General

Cottontail Lodge is situated in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park only a short walk from the lakes and entertainment. The property is located on Hoburne Park and guests can use extensive the onsite facilities which include fishing, swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), gym, entertainment plus a bar and restaurant. The cost of the use of these facilities is included in the holiday price and must be carried at all times whilst on site. Additional attractions including pedalos and crazy golf are available at an extra cost and are payable locally if required.      

This 3 bedroom property can accommodate up to 6 people in 1 double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms. There is an open plan living area and outside there is a lovely furnished decking area with a private hot tub.

These stunning properties are set in a quiet location in the heart of the Cotswolds, close to Cirencester. There are plenty of eateries nearby serving full English breakfasts, cakes and cream teas. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors of the Cotswold Water Park with watersports, fishing, cycling, bird watching and walking.

The Cotswold Water Park - One of the fastest growing tourist areas in the UK, the Cotswold Water Park has for a long time been a best kept secret and it seems that the secret is out and it is now becoming a major tourist destination! South of Cirencester and north of Swindon the Cotswold Water Park covers just over 40 square miles. The whole area which is made up of 150 different lakes, a series of lovely old Cotswold villages, the infant Thames is a haven for a wonderful array of wildlife and leisure activities.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Kingsize double bedroom.

Twin bedroom.

Twin bedroom.

Family bathroom - with a shower, WC & wash basin.

Cloakroom with WC & wash basin.

Pets

Two dogs are permitted at a charge of £20 per pet.

Terms & Conditions

20% Deposit is required on booking, balance is due 8 weeks beforehand.

The Hoburne Park membership card is included for your holiday. Membership cards must be carried at all times on the park and presented upon request on entry to the club house. Passes include lake fishing permit, access to swimming pools, bar and restaurant, and Gym. Additional on site activities including pedalos and crazy golf are payable locally.

A cleaning and linen charge of £75 will be automatically applied to each booking.

On arrival, a damage deposit of £200 is pre-authorised on your card and released after checkout, if the property is left in a good condition.

Sorry, no smoking.

Check in - 3.00pm & check out is 10.00am.

Flexible start days (3 nights minimum stay).

Location Information

Cottontail Lodge is located at the Cotswold Water Park. Only a short drive to the old market town of Cirencester with a variety shops, pubs and restaurants.

The City of Bristol is only a 50 minute drive away and hosts many attractions such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Brunel's SS Great Britain & Bristol Zoo.

Within a mile of the holiday homes is the Gateway Centre with the Thames Path, National Cycle Route 45, Lakeside Brasserie and gym, The Boathouse, De Vere Cotswold Water Park Hotel, Spa 6, horse riding and an impressive range of watersports.

The property is set in the 40 square mile Cotswold Water Park in a tranquil, quiet grounds with multiple lakes. Ideal for fishermen, nature lovers and the adventurous.

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Optional Extras

  • There are no optional extras.

Terms & Conditions


By placing a booking with us (the property owner / his/her representative) you (the lead guest) and your booking party (guests) agree to the following terms and conditions as set-out. During your stay you agree to abide by the subsequent conditions as set-out. If you have any questions about booking with us, please contact us before making a booking.

To place a booking with us the lead guest must be at least 18 years of age. The maximum number of staying guests per room is illustrated in the room occupancy details on the website. Where the person making the booking is different to the lead guest taking up the occupation, the person making the booking may be held responsible for cancellation, non-arrival and damages as set-out within. Only the lead guest and the named booking party are allowed to use the property and its facilities, any third party visitors are only allowed access at our express permission.

To secure any booking we require a deposit to be paid in advance, this deposit amount is 20% of booking total. A security deposit of £200 is preauthorised on your card on the day of arrival and released after checkout, if the property is left in a good condition.

Deposit payments must be 'cleared funds' before a booking can be confirmed. Deposits are only refundable under the conditions set-out here within. All guests agree to respect the privacy and peace of all other staying guests, neighbours and the owners at all times. We reserve the right to cancel a booking with immediate effect if guests are not honouring this agreement or causing a disturbance / nuisance to other guests, neighbours or the owners.


