Stonemason’s Cottage In the Village

What this place offers

An open space on the property usually covered in grass
Barbecue utensils
Bed linen
Carbon monoxide alarm
Coffee maker: Nespresso, pour-over coffee
Dining table

Stonemason’s Cottage is a quintessential Cotswolds cottage with three bedrooms, a huge garden and interiors that have a contemporary cool twist. The property is central for village life in South Cerney, being only 10 minutes walk from four pubs/restaurants, and 15 minutes walk from the lakes and activities of Cotswold Water Park. The cottage sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 double/kingsize bedrooms. Downstairs is spacious with separate working space, living room, dining room and garden room.

Full Description

Stonemason’s Cottage, a structure listed as Grade II, has its origins in the late eighteenth century. Its name is derived from a prior owner who constructed the stone mullion window visible in the study area and also the ones next door at number 8.  Sadly he passed away after completing the one in the study area, hence the others are still timber frames. This individual is also credited with the discovery of the South Cerney Head and Foot (part of a crucifix), an artifact now on display in the British Museum.

You are staying in the heart of South Cerney village. The cottage is on a quiet main road with ample, free on street parking. The nearest pubs, fish and chip shop, Indian takeaway, deli serving breakfast are only 10 minutes walk in either direction. Cotswold Water Park is on your doorstep with all the activities and views that it has to offer. There are multiple circular walks from your doorstep and there are two small supermarkets within 10 minutes walk. Cirencester, the Roman capital of the Cotswolds, is only 4 miles away (10 minutes in the car).

A car is ideal for exploring the Cotswold villages, but not essential. The cottage is on the no.51 bus route that passes between Cheltenham and Swindon. Kemble Station is the nearest railway station (about 15 minutes away), directly out of London Paddington or Gloucester/Cheltenham. There are many flat cycle routes around the village and the water park which can easily be enjoyed and cycle hire is available nearby


Our favourite things to do

Take a trip into town....


Welcome to Cirencester, often referred to as the “Capital of the Cotswolds”. This charming market town is steeped in history, with roots reaching back to Roman times, earning it the title of the second largest town in Britain during that era. As you wander through Cirencester, you’re walking on layers of history. One of the highlights is the Corinium Museum, home to an impressive collection of Roman artefacts. Here, you can immerse yourself in the region’s past, exploring exhibits that tell tales of Roman life, the town’s agricultural roots, and its growth through the centuries. Stroll through the town centre and marvel at the grandeur of the Church of St. John the Baptist, standing tall since the 15th century. With its imposing tower, intricately carved stonework and beautiful stained glass, it’s a marvel of medieval architecture. In the heart of the town, you’ll find the Market Place. On Mondays and Fridays, the square is bustling with local vendors selling a variety of goods, from fresh produce to local crafts. It’s a vibrant scene that encapsulates the spirit of Cirencester. Lastly, don’t miss the Abbey Grounds, a beautifully landscaped park adjacent to the site of a former Augustinian abbey. It’s a perfect spot to unwind, with the pretty River Churn flowing through. Cirencester offers a delightful blend of history, charm, and Cotswold character – truly a place where the past and present meet. Experience it and let Cirencester charm you as it has so many before.

Grab a coffee

Carle’s Coffee Shop

Carle’s coffee shop is on the corner of the Spine Road and Cerney Wick Lane and often frequented by us as we zip between lakes. I can highly recommend the flat white and the flapjacks although you’ll find much more there to try including a quiet corner where you can enjoy a cake or sandwich. Carle also provides bike hire and is the centre of some serious riding that goes on around the area. You’ll also find them up by the Relish cafe where they hire bikes. Carle will deliver the bikes to the door at a reasonable price – if you want to find out more then please speak to us

Try some open water swimming

Lake 32 Outdoor Centre

Fancy open air swimming whilst you are visiting us? Head on down to Lake 32 near to the Cotswold Country Park and Beach. You can take lessons in all the sports they offer or use your own equipment on the lake. Lake 32 operate the sports of Windsurfing, Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Archery, Raft building, Problem solving, Bush Craft & Survival Skills and Low Ropes. Waterland operate a very successful Triathlon Group and you can swim in the lake before 10am seven days a week. So much to do at Lake 32 pop along and enjoy the great outdoors! They have a moonlight swim planned for November 27th at 5pm and a Boxing Day swim planned for 10am. PS You can walk around the whole of the lake (or run!) – grab your wristband from the cafe before you head out  

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 Stonemason’s Cottage 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 – homes around Stonemason’s Cottage are residential properties and are occupied year round. 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

Total: £1200

Activities near by

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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.