Guest Reviews

Reviews from guests who have stayed at Daisy Chain, Cotswold Family Holidays

We love hearing from guests about how much they have enjoyed their Cotswold Family Holiday at Daisy Chain.  It has been a privilege to welcome thousands of guests ranging from 8 weeks old to in their 90s.  Have a read of our reviews and when you’re ready to book your special holiday head over to our Enquire and Book page.

Catching fish and swimming in the lake

Canadian Canoe on Lower Mill Estate

Nine of us stayed at Daisy Chain as a special holiday to celebrate a 60th Birthday and our group included 7 year old twins and a four month old baby. We all had a really fantastic time as the house was bright and spacious with such incredible views! Everything was perfect for a group of different ages and the kitchen was really well equipped . We made good use of the Canadian canoe, were able to catch fish from just outside the house and one of us was brave enough to swim in the lake. We are hoping to have another holiday in Naomi and Derek’s lovely property sometime soon . May 2024

Something for everyone

Dog friendly holiday cottage Daisy Chain Lower Mill Estate

I have lost count of how many times we have returned to Daisy Chain. The accommodation has everything you need for children and adults and the kitchen is well equipped. The house is well kept and decorated and the balcony offers the most stunning views (maybe the best on the estate). There is something for everyone at Lower Mill – kayaks, paddle boards, bike rides, walks, football, tennis, a bar, spa, indoor and outdoor pools, wildlife and chickens! May 2024

Our 3rd visit

Canoeing and Paddle boarding at Daisy Chain Holiday Home

This was our 3rd visit to Daisy Chain. This year we stayed at Daisy Chain as a group of friends with young children. It was brilliant having access to water for canoeing and paddle boarding and to the spa for swimming. The weather didn’t get in the way of a brilliant time. Daisy Chain is perfect for relaxing with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds! We’ll do our best to come back (again). May 2024


Great hosts

Toys Cotswold Family Holidays

We booked the Daisy Chain because of its child-friendliness and it did not disappoint. Our 3 year old loved the selection of toys and books (and the door stops!). The home itself has everything you need for a very comfortable stay. Waking up to the sun streaming in over the lake was wonderful. We took advantage of the Mill Village outdoor pool (we were pleasantly surprised that it was actually properly heated) and the spa pools looked lovely too. It’s a great location for exploring the area. Naomi and Derek were great hosts – very responsive to questions before our visit and also whilst we were there. We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend. March 2024

The perfect venue

Birthday Celebration at Daisy Chain Lower Mill Estate Cotswolds

My family celebrated 2 big birthdays, a 70th and an 80th, over a long weekend and Daisy Chain was the perfect venue for us. The house is stunning; equipped with everything you could think of for a getaway and the views over the lake are beautiful. There are great facilities in the house and activities around the resort for guests of all ages – we found that every generation was catered for, from tiny tots to golden oldies. The spa is fab and the heated outdoor pool was a highlight, lovely temperature even in February, and the kids were thrilled with the playgrounds and the soft play area. Our celebration was really special, great memories were made and I would wholeheartedly recommend Daisy Chain. Thanks to our hosts, so accommodating and great communication throughout. February 2024

An exceptional experience

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Daisy Chain for our holiday, and I must say it was an exceptional experience. First and foremost, the property was immaculate. Cleanliness is a top priority for us, and we were truly impressed by how well-maintained everything was. It immediately set a positive tone for our stay. The amenities at the property were also remarkable. Our kids had an absolute blast in the soft play area, and the football area provided hours of fun. As parents, it’s crucial to have activities for our little ones, and this property had it all. The fact that we could enjoy great coffee and pizza just added to the overall convenience. The highlight, however, had to be the stunning view from the property. We were captivated by the picturesque scenery, and the log-burning fire provided the perfect cozy ambiance to enjoy it. We spent countless evenings by the fire, making lasting memories. In short, we had an amazing time. It offered a perfect blend of comfort, fun, and relaxation. We couldn’t have asked for a better holiday experience. Many thanks to the property owners for providing such a wonderful place for our family vacation. We will cherish these memories forever. October 2023

A milestone birthday

Celebrate Birthdays and Anniversaries with a Cotswold Family Holiday

We had a lovely weekend staying at Daisy Chain to celebrate a family milestone birthday. The house is exceptionally well-equipped for adults and children, and has spectacular views across the lake. The pool and spa are fabulous and we were lucky to have beautiful weather for mid-October so we could take full advantage of the walks and children’s playground. All in all a very memorable family weekend. We would definitely recommend the property. October 2023

A fabulous time

We had a fabulous time at Daisy Chain as a group of 9 friends, the cottage was really well equipped, there is a fantastic view of the lake from the living room and loads to do in the area and on the lower mill estate. It was lovely that there were lots of games! September 2023

A group of seven school friends

Lower Mill Estate Aerial view lakeside Holiday homes

We stayed at Daisy Chain last weekend. We’re a group of seven school friends who are now in their fifties so needed somewhere to relax and catch up. The property is immaculate and very well equipped. Two of the crazier ladies had a nice swim in the lake right opposite the house but I preferred the lovely pools in the spa! Two of the bedrooms overlook the lake and the balcony has space for a group to sit together with Prosecco and watch the sun go down. I highly recommend it. 😀 September 2023

The facilities are fantastic

Lower Mill Estate Cotswold Water Park Aerial View Somerford Lagoon

We had such a lovely stay at the house. We were very lucky to be able to stay for two weeks which really gave us all time to fully relax and enjoy our time at the Lower Mill Estate. There were 8 of us in total ranging from 8-72yrs and there was plenty to do for us all. Taking our own bikes allowed us to explore the estate fully and adventure into all the hidden wildlife areas the estate has to offer. The facilities on offer free of charge are fabulous: tennis, football, swimming and even a little fishing. The Ballihoo restaurant and pizzeria were a lovely touch for either an evening meal or just some evening drinks. The staff in particular at the Ballihoo were amazing as we have multiple food allergies and they catered for us all so well. The food was delicious. Locally there was so much to do and explore outside of the estate. Ghost tours at Bourton on the Water, archery, aquaventure and caving and climbing for the teenagers. It’s been great.  Thank you so much.  August 2023

