New Improvements to the Spa

The Lower Mill Estate Spa was expanded during 2017 and 2018: it now has a large new, fully equipped gym as well as the two heated pools (one indoor and one outdoor) and an eco pool. The changing rooms and reception area have been greatly enlarged and refurbished.

Spa Opening Hours 2019

Low Season:

  • Mon – Thurs:              8am – 4.45pm (Adults only 8am to 10am)
  • Fri:                               8am – 7.45pm (Adults only 8am to 10am & 7pm to 7.45pm)
  • Sat:                              8am – 5.45pm (Adults only 8am to 10am)
  • Sun:                             10am –7.45pm (Adults only 7pm to 7.45pm)

High Season:

  • Mon,Tues,Thurs,Fri:      8am – 7.45pm (Adults only 8am to 10am & 7pm to 7.45pm)
  • Weds:                          8am – 5.45pm (Adults only 8am to 10am)
  • Sat:                              8am – 5.45pm (Adults only 8am to 10am)
  • Sun:                             10am –7.45pm (Adults only 7pm to 7.45pm)

High Season Dates 2019

Spring Half Term:                      Friday 15thFebruary – Sunday 24thFebruary

Easter:                                     Friday 5thApril – Monday 22ndApril

Summer Half Term:                  Friday 24thMay – Sunday 2ndJune 

Summer Holidays:                    Saturday 20thJuly – Sunday 1stSeptember 

Autumn Half Term:                   Friday 18thOctober – Sunday 27thOctober 

Christmas Holidays:                  Friday 20thDecember – Sunday 5thJanuary

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Christmas Eve – Tuesday 24thDecember: 8am – 5pm 

Christmas Day – Wednesday 25thDecember: CLOSED 

Boxing Day – Thursday 26thDecember: 10am – 4pm (10am – 11am Adults only)

New Year’s Eve – Tuesday 31stDecember: 8am – 5pm

New Year’s Day – Wednesday 1stJanuary 2020: 10am – 4pm(10am – 11am Adults only)

Outdoor Pool Opening Dates

The outdoor heated pool is open:

  • at weekends from 15thFebruary to 5thApril
  • every day from 5thApril until 27thOctober
  • at weekends 27thOctober to 20thDecember
  • every day during Christmas Holidays except Christmas Day

Elemental Sculpture Park (Somerford Keynes)

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The Elemental Sculpture Park in Somerford Keynes is only 5 minutes’ drive or 25 minutes’ walk from Nightingale House and is well worth a visit! It opened in 2015 and has well over 100 exhibits, tastefully displayed in extensive grounds. Enjoy and hour or two meandering … Continue reading

Upper and Lower Slaughter

The Old Mill on the River Eye at Lower Slaughter

If you fancy combining a leisurely walk with a visit to a couple of stunning Cotswold villages, take a drive to Lower and Upper Slaughter (just over 20 miles from Lower Mill Estate). Park in Lower Slaughter and stroll along the River Eye past picturesque cottages on your way to the Old Mill with its quirky craft and tea shop. From the Old Mill

Upper Slaughter Ford

Upper Slaughter Ford

follow the footpath beside the river and across a meadow to Upper Slaughter  (just a mile away) and explore a second charming village.

The Lords of the Manor at Upper Slaughter

The Lords of the Manor

Maybe stop for lunch at The Lords of the Manor Hotel in the beautiful gabled Manor House with its spectacular views down to the river before retracing your steps back to Lower Slaughter.

For a longer walk, follow footpaths from Lower Slaughter to the celebrated Bourton-on-the-Water which is couple of miles further on. For more details see ‘Cotswold River Walks’ by Colin Handy (Walk 11 page 34) on the bookcase in the second bedroom.

New at our Luxury Holiday Rental on Lower Mill Estate

A Luxury Holiday Rental Property with More…

Canoeing and Cycling

Sunset over Somerford Lagoon  at Lower Mill EstateAs well as our two bicycles (with helmets, padlocks, pump etc) rental guests at Nightingale House (Cotswold Spa Breaks) can use our Pelican ‘Dare Devil’ canoe on Somerford Lagoon during the summer months. (1st April to 31st October) Life vests and a storage box are also provided. The canoe is conveniently located in the open air boat store beside Somerford Lagoon on Lower Mill Estate.

Wildlife

Views from Cotswold Spa Breaks RentalThe wildlife seems to love Lower Mill Estate even more than we do! This summer a family of swans with six cygnets has made their home right beside Nightingale House. During your luxury holiday in the Cotswolds look out for all sorts of wildfowl as well as deer along the path in front of the house and beavers on Flagham Fenn just a few minutes’ walk away.

Watching the Wildlife

Spotting scope and binoculars provided at your Lower Mill Estaate RentalFor rental guests who like to watch the wildlife from the comfort of Nightingale House there is a spotting scope in the lounge and for those who prefer to explore Lower Mill Estate’s 450 acres, binoculars are provided.

Luxury Touches for a Luxury Holiday

Free logs for your log fire at Cotswlod Spa BreaksAt Nightingale House we provide plenty of extra culinary and entertainment touches. Rental guests will find a well-stocked larder, Champagne and Cognac or Armagnac, toiletries in the bathrooms, an up-to-date selection of DVDs (some in 3D), maps, guide books, walk and nature books, novels, a ‘wi’ station and much more….

Lower Mill Estate General Store

The Lower Mill Estate shop and café is open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays in June and September and every day in the school holidays. It’s far more than a general store: you can order newspapers and fresh pastries, browse their range of homemade meals and small gifts and enjoy snacks and drinks inside or out on the terrace.