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Sorrel House

A large lakeside holiday home, perfect for extended families and up to 3 dogs

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43 Howells Mere, Lower Mill Estate, Cotswolds

Sorrel House is a well presented, detached property in a great waterside location, which sleeps 10 comfortably over 3 floors. The property enjoys large decking areas overlooking Howells Mere, perfect for a few sundowners or watching the family mucking about on the lake

​House main features:

  • Four Double bedrooms; 2 with en-suite (shower and toilet) opening out to decking
  • Twin bedroom with access to decking
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath and toilet
  • Shower room with toilet
  • Gigaclear – Ultrafast Fibre Broadband for rural Britain
  • Max 3 dogs please

Accommodation includes:

  • Open plan living area on the 2nd floor comprising of a well-equipped kitchen (with gas hob and microwave), dining area, and living area. A gorgeous outdoor seating area
  • Built in fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer in utility room
  • Highchair and Travel Cot
  • Wood burning stove
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Large, fully enclosed decking area with Gas BBQ and outdoor seating (gas provided) – extra 2 decking areas on 1st and 2nd floor
  • Private parking for 1 car with extra Visitor Parking nearby
  • No smoking please and no hen/stag parties please

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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Sorrel House Reviews

“Lovely to have a house that coped with the whole family”

We all enjoyed our stay, lovely to have a house that coped with the whole family (8 adults + 2 children) All the activities enjoyed by our younger members and the space in the house by all of us. The house is well equipped and was clean and ready for us when we arrived. Thank you! Aug 2023 LH

“Hope to stay again!”

It was a wonderful place to stay here. We loved the facilities like football, tennis and swimming. The beds are great and hope the next person enjoys it too! Hope to stay again? Thank you! Jul 2023 ST

“We wish we could stay longer!”

Lovely stay for our weekend with full use made of the tennis courts, lakes, bars, spa & swimming pool! Everyone had a fantastic time and wish we could stay longer! Thank you – Jun 2023 AM

“Lots of lovely memories made”

Wonderful house for 3 generations of our family. Have enjoyed kayaking, canoeing and the 2 swimming pools. Great place for little ones to cycle. House has been great. So much space and so well equipped. Lots of lovely memories made – Jun 2023 DH

“Would highly recommend”

Really great stay – children enjoyed canoeing, football, tennis, swimming and walks. Would highly recommend! – May 2023 ID

“heaven for families, dogs and kids”

The house has been a wonderful base for a peaceful break with family, celebrating a 60th birthday. This place is just heaven for families, dogs and kids – we have all had a wonderful time!! This house has everything we needed and stairs have kept us all fit 🙂 5 stars! Thank you Suus! P.S. Cotswold Wildlife Park is just magical and you can bring your dogs too! Wonderful holiday ***** Feb 23 LK

“Excellent accommodation”

Excellent accommodation. Worked really well for our party of 10 people. Played games, had fun. Really good facilities on site – we will definitely look to book again in the future. Thanks! Dec 22 NP

“blessed with snow!”

We had a lovely stay and were blessed with snow – hallelujah! Sadly our prayers weren’t answered at the Bakers Arms watching the England v France World Cup quarter final. Alas, there’s always next tie. God bless this house – Dec 22 The very reverend D T

“Another lovely stay at Lower Mill Estate”

Another lovely stay at Lower Mill Estate. Swimming, tennis, football, walking and relaxing. Can highly recommend a trip to Wild Thyme & Honey (or The Crown Pub which is linked to it), it is 15 minutes away and well worth the visit. Thanks Suus for being so attentive/helpful – Oct 2022 BL

“great communication from Suus”

Great week spent here – lovey house and facilities. Plenty of activities for the 10 year old to enjoy during half term and plenty of lovely walks for the dogs. Enjoyed food at Ballihoo and the Potting Shed in Crudwell (highly recommend) and the Bakers Arms. Great communication from Suus and the Cotswold Sleeps team from the beginning – will definitely recommend! Thanks 🙂 – Oct 2022 CJ

“catching up with old friends”

All had a great time, from 3 months old to the 60 year old grandmother (birthday girl). We enjoyed visiting (revisiting for the oldies) many Cotswold attractions and catching up with old friends – Sept 2022 NB

“grandson loved fishing – caught a few!”

All had the best time, thank god for swimming pools as the weather was hot, hot, hot! In fact we didn’t wonder far from the on-site paddle boarding, eating, walks… Grandson loved fishing – caught a few! – Aug 2022 SM

“it was the perfect stay for all ages”

We all had the best time! We got to celebrate my dads 50th in the most beautiful setting so thank you! We will have to come back to find the beavers as they didn’t appear! We loved spending our days playing tennis, football and swimming. It was the perfect stay for all ages. Thank you again – Jul 2022 LM

“Lots of space and well equipped”

Wonderful location to spend time with extended family. Lots of space for the 8 of us (+ dog). So well equipped! Really enjoyed making use of the facilities on the Estate and exploring the whole area. Thank you for sharing your home with us! June 2022 – LM


Wonderful – and everything!! Thank you so much – May 2022 DD

“particularly enjoyed the fishing and ideal for the dogs”

