CHECK-IN: De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel & Apartments
De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel & Apartments is a chic and modern hotel and event space in the heart of 152 lakes within the Cotswolds water park. A stylish family retreat from the outside world and just 20 minutes away from the nearest motorway junctions – these simple lakeside guest rooms, luxury suites and spacious self-catering style apartments offer the perfect base to explore the water park.
De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel & Apartments also houses a spa, brasserie, lounge bar and country pub all within the extensive grounds set amongst the beautiful natural surroundings of the lakes full of wildlife and wonder, meaning you can combine a countryside fuelled getaway with all the luxuries and amenities of a classy hotel.
The family friendly 1 or 2 bedroom apartments are furnished with a double or twin bed, en suite bathroom, lounge area and kitchenette (hosting a cooker, microwave and dishwasher along with cutlery and crockery) meaning you can happily self-cater, especially great for smaller children or bigger families.
The spacious living area is great for some downtime – as is the compact balcony overlooking the lakes. These rooms include free internet access, are dog friendly if you want to bring your pet along and some have interconnecting access making them great for larger or mutlui-generation breaks.
THE BATHROOM SHELF:
Standard bathroom goodies of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion is provided by H2K of Harrogate in its Calm Sea range.
THE POOL AREA & SPA:
De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel & Apartments offers Spa 6 is a fully-equipped gym, swimming pool, sauna, spa facilities with a range of beauty treatments and spa experiences.
An average sized pool with relaxing loungers make this a small heaven within the hotel – bear in mind Spa6 is open to both hotel guests and non-residents too. There is also set swimming times for families with children to ensure guest can relax and enjoy the facilities.
The lakeside setting gives a lovely feeling of getting away from it all and with three dining options you really don’t need to leave the site on your weekend getaway.
The Brasserie offers locally sourced and seasonally inspired dishes served each evening or, for a more relaxed option cosy up in the Lounge & Bar. Great for casual or pre-dinner drinks and light bites – you can dine alfresco on the lakeside terrace when the weather is good too. Junior dined in the The Old Boathouse – with pub grub classics, steaks and burgers and a great children’s menu. The Old Boathouse is relaxed and the perfect place to unwind with the family – as there is a small playpark outside the front too. The home-cooked meals are just the ticket after a day walking around the lakes. Booking is recommended at busy times.
THE KIDS PACKING LIST:
Be sure to pack clothes set for some country adventure amongst this beautiful natural habitat that is the Cotswolds water park. Some all-in-one stomper slacks are ideal whatever the weather and for a little lakeside paddling. Make the most of the outdoors with these Hello Nature Activity Cards and this child friendly bird spotting book Our Woodland Birds by Matt Sewell – this chic Wooden Magnifying Lens and child-proof Vivitar Zoom Compact Digital Camera would help them get up close and personal with nature too.
And, for sunny days this stylish natural Picnic Basket can carry all those much-needed snacks and refreshments after all that activity out in the wild.