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  • Beaver Brook Image 1
    Beaver Brook Image 1
  • The Secret Treehouse
    The Secret Treehouse
  • The Mill and Shop at Lower Mill
    The Mill and Shop at Lower Mill
  • The sun filled kitchen
    The sun filled kitchen
  • The dining area
    The dining area
  • The downstairs master bedroom
    The downstairs master bedroom
  • The open plan living area
    The open plan living area
  • BeaverBrook
    BeaverBrook
  • The upstairs master bedroom
    The upstairs master bedroom
  • The enclosed balcony and trout pool
    The enclosed balcony and trout pool
  • The outdoor pool at the Artspa
    The outdoor pool at the Artspa
  • Heated infoor pool at the Spa
    Heated infoor pool at the Spa
  • Floorplans
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Beaver Brook

Cotswolds, United Kingdom

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The Owner / Manager

Kate & Nick Plummer

Member since Oct 2011
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:33 minutes
  • Availability Updated:10 days 6 hours

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BFB's Overview

This superbly designed contemporary house for 10 combines spectacular views, fabulous facilities and a location boasting nature reserves, wildlife walks, a spa, an indoor pool, a grocery store and even a sandy lake beach within a very short stroll. Best of all, the nearest neighbours are as likely to be wildfowl, deer or beavers, as they are humans!

Some of the world’s most acclaimed architects have had a hand in creating the exemplary designed residences of Lower Mill Estate, set within a private 500-acre nature reserve in the Cotswold Water Park. It’s hardly surprising that most owners choose to keep their stunning homes all to themselves which makes Beaver Brook even more exclusive as one of only a handful available for select holiday lets.

Beaver Brook sleeps 10 but this is no place for wild parties and just the place for the most chilled out gatherings of family and friends. There are no stags, hens or party animals here and the only wildlife that might keep little ones and their parents awake are the hoots of barn owls, the squeaks of bats and the spring dawn chorus! Incorporating two Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Lower Mill Estate is a paradise for nature lovers and bird watchers, so it’s worth digging out the binos and keeping eyes peeled for the wildfowl, deer and even the first families of beavers to be re-introduced into England.


Just a minute’s walk from Beaver Brook, families have free access to the £6million ArtaSpa featuring a slate-lined 20m indoor pool, heated slate-lined 10m outdoor pool, outdoor plunge eco pool, steam room, sauna, gym and treatment rooms for soothing away parental stress with indulgent massages and pampering sessions. Lower Mill Estate also has two tennis courts, two play areas, numerous walking and cycling trails throughout the nature reserve, many of which are fine for a sturdy baby buggy. There’s even a sandy lake beach for paddling just 10 minutes walk from Beaver Brook.


Accommodation Overview
5-bedroom Beaver Brook sleeps up to 10 family and friends, plus one or two travel cots can be provided. The house has two double ensuite bedrooms, a third double bedroom and two rooms with bunk beds, one of which is suitable for two children or one adult. The focal point of Beaver Brook is the open plan living/dining room and kitchen on the first floor, with vaulted ceilings, polished wood floors and a private balcony terrace overlooking the trout pond. Leather sofas, bean bags and a funky designer wood burner provide the contemporary comforts and there’s a flat screen TV, Freeview, DVD and VCR players, plus U-rated films, books and toys. The five bedrooms have been furnished and finished to be fresh, tasteful and relaxing, two of which have sparkling white ensuite bathrooms in addition to the family bathroom.



Location Information


The Cotswold Water Park consists of more than 140 lakes over 40 square miles, created to transform an area of gravel pits into a wetlands and wildlife haven that’s 50% bigger than the Norfolk Broads! The Lower Mill Estate takes its name from the historic water mill by the entrance which is one of just two still working on the Thames. An organic shop is now located by the watermill for daily essentials and The Bakers Arms in Somerford Keynes is well within walking distance from Beaver Brook, with a children’s play area, food every day and good beer.


There are many more pubs and restaurants within a short drive including The Potting Shed at Crudwell which was named a New Pub of the Year in the 2011 Good Beer Guide. The Roman town of Cirencester is only 5 miles away, with plenty of lovely shops, pubs and restaurants, a bustling market, excellent museum and Roman amphitheatre where gladiatorial re-enactments can sometimes be seen.


