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Coln Lodge

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Where We Are

Coln Lodge
The Lakes

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in 4pm
Check-out 10am



Cirencester is a 20-minute drive away and has a range of banks.

Post Office

Lechlade Post Office
Lechlade GL7 3AA (5-minute drive)

Petrol Station

Station Rd, Lechlade GL7 3ER (5-minute drive)

Getting To Us

Best postcode to use for satnavs GL7 3DT
Nearest train station Lechlade (10-minute drive)
Nearest airports Bristol (1-hour-30-minute drive)
Southampton (1-hour-30-minute drive)
Taxis CT’s Lechlade | 01367 252575
Cats Cars | 01367 253424


From London
• Take The Mall, A315 and A4 to M4 (7.6 mi)
• Follow M4 to Swindon. Take exit 15 from M4 (69.1 mi)
• Follow A419 and A361 to A417 in Gloucestershire (14.8 mi)

From Bristol
• Take Temple Way/A4044 and Newfoundland St/A4032 to M32 (1.0 mi)
• Drive from M4 to Swindon. Take exit 15 from M4 (40.5 mi)
• Follow A419 and A361 to A417 in Gloucestershire (14.6 mi)

From Manchester
• Take A5103, A6143 and Regent Rd/A57 to M602 in Salford (2.3 mi)
• Take M6 and M5 to A417 in Gloucestershire. Take exit 11A from M5 (138 mi)
• Drive to A417 (24.9 mi)

Cooking & Dining

Chef & Catering Services

Cotswold Catering Consultancy
Cotswold Catering Consultancy is a small local business, owned and run by James Graham, supported by a team of outstanding chefs and Front of House staff. Twice Cotswold Life “Chef of The Year” and Sunday Times “Game Chef of The Year”, with over 15 years experience in Michelin star kitchens – including Le Manoir aux Quait’ Saisons, James’ menus reflect the best produce The Cotswolds has to offer. His ability to create bespoke menus tailored specifically for your requirements, including tasting menus for that special occasion are second to none.
07494 392210

Gusto Deli
Gusto deli, based in the heart of Montpellier, Cheltenham, is owned and run by Gavin Thomson & Rachel Cappuccini, is a multi award winning deli offering external catering. Winner of 3rd best deli in the UK, the duo are behind the catering at Temple Guiting Manor, and they have a wealth of event experience. Their food is authentic, thoroughly researched, and daring – they will happily work with you to devise the perfect occasion.
01242 239111 | www.gusto-deli.com

Lizzie and her team of professional chefs are passionate about creating exceptional food with excellent customer service. Elizabeth set up MINT ~ Catering With Taste in 2002 and quickly established a reputation of the highest standard for classic & contemporary cuisine after her training at Leith’s school of food and wine.
01451 850265 / 07970 985650 | enquiries@mintcateringwithtaste.co.uk | www.mintcateringwithtaste.co.uk

Great Places to Eat & Drink

Nearest Pub

The Swan Inn
The Swan has been stripped back to it’s original features and refurbished to regain the traditional English pub feel. With a restaurant available for private functions and providing a wealth of quality meals. Relax in the leather armchairs and sip at a pint beside the open fire. Also providing a great selection of wines, single malts and other whiskies, and their own real ales from the Old Forge Brewery.
Burford Street, Lechlade, Gl7 3AP (4 minute drive / 35 minute walk)
01367 253571


The Riverside
The Riverside is open for food everyday. Choose between their inside dining area or their beautiful riverside patio. There are many beers, wines and spirits to choose from. Friday is Steak Night. As well as light sandwiches, The Riverside Inn provide mouth-watering Mains, Salads and Sharing Platters, as well as delicious Dessert menus. Available all day Monday to Saturday.
Park End Wharf, Lechlade, GL7 3AQ (4 minute drive / 35 minute walk)
01367 252534

Crown Inn
The Crown Inn is a twin-roomed, wooden-floored pub with up to five ales available. Renowned for its parties, friendly clientele and unusual choice of games, this enthusiastic establishment makes for a memorable drinking experience. Two fireplaces flank the front room, and an eclectic array of paraphernalia adorns the walls. They host a wonderful beer festival at the end of July. Customers can also watch the brewing from a covered patio at the rear.
High Street, Lechlade, GL7 3AE (3 minute drive / 30 minute walk)
01367 252198

