UK Staycations: De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Dreaming of the perfect staycation? The honey-coloured villages and rolling hills of the Cotswolds are calling and here is where to escape to.

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

The Location:

The Cotswolds is a ultimate honeypot location, offering up every cosy aspect that you could ever want from a tranquil British getaway. Following a £100 million restoration project, De Vere has created a new collection of country estate hotels with the De Vere Cotswold Water Park being a very special jewel in the collection. Sat lakeside amongst still rivers, roaming grounds and nature reserves, it is the perfect retreat from the outside world with Bristol airport just over an hour away.

Beautifully decorated rooms and suits, a fully equip spa, four dining areas and countless outdoor activities such as; canoeing, sailing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, hiking, or horseback riding are on your doorstep. Borrow a pair of Hunter wellies and explore nearby trails such as the Three Villages Walk or the Cleveland Circuit and forget the stressful bustle of London. De Vere Cotswold Water Park is all wrapped up in a blissful bubble where you can truly disconnect and recharge.

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

The Room:

All the rooms carry that perfect stylist yet comfy design with lots of warm natural light, making them not just somewhere to rest your head. From quest rooms to deluxe suites and apartments with lake views, you can look forward to long lie ins in silky white bedding, followed by morning cups of tea overlooking the grounds, while bird's cheap outside your window and all loud city sounds are nowhere to be heard.

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

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The Spa:

Something top of any staycation checklist is a indulgent helping of selfceare and this is all available at the hotels Spa 6 facility. Walking through the doors instantly relaxes you as you get ready for some serious undisturbed R&R. It is all here, unwind in the sauna, aroma steam room and relaxation suite and then refresh in the sprawling hydro swimming pool or bucket shower.

Now for the cherry on top, the beauty treatments. No spa visit is complete without one of these. The hard part is choosing what to spoil yourself with. From relaxing back and head massages, cleansing facials, Rasul Therapy, and perfect pedicures you will be in for a real pamper.

If you have to pick one, we recommend the ‘Life’s a Breeze’ treatment. This offer includes either an ultimate body massage or signature facial and a dry floatation experience (the chance to fee complete weightlessness in a warm floatation tank) This treatment uses the gorgeous ‘JustBe Botanicals’ line. These handmade oils contain a botanical blend to deeply relax your mind and body while the therapist works their magic. Essentially Spa6 is a little haven tucked away in the hotel that will leave you looking and feeling your best- trust us.

De Vere Cotswold Water Park

The Food:

If you are the hungry kind, don’t worry you will be well catered for during your stay! There are two dining offers to choose from. The Brasserie is your contemporary choice, sitting along the lakes edge with watery views all around, breakfast and dinner are served here as well as afternoon tea for those craving sweet treats after relaxing in the spa.

The Lounge is decorated in rich blue hues and perfect for pre-dinner drinks and chats in intimate corners. Sip on a wide selection of craft beers, wines and spirits galore all while overlooking the lakeside deck.

The Old Boathouse is a beautiful light airy space filled with white washed wood beams and pink chairs. The menu serves up lunch, dinner and Sunday roasts, all celebrating seasonal ingredients. From British classics to sharing platters, there is an extensive cocktail list to match. There is also a wide outside terrace in touching distance of the lake- picturesque dining eat your heart out!

Finally, you have The Muddy Duck. Sitting separately from the main hotel, this cafe is family friendly and welcome’s guests and locals alike. Known as a favourite for all those who need refuelling after hours of canoeing or sailing, you can unwind here with hot and cold drinks, cakes, ice creams and light snacks while still enjoying the great outdoors.

To Book:


or call 0333 344 9200 @devere_hotels

Coming Autumn 2021….

Enjoy a cosy autumnal break at De Vere Cotswold Water Park from just £62.50pp De Vere Cotswold Water Park has launched its autumn package of a two night stay for a family of four from just £250.00*. The offer includes breakfast on both mornings and a two-course dinner. On arrival, adults will be given a voucher for a complimentary glass of Fitz English sparkling wine - a fruity easy drinking wine produced in a similar way to Prosecco - to enjoy at the hotel’s bar. The package allows up to two children under 12 to stay and dine for free with an accompanying adult*.

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