Fostering moments to treasure

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


  • 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.

    Allow yourself to be pampered with our ethical range of GAIA treatments. Inspired by GAIA, the Greek goddess of nature, the organic products are created with the finest blends of plant actives and essential oils to meet all skin types’ needs.

    View GAIA Treatment Brochure

    Click to book a Treatment

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

    Swimming Pools
    Mill Village Pool and Pavilion is open from dawn to dusk and can be used without pre-booking.

    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

  • Pizza Shack

    Our outdoor woodfired pizza oven is located right next door to Ballihoo and is fired up by our expert chefs to provide the tastiest authentic woodfired pizza using the freshest local ingredients. Open from daily 1600-2100.

  • 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.

    Book soft play


  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • 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 all year round.


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.