Habitat Escapes: Divine Self-Catering in the Cotswolds

By Katina Hristova

Tucked away in the walking and exploring capital of England – the Cotswolds, Lower Mill Estate is the epitome of a relaxed and peaceful weekend getaway destination. Built around eight lakes, two rivers and miles of walking trails, the estate feels like a little wonderland that celebrates wildlife (with over 25 species of waterbirds that can be seen on the lakes in the winter months) and unspoiled nature. But this doesn’t mean that you’ll be camping – not even close. With nearly 200 houses, which includes flats, small houses or five-bedroom mansions, all available to either rent or buy, and an award-winning on-site spa, Lower Mill Estate promises modern comforts and luxury in the heart of this stunning 550-acre nature reserve. Pack your walking boots and bathing suits and prepare for a weekend of long walks, kayaking, biking and relaxed spa afternoons.


Habitat Escapes’ Eco Lodges

Combining the perks of a boutique hotel with the privacy of a luxury holiday cottage, Habitat Escapes’ eco lodges are the ideal place to come back to after an activity-filled day. Think clean, modern designs, spacious rooms and a sense of cosiness enhanced by a fireplace in the living room. Each villa is self-catering and features a well-equipped kitchen and an eight-seater dining table – perfect for lazy family breakfasts before a day of exploration. The bright lounge area comes with a massive flatscreen TV and calls for snuggly movie nights. In the warmer months, make full use of the al fresco dining facilities and barbecue in the garden and enjoy your dinner under the stars.

Just a few minutes’ walk from your front door is the Lower Mill Estate spa. With its two heated pools, a lily-filtered eco-pool, sauna, steam room and a gym, it promises to cater to everyone’s needs.


From canoeing, through to kayaking and paddle boarding – the abundance of water sports in the Lower Mill Estate is truly impressive! And for those who prefer to stay dry, the on-site Activity Hub offers renting out bikes, however, watch out for wildlife, as they enjoy wandering around the estate.

Habitat Escapes offers a range of self-catering accommodation at Lower Mill Estate, apartments start from £441 for two nights. Price is based on a two bedroom apartment that sleeps up to four guests. To book visit www.habitatescapes.com or contact 01285 869489 / VIP@habitatescapes.com

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