It’s Habitat First Group’s 25th birthday!

Twenty-five years ago, our parent company, Habitat First Group, set about transforming Lower Mill Estate into something never seen before. A lakeside holiday home community where families could enjoy the beauty of the Cotswold countryside, within the safety of a private estate.

Designed for maximum ease, the estate set about creating a nature trail, a place to book watersports and bikes, a spa, eco-pool, playgrounds, sports facilities, a restaurant and plastic-free shop. 

Fast forward twenty-five years and the team has opened Silverlake in Dorset with just over 60 holiday homes already built (at the time of writing) and work about to start on a fourth village. Meanwhile, over in North Devon, the latest country estate, Birchwood, has been beautifully landscaped in preparation for a brand-new concept. Here at Lower Mill Estate, there are only 10% of the freehold plots remaining.

Add to this a family-run holiday lettings business, Habitat Escapes, a slew of awards, an objective to become carbon neutral by 2030 and lots of exciting projects in the pipeline and it’s clear what has been done with the time!

Over the coming months, restrictions permitting, we will be celebrating our milestone year with some exciting new initiatives at Lower Mill Estate. Keep an eye on this page for more information.

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