Nestled in a serene enclave, ‘Kingfisher Lodge’ offers a harmonious blend of tranquillity and convenience. It enjoys an enviable position just steps from the award-winning Lower Mill Spa, a stone’s throw from the renowned Ballihoo restaurant, and a stroll from the popular amenities at Millstone Park. Yet while all these conveniences are at hand, the property remains tucked away with only a handful of other holiday homes behind a private gate amidst trees and boat sheds, ensuring you a peaceful retreat.
As you step inside, a world of muted elegance unfolds. The tiled entryway leads to a warm and inviting hall with a stylish console table to lay your keys down and leave the outside world behind.
Learn more about this beautiful property in the ‘Accommodation’ section below.
Store your shoes and hang your coats in the cosy nook by the front door. There is a convenient WC to your right, and a separate downstairs shower room close at hand.
Discover a double bedroom with drawers and a built-in hanging robe, tastefully decorated in a calming colour palette.
Venture further down the hall to find a master king bedroom that offers not only an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, but also an adjoining sitting room with an occasional single daybed, that can be used for an additional child or small adult upon request.
From the master bedroom and sitting area on the ground floor, glass sliding doors open onto a private south facing deck. An inviting wicker lounge set and coal BBQ, overlooking Clearwater Lake and its tranquil surroundings, invites you to bask in nature’s beauty.
Beyond the deck, be joined by the local duck families as they natter around the lawn and launch onto the lake through a break in the reeds. While the foliage is season dependent, your own direct lake access is a feature of this property. It is important to note that Clearwater Lake is heavily surrounded by reeds and trees and not ideal for paddle boarding all year round. However, you can certainly cast your fishing rod and enjoy the water and picturesque views that are so special at Lower Mill Estate.
Ascend the carpeted stairs to a landing in the central hub of this home.
There is a children’s bunk bedroom designed with young ones in mind. The bunk is a shorty bed and smaller than full sized singles.
The kitchen is a cook’s delight, compact, yet complete with an island for entertaining and modern NEFF appliances, including a fridge freezer, dishwasher and all-in-one washer dryer. There is a convenient microwave oven, single electric oven with separate grill and a 5-burner gas cooktop. Enjoy your daily brew from the in-house Nespresso machine, complete with separate milk frother.
The kitchen overlooks a sophisticated dining area with a table for eight guests and a drinks cart to create a finer dinner party experience.
Beyond, a palatial lounge area with large comfortable sofas, Smart TV with Blu-Ray DVD player and small selection of DVDs (bring your favourites to ensure the whole family are satisfied). Set the mood with the soundtrack to your holiday through the in house Sound system equipped with iPod docking station.
The lounge features a central wood burner for the colder seasons, and an impressive double height vaulted ceiling with full height glazed windows. Slide open the glass doors onto the south facing balcony and pull up a seat to be soothed by the swaying reeds and surrounding mature trees as they create a captivating backdrop. Grab the binoculars (the owners really have thought of all the touches) and let the estate’s abundant wildlife enchant you.
Ascend to the top floor, where the final double bedroom awaits in a light-filled loft, illuminated with thoughtfully placed Velux windows that can also be darkened at night to ensure a peaceful slumber.
From this room, a picture window provides a bird’s eye view of the living area below, connecting you to the captivating natural surroundings outside. Clever under-eaves storage adds functionality with built-in-robes, while an en-suite shower room ensures your comfort and convenience.
‘Kingfisher Lodge’ isn’t just a holiday destination; it’s an immersion into the idyllic beauty of Lower Mill Estate. A unique lakeside holiday home that invites you to unwind and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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/
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 to the left inside the private gate – please use the overflow car park for additional cars or one of the visitor spaces near the property.
This property has direct lake access
If you are looking to book multiple properties with us we have some lovely properties that are close to Kingfisher Lodge.
Falcon House - Situated just a couple of minutes walk from Kingfisher Lodge. | Sleeps up to 9
Waterside - Situated a few minutes walk from Kingfisher Lodge. | 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 Kingfisher Lodge upon your arrival to Lower Mill Estate.
Your property Kingfisher Lodge is based in Clearwater
Finding your Property
From the main entrance where the security hut is located, drive through the gate and bear left, drive through the car park ahead, and exit right at the four-way crossroad for Clearwater and Howells Mere properties.
Continue forward over the bridge and take the first right. Keep driving along this road and on the left-hand side, you will see a wooden gate with a small car park on the other side of the gate. If this gate is shut you will need to park up here for the moment and walk through into the car park. Your property Kingfisher Lodge (Clearwater 80) is on the other side of this car park. Enter the property using the key safe code you will have been sent 7 days prior to your arrival. In the hallway, there will be a clicker for the gate that you can use to open the gate and park your car inside the car park in the space allocated for Clearwater 80.
To assist you during the 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 Kingfisher Lodge on Google maps and what3words.