|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Lakeside House is a beautiful, Grade II listed house, dating back to the 19th century and set in a private location within the four acre grounds of the family run “Inn at Fossebridge”, an historic 17th century coaching inn. Fossebridge is in the heart of the Cotswolds, located between Cirencester to the South and Stow-on-the-Wold to the North. 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. There is a family bathroom, an en-suite bathroom and a downstairs cloakroom.
The property benefits from having access to all of the Inn’s services, including private dining facilities.
Food and drink: Lakeside House benefits from being located in the beautiful grounds of the Inn at Fossebridge, providing guests with access to all the Inn’s facilities, including its excellent eating and drinking options.
The Inn’s traditional Cotswold bar and integral restaurant are located in the oldest part of the building and are a wonderful retreat, rustic and cosy, with flagstone floors, beamed ceilings, two open log fires, a log burning stove and mellow Cotswold stone walls. In the spring and summer months the four acres of gardens around the lake offer a wonderful spot to enjoy a drink or two, lunch on a sunny afternoon or dinner on a balmy evening. The Inn also has two adjoining Georgian dining rooms, overlooking the gardens and lake, which offer private dining facilities, as well as facilities for larger parties.
The Inn is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with different menus for lunch and dinner, as well as a Sunday lunch menu that changes weekly and separate children's menus.
Activities: The list below is a very small sample to give you a flavour for the wide range of attractions and activities that are available in and around the Cotswolds . Tourist Information centres are located in all the main Cotswold towns.
- Blenheim Palace
- Warwick Castle
- Cheltenham race course
- Cotswold Farm Park
- Batsford Arboretum
- Broadway Tower Country Park
- Snowshill Manor & Garden
Activities available in the Cotswolds include walking, cycling, horse riding, golf, swimming and rock climbing.
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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.
Cotswold towns include Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Burford, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud and Winchcombe. The town of Chipping Campden is notable for being the home of the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by William Morris at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. William Morris lived occasionally in Broadway Tower, a folly, now part of a country park. Chipping Campden is also known for the annual Cotswold Olimpick Games, a celebration of sports and games dating back to the early 17th century.
The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. Whilst the beauty of the Cotswold AONB is intertwined with the villages that seem to almost grow out of the landscape, the Cotswolds were primarily designated as an AONB for the rare limestone grassland habitats as well as the old growth beech woodlands that typify the area. These habitat areas are also the last refuge for many other flora and fauna with some so endangered they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The uniqueness and value of the Cotswolds is engendered in the fact that five European Special Areas of Conservation, three National Nature Reserves and over 80 Sites of Special Scientific Interest are contained within the Cotswold AONB.
Fossebridge is a small hamlet, situated on the historic Fosse Way, a Roman road running all the way from Exeter to Lincoln. The location is perfect for exploring the entire Cotswold area and beyond, being eight miles north of Cirencester and 11 miles south of Stow-on-the-Wold.
The area around Fossebridge showcases rural England at its very best, with many beautiful walks right on the doorstep, in particular through the stunning Coln Valley.