Get Away with Me...

Welcome to Cornerstone Cottage & Lower Mill Spa

Get away for a few days to our bolthole retreat in Cotswold country idyll for
a romantic break, a weekend break, a retreat, a sporting break, a midweek getaway, a pamper break,

or perhaps just to catch up with friends or family

Cornerstone Cottage

We fell in love with Lower Mill Estate when first visited and we jumped at the chance to be a part of it. We have owned Cornerstone Cottage since it was built in 2003, being involved in design & layout. Over the years we have grown to love it more and more and we keep on making new discoveries.

The approach to Cornerstone Cottage, with views of the lakes and water gardens, sets the scene for an active, relaxing holiday surrounded by nature. The cottage is at the end of a stone pathway, in a quiet and secluded location away from the Estate’s internal roads, yet within a few minutes’ walk of the Activity Hub and Pilates centre, the lakes, nature trails and the LME Spa.

Cornerstone has a wide south-facing sundeck at the rear of the property, overlooking the beautiful Mill Village water garden, which is accessed through the Living Room’s French windows or via a wooden side gate.

A perfect venue for all sorts of holidays and short breaks. With 2 ensuite double bedrooms, 2 further bedrooms and family bathroom as well as a fully-equipped kitchen.

Inside the cottage you will find a cosy and contemporary feel featuring an open plan living/dining area with wood burner and four bedrooms which includes two master rooms each with en-suite bathroom and balcony.  A Travel cot and high chair are also available.

Air conditioning is available in the whole house, the energy-efficient heat pump system provides room heating in winter. The house also benefits from substantial upgrades to the original insulation specification.

Our guests benefit from ultrafast internet WiFi connection (Gigaclear nominal average speed 300Mb/sec download & upload) – ideal streaming video.

The house is equipped with a smart TV, DVD player and a CD sound system.

The Spa is a short walk away. It is an award-winning, multi-million pound delight to the senses. Exclusive to guests at some of the houses on Lower Mill Estate, it is included in your holiday. Facilities include an indoor and an outdoor heated pool, sauna, steam room and gym. A wide range of treatments is available at an additional cost.

Other LME facilities include tennis courts, a multi-sports pitch, table tennis, bike trail and playgrounds as well as an additional outside pool open all year heated to 30˚C and a sauna. The onsite Activity Hub arranges yoga, watersports and other courses, as well as the hire of bikes, canoes, SUPs and other watercraft.

Lower Mill Estate is a private nature reserve with hundreds of acres of lakes, fields and forests and miles of  walking/cycle paths including the Thames Path which runs near to our cottage. For young children this comes alive with The Miss Mouse children’s nature trail and treasure hunt which begins near to the house. Children’s nature activities are also available during the school holidays.  There is also fishing and there are picnic spots around the estate, and you can get up close to birds and animals, including, in a number of wildlife-watching hides.

Dining options abound for our guests. You may like to try our very popular private chef dining service with restaurant-quality food cooked for you by a chef right at the cottage – and with no need to think about washing up or the drive home afterwards. There is an extensive range of dining options, including our popular private chef who will come and cook for you, catering for a wide range of prices from £24.95 per person for a 2 course Italian meal to £119.95 for the stunning 11 course tasting menu. This has been recommended by many of our guests, including one who is herself a chef.

In addition, there is a wide range of restaurant options from fine dining to takeaway delivery. The onsite Ballihoo Restaurant and Clubhouse is a short walk away catering for drinks, meals, take away and general supplies. Our local pub The Baker’s Arms is a fifteen-minute walk.

Nearby is Cirencester, often called the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’. There is much to explore in the Cotswolds and in the surrounding area and we would be pleased to help you discover the Cotswolds and the surrounding area – history, shopping, craft, food and more.

Main Features

Cottage (Indoors)
• Self check-in
• Ultrafast Internet
• Air conditioning
• Smart TV, DVD player
• CD music player with iPod dock
• Wood burner, matches, ‘easy starter logs’ and additional logs provided
• Spa Bath
• Hairdryer x2
• Ironing board, iron
• Vacuum cleaner
• Baby/Child Equipment: highchair, travel cot (please provide your own cot bedding).
• Board games and books
• Private chef available
• Child friendly

• Fully equipped kitchen with utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans.
• Oven/hob
• Microwave
• Dishwasher
• Fridge-Freezer, family size
• Toaster, Kettle, Blender, Nespresso Coffe Machine
• Dishwasher
• Washing machine
• Tumble dryer (clothes dryer)

Guest Provisions
Kitchen starter consumables: including teabags, coffee sachets,  sugar sachets, hot chocolate sachets, salt, pepper, spray olive oil, Nespresso pods.
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, kitchen paper, baking foil, cling film
• Bathroom starter essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, shower gel, conditioner
• Bed linens and towels provided

Cottage (Outdoors)
• Large sundeck overlooking beautiful water garden – Secluded, enclosed & south-facing
• 2 balconies – 1 overlooking water garden
• Veranda cover area
• Outdoor patio/seating area
• Garden furniture – seats 8 + 8
• BBQ – Weber with matches & starter pack of charcoal provided

Estate Amenities
• Full access to Lower Mill Estate Spa, swimming pools, sauna, steam gym and  and on-site activities
• Swimming pools, heated (1 x indoor, 2 x outdoor)
• Swimming pools, unheated (outdoor, reed-filtered ‘eco’ pool)
• Saunas, Stream room, Gym
• Bicycle, kayak & waterssports hire
• Tennis courts
• Astro pitch (MUGA)
• Table tennis
• Nature trail
• Bike Trail
• On-site restaurant & groceries
• Parking: 1 allocated parking space and extra parking available.

Our guests receive detailed information about Lower Mill Estate, the area, activities and more

and we are always happy to answer questions.

We want your stay to be all you want it to be and more.