Cotswold Water Park
Relax in luxury at these New England style lakeside cottages in the tranquil haven of the Cotswolds Water Park. This is a family-friendly and pet-friendly resort with luxury cottages positioned around three natural lakes, edged with reeds and surrounded by landscaped gardens and open green spaces.
This resort is a short walk from Spring Lake where you can learn to water-ski, have fun on the inflatable rides or simply enjoy dinner and drinks at the lakeside bar and brasserie with its stunning views. There’s a choice of three- or four-bedroom holiday cottages, all featuring bright and airy open-plan living areas with a private sundeck to make the most of the scenery. Amazing views of the lake or gardens can also be enjoyed through the double-height picture windows in the master bedrooms.
Onsite, there is a variety of activities on offer, including tennis courts, an adventure playground for the children, football, golf practice and an indoor games room with a pool table and a selection of video games. Not far from the village of South Cerney, and with a luxury hotel spa, restaurant and outdoor centre all nearby plus a variety of historic landmarks and outdoor family attractions, this is the perfect base from which to explore the natural beauty and old English charm of the Cotswolds.
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Things to Try
Learn to water ski or wakeboard at the nearby Spring Lake which has its own amazing half a mile-long water ski lake with fun inflatable rides. And for a wider variety of water sports including kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing and stand up paddleboarding, head to nearby South Cerney Outdoor.
Enjoy a luxury spa day at the nearby De Vere Cotswolds Hotel for deep relaxation from full body and hot stone massage to dry floatation experiences. Or simply enjoy the hydro swimming pool, aroma steam room, sauna and relaxation suite followed by a sumptuous meal at the hotel’s top restaurant.
Explore the magical tree garden at Westonbirt National Arboretum as you walk through stunning woodland and large green open spaces featuring magnificent trees from all over the world. Discover the treetop walkway, the restaurant with outdoor seating and picturesque picnic areas, children’s playgrounds and nature activities.
Come face-to-face with a giraffe and see the majestic lions and playful penguins at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. Featuring a dazzling 250 species of animals and insects in over 160 acres of grounds including perfect picnic spots and even a model railway, this is a perfect family-friendly day out.
Avebury Stone Circle
Step back in time to one of the best-known prehistoric sites in Britain. Like the world-famous Stone Henge, Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument comprising three stone circles considered to be the largest megalithic stone circle in the world. Avebury is also surrounded by other historical sites of interest
Sudeley Castle Gardens
Spend a day at this fairy tale 15th century castle and explore the ten landscaped gardens, each one designed in its own unique style. Don’t miss the Tudor Physic Garden, where plants were grown to create medicines during Tudor times, the stunning Knot Garden and the romantic Secret Garden.
Chedworth Roman Villa
Visit the remains of one of the grandest Roman villas in Britain nestled in the beautiful tranquil Cotswold countryside with idyllic rural views. Don't miss the Nymphaeum water shrine where offerings to the water goddess were made and which is still fed by water filtered through the Cotswold limestone.