For all kinds of outdoor activities, or simply paddling and sploshing pebbles, The Cotswold Country Park and Beach is 10 minutes walk from Beaver Brook. On a warm sunny day, swimming, pedal boats, paddle boards and canoes are ideal amusements or kids can even have a go at walking on water by ‘waterzorbing’. Toddlers have a well equipped play ground and beach all to themselves, with a second play area and beach for older children. Cycles for all ages and with child seats are available for hire or the full walking circuit of two lakes is a healthy 3 mile hike but the Fossil Trail is an interesting short stroll or families can track down the chainsaw sculptures dotted around the Park, finishing up with some well deserved refreshments at the lakeside cafe.


10 minutes drive from Beaver Brook, youngsters will love petting and feeding the piglets, lambs, kids and bunnies at Butts Farm, taking a pony ride or hopping on a tractor, while adults can stock up on local produce from the award-winning farm shop and butcher. Slightly further afield near Cheltenham, Cotswold Farm Park is Adam Henson’s rare breeds farm from Countryfile and for wilder animals, an adventure playground and narrow gauge railway, there’s the Cotswold Wildlife Park near Burford.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: GBP250.00 per week

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: GBP250.00 per week

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Rates

28 Oct - 15 Dec 2016 : 1100 /week16 Dec - 18 Dec 2016 : 1050 /week19 Dec - 31 Dec 2016 : 1850 /week10 Feb - 16 Mar 2017 : 1100 /week17 Mar - 30 Mar 2017 : 1100 /week31 Mar - 6 Apr 2017 : 1600 /week21 Apr - 27 Apr 2017 : 1150 /week28 Apr - 4 May 2017 : 1300 /week5 May - 25 May 2017 : 1100 /week26 May - 1 Jun 2017 : 1650 /week2 Jun - 5 Jul 2017 : 1300 /week6 Jul - 20 Jul 2017 : 1550 /week21 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : 1800 /week1 Sep - 11 Oct 2017 : 1150 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2017 : 1300 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2017 : 1400 /week26 Oct - 14 Dec 2017 : 1100 /week15 Dec - 16 Dec 2017 : 0 /week17 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018 : 1850 /week28 Oct - 15 Dec 2016 : 1290.96 /week16 Dec - 18 Dec 2016 : 1232.28 /week19 Dec - 31 Dec 2016 : 2171.16 /week10 Feb - 16 Mar 2017 : 1290.96 /week17 Mar - 30 Mar 2017 : 1290.96 /week31 Mar - 6 Apr 2017 : 1877.76 /week21 Apr - 27 Apr 2017 : 1349.64 /week28 Apr - 4 May 2017 : 1525.68 /week5 May - 25 May 2017 : 1290.96 /week26 May - 1 Jun 2017 : 1936.44 /week2 Jun - 5 Jul 2017 : 1525.68 /week6 Jul - 20 Jul 2017 : 1819.08 /week21 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 : 2112.48 /week1 Sep - 11 Oct 2017 : 1349.64 /week12 Oct - 18 Oct 2017 : 1525.68 /week19 Oct - 25 Oct 2017 : 1643.04 /week26 Oct - 14 Dec 2017 : 1290.96 /week15 Dec - 16 Dec 2017 : 0 /week17 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018 : 2171.16 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: GBP250.00 per week

Balance: 42 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

Nick and Kate Plummer bought Beaver Brook off plan in 2004 and it was completed in May 2006 - just in time to accommodate all Kate's family for their wedding! Nick and Kate had Freddie in August 2010 and Lucy in January 2014 and that has given them a whole new perspective on what parents need in a holiday home! Nick, Kate,Freddie and Lucy live close to Lower Mill and really enjoying sharing their local knowledge with their guests.

What do they love about it?

"We love Lower Mill! There is something for all the family to enjoy here - grandparents, parents and children. Within the estate there are some gorgeous walks and cycle rides, the pools are fantastic and there is plenty to keep a family occupied - although a lot of our guests will just enjoy sitting on the balcony watching the world go by with a glass of wine or beaker of squash in hand"

What do the kids love about it?

