Guest Book

“Wonderful Christmas break”
5 of 5 stars

We have just returned from what I would call the perfect Christmas. My family rented the Inn’s Lakeside House holiday cottage because it was dog friendly and not too far away from my grandmother’s home.

We were not disappointed! The house had been decorated for Christmas complete with tree and the decor was cosy and delightful. The wood burning stove (fuel provided) added an extra glow to the already warm and relaxed atmosphere. The garden was enclosed so we didn’t have to worry about our dog, and overlooked the picturesque grounds and lake.
All this and the added bonus of having a gorgeous pub (extremely dog friendly) 20 seconds from your front door, where we were made to feel extremely welcome. Special thanks to owner Robert and manager Eri for the beers by the fire and interesting conversation well into the night!
Highly recommended.

December 2013

We had a wonderful time last weekend and the house could not have been better suited for us all.
(October 2013)

I just wanted to thank you all for the excellent arrangements you made for us last weekend. Lakeside House was just perfect for us and the children loved their four-bedded, very comfortable dormitory!
The whole house is so comfortable and very well equipped and we cannot understand why it is not 5*****
On Friday evening due to a combination of weather and traffic two of our party did not arrive until after 10. The staff managed this situation so well and patiently for which we are very grateful.
It was good for all of us to have such a welcoming, comfortable base from which to do all this. The Inn at Fossebridge had been one of my mother’s favourite places so it was all very appropriate.
Please pass on our thanks to all the staff who made our stay such a good one.
(September 2013)

We had a wonderful time, the cottage is great and the surroundings so beautiful. We hope to return and will be recommending you to friends
(January 2013)

Family Get Together for a 60th Birthday.
Lovely cottage and surroundings. Arrived in the snow but left in completely clear weather. Enjoyed Cream Tea’s and a birthday dinner at The Inn. A relaxing weekend despite a certain incident!
May well come back in the summer for another stay.
(January 2013)

Family of 12 for Christmas get together. Superb time (our second stay here). Xmas meal at Fossebridge Inn was excellent – good food and very friendly staff. Thank you so much and no doubt we will be back.
(Roberts Family, December 2012)

We had an absolutely fabulous stay at the property. We go away for 2 weekends each year and I can honestly say this is the best accommodation we have stayed in to date. The house was well equipped with everything we needed and we were able to cook a full Xmas dinner with no problems.
I have no doubt we will be booking this house again at some point as we loved it (the hens outside were adorable and so friendly)

December 2012

We all really enjoyed our stay in Lakeside House. Please pass on our thanks to all of your staff who were extremely helpful and efficient. Our 14 month old granddaughter loved the hens, especially when they came into the house for food. Sadly they did not leave any eggs behind for us! Regards, Mr Parkinson (November 2012)

On behalf of the group I would like to say that we had a really fantastic stay at Lakeside House, as well as enjoying two excellent meals in the pub. (November 2012)

Our stay at Lakeside Cottage, Fossebridge was lovely. It was a delightful setting for our family reunion. Eight of us stayed in the cottage and other family members joined us for dinner on the Saturday evening.We found everything we needed in the kitchen to cook a great family meal. The bedrooms were comfortable and the bathrooms sufficient. There were plenty of clean linens. We used the washer/dryer, the dishwasher and the stove, all worked well. We had some difficulty getting the TV to work but none of us was really interested in the Telly. It was nice to be able to pop into the pub next door for a snack and a drink at lunchtime. Thank you for your efficient service. Carole Johnson (September 2012)

Had a wonderful catch up to celebrate a number of momentous occasions! Well equipped, comfortable cottage, lovely setting! Had a great time – shame about the weather!” (July 2012)

Hi Samantha, I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for all your help in organising my friend’s hen party at Lakeside House. The cottage was absolutely beautiful, very clean and spacious and certainly very welcoming. The bride was totally overwhelmed by the whole weekend.

Thank you also to the gentleman who served us dinner on the Saturday evening; he was really friendly, chatty and helpful (apologies, but I don’t recall his name) He really couldn’t do enough to accommodate us. The cocktail party on the night was also great fun and the company you put us in touch with, gave us a very memorable (and drunk!) event.

I will definitely be recommending you to others and I have already spoken to my husband about planning another trip to Fossebridge!

I hope you will share our thanks with your staff and indeed Robert, who allowed us to stay in the house, when sometimes allowing same sex groups to stay can be a bit risky!

Thanks again
Liz (June 2012)

10 girls staying in a gorgeous cottage = fabulous time 🙂 The surroundings are beautiful and the house itself is stunning. We enjoyed the food at the inn v much – i recommend the burgers! All in all we shared some wonderful memories here. Many thanks!
K’s Hen Do, June 2012

A wonderful venue to hold a grand daughters’ wedding in Cirencester, a reception in Great Barrington and use Lakeside to do some catering and entertaining family. All loved it. A warm and welcoming house – we’ll be back in holiday mode, next time!. Thank you. thank you. May 2012

Stayed one week in Lakeside House. Great Time. Came for our daughter’s wedding – with Sunshine from Canada for our stay. Thank You.
May 2012

We all very much enjoyed our stay in the Cottage for the wedding on the 27th April, everyone commented how lovely it would be to come back another time and enjoy it fully without the rain! April 2012

