Wonderful lake side views

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Local Area Information

What better place for a relaxing break than a cottage in the Cotswolds? Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Cotswolds is one of the top five places travellers from overseas visit in the UK.

Explore the quintessentially English honey-coloured villages that punctuate the Cotswolds landscape - Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, to name but a few. Explore their pretty streets, brimming with delightful shops selling antiques, gifts and other quality goods, along with fine dining restaurants, traditional pubs and olde-worlde tea shops. There are some splendid towns and cities too such as Oxford, Bath and Cheltenham.

Must-see places include Westonbirt Arboreteum, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Hidcote Manor and Gardens, Berkeley Castle and Malmesbury Abbey. Family-friendly options include Cotswold Farm Park, the 'Home of Rare Breed Conservation' and Cotswold Country Park, home to the UK's biggest inland beach, with water sports, fishing, toddlers' paddling and play area, adventure centre and lakeside walks and cycle paths.

Walk the Thames Path, enjoy a day at Cheltenham Races, watch a game of polo or perhaps a day of pampering at the thermal Roman baths in the city of Bath.

Or if leisure activites are your choice the Cotswold Water Park with over 140 lakes offers plenty of land and water based sporting activities from waterskiing and wakeboarding to angling and hiking or cycling around the lakes, rivers (including the Thames), Thames and Severn canal and three nature reserves.

The Cotswolds offers something for everyone from plentiful leisure activities to beautiful countryside, picturesque villages to good family entertainment, great food to watersports at the Cotswold Water Park.