Heron Lodge On the Lake

What this place offers

An open space on the property usually covered in grass
BBQ grill
Carbon monoxide alarm
Coffee maker: Nespresso, pour-over coffee
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

Heron Lodge

Heron Lodge, new to Cotswold Water Park Retreats, sits on Waters Edge lake overlooking the lagoon off the lake. Heron Lodge is a beautifully decorated lodge that we think will be incredibly popular with our guests old and new

Full Description

Waters Edge lake is a stunning collection of contemporary styled, luxury holiday homes in the Cotswold Water Park. These architecturally inspired, lakeside holiday homes have stunning views over the 28-acre lake and each property benefits from a large decking area which gives you the illusion of being suspended over the water’s edge. Waters Edge is ideally situated in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park, England’s largest wetlands nature reserve, only 5 miles from Cirencester and just 90 minutes from London.

Each property is extremely well equipped and furnished to a high standard. The spacious living/kitchen/dining areas makes the property an excellent option for group holiday bookings, family gatherings or simply a short break with friends. Each bedroom is of a large size with luxurious en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom also benefits from a private lakeside balcony with seating.

Waters Edge is within walking distance to the picturesque village of South Cerney and Cerney Wick, home to some fabulous country pubs, local amenities and country charm. Enjoy water sports, fishing, walking and nature trails throughout the immediate area, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the hot tub whilst enjoying the view over the lake.

We have a number of properties for rent on this particular lake, all within walking distance of each other so are perfect for those larger groups coming together.


  • Spacious, contemporary and stylish open plan living, dining and kitchen area
  • Large furnished sundeck overhanging the lake
  • Hot Tub on deck overlooking lake 
  • 2 x en-suite bedrooms (one downstairs)
  • 4 x king size beds with one bedroom having interlocking twin beds so can be king size or two singles
  • Utility room/cloakroom with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome (fee applicable)
  • BBQ
  • Wi -Fi included
  • Flat screen TV with Sky Stream which includes Sky Entertainment and Netflix
  • Wide range of water- sports & activities all close by
  • Excellent fishing available locally and on site directly from the decking
  • Direct access on to the lake for boating/kayaks
  • Linen, towels, luxury toiletries and utilities included
  • Sorry no smoking indoors

Ground Floor

Living area

  • Expansive floor to ceiling glazing, giving uninterrupted views of the lake
  • Wooden floor with underfloor heating throughout
  • 1 x 3 seat & 1 x 2 seat leather sofas plus armchair
  • Full height sliding doors to sundeck

Dining area

  • Table with seating for 8
  • Sliding doors to decking


  • Open plan, contemporary, well equipped
  • Built in fridge and freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Single oven/grill
  • Built in Microwave/combination oven
  • Four ring ceramic hob

Utility room

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer


  • Basin and WC


  • Kingsize bed
  • Wardrobe, chest of drawers and 2 bedside cabinets
  • En-Suite with wet room with walk in shower, basin and WC


  • Large, fully enclosed deck, overhanging the lake with direct access on to the lake
  • Outdoor table with seating for 8
  • Hot tub and BBQ
  • Kayak available with life jackets

First Floor

Master bedroom

  • Kingsize bed
  • Large wardrobe
  • Sliding glass doors to private balcony with seating overlooking the lake
  • Chest of drawers, dressing table, occasional chair & footstool, 2 x bedside cabinets
  • En-Suite with large shower, bath and WC

Bedroom 1

  • 2 x twin beds/kingsize bed (interlocking beds to provide flexibility)

Bedroom 2

  • Kingsize bed

Family bathroom 

  • Full size shower over bath

Our favourite things to do

Try a private Cotswold Tour ...

Cotswold Private Tours

Tour the Cotswolds with a Private Guide. We have partnered with CJP Tours who offer a range of bespoke tours.  Their private driver will give you the freedom to discover the beauty and charm of the Cotswolds whilst enjoying the views from the comfort of a 4 or 7 seater vehicle.  Leave the planning and driving to them. Their dedicated guide will share facts and other information about places as you pass through them, giving you an insight into historic and daily life in the region. Having lived in the area for over 45 years, the owners have become very familiar with those ‘off-the-beaten-track’ and easily missed locations. Their tour guides live in the Cotswolds and are knowledgeable about the region and familiar with the best locations to shop, eat, drink and stay. They know the Cotswolds intimately and will work with you to ensure you get what you want from your tour. The Cotswolds is a region steeped in history and natural beauty, and there are countless intriguing tidbits about it. Here are five lesser-known facts: 1. **Ancient Tracks:** The Cotswolds has paths that have been in use for over 5,000 years. The “Ridgeway”, which runs along the Chiltern Hills to Avebury in Wiltshire, is considered one of the oldest ‘roads’ in Britain, and was once used by prehistoric traders. 2. **The “Wool Church”:** Many of the grand churches in the Cotswold villages, known as “wool churches,” owe their existence to the lucrative medieval wool trade. The wealth amassed by local wool merchants led them to fund the construction of these stunning, elaborate churches as a testament to their prosperity and piety. 3. **Cotswold Lions:** The Cotswolds once had its own breed of sheep known as the Cotswold Lion. These sheep had long, golden fleeces and were a significant reason behind the region’s success in the medieval wool trade. The name “lion” derived from their large, shaggy manes. 4. **Hidden Tunnels:** Beneath the streets of Cirencester, one of the Cotswolds’ most prominent towns, there’s a network of secret tunnels. They date back centuries and were believed to be used for a variety of reasons, from smuggling goods to serving as secret escape routes. 5. **Olympick Games:** Long before the modern Olympic Games, the Cotswolds had its own version known as the “Cotswold Olimpick Games.” Started in the 17th century in Chipping Campden, these games included eccentric events like shin-kicking and tug-of-war. While the original event faded over time, local enthusiasts revived the tradition in the 20th century, and it’s still celebrated today. The Cotswolds is not just about scenic beauty; it’s a land where every stone, path, and village has a rich story to tell!  

