Welcome to the Cotswolds, a very special and very wonderful place. A short vacation or even a long vacation in the Cotswolds will leave you wanting more and will book your next Cotswolds vacation as soon as you get home!
The Cotswolds cover a huge area – nearly 800 square miles – and span five counties (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire). One of the fun of visiting the Cotswolds is to explore the different areas, each with its own identity, but all with those that define the Cotswolds’ features: golden stone, rolling hills, “bottoms”.
The most amazing wedding venues in the Cotswolds
The Egypt Mill Hotel & Restaurant is a 16th century mill located on the banks of the historic market town of Nailsworth. The water gardens and private lawns outside are a dream place for drinks and appetizers, while inside there is space for up to 120 guests to dine in the charming wood-beamed room.
You’ll get special guest rates for the 32 en suite bedrooms, making it the perfect base for exploring the entire Cotswolds. With easy transport links to Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester – plus free guest parking – it’s a handy place to be if you are searching for Cotswolds wedding venues.
Steeped in 1,000 years of the history, Sudeley Castle is a stunning wedding venue. Set within a valley, surrounded by hills, it’s no wonder the castle has been called “the most romantic spot in the Cotswolds” and with a limited number of weddings taking place here each year, couples can plan a day completely unique to them. The award-winning landscaped gardens and atmospheric ballroom provide perfect photo opportunities in a gorgeous out-of-the-box setting fit for royalty.
With its stone floors and a welcoming open fireplace, this beautiful old Cotswold stone barn is the ultimate in casual elegance. The large terrace is the perfect place for guests to mingle with a glass of champagne and take in the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, while gardens with festive bonfires enhance the relaxed atmosphere. Couples can marry in the barn, or make the most of the scenery and say their vows in the picturesque jungle thickets. It’s a boho bride’s dream.
Cornwell Manor and its surrounding area of 800 hectares (2,000 acres) couldn’t be more picture perfect. Cornwell is a place to get away from all the idyllic country, where it can be romantic and luxurious. The mansion is available for exclusive rental so that couples can truly put their own stamp on their special day. Whether you opt for a laid-back celebration on the croquet lawn, or a grand dinner in the magnificent ballroom, this is a place guaranteed to impress, creating memories for you to enjoy for a lifetime.
Perched high in the Cotswolds Hilles House, it boasts unparalleled views across five counties. Built in the Arts and Crafts architecture, the grand house and its views are what wedding photographers’ dreams are made of. Make the most of the gorgeous interiors, marry in the Great Hall (a romantic venue for civic celebrations), then enjoy drinks on the terrace before partying in an elegant marquee on the lawn. You and your guests can then go ahead and party all night long and enjoy the unbeatable view.
Combining both historical and current culture in quaint local villages, endless nature walks that feature a variety of wildlife and activities suitable for adults, children and families, it comes as no surprise that the Cotswolds are a popular choice for a short vacation.
Whether for one, two or three nights, these family-friendly self-catering holiday homes are ideally located in the Cotswolds Waterpark, the perfect base from which to bask in an abundance of activities during your little break.
Where to take Cotswolds weekend breaks
Each of the lakes on which our properties are located offers a range of activities and facilities to suit the whole family. From fishing to kayaking, from tennis to surfing, we have something for everyone who are looking for Cotswolds weekend breaks.
Are you hoping to pack your little vacation with some adrenaline-pumping water sports? If so, Spring Lake is for you with Lakeside Ski and Wake right at your doorstep. Spring Lake also has a great bar and brasserie overlooking the lake
Howells Mere & Clearwater
These two charming freshwater lakes are located within walking distance of Mill Village and are located within the prestigious Lower Mill Estate development. Contemporary designs with floor-to-ceiling glass allow you to enjoy and enjoy stunning views of the lake. Membership to the on-site spa is included with your break which makes this location ideal for a vacation with family or friends.
Looking for a quiet and quiet place? Water’s Edge is the perfect getaway. Scandinavian style properties with a large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge areas make these properties ideal for entertaining. Water’s Edge is surrounded by pedestrian and bike paths – perfect for exploring the countryside and enjoying the fresh air.
Isis & Windrush Lakes
Isis & Windrush Lakes are ideal for family holidays. With two good fishing lakes, a large on-site adventure playground and two all-weather tennis courts, this gated development is a great location for exploring the local area.
The mill village
Mill Village is a nature lover’s paradise located in heart of the Cotswold Water Park. Mill Village forms part of a 550-acre Lower Mill Estate development with a heated outdoor pool, tennis court, and children’s play area. Explore this amazing development on bike or on foot and maybe you’ll be lucky to see the resident beavers!
If you are staying at a lakeside lodge so you can get out on the lakes, this lake is the perfect choice for a weekend getaway in the Cotswolds. Shared rafts allow you to launch kayak and e-boats easily.