Owners had thought of everything

Cotswold Family Holidays well equipped kitchen dining for easy family meals while on holiday on Lower Mill Estate

A beautiful comfortable family home overlooking the lake. The owners had thought of everything we needed and more, very well equipped with toys, books and cupboards were even labelled so that everything went back into the right place. We all had fun in the Canadian Canoe, exploring the lake and islands. The grandchildren enjoyed feeding the ducks and swans. We all enjoyed the use of the swimming pools and a couple of our family even tried the cold natural pond….too cold for me. We booked the indoor soft play , great idea for the children to have sole use. Very useful coffee shop and restaurant within a few minutes walk. Very peaceful and beautiful place to stay, we all loved it. We enjoyed Sunday Lunch at the Crown at Ampney Brook only 18 minutes drive away.  June 2023

Thoroughly recommend

The house is in a lovely location overlooking the lake, with plenty of activities in the local area. It comfortably slept the 8 of us (with 1 bedroom unused), was pristine throughout, with well documented instructions. We’d thoroughly recommend to a large family or two smaller families to stay & would be happy to return ourselves! June 2023

Luxurious extras

Excellent holiday accommodation, with a stunning lakeside view, the house is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Luxurious extras in the house included lovely linen on all beds and fluffy towels. On site extras like indoor & outdoor swimming pools were really good, spotlessly clean and not too crowded even in half term holiday. We were a party of nine with age ranges from 1 – 70 and we all had a great holiday. February 2023

Already booked another stay

Snow at Christmas at Daisy Chain Lower Mill Estate

Nine of us, three generations, had a really pleasant three night stay at Daisy Chain early in December 2022. The property is very well equipped, is nicely laid out and very comfortable. We used the indoor, on site, swimming pool on three occasions, some of us tested out the outdoor heated pool and tried out the owners canoe on Spinney lake. The Sunday morning snow pleased the family, spending an hour or so outside. The Christmas decorations added to the atmosphere along with the wood burner. Views from the first floor lounge, over the lake, are very impressive especially with the sun rising in the morning. We all enjoyed the weekend so much that we have already booked a week in May next year. December 2022

Fabulous family accommodation with stunning views

Wow, where do I start.  We have just come back from a long weekend celebrating my husband’s 60th birthday.  The age range was from 4 – 82 and it was the most amazing time for all of us. The accommodation is great, everything that you need has been provided including the luxury of a private canoe. The grandchildren aged 4 and 7 loved the toys and we all enjoyed the barbecue,  it was perfect.
The amenities at Lower Mill are fabulous too, the lakes, the amazing spa with indoor and outdoor pools, play areas and a fabulous on-site restaurant. We also hired the on-site bikes which were great. Everywhere we went the staff were super friendly and helpful. All in all we thoroughly recommend Daisy Chain for a visit. September 2022

A stunning location

This is a stunning location and the property really does make the most of the views and lake access (even providing a canoe/life jackets you can use during your stay). The accommodation itself is perfect for families – everything has been well considered for the ease & comfort of the guest. Our 2 and 4 year olds loved playing with all the toys they provided and reading the books on the well-stocked bookshelf. Even details like blackout blinds for the children’s windows have been thought of, which certainly helps when you are packing for little ones who seem to come with a lot of luggage! The estate facilities are excellent too – the outside and indoor pools feel luxurious. We ate at the restaurant one evening and the food was lovely – plus the park is adjacent to the outdoor seating so it was ideal for the kids to play whilst waiting for the meal to arrive. The lake is teaming with wildlife so we happily sat on the balcony watching all the swans/geese/birds and the grass round the lake is carpeted with dragonflies.  Thank you for a wonderful stay.  June 2022

Nothing could beat the evening sunset paddle on the lake

Toys Cotswold Family Holidays

Daisy Chain is well equipped, light and airy with the most stunning view out over the lake. We stayed with our two daughters and sons in law and their small children. The accommodation was very comfortable with a lovely big living area. Naomi has thought of everything to make it easy and relaxed, and the site itself offers many facilities….the indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and eco pool being a highlight, although nothing could beat the evening sunset paddle on the lake….May 2022

The views are wonderful

We stayed at Daisy chain in mid May for my Dad’s birthday. It was a brilliant stay! The house is extremely well equipped – including children’s books and toys and extras such as a baby monitor / booster seat which was so helpful as we had 3 young kids with us. There were even birthday banners and bunting which we used for my Dad! The views are wonderful and we loved having a cup of tea and breakfast out on the balcony in the morning. And the Canadian canoe is amazing!! We went out every day, and in the evening too. So tranquil and we even saw swans with their signets close up. There were plenty of life jackets for us kindly left by the owners of Daisy Chain. We are a little chilly on the first night in the downstairs bedroom – but this was quickly fixed by the unbelievably easy thermostat dial. The site itself is fab, we particularly loved the swimming pool and booked 3 times!! My mum even ventured into the outside eco pool! The Ballihoo restaurant had lovely service and the Tipi was fun to have coffee under whilst the kids played on the play equipment. We played tennis too. We would definitely recommend this holiday home!! May 2022

Perfect for a family gathering

We loved our stay at Daisy Chain.  It was our second stay & we hope to be back again! It was perfect for a family get together, especially with the living area so spacious. We enjoyed many family meals around the big table & couldn’t get enough of the view over the lake with its constantly changing light & birdlife – it was lovely to sit out in the sunny mornings with a coffee. The house had everything we needed: the kitchen was perfectly equipped, bedrooms all with plenty of space and storage and the 3 bathrooms meant no queuing! It was great to use the canoe with all accessories provided, and get to see Somerford Lagoon from a unique perspective. A lovely relaxing family break! May 2022

