attached (ensuite)
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
Oct 20, 2017 -
Oct 26, 2017
- October 2017 HALF TERM
3 nights
Oct 27, 2017 -
Nov 2, 2017
- Oct '17 (week 4)
2 nights
Nov 3, 2017 -
Nov 30, 2017
- November 2017
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Hot Tub: $112 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning & Linen Charge: $158 / stay - Fee
  • Service Fee: $84 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information



The prices displayed for the MIDWEEK & WEEKEND prices are shown on a PER NIGHT basis.

Please note that the above WEEKLY rental rates are the price paid PER LODGE for the 7 NIGHT WEEKLY price and NOT the rate PER PERSON or PER NIGHT.


Please note that the MINIMUM STAY for our MID-WEEK breaks is 4 x NIGHTS - Monday to Friday.

To work out the cost of your holiday, please multiply the NIGHTLY rate by 4 to calculate the headline cost of your holiday.

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About the neighborhood

- The Lower Mill Estate | Residential Nature Reserve with onsite Luxury Spa - The Cotswolds.


Skylark Lodge is located in the prestigious Lower Mill Estate, residential nature reserve & private gated community within the cotswolds.

Lower Mill is an award winning community of sustainable vacation homes, set in a private 550-acre reserve in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Surrounded by beautiful untouched woodland, our homes are located around 8 lakes on the estate & all are within a few minutes walk from the onsite world class Luxury Spa facility, which is at the centre of the estate.

There are many pretty cotswold villages to explore from the estate including Bibury, Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water &amp...
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Kemble: 0.6 mi


• M4 Junction 15 Swindon
• North on A419 to Cirencester
• Turn left to B4696 Spine Road. Signposted to South Cerney
• Go straight over crossroads, following signs to Somerford Keynes
• After 1½ miles turn left down Mill Lane
• Drive down Mill Lane and enter the estate through the cream gates


Leave the M5 at Junction 11A whether you are coming from the North or the South and head along the A417Cirencester/Swindon direction. After approximately 16 miles on the A419,
take the Spine Road junction, signposted for the Cotswold Water Park. Head towards Ashton Keynes and Oaksey.

Continue for about 1¼ miles until you reach a st...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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