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“Perfect Holiday House for the WHOLE family!”
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Cornerstone Cottage Winter Evening by the Log Fire Sunset Walk by One of Lower Mill Estate's Many Lakes
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Cornerstone Cottage Winter Evening by the Log Fire
Sunset Walk by One of Lower Mill Estate's Many Lakes
Winter Walk
Children's playground, just round the corner
Breakfast al fresco
Cornerstone, view towards decking
Open Air Swimming Pool,
Explore Charming Historic Cotswold Sites
Master bedroom, superking bed and balcony with lake views
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Cirencester, Cotswolds, England

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Jeremy C
Hartford, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Perfect Holiday House for the WHOLE family!”
Reviewed 2 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We loved our stay at Cornerstone! This was a perfect home for our family with 4 children under the age of 10. Tim and Vanessa were incredibly responsive and helpful -- both before our booking and during our stay.

Everything was taken care of for us when we arrived -- we were able to pickup the key right when we got there, and they were so kind to provide us a lovely gift basket with a few grocery items to help us out until we were able to get to the store. And the property manager even dropped by that first day and brought us a bottle of champagne and checked in to make sure that we were doing alright.

The home was VERY comfortable and kid friendly! There was a stool for our kids to wash their hands in the bathroom, a little high chair at the table, and a crib for our baby. The home was stocked with all sorts of books, games and toys for the kids -- which they loved playing with during our stay.

The rooms and beds were comfortable, all the appliances worked just fine, and if we ever had any question or issue we knew we could contact them and they would be there to help us out. It did take us a little bit to figure out the hot water and heating switches -- but after a quick call we were able to get them sorted, and they were easy to control once we got used to them.

After emailing with a few people in the LowerMill -- one thing I was particularly concerned about was the internet speed. I needed to be able to use the internet quite often during our stay, and make phone calls on skype -- and I had heard that the internet speed was VERY slow in the LowerMill. While the internet speed was slower than I am typically used to in the US -- (when I did speed tests at Cornerstone the speed averaged about 3-4 mb download speed, and 0.5 mb upload speed) -- Tim was very helpful to make sure that the internet/wifi was adequate for our needs, and we were able to do everything we needed to online (even stream movies). Our cell phone service at LowerMill was also very spotty, and we didn't have any service while inside the home -- but Tim provided a home phone for our use which worked out great while we were there when we needed to make calls.

One thing that my wife LOVED especially was how easy the grocery shopping was -- we just created an account online at tesco.com, ordered our groceries online, and they were delivered right to our doorstep the very next day!

The location at Lower Mill is beautiful -- especially in the summer -- and everything is really close. (within a 2-4 minute walking distance) We used the Pools at the ArtSpa quite a bit (especially when it got hot outside!), our kids loved the playgrounds and soccer fields, and we enjoyed canoeing on the lake and bike riding around the trails. It is truly a beautiful location and we really enjoyed our vacation here!

Thank you so much for your warmth and true hospitality Tim and Vanessa! We had a wonderful stay!

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Liked best: The welcome basket with groceries when we arrived was a wonderful surprise and SO helpful!
Liked least: maybe some fans to help ventilate the home a bit better when it gets hot?
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Jul 2015
Hi Adam
We're really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and very pleased that we were able to help with a few things to make your time at our holiday home even better.
Please feel very welcome to come again any time.
Best wishes
Tim & Vanessa
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Reading
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply perfect!”
Reviewed 12 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Absolutely loved our 2 night stay at Cornerstone. Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a stunning location. We spent time in the spa, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and steam room. Beautiful area to walk/run/cycle around.
We look forward to returning again soon. Excellent communication before , during and after our stay and we were met with a warm welcome of goodies.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
13 May 2015
We are delighted that you had a good stay at Cornerstone, and that you really enjoyed the cottage, the leisure facilities and the surrounding area.

Thank you for your review.

Looking forward to welcoming you again as our guests.
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Jenny G
2 reviews
“Picturesque, relaxing and well equipt cottage”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Excellent place to stay. Fun for kids but relaxing 5* stay for grown ups. Will definitely visit again.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Apr 2015
Really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review. Looking forward to welcoming you again as our guests.
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jonnibgoo...
London, UK
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A fantastic base with a warm welcome on an amazing site”
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Superb accommodation in an idyllic location, instantly transports you into a world of relaxation.
A well thought out and welcoming cottage in quiet surroundings with almost everything you could want provided for you in a well stocked kitchen.
Fantastic communication from the caring owners who did everything they could to ensure we had a smooth stay, even providing some lovely gifts for us for our stay.
Cosy beds with great pillows and duvets and a fully stocked kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and washer dryer. TV/DVD and wifi was also most welcomed.
A wonderful spa which the kids loved, including the outdoor heated pool. Although towels provided in the cottage, you can either hire towels in the spa for £2 or bring your own, also need a £1 for the lockers.
In terms of location, it's worth knowing that it's in Mill Village and the best way to approach it is from the exit road past the shop before the gates to the road.

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Management Response
29 Jan 2015
We are delighted that you enjoyed our holiday home so much. Thank you for your review.
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Lucy F
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A relaxing catch-up with friends”
Reviewed 27 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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After an extensive search for a Cotswold based location to catch up with a group of friends, we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Firstly Cornerstone is a cosy and quaint cottage, big enough to fit 7 grown adults comfortably, and was the best priced find after many weeks of searching. It is set within the grounds of the beautiful Lower Mill estate, a secluded and extremely peaceful retreat in the Cotswolds, with access to most activities imaginable on the lakes and within the Gloucestershire region. When booking, Tim and Vanessa could not have been more helpful and were very accessible by email. We all have a wonderfully relaxing short break and would definitely like to go back!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jan 2015
So glad you enjoyed your time at Cornerstone. We love staying there ourselves, it really is our home from. Thank you for a very kind and helpful reviews.
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pejo10
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“fantastic”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

we arrived slightly early for arrival time to be met by the owner,have to say such a nice man,we where showed around and given a loverly gift,he explained all to us and left us to our devices,i have got to say this is a fantastic place to stay, fully equipped i have to thank you the owner on such an enjoyable stay.this is a private estate but has everything you want,shop,heated out-door,in-door pools gym, massage, quiet walks,car park area,wildlife to name some. thank-you for a visit that will become a great memory to look back on....if any-one reads this go-on book this fabulous place now

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
29 Jan 2015
It was great to meet you as you arrived! And so glad you had a good stay. Thank you for your review. Please do feel welcome to come back again.
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Emma Y
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful relaxing stay”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

A group of 8 of us visited Cornerstone cottage between 9th - 11th May and we had a fantastic stay. The cottage and surroundings are beautiful. The cottage itself is perfectly clean and very well stocked. We made full use of the onsite spa facilities, including a dip in the (freezing!) eco pool.

Many thanks Vanessa and Tim for a lovely stay and easy pleasant transaction.

We hope to visit again.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
29 Jan 2015
Thank you so much for taking a moment to write a review. We are very pleased to hear that you had such a good time. We have passed on to our cleaner your comments as well. Please do come again, and encourage anyone else who would enjoy staying at our holiday home.
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