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Caterina Lake Lodge

Cotswolds, United Kingdom

Per week

from 750.00 to 1400.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Kev Lindsay (Cotswold Holiday Letting)

Member since Apr 2015
  • Bookings Accepted:92.31%
  • Avg. Response Time:
  • Availability Updated:2 days 13 hours

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BFB's Overview

This New England-style lakeside retreat has so much to recommend it that it is hard to know where to start! For most, the pretty clapper board-style exterior and fantastic water-front setting make a brilliant first impression, whilst the convenience of the location within steps of a family-friendly lake-side bar and bistro and gym, come a close second.

Once settled in, the light bright interiors with family-friendly luxuries are added bonuses, whilst the fact that there's a spa, golf course, watersports centre, bike hire and routes, plus a choice of restaurants and pubs, within a short, scenic walk really sets it apart. Although, for most young families, the fact that the UK's largest inland beach with a purpose built toddler paddling and playground area is within a 10-15 minute stroll is the icing on the cake.

The fantastic setting means guests can park up, unpack and, if they so wish, not see the inside of their car for the entire duration of their stay. Bike hire with child seats/trailers can be pre-booked but even two wheels isn't strictly necessary since there's so much to do with easy walking distance.

Even packing for the trip can be stress-free since the friendly property manager, Kevin, provides a handy list of useful baby and toddler gear on request from socket covers and stair gates, to toys, books and DVDs*. If that and lazy meals or drinks soaking in the views from the house' lovely lake-side deck (blankets provided for cooler evenings) isn't enough to relax with, then a trip to the nearby spa or a round on the golf course, should do the trick! Plus, junior will be happy too, thanks to the opportunities for paddling on the shingle lake causeway, feeding the lake's ducks or playing in the beer garden playground adjacent to the spa and golf course.

Accommodation Overview:
An allocated car parking space directly behind the house ensures guests can unpack with ease. Entry is via a small decked rear patio and into an open-plan living dining area with huge picture windows and patio doors capturing a magnificent view of the lake and woodland beyond. The u-shaped kitchen is set slightly apart from the lounge area and comes equipped with modern units and useful gadgets including full size oven, hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer dryer. The lounge boast a flatscreen TV, DVD player and selection of family-friendly films. The L-shaped sofa comes with handy throws for protection against toddler spillages but also handy for making the most of long evenings on the adjacent private terrace, overlooking the lake, with its BBQ and dining set. A downstairs WC/shower room is handy for large families.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a pretty Juliette balcony overlooking the lake and a large double bed, the second bedroom has twin beds and the third a single and a cot. Both the main and second bedroom also have room for a cot. There's also family bathroom has bath tub, shower, basin and WC.

Larger groups may be interested in also renting neighbouring houses, within a few doors down, too. See here for details.

Location Information

Along with its lake-side setting, one of this house's greatest assets is that there is so much to see nearby and all of it on pushchair-friendly flat paths/roads. Nearest to the house, within a minutes stroll, is the Lake Brasserie with Ski Lodge, which boasts a friendly bar, restaurant with wide menu choices including kiddies favourites, a lake-side terrace and upstairs gym. The ski element is waterskiing, wake boarding or ringos, all of which will no doubt prove irresitible to most families, not least since, thanks to a special skimmer board, ski lessons are available to little ones as young as 3-years old. There's also a small shingle 'beach' area a few steps away, sectioned off from the watersports for safe swimming and popular with little ones for paddling.

A little further on (3-4mins walk) there's a brilliant wakeboard/water ski school offering a ski cable and a buzzing cafe bar. The ski cable is slowed on weekends during special training sessions for kids of 8+ years.

Around five minutes walk away, the spa, golf course, restaurant and 'Old Boathouse' pub at the Four Pillars Hotel has something for everyone, particularly mini guests who love the beer garden play area at the latter. Further on, around 40-minutes walk/15mins by bike, is the Cotswolds Water Park with its purpose built toddler paddling and play area, alongside the UK's largest inland beach. Pedaloes, row boats and even 'Zorbs' are available for hire.

For those who don't mind jumping in the car once in a while during their break, the Cotswolds Farm Park is well worth a visit and around 40-minutes drive, whilst shopaholics will be pleased to learn that the Swindon adesigner discount village is only around an hour's drive away. Cirencester (30mins cycle/10mins drive) is also surprisingly good for shopping with some great independent shops filled with indulgent treats such as the brilliant 'Oeno' wine merchants, Cirencester Cupcakes and Jesse Smiths traditional butchers and cheese shop.

Dining out choices are abundant in the area and the food at the bistro a few steps from the house is pretty good, but for a special meal, the Wild Duck in Ewan (60mins walk/15mins cycle/6mins car) is highly recommended and has a kids menu, whilst the Wheatsheaf in Oaksey (13mins car/30min cycle) offers even more sophisticated pub food, plus an award winning gourmet burger menu, along with kids options. The brilliant 2-acre garden with village-run vegetable patches at The Potting Shed in Crudwell (15mins drive/45mins cycle) means kids can be let off the reigns there and parents can saviour long lazy lunches or suppers from the excellent menu which focusses on locally grown/reared produce and comes in smaller portions for mini guests. For urban dining, 'Made By Bob' in Cirencester has earned much praise from some of the UK's most influential food critics who've been extremely impressed with the creations of its chef, Bob Parkinson who was formerly based at London's Bibendum.


Nearest A&E: The Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Rd, Swindon, Wiltshire is less than 20 minutes drive away.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Short breaks (3-4nts) charged at 80% of the relevant weekly rate.

