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Ash Lodge

Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire (Ref. 929313)


Very good

Sykes rating


  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room


24 Customer Reviews

  • "Great stay here again!"

    Welcoming and friendly owners and farm animals! Our boys had a brilliant time exploring the woods and the adventure playground. The village is close and has everything you need! Highly recommend Vera’s Kitchen for breakfast /coffee! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Ash Lodge!

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "Perfect quiet location, and good hosts showing politeness and willingness to help."

    highly recommended.

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2021

  • "Ash Lodge is a beautiful cabin in woods which feel very private and secluded but are actually minutes from lovely Lechlade."

    The farm has lots of delightful animals and it was a definite highlight of the stay to be able to stroke and give (healthy!) treats to cows, goats and donkeys. Tom was very helpful and there were lovely treats eg cupcakes on arrival!

    Reviewed by MarionFeb 2020

  • "I felt the pictures were a little misleading ."

    I believed the cottage had 2 bedrooms, the description did not say this, but I did become confused.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2019

  • "We were so pleased with our stay in Ash Lodge, everything was great with the cabin and farm- just what is expected and needed in a little forest get away!"

    Our two little boys loved going to the farm each day to feed the donkeys and ponies, and to play on all the play ground, trampoline and woodland areas. Friendly and helpful owners. It was a bit chilly for a bbq but amazing that there are these facilities. Pool was great to be able to use privately. Just lovely surroundings and to be able to come and go as you please. Take a hairdryer (one available to borrow from reception but much more convenient if you have it with you) and wellies, everything else you need is in the cabin, we’ll hopefully be going back in the future!

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time in Ash Lodge."

    It was my first solo holiday with our three children and dog. The lodge was lovely and homely, well equipped and welcoming. We were left to our own devices which I really appreciated. All around us were lots of playground facilities which the children enjoyed. We hired the swimming pool for a really reasonable session and although basic it was really great fun. The animals were a highlight to us they were so friendly and wandered over to see us. We spent a lot more time on site than expected, enjoying all there was to offer. Thank you for a perfect weekend getaway.

    Reviewed by MelOct 2019

  • "Lovely setting in a quiet area of woodland."

    Ideal base for our visit to the Riat airshow, close to local amenities and in an ideal location to explore the Cotswolds. Owner very friendly and helpful, really lovely area and thoroughly recommended, will book again.

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2019

  • "Ash lodge cabin had a strong smell of damp that became worse over our stay."

    There was visible damp especially in the bathroom and bathroom doors. Bedding seemed clean but still felt damp and so did the sofa in the living area that I wouldnt recommend anyone sleep on, which was a relief that our children didn’t come with us. We noticed on our last day (after hearing dripping) that there was a leak under the sink and water was being collected from a saucepan that had been placed underneath that we had to empty and put back. We were not made aware of this problem. The farm itself was lovely and the surrounding area and pubs were brilliant we just felt disappointed with the lodge and it made us reluctant to go back in the evening.

    Reviewed by TerryJul 2019

  • "Location in the woods was very nice although not as private as expected."

    There was another lodge alongside which I felt should have been referred to in the details. The lodge was quite well equipped however there were a few things which the owner could consider during the closedown to greatly improve the layout. The breakfast bar was a waste of space considering there was a large table and 4 chairs- the space would have been better served by storage units for food. The open shelving in the shower room I assume was to store clothes whilst it wa only just sufficient would be better served being blocked off in the shower room with a new door opened up into the corridor which leads from living area to sleeping area. These improvements would make a big difference to the experience of staying at Ash Lodge and probably not be excessively expensive to achieve. Other than that my wife and I enjoyed our stay made all the better with good weather.

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2019

  • "Beautiful setting to relax in, lodge was cosy and clean and had everything we needed."

    location was perfect for exploring the Cotswolds. would recommend this holiday.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2019

  • "Clever photography gives the impression this is a secluded cabin but there is another property right next door."

    This means that in order to have any privacy most of the blinds need to stay shut. Sleeps 4 but bedding only supplied for 2. We found a naked duvet but no sheets or covers for the sofa-bed. Not allowed to drive up to accommodation so all bags have to be carried up a muddy dirt track. Good luck with that nice new wheeled suitcase! Overall the lodge is well designed and comfortable for its limited size but let down by access and privacy concerns.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2019

  • "My family had a comfortable, relaxing and entertaining break."

