Whether you are a holiday home owner looking for new management (please see our Owners page), or a guest looking for that perfect, luxury holiday cottage or rental property, Cotswold Sleeps are here to help!
Cotswold Sleeps is a trusted resource for self-catering holiday rentals in the Cotswolds, and planning your next holiday has never been so easy — just contact us today via our Contact page, tell us your specifications and our dedicated team will do the rest, supporting you before, during and after your stay. Please don’t forget to mention if you have any special requirements or requests.
Cotswold Sleeps is a small, family run business, which means we are able to work with each owner or guest to support them personally, and our aim is to never make you wait. In this age of instant gratification, why should this not apply to holiday rental properties, or any of the services and luxuries surrounding those precious holidays. To do this, we partner with carefully selected owners and agents to make sure we are doing our utmost to help our guests.
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Location, location, location!
Most of our holiday homes are based on Lower Mill Estate, which offers a unique, Cotswolds family holiday experience to suit all ages, set within the stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the Cotswold Water Park. Whether you are looking for a summer get away with the family, a relaxing Christmas holiday for two in front of a log fire, or an Easter staycation to enjoy with friends, The Cotswolds are one of the top UK holidaying destinations, and a fabulous way to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life.
The houses are all lakeside and well equipped to offer a finely tuned balance of complete relaxation and outdoor adventure. Lower Mill Estate is perfectly located just 90 minutes from London, set in 450 acres of nature reserve comprising 8 lakes, 2 rivers and miles and miles of walking, running and cycling along private woodlands and footpaths, all amongst beautiful wildflower meadows and fields. There is also a state-of-the-art on-site Spa (with heated indoor and outdoor pools, steam room, sauna, gym and treatment rooms) which is open to residents only, two tennis courts and children’s play areas. The Spa even has a lily-filtered eco-pool!
The on-site ActivityHub can help with water/cycling equipment hire, instruction and local information. They will deliver equipment straight to your door before you even arrive on site for your holiday. Lakeside wildlife includes over-wintering wildfowl, otters, owls, bats, water voles, deer and the first European beavers to be introduced into England.
Whether it is paddle boarding you are after, kayaking, walking (The Cotswold Way skirts the Estate), swimming, boating, fishing, birdwatching, water skiing, playing golf, horse riding or relaxing in the state-of-the-art on-site spa, you will not be disappointed with your Cotswold holiday in the beautiful natural surroundings of Lower Mill Estate. Go on, you deserve it… Make some memories!
Surrounding Lower Mill Estate you will find a host of picturesque Cotswold Villages and historic Market Towns, and Cotswold Sleeps can recommend many day trips to visit restaurants, theatres, Farm Parks, National Trust properties and gardens, and many many more local attractions. The Cotswolds are often referred to as “The honeyed stone heart of England”, and to name a few, Cirencester, Bibury, Cheltenham, Burford, and Bourton-on-the-Water are all well worth visiting and all within an hours drive.
My name is Suus and I live in the heart of the Cotswolds, the beautiful Cotswold Water Park. Managing Cotswold Sleeps has allowed me to leverage years of experience in sales, project management and property development. I pride myself on service, approachability, accountability and attention to detail. Having lived in and around the Cotswolds for more than 20 years I know the area pretty well, and have a fab group of tradesmen on my books. Most importantly, being supported locally by a wonderful network of friends and family has allowed me to live and breathe Cotswold Sleeps for the past 5 years. I was born in Holland and moved to the UK when I was 12. Following 5 years in Asia, my husband, 2 children and I now live just around the corner from Lower Mill Estate.
I am supported by my wonderful team of local guest services managers, who make sure everything is just so before guests arrive to a property. Where would I be without them.