1. Check in and Check out

Guests must check-in and check-out by the times stated below;
• Check-in: 3:00pm on day of arrival
• Check-out by: 10:00am on day of departure

2. Cancellation, Returned Deposit & Non-Arrival Conditions

Guest who need to cancel a booking should contact us as soon as possible.

Deposits already paid are only returned in accordance with the following conditions;

• Cancellation made 14 days or more in advance of arrival date = Full deposit refund
• Cancellation made 13 days or less of arrival date = No refund issued, full amount of booking due

Non-arrival guests, who are unable to attend or fail to attend for whatever reason forfeit their deposit paid and the full amount of the booking will be due. It is suggested that booking guests take out appropriate holiday / cancellation insurance where required.

In the rare event we need to cancel your booking with us, please be aware that we cannot be held liable for circumstances beyond our control and that our liability to you is limited to the refund of any payment already made.

3. WiFi Fair & Appropriate Usage Policy

Where WiFi Internet access is provided, guests accept to use this access to the Internet fairly and appropriately. We may monitor network performance and user usage in order to maintain a fair and high level of service to all our guests. The Internet access provided is intended for general use such as access to the world wide web, email, messaging, social media, light video / music / media streaming. It is not intended or ideally suited for heavy media streaming, online gaming, extensive downloads / uploads. Access to illegal activity or use of our network for illegal activity is not prohibited and will be reported to local authorities.

4. Damages & Lost Property

We reserve the right to charge the lead guest for any damages caused through the course of a booking by any member of the booking party. This includes breakages, spillages, stains, damage to furniture or fixtures and fittings. Any accidental damages should be reported as soon as possible in order to minimise damage and associated costs. Lost keys / fobs / access cards will incur a replacement charge per key / fob / card lost.

Any lost property, if discovered and found, left behind by guests during a stay will be held for a period of 1 month. While we will make our best efforts to reunite lost property with their owners we accept no responsibility in replacing lost items and encourage guests to ensure they have all their belonging before checking-out. We may offer to post lost items via recorded delivery at the cost of the property owner, otherwise collection can be arranged.

5. Smoking

Smoking of any tobacco products, is only allowed in designated areas as sign posted throughout the accommodation and is in accordance with the Health Act 2006.

6. Pets & Service Dogs

In pet friendly properties we accept up to 2 well behaved dogs. Names and breed of the dog must be added to the check in form. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.

7. Parking

Where on-site parking is provided guests accept that they park their vehicles at their own risk.

8. Your Personal Details & Privacy

We are required to keep a register of guests over the age of 16 who stay with us, this includes full names and nationality, and/or passport numbers, place of issue, details of next destination if they are non-British, Irish or Commonwealth guests. This is in accordance with the (Immigration (Hotel records) Order 1972). These records are kept for a minimum of 12 months and in accordance with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) [which comes into force in May 2018].

Our policy surrounding the personal details you provide as part of any booking or enquiry through this website / or third party website, including the privacy of those details are explained and set out in our Privacy Policy which you can read here. You accept that any entries you make to an on-site guest book, if available, will not contain personal information or details you would not want disclosed. Any entries containing personal details that may fall into the DPA and GDPR may be removed and destroyed.

9. Our Right to Cancellation

We reserve the right to cancel any booking without compensation, refund or reimbursement if the terms of these conditions are breached.

Property Features

  • Situated close to the beautiful Lakes in the Cotswold Water Park.
  • Open plan living, dining & kitchen area.
  • 2 x fabric sofas.
  • Flatscreen TV.
  • Dining table with seating for 6.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge, hob, full size oven and microwave.
  • Kitchens are fully stocked with all of the equipment & utensils.
  • 1 x double bedroom.
  • 2 x twin bedrooms.
  • Large family bathroom - with shower, WC & wash basin.
  • Separate cloakroom - with WC & wash basin.
  • Furnished decking area with private hot tub.
  • Parking.
  • Bed linen, duvets & towels are provided (cleaning and linen cost of £75 per booking)
  • Beds are made up for your arrival.
  • All heating & electricity included.
  • Washing Machine.
  • WiFi.

Local Fishing Information



Lake Fishing

Important Information

  • 1. Location: All fishing lakes at Hoburne Cotswolds are governed by National Fishery Bylaws and specific fishery rules. Fishing is only permitted in the bottom third of the main lake, as indicated by a buoyed rope.