A fantastic holiday house

Daisy Chain is a fantastic holiday house. We had three generations staying together and had a wonderful time. The shared space, overlooking the lake, with wood burner and sofas, table, space and balcony meant that we could all be together whilst enjoying various activities. The canoe that comes with the house resulted in a few adventures on the lake which were just brilliant. Seeing the sun rise over the lake in the morning was truly stunning. The house is really well stocked to a high quality and some lovely touches like bbq, coffee machine, blackout blinds, children’s games and toys as well as some lovely adult books. Would thoroughly recommend it. April 2022

An incredible break

Sunrise Lower Mill Estate

We have just returned from an incredible break with family at Daisy Chain. The home was perfect and view was incredible, the sunrises over the water were out of this world. Naomi and Derek were brilliant hosts and all the information given was super useful. Have recommended the place to friends and family and we would love to come back soon. Thanks again! February 2022

Excellent for 3 generations

We had a lovely holiday at Daisy Chain.  The house was excellent for 3 generations, one birthday & New Year!  We did all our own cooking and the kitchen was very well equipped for us all (6 adults, 3 children and a baby).  The birthday bunting and Christmas decorations were a plus. The Lower Mill Estate was beautiful.  We did several walks, took a picnic, cycled, canoed, watched the wildlife, used both the indoor and outdoor pools and the girls had a much deserved spa treatment! Naomi was very easy to communicate with and directions and instructions were very helpful. Thank you Naomi.  New Year 2022

The house was outstanding

We have just enjoyed a lovely long weekend with children and grandchildren at Daisy Chain: three generations, plus grandchildren aged 9,6,2,and 1.  We were very lucky with the November weather and enjoyed canoeing on Spinney Lake, early morning outdoor swimming in the heated pool for adults and indoor swimming for the children. The walks around Lower Mill were ideal for the older ones with birdwatching opportunities. The playground areas were perfect for the little ones.  The house itself was outstanding – brilliantly equipped in all aspects – the children loved playing with new toys and reading different books. We did not feel cramped in anyway – lots of personal space.  Many thanks. November 2021

A wonderful family gathering

Not only was the scenery and location fabulous but the house catered magnificently for all our family needs ranging from a ten month old baby to teenagers, not forgetting the oldies. It allowed us all to be together and enjoy the facilities such as canoeing and swimming.  We had a wonderful family gathering.  October 2021

The location is stunning

Just to say a big thank you for the use of your lovely house on Clearwater over the weekend. The location is stunning, enabling guests to sail by on a variety of aquatic equipment. We also took advantage of the swimming pool, tennis, table tennis and the cycling tracks. 

The Water Park is a wonderfully scenic and amenity-rich area.  We look forward to visiting Daisy Chain again.  September 2021

We loved Daisy Chain

We LOVED Daisy Chain! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. We really appreciated all that you have done to make your guests so welcome, providing way more than just the necessities. When we needed a tape measure……some gaffer tape……a couple of klippets…… a coffee scoop…. all was there.  You really have thought of everything and we felt blessed by your thoughtfulness and your generosity.

We were all impressed by the amount and quality of provision for children, and we loved being able to play your games, do one of your jigsaws and enjoy your books. I had my first ever canoe experience, and then wanted to be out on the water at every opportunity!

Of course, the weather was the icing on the cake; how did you arrange that for us?!  September 2021

A fantastic two week stay

We had a fantastic two week stay at Daisy Chain. The accommodation worked really well for the three generations we had there, with plenty of space for all. Whilst the children played, the grown ups could appreciate the fantastic view from the living room. The canoe is a real bonus, with both of my children really loving it. Lower Mill Estate is a great place to spend time, with enough to keep the kids occupied and allow the grown ups some quiet time! August 2021

The perfect break

We spent an idyllic week at Daisy Chain with our daughter, son in law and 2 young grandchildren. We had such an amazing time, there was nothing that we didn’t absolutely love!

The house fitted our family so well, with our grandparent hideaway bedroom being perfect, especially with the young ones’ early mornings! The house is so well kitted out that we really didn’t need anything other than clothes. We had 2 supermarket deliveries whilst we were there which also made life easy.  We visited the spa, the outdoor pool, the playgrounds, the trampoline and football area, the tepee, the chickens and even had time to have dinner at Balihoo! We visited Cotswold Beach twice and spent a day at Cotswold Farm Park – such good days out! The grandchildren had the best time and fell exhausted into bed every night.

This really was the perfect break for us and we have all agreed that we will definitely we back!  June 2021

Gorgeous Lakeside View

We spent a wonderful week at Daisy Chain soaking up the gorgeous lakeside view every morning and evening. You can never tire of the view as it continuously changes with the weather and wildlife. As the house has the added bonus of a canoe, a couple of us even zig-zagged our way across the lake when the sun came out.
Daisy Chain is deceivingly big, with high ceilings, which wasn’t obvious from the photos before we arrived. It is also the most well-equipped holiday home we’ve ever been to. As we have a 6 month old this is very much appreciated, as we only had to pack her clothes, everything else was there!
We hardly left Lower Mill Estate as there was so many excellent walks and facilities. When we did leave the estate we didn’t have to travel far to a good pub; picturesque village or more nature reserves.
All in all it was a great holiday, with something for all the family. From start to finish Naomi was an excellent host and we are already discussing when we can next visit.
May 2021