A great place to spend Dad’s 60th! Had the best weekend ever with all of our lovely family to celebrate J’s 60th. Loved the cottage, loved the bar, loved the great walks with our two gorgeous dogs, and could not fault anything. We will definitely be back! Thank you for making the weekend so special. 14th April 2012

We have had a super time in the cottage, a great place to celebrate a ‘Surprise 50th birthday Weekend.’ Loved the place, the view, the walk, the fire, but by far the best was my super special family for the unforgettable time spent and shared over the weekend- pure magic! 23rd March 2012

Lovely Cottage, great location. We had a fantastic weekend and felt very comfortable. Thank you! 2nd March 2012

Lovely Cottage, comfortable beds, great food in the pub! 24th February 2012

A great place for a multi-generational family trip! Amazing dinner at The Inn plus a very well put together cottage, comfy & practical! 14th February 2012

Beautiful cottage, comfy beds, lovely stay- Thank you!
12th February 2012

Great place, great location, wonderful walks, lovely pub/food & great staff!
31st January 2012
Fantastic weekend in a cosy cottage. Boys loved the gardens as did our lab Cilla! Thank you.
28 January 2012

“Gorgeous place. Plenty of room to play family games, stunning walks, scrumptous food at the Inn at Fossebridge. We’ll be making it our base for, hopefully, many more family occasions.”
25 January 2012

Lakeside House was beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for more from the location, the cottage itself, and all the facilities provided. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was lovely being able to enjoy the privacy of a cottage along with the option of a good pub lunch or social drink on our doorstep at the lovey Inn at Fossebridge. The cottage was well equipped and perfect for our requirements. We would love to come back again.
January 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Inn. The house was perfect for our family’s needs and gave us a safe haven after our exploring jaunts through your beautiful part of the world.
It was well equipped, beds very comfy and we greatly appreciated your help with the christmas tree, our parcel etc etc. Thank you all again for your efforts to ensure our comfort.
Christmas 2011


Lovely Cosy Cottage, nothing missing, pub food well organised. Thank you very much
The Amos Party, 2-4th December 2011

We stayed here for my hen party and had a brilliant time. Lovely rooms, beautiful setting, spotlessly clean, fluffy towels and an amazing fire! Loved our time here – BRILL!
Rebecca Sadler & her hens, November 2011

“Had a lovely time! Cottage was amazing (wish it was my home). Great walks, Great food & hospitality. Will spread the word of this fantastic place.”
Doncaster & Rugby, November 2011

“We had a lovely time at the cottage, enjoyed all the surroundings and loved the pub. Hope to come back soon.”
Harrison, Larkin & Brealy Families, Bolton & Salisbury, October 2011

“What a wonderful week we have enjoyed here in the relaxing surrounds of the cottage. We have felt very at home and the staff have been wonderful. Thanks very much.”
Taberner & Handebo Families, NSW Australia, October 2011

“Wonderful Time! Kids loved the swing, well equipped cottage and lovely warm fire. We shall be back! Thanks very much”
The Garretts, 25th September 2011

“Lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings and a pub on the doorstep, serving good food! What more could anyone want! We had a lovely weekend. Hope to return”
Thomas & Ashman, September 2011

Lots of space
Aample supplies
Kind hosts
Email friendly
Sunny Afternoons Sipping Pimms
Idyllic Setting
Definately will come back again
Even in the winter!
Lou Gabbitas and Family, 20th – 27th August 2011

“We really enjoyed staying in the cottage, the gardens are amazing and the kids loved the rope tyre. We have had an amazing weekend and we really don’t want to leave!”
The Jenkins & Welch Family, 6th – 8th August 2011

“I’ve had the most amazing Hen weekend here at the cottage, perfect setting, idyllic scenery and loads to see and do, mainly the rope swing by the lake! I would recommend to all friends and family, ideal self-catering mini-break, Thank you”
Nicola Verrill & Hens, 27th June 2011

Lakeside Cottage Review May 2011

“Perfect location for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable weekend with the girls! We’ve all had a fabulous hen weekend in beautiful surroundings and close to Cirencester. Thank you very much for a memorable weekend!”
Sarah Hubbard & her Hens, May 2011

“We had a very relaxing week in idyllic surroundings. The accommodation is so comfortable, spacious and well equipped; we appreciated all the little luxuries! A perfect family holiday, thank you.”
The Killick Family, April 2011

“We had the most brilliant time at Lakeside Cottage. I booked the break to celebrate my 50th Birthday with my 4 sons and their loved ones. It was the perfect location for all of us, and the accommodation surpassed all expectations (as did the weather) and we thoroughly enjoyed the week; please pass on my deepest gratitude to all concerned.”
Many thanks and very best wishes, Jane Killick, April 2011

“Lots to do in the immediate area, closeness to the hotel wonderful for a drink before dinner. Lovely grounds to stroll in.”
Mrs M March 2011

“I just wanted to write and say thank you to everyone, especially to Gina and all the team who looked after us so well on Saturday. The Garden room looked lovely and we had a fantastic meal and really enjoyed our weekend in the cottage”
Kind regards, Michelle Wood, March 2011

“Lakeside Cottage has been a wonderful base for us to relax and enjoy the countryside. Extremely well equipped and so comfy & cosy. Staff have been very friendly and helpful in the hotel and bar, too”.
Jenny Murray, family & friends from near and far, March 2011

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