|Minimum Stay||2 - 30 nights|
Skylark Lodge is a large 5 bedroom detached vacation villa, offering spacious accommodation, arranged over 3 floors, with 3 levels of outside living space. - Sleeps 11 + 2 x Cots.
SORRY - STRICTLY NO ALL ADULT GROUPS PLEASE.
Situated on a freshwater lake, this impressive property is in the modernist vernacular and benefits from an abundance of full height, full width, panoramic glazing - affording fantastic views across the lake and a wonderful light and airy feel to all of the living areas.
'The cantor levered deck areas appear to “float” across the lake as they are cleverly suspended away from the main structure and towards the lake itself, giving you the impression of almost sitting over the lake!'
With a palette of sharp cream render, intricate zinc finishes and expansive panoramic glazing, the lodge is a real head turner and has all of the potential to become a modern classic!
The lounge is located on the top floor, providing wonderful elevated views across the lake, nature reserve and beyond.
The three huge terrace areas are fully adorned with high quality outside furniture and are simply ideal for alfresco dinning, pre-dinner drinks on the terrace and barbeques.
Skylark Lodge is one of a limited number of properties that benefits from a luxurious 6 person HOT TUB, installed on the ground floor private terrace area of your lodge, complete with far reaching views over the lake. We challenge you not to feel relaxed!
Located lakeside on Howells Mere Lake and benefitting from its enviable south west facing aspect, this property offers a truly unique and luxurious holiday experience.
With lots of separate terrace areas to make the most of the fantastic views and an unbeatable location, Skylark Lodge really is the ultimate in luxury accommodation.
Hello! - Great that you stopped by to take a wee peek at our luxury holiday villas, thank you for your interest - I am rather flattered!
So let me share with you a little about the uniqueness that is the Lower Mill Estate.
WARNING: Reading in could seriously change your holiday habits!
Tim Haywood - Property Manager purchased this house in 2008
Skylark Lodge is a unique holiday villa, situated on the prestigious Lower Mill Estate, the UK's first and as far as I am aware, only, residential nature reserve.
SORRY - STRICTLY NO ALL ADULT GROUPS PLEASE.
The estate is a real haven of peace and tranquillity and in my opinion, the perfect antidote to the stresses + demands of everyday life and forgive me for perhaps being presumptuous, but I do think you are going to absolutely love it!
The estate consists of over 550-acres of unspoilt countryside, with 8 beautiful lakes to explore. It is also pretty flat, which makes for some lovely walks & cycle routes.
All of our holiday homes are just a few minutes walk from the award winning onsite Luxury Spa facility, set at the very heart of the estate. The spa itself consists of a luxury slate lined (heated) indoor & outdoor pools, sauna, steam room and fully equipped gymnasium.
There is also the UK's only Eco_pool, a naturally filtered outdoor plunge pool, which is a total blast, if not a little on the cold side.
There is lots to do in the local area, as the estate is located at the very heart of the Cotswolds Water Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
“The Perfect Xmas”
“Stayed here for Xmas. This place is amazing. If it's a chilled out holiday that you are looking for, then you'll certainly have that here. Excellent place to go for walks then come back to relax in the hot tub. The only thing I would advise is that if you are going to use every bedroom then be sure to take a tv for each room and an aerial lead. Full freeview tv is available. There's only a tv in the lounge though also, I wouldn't purchase the wifi that is available. I did, but couldn't connect to it all week, waste of money. Didn't really miss it though, it was a nice change not to have it.Had one of the best Christmases ever here. Perfect place for quality time with the family. I imagine it would be excellent in the summer. Definitely hope to return some time soon.”
Reviewed by Viscount1234, from South Wales - Posted & Verified on Trip Advisor™ 30th December 2013
We rented Skylark Lodge for a week at the end of August. The company is marketing this property as 5* luxury with excellent service, yet it fell well short of that.
We expected to have ready on arrival a full set of linens, kitchen consumables and equipment, bathroom towels and an acceptable standard of cleanliness. There were no tea towels, oven gloves, washing up liquid, and dishwasher salt in the kitchen. A welcome pack would have also not gone amiss. There was an absence of decent cooking utensils including sharp knives and serving spoons. The cutting board was well worn, unhygienic and was therefore not used. The kettle was very badly lime-scaled and some pans were in poor condition.
