About us

We are a caring business couple, dedicated parents to two wonderful young adults, and proud owners of a lively and lovable dog - Indigo. Our passion lies in creating unforgettable holiday experiences for people in the picturesque landscapes of the Cotswolds.

With a strong commitment to hospitality, we have carved a niche for ourselves in the travel industry by offering personalized and immersive vacation opportunities. Our journey began with a shared love for the Cotswolds' natural beauty, historic charm, and serene ambiance by purchasing Pike House. As seasoned travellers ourselves, we understand the importance of a well-curated holiday that caters to diverse interests and preferences.

As parents, we know the significance of family bonding and relaxation. We have crafted our services to ensure that families, couples, and individuals can escape the demands of their daily lives and immerse themselves in the Cotswolds' enchanting scenery. Whether it's exploring quaint villages, embarking on scenic hikes, indulging in local culinary delights, or simply unwinding in cozy accommodations, we strive to provide a holistic holiday experience.

Our furry companion and our beloved dog, is an integral part of our family and adds an extra layer of warmth and joy to our stays and we want to extend that to our guests. We understand that pets are cherished family members too, and we extend our hospitality to well-behaved four-legged friends, ensuring they have a comfortable and enjoyable stay alongside their human companions.

With a genuine passion for hospitality, a deep appreciation for the Cotswolds, and a heartfelt desire to help people create cherished memories, we are more than just business owners. We are memory-makers and facilitators of joy for those seeking respite in the idyllic landscapes of the Cotswolds. Our mission is to make every moment of our guests' holidays special, meaningful, and truly unforgettable.

Olly and Lois

Your Home Here


Whilst the cottage has a tributary of the River Thames running alongside it, the cottage doesn't have lake access or view from the property. If you are staying in the rear master bedroom and the autumn leaves have fallen, Somerford Lagoon is clearly visible from the balcony. 

Seasonal Closures:

Somerford Lagoon Lake is closed from October to March due to nesting birds.

The nearest canoe launch point is located near Mill Village as marked on the Estate Map.

The outdoor Mill Village pool closes after the October half term and does not re-open until Easter.

The Miss Mouse Trail, run by the Activity Hub closes for the winter months. This is from 1st November to the Easter holidays.

Whilst the pizza shack & coffee hut operate a reduced service during off peak periods, the main clubhouse - Ballihoo restaurant still serves food and drinks throughout the seasons. 


For your comfort and subsequent guests we kindly ask the following:

  • No smoking or vaping indoors - we do  provide ash trays - to be used outdoors
  • In the event of breakage/s, please report and leave any damaged items out for the housekeeping team - so that we know what to replace or repair for the next guests
  • Child and pet gates have been installed at the top and bottom of the stairs to help avoid any accidents. Please don't let your pets on the beds - a £50 cleaning charge will apply if there are muddy footprints or hairs upstairs
  • You'll find a handy hose by the front door to wash any muddy dogs (or children!) down, using your own towels to dry them off
  • Bring your own towels for sunbathing, water sports or for use in the spa
  • Any lost keys will incur a £100 lock replacement (including the fitting and additional key cutting) charge
  • Respect your neighbours' right to their peace and quiet by moderating your noise especially when outside. Parties are not permitted, a sound monitor will alert the lead guest and your host should noise levels be exceeded. Should a complaint from neighbour's be made, guests may be fined and evicted from the site as per the regulations of the Estate Management
  • Two car parking spaces are immediately outside the front door to Pike House, with a third reserved space within 100 yards. Guests are asked not to use any grass areas for parking, unloading or driving over as they may be part of a properties garden area. The estate has 3 EV charge. stations based on a first come first served basis. All car users are requested to complete a parking permit (copies are kept in the cottage), upon arrival to leave on the dashboard, should the estate management need to contact the owner 
  • Please let us know if there is anything not quite right as soon as possible, so we can make every effort to ensure you enjoy your stay

LOWER MILL ESTATE Properties (including Pike House)

Additional conditions exist for properties located in the Lower Mill Estate. Please see Terms and Conditions for full details on Parking, maintaining the clean aesthetic appearance of the estate, noise and safe use of the lakes. The Lower Mill Estate Management Company will charge penalty fees if any of these rules are broken.

Full details of these rules are located in our Terms and Conditions (abbreviated version in the Code of Conduct)