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Fisherman's Cottage

Cotswold Water Park

Sleeps 4 + 2
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
Local Pub
Tennis Court
Fisherman’s Cottage is in an idyllic lakeside position on the Lower Mill Estate within Cotswold Water Park where there are a wealth of activities on your doorstep. With watersports, cycling routes, birdwatching huts, an outdoor pool and sauna, tennis courts and a multi-use games area it is ideal for families and you may find you’ll never travel far from your cottage. Inside you will instantly be drawn to the patio doors and out onto the decking which gives lake access and spectacular views. Watch the ducks, enjoy sunsets, or dine al fresco, the choice is yours in this dream Cotswold Water Park retreat. The cottage has an open-plan living and dining room with a wood burner, a well-equipped kitchen and three bedrooms sleeping six (maximum four adults) including a master bedroom with an en-suite.
Full Description
One of a row of terraced cottages on the Lower Mill Estate, Fisherman’s Cottage is in a honeypot location in the centre of Cotswold Water Park. With something for everybody you can take advantage of the on-site facilities including outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a play area, or travel further afield to explore Cirencester, Stroud, and Burford, or of course simply stay in and relax.

The main feature of the accommodation at Fisherman’s Cottage is hidden until you step inside. Through the open-plan living area, you can enjoy views out across Somerford Lagoon and step onto the decking to take a seat and drink it all in. In the evening curl up in front of the wood burner and enjoy cooking a meal in the kitchen, which has everything you could need for your stay. With a dining table comfortably seating your whole group, and space to dine outside, you can enjoy time together without the distractions of normal everyday life. Upstairs are three bedrooms, including a bunk room, and there are two bathrooms and a ground-floor WC to reduce queues in the morning so you can get out the door to your adventures quicker.

Outside is a raised deck with steps taking you down to the lake edge. It is a breath-taking location with views of the local wildlife and beautiful sunsets. You will never tire of sitting here enjoying the sights. During the summer you can take to the water and enjoy everything that the Lower Mill Estate has to offer. Bring your own or hire bikes to cycle around the nature reserve or for a longer adventure through the picturesque villages nearby. Hire paddle boards, a rowing boat, or try out a new way of taking to the water on a katakanu which you can also take on a sunset safari on the lagoon. Children will love the play parks, soft play and activity trails on the nature reserve, and adults can relax with a yoga session. There really is no need to leave the estate.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall:
Arriving at Fisherman’s Cottage you first step into the entrance hall. From here you can catch a glimpse of the lake through the windows at the far end of the house and already start to plan your activities. From the entrance hall there is a WC and a staircase up to the bedrooms.

Living/Dining Room:
Walking onwards, the open-plan living/dining room with a wooden floor and plenty of windows is a sunny spot to welcome you to your holiday. The dining table seats six and is perfect for enjoying family board games as well as meals. There are two leather sofas in front of the wood burner set within a stone surround and a selection of DVDs and books to keep you entertained if rainy weather hits. Patio doors open out to the raised decking, and you can enjoy the lake view throughout this room.

With cream units and a wooden floor, the kitchen looks across to neighbouring holiday homes. It has everything you need for your stay with a fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, and a dishwasher alongside other smaller appliances.

First Floor

Bedroom One:
To the left of the stairs is the first king-size double. Set at the front of the cottage this room has been furnished with a wooden bed, bedside table and lamp, and a chest of drawers.

Bathroom/Shower Room:
Between bedrooms one and two is the family bathroom. Reminiscent of seaside holidays it has blue tiles and wooden units, in keeping with this cottage’s lakeside location. There is a rainfall shower over the bath, a sink and WC.

Bedroom Two:
Perfect for the children in the family, this room has two bunk beds providing flexibility for sleeping arrangements. It looks out over the lake to spark the imagination and let them dream of tomorrow’s adventures.

Bedroom Three:
The final bedroom is a king-size double with an en-suite bathroom. With a wooden bed, two bedside tables and lamps and built-in storage there is space here to hide the suitcases away. With a lake view it is a peaceful room where you can relax.

Decorated in the same style as the family bathroom, the en-suite has a bath with a rainfall shower above, a sink and WC. It provides a bit of private space away from the family to enjoy a bubble bath in peace.


