Fostering moments to treasure

Embrace the joys of the countryside surrounded by modern comforts and beautiful scenery.

Please note that to ensure the safety of all our staff and guests, you will be required to book a slot to use certain facilities. Slots will become available two weeks in advance of your holiday and links will be made available in the relevant sections below.


  • Lower Mill Estate's award winning spa in Dorset


    Unwind and recharge at Lower Mill Estate’s award-winning spa, with two heated swimming pools, a lily-filtered eco-pool, sauna, steam room and gym equipped with top-of-the-range Technogym equipment. Enjoy a range of therapies in the restful treatment rooms, whether you’re in the mood for a soothing massage or a pampering pedicure, manicure or facial. We use natural skincare products from sustainable sources.

    Click to book a Treatment

    Spa facilities
    Access to the spa indoor pool, outdoor pool, eco pool, gym and treatments is only available to homeowners and guests staying at Lower Mill Estate with spa access.

    Click to book Swimming pools

    For residents only booking links, please email

  • Ballihoo Restaurant

    The Ballihoo restaurant serves delicious, locally sourced food in a modern, welcoming environment.

    Our al fresco lounge, complete with stretch tent, fire pit and heaters, keeps our residents and guests toasty warm. Please pre-book your table in advance to guarantee a table.

    Click to book the Ballihoo Restaurant

    Takeaway & pre-prepared meals, groceries & essentials

    We offer a range of takeaway and pre-prepared meals, plus locally-sourced groceries and essential items, which can be ordered for collection from Ballihoo, Friday to Sunday 1200–2100. Slots are available every 20 minutes and can fill up fast, so be sure to book in advance.

    Click to order your takeaway and groceries

  • Tennis & MUGA Courts

    The tennis courts and 3G artificial turf multi-use games area (MUGA) offer the perfect spot for a quick knock-about or an entertaining game of five-a-side football with family and friends.

    Please head over to the courts to book your slot on the individual sign-up boards.

  • Children on the swings at Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswolds

    Millstone Park

    Set alongside the spa and Ballihoo Restaurant, Millstone Park completes the central hub of the estate. Created with the whole family in mind, there’s something for everyone to enjoy – an action-packed children’s play area, a volley ball court, two tennis courts, a soft play area and a 3G artificial turf multi-use games area (MUGA) that beckons you to call a game of five-a-side football with friends and family.

  • Ballihoo Market

    Adjacent to the Ballihoo Restaurant, the Market stocks all manner of local provisions as well as those basic necessities you just can’t do without. You’ll find logs for the fire and local meats for the BBQ, but zero waste here, part of our efforts to make the estate environmentally responsible. If you just fancy an afternoon in the sun with a paper and fresh coffee, you’ll find that here too, although we can’t promise the sun part.

    Open everyday from 0830 to 1700.


    T: +44 (0)1285 840 181

  • Beavers and otters at Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswolds


    Around every twist and turn at Lower Mill Estate, lies a new adventure, where youngsters can explore to their heart’s content. Guides will bring the rushes to life on our Into The Wild Walk. Old and young will delight in paddling across the lagoon to spot nocturnal beavers and otters on the Sunset Adventure Safari, rounded off with toasting marshmallows on the fire. Or let the Cotswold Birdwatching Company entertain the aspiring twitchers amongst the flock, with a two-hour guided walk around the estate.

  • Young family on the Miss Mouse Adventure Trail

    Miss Mouse Trail

    Inspired by Lower Mill Estate’s founder, Jeremy Paxton, and brought to life in his memory, the Miss Mouse Adventure Trail encourages children to get to know as many species as possible around the estate. We have developed a cast of characters from his imagined children’s book, “Miss Mouse Builds a House” and incorporated them into the quest. Collect a map from the Miss Mouse meeting hut and head out into the wild to find the hidden treasure. Open April to October.

  • Children's nature themed soft play in Millstone Park

    Soft play

    For little adventurers, our nature themed soft play in Millstone Park offers the perfect indoor space for them to play and make new friends. They can crawl, jump and slide through the various obstacles whilst grown-ups can take a seat as they supervise their little ones.

    You can book 40 minutes’ exclusive use of soft play, for up to five children per family/group. Sessions can be booked every hour from 0930 – 1530.

    Click to book soft play


Surrounding Area

Exploring The Cotswolds

  • Family Attractions

    Just 90 minutes from London, Lower Mill Estate is surrounded by places to while away your leisure time, from the Cotswold Farm Park to the Cotswold Wildlife Park, the Waterpark, the Corinium Museum, Fairytale Farm, archery at the Cotswold Range, the Model Village, Cattle Country and the Cotswold Motoring Museum.

  • The Classics

    Known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water has pretty low stone bridges that cross the River Windrush. The market town of Cirencester is within easy reach for a spot of shopping, or head further afield to Cheltenham, 25 miles north of Lower Mill Estate – the large spa town hosts some of the Cotswold’s finest events, including one of the most famous meetings in the horse racing calendar. To the south lies the city of Bath, a World Heritage Site with beautiful Georgian architecture, five theatres, natural hot springs and cultural festivals throughout the year.

  • National Trust Must-Sees

    Discover the manor houses and gardens of Clevedon Court and Snowshill, the Dutch water garden at Westbury Court, the Jacobean country house and garden at Chastleton, the Roman Villa at Chedworth and the deer park at Dyrham Park.

  • Eat & Drink

    Foodies are spoilt for choice in the Cotswolds but our favourite establishments include The Potting Shed in Crudwell, The Village Pub in Barnsley for a cosy pint or meal, the chic Barnsley House, Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa and The Wild Duck at Ewen. Just outside Burford, Upton Smokery is a brilliant speciality deli specialising in smoked meats, smoked fish and biltong.