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Set back from the westerly shoreline of Swillbrook Lake, divided by a private garden area that is accessed from the main garden, and provides an idyll to sit and enjoy the scenery of this truly stunning natural lake.
Harebells is a three-story, contemporary, detached, five-bedroom property, with the addition of a roof terrace which provides views across the lake and wider estate.
The accommodation provides three ground floor double bedrooms and a master super-king suite and a further double and family bathroom on the first floor.
Double bedroom – Matching range of furniture to include bedside cabinets and lamps, tall chest of drawers, small wardrobe with shelving. Slatted wooden window blinds. Door to:
Jack and Jill Bathroom – Bath with shower over, WC, and hand washbasin. Door to:
Double bedroom – Lakeside. Matching furniture to include bedside cabinets with lamps, built-in wardrobe, roller blinds to window. Doors leading to rear decking with views across the Lake.
Double bedroom – Lakeside. Bedside tables, floor lamp, built-in cupboard, roller blinds to windows. Access to rear decking with views across the lake. Door to:
En-suite shower room – Corner shower cubicle, WC, and hand washbasin.
Master bedroom suite – Super king bed. Matching range of bedside cabinets with lamps, large chest of drawers. Built-in wardrobe, TV. Seating area. Doors lead onto the first-floor balcony. Door to:
En-suite bathroom – Step-in double shower cubicle, WC, and hand washbasin. Fully tiled.
Double bedroom – Built-in cupboard.
Family bathroom – Bath with shower over, WC, and hand washbasin. Fully tiled.
Open plan accommodation comprising:
Kitchen – Extensive range of base cupboard units with granite work surfaces. Built-in microwave, three drawer under-counter freezer, and adjoining fridge. Double oven with ceramic hob. Fully equipped to accommodate 10 guests.
Dining area – table and chairs for 10 guests.
Living area – comfortable seating arrangements with two sofas and TV. Feature wood-burning stove. Doors lead to the second-floor balcony. Stairs rise to the roof terrace.
The property is accessed via private gates. One allocated parking space with overflow parking is available.
Ground floor decking – Garden table and bench, open plan to lawn area which leads to a second gated garden area with seating. Spiral staircase rising to upper balconies.
Garden – This property is one of only a handful to benefit from its own, secluded lakeside garden. The perfect spot to enjoy a picnic or watch the sun go down.
Roof terrace – Accessed from the second-floor balcony. Garden table and chairs, seating. Stunning views across Swillbrook Lake and beyond.
The rear balconies are connected via a spiral staircase rising to the second floor. NB: Please be aware that there is no waterside access onto Swillbrook Lake as this is a nature conservation lake. There are various entry points to the lakes around the estate.
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 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 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 – 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.
Not Pet Friendly
One designated parking space – please use the overflow car park for additional cars.
Please note that the 3D Tour should only be used for the layout of the property. Furnishings may change due to the wear and tear of the property and owners' updating over time.
The following information will help you to locate Harebells upon your arrival at Lower Mill Estate.
Your property Harebells is located in Orchid Village in Howell's Mere
Howell's Mere 72
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 Harebells 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 72.
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 Harebells on Google maps and what3words.