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Lapwing Lake Lodge

Spring Lake, Cotswold Water Park, Gloucestershire

Sleeps: 6
7 nights
£1167 - £2068
Available from a minimum of 2 nights


  • Sleeps six
  • Three bedrooms: One king, two twin/doubles with 5' zip and link beds
  • One bathroom, one shower room
  • Suitable for children and baby (cot, highchair and stairgate available)
  • Up to two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge*)
  • Private secure deck onto lake with hot tub, table and chairs and barbecue
  • Welcome pack*, linen and toiletries
  • Surrounding shared outdoor space and children’s playground
  • Bike hire with child seats/trailers can be pre-booked
  • Gym, golf course, water sports centre, bike routes, plus a choice of restaurants and pubs on site
  • Rejuvenation therapies available through Fire the Heart Retreats 07746 677007
  • Home spa treatments available through Glo Pamper 02070960385
  • Catering is available through Mikey Silcox 07557 945372
  • Parking for one car
  • Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)

Property layout

  • Ground floor
    Open plan living space with sitting and dining areas seating six. Bifold doors open out onto a private deck with superb lake views.
    A U-shaped kitchen with breakfast bar and stools is set slightly apart from the living area.
    Shower room with WC.
  • First floor
    Master bedroom with 5′ king size bed, wardrobe and a pretty Juliette balcony with amazing views over the lake. There is also room for a cot.
    Bedroom 2: Double/twin bedroom with 5' zip and link bed. A tight space with limited storage.
    Bedroom 3: Double/twin bedroom with 5' zip and link bed. A tight space with limited storage.
    Family bathroom with a bath and children’s bathing accessories.


  • Electric wall heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer-dryer
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Private outdoor heated hot tub
  • Outdoor dining furniture and barbecue
  • Parking for two cars
  • Other parking opposite


  • The Lodge is situated on Spring Lake, one of the quieter, private lakes, making it a superb and safe location for family holidays.
  • Spring Lake contains its own water ski lake – the perfect location for a family activity holiday, you can go wet and wild and try your hand at water skiing, wake boarding or ringo riding.
  • A few steps from your door you will find a small brasserie and bar with an outside children’s play area, plus use of a health club and gym.
  • A watersports centre, golf course, plus a further choice of restaurants and pubs are within a short scenic walk.
  • The UK’s largest inland beach with a purpose built toddler paddling and playground area is within a 10-15 minute stroll.
  • A golf course, water sports centre, bike hire and routes, plus a choice of restaurants and pubs, within a short, scenic walk really sets it apart.
  • Short and mid week breaks are available, with a minimum stay of two nights.
  • Mini guests are well looked after with a lovely selection of toys, books and and U rated DVDs, as well as useful baby and toddler gear on request from socket covers and stairgates.
  • Lapwing Lake Lodge can also be booked with Caterina Lake Lodge​, Twitchers Lodge, Shelduck Lodge, Mallard Lodge and Swan Lake Lodge for larger groups of up to 36, as they are all within 200 yards of each other.
  • Lapwing Lake Lodge is a mere 15 minute drive from Cirencester, the self proclaimed ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’.
  • Within walking distance to the local village of South Cerney which offers a number of local amenities including a selection of pubs, takeways, village shops, post office and a hairdressers.
  • A relaxing base from which to explore the many attractions of this lovely part of the country and the many surrounding idyllic Cotswold villages and inns, historic buildings, stately homes and gardens.

Nothing says holidays like a hot tub. After dinner’s done and the night is but young, fire up the bubbles and watch the panoramic view of the sun setting over the lake from your private secure deck. This is just one of the magical moments you can experience whilst staying at Lapwing Lake Lodge.

Perched on the water’s edge, Lapwing Lake Lodge is a chic New England-style retreat with plenty of room for six plus pooch. The pretty clapper board-style exterior and fantastic water-front setting make a brilliant first impression. The convenience of the location within steps of a family-friendly lakeside bar, brasserie, gym and a great children’s play area come a close second.

Located on Spring Lake, our lake house has prime position in the Cotswold Water Park, one of the best kept secrets of Gloucestershire! One of 150 lakes in an area the size of Jersey, there’s so much to explore and something for everyone. Wildlife, water sports, activities, great eateries, walking, history and culture are just some of the things you will find nearby.

The lake house itself has been stylishly renovated to mirror its setting, offering super views from inside and out. Downstairs, it’s fully open plan complemented by stunning bi-folding doors opening onto your own lake view private deck. Providing the perfect spot for sizzling steaks on the barbecue or simply sitting back to enjoy lakeside life while your own hot tub bubbles invitingly.

Upstairs there is a large master bedroom with a 5' bed and full length window overlooking the lake, allowing you the same stunning views. There are two further twin/double bedrooms with 5' zip and link beds and a family bathroom. Extra care has been taken for families, and you will find lots of special touches around the house if you are planning on taking the little ones.

The light bright interiors with family-friendly luxuries are added bonuses, whilst the fact that there’s a golf course, water sports centre, bike hire and routes, plus a choice of restaurants and pubs, within a short, scenic walk really sets it apart. Although, for most young families, the fact that the UK’s largest inland beach with a purpose built toddler paddling and playground area is within a 10-15 minute stroll is the icing on the cake.

Fire the Heart Retreats, situated on the Landings nearby, offers guests in-house rejuvenation therapies and treatments. Alternatively, treat yourself to private treatments and pampering at the house from Glo Pamper. A personal chef can also be arranged if required.

If you can tear yourselves away, Lapwing Lake Lodge is ideally situated too for exploring the towns and villages of the beautiful Cotswolds region. The well-known quintessential English villages of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Moreton-in-the-Marsh, are all within easy reach and make a great day out.

Cirencester known as ‘The Capital of the Cotswolds’, is 4 miles away, giving easy access to excellent shopping, restaurants, entertainment, ancient buildings and museums. Cheltenham (20 miles), the most complete regency town in England, is famous for its horse-racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. At other times of year, Cheltenham hosts Festivals of Jazz, Classical Music, Science, Literature, Food & Drink.

Highgrove House, one of the homes of Prince Charles, is less than half an hour’s drive as is Westonbirt Arboretum, with its stunning new treetop walkway, the longest in the UK.

Appealing to children in particular, the nearby Cotswold Wildlife Park, the numerous attractions at Bourton-on-the-Water, and Cotswold Farm Park provide plentiful entertainment.

The cities of Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and Oxford are all under an hour’s drive away.

Located just over an hour from London, it’s the ideal place for families or a group of friends to spend time together at any time of the year. And, for larger groups of up to 36 guests, Lapwing Lake Lodge can be booked with our other Spring Lake houses, as they are all within 200 yards of each other.

2023-09-13 Clare W, Newquay

"Amazing place and great hosts. Perfect spot with a dog and baby. Thank you for an amazing stay! The place was incredible."

2023-08-11 Richard J, Port Talbot

"Lovely house, clean, comfortable, well equipped, and ideal location within the area and within the lake. Would Def stay again."

2023-06-18 Lesley O, Ruislip

"Myself and my family had a wonderful time at Lapwing Lake Lodge, please can you pass my comments onto the owner. This lodge was in a fantastic setting and location - would recommend to my friends/family and ideal with the hot tub which was put to use every night. I had a wonderful time and would definitely come back there again."

2023-06-05 Michael Y, London

"Excellent Lodge on the lake as described. Had a wonderful week with the family, a small issue with the hot tub was resolved quickly by the owner and Staycation."

2023-04-10 Kalpa H, London

"The house was in a lovely location overlooking the lake. Kevin was very helpful and check in process was easy. Clear instructions we’re given for rules and things to do in area."

2022-11-13 Sam W, London

"Great place in a superb location 👍🏻"

2022-06-27 Helen K, London

"Good location and great outside space, bedrooms two and three have limited storage."