The location of this cottage is its main feature with fabulous lake views from the south-facing decking. You’ll find yourselves spending most of your time out here either talking together over a BBQ meal, or simply enjoying the tranquillity with a good book and your favourite drink. Spot the ducks, coots, and herons on the lake while you soak up the sun in this idyllic setting.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size double
  • Bedroom Two - King-size double
  • Bedroom Three - 2 bunk beds
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 family bathroom, 1 en-suite bathroom and a ground-floor WC
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 6
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 1-11 Mbps
  • TV
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)


  • Dog friendly - 1 well-behaved dog is welcome for an additional fee
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • On-site facilities - Children's play areas
  • Swimming pool - Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (open February to December)
  • Sauna - Shared
  • Tennis court - Shared
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 1 car, additional parking in overflow car park
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

On-site there is a small zero waste market shop, Ballihoo, selling essentials. The nearest supermarket is a well-stocked Cooperative Food store in South Cerney (1.5 miles), alternatively head to Cirencester (5.5 miles where there is a Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsburys and M&S Food Hall. There is also a farm shop at Butts Farm (5.3 miles) selling local produce.

Eating Out:

Ballihoo Club (on-site)
The Bakers Arms (15-minute walk)
Waterside Kitchen and Bar (1.5 miles)


Fisherman’s Cottage is at the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, a 42 square mile park with over 180 lakes all interlinked by footpaths and bridleways. Maps are provided in the cottage for exploring local walking routes.

Places to Visit:

Cotswold Country Park & Beach (1.3 miles)
Lakeside Wake and Ski (2.5 miles)
Cirencester Town and Farmers’ Market (6.3 miles)


Train - Kemble (3.3 miles), Swindon (15.6 miles)
Taxis - Hills South Cerney Cabs, South Cerney Taxi Company

There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences.
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts for top attractions and experiences. 
  • 1 well-behaved dog is welcome for an additional fee.
  • This property sleeps a maximum of 4 adults.
  • It is the policy of this property not to take bookings for groups where the majority of guests are under the age of 25, or single-sex group celebrations, including stag/hen parties.
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • Unfortunately properties on the Lower Mill Estate cannot be booked/used for business or corporate purposes.
  • For the consideration of guests on the estate, there is an 11pm noise curfew. Please keep noise to a minimum after this time.
  • Children and pets must be supervised at all times at the property and throughout the estate due to direct lake access.
  • By booking, you agree to adhere to the Lower Mill Estate Code of Conduct which you will find in your guest portal.


Beautiful house in a beautiful location. Excellent amenities for the family including swimming, tennis, table tennis, fishing, bike/kayak/sup hire all within a short walk. Very nicely furnished home with everything you could possibly need set right on the lake. Would definitely return!

| 01/04/2024

Great stay. As advertised, in a wonderful location. Will go back.

| 13/02/2024

This place is situated on a lake, with the River Thames close by and some lovely walks on the doorstep. We were two couples with a baby and a dog and we had a lovely time. There is plenty of room in the cottage with a wood fire burner and has an outside terrace with a seating area and a BBQ. It’s a remote cottage for a relaxing stay. There is also a free of charge outside pool and sauna. The bathroom was great with good shower pressure and the whole cottage was spotlessly clean. The owner was really friendly. We really enjoyed our stay and enjoyed the fire to keep us cosy and warm, and we wouldn't hesitate to return again.

| 18/11/2023

We stayed Fisherman’s Cottage to meet some of our family members. It was cosy, clean, quiet and in a beautiful setting.

| 13/10/2023

A lovely, peaceful break, just what we needed!! Loved the location and enjoyed walking around the lakes and to pick up takeaway pizza from the pizza shack in the evening 😊.A comfortable and warm cottage with everything we needed.

| 06/10/2023


Fisherman’s Cottage is set on the Lower Mill Estate on the banks of the Somerford Lagoon in Cotswold Water Park. On the Lower Mill Estate you have access to an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts and play areas. The Cotswold Water Park is a fabulous, 42-square-mile outdoor activities mecca, with over 180 lakes all interlinked by footpaths and bridleways, encompassing beautiful countryside, fabulous holiday homes, picturesque villages, nature reserves and a fantastic range of land- and water-based activities for every age. You are less than five miles from the Cotswold Water Park Gateway Centre where there is a restaurant, café, outdoor shop, information centre, and bike hire, and is within a short drive or bike ride of South Cerney village (4.5 miles) where there are three country pubs and a small, but well-stocked, supermarket. The Cotswold Water Park is ideally located for exploring Cirencester ‘the Gateway to the Cotswolds’ and the central and southern Cotswolds.