The Trout Inn
The Trout Inn has a riverside garden and during the summer a large marquee available for shelter. During the winter months the Trout has a roaring log fire in the main bar, which has ancient wooden beams and some stone floors. It’s not a fast food or gastro pub, just a family run country inn with a good range of real ales, ciders, wines and spirits.
St John’s Bridge, Faringdon Road, Lechlade, GL7 3HA (5 minute drive / 45 minute walk)
01367 252313


The New Inn
Ideally situated on the banks of the River Thames, The New Inn provides a unique tranquil setting. This seventeenth-century coaching inn is an ideal setting for dining out or just a light bite and some drinks, with a traditional bar where you can relax by the log fire. The Inn boasts a wide variety of sumptuous dishes.
Market Place, Lechlade-on-Thames, GL7 3AB (4 minute drive / 35 minute walk)
01367 252296

With a Certificate of Excellence, an extensive A la Carte menu inspired by tastes from all over the world and a gin bar holding over 70 different gins, Colleys is the place to be for an original, high-quality dining experience.
High Street, Lechlade-on-Thames, GL7 3AE (3 minute drive / 33 minute walk)
01367 252218

The A la Carte menu changes with the seasons so you can always expect to try something different on each visit, but they also keep a few all-time favourites. Though they don’t have a Children’s Menu, they are happy to cater for your children with any meal as half portions or something different.
High Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3AD (3 minute drive / 33 minute walk)
01367 252373


High Street, Lechlade-on-Thames, GL7 3AE (3 minute drive / 33 minute walk)
01367 252218

River Vale Chinese Restaurant
6 Oak Street, Lechlade, GL7 3AX (4 minute drive / 36 minute walk)
01367 250033

Burford Street, Lechlade-on-Thames, GL7 3AP (4 minute drive / 35 minute drive)
01367 252956 / 01367 252952

Shopping for Food


The Co-operative
Market Place, Fairford, Cirencester, GL7 4AB (5 minute drive)
01285 712237

Alvescote Road, Carterton, OX18 3JH (15 minute drive)

Convenience Stores

Burford St, Lechlade, GL7 3AP (5 minute drive)
01367 252202

17 Folly View Rd, Faringdon, SN7 7DL (15 minute drive)


Mrs Bumbles Delicatessen
31 Lower High Street, Burford, OX18 4RN (20 minute drive)
01993 822209

Whitney Polish Deli
40A Corn St, Witney OX28 6BS (25 minute drive)
01993 700848


Cutler & Bayliss
4 Oak St, Lechlade GL7 3AX (5 minute drive)
01367 252451 | www.cutlerandbayliss.co.uk


Adams Orchard
Falklands House, 1 Black Bourton Rd, Carterton, OX18 3DN (15 minute drive)
01993 844259

The Market Garden
16 Dyer St, Cirencester, GL7 2PF (20 minute drive)


Whiddett A J
11 Dollar St, Cirencester, GL7 2AS (20 minute drive)

Mrs Baker’s Cakes
1 Forum close, Coleview, Swindon, SN3 4BU (20 minute drive)

Unit 277/Dunbeath Rd, A4311, Swindon, SN2 8EA (25 minute drive)

Organic/local produce

Coleshill Organic
59 Coleshill, Swindon, SN6 7PT (15 minute drive)
01793 861070

Wine Merchants

Oak St, Lechlade-on-Thames, GL7 3AX (5 minute drive)

Major supermarket online orders

For home delivery, Sainsbury’s and Asda provide an online service.


Things to Do

Horse Riding

Crouch Farm Livery
Customers can ride round all the grass tracks and through the woods on a 325-acre farm, which leads onto an extensive network of bridleways and quiet lanes through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside.
Crouch Farm Livery, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7QS (10 minute drive)
01793 762489 / 07774 965268 | crouchfarmlivery@aol.com


Teeming with trout, pike, perch, carp, tench, roach and bream, Huntsman Lake has everything you need for a relaxing day’s fishing. At the Fishing Hut, you can arrange lessons or hire tackle, rods and other equipment. Then simply head over to the Saturday Hook & Cook Barbeque to share your stories and smoke your catch.