2022-05-03 Tom A, Hoddesdon

"The house was perfect. Really clean. Great facilities. Beautifully kept. Some of the houses on the lake looked a bit “tired” but this one was really up to date and clean. 100% recommend and will be back next year."

2022-04-15 Elizabeth A, London

"Good restaurant a few doors away."

2022-04-02 Melody W, Uplyme

"We had a wonderful stay…. The location on the lake is idyllic and the hot tub at sunset is fabulous…. Thank you."

2022-03-21 Sharon C, London

"A lovely lodge, great location. We were a party of 6 adults, 2 bedrooms were small to accommodate 2 adults in each plus luggage. Hot tub was wonderful after a day exploring. Location was pretty and tranquil. We enjoyed our stay."

2022-03-07 Dominika J, Sheffield

"We’ve had an amazing stay at the lodge, perfect space for a weekend away, where you can unwind. The sunset while in the hot tub was absolutely stunning! We were really impressed with the hospitality and the communication. Would highly recommend!"

2022-02-25 Sarah P, Bridgend

"We had a wonderful stay. It was very relaxing with beautiful views and close to lots of beautiful places to visit. I would highly recommend. Thank you for our welcome pack, that was very kind. Thank you x"

2022-02-21 Nicola B, London

"We had a fantastic stay. the views were great across the lake and the hot tub was a great addition. Many thanks!"

2022-01-16 Stacy S, Braunstone

"Great property with views of the lake."

2022-01-08 Jo W, Bilston

"A fantastic location with a breathtaking view. Perfect for our family celebration. We would definitely come back again."

2022-01-05 Martyn W, London

"Fantastic location and a great house for a family of 5. Kids loved the hot tub and would highly recommend it as a base to explore the Cotswolds and surrounding areas."

2021-11-01 Jacqueline W, London

"We fell in love with the lovely house and beautiful location what a gem, which was perfect for my 60th Birthday with my family. 1st refusal please if you ever sell! Or hear of anybody wanting to sell in the location."

2021-10-08 Louise T, London

"We had a lovely relaxing stay at Spring Lake. House was amazing and the view was stunning. Will definitely be back."

2021-07-16 Holly R, England

"We stayed at the lake house for 7 nights this summer with our 2 small dogs and 3 month old baby and loved it. The location is fantastic and the house itself has everything you need. Charles was extremely helpful both before and during our stay. We would definitely book again in the future."

2021-07-02 Rebecca P, London

"Amazing stay right on the water. 3 couples had plenty of room and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hot tub was certainly a perk!"

2021-06-29 Chloe O, Deanshanger

"We had such a lovely time here! A wonderful house in a great location, I would definitely recommend!!"

2021-06-26 Lynn F, Moneymore

"We enjoyed our stay!"

2021-06-19 Nicola F, Little Horwood

"Fabulous location. Property was spotlessly clean and comfortable Recommend the fish and chip shop in South Cerney and had two great meals at The Oak (dog friendly)."

2021-05-29 Zoe C, London

"This property is set in a stunning location. The views over the lake were beautiful and sunset in the hot tub was the perfect way to end the day. Spacious and clean with everything you need for a lovely holiday, we would highly recommend. Keven was also on hand to help with any queries and make local recommendations. We will definitely be back."

2021-05-18 M Conlon, Hemel Hempstead

"What a great location and accommodation. Highly recommend. If you like watersports, or just relaxing in a beautiful sun trap this is the place for you. The manager Kevin was extremely helpful and friendly. The lake side restaurant which is almost next door is fantastic. The accommodation has all the facilities you need for a lovely break."

2021-05-05 A Vaghjiani, London

"You will not regret booking this place!! The location is amazing, there is such fun things to do around here. We did some archery and clay pigeon shooting but there are also plenty of pubs, restaurants, bars and water activities too. The hot tub is the best way to relax come rain or shine and its as amazing as it looks in the photographs. The lake view with a sunset is to die for. Could not recommend this place enough!"

2021-04-18 L Byers, England

"Great location, lovely setting and the hot tub is a lovely addition. We had really good communication from the owner and the rooms were all clean and well appointed. Some great trips to do for families and watching the speed boats and water skiers was a great way to pass the time."

2020-12-14 S Barnes, Johannesburg, S Africa

"Lovely weekend in the Cotswolds, accommodation was great everything we needed and in a great location."

2020-11-10 K Alsop, Northampton

"Just want to thank you again for being so helpful and refunding me fast, I’ve had a terrible experience with hotelduvin refusing, yet I’m sure it hits the smaller companies harder! Best of luck , I will rebook next year xo"

2020-10-31 A Wiseman, Warrington

"Beautiful lodge in a beautiful place... I’d highly recommend."

2020-09-19 D Boiston, England

"Stayed for a week the location is fabulous and the view from the house is beautiful with the open plan living we will definitely be returning."

2020-09-10 B Wilkinson, Sherborne

"This is a great lodge with great hosts in a great location, especially being so close to the Brasserie, would definitely stay again although does need a lick of paint in places."

2020-08-22 D Palmer John, London

"Nicely laid out and well presented lodge in a great location - pictures are true to life. Property was well equipped and well managed - would definitely recommend or stay again if visiting the area. Worth noting that local water sports on offer book up quite far in advance - so get in early to avoid disappointment."

2020-02-23 J Hardy, Nonington

"Great place, great location, fantastic views! We’ll definitely think about coming back here again."

2020-02-17 R Wiggins, Redditch

"This property is very spacious with super underfloor heating an excellent location with an awesome view of the lake, our host Kevin arrived the same time as us, he was most pleasant and full of local knowledge, we were here with storm Denis and still had an awesome stay."

2020-01-05 H Price, England

"The 6 of us had an absolutely amazing stay. The apartment is beautiful and spacious with gorgeous views onto the lake. The host Kevin was fantastic and extremely hospitable - he even fetched us when we weren’t able to get a taxi for which we are very grateful for - thanks Kevin. Thanks so much for a great stay! We thoroughly enjoyed it. Will certainly return again."

2019-10-21 S Elliott, London

"Booked for my dad's 75th birthday - five of us, including a toddler. Clean, bright, sunny open-plan space was ideal for us all. The location is excellent - it's lovely to look out over the lake. Great communication from the start and super easy instructions on gaining access. And the hot tub was a great bonus on a damp October weekend."

2019-10-13 E Purbrick, London

"Hi Kevin and team made our stay at Spring Lodge so much fun! We loved the property and the quality time spent in the Jacuzzi overlooking the lake. Special shout-out to Kevin for making us feel welcome and driving us to local attractions. You really made us feel welcome and went the extra mile when it comes to hospitality! Will definitely be staying at Lapwing Lodge again!!! Huge thanks!!!! Xx"

2019-10-04 K Sweetland, Rochester

"We had the most wonderful time staying in lapwing lodge. The accommodation is perfect, with all the things you possibly need. The fresh bread, eggs, butter and milk are a lovely touch. The hot tub is a lovely touch after a long day exploring and dog walking. Kevin is a wonderful host and is always at the end of the phone if you need him. The location is perfect, central to lots of lovely villages and things to do. We hope to return soon in the summer months."

2019-09-23 J Abrahamson, Ruddington

"Beautiful location. Lovely views - especially from the master bedroom. The hot tub is an absolute delight after a long walk."

2019-09-16 J Wright, Walsall

"Beautiful house in the most beautiful of settings! You will not be disappointed!!"

2019-07-08 H Gunning, England

"A brilliant stay, the hosts were on hand when needed. The house is lovely and open plan and the hot tub really makes it special! We would certainly go back! Thank you!"

