Here’s How You Can Design Your Dream Lakeside Home

By Martha Davies

1 month ago

Introducing Cotswolds Waters


If the Cotswolds is the British equivalent of the Hamptons, you could say that The Lakes By YOO is Martha’s Vineyard – a collection of luxurious, ultra-exclusive second homes favoured by celebrities like Mick Jagger, Kate Moss and Jack Grealish. And while the leafy private estate has long since established itself as the most sought-after address in the area, its story is far from over; in fact, the latest chapter has just unfolded with the launch of Cotswolds Waters, a neighbouring development offering brand new apartments and bespoke homes. Here’s everything you need to know.

Cotswolds Waters: The Most Coveted Countryside Address Just Got Better

Lakeside living room with burnt orange velvet sofa, cream boucle armchairs, and a black coffee table.

While the allure of the British capital is undeniable, it seems like every Londoner wants to own a slice of the countryside. But what if you could create your own country home – with guaranteed access to five-star facilities like a spa, gym and restaurant? This was the philosophy behind The Lakes By YOO, and it also underpins its new counterpart, Cotswolds Waters.

The Cotswolds Waters estate sits within 110 acres of woodland. Perched among its four glittering lakes are 63 spectacular apartments, which will serve as fully-furnished, part-time holiday lets. Each is complete with two to three en suite bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen/living room, and floor-to-ceiling windows framing the verdant landscape outside. Ground-floor apartments feature wraparound terraces with direct access to the lake, while second and third-floor units provide spacious balconies commanding panoramic views.

Bedroom with black-framed four poster bed, burnt orange accents, and wooden bedside tables

These aren’t the only homes on offer at Cotswolds Waters, however: if you’re looking for something even more spacious, the estate also boasts 77 plots, giving you the chance to design your dream property. Simply pick your plot – you can purchase more than one, if you like – and work with YOO’s construction and interior design team to bring your vision to life. Whether you’re dreaming of a roof terrace, sky garden or jaw-dropping entertaining space, the possibilities are practically endless.

Part of the magic of The Lakes By YOO has always been its luxurious amenities – think hotel-style offerings and unbeatable kids activities a stone’s throw from your own home – and residents at Cotswolds Waters can experience everything the neighbouring estate has to offer via an exclusive membership programme, which grants access to all the facilities at The Lakes. This includes the Bar & Kitchen, a gorgeous all-day dining destination; the Kids Club, which boasts a zipwire and high ropes; and a sumptuous Spa & Wellness Centre (though Cotswolds Waters will soon be home to its own spa).

Bathroom with double sink and freestanding bath

Just 90 minutes from London and a 20-minute walk to the picture-perfect market town of Fairford, Cotswolds Waters is everything you could ask for when it comes to a country home – and certainly everything you’d expect from the team behind The Lakes By YOO.

Show homes and apartments are now available to view at Cotswolds Waters; prices available upon request. cotswoldswatersbyyoo.co.uk