Tranquility lives here – right here on the balcony overlooking Huntsman’s Lake from which you can fish for rainbow trout. It’s there, too, in front of the logburners that keep you toasty in the evening, among tastefully curated, artfully assembled interiors. It’s everywhere at White Willow Lodge.
This is the essence of Cotswolds luxury, a delicious corner of The Lakes by Yoo. Lounge by the lake, do a few leisurely laps. Treat yourself with something new round every corner. Rest assured the elegance and the beauty don’t stop there…
The master suite comes with logburner, too – to keep you toasty when you emerge from the freestanding bath. Take to the terraces at night, to sit and chat to the sound of the lapping of the lakewater and the clink of ice in your drinks. Luxury here means more than mere glamour – it’s the time you need to be with the people who matter.
Effortlessly move from the grand and elegant interior spaces to the grandeur of the great outdoors. Sit on the balcony and drop a line into the water for trout, or just sit and listen and be lulled by the lakewater.
Swim in crystal-clear Huntsman’s lake, or venture out by kayak. Explore a 650-acre slice of the Cotswolds. Ground and top-floor decking comes with sofas and dining tables. Clink your glasses and toast the private, uninterrupted views of the lake. Call the butler for a refill.
Fish, sail, row, set the kids off on zip wires or send them off to kids’ club while you take a breather. They’ll march to their own beat at the School of Rock or forage and track in the School of Wild.
When you all get back together, you can discuss your day over a summer salad on the terraces complete with steaks and sausages from the barbie. At The Lakes by Yoo, kids go free-range in the pure Cotswold air while mums and dads grab much-needed me time.
Entertain, relax, sprawl, spread out, come together, be apart. There are three storeys-worth of White Willow Lodge in which to do exactly as you please, with lakeside outdoor living as much a part the experience as the carefully curated interiors by Diamond Design.
Take the private staircase to the top floor for sweeping views across the estate. Slide back the doors to the decks, take a seat and enjoy evening cocktails as the sun dips over the water. Get cosy again with Sky TV films or games around the woodburner in the lounge.
This is a place to let go of your cares, to settle back on the Chesterfields among family and friends and the exciting fusion of glamour and comfort. Grab an espresso from the Nespresso, slide back the doors and simply listen to the sigh of the wind over the lake.
It’s little things that make you feel at home. That’s why we stock up on essentials and little luxuries for your arrival. We’ll meet your food delivery service, unload and store your groceries and pile your kitchen high with the freshest and finest ingredients from the off.
Entertaining can be easy, too, when we’re involved. Have a few friends over for dinner or put on a party. We’ll cater for you, whether it’s cosy with candles or a sophisticated celebration. Pick your own cuisine and settle back with a drink at the Birdseye maple table while our uniformed serving staff wait on your every need.
Eating al-fresco? Let us order your gas and sizzle your steaks, so you enjoy everything cooked to perfection. We’ll even wash up afterwards, so all you’re left to stash away are great memories.
Change the mood with a meal out at traditional Italian L’artigiano, or Colley’s for bavette steak of pan-fried duck. For truly fine dining, Michelin-starred Lords of the Manor goes the extra mile, yet lies just half an hour away by road in Stow-on-the-Wold.
First prize here is the top-floor master suite with panoramic views. Take the private staircase and chill in the spacious lounge with wood-burning stove. Take your coffee and croissants or evening cocktails on the south or north decks. Linger longer in the en-suite bathroom with double sink and limestone ‘egg’ bath with lake views.
The guest suite is just as chic and contemporary, with queen-size bed and writing desk that overlooks the lake. Move from the walk-in shower to the dressing area to breakfast on the deck. Flexibility is key in bedroom three, with a super king size that doubles as two singles.
It’s a similar story in bedroom four, with the addition of a bunk bed, and bedroom five is a king-size with writing desk. All five bedrooms with their full-length windows make you feel like you’re living on the lake. Inch them open at night and be lulled by the sound of the wind lapping the waves against the shore.
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