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Lakeside Cottage

Painswick, Gloucestershire (Ref. 988603)


(22 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "We have had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful cottage."

    The setting was idyllic. The cottage was well equipped. The owners had put a lot of time and thought into ensuring we had everything we needed for an enjoyable holiday. There were plenty of dog walks from the cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will recommend it to friends and family.

    Many thanks for your kind words. We shall hope to see you here again one day. Best wishes, Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolynJun 2022

  • "Lovely location."

    Property was extremely well equipped, very well maintained, clean and comfortable. Lots of information on things to do, places to go.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback following your stay. We're delighted you loved the location and the facilities at the property. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianneMay 2022

  • "Beautiful setting."

    The owners made us feel very welcome and took great care that everything was as we needed.

    Thank you for your feedback. It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back any time soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2022

  • "Lakeside Cottage is perfectly located in a part of the Cotswolds that seems unspoilt by tourism."

    It offers a beautiful and peaceful break with spectacular views of the lakes and across the valley, great walking and pretty villages to explore nearby. The cottage is spacious, well equipped, very clean and comfortable with lovely ensuites and kitchen. We wished we could have stayed longer and hope to return.

    Thanks Hilary. We shall hope to see you here again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by HilaryMay 2022

  • "This is an idyllic retreat with a view I could gaze at all day long."

    The cottage itself was actually bigger than our semi-detached house - so spacious and comfortable and impeccably clean. Situated in glorious Cotswold countryside and surrounded by hills and woodland, what could be more peaceful than a stay at this beautiful place.

    Thanks Cherie. It was great to have you here, and we shall hope you have time to return one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by CherieApr 2022

  • "This is the best holiday let we have ever had over 60 years experience."

    Peter and Carol are superb hosts, and the setting of their property is second to none. We shall definitely be returning to the peace and tranquility, the friend ship of mine hosts, and the enjoyment of reading Peter’ novels. The bungalow is beautiful, well appointed, and lacks for nothing. The Crows Nest is a wonderful place to take a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery. The walks around the property are great too.

    Thank you for your amazing comments regarding your stay, we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. It is a wonderful place to stay and so quiet. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulinSep 2021

  • "The hosts were fantastically welcoming."

    A nice, quiet and very relaxing stay!

    Thank you for your feedback during your stay. It's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JosephAug 2021

  • "Highly recommend this cottage for excellent access to the southern Cotswolds and beyond."

    Secluded position, close to Cheltenham. Beautiful and tranquil location with delightful hosts. Everything had been thought of for comfort, and Carol provided a delicious home baked loaf warm on the kitchen table for our arrival. Local eateries were lovely including The Waypoint at Painswick Golf Club for excellent food.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful holiday at Lakeside Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceAug 2021

  • "Lakeside cottage is in an idyllic location."

    The cottage has everything that you need for a peaceful holiday, including lots of helpful information about the surrounding area, left by the owners. Talking of the owners, Carol & Peter are also on hand to meet and greet you and are wonderful hosts, without being in any way obtrusive (they live in their own house close by to the cottage). The scenery is stunning, overlooking the trout lakes and the woodland. The quintessential English flora and fauna are right on your doorstep, with deer literally feeding under our bedroom window at one point! Plenty to see and do in the local area and a little further afield. We loved it. Thank you Carol & Peter.

    Thank you for your feedback about Lakeside Cottage. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in very peaceful and picturesque surroundings."

    Tasty loaf of home-baked bread was waiting for us along with a pint of milk, plus tea and coffee in the cupboard. We organised for Waitrose to deliver groceries on the evening we arrived, which arrived promptly. Great to be able to park under cover with plenty of space. Wide selection of DVDs and books available in the cottage. Lots of walking available on the doorstep - through the woods or up on the common. Convenient for Painswick, Stroud, Gloucester and Cheltenham. We had a very comfortable and pleasant stay.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a good stay in the Cotswolds with Manor Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by TiffanyJul 2021

  • "Lakeside is a fantastic holiday destination for a get away with the peace and tranquillity needed after a stressful year."

    Peter and Carol are fantastic hosts and make you feel very welcome. The barn itself is of top quality and it is brilliantly located next to the Cotswold countryside - it's isolated location, the Crow's Nest and views are definitely it's selling points. If I was to critique this holiday destination, EBI there were more space to store groceries. And, you will need a car if you are not actively mobile. I do not like leaving positive reviews as it makes it harder for us to rebook should we wish to come back, but we had a fantastic week and did not want to leave. Thank you Peter and Carol, we already miss our glasses of wine and chats whilst looking across at the deer, rabbits and foxes from the Crow's nest.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Lakeside Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJul 2021

  • "This cottage was in the perfect location and was everything we wanted."

