Spa Improvements 2017


Improvements are currently being made at Lower Mill Estate Spa. The changing rooms and reception are being enlarged.

Please Note: Building Work is going on at the Spa until Easter 2017.The gym and indoor pool are open as usual during the works. There are temporary changing rooms but no showers. Temporary toilets are located outside (through the gate beside the outdoor pool). Spa Treatments are temporarily located at 106 Howells Mere.

High Season Dates 2017

High Season Dates at Lower Mill Estate 2017

Spring Half Term – Saturday 11th February – Sunday 19th February

Easter Friday – Saturday 1st April – Sunday 23rd April

Summer Half Term – Saturday 27th May – Sunday 4th June

Summer Holidays – Saturday 22nd July – Sunday 3rd September

Autumn Half Term – Sunday 29th October – Sunday 5th November

Christmas Holidays – Saturday 17th December – Saturday 6th January

Easter Opening Times

Friday 14th April (Good Friday) – 10am-6pm

Monday 17th April (Easter Monday) – 10am-6pm

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – 8.00am -5.00pm

Monday 25th December – (Christmas Day) – CLOSED

Tuesday 26th December – (Boxing Day) – 10am – 4pm

Sunday 31st December – (New Year’s Eve) – 8am – 5pm

Monday 1st January 2018 – (New Year’s Day) – 10-4pm

Outdoor Pool Opening Dates
Saturday 1st April – 1st November 2017

Saturday 17th December – January 6th 2018

Watching the Beavers

Beaver Lodge Lower Mill EstateI’m quite embarrassed to admit how long it’s taken us to get round to this, but last night at about 9.15pm we finally braved the muddy path beside Flagham Fen and walked the few minutes round to the hide, hoping for a spot of beaver-watching. No-one else was around, the hide deserted. We sat and waited. Continue reading

Watching the Wildlife from Nightingale House

Sipping a cup of tea the other day looking out over Swillbrook Lake I spotted a stoat on the path opposite. I looked again and there were two of them, then suddenly a whole family of stoats appeared, the little ones running and jumping and chasing each other. Minutes passed. It was mesmerising. Continue reading

Discounts for February and March 2016


Cotswold Spa Breaks  is offering a special discount of 10% for any bookings to stay in Nightingale House during the months of February and March 2016 (excluding Easter Week)

This is in addition to the usual discount for anyone booking 7 days or more.

Just send your enquiry via the ‘Contact’ page giving details of your party and when you would like to stay.

Easy Walks from Nightingale House

One of the things we love about the location of Nightingale House is that within a couple of minutes of closing the front door you’re walking beside a lake on a country path. And there are at least three possible routes to choose from. You might like to try any (or all…) of the three walks below (plus see map of the estate in our blue information folder): Continue reading

Bibury : a Beautiful Cotswold Village – and Right on the Doorstep!

If you’ve got only a few hours to spare but you want to see a gorgeous Cotswold village during your stay at Nightingale House, you can’t do better than a trip to Bibury. Only 6 miles (North East) from Cirencester on the B425 (see OS map ‘The Cotswolds’ OL45 on the black bookcase in the second bedroom), it’s less than half an hour’s drive from Lower Mill Estate. Continue reading

The Trouble House

 It might have had a past full of woes, but today it just serves excellent food!

Its location on the busy A433 isn’t as picturesque as many of the little village pubs in the Cotswolds, but The Trouble House a couple of miles outside Tetbury had such consistently good write ups on ‘Trip Advisor’ that we thought we’d give it a try. Continue reading