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The Lakes By Yoo

Claydon Pike, Lechlade, GL7 3DT

From £80.00 per person

About

Never heard of The Lakes by Yoo? Where have you been hiding? From Vogue to Vanity Fair, this idyllic 850-acre estate is the chic Cotswolds getaway that everyone has been talking about. Featuring glamorous accommodation, breathtaking beauty and superb back-to-nature style activities, it’s easy to see why the press are calling it the ‘Center Parcs for the A-list’.

Although the resort nestles in the meadows and woodlands of the Cotswolds countryside, you won’t find any honey-hued cottages here. Instead, there are wow-factor open-plan apartments and huge glass-fronted lake houses designed by Philippe Starck and featuring interiors by Jade Jagger, Elle MacPherson and Kate Moss. Each one opens out onto reed-fringed lakes, where millionaire residents from footballers to heads of industry paddle board to their neighbours for sundowners, or enjoy a spot of wild swimming before breakfast. 

Envisioned as a ‘posh commune’ by its co-creators, the property mogul John Hitchcox and the aforementioned superstar designer Philippe Starck, most of the 180 eye-wateringly beautiful buildings in this Hamptons-like enclave were privately-owned. But all that changed when the resort launched a collection of bedrooms, apartments and cabins and now anyone can book in to enjoy a taste of the magic for themselves.

Not here for a glamorous weekend? Thankfully, the guests and residents of The Lakes by Yoo don’t keep all of their swish facilities for themselves. You can still enjoy a sumptuous spa package at The Spa by Yoo, where the swish indoor pool, thermal suite and state-of the art gym wouldn’t look out of place at a top London spa hotel. 

Taking place in one of three unique treatment rooms each with its own character, spa rituals here are the best of the best, featuring rituals from high-brow spa brands Dr Barbara Sturm, COSMOSS by Kate Moss, Wildsmith Skin and MOSS of the ISLES. But while it may boast more longevity wellness treatments than you can point a scented candle at, this is more than just a spa. It’s a chic and sustainable holistic haven that’s laser-focussed on nurturing our body, mind and soul. 

Only 90 minutes from London, there are so many ways to reconnect with the great outdoors on-site that you might not want to go anywhere else. But should you tire of the fairy-lit tipi restaurant, Sailing Club and all the watersports, tennis and outdoor activities on offer, you’re well placed for soaking up some fabulous Cotswolds culture. 

Right in the heart of Gloucestershire, between the towns of Fairford and Lechlade-on-Thame, both boast riverside walks and cute shops. Other local highlights include the Diddly Squat Farm Shop, while Blenheim Palace and Oxford make for a nice pitstop on the drive back to London.

Popular Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Relaxation Club House
  • Fitness suite
  • Spa Wellness Garden
  • The Lakes Bar and Kitchen
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Wildsmith Skin Mini Retreat

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive TBA
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Wildsmith Skin Morning Retreat

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • £20pp allocation towards brunch in The Lakes Bar and Kitchen
  • One hour use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 9am
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Twilight Retreat

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 6pm
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Wildsmith Skin Afternoon Retreat

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • £20pp allocation towards brunch in The Lakes Bar and Kitchen
  • One hour use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 12pm
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Mum to Be Afternoon Retreat

  • 1 treatment, 55 minutes
  • £20pp allocation towards brunch in The Lakes Bar and Kitchen
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 12pm
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Mum to Be Morning Retreat

  • 1 treatment, 55 minutes
  • £20pp allocation towards brunch in The Lakes Bar and Kitchen
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 9am
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MOSS of the ISLES Morning Retreat

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • £20pp allocation towards brunch in The Lakes Bar and Kitchen
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
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Cold + Warm and Rejuvenate Retreat

  • 3 treatments, 95 minutes
  • £20pp allocation towards brunch in The Lakes Bar and Kitchen
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 11am
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From £260.00 per person

Dr Barbara Sturm Morning Retreat

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • £20pp allocation towards brunch in The Lakes Bar and Kitchen
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 9am
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Dr Barbara Sturm Afternoon Retreat

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • £20pp allocation towards brunch in The Lakes Bar and Kitchen
  • Two hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 12pm
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Wildsmith Skin Day Retreat for Two

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • £20pp allocation towards brunch in The Lakes Bar and Kitchen
  • Three hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 11am
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From £320.00 per package

