The property is accessed via a small footbridge. Built over two floors the property comprises a spacious ground floor open plan kitchen, dining & living areas with glazed side & rear elevations and takes full advantage of the lake views thus providing light and airy accommodation and wooden floors throughout. Access to the ground floor decking with BBQ and outdoor seating arrangements. On the first floor can be found a spacious master en-suite bedroom with a balcony, a further en-suite bunk/toddlers bedroom, a king bedroom as well as a high sleeper double bedroom. There is also a family shower room.
The house has recently been repainted and offers stylish interiors throughout, complemented by a feature wood-burning stove in the living area, a well-appointed kitchen, and oak flooring throughout. Accommodating 8 to 12 guests in total.
Cloakroom/Utility Room – Housing washing machine and separate tumble dryer. Wash hand basin, WC, fully tiled.
Kitchen – Contemporary white gloss units give this kitchen a sleek and modern feel, well designed to include ample wall and base cupboard units to include a large Miele oven, 5 hob gas, dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer & built-in combination microwave. Island unit providing preparation area with cupboard below including Miele wine fridge. Fully equipped to accommodate 8-12 guests.
Dining Area – Dining table & chairs dining 8, access to the balcony with beautiful views of Howell's Mere Lake.
Living Area – Fully glazed side & rear elevations enjoy stunning views across Howells Mere Lake to the rear, access to the balcony with seating. Spacious area providing 3 seaters, 2 love seats, and 2 armchairs. Coffee table and feature wood-burning stove, TV with a selection of DVDs. Round table for games.
En-Suite Master Super King Bedroom – with large balcony. Spacious bedroom with vaulted ceiling, built-in wardrobe, bedside cabinets & lamps. Curtains & Blinds, door to balcony with views across the Lake. The en-suite bathroom has a handheld shower attachment, WC, and wash hand basin.
En-Suite Bunk Bedroom – Bunk bed with sliding truckle bed plus separate child/toddler bed, built-in wardrobe this room can accommodate up to 4 children. The en-suite bathroom has a bath with a handheld shower attachment for showers, WC & basin.
Lakeside King Bedroom – with small balcony, built-in cupboard, bedside cabinets, door to balcony with lake views.
Double Bunk Bed High sleeper – Double high sleeper bed with double bed underneath. The high sleeper is only suitable for older children. Can accommodate 4 guests. Built-in cupboard.
Family Shower Room – Corner shower cubicle, WC, basin.
The ground floor living area opens up onto a waterside balcony that is fully enclosed with an outdoor table seating 8-10, and a gas Weber BBQ.
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 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 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.
One designated parking space – please use the overflow car park for additional cars.
The following information will help you to locate Lamplight Island upon your arrival at Lower Mill Estate.
Your property Lamplight Island is based in Howell's Mere
Howell's Mere 14
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. Follow the road along, until you get to number 14 on your right-hand side. Your parking spot is on your left-hand side, one of a few spots next to a bin store.
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 Lamplight Island on Google maps and what3words.