Designs

Bringing people, ecology and award-winning architecture together in perfect harmony

From buying a freehold plot to turning the key on your new holiday home, we ensure the process is as frictionless as possible. Choose from one of Lower Mill Estate’s award-winning designs, modify an existing one or instruct your own architect for something one-off.

Whichever you go for, make your own stamp on the details. Recommended builders are on hand to help you build and customise your property, ready to deliver a multitude of layouts, a range of interiors and the best in sustainable materials and finishes.

House Types

Habitat House

A ground-breaking design by award-winning architects Featherstone Young, with a distinctive wildflower sloping roof. This house blends in beautifully with the natural environment, providing the very best in sustainable luxury.

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Corner House

The avant-garde cubic design of the Corner House combines minimalist simplicity with cutting edge contemporary construction to deliver a space that allows your family room to grow. Strategically-placed roof lights flood the house with natural light and the large open-plan living areas offer a sociable space to relax and enjoy the far reaching views across the nature reserve.

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Lighthouse

Designed by architect Jerry Tate, this potential home is clad in rich redwood cedar with clay roof tiles and has a wrap-around deck for stunning views over the lakes and nature reserve beyond. Constructed from structural insulated panels (SIPs), the Lighthouse is the first Habitat First Group design to meet Passivhaus performance standards and can be configured to meet code level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

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Barn

Designed by architect Willmore Iles, the Barn design has a very spacious and airy feel, with a distinctive Cotswolds tiled pitched roof, gable ends and an almost entire glass frontage. The flexible design can be configured to suit small and large families, with optional finishes of cedar, stone and / or render.

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Falcon House

Designed by contemporary architects Koto, the Falcon House is a beautifully crafted three-bedroom property set over two floors. With various options for external wooden cladding and a slate roof, the sustainable building sits in harmony with the surrounding landscape.

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Tree House

Designed by contemporary architects Koto, the Tree House nestles into the forest canopy, leading down to the Venn Stream. Giant glass panels immerse the principle living space in nature, with clever engineering ensuring minimal heat loss in the cooler months.

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Water Garden

This exciting roof terrace design by architect Andy Ramus focuses on renewable energy resources and low energy bills. Built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) and hand-finished by local tradesman, it is one of the most efficient designs that Habitat First Group has launched.

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Skydeck

Designed by architect Willmore Iles, the Skydeck beautifully blends contemporary architecture, eco-friendly construction and an outstanding sense of connectivity to the great outdoors. The full-length roof terrace with full glass frontage is accessed by a hydraulic roof light and offers stunning views over the lakes and the nature reserve beyond.

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Sun House

The award-winning four-bed Sun House has been one of Habitat First Group’s most popular designs thanks to its large open-plan living area and mezzanine floor, which allows owners to customise the space according to their needs. The design has won Best Small House in recent years.

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Resales

For sale

Minety Lake 34

Asking Price £350,000

Last remaining south-east facing freehold plot situated on Minety Lake with a beautiful outlook and direct lake access. Plot 34 Minety Lake is situated in an almost entirely finished village and can accommodate a Water Garden design as a permitted unit type for planning. Alternative design options are available subject to planning. Please view our ‘House Types’ section for further information on the Water Garden features and specifications.

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74 Howells Mere

Asking Price £350,000

Last remaining west-facing freehold plot situated on Howell’s Mere overlooking the glorious Swillbrook Lake. Plot 74 Howell’s Mere can accommodate either a Skydeck or Sun House, please view our ‘House Types’ section for further information on the designs.

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22 Mill Village

Asking Price £300,000

An extremely pretty 3 bedroom cottage full of period-style features, perfectly situated on the edge of Mill Village with a gorgeous garden and close to the water access onto Somerford Lagoon.

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The Sanctuary

Asking Price £499,950

A sleek and contemporary four-bedroom home with a full-length roof terrace accessed internally via an electronic roof light. The Sanctuary is at the cutting edge of eco-friendly house building, constructed from Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) and powered by an energy efficient and economical air source heat pump.

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Serenity

An architecturally stunning detached property set within the private gated community of the Somerford Nine. Serenity enjoys stunning views over the estate’s largest lake, Somerford Lagoon, and comes complete with its own leisure plot perfect for entertaining guests stretching all the way down to the water’s edge.

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Forge House

Forge House is set in a traffic-free location within the water garden in Mill Village, built in a traditional Cotswold style. The property has two enclosed decking areas, to the rear overlooking a pretty slow flowing stream. Forge House is an extremely pretty cottage with a healthy rental record.