    It was clean, comfortable and every need had been thought of. Carol and Peter are lovely hosts with Peter even baking us a delicious date and walnut loaf! The crows nest is such a lovely place to sit and contemplate whilst watching wildlife and having a drink or two. We would love to return.

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to your stay at Lakeside Cottage. It's lovely to hear your had such a wonderful stay and we hope to welcome you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShelaghJun 2021

  • "Cottage was fabulous."

    Extremely comfortable and situated in a beautiful, tranquil setting. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Perfect place to explore the surrounding countryside and relax by the fishing lakes.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely time in this cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable with everything you could need. The impact of coronavirus meant that we were the first guests of 2020, so a big thanks to owners Peter and Carol for allowing our stay to go ahead - excellent hosts, accessible but not obtrusive. A unique setting with exceptional privacy and seclusion and with some lovely walks from the doorstep and within the immediate vicinity. Each bedroom has a lovely en-suite (actually full bathrooms) and plenty of cupboard / wardrobe space. We were out and about most days but the highlight of each day was returning to the cottage for a glass of wine on the Crow’s Nest followed by a cosy evening in front of the woodburner. Lovely.

    Peter and Carol will be delighted to hear you had a lovely time in Lakeside Cottage. It is a unique setting and a great place to explore the surrounding area! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2020

  • "Very tranquil setting in scenic, deep valley."

    Car needed. House immaculately clean and organised with every possible facility and clear notes. Good sense of space (literal and metaphorical). Hosts provided warm baked bread on arrival and left milk in the fridge. Nearby woods are lovely and the area is an SSI. If one wishes to venture out there are lots of places to visit including characterful pubs. November can be dreary but the heating was generous and we were very cosy.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on Lakeside Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2019

  • "The setting of Lakeside Cottage (at the head of a small wooded valley, overlooking a lake) was beautiful - just a wondefull place to be."

    The cottage is not beautiful from outside, but inside was very well decorated and equipped, and the owners were very friendly. We intend to go again.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2019

  • "The cottage was situated in a very pretty and peaceful part of the Cotswolds."

    The hosts take a lot of pride in their cottage and seeing to it that the guests are comfortable and well informed of the local area. 10/10 for a peaceful night’s sleep, cleanliness and a well fitted out cottage. Lots of pretty walks too.

    Reviewed by MirandaAug 2019

  • "The cottage is way better than described, it is a little oasis of silence and calm."

    If you want to completely switch off from the hustle and bustle of every day life- this is the place. The owners are very meticulous and the barn is extremely clean. I have rarely seen such a clean cottage. What a find ..We will surely come again

    Reviewed by ElianeJul 2019

  • "Perfect location and the best equipped cottage we have had the pleasure of staying in over many years of "cottage holidays"."

    Lakeside was spotless, very nicely furnished, and Peter and Carol were lovely hosts, what more could you ask for.

    Reviewed by VincentJun 2019

  • "Having spent 30 years in holiday cottages the length of the UK, Lakeside Cottage, Cranham was, without doubt, the cleanest cottage we have ever been in."

    Comfortable setting in a magnificient location surrounded by wildlife. Up close to Badgers, Foxes, Deer, Canadian Geese etc was a great experience. The owners, Peter and Carol, were excellent hosts who gave a detailed layout of the cottage and local area (and fresh home made bread still warm). Would definitely go back. Robert Gillies

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "An exceptionally well kept property in a very peaceful & beautiful location with charming hosts."

    Reviewed by AllanMay 2019

  • "Very relaxing, wonderful location but a bit out the way."

    Not a problem for us but some people may find it a little isolated. The hosts were attentive and friendly. I honestly can’t think of anything they could improve on. Just what we were looking for on our autumn break.

    A wonderful location indeed! we are so pleased to hear that you had a relaxing stay at this property which is situated in such a stunning and breathtaking location. Thank you for your feedback and your comments that the owners would not be able to improve on anything! Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2018

  • "Peaceful. Lovely surroundings."

    A real home from home.\ \

    Mrs Bevan

  • "Lovely cottage in a stunning location."

