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Oakleigh Cottage, Cotswolds, lakes, swimming pools, Spa, watersports, nature

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4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Indoor pool, outdoor pool

Overview of Oakleigh Cottage, Cotswolds, lakes, swimming pools, Spa, watersports, nature

Entire home

Oakleigh Cottage, Cotswolds, lakes, swimming pools, Spa, watersports, nature

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out
Cirencester, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSomerford Lagoon6 min walk
  • Popular LocationCotswold Country Park and Beach13 min walk
  • Popular LocationCombat Splat6 min drive
  • AirportGloucester (GLO-Gloucestershire)27 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bedroom 4
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath
Bathroom 3
    Combined shower/bath
Bathroom 4
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Oakleigh Cottage, Cotswolds, lakes, swimming pools, Spa, watersports, nature

Family-friendly cottage with water park and indoor pool

Oakleigh Cottage offers a full holiday experience on the Lower Mill Estate with activities such as swimming, tennis, cycling, water sports, fishing, walking, playgrounds and a 500 acre private nature reserve which is yours to explore including an onsite Spa to help you relax. All while staying at a cosy, contemporary feel cottage featuring an open plan living/dining room with wood burner which includes technology such as unlimited super fast fibre internet available for multiple devices (300mbps), Smart TV in lounge with complimentary access to Netflix, a second Smart TV upstairs with X-box (plus games and films), and Bluetooth speaker are provided. There are also board games and a selection of Netflix films for cosy nights in front of the fire.

Travel cot, stair gate, high chair, bed guard, baby bath seat and toddler feeding utensils are also available.

Lower Mill Estate is situated on a private 500 acre nature reserve which includes several lakes, interspersed with walking/cycle paths including the Thames Path which runs past the cottage. There are varying activities available to enjoy on the water including fishing, boating, paddle boarding and kayaking. All equipment for these water sports (apart from fishing) and bike hire is available from the Activity Hub found on site which also offers lessons during peak season. You can also enjoy treatments at the onsite spa (charges apply) to help you unwind while enjoying your break. On booking we send a digital guide which gives further details on how and when to book any equipment or activities you wish to hire.

Included in the cottage nightly rate there is access to four pools, one indoor, and three are heated all year round heated to 30c plus saunas, steam rooms, technogym, children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, astro turf and table tennis. From the lake at the back of the property is the start of a children’s nature trail and treasure hunt with picnic spots around the estate.

During school holidays there are various activities organised to encourage children to interact with their natural environment (booking and charges may apply).

The Ballihoo is a few minutes walk away from the cottage and is open for drinks, meals, take away and general supplies. Plus a new take away pizza shack is now open.

We are dog friendly (sorry no cats). Dogs must be well behaved and house trained, please contact us if you wish to bring two. We do not accept puppies under 24 months or dogs in training. Dogs are to be kept downstairs only and not allowed on furniture. The Lower Mill Estate is a nature reserve so therefore there are no fences between properties.

For your safety and comfort we only accept bookings with a maximum of 8 people plus two infants in travel cots (only one travel cot provided).

We do not accept stag or hen parties.

Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions come with Netflix. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

An indoor pool and an outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a water park, a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Outdoor Pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Heated pool
  • Shared/communal pool
  • Sauna
  • Massages


  • Free WiFi

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Stair gate
  • High chair
  • Children's games
  • Travel cot
  • Children's dinnerware


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Spices
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • Ping pong table
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Chef
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness centre
  • Water sports equipment
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Boating on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 8
  • Smartphone data usage (unlimited)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Refurbished Oakleigh Cottage on Nature Reserve With Pool Lakes

About this area


Located in Cirencester, this cottage is in a rural area and on a lake. Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre and Swindon and Cricklade Railway are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cotswolds and North Wessex Downs. Travelling with kids? Consider Combat Splat, or check out an event or a game at Cirencester Park Polo Club. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Somerford Lagoon - 6 min walk
  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach - 13 min walk
  • Combat Splat - 6 min drive
  • Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre - 9 min drive
  • New Brewery Arts Centre - 10 min drive


  • The Old Boathouse - 5 min drive
  • Rave Coffee - 8 min drive
  • The Potting Shed - 9 min drive
  • Talbot Inn - 10 min drive
  • Jesse's Bistro - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Cirencester Kemble Station - 10 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 14%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Oakleigh cottage
Lovely clean and spacious property on a great complex.

5/5 Excellent

Excellent, house lovely.
Area was nice, lovely walks and runs. Bakers arms food was great as was the White Hart. Relaxing week

5/5 Excellent

Lovely accomodation
Very clean and well equipped property in good position for sports facilities on offer. Owner Victoria was brilliant with communication. Just one observation, there were no curtains in the lounge, which would have provided more privacy in the evening - personal preference.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely cottage
We had a great weekend staying at Oakleigh cottage to celebrate my 60th birthday. The description of the house is very accurate and is well furnished/equipped. Our group found it very comfortable to stay in. Victoria was very helpful with information in advance of our stay and kindly left us some prosecco and a cake. A lovely touch. Thanks

4/5 Good

nice cottage
everything was great but we were very disappointed to not be able to use the indoor pool. We have been to Lower Mill twice before and always access to the indoor pool, this is a big factor in returning. The Mill village properties need to be alot clearer that this is not included as we just assumed it would be and it is only mentioned right at the end of the description.