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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

The best location on the lake , the lodge has been recently upgraded.

"Re Listed" Perfectly centred for panoramic views of the whole of Windrush lake. The decking enjoys all day sunshine. The beautiful waterfront lodge is situated within the Cotswolds Waterpark with its abundance of outdoor family activities and entertainment. The lodge is a New England style designed three storey turret, recently refurbished to a very high standard, with surrounding tinted glass decking looking over a picturesque 10 acre fishing and sailing lake.In the living room on the ground floor there is a 50-inch wall-mounted television and DVD player, with wireless internet available. The lounge/dining area enjoys a triple aspect view of the lake and beautifully manicured lawn via three sets of French doors which all provide access to the decking.(Weber Gas BBQ).The first floor has one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, and a family bathroom with a bath and integrated shower. All bathrooms in the property have recently been refurbished to a very high standard. On the second floor is the master bedroom with a super king size bed (6ft) and ensuite. The en suite is a luxurious twin vanity room with a quality shower cubicle. the room also has a flat screen TV.The property is part of the Watermark complex which includes use of its own gym, fishing, reduced golf fees and water sports. The onsite brasserie overlooks another lake and there is often live entertainment. There is also a child's soft play area, an outdoor play area, tennis courts, a games room, table tennis and pool tables, football and volleyball nets, a boules pit, a golf net and many bicycle trails.Within the surrounding area other water sports are also available such as canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and wake-boarding, and there is a man made beach area that provides supervised swimming. Set within the stunning Waterpark region of the Cotswolds, in the picturesque village of South Cerney, it is only 4 miles from the historic town of Cirencester or 20 miles from the spa town of Cheltenham.

Visit the Watermark Cotswolds webpage for more information on the area.

More Details

Vince Leader
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Vince Leader

I retired from the city after a 28 year career , since 2008 I run a Fishery in Kent and run a small property business.

My wife Jacqui and I have been married for 25 years and we have two grown up daughters.

The lodge is very dear to us, we have had so many great holiday memories from here, now that our daughters are older we do not use it as much and therefore we thought we would rent it, when we are not using it , so hopefully you too can feel the wonderful atmosphere of this lovely family lodge.

Vince Leader purchased this house in 2000

Why Vince Leader chose South Cerney

The setting is truly unique, it is designed in a New England style within the Watermark site.

The lodge occupies a central plot, looking down the lake and enjoys sunshine all day.

There are so many things to do there , its such a great location to explore the whole of the Cotswolds from then retreat to your little oasis. Because of the triple set of double french doors and the glass front on the decking you really feel the idea of bringing the outside in when sitting in the lounge,although we spend most of our relaxing time on the decking outside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful stay at your lodge. The level of decor is outstanding and everything is home from home. It is in an excellent location, close to Cirencester and also to the countryside for country walks and watersports are only across the road. This lodge would suit all age ranges. We cannot wait to come back again next year!
Aug 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Cerney in South Cerney

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The property is situated within The WaterMark that is situated on the Cotswolds Waterpark.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

A great holiday

  • 5 of 5

A great holiday made all the better by a fantastic place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house for a short stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Lakeside lodge for 4 nights over the Xmas period and the house was perfect.

We found it very clean with all modern facilities. Everywhere is well decorated, the bathrooms are modern and spotless. It has everything you need for a cosy, relaxing few days away and is very well equipped. Just one small gripe.. .the single twin beds in one of the bedrooms are quite uncomfortable (my grown up daughters could feel the springs!) but we solved it by covering one of the mattresses with a duvet and the other with a spare topper!....otherwise is was fab!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunningly Beautiful Property A Must Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house is set on a beautiful picturesque lake and very quiet. It is exceptionally clean, modern and well appointed. From the time we walked in the door we felt at home. The Kitchen is well equipped everything you need and more is there. The property owner is very responsive and helpful. No Need to keep looking I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sehr schöne, super ausgestattete Ferienwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Anlage und das Haus waren sehr gepflegt. Die Küche war sehr gut ausgestattet.

Wer mal nicht kochen will, findet in South Cerney zwei empfehlenswerte Inn´s. Besonders gut fanden wir das Eliot Arms.

