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A large open plan lakeside holiday home with spectacular views


21 Clearwater, Lower Mill Estate, Cotswolds

Sandpipers is a detached property in a prime position overlooking Somerford Lagoon and sleeping up to ten guests, making it an ideal choice for two families holidaying together or a group gathering. Cool and contemporary, great for three-generation groups and family gatherings.

“Lovely house, beautiful view”

​House main features:

  • Sleeps 10
  • Three double bedrooms with en-suite
  • Twin bedroom
  • Bunk bedroom
  • Family shower room
  • Gigaclear – Ultrafast Fibre Broadband for rural Britain
  • Private Parking
  • Activity Hub – on-site watersports equipment hire, delivered straight to your door!

Accommodation includes:

  • Large open plan living/dining/kitchen area on first floor with double height windows to maximise lake view
  • First floor balcony and spiral staircase down to waterfront deck with table and barbeque
  • Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Woodburning stove
  • Designer furniture and accessories sourced by Thorsten van Elten
  • New LCD TV with DVD and integrated ceiling speakers, bluetooth speaker
  • Nespresso coffee machine

Free access pass to the on-site luxury Spa, with slate lined 20 metre indoor and outdoor heated pools, outdoor plunge eco pool, steam room, sauna, fully equipped gym and treatment rooms for a range of massages and spa beauty sessions.

Lower Mill Estate also has two tennis courts, two children’s play areas, a soft play area and 450 acres of private nature reserve with lakeside walks and cycle routes. Wildlife includes over-wintering wildfowl, otters, owls, bats, deer, and the first European Beavers to be introduced in England.

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Sandpipers Reviews

“Well equipped house with spectacular view of Somerford Lagoon”

Fabulous week! All went by too quickly. A well equipped house with a spectacular view of Somerford Lagoon. We have been to Lower Mill on many occasions, but this year we enjoyed swimming in Mill Lake for the first time, from the little beach. This was a wonderful cool down in the amazing hot sunny weather – July 2021 WF

“Your house is lovely and this is a very special area/place to stay”

We had a lovely week here. Weather was mixed but gave us plenty of opportunity to paddle board, play tennis, swim and cycle. The views from the dining/sitting area are so beautiful – we can just sit + watch the lake all day. Your house is lovely and this is a very special area/place to stay. Many thanks. Jun 2021 LJ

“Impossible not to relax here”

Thoroughly enjoyed returning to Lower Mill, which we know well, and Sandpiper and the Estate did not disappoint. This property & the Estate were ideal for a 3-generation family gathering in spite of some remaining Covid restrictions. Impossible not to relax here, except during England’s semi-final of the Euros! Jul 2021 DB

“Wonderful views and onsite facilities are excellent”

Anniversary family break. Fully stocked with essentials, great space, wonderful views and onsite facilities excellent – thank you so much! Jul 2021 SR

“The view of the lake is amazing!”

We had a fantastic stay at Sandpipers. It was so easy to go paddle boarding and kayaking every day. The view of the lake is amazing! The house is s well stocked with everything we needed! We went to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, Bowood House & Gardens and Bourton on the Water – all very good for children and great days out. Thank you for a great stay! Jun 2021 SH


We had an amazing time at Cotswolds. We had an unbelievable time! Apr 2021 V-K family

“In these strange times this week has been a balm”

This was our first stay at Sandpipers but definitely not our last (a) because we have had a great time and (b) because we are coming back here in June with the family. An exceptionally beautiful place – bikes hired from the Hub + meal/provisions from Balihoo. Trips out to Cirencester, Northleach (+The Slaughters) + Lechlade – all good. In these strange times this week has been a balm – Apr 2021 KL

“Thank you for the yummy cake and biscuits”

We had a wonderful short stay. My sister and I enjoyed playing the games. We also went bird watching around the lakes. Our favourite time was the view from the house. Thank you for the yummy cake and biscuits. See you soon – Oct 2020 RS

“Lovely house, beautiful view”

“Girls Fun” Annual Trip!  We had a wonderful few days despite the weather, rain, rain, and more rain. Lovely house, beautiful view. Had a go at kayaking. Enjoyed our meal at The Potting Shed. The Bakers Arms’ food was also very good and Tetbury a delight.. fun! –  Oct 2020 NB

“Our big family group loved it, it really is a special place”

This was our third visit, we really love the peace of the place and also the activity; you can have a morning coffee on the balcony watching the sun rise over the beautiful lake, and then all head off for paddle boarding, swimming, canoeing, tennis etc Our big family group loved it, it really is a special place –  August 2020 NH

“Beautiful views, relaxing rural feel”

A fabulous family holiday: canoe, paddle board, wild swimming, running. Our third visit, and planning another. 2nd part of the group: First time to the Cotswolds and had a wonderful time! Beautiful views, relaxing rural feel, and delightful company –  July 2020 NK

“The cottage was spotless and we felt extremely safe while shielding”

Our family adored staying in Sandpipers. We had the freedom to cycle, kayak, swim, play tennis, all in the most beautiful and tranquil surroundings. The cottage was spotless and we felt extremely safe while shielding. We plan to return as often as we can! –  July 2020 EH

“We will miss the view and having fun on the lake”

We had a fabulous time here. Lovey accommodation. We will miss the view and having fun on the lake. Thanks for everything – RW

“First family get together past lockdown! Wonderful weekend”

First family get together past lockdown! Wonderful weekend enjoyed by all of us, especially as the outdoor pool opened on our first day – what a bonus. We will be back – HN

“Back again and another fantastic break”

Back again and another fantastic break. The houses have amazing views over the lake and are kept to a very high standard. The welcome Lemon Drizzle cake was an added bonus! Lower Mill has lots of on-site facilities including a heated indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa, gym, tennis courts and a restaurant. This is a great place for a weekend of mid-week break that caters for all ages. We hired bikes that were delivered from a local company and spent time cycling (also great for walkers) around the lakes and local footpaths. The Zoo is about a 30 minute drive and a good day out. Cirencester is also worth a visit. If you want a great UK based family break I would recommend you visit Cotswold Lake Houses. We will be back again next year! – RC

“views across Somerford Lagoon are it’s crowning glory”

Our second stay on the Lower Mill Estate at Kate’s wonderful house, Sandpipers. Lower Mill is the perfect base from which to explore the South Cotswolds. The site itself is excellent, really well maintained with a great little pool and spa. There are great walks on your doorstep around Somerford Lagoon, Flagham Fen and Howells Mere. Cirencester is fifteen minutes away and plenty of the Cotswolds’ attractions are within easy reach by car. We visited in February and the site was quiet, not sure how busy the estate would be in the summer months. Sandpipers is a fantastic house – the open plan living space on the first floor with amazing views across Somerford Lagoon are it’s crowning glory – Highly recommend – AK

“Excellent facilities in a delightful setting”

An excellent week for the family – 6 adults + 5 children. Excellent facilities in a delightful setting: it suited everyone perfectly – IT