Grab a bite to eat at...


Henrys, formerly known as Harry Hares, is our “local” in Gosditch Street Cirencester Henry’s opened this year in 2022. A seafood Bar and Grill with a social dining experience like no other. All of our ingredients are sourced locally and our chefs bring new dishes to the menu every week so you can enjoy the fresh seafood picked that week. Dine with us inside and out! A social atmosphere for eating and drinking for couples, small or large groups. Henry’s social dining experience allows you to share a range of dishes from the menu with friends and family.

Spend the day at ....


Delve into the enchanting heart of the Cotswolds, where history, nature, and charm intertwine, in the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water. As a native and lifelong resident, I can offer a unique perspective and share insider stories passed down through generations of my family. Here’s a taste of what awaits you: * **Tranquil Beauty:** Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, Bourton-on-the-Water is a scene straight out of a storybook. Its honey-coloured stone houses and bridges straddle the gentle River Windrush under a canopy of graceful willow trees. This village isn’t just a place; it’s an atmosphere, one of serenity and timelessness. * **Historic Charm:** Experience life as it was in the Roman era. Let me lead you along ancient streets once trodden by Roman soldiers. You’ll see the indelible mark of centuries in the timeworn Cotswold stone of the buildings, each with its own tale. * **Living History:** The local pubs and shops, traditional in every way, add to the charm. Enjoy a pint in a centuries-old inn, where I’ll regale you with tales of the characters who’ve drunk there over hundreds of years. Or find a perfect memento in our quaint shops that offer local crafts and world-renowned Cotswold honey. * **Natural Splendour:** Immerse yourself in the breathtaking English countryside, with its rolling hills, lush meadows, and diverse wildlife. Our guided walk will include the tranquil banks of the Windrush, where I’ll share the lesser-known tales of its aquatic inhabitants. * **Village Treasures:** We’ll explore the remarkable Model Village, a perfect miniature replica of our town. I’ll tell you about the extraordinary efforts taken by local craftsmen in its creation. Don’t miss the fascinating Cotswold Motoring Museum, packed with vintage vehicles and memorabilia, which still inspires the child in all of us! Don’t just see Bourton-on-the-Water; experience it with all your senses. Hear the babbling river and the peal of the church bells. Smell the fresh country air and blooming gardens. Feel the centuries-old stones beneath your hands. Taste the local delicacies. And, most importantly, hear the stories that make this village come alive.  

House Rules

We try to flexible and not to put too many constraints on our guests but we are also committed to looking after our homes.

We welcome up to 2 pets in Heron Lodge but talk to us about your plans. Always let us know if you plan to bring pets (there is a small charge per pet) as we need to factor it into our cleans. We do not allow pets into the bedrooms and particularly onto beds. We recognise that keeping pets off the furniture is a challenge so you will find throws available to use please

No parties, hen nights or stag nights – this really isn’t the place for loud parties as many of the homes on this lake are occupied by year round residents. Unfortunately due to a number of past experiences we do not allow all male occupancy of our homes. Sorry guys!

And that’s really it – tell us about breakages so that we can replace where necessary. Larger damage and specialist cleaning we will need to discuss with you if necessary.

We just ask that you treat our home with respect and that you consider our neighbours when you are on the decking in particular as sound does travel a lot further over water.

Total: £1200

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1 month ago

A wonderful and cozy place, a nice spacious house and a view of the lake from the hot tub and the upper balcony - something wonderful. easy operation of the heating system and the entire house in general. A large number of kitchen items and, above all, board games which I did not expect there.


1 month ago

Stayed for my birthday weekend with family and friends and my dog. Great location with beautiful surroundings. House was perfect for what we wanted and a lovely chocolate cake awaited. We enjoyed the games provided to.
I would certainly recommend this property and may return in the future.


1 month ago

Amazing house! Lovely weekend stay for 5 uni friends. Lots of do but as it was winter time we took advantage of the hot tub and chilled out inside. Lovely walk on the Saturday with a lovely local pub close by.
The lake is gated and has residence on as well as rentals.
Would 100% come back.