An amazing week

We have had an amazing week near Cirencester staying in Daisy Chain on the Lower Mill Estate. The children have loved the pools, parks, cycle tracks, canoe and the toys available in the house. We have enjoyed relaxing and watching the children having fun again after a period of ‘lockdown’. The weather couldn’t have been better with sunshine most days. We spent most of our week on site enjoying the facilities available. We took a trip to the Cotswold Farm Park, which we loved and we stayed there until it closed. We also went for lunch at the local pub, The Bakers Arms, which had fantastic food and we were made to feel very welcome. Daisy Chain holiday home had everything we needed and more including lots of books and toys for the children, and also a canoe. The views over the lake were amazing especially at sunset. The children enjoyed trying out sleeping in all the rooms and each had a different favourite. We ate a couple of times at Ballihoo, the restaurant on site. It had a fantastic location next to the park and so we were able to sit and relax while the children played. Even the roads on site felt very safe for the kids to learn to cycle with very few cars and all driven at walking pace. We took the canoe out on the lake and it was quite an adventure for us as we haven’t been on one before. We cycled around the lake many times and it was a perfect distance (about 3km) for our young children to manage and enjoy. I would highly recommend this holiday home and hope to return again. April 2021

Highly recommended

We had a lovely family weekend at Daisy Chain and would highly recommend it. The house is really well equipped and had everything we
needed for both the toddler and baby in our group. In fact the selection of toys was amazing. The view of the lake was spectacular
and our group made good use of the canoe. With the availability of the swimming pool and children’s play area, there was plenty to
entertain the younger family members, while the grandparents were able to relax. We definitely hope to visit again. September 2020

A wonderful family holiday

We had a wonderful family holiday at Daisy Chain. The location is beautiful, with spectacular views over the lake. Lower Mill is a special place – there is so much to do, we didn’t end up going anywhere else. The house is perfect for a family, with everything you could possibly need for a toddler or young child, and just as comfortable for the adults. We enjoyed barbeques on the lawn, walks and picnics in the nature reserve, and swimming in the spa pool. We couldn’t have asked for more from our staycation. Thank you Naomi! September 2020

We will definitely be back

We’ve just returned from a lovely week here. The property is to a high standard and the view of the lake from the living area and balcony is breath taking. The house was well equipped and there was everything we needed for our toddler and plenty on site to keep the older children entertained, in fact we only left Lower Mill once. We enjoyed trying out the canoe on the lake, the beautiful bike rides and a few games of tennis as well as swimming at the pool which was easy to book. We will definitely be back and the children didn’t want to come home! August 2020

The house is amazing

Living Area Cotswolds self catering 1 large

We had a lovely week at Daisy Chain. The pool and canoe were really good fun. The house is amazing with lovely accommodation and brilliant views at all times of the day. We appreciated the variety of children’s toys, the barbecue, and the owners’ very helpful and speedy communication with us. Thank you. August 2020

Family memories

First guests since lockdown and it was just the relaxing break away from home, work and phone, video calls, remote schooling and electronics that the family needed!  Even with the Spa and pools closed, we didn’t stop – biking, tennis, canoe, kayaks and board games kept us busy together.  We also took all or meals other than a quick breakfast out as after almost 4 months of everything closed we enjoyed going out for lunch and dinner, sometimes on LME, other times on bike or car outside.  Our 13 and 15 year old boys loved the freedom out on the water.  No doubt we will come back again.  July 2020

Golden Wedding Anniversary

We all came to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary.  Age range 5 years to 72 years.  We enjoyed our time at Daisy Chain.  Lots of beautiful walks especially the Miss Mouse adventure trail for the younger member of the family.  Stunning location – the best wake up call the ducks in the morning.  We will all be back – a great time had by all. August 2019

An 80th birthday celebration

We came to Daisy Chain for the celebration of an 80th birthday with family and then a series of friends from far and wide.  Everyone was impressed by the accommodation and the fantastic view over the lake.  It has been constantly fascinating watching the birdlife – the tern a particular favourite.  Having two young children here we have used the play park and swimming pool a great deal.  A visit to the Wildlife Park was great.  It has all contributed to a memorable week.  Use of the canoe by everyone was great.  Thank you. August 2019

A delightful week

Sunset Lower Mill Estate

Nine of the family here aged 21 to 90.  Grandchildren arrived from far and wide, including New Zealand.  Daisy Chain is a comfortable, well equipped holiday home in a delightful setting.  Running, walking, swimming, canoeing and days out kept everyone happily occupied.  We had two good meals out at the Potting Shed at Crudwell.  The lakeside was a delightful place at all times of day.  Thank you for letting us share your oasis.  August 2019

View is amazing

Cotswolds Self Catering

We have had up to 10 people staying at Daisy Chain including children, adults and grandparents and it has suited all.  The kitchen is well equipped and the dishwasher saved all the washing up.  The children have loved the range of clean and good condition toys.  The view is amazing.  We saw a range of wildlife from birds to deer.  We had a mixture of sun and rain but it didn’t stop us from going for walks and swimming.  Thank you for a lovely homely relaxed place to stay. June 2019

Thank you

Toys Cotswolds Self Catering

Thank you for accommodating us at such short notice.  I didn’t need to panic about packing from home as there is so much at Daisy Chain for kids in the kitchen and for entertainment.  We managed a long swim, a walk and a canoe ride.  Our third visit.  We will definitely be back and continue to recommend!  June 2019

Beautiful surroundings

We have just spent a second wonderful week at Daisy Chain.  Our family of 10 have been accommodated exceptionally well in these beautiful surroundings.  The facilities have kept us, including five children, occupied all week.  We have seen some beautiful birds, insects and plants.  Thank you.  We will be back!  May 2019

An amazing space

Daisy Chain is an amazing space for a mixed generation family and has given me a special birthday to remember for ever.  May 2019

A wonderful weekend

A wonderful weekend in this lovely home from home equipped with everything we could need.  We had a great dinner at Ballihoo and just enjoyed milling around taking in the sights and sounds of this very special idyll.  We will be back.  Thank you.  March 2019

Idyllic property

Dining Room Cotswolds self catering

We had a family get together in mid-March and Daisy Chain proved to be the ideal location for us. The place was spotlessly clean and everything we required was supplied right down to the toys for the two young children who were well entertained by what they found. Our view over the lake was exceptional and as we had amazing weather for our stay we spent some time admiring it from the balcony. The sitting room and kitchen were ideal for a large group and the cooking facilities were spot on. Everyone agreed the bathrooms were well appointed with lovely powerful showers. The beds were also comfortable and cosy.

