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Lower Mill Estate, Cotswolds


  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 14
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Access to Spa
  • Tennis Courts
  • Children's Playground
  • Heated Pools
  • BBQ
  • Highchair
  • Cot
  • Gas Fire


View our 3D walk-through’s of Howells Barn, The Hide, The Cinema and The Games Room.

Howells Barn is an exceptionally well presented historic Cotswold stone barn set in private grounds within the acclaimed Lower Mill Estate.

The 1830s restored Cotswolds barn is set within approximately 2 acres of landscaped gardens with a private outdoor heated pool*, direct lake access and breath-taking views overlooking the lake and nature reserve.  The Hide, accessed from the garden, is an elegant modernist steel-and-glass structure, voted Britain’s best small building in 2009, standing in complete seclusion, overlooking one of the largest lakes in the Cotswolds Water Park.


The main house has an open plan reception hall, large dining and sitting area and a well-equipped kitchen with an Aga. There is a master king bedroom with en-suite bathroom, dressing room and a further king en-suite bedroom on the first floor.  To the second floor there can be found a double bedroom and twin bedroom. (can be pushed together to make double).  There can also be found a separate W/C only.

The separate adjacent annex comprising a shower room and cinema style room to the ground floor, stairs rising to an open plan den area with restricted head height. This area offers four single low level beds and storage. This area is ideal for teenagers and also has a shower room to the ground floor.

The Hide is a unique feature of Howells Barn. Accessed from the garden via a wooden walkway over a waterway and with outstanding views overlooking the 70-acre lake, offers complete seclusion with a bedroom to sleep two, en-suite bathroom and separate kitchen.

The property further benefits from a private games room including an indoor climbing wall, astro football pitch, basketball, pool table, table tennis and more creating the ideal environment for family and friends to make memories. There are four beautiful Bobbin bikes to use for your trips to the spa and restaurant.

The exclusive Howells Barn can sleep up to 10 – 14 adults. Please note, four beds are low level single beds based in the annex which has a restricted head height.

Be the first to share memories in this amazing property!


Spa use included. Towels and bed linen provided.

Travel cot and high chair available for £10, subject to availability. Please advise at time of booking.

WiFi included.

Private parking for all cars.

Pets allowed.

*Please note that the pool closes from the 1st November– March 31st. 

The pool slide as shown on the images and 3D video has since been removed.

This property is subject to a £750 Refundable Damage Deposit, due before arrival.

Changeover Day – Flexible

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