2019-06-29 L Mungovan, Washington, USA (Trustpilot)

"The lodge is beautifully situated right on the lake and almost next to the activity centre/restaurant. Downstairs opens up to the decking with huge bifold doors, to maximise the fantastic daylight. The star is definitely the hot tub, which we relaxed in every day - what a luxury! Three bedrooms upstairs, although the only room that has any decent storage is the master, but it didn’t matter to us as we were only two in the house. The kitchen is very well equipped and the whole house has a very high-end finish (although we noticed some possible water damage/warping on the floor under one of the sofas). The downstairs area could also do with some kind of blind to keep out the late afternoon sun, as it comes directly into the room and it gets very hot. That’s my only suggestion for improvement, we had an absolutely spectacular stay. The nearby village of South Cerney is also a lovely place to walk, as is the town of Cirencester and the various disused canals and National Trust properties."

2019-06-14 H Sandher, Luton

"Place was lovely with everything you need. Hot tub was amazing and could not complain about anything. View is lovely as well. We are already planning our next trip with friends!"

2019-05-27 Z Osborne, England

"The house is fantastic. We stayed for a long weekend with two couples and a toddler and it was the perfect location. Relaxing location the house was safe for the toddler and the hot tub to sit and watch the sunset over the lake was amazing- will be returning again soon!! BBQ and kitchen was great- could not recommend this house more for a relaxing break."

2019-05-24 DennyL (Trustpilot)

"Lovely place, house had everything you needed. Stunning position overlooking lake, hot tub was great, and weather was perfect. Great big gas barbeque-American style,outdoor table,seating and umbrella. The owner Kevin was great, nothing too much trouble, nice fresh baguette, butter and milk on arrival left by Kevin. Area was stunning, lovely walks all over connecting different lakes,village short walk. The brasserie/gym was a stones throw from the house - we only had coffee there and sat on the terrace, nice place and views over lake. Lots of places of interest out and about, most places dog friendly too. Kevin recommended places to visit,eat etc. and lots of leaflets/guides in the house. We had a great week there and having use of the hot tub with such a view over lake and watching the water skiing activities was an added bonus."

2019-05-24 D Littler, Staffs

"The house was lovely,clean spacious and overlooking the lake, full sun on decked area with a great hot tub in which beautiful views over the lake could be enjoyed whilst chilling in it. The lake we were on was used for water ski ing so that was a joy to watch too. A great big gas barbecue was very handy as we had perfect weather for it, patio table and chairs and umbrella outside too. The host had brought us butter, a very welcome baguette and some milk. Plenty of indoor furniture and well stocked with crockery, kitchen accesories, condiments etc, home from home with dishwasher, washer/dryer etc. Beds very comfortable and nice cotton bedding, all towels provided and hand soap. Had a great stay here and weather was perfect for the week so it was great to be able to sit out chill and use hot tub in the evening. The host was very nice and made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble if we needed anything or any information. A great spot as brasserie and gym a stone's throw from house. Lovely walks and routes all round the parks and close to village. Highly recommend."

2019-05-12 C Hatcher, London

"Couldn't have wanted more form the property. A fully functioning hot tub was the main attraction, it was amazing and we had plenty of use of it! Fresh eggs, bread, milk and ice lollies were awaiting our arrival which was a wonderful addition. A variety of water sports and activities are a stones throw away from the front door. Couldn't recccomend enough and will definitely be back!"

2019-04-22 L Stewart, England

"We had the most amazing stay, the lodge is beautiful, with a beautiful setting overlooking the lake."

2019-04-17 J Goman, Kent (Trustpilot)

"My family and I had a great holiday at Lapwing Lodge, Cotswolds. The accommodation was immaculately presented, the outlook beautiful, with very comfortable beds, and the decking and hot tub topped it off! Charles at Staycation Holidays was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process, we had all the information and details we needed and wouldn’t hesitate to book with the again."

2019-04-13 F Sainz, England

"Absolutely amazing and thoughtful host! Everything we needed was there and more!"

2019-03-10 M Pothecary, Hampshire

"Great location and lovely views of the lakes. Great hot tub."

2019-03-04 A Wenn, England

"Had a great weekend with my girlfriends. The house was clean and tidy, with the welcome food pack was a great little extra. Bedrooms nice & super comfy beds. The hot tub of course was brilliant!"

2019-02-24 K Dutt, London

"Brilliant place for a weekend break. Loved the hot tub setup and we spent a lot of time there. No matter how the weather is, as long as it’s not raining I’m sure this place will be a solid place away from everyday life. There are some local pubs around as well for a quick drink and food."

2019-02-01 Jean-Paul Dewhurst, England

"Extremely friendly and helpful host. Always available for assistance. Property was as nice as the photos. Great area for a family get away. Jacuzzi was especially nice while watching the sun set."

2018-10-28 A Curry, Bournemouth

"Fantastic views and great place to chill and relax. Close to Lakeside Brasserie which was ideal to eat and ideal for the gym bunnies in our group!! Kevin was brilliant. Gave advice where to eat locally and was on hand if needed. Love the hot tub!!"

2018-10-22 H Noble, Buckinghamshire

"The lake house was wonderful, spacious and very clean. The welcome pack of bread, butter, eggs and milk was a nice touch. The bed sheets were very soft. The views were beautiful and the hot tub was a great extra. We loved the heated floor, perfect for cold feet! We had great fun on the lake inflatable activities - big adrenaline buzz! Charles at Staycation and Kevin the owner were very attentive and helpful - great communication! Our only complaint would be that the springs in the bed in the smallest room made it quite uncomfortable. We had an absolutely amazing time at Spring Lake! Thank you so much for having us!"

2018-10-10 A Brookes, Hilton, UK

"Great place to stay lovely view on the terrace with a beautiful autumn sunset, nice touch as well with some milk butter and a fresh baguette on arrival, host came past and introduced himself in person which was also a good touch. Would use again 10/10!"

2018-09-23 J Davies, Broadstairs

"Charles was an excellent host, answered all questions very quickly. Loved the hot tub! When we arrived, we were greeted with a fresh baguette, milk and butter - a lovely touch. Thank you for a great stay!!"

2018-07-27 G Bettens, Antwerp

"We're a Belgian family of 6, and we couldn't be more pleased to have chosen Staycation for our first UK holiday. All questions we had were answered the same or the next day, and the houses we stayed at were even nicer than advertised."

2018-07-09 L Gough, UK

"Location and hot tub looking out onto such a beautiful view were fabulous."

2018-07-02 M Darlow, Yorkshire

"We stayed here for a week in June when the weather was perfect. We arrived and were amazed by the house; the views are incredible and the house was equipped with every thing we could have needed. There was a cot and high chair provided along with a tonne of children’s toys for my granddaughter. The rooms were clean and there is more than enough space for storage. The house itself couldn’t be better. The hot tub is the perfect touch as is the BBQ. The small beach next to the house is great for paddling and for dogs. The bar next to the house is also nice for a drink, although expensive, and offers water sports which we didn’t get chance to try - book in advance if you wish to use them. Kevin the owner is lovely, he sorted everything out for us - we needed some fans as it was so hot that week and was quick to respond to any requests. He also gave us some excellent recommendation for pubs, villages and things to do around the area. I would definitely recommend the Country Park and Beach, especially with kids, along with Cirencester itself and Bourton on the Water. All in all we had an amazing week as a family and are thinking about returning!"

2018-03-12 G Morgan, Birmingham

"We had a lovely stay at the lake house, we were two couples with a 15 month and 6 month baby. The house had all the facilities we needed including children's toys. A very thoughtful touch. The lake house was great, just as the photos with a lovely view over the lake. Our toddler loved the ducks, birds and swans which came to see us every morning at the bottom of the deck. The hot tub on the deck was a great addition, we were able to enjoy it every night once the children were asleep. There are lots of walks locally which we enjoyed, the adventure playground opposite was perfect too. We would love to return, hopefully in the summer and would make use of the BBQ."

