Low Costa Mill cottages and swimming pool are open all year, including Christmas and New Year. A perfect place for both winter and summer holidays.
At Low Costa Mill our cottages vary in size and can accommodate between two and eight guests. All are furnished to a very high standard throughout, with well equipped kitchens. All bedding, towels, electricity and heating is included; this includes logs for the cosy open fires. If you intend to use the pool please bring your own pool towels.
All cottages benefit from access to the free site wide high-speed fibre WiFi network. Click here for Site Map.pdf to see layout of the cottages.
There is ample off-road car parking in the courtyard next to the cottages.
Indoor Heated Pool
Whatever the weather, you can be guaranteed hours of fun in our indoor heated swimming pool. For the little ones there is an adjacent children’s pool – all are open from 8am to 10pm the whole year round. The air and water are kept at a warm 30 degrees, perfect for little ones, and the grown ups love it too. Bring your own inflatable toys for extra fun.
The pool provides an ideal base for those less confident to learn to swim or improve their skills, and there’s plenty of seating too for those wanting to watch.
Our project for Winter 2019 was the addition of our new cycle-friendly facilities for our guests. We have four secure bike pods for guest use, each can hold up to 4 bikes. Close by to the pods, we have a cycle repair stand with tools (so no excuses about a flat tyre!) along with an outside tap and hosepipe/brush so you can keep your bikes clean and shiny.
Children's Play Area and Woodland
Low Costa Mill is the ideal place to let your children run around and explore. Our children's play area includes a treehouse, climbing frame, swings, a fully enclosed sandpit, giant games of draughts, hopscotch and snakes and ladders, as well as plenty of grass for a family game of cricket, rounders or football. Plenty of activities and space to burn off some of that excess energy!
Our Woodland Walk is accessed from the play area, follow the green frog through the trees to find Winnie-the-Pooh in his house, Dr Who’s Tardis, a giant Bug Hotel and plenty more along the way.
Dog Exercise Paddock
We have a dedicated, fully enclosed paddock of at least ½ acre where you can let your dog off their lead, great for exercising and playing ball with your dog.
Travel cots, highchairs and stairgates can all be provided free of charge on request, just discuss your requirements with us when you are booking.
On-site currently, we have seven pygmy goats, 12 chickens who often provide us (and our guests) with some tasty fresh eggs, three very friendly stable cats. We often have horses in our Paddocks too.
Wildlife is all around us at Low Costa Mill. Our two large ponds are fully fenced, and are home to a large variety of wild-life, we often find ducks, moor-hens, herons, geese, swans and the beautiful kingfisher, as well as the trout and grayling in the river. Very occasionally, the otter can be spotted in the banks of the river, unfortunately I’ve been unable to capture him on camera! We have several bird boxes placed through the woodland walk to encourage nesting, and rabbits, squirrels, owls, hedgehogs, bats and even the occasion deer have been spotted through the woods and surrounding areas.
For those evenings where you fancy cooking alfresco, we have a number of barbecues available for our guests to use. Either gas or charcoal are available, ample outdoor dining areas are available outside the cottages or on the lawns.
There is a free high speed fibre connection capable of over 300Mbps available across our site, including the cottages, pool building and the play area.
On-site Fly Fishing
For Fly fishing fanatics, this comes free of charge, subject to holding the relevant rod licence, & you will find the Costa Beck is well stocked with trout & grayling. You may even catch a glimpse of the resident kingfishers & the shy grey heron going about his business.
Fitness Fanatic? As well as our pool we have 3 run route cards available for guests to use, a 5k, 7k and 11k route, all direct from the door of your cottage. There are also two local park-runs in the area, one at Dalby Forest, and a second at Castle Howard.
There is an information area at the entrance to the swimming pool which has an extensive range of leaflets and guide books for the local area to help you plan your days, as well as a selection of books, jigsaws and games available to borrow.
For those cottages without a washing machine there is a laundry room which includes 2 free to use washing machines, a pay per use tumble drier, drying rack, washing baskets and clothes airers. There is also a communal freezer available for use in here.
Celebrating, or just fancy a night off?
Our cottages are the ideal location for a family gathering or celebration, many of our guests are celebrating milestone birthdays or anniversaries when they come to Low Costa Mill. If you need assistance in finding a special catering company, ordering a celebration cake, an afternoon tea, or just booking a table in a restaurant please let us know, we’ll do our best to help you.