Howells Mere and Clearwater
About the Resort
Base your Cotswolds getaway in a luxury lakeside holiday home. The Howells Mere and Clearwater resort takes its name from the two beautiful lakes that lie at its centre. Its modern, glass-fronted holiday homes are designed to allow natural light to flood in and to offer the best possible views of the lakes to anyone looking out.
Children and pets are welcome, so all the family can enjoy the stunning natural surroundings of the resort’s own nature reserve. Action-packed excitement awaits nearby in the form of adrenaline-fuelled water sports and blissful relaxation lies just beyond the door of your luxury holiday home at the award-winning onsite spa.
The vast landscape of lakes, rivers and wetlands that surround the resort is a wildlife haven and the perfect place to find all sorts of daytime activities or a relaxing dose of tranquillity. Indulge the appetite you’ve worked up after a day of fun with a hearty meal in one of the many traditional pubs and restaurants nearby.
Please note: due to the COVID-19
pandemic, the attractions and amenities shown below may be closed or
only offering a limited service. Please check their individual websites
or call them ahead of time to avoid disappointment when visiting.
Things to Do
Lakeside Ski & Wake
If you fancy some excitement on the water, you’ll find exactly that at Lakeside Ski & Wake on Spring Lake. Choose from wakeboarding, water skiing and skimming along the water’s surface at high speed on a selection of inflatable rides. The perfect place for a day of memorable fun.
Wildlife Park & Gardens
This huge wildlife park will easily keep you and your family entertained for the entire day. Explore its 160 acres and meet 250 species of animals and insects including monkeys, leopards and lizards along the way. There’s a model railway and plenty of great picnic and sunbathing spots, too.
Cotswold Farm Park
Small children will have heaps of fun at the Cotswolds Farm Park. They can get up close to the animals in the Touch Barn, navigate the Cotswold Lion Maze, drive battery-powered mini tractors and explore the farm safari, all the while learning about the workings of a modern, functioning farm.
The Cotswold Range
Enjoy a day of trigger-happy fun trying your hand at archery, shooting crossbows and firing air rifles. Offering personal tuition from qualified instructors, The Cotswold Range is the ideal place for beginners to find their mark. Their unique games are also a fun challenge for experienced archers and shooters.
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Food and Drink
For delicious roasts and other traditional pub meals, head to the nearby White Hart in the village of Ashton Keynes, a friendly country local with gardens just a short trip from the resort. At the Wheatsheaf in the close by village of Oaksey you can tuck into brunch, lunch and dinner menus cooked with local produce.
Experience a ride on the Swindon & Cricklade Railway, a heritage railway that carries passengers on steam-train pulled carriages through the leafy green Wiltshire countryside. The line runs between three stations and features a traditional signal box. Hop off at the southernmost station to visit the Mouldon Hill Country Park.
There’s always something else to do or try in the local area. Go boating and canoeing, explore amazing scenery along walking trails and cycling paths, visit one of many nearby historical attractions, ride a horse, appreciate the local wildlife, or simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the serenity of your surroundings.