Looking for a more active holiday?

When you look across Spring Lake you could be stood lakeside in New England. The timber clad lakeside holiday cottages painted in soft tones of pale blues, yellows, greens, pinks and creams are located in offset rows along the water’s edge, ensuring unrivalled lakeside views and privacy.

Fancy a watersports holiday? Spring Lake contains its own water ski lake making it the perfect location for a family activity holiday. The onsite Lakeside Bar and Brasserie offers “great people, great food, great drinks, [and] great fun”. The water ski lake is half a mile long, with the lakeside holiday cottages in offset rows along the water’s edge on one side and sheltered by trees on the other. This a purely exceptional destination for a watersports holiday. ** (The water sports season is from March to end October with advance bookings taken from February) **

Key features

  • Lakeside holiday cottages
  • Watersports holiday
  • Private lakeside sundeck
  • Family friendly
  • Pets welcome (in some properties)
  • Onsite Lakeside bar & brasserie
  • Use of onsite health club & gym
  • Walking distance to the village of South Cerney
  • Prime location in the Cotswold Water Park
  • Excellent base to explore the Cotswolds


Accommodation comes in two different types:

Choose from a range of 3 bedroom lakeside holiday cottages, each individually decorated and furnished. To make the most of their position, the master bedrooms have a full length window overlooking the lake, allowing you to wake up to a truly spectacular view. In the living area, French doors open out onto your own private deck (approx 15ft x 11ft), with either steps down to the water’s edge, or overhanging the lake. The deck provides the perfect spot for alfresco dining during your self catering holiday, or simply just a place to sit back and enjoy lakeside life.

There is also a 4 bedroom deluxe lakeside holiday cottage, which occupies the tail end of the lake, with unrivalled views and almost complete privacy. This lodge benefits from a spacious, open plan living/kitchen/dining area which focuses around the breath taking view of the lake. This luxury lakeside holiday cottage is excellent for group holiday bookings, family gatherings, reunions or simply a large break with friends.



The brasserie is a fully licensed bar and has an extensive menu utilizing locally sourced produce and also offers lakeside BBQs on the sun deck during the summer months. There is also a menu especially for younger members and they will do their best to accommodate any dietary needs. Click here for a sample of their menus.

Lakeside is also very big on sports and hosts all major sporting events. The bar shows live games from Sky and BT Sport on the 3 indoor screens and there is also an outdoor screen on the sun terrace making Lakeside your sporting home for your Cotswold holiday. Lakeside also run their own calendar of entertainment events, inviting an eclectic selection of local musical talent.


Lakeside can accommodate any skill set from professional to beginner. Wake board and water ski sessions and courses can be purchased tailored to your needs. Or, for those thrill seekers among us, try one of the fun inflatable rides: The Ringos, Stingray, UFO or the Banana await; holding on is strongly advised! The experienced team at Lakeside is made of up excellent coaches and drivers to ensure you have the best and the safest experience. See here for more details. Prices include wetsuit and buoyancy aid hire and use of the changing and shower facilities. Due to it’s location, Lakeside offers the perfect combination for a family lakeside watersports holiday: Mum can relax with a glass of wine and a book on your own private deck, Dad can chill out in the bar with a pint and the game on one of the big screens and the kids can be found on, (or perhaps off of, depending on how good you are), the ringos.

Please note: If you are attending in peak season we strongly advise that you book prior to, or at the beginning of, your stay. The water ski lake is very popular with people staying on and around this lake, and the local residents, and so it fills up very quickly. We advise contacting Lakeside early to avoid disappointment. Contact them on 01285 860606 or 01285 862894. Or why not pop in when you arrive and find out what’s best for you? They don’t bite!


The fully air conditioned gym is located above the brasserie with a range of equipment. Should you be staying for a prolonged period a monthly membership can be purchased, but the gym also offers a highly reasonable single use fee option. Click here for more information. This is all very well, however, if you can concentrate with the fabulous, panoramic views of the lake.


There is also a children’s play area located outside the front of the brasserie, set back from the road and enclosed by greenery. Spring Lake is one of the quieter, private lakes, making it a superb and safe location for family holidays.


These lakeside holiday cottages have prime position in the Cotswold Water Park. Spring Lake is a mere 15 minute drive from Cirencester, the self proclaimed ‘capital of the Cotswolds’. The site is also within walking distance to the local village of South Cerney which offers a number of local amenities including a selection of pubs, takeways, village shops, post office and a hair dressers. Located opposite Spring Lake is also the South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre which offers a number of watersports activities and courses. Located on the other side of the Spine Road, a 10 minute walk from Spring Lake, is also Spa 6, one of the premier spas in the Cotswolds, located within the De Vere Cotswold Hotel. Treatments include: Volcanic Hot Stone Back Massage, “Indian Sandalwood” Soothing Scalp Massage and “Exotic Orange Blossom Ritual” Face and Body Treatment. Not forgetting of course, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and hydrotherapy pool.

Please note: entrance to the spa is not included in the price of your stay.


Click the image below to use our Interactive Map of the Cotswold Water Park





Spring Lake 52, Eider Lodge (P)

Sleeps 6
• Parking close to lodge
• South facing Lakeside lodge
• 3 x bedrooms, 2 x bathrooms
• 1 x double and 2 x twin rooms
• 1 x twin room can be configured as a 5' double
• Pets welcome (charges apply)
• Charcoal BBQ
• Broadband included
• Sorry, no smoking indoors
• Linen, towels and utilities included

Please note
• £200 refundable security deposit is required

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Spring Lake 14, Lakeside Retreat

New Listing
Sleeps 6

• South facing Lakeside lodge
• 3 x bedrooms, 2 x bathrooms
• 2 x double and 1 x twin rooms
• Parking close to lodge
• Gas BBQ
• Sorry no pets allowed
• Sorry, no smoking indoors
• Broadband included
• Linen, towels and utilities included
• £200 refundable security deposit is required

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Spring Lake 77, The Ferns (P)

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Sleeps 8
• Large south east facing wrap around deck
• Hot Tub (for 4) on sundeck, overlooking the lake
• 4 x bedrooms, 3 x bathrooms, sleeping up to 8
• 3 x double rooms and 1 x bunk room
• Pets Welcome (charges apply)
• Broadband included
• Sorry, no smoking indoors
• Linen, towels and utilities included
• Parking close to lodge
• Retractable stair gates fitted
• £250 refundable security deposit is required

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