2017-09-08 Hasib A, Saudi Arabia

”I like a place and host is good and helpful fast Thanks”

2017-06-16 C Piggott, London

”We absolutely loved our stay at the lake house! My husband, our small dog and I stayed over a weekend and really enjoyed it. The house itself was beautifully furnished, the bed was super comfortable and the kitchen has everything you needed to make a meal. We made full use of the hot tub and the BBQ on the terrace too, both really easy to set up with no fuss. Our host Charlie met us on arrival to show us around the house which was much appreciated. I can’t recommend the place enough, the only downside was having to leave!”


For our top 10 reasons why the Cotswold Water Park is a great place for a family holiday, click here.

Along with its lakeside setting one of the house’s greatest assets is the amount that there is to see and do nearby for families and young children.

Within a minute’s stroll is the Lakeside Brassiere which boasts a family friendly sports bar, a relaxed family restaurant with a sun terrace overlooking the lake.

A fully air conditioned gym is located above the brasserie with a range of equipment. Should you be staying for a prolonged period a monthly membership can be purchased, but the gym also offers a highly reasonable single use fee option.

Within 50 metres of the lodge is a large children’s play area with climbing frame, monkey bars and fireman pole.

Lakeside Ski & Wake offer wakeboard and waterski lessons on the lake, plus sessions as well as fun rides for all the family on their ringos and other inflatables. These all prove irresistible to most families in the summer months, not least since thanks to a special skimmer board. From beginners to experts, everyone is welcome.

Next to the house is a small shingle beach area popular with the little ones for paddling. From the deck you can feed swans and ducks that are very friendly, but far enough away to stop little ones from feeling intimidated.

About a 5 minutes’ walk away, there’s a cable ski and a buzzing cafe bar reachable on pushchair friendly flat paths and roads.

Located opposite Spring Lake is the South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre which offers sailing, canoeing, and paddle boarding activities and courses.

Bike hire, angling and even the biggest inland beach in the UK are all within a mile or two.

The house is also within walking distance to the local village of South Cerney which offers a number of local amenities including a selection of pubs, takeaways, village shops, post office and a hairdressers.



If you wish to enjoy the luxurious delights of a Spa without stepping out of your holiday home, you can arrange to be visited in your holiday property, no matter what the weather! Glo Pamper deliver an affordable ‘at home’ Spa experience, which can be tailor-made to your requirements, and is available for the whole family to enjoy. Perfect for any occasion such as a family get-together, a romantic weekend away or some much needed me/you-time. This is the perfect holiday extra to make your break away truly relaxing. All treatments are provided by a professional team of mobile massage and beauty therapists. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy. Each treatment package includes…

• Appointments available from 8am–10pm, 7 days a week
• Courtesy call 24 hrs before the booking to receive an introduction to your therapist, and to answer any questions you may have
• Local therapist/s arrive at your chosen location approx. 20-30 minute prior to start time
• Therapist/s supply required equipment, products and music
• You will be consulted about your health on the day
• 2-5 hours of treatments delivered per therapist
• Short turnaround time between treatments
• Therapist/s quietly pack up – leaving you in post-treatment bliss!

Each package can be tailored to meet your needs and shared with family and friends as required. Their 20, 30, 40, 60 or 90 minute treatments can be mixed and matched to build your perfect combination.

Please note a select number of treatments are available for 2-16 year olds and expectant mothers. Please look for the (K) and (P) symbol on the treatment list.

If you would like further information on their services and products, or to book a therapist to visit you at your holiday accommodation, please either contact a member of the Glo Pamper team direct, remembering to quote Staycation Holidays.

You can also enquire or book online – email or call 0207 096 0385 to speak to their team who can tailor an experience to meet your needs.


Fire the Heart Retreats offers guests the following in-house therapies and treatments; acupuncture, massage, reflexology, yoga classes, aesthetics, cosmetic acupuncture, singing bowls & sound therapy, on-line spiritual development and healing. Run by licensed acupuncturist and kundalini tantra yoga teacher, Claire Timmis. Located at Serenity Lodge, 2 The Landings, South Cerney GL7 5LU. T: 07746 677007; for more information and prices.



We've partnered with Dineindulge to make hosting a memorable dinner party at your Cotswold Water Park Lodge an absolute breeze.

Their chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish. They'll bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. All you have to do is sit back, maybe enjoy a glass of wine or two, and anticipate the amazing gastronomic experience that’s on the way!

Also check out their range of delicious menus here starting at £29.99 per person. It’s quick & easy to book online, and if you’re not sure of all the details or can’t decide on a menu, don’t worry! You can simply pay a £60 deposit to secure your date and finalize all the details later with the Dineindulge team.

In light of Covid-19, Dineindulge chefs have been given more stringent operational procedures to follow to ensure your safety as well as their own. If you’d like further information on this please email Charles at

On the day of the event...

The chef will arrive approximately 2 hours before the start of service, along with all the ingredients needed to cook your chosen meal in your kitchen.

The chef will cook and serve each dish to you – and they’re happy to pass on some tips if you want to improve your own cookery! Before leaving, the chef will ensure the kitchen has been cleaned.


The Royal Oak, South Cerney (1 mile, 20 minutes’ walk) is recommended and has a children's menu.

The Wild Duck at Ewen is a gorgeous Cotswold Inn dating back to 1563, uniquely situated in the quiet village of Ewen (4 miles).

Other lovely pubs serving food close by that we also recommend, include:

The Red Lion, Cricklade (4 miles).
The Bell Inn, Sapperton (10 miles).
Tunnel House Inn and Barn, Coates (7.5 miles).
The Thames Head, Cirencester (6.5 miles).
Horse & Groom Inn, Charlton (10.5 miles).
The Potting Shed, Crudwell, Malmesbury (8.5 miles).
The Red Lion Castle Eaton (8.5 miles).


Made by Bob (6 miles), is a high quality deli and also a nice restaurant in Cirencester.
Somewhere Else, Cirencester (6 miles).
The Ancient Raj, High Street, Cricklade (4 miles) – Indian food.
Jicsaw Thai Restaurant, Cricklade (4 miles) – Thai food.
Thai Emerald, Cirencester (6 miles) – Thai food.


See ‘Days In’ above – The lakeside house is situated on Spring Lake in the Cotswold Water Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Made up of 140 lakes, it offers guests a wide range of activities including boating, water skiing, fishing, cycling, walking, golf and horse riding.

For beginners and experienced sailors alike, the Cotswold Water Park provides a perfect environment for wind powered & sail based watersports. Turn up and have a go, take a beginners or refresher course or bring your own boat and set sail – the choice is yours – at:
South Cerney Outdoor (Lake 12) (0.5 miles) -
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits (Lake 32) (3 miles) -
There are local several sailing clubs (Cotswold, South Cerney, Whitefriars and Bowmoor Sailing Clubs) who will be delighted to help with your enquiries if you want to pursue the pastime of sailing further.

