Swillbrook is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) so you will enjoy uninterrupted views over the lake as there are no water sports allowed. Completed in Summer 2017, this is one of our most popular house types offering three ground floor bedrooms, two bathrooms, and first floor living/dining benefitting from fully glazed rear elevations which provide stunning views.
There is a fully fitted kitchen and on the second-floor mezzanine, you will find a master bedroom suite which is open plan to the living area below. The property is within a 5-minute walk of both the Restaurant and Spa facility. The owners have taken great care over the internal furnishings and have ensured a high level of fixtures and fittings with oak flooring to the main living areas and carpets to bedrooms.
For the comfort of all guests, pets are not allowed in this property. Failure to comply will lead to you being asked to leave the property and a loss of your security deposit.
Learn more about this property in the "Accommodation" section below
There is a lakeside king ensuite bedroom and a second lakeside twin ensuite bedroom each with access to the ground floor deck.
There is a further twin room and family bathroom with a double shower, WC, and wash hand basin.
The kitchen provides a single oven with gas hob, tall fridge/freezer, washer/dryer & microwave. Fully equipped to accommodate 8 guests. There is a dining area with a table and chairs for eight guests.
The living area offers a comfortable seating arrangement to accommodate 8 guests featuring a wood-burning stove. There is also a TV and sliding doors leading to the westerly-facing balcony with a small bistro table and chairs.
Also on the first floor, there is a snug with a wall-mounted TV.
Here you will find the open-plan mezzanine king bedroom with an ensuite shower room. This bedroom overlooks the lounge downstairs which also means it benefits from great views over Swillbrook Lake. However, there are no curtains or blinds on this lounge and view side of the mezzanine bedroom.
On the ground floor decking, you will find a charcoal BBQ, garden table, and chairs seating 8 guests.
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 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.
Please be aware that there is no waterside access to Swillbrook Lake as this is a nature conservation lake.
Not Pet Friendly
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 Swans Rest.
The Summer House - Situated just two doors along from Swans Rest. | Sleeps up to 8
Dragonfly - Situated just along from Swans Rest, a ground floor apartment. | Sleeps up to 4
Goldeneye - Situated just along from Swans Rest, a ground floor apartment. | Sleeps up to 6
Please contact a member of our team if you have any questions on booking multiple properties.
The following information will help you to locate Swans Rest upon your arrival at Lower Mill Estate.
Your property Swans Rest is based in Howell's Mere
Howell's Mere 103
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 turn right through a couple of wooden gates. The parking spot for Swans Rest is immediately past these gates on your right-hand side labeled with the number 103. The parking spot is right in front of your property.
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 Swans Rest on Google maps and what3words.