We had the hard job of test driving the new barbecue at Daisy Chain over the weekend – it was tough, but somebody had to do it! It did a great job, happily feeding 11 hungry mouths, and producing the best chicken and vegetable kebabs ever! While waiting for the food to cook you can sit on the lakeside, or go for a quick paddle in the Canadian Canoe…you just need to remember to come back before the food all disappears! We’ve also fitted an additional fridge, so there’s plenty of space for your meat, salad…and a few drinks too…
A bit of a different photo this morning of early morning sun across Somerford Lagoon, the lake which Daisy Chain is on. There is a wonderful mix of modern architecture on the Lower Mill Estate which is enhanced by its waterside setting.
We've been having such fabulous weather over the last couple of weeks it made us think of this brilliant photograph of the Lower Mill Estate in Cotswold Water Park where Daisy Chain is. Daisy Chain is set on the lakeside with perfect uninterrupted views across Somerford Lagoon, the largest lake on the Estate. Guests can enjoy using the Canadian Canoe to explore and enjoy a different view of the wildlife. There are lots of peaceful walks to enjoy as well as cycle rides and then there is the ArtSpa where you can take relaxation to the next level. Indoor and outdoor heated pools, a sauna, steam room and Spa treatments. Hmmm….holidays.
The sun is shining, the sky is blue. It's looking like a perfect day for a game of tennis. There are two tennis courts on the Lower Mill Estate. This one is right next to the playground so when the children have played for long enough they can play in the playground, or bounce on the trampoline while you finish off your game. The tennis court is less than 5 minutes walk from Daisy Chain, and if you've still got some energy left, on the way home you can pop into the Spa for a swim (or sauna for the adults!).
The verdict of some recent guests who stayed at Daisy Chain. They were kind enough to send us these photos which they took from the balcony. If you're looking for a quick getaway we've got a couple of weekends available before Easter – you can look forward to exploring beautiful countryside, relaxing at the Spa and curling up infront of a wood burning stove. Does that hit the spot?
A fabulous photograph of the Lower Mill Estate in Cotswold Water Park where Daisy Chain is. Cotswold Water Park itself covers an area of over 40 square miles and is made up of 150 lakes. You can see just a few of them here! The Lower Mill Estate is a private nature reserve and as such is a fantastic area for exploring – there are beavers and otters, kingfishers and egrets and that’s just for starters. When you’ve been out for a day exploring you can arrive back and pop to the Spa for a swim, or for the energetic enjoy a game of tennis first – there are two courts to choose from. While Mum and Dad are playing tennis they can watch the children enjoying the playgound and trampoline – or maybe they will chose to play football on the new 5-a-side pitch. Everything is so close…and yet Daisy Chain enjoys superb uninterrupted views across the largest lake on the estate, Somerford Lagoon. It makes a fabulous location for a fun filled family holiday.
One of the main reasons that our guests book a holiday at Daisy Chain is for a family celebration. This year Daisy Chain has hosted 21st, 35th, 40th, 60th birthday celebrations as well as Wedding Anniversaries. Sleeping 9 in 5 bedrooms there is lots of flexibility for different ages. This review from some 2014 guests sums up their experience well: "We stayed at Daisy Chain for my Dad's 60th birthday. There was a mix of age groups and interests, and the property met each of our needs. It was clean, modern, spacious and the views over the lake were simply stunning. The owners had obviously gone to great lengths to ensure that our stay was as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. They were also always quick to reply to any queries I had leading up to our getaway and it was reassuring to know they were only ever a phone call away during our long weekend (not that we had any issues). The Lower Mill Estate onsite spa was of course an added bonus and a great contingency plan for those rainy days. Just a two minute walk from Daisy Chain, it was fantastic to be able to go swimming or visit the sauna whenever we liked. If you're looking for a place to stay with a group of friends or family, young and old, somewhere to get away from it all to enjoy each other's company, Daisy Chain is the perfect retreat. We'll definitely be returning!
There are two tennis courts available for guests to use when they are staying at Daisy Chain. As we discovered at the weekend tennis isn't only a game to play in June! You soon get warm running around the court! Then it's a one minute walk to the Art Spa to relax in the swimming pool…or sauna….or steam room.