 The house is set in a beautifully kept peaceful private estate with great amenities including a gym, swimming pools and a very good restaurant serving a range of well cooked food.

 We would thoroughly recommend Daisy Chain to anyone wanting a relaxed time away and especially for, as in our case, a family get together as all ages are catered for at this idyllic property.  March 2019

A fabulous family weekend

We had a fabulous family weekend at Daisy Chain despite the inclement December weather. It was the perfect house for three generations to share and had everything needed for babies and children which really saved on the packing. The children absolutely loved the pool which was surprisingly uncrowded and the adults made use of the spa facilities on site. The views are amazing- there’s something very therapeutic about looking out on water and seeing the wildlife constantly at work. All in all a perfect location for a get together. December 2018

Everything was first class

Guest looking our from Daisy Chain Balcony over the lake

We all so much enjoyed our stay and were really impressed with all the all inclusive facilities and the attention to detail in all respects.  Everything was first class and of the best quality and allowed us to fully relax to maximise our stay and not want for anything.   It was a credit to a lot of hard work and preparation.  As adults we were quite at home as soon as we arrived and with two small children the amount of toys, games and books for them to enjoy was really good.  Whilst we were there we were able to go on many walks around the lakes, to play tennis, to use the canoe and the two swimming pools!  We BBQ’d also.   It was all very relaxing.  We will certainly be back again sometime in the future and will also recommend this experience to our many friends.  September 2018

A family reunion

We held a family reunion at Daisy Chain to celebrate our 70th birthdays. It isn’t easy for us to get the whole family together as we have sons in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur but this time it worked brilliantly. The house is the best equipped holiday home that we have ever stayed in with toys for the little ones and games and videos for the big ones. The weather wasn’t perfect but we managed 2 barbeques and hired some stand up paddleboards which provided a lot of entertainment. We also made good use of the generous supply of wine glasses! I can thoroughly recommend this house for a family get together. May 2018

Wonderful accommodation

Sunrise Lower Mill Estate

We had a lovely week at Daisy Chain: the accomodation was wonderful and ideally suited the three generations staying. It was so well equipped for families with the stair gates keeping them all safe and the children loved playing with the happyland village and the little table and chairs. The overcast weather did not put a dampner on the holiday as the house was such a delight (we certainly used the wellie stand) however we did have two glorious sunrises and the sun came out on our penultimate day. It was great to use the pool and we got out on the lake a few times (we had also brought with us 2 Kayaks). We have stayed in 4 different properties as the family has grown but this was by far the best equipped accommodation. April 2018

An amazing place

We had a fantastic time at Daisy Chain: what an amazing place. We have already been recommending it to friends! The views are stunning and and my 12 year old niece loved chilling in her room watching the ducks and birds on the lake. We hadn’t realised how many photo’s she had taken! There is so much to see and do on the Lower Mill Estate and surrounding area, we wished we could have stayed longer! The house is so well equipped, you have thought of everything! The kitchen is so well equipped and we loved having family meals around the huge table. We spent the evenings playing board games and my Mum enjoyed the jigsaws! We used the swimming pool, even swam outdoors in the heated pool, and enjoyed a meal on our last night at the Ballihoo restaurant. April 2018

A wonderful week

Had a wonderful week at Daisy Chain over half term. The house is located on a beautiful private estate with access to a small shop, restaurant and lovely spa. The location allows for lots of travelling across the Cotswolds, so is great in terms of location. The house itself has to be the most well equipped house we have ever stayed in. Literally everything you could think of. Excellent for families and large groups. Contact with the owners was really good and the information shared beforehand was hugely helpful in terms of planning what to bring. We organised an online food shop to be delivered to the property, which also worked really well. Overall, would highly recommend and we will definitely look to rebook in the future. February 2018

Just perfect

Toys Cotswold Family Holidays

I just wanted to say a huge thank you. We had the best time. The house was just perfect. You have literally thought of everything. Everyone’s needs were accommodated for including 2 very happy toddlers. I could look at that view forever! We’re already planning when we can come again. December 2017

Amazingly equipped for families

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.  September 2017

Fantastic location for a family celebration

Cotswolds Self Catering Living Area

We stayed in the Daisy Chain to celebrate a grandparents birthday. We were all wowed by the amazing view as we walked into the property. Such a beautiful location and the most well equipped house I have stayed in. The children were kept entertained by the numerous toys, games and dvds on a wet afternoon. Ideal for families with young children as absolutely everything you can think of that you need is there for you to use and beautiful surroundings to explore. We will definitely be revisiting but with a lot less in the car as we know how well equipped the property is. Would definitely recommend. September 2017

Really well equipped

We spent a fantastic week here at the end of August. Lovely house with a fabulous view of the lake – so relaxing to sit on the balcony with a drink and admire the view.The house was really well equipped with all you need for a self catering holiday. Our 3 year old loved the great selection of books and toys! We all loved the outdoor heated pool, and our 9 year old even braved the outdoor plunge pool! We also made use of the canoe, tennis courts, children’s play areas and we did the Miss Mouse trail which was good fun. We would definitely recommend Daisy Chain to anyone looking for a family holiday in the Cotswolds. August 2017

A lovely holiday in a beautiful house

Three Generations, six adults and two tiny children, Anna three and William nine months enjoyed a lovely holiday in this beautiful house that contained everything we could wish for. We were lucky with the weather, we didn’t get wet except for Grandma (75) who managed to fall in the lake while getting into the canoe, but gained real Brownie points from daughter and daughter-in-law for carrying on regardless. The children loved the wonderful toys and books. Five of us really enjoyed the Miss Mouse Trail and three enjoyed the Beaver Hunt. Anna spent a lot of time every day on the trampoline, the safest one we have seen. The views across the lake were spectacular. Many Thanks August 2017

A magical pot of gold

What a wonderful week! This is not just a house, it is an extremely comfortable home where we have all been able to unwind and relax. 

