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Lamb's Tail

Cotswold Water Park

Sleeps 5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Family Friendly
No Pets
Pool
Shared
Local Pub
Tennis Court
WIFI
200+ Mbps
Escape to the idyllic Cotswold Water Park and revel in everything this spectacular location has to offer. With a myriad of walking routes, cycle paths, outdoor heated swimming pool and sauna, tennis courts, children’s play area and even access to the on-site spa, you have everything you need on your doorstep. Lamb’s Tail on the Lower Mill Estate is a contemporary upside-down living cottage in a picturesque setting on the edge of Howell’s Mere. After a day of adventures, you can relax on the balcony at Lamb’s Tail, basking in the beautiful sunset view. With a woodburning stove and fantastic open plan living area this is a wonderful choice for any time of year.
Full Description
This beautiful lakeside cottage on the Lower Mill Estate gives a taste of luxury at the popular Cotswold Water Park. No matter the time of year there are endless on-site activities to take advantage of for both adults and children. Family bike rides, fishing trips, a relaxing spa treatment and competitive tennis matches are just a few of the options you can enjoy here. Guests at Lamb's Tail also receive 2 passes to the luxurious on-site spa where you can relax with a treatment or brave the natural outdoor pool. If you venture further, you can explore historic Cirencester, charming Stroud, and popular Burford.

Arranged to take advantage of the lake views, Lamb’s Tail has a spacious open plan living area on the first floor. Stepping out onto the balcony with your morning coffee as you watch the peaceful lake ripple before you is an unbeatable way to start your day. We’re sure you’ll spend most of your time out and about but when you return, the comfort of Lamb’s Tail is waiting for you. With a large sofa set before the wood burning stove, you can have a family film night, BBQ on the balcony, or have some time to yourself with a long soak in the tub. Suiting a variety of groups, there are two bedrooms on the ground floor, each well-equipped with comfortable bedding and access to the terrace so you don’t miss a moment of this fabulous location.

Between the terrace and balcony there is space for casual evening drinks, to enjoy a good book or a full meal together. A spiral staircase joins the two and you can securely keep bikes here during your stay. There is off-road parking for one car in a designated space and additional overflow parking is available on the estate.

Ground Floor


Bedroom One:
With a double bed, en-suite bathroom, TV and doors out to the decking this room is designed with relaxation in mind. There is a cot for any new parents and plenty of storage with a chest of drawers and built-in wardrobe.

En-suite:
In the en-suite is a bath with shower over, WC and sink. Perfect to get some peace and quiet you can unwind with a bubble bath after a day of watersports and long bike rides.

Bedroom Two:
A fantastic room for children or friends sharing this room has a single bed and bunk beds (upper bed only suitable for children). A TV lets them watch their own programmes and there is a built-in wardrobe. Doors open out to the terrace beyond the bunk bed though access here is limited.

Shower Room:
Primarily for use of guests staying bedroom two, the shower room has a WC, sink and shower cubicle.

First Floor


Open Plan Living/Kitchen/Dining:
The open plan living area is a fantastic space with an impressive window dominating the end wall facing across the lake. Doors open out onto the balcony extending this space. The dining area has a table and benches seating four and the well-equipped kitchen has an oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and small appliances including a coffee machine. In the living area is a corner sofa facing the Smart TV and wood burner which has a fireguard.


Outside


The main draw of Lamb’s Tail is the lake-facing balcony and terrace. Open the doors to let the outside in and take advantage of the additional room this creates to take meals and drinks outside. The balcony has a table and chairs, gas barbecue and hanging egg seat while on the terrace are two chairs and plenty of space to store bikes.
Full List of Facilities

Indoor

  • Bedroom One - Double
  • Bedroom Two - Single and bunk bed
  • 1 Bathroom - Shower room with shower, WC and sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Fire - Logs provided for initial fire (1st October to 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso Magimix
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 4
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair

