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  • 3 Bedrooms
    3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
    Sleeps 6
  • Bathrooms 2
    Bathrooms 2
  • Two dogs welcome
    Two dogs welcome
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About this property

Part of the Lower Mill Estate - a rural holiday park in Gloucestershire offering heart-thumping activities, including hiking, woodland walks, canoeing, and guided, off-road bike rides - the dog-friendly Bittern Reeds is an excellent base to begin a fun-filled family getaway. Sleeping six, this modern, south-facing cottage is ideal for small families and features great creature comforts and facilities, including a large, open-plan lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, a bespoke log-burner, and a private deck overlooking Howells Mere Lake. Hounds will love Lower Mill Estate where they can paddle and play in the lake, follow marked trails, or sniff out the nearby nature reserve. Perfect for a relaxing retreat, the estate also features a fully-equipped spa complete with a heated swimming pool, lily-filtered eco pool, saunas, steam rooms, and a fully-equipped fitness suite. Enjoy yoga classes by the lake and a delicious breakfast in the dog-friendly Ballihoo Clubhouse before hopping over to the Cotswolds - just ten minutes by car. You can explore the ancient streets of Cirencester or trek the 100 mile-long Cotswolds Way before returning to your cottage for a quiet night by the fire. 

Dine with Your Dog

While Fido snoozes by the fire, you can use the fully-equipped kitchen, which features an electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, and a Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee machine. You can enjoy a family feast at the dining table and admire the views or sit out on the deck for dining al fresco. You’ll also have a barbecue to use - perfect for summer months. If you’d prefer to put your feet up, you can hire a private chef or head to the laid-back Ballihoo Clubhouse, which welcomes furry friends until 7 PM each day; Head Chef Paul Budd’s signature dish - gnocchi with roast butternut squash, woodland mushrooms, kale, rocket, and fresh truffle - comes highly recommended!

Bow wow factor

Dogs will adore Lower Mill Estate! Furry friends can enjoy woodland walks and sniff out the local wildlife in the nearby nature reserve, or they can paddle in Howells Mere Lake, which is right at the end of your garden.

Need to know

Barbecue
Barbecue
Car Parking
Car Parking
Cot Available
Cot Available
Dine With Pet
Dine With Pet
Garden Or Patio
Garden Or Patio
Pub Within 1 Mile
Pub Within 1 Mile
Restaurant
Restaurant
Rural
Rural
Satellite Television
Satellite Television
WiFi
WiFi
Grouped Properties
Grouped Properties

Bedrooms & Suites

Bittern Reeds sleeps six in three uniquely styled bedrooms. You’ll have an en-suite master and a twin bedroom, both of which look out onto the lake and open directly onto the ground floor deck - a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee. You’ll also have a plush family bathroom and a third bedroom complete with bunk beds - ideal for younger family members to enjoy. The real highlight has to be the large, open-plan lounge, which offers gorgeous views over the lake, as well as a flat-screen television, Bose sound system, and a bespoke log-burning stove. You can cosy up on the large, leather sofa and take in the views or step onto the deck and relax in a sun lounger.

Dog-Friendly Nearby

There are dozens of fairytale towns to sniff out in the neighbouring Cotswolds, including the nearby market town of Cirencester and the charming village of Bibury - one of Britain’s prettiest. The picture-perfect Stow-on-the-Wold is another must, home to bespoke shops, historic boltholes (the dog-friendly Porch House is one of Britain’s oldest inns), and St Edward’s Church, whose gorgeous yew tree-flanked doorway helped to inspire Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings! Easily accessible by car, the stunning Blenheim Palace is well-within reach, offering gardens for dogs to explore, or for a family day out, hop over to Cotswold Wildlife Park, which welcomes well-behaved dogs on leads. To escape the hustle and bustle, seek out the Cotswold Way, a 100-mile walking route guiding you around historic sights and sleepy villages.
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