    Close to nature. Great walks, bluebells and wild garlic. Many thanks for the warm welcome and yummy bread.

    Mr C-E.

  • "A fantastic location, fabulous hosts and 5-star accommodation."

    Couldn't ask for more.

    Mrs Moates

  • "This cottage is one of the best we have ever stayed in; it is warm and comfortable and everything works!"

    Mrs N

  • "Tranquil cottage in a beautiful valley; just what we needed."

    Mrs M

  • "Beautiful and peaceful setting, and yet so close to amenities."

    Loved spotting the badgers and deer.

    Ms C

  • "What a wonderful place, equipped with everything we could possibly need."

    We feel relaxed and rested, and ready to face the world again!

    Mr S

  • "The location was beautiful & peaceful and yet near amenities\ \"

    Mrs McGuire

  • "Everything has been perfect, especially the Crow's Nest on a sunny morning and the badgers at dusk."

    What a treat.

    Mr Schwenkert

  • "Fantastic setting and accommodation."

    Mrs Baker

  • "The cottage is beautiful and the surroundings are just perfect."

    The fishing provided at the cottage is really good.

    Miss Ter Mors

  • "The cottage itself is in an excellent and peaceful surrounding, the owners were ..."

    The cottage itself is in an excellent and peaceful surrounding, the owners were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay and the location was very convenient for visiting many of the Cotswold towns and villages

    Mr Hill

  • "Idyllic setting, interesting wildlife, 5* accommodation"

    Mr Rich

  • "Excellent location, brilliant presentation, friendly and helpful hosts, peaceful, tranquil, the perfect holiday location for us and we wish to return when we can."

    Mr Aldous

  • "Excellent location, peaceful and stunning views."

    The owners, Carol and Peter were so welcoming and friendly. The cottage itself had everything necessary for a lovely holiday

    Mr Knight

  • "Location superb, hosts very friendly and helpful, cottage spotless and very well appointed"

    Mrs Nightingale

  • "Carol and Peter were great hosts and made a sincere effort to accommodate our needs and feel at home in the cottage, which is set at the end of the road in a quiet and very picturesque vale."

    Though we arrived very late in the evening Carol and Peter had put a loaf on the kitchen table and left milk and butter in the fridge in case we were hungry. They then appeared appropriately early the next morning to welcome us and give advice on what to do around Cranham and nearby sights. We could have spend days in the cottage, enjoying the quiet of the forrest literally just outside the window or enjoying the many great walks in the area, but we decided to split our time between the cottage and driving around the Cotswolds, which the cottage turned out to be a perfect base for.\ Thank you, Peter L, July 2016

    Peter Levering

  • "Wonderful well appointed cottage."

    The views are stunning and are not done full justice in the pictures. There is a lovely woodland walk nearby and the seating area overlooking the lake is a delight. \ Harry, July 2016

    Mr. S.

  • "Every comfort and facility to make this lovely cottage a home from home."

    Mr Bevan

  • "Extremely beautiful setting!"

    Mr Vanacker

  • "Wow what a wonderful experience for us all."

    Beautiful setting, lots to do and wonderful hosts. Thank you so much for a memorable week!

    Mr Caraher

  • "Immaculately presented by very accommodating and pleasant owners and in a stunning setting for what we wanted."

    Mr Morley

  • "The cottage was set in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    Mrs Martley

  • "It could not be better."

    I wanted a self contained quiet retreat.

    Mr James

  • "Excellent cottage, excellent location, excellent hosts."

    Mr Fox

  • "Very high standard and peaceful as described."

    Mr. I.

  • "My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Lakeside Cottage in Cranham."

    The cottage is very comfortable and the surroundings are very beautiful. The owners Carol and Peter were so helpful, it was above and beyond what was needed - thank you to both of them. The very best thing for me was the peace and quiet. Sitting out in the sunshine, not being able to hear any traffic was bliss! I treasure my memories of a truly peaceful place.

    Vicky And Norman Moane

  • "Made to feel very welcome, beautiful location, immaculate cottage."

    Mr Chambers.

  • "This is a wonderful place to stay."

    First class accommodation and a very warm welcome from Carol and Peter. Superb location, ideal for wildlife lovers or just for a peaceful getaway.

    Mrs Unwin

  • "I cannot fault it, the cottage was beautiful."

    Mrs Collins

  • "Beautiful setting and cottage meticulously clean and well equipped."

