Properties

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 one of our freehold plots with planning permission for a unique Habitat First Group design and put your own stamp on the interior to suit your style and requirements.

Recommended builders are on hand to help you build and customise your property, ready to deliver a range of interiors and the best in sustainable materials and finishes.

Or why not consider one of our resales for ultimate convenience?

New Build Designs

Dorset Barn

Designed by architect Willmore Iles, the distinctive tiled pitched roof with intelligently positioned rooflights, triple-height void above the dining area and an almost entirely glass lakeside façade combine to give the Barn a very spacious, airy feel. Our most popular design of recent years.

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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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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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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 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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Water Garden

This exciting roof terrace design by architect Andy Ramus blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living providing perfect private pockets of outdoor space to immerse yourself in your natural surroundings. focusing on renewable energy resources and low energy bills, it’s built with structural insulated panels (SIPs) and hand-finished by local tradesman. A choice of 2 or 3 storey options available.

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Lighthouse

Designed by architect Jerry Tate, the Light House gains its name from the intelligent rooflights and windows that bring in so much natural light. Its wrap-around deck offers stunning views over the lakes and nature reserve beyond. Constructed from Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs), the Lighthouse is the first Habitat First Group design to meet Passivhaus performance
standards.

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Two-Storey Dorset Barn

Designed by architect Willmore Iles, the Two Storey Barn incorporates all of the design features of the spacious, modern Dorset Barn spread over two floors. A double height void over the kitchen and strategically placed rooflights help to bring the outside in and make the most of the beautiful surroundings.

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Resales

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The Swallows

Offers in Excess of £920,000

Situated in a prime position overlooking Swillbrook Lake, a protected SSSI with stunning Westerly views over the water, at The Swallows you are immersed in nature and wildlife. With no properties on the other side of the lake, your views and privacy are protected.

The Swallows is a Freehold property with four bedrooms (plus a TV “snug” room that could be a fifth bedroom) which includes Spa membership, 12-month holiday occupancy, superfast fibre broadband and comes with a parking space right outside the plot. The house would make an ideal family holiday home or holiday rental investment (with a proven track record on the rental market).

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For sale

Dawn Chorus

Asking Price £900,000

A spacious, contemporary detached lakeside property occupying a generous plot next to the largest and most glorious lake at the estate. The property has direct lake access and far-reaching uninterrupted views over Somerford Lagoon.

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Minety Lake 41

Asking Price £1,300,000

CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Situated in a prime position on Minety Lake, this large plot enjoys beautiful views and benefits from direct lake access. The property is currently under construction with an anticipated completion date of December 2021. The Barn has been designed by architect Willmore Iles and has a very spacious and airy feel, with a distinctive slate tile pitched roof, gable end and an almost entire glass frontage.
Please note: Images are for indicative purposes only, from a previous show home of similar design.

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Plovers Nest

Asking Price £595,000

A delightful contemporary holiday home enjoying beautiful lake views, set within a private gated estate. This impressive four bedroom terraced property with direct lake access sits in a secluded part of Clearwater Lake and offers fabulous reverse living accommodation. The property has been recently redecorated and is in fantastic condition, being well maintained by the current owners.

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For sale

Lakeshore Reserve 13

Asking Price £395,000 – LAND ONLY

*Build prices starting from £395,000.
Situated on Lakeshore Reserve this large south facing plot enjoys outstanding views overlooking Swillbrook Lake (A protected SSSI site) from first and second floor level, surrounded by beautiful mature trees teeming with wildlife which creates a feeling of privacy and being immersed in nature. The plot can accommodate a selection of impressive designs such as – 2 Storey Barn, Skydeck, Sun House, Lighthouse, Water Garden, Water Garden XL, Water Garden XL 3 Storey or the Dorset Barn* (plans and prices available on request).
*Build contract delivered by Conservation Builders Ltd.

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For sale

74 Howells Mere

Asking Price £350,000 – Land Only

*Build price for the Sun House £475,000. *Build price for the Skydeck £440,000.
The 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.
*Build contract delivered by Conservation Builders Ltd.

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Recently Sold

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Ria Formosa

OIEO £975,000

Ria Formosa offers modern architecture and the latest technology to create a stunning waterside home situated on the periphery of the estate. Enjoying peace and tranquillity within its natural surroundings yet within an easy short walk of the estate facilities, including an on-site Restaurant and Spa. The property is situated in one of very few areas on the estate that benefit from an uninterrupted open outlook and occupies a large plot surrounded by gardens and a waterway to one side with no
immediate neighbours.

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Ruby Cottage

Asking Price £275,000

A chance to acquire an extremely well presented two bedroom freehold holiday cottage or holiday rental investment, situated in a quiet location at Lower Mill Estate. Ruby Cottage is a deceptively spacious property situated in a corner position, in a private gated courtyard.

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Minety Lake 17

Asking Price £750,000

Beautiful detached contemporary eco-friendly property situated on Minety Lake with direct lake access. The property enjoys stunning views over the lake and offers open plan living, 4 bedrooms, a snug, private parking, balcony, and an impressive roof terrace.

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Ducklings

Asking Price £625,000

Ducklings is a spacious well-appointed 3 storey modern property that enjoys an incredible lakeside position overlooking Clearwater Lake. Offering 6 bedrooms, the house provides plenty of space and the impressive open plan living area has direct access onto the balcony, perfect for alfresco dining and to soak up the amazing scenery and nature. The house would make an ideal family holiday home or holiday rental investment.

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Howells Barn

Asking Price £2,000,000

One of the only properties on the estate that can be used as a primary residence. This historic Cotswold stone barn, believed to date back to the 1830s, has been restored to an exceptionally high standard with the addition of the award-winning hide overlooking the lake, swimming pool, party barn and beautifully landscaped gardens within its 2 acre plot.

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Spinney Lake 11

Asking Price £630,000

Freehold lakeside plot on Spinney Lake with stunning views and direct access to one of the Estate’s largest waterbodies. The plot has planning permission for our Habitat House design, boat store and ample on-plot parking, making it the perfect opportunity for a new build holiday home for the family.

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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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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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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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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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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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