- Bedroom 1: King - or - Twin - with use of private shower room
- Bedroom 2: King - with ensuite shower room
- Bedroom 3: King - with ensuite shower room
- Bedroom 4: can be configured in a variety of configurations - please see below:
- BEDROOM 4 BED OPTIONS:
- 1 x King (daybed) – Sleeps 2
- 1 x King (daybed) + 1 x single Z bed/futon – Sleeps 3
- 2 x Singles (daybed) – Sleeps 2
- 2 x Singles (daybed) + 1 x single bed/futon – Sleeps 3
- N.B. (1) we would recommend guests in Bedroom 1 pre-book their desired configuration at the time of booking otherwise the room will be configured as a Twin as standard. (2) Bedroom 4 will be left as a day bed room for arrival but all sleeping configuration set ups will be left for guests to set up as they wish.
- Spectacular 'Skydeck' with 360 degrees Panoramic Views
- Modernist Cube Design
- Views Across the SSSI Swillbrook Lake and Nature Reserve
- Flexible Bed Configuration Options
- 4 x Bathrooms - Flexible Bathroom Options
- Separate Utility & Boot Room with Washer Dryer
- Nespresso Machine (standard capsules)
- Full Rental Access to Lower Mill Spa & Pools
- Super Fast Fibre WiFi Included
VILLAGE: Howells Mere
ASPECT: Sunset Facing + 360 Panoramic
Designed by the renowned architect, William Iles, the lodge’s clever modernist cube design provides elevated panoramic views of the untouched Swillbrook Lake and nature reserve - a protected special site of scientific interest (SSSI). This flexible & popular detached 4-bed property simultaneously provides guests with both modern architecture and simple quintessential outdoor holidaying.
POLITE NOTICE: PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE STRICTLY UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE LARGE PREDOMINATELY ALL ADULT PARTIES, UNLESS THE PARTY IS MULTI-GENERATIONAL and/or MULTI GENDER GROUP. SORRY NO HEN/STAG GROUPS
GROUND FLOOR: Accessed down a garden path, you are welcomed with a long and inviting hallway. A large family shower room (one of 4 bathrooms – one for each bedroom!) with walk in shower serves the first of the lodge’s four bedrooms. Sat adjacent, bedroom 1 is a useful family room, offering the option of a twin room (2 x full size single beds) or zipped together to offer a king-size bed. This room is also large enough for the Z-bed/futon option, offering a great space for a family. Further down the hallway you will find a handy utility room with sink, washing machine and additional space for coats and wellies.
A further two bedrooms on the ground floor are at the back of the property, both with full length glazed balcony doors with access to a private decking area with bistro set – a beautiful place to sit and take in the morning sun with a coffee. Both bedrooms offer king size beds and ensuite shower rooms, plus wardrobe space and drawers.
FIRST FLOOR: On the first floor is the last of the four bedrooms. This room affords a flexible option for up to 3 guests and allows for several configurations; comprising of a full-size king-size daybed that can also be split into two full size single beds, plus the additional 1 x John Lewis single memory foam Z bed. (Please provide your preferred configuration at the time of booking – a full list of options for Bedroom 4 can be found below). The addition of a workspace desk and Smart TV, large integrated wardrobes, and full-length glazed doors with Juliette balcony (fully child safe) complete this final bedroom. The large family bathroom adjacent comprises of a lovely standalone bathtub.
The stunning open plan first floor living space is airy and spacious, and its modern contemporary design extends across the lounge and dining area to the nature reserve beyond through the full-length balcony doors and onto the balcony that runs the full breadth of the property. With a couple of lovely bistro sets on the deck, the doors open fully to create an extension of the living space, providing an amazing space for friends and family to entertain. A stunning Scandinavian style contemporary wood burner (logs available to pre-order) is the centre of the lounge, with two modern sofas and an armchair surrounding both the wood burner and the large Smart TV – with views across the stunning Swillbrook Lake and the nature reserve beyond, all from the comfort of your living room. The dining area and well-appointed kitchen complete the open plan space. With space for 8-9 guests around the table, the entire space allows all guests to be involved with the group and conversation.
SECOND FLOOR: The modernist cube design is further enhanced by the addition of a spectacular large full length roof terrace accessed by an electric glass roof door, providing amazing elevated panoramic views across Swillbrook Lake, the SSSI nature reserve and village of Howells Mere and Howells Mere Lake beyond. With the addition of an Astro turf ‘garden’ space to capture the suns rays all day long, there is alfresco dining available on the terrace also with seating for 8-9 guests. This is the real highlight of the lodge and an enviable addition amongst others on the Estate – the Skydeck is a must see and quite literally the best place to view both the sun rising and sun setting!
N.B. (1) we would recommend guests in Bedroom 1 pre-book their desired configuration at the time of booking otherwise the room will be configured as a Twin as standard. (2) Bedroom 4 will be left as a day bed room for arrival but all sleeping configuration set ups will be left for guests to set up as they wish.
BEDROOM 4 BED OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO GUESTS:
1 x King (daybed) – Sleeps 2
1 x King (daybed) + 1 x single Z bed/futon – Sleeps 3
2 x Singles (daybed) – Sleeps 2
2 x Singles (daybed) + 1 x single bed/futon – Sleeps 3
POLITE NOTICE: PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE STRICTLY UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE LARGE PREDOMINATELY ALL ADULT PARTIES, UNLESS THE PARTY IS MULTI-GENERATIONAL and/or MULTI GENDER GROUP. SORRY NO HEN/STAG GROUPS. By making a reservation you are accepting the Lower Mill Estate's Code of Conduct as per the Terms & Conditions on behalf of yourself and your guests. STATED GROUP SIZE: Bookings are accepted on the group size & configuration stated at the time of booking. Any changes to this would require permission. Lower Mill Estate is a gated and warden controlled private estate and we provide the Estate with all guest group sizes and group dynamics prior to arrival, which are confirmed at the time of booking. DAY VISITORS: Day visitors to the Property may be permitted with our prior consent, at our discretion, provided that the total group (including visitors) does not exceed the maximum occupancy of the Property. SPA ACCESS: All but a 3 minute walk to the Luxury Spa complex, of which you get full rental access during your stay, allowing you and your family and friends to use the indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Outdoor pools are closed during the low season. NATURE FIRST: Lower Mill Estate is a nature first environment and we are all guests of nature. As such, things like certain lakes being closed in off season for nesting, low level lighting at night, reeds being left to grow to full height, is part of managing the unique environment and eco system. PARKING: Each property on the Estate has one designated parking space within a few yards of their front door. All other vehicles can make use of the nearby additional communal visitor spaces and/or the overflow car parks. Please do try and limit the number of cars where possible. TRAVEL COT OPTION: We are unable to supply bedding or a mattress thicker than the ‘wrap around base’ that the travel cot comes with. For your reference, the approx. size of a standard travel cot is 60-65cm x 95-100cm. BBQs: Due to insurance restrictions & potential health & safety compliance issues, we have removed BBQs from each property. Therefore, please remember to pack your own, or alternatively purchase a disposable BBQ for alfresco cooking. LAKE SAFETY: The garden/decking areas could be open to the water, so additional care must be taken at all times. SPECIFICATIONS: may change from the items listed here. Please check prior to booking if you require any further clarification or confirmation of important items.