Da es nur einmal Handtücher gibt, sollte man, wenn man nicht waschen will, zusätzlich eigene Handtücher mitnehmen.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Absolute Gem of a Property

  • 5 of 5

Having never been to the Cotswolds, we were very excited about staying here and we were not disappointed. This property came highly recommended and I must say, having stayed in properties all over the world, we were blown away. The situation of the property was stunning, overlooking a lake in a very well maintained row of properties. It was also ideal for myself, being a runner, as it was close to a canal and woodland which was perfect for running. The actual property was decorated to a very high standard and all the amenities within were stunning. It was scrupulously clean and tidy. The kitchen was fully stocked with cooking equipment (ideal for us as we didn't really want to eat out often). The owners had even thoughtfully left washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll, washing up cloths and tea towels for us. The bedrooms and ensuites, again, were tastefully decorated and very very clean. There were more than enough different sized towels left out for us on our beds and again plenty of toilet rolls were thoughtfully left for us. The televisions were in perfect working condition and we were able to watch everything we wanted, we could even use our laptops through the television to watch different films. Internet speed was very good. There was also a BBQ outside but, being the time of year, it was too cold for us to go out and BBQ. The owners also thoughtfully left a welcome book which contained everything we needed to know about the property, suggestions for places to visit and even local numbers for eateries and takeaways. I feel a lot of thought has gone into this property to ensure that those who stay here feel most welcome and I actually felt very at home. I enjoyed my stay so much that I will definitely be rebooking for later in the year.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our property and look forward to talking to you again :)
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A Relaxing stay

  • 3 of 5

The house was modern and clean and the view of the lake was beautiful. It was lovely and spacious downstairs for the six of us. The amenities were though very basic and did not meet our expectations. The TV system was totally inadequate for a holiday period as we could only access 5 terrestrial channels plus Sky News. There were no tea towels (we had to buy our own), only two towels per person, no kitchen roll or extra loo rolls. We also needed light bulbs as some weren't working, and there were no spares available. Having said this, we did have a very relaxing, enjoyable stay here over New Year.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m glad that you found the accommodation spacious, but I’m disappointed to hear that you felt the amenities basic, each of the bathrooms has recently been modernised to a very high spec there are new double glazed doors and windows through out. The decking area is the new composite decking with tinted glass, the kitchen has all the normal mod cons including a dishwasher , a new washing machine , hob , oven and microwave. The heating system has been upgraded new boiler and radiators. The Tv is a new 50 inch Lcd tv ,with wifi through out throughout the lodge. I’m not sure how many towels you expect per person in self catering accommodation for four nights, I would consider 2 towels each adequate, if you needed to change them within your four night stay , you could have contacted me and I would have asked our professional cleaning and linen team to have provided you with that additional service. I have asked the cleaning team to look into the fact that you were not supplied tea towels these are always normally provided, I normally have extra toilet rolls in the cupboard , again if you would have contacted me the cleaners would have provided more, however I except they should have been there. As regards a bulb not working , these can blow at anytime the maintenance team that I use would have changed it immediately if you had contacted me. I subscribe to sky for the sports package and you should have been able to watch a multitude of sky channels. If you have Sky at home you will know that occasionally it needs a re boot, If you had of contacted me I would have been able to explain what to do. You are the first person that hasn’t awarded us five stars, you are also the only person where we have felt it necessary to keep a £250 deposit, the damage to the work surface you caused, costs £1085 as the whole thing needs replacing, due to the very large burn mark you somehow managed to put in it! I feel we have treated you very kindly due to the damage you have caused, its a pity you didn’t mention that in your review.
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Watermark Brasserie
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
cheap rates for guest
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
in land man made beach area
Car: not necessary

The New England Turret Lodge is within the Prestiges Watermark development, with its manicured grounds offering many activities of its own.The surrounding area is made up of 75 beautiful lakes in the heart of the Cotswolds perfectly placed for outdoor water sports but also near to the historic town of Cirencester and the many quaint villages. For those that like the feel of the west end of London without the hassle Cheltenham is only 30 minutes drive away.

Cheltenham is only 30 minutes driveway.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Cerney, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Season
26 Mar 2018 - 5 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season 2
6 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Peak Season
1 Jul 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid season
5 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Off Season 2
1 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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