Within the garden, you will find your very own trampoline along with ample outdoor furniture. Finished to the very highest standards and with the best furnishings, this house will provide the perfect accommodation for family and friends to enjoy precious time together. Complete with five bedrooms and three bathrooms and a spectacular open plan living area with stunning views over Swillbrook Lake Nature Reserve we are sure that you will want to stay here again and again.
Entrance hall with plenty of space for coats and boots.
The first double bedroom is to the front of the house with a fitted wardrobe.
The second and third bedrooms are both doubles and face the rear of the house each with access to the ground floor decking and lawn area. There is an external spiral staircase to the first-floor decking.
All three bedrooms have access to the ground floor family shower room, finished with designer fittings and a walk-in rain shower.
The first floor showcases the spectacular master bedroom suite complete with a modern roll-top bath in the bedroom, and a separate shower room with a double walk-in shower. The large private balcony is the perfect spot for morning coffee. An external spiral staircase leads to the second floor. TV.
The second bedroom is a bunk-bed room (sleeping three) with a TV and ensuite bathroom with a shower over and its own private balcony to the front of the house complete with a bistro table and swing seat. This balcony also benefits from a spiral staircase to the second-floor terrace.
The top floor is given over to the kitchen, dining, and living areas.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a washer/dryer, dishwasher, double electric oven with warming plate, five ring induction hob, and an integrated fridge/freezer. Wine fridge and plenty of storage cupboards and worktop space.
Dining for ten around a bespoke wooden table. The sliding glass door provides access to the decking where there is al fresco dining with BBQ.
The open-plan living area boasts more fantastic views over the lake with private decks ideal for watching the sun setting. Wood burning stove, TV with Blu-ray player.
Bauhinia House benefits from an exclusive, large garden plot complete with a sunken trampoline which provides plenty of space for children to let off steam or those all-important family games.
Bath, hand, and tea towels are provided as well as bed linen, bin liners, and dishwasher tablets.
Property is self-catered. The house is fully equipped with cutlery and crockery
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 outdoor Mill Village 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.
Not Pet Friendly
One designated parking space – please use the overflow car park for additional cars.
The following information will help you to locate Bauhinia House upon your arrival at Lower Mill Estate.
Your property Bauhinia House is located in Orchid Village in Howell's Mere
Howell's Mere 73
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 Howell's 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 turn right through a couple of wooden gates. Keep following the road straight along to the end until it starts to bend left. Just before this point, you will see a big metal gate on your right-hand side with a keypad in front of it. The area behind this gate is Orchid Village where Bauhinia House is located. Seven days prior to your arrival you will receive an email with this gate code. Enter through the gate you will find your parking spot immediately on your left-hand side numbered 73.
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 Bauhinia House on Google maps and what3words.