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Cuckoo’s Nest

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7 Nights See prices

  • £995  to  £1795

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Short Breaks

  • £ Enquire
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Access


  • Swimming Pool
  • Log Burner

About Cuckoo’s Nest

Cuckoo’s Nest enjoys an enviable riverfront position on the award-winning Lower Mill Estate, surrounded by 550 acres of peaceful nature reserve. With four spacious bedrooms plus room for two cots, there is ample space for large families or groups of friends to escape to these beautiful surroundings. With all the benefits of an upmarket holiday park on your doorstep, combined with the space and peace of a private home, Cuckoo’s Nest is nothing short of perfection.

The Lower Mill Estate is one of the most sought after in the Cotswolds. All of the architect-designed properties nestled around Clearwater Lake have been designed to enhance family time with fantastic open-plan spaces that make the most of the incredible views. In addition to having a village shop, restaurant and luxury spa on site, the estate is less than a mile from the centre of Somerford Keynes, where the 17th Century Bakers Arms pub is a favourite with locals and visitors.

The Roman town of Cirencester is only six miles away with plenty of opportunities to shop, eat and be entertained. Kids love the Corinium Museum where they can see genuine Roman artefacts and take part in the family activities run during the school holidays. Cirencester Park on the Bathurst Estate is perfect for a long walk, or contact the local riding school where you can arrange a guided hack on a friendly horse.

Lower Mill Estate has lovely lakeside walks, canoeing, boating and fishing on site. You can bring your bikes or hire some there, taking advantage of the network of private paths that traverse the estate and were designed to enable residents and visitors to enjoy this incredible environment with its water, a play area, woodlands and meadows. The Activity Hub, where you can hire canoes, kayaks and other equipment, also runs regular family-friendly activities. If all that was not enough, the Cotswold Country Park and Beach is nearby with lots more water-based fun, and there are several nearby golf courses which welcome visitors.

The Cotswolds AONB has been a favourite holiday destination for generations, and it has perfected the ideal blend of town and country. Here, you can feel like you are completely getting away from it all, with fresh air and long country walks on the doorstep, yet it is less than two hours from London and easily accessed from the Midlands, Wales and the south. The owners at Cuckoo’s Nest have created a luxurious haven where families and friends can forget about everything and focus on enjoying time together.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Caroline & Nick Beadle joined Independent Cottages in June 2018


Enquire online:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (The Cotswolds)

Accommodation Comprises:

The accommodation at Cuckoo's Nest is upside down, with the bedrooms on the ground floor and the living area upstairs, making the most of the ample natural light and stunning views. The house is fresh and modern, and decorated and furnished to a very high standard throughout.

Ground Floor:

  • A spacious double room has a comfortable king-sized bed with bedside tables and reading lamps, as well as a wardrobe and chest of drawers so you can unpack and really feel at home. In addition to an ensuite with a bath, WC and handbasin, the room benefits from secure sliding glass doors that frame the waterside views and open directly onto a private sun terrace.
  • There are two twin bedrooms, each with two 3ft single beds and a walk-in wardrobe. One of the bedrooms enjoys a quiet position at the front of the house, while the other is at the rear with views of the lake and access to the sun terrace.
  • The family shower room has a corner shower, WC, handbasin and heated towel rail.

First Floor:

  • Main living space which is open plan and elegantly furnished with three-seater and two-seater leather sofas positioned around the log burning stove. Wooden floorboards and floor to ceiling windows amplify the natural light and lovely views, making this an area to where people naturally gravitate. The sliding doors open onto an enclosed balcony where there is a table with chairs to sit and enjoy the view.
  • The owners have provided a range of books and family board games, and there is also a television with a games console. Being bored is not an option here!
  • Dining room area which sits comfortably between the double height ceiling of the living room and the fully-fitted kitchen. The table and chairs easily seat up to eight people, with room for a high chair if required.
  • Catering is a dream in the Cuckoo's Nest's luxury kitchen. The owners have ensured you have everything you need whether you are cooking a full Sunday dinner for eight or searching for a corkscrew.

Second Floor:

  • The second floor is reserved for the master bedroom which looks over living space to the lake beyond through a double glazed window with curtains for privacy. The room has a king-sized bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. An armchair is perfect if you want a peaceful 15-minutes to read.
  • Master bedroom with an ensuite with a large walk-in shower, WC, heated towel rail and handbasin.

Outside: Cuckoo's Nest is at the end of a quiet road with no passing traffic, so it is safe for children to play and ride their bikes outside without fear of cars. There is off street parking for several cars. Guests have full access to the estate's outdoor facilities which include an enormous play area with equipment to suit different aged children, and a variety of surfaces for different ball games. The ArtSpa has indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and the Activity Centre can arrange hire of a wide choice of sporting equipment including bikes and canoes.

Additional Information: Cuckoo's Nest has central heating and WiFi. All utilities, linen and towels (not beach towels) are included, and the owners also provide a welcome pack so you can put the kettle on and enjoy a drink as soon as you arrive. The house is pet-friendly - please enquire when booking. Short breaks are possible at certain times of the year depending on availability. Cuckoo's Nest is a smoke-free property.

Cuckoo’s Nest Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 6th May 2022 - Thu, 26th May 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £895

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 27th May 2022 - Thu, 9th Jun 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 10th Jun 2022 - Thu, 30th Jun 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £895

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 1st Jul 2022 - Thu, 1st Sep 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 - Thu, 20th Oct 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £895

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 21st Oct 2022 - Thu, 3rd Nov 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 4th Nov 2022 - Thu, 15th Dec 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £895

7 Nights

3 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms (2 King & 2 Twin)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1883 348508 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Caroline & Nick Beadle
Member Since June 2018

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Cuckoo’s Nest Noticeboard

The exciting news is we are able to open our doors from 4th July and we can't wait to welcome you. We will be following all the covid safe regulation and following all the government guideline. We take your health and safety seriously and our home will be cleaned to a very high standard. The Lower Mill Estate will need to follow the government guidelines which at the moment does not allow spas and swimming pools. As this changes we will keep you updated.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Cuckoo’s Nest 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 6th February 2022
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