Island Lodge On the Lake

What this place offers

Allow stays of 28 days or more
An open space on the property usually covered in grass
Barbecue utensils
BBQ grill
Bed linen
Coffee maker: Nespresso, pour-over coffee
Hair dryer

Island lodge – Glass-fronted luxury home overlooking lakes

Island is a glass-fronted luxury home overlooking lakes in the heart of The Cotswolds and the Water Park. Island also is equipped with a hot tub for the exclusive use of guests at Island lodge.

Island Lodge is one of our favourites, tucked away down a little cul-de-sac right on the edge of the lake, but sitting there on the decking you could be the only people in the world. It has had a good few romantic moments with a number of proposals being made there – some we have on record!

Set in a 55-acre private eco-reserve adjacent to The Cotswold Water Park in South Cerney, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Willow Lodge is a stunning one-bedroom property designed for privacy and tranquillity overlooking Carp Lake.

It is a light, airy open-plan space beautifully furnished in sophisticated simplicity. Floor-to-ceiling windows heighten the feeling of being one with nature, and from the private deck, guests can discover the joys of birdsong at dawn and sensational star gazing at night.

Within its walls are a well-equipped kitchen, a neat living/dining room, underfloor heating throughout, and upstairs a bedroom and en-suite shower room with transcendent views of the water, trees, and sky. There’s a wood burner with an inexhaustible supply of logs for cozy nights inside.

Full Description

Two pristine lakes and an untamed reserve make up the grounds. These valuable wetlands offer wildlife spotting for bats, wildfowl, fish, dragonflies, damselflies, butterflies, and other invertebrates. While these verdant surroundings make it tempting to do nothing but wander the paths through woods, there is plenty to explore further afield in the Cotswolds, the largest Area of Outstanding Beauty in England and Wales.

Important Information:
The Lodges are for adults only. We have a strict no child/babies policy and also, Pets are Not allowed to be brought to the property, the property is Pet-Free and Smoke-Free

There is no public transportation, a car is essential.

Please note that there are no blinds/curtains, you may consider bringing your eye/sleep mask.

Only registered guests are allowed to enter the premises, no parties are allowed.

Our Favourite Things To Do

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Island Lodge

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Sky Line Aerial Adventure

For visitors at Little Horseshoe Lake, particularly around Pond Lodge and Island Lodge you will see the huge climbing frame in place across the lane and set up in South Cerney Outdoors area. The facility is very new, only going live in May ’23 and has proved to be hugely successful through the summer (in spite of the rain Sky-Line is an aerial adventure… 14 obstacles over two levels at up to 12m off the ground… An assault course with the added challenge of height. Open to anyone age 8+, this activity requires a good basic level of fitness and mobility and will challenge your confidence, balance and resilience Bookable now at weekends and school holidays as part of our Pay & Play programme. a 45 minute session is just £15 Feeling extra confident… Why not add our 13m Drop Zone at check out and experience stepping off a 13m vertical drop  

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Christmas Light Trails

The Best Christmas Light Trails in the Cotswolds for 2023 It’s never too early to be thinking about your Christmas in the Cotswolds! Our homes are booking up fast for the actual festive period and for New Year but there is plenty of availability around Christmas still and plenty going on in the Cotswolds around that time! The Cotswolds is a beautiful area of England known for its rolling hills, honey-colored villages, and historic castles. During the Christmas season, the Cotswolds are transformed into a winter wonderland with its many Christmas light trails. Here are a few of the best light trails to visit in the Cotswolds in 2023: Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle from 24 November to 30 December 2023. This magical after-dark experience takes you on a trail through the castle grounds, where you’ll see over 1 million lights, as well as illuminated characters from the Wizard of Oz. Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum from 24 November to 21 December 2023. This festive light trail is set among the beautiful trees of the arboretum, and features over 750,000 lights, as well as a variety of Christmas activities, such as ice skating and a Santa’s grotto. Blenheim Palace Illuminated Light Trail from 18 November 2023 to 2 January 2024. This stunning light show takes you on a journey through the history of the palace, and features over 100,000 lights, as well as projections and music. Cotswold Farm Park Enchanted Light Trail from 25 November to 31 December 2023. This family-friendly light trail takes you through the farm park, and features over 500,000 lights, as well as illuminated animals and displays. Into The Woods Light Trail at The Old Shed from 15 to 17 December 2023. This new light trail takes you on a magical journey through the woods, and features over 200,000 lights, as well as music and sound effects. Please always check the dates on the local website as they are always subject to change

House Rules

Little horseshoe lake is a private gated estate with only 5 holiday lodges for couples and a larger house for families. We try not to impose too many rules but please be aware that the homes are intended to be private and therefore care needs to be taken when walking around the lake to avoid disturbing other guests.

Please park cars in bays marked for that purpose. Each home has a lay-by on Wildmoorway Lane just by each of the lodges but if you are concerned at leaving your car on the lane then talk to us about parking at Pond Gate where you will have a short walk to your lodge.

Only 2 guests per lodge is permitted except for Pond where there are 4 guests and Little Horseshoe lodge which is designed for families.

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.