Discover a slice of bucolic bliss in the heart of Gloucestershire. Nestled among 850 acres of rolling meadows, farmland and woodland, The Lakes offers a tranquil escape. It began as a vision shared between property developer John Hitchcox and celebrated designer Philippe Starck, who dreamed of creating a modern retreat in the Cotswolds. The result is a delightful, secluded and secure holiday destination, ideal for families and couples to properly unwind. Everything you need is here, with luxurious houses, activities on or off the Lakes and swathes of greenery to explore. Choose from a selection of cabins, apartments or houses, all with serene lakeside locations and unbeatable views – some even come with their own rowing boats, paddleboards and canoes. For dining, there’s a lakeside café, bespoke private dining options, or the dedicated Guest Services team will fill up your fridge for a home-cooked feast. The Lakes offers a variety of bespoke experiences, from watersports and ziplining to arts and crafts workshops. Just want to chill out? Head to the Spa, with its gym, 17-metre heated pool, indulgent treatments and wellness centre.
Cabins from £695 per night
+44 (0)1367 254 260; thelakesbyyoo.com