COSMOSS Dawn Retreat

  • 1 treatment, 120 minutes
  • £20pp allocation towards brunch in The Lakes Bar and Kitchen
  • One hour use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 9am
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From £340.00 per person

COSMOSS Dusk Retreat

  • 1 treatment, 120 minutes
  • £20pp allocation towards brunch in The Lakes Bar and Kitchen
  • One hour use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers
  • Arrive at 12pm
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Details

Length of pool20m
Towel and robes providedYes
No. of treatment rooms3
Product houseWildsmith, MOSS of the ISLES, COSMOSS, Dr Barbara Sturm
Max no. in group12
Lockers availableYes
Spa Accessible accessYes
Dress for lunchYes
Car parkingComplimentary
Minimum age16

Facilities

  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Relaxation Club House
  • Fitness suite
  • Spa Wellness Garden
  • The Lakes Bar and Kitchen

The Spa & Wellness at The Lakes By Yoo

If your favourite kind of spa is a countryside haven offering celebrity-backed treatments, get that robe and slippers on and step right this way. Well, you’re worth it! With star-studded credentials that are second to none, Kate Moss and Dr Barbara Sturm have both unveiled new products and programmes here, while meditation maestro Dr Deepka Chopra pops in to give the odd retreat. 

Elegantly refurbished and beautifully understated, The Lakes by Yoo is a piece of pampering heaven. There’s a gorgeous pool flanked by loungers with incredible views from the floor-to-ceiling windows, along with a sauna and steam room to enjoy.

But time spent in this glass-fronted space surrounded by beautiful artworks offers something more than sheer indulgence - it’s a wellbeing experience that lingers long after the massage oil’s been washed away. 

Treatments here are inspired by the longevity principles of the Blue Zones - regions in the world where people lead the longest and healthiest lives. Science-led therapies like cryotherapy and ice baths aim to strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation and improve circulation, while each of the three uniquely-designed treatment rooms are reserved for a different high-end experience. There’s one for treatments by Kate Moss’s COSMOSS, another dedicated to Dr Barbara Sturm facials and a third for body treatments by MOSS of the ISLES and Wildsmith skin.

But while the emphasis may be on holistic wellness and results-driven skincare, it’s all done in plush surroundings. Rather than feeling cold and clinical, Lakes by YOO is about harnessing the healing power of nature. If the weather permits, you can even retreat to the sheltered outdoor relaxation area and get comfy on oversized sofas by the flickering flames of a firepit. 

The Gym & Fitness at The Lakes By Yoo

You’ve soothed your soul with a treatment. You’ve relaxed your spirit in the gorgeous indoor pool with its sumptuous thermal facilities. Now it’s time to nurture the health of your body, and The Lakes by Yoo has everything you need to help you do just that.
There’s a state-of-the-art fitness suite crammed with the latest TechnoGym equipment and a studio for classes offering everything from yoga to bootcamps. But if that doesn’t float your exercise boat, why not get out into nature?

At this calming retreat, the emphasis is on reconnecting with the outdoors as you move naturally - something that feels easy in the stunning Cotswolds countryside, In the summer months, there are freshwater lakes for wild swimming, kayaking and paddle-boarding. Feeling more adventurous? There’s a high-ropes course and climbing wall to scale - but will you brave the zip line over the lake?

Sporty types will love the tennis courts, full-size cricket net, golf practice net and football goals. But if that sounds a bit too competitive, pull on your walking boots and explore the woodland paths. There’s even a jogging trim trail with an outdoor gym to encourage you to work up a sweat as you admire the wildlife.

Restaurants & Food at The Lakes By Yoo

If focusing on your self-care has left you feeling peckish, you’re in luck, because many of the spa packages at The Lakes by Yoo also include a hearty brunch that takes place in a very glamorous gourmet haven. Cute, cosy and communal, it’s called The Lakes Bar & Kitchen and, even if your spa treat doesn’t include a meal, it’s worth stopping by to see what’s on offer.

This magical fairy-lit tipi is artfully adorned with a rustic mix of hanging plants and statement lights, while sheepskins keep you feeling warm as you admire the picture perfect views across the The Sailing Club Lake.

With a year-round calendar of events from live music to supper clubs, it serves everything from comfort food like burgers and wood-fired pizzas to healthy brunch bowls and soups.