Bathrooms had one hand towel per bathroom, which is inadequate for up to 11 people. There were no bath mats which are important for safety reasons and customer comfort. Mould was in evidence in at least one bathroom. There were no cleaning cloths and liquids suitable for wiping down surfaces either in cooking areas or for outside tables prior to use.
The seat cushions at the main dining table and on the outside areas were very grubby with old stains. There are what look like old hammocks dumped in a corner of two of the decks.
The gas barbecue paid for as an extra was not as advertised. We were given a small Weber kettle barbecue with charcoal. This is inadequate for cooking for the number of people at the property. It is not fit for the purpose described and we therefore did not use it.
When we arrived late Monday afternoon, we contacted the Guest Relations Manager who was absent from site. We made numerous text and phone calls to him and it took until Wednesday morning, to get most of the essentials. These came from another company as a favour.
This was an extremely poor start to our holiday, which we expected to be in 5* luxury. We gave up asking for anything else as it was too difficult and ruining our holiday. We did not see anyone from the Company during our stay.
The hot tub became murky and smelly despite being used only twice. The water was changed and rechlorinated. The appearance of the water was much better that it had been on arrival, although we were assured it had been cleaned at the end of the last rental. With not seeing anyone from the Company, it was extremely difficult to get these simple things sorted.
The level of service is well below expectations and we will not recommend Luxury Holidays, or use them again.
Always wanted to stay in an upside down house, and this must be one of the best, the lounge and kitchen/diner is at the top of the house, giving a stunning view over the lake. Really fabulous, especially with the big balconies! All mod cons are top of the range, they spent time and money on the interiors as much as the building. We came with friends for a relaxing weekend, and we didn't want to leave! Reserve is peaceful and you are literally over hanging the lake! Jamie was very friendly when welcoming us and helped us where to go out for the day. All in all we all raved about the place since coming home, it's a must.
Stayed here for one glorious week with the family and had a fabulous time. There was something for everyone, the kids of course loved the outdoor pool and being able to walk around the grounds safely. The adults loved the Spa, tennis courts and bird watching. Being in the middle of the reserve was just fantastic, being able to enjoy the lake and the wildlife that went right up to our place. Everything was as described in the house, which was spotless. Liked that everything was easy to use and we just needed to bring food. Excellent value and family friendly, only thing for me that could improve was if the onsite shop had a bit more range, sure it would sell more if that was the case. Have already recommended to friends!
- 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 & Broadway. In short, you'll find our luxury holiday lodges are the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore the cotswolds.
The Lower Mill Estate is situated 4 miles from Cirencester, the gateway to the cotswolds in Gloucestershire. The regency town of Cheltenham Spa is only 18 miles away, and the beautiful city of Bath just 25 miles away.
MID-WEEK BREAKS - 4 x NIGHTS MINIMUM:
There is a MINIMUM stay of 4 x NIGHTS for the MID-WEEK breaks, MONDAY to FRIDAY & a MINIMUM holiday cost of £ 650.00 applies.
Please send an enquiry & we will forward you a quote by return.
CREDIT & DEBIT CARDS:
We accept all major credit & debit cards - surcharges do apply.
DEPOSIT & PAYMENT TERMS:
The deposit payment is payable at the time of booking & is calculated at:
- £300 for weekend & mid-week holidays
- £500 for weekly & bank holiday & half term holidays
The full balance is due for payment 12 weeks prior to your holiday start date.
2 NIGHT WEEKEND "MINI" BREAKS & MID-WEEK BREAKS:
- Guaranteed SUNDAY "Chillax Special" - Late Check-Out available at 16:00 (Option)
- SATURDAY arrival day also available - Please contact us for details
- MONDAY arrivals also available
CHECK IN & DEPARTURE TIMES:
Arrival time of 15:00 - 16:00 & departure time of 10:00 am.
SORRY WE ARE STRICTLY UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE 'STAG' or 'HEN' PARTY GROUPS
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.