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Start to imagine a getaway experience like no other…
You arrive early in the evening to a warm and friendly welcome where you are shown to your very own Sioux Indian tipi and introduced to the facilities at South Cerney Outdoor. Your tipi sits majestically on an area of open grass, nestled between the rustling waters of the River Churn and the banks of a 47 acre lake of crystal clear water at the heart of the Cotswold Waterpark.
When you first catch sight of your tipi from a distance, you struggle to stifle a child-like giggle as your face lights up in anticipation.

As you open the coloured canvas door you are greeted by a scene of luxury, comfort and cosiness you had not imagined possible from outdoor living...
And then, on your first step inside, things take on a whole new dimension and you breathe the standard exclamation of...’Wow!’, as you marvel at the shear size and space. Everything you need has been included, apart from the clothes you wear and the food you eat. From the deep-fill, double futons to the sheepskin rugs and intimate lighting, you can see this is going to be an adventure that few people take the time to experience in their lifetime.

When your evening meal comes to an end you take a step outside to truly appreciate the natural beauty of your surroundings. Do you cosy up in front of an open campfire or take a stroll along the banks of the lake as the soft sounds of the water lapping at the shore help melt away the challenges of the week you’ve left behind?...
As you are gently awakened the next morning by the waterpark dawn chorus, do you choose to a relaxed breakfast in your tipi, or at one of the great local eateries?

Now for the fun part! whilst you stay at Cotswold Tipi you have inclusive use of the Pay&Play facilities which will allow you do have inductions in Kayaking, Canoeing, Katakanus and Paddleboarding.
Learn the basics from a passionate expert and then your free to roam the 55 acre lake all day long.
Only now do you start to contemplate what you might like to do with the rest of your day…
Will you enjoy the activities available at South Cerney Outdoor, with a choice of sailing, windsurfing and paddle-sports for the whole family?... Or maybe you’d prefer to explore the rest of the waterpark....

Our ambition is that this proves to be one of the most unique adventure experiences of your life. We want you to leave here with such special memories that you have an abundance of stories to tell for years to come, memories that you can share as a couple or family for a lifetime.
Your Cotswold Tipi Experience has been crafted as a bespoke escape for couples and families. There will only ever be a maximum of 3 tipis at any one time and you will not have to worry about stag or hen parties impacting on your enjoyment.
To book your experience, call or email us now to check availability

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed


Lake and/or mountain



Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams


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  • Lake 12,, Spine Road, South Cerney Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England, GL7 5TL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.6710°N 1.9023°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Cirencester: London Rd Coach Stop — 4.0 miles
Freshbrook (Swindon): Bus Layby — 8.9 miles
Wootton Bassett: Crown Bus Stop — 8.9 miles
Train stations
Kemble Rail Station — 5.2 miles
Swindon Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Stroud (Glos) Rail Station — 14.5 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 25.2 miles
Lydney Harbour — 26.1 miles
Gloucestershire Airport — 18.8 miles
London Oxford Airport — 27.7 miles


Cotswold Tipi Eperience is located at Lake 12 just half a mile form the A419.
Leave the A419 and travel along the B4696 Spine Road. After 500m turn right into South Cerney Outdoors at lake 12.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

You don't have to look far to find something else fantastic to do in the Cotswold waterpark. From Fishing to Watersking, Bird watching to Biking, The friendly staff at Cotswold Tipi will always take time to help you find the best activity for you and your group. Theres so much going on every day in the waterpark and all you need to do is visit reception and grab one of the local area maps to help you find your way around.

Must see

  • STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway (8.8 miles)
  • The Buscot and Coleshill Estates (10.6 miles)
  • Westonbirt, The National Arboretum (14.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Heelis (8.7 miles)
  • Buscot Old Parsonage (9.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

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