We spent a weekend at Serenity House on Lower Mill Estate (although we now wish it was longer!). The house had everything we wanted for a weekend celebrating my dad’s birthday. The house was so clean and the kitchen was well equipped. We particularly enjoyed the amazing views from the property and the hot tub looking over the lake.The facilities on the Lower Mill estate were also great. We enjoyed going for a walk each day, spending time in the spa and also having a drink at Ballihoo Club. There is plenty to do for all ages.Suus and the team are so friendly and are always available to answer any questions about the property or the estate. The customer service we received is the best we have ever received when booking a stay somewhere and they even arranged for an early check in at the property. The welcome pack was also a lovely gesture.Thank you for a wonderful stay. We made some wonderful family memories at Serenity that we’ll cherish forever. We will defo be back again soon.
We would highly recommend Cotswold Sleeps - Suus is so friendly and is always available to answer any questions about anything! Her and her team work with great efficiency, and provide excellent information on your stay.We've just come back from our second stay on the Lower Mill Estate and had a great time in Serenity (our first stay was at Lagoon Villa). Both properties were perfect for a week's break with friends and family. The villas are both situated in a gated area with private parking and enjoy lovely uninterrupted views across the water.Lower Mill Estate has extensive trails to walk round but is also ideally based for day trips to picturesque Cotswold villages and there are plenty of facilities nearby too.Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and we will be using Suus and her team at Cotswold Sleeps again.
We stayed at Dunnock house for xmas week, which was perfect to sleep the extended family of 10 (with two of the grandchildren on camp beds) in one of the 4 huge bedrooms. With 5 bathrooms there was no hanging around for showers. The huge open plan kitchen area, enabled us to comfortably sit 16 for xmas lunch with another part of our family staying in another of your properties.The grandchildren are already asking if we can spend next xmas there as it made for an exceptional experience that will last for a very long timeThankyou
A beautiful and most welcoming and relaxing house. We were a multigenerational family celebrating Grandad’s birthday. The house was perfect for us all, a very well equipped kitchen which made cooking etc very easy. Even had sharp knives! There was also plenty of crockery etc.The beds were very comfortable and the whole house was warm, The lighting system was much admired.We went to Treasure Island at the Barn Theatre in Cirencester, a brilliant performance with very talented actors. Can definitely recommend, our grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed it.The pool and sauna etc were a real hit with all of us. The cleanest and warmest pool that we have visited.We had such a memorable time and our children and grandchildren confirmed that it was the best house yet!Thank you also for the lovely welcome pack, local honey, bread etc. Also, it was very special to have the house decorated for Christmas. Made for a lovely celebration. Thanks.
We visited with 4 generations celebrating a milestone birthday. The house was very well equipped, comfortable, clean and warm. The children's toys were particularly appreciated. There's loads to do on the estate, although it was difficult to tear the youngest members of the group away from the spa pool (just round the corner), playground and soft play.We went for a long weekend but it should have been (at least) a week - the grandchildren assure us that we'll be going back!
We spent a very happy week in Sorrell House on the Lower Mill Estate. The house itself was perfect for us. Very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was particularly well equipped which was a bonus. The view from the upper lounge over the Mere was very pretty. The facilities on the Lower Mill estate were also great. We particularly enjoyed a swim each day in the spa area and a dip in to outdoor eco pool which was very chilly indeed !
We stayed at Dunnock house for the August bank holiday this year. The house is absolutely stunning, the photos don't do it justice! It's very spacious with four big bedrooms, three of which are ensuite. Suus made us very welcome and provided milk, bread, local honey and lots of other lovely bits for our arrival. The kitchen was extremely well equipped, with coffee machine & milk frother and everything we needed to cook our dinner every night. The lower Mill estate itself is beautiful, there's lots of activities to do and pools to take the little ones swimming. We loved our stay and would definitely recommend Cotswold sleeps to anyone.
So glad I booked through Cotswolds Sleeps. From booking, through checking a safe arrival to asking for, and responding to feedback after our holiday Suus made us feel like friends whilst maintaining the professionalism you would expect. Absolutely amazing experience and I will book again. Thank you Suus and team.