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Magnificent views over Somerford Lagoon, set in the private gated ‘Nines’

Living Room with view put to Somerford Lagoon and the outdoor living space
What a view….

2 Clearwater, The Somerford Nines, Lower Mill Estate, Cotswolds

The definition of Serenity is the state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled. It is no wonder this property was given this name; the magnificent views over Somerford Lagoon alone will give you a sense of peace and quiet, something we often lack in our day to day lives. The hot tub is divine and you even have access to a lovely shared little island!

Subtly positioned in a private, gated area of Lower Mill Estate called The Nines, Serenity guests benefit from access to a private heated outdoor pool and mini gym within the Nines. This facility is shared only with the other 8 houses in The Nines, what luxury! Guests also have access to the main estate spa and pools as standard.

​House main features:

  • Sleeps 8 (can sleep up to 10 by way of 2 single sofa beds – please contact Cotswold Sleeps to discuss)
  • Master king bedroom with en-suite (separate bath and shower) and stunning balcony views
  • King bedroom with en-suite (shower)
  • King bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath
  • Gigaclear – Ultrafast Fibre Broadband for rural Britain – both workaholics and gadget happy children are able to work and play in harmony
  • Private Parking
  • Activity Hub – on-site water sports equipment hire, delivered straight to your door!
  • Please ask should you wish to bring a dog (approval required per booking please)
  • Hot Tub now open! (chargeable extra)

Accommodation includes:

  • Large open plan ground floor living/dining with wood burning stove. Plenty of comfortable sofas and a large dining table with beautiful lake views, all leading out to the decking area
  • Well equipped kitchen with lots of storage and a large American style fridge freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, and also includes a bar.
  • Lakeside decking area with gas BBQ (warmer months) and outdoor seating – and did we mention the views?!
  • Plenty of cloakroom space and separate downstairs loo
  • Highchair and cot
  • Office area
  • Wood burning stove
  • Built in Sonos speakers throughout

Free access pass to both the private Nines complex (outdoor heated pool open between Easter and October Half Term full time, then open over Christmas and NY only) and the main 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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Serenity Reviews

“Everything was perfect as usual”

Stayed last year, loved every second, same again. Such a lovely house, beautiful kitchen for cooking, relaxation to the maximum! Everything was perfect as usual! Already looking forward to next year! Aug 2023 CL

“Great house, fantastic location”

A lovely weekend! Great house, fantastic location with lots for everyone to do – thank you! Jun 2023 LG

“the party at Ballihoo was great too:

Amazing stay we loved it, and the party at Ballihoo was great too! The beds and sofas were immaculately comfy, there was tonnes to do! Private pool amazing as well! Lovely view and amazing house! NYE 22 SO

“great house”

A wonderful short break – great house! We will be back! Jan 22 AB

“Stunning walks and surroundings”

Amazing week in this beautiful house. Loved the swimming pools, especially the outside one! Stunning walks and surroundings – we loved it! Oct/Nov 2022 EG

“Your house is beautifully set up”

What a beautiful house and estate. Our two families had an amazing holiday – the kids particularly enjoyed the swimming pool, soft play and Miss Mouse Trail. Your house is beautifully set up for adults and kids alike – we will definitely be back – Oct 2022 RD

“5th family holiday to Lower Mill Estate”

Our 5th family holiday to Lower Mill Estate and it was lovey to revisit our favourite restaurants and reminisce about our previous trips. I am sure we’ll be back! – Aug 2022 BI

“Then there is this house, perfect in every way”

What is not to love about here? The lakes, the nature, the wildlife, canoeing, kayaking, swimming. Then there is this house, perfect in every way. A brilliant summer, thanks for your hospitality and house. See you in 2023 – Aug 2022 CL

“Our tenth year staying at Lower Mill and we think this is our new favourite”

Our tenth year staying at Lower Mill and we think this is our new favourite. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. Sad to be leaving but hope to be back! Aug 2022 AR

“can’t wait to return”

We had an amazing stay here. A beautiful home and we can’t wait to return. See you soon – Jun 22 RS (3rd stay)

“very comfortable beds – everyone slept like logs!”

