Cotswold Water Park Retreats, renowned for their luxurious and eco-friendly holiday homes, occasionally offer enticing last minute deals for those seeking spontaneous getaways

Ah, the Cotswolds in April. A time when the honey-coloured stone houses positively gleam after a spring shower, and daffodils erupt in fields like a secret society flashing their golden badges. Now, I wouldn’t be entirely truthful if I said the weather is guaranteed sunshine and picnics. April in the Cotswolds can be a bit of a gamble, a delightful game of “will it rain, won’t it?” But fear not, intrepid traveller, for even the most stubborn drizzle can’t dampen the charm of this quintessential English escape.

Picture this: You’re nestled in a cosy pub with exposed beams thicker than your arm. Outside, a light patter dances on the windowpane, while inside, a roaring fire crackles merrily. You sip steaming tea (or perhaps a pint of something stronger, no judgement here) and nibble on a scone the size of a small planet, its surface glistening with clotted cream and jam. The locals, rosy-cheeked and sporting waxed jackets, chat about the vicar’s prize-winning marrows (apparently, it’s a fierce competition) and you feel a warmth spread through you that has nothing to do with the fire.

Now, the rain might put a pause in your grand plans of conquering every hiking trail. But fret not, for this is your chance to embrace the “slow travel” movement (unintentionally, of course). Explore the antique shops overflowing with treasures (who knew you needed a porcelain thimble shaped like a cat?). Get lost in the labyrinthine streets of villages named Upper Slaughter and Lower Slaughter (don’t worry, there’s no actual bloodshed involved, just ridiculously picturesque houses). And for goodness sake, pop into a tearoom with flowery wallpaper and indulge in a cream tea so decadent, you might need a lie-down afterwards.

The truth is, the Cotswolds in April are a reminder that sometimes, the most magical moments are born out of spontaneity. Embrace the unexpected downpours, revel in the cosy pub culture, and don’t be surprised if you find yourself humming a jaunty tune about rolling hills and freshly baked scones. After all, a little rain never hurt anyone, especially when it comes with a generous helping of charm.

Check out availability below!

 

Our Holiday Homes in the Cotswolds

April Availability

We have Easter of course in the early part of the month and the clocks "spring" forward so we're looking forward to this lighter nights.
We are busy again this month, particularly with the half term holidays in the mix as well. I've gone through our listings and pulled out all of the properties below that has availability but if there is anything we've not covered feel free to ring Meg, Jo or Adele on 01285 701307!

There really are some great bargains here - Serendipity, At WatersEdge and Maricor, all brand new builds have availability in April. Stonemason's offers something different - based in the village of South Cerney and walking distance from some great pubs, restaurants and cafes.
We also have some availability on Little Horseshoe Lake, (willow, waterlily, island, boathouse and pond) a private nature reserve in the Water Park.
Also check out Summer Lake - this is brand new to us and is going live in April - 4 bedded right on the lake with private mooring and is a stunning 3 storey New England style home.
Ring if you want any further information!

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Willow Lodge

On the Lake
+12

Glass-fronted Luxury Home on the Lakes Discover exclusive lakeside living with The Boathouse in The Cotswolds. Nestled in a private 55-acre eco-reserve, this contemporary one-bedroom retreat offers undisturbed peace beside the tranquil Trout/Carp Lake. The property features a spacious open-plan living area, adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase panoramic lake views. Luxuriate in the private […]

2 GUESTS 1 BEDROOM

Maricor

On the Lake
+18

Sleek Lakeside Living The stunning Maricor is ready to welcome its first guests! This recently renovated property was beautifully furnished by Interior Design Masters, Amy Davies, and is a testament to modern design. The open plan living and kitchen area offer a perfectly sociable space, alongside uninterrupted views across the lake. Those who are lucky […]

6 GUESTS 3 BEDROOMS

Waterlily Lodge

On the Lake
+47

Glass-fronted Luxury Home on the Lakes Waterlily Lodge is a stunning glass-fronted luxury home, architecturally designed, and tucked away on the edge of the lake. Whether you are looking to propose, or simply want to find your next couples getaway, look no further. The stunning decor is accentuated by equally incredible views of the lake. […]

2 GUESTS 1 BEDROOM

Malachite

On the Lake
+17

Contemporary Lakeside Home There’s no better feeling than an escape to the countryside, and Malachite Lodge is the perfect place to do just that. This beautiful property offers a recently refurbished kitchen and living space alongside a stunning outdoor area. Start your morning with a relaxing bath overlooking the lake before taking a trip to […]

8 GUESTS 4 BEDROOMS

At Waters Edge

On the Lake
+35

Luxury Meets Tranquility  Escaping to the countryside doesn’t mean leaving luxury behind. Thankfully, At Waters Edge provides the best of both worlds. This newly built haven is located at the top of the lake and offers an array of activities to keep your party entertained! From table tennis to pool, there’s something for everyone. Spend […]

