Cobalt is an attractive New England style lodge placed beside a beautiful lake within the Cotswold Water park. The lodge is part of a gated site with restricted access. The lodge provides a relaxing base for families and friends who would like to spend some quality time together. Cobalt can cater comfortably for up to six adults and one toddler/infant.
There is ample parking at the lodge for multiple cars, parking is located 20m from the lodge entrance. Cobalt is accessed via a covered porchway, the entrance is at the top of a flight of 3 steps.
Facilities within the lodge include
The front door leads into a welcoming hallway where plentiful coat and shoe storage is provided. Off the hallway there is access to a spacious shower room with WC and basin.
The sunny open plan sitting room/dining area has two large leather sofas complete with snuggly throws for cosy evenings. There is a 32 inch TV with built in Free view and DVD player with a range of movies suiting both adults and children.The patio doors open from the sitting room onto a wonderfully sunny deck where due to the west facing position of the lodge you can enjoy watching spectacular sunsets over the lake throughout the year. There are a selection of board games as well as binoculars and bird identification books to identify the many visitors to the lake. Wi-Fi is included as are retro gaming opportunities. A Wiifit, complete with a large selection of games including several versions of the ever popular 'Just Dance' and a Wiifit board is installed at the lodge for the use of guests. There is a bookcase with a selection of books that you can read at the lodge during your stay, these are a range of titles with a selection both for adults and some for children.The dining area has an extending dining table to seat up to 6 people with an additional high chair available upon request.
The kitchen is small but perfectly formed, having been completely refitted in 2018. Appliances include a full size dishwasher, washing machine, induction hob, single oven/grill and fridge freezer as well as a microwave, kettle, sandwich toaster and luxury Nespresso coffee machine . The kitchen is equipped for home style cooking with ample serving and oven dishes which include a casserole dish and roasting tins. Should you fancy indulging in some baking there are mixing bowls, scales and measuring equipment as well as cake tins, rolling pin, pastry cutters and reuseable silicone cake cases. Tea towels and oven gloves are provided.
There is a quirky bespoke staircase depicting the exploits of the characters from 'Wind in the Willows' leading to the first floor.
There are three bedrooms at Cobalt
The master bedroom has a king size bed, bespoke bedside tables, a double wardrobe with additional shelving and a TV. A hairdryer is also provided. This bedroom has stunning views over the lake.
Green wildlife bedroom which can be made up as either a single bedroom or as a twin bedroom (both full size 3ft singles). There is a small bedside chest of drawers with lamp and a larger chest of drawers. This room has a skylight great for cloud watching!
Blue boating bedroom which has a full size double bed with underbed storage drawers, bedside tables, bedside wall lights and a chest of drawers and a mirror.
Family bathroom has a bath with shower attachment, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Towels and bed linen are provided in each bedroom, there are extra pillows available should these be required.
Heating at the lodge is provided by super efficient electric convection heaters newly installed by the current owners, these are timer controlled as is the hot water system.
There is a detailed information pack at the lodge with handy notes on how to operate devices within the lodge as well as tips and advice about accessing the facilities in the local area.
During the summer season Easter-October the decking provides an extra seating and dining area where there is a charcoal BBQ provided for guests' use.
Children at Cobalt
We welcome families at Cobalt and have made every effort to try and anticipate the needs of families of all ages. The lodge has a gated deck. Guests can request the use of a stair gate, travel cot and high chair all provided at no extra cost, as well as plastic cutlery, bowls and plates. For big kids we have a selection of jigsaws, board games, books and a lovely selection of children's dvds. There is also a Wiifit at the lodge with balance board and a selection of games. For outdoor play we have tennis rackets and balls, table tennis set, boules set, volleyball and a frisbee.
Dogs at Cobalt
Cobalt accepts a single dog to stay, although we do expect them to stay downstairs and a stair gate can be provided on request to help with this. Guests will need to bring pet beds, food bowls and towels for drying with them and we ask that dogs are not left alone in the lodge unless they are crated. We have a jar of doggie treats and a trick training book so that you can also keep your furry friend entertained alongside the rest of the family. The Cotswolds is an area of natural beauty and an ideal location to bring your dog with you, with many lovely countryside walks either around one of the 150 lakes located in the Cotswold Water Park or across the vast number of fields and trails available. If you fancy a light refreshment whilst out on your walk with your pet pooch, you will be pleased to know most of the local pubs are dog friendly.
Onsite facilities -
Cobalt is situated in a quiet part of a gated development incorporating two beautiful lakes. There are lots of excellent facilities onsite, guests have access to three all weather tennis courts - one of which is floodlit, an excellent Children's adventure playground, facilities for table tennis, football, croquet, volleyball, la boules as well as cricket and golf practice nets. A well equipped games room offers a pool table, table top football, video games and a soft play area for younger children.
Cobalt looks over Isis lake which is a quiet fishing lake and offers both trout and carp fishing. Windrush lake is a short walk from the lodge where there is a small slipway for you to launch a small sailing dinghy, rowing boat or canoe (no motor driven craft are allowed on this lake). There is plentiful on site parking directly behind the lodge and the environment is great for gentle walks and is very safe for little people on bikes.
Please note - Cobalt is a no smoking property, we are unable to accept bookings for Hen/Stag parties due to site rules. Also no commercial vehicles, trailers, horse boxes or camping vans are permitted on site.