    We stayed at the Ash Lodge, in the middle of the forest, and loved our stay. A great woodland with lots of play areas, farm animals and private use of a heated indoor swimming pool (cost £5 per hour). At the reception, games, toys and DVDs are available for free use (though there was no TV/wifi in our particular lodge). Key collection/drop off was simple and arranged over the phone + there is a relatively large Co-Op nearby. Tom came to see if we needed anything and there was a binder in the lodge with lots of info about the area. The lodge had a hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, cutlery/crockery, heating, salt/peeper, apples and chocolate. Can't fault it really! Would only recommend to add coffee, sugar (though getting this from the CoOp wasn't an issue) and perhaps a TV. We are planning to go back!

    Reviewed by PollyannaMay 2019

  • "A bit understated on line."

    Ie no mention of electric heaters which made it warm n cosy on cool evenings. Free fruit bowl great touch. Very accommodating manager. We loved not having a TV. Seeing deer in the woods was amazing. Within walking distance of village, pubs, tea rooms, Indian restaurant and Chinese takeaway. A fantastic location in the woods.

    Reviewed by GillMay 2019

  • "Perfect little retreat from the world."

    Tom couldn't have been more helpful. Any complaints in previous reviews seemed to have been rectified. Lovely comfy beds. Thoroughly enjoyed wood burner too. Saw lots of wildlife from our lodge - deer, fox, rabbits, squirrel, nuthatch, tree creeper, buzzards, bats. Wonderful for children. Lots of play equipment, woodland, small rowing boat on little lake to explore. Plus swimming pool and lots of very friendly animals on farm. We didn't want to leave. Highly recommend Cotswold's Wildlife park for a visit.

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation in lovely setting, as described in all information shared and sent."

    Very pleased, thank you.

    Reviewed by CherylApr 2019

  • "Peaceful location, helpful hosts - cabin was well stocked (kitchen items etc) ..."

    Peaceful location, helpful hosts - cabin was well stocked (kitchen items etc) The only negatives if I'm being very picky are that the cabin was quite close to the other one so not completely private (but would be a bonus if travelling with another family) The windows hadn't been cleaned and there were cobwebs inside - didn't spoil the holiday of course but a little bit of effort would have made it a 5*

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2019

  • "We really enjoyed, so did the dogs."

    the lodge was great for a small break (Log burner was good) lovely settings in the woods Good location and only a short walk into Lechlade.

    Reviewed by MatthewOct 2018

  • "A pretty basic cabin located in woodland with overhanging trees that will damage any high vehicles."

    Would not wish to stay any longer than a weekend as cabin fever would set in. Bed somewhat uncomfortable. Lots for children to do with a play area and animals to see. Doggy walks in the woods. Would have liked to have met the owner as they live onsite and found the key collection and return somewhat unfriendly as you simply collect key from a Reception Hut and return at end of booking with no face to face contact.

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2018

  • "Lovely location and friendly hosts."

    Soft furnishings a little tired. Mattress and pillows could do with replacing. Had a really good week

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2018

  • "Great location for getting off the grid and out of the rat race no TV was great made the children use there imagination and play more together great family time ."

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2018

  • "We really had a good holiday."

    Great place for families and couples.

    Reviewed by MJun 2018

  • "Was a great wee cabin in a lovely setting."

    The kids had a great time in the playgrounds and feeding the animals. A good central location for daytrips to other places as well. Would definitely consider going here again.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2017

  • "Wow - An amazing location, the owners were fantastic, so much to do in such a beautiful areas."

    Such a relaxing place and loads of interesting things for kids to do, highly recommended......