What a view! Fabulous house with everything and more. Beautiful walks and adventures had by all, especially the kids and dog! V comfortable beds – everyone slept like logs! Great communication before, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return next year. Thank you! Apr 22 KB

“loved the house, garden and hot tub!”

We loved the house, garden and hot tub! Very good weather in March. We celebrated 168 years of birthdays! And, we found the source of the Thames – Mar 2022 CH

“A beautiful location”

A beautiful location. A lovely house. A very enjoyable weekend. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves – Mar 2022 JD

“Thank you, we loved it!”

Such a lovely, well equipped, beautiful home and location for a family weekend. Thank you, we loved it! Feb 2022 FH

“lovely and cosy accommodation”

We enjoyed our stay here at Serenity. Thank you for such a lovely and cosy accommodation. Will definitely be back again! Feb 2022 SY

“Fantastic weekend. Lovely house”

Thank you – Fantastic weekend. Lovely house – absolutely perfect! Enjoyed Cirencester, Bakers Arms and walking!! Nov 2021 KH

“so peaceful”

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house. Comfortable, well appointed and so peaceful. Lots of laughs! Would definitely return – Sep 2021 “Mummy Mini Break 2021

“We wish we were staying for longer”

Here for a short break and we wish we were staying for longer. The peace here is exactly what we all needed to re-charge. Wonderful house and beautifully appointed. Love the setting. We made use of most of the facilities that didn’t need booking prior to arriving – gym, pool, kayaks. We did ask about spa treatments on the off chance but nothing available until mid-October! We’ll definitely be back, hopefully fairly soon. Our one request to the Estate management would be to increase the capacity of the Spa and the Restaurant. Other than that, we’ve had the perfect holiday. Thank you! – Sep 2021 DB

“We really enjoyed all the ‘tech’!”

We have had a lovely relaxing week at Serenity. It’s really well appointed with everything you could possibly need. We really enjoyed all the ‘tech’! The WiFi is excellent and we really enjoyed having the Sonos system. The BBQ was also excellent. Ballihoo books up a long time in advance for dinner (no slots for 10 days when we were there) but lunch there was really lovely. We also enjoyed the Potting Shed at Crudwell. We enjoyed swimming at both the Spa and the Nines pool. We also had great fun ‘Katakanu-ing’ on the lagoon. Loads of great walks with the dog. Thank you so much! Sep 2021 AT

“Fits the needs of every visitor”

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and really appreciate how this place fits the needs of every visitor. Thank you so much! – Aug 2021 RM

“Beautiful space”

Wonderful house, lovely situation. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful space, thank you! – Aug 2021 RR

“Great meals at Ballihoo”

We had a fantastic stay here, lovely place with everything we needed for a great week – including wall to wall sunshine! Lovely taking canoes on the lagoon, great meals at Ballihoo and the Bakers Arms, swimming, cycling, relaxing etc! Thank you! July 2021 TH

“A stay at Serenity is a real treat”

A stay at ‘Serenity’ is a real treat. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. Lower Mill Estate is stunning – kayaking on Somerford Lagoon a highlight. Wonderful to enjoy a much needed break with family, surrounded by peaceful nature – July 2021 JH

“Very peaceful & restful, comfortable and stylish property”

We loved our stay at Serenity. We would recommend the Mill Village pool for young children – very warm! The views from the balconies are just beautiful. Very peaceful and restful. Comfortable and stylish property. Suus and Amy, you were fabulous hosts, so responsive 🙂 Food at the Red Lion in Cricklade was lovely and we really enjoyed Bourton on the Water, lots to do! Thank you so much! Jun 2021 EF

“Needed more time to explore”

Thank you very much for our long weekend in Serenity. Such a beautiful house and where we would certainly love to stay in again but for a week, as we needed more time to explore the area and all it has to offer. P’s 70th birthday will be one to remember. Thank you Suus and Amy for so much help – June 2021 SB

“beautiful, modern and clean”

Just got back from a beautiful week staying at ‘Serenity’ House on the Lower Mill Estate. The house was beautiful, modern and clean, and the on site facilities were fun, family and couple orientated. What could have been a rather soggy week in the Cotswolds turned out to be a stunning seven-days-worth of memories that will last a lifetime. Could not recommend Cotswold Sleeps, and the team’s organisation and passion, more! – May 2021 LC