Lake Pochard Maple Lodge is a Scandinavian style lodge in the heart of the Cotswold Water Park.

This 2 bedroom property can accommodate up to 4 people in 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom. There is an open plan living area and outside there is a lovely furnished veranda facing Lake Pochard with a BBQ and a grassy area leading to lake edge.

These stunning properties are set in a lovely quiet location in the heart of the Cotswolds, close to Cirencester. There is a restaurant on-site serving seasonal dishes - booking is advised. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors of the Cotswold Water Park with watersports, 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

Double bedroom.

Twin bedroom.

Family bathroom - walk-in shower, WC & wash basin.


Pet friendly (max. 2) - £30 per dog.

Terms & Conditions

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

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

Within 48 hours of confirming your booking, a welcome email will be sent to you requesting names and addresses of your party, detailing check-in procedure and asking for your card details to pre-authorise a security deposit of £200. This will be released after checkout, if the property is left in a good condition.

Sorry, no smoking.

Check in - 4.00pm & check out is 11.00am.

Flexible start days (3 nights minimum stay).

Location Information

Lake Pochard Maple 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 lodges 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 its own veranda overlooking Lake Pochard. Ideal for nature lovers and the adventurous.

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Optional Extras

  • Pet friendly (max. 2) - £20 per dog.

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: 4:00pm on day of arrival
• Check-out by: 11:00am on day of departure

2. Cancellation, Returned Deposit & Non-Arrival Conditions

Guests that 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 30 days or more in advance of arrival date = Full deposit refund.
• Cancellation made 29 days or less of arrival date = No refund issued, full amount of booking due. Alternatively, a travel credit may be issued with a 6- month valid period from issue.

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 overlooking the beautiful Lake Pochard in the Cotswold Water Park.
  • Open plan living, dining & kitchen area.
  • 2 x 2 seat leather sofas.
  • LCD TV.
  • Dining table with seating for 4.
  • 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.
  • 1 x twin bedroom.
  • Large family bathroom - walk-in shower, WC & wash basin.
  • Veranda with lake views furnished with a BBQ, table with seating for 4 & a grassy area leading to lake edge.
  • Allocated 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.
  • Pet friendly (max. 2) - £30 per dog.
  • Fibre Optic Broadband in lodge.
  • Wheelchair accessible - expanded doorways.
  • Please note: although these lodges are fully wheelchair accessible there are no other specific features in the lodges for people with mobility issues.

Local Fishing Information

Lake Pochard Fishing

Important Information

  • This location offers a purpose built commercial match lake known as Walters Lake.

  • One swim per lodge is available for guests to fish the Green Lane at Walters Lake (match lake) but guests are not permitted to fish Pochard Lake (specimen carp lake).

  • Valid rod licence must be carried at all times when fishing, this can be purchased from The Post Office online or in person.

  • If you are planning to fish Walters Lake, please call or email beforehand to check availability of swims, as failure to do so may result in none being available. Fishing is permitted from dawn until dusk on the green lane in the match lake (Walters Lake).

  • Note to all anglers -
  • Walters Lake (match lake) -
  • Lodge guests are only permitted to fish the green lane in Walters Lake, which is reserved solely for their use.
  • One swim per lodge is available in the green lane, which offers Carp, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd and Perch. Lake rules apply.
  • Fishing on Walters Lake is from 8am to last light.

  • Fishing charges -
  • To fish the green lane in Walters Lake (the match lake) there will be a one off charge of £20 per angler which is payable on check in at lodge 13.

  • Walters Lake Fishing Rules -
  • The following rules are for the benefit of all anglers (pleasure and match) & must be adhered to with no exception. Lake Pochard Management Ltd reserve the right to ask you & your group/club to leave if the rules are breached:
  • All fish must be handled with care & netted before banking.
  • One rod/pole only fished at any time.
  • Barbless hooks only/maximum hook size 10.
  • No braided hook links or line.
  • No fixed leads, must be free running.
  • Method feeders must be free running.
  • Ground bait used sparingly, no particle mix.
  • Fishing off platforms only (not off grass in winter). No extension platforms.
  • No floating baits / no boillies or nuts / no cat or dog food.
  • Keep nets only to be used in organised matches – fish safety is paramount (don’t overload).
  • No silver fish in same net as carp.
  • All unused bait must be taken away.
  • All fish must be returned, no movement of fish.
  • No children under 14 to be left unsupervised.
  • No alcohol permitted on site.
  • No radios or bite alarms.
  • Dogs permitted with discretion (from the management) as long as on a leash at all times & dog fouling is removed.
  • No fires or BBQs.
  • All litter must be taken away.
  • No wading or swimming allowed.
  • Day tickets must be purchased before taking a peg & prior to fishing. All unhooking mats/landing & keep nets must be dipped at stations provided. Random checks are carried out for tickets & lake rule compliance.
  • Fishing must not commence before your check-in time of 3pm & your swim must be vacated on your departure day by your check-out time of 10am.

Local Attractions

Lake Pochard Cotswold Water Park

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 restaurant overlooking the lake.

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, theres 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 pedaloes, 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.

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