Nestled within the neck of a small and quiet peninsula on Somerford Lagoon, ‘Butterfly Sound’ has been recently refurbished by the owners to create the ultimate haven to gather family and friends for a special getaway.
Butterfly Sound sleeps 10 + 1 in a pull-out trundle bed.
Park your vehicle in the allocated car space right outside and let your journey into this magnificent holiday home begin.
Approach through a peaceful garden entrance with mature trees and lush greenery (season dependent) that flank the western side of the property where a stream gently trickles under a stone bridge behind the trees.
Learn more about this beautiful property in the ‘Accommodation’ section below.
Step inside and feel immediately at home as you are greeted with a tastefully decorated entry table with a large mirror, a place to leave your keys and truly allow your holiday to begin. This entry hall also features a downstairs toilet and ample storage for shoes, ideal for larger gatherings.
From the entryway, pass through the inviting double doors, and be greeted by a spacious and light open plan living area with glass windows and doors that span the entire length of the house. An impressively long dining table, perfect for hosting gatherings of up to 12 guests, sits under a full height central atrium awash with natural light.
Adjoining the dining area, you will find a sleek kitchen with granite worktops is a culinary haven. The kitchen houses plenty of bin options for the eco conscious recycler and features high quality appliances such as a double oven, integrated full-sized fridge and dishwasher, induction cooktop, coffee machine, and a convenient Quooker hot water tap. Whether opting for a hot brew from the tap or preferring a good old-fashioned ‘cuppa’ made from a kettle, this kitchen is abundantly stocked for all your entertaining and culinary requirements.
Off the kitchen you will find a butler’s pantry / utility room, offering easy access back through into the main entry hall. A handy space when catering for large groups, this room is fully equipped with a separate washing machine and dryer, additional fridge freezer, microwave and extra bench space.
Completing the ground floor experience is an inviting and cosy lounge area, where conversation flows effortlessly, and entertainment thrives. With a TV, Blu-ray DVD player (feel free to bring your favourite DVDs), sound bar and a wood burner the heart of this space, evenings here are destined to be cherished.
Timber look tiles grace the entire ground floor, while tasteful décor and wall art depicting the Cotswolds' and its natural surrounds add a touch of thoughtful sophistication to the ambiance.
Outside Stepping outside through the large glass sliding doors, you’ll be enchanted by the vast deck that traps the evening sun. An outdoor lounge, dining table and gas BBQ, sets the stage for al -fresco moments to cherish with loved ones. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the property’s private garden, another dining table nestled beneath the foliage of the trees offers a serene spot to escape the sun’s rays.
Prepare to be mesmerised as you take in the captivating south-facing lake views stretching across the neighbouring lawn to Somerford Lagoon. Although this property does not provide direct lake access, ‘Butterfly Sound’ is truly a special place for gatherings, entertainment, and pure relaxation.
Ascend the carpeted stairs from the entry hall to the first floor where the first level of sleeping and bathing serenity awaits – all with good storage and wardrobe options to help you really settle in during your stay.
To your right, you’ll discover a tastefully decorated bunk bedroom with pull out trundle bed underneath, adorned with bright artwork, colourful drawers, and a bookshelf housing a small collection of children's stories, along with space to also bring your children's own favourite books.
Continuing on this floor, you’ll encounter a twin bedroom – a tranquil space that offers stunning nature and lake views. The sliding glass door opens onto the first-floor deck, where comfortable seating awaits to soak in the breathtaking vistas.
A family bathroom, complete with a shower over bath, caters to the needs of guests with simplicity and ease.
And as you explore the left side of the landing, a generously proportioned king bedroom awaits, complete with a dressing area, featuring built-in robes, a chest of drawers, and a writing desk – a perfect space to pen heartfelt postcards and cherish the moments spent at ‘Butterfly Sound.’ This room also opens out onto the first-floor deck to share in the stunning lake views. The convenience of the en-suite shower room ensures every moment in this sanctuary is cherished.
Continuing your ascent up the stairs to the top floor where a glass roof over the landing creates a bright and peaceful space complete with a writing desk and bookshelves filled with holiday reads.
To the right, a well-appointed family bathroom beckons, offering a separate bath and a large walk-in shower – a true haven for rejuvenation.
Further to the left of the landing, a charming loft twin bedroom awaits – a cosy retreat adorned with thoughtful storage to create a serene escape.
The final bedroom to the left of the landing is a spacious loft double bedroom offering a wardrobe, dressing area, and a writing desk.
‘Butterfly Sound’ invites you to embark on an unforgettable holiday, where the allure of nature's embrace meets a grand and cherished family home set on our modern private estate in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park.
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 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 a travel cot.
There is an 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 to 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.
The property is not pet friendly but the owners reserve the right to bring a dog with them when they stay.
There is a boundary at the rear of the garden, identified by shrubs and trees. Access beyond this boundary is prohibited as belongs to the neighbour.
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 Butterfly Sound.
Keel House - Situated just opposite the parking are from Butterfly Sound. | Sleeps up to 10
Waterside - Situated just a two minute walk from Butterfly Sound. | Sleeps up to 8
Goslings - Situated just a few minutes walk from Butterfly Sound. | Sleeps up to 12
Please contact a member of our team if you have any questions on booking multiple properties.
The following information will help you to locate Butterfly Sound upon your arrival at Lower Mill Estate.
Your property Butterfly Sound is abased in Clearwater
Finding your Property
When you arrive at the main gates at Lower Mill where the security hut is, please follow the road over the bridge around to the left past a visitor car park on your left-hand side.
You will come to a four-way crossroads where you will turn right and go over the next bridge. Just after the bridge, there is a turning to the right, ignore this turning and carry on straight through an area where you will see houses and parking on either side of the road. After the houses and parking spots, you will reach an area where there are two long sheds lining either side of the road. Go past these sheds and there will be a few further houses on your left-hand side. Just after these houses, you will see a turning on your left-hand side that leads into a small car park. Your property, Butterfly Sound, and its car parking spot are the first on the right-hand side of this car park.
Please use the below links to see the exact position of Butterfly Sound on Google maps and what3words.