Outdoor

  • Garden - Enclosed terrace and balcony
  • Outdoor dining area - Table and chairs for 4
  • BBQ - Gas
  • Swimming pool - Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (open February to December)
  • Complimentary on-site spa access *pre-booking required - Outdoor and indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna, and treatments available (2 passes included)
  • Sauna - Shared
  • Tennis court - Shared
  • Parking - Designated parking for one car and additional overflow parking on site
  • EV Charger - Shared, on-site
On your Doorstep
Lower Mill Estate On-Site Facilities:
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms and sauna – open year round
  • Tennis courts – booking required, equipment hire available
  • Adventure play – use of outdoor play areas, booking required and additional fees apply for use of indoor play area
  • Equipment hire – hire equipment for the day or week for watersports and cycling
  • Fishing – available year round with a valid rod license
  • Yoga – studio classes and private sessions available, booking required, additional fees apply
Supermarkets and Shopping:
Nearby Cirencester (6 miles) is a fantastic shopping destination with a diverse range of independent and boutique shops. There are also a selection of well-known high street brands including Joules and Waterstones. Regular farmers’ markets are held on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month and a charter market on Mondays and Fridays. You will find a deli in the Corn Hall Arcade.

If you are looking for designer brands, Swindon McArthurGlen outlet (15 miles) is worth a visit for a bargain.


Eating Out:
  • Ballihoo Club – the restaurant and clubhouse serve locally sourced food and drink for the whole family (booking recommended, on-site)
  • The Old Boat House, South Cerney – picturesque lakeside dining (4 miles)
  • The Red Lion, Cricklade – award-winning restaurant just off the Thames path (8.5 miles)

Walks:
Cotswold Water Park is a fantastic location for walking. Leisure maps are available both online and from the main visitor centre. A selection of circular walks vary from 2km to 18km and are a great way to see this stunning area and the wildlife that lives here. Visit waterpark.org/things-to-do/walking for more details.


Places to Visit:
  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach, Cirencester – fire a BBQ, relax on the beach, bounce into the inflatable obstacle course or a hire a boat (1 mile)
  • Cirencester – ancient Roman market town regarded as the capital of the Cotswolds (6 miles)
  • Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens – fantastic array of species and walkthroughs so you can see the animals up close (20 miles)

Travel:
Train – Kemble railway station (3 miles) has a frequent and direct service to London.
Taxis - Hill South Cerney Cabs, First Taxi

There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences.
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts for top attractions and experiences. 
  • Lamb’s Tail is one of our pet-free properties and therefore dogs and other pets are not permitted.
  • Lamb's Tail accepts a maximum of 4 adults, the upper bunk is only suitable for children.
  • Guests at Lamb's Tail receive 2 passes for complimentary use of the on-site spa (8 mins walk). Each pass provides access for all guests.
  • It is the policy of this property not to take bookings for groups where the majority of guests are under the age of 25, or single-sex group celebrations, including stag/hen parties.
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • Unfortunately properties on the Lower Mill Estate cannot be booked/used for business or corporate purposes.
  • For the consideration of guests on the estate, there is an 11pm noise curfew. Please keep noise to a minimum after this time.
  • Children must be supervised at all times at the property and throughout the estate due to direct lake access.
  • By booking, you agree to adhere to the Lower Mill Estate Code of Conduct which you will find in your guest portal.

Reviews

Lamb's Tail is new to Bolthole Retreats - it has previously achieved an average review score of 4.8 out of 5

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Location

The Lower Mill Estate at Cotswold Water Park is a luxurious setting for friends and families to gather and make the most of this unique location. This is nature’s playground where you can take to the water on a kayak, canoe, paddle board or katakanu, or stay on land either on foot or two wheels. There are fantastic opportunities to view the resident wildlife from birds to beavers, and fishing is available (license required). Tennis courts, an outdoor heated swimming pool and sauna are also available to all guests at the Lower Mill Estate. Visit Cotswold Country Park and Beach for a traditional family day out by the water. Spa access is available with some properties (check individual listings for details) where you can relax at the indoor pool or treat yourself to a luxurious massage (additional fee applies). During your stay, Ballihoo is the perfect choice for a meal without having to leave. There is also a range of fresh groceries and everyday essentials available in the shop.