Lakeside House is a stunning Grade II listed property that sleeps 8 (+2) guests, in four bedrooms with two bathrooms. Overlooking the lovely grounds of the Inn at Fossebridge, Lakeside House dates to the 19th century and has retained many wonderful character features, including wooden beams, exposed stonework and a lovely wood burning fireplace, yet includes modern facilities and is decorated in a fabulous contemporary style. The property has a lovely garden to the front and parking for up to four cars.
Please be aware that under no circumstances are additional guests above the maximum capacity allowed at the property, for day visits or overnight stays. If you are found to be in breach of this, you will be asked to leave the property and reported.
Set back from the Fosse Way, down a private driveway, Lakeside House is a beautiful Grade II listed property set in a great location in the heart of the Cotswolds - perfect for exploring the North and South Cotswolds. With four bedrooms, this spacious property is a superb choice for friends or families looking for a relaxing break.
Lakeside House has a beautiful lawned garden to the front with a glorious view across to the lake and gardens of the nearby historic Inn at Fossebridge. To the side is a gravelled outdoor seating-dining area with a charcoal barbecue.
The front door opens into an entrance hall that leads to a living room with a wood-burning stove, an open plan kitchen-dining room, a cloakroom and two downstairs bedrooms - one en-suite king-size master bedroom and the other a twin bedroom with French doors to the garden. Upstairs are two bedrooms - a king-size double with washbasin and a family room with four single beds – and the family bathroom.
Guests arrive at the front door of Lakeside House from the pretty lawned garden and step into an entrance hallway, off which lead all the ground floor rooms.
The Living Room:
The stylish, bright and inviting, dual aspect living room is decorated in a classic contemporary Cotswold style, featuring a Cotswold stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove. The room is furnished with two comfy sofas, two armchairs, a coffee table with plenty of books to curl up with, and a Flatscreen TV with Sky Sports package.
This stunning ground floor bedroom features original exposed beams and a king-size bed on a delightful Victorian-style brass bed frame, with bedside tables and reading lamps. The bedroom also has an armchair, wardrobe and antique chest of drawers with a large wall-hanging mirror over. A high ceiling and a large window overlooking the garden make this a light and bright bedroom.
The spacious en-suite bathroom features striking forest green tiling, a full-size bath, cubicle shower, WC and twin washbasin.
A handy downstairs toilet with a washbasin sits at the centre of the house.
Kitchen-The Dining Room:
This beautiful, open-plan area is the perfect place for socialising, with its long wooden dining table that comfortably seats ten next to the fully equipped kitchen. Featuring a Rangemaster double oven and 5-ring gas hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine (with aeroccino) and a washing machine.
This beautiful bright and light, the dual-aspect bedroom is decorated in a contemporary style, with French doors leading out to the pretty garden, and features two single beds with a bedside table and reading lamp, a washbasin, a pretty dressing table with a mirror, a wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
This stylish bedroom looks out over the garden through two windows, one a pretty porthole, and features a king-size bed with bedside tables and reading lamps, a washbasin and towel rail, a wardrobe, and a chest of drawers.
The contemporary family bathroom features a b-shaped bath with a shower over, a large washbasin in a stylish vanity unit, and a WC.
This family bedroom in the eaves features four single beds on pretty, Victorian-style metal bed frames – perfect for four young friends or two adults wanting a bit of extra space. The bedroom has two Velux windows with blinds, a wardrobe and two bedside tables with reading lamps.
Lakeside has a beautiful lawned garden to the front with a glorious view across to the lake and gardens of the neighbouring Inn at Fossebridge. To the side is a gravelled outdoor seating-dining area with a charcoal barbecue. Up to four cars can park on the private driveway within the garden area, which is accessed through two gates.
A gate leads from Lakeside House’s garden to the Inn’s garden, which guests have permission to explore and walk-in. The River Coln flows to the side of the Inn, on its journey from Brockhampton to Lechlade, where it joins the River Thames.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 8 (+2) in 4 bedrooms across 2 king-size bedrooms, 1 twin, 1 family room (4 singles - suitable for 2 adults or 4 children)
2.5 bathrooms: 1 en-suite (bath, shower, WC), 1 family (bath with overhead shower, WC), 1 cloakroom with WC + plus 2 in-bedroom wash basins.
Parking for 4 cars
Private enclosed garden – safe for dogs and children
Fireplace with wood burner – logs and kindling supplied for first fire
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shower gel
Heating and hot water e.g. via gas/oil central heating with individual thermostat controls.
