Ideally located for exploring the Cotswolds; One Spring Lake is a New England style lodge in the heart of the Cotswold Waterpark. The waterpark is made up of 150 lakes over an area of 40 square miles.
The lodge provides comfortable self catering accommodation for up to six people. The decking provides uninterrupted views across the lake, a great spot to take in the wonderful sunsets. Spring Lake is lucky enough to have its own Brasserie and watersports centre on site. The Brasserie screens live sport and sometimes live music! Housed in the same building as the Brasserie is Lakeside Ski & Wake, where you can learn to wakeboard or waterski. They also have fun inflatables and ringos. Great fun for all. Above the Brasserie is a gym that guests can use for a fee, payable at the Brasserie Reception.
Opposite the Brasserie is a children's play area with equipment. The green areas around the lodges are all shared, plenty of room for playing games. Fishing is permitted at the lake, you are asked to fish from the lake edge directly in front of your lodge (as technically the green area in front belongs to that lodge). Please be aware of the resident wildlife and the speedboats! If you enjoy fishing then the Waterpark is definitely the place for you. As well as being able to fish on Spring Lake, there are many local lakes that offer angling day tickets - Walter's Lake is the closest (with onsite Waterside Cafe), walkable but perhaps not with all your gear!
Only a short walk away located opposite Spring Lake is the South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre. Here you will find paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, sailing activities.
A ten minute walk away is the Devere Cotswold Waterpark hotel, if you fancy a spa treat, you can book one here. On the same grounds is the Old Boathouse restaurant and bar, their decking overlooks the lake. There is also a small cafe next door called the Muddy Duck, with a smaller decking area.
Next door to the DeVere is the Gateway Centre, which houses the Relish Cafe and the Cotswold Waterpark Information Centre. A great spot to stop for a refuelling break if you have been out on one of the many walks within the Cotswold Waterpark.
Next lake up from the Gateway Centre is Lake 86 Cotswold Waterpark Hire, around a 10 minute walk from the lodge. From here you can hire stand up paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and row boats. Also the place to go if you enjoy outdoor swimming as it has its marked out course designated purely for swimming.
From the end of Spring Lake, you can gain access to the National Cycling Route 45, great for cyclists and walkers alike; an off road track that takes you miles in both directions. Cricklade is a good hours walk but always rewarding as there are many eateries and drinking establishments to help you build the strength to walk home again! Alternatively, catch the bus home, the number 51 and 51A stops right at the entrance of Spring Lake. The Cricklade Club is a quirky cafe/bar with craft beers, well worth a visit. The Red Lion pub in Cricklade is home to the Hop Kettle Brewing company, try one of their own brewed beers (including gluten free beers).
Did you know the Cotswolds has its very own inland beach? A five minute drive or a pleasant cycle ride away, The Cotswold Country Park and Beach has an Aquaventure area, mini golf, swan pedaloes, mini electric boats, kayak and SUP hire, a go kart track, cafe and of course - a beach! Does get busy, book online before you plan to visit.
Cirencester, known as the capital of the Cotswolds is a ten minute drive away where you will find beautiful buildings, shopping and restaurants. Attractions here also include the Corinium Museum, Bathurst Estate and Cirencester Park.
Slightly further afield but still within a 30 minute drive you can find the beautiful Cotswold villages of Bibury, Stow on the Wold, Naunton, Bourton on the Water, The Slaughters, Burford, Painswick, Moreton in Marsh and Tetbury. Tetbury being the home to Prince Charles at Highgrove House. Local to Tetbury is Westonbirt Arboretum, now with a tree top walk. Don't miss Westonbirt in the Autumn when the trees put on an amazing show of colours. Also when the arboretum stages its Enchanted Christmas event, with an illuminated trail through the trees.
Whether you choose to read, relax and watch the world go by or choose to take up one of the many activities available nearby, this is certainly the place to do it. A perfect getaway at any time of the year. Whether your perfect break consists of participating in a range of activities, sightseeing or a relaxing break; One Spring Lake is for you.
Please note we are pet free accommodation. No smoking throughout the property.
Infants and children are welcome but please bear in mind the lodge is of an open plan nature with the stairs coming straight down into the lounge. There are no stair gates. A fire guard is available for the log burner.