Little Horseshoe Lake
Little Horseshoe Lake is a Cotswold destination like no other – a sustainable, adults-only retreat immersed in nature where contemporary eco-design is fused with traditional craftsmanship.
The five architect-designed lodges that comprise this 55-acre private eco-estate in Gloucestershire are current and cool. Each is an open-plan space of light and air, beautifully furnished in sophisticated simplicity. Floor-to-ceiling windows heighten the feeling of being one with the great outdoors, and the private decks guarantee that guests discover the joys of birdsong at dawn and sensational star gazing at night.
Within the walls of four one-bed lodges is a well-equipped kitchen, a neat living/dining room, and upstairs, a bedroom and en-suite shower room with transcendent views of water, trees, and sky. The two-bedroom Pond Lodge is arranged on one floor but shares the same organic design, sharp décor, and thoughtful touches.
Two pristine lakes and a reserve make up the grounds. These valuable wetlands offer sensational wildlife spotting for habitats for bats, wildfowl, mammals, fish, dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, and other invertebrates. While these surroundings make it tempting to do nothing but fish and wander the zigzag paths through floral woods, there is plenty to explore further afield.
The Cotswolds, with its narrow network of lanes, honey-colored stone villages, medieval pubs, and stately homes, is the largest Area of Outstanding Beauty in England and Wales. The closest village, South Cerney, dates to the 10th century and has two friendly pubs. Six miles away, the Roman town of Cirencester has a magnificent church and the Corinium Museum, one of the country’s most exceptional small museums. Blenheim Palace, Sudeley Castle, Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, and Oxford and Bath are easy day trips.
Those keen on land-and water-based activities: trail running, cycling, rowing, fishing, water-skiing, sailing, or canoeing only need to look at the Recreational Lake at the Cotswold Water Park, a five-minute walk away. For shopping, Bicester Village is within reach, as are the market towns of Tetbury and Stow-on-the-Wold. If pampering is a priority, the Bamford Spa at Daylesford is a 40-minute drive, and the DeVere Hotel Spa is on the doorstep.
As well as stunning lakeside location, the lodges include the following amenities:
These lakes are very deep and swimming or diving is not allowed in carp lake! Swimming is allowed in trout lake when you book the Boathouse and only if signed the disclaimer provided.
The Lodges are adults only. We have a no child (including babies) policy and also, all properties are Pets-Free and Smoke-Free. Please note that there are no blinds/curtains on the one-bed lodges, you may consider bringing your eye/sleep mask. Extra guests, not registered are not allowed to enter the premises. Sorry, no events or parties allowed.