SHE MAGAZINE May 2009
"Goose Nest House was sleek and contemporary, with simple furniture, a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and powerful showers. The lounge's double-height windows looked out over incredible views over adjecent Someford Lagoon....With an ultra-stylish three-pooled spa, tenns courts, an on-site shop selling local goodies ande bike and boat hire on offer"
DAILY TELEGRAPH Saturday July 19, 2008
"Baby beavers are first born in 400 years Beavers have been born in Britain for the first time in 400 years – on an upmarket housing development. The 12 kits are flourishing at the 550-acre Lower Mill Estate near Cirencester, Gloucs – a sustainable home complex designed by 30 of the world's leading architects. The estate owner, Jeremy Paxton, brought three pairs of beavers – named Tony and Cherie, Gordon and Sarah and John and Pauline – to Flagham Fen Lake in 2005.
Beavers were hunted to extinction in Britain in the 16th century because their throat glands were thought to be medicinal. Alistair Bankier, a spokesman for the estate, said: "We are very excited. These are European beavers and not as aggressive as their American counterparts. People who live around the estate began to see the kits so we asked a professional wildlife photographer to camp out to get proof. "It is difficult to spot them – you need to be there between 4am and 6am to capture images of the beavers. If they see humans that's it, they go back underwater. "
SUNDAY EXPRESS, Friday June 20,2008 By Andrea Watson
"The Cotswold Water Park is one of those rare places where industry has played an active part in improving the environment. Local tourism chiefs have long been eyeing up the leisure and sports potential of the 146 lakes that were formed by the extraction of minerals...
Lower Mill Estate, a 450-acre park that is the brainchild of Jeremy Paxton, a green thinker who believes in harmony between the built environment and nature. In his words, he aims to create “aesthetically pleasing and sustainable homes that throw away the template of traditional housing ideas.”
UK HOME IDEAS 03 May 2008: LOWER MILL ESTATE WINS TWO AWARDS
"Lower Mill Estate in the Cotswolds, was set up to introduce imaginative, modernist architecture into a rural setting, to protect and enhance the natural environment, to engineer a harmony between residents and wildlife, and to protect the local and wider ecology.
The project’s success in achieving these objectives has been acknowledged with two awards in the Daily Telegraph Your New Homes Awards in March, for Best Architectural Innovation and Best Waterside Development."