As with sailing, the wide open lakes are ideal for these paddle sports, and there are plenty of experienced and fully qualified staff at Waterland (Lake 32) (3 miles), South Cerney Outdoor (Lake 12) (0.5 miles) and Cotswold Water Park Hire (Lake 86) on hand to help you master the techniques. Kayaks and canoes are available for hire on these lakes and are a great way to explore the shorelines, reed beds, islands and the vast array extensive wildlife and natural habitats of the waterfowl and wading birds. If courses and qualifications are what you are after, again they can advise the best route for you to advance further in these activities.
South Cerney Outdoor (Lake 12) (0.5 miles) -
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits (Lake 32) (3 miles) -
Cotswold Water Park Hire (Lake 86) (1 mile) -
4 Lakes Waterski School, Manorbrook Lake SN6 6QY (4.7 miles) - T: 07572 113220;

This new and simple to learn sport is fast becoming one of the most popular watersports in the Cotswold Water Park, with everyone wanting to have a go at stand up paddleboarding – and yes, anyone can do it! A wonderful way to get out onto the water without getting wet, and what’s more its good exercise too and a great way to see the wildlife and the extent of the various lakes! Try Waterland, South Cerney or Cotswold Water Park Hire for this activity.
Cotswold Water Park Hire (Lake 86) (1 mile) -
South Cerney Outdoor (Lake 12) (0.5 miles) -
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits (Lake 32) (3 miles) -
4 Lakes Waterski School, Manorbrook Lake SN6 6QY (4.7 miles) - T: 07572 113220;
Craig Cohoon Watersports, Whelford Road, Fairford (9.5 miles) - T: 01285 713735;

If it’s adrenalin packed adventure you are after, why not have a go at waterskiing on the smooth waters of the Cotswold Water Park lakes. Instruction from fully qualified experts is available for beginners, or for those who just need some encouragement, along with taster sessions if you want to try before you buy! Lakeside Ski (Lake 14) and Craig Cohoon (located between Fairford and Lechlade), are both great places to have a go at this exciting sport.
Lakeside Ski and Wake, overlooking Spring Lake, very close to Lapwing Lake Lodge. T: 01285 860606;;
Craig Cohoon Watersports, Whelford Road, Fairford (9.5 miles) - T: 01285 713735;
4 Lakes Waterski School, Manorbrook Lake SN6 6QY (4.7 miles) - T: 07572 113220;

For the fun seekers looking for some thrills and definitely some spills, take a ride on one of the inflatables like a Ringo, a Stingray or even a Banana boat. Fast and furious fun guaranteed for all. All equipment is supplied, all you need to do is call to book your slot.
Lakeside Ski and Wake, overlooking Spring Lake, very close to Lapwing Lake Lodge. T: 01285 860606;;
4 Lakes Waterski School, Manorbrook Lake SN6 6QY (4.7 miles). T: 07572 113220;

Located at Cotswold Country Park and Beach (Lake 31), this new facility offering a constantly moving cable line around the lake offers a fun way to enjoy wakeboarding and waterskiing, without the noise of a boat. All equipment and instruction is provided, and with the speed of the line individually controlled you can be assured of a safe and enjoyable experience whatever your level of skill. There are ramps, jumps and slalom poles to challenge the more advanced.
Cotswold Country Park and Beach (Lake 31) (4 miles). T: 01285 868096;

The Trout Inn at Lechlade-On-Thames (11.5 miles) operates weekends and bank holidays (May to Mid September). Small open boats are available for hire by the hour which can carry up to 5 people and are either electric powered or to row. Boats are also offered for full & half days when booked in advance. A range of craft accommodating up to 8 adults are available. Or take a boat trip aboard the lovely ‘Inglesham’ on the Thames, run by the Cotswold Canals Trust, and based at Riverside Park in Lechlade.

For a sedate afternoon on the lake why not take out a rowing boat, or a pedalo, and just let time drift by. Cotswold Water Park Hire is a new facility next to the Gateway Centre offering rowing.

Try something quite different at the Cotswold Country Park & Beach – Zorbing is a crazy activity, rolling about inside a huge transparent plastic sphere on water, give it a go and see if you can keep upright and walk on water!

The lime rich clear waters of the Cotswold Water Park lakes are home to many fish and many differing species to, from tench, trout to giant carp, to test anglers of all abilities. Fishermen come from all over the UK to fish these waters, taking part in competitions or just having a relaxing day by the water. For those wanting to fish, either coarse or fly, head down to the Tackle Den near South Cerney (Lake 11) where they can offer plenty of advice, bait and other equipment. Centrally in the Cotswold Water Park try Lake Pochard (Lake 15), Watermark Lakes (Bradleys Lake, Little Horseshoe and The Pike Lakes), Whelford Pools (nr. Fairford), and Bushy Leaze (Trout fly fishing) are all perfect places to do some day fishing, just don’t forget to book or get your day ticket!

Bike hire with child seats/trailers can be pre-booked for your stay.

South Cerney Golf Club (1.7 miles).

Rising high above the beauty of the Water Park is the thrilling Head4Heights high rope adventure park filled with aerial challenges ideal for a family day out.

Far Peak Climbing, Northleach (14 miles) offers indoor climbing facilities as well as outdoor archery, tree climbing and adventure courses. This beautiful site spans 25 acres and is also connected to some of the Cotswolds finest walking trails.

With all these lakes and all this water, there’s bound to be plenty of splashing on offer! From a toddler’s first experience of paddling, to full on open water swimming there is something to suit everyone. There is a large man made paddling and sandy bathing beach at the Cotswold Country Park & Beach, along with a fenced off playground and smaller paddling area for very young children.

The thing to mention is that swimming is only allowed in certain places – many of the lakes are extremely deep and dangerous, so please stick to where getting into the water is permitted. For paddling and bathing, go to Cotswold Country Park and Beach. For open water swimming take a look at what Waterland, South Cerney Outdoor and Cotswold Country Park have to offer – times and conditions vary.

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool, located on the edge of Cirencester Park (5 miles). There is a 28 metre main pool with slide, separate children’s paddling pool, sunbathing patio as well as hot and cold refreshments, picnics welcome. Open May – September.

Combat Splat Outdoor Activity Centre (1.8 miles) – paintballing, archery and air rifles.

Waterland Outdoor Pursuits (Lake 32) (3 miles) -


CIRENCESTER (6 miles), known as ‘The Capital of the Cotswolds’, boasts a rich and well-preserved heritage with a Roman Amphitheatre, Corinium Museum and St. John the Baptist Church. The Brewery Arts Centre offers visitors a unique arts and crafts shopping experience or visit The Bathurst Estate & Cirencester Park, home to Cirencester Polo Club where some of the highest levels of polo can be seen.

BIBURY (10 miles) is a picture perfect Cotswold village, set in a conservation area, nestling on the River Coln and home to Arlington Row, the most photographed and beautiful cottages in the country, now owned by the National Trust, as well as Bibury Trout Farm and the Saxon Church, the Church of St Mary.

TETBURY (13 miles) is one of the most beautiful Cotswold towns with its elegant buildings creating a real sense of timeless beauty – a delight for those who visit this jewel of the Cotswolds. It is a thriving market town built around its outstanding 17th century Market Hall. As well as offering a unique retail experience with many individually owned shops, it is also a major centre for antiques.

MALMESBURY (13 miles), is rightly called the “Queen of Hilltop Towns” being England’s oldest borough with a rich history over 1000 years. Set on a hill, circled by the River Avon, the skyline is dominated by the imposing Norman Abbey. The historical sites of the town, the fine 15th century Market Cross, the Old Courtroom and Almshouses, narrow medieval streets, quaint alleyways and the riverwalk can easily be discovered on foot. Internationally renowned, Abbey House Gardens offer a romantic and unique oasis in the centre of town. Many of the town’s restaurants and shops serve succulent, locally produced produce in atmospheric surroundings. Unusual, independent retail outlets offer plenty of shopping opportunities.

BAMPTON (19 miles) is a pretty village and the setting for the filming of the exterior scenes of Downton Abbey.

BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER (19.5 miles), known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ as the River Windrush runs through the centre, is one of the most popular Cotswold villages. Attractions include a Model Railway, the Model Village, the Dragonfly Maze, Birdland Park & Gardens and the Cotswold Motoring Museum.

BURFORD (20 miles) one of England’s prettiest small medieval towns. The Tolsey Museum is on the High Street.

