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Tawny House
11 Guests
10 Max Adults
5 Bedrooms
Tawny House is located within 'The Nines' - a highly exclusive and quiet private enclave of 9 properties separated from the rest of the Estate by gated access. ‘The Nines’ has its own private swimming pool, sauna and gym which is shared between the 9 properties. The beautiful Tawny House is a large; child friendly 5-bed detached home arranged over 3 floors with stunning views across the Estate's largest lake, Somerford Lagoon!

  • Bedroom 1: King - with use of family shower room
  • Bedroom 2: Super King - with ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom 3: Twin - with use of family shower room
  • Bedroom 4: Double - with use of family shower room
  • Bedroom 5: King (+ add. sofa bed) - with ensuite bathroom

  • Located Within the Exclusive Gated Somerford Nines
  • Private & Exclusive use of 'The Nines' Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool Sauna & Gym bookable for at least one hour each day
  • 3 Large Private Balconies Offering All Day Sunshine
  • Uninterrupted Views of Somerford Lagoon - Lower Mill Estate's Largest Lake
  • Private Gardens at Front & Rear
  • Nespresso Machine (standard capsules)
  • Full Rental Access to Lower Mill Spa & Swimming Pools
  • Super Fast Fibre WiFi Included
  • 55'' Smart TV with Disney+ included
  • Lake Access from Bottom of Garden
  • Child Friendly with Stair Gates / Child Toilet Seat / Child Step
  • Books / Comics Games & lots of Happyland Toys

SLEEPS 11: Max. of 10 x ADULTS + 1 x CHILD + COTS
VILLAGE: Somerford Nines, Clearwater
ASPECT: East Facing / Lakeside

Set back & nestled amongst the trees, this stunning home is reached by a footbridge across a small waterway. The private garden area at the front compliments the large, covered decking & welcoming porch.

Shared with 8 properties, the additional heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna & gym facilities is a treat for all occupants staying within 'The Nines', of which guests to Tawny have full use.


GROUND FLOOR: Boot racks and benches allows all to kick off wellies and outdoor shoes, before entering the hallway and expanse of beautiful oak flooring throughout the ground floor. Upon entering the large wrap around, open plan ground floor living space, guests are met with the most unbelievable view of Somerford Lagoon and nature reserve beyond - the Estate’s largest freshwater lake. The large and stylish kitchen has all the mod cons and is perfectly appointed with breakfast bar and stools for three. With an American style fridge/freezer, wine fridge, Nespresso Machine and warming drawer, this kitchen is a delight for any host. The property has a dining area for 11, with a beautiful and large wooden table showcasing views of Somerford Lagoon. Beyond the dining table is a relaxation area with sofa, bookcase filled with books and children's comics as well as board games. To the side of the sofa is a large wooden box filled with Happyland toys for the younger guests.
The property is cleverly centred around the living area, which is in turn is thoughtfully appointed around the Scandinavian wood burner. This inviting space has 3 large sofas, a couple of relaxing armchairs, as well as a 55'' wall mounted Smart TV with Disney+ included. Attention is almost always drawn to the extensive picture perfect views of the lagoon and nature reserve at the end of your private garden. Full floor to ceiling panoramic glazing frames this stunning view perfectly. Full sliding doors - including bifold from one section - you step out onto a beautiful decking area with a large green garden space that in turn creates the extension of the living area, creating one large flowing open plan entertainment space. With dining spread across two outdoor tables, there is plenty of room for everyone in your group to spread out and relax. A small WC and understairs cupboard for hanging your coats completes the ground floor.

FIRST FLOOR: The first floor of Tawny House is where you will find 4 of the lodge’s 5 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 at the top of the stairs has a king bed and fitted wardrobes, plus views that stretch across Somerford Lagoon through the double floor to ceiling glazing. Step out onto your private balcony for the perfect spot for that morning coffee at your bistro table and chairs.
Bedroom 2 is the first of two master bedrooms… with shower ensuite, wall mounted TV, double integrated wardrobes, and even a chaise longue at the foot of the super king bed. Once again, this room comes with a private - and covered - balcony with stunning views of the lagoon, affording time for some peace and quiet.
Bedroom 3 is a twin room with two full size single beds, integrated wardrobes and a dressing table which can also be used as a dedicated workspace. Bedroom 4 comprises a double bed and wardrobes, yet you also have private access to the large balcony terrace that overhangs the porch and the entrance to the property below. This excellent additional space can also be reached via the shared balcony door off the landing, so the rest of the group can join you. As the terrace is large enough for an extensive set of rattan patio furniture, this enables the opportunity to relax in the afternoon sun and long into the evening – it almost feels like a little secret! A family shower room compliments and serves 3 of the 4 bedrooms on the first floor.

SECOND FLOOR: A further level up and the second floor is home to the master suite. This entire floor is for the occupants of this beautifully appointed bedroom, with separate and private ensuite bathroom across the landing. A lounging sofa compliments the ample drawer and hanging space that flanks the king size bed in the middle of the room. This sofa also converts to a sofa bed which allows for an additional child or teenager. With extensive views across Somerford Lagoon and the nature reserve beyond, the additional elevation from this floor is striking and you can’t help but stop and watch the calm and tranquillity that stretches out in front of you – breath-taking! A Miele washer/dryer is in the utility room off the bathroom.

Homes within the secluded and gated community of the ‘Somerford Nines’ each have a further shared space beyond their private garden, which is reached by a large footbridge that takes you to the banks of Somerford Lagoon. The land directly in front of your property is yours to let the kids run loose and for family games. Through a gap in the hedgerow, you can walk down to the waters edge, and it is from here that you are able to launch your watercraft of choice. Being the largest lake on the Estate, there is plenty of opportunity to explore on foot, but also by water. Please take care of wildlife and the surrounding habitat and pay extra care and attention to any little ones in your group as it is an open body of water. Please always be respectful of others and be sure to wear buoyancy aids at all times.

Make the most of that additional heated outdoor pool within 'The Nines' that is a special treat for all guests staying within this private enclave!

N.B. Please note that the 'sofa bed' in Bedroom 5 cannot be moved between bedrooms. This option, however, is not suitable for an adult; we would recommend using this as a single bed for child or teenager only.

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 4 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. SOMERFORD NINES: The Nines pool is closed during the off peak winter months after October Half Term (open Xmas/NY weeks). The Somerford Nines facility is shared with 8 x other properties, and is available to residents staying within Somerford Nines ONLY and not with the wider Estate. The heated indoor pool at the Luxury Spa is open all year round and is just a few minutes walk from the Somerford Nines complex. 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. Yours is within the gated community of the Somerford Nines where there are also a number of visitor parking spaces available with further spaces available on the Estate overflow car parks. 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.

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