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Birds Eye View of our Lodges
Hot Tub view from the Balcony
Birds Eye View of our Lodges
Fishing at our Lodges
Picturesque Sunset from our lodges

Luxury 3 & 4 Bedroom
Holiday Homes in
the Cotswolds

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What people say

We love to hear what people think of our lodge, good or in need of improvement. Here are a few of our reviews from previous visitors.


    Everything was Amazing, from communication with Jo, to arrival at Lodge greeted with cake and Prosecco, the interior was welcoming and stylish, and the beds were soooo comfortable - everything you could wish for. The hot tubs were the icing on the cake for the 6 grandchildren.
    A Perfect Stay - we will be back .

    2 months ago View review on TripAdvisor

    Amazing two night stay at Waters Edge with our dogs. Stunning views from the main bedroom and open plan downstairs. Relaxing and tranquil, with bonus of hot tub. Lots of useful information provided about places to go and where to eat. Lodge really well equipped with TV , music , toiletries and kitchen, rooms very spacious. Beautiful inside and out , luxury furnishings and lodges very private. We’d love to return one day, and would love to stay at any time of the year. Jo was a great host and available if needed.

    4 months ago View review on TripAdvisor

    Well I have just come back from spending 3 fantastic nights at the Kingfisher lodge. I can honestly say that the pictures on the website do not do the place justice.

    I had never heard of the water park retreat before. I only came across it as I saw it mentioned by someone on a travel forum. I have seen since, that similar lodges are bookable with other companies. The reason I would recommend Jo and Barry above others, is it's quite clear they care about your experience! Apart from the welcome, a bottle of chilled Prosecco waiting in the fridge, soft music playing and a delightful lemon cake, Jo was on hand when my partner locked his jacket in the lodge, to let us in remotely and she was also on hand embarrassingly, when we didn't realise we had instructions that were very clearly on the email!!!
    Within seconds, they were resent as a text. The service was fantastic.
    Candy also, was on hand before, answering any questions I may have had, which was very much appreciated.

    The lodge is more than the pretty pictures, as an Elemis fan, I was over the moon to see these products everywhere, there is every gadget known to man in the kitchen, there are umbrellas to use in the utility room, washing tabs, binoculars, a canoe, life jacket, foil, clingfilm, it really was a home from home. Actually my 13 year old would disagree - he helped unload the dishwasher. When asked how come he never does this at home, he answered 'Because this house is really nice' lol! Like many, my son is also a gamer and cannot go an hour without playing something - yet he loved every minute of the trip away from his xbox.

    The weather was pants, so we didn't have the planned bbq or use the hot tub, but it really didn't matter. We went to the Cotswold gun range, which is fantastic and a few minutes from the lodge and the boys did karting in Gloucester. You really cannot go wrong with this place, the interiors are beautiful and the service magnificent. My youngest had plastered pictures all over instagram and was so happy. We don't holiday in the UK normally, but I am deciding which lodge we will book next and am upset I cannot come back this year as unsurprisingly, all school holidays are booked up. If you are thinking of booking, just do it-you won't regret it!

    And we will be back!!!

    5 months ago View review on TripAdvisor
  • 5 months ago View review on TripAdvisor

    I stayed in this holiday home with my husband and daughter for two nights.

    The house was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. There were three double bedrooms and an open plan kitchen dining and lounge area. It was a well appointed house with everything I needed technology wise and cooking wise.

    The swinging chair at the front of the property made for a lovely sun worshipping spot and the hot tub was a super way to unwind.

    The views from the house were fantastic and the nearby walks were a pleasure.

    Would strongly recommend this holiday home.

    6 months ago View review on TripAdvisor

    My son, our 2 dogs and I stayed at No 7.
    The place was beautiful inside and out and we loved every minute.
    Lots of wildlife to enjoy on walks from here and of course, bird watching from the hot tub.
    Couldn't fault the place and would come back given the chance.

    6 months ago View review on TripAdvisor
  • 397kathri...

    Slightly late posting this review how time flys even in lockdown!!

    Our time spent at Waters Edge with family over Christmas was truly magical, even Santa and his little elf made an appearance on Christmas morning, from the lake on paddle bored’s giving out Christmas goody bags for the children.

    We arrived Christmas Eve, our house was beautiful, we was greeted with chocolate’s, cakes, and Prosecco! and a lovely big Christmas tree and Christmas decorations. Everything was so clean and fresh, tastefully decorated and equipped with everything in the house that was needed, to compliment our stay. From the beautiful bedrooms with comfortable beds, and linen, the lovely bathrooms and a kitchen that had everything in it, to the barbecue and hot tub on the decking overlooking the lake. Water’s Edge surroundings are so peaceful and calming. Thank you Jo & Barry for being amazing hosts, we cannot wait to visit hopefully in 2021. (Cancellations depending)!! But definitely although a long way off, Christmas 2022! Thank you again for the amazing experience.
    The Gillett family x

    8 months ago View review on TripAdvisor

    We stayed during lockdown 1&2 in 2020 at no 6 Water’s Edge (the lodge is also called Water’s Edge so be careful to book the right one!) This is an immaculate and beautiful lodge, very Covid-safe, and we loved every minute of our stay. About to book a few more days in June 2021 to recover from lockdown 3 - a beautiful and safe retreat from all the difficulties life has thrown at us during this awful pandemic! Really recommend this holiday place.

    9 months ago View review on TripAdvisor

    We had a lovely stay at the Malachite, it’s an absolutely stunning lodge with excellent amenities, great views and a fully equipped kitchen.

    9 months ago View review on Airbnb


We experienced this place as a group of well travelled women celebrating a birthday. All of us were impressed by the house, location, experience of booking and information provided, thank you.