4 Bedroom (Sleeps 8) Cottage in Somerford Keynes

Cornerstone, Idyllic Cotswold Cottage with all of the facilities of Lower Mill Estate - Onsite Spa, Hundreds of acres of Nature Reserve, 400MB/s Wifi & Private Chef

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Heated Pool.
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Owner/Property Manager: Tim & Vanessa Norman
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Property Type: Cottage
Location: Somerford Keynes
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 3
Minimum nights stay: 2
Low season price per night: £256
High season price per night: £735
Average price per night:£399
Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability


Welcome to our cottage on the exclusive Lower Mill Estate nature reserve.

Cornerstone Cottage was built for us in 2003 after we fell in love with Lower Mill Estate, it is a very special place.
The best way to explore a stay at Cornerstone Cottage is to visit cornerstonecottage.co.uk, with videos, 3D tour and more.

Private chef available. Log burner, air con, spa bath, fabulous sundeck. Village pub a short walk away. Onsite activities, inc SUP, kayak, cycling, tennis, Pilates, yoga & bike trail!

Included award-winning spa only for those staying at Lower MIll Estate, and only a short walk away
- Indoor heated pool (30C)
- Outdoor heated pool (30C)
- Eco reed-filtered pool (unheated)
, Gym, sauna & steam room.
- Fabulous treatments with natural products available to book

Please do contact us with any questions.

The approach to Cornerstone Cottage, with views of the lakes and water gardens, sets the scene for an active, relaxing holiday surrounded by nature. The cottage is at the end of a stone pathway, in a quiet and secluded location away from the Estate’s internal roads, yet within a few minutes’ walk of the Activity Hub and Pilates centre, the lakes, nature trails and the LME Spa.

The perfect venue for all sorts of holidays and short breaks.

A large secluded & enclosed sundeck which is a real sun trap with dining and relaxing areas and a covered verandah area. A Weber charcoal BBQ is available for your use.
The sundeck directly overlooks mature willow & silver birch trees and the lilies of the beautiful Mill Village Water Garden.

Inside the cottage there is an open plan living/dining area, cosy yet contemporary with wood burner, and French windows giving onto the decking area.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, all of which have high ceilings.

- Two master rooms each with en-suite bathroom & balcony. One of the ensuite bathrooms features a corner spa bath.
In both rooms, beds can be 1 x 6ft super-kingsize or 2 x 3ft single beds.
Mattresses are hotel specification deep mattresses, and we have Out of Eden luxury hotel linen.

- The two other bedrooms have bunkbeds, suitable for adults as well.
- These bedrooms share the family bathroom with large 'walk-in' shower.

- As a welcome to our guests, we are starting to feature a celebration of British produce and drink with a focus on Cotswold producers.
- We also provide kitchen starter consumables: including teabags, instant coffee, hot chocolate fresh organic milk, salt, pepper, olive oil & Nespresso pods.(Please note we do not re-stock these items for you when/if you run out during your stay and there is an onsite store or a local shop near by, their details are in our welcome information).
- Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, kitchen paper, baking foil, cling film & tea towels.
- Complimentary toiletries: hand soap, toilet paper, shampoo, shower gel, conditioner
- Luxury bed linens and towels are provided for 8 people. You may want to bring your own pool/beach towels and linen for the travel cot if you require it.
- In colder months, starter logs & logs are provided for the log burner (should they be needed, additional logs can be purchased nearby).
- In warmer months, a starter BBQ charcoal pack is provided for the the BBQ (should it be needed, additional charcoal and lighters can be purchased nearby).

- Travel cot & highchair available.
- You are welcome to bring an additional travel cot should there be another baby in your group.

Air conditioning is available in the whole house, the same energy-efficient heat pump system provides room heating in winter. The cottage also benefits from substantial upgrades to the original insulation specification.

- Our guests benefit from ultrafast internet WiFi connection (Gigaclear nominal average speed 300Mb/sec download & upload) – ideal for streaming video.

- The house is equipped with a smart TV, DVD player and a CD sound system.

