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Pet Friendly Lakeside Lodge In the Cotswold Water Park with log burning stove



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
House in South Cerney, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England - On The Banks Of Spring Lake, Watersports On Your Doorstep, log burner for the winter months

Accommodation: One Spring is a three bedroom lodge situated on Spring Lake in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park. The lodge sleeps 6 comfortably comprising master bedroom (king size bed), double and twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, galley kitchen with a large open plan living room leading to the oversized deck with views of Spring Lake.

One Spring is the only lodge on Spring Lake made available for rent with a log burner for guests to enjoy in the colder months.

The lodge is an Oasis of calm in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park. Located within a stone's throw from the the lake itself, the deck provides a great spot to read, relax or BBQ or simply watch the world go by. Inside, the master bedroom comprises an oversize kingsize bed with views of the lake. Two further bedrooms provide flexible accommodation setup as one double and one twin (stacked single beds). The galley kitchen leads to an open plan living room with double French doors leading to the deck.

Changeovers: Please note - we don't take same day bookings / changeovers. This gives our housekeeper time to turn the lodge round for guests but most importantly means you can arrive as early on your arrival day and leave as late on your departure day as you would like!

The Cotswold Water Park: One Spring is nestled in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park - an area larger than the Norfolk Broads, made up of over 150 lakes.

The Development: If you're a watersports fan, the on-site Watersports club provides waterskiing, wakeboarding and inflatable rides throughout the day. The on-site brasserie provides a great informal dining environment and bar only a 2 minute walk from the lodge. Over the road there is a small playground for children. The lodge is fronted by grass to the lakeside. Perfect for a spot of Croquet, frisbee or a kick-about!

Pets: As pet owners, we know how hard it can be to find pet friendly accommodation. Our beloved 10 year old Spaniel thoroughly enjoys his time at the lake and we hope that if you are pet owners, your dog will enjoy the area as well! We have recently had underfloor heating installed in the hallway to allow dogs to dry off in luxury after their walks! We welcome guests to bring one well behaved dog at no additional cost. Please contact us if you would like to bring more than one dog with you on your stay.

Getting around: Whilst only a 10 minute drive form Kemble station (90 minutes to Paddington) we would recommend having access to a car for your visit to One Spring. The lodge has one parking space (unallocated) opposite the entrance. Additional parking is available on a first come first served basis opposite the brasserie.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Robin and Jo live with their 10 year old Spaniel, Alfie, in Cheltenham. Robin works in IT and Jo is a secondary school teacher. We bought One Spring to get away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life and provide us with a walking and cycling playground on our doorstep with the added bonus of wakeboarding on the lake which is a passion of both of ours.

We make One Spring completely available to Owners Direct users whenever we're not using it so you too can enjoy the peace and quiet (and watersports!) to be had within the Cotswold Water Park

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely cottage in a perfect setting - Tracy

December 2014 - We spent the Christmas long weekend in this lovely cottage and can thoroughly recommend it as a destination. The cottage is situated right on the lake, which you can look out onto from the sitting room, or in warm weather, sit out on the spacious decking. Swans, geese, ducks and other birds - so serene. I would imagine that in the summer time it would be even better, as there is a water park just around the corner with plenty of water sports, and so nice to just walk around the lake. The cottage itself has everything you need, and in particular, the beds are very comfortable. Robin and Jo were very obliging hosts, and left us a lovely welcome gift which was just the icing on the cake.


Brilliant and pet friendly - Rebecca

December 2014 - We had a fab stay, even had ciders, wine and biscuits on arrival. The house was clean and welcoming. Robin was very helpful before our stay also. Thank you!


Super stay! - Trisha W.

