A traditional stone built cottage situated on the Lower Mill Estate within the Cotswolds Water Park near Cirencester, known as the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’. Perfect for a relaxing, romantic break in the countryside or a family activity holiday for children of all ages. We are also dog friendly, so your furry friend doesn’t have to be left behind and can also enjoy the many local walks.

Oakleigh Cottage offers a cosy and contemporary feel featuring an open plan living/dining area with wood burner and four bedrooms which includes two master rooms each with en-suite and balcony. Technology such as WiFi, smart TV, X-box and Bluetooth speaker are provided. Travel cot, stair gate, high chair and toddler feeding utensils are also available.

Lower Mill Estate is situated on a 550 acre nature reserve which includes several lakes, interspersed with walking/cycle paths including the Thames Path which runs past the cottage. There are varying activities available to enjoy on the water including fishing, boating, paddle boarding and kayaking. All equipment for these water sports (apart from fishing) and bike hire is available from the Activity Hub found on site which also offers lessons during peak season.

There is an outside pool open all year heated to 30˚c and a sauna plus children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, astro turf and table tennis. From the lake at the back of the property is the start of a children’s nature trail and treasure hunt with picnic spots around the estate.During school holidays there are various activities organised to encourage children to interact with their natural environment (booking and charges may apply).

The Ballihoo Restaurant and Clubhouse is a few minutes walk away from the cottage and is open for drinks, meals, take away and general supplies.We don’t have access to the onsite Spa facilities on the estate but the De Vere Cotswolds Waterpark Spa is only a five minute drive away which has half/day passes and treatments available.

Main features

  • Pet friendly
  • Smart TV
  • Wood burner
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • XBox One

Estate amenities

  • Access to all-year outdoor heated pool
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle hire
  • Tennis courts
  • Astro pitch
  • Table tennis
  • Nature trail
  • On-site restaurant & groceries