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Set in the heart of the Cotswolds and just 90 minutes from London, The Great Escape offers an extraordinary setting for luxury lakeside holiday living.  With uninterrupted southerly views across mile-long Bowmoor Lake, this luxury staycation home provides privacy within peaceful country surroundings. The unique 3 storey lodge boasts grand interiors, elegant décor and first class facilities within The Lakes By Yoo’s prestigious 850 acre estate complex.

Sleeping up to 12 guests, this is a great setting for a luxury staycation with friends, family, corporate stays or romantic getaways.

Sleeps 12

6 bedrooms

5 bathrooms (4 en-suites, 1 family bath)

Luxury 7 person hot tub

Private dock with motor boat, kayak & paddle boards

Outdoor dining terrace with barbecue

Boosted Wifi

Recent refurbishments & expert interior design

Relax in Style & Comfort

Sink back into the contemporary modern design that flows through the house, looking through floor-to-ceiling windows over the panoramic views of Bowmoor Lake. You can then take the experience outdoors on the 23 metre-wide patio area, where you can soak up some British sunshine on the Kartell lounge seating or relax in the luxury seven-person hot tub after a long day of exploring. A retractable roof ensure that you can stay outside all day, whatever the weather. After dark the large sofa area in the open-plan living space makes for the ultimate entertainment space – or curl up in the Media Room in front of an oversized TV with surround-sound speakers, PlayStation and board games.

Spaces To Entertain

Discover a recently renovated open plan living, dining and kitchen space where you can entertain and relax together. Comprising a Bulthaup contemporary designer kitchen with state-of-the-art Gagganau appliances, Nespresso coffee machine, secondary prep kitchen with dedicated Sub Zero drinks fridges and a further dishwasher. Meals can be enjoyed around the grand dining table overlooking the glorious lake – or just steps away on the outside deck. If you prefer to cook as well as eat outside, a gourmet Napoleon BBQ is waiting for you. The Great Escape has an in-ceiling Sonos music system and automated Lutron lighting, wall mounted TVs, designer furniture and lighting from brands including Tom Dixon, Fritz Hansen and Porta Romana Mirrors. Features such as these make for a stay that will continue to inspire, long after you’ve left.


Six double bedrooms ensure that you are fully rested to enjoy the beauty of the Cotswolds countryside. The Master Bedroom suite comprises an oversized bedroom area cantilevered over the lake, with walk-through wardrobe; rainfall shower and sunken bath. Three other bedrooms feature private en-suite bathrooms, while the two family rooms (featuring double beds than can be split in to two singles each) share a further family bathroom. All rooms reflect expert designer touches and plenty of storage to hold your belongings.

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Adventure Awaits

The Great Escape allows you to escape to the great outdoors. Make your break as relaxed or as adrenalin fuelled as you desire. For the more adventurous enjoy Bowmoor’s mile-long lake with our private 8 person sailing boat powered by an electric battery motor, kayak, and paddleboards. Visit the on-site farm, a Go Ape course and zip wire and sports courts. After a full day of playing, relax in our luxury seven-person hot tub, The Lakes By Yoo’s indoor heated pool and spa or take a riverside walk into Lachlade. Explore below the full range of activities that you can enjoy at the Great Escape…

Luxury Hot Tub

Luxury Hot Tub

For the land-locked we have just installed a luxury seven-person hot tub with automatic canopy cover – allowing you to hop in at a moment’s notice (maybe just after some wild swimming in the lake).

Water sports

Water sports

Get out on Bowmoor’s mile-long lake with our 16-foot, 8 person sailing boat powered by an electric battery motor, or test your skills with our kayak, canoes and our two stand-up paddle boards.

Luxury Spa

Luxury Spa

Relax in The Lakes By Yoo’s luxury spa. Featuring a 25-metre indoor heated pool and many other indulgent experiences, you’ll find everything you need to leave feeling relaxed and revitalised.

Riverside walk

Riverside walk

From the estate you can also take a riverside walk into Lechlade, the last navigable part of the River Thames, and enjoy a drink overlooking the pleasure boats sailing past.

Gym & Sports Courts

Gym & Sports Courts

Keep fit whilst you are away with a full-equipped gym and two full sized tennis courts, cricket nets, outdoor fitness track and more at The Lakes By Yoo.

Go Ape Course & Zip Wire

Go Ape Course & Zip Wire

Discover exhilarating outdoor activities, from high rope courses and incredible zip wires that will test your endurance, whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breath-taking scenery. Go Ape is the UKs leading outdoor adventure company.

"We have stayed at several of the Lake's houses and the Great Escape enjoys one of the most private and beautiful spots. The house and the deck have a lovely secluded South Westerly aspect over the lake. The house is spacious and both stylish and comfortable and we will definitely be back."


"We stayed at The Great Escape in December and enjoyed it so much we booked it again for February. The house is beautifully furnished with all conveniences and our extended family stayed with us comfortably. The house is on the water and its views are unparalleled. We rented bicycles and also went fishing with our young kids, letting them enjoy the freedom of the Estate and the beauty of the surrounds. The house is within driving distance of some of the best and most quaint towns of the Cotswolds. We will definitely stay there again."


"The house is amazing, very generous with space, sophisticated in style, with beautiful views of the lake and comfort in every single part of it, from the kitchen to the living space, to the bedrooms and bathrooms. I loved the fact that this stylish building was surrounded by nature, from almost every room you could see this incredible view of the Lake, hear the sounds of the birds and lose yourself in the incredible colours of the sunset."


"I had the pleasure to spend 4 days at the Lake House in February 22 and what should have been a working experience with a bit of pleasure became actually an incredible holiday with a bit of work. The stunning house surrounded by the natural beauty of the lake made this shift possible…"


"Just wanted to drop a quick note to say how much we enjoyed staying in your beautiful home. The setting is amazing with view you can stare at forever. The kitchen and living room were perfect for entertaining my friends . We are slept well in the individually decorated rooms. We plan to come and stay again at some stage."