All our guests comment that their children really enjoy the sense of freedom at Lower Mill - they can hop on their bikes or scooters and pay a visit to the shop, have an impromptu picnic or jump on the trampoline. There are usually other children staying at Lower Mill and it doesn't take long before they have all made friends. Younger children will enjoy the playgrounds, feeding the chickens and watching their parents unwind!

Fast Facts

House sleeps 10+cots in 2 xdouble ensuite bedrooms, a third double bedroom & two rooms with bunk beds, one of which is suitable for two children or one adult.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Heathrow and Bristol airports are within 1.5 hours drive.

Coast Within Walking Distance

A small sandy lake beach is within a short stroll of the house

Any Pool

Nearby the house are the estate's indoor and outdoor Pools including a heated pool.

Spa Onsite

A few steps from the house is a spa with indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and steam rooms and treament rooms (additional charge)

Babysitting

Day and evening childcare available by arrangement

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby gear provided includes: cot, highchair, a baby holder for bath, baby bouncer, microwave steriliser, potty, socket covers, plastic crockery, plastic cutlery, zippy cups, baby gym, 3-Wheeler on and off road pushchair available and fold down pushchair also available

Indoor Toys / Games Room

indoor toys provided include U-rated kids DVDs, baby toys, baby gym and a selection of games for older children.

Outdoor Toys

Outdoor pay gear available on site includes 2x trampoline, several playgrounds a treehouse, bikes for hire and indoor and outdoor pool

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates provided

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The house has a spacious and safely enclosed balcony off living/dining/kitchen area

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Free WiFi is available at the house

Friendly Animals

2 Families of Beavers live in the nearby lakes

Golf

10 minute drive away is an 18 hole, 70 par play and pay Golf Course with Club House

Tennis Court(s)

Two tennis courts are available on site

Gym Equipment

Fully equipped gym is available at the spa

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots & highchairs available on request

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The house has a log burner.

Reviews

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  • Super property in great surroundings. We enjoyed the new Ballihoo restaurant- great for young children as they can play outside til food is ready.Review dated 01/04/2016

  • Excellent location, would highly recommend. Great place for a family holiday.Review dated 22/08/2015

  • Really great touches for a baby friendly stay. Stair gates everywhere and even a steriliser. Also loved the access to the poolReview dated 27/11/2014

  • The owners communicated via email / text without a hitch - very friendly and helpful throughout the whole transaction. Excellent property. There is a log burning fire as a beautiful feature in the living room - which we didn't have to use because of the mild weather - but had we needed to use it / keep the basket of kindling / logs etc inside it could have prooved very challenging with a young toddler and no guards!Review dated 01/11/2014

  • I didn't need to bring anything except nappies, clothes and formula/food for my little one, everything we needed otherwise was providedReview dated 05/06/2014

  • We've just returned from a fantastic week away at Beaverbrook! Perfect getaway for a young family - plenty to keep our little ones busy. House is lovely and perfectly kitted out for life with kids whilst retaining a sense of luxury for the adults! We will be back!Review dated 29/06/2013

  • Spacious, comfortable and very good for grandparents to join with their children and grandchildren for a relaxing break. The nearness to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, The Butts Farm (both for feeding baby animals and for the excellent range of produce available in the Farm Shop) as well as Birdland at Bourton on the Water. I have never been so close the penguins and the babies loved seeing them being fed by hand and then swimming to catch fish through huge plate glass windows.Review dated 22/05/2013

  • We have just spent an enjoyable week at Beaverbrook. it was lovely to come back to a very comfortable, clean & warm house.Review dated 05/04/2013

  • This is a wonderful property with every baby and toddler need considered. The estate is also fantastic with indoor and outdoor heated pools, play areas and a trampoline. There is lots to do in the surrounding area, although we hardly managed to leave the pools!Review dated 18/09/2012

  • We found everything we needed to make a holiday with two small children enjoyable and stress free. The property was a delight for adults too!Review dated 17/09/2012