CHELTENHAM (20.5 miles) is a Regency spa town, with Georgian architecture and an extensive range of shops, theatres, restaurants and visitor attractions, including Cheltenham Racecourse, famous for the Gold Cup horse racing, Parks & Gardens, The Wilson Museum & Art Gallery, Pittville Park Pump Room & Lakes and the Holst Birthplace Museum.

UFFINGTON village (20.5 miles) is in the middle of the Vale of the White Horse. This picturesque village is home to Tom Brown’s School Museum which contains exhibits devoted to the author Thomas Hughes (1822-96). Hughes set the early chapters of his Victorian novel ‘Tom Browns Schooldays’ here. The famous White Horse of Uffington is believed to be Britain’s oldest hillside carving, dated at around 1000 BC. Nearby is the iron Age hill fort, Uffington Castle and a mile west along the Ridgeway is an even older monument, a large Stone Age burial mound wich is known as Wayland’s Smithy.

LOWER SLAUGHTER (21 miles) is a quaint village beside the little Eye stream with several footbridges and a 19th century Corn Mill. The museum in the village owns one of only three unused millstones left in the country.

UPPER SLAUGHTER (22 miles) is half a mile from Lower Slaughter, along the River Eye. Upper Slaughter is different in character and offers picturesque scenes with its Manor, Church and its wonderful cottages.

AVEBURY (21.5 miles). Attractions include Avebury Stone Circle, the world’s largest prehistoric stone circle (National Trust), the Alexander Keiller Museum (National Trust), Avebury Manor and Garden (National Trust) and Windmill Hill (English Heritage).

CASTLE COMBE (24 miles), called ‘The Prettiest Village in England’ and well known for its car racing track, and the quaint National Trust village of Lacock (22 miles) famous for its picturesque streets, historic buildings, Abbey and Museum and more recently as a TV and film location.

MARLBOROUGH (22.5 miles) market town is well worth a visit and has a wealth of shops and restaurants in its High Street. Do make time to take tea in The Polly Tea Rooms. Market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays. Marlborough was an important staging post on the road from London to Bath and attractions include The Merchant’s House.

STOW-ON-THE-WOLD ancient market town (23 miles) plays host to many festivals, craft fairs and a monthly Farmers’ market. The vast market square is surrounded by an elegant array of Cotswold stone townhouses, antique shops, tearooms, traditional pubs and award-winning restaurants.

GLOUCESTER (24 miles) is an historic waterfront city with a bustling centre boasting an incredible range of shops, markets, restaurants and pubs. Attractions include a magnificent Norman Cathedral (whose cloisters were used as a location in the Harry Potter films), the House of the Tailor of Gloucester, Gloucester Quays, the historic Victorian Gloucester Docks and the Gloucester Waterways Museum.

WITNEY (26.5 miles). Nearby is Cogges Manor Farm museum, a popular filming location and featured as Yew Tree Farm, where Lady Edith’s child was looked after by the Drewes, in the ITV drama series Downton Abbey.

MORETON-IN-MARSH (27.5 miles) offers good shopping, including antiques and the very popular Tuesday market. There are several good eating places.

CHIPPING NORTON (30.5 miles) boasts a popular weekly market, numerous book and antique shops, many cafes, restaurants and pubs serving excellent food and local ales, art galleries, a museum and a thriving theatre. There are many walks and cycle trails from the town centre.

BROADWAY (32 miles) is often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the Cotswolds’, with attractions including Broadway Tower and Country Park.

CHIPPING CAMPDEN (33 miles) is a quintessential Cotswold town, boasting an elegant terraced high street dating back to the 14th century. Here you can discover old inns, specialist shops, tea rooms and a splendid 17th century market hall.

BATH (35.5 miles) is a beautiful, cosmopolitan city, a World Heritage Site which offers something for everyone. No matter the time of year you visit, you are likely to find events catering for all tastes, from the well-loved Christmas market to music, food and cultural festivals and world-class theatre productions on offer at the Theatre Royal. The streets are lined with every kind of restaurant and a wide range of quality bars and shops. The stunning and well-preserved architecture of the Georgian terraces such as The Royal Crescent are famous. A visit to the celebrated Roman Baths and wonderful Bath Abbey are a must. The American Museum at nearby Claverton Manor makes for an interesting visit, or you could hire a bike or take a gentle boat trip and explore the gorgeous scenery along the Avon and Kennet canal towpath.

WOODSTOCK (37 miles) is a picturesque, historic market town with access to Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.

OXFORD (38.5 miles), the oldest university city in England and sometimes called ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, has an abundance of prestigious attractions, including the 38 colleges of the university (half of which date back before 1600), the Radcliffe Camera, the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum and Pitt Rivers Museums, and Botanic Gardens. Christ Church Cathedral and College is famed for its connections with ‘Harry Potter’ & ‘Alice’.

BRISTOL (42 miles)is world renowned as a port and has a wide range of museums highlighting the city’s history. Bristol can boast some impressive historical landmarks, too, in the shape Brunel’s awe-inspiring Clifton Suspension Bridge and his beautifully restored steamship, the SS Great Britain in Bristol’s historic Harbourside. Visit Bristol Museum & Art Gallery which features outstanding collections of art and archaeology, geology and natural history the interactive At-Bristol Science Centre. Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens.


The Bathurst Estate & Cirencester Park (6.5 miles), home to Cirencester Polo Club, where some of the highest levels of polo can be seen.

Rodmarton Manor, Cirencester, attractive Arts and Crafts House (9.5 miles).

Cerney House Gardens, The Garden House, North Cerney (10 miles) is a romantic English garden.

Lydiard House & Park, Lydiard Tregoze (12 miles).

The Abbey House Gardens, Malmesbury (13 miles), is a peaceful 5-acre plantsman’s ‘Millennium’ garden adjoining Malmesbury Abbey (open from late March until late October).

Chavenage House (15 miles) is an Elizabethan house containing furniture, pictures and relics of Cromwellian period, amid the tranquil Cotswolds. There are spacious gardens with unspoilt views and tours are conducted by owner or his family. Featured in BBC2’s Curious House Guest and as Candleford Manor in the costume drama Larkrise to Candleford, amongst many others, it is a hidden gem of the Cotswolds.

Buscot Park (National Trust), Faringdon (15 miles) is a late 18th-century house, set in enchanting landscaped grounds.

Kelmscott Manor, Kelmscott (15 miles), a Jacobean country house and grounds.

Sezincote House & Garden, near Moreton-in-Marsh (15 miles).

Westonbirt Arboretum (17 miles), managed by the Forestry Commission, is one of the finest collections of temperate trees and shrubs in the world. The 600 acre arboretum is home to 3,000 different species of trees and around 15,000 individual specimens. Westonbirt is known internationally for its spectacular autumn colour display, but offers an unforgettable day out all year round. There are 17 miles of paths throughout the arboretum and dozens of leafy glades with levels of accessibility to suit a range of visitors and you can fire your children’s imaginations with an adventure into the trees along the play trail.

Ashdown House (National Trust), Lambourn, Newbury (19.5 miles).

Avebury Manor and Garden (National Trust), Avebury (22 miles).

Painswick Rococo Garden, Painswick (22 miles).

Bowood House & Gardens, near Calne (24 miles).

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village (National Trust), Lacock (26 miles).

Corsham Court and Gardens, Corsham (26 miles).

Batsford Arboretum, Batsford Park, Moreton In Marsh (29 miles).

Bourton House Garden, Bourton-on-the-Hill (29 miles).

Snowshill Manor and Garden (National Trust), Snowshill, near Broadway (29 miles).

Stanway House & Fountain, Cheltenham (30 miles).

Mill Dene Garden, Blockley (30 miles).

