Discover the epitome of tranquil lakeside living with our collection of homes on Cotswold Lakes. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of this cherished region, we offer an exclusive escape into nature’s embrace, where the serene waters meet luxury living.

Our handpicked selection of homes on Cotswold Lakes serves as your private sanctuary, where the gentle lapping of lake waters and the serene chorus of nature provide a backdrop to an experience of unparalleled relaxation and comfort. Each property, carefully chosen for its unique charm and stunning lakeside views, promises a stay that’s as unforgettable as it is soothing.

The Allure of Lakeside Serenity

Embrace the tranquility that only lakeside living can offer. Our homes on Cotswold Lakes are designed to maximize the breathtaking views of the water, ensuring that every sunrise and sunset can be enjoyed to its fullest. Imagine mornings spent sipping coffee on a private deck as swans glide by, and evenings enjoying al fresco dinners against the backdrop of a tranquil water landscape. This is the essence of life at Cotswold Water Park Retreats.

Luxury Meets Nature

Each home in our collection combines luxury with the natural beauty of the Cotswold Lakes. From modern amenities and elegant interiors to expansive windows that invite the outside in, every detail has been thoughtfully considered to enhance your stay. Whether it’s a cozy lodge for a romantic getaway or a spacious family home for a gathering of loved ones, our properties offer something special for everyone.

An Oasis of Well-being

Staying at our homes on Cotswold Lakes is not just about enjoying the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings. It’s also about embracing a lifestyle that prioritizes well-being and relaxation. The proximity to water not only offers a sense of calm and connection to nature but also provides a range of activities to enrich your stay. From leisurely walks along the lakeshore to paddleboarding and kayaking on the water, the opportunities for rejuvenation and adventure are endless.

A Gateway to Cotswold Adventures

While the serene environment of our lakeside homes invites relaxation, the surrounding Cotswold Lakes area is brimming with opportunities for exploration and enjoyment. Venture out to discover charming villages, historic landmarks, and stunning natural reserves. Or simply stay close to home, finding joy in the small pleasures that lakeside living offers.

Your Retreat Awaits

At Cotswold Water Park Retreats, we’re committed to offering an experience that goes beyond just a place to stay. Our homes on Cotswold Lakes are havens where memories are made, where the hustle and bustle of daily life fades away, and where the beauty of nature combines with luxury living to create something truly magical.

Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat from the world or a base for exploring the wonders of the Cotswolds, our homes on the lakes await. Discover the beauty, serenity, and luxury of lakeside living with Cotswold Water Park Retreats—where every stay is an invitation to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect.

 

Activities on the Cotswold Lakes

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AquaVenture

Cotswold Country Park and Beach

Opening on the 23rd March in time for Easter (tickets available online now) the country park and beach offers more than just beach activities. Check their website for events, opening times and booking. Parking is generally quite tight so please make sure that you book your car and guests in on line in advance of travelling to the park. It is about 5 minutes in the car from our properties on Waters Edge, Summer lake and Little Horseshoe. Cotswold Country Park and Beach itself is celebrated for offering the largest inland beach in the UK, alongside a multitude of activities such as open water swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, and the AquaVenture water park, the largest inflatable waterpark in the area. The park comprises two lakes that were formed around forty years ago through gravel extraction, and these lakes have since become a hub for a variety of water-based and family-friendly activities​ The AquaVenture water park has been there for a few years now and is hugely popular – again book your tickets in advance!!  
Bushcraft

Lake 32 Outdoor Centre

Practice your survival skills in the Cotswolds with a bushcraft course or fancy open water swimming whilst you are visiting us? Head on down to Lake 32 next to the Cotswold Country Park and Beach for some great adventures! You can take lessons in all the sports they offer or use your own equipment on the lake. Lake 32 operate the sports of Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Archery, Raft building, Problem solving, Bush Craft & Survival Skills and Low Ropes. Waterland operate a very successful Triathlon Group and you can swim in the lake before 10am seven days a week. So much to do at Lake 32 pop along and enjoy the great outdoors! They often have events planned so always worth checking out their website for details. PS You can walk around the whole of the lake (or run!) – grab your wristband from the cafe before you head out  
Hiking

Thames Path National Trail

  Thames Path National Trail You may remember the programme by Tony Robinson called the Great River where he followed the Thames from its source in The Cotswolds through to our Capital. Start: source of the Thames, Cotswolds End: Woolwich, London Length: 185 miles (298 km) There is a dispute as to where the actual source of the Thames actually is. Thames Head is a group of seasonal springs that appear near the village of Coates. One or more of these springs are traditionally identified as the source of the Thames. What is easier to find is the start of the path for the national trail which is just the road from Cotswold Mill and a hundred yards or so down the road towards Kemble. The Thames Path is a long distance walking trail, following England’s best known river for 185.2miles (298 km) as it meanders from its source in the Cotswolds through several rural counties and on into the heart of London. On its way the Trail passes peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife, historic towns and cities and many lovely villages, finishing in Woolwich just a few miles from the sea. The best months to visit are spring through to the end of autumn. If you’re interested in wildlife there are always a range of birds present on and around the river but they’re at their most active and visible during April and May whilst establishing territories and finding mates. If you’re keen on wildflowers, then April to September is the time to visit, and if insects such as butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies are the things you’d most like to see choose June to September.  
Fishing