 The view is simply stunning, and the house is situated perfectly for the amenities available. Canoeing, tennis, walking, swimming everyday meant that the children (from 8-20!) were never bored.  In the house we rarely found the need for the television (we had two film nights) as reading, playing board games and simply chatting whilst taking in the beautiful view was all that was needed. The children particularly enjoyed their late evening hot chocolates sitting on the balcony.

 Launching the canoe was much easier than we expected, and the close proximity to the house meant our teens could amuse themselves whilst we watched from the balcony.

 Our final evening presented us with a lasting memory of a stunning double  rainbow which not only reflected in the lagoon but ended a couple of hundred metres from Daisy Chain. This house truly is the  we had hoped for.  August 2017

A fantastic week

We spent a fantastic week here at the end of August. Lovely house with a fabulous view of the lake – so relaxing to sit on the balcony with a drink and admire the view.  The house was really well equipped with all you need for a self catering holiday. Our 3 year old loved the great selection of books and toys!

We all loved the outdoor heated pool, and our 9 year old even braved the outdoor plunge pool!  We also made use of the canoe, tennis courts, children’s play areas and we did the miss mouse trail which was good fun.

We would definitely recommend Daisy Chain to anyone looking for a family holiday in the Cotswolds.  August 2017

An amazing family holiday

We had an amazing family holiday in May with our toddler, 4 month old and all of their grandparents! The house has everything you could need and the best equipped kitchen we’ve come across in a holiday home. Chloe, our 2.5 year old, loved all of the toys and Grandma read most books several times (a day!!). The newly done up spa is lovely and our youngest enjoyed a swim. A perfect place to relax and get out and about. Thank you! May 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday

I just wanted to start off with thank you for the lovely chocolates and Easter egg hunt box for the children. It was a pleasant surprise on arrival. We have all thoroughly enjoyed our Daisy Chain holiday and would not hesitate to recommend it. This property is very well equipped and Lower Mill Estate has lots for children and adults to do. I personally enjoyed going to the Art Spa every morning for a swim during the adult only times and then later taking the children for a dip too. They have just finished refurbishing the spa which looks amazing and has excellent facilities. 
The whole family 5 Adults 2 teenagers and one 9 year old had an amazing time out in the canoe on Somerford Lagoon so much so we did it a couple of times along with tennis and bike rides and walks around the estate. On Easter Sunday we had an egg hunt which the children loved hunting inside and out for choccy eggs.  It is a great place for hiding eggs with such a large property. Thanks Again. April 2017

Even more scenic than in the photos!

We cannot speak highly enough of our stay at Daisy Chain.  There were 4 of us, including grandmother and a toddler and all generations had enough room in the property to have their own space. Waking up to the views of the lake each morning was definitely a highlight – it is even more scenic than in the photos!

The house was extremely well kitted out for our highly active toddler – a monitor, plenty of toddler cutlery and beakers, high chairs – everything seemed to be taken care of. The toys were excellent and kept our son very busy. We also visited the Spa and had some treatments and in February, had the pool all to ourselves which was lovely.

We spent a few hours walking on the nature trails in the surrounding area and even had a couple of days of sunshine to really make the most of this beautiful nature spot.

Thank you to Naomi for responding so quickly when we had questions whilst staying at Daisy Chain. We would recommend to anyone with or without children who just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life! And we are already looking to return during summer.  February 2017

Great holiday

Toys Cotswolds Self Catering

A group of 6 of us (4 adults and 2 toddlers) spent a week in Daisy Chain and had a great holiday. The estate was well equipped for all our needs with the kids enjoying the pools (indoor and out) and playgrounds while we enjoyed the restaurant right next to the playground – perfect for the morning coffee. As for the house, it was well equipped with all we needed. I am very picky about bringing all the bits and bobs for our two year old (almost obsessive) but Daisy Chain had everything, from the cots and high chairs to the unexpected bonuses of baby carriers and a large selection of books. The toy were great – a whole press full of houses, cars, farms, garages etc – after every nap a new toy appeared courtesy of the ‘house elves’ and the 2 boys were amazed!
Fantastic views over the lake greeted us each morning and we used the canoe provided (plus all the life jackets) to explore said lake, and used the BBQ on sunny days and the ducks and swans would come up to see what was happening. Day trips to attractions in the Cotswolds were easy as the most we had to drive to anything was 40 minutes.
Being able of have a pint in the local (20 mins walk) in the evening just topped it off (this also had a garden play area for the kids!) and then sit out on the balcony with a drink watching the sun go down over the lake after the kids went to bed was very peaceful.
So can’t recommend it enough.  July 2016

Well equipped spacious property – wonderful view

Cotswolds Self Catering Master Bedroom

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!  August 2016


Twin Bedroom Cotswolds Self Catering

Beautiful house, unbelievably well equipped. Felt a million miles away from the day to day drudge. Before we’d even finished the holiday I was figuring out in my mind how we could get back there again soon. A unique holiday experience. My daughter (14) remarked it was better than all the foreign holidays we have been on.  August 2016

We cannot recommend it highly enough

Where do we begin.  When we first booked Daisy Chain we felt, from the research we had undertaken, that it most met what we felt our family needs would be.  It was the first time we had had an extended family holiday so it was very important that each member of the family felt there was something for them from the oldest of 67 years (me, Granny Sue)  to the youngest 17 months old.  We were not disappointed. From the moment we stepped into the house it exceeded our expectations.  There were 10 of us in our party and the house gave us all the space we needed both inside and out.

Waking up to the stunning uninterrupted views over Somerford Lagoon each morning was as much a treat and delight on our last day as it was our first. The house was more than fully equipped in every way imaginable for families with young children and infants.  The children had taken one or two of their own favourite  toys but they were so engrossed in playing with the wonderful range of toys and books provided they hardly noticed or needed their own.  The weather was glorious for the full week enabling us to take full advantage of the beautiful lake and country walks, the children’s play areas, the swimming pools and spa not forgetting the excitement and tranquility of our daily lake outings in the canoe.

