With the weather being so wonderful on the lead up to our road trip it had Chris and I praying that the sun would continue to shine for us during our stay. We were very fortunate that it did shine, albeit a little too much at times!
If you read the last post you will already know that Log House Holidays is situated on a nature reserve. The reserve has a total of 8 eco-friendly Scandinavian log cabins, all of which are dotted around the lake far enough away from each other to be able to boast secluded positions with picture perfect views across the lake.
In addition to their positioning, each cabin has a hot tub;
A private beach;
Traditional log fire; Irish loch row boat
An outdoor fire pit and BBQ, but best of all is that the cabins are surrounded by the wildlife who call this special place home.
Inside, the cabins offer beautiful unique interiors and are kitted out with all the modern appliances and amenities you could possibly need for a luxury self-catering holiday. You can also find entertainment, be it a book to read, games to play, DVDs, maps and general local information to ensure a perfect stay.
With the weather being as hot as it was, we made sure that any exploring with the dogs was done early in the mornings so that the sun was not too hot for them. Retreating back to our cabin to relax in the afternoons, and relax we did.
With the dogs walked and content, it allowed me some quiet time to indulge in one of my favourite past times of getting stuck into a good book.
Chris on the other hand was often out on the lake paddle-boarding and trying to avoid a run in with the Swans.
Bunter faced his fears of water and accompanied Chris out on the boat across the lake.
It did take a little encouragement however.
Despite being away, accustomed to early mornings, I would get up at the crack of dawn to sit by the lake with a coffee and my book waiting for the sun (and Chris) to rise as the mist danced over the water.
Once Chris was awake it was out in the boat for breakfast.
Evenings were made up of snuggling on the veranda or spent in the hot tub making our plans for the future as the sunset, with the occasional card game thrown in.
Like clockwork our evening visitors would swim up in search of food.
On our first morning we flicked through the guest information guide at the cabin and decided on a 6 mile walk. Guess what we got lost! I was in charge of the map and missed a turn extending the walk by another few miles. The walk we did was around the Tow Path at Cotswolds Water Park . By the end of the walk we were very ready to grab an ice cream and refreshing drink.
The next day we payed a visit to dog friendly Cotswolds Lavender should you be visiting the Cotswolds in the summer months I can highly recommend a visit here, but arrive early, the queues to get in start early.
Other than the lavender there were also wildflower sections to wander around. This was an idyllic spot to stop off for a wander and tea before taking the dogs on a longer walk.
From the lavender fields we then drove the short distance to Broadway Tower.
Broadway Tower is a Folly designed by Capability Brown and is positioned on one of England’s most outstanding viewpoints at 1024 feet above sea level. From here you see an expanse of some 62 miles and as many as 16 Counties.
After our walk we enjoyed a lunch and refreshments at Morris & Brown
Our last day was spent clocking up the miles on a walk around the lovely Woodchester Park
Pulling over on the way back to the cabin we had a delicious ice cream from Jolly Nice.
Although we went in the height of summer, I can see the appeal of visiting Log House Holidays at any time of year, this was further evident when reading through the guestbook which was filled with lovely comments from many returning guests.
Log House Holidays really do have the wow factor for a pawfect dog friendly getaway, romantic mini break or time away with friends.
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