LOFT loves this rural retreat in the Cotswolds – just an hour’s drive out of London. ‘The Lakes’ by yoo development is set around a network of six beautiful lakes, spread over 650 acres. This 6-bedroom, double-storey property clad in sustainable timber is the largest of the houses within the estate. It features a large split-level terrace on the ground floor with a stunning garden hovering above the water’s edge. Canoeing, biking, hiking and a host of other outdoor activities are all available, and after a day of exertion, residents can look forward to a relaxing massage in the award-winning on-site spa. What’s not to like?!