It was perfect in every way.  Our children and grand children left before us because of other commitments and all left with a heavy heart wishing they could stay longer. We were joined the next day by a friend who was equally impressed with the house and park as a retreat for adults. Needless to say we are already planning our next visit and cannot recommend it highly enough to any family of all ages looking for the perfect place to be.

Canoeing photo sent by guest. June 2016

An absolutely fabulous week

Canoeing Lower Mill Estate

We had an absolutely fabulous week at Daisy Chain. The setting was superb, something for everyone and the accommodation was excellent, definitely the best we have stayed in. All the things we could have possibly wanted or needed were there. Thank you for providing all the information we required before and during our holiday. I am sure we will be returning in the future. Canoeing photo sent by guest. June 2016

Another great week at Daisy Chain

Dawn at Daisy Chain

Thank you for another great week at Daisy Chain, so well equipped for our family of 10 ranging from a baby of 9 months, boy of 5, girls of 7 and 8 as well as six adults. We went swimming every day in the lovely Spa, really enjoyed Miss Mouse’s Trail which kept the kids entertained on a 5K walk (wear wellingtons if it has been raining).  The dipping pool is a particular highlight.

We were disappointed not to get round to using the canoe.  All the kids went home much more confident in biking and swimming, all having had a very happy holiday. (Dawn photograph sent by guest) April 2016

Wonderful stay at a fantastic property

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. February 2016 (Sunrise picture taken by this guest while lying in bed!)

Truly amazing time

Just back from a weekend break at Daisy Chain. 5 stars 😄. Naomi is a joy to deal with answering all my question quickly. Daisy Chain is a lovely home full of everything you need: toys, books, information and a stunning view over the lake. The Artspa is the icing on the cake. Truly amazing time. Thank you Naomi x Feb 2016

Lovely lake, great walks, excellent facilities

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay over Christmas 2015 at Daisy Chain. The house was well furnished, clean and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay, including games and toys for my daughter, and a wonderful view of the lake. The estate is very pretty with the lovely lake, great walks and excellent facilities including the indoor and outdoor swimming pools which we used every day. Naomi couldn’t have been more helpful and even decorated the house for us with lovely Christmas decorations. We would certainly consider a return to the estate and to Daisy Chain in the future.

I cannot rate Daisy Chain highly enough

Canoeing Cotswold Family Holidays

What a wonderful time we had at the Daisy Chain. The rooms were comfortable, the kitchen well stocked with equipment (we really enjoyed the coffee machine!), plenty of books to read, games to play and the most fantastic view across the lake.

So much thought has been given into ensuring that there is something for everyone in the house and we felt well looked after. Our 2 boys (5 & 7) were so excited there was a bunk bed, age appropriate games to play, DVD’s to watch and books to read, not to mention the canoe (that came with life-jackets) which was the highlight of their stay! They also swam in pool, went to the playground and met children of a similar age to play with. We went for a lovely walk around the lakes following a treasure trail set up to entice the kids round – great fun for all ages!

Cotswold Water Park is in a perfect location to visit all the beautiful towns and villages around in the area (and there are many!). There are nice pubs nearby, cream teas to enjoy, pretty walks around the country-side and so much more besides. Daisy Chain was a fantastic base.

I cannot rate Daisy Chain highly enough. I must mention Naomi who owns Daisy Chain and with whom we liaised with from Singapore. Her efficiency and helpfulness made everything so easy and smooth. Nothing was a problem for her and it made our stay so much better as a result. Thanks Naomi. July 2015

Everything was superb

Toys Cotswold Family Holidays

We had an absolutely wonderful time thank you. Everything was superb and the house was so well kitted out for the four under 2.5 year olds we had between us!  All in all we really enjoyed the lake, the pools, the playgrounds and the setting but just being in the house with all those great toys for the kids and the lovely open living space was fun and relaxing enough. We shall definitely return!  Many thanks for having created such a lovely holiday home! June 2015

Gem in the Beautiful Cotswolds

Cotswold Family Holidays

When we checked into this gem each one of our family of 9 had a smile on our faces. I’m a perfectionist, so I really appreciate when I encounter someone who also takes equal pride and pains in achieving high standards. Daisy Chain is truly a superbly equipped, well maintained property and we would highly recommend it to anybody wanting to take a holiday in this beautiful part of England. The owners obviously seem to be themselves using the property occasionally, and that probably explains why it seems immaculately served to visiting guests. The shared heated pool, steam, sauna & gym were icing on the cake and we enjoyed using the facilities, which I must say were maintained to very high standards with a very friendly staff making us feel comfortable. The location of the property overlooking the lake is just breathtaking. We did not have small children with us, but we did see that the property had enough to engage the young ones too. Initially we did find the heating a little cold for our liking and made a quick phone call to the owner Naomi (who lives in another town). She immediately responded by turning up the heating from her location. One car could be parked at the property and another in the spill over parking 2 minutes away. Wished we had stayed longer. Would not even blink once before staying there again in the near future. These are 5 deserving stars I would gladly give away anytime. May 2015

A Wonderful Weekend

We all  had a wonderful weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  You really  have thought of everything to make it feel like home from home, I could not find anything to fault the house, the location is stunning, in fact I really did not want to leave!!

Breathtaking views

Cotswolds Sunrise

Daisy Chain could not be better located with breathtaking views over the lake. The property is furnished to a high standard and the attention to detail is such that it feels like ‘home from home’. It is off season but it was so quiet and tranquil and provided the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind. We did take short trips to Cirencester and Gloucester but really made the most of spending time in the company of our families and taking walks around the estate. We are most definitely looking to come back again in the future.
Thank you for having us.

We had a fantastic time.

