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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


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.



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Lakeside House is a beautiful, Grade II listed house, dating back to the 19th century and set in the beautiful Cotswolds hamlet of Fossebridge, by the River Coln, overlooking the lovely grounds of the Inn at Fossebridge. There are many stunning walks in the surrounding Coln Valley, and the property is ideally located for exploring the entire Cotswolds region, including the many picturesque market towns and villages, as well as day trips to places such as Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Bath.

The Cotswold stone property contains a wealth of character features, including wooden beams, exposed stonework and a cosy wood burning stove, and the house has recently been redecorated, furnished and equipped in a warm and contemporary style. Complementing the style and character are modern facilities, including wireless internet access, a flatscreen TV with Sky, and a well presented kitchen.

Lakeside House sleeps up to 10+1 people (with the +1 being on a Z-bed, available for £45 per booking), in four bedrooms, with two bathrooms and a downstairs cloakroom. There is a lovely garden overlooking the lake, with an outdoor table and seating, and off street parking for up to five cars is available. The house is perfect for an extended family, or groups of friends, looking for a relaxing break in the heart of the Cotswolds and can be booked in conjunction with neighbouring Stable Cottage, which sleeps six people.

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. The security deposit is payable prior to arrival at the property, via a bank transfer or a valid debit or credit card.

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.


The maximum occupancy of the property, including its grounds, is 10+1 guests (with the +1 being on a Z-bed, available for £45 per booking), at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than 11 guests at the property.

Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by one additional infant.

For larger groups, a further six guests can be accommodated at Stable Cottage, adjacent to Lakeside House.


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. These are 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

•Master bedroom (ground floor): King size bed

•Bedroom 2 (ground floor): Two single beds (plus a wash basin)

•Bedroom 3 (1st floor): King size bed (plus a wash basin). 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 the master bedroom or bedroom 2.


•Family bathroom (1st floor): Bath with overhead shower, toilet and wash basin

•Bedroom 1 ensuite: Bath, walk-in shower, toilet, double wash basin

•Ground floor cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin

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 wooden 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.

Accessibility, health and safety

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

The property has character features, such as low beams, and is laid out over two floors, which could pose difficulty to guests carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the house in the event of an emergency.

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.

The house has its own front garden, however, parents should also be aware that the house is close to a lake.

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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cheltenham in Chedworth

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family bathroom
    Bathroom #2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master bedroom ensuite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom #2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom #3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom #4 - 4 Single Bed
  • Television
  • Garden
  • restaurants
If you would like to read more about the property’s features, then feel free to get in touch by searching the web for Lakeside House Character Cottages!


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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 5 reviews

A beautiful well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Lakeside House for a week in August and had the most wonderful stay, the cottage is very well equipped especially the kitchen which is important for such a large house. The surrounding area is fantastic, lovely walks and having the pub a stones throw was perfect for friends visiting for the day. I would highly recommend Lakeside House to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review for Lakeside House, Stacey. We're pleased to hear that you had a relaxing break away with friends. We hope that you visit again soon!
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Beautiful accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Good size property for large family gathering in a good location for the Cotswolds. Unfortunately a little too near to a busy road but lovely walks into the countryside from the cottage. Attention to detail excellent.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: “We are so glad you enjoyed your family gathering at Lakeside House, which is situated quite a way back from the Fosseway – in an idyllic setting overlooking a lake, country lanes and gardens. This is one of the first complaints we have received with regards to traffic noise from the road in 13 years so we hope it didn’t affect your stay and that you will wish to return one day.”
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: 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
55 Miles
Birmingham 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.


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent

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