Property of the Day: Howells Barn, Lower Mill Estate

With direct access to a 70-metre lake, this Gloucestershire home is perfect for watersports devotees

THE PROPERTY: Dating back to the 1830s, this Grade II-listed converted barn made from Cotswold stone has been beautifully restored and is now a spacious six-bedroom family home.

THE LOCATION: Situated within the the 550-acre Lower Mill Estate, a private residential development, the property is within six miles of Kemble and 20 miles of Swindon, both of which offer rail connections. There is a large nearby network of footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding, with other local leisure facilities including racing– at Cheltenham, Newbury and Bath, and polo at Cirencester and Beaufort Polo Clubs. 

THE INTERIOR: With accommodation spread over three floors, the property has an open-plan reception area at its heart, offering spectacular lake views from its floor-to-ceiling windows. There is an annexe providing additional living or office space, and a separate barn with garage in the grounds that makes an ideal party room.   

WHY WE LOVE IT: As well as benefiting from the various amenities on the site, which include a restaurant, general store, spa with indoor and outdoor pools and tennis courts, the owners of this property enjoy direct access to the lake, making it perfect for watersports fans. 

BUY IT NOW: £1,950,000 with Strutt & Parker

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