Our Lakes

Cotswold Water Park Waterside Properties. Over 140 lakes and 40² miles of bliss!

The Cotswold Water Park is the same size as Jersey and larger than the Norfolk Broads! It’s a setting of national importance inside a vast area of outstanding natural beauty. Not only is it a luxury holiday in the UK, but also an ideal place to start your fishing holidays in the cotswolds.

It’s a range of 12 sites of special scientific interest, famous for nature conservation…where sporting activities and leisure facilities meet lime-rich spring waters and vibrant green tourism. The park has been created over many years by the removal of rich gravel deposits in this part of the Upper Thames Valley, leaving behind an unique environment in a stunning part of the English countryside.

It’s an environment that has one purpose, one goal – your happiness.

Whether you’re relaxing in your very own Cotswold retreat or renting one of our luxury holiday homes, you can enjoy doing as much or as little activity as you’d like! There are scenic lakeside walks and cycling paths as well as an inland beach and swimming, sailing and wake boarding lakes. Or perhaps you’re looking to go fishing from your private waterfront property, or maybe fly or lake fishing? Either way the opportunities for relaxation or outward bound activities are endless as you’re in a safe haven of pure enjoyment.

And at the heart of all this is Watermark.

The Watermark lakes are within easy reach of the M4 and M5 motorways. The Western section of the Cotswold Water Park lies to the west of the A419 between Swindon and Cirencester, centred around the B4696 Spine Road. It encompasses the picturesque villages of South Cerney, Cerney Wick, Somerford Keynes, Poole Keynes, and Ashton Keynes, along with the vibrant Saxon town of Cricklade.

But more than that it embraces everything you could ever want – if your desire is a luxury escape in the Cotswolds.

Summer Lake

The sound of silence in a picturesque luxury setting. There are times when the only sounds you hear are the rustle of the trees…or the lapping of water against the shore. Gentle ripples from a boat breezing by. Laughter from the odd windsurfer enjoying the thrills of the sport.

Summer Lake is the final lake to be developed by the Watermark Group. It will consist of 60 luxury detached lodges (of which there are 46 finished & completed) with 14 remaining to be sold.

There is extensive landscaping and tennis courts on site and direct access from Summer Lake to the gym and pool at the De Vere Hotel next door.

The Peninsula

Exclusive…secluded…and all yours!

Sometimes you just need a place to escape to. A beautiful place in an exclusive setting. One that’s all yours. Just to blow the cobwebs away. Welcome to The Peninsula.

Set in a secluded part of the 120 acre Landings lake, the exclusive Peninsula is the finest location in the whole of the Cotswolds Water Park and home to the Internationally known South Cerney Sailing Club. Purchasers on this lake are offered membership to the sailing club.

There are plans for only six exquisite properties to surround this idyllic Peninsula, each with a private jetty for mooring up, sitting back and soaking up the experience, or simply dipping your toes in the cool water. There are only three plots available to build on in the next development phase.

The Landings

New England beauty by the water’s edge.

The Landings is that most perfect example of a peaceful getaway. An angler’s friend…a sailor’s mate…and a homeowner’s dream. All rolled into one perfect experience.

This stunning lake of over 110 acres is ideal for coarse fishing (Carp, Tench, Roach to name but a few). Then, once the fish have won, or lost, you can take to the lake for an afternoon’s Canoeing, Sailing, Windsurfing, or Rowing. The Landings has the facilities to even park up your boat. Perfect for an adventurous holiday.

Tennis and cycling is also popular on The Landings, you have full access to the two tennis courts and there is also bike storage for the keen cyclist! Wildlife is in abundance around the 42 superior New England style properties, built on the waters edge, with direct access to the lake. All the properties are fully landscaped and maintained and benefit from gated security.

Windrush Lake

40 acres of tranquility and natural beauty There’s nothing like sitting on the edge of a calm lake in the middle of stunning scenery on a warm, summer’s day.

Watching the swans majestically glide by and feeling the stresses and strains of the outside world just slip away. Perfect Watermark accommodation.

Windrush Lake is 40 acres of picturesque bliss, complete with superbly designed lodges and breathtaking views. Spend your time chilling out in your home-from-home…or messing about on the lake. Rowing to the middle and breathing in the silence…or casting a line or three for carp or tench. Watch the moorhens earn their nickname of ‘Skitty Coots’. This is peace and quiet, Watermark-style! This lake will make you feel relaxed and away from the stresses and strains of life, kick back and enjoy the environment.

Isis Lake

Isis Lake Lakeside cottage luxury for the whole family.

Imagine walking out of your lakeside cottage, breathing in all that healthy country air, and then popping down to one of the two lakes for a little fishing.

Alternatively, you can take the young ones to our adventure playground so they can expend some of that excess energy, while you watch on, relaxing and taking in the view. Of course you can’t relax for ever. So when you feel like a little activity yourself, there’s tennis, croquet and golf…cricket, boules, even a summer house with table tennis. Isis Lake is very into ball games!

The properties meander between the lakes and most of them have stunning lakeside views. Perfect for relaxing and watching the sun go down after a hard day’s enjoyment. Isis Lake isn’t for every family. Only the ones who want to buy or rent the perfect staycation…not just another UK vacation.

Spring Lake

A family holiday on the waters edge.

Some Watermark lakes are restful and rejuvenating. Ideal for kicking your shoes off and paddling in all that peace and quiet. Spring Lake offers its residents and holiday guests an international water-ski course with a clean, half-mile-long run…wakeboarding…waterskiing and fun inflatable rides. It’s a sporty, 27 acre lake with a passion for having fun…but a definite desire to keep the noise down, too!

It also has an on-site, fully-licensed brasserie that has a great family-friendly menu. Perfect for dining out on the deck and watching the action on the water when it’s sunny.

The small, exclusive lodges surrounding this lake are offset in rows along the waters edge on one side and sheltered by trees on the other. Just to keep things interesting and give privacy a natural helping hand.