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Cotswold Short Breaks

Enjoy a weekend or mid-week short break in the stunning Cotswold Water Park

The Cotswolds has always been a popular destination as a weekend getaway with its beautiful countryside, chocolate box villages and wide choice of accommodation, it really does tick all of the boxes for the ideal short break.  Add to that, the 42 square miles of stunning natural landscape, the 180 freshwater lakes and the wide range of leisure activities, that make up the Cotswold Water Park, and you really do have something for everyone to enjoy!

Whether for two, three or four nights, our family friendly self-catering holiday homes are ideally located to enjoy all that the Cotswold Water Park has to offer as well as being the perfect base for exploring the wider Cotswolds. 

Available for mid-week stays for up to 4 nights, and weekend breaks of 2 or 3 nights, our holiday properties cater for a wide range of activities and interests as well as groups and families of all sizes.  From romantic breaks with your own private hot tub or access to an award winning Spa, an action packed family activity weekend, or to getting together with family and friends to celebrate a family event in complete luxury, you are guaranteed to find something that works for you.

Benefits of a Short Break in the Cotswold Water Park with Orion Holidays

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Luxury Short Breaks in The Cotswold Water Park

This incredibly versatile and stunning landscape is the perfect destination for every type of Cotswold short break – from activity packed family weekends, a mid-week romantic Spa break, or, celebrating those special occasions with family and friends. 

Dog Friendly Holidays in the Cotswolds Water Park

Pet Friendly Breaks

Pet friendly holiday homes with a dog walking haven on your doorstop.

Luxury Spa Breaks in the Cotswold Water Park

Luxury Spa Breaks

Indulge in pure relaxation with access to renowned Cotswold Spas. 

Family holidays in the Cotswold Water Park

Family Activity Breaks

Family friendly Cotswold destination packed with activities for all.

Family Celebrations

Our flexible larger properties provide the perfect base for a family get together.

Hot tub properties

Hot Tub Properties

Relax in your own private hot tub and watch the natural world go by.

Fishing Holidays in the Cotswold Water Park

Fishing Breaks

Extensive fishing opportunities for all levels of fisherman (or woman). 

Book with Confidence

With 25 years of looking after guests staying in our holiday homes you can be comfortable that we know what it takes to make a truly memorable stay. 

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Not Sure Which Lake?

With so many lakeside holidays to choose, it can be difficult to know which is right for your break. Take a closer look at what is on offer at each.

Help and advice for visitors to the Cotswold Water Park

Things to do in the Area

The 42 square miles that make up The Cotswold Water Park encompass over 180 freshwater lakes, 14 Cotswold villages and offer a wide range of leisure activities, nature & wildlife as well as quaint country pubs and local restaurants.  The self-catering holiday accommodation located on many of the lakes also provide the perfect base to explore the wider Cotswolds so you will never be short of something to do during your short break.

Short Break FAQ's

Compared to some properties we offer greater  flexibility on when you take your short break and how many nights you stay. 

All we ask is a minimum of 2 nights, so you can enjoy the area over a weekend or during the week if that works best for you.

Our special “2 night weekend break” is very popular and provides great value.  You get a reduced price because it is only 2 nights but can stay until late Sunday afternoon. 


Yes, many of our properties are pet friendly.

You can find a full list of our pet friendly properties here.

Yes, we regularly book multiple properties for family groups looking to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary.
If you give our team a call on 01285 861839 and let them know your requirements they will be able to advise you which properties would work best and book them close by to each other.
Please note that some of the developments do not take large single-sex parties.

Yes we do advertise some of our properties on the main booking portals, however we operate a Direct Bookings Rate Guarantee which means that if you book direct you not only get the best possible rate but other benefits as well including a later check-out.


The Cotswold Water Park is a natural wetland landscape spread over 42 square miles and encompassing 180 freshwater lakes and 14 different Cotswold villages.

Home to tens of thousands of breeding water birds and other wildlife as well as offering a wide range of leisure activities for visitors including water-sports, fishing, walking and cycling or acting as a base from which to visit the wider Cotswolds.

Located close to Cirencester, just north of Swindon and only 90 miles from London, The Cotswold Water Park is easily accessible by road and train and therefore perfect for a short-break as well as a longer holiday.

You can find out more about The Cotswold Water Park here.

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