Howells Mere 47, Lower Mill Estate - Testimonials
Relaxing, comfortable, home from home in fantastic location.
Brilliant for young children …. taking bikes is a must. Flat and quiet - great for scooting and cycling. Pool at the spa is fab - we went in every day. Accommodation was perfect. Clean, all mod cons. We cooked every night as it was so easy. Location perfect to access Cotswolds and Wiltshire.
Thoroughly enjoyable 4 days, will definitely book again.
Reviewed on Trip advisor 7 November 2011
Great house and lovely spa
We had a great stay at Howells Mere, the house was lovely and as we were lucky with the weather we got to try the outside pool as well as the indoor one even though it was October! Would definitely recommend for a stay with friends including small children.
Reviewed by Mrs A Bennett on Trip advisor
23 October 2011
Well equipped house, lovely surroundings, relaxing spa!
The house we stayed in no 47 was very well equipped for a self catering holiday. We travelled with 2 young children and stair gates, high chairs and cots are all provided making this much easier. The estate is nice a peaceful ( we went out of season ) so the spa and gym was nice a quiet. There is lots to see and do in the surrounding areas, but if you just want a change of scenery then the is nice enough accommodation to just stay in and relax.
Reviewed by Anna Gregory on Trip advisor
23 October 2011
Spotless & well appointed accommodation - good for family getaway
We stayed at 47 & 48 Howells Mere with a large party including several babies/toddlers. The accommodation was spotless & well appointed. The master bedroom in each house in particular is spacious (there was plenty of room for a cot and z bed in each) & while the twin rooms are small, they were adequate for our party. Baby monitors worked between the two houses with no problems. While we were staying in two separate houses, we wanted to be able to eat together and feel that we were holidaying together and with the large deck area at the front of the property, we were able to do that. It’s a shame there isn’t some shade / shelter at the front, but we were fortunate to have good weather. Plentiful tea, coffee, sugar, UHT milk etc. were provided, which was handy.
Kasha and John made booking very easy and were very helpful answering our questions and ensuring that the houses were set up as required, with the right number of highchairs etc. and making sure that access to the spa was easy for us.
There was still some building work in evidence at the site (which is mentioned on the website), but it didn’t affect our stay. It was lovely having the spa & swimming pool so close & they were very welcoming of babies and children. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be happy to go back. It’s not the place for a rowdy reunion, but it is a nice place for a quieter, more family oriented stay.
Reviewed by Sarah Jackson on Trip advisor
18th October 2011
Perfect UK break
We have recently visited Howells Mere and had a brilliant four nights away. We are a family of four adults, three small children and a dog. The house was perfect for everyone to have their own space and enough room for us to dine together and relax of an evening. The outside space was great to make the most of our evenings outside. The spa was beautiful and we made the most of both the indoor and outdoor pools, as the outdoor pool was heated we were pleased to be able to play outside even though the weather was typical British summer weather.
We were originally going to book somewhere like Centrparcs for our break but we are so pleased we chose the Cotswolds as we had the perfect base to visit the beautiful towns and villages as well as having the far superior facilities available for far less than would have paid for Centreparcs.
Oh and not forgetting the excellent customer service from Kasha and her husband while booking and arriving at the estate. We stay in lots of rental properties and I have not come across a more friendly, professional and accommodating service before, thanks again!
Reviewed August 30, 2011
Wonderful Accommodation, wonderful Location
The location of 47 Howells Mere on the Lower Mill Estate was superb. For my wife and I, the spa, walks around the lakes, tennis, and children’s play area helped to entertain our two young boys.
Despite one and a half days rain, it also meant that the weather didn’t just keep us inside or go out looking for expensive things to do out of the rain. The facilities on the estate meant we were able to enjoy our time whatever the weather.
We would definitely return to Lower Mill Estate, and consider 47 Howells Mere again as the house to stay in. Space was perfect, and everything we needed was available, and contributed to a relaxing week for us all!
Reviewed on 22 August 2011
Great house, great location and a great holiday
5 of 5 stars. It is our last day and whilst we realise it is a business - thank you for the time and effort you have put into the house and thank you too for the hard work (I saw the time of some of your emails) in booking and all sending all the details.
We had a great time here and I am sure that it is not the last time we will come.
There were 7 of us on the holiday (5 adults and 2 children) and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Whilst the downstairs is compact it is compensated by the outside decking and the open view over the lake, the bedroom accommodation is very roomy and has excellent views shower and bathroom facilities. The nature reserves provide great walks and picnic facilities and the Spa is an added luxury. It is a great location in every way.
The handling of the bookings with Spa Holidays was friendly, helpful and full of information and when we had one small maintenance problem it was dealt with very quickly.
We would highly recommend the holiday
Reviewed 25 August 2011