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Bowmore Lodge

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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

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
• 5 bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Bedrooms Sleeps Beds Features
Master Suite 2 Super King En-suite
Bedroom 2 2 Super King En-suite
Bedroom 3 2 2 Bunk Beds + Trundle En-suite
Bedroom 4 2 King
Bedroom 5 2 Double Sofa Bed

Cooking and Dining
• Private chef available
• Nespresso machine

Where We Are
• Set in The Lakes by Yoo
• Just over an hour from Bristol airport
• Taxis available
• Lechlade | Gloucestershire | GL7 3DT

• Wi-Fi, Blu-ray, Sky and Apple TV, Sonos, board games
• Log fire

• 3-person kayak 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)
• Outdoor games
• 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
• £1000 refundable deposit

House Restrictions
• No dogs
• Fireworks not allowed
• Noise policy in place
• Not suitable for hen parties
• Not suitable for stag parties

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

What’s Included
• Fishing rods
• Linen, towels and essentials