Min. 2 nights. Situated on Spring Lake waterfront. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Situated on Spring Lake, Twitchers Lodge has prime position in the Cotswold Water Park, one of the best kept secrets of Gloucestershire! One of 150 lakes in an area the size of Jersey, there’s so much to explore and something for everyone. Aptly named, ‘Twitchers’ will be in their element – you may be lucky enough to spot woodpeckers, herons and great crested grebes as well as the resident geese, ducks and swans. There is also an abundance of watersports, activities, great eateries, walking, history and culture to discover in easy range of Twitchers Lodge.
Along with its lakeside setting one of the house’s greatest assets is the amount that there is to see and do nearby for families and young children.
Within a minute’s stroll is the Lakeside Brassiere which boasts a family friendly sports bar, a relaxed family restaurant with a sun terrace overlooking the lake.
A fully air conditioned gym is located above the brasserie with a range of equipment. Should you be staying for a prolonged period a monthly membership can be purchased, but the gym also offers a highly reasonable single use fee option.
Within 50 metres of the lodge is a large children’s play area with climbing frame, monkey bars and fireman pole.
Lakeside Ski & Wake offer wakeboard and waterski lessons on the lake, plus sessions as well as fun rides for all the family on their ringos and other inflatables. These all prove irresistible to most families in the summer months, not least since thanks to a special skimmer board. From beginners to experts, everyone is welcome.
Next to the house is a small shingle beach area popular with the little ones for paddling. From the deck you can feed swans and ducks that are very friendly, but far enough away to stop little ones from feeling intimidated.
About a 5 minutes’ walk away, there’s a cable ski and a buzzing cafe bar reachable on pushchair friendly flat paths and roads.
Located opposite Spring Lake is the South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre which offers sailing, canoeing, and paddle boarding activities and courses.
Bike hire, angling and even the biggest inland beach in the UK are all within a mile or two.
Located on the other side of the Spine Road, a 10 minute walk from Spring Lake, is Spa 6, one of the premier spas in the Cotswolds, located within the Four Pillars Cotswold Water Park Hotel. Treatments include: Volcanic Hot Stone Back Massage, “Indian Sandalwood” Soothing Scalp Massage and “Exotic Orange Blossom Ritual” Face and Body Treatment. Not forgetting of course, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and hydrotherapy pool.
The house is also within walking distance to the local village of South Cerney which offers a number of local amenities including a selection of pubs, takeaways, village shops, post office and a hairdressers.
If you can tear yourselves away, Swan Lake Lodge is ideally situated too for exploring the towns and villages of the beautiful Cotswolds region. The well-known quintessential English villages of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, and Moreton-in-the-Marsh, are all within easy reach and make a great day out.
Cirencester known as ‘The Capital of the Cotswolds’, is 4 miles away, giving easy access to excellent shopping, restaurants, entertainment, ancient buildings and museums. Cheltenham (20 miles), the most complete regency town in England, is famous for its horse-racing festival in March, culminating in the Gold Cup steeplechase. At other times of year, Cheltenham hosts Festivals of Jazz, Classical Music, Science, Literature, Food & Drink.
Highgrove House, one of the homes of Prince Charles, is less than half an hour’s drive as is Westonbirt Arboretum, with its stunning new treetop walkway, the longest in the UK.
Appealing to children in particular, the nearby Cotswold Wildlife Park, the numerous attractions at Bourton-on-the-Water, and Cotswold Farm Park provide plentiful entertainment.
The cities of Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and Oxford are all under an hour’s drive away.
Located just over an hour from London, it’s the ideal place for families or a group of friends to spend time together at any time of the year. And, for larger groups of up to 18 guests, Twitchers Lodge can be booked with Caterina Lake Lodge and Swan Lake Lodge as they are all within 200 yards of each other.
South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre (0.5 miles) offers sailing, canoeing, and paddle boarding activities and courses.
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits (3 miles) are situated in the Cotswold Country Park Lake 32. The activities include standup paddle boarding, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, archery, raft building and more.
BOAT TRIPS AND HIRE
The Trout Inn at Lechlade-On-Thames (11.5 miles) operates weekends and bank holidays (May to Mid September). Small open boats are available for hire by the hour which can carry up to 5 people and are either electric powered or to row. Boats are also offered for full & half days when booked in advance. A range of craft accommodating up to 8 adults are available.
Bike hire with child seats/trailers can be pre-booked for your stay.
South Cerney Golf Club (1.7 miles).
Far Peak Climbing, Northleach (14 miles) offers indoor climbing facilities as well as outdoor archery, tree climbing and adventure courses. This beautiful site spans 25 acres and is also connected to some of the Cotswolds finest walking trails.
Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool, located on the edge of Cirencester Park (5 miles). There is a 28 metre main pool with slide, separate children’s paddling pool, sunbathing patio as well as hot and cold refreshments, picnics welcome. Open May – September.
Magicland indoor adventure activity centre, Cirencester (5 miles), is great fun for kids and has an indoor play centre with slides, ball pits and climbing areas.
Combat Splat Outdoor Activity Centre (1.8 miles) – paintballing, archery and air rifles.