With access to a beautiful, shared orchard garden, it is the perfect gateway to explore the Cotswold countryside.
Only a minute’s walk away from the Mill Village outdoor pool, tennis courts, Somerford Lagoon, and the Activity Hub, Ruby Cottage is ideally situated for anyone looking to make the most of the facilities on offer at Lower Mill.
This cottage is also one of the few Mill Village properties to have access to Lower Mill Estate’s award-winning family spa, so if you are looking for a more relaxed holiday, you can book treatments with the spa therapists or enjoy time at the heated indoor and outdoor pools.
Situated in one of Mill Village’s charming courtyards, Ruby Cottage is one of the original properties at Lower Mill. The décor of the property is modern and light with the downstairs consisting of a large open plan kitchen and lounge. Bay doors open out onto an orchard lined with fruit trees that provide a tranquil view to look out onto while enjoying your home-cooked meals.
The lounge area comes with a wall-mounted TV and a log fire, perfect for putting your feet up after a day exploring the Cotswolds countryside.
Upstairs are two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. Both bedrooms are cosy and have plenty of cottage character including low situated windows overlooking the orchard and a pitched roof. There is no room for a travel cot in the two bedrooms.
The master bedroom has a good size ensuite with a bath. The second bathroom is also upstairs and is a good size and is equipped with a shower.
The orchard is shared by 12 properties but only five, including Ruby Cottage, back out onto it giving you plenty of privacy. There is also a BBQ for you to make the most of the Great British summer.
Somerford Lagoon is only a minute's walk from your door, perfect for water lovers to launch their paddleboards and kayaks. These can be hired from the Activity Hub, also a minute's walk away from Ruby Cottage.
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/
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 1600. Out of peak season, early check-in of 1400 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 a 2300 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 Miss Mouse Trail, run by the activity hub closes for the winter months. This is from 1st November to the Easter holidays.
This property is not pet friendly
One designated parking space – please use the overflow car park for additional cars.
The following information will help you to locate Ruby Cottage upon your arrival at Lower Mill Estate.
Your property Ruby Cottage is based in the Mill Village area at Lower Mill.
Mill Village 4
Finding your Property
When you arrive at the main gates of Lower Mill, please follow the road over the bridge around to the left past some visitor parking, and turn left at the crossroads to enter Mill Village. Follow the road for about 50m and you will see a small parking area on your left-hand side in front of the Activity Hub.
Please park in the designated car parking spot for Mill Village 4 (you will see a sign saying '4 Mill Village' in front of your space) or any of the nearby visitor parking spaces (these have a 'V' on the parking spaces). Follow the road past the Activity Hub until you reach a courtyard on your left. Mill Village 4 is situated in this courtyard.
Please use the below links to see the exact position of Ruby Cottage on Google maps and what3words.