Lakeside House is a stunning Grade II listed property which sleeps 8 (+2) guests, in four bedrooms with two bathrooms and a cloakroom. The house overlooks a privately-owned lake and the lovely grounds of the adjacent 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 fireplace with a wood burner, yet includes modern facilities and is decorated in a fabulous contemporary style. The property accepts two dogs and has a lovely garden to the front with parking for up to three cars. Fossebridge is in the centre of the Cotswolds, with easy access to Cirencester, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham and Burford and nearby Cripps Barn wedding venue.
Set back from the Fosse Way, down a private driveway, Lakeside House is a beautiful Grade II listed property 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 or groups attending weddings at nearby Cripps Barn.
Lakeside House has a beautiful lawned garden to the front with a glorious view across to a lake and the 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 ensuite king-size master bedroom and a twin bedroom with a wash basin and French doors to the garden. On the first floor are two bedrooms - a king-size double and a family room with four single beds – and the family bathroom.
Entrance Hall & Cloakroom:
Guests arrive at the front door of Lakeside House from the pretty lawned garden and step into an entrance hallway. Straight ahead is a handy downstairs toilet with a wash basin.
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, an armchair, a smart TV, occasional tables and side lamps and a lovely wooden coffee table.
From the Living Room head down three steps to the master bedroom:
Bedroom One (Master):
This stunning ground floor bedroom features original exposed beams and a king-size bed on a delightful white rattan bedframe, with bedside tables and reading lamps. The bedroom also has a wardrobe and antique chest of drawers. A high ceiling and a large window overlooking the garden and French windows to the gravel parking area make this a light and bright bedroom.
The spacious ensuite bathroom features striking forest green tiling, a full-size bath, a cubicle shower with detachable shower head, a WC, twin washbasin and heated towel rail.
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. The table sits next to the fully equipped kitchen, featuring a Rangemaster double oven and 5-ring gas hob, fridge-freezer with water dispenser, dishwasher, microwave, Tassimo coffee machine and a washing machine.
Head through to the second hallway/lobby where there is a large, full-length mirror and handy sideboard, off which are two stairs down to Bedroom Two (twin) and the main staircase up to Bedrooms Three and Four.
This beautiful bright and light, dual-aspect bedroom is decorated in a contemporary style, with French doors leading out to the pretty garden. It features two single beds with a bedside table and reading lamp, a wash basin, a pretty dressing table with a mirror and hairdryer, a hanging rail 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 wash basin and a hanging rail for clothes.
The contemporary family bathroom features a P-shaped bath with a shower over (rainfall head and detachable head), a large wash basin in a vanity unit, a WC and heated towel rail.
Head up three stairs to:
This family bedroom, in the eaves, features four single beds on pretty, Victorian-style, metal bedframes – suitable 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 a private lake, and the gardens of the neighbouring Inn at Fossebridge. To the side is a gravelled outdoor seating-dining area with a charcoal barbecue. Up to three cars can park on the private driveway within the garden area, which is accessed through two gates. A gate leads from Lakeside’s garden to the Inn’s garden.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)
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 3 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
BBQ (charcoal) and tools (please bring your own charcoal)
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit
*WiFi: Please note that Wi-Fi speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed.
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
Northleach has a small Budgens mini-market store in the centre, which stocks all the essentials, while Cirencester has all the major supermarkets, including Waitrose, Tesco Extra, Lidl and M&S Simply Food. Waitrose, Ocado, Tesco and Sainsburys all deliver to Lakeside House.
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 Stump, Fosse Cross (1.2 miles)
The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach (3 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 an easy 4.5 Mile-Without-Stiles ramble start at Northleach then pass through historic Hampnett and back along the Saltway – an historic route along which salt was transported from Droitwich to the Cotswolds.
Places to Visit:
National Trusts Chedworth Villa (3.5 miles)
Far Peak Climbing (2 miles)
Cowley Manor Spa (11.5 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
It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years
Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
Lakeside House sleeps 8+2. This means it comfortably sleeps 8 adults but can accommodate 10 guests if the top floor bedroom is used by four smaller/younger guests. (The top floor bedroom can sleep a maximum of 2 adults.)
Parking: There is parking in front of the house for up to three cars.
Dog friendly: A maximum of two dogs are permitted. An additional fee will apply.
Guests staying at Lakeside House have access – through a latched gate - to the neighbouring Inn at Fossebridge with its pretty pub garden, and the privately owned neighbouring lake. Please note that children should never be left unattended by the lake or in the Inn’s gardens.
Please do not sit at the Inn’s tables unless consuming drinks/food ordered there.
Lakeside House is well-suited to guests with limited mobility as it has two ground floor bedrooms. Please note, however, that there are three steps down to the ensuite bedroom on the ground floor and two steps down from the dining area to the ground floor twin bedroom.
Lakeside House can be booked with Stable Cottage for families or friends wanting to travel together but have their own space. You can share the properties between your group, but please bear in mind you would not have enough seating to sit/eat inside all together.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
What a wonderful place. If you want a fabulous place in the heart of the Cotswolds with access to great walks then this is it. Walking distance to the pub?... Well, it’s less than a minute!
Great location, easy access for guests coming from Bristol, London, and Oxfordshire.Good facilities for a birthday weekend for 10 adults - decent cooking equipment and close by to a great pub. Comfy beds, lovely log burner, and nicely decorated. Would love to come back.
The house was really lovely. All the bedrooms were very comfortable and clean and the kitchen was fully stocked. We'd love to come back in the future!
We have just returned from a weekend staying here with friends to celebrate a milestone birthday. The cottage is ideally located for walks in the surrounding countryside. It is well furnished and well equipped and was the perfect backdrop to a wonderful weekend.
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 phone connection is not the best, but there is Wi-Fi available on property.
Fossebridge hamlet 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 has to offer, with walks up the Coln Valley to the Roman Villa at Chedworth and downstream towards beautiful Bibury and the famous Arlington Row. Fossebridge has its own pub - the Inn at Fossebridge – and the popular Stump is just two minutes’ drive.
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