September 2014 - Robin and Jo made us feel very welcome. There was a welcome note and bottle of Prosecco waiting for us! The accommodation was really bright and airy with lots of thoughtful touches. The setting is beautiful with lots to do locally. We will definitely stay there again
Feb 2015
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic weekend - already planning our return

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Lodge from Friday to Sunday - Which was not enough time at all, we fell in love with it and didn't want to leave. It was so accommodating and so much more spacious than it even looks in the pictures. It was immaculate and such a beautiful place... We are already planning our return. Cirencester is only 10 minutes away with some lovely shops and pubs. We also had our 1 year old son and it was just the perfect size for him to roam - and anyone with children knows what a hassle it is to have to pack and make sure you have everything ... Robin & Jo already cater for that. They ensure every aspect is covered. Can't praise this place enough, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and really, really cant recommend enough!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Sophia, greatly appreciated and we're glad you had such an enjoyable stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back! Rgds, Robin & Jo
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Fantastic location, clean with all facilities.

  • 5 of 5

The property was liovely and spacious and great for Harvey (dog) as had a fenced terrace so we could leave the doors open and he could watch the world go by without having to have lead on. Fantastic views across the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Jacqui... we're glad you (and Harvey!) enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Robin & Jo
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Wonderful weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely weekend despite the bad weather . The lodge was very clean and warm, Jacqui met us and showed us round it was all very easy and relaxed the view from the decking is great we would have loved to spend more time on it.

The lodge is very well equipped a real home from home, the wood burner was a real bonus .

We did a couple of walks nearby and supermarkets are not far in Cirencester.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Cecilia and glad you enjoyed the weekend. Looking forward to welcoming you back when the weather is a bit better! Regards, Robin & Jo
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Nice holiday cottage with view on the lake

  • 4 of 5

Nice cottage with beautiful view on lake Spring! Warm welcome by Jackie. Very good and prompt communication with the owner. Ideal location for exploring the Cotswolds.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the kind words Ilse. We'd love to welcome you and the family back to One Spring at any time. Rgds Robin & Jo
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From the Owner

We found the Cotswold Waterpark shortly after moving to Cheltenham in 2010. During our honeymoon we became fans of wakeboarding and wanted to continue our new hobby when back in the UK. We spent many weekends down at the wakeboard park and began to think how great it would be to become lodge owners in one of the nearby developments. That dream became a reality at the beginning of 2014!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bristol at 49 Miles Nearest Barpub : Lakeside Brasserie at 150 Metres Nearest Golf : South Cerney at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Kemble (90 mins to Paddington) at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M4 J15 at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lakeside Brasserie at 150 Metres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

One Spring benefits from a leading on-site watersports school offering expert waterski and wakeboard tuition for both learners and those with more experience.


The nearest station to One Spring is Kemble, 5 miles away. Kemble is only 1hr 20m from Paddington. For those with private pilots licenses, Kemble also has it's own airfield! One Spring is a 1hr 10 drive from Heathrow Airport and a 1hr 20 drive from Bristol Airport. Having use of your own car is highly recommended for the duration of your stay.


One Spring is set in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, an area that is larger in size than the Norfolk Broads. Whilst there are a wealth of activities to enjoy on your doorstep, the are a number of lovely villages and Towns to visit with a short drive including:

South Cerney Village - 1 mile

Cricklade Village - 5 miles

Cirencester Town - 5 miles

Cheltenham - 20 miles

Tetbury - 15 miles

Oxford - 39 miles

Bath - 39 miles

Further Details:

The major draw for most guests visiting One Spring is the wealth of activities available within a short distance of the lodge within the Cotswold Water Park. A wealth of information about the Waterpark is available from their website: http://www.waterpark.org/.

On-site, there is a fantastic waterski and wakeboarding school that also offers inflatable rides. Booking in advance at reception is recommended. The on-site brasserie is a 2 minute walk from the lodge and offers hot food and alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks throughout the day / evening. Rich, the owner, is a big Chelsea fan and all main sports (Sky and BT) are shown from a selection of large screens. The brasserie also has a gym accessible to guests for £5 a visit. The development also has a small playground and dedicated grass play area for children behind the car park.

