About Orion

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Orion Holidays - Your Cotswold Specialists

Orion Holidays is an independent, family-run, holiday home lettings business based within the Cotswold Water Park. 

The business was founded by our owner and MD, Mark Thomas who was involved in the original property sales when the resorts were first built. 

Marks’ knowledge of the area, plus his close and long-standing relationship with many of the other local businesses, has played a key role in the growth and success of the business.

Today with over 60 holiday homes under management, and 27 years of supporting both our property owners, our locally based team are passionate about sharing their love for this area of outstanding natural beauty and helping our visitors have a truly remarkable holiday in the area.

The Orion Story


The Orion Story Begins

The Story Begins

Orion Holidays open managing just 5 holiday homes on the Cotswold Water Park with a desire to be the best.


Offices at Isis Lakes

Offices at Isis Lakes

Moved to offices at Watermark Isis Lakes to help the receiver of Watermark after it went into receivership.


Move to Lower Mill

Move to Lower Mill

We moved our offices to the Cow Shed at Lower Mill Estate following the sale of Watermark.


Lower Mill Properties

Lower Mill Properties

Based at Lower Mill our proximity led to us working with our first owners on the development.


First Employee

First Employee

Our success saw us employ our first member of the team, Sarah, who still works with us today.


The Old Brick Yard

The Old Brickyard

As the business grows and we take on more staff we need to find larger premises and move to the Old Brickyard.


The Growth Years

The Growth Years

A period of rapid growth, during which we nearly went bust, taking on a larger team and moving to our current location at the Gateway Centre.


25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary

Celebrating 25 years of working with holiday home owners and their guests to create amazing memories.

Why Choose Us?

We are local

Our team are all local and understand what makes the area such an amazing place.

Our locality means we can provide a truly hands on approach for our holiday home owners and their guests.

Whether meeting holiday guests on arrival or dealing with any questions or issues, to managing maintenance with local suppliers as well as visiting properties regularly for added security and peace of mind.

We are independent

As an independent, family run business we offer a bespoke service that ensures our holiday home owners have the flexibility they want, and work proactively with them to ensure their property is ready for their guests without any added stress.

We offer those staying with us the same level of care and attention to ensure their holiday in the Cotswold Water Park is filled with nothing but happy memories and they want to return time and time again.

We care

We pride ourselves in our strong values based on trust and transparency.

We work proactively with our property owners and guests providing regular and clear communication ensuring no surprises.

We won't make promises we can't deliver and we will always look to the long term, rather than focus on short term wins, to protect the properties we manage, guest experiences and your faith in us.

Download Our 2024 Holiday Brochure

Looking for a different kind of holiday this year?  Our free brochure is full of information about what the Cotswold Water Park has to offer!

Meet The Orion Team

"Our strength is our team. We all live in, and love the Cotswold Water Park and strive every day to provide the best possible service for our holiday home owners and help their guests to relax and create lasting memories. "
Mark Thomas
Founder & Managing Director

Don't just take our word for it ...

Read some of the fantastic reviews we get from holiday makers about the area, our properties and the service we provide.

Let Your Property with Orion Holidays

Having honed our Holiday Home Property Management Service for over 25 years, we bring a wide range of  benefits to holiday home owners in the Cotswold Water Park.