Somerford Keynes lies in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park. Somerford Keynes is first mentioned in the year 685AD. A charter in that year confirmed a gift of 40 hides of land by King Ethelred's nephew Bertwald, to Aldhelm, the first abbot of Malmesbury.
Somerford Keynes is home to The Lower Mill Estate. The Lower Mill Estate is a unique development of exclusive second homes, located in the heart of the Cotswolds in historic Gloucestershire. Built with nature conservation and ecology in mind, the Lower Mill Estate, with its private spa and extensive leisure facilities, is an unparalleled rural retreat.
Watersports lovers are right at home in Somerford Keynes as Cotswold Country Park and Beach is just down the road. If you are looking for watersports in the Cotswolds, then Waterland is worth a visit.