Lakeside Cotswold holiday house within award-winning nature reserve

The House

Hoopoe Cottage is a delightful lake-front four bedroom house in the award-winning Lower Mill Estate. It sleeps 9 adults very comfortably, and there's a travel cot available for an extra baby or toddler. The large rear deck faces west, perfect for sunset drinks, and the living area and two of the bedrooms have stunning views over Clear Lake.  


With a cosy wood-burning stove, on-site indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools, fun local activities, and the beautiful Cotswolds on its doorstep, Hoopoe Cottage is the perfect place for a very special and relaxing year-round break.

Lower Mill Estate

This award-winning private country estate and nature reserve has seven lakes, abundant wildlife, and miles of lovely walks.  Access to the stunning Art Spa with its heated pools, eco swimming pond, gym, sauna, steam room and landscaped grounds is included in your stay and luxury spa treatments can be booked separately.  There are also tennis courts, trampolines, a football pitch, children's play areas, fishing lakes, a general store and cafe plus a brand new clubhouse and restaurant, Balihoo, for the use of Lower Mill guests only.  Canoe, paddle board and bicycle hire are available onsite.

Local Cotswold Area

One of the most picturesque parts of England, the heart of the Cotswolds lies close to Lower Mill Estate. Lovely villages like Bourton-on-the-Water, Tewkesbury and Tetbury, and elegant towns like Cheltenham and Gloucester are within easy reach. Country pubs, stately homes, miles of unspoiled countryside and fascinating museums make it a perfect area for visitors.


Lower Mill Estate is set within the Cotswold Water Park where 150 lakes offer every kind of water activity from tranquil fishing to high adrenaline water skiing.

                        We are open!

Hoopoe Cottage is taking bookings for breaks starting from 4th July 2020. We have taken careful steps to make sure guests have a relaxed holiday  so please see the Covid-19 information under our Contact page for details of our reopening plans and cleaning procedures. Please note at this time, we are only able to accept bookings from groups of no more than 6 people, per Government regulations. 

We look forward to welcoming you back to the house and to Lower Mill Estate!

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