  • This property has everything you need and more for a wonderful family holiday. The house itself is very well equipped and children were definitely taken into consideration when it was being furnished. The estate the house is on is perfect for children too - make sure you take their bikes as there is so much to see & do. The swimming pools were just fantatsic - especially during the week when it was very quiet. The welcoming tea tray and essentials in the fridge (inc wine) were a great, personal touch. A brilliant holiday - thank you!Review dated 26/05/2012

  • This property has everything you need and more for a wonderful family holiday. The house itself is very well equipped and children were definitely taken into consideration when it was being furnished. The estate the house is on is perfect for children too - make sure you take their bikes as there is so mush to see & do. The swimming pools were just fantatsic - especially during the week when it was very quiet. The welcoming tea tray and essentials in the fridge (inc wine) were a great, personal touch. A brilliant holiday - thank you!Review dated 28/05/2012

  • This property has everything you need and more for a wonderful family holiday. The house itself is very well equipped and children were definitely taken into consideration when it was being furnished. The estate the house is on is perfect for children too - make sure you take their bikes as there is so much to see & do. The swimming pools were just fantatsic - especially during the week when it was very quiet. The welcoming tea tray and essentials in the fridge (inc wine) were a great, personal touch. A brilliant holiday - thank you!Review dated 28/05/2012

Super property in great surroundings. We enjoyed the new Ballihoo restaurant- great for young children as they can play outside til food is ready.

Excellent location, would highly recommend. Great place for a family holiday.

Really great touches for a baby friendly stay. Stair gates everywhere and even a steriliser. Also loved the access to the pool

The owners communicated via email / text without a hitch - very friendly and helpful throughout the whole transaction. Excellent property. There is a log burning fire as a beautiful feature in the living room - which we didn't have to use because of the mild weather - but had we needed to use it / keep the basket of kindling / logs etc inside it could have prooved very challenging with a young toddler and no guards!

I didn't need to bring anything except nappies, clothes and formula/food for my little one, everything we needed otherwise was provided

We've just returned from a fantastic week away at Beaverbrook! Perfect getaway for a young family - plenty to keep our little ones busy. House is lovely and perfectly kitted out for life with kids whilst retaining a sense of luxury for the adults! We will be back!

Spacious, comfortable and very good for grandparents to join with their children and grandchildren for a relaxing break. The nearness to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, The Butts Farm (both for feeding baby animals and for the excellent range of produce available in the Farm Shop) as well as Birdland at Bourton on the Water. I have never been so close the penguins and the babies loved seeing them being fed by hand and then swimming to catch fish through huge plate glass windows.

We have just spent an enjoyable week at Beaverbrook. it was lovely to come back to a very comfortable, clean & warm house.

This is a wonderful property with every baby and toddler need considered. The estate is also fantastic with indoor and outdoor heated pools, play areas and a trampoline. There is lots to do in the surrounding area, although we hardly managed to leave the pools!

We found everything we needed to make a holiday with two small children enjoyable and stress free. The property was a delight for adults too!

This property has everything you need and more for a wonderful family holiday. The house itself is very well equipped and children were definitely taken into consideration when it was being furnished. The estate the house is on is perfect for children too - make sure you take their bikes as there is so much to see & do. The swimming pools were just fantatsic - especially during the week when it was very quiet. The welcoming tea tray and essentials in the fridge (inc wine) were a great, personal touch. A brilliant holiday - thank you!

This property has everything you need and more for a wonderful family holiday. The house itself is very well equipped and children were definitely taken into consideration when it was being furnished. The estate the house is on is perfect for children too - make sure you take their bikes as there is so mush to see & do. The swimming pools were just fantatsic - especially during the week when it was very quiet. The welcoming tea tray and essentials in the fridge (inc wine) were a great, personal touch. A brilliant holiday - thank you!

This property has everything you need and more for a wonderful family holiday. The house itself is very well equipped and children were definitely taken into consideration when it was being furnished. The estate the house is on is perfect for children too - make sure you take their bikes as there is so much to see & do. The swimming pools were just fantatsic - especially during the week when it was very quiet. The welcoming tea tray and essentials in the fridge (inc wine) were a great, personal touch. A brilliant holiday - thank you!

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 19 guests.



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