House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
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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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Birmingham International Airport 90 km, Nearest railway: Kemble 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Lakeside House’s front door opens into an entrance hall, which leads to:
• Living room: The cosy living room contains a wood burning stove (first basket of logs and coal scuttle provided), with an exposed Cotswold stone chimney. There is also a flat panel TV with DVD player and full Sky package;
• Kitchen/dining room: The dining room is the heart of the house and contains a large dining table, with seating for ten. The large kitchen adjoins the dining room and is equipped to a high standard, containing a cooker with gas hob and electric fan oven, microwave, large freestanding fridge-freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer;
• Downstairs cloakroom.
The first bedroom is accessed from the living room:
• Master bedroom: Contains a king size bed and a recently installed en-suite bathroom, with shower cubicle, large bath, twin vanity unit and a WC;
The dining room leads to a second hallway, which contains a sofa and is a useful play area for children. A second ground floor bedroom is access from this hallway:
• Bedroom 2: Contains two single beds and a wash basin;
Stairs from the second hallway go up to the first floor landing, which leads to:
- Bedroom 3: Contains a king size bed and a wash basin;
- Bedroom 4: Contains four single beds;
- Family bathroom: Contains a bath with overhead shower, a WC and a basin.
Outside the front door is an enclosed lawned garden, with attractive views across the lake and gardens of the Inn.
A security deposit of £300 is payable, which is returned after the letting period, subject to an inspection of the property and any deductions for breakages or damage incurred. The security deposit is payable upon arrival at the property and must be paid via a valid debit or credit card. Cheques and cash are not accepted for the payment of the 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 £45 per dog, per booking.
Dog treats, a dog bowl and a towel are provided for your dogs.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time at Lakeside House is after 3pm and departure time is by 11am.
If your arrival will be delayed beyond 8pm on the start date of your rental period, you must notify the Inn at Fossebridge. If you fail to do so, you may not be able to get into the property.
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
•Bedroom 4: Four single beds
Two full size, single “Z” beds are also available, at a cost of £40 per bed, per booking.
Fuel and logs
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. A basket of logs, firelighters and a scuttle of coal are provided for the wood burning stove and further supplies can be purchased from the Inn.
Lakeside House has free wireless internet access and a TV with Sky and a DVD player. There is a second TV, with DVD player, in the large hallway, which makes a good play area for children. A coin operated payphone is available in the property. Vodafone customers can be added to the Inn’s Sure Signal box, by notifying the Inn in advance.
The property has access to all the services available at the Inn – see Food and Drink for further details.
Lakeside House has a private entrance and two driveways, with parking space for five cars.
Where a letting exceeds seven nights, a mid-stay bed and towel change are included in the price. Additional housekeeping services are available on request.
Child friendly facilities
A cot (without linen) and a high chair are provided in Lakeside House. Additional cots and high chairs are available from the Inn, upon request (there is a £10 charge for an extra travel cot).
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.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
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.
Food & 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. There are different menus for lunch and dinner, as well as a Sunday lunch menu that changes weekly and separate children’s menus.
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.
Further food & drink and activities information is available on the Character Cottages website.
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6 Nov 2014
We rented Lakeside House as we were hosting a corporate event at Cheltenham. Slightly out of town but easily accessible by taxi. The house is gorgeous, really homely and clean. It accommodated 6 of u… More
2 Nov 2014
"Fabulous few days in beautiful surroundings"
Large, roomy accommodation, perhaps in need of a TLC here and there but I am sure that the new management will be addressing this soon.Very safe setting for youngsters.Good value meals in the adjoinin… More
29 Sep 2013
"Fabulous place to stay - very well equipped and welcoming"
The cottage is extremely well equipped for a holiday let and the provision of wifi and satellite tv kept both the kids and sports fans happy!
The location is wonderful - my children loved being able to play in the grounds of the pub and it was perfect for BBQ's outside.
The pub does very nice food so we went over there a few nights when we didn't feel like cooking.
We had a couple of minor issues with the appliances, and the owners had them fixed same day - we were very impressed.
will definitely stay here again as there were a lot of local attractions that we didn't make it to on our first visit.
28 Jan 2013
We had an absolutely fabulous stay at the property. We go away for 2 weekends each year and i can honestly say this is the best accomadation we have stayed in to date.
The house was well equipped with everything we needed and we were able to cook a full Xmas dinner with no problems.
One small suggestion for you if i may ...a pathway which is not grassed is needed from the car park to the front door . The weather was very wet and the grass became extremely muddy and churned up so we had to walk down the slope and back up tp get to the door without slipping.. I had a stress fracture in my foot so i had to be especially careful . This is not mentioned as a moan only a suggestion to avoid any trips or falls for any future guests. I have no doubt we will be booking this house again at some point as we loved it ( the hens outside were adorable and so friendly)
Look forward to doing business with you again soon
6 Jan 2012
"cosy, comfortable, spacious, excellent location"
Lakeside House was beautiful and we couldn't have asked for more from the location, the cottage itself, and all the facilities provided. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was lovely being able to enjoy the privacy of a cottage along with the option of a good pub lunch or social drink on our doorstep at the lovey Inn at Fossebridge. The cottage was well equipped and perfect for our requirements. The children loved being able to feed the ducks and rabbits just outside, and there's nothing more relaxing than listening to the sound of the water outside while in bed in the morning.
We will definitely be back and recommend this to any family looking for somewhere to get away for a few days.
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