Kick back with an expertly-mixed cocktail. Relax with a coffee or a glass of something sparkling. Enjoy a bite from the all-day menu while you sip on your favourite glass of wine. Then just sit back and watch the action - the moor hens bobbing around on the lake.

Spa Location

The Lakes By Yoo

The Lakes By Yoo

Claydon Pike
Lechlade
GL7 3DT
01367 254272

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How to get to the Spa?

By train: The nearest train station to The Lakes by Yoo is in Swindon, a 30-minute taxi journey away.

By bus: The number 77 bus from Cirencester to Highworth via Lechlade stops nearby.

By car: The Lakes by Yoo is on the A417. From London and Bristol, take the M4, or go via the M40 from Birmingham. The postcode for your sat nav is GL7 3DT.

Parking: Complimentary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Lakes by Yoo serve afternoon tea?

Not at present, but there’s plenty on offer at The Lakes Bar & Kitchen if you feel like a treat, from brunch to burgers. And, if you’re in the mood for celebrating, try a hand-crafted cocktail or a glass of something sparkling as the sun sets over the Sailing Club Lake. Bliss.

Is there a swimming pool at The Lakes by Yoo?

Water baby? You’ll find plenty of adventures to dive into here. The centrepiece of the spa is the heated 20-metre swimming pool lined by loungers and flanked by incredible orchard views. But during the summer months you can also try wild swimming or rent canoes and paddle boards to try watersports on the tranquil lakes.

Is there accommodation at The Lakes by Yoo?

From cosy rooms to whole self-catered houses, there are plenty of places to rest your head after your luxurious spa break. Here on a short break? Double and garden rooms are located within the Lakeside Apartments on Marley Lake, and are close to the spa and The Lakes Bar & Kitchen. If you’re here with a group, it also offers apartments of various sizes, with open-plan living rooms and log burners.

But for the ultimate Cotswolds experience try a lakeside cabin. Boasting two-bedrooms and two bathrooms they have the wow-factor in abundance, with retractable doors, eclectic artworks and entertaining decks to bring the outdoors inside.

What are check-in and check-out times at The Lakes by Yoo?

The time you’ll check into the spa at The Lakes by Yoo depends on your package, so please check your booking before arrival. 

Where is The Lakes by Yoo?

It’s in a former quarry in the Cotswolds, between the towns of Fairford and Lechlade-on-Thame. Both towns are well worth a visit, and boast riverside walks and quaint shops.

Who owns The Lakes by Yoo?

The Lakes by Yoo concept was created by property developer and entrepreneur John Hitchcox. John was living in London but wanted a more natural upbringing for his kids - somewhere they could play outside, explore woodland and go sailing. It was a vision shared by his business partner, the celebrated designer Philippe Starck, and they both set about creating this modern retreat in the Cotswolds.

Is The Lakes by Yoo eco-friendly?

Striving to make mindful choices yourself? You’ll be pleased to hear that The Lakes by Yoo’s eco-credentials are second to none. Winner of ‘Best Sustainable Holiday Resort for Families (UK)’ in the Marie Claire Awards 2022, sustainability is at the heart of everything they do, from rescuing farm animals to rewilding projects. The estate is maintained in a totally natural way, and they’ve also planted around 500,000 trees.

Is The Lakes by Yoo family-friendly?

While children under 16 aren’t allowed to use the spa, The Lakes by Yoo resort is a wonderland for children, with plenty of wild adventures for them to get involved in. There’s a fun-filled kids club and a farmyard with cute rescued animals, along with a playground, zip-wire, high ropes course and a circus trapeze. 

Is The Lakes by Yoo pet-friendly?

Four-legged friends are not allowed in the spa itself, of course, but The Lakes by Yoo is fabulously dog-friendly. Well, this is the Cotswolds, after all. Pampered pooches can stay in cabins and selected lake houses where they’re provided with a complimentary dog bed and bowl. They’re welcome to curl up beside you in The Lakes Bar & Kitchen, too.

Is there a golf club at The Lakes by Yoo?

No, there’s no golf club at the The Lakes by Yoo, but there is a golf practice net so you can perfect your swing. If you love to pamper and par, the Cotswolds is home to some outstanding courses. For example, The Wychwood Golf Club Set is just 30 miles away and offers 18 challenging holes set in a parkland golf course. It’s so quiet and peaceful the only sounds you’ll hear are the birds and animals, along with the occasional thwack of a golf ball.