    Reviewed by DMay 2017

  • "The location of the lodge was excellent and very quiet set in the woods."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2016

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Riverwood Cottages @ Manor Farm

Lechlade-on-Thames 0.9 miles. Situated just a short distance from the pretty riverside town of Lechlade, these barn conversion cottages and wooden lodges are located on a family run estate on the edge of the Cotswolds, where you can sit and watch the animals on the farm or stroll through the 40 acre farm and 14 acres of woodland. These delightful properties have been lovingly created from old farm buildings and each is individually furnished and decorated, retaining much of the rustic character and charm. With lovely bedrooms, open plan living areas with exposed beams, well-equipped kitchens with dining areas and cosy sitting areas, these cottages and lodges make wonderful bases for your holiday. All of the cottages provide outdoor seating, four together in a courtyard setting and two which overlook the farm, watching the animals and enjoying alfresco dining. The two lodges on-site are set in a woodland environment and provide perfect accommodation for a romantic break or small family holiday. Step inside the lodges and you will be able to enjoy their rustic charm with simple wooden fixtures combining seamlessly with contemporary furnishings to provide a lovely base in peaceful surroundings. Spend a day on the estate where the younger children can make full use of all the swings, slides, sand pit, parkland and woodland play areas. Other facilities for children include a football pitch, scooters, plus a heated indoor swimming pool is available for all guests from the start of April until the end of October. In the woodland, guests are welcome to light the fire pit and enjoy a barbecue or spend a day at the nearby Cotswold Water Park which offers many watersports, horse riding, cycle routes and walks around the nature reserves. Take a stroll into Lechlade and enjoy the individual shops, cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs, plus there are many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages are on the doorstep of these fantastic properties.

The property

A detached wooden lodge situated in a peaceful woodland setting, with a front decked area, where you can enjoy alfresco dining, or sit with a refreshing drink in a peaceful environment.

An en-suite shower room, double bed and an open plan living area all combine to provide a lovely holiday home in wonderful surroundings.

The cosy woodburning stove creates a lovely atmosphere all year round; so on chilly evenings simply relax in front of it with a warm drink and plan the following day’s adventures.

An ideal base for getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Note: This property is next to Ref: 929312, together they sleep 8 and with Refs: 30808, 31093, 31094, 31095, 31096 and 31097 on the farm, together they sleep 36.


  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • The pool is available for private use at £10 per hour per property.
  • Electric radiators with woodburning stove
  • Combi microwave/oven, 2 ring electric hob, fridge, DAB radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, additional logs at £5 per bag
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Decked area with furniture
  • Indoor heated pool available for private hire
  • £10 Per Hour
  • (available Spring to Autumn)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, café and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Guests have access to the owner’s 40 acre estate with animals, children’s play equipment and woodland walks
  • Note: Unfenced lake on-site and natural hazards such as rabbit holes etc in the woodlands, children to be supervised
  • Note: Lake is not available for fishing
  • Note: As the lodges are in a woodland setting, guests can drive to the lodge to unload, but the parking area is 5 mins walk from the lodge
  • Note: No TV or WiFi at this property.

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About the location


Cirencester 13 miles; Oxford 24.5 miles.

The popular riverside market town of Lechlade lies on the edge of the southern Cotswolds and has many traditional pubs, antique shops, a Londis and a Co-operative including a fuel station. Lechlade is also home to the infamous Christmas shop (“Where it’s Christmas all year round”) and offers many river-based activities with River Thames trips available throughout the summer season. Lechlade is steeped in history and is an excellent base for many Cotswold and River Thames walks, including the Thames Path, plus excellent fly fishing is also on offer and the town plays host to many festivals throughout the year, including the annual three day Lechlade Music Festival, featuring over 80 bands and performers. Nearby, The Cotswold Water Park is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 40 square miles, made up of 140 lakes; an area larger than the Norfolk Broads. Britain's largest water park, it offers a wide range of activities, including boating, water skiing, fishing (some of the finest trout fishing in the country), cycling, walking, golf and horse riding. Cirencester, known as The Capital of the Cotswolds is just a short drive away and boasts a rich and well-preserved heritage with a Roman Amphitheatre, Corinium Museum and Abbey Grounds. The Brewery Arts Centre offers visitors a unique arts and crafts shopping experience or visit the Bathurst Estate, home to the Cirencester Polo Club where some of the highest level of polo can be seen. Oxford, the oldest University City in England, boasts interesting Botanical Gardens, museums and libraries, and plays host to many festivals and markets throughout the year. The ancestral home of Winston Churchill and the World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace is just a short drive away, where many lovely walks can be enjoyed around the landscaped parkland. Within an hour's drive is Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, many unspoilt Cotswold villages and the Malvern Hills, all of which are well worth a visit.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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