Fishing

The Cotswolds, known for their picturesque villages, rolling hills, and idyllic countryside, offer a range of fishing opportunities for enthusiasts. Here’s some information about fishing in the Cotswolds: Lakes and Reservoirs: The region is dotted with numerous lakes and reservoirs, providing excellent fishing opportunities. Some popular locations include the Cotswold Water Park, a large complex of lakes and water bodies offering coarse fishing, and the Farmoor Reservoir near Oxford, which is known for its trout fishing. Rivers: The Cotswolds are crisscrossed by several rivers, such as the River Windrush, River Coln, and River Thames, where anglers can enjoy freshwater fishing. These rivers are home to a variety of fish species, including trout, grayling, chub, roach, and dace. Fishing Clubs and Fisheries: There are several fishing clubs and fisheries in the Cotswolds that provide access to well-managed fishing waters. These venues often offer day-ticket fishing or membership options. Some popular ones include the Lechlade and Bushyleaze Trout Fisheries, where you can enjoy trout fishing, and the Bourton Lakes, which offer mixed coarse fishing. Coarse Fishing: Coarse fishing is particularly popular in the Cotswolds, with many lakes and rivers providing opportunities to catch species like carp, perch, tench, bream, and pike. The region offers a mix of still waters, canals, and rivers that cater to coarse anglers of varying skill levels. Fly Fishing: Fly fishing enthusiasts can find opportunities to pursue their passion in the Cotswolds as well. Various fisheries and sections of rivers offer fly fishing for trout and grayling. You may need a permit or day ticket to access certain stretches of water. Scenic Surroundings: One of the unique aspects of fishing in the Cotswolds is the stunning scenery. The region’s charming villages, rolling hills, and peaceful countryside create a beautiful backdrop for a day spent fishing.
Water Skiing

Lakeside Ski and Wake

Lakeside Ski and Wake has been one of our consistently favourite places since we first started coming to the area. It has a bit of everything its a sports bar showing most of the big events on large screens It has skiing and wakeboarding plus inflatables Excellent bar and friendly staff Always serves a great breakfast! popular with locals option for inside or outside dining A lot of our guests finish their holidays here with a big breakfast before hitting the road or alternatively if you get their a little early then a late lunch helps pass the time before check in!  
Active

Water Park

Cotswold Water Park itself has an array of activities for kids, particularly if they like watersports.

Homes on Cotswold Lakes

The uniques aspect of the lodges in and around the Water Park is the proximity of the lakes to each other, the homes located on the edges of the lakes and the many different activities happening on the lakes

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The Boathouse

On the Lake
+12

The Boathouse On Little Horseshoe Lake – contemporay lakeside living in the Cotswolds The Boathouse is the epitome of contemporary lakeside living in The Cotswolds. Boathouse is located on the second lake at Little horseshoe, commonly known as the Trout lake although it does have a mixture of course fish including trout, pike and perch as […]

2 GUESTS 1 BEDROOM

Island Lodge

On the Lake
+12

Island lodge – Glass-fronted luxury home overlooking lakes Island is a glass-fronted luxury home overlooking lakes in the heart of The Cotswolds and the Water Park. Island also is equipped with a hot tub for the exclusive use of guests at Island lodge. Island Lodge is one of our favourites, tucked away down a little […]

2 GUESTS 1 BEDROOM

Egret Lodge

On the Lake
+17

Egret Lodge – a new benchmark for luxury breaks Nestled amidst the tranquil beauty of the Cotswolds Water Park, Egret Lodge unveils a new chapter in luxury accommodations. This stunning retreat, meticulously renovated for 2024, offers an unparalleled blend of modern amenities, breathtaking vistas, and unparalleled comfort. Step into a haven of sophistication, where every […]

6 GUESTS 3 BEDROOMS

Heron Lodge

On the Lake
+17

Heron Lodge Heron Lodge, new to Cotswold Water Park Retreats, sits on Waters Edge lake overlooking the lagoon off the lake. Heron Lodge is a beautifully decorated lodge that we think will be incredibly popular with our guests old and new

8 GUESTS 4 BEDROOMS

Goose Landing

On the Lake
+26

Goose Landing The beautifully named Goose Landing is a new addition to the Cotswold Water Park Retreats portfolio and is located on the opposite side of the lake from the entrance. This part of the lake is much more secluded and tranquil and has a stunning view up the whole length of the lake with […]

6 GUESTS 3 BEDROOMS

Serendipity

On the Lake
+32

Enjoy beautiful and calming views over this stunning wildlife filled lake. Direct access to the water allows residents the perfect opportunity to take part in non motorised water sports and fishing. All equipment can be hired locally. The Cotswolds being an area of outstanding beauty is ideal for exploring stunning villages, country pubs, cosmopolitan towns […]

8 GUESTS 4 BEDROOMS

Maricor

On the Lake
+18

Maricor Maricor, Filipino for Goddess of Peace, or freedom loving and free spirited is the latest addition to the CWPR portfolio and is absolutely stunning. It’s been in the planning for 3 years and now complete and ready for its first guests.

