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Morning mist over Somerford Lagoon Lake on Lower Mill Estate showing Daisy Chain Family Friendly self catering Holiday Cottage
Morning Mist over Lower Mill Estate
Paddle a canoe. Sit a while. Daydream. This is lake living.
Morning Mist over Lower Mill Estate

Lower Mill Estate

Lower Mill Estate is situated in Cotswolds Water Park, 5 miles south of Cirencester and 8 miles north of Swindon. It provides an excellent location for exploring the Cotswolds – the Roman towns of Cirencester and Bath are within easy reach as are many beautiful Cotswold villages. We find it makes an excellent base for meeting up with friends and family from different parts of the country. The nearest town Cirencester is an historic and elegant town, with a Roman Museum to discover as well as a range of shops, cafes and restaurants. It has a Waitrose and Tesco and all the major Supermarkets will deliver your grocery order direct to your door.

Nearest airport: London Heathrow at 85 miles.
Nearest motorway: M4 Junction 15 at 18 miles.
Nearest railway station: Kemble at 5 miles – on a direct line to London Paddington

Aerial view over Spinney Lake on the Lower Mill Estate where canoes, kayaks katakanus and paddleboards can be used
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Millstone Park….eat, rest and play
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Outdoor pool at Spa on Lower Mill Estate available to guests at Daisy Chain Cotswold Family Holidays

The Spa

As part of your holiday you have access to the award winning multi million pound Lower Mill Estate Spa (subject to availability). The Spa features 3 pools – slate lined heated indoor and outdoor pools and a reed lined eco plunge pool. Or why not relax in the Sauna or Steam room? There is also a well equipped techno gym as well as a wonderfully peaceful library. Take the chance to escape from the rest of the family and treat yourself to some of the wide range of Spa treatments available (at additional cost). Click on the picture above to book.

Millstone Park Lower Mill Estate Aerial View

Millstone Park

With tennis courts, 3G artificial turf multi-use games area (MUGA), a playground and a soft play barn there really is something to keep everyone busy. Millstone Park is next to Ballihoo Restaurant, next to the Spa. A board outside each tennis court contains a sign up sheet where it is possible to book time on the courts in advance. You can book time at soft play by clicking the picture above.

Activity Hub on Lower Mill Estate for bike, kayak, canoe, paddleboard and katakanu hire

Activity Hub

The Activity Hub provide a range of equipment that can be rented during your stay. This includes Canadian Canoes, Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards. Rates start at approximately £30 per day for a Kayak or SUP up to £95 for a Canadian Canoe for 3 days. If you’d rather keep your feet on dry land you can also hire bikes from them – £30 per day for an adult bike. Children’s bikes are also available. To book from a range of other activities available on the Lower Mill Estate including bicycles and kayaks click on the picture above.  

Ballihoo Restaurant on Lower Mill Estate

Ballihoo Restaurant

The restaurant is exclusively for the use of Lower Mill Estate homeowners and rental guests and offers a comprehensive breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and takeaway menu….or you can just pop in for a coffee and a slice of cake! If you plan to eat there, it is worth booking in advance. Click the picture above to book. You will also find a Pizza Shack at Ballihoo.

Miss Mouse Adventure Trail Lower Mill Estate

Miss Mouse Trail

From April to October, a great way of exploring the Lower Mill Estate with your family is by doing the Miss Mouse Adventure Trail. The trail takes you on a route past five of the lakes on the estate, and along the way there are picnic areas, and treasure chests for children to find. The Miss Mouse Adventure Trail gives a lovely way of keeping children excited about having a walk while the older members of the family can enjoy exploring the wider estate.

Cycling from Daisy Chain at Cotswold Family Holidays around the nature reserve on the Lower Mill Estate


As well as a purpose built cycle track on the estate next to Farmhouse Lake, there are plenty of local cycling routes that can be enjoyed whilst soaking up the beautiful nature reserve. The roads around the estate are perfect for scooters and any number of wheels.

Aerial view over Spinney Lake on the Lower Mill Estate where canoes, kayaks katakanus and paddleboards can be used
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Space to chill. Activities to thrill.
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Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park covers an area of 42 square miles and is made up of 180 lakes providing a wonderful playground for a huge range of activities, both water and land based. Activities available include cold water swimming, fishing, sailing, and water skiing, as well as taking in the stunning scenery on a leisurely walk or bike ride. This amazing wetlands landscape hosts tens of thousands of breeding and watering birds each year and is an ideal destination for watching birdlife all year round.

Cotswold Country Park and Beach Largest inland beach in the country

Cotswold Beach

Cotswold Country Park and Beach just a 5 minute drive from Daisy Chain. It boasts the largest inland paddling beach in the UK. as well as an aquaventure inflatable adventure. Visitors can spend the day playing on the beach, taking a dip in the lake, playing mini golf or hiring a pedal kart. Admission numbers are limited so in hot weather book in advance.

Cotswold Sculpture Park displays a diverse collection of artists work

Cotswold Sculpture Park

Cotswold Sculpture Park (open April – September) is a unique and inspiring destination less than 10 minutes drive from Daisy Chain. The park features a diverse collection of sculptures created by a variety of artists, displayed in a stunning natural setting. Visitors can stroll through the park’s gardens and woodland, admiring the sculptures.

Cotswold Range for archery, crossbow and air rifles next to Lower Mill Estate

Cotswold Range

Cotswold Range is located next to the Lower Mill Estate and offers instructed archery, crossbow and air rifles. They have many very good reviews and cater for everyone. It is excellent for absolute beginners whilst having games that will challenge the most experienced.

South Cerney Outdoor in Cotswold Water Park for sailing, wind surfing climbing tower and high ropes

South Cerney Outdoor

South Cerney Oudoor, a 10 minute drive from Daisy Chain offer a range of activities from sailing to windsurfing. They also have climbing tower and high ropes course. A range of sessions are available including taught courses.

Lakeland Ski and Wake for wakeboard and waterski lessons in Cotswold Water Park

Lakeside Ski and Wake

Within easy reach of Daiys Chain, Lakeside Ski and Wake caters from beginners to experts, offering wakeboard and waterski lessons as well as fun inflatable rides. It also has a restuarant offering home cooked food.

South Cerney 18 hole Golf Course Cotswold Water Park

South Cerney Golf Course

South Cerney Golf Course is an 18 hole pay and play golf course just a 10 minute drive from Daisy Chain. Offering challenging play for golfers at every level it has well kept greens and fairways.

Thinking of Visiting?

Check your diary and let’s fix a date. It’s time you had a Cotswold Family Holiday on the Lower Mill Estate.