Games: playing cards and small selection of board games
Dog friendly: Maximum 3 well-behaved dogs (2 medium, 3 small)
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (Nespresso with aeroccino), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, wine and water glasses), bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Oven/hob: electric fan oven with gas hob
Ironing board, iron, clothes airer/drying rack
Baby/Child Equipment: 1 fixed cot, plus, on request, 1x highchair, 1x travel cot (cot linen not supplied)
Outdoor patio/seating area
BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
The closest shop is Chedworth Farm Shop, (1 mile), which sells basic food and drink essentials. The farm shop also has a small café. A wider range of amenities are available in Northleach (3 miles). In Cirencester you will find the greatest section with the following, Tesco Extra, Waitrose, Lidl, and ALDI supermarket along with an M&S Simply Food, Jessie Smith’s butchers, a good selection of bakeries, coffee shops, and independent shops in Cirencester (8 miles.)
The Inn at Fossebridge (next door)
The New Inn, Coln St Aldwyns (7.5 miles)
The Village Pub & Barnsley House Hotel, Barnsley (4.5 miles)
Fossebridge is in the centre of superb Cotswold walking country. You can walk on footpaths directly from the cottage, up the Coln Valley to the Roman Villa at Chedworth, and downstream towards beautiful Bibury and the famous Arlington Row. For a short introduction to the area, following a stunning 2-mile walk that starts at the Inn at Fossebridge, published by Paws under the Table – a guide to dog-friendly walks and pubs in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds
Places to Visit:
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (15 miles)
Cowley Manor Spa (11.5 miles)
The Model Village (8.5 miles)
Train – Kemble station, with a direct service into London Paddington (12 miles)
Taxis - Chedworth Cabs, Coln Valley Cabs
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
Parking: There is parking in front of the house for up to four cars, with extra parking for one just outside the garden
Dog friendly: A maximum of 2 medium and 3 small, well-behaved dogs are permitted at a cost of £25 per dog (on booking)
Guests staying at Lakeside House have access – through a latched gate - to the beautiful gardens and pond belonging to the neighbouring Inn at Fossebridge. Please note that children should never be left unattended in the Inn’s gardens
Please do not sit at the Inn’s tables unless consuming drinks/food ordered there
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
One of the dreamiest places we have all stayed at! A definite must when visiting the Cotswolds, especially with family / group of friends. Added bonus; the backyard is beautiful, and there's also a BBQ to spend quality time with friends. The beds are very, very comfortable and the overall house is very cozy! The connection is not the best, but there is WI-FI available on property.One of the dreamiest places we have all stayed at! A definite must when visiting the Cotswolds, especially with family / group of friends. Added bonus; the backyard is beautiful, and there's also a BBQ to spend quality time with friends. The beds are very, very comfortable and the overall house is very cozy! The connection is not the best, but there is WI-FI available on property.
Evie - Sept 2021
Lakeside House was a lovely comfortable base for us while attending a local wedding. The house was beautifully clean on arrival, (apart from spiders and cobwebs on master bedroom ceiling). Love the tasteful decor and furnishings, beds were comfortable, and nice outside space for sitting and bbqs. Had an enjoyable meal at Inn next door, very convenient! Appreciated little extras on arrival, tea, coffee, shower gel etc.
Caroline - Sept 2021
We all enjoyed our stay at lakeside house . The property was ideally located for pub , walks and a trip to Cheltenham ! The garden provided good space for us to eat and also relax in the sun as well as use our pop up badminton set . The house even jn 30 degree heat outside remained cool . The kitchen was spacious with good facilities . We would love to go back
A group of us booked the Lakehouse back in February to catch up having not seen each other for several months due to COVID. The house was fab - beds super comfy, great sitting area and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed! The biggest win was the garden though! The BBQ was great and the tables and chairs looked over the amazing beer garden and lake next door. The pub was fab and accessed by a gate that led directly from the house driveway into the beer garden which was perfect for lunch and a few drinks before check in. Service was great too so highly recommend.
On arrival we were pleasantly surprised how spacious this house was. Perfect for our 2 families and our dog. The garden was enclosed so it took the worry out of letting the dog out. We would certainly come again as lots more of the area is still to be discovered by us. Also as a bonus the beer in the pub next door was very good !
The hamlet of Fossebridge, with its own pub (the Inn at Fossebridge), is on the Fosse Way (the A429), an impressive Roman road that runs in and out of a steep wooded valley and over the River Coln. It is surrounded by some of the most beautiful, rolling countryside that the Cotswolds have to offer, with walks up the Coln Valley to the Roman Villa at Chedworth and downstream towards beautiful Bibury and the famous Arlington Row.
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