6 GUESTS 3 BEDROOMS

Grebe Lodge

On the Lake
+21

Grebe Lodge Grebe Lodge is a contemporary-styled, luxury holiday home on Cotswold Water Park near to Cirencester. It is situated centrally for visiting many of the delights that the Cotswolds has to offer being just under an hour from Oxford, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick. The architecturally inspired, lakeside holiday home has stunning views over the […]

8 GUESTS 4 BEDROOMS

Ardross Lodge

On the Lake
+19

Ardross Lodge Ardross Lodge is a contemporary-styled, luxury holiday home on Cotswold Water Park near Cirencester. It is situated centrally for visiting many delights the Cotswolds offers, just under an hour from Oxford, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick.

8 GUESTS 4 BEDROOMS

Malachite – Stunning lake view home at Waters Edge

On the Lake
+17

Malachite is a contemporary styled, luxury holiday home on Cotswold Water Park near to Cirencester. It is situated centrally for visiting many of the delights that the Cotswolds has to offer being just under an hour from Oxford, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick. The architecturally inspired, lakeside holiday home has the best south facing views over […]

8 GUESTS 4 BEDROOMS

Mayflower

On the Lake
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Mayflower Lodge is a beautifully decorated Scandinavian style lodge on Waters Edge lake. the lodge is very private, facing onto narrower part of the lake with no other lodges opposite. Mayflower is unusual in that the owner has put in a pool table and air hockey table which is very popular with guests. The table […]

6 GUESTS 3 BEDROOMS

Waterlilly Lodge

On the Lake
+13

Waterlilly Lodge – Exclusive modern couples retreats on a private Cotswold estate Waterlilly lodge offers an exclusive modern couples retreat set within a private nature reserve. Set in a 55-acre private eco-reserve adjacent to The Cotswold Water Park in South Cerney, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Waterlily Lodge is a stunning one-bedroom property designed for privacy […]

2 GUESTS 1 BEDROOM

Willow Lodge

On the Lake
+12

Willow Lodge – a sleek couples retreats with floor-to-ceiling lake views Willow, a favourite for fishing off the deck because of its position midway on the lake and just across from an area where the fish are known to feed. Willow is not just for anglers – it’s a sleek couples retreat with floor-to-ceiling lake […]

2 GUESTS 1 BEDROOM

Mallard Lodge: A Cotswold Gem Where Countryside Charm Meets Modern Elegance

On the Lake
+27

Embark on a journey to Mallard Lodge, our pioneering haven nestled on the serene banks of Waters Edge. This wonderful lodge marks the beginning of our story in the Cotswold Water Park, a story of vision, growth, and the creation of a truly special retreat. Originally christened as Waters Edge, Mallard Lodge became the progenitor […]

6 GUESTS 3 BEDROOMS

At WatersEdge

On the Lake
+35

Welcome to our newly completed haven at Cotswold Water Park Retreats, a place where luxury meets tranquility. Built by the renowned Trivselhus in the Cotswolds, this property is not just another house by the lake – it’s a unique experience waiting to be discovered.   Imagine waking up in the sumptuous embrace of Hypnos Deluxe […]

8 GUESTS 4 BEDROOMS

Pond Lodge

On the Lake
+13

Pond Lodge – a lakeside home in the heart of nature Pond lodge, our lakeside home in the heart of nature is a slightly larger home accommodating 4 guests with 2 double bedrooms. Pond lodge is equipped with a hot tub for the exclusive use of Pond Lodge guests and is also pet friendly. Pond […]

4 GUESTS 2 BEDROOMS

Kingfisher Lodge: Where Elegance Meets Comfort in the Heart of Cotswold Lakes

On the Lake
+22

Discover the charm of Kingfisher Lodge, a beacon of elegance and comfort that marked a pivotal point in our journey. Not merely a property but a testament to our commitment to excellence, Kingfisher swiftly soared in popularity, becoming a number one choice among our guests. Its unique attraction was spotlighted on Alan Carr’s Interior Design […]

7 GUESTS 3 BEDROOMS

Libelle

On the Lake
+15

Libelle on Waters Edge Lake Waters Edge is a stunning collection of contemporary-styled, luxury holiday homes in the Cotswold Water Park. These architecturally inspired lakeside holiday homes have stunning views over the 28-acre lake. Each property benefits from a large decking area, giving you the illusion of being suspended over the water’s edge.

6 GUESTS 3 BEDROOMS

Lake House

On the Lake
+20

Lake House Lake House lodge overlooks a lagoon on Waters Edge. Waters Edge Lake is a stunning collection of contemporary-styled, luxury holiday homes in the Cotswold Water Park. These architecturally inspired, lakeside holiday homes have stunning views over the 28-acre lake and each property benefits from a large decking area which gives you the illusion of […]

6 GUESTS 3 BEDROOMS

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