  • 2. Rod Licence: All anglers aged 12 or over must have an Environment Agency Rod Licence, available from the local Post Office in South Cerney, or online.

  • 3. Number of Rods: You may fish in our lakes with a maximum of 2 rods per person.

  • 4. it is an offence to leave baited rods cast out into the water unattended. The test will be 'sufficient' control', which means you can go to sleep close to your rod(s) but cannot walk long distances from it/them.

  • 5. Landing Nets: Landing nets with knot-less mesh must not be used.

  • 6. Lead Weights: It is illegal to use lead weights smaller than one ounce, except for split shot of size 8 or smaller.

  • 7. Gaffs: The use of gaffs is prohibited.

  • 8. Rigs: All fishing rigs must allow the fish to discard the lead if the lines break. No fixed rigs allowed.

  • 9. Bait & Ground Bait: Bait and ground bait must be used only in moderation. Nuts and/or beans are prohibited.

  • 10. Close Season: There is no close season in operation.

  • 11. Litter & Discarded Tackle: You are responsible for removal and safe disposal of all litter and discarded tackle and are duty bound to advise reception in the event of snaring wildlife or losing tackle where it is not possible to salvage.

  • 12. Barbless Hooks: Barbless hooks must be used at all times in our lakes.

  • 13. Predator Fishing: Live bait and freshwater fish dead baits must not be used in our lakes. Sea fish dead baits and spinning/plug fishing is allowed.

  • 14. Fishing from Boats: Fishing from boats is not permitted on our lakes.

  • 15. Fishing Hours: Fishing may only take place between the hours of 8am - 10pm.

  • 16. Removal of Fish: All fish must be returned to the lakes immediately. No sacks or keep nets may be used to retain fish.


  • Kingfisher Lake: Carp to approx. 25lb, Tench to 8lb, Bream, Pike, Roach and Rudd.

  • Mallard Lake: Carp to 30lb, Tench, Bream, Roach and Rudd.

  • Heron Lake: 6 acre lake with Carp to 40lb, Tench to 10lb, Pike, Roach and Rudd.


Local Attractions

Lake View

On Site Attractions (included in £40 membership pass) Fishing, Swimming Pool, Bar, Restaurant, Gym, Entertainment.

On Site Attractions (payable locally) Pedalos and crazy golf.

Local Supermarkets - 'Tesco Extra' & Waitrose in Cirencester (10 minute drive).

Somerford Keynes Village - The Bakers Arms pub.

South Cerney Village - There are 3 pubs - Old George Inn, Eliot Arms & The Royal Oak. There is also a Post Office, Co-op, pharmacy, Indian restaurant/takeaway, fish & chip shop.

Pretty Cotswolds Villages & market towns nearby - Bibury, Bourton on the Water, Lechlade, Moreton in Marsh.

Gateway Visitor Centre - Visit here for all local tourist information. There is also a cafe overlooking the lake. Open 7 days a week from 9am - 5pm.

Cycle routes in the Cotswold Water Park - The area is very flat so is perfect for cycling. Whether you choose the country lanes, bridlepaths or permissive cycle paths, there's something for everyone. The National Cycle Route 45 also goes right through the Cotswold Water Park, from Salisbury to Cirencester.

Bike Hire - Go-By-Cycle offers cycle hire by the hour & cycle repairs.

Cotswold Country Park & Beach - Great location for a picnic with BBQ stations available for hire & a children's swimming/paddling lagoon. There is a volley ball court, adventure playground as well as swan pedalos, rowing boats, SUPs, Kayaks & Canadian canoes available for hire. WIBIT AquaVenture is a giant inflatable AquaVenture with over 20 action packed obstacles.

London & Birmingham - Just 90 minutes away.

Tackle Den - Carp & coarse fishing specialists with a huge range of tackle & bait in the Cotswold Water Park.

Swindon Town & Designer Outlet Shopping Centre - 9 miles.

Tewkesbury - an ancient abbey town standing between the Severn and Avon rivers.

Horse Riding - Rein and Shine Equestrian Centre offers horse and pony riding for children from 4 years old to adults of all ages.

Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway - Find out the stories of the men and women who built, worked and travelled on the Great Western Railway.

Ashdown House - National Trust Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs which was built for the Queen of Bohemia.