Great house for a family stay. Particularly enjoyed the fishing, paddle boarding and varied walks – ideal for the dogs – Apr 2022 MB

“perfect base for what we had planned”

Really enjoyed our weekend, it was the perfect base for what we had planned for the weekend. Great house, well equipped – Fox Cycle collective Apr 2022

“so helpful”

Wonderful stay at Sorrel House. We will most definitely return again. Big thank you to Suus for answering emails so quickly, she was so helpful. Thanks! – Apr 2022 KH

“great memories made”

Really enjoyed our stay at Sorrel House. Indulged in a bit of paddle boarding, swimming and dog walking to explore the surrounding area. Great house & great memories made 🙂 Thanks! – Apr 2022 JD

“would love to return”

Great family Christmas present for the family. Special memories and times here. Lovely property, great swimming and walking, would love to return. Thank you – Mar 2022 SC

“A wonderful base, the house beautifully accommodated our needs”

A wonderful base to stay and for family to come + stay for a few days. We loved the walks, the wildlife, the tranquility. The house beautifully accommodated our needs. We all either had relaxing massages at the spa or more intensive sports massages by the amazing Hannah Hollowood. Lots to do on days out – we enjoyed afternoon tea at the Swan, Bibury + Cotswold Wildlife Park is really good. Highly recommend the dog friendly ‘Potting Shed’ at Crudwell. A chef from Dine Indulge cooking a dinner party in our own kitchen topped off the week perfectly. Thank you – Feb 2022 JP

“really helped us relax to start 2022”

All 7 of us (+ 2 dogs!) had an amazing time. Nice walks, a bit of swimming and some spa treatments really helped us relax and start 2022!! We hope to return xxx – Dec 2021 MC

“making more memories”

What a wonderful house to spend our family Christmas in. Considering we did not get to spend it together last year. Making more memories. Walking, swimming, gym, Ballihoo lunch. We hope to return xxx – Dec 2021 SS

“the house is so versatile, your home is lovely”

Peaceful and relaxing. A fabulous house, well equipped with everything you need. We were a group of 7 adults and 2 children and were able to join in together or choose to have quiet time – the house is SO VERSATILE! We were here to attend a wedding – just wish we had stayed longer. We loved the nature, loved the Spa, loved everything. Thanks for a great stay, your home is LOVELY – Oct 2021 SC

“The house caters for everyone’s need, well equipped and comfy beds!”

Many many thanks for a wonderful property to spend some precious family time in. Beautiful grounds in which to walk. Wonderful spa and warm swimming pool. The house caters for everyone’s need, well equipped and comfy beds! We hope to return xxx – Dec 2021 CH

“we had a great week in this brilliant house”

We had a great week in this brilliant house. 3 generations walking, swimming, talking and laughing. P.S. The Cotswold Wildlife Park was a great day out. Many thanks – Oct 2021 BK

“loved the welcome pack”

Birthday weekend/reunion after what feels like a very long time – 3 generations. Lovely House, very well stocked with everything, loved the milk, butter, organic bread & jam left for us. Swimming both days, walking, the terrible weather did not spoil our enjoyment. Will def be back – Oct 2021 FM

“beautiful house in a wonderful setting”

Celebrated a 75th birthday with 8 of us. We have had a lovely 3 days staying in this beautiful house in a wonderful setting. Weather was lovely so the BBQ was a real bonus – Sep 2021 AR

“A lovely house and location. A real pleasure!”

All 7 of us (and two dogs) had a great time, relaxing, walking, swimming etc. A lovely house and location. A real pleasure! – Sep 2021 YC

“On-site services have exceeded expectations”

It has been a wonderfully relaxing experience for all of us and the on-site services have exceeded expectations – Sep 2021 JC

“Perfect base for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds”

We have had a fantastic week at Sorrel House. It is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds. The house is perfectly equipped to cater to the needs of our three-generation family. We all loved the balconies overlooking the lake and the children were particularly impressed with their comfy beds. Thank you! – Aug 2021 GH

“Fabulous Assistance”

We’ve had a lovely stay at Sorrel House, we enjoyed the balcony, had a great BBQ and views to the lake! We’d like to thank you and Suus for her fabulous assistance when we called for support! – Jul 2021 SP

“A great and comfortable, relaxing time”

We had a lovely stay for a 21st birthday. The cottage is lovely and we ate outside viewing the lake regularly, as the views are very nice. We enjoyed the paddle boarding on the lake yesterday as it was very tranquil. We’ve also enjoyed football, a trip to the Abbey Grounds in Cirencester and did tubing on a nearby lake. We had a lovely evening meal at the Falcon Inn @ Poulton too! Overall we had a great and comfortable, relaxing time. Thank you! July 2021 JR

“70th birthday celebration with all the family, plenty of room and very well equipped”

Here for a 70th birthday celebration with all the family. Plenty of room for us all and a lovely, very well equipped house.6 year old twin boys made good use of the swimming pool and tennis courts and plenty of dog walking opportunities. Enjoyed watching wild life especially swifts and dragonflies. Recommend the Masons Arms at Marston Meysey for Sunday lunch as it is dog friendly – July 2021 RF