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Garden Villa

Garden Villa is a magnificent detached luxurious holiday home, situated on a very rare enviable corner plot on the Clearwater Lake, which provides privacy and the benefit of a beautiful private Japanese style water garden.

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Cheeni Moon

An impressive extended version of the ever-popular Sun House design which now boasts large spacious bedrooms on the ground floor and a staggering Kitchen/breakfast room on the first. Doors from the living room lead out onto the rear balcony, overlooking Howells Mere. This luxury holiday home also has private parking, spa passes and immediate lake access.

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Peregrine House

Nestled on the side of the Glorious Somerford Lagoon, Peregrine House boasts the most incredible views and spacious accommodation. Open plan living makes the most of the gardens, terrace and far-reaching views.

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Waterview Lodge

Substantial detached six bedroom South Facing home with glorious views of Swillbrook lake. Positioned in one of the finest locations on the estate the house offers a calming outlook from each of the balconies.

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45 Clearwater

Glorious Family holiday home on a South Facing Island plot, with boat store. The property is accessed by its own private bridge and offers gardens all around the house.

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Ewen House

Ewen House is a rare, extremely pretty cottage set within the water garden in Mill Village. Built-in a traditional Cotswold style with the huge added benefit of full luxury spa access.

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Siskin House

Siskin House is a proud and extremely impressive detached luxury holiday home located in a select area within Lower Mill of just 9 houses enjoying stunning views across Somerford Lagoon, accessed through private gates.

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Howells Mere 2

Perfectly positioned stunning 5 bedroom Sun House in a South Facing location on Howells Mere offering glorious lake views and lake access for activities.

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Aspen House

Aspen Lodge is a beautifully finished former show home, located in a South facing plot with 12 month occupancy upgrade and boat store.

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Lambstail, Howells Mere

Lambstail is a beautiful two-bedroom property, one of only a few of its kind on the estate.

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Habitat House

Situated on its own private island with glorious views over Spinney Lake, Habitat House is a truly spectacular property, with meticulous design and the highest quality finishes. Freehold sale with a boat store.

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Foxtrot House

An ideal rural retreat year round, this characterful semi-detached cottage sits within Mill Village on the banks of the River Thames. It has 4/5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), an open-plan living area with inglenook fireplace and log burning stove as well as access to an outdoor heated pool, tennis court, steam room and children’s play area.

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Riverview

A charming, three-bedroomed detached cottage presented to an extremely high standard. Situated in a delightful Water Garden within Mill Village with stunning views out across Mill Lake.

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Cerney House

A beautiful, traditional country cottage located within the idyllic Mill Village Water Garden. This four-bedroom cottage with open plan living is situated on the banks of the River Thames with outstanding views across Mill Lake to the nature reserve beyond.

The cottage is one of only a few within Mill Village benefiting from a 999-year lease and full access to Lower Mill Estate’s award winning spa.

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Sparrow Hawk

A beautiful two-bedroom, two-bathroom (both en-suite) property situated on the southern edge of Howells Mere Lake. Sparrow Hawk combines innovative, avant-garde architecture with traditional Cotswold charm. With traditional stone cladding, direct water access, attractive décor, double height vaulted ceiling and full glass frontage overlooking the lake, the property is available fully furnished.

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Willow Bank Cottage

This light, glass fronted, two-bedroom, two-bathroom holiday home with a vaulted living area and access to the onsite spa is situated on the banks of Howells Mere Lake with first and ground floor decks on which to enjoy the afternoon and evening sunshine.

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Little Acorns

A charming two-bedroom detached cottage with a double en-suite and a twin room, with built-in wardrobes and access onto an enclosed ground floor waterside terrace with views across the lake. Separate shower room on the ground floor. The contemporary living / dining area on the first floor has a vaulted ceiling and fully glazed rear elevation with lake views.

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Firecrest

A spacious 3/4 bedroom property that sits in prime location on a highly desirable lakeside plot, with picturesque views over Clearwater Lake to one side and the vibrant and colourful Millstone Park to the other.

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Pennyroyal

Clad in Cotswold stone, this Glass House ticks all the boxes with its combination of traditional construction and innovative, eco-friendly architecture. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a beautiful extended mezzanine level master bedroom with fantastic views over Howells Mere Lake.

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Reed Warbler

This spacious two-bedroom Penthouse Apartment has its own private roof garden and enjoys stunning uninterrupted, west-facing views over Swillbrook Lake and the nature reserve beyond. Interiors are by our professional design team, with all furnishings and contents included.

