2000 Trees festival

Top 9 Festivals in the Cotswolds to visit this summer

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If you love the idea of a festival but not so much the camping, you can use your base at Watermark Cotswolds to experience all the wonderful music events in…
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Hot-tub holidays in the Cotswolds

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Planning a hot tub holiday in the Cotswolds? A stay in the Cotswolds is always pretty-near perfect as far as we’re concerned. But one thing that always makes it feel…
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Dog-friendly days out in the Cotswolds

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If you’re looking for a dog-friendly destination in the UK, look no further than the Cotswolds. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the whole region is a veritable haven…
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8 things to do in the Cotswolds this Easter

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Hooray – spring has well and truly sprung and Easter in the Cotswolds is on the horizon! March and April are absolutely glorious months to be in the Cotswolds; the…
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6 of the Best Cotswold Beer Gardens

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As summer approaches we can’t help but let our minds wander to the many fine beer gardens available in this lovely part of the world. Accidentally stumbling across a pub’s…
National Trust Days Out

Top 5 National Trust Days Out in the Cotswolds

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We’ve compiled a list of our favourite must-see National Trust days out and parks in the region to add to your itinerary on your next stay at Watermark. 1. Dyrham…

Family days out in Gloucestershire

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If you’re holidaying in the Cotswolds this half term, you can rest assured you certainly won’t run out of things to do – no matter what the weather throws at…
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Foraging, fish and feasts!

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A holiday in the Cotswolds is a foodie’s paradise.   The Cotswolds has long been celebrated as one of the UK’s top holiday destinations for foodies, thanks to its extensive…
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What makes a British staycation so great?

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A British staycation is set to be a particularly popular holiday choice in 2021 – and it doesn’t take a genius to work out why. Sadly, Covid has put paid…

Country Escapes in the Cotswolds

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Planning a country holiday in the Cotswolds? Thought Watermark was all about the lakes?   Think again!    In addition to our beautiful lakeside retreats, we also offer a selection…

Our favourite Gloucestershire gardens to visit with kids

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Here’s the lowdown on some of our favourite arboretums and gardens to visit with kids in Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. And, because we know long journeys with children are rarely…
Cotswold Castles

Castles, Museums and More

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The Cotswolds is a haven for history-buffs with plenty of Cotswold Castles, museums, and stately homes to enjoy on your next visit to Watermark. Our Cotswold holiday lodge based in…
Winter at Watermark

Experience Winter at Watermark

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If ever there was a Year of the Staycation, 2020 must surely be it. And, let’s face it, with international restrictions still in place and many of us feeling uneasy…
Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Festival: Wondrous Week at Watermark

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Only a 35-minute drive from our luxurious holiday homes and lodges, Cheltenham Festival – known as the most prestigious National Hunt jump racing event of the year – gathers the world’s top jump…
Christmas in the Cotswolds

Christmas in the Cotswolds

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Whether you’ve just set foot inside one of our luxurious properties for a Christmas in the Cotswolds, or have invested in one of our award-winning holiday properties, we know how…
Watermark Wanderers

Watermark Wanderers: Cirencester

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Watermark Wanderers is a series of blog posts that helps you explore all things Cotswolds and beyond as you enjoy the peace of a lake getaway. In this edition, we’ll…
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A day with Watermark this summer

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If you’re wondering what a summer at Watermark has to offer you, read on! Here you will discover what a typical day spent in the Cotswolds could look like -…
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What to do in the Cotswolds when the weather isn’t on our side

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When visiting Watermark’s luxury lodges this summer, you may be expecting a getaway jam-packed with the various fun and thrilling outdoor activities that are readily available. Wake boarding, Paddle boarding,…
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Easter adventures at Watermark

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Easter at Watermark is fast approaching and the lure of a lakeside lodge has never been more appealing. Relax, recharge and reinvent how holidays should be spent; have Easter at…
February half term

Welcome to the best five days of February

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Welcome to the place where time stands still. With us. At Watermark. Planning your February half-term holiday couldn’t be easier. Put your hand on your heart and you’ll hear the…
Winter at Watermark

Winter at Watermark

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Picture a winter wonderland at Watermark; a cosy lodge with a bubbling hot tub overlooking a frozen lake on a winter’s evening. Marshmallows fall like snowflakes into steaming mugs of…
Cheltenham Racecourse

Real winners stay at Watermark

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It’s that time of year again…you can feel it in the air. Adrenalin building as you hear the thundering charge of hooves pounding the ground, the smell of tweed and…
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Fall for autumn in the Cotswolds

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There’s so much to love about autumn in the Cotswolds. To us, it’s a season that should be celebrated. Bright blue skies and crisp mornings with the first frost crunching…
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Your secret hideaway in the heart of the Cotswolds

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Imagine waking by the waterside. Watching the wind pulse along the lake casting ripples as you relax, dip your toes into clean, freshwater from your own private pontoon. Find a…
Cotswold Water Park

Cotswold Water Park – Everything You Need to Know

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As a whole, the Cotswolds are known for being one of the most stunning rural areas in the UK but we truly believe that if you want to know what…
Fishing in the Cotswolds

The Ultimate Fishing Holiday

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Fishing in the Cotswold's is big business. Whether you’re a local with the luxury on your doorstep; or a fishing enthusiast willing to travel from afar to enjoy the wonders…