    Owners were exceptionally good hosts and went the extra mile to make our stay perfect.

    Mr Taylor

  • "The location, the scenery, the hospitality and the cleanliness of the accommodation were excellent."

    There was nothing to dislike. The only room we didn't use was the dining room, we much preferred to look out onto the scenery from the kitchen table.

    Mr G

  • "We never had such a good equipped kitchen in a cottage."

    And the cleanliness could not be topped in the whole Great Britain. We could even eat off the floor!

    Mr Lofink

  • "Very relaxing and tranquill surroundings, central location for touring the Cotswolds."

    Mr Ash

  • "It was perfect!"

    Mr Browne

  • "Superb cottage, excellent hosts, outstanding position, peace and quiet."

    Ms Selin

  • "The 5 star rating is more than justified and the whole\ \ \ package was a classic case of “under promise and over deliver”."

    Mr Walker.

  • "Truly beautiful setting and the owners made us extremely welcome."

    \ Becky, August 2016

  • "I would give top marks to everything about this property."

    We absolutely loved it and would recommend without any hesitation. It gets a 5 on all scores on your survey. I really cannot think of anything that would have improved the cottage as it was so well equipped with very comfortable beds and furniture and the setting was stunning. The weather was not good and so most nights we had a roaring fire (June) and it was very cozy. Every evening we we were lucky to see the badgers literally outside the front door and one night had a red fox come for a visit as well.\ \ \ The owners of the cottage, Carol and Peter went over and above the call of duty in making sure we had everything we needed and I can't say enough about their hospitality. We were welcomed with a lovely fruit cake and loaf of homemade bread.\ \ \ Please feel free to use my phone or email for anyone who is thinking of staying here.

    Mrs Yancey

  • "Just back from a wonderful week at Lakeside Cottage where we had the friendliest of hosts and the fluffiest white towels with enough china and cutlery for a banquet."

    Can't recommend it enough.

    Mr McLaughlan


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  • All ground floor
  • Note: This property only accepts children over 8 years old, but babes in arms are welcome. Two bedroom: 1 x double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request) with en-suite bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freesat, DVD player and WiFi Fuel and power inc in rent Bed linen and towels inc in rent Undercover parking for 2 cars Exclusive use of the decking with furniture Shop 3 miles, pub 10 mins walk Note: This property only accepts children over 8 years old, but babies in arms are welcome Note: Due to steep drop down to the lakes, children should be supervised when outside. 1 well behaved dog allowed.

The property

Located in Cranham, Gloucestershire, in the heart of the Cotswolds, Lakeside Cottage is perched on a hillside looking towards a wooded valley and two lakes, giving you a view you are unlikely ever to forget.

Peace, tranquility and convenient location make this an amazing holiday choice that we're convinced will have you returning! Inside the owners have created a beautiful feeling with traditional oak-beamed interior that offers a real home-from-home vibe. The Lounge features a comfortable traditional style sofa with two matching armchairs and oak furniture, a large TV with FreeSat, DVD Player and CD Player, and an attractive stone chimney breast, housing a cosy woodburning stove- added for your comfort. The separate kitchen is at the front of the property with views down to our private fishing lakes.

You can enjoy home cooked meals from the table...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £25.

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About the location


Stroud 4 miles; Gloucester 7 miles; Cheltenham 10 miles.

Painswick, located only 10 miles from Cheltenham, is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire. The town originated from the wool trade, but is now best known for its parish church’s yew trees and the local Rococo Garden. The village is mainly constructed of locally quarried Cotswold Stone. It stands on a hill in the Stroud district which overlooks one of the Five Valleys and is halfway along the Cotswolds Way National Trail. It is home to a cricket and rugby team and has a popular golf course on the outskirts of the town. There is a local pub The Royal Oak which offer real ales, real fires and a courtyard. Opposite the pub is a well-stocked village shop. A twenty minute walk from the village is the Painswick Beacon which affords vast views across Gloucester to the River Severn and the Malvern Hills. The Painswick Centre hosts many events and exhibitions and is home to the ACP Gallery. Painswick is 4 miles north of Stroud and 2 miles northwest of Slad – home of Laurie Lee, author of “Cider with Rosie”.

Region Information

Note: This property only accepts children over 8 years old, but babes in arms are welcome.
Note: Due to steep drop down to the lakes, children should be supervised when outside.
Note : 1 dog permitted £25 pet charge

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas