Spacious, south-facing 'barn-style' detached property with a hot tub overlooking Howells Mere lake. Enjoy soaking up the sun on the outside sofas; BBQ or dine outside watching the ducks swim underneath the deck. You are in an ideal location to enjoy all the estate has to offer.
Detached barn-style, lakeside property, mostly on the ground floor (one double ensuite is upstairs) accommodating eight guests, two double en-suite bedrooms, two twin bedrooms, and a separate shower room. Spacious open-plan accommodation finished to a high standard. The house includes a dog crate (just bring a dog rug) for dog-lovers. The hot tub is included in the price of the property.
Learn more about this property in the "Accommodation" section below
Ground floor living with south-facing views over Howells Mere Lake.
Fully equipped kitchen, offering cream units with granite work surfaces incorporating many appliances including a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, microwave, fridge & freezer. Electric AGA with gas hob makes a lovely feature of this barn-style property. Fully equipped for eight guests.
Oak dining table seating eight, stairs rising to the first floor with a stair gate.
Three large sofas, two chairs, a coffee table, and a 72” Smart LG TV. Wood burner stove.
On the ground floor, there is a lakeside double en-suite bathroom with sliding doors onto the terrace & hot tub. Two further twin bedrooms with ample wardrobe space and an adjoining shower room. First-floor master bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room.
Make the most of your stay at Barn Owl by taking a relaxing dip in one of the spa’s heated pools, canoeing from the launch next to the property, or letting the children burn off some energy at the play park whilst the adults grab a coffee at Ballihoo.
Access straight onto the enclosed south-facing terrace from the lounge. On the deck, you will find a hot tub, table, seating for 8, a lounge suite, and a gas BBQ. Direct access to the lake alongside the house, please take care when accessing the lake at all times.
Property is self-catered. The house is fully equipped with cutlery and crockery.
As we take pride in prepping the hot tub for each guest stay the water may not be up to temperature by the time you arrive on site, but rest assured, that the water will be blissfully warm and enjoyable for your second night with us.
Spa use included but subject to availability (contact Spa directly for opening times). Pool towels can be rented from the Spa, please contact the Spa directly to arrange this. (01285 862640)
On-site restaurant and small market shop with seasonal opening hours. Availability can book up in peak weeks so contact Ballihoo prior to arrival to not miss out. (01285 840181)
Bike and watercraft hire are available at the Activity Hub as well as lessons. Please follow the link for more information: https://lowermillestate.com/activities/
Not all properties have direct lake access even though they are listed as lakeside. If you are unsure whether this property has lake access please check with our team.
Please be aware that the vegetation surrounding the property is subject to change according to the time of year. This may mean that the views represented in the photos above may vary depending on the season in which you stay with us.
Normal check-in is from 4 pm. Out of peak season, early check-in of 2 pm may be available (at an additional fee). Please contact our office team to enquire.
Check out during off-peak dates is by 10 am on the day of departure. During peak dates (school holidays) check out is at 9 am.
£500 refundable damage deposit is due the week before your arrival. You will be contacted regarding this.
Travel cot and highchair are available for £10, subject to availability. Please advise at the time of booking. Guests to provide their own linen and mattress for the travel cot.
There is a strict 11 pm noise curfew on the estate.
There are 3 electric vehicle charging points on the estate that operate on a first come first use basis.
All our properties are non-smoking.
Somerford Lagoon Lake is closed from October – March due to nesting birds. The nearest canoe launch point is located near Mill Village as marked on the Estate Map.
The Somerford Nines (Clearwater 1-9). The private outdoor pool closes after the October half term and does not re-open until Easter.
The Miss Mouse Trail, run by the activity hub closes for the winter months. This is from 1st November to the Easter holidays.
One designated parking space – please use the overflow car park for additional cars.
If you are looking to book multiple properties with us we have some lovely properties that are close to Barn Owl.
Lake Lodge - Situated next door to Barn Owl | Sleeps up to 8
Summer Breeze - Situated just a minutes walk around the lake from Barn Owl. | Sleeps up to 8
Thistledown - Situated just a minutes walk around the lake from Barn Owl.| Sleeps up to 8
Please contact a member of our team if you have any questions on booking multiple properties.
The following information will help you to locate Barn Owl upon your arrival at Lower Mill Estate.
Your property Barn Owl is located in Howell's Mere
Howell's Mere 08
Finding your Property
From the Main Entrance where the security hut is positioned, drive through the gate and bear left, drive through the car park ahead, and exit right when you get to a four-way crossroads for Clearwater and Howells Mere properties.
Continue forward over the bridge taking the immediate right towards Howells Mere and Clearwater properties. Continue along this road and you will get to a point where the road splits off either left or right. Bear left and continue along the road passing the Spa and Tennis courts on your right and houses on your left. At the end of this road, you will see a bridge in front of you. Cross over this bridge into Howell's Mere and take the immediate left turning. The parking spot is immediately on your left-hand side labeled with the number 8. Barn Owl is the 7th property along the right-hand side.
To assist you during darker evenings, you would be advised to bring a torch with you as there is no street lighting permitted on the Estate other than low-level lighting.
Please use the below links to see the exact position of Barn Owl on Google maps and what3words.