Local Area Information

Our lodge is ideally located to visit many different places of interest or to do as little or as much as you fancy.  Please see below a selection of links to other websites and places of interest.

Click here for a map of the Cotswold Water Park detailing the many things to do in the vicinity and what is happening on the different lakes

If you fancy some relaxation and a spa treatment or a work out in the gym or the heated indoor swimming pool, across the road from Windrush and 5 minutes in a car from Waters Edge is the De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel Spa 6

There are plenty of water activities to keep everyone happy in close proximity to the lodge.  South Cerney Outdoor operates on the next lake which is a 3-5 minute walk from the property http://www.southcerneyoutdoor.co.uk. Cotswold Water Park Hire provide bike hire, kayak, stand up paddle board, canoe and rowing boat hire and is 5 minutes away in a car.

If water ski-ing or wake boarding is your thing or the kids fancy bring thrown around the lake in an inflatable, Lakeside Ski and Wake is only a 10 minute walk or a 3 minute drive away. WMSki are also only a 5 minute ride away .  

Cotswold Country Park and Beach is great for walking or paddling in the lake in nice weather and is 5 minutes in a car.  

If you are looking for a good farm shop or visiting a rare breeds farm, Butts Farm Rare Breeds is 5 minutes in the car from the lodge.

Cirencester is only 4 miles from the lodge and is the 'capital' of the Cotswolds.  It is a Roman town and is home to the amazing Corinium Museum and Cirencester Park.

The many Cotswolds villages are all within easy reach with Bourton-on-the-Water being 25 minutes ride away.  

However, if you would like to tour the Cotswolds with a private guide, we have partnered with CJP Tours who can tailor a full day tour to what you would like to see.

The Cotswolds and Thames valley towns and cities are some of the oldest and most scenic in Britain. There is much to see and do in all of them...
Bibury - once described by William Morris as 'the most beautiful village in the Cotswolds'. Known for its honey-coloured seventeenth century stone cottages with steeply pitched roofs, it’s not hard to understand why Bibury has been a backdrop to many Hollywood films.
Bourton-on-the-Water - Known as the 'Little Venice of the Cotswolds’. Along the River Windrush, it is home to elegant low bridges, neat tree-shaded greens and tidy stone banks. Bourton hosts a world of gorgeous boutique shops, cafes and restaurants.
Burford - One of England's prettiest small medieval towns, Burford is famous for its magnificent hillside high street full of antique shops, country boutiques, restaurants and pubs.
Cheltenham - A Regency jewel, home to the Cheltenham Festivals and of course the Races. Only 25 minutes from the lodge, this beautiful town offers a sophisticated day out for our guests.
Cirencester - 4 miles away, the town was once one of the most important places in Roman Britain, second only to London. Cirencester is known as the capital of the Cotswolds, with a wealth of diverse shops from individual boutiques to well-known brands, Cirencester is definitely a retail therapists dream.
Oxford - Surely one of the most picturesque cities imaginable, Oxford is home to the oldest English-speaking university in the world. Founded in Saxon times at a shallow spot on the River Thames where the oxen were able to wade across the water, it is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy.
Stow-on-the-Wold - Just 30 minutes’ drive away and perhaps the most famous of the small Cotswolds towns. Stow's beautiful shopping centre has many fine antique shops and art galleries.
Tetbury - This beautiful Cotswold town has an abundance of boutique shops and has become famous for its twenty five antique shops! This old market town has a wide choice of tea shops, bistros, cafes, pubs and restaurants which offer a good choice of food and drink.

Other places within an hour's drive from the property include Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon with London only an hour away on the train from Swindon into London Paddington station.