2 (all year)
Windrush 88, Waterside is light and spacious, accommodating up to eight people in four bedrooms, making it ideal for families and friends in every season. From the wooden sundeck, guests can watch boats lazily drift across Windrush Lake in summer and visiting birds foraging amongst the reeds in winter. The cottage is part of the Isis & Windrush Lake development and guests have access to an excellent array of amenities including two all weather tennis courts and a childrens’ adventure play area. The Boathouse restaurant, part of the De Vere Hotel complex, is just a short stroll away. The friendly village of South Cerney, with the friendly 16th-Century Royal Oak pub, is also within walking distance.
Windrush Lake is one of over 150 lakes in the Cotswold Water Park, which is England's biggest wetland nature reserve. The Cotswold Water Park spreads out over 40 square miles and covers 14 different Cotswold villages, such as South Cerney, Cerney Wick and Somerford Keynes. Most of these villages have their own traditional country pub with beer gardens, ideal after a day exploring.
The facilities at the Cotswold Water Park are excellent. As part of the Windrush Estate, guests are close to the children's adventure park, games room, three all-weather tennis courts, a croquet lawn, and a flat area of garden with football goals and a volleyball net. Windrush and nearby Isis Lake have seasonal carp and trout fishing, and those with a boat can set sail on Windrush. A 15 minute walk or 2 minute drive is Spring Lake where guests can experience wakeboarding, waterskiing or riding inflatables. Fancy a relaxing spa day? Why not book spa passes to the De Vere Hotel Spa 6 which is located opposite Isis & Windrush Lake. Be sure to book ahead before your stay!
One of the many benefits of a holiday at the Cotswold Water Park is its location just 1.5 hours from west London with good road links that make it easy to reach from the midlands, Wales and southwest as well. There is a wide variety of sights and activities within an hour's radius so that visitors can plan a holiday that will keep everyone happy. With Cirencester only five miles away and a village shop within walking distance, everything you need for a self-catering holiday is conveniently near.
Days out can include shopping in Cirencester, Cheltenham or at the designer outlets in Bicester Village, or a long walk through the beautiful Cotswold countryside followed by a delicious meal in one of the region's many excellent pubs. Oxford and Stratford-Upon-Avon are both about an hour's drive from the cottage, while picturesque Cotswold towns and villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold are even closer.
Wander through the opulent house and stunning grounds at Blenheim Palace, or enjoy the gardens at Highgrove or Sudeley Castle. The Jet Age Museum, Cotswold Farm Park and Cotswold Wildlife Park always appeal to younger visitors, while older guests may enjoy a visit to the Cotswolds Distillery.
Staying at Windrush Lake 88, Waterside gives you the ability to tailor your holiday to include everything you want. Whether you desire to do nothing more taxing than laze on the sun deck with a good book or you want to explore every beautiful inch of the estate and the surrounding area, you can.
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Orion Team joined Independent Cottages in December 2019
Windrush 88, Waterside, has a charming New England style with white wooden fences and an interior in neutral shades to create a calm and relaxing environment.
Outside: The deck is an extension of the living room and furnished with a table, chairs and gas barbecue so that guests can enjoy an alfresco lifestyle. There is parking outside the cottage with more available in the nearby overflow carpark.
Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. All male or all female groups should check with the owner before booking as hen and stag parties are not permitted on the estate. Smoking and pets are not allowed.
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