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Lakeside House is a beautiful Grade II listed property, set in a beautiful location

Bedrooms 4
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

Lakeside House - a house that sleeps 10 guests in 4 bedrooms

Welcome to Lakeside House, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.

Please click More Details to read about the House Rules.

Lakeside House is a beautiful, Grade II listed house, dating back to the 19th century and set in a beautiful location in the hamlet of Fossebridge. With an enviable location in the heart of the Cotswolds, between Cirencester to the South and Stow-on-the-Wold to the North, there are fascinating walks through the Coln Valley close by. The independently run Inn at Fossebridge is next to Lakeside House offering a choice of dining options. Lakeside House contains various character features, including wooden beams, exposed stonework and a wood burning stove. Complementing these period features, the house has been decorated, furnished and equipped in a warm and cosy style, making the house a perfect holiday choice for families or groups of friends.

Lakeside House sleeps up to 10 people in 4 bedrooms – see bedroom configuration below. There is a family bathroom, an ensuite bathroom and a downstairs cloakroom.

House Rules

Booking and payment

Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Security deposit

A security deposit of £300 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival. In the event that the owners, or their appointed housekeepers, have to spend additional time tidying up after your departure, then the cost of this extra time may be deducted from your security deposit.

Guests are specifically requested not to move furniture, or beds, around within the property and material failure to abide by this rule may result in a deduction of £100 from the security deposit.


Lakeside House accepts up to two well behaved dogs, at a cost of £20 per dog, per week.

Dog treats and a dog bowl are provided for your dogs.

For the comfort of future guests, we ask that dogs remain downstairs, stay off the furniture and that no trace of a dog remains after your departure.

Bed linen and towels

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests. Laundered by Cotswold Linen Press to provide crisp fresh sheets, all lightly infused with lavender fragrance, for that perfect Cotswold touch.

Arrival and departure times

Arrival time at Lakeside House is after 4pm and departure time is by 10am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed sizes and configurations

•Bedroom 1 (with en-suite bathroom): King size bed

•Bedroom 2 (with wash basin): Two single beds

•Bedroom 3 (with wash basin): King size bed. This room also contains a wooden cot for infants.

•Bedroom 4: Four single beds

One full size, single “Z” bed is also available, at a cost of £45 per booking. The Z bed can go in bedrooms 1 or 2.

Fuel and logs

Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove and further log supplies can be purchased locally.

Services provided

Lakeside House has free wireless internet access and a TV with Sky.

A coin operated payphone is available in the property.

Mobile phone reception is patchy.


Lakeside House has a private entrance with parking space for four cars, plus an overflow area for one additional car.


Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services are available on request.

Child friendly facilities

A travel cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided.

Initial consumables

A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.


Lakeside House is accessible to guests with limited mobility. Two bedrooms are on the ground floor, one of which has an en-suite bathroom, and these bedrooms can be accessed via just three steps.

Health and safety

Lakeside House is an old property and has character features, such as low beams, which guests should be mindful of. The house has an enclosed front garden, however, parents should also be aware that the house is close to a lake.

The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

Allergy sufferers should be aware that the duvets in Lakeside House are goosedown.


In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas. If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.

More Details

Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Cheltenham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Family bathroom
    Bathroom #2 - toilet , tub , shower , Master bedroom ensuite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom #3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom #4 - 4 twin/ single
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • restaurants
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Lakeside House is a beautiful Grade II listed property, set in a beautiful location
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Good location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely decorated cottage and in a great location, close to lots of towns. The only issue we had was the heating stopped working.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We would like to extend to you our sincere apologies regarding the unfortunate problem with the heating. We responded immediately, providing extra heating and called an engineer. Happily however the problem was resolved a couple of hours later. We look forward to welcoming you again to Lakeside House.
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Beautiful cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lakeside House. Extremely well equipped and delightfully furnished.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at Lakeside House! We hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Heathrow International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Local pub
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Other Activities:

The Cotswolds are a range of hills in west-central England, sometimes called the "Heart of England". The name Cotswold means "sheep enclosure in rolling hillsides".

The Cotswolds are characterised by attractive small towns and villages, built of the underlying Cotswold stone (a yellow oolitic limestone). In the Middle Ages the wool trade made the Cotswolds prosperous and some of this money was put into the building of churches, leaving the area with a number of large handsome Cotswold stone "wool churches". The area remains affluent, which has encouraged the establishment of many high quality pubs, restaurants and antique shops.

Car: Lakeside House is easily accessed by car from all directions. It is located next to The Inn at Fossebridge, which is on the A429 (Fosse Way), approximately eight miles north of Cirencester and 11 miles South of Stow-on-the-Wold.

Train: The nearest railway station to Fossebridge is Kemble (approximately 12 miles away), which has regular, direct services to London Paddington, with a typical journey time of less than 90 minutes.

Plane: Birmingham International Airport: 56 miles, approximately 80 minute drive; Heathrow International Airport: 75 miles, approximately 90 minute drive; Bristol International Airport: 58 miles, approximately 90 minute drive.





  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent