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Lakeside House


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100-199 Mbps
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.
Full Description
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.

Ground Floor

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.

Ensuite Bathroom:
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.

Bedroom Two:
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.

First Floor

Bedroom Three:
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.

Family Bathroom:
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:

Bedroom Four:
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


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - King-size
  • Bedroom Three - Twin
  • Bedroom Four - 4 singles
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 en-suite, 1 family bathroom, 1 cloakroom
  • Hair dryer - 2
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Tassimo
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 10
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 100-199 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - 2
  • Highchair


  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved pets welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 3 cars
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.)

Eating Out:
  • 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
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • 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. This property is ideal for family groups.
  • 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.



Beautiful property and in the perfect location for a wedding we were attending at Stone Barn. Exactly what we needed for our 2 night stay. The pub which serves great food is only 100 yards away so well positioned. Overall our stay was just what we expected.

| 11/11/2023

I stayed here with my family as the ‘bridal suite’ before my wedding at a nearby venue. Beautiful house in a great location and lovely, helpful hosts. Thank you!!

| 24/10/2023

Lovely place and super responsive and friendly host!

| 13/10/2023

Had an amazing stay for my hubby's 40th with the whole family. The facilities were great, and the house was in a great location to explore the Cotswolds. Wish we could have stayed another night and had more time to cook in an amazing kitchen.

| 22/09/2023

A beautiful house with lovely lakeside views.

| 13/08/2023

Great property at a great location. Everything has been thought of to enable a fantastic stay. Ideal for a family getaway

| 08/08/2023


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.