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Wishbone Cottage

This well presented and charming four-bedroom, three-bathroom cottage situated on the banks of Howells Mere Lake combines traditional open plan living with well thought out family accommodation, taking full advantage of the views, whilst also benefiting from direct access onto the stunning lake via a beautiful stone decking area.

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Bittern Reeds

This contemporary three-bedroom home is located on a prime south-facing plot with far reaching views across Howells Mere Lake. It not only benefits from spacious deck overhanging the water but also a first floor balcony on which to enjoy evening sundowners and al fresco dining. Offered for sale with a full size boat store and furniture included within the asking price.

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31 Clearwater

Perfectly situated on the edge of the estate’s largest lagoon with fabulous far-reaching and uninterrupted views. The spacious accommodation includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two reception rooms. The property also comes with a boat store.

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Rivendell

A four-bedroom detached property on the banks of Howells Mere, with glorious lake views and a stunning open plan kitchen / living area spanning the first floor. It has balconies at the front and back, plus a spiral staircase giving direct access down to the extensive decking area.

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Clearwater 89

Tucked away in a quiet pocket of the estate with two small wildlife ponds to both the front and rear, Clearwater 89 is a Sun House design filled with natural light thanks to its double height glass atrium. It boasts flexible accommodation over three floors and is presented in superb condition. In addition, there is a boat store, full spa membership and a 999-year lease.

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Middlebank

This beautiful three-bedroom, three-bathroom Glass House has a double height vaulted ceiling and full glass atrium. It sits on the northern edge of Clearwater Lake with gorgeous south-facing views that make the most of the evening sun and direct water access from the ground floor decking which benefits from bright sunshine all day long.

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Burnt Orchid

Situated in a commanding position on the south-facing banks of Howells Mere Lake, this substantial family home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a ground-floor deck, first-floor balcony and a large second-floor terrace, perfect for entertaining.

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Bittern Lodge

53 Howells Mere is an immaculately presented five-bedroom, three-bathroom detached house commanding a most enviable lakeside position with far reaching views across Swillbrook Lake and a south facing aspect.

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4 Howells Mere

A contemporary, stylish four-bedroom house with a zinc roof, exterior spiral staircase and south facing lake views to the rear. One of Habitat First Group’s most avant-garde designs.

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Brook Villa

On the south facing banks of Somerford Lagoon, Brook Villa is a substantial five-bedroom, four-bathroom property with stunning views and spacious accommodation. With three floors, ample entertaining space, private terraces and balconies, this property is an excellent example of contemporary country living. Boat store / single car garage available via separate negotiation.

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Butterfly Sound

A substantial and spacious property nestled in a tranquil corner of the estate with views of the brook and Somerford Lagoon. Perfect for families or groups of friends looking to enjoy the outdoor setting, the house has a sizeable side garden which traps the evening sun and is well-suited for dining al fresco as well as a large terrace to the rear of the house which is accessed from the living and dining area.

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Woodlark

A spacious, well presented property on the banks of Howells Mere Lake in an enviable west-facing position. This unique, contemporary five-bedroom family home benefits from lakeside deck and balconies on all three floors. The living area on the second floor takes full advantage of the beautiful water views.

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Squirrels Leap

A stunning and peaceful detached lakeside property with unobstructed views over Somerford Lagoon. The accommodation is light and spacious throughout, arranged over two floors. The property has its own boat store and direct lagoon access with boat launch and a large timber deck that is ideal for entertaining.

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Keel House

Enjoying an idyllic position on the banks of Somerford Lagoon, with far reaching uninterrupted views across the lake, Keel House provides a rare opportunity to purchase a substantial, well-presented, five-bedroom family home in this sought after location with the additional benefit of a boat store.

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Yellowhammer

An outstanding property, set behind the private gates of The Somerford Nine with unspoilt views over the Somerford Lagoon and the nature reserve beyond. Finished to an extremely high specification, this four-bedroom family home benefits from under floor heating, bi-folding doors that open onto the terrace, extensive external decking and private grounds stretching down to the waters edge.

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Water’s Edge

A spectacular property with a large entrance hall, kitchen / dining area opening out onto the gardens and lake, living room, family room, second kitchen, utility room and four fabulous bedroom suites.

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Somerford Villa

An iconic masterpiece, perfectly positioned on the edge of the breath-taking Somerford Lagoon. Featured in some of the finest national property magazines, Somerford Villa’s combination of glass and water delivers a feeling of space and calm with far reaching views day and night.

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Swan’s Rest

A breath-taking detached, freehold Light House with terrific views over the peaceful Swillbrook Lake.

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Sun House with Boat Store

A stunning Sun House design on the banks of Howells Mere, complete with furnishings and an all-important boat store.

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