South Cerney Golf Course
An 18-hole, par 70, 6139-yard golf course offering a challenge for all abilities – from experienced golfers to those starting out for the first time – this is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Members, guests and visitors are all welcome.
Northmoor Lane, South Cerney, Cirencester, GL7 5QD (20 minute drive)
01285 86100 | www.southcerneygolfcourse.co.uk

Burford Golf Club
Traditional members club offering a warm welcome to visitors. This club has evolved into a first-class parkland layout that offers a challenging yet rewarding test of golf in beautiful natural surroundings. To match the course, there is a comfortable and friendly clubhouse offering excellent catering and bar facilities.
Burford, Oxon, OX18 4JG (16 minute drive)
01993 822583 | www.burfordgolfclub.co.uk

Breweries & Distilleries

Halfpenny Brewery
An independent micro-brewery producing cask and bottle-conditioned real ales.
(at The Crown Inn) High Street, Lechlade, GL7 3AE (3 minute drive / 30 minute walk)
01367 252198

The Cotswolds Distillery
The first of its kind in the area and the closest working distillery to London. Tours run at 11am and 2 pm daily.
Phillip’s Field, Whichford Road, Stourton, Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 5HG (55 minute drive)


Forget Me Not Photography
Molly tailors a photoshoot to suit your requirements, but can also offer a few of her own ideas. With an aim of producing a quality relaxed result, the shoot can be done either in the comfort of the house or outside.
07779019611 | www.forgetmenotphotography.com | molly@forgetmenotphotography.com

Pampering & Fitness

The Orchard Spa
A serene, woodland setting adds another dimension to the award-winning Orchard Spa. With treatments by Daylesford and Oskia, a 20 metre indoor pool, gym, steam room and sauna, it rivals any in the Capital. Little surprise, then, that it consistently ranks as one of our most popular destinations. Our team perform beauty treatments, including shellac CND manicures, pedicures and waxing. The therapies are delivered in our soothing treatment rooms, or if you prefer in your home or even in the grounds, overlooking the lakes. The Orchard Spa also has a fully equipped gym, with state of the art equipment from Matrix, kinesis wall, and a variety of free weights and TRX equipment.
01367 254260 | spa@thelakesbyyoo.com | www.thelakesbyyoo.com/bamford-at-the-orchard-spa/


Whether you’re indulging a lifelong passion for racing lasers or simply trying something new, this is the perfect place for your family to sail. You’ll join Bowmoor Sailing Club, a child-friendly club and RYA Teaching Centre with one of the largest youth fleets in the country. Whatever time of year you take to the water, you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Top Things to Do for Children

Kid’s Club

Offering a range of exciting and challenging activities, the Kid’s Club is the perfect way for children to enjoy the estate, blow off some steam or get creative and make new friends. Bookings must be made in advance.


There are countless ways to take to the water at the Lakes by yoo. Choose canoeing and you’ll see the wildlife and unique Cotswold reed beds up close. A leisurely paddle will take you past swans, tufted ducks, water voles, heron and all the other aquatic animals and birds that make the estate so special.

Zip Wiring

There’s little to rival the excitement of launching yourself into the abyss suspended on a single steel wire. Unless it’s watching your child do exactly the same thing for the first time seconds later. Take the family zip wiring and you’ll experience both sensations, as you and the kids soar in perfect safety.

Other local activities

The concierge team are available to organise a wide array of sports and pursuits both on and off the estate. Local activities include: –

Rally driving
Water polo
Water skiing
Horse riding
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Course fishing
Knee boarding

Useful Information

Please note that due to conservation restrictions, the Lakes are closed from October 1st until March 31st annually for all kayaking. Fishing is only allowed from land, and by boat on Huntsman’s lake only. However, the adjacent sailing club does still offer activities on the water, by prior arrangement.

The Concierge service offers a comprehensive range of essentials and treats, to make your stay unforgettable. Whether it is using the little black book to find a unique experience, or arranging essentials such as the Lakes hampers, the Concierge team will ensure you have a fabulous stay.

Kid’s Club
Offering a range of exciting and challenging activities, the Kid’s Club is the perfect way for children to enjoy the estate, blow off some steam or get creative and make new friends. Bookings must be made in advance.

