Gilboa House In the Country

What this place offers

An open space on the property usually covered in grass
BBQ grill
Carbon monoxide alarm
Coffee maker: Nespresso, pour-over coffee
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

Welcome to our vibrant and sunlit haven nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Cotswolds. This is not just a house; it’s a canvas of light and color, a place where you can create unforgettable memories and embrace the serenity of our unique location.

Picture this: you wake up to a world painted in every hue imaginable. The sun bathes the landscape, revealing rolling hills and wide-open spaces that stretch as far as the eye can see. This is the magic of our retreat, a place where you can truly connect with nature and loved ones.

Our lodge is your gateway to the Cotswold Water Park, a treasure trove of activities and adventures waiting to be explored. Imagine stepping out of your doorstep onto 15 acres of pure wonder. Hiking enthusiasts will be in their element, with the Fosse, Macmillan, and Palladian Ways beckoning for exploration. Nature lovers will revel in the nearby Westonbirt Arboretum, a living tapestry of trees and flowers.

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But it’s not just about the great outdoors. Our lodge is centrally located, making it a hub for discovering the region’s hidden gems. Tetbury, Malmesbury, Cirencester – these charming Cotswold towns are just a stone’s throw away. Discover quaint streets, bustling markets, and the warm embrace of local pubs and restaurants.

Speaking of restaurants, our area is a culinary paradise. Whether you crave classic British fare, international flavors, or farm-to-table freshness, you’ll find it all in our neighbouring villages. Savour the flavours of the Cotswolds, and let your taste buds embark on a journey of their own.

Yet, what truly sets our retreat apart is the tranquility it offers. In this corner of paradise, silence reigns supreme. It’s a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle, where the only sounds you hear are the whispering breeze and the songs of the birds. Unwind on our spacious property, with its vast outdoor spaces that invite you to relax, play, and simply be.

Inside, our lodge is a testament to creativity. Owned by a renowned artist, it’s a canvas of its own, filled with light and color. The large kitchen, open-plan living room, and dining space are the heart of the house, inviting gatherings and shared moments. Need some personal space? You’ll find a separate office for productivity, a comfortable snug for relaxation, and a children’s playroom for little explorers.

This is not just a house; it’s an experience waiting to be lived. Whether you’re seeking adventure, culinary delights, or a tranquil escape, our lodge has it all. Embrace the vibrancy of life here in the Cotswolds, where each day is a new stroke on your own canvas of memories.

Your journey starts here. Welcome to your Cotswold Water Park Retreats adventure!

Our favourite things to do

Check out Bibury


Nestled in the scenic Cotswold countryside, Bibury is often celebrated as ‘the most beautiful village in England.’ This charming accolade comes from none other than the renowned designer, William Morris. Upon entering Bibury, you’ll immediately encounter Arlington Row. This line of 17th century weavers’ cottages, originally converted from a 1380s wool store, exemplifies quintessential English country life. Their picturesque charm has become a symbol of the village, making them a favourite among photographers and visitors alike. Adding to Bibury’s serene atmosphere is the River Coln, one of England’s cleanest rivers. It meanders gently through the village, forming the perfect backdrop to the Cotswold-stone cottages. If you look closely, you might even spot trout darting in its clear waters, adding a touch of life to this idyllic scene. Just a stone’s throw away from Arlington Row, you’ll find the Bibury Trout Farm, one of the oldest in Britain. Here, visitors can indulge in a spot of fishing – a delightful way to spend an afternoon, especially with the farm’s offer to prepare your catch for you! The village is also home to St Mary’s Church, a remarkable Saxon church dating back to the 8th century. With its stunning stained-glass windows and a unique sundial dated 1623 in its churchyard, St Mary’s adds a historic touch to the village. Bibury truly encapsulates the essence of the Cotswolds: quiet, quaint, and steeped in charm. It’s a destination that feels like a step back in time, offering a tranquil retreat from the fast pace of contemporary life.

Get something to eat at ...


Henrys, formerly known as Harry Hares, is our “local” in Gosditch Street Cirencester Henry’s opened this year in 2022. A seafood Bar and Grill with a social dining experience like no other. All of our ingredients are sourced locally and our chefs bring new dishes to the menu every week so you can enjoy the fresh seafood picked that week. Dine with us inside and out! A social atmosphere for eating and drinking for couples, small or large groups. Henry’s social dining experience allows you to share a range of dishes from the menu with friends and family.

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Corinium Museum

Our Guide Books

House Rules

We try to flexible and not to put too many constraints on our guests but we are also committed to looking after our homes.

We welcome up to 2 pets in Gilboa House but talk to us about your plans. Always let us know if you plan to bring pets (there is a small charge per pet) as we need to factor it into our cleans. We do not allow pets into the bedrooms and particularly onto beds. We recognise that keeping pets off the furniture is a challenge so you will find throws available to use please.

No parties, hen nights or stag nights – this really isn’t the place for loud parties as a working farm. Unfortunately due to a number of past experiences we do not allow all male occupancy of our homes. Sorry guys!

And that’s really it – tell us about breakages so that we can replace where necessary. Larger damage and specialist cleaning we will need to discuss with you if necessary.

Total: £1200

Activities near by


Berry Farm Barn

Berry Farm Barn


Corinium Museum


Butts Farm Rare Breeds

Towns and Villages




1 month ago

A wonderful and cozy place, a nice spacious house and a view of the lake from the hot tub and the upper balcony - something wonderful. easy operation of the heating system and the entire house in general. A large number of kitchen items and, above all, board games which I did not expect there.


1 month ago

Stayed for my birthday weekend with family and friends and my dog. Great location with beautiful surroundings. House was perfect for what we wanted and a lovely chocolate cake awaited. We enjoyed the games provided to.
I would certainly recommend this property and may return in the future.


1 month ago

Amazing house! Lovely weekend stay for 5 uni friends. Lots of do but as it was winter time we took advantage of the hot tub and chilled out inside. Lovely walk on the Saturday with a lovely local pub close by.
The lake is gated and has residence on as well as rentals.
Would 100% come back.