Positioned at the far end of Howells Mere, ‘Bryony’ is close to one of the main access points for the outer estate with acres of lakes, woodland, and trails are at your doorstep to explore.
The entrance to the property is cocooned by lush foliage that changes its attire with the seasons. Follow the path and step onto a sunlit deck, the prelude to your extraordinary adventure, where your bicycles, boots and outdoor equipment find their resting place.
Once inside, ‘Bryony’ unveils an oasis of charm and convenience with many standout features to this property.
Perfect for three couples and four friends (10 adults in total), or three couples (6 adults) and four children.
Learn more about this beautiful property in the ‘Accommodation’ section below.
Step through the door into the ground floor, awash with light, where an inviting sleeping area greets you.
To your left, discover a family bathroom, complete with a rejuvenating shower and a deep inviting bathtub – ideal for washing away the day’s lake adventures.
To the right, you will find a comfortable twin bedroom, offering ample storage to unpack your suitcase and make yourself at home.
As you venture towards the rear of the property, two bedrooms with built-in robes await, each leading to a sprawling, glass fenced deck. With captivating views of Howells Mere, this outdoor haven features a generous round dining table with lazy Susan, and a gas BBQ, perfect for lakeside entertainment with family and friends.
One bedroom boasts a double bed, while the other offers a king-size escape with the convenience of an ensuite shower room.
Ascend the carpeted stairs to the first floor, where an expansive open-plan living area with oak flooring unfolds.
Immediately to your right, a twin bedroom welcomes you with a chest of drawers, a TV, and a glass sliding door, leading to its own south facing deck thoughtfully equipped with seating to bask in the sunshine and immerse yourself in the sounds of nature and the estate.
In the well-appointed kitchen with a breakfast bar and seating for four, create culinary delights for family and friends while taking in the stunning views to both the back and front of the property. Quality appliances include a NEFF oven and 5-burner gas cooker, integrated dishwasher, undercounter fridge freezer, microwave, and combined washer dryer.
The airy lounge and dining space bathe in natural light, boasting a double height vaulted ceiling with full height glazed glass windows and sliding doors leading to the balcony. From here, use the external spiral staircase to reach the ground floor deck for lakeside entertaining.
The cosy lounge is the perfect setting for intimate conversations or watching TV. Bring your favourite DVDs to use in the DVD player. Sink into the leather sofas and in the cooler months, bury yourself amongst the cushions in front of the warmth of the wood burner while the moonlight glistens on the lake.
The dining area is equally captivating – all white with ample space for up to ten guests around the table, where laughter fills the air as you share memorable meals while listening to your holiday soundtrack played through the iPod docking station provided.
Continuing up the stairs further to the top floor, you reach the pinnacle of the house, a spacious mezzanine turned into a beautiful loft bedroom drenched in light from all sides including Velux windows in the roof. Imagine your mornings here, unfolding peacefully as you soak up the sunshine. The king size bedroom is your haven, complete with spacious ensuite shower room and adorned with white plantation shutters for serene nights. Unpack your belongings and delve into a curated selection of books provided by the owner for leisurely holiday reading.
Bryony has the benefit of front and back decks, providing space to bask in the sun, or escape the heat and relax in the shade. The enclosed ground floor rear deck, accessed through the downstairs bedrooms, or by the spiral staircase from the living area above, is designed for alfresco entertainment. The enclosed glass fence ensures peace of mind for the little ones while relaxing by the lake and therefore does not have direct lake access. There is plenty of room front and back to store bikes, boots, and watercraft while you use the house as your base for adventures all over the estate.
‘Bryony’ exudes a bright and airy holiday ambiance, creating the perfect backdrop for crafting cherished memories with your loved ones amidst the lush beauty of Lower Mill Estate.
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.
If you are looking to book multiple properties with us we have some lovely properties that are close to Bryony.
Bellewater - Situated just two doors along from Bryony. | Sleeps up to 4
Grayling House - Situated just a few doors around the corner from Bryony. | Sleeps up to 8
Bee Cottage - Situated just a minutes walk from Bryony. | Sleeps up to 6
Please contact a member of our team if you have any questions on booking multiple properties.
The following information will help you to locate Bryony upon your arrival at Lower Mill Estate.
Your property Bryony is based in Howell's Mere
Howell's Mere 35
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 houses on your right start from number 1, please follow the road along until you get to number 35 on your right-hand side. Your parking spot is just past the house on your right-hand side in a small car parking area, labelled with the number 35.
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 Bryony on Google maps and what3words.
Google Maps Coordinates: 51.643068, -1.970268