- Bedroom 1: King - with ensuite shower
- Bedroom 2: Double - with use of family bath and shower
- Bedroom 3: Triple bunk bed (double + single on top) - with use of family bathroom
- Bedroom 4: Twin - with use of family bathroom
- Bedroom 5: King - with ensuite shower
- Hot Tub overlooking Howells Mere Lake (included)
- Floating Cantilever Decking and Balconies
- Stunning Views from 1st 2nd & 3rd Floor Vantage Points
- Spectacular Sunset Views
- Cool Astroturf Sun Lounging Space
- Direct Lake Access
- Nespresso Machine (standard capsules)
- Full Rental Access to Lower Mill Spa & Pools
- Super Fast Fibre WiFi Included
VILLAGE: Howells Mere
ASPECT: Sunset Facing / Lakeside
Three outdoor terrace areas offer stunning views from all vantage points across Howells Mere Lake. Skylark provides a true sense of place and relaxation and has a large ground floor deck with private hot tub, and two further substantial sized balconies on the 1st & 2nd floors. All of which enjoy the sun for most of the day & well into the evening – culminating with spectacular sunset views!
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: After being greeted by the welcoming entrance area, to the right of the hallway you find the ground floor master suite. With its very own private hallway, the room opens up and presents a king-size bed, Smart TV, and views across Howells Mere Lake through the double floor to ceiling glazed doors. In fact, with floor to ceiling glazing on all sides of this suite the light pours in, yet the beautiful shutters give you the perfect amount of privacy. Double wardrobes and an en-suite shower room completes this ground floor master suite.
A further double bedroom on the ground floor is served by the family bathroom – with bathtub and a separate shower cubicle. This double bedroom also benefits from a Smart TV and floor to ceiling glazed balcony doors, that lead onto the oversized terrace area with outdoor seating, loungers, and your very own private hot tub option. With glazed balustrades wrapping the entire decking area, you appear to be hovering above the water as you first step out. The cantilevered decking - and two further balcony areas of this lodge - appear to float across the lake as they are cleverly suspended away from the main structure, giving you the impression of almost sitting over the lake.
FIRST FLOOR: The first floor of the property has a further family bathroom with a bathtub and 3 of the property’s 5 bedrooms. At the front of the house, you will find the twin bedroom with two single beds and a double wardrobe, plus the triple bunkbed room – with full size double bed and single bed above – also with double wardrobe and benefiting of a further Smart TV. The master bedroom on this floor offers stunning views of the lake, and with its very own private cantilevered balcony area - stretching the full width of the lodge – it feels more akin to sitting on the large balcony of a cruise ship. The balcony is finished with a bistro set for two, perfect for that morning coffee. The bedroom comprises a king-size bed, Smart TV, double wardrobe, and a private shower room. The room, once again with floor to ceiling glazing along the entirety of one side of the room, is the perfect place to retreat to after a day of exploration.
SECOND FLOOR: It is on the second floor where the real magic happens. After initially being struck with the amount of natural light pouring into the room, the view from the living area and balcony beyond draws your attention furthermore. With one side completely glazed, the floor to ceiling double doors slide along to open up and create an extension of the living space and entertainment area, and onto the large balcony area with outdoor dining for 10. With additional outdoor sofas, you will be hard pushed not to be spending all of your time out here. The area is a real suntrap and with views that continue beyond Howells Mere Lake and into the nature reserve beyond, you’ll enjoy your day out here either on your own with your own thoughts, or with family and friends as you enjoy an alfresco dinner as the sun sets behind you. The living room has a large curved Smart TV, comfortable sofas and a corner snug with two contemporary armchairs and a gas effect wood burner: allowing for comfortable and stylish living, alongside an Alexa smart speaker and super-fast fibre broadband. Indoor dining for 10/11 guests and a well-appointed - and equipped – kitchen complete this floor.
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 5 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. HOT TUB: All of our hot tubs are maintained by a professional pool company, Messrs, MR Pools. Please do not use the hot tub after 10:30pm to retain the peaceful & respectful environment, in accordance with the Code of Conduct. 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: All outside terrace areas are child proof and have over waist height glass balustrades all the way around, providing a safe environment for children. SPECIFICATIONS: may change from the items listed here. Please check prior to booking if you require any further clarification or confirmation of important items.