Blenheim Palace, Woodstock (38.5 miles) a World Heritage Site often referred to as Britain’s greatest palace, and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Blenheim Palace has a full and exciting events calendar.


Cotswold Country Park and Beach (3.8 miles) is open Feb-Dec offering: the largest inland beach in the UK, boat hire, water zorbing, bouncy castles, crazy golf, a climbing wall, adventure playgrounds, open water swimming, cafes, wonderful lakeside walks, and many more.

Stanton Country Park, Stanton Fitzwarren (11.5 miles) is a 74-hectare country park and Local Nature Reserve.

Coate Water Country Park, Marlborough Rd, Swindon (15 miles). A large 54 acre reservoir, wildlife reserve with bird hides and has plenty of other activities for the family to enjoy. There is a pitch and putt, splash park, play area, mini golf, miniature railway, cafe and more.

Wychwood Wild Garden is a beautiful woodland and garden, close to the centre of Shipton-under-Wychwood (23 miles).

Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, Bampton (24 miles).

Broadway Tower Country Park, Broadway (30 miles). This unique Capability Brown Folly Tower is one of Britain’s most recognised icons. Displaying history from William Morris, exhibitions from the Cold War and a viewpoint over a woodland of Red Deer, Broadway Tower is great for looking out upon the rolling hills of the Cotswolds with unrivalled views over a 62 mile radius and as many as 16 counties.


Butts Farm, South Cerney (5 miles). You can milk a goat, feed the pigs even give lambs and goat kids their bottles. Keep the children entertained in this fun day out on the farm!

Roves Farm, Sevenhampton (14 miles).

Studley Grange Craft Village and Butterfly World, Wroughton, Studley (15 miles).

Farmer Gow’s Activity Farm, Longcot, Faringdon (18.5 miles).

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway (12.5 miles) is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works, located right next to the Swindon Designer Outlet.

Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford (17 miles). Mingle with Ruby and Ian, the parks famous rhinos, watch the penguin talk and feed, get up close and personal with the giraffes or view the oversized manes of the Asiatic lions.

Birdland Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water (20 miles). Birdland’s inhabited by over 500 birds including pelicans, flamingos, penguins, parrots and owls.

The Model Village, Bourton-on-the-Water (20 miles).

The Dragonfly Maze, Bourton-on-the-Water (20 miles). This hedge maze offers plenty of brainteasers to get those cogs working, in order to seek the hiding place of the Dragonfly.

Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection, Bourton-on-the-Water (20 miles). Home to the legendary Brum, the museum offers a tour around vintage car collections, motorcycles, and many other intriguing motoring assortments.

Crocodiles of the World, Brize Norton (22 miles). The UK’s only crocodile zoo. There are over 30 different species of animal including over 60 crocodiles.

Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (24 miles). Owned by one of the faces of BBC’s Countryfile, Adam Henson, the Farm Park brings farming to life introducing youngsters to goats, pigs, sheep and many other breeds of animals. Discover live lambing shows, milking demonstrations and pony rides.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington (26.5 miles): The ‘Friendly Line in the Cotswolds’ offers a scenic 20 mile round trip between Toddington and Cheltenham Racecourse.

Wychwood Brewery Centre, Eagle Maltings, The Crofts, Witney (26.5 miles) run tours most Saturday and Sunday afternoons throughout the year.

Cotswolds Falconry Centre, Batsford (29.5 miles) demonstrate birds in flight in many specialist shows and events. Book a course to experience these magnificent creatures for yourself or explore the Owl woods, where the birds can be seen in their natural habitat.

Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmill, Combe (34 miles).

WWT Slimbridge (34.5 miles). Winner of Cotswold Large Visitor Attraction of The Year 2014 WWT Slimbridge offer an unforgettable day out for families, birdwatchers and wildlife lovers.

Oxford Bus Museum, Long Hanborough (36.5 miles).


Wayland’s Smithy (English Heritage), Ashbury (19 miles) is a large Stone Age burial mound. It is immersed in legends that Sr Walter Scott used in his novel ‘Kenilworth’.

The Uffington White Horse, Uffington (21 miles) is a huge chalk horse, 100m from nose to tail, carved into the hillside above Uffington. It is believed to be Britain’s oldest hillside carving and has sparked many legends. It is dated around 1000BC. Nearby is the Celtic earth ramparts of the Iron Age hill fort, Uffington Castle.

Avebury Stone Circle, Avebury (National Trust/English Heritage) (21.5 miles).

Long Barrow Chambered Tomb, West Kennet (23.5 miles).

Silbury Hill Burial Mound (English Heritage), Beckhampton (23.5 miles).

Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe (24.5 miles).

Hailes Abbey (English Heritage) near Winchcombe (25 miles).

Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote (English Heritage), Minster Lovell (24.5 miles).

Rollright Stones (English Heritage), near Chipping Norton (31 miles).



Big Batsford Christmas Hunt, Batsford Arboretum (29 miles).
Christmas at Blenheim, Blenheim Palace (38.5 miles).
Marmalade Fair, St John the Baptist Church, Burford (20 miles).
Bath on ice, Royal Victoria Park, Bath (35.5 miles).


Folk Three, previously known as Cheltenham Folk Festival, Cheltenham (20.5 miles).


Daffodil & Early Magnolia Month, Batsford Arboretum, Batsford Park, Moreton In Marsh (29 miles).
Gifford’s Circus, Fennells Farm, Stroud (17.5 miles).
The Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse (20.5 miles).
Cheltenham Gold Cup, Cheltenham Racecourse (20 miles).
Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival, Bristol (42 miles).
Lemur Week, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford (20 miles).


Bath Comedy Festival, Bath (35.5 miles).
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Chastleton House (The National Trust), Chastleton (29 miles).
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts, Snowshill Manor and Garden (The National Trust), Snowshill, near Broadway (29 miles).
Easter Weekend at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock (38.5 miles).
Eggsciting Easter at Birdland Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water (20 miles).
The Great Chicken Challenge, Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (24 miles).
The Big Batsford Chicken Hunt, Batsford Arboretum, Batsford Park, Moreton In Marsh (29 miles).
Hop to it, Easter family fun, Bristol Zoo (42 miles).
The Easter Eggspress, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington (26.5 miles).
Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham (25.3 miles).
Bristol Folk Festival, Bristol (42 miles).


Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham (20.5 miles).
Tetbury Wacky Races, Tetbury (13 miles).
Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Cheltenham (20.5 miles).
Chipping Campden Music Festival (33 miles).
Stow Horse Fair, Stow on the Wold (23 miles).
Burford Levellers Day, Burford (20 miles).
Scruffs Dog Show, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford (17 miles).
Gifford’s Circus - various locations.
The Bath Festival, Bath (35.5 miles).
VegFest UK, Bristol (42 miles).
Winchcombe Festival of Music & Arts, Winchcombe (25 miles).
Bath Fringe Festival, Bath (35.5 miles).
Lechlade Music Festival, Lechlade-on-Thames (12 miles).
The Great Original Shirt Race, Bampton (19 miles).
Cotswold Festival of Steam Gala, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington (26.5 miles).
Half term activities, Avebury (National Trust) (22 miles) – children’s crafts and activities. 11am – 4pm.
Blenheim Palace Food Festival, Blenheim Palace (38.5 miles).
Half term activities, Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (24 miles).
Cheese Rolling at Coopers Hill, Near Brockworth (20 miles). Competitors hurl themselves down the steep banks of Cooper’s Hill, chasing the giant Cheese!
Morris Dancing, Bampton (19 miles).
Tetbury Woolsack Races, Tetbury (13 miles).