Next door there is a multi-activity watersports school that offers tuition and pay as you go non motorised watersports including sailing, canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.

There are a wealth of walks and cycle rides accessible from the front door and a nearby cycle rental business can rent bikes for the duration of your stay as needed.

The waterpark is also very well known for its fishing. There is a fishing shop at the end of the road that can advise on both game and course fishing options.

The nearby Country Park is home to WMSki, a fine cable wakeboarding centre, along with a high ropes course, BBQ and picnic areas, outdoor swimming and pedalo hire.

There are a wealth of cafes, restaurants, country and gastro pubs nearby and we'd be happy to recommend options based on your preferences.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 16
31 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 16
23 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year 17
3 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Half Term 17
10 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring 17
28 Feb 2017 - 9 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Cheltenham Races 17
10 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
spring 17
20 Mar 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Pre Easter 17
31 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 17
14 Apr 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring 17
25 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Half Term 17
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 17
5 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Summer 17
1 Jul 2017 - 12 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fairford 17
13 Jul 2017 - 18 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Summer 17
19 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 17
5 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 17
2 Oct 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half Term 17
13 Oct 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 17
31 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 17
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning before arrival £50
Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
You can book and pay for your stay via our secure website. We ask guests to pay a £100 deposit which is returned in full a week after your departure assuming there were no problems.

If your stay is booked more than a month in advance we ask for a 50% deposit of the full booking amount. The remainder is then due a month before your arrival. If booked less than a month before your arrival payment is required in full to secure your booking.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover days are flexible. We also do not run same day changeovers and pride ourselves on letting guests arrive as early as they wish and leave as late as they would like on their arrival / departure days.

Notes on prices:
A charge of £45 is added to all stays for professional cleaning of the lodge on your departure.

Minimum stays are for 3 nights. Minimum 7 night stays on the following dates:

- Spring half term

- Cheltenham Races

- Easter holidays

- Summer half term

- Summer holidays

- Autumn half term

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Only 20 minutes from our "usual" home in Cheletenham, One Spring Lake gives us the ability to escape on a whim for just a night or two or for weeks at a time. As One Spring is also well connected to London (Kemble station a few miles away is only just over an hour's train from Paddington) we're able to entertain friends still slugging it out in London who also fancy a break from it all for a weekend or longer.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The newly renovated downstairs bathroom comprises a shower, WC, sink and towel heater. The upstairs bathroom comprises bath, wc and sink.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Stacked singles and bedside table
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, King size bed, bedside tables, desk, chair, wardrobe
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Double with under bed storage and bedside table


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: *** Other Things to Note *** Minimum stays are for 3 nights.. Minimum 7 night stays on the following dates: - Autumn half term (24th October - 2nd November 2014) - Christmas and New Year (21st December 2014 - 4th January 2015) - Spring half term (13th February - 23rd February 2015) - Cheltenham Races (8th March - 15th March 2015) - Easter (27th March - 13th April 2015) - Summer half term (22nd May - 1st June 2015) - Fairford Air Show (12th July - 19th July 2015) *** House Rules *** Spring Lake is a quiet development where good behaviour is expected and unruly behaviour strictly frowned upon (and enforced by on-site security ;p ) It is a rule of the development that lodges cannot be let to single sex groups, hen, stag or sports groups we are afraid. Outside: The deck is accessible from two sets of panoramic French doors in the lounge that provide glorious views out over Spring Lake. The deck is furnished with a rattan furniture set that sits 8. There is also a gas BBQ and Chimenea on the deck. The deck leads down to a large shared grassed area (20m between the deck and lake) that is perfect for children to play on. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedding are provided for all guests. The property is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival and on your departure. Towels and bedding can be changed during multi-week stays and additional cleaning arranged at additional cost. Other: The lodge's principal draw is the unparalleled views of Spring Lake from both the living room and oversized deck. The deck has an 8 seater rattan furniture set and Gas BBQ for Al fresco dining along with a Chimenea for staying warm on the colder evenings!

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