Central England / Cotswolds / Gloucestershire Region

“Far away from the life’s busyness, yet easily accessible.”

We are located in the Cotswolds Water Park, 5 miles south of Cirencester and 8 miles north of Swindon.  The location is ideal for exploring the Cotswolds. The Roman town of Bath is within easy reach as are many beautiful Cotswold villages.

Many groups meet up with friends and family from different parts of the country.

Being centrally located also makes our country idyll perfect for foreign guests looking to have a UK base.

Nearest airport: London Heathrow (85 miles).
Nearest motorway: M4 Junction 15 (18 miles).
Nearest railway station: Kemble (5 miles) – on a direct line to London Paddington

Map showing the location of Cornerstone Cottage, Lower Mill Estate.

What makes Cornerstone Cottage special?

We chose our holiday home before it was built, and we were involved in specifying its design and watching it being built.

Within Lower Mill Estate, we have one of the few houses that is both close to Lower Mill’s wonderful Spa, pool and other facilities whilst also being tranquil and secluded from vehicle traffic and from the main footpaths.

One of our many regular guests wrote in 2018:

“The owners are clearly very warm, generous people and it always feels like you are staying in their home. Cornerstone cottage doesn’t feel like a faceless business but friends letting you rent their place. Cosy, practical and very clean we’ve been back a number of times as it suits us perfectly and has the facilities we need in a holiday home along with some surprise extras which are the icing on the cake. “ (Jonni B, Dec 2018)

Many guests have also stayed in other Lower Mill houses, and tell us that they prefer Cornerstone Cottage – often highlighting that the charm of being in a cottage that is made from the local Cotswold stone. 

People often say that they feel a tranquility about the house that envelopes them as they arrive.

Having owned the house since 2003, every year we add a few new things and improvements – often in response to guest suggestions. For example, the house now has a Nespresso machine and recently we have added air conditioning (this efficient system also provides heating in winter).