Half term activities, Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (24 miles).
Half term activities, Avebury (National Trust) (22 miles) – children’s crafts and activities. 11am – 4pm.
Bath Fringe Festival, Bath (35.5 miles).
Robert Dover’s Cotswold Olimpick Games, Chipping Campden (33 miles).
Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse (21.5 miles).
Lechlade Collectors Club Rally, Lechlade (12.5 miles).
Broadway Arts Festival, Broadway (30 miles).
Chadlington Beer Festival, Chadlington (30 miles).
World Pooh Championships, Langel Common, Witney (27 miles).
Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham (20.5 miles).
Gifford’s Circus - various locations.
Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham (20.5 miles).
Bristol’s Big Green Week, Bristol (42 miles).
Blenheim Palace Flower Show, Blenheim Palace (38.5 miles).
Nocturne, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock (38.5 miles).
Charlbury Beer Festival, Charlbury (29 miles).


Bristol Shakespeare Festival, Bristol (42 miles).
The Cotswold Show & Food Festival, Cirencester Park (6 miles).
Cheltenham Music Festival, Cheltenham (20.5 miles).
Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford (8.5 miles).
Cornbury Music Festival, Great Tew Park, Chipping Norton (33 miles).
Bristol Harbour Festival, Bristol (42 miles).
The Marlborough Jazz Festival, Marlborough (22.5 miles).
Battle Proms Picnic Concert, Blenheim Palace (38.5 miles).
Gifford’s Circus - various locations.
Avebury summer of play, Avebury (National Trust) (22 miles) – children’s crafts, trails, garden games, activities in the Old Farmyard and lots of immersive experiences in the Manor. 10am – 5pm.
WOMAD, Charlton Park, Malmesbury (11 miles).
Falconry Week, Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (24 miles).


Gifford’s Circus - various locations.
Falconry Week, Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (24 miles).
Rhino Month, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford (17 miles).
Avebury summer of play, Avebury (National Trust) (22 miles) – children’s crafts, trails, garden games, activities in the Old Farmyard and lots of immersive experiences in the Manor. 10am – 5pm.
Wilderness Festival, Charlbury (29 miles).
Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza, South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester (2 miles).
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol (42 miles).
Bath Folk Festival, Bath (35.5 miles).
Bristol International Kite Festival, Durdham Downs, Stoke Road, Bristol BS9 1FG (42 miles).
The Big Feastival, Cotswold Farm Park, Bemborough Farm, Kineton (24 miles).
Winchcombe Country Show, Winchcombe (25 miles).
Donkey Derby, Bampton (19 miles).


Gifford’s Circus - various locations.
Moreton-in-Marsh Show, Moreton-in-Marsh (27.5 miles).
The Jane Austen Festival, Bath (35.5 miles).
Northleach Steam & Vintage Show, Northleach (14.5 miles).
Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, Blenheim Palace (38.5 miles).
Combe Mill in Steam – Country Crafts & Skills at Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmill, Combe (34 miles). Plus Millie-the-Mill-Cat Trail for children. 10am – 5pm.
Hobgoblin Cheltenham Comedy Festival, Cheltenham (20.5 miles).
Tetbury Music Festival, Tetbury (13 miles).
Bath Children’s Literature Festival, Bath (35.5 miles).
Marlborough Literature Festival, Marlborough (22.5 miles).
Malmesbury Carnival, Malmesbury (13 miles).


Tetbury Music Festival, Tetbury (13 miles).
Marlborough Literature Festival, Marlborough (22.5 miles).
Bath Children’s Literature Festival, Bath (35.5 miles).
Cheltenham Literature Festival, Cheltenham (20.5 miles).
Combe Mill in Steam – Woodcrafts at Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmill, Combe (34 miles). Plus Millie-the-Mill-Cat Trail for children. 10am – 5pm.
Annual Open Exhibition at RWA, Royal West of England Academy of Art, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol (42 miles).
Stow Horse Fair, Stow-on-the-Wold (23 miles).
Halloween ‘Steam and Scream’ Special, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington (26.5 miles).
Christmas Gift and Fashion Fair, Cheltenham Racecourse (21.5 miles).
Great Bath Feast, Bath (29.3 miles).
Marlborough Big & Little Mop Fairs, Marlborough (22.5 miles).
Circus City Festival, Bristol (42 miles). A biennial contemporary circus festival across Bristol.


Annual Open Exhibition at RWA, Royal West of England Academy of Art, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol (42 miles).
Bath Film Festival, Bath (35.5 miles).
Santa Specials! Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Toddington (26.5 miles). Selected weekend dates.
Bath Rotary Club Fireworks Display, Bath (35.5 miles).
Bath MozartFest, Bath (35.5 miles).
Bristol German Christmas Market, Broadmead, Bristol (42 miles).
Bath on ice, Royal Victoria Park, Bath (35.5 miles).
Gloucester Quays Victorian Christmas Market, Gloucester Quays (27 miles).
Living Crafts for Christmas at Blenheim Palace (38.5 miles).
Bath Christmas Market, Bath (35.5 miles).
Cheltenham Christmas Market, The Promenade, Cheltenham (20.5 miles).
Christmas at Blenheim, Blenheim Palace (38.5 miles).
Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt (Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings), Westonbirt Arboretum (17 miles).
A Night of a Thousand Candles, Woodstock (37 miles). Turn on of the town’s Christmas illuminations with music, candles, mulled wine, chestnuts etc.
Cirencester Christmas Market, Cirencester old town centre (6 miles).
Made in Bristol Gift Fair, Colston Hall, Bristol (42 miles).


Bath Christmas Market, Bath (35.5 miles).
Christmas at Blenheim, Blenheim Palace (38.5 miles).
Bath on ice, Royal Victoria Park, Bath (35.5 miles).
Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt (Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings), Westonbirt Arboretum (17 miles).
Cheltenham Christmas Market, The Promenade, Cheltenham (20.5 miles).
Bristol German Christmas Market, Broadmead, Bristol (42 miles).
Big Batsford Christmas Hunt, Batsford Arboretum (29 miles).
Cirencester Christmas Market, Cirencester old town centre (6 miles).
Made in Bristol Gift Fair, Colston Hall, Bristol (42 miles).
Winchcombe Christmas Festival, Winchcombe (25 miles).
Oxford Christmas Market, Oxford Castle (38.5 miles).
Christmas Market at Combe Mill, Combe Mill, Blenheim Palace Sawmill, Combe (34 miles). Free admission.
Santa Grotto, Batsford Arboretum (29 miles).
Made in Bristol Gift Fair, Colston Hall, Bristol (42 miles).
Bath Artisan Christmas Market, Green Park station, Bath (35.5 miles).

Things you need to know about Lapwing Lake Lodge if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • * Up to two well behaved dogs welcome - one pet is £25/stay, two pets is £35/stay
  • *Welcome pack: A baguette, butter, eggs and milk will be at your property on arrival
  • Two private car parking space with other parking opposite
  • There are steps up to the front door
  • The property is based on a lakeside and also has a covered hot tub in the deck, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Please note: Lapwing Lake Lodge is situated on a water ski lake and watersport sessions can start at 9am and end at 7.50pm during high season. The perfect location for a family activity holiday and adrenaline seekers, there is an international half-mile-long water-ski course, wakeboarding and inflatable rides to enjoy
  • There are neighbours so we operate a good neighbour policy and state that noise must be kept to a minimum outside after 10.30pm and that guests should always respect the neighbours' peace
  • Minimum stay 2 nights, except High seasons which are a minimum 3 nights (Fri-Sun) and 4 nights (Mon-Thurs)
  • * Covid-19 measures for this property:
    In full compliance with the hospitality industry cleaning protocols and safety guidance.
    Intensively cleaned and sanitised.
    Contact-free check in and check out.
    Complete privacy and exclusive use of the cottage during your holiday.
    Date changes for all existing and new bookings if the lockdown measures are extended or re-imposed.

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

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