The Orchard Spa
The Orchard spa is open from 2pm until 5pm daily for guests to make use of the heated swimming pool, sauna, outdoor hot tub and gym. Treatments, exercise classes & personal training sessions are all available by prior appointment. Holistic treatments use Oskia & Bamford botanical products & routines, focussing on wellbeing and relaxation. Treatments, classes & training should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. Please note, any treatments or personal training sessions cancelled within 1 week of the booking date will still be chargeable for the full amount. There is a one-off fee of £60 per house for being inducted at The Spa. This is a requirement for use of the spa, to explain the health & safety systems of the area, as it is an unmanned facility.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms
• Sleeps 10
• 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Master Suite 2 Super King En-suite
Bedroom 2 2 King En-suite
Bedroom 3 4 Bunk Beds + 2 ‘roll away’ Beds En-suite
Bedroom 4 2 Sofa Bed

Cooking and Dining
• Private chef available
• Dining table seating 6
• Breakfast bar
• Nespresso machine

Where We Are
• Set on Bowmoor Lake
• Just over an hour from Bristol airport
• Taxis available
• Lechlade | Gloucestershire

• Wi-Fi, Sky TV, Blu-ray player, Bose sound system, board games
• Log fire

• Hot tub
• Outdoor games
• 2 kayaks available (when the Lakes are open)

• Shared 17m indoor heated pool
• The Orchard Spa (sauna, steam room, gym) (access to the Orchard Spa requires an additional fee of £60. Open 2pm – 5pm daily)
• Club room (pool table, Sky, bar)
• Fish, sail, canoe and kayak on one of the lakes
• Meet and greet at the Saturday Hook & Cook Barbeque
• Zip wire across the water (children welcome)
• Please note: activities listed may require additional costs

For Children
• Get stuck into the Kids Club (water sports, safaris, camping, putting on plays, bee keeping, den building)

Payment Process
• We take a one-third deposit at the time of booking
• The balance is due three months before the date booked

Cautionary Deposit
• £1,000 refundable deposit

House Restrictions
• Fireworks not allowed
• Noise policy in place
• Not suitable for hen parties
• Not suitable for stag parties
• Dogs are permitted however will require an additional £1000 cautionary deposit

Arrival and Departure
• Check in is 4pm
• Check out is 10am

What’s Included
• Linen, towels and essentials
• Molton Brown toiletries
• Air conditioning

Hot Tub Use

We hope you’ll enjoy using the hot tub. We want to make sure it is as safe as possible for everyone, so we ask all guests to ensure that the following guidelines are respected. These guidelines are designed to meet basic health and safety regulations, so ensure that all members of your party have read the rules regarding the use of the hot tub.

1. Swimming costumes are obligatory and you will need to bring your own towels
2. You must shower before entering the hot tub to remove any skin oils, make-up, hair products etc. This is vital to ensure a clean and healthy hot tub. If this rule is abused the hot tub may need to be closed for several days so that the water can be thoroughly refreshed.
3. Outdoor shoes and coats must be taken off around the hot tub area.
4. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the hot tub.
5. Do not bring any form of glass into the hot tub area.
6. Do not bring in any electrical equipment into the hot tub area where you could be in contact with water.
7. Do not over-occupy the hot tub as this will lead to water spillage and will cause the hot tub to stop working. This is because the filter needs to be covered with water to work.
8. Children must be supervised in and around the hot tub and must not use it without an adult present. Some children can overheat; please seek medical advice if this occurs.
9. Please keep noise levels to an acceptable level. The hot tub is a place of peace and relaxation – be mindful that there are neighbouring properties in close proximity.
10. It is safer and more enjoyable to use the hot tub with another person. We advise against using the hot tub alone without a member of your group knowing of your whereabouts.
11. On leaving the hot tub please switch off all jets and lights and make sure that the hot tub is sealed with the cover provided.
12. Please note you must not use the hot tub if you are suffering from an infectious disease or you have an open wound or sore that cannot be covered by a waterproof plaster.
13. You must not use the hot tub within 48 hours of suffering any stomach illness.
14. Certain medical conditions can be affected by the hot tub, particularly those involving extremes of temperature. You are advised to consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or suffer from any of the following: heart disease; circulatory problems; high or low blood pressure; diabetes; or any other condition that affects your body’s ability to react to heat.
15. Prevent taking any medication which may affect your circulation or your ability to react to heat.

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