Explore Lower Mill Estate, the Cotswolds and discover a stay at Cornerstone Cottage at lakesidespaholiday.com

The Spa is a short walk away.
Award-winning, it is a delight to the senses.
Exclusive to guests at some of the houses on Lower Mill Estate, it is included in your holiday.
Facilities include an indoor and an outdoor heated pool, sauna, steam room and gym.
A wide range of treatments with natural products is available at an additional cost.

Other onsite facilities include 3 tennis courts, a multi-sports pitch, table tennis, bike trail, treehouse, climbing wall and playgrounds as well as an additional outside pool open all year heated to 30˚C and a sauna.

The onsite Activity Hub arranges yoga, water sports and other courses, as well as the hire of bikes, canoes, SUPs (stand-up paddle board) and other watercraft.

Lower Mill Estate is a private nature reserve with hundreds of acres of lakes, fields and forests and miles of walking/cycle paths including the Thames Path which runs near to our cottage.

For young children this comes alive with The Miss Mouse children’s nature trail and treasure hunt which begins near to the house. Children’s nature activities are also available during the school holidays.

There is also fishing and there are picnic spots around the estate, and you can get up close to birds and animals, including, in a number of wildlife-watching hides.

Lower Mill Estate is significant for nature conservation, and Flagham Fen is the lake where the LME beavers live. As seen in many newspaper articles and TV feature, LME was the first place in the UK wherebeavers were reintroduced a few years ago. As they breed, beavers from LME are being introduced in other parts of the country where they place an incredible part in conservation and flood prevention.

Dining options abound for our guests.

You may like to try our very popular private chef dining service with restaurant-quality food cooked for you by a chef right at the cottage – and with no need to think about washing up or the drive home afterwards.

A chef-to-you chef will come and cook for you, catering for a wide range of prices from £24.95 per person for a 2 course Italian meal to £119.95 for the stunning 11 course tasting menu. This has been recommended by many of our guests, including one who is herself a chef.

In addition, there is a wide range of restaurant options from fine dining to takeaway delivery. The onsite Ballihoo Restaurant and Clubhouse is a short walk away catering for drinks, meals, take away and general supplies. Our local pub The Baker’s Arms is a fifteen-minute walk.

Nearby is Cirencester, often called the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’. There is much to explore in the Cotswolds and in the surrounding area and we would be pleased to help you discover the Cotswolds and the surrounding area – history, shopping, craft, food and more.

To help us help you have the stay you are looking for, please do contact us with any questions.

Guest access
You will have private access to the whole cottage during your stay.

Car parking is a short walk from the cottage - this adds to the tranquillity of the cottage.

Our guests receive detailed information about Lower Mill Estate, the area, activities and more

Many of our guests return again and again, saying
Cornerstone Cottage is their 'home away from home'

91 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

We spent a wonderful 5 days in between Christmas and New Year relaxing.

By Mattia on 01-Jan-2024

Lovely house and lovely hosts. We spent a wonderful 5 days in between Christmas and New Year relaxing. We will return!

Highly, highly recommend this gem for a delightful and positive retreat!

By Liam on 12-Dec-2023

Our experience at this cottage for my Dad’s birthday was absolutely phenomenal! The warmth and coziness of the place made it a perfect winter getaway. The thoughtful hamper upon arrival, filled with delicious snacks, added a sweet touch to our stay. Tim''''''''s proactive call a week before the booking demonstrated top-notch customer service, and the swimming pool facilities were nothing short of fantastic, making our celebration even more memorable. Highly, highly recommend this gem for a delightful and positive retreat!

Lovely surroundings and a perfect weekend away. Thank you.

By Neil on 31-Oct-2023

Had a wonderful time at the Cottage, great hosts, great property for a family of 5 with 4 nice rooms. Lovely surroundings and a perfect weekend away. Thank you.



Children Welcome


Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Wood stove
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
Ironing Board
Games Room
Table Tennis
Communal Pool
Indoor Pool
Heated Pool
Water Sports Equipment
Private chef


Away from it all
Sports activities
Tourist attractions