Football pitch

Everyone enjoyed the Astro Turf football pitch and tennis.  We also went swimming every day. We went into Gloucester and visited the Cathedral.  The kids enjoyed the Whispering Corridors and seeing the Cloisters which is in the Harry Potter film.  We went trout fishing which was great fun – caught our tea.  A lovely meal was had in the Baker’s Arms.  Everything was spot on – lovely holiday.  We shall come again.

Stunning Views And Lovely Location

ArtSpa heated outdoor swimming pool Cotswolds self catering

We stayed here for my Mum’s 60th Birthday and it was marvellous. The views are stunning, the house is perfect (rooms on different levels so you can have your own space and more facilities than you could hope for). Very well kitted out for children and adults too. We had lots of fun playing board games and had a wonderfully large dinner table which we all had a lovely meal round. The lady who we booked through was very helpful and has great attention to detail to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Being able to use the spa and pool free of charge was amazing as it is a stunning spa, with a black tile lined pool and lovely steam room. It is also worth pointing out that it is extremely close to the cottage (literally a few minutes walk) and so it was great to get up and have an early morning swim without too much hassle. We will be returning as everyone said it was one of the best weekends we have had as a family. Thanks Naomi 🙂

Excellent – Would Stay There Again

Kitchen Cotswolds Self Catering

We were 2 families staying for the week over Christmas 2013, we had 4 adults and 4 kids aged 4, 3, 2 and 11 months. The layout of the house worked really well with one family using the bedrooms downstairs and the other upstairs. The house was incredibly well stocked for our needs. The kitchen had a lot of pots, pans, plates and roasting trays (particularly important for our Christmas lunch) and a huge selection of kids plates and cutlery. We really didn’t miss anything, and the oven was big enough for our 5kg turkey! The toys and books for the kids were great, and having the cot, high chair and booster seats was so handy. The location was great, very easy to get to from London, and close to Swindon and Cirencester. We used the indoor pool at the spa a lot, so handy to be able to use that, and I was impressed at how well stocked the cafe/shop was. We managed to do a few walks to local pubs, some very close by that the kids were able to walk to, and having the kids backpack to carry the baby in was so useful We would definitely stay there again. Highly recommend it for families with small kids.

Loved It

Canoe Cotswold Family Holidays

We were a mixed age group and both the property and facilities of Lower Mill estate and spa gave us all plenty of things to keep us occupied. Daisy Chain was gorgeous, well maintained & had everything we could want for a relaxing break. I would have been happy to sit and look at the lake view all day. There was plenty of things to do and we took the canoe out on to the lake & there were plenty of toys provided by the owners to keep the children happy. There were 8 of us and we had more than enough room to spread out and not feel cramped in any way. The surrounding area of Lower Mill provides a lot of pretty Cotswold village charm if you want to venture further afield. There is also the Cotswold water park with a little man made beach within 5 minutes drive and all the main supermarkets about 20 mins away in Cirencester which helpfully all deliver directly to the estate. We stayed for a long weekend and really wish we’d been able to stay longer and will definitely be returning.

Exceeded Our Expectations!

Toys Cotswolds Self Catering

We had a beautiful, relaxing and happy little break at Daisy Chain. Thank you so much. I’m so used to feeling tense on holidays with the kids so I didn’t really go with any expectations but when we got there it was just so perfect, everyone was in such a good mood! It was so refreshing to stay in an area and your home that clearly is designed for families with young ones, but also grown up and tasteful for us once they are asleep!! I think it was the first time we didnt come home and say ” we need another holiday to get over that one!” Wish we had stayed longer but will do next year and would recommend Daisy Chain to all our friends and family.

We All Loved It

Autumn Sunrise Cotswold Family Holidays

With an age range of 2 – 66 years there was something for everyone. Daisy Chain was immaculate, well equipped, comfortably furnished and spacious. Ideal for a family party of ten that included four children who needed room to play and for a grandad who wanted peace to read the paper. Our bedrooms looked out on to the lake and to see the sun rising in the morning was a joy and immediately gave a good start to the day. There was surprisingly plenty to do from a swim in the outdoor pool, followed by a swim in the indoor pool, a play area for the children, long or short walks or a trip into Cirencester. If the ladies wanted some ‘me time’ there was always the Spa or even the Gym for the fit ones amongst us. It was such an ‘easy’ place to stay, no stress, no rush, we will definitely go back.

Fantastic House, Great For Families

Spa Lower Mill Estate

This was a fantastic venue for a weekend break with extended family. The house was very well equipped, especially for travelling with young children. They really have thought of everything and the booking process was very easy. The owners specify what was supplied, which includes many things often not included with a holiday home (handwash, dishwasher tablets etc), which was very helpful. The spa was lovely, we really enjoyed the outdoor pool which was very warm and made swimming a pleasure even in late march! The views of the lake from the house are beautiful.

Loved It

Living Area Cotswolds self catering

Nine of us, from two to sixty-seven, spent a very enjoyable week at this excellent property on the edge of the lake. The boys (2, 4 and 6) had a ball: swimming every day, either at the Spa or at the other outdoor pool, playing football at the footie park or just chilling out at the house which has a great mix of toys, books and games. The adults also had a very relaxing time in a unique environment where other residents were equally relaxed. Recommend an online order for food and drinks as all the major supermarkets deliver to the door. Our second time at Lower Mill and the overwhelming concensus is that we go back again next year!

A Perfect Place For A Family Holiday

ArtSpa heated indoor swimming pool Cotswolds self catering ArtSpa

We stayed at Daisy Chain as a family to celebrate our sons 21st birthday and everyone had a brilliant weekend. Naomi couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating throughout the whole booking process. The house was lovely, clean,bright and airy – and very well equipped. The kitchen had everything you could have needed, including beautiful serving dishes for our meals. The two youngest members of the group were delighted with the huge selection of toys to play with and the views from the house out onto the lakes were amazing. Daisy Chain is well placed on Lower Mill, as it is a very short walk to both the spa and the general store. The Spa is really luxurious with heated indoor and outdoor pools.