Special Offer - Details:

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Rates

28 Oct - 22 Dec 2016 : £750 /week23 Dec - 31 Dec 2016 : £1400 /week3 Jan - 9 Feb 2017 : £750 /week10 Feb - 19 Feb 2017 : £830 /week20 Feb - 23 Mar 2017 : £750 /week24 Mar - 30 Mar 2017 : £830 /week31 Mar - 20 Apr 2017 : £995 /week21 Apr - 27 Apr 2017 : £830 /week28 Apr - 25 May 2017 : £995 /week26 May - 1 Jun 2017 : £1350 /week2 Jun - 29 Jun 2017 : £995 /week30 Jun - 3 Sep 2017 : £1350 /week4 Sep - 21 Sep 2017 : £995 /week22 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : £830 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 : £830 /week20 Oct - 29 Oct 2017 : £995 /week30 Oct - 19 Dec 2017 : £750 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2017 : £1400 /week28 Oct - 22 Dec 2016 : €885.225 /week23 Dec - 31 Dec 2016 : €1652.42 /week3 Jan - 9 Feb 2017 : €885.225 /week10 Feb - 19 Feb 2017 : €979.649 /week20 Feb - 23 Mar 2017 : €885.225 /week24 Mar - 30 Mar 2017 : €979.649 /week31 Mar - 20 Apr 2017 : €1174.398 /week21 Apr - 27 Apr 2017 : €979.649 /week28 Apr - 25 May 2017 : €1174.398 /week26 May - 1 Jun 2017 : €1593.405 /week2 Jun - 29 Jun 2017 : €1174.398 /week30 Jun - 3 Sep 2017 : €1593.405 /week4 Sep - 21 Sep 2017 : €1174.398 /week22 Sep - 28 Sep 2017 : €979.649 /week29 Sep - 19 Oct 2017 : €979.649 /week20 Oct - 29 Oct 2017 : €1174.398 /week30 Oct - 19 Dec 2017 : €885.225 /week20 Dec - 31 Dec 2017 : €1652.42 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:30

Check-out time: 10:30

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Short breaks (3-4nts) charged at 80% of the relevant weekly rate.

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

Sleeps 6+ a cot in 3 x double bedrooms of which one is a zip'n'link twin or king. There is room for 2 cots in the master bedroom but very limited space for a cot in any other bedroom unless a bed is unoccupied. There's a family bathroom with tub and showe

Airport under 2 hours drive

Bristol airport is approx 1.5 hours drive away

Coast Within Walking Distance

There is a small shingle beach area on the lake a few steps from the house. This is separated by bouys from the waterspouts area for safe swimming. Also, there's also the UK's large inland paddling beach at Cotswold Country Park, with a purpose designed paddling area and playground for under 5s (40mins walk/shorter by bike)

Amenities within Walking Distance

There are a selection of waterside pubs, restaurants and bistros plus a playground within 1-10mins walk. Bikes can be hired onsite and a sandy lake beach and watersports (apart from wake boarding and rings available adjacent to the house) can be reached within 20mins flat ride.

Spa Onsite

Guests may pre-book treatments and day spa passes for 'Spa 6' at the Four Pillars Hotel, which is 5-8mins walk away. There is also a gym at the Lake Club House which is a few steps from the house.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby gear available includes: highchair, cot, microwave/cold water steriliser, baby bath support, changing mat, blackout blinds, socket covers, stair gates and plastic crockery and cutlery. Please request on BFB booking form as not always kept at the house.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

A small basket of toys, books and DVD suitable for under 5s is available. Please request in BFB booking form if required as not always stored onsite.

Onsite Restaurant

There are a selection of waterside pubs, restaurants and bistros within 1-10mins walk. The nearest is just a few steps away and offers a kids menu. Another, the Old Boat House Pub, has a children's playground.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates are provided on request. Please request on BFB booking form as not always kept at the house.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The house has private front and rear decked terraces including one with fabulous lake views (safely enclosed), a BBQ and outdoor dining set.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi is available

Golf

There's a par 7 18-hole golf course within a few minutes walk of the house with prices starting at £10pp

Reviews

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  • Excellent location close to local amenities. Property was comfortable. Owner was friendly and helpful. Good baby/toddler facilities and provisions.Review dated 21/07/2014

  • There was all the equipment we required for 2 young girls . The property was clean and tidy with lovely view of the lake.Review dated 19/09/2013

  • We had a superb stay in the Lake House. It's in a great location, near to lots of child friendly places to visit and eat at. The house, itself, is spacious, clean and well equipped and Kevin, the owner, was very welcoming. Our daughter loved feeding the swans outside, and we enjoyed having the patio doors wide open, watching the view of the lake....highly recommended!Review dated 27/08/2013

  • We had a fantastic few days at the Lake House. It is such a serene location and as it was off season it was exceptionally quiet. There are enough local attractions to please everyone. Kevin was very helpful and great to have him on hand to help with last minute questions. The play mat, bath toys and night lights were a nice touch and it was great to be able to get away for a few days without having to pack so much "child junk".Review dated 14/12/2012

Excellent location close to local amenities. Property was comfortable. Owner was friendly and helpful. Good baby/toddler facilities and provisions.

There was all the equipment we required for 2 young girls . The property was clean and tidy with lovely view of the lake.

We had a superb stay in the Lake House. It's in a great location, near to lots of child friendly places to visit and eat at. The house, itself, is spacious, clean and well equipped and Kevin, the owner, was very welcoming. Our daughter loved feeding the swans outside, and we enjoyed having the patio doors wide open, watching the view of the lake....highly recommended!

We had a fantastic few days at the Lake House. It is such a serene location and as it was off season it was exceptionally quiet. There are enough local attractions to please everyone. Kevin was very helpful and great to have him on hand to help with last minute questions. The play mat, bath toys and night lights were a nice touch and it was great to be able to get away for a few days without having to pack so much "child junk".

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 3 guests.



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