8 GUESTS 4 BEDROOMS

Serendipity

On the Lake
+31

A Modern Oasis When luxury calls, Serendipity answers. Located on a private residential estate, this beautiful property from Cotswolds Water Park Retreats offers a fabulous space for 8 people to enjoy. The Scandinavian-inspired decor provides a light and airy feel with stunning views across the lake. Guests can enjoy all the modern amenities available, such […]

8 GUESTS 4 BEDROOMS

Egret Lodge

On the Lake
+17

A Luxury Retreat Meticulously renovated for 2024, the Egret Lodge is a stunning oasis with all the amenities you could need. The open plan downstairs is the perfect place for entertaining while cooking up a storm in the modern kitchen. With uninterrupted views across the lake, guests can enjoy the outdoor space, which is fully […]

6 GUESTS 3 BEDROOMS

Goose Landing

On the Lake
+26

A Secluded Haven If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, then look no further. Goose Landing is one of the newest additions to Cotswolds Water Park Retreats and offers an array of amenities alongside a luxurious interior. Spend your mornings lakeside overlooking breathtaking views, or take a short walk to […]

6 GUESTS 3 BEDROOMS

The Barn

In the Village
+5

The Perfect Couples Retreat  The Barn is a stunning romantic retreat set in the picturesque village of Cerney Wick. Located in the ground of Manor Farm House, you’ll find the warm and cosy property, featuring a fully equipped kitchen, complimentary toiletries and an outdoor seating area. This space is perfect for walkers or cyclists, as […]

GUESTS 1 BEDROOM

Island Lodge

On the Lake
+12

Glass-fronted Luxury Home on the Lakes Island Lodge is a stunning glass-fronted luxury home, architecturally designed, and tucked away on the edge of the lake. Whether you are looking to propose, or simply want to find your next couples getaway, look no further. The stunning decor is accentuated by equally incredible views of the lake. […]

2 GUESTS 1 BEDROOM

The Boathouse

On the Lake
+49

Experience Lakeside Serenity Little Horseshoe Lake has only 5 lodges in a private 55 acre estate with each lodge angled and placed to give maximum privacy to guests and at the same time giving stunning floor to roof views across the 2 lakes. The one bedroomed homes are The Boathouse, Willow, Waterlily and Island with […]

2 GUESTS 1 BEDROOM

Stonemason’s Cottage

In the Village
+28

Quintessential Cotswolds Cottage This Grade II listed cottage offers a quintessential Cotswolds getaway in the idyllic South Cerney village. Complete with a spacious garden, the stunning property is named after the prior owner, who constructed the stone mullion window. Located on a quiet main road, guests will find several eateries nearby and pubs. Cycle hire […]

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

Serenity

On the Lake
+16

Ideal Lakeside Lodge Getaway Whether you’re spending time with family, or taking a short break with friends, the Serenity Lodge offers the perfect space. Located on Spring Lake, guests will find motorised water sports activities, a children’s playground and several walking routes on your doorstep! When it’s time to eat, take a short walk and […]

4 GUESTS 2 BEDROOMS

Libelle

On the Lake
+15

Home Away From Home Situated next to our other lodge Kingfisher, Libelle can also be booked to provide accommodation for 12-13 guests! Featured on Interior Design Masters, this beautiful property is the perfect place to escape city life. Featuring a fully furnished sundeck overhanging the lake, guests can enjoy stunning views and enjoy a number […]

6 GUESTS 3 BEDROOMS

Berry Farm Barn

In the Village
+16

Stunning Barn Conversion  A favourite amongst guests, the stunning Berry Farm Barn is located in the idyllic South Cerney village. This 17th century barn conversion offers the perfect space for celebrations, family gatherings or weddings, and provides a wide variety of amenities. Spend your evenings beside the fire pit after playing a game of table […]

10 GUESTS 4 BEDROOMS

Ardross Lodge

On the Lake
+19

Explore The Historic Cotswold Countryside Overlooking a small lagoon off the main lake, Ardross offers a large decking area with a private hot tub, a modern interior, and a unique third-story containing an ensuite bathroom. Easily accommodating up to 8 adults, this is the perfect place to escape city life and enjoy a weekend away […]

8 GUESTS 4 BEDROOMS

Summer Lake

On the Lake
+17

Summer Lake: A Tranquil Lakeside Retreat Welcome to the serene elegance of Summer Lake, a beautiful property designed by Cotswold Water Park Retreats for a memorable lakeside experience. Located in a private gated community, this New England style home comfortably hosts up to 8 guests in four adaptable king-size bedrooms, which can be arranged as […]

8 GUESTS 4 BEDROOMS

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