Moorhens' Rest is an mid of terrace New England style lakeside lodge situated on a gated development within the Cotswold Water Park. Moorhens' Rest is positioned overlooking Windrush Lake which is well stocked for fishing and offers a great base from which to explore the area. Isis Lake is also a short walk away. This spacious 3 bedroom lodge is pet friendly (One well behaved dog is welcome in this lodge) and can accommodate up to 6 people in 1 x master king sized double bedroom with doors opening out onto a Juliette balcony, 1 x double bedroom and a twin bedroom with stacking beds. There is a light and airy open plan living, dining and kitchen area with patio doors opening on to your own decking overlooking the tranquil lake setting. The extended south facing patio area is fully equipped with table, chairs and BBQ. This homely lodge is equipped with everything you need to make the most of your relaxing stay.

This stunning property is set in a lovely quiet location, close to Cirencester. There are plenty of places to eat nearby serving a variety of meals from fish and chips at the local chip shop to a curry at the local Indian restaurant. A short walk around the lake will bring you The De Vere Hotel, brasserie, bar and Spa 6 if you fancy a bit of pampering or a nice dining experience. With such a wide variety of facilities on your doorstep, this is an ideal location for families and all you need to do is turn up, relax and unwind. The Cotswold Water Park covers 40 square miles and has over 150 different lakes. Churn Pool Fishery and Cotswold Sailing Club are both located nearby to your lodge.

A little further afield you will find the pretty village of South Cerney with a shop and good pubs/restaurants. Another 3 miles will bring you to the vibrant market town of Cirencester which is famous for its Roman history. If you visit on a Monday or Friday you will find lots of stalls set up in the Market Place. Take time to visit the Corinium Museum or the Roman Amphitheatre. On a Sunday you may lucky enough to catch a polo match at the local Bathurst Estate.

On return to your lodge enjoy relaxing and dining alfresco on your patio as you watch the sun go down over your peaceful lake setting. This destination is one of the UK’s fastest growing tourism areas so be sure to get booked in early. A stay at this home away from home will leave you rested, recharged and revitalised.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

One master king sized double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with walk in shower, WC & wash basin.

One double bedroom.

One twin bedroom with stacking single beds.

One family bathroom with shower over a full size bath, WC & wash basin.

One washroom with WC, wash basin, washing machine & tumble dryer.


One well behaved dog is welcome in this lodge at an additional cost of £25 per stay.

Terms & Conditions

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

£200 refundable security deposit, paid with the balance.

Sorry, no smoking.

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

Flexible start days (3 nights minimum stay).

Location Information

3 x tennis courts (1 floodlit).

Children’s play area.

Games room with pool table & games machines.

Croquet lawn, boule piste, table tennis.

Cricket & golf practice net.

Football goal & volley ball net

Two fishing lakes (coarse & fly) - Stocked with Carp up to approx. 30lbs, Perch, Roach & Trout. Please note there is no fishing 1 hour after dusk.

Close to Cirencester and convenient for exploring the Cotswolds.

Good transport links (approx 1.5 hours from West London).

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Optional Extras

  • One well behaved dog is welcome in this lodge at an additional cost of £25 per stay.

Terms & Conditions

1. Making your booking

At time of booking, you will be requested to pay a booking deposit of 20% if your holiday start date is more than 8 weeks after the date of your booking. If your booking is within 8 weeks of your holiday start date, full payment will be required at time of booking.
On receipt of your booking deposit, a contract of hire exists between the hirer and the owners.

2. Payment of the balance of hire

Your balance of hire is due for payment, without demand, no later than 8 weeks prior to your arrival. Failure to comply may result in the cancellation of the holiday and forfeiture of the deposit and payment of full cancellation charges.

3. Changes to your booking

After your booking has been confirmed, any changes will incur an administration cost of £20.00 to cover the cost of replacement paperwork. Changes within 8 weeks of the start date of your holiday may incur additional cancellation charges and all requested changes will be subject to availability.

4. Cancellation by the hirer

In the event of cancellation by you 8 weeks or more before your holiday, your 20% booking deposit will be non-refundable and you may be eligible to claim on your holiday cancellation insurance if taken (see item 6 below). Cancellation within 8 weeks of your holiday will forfeit the full hire amount paid (or due) unless the owners can re-let the property in which case only the 20% booking deposit will be forfeit to cover administration and re-letting costs.

5. Cancellation by the owner

Should a property suddenly become unavailable for the dates hired by you due to unforeseen circumstances, all efforts will be made to offer suitable alternatives. If this is not possible, then all monies paid by the hirer will be refunded in full with no deductions but the Owners will incur no further liability of any kind. Under no circumstances will the Owners be liable to refund any amount exceeding the amount paid by the hirer.

6. Cancellation and Personal Insurance

It is very strongly recommended that you have adequate personal and holiday cancellation insurance to cover you and all members of your party. This should be suitable for UK self-catering holidays arranged independently of a travel agent and should include cancellation protection cover to safeguard you against loss of the cost of your holiday in the event of unexpected cancellation. Under no circumstances will the Owners be responsible for loss of life, personal injury, medical expenses, accidents, damage to the Hirers property, personal effects or motor vehicle(s) and you should ensure that any insurance covers such eventualities.

7. Liability

The Owners accept no liability whatsoever for any Loss, Damage, Injury or Accident to the Hirer or any member of the Hirer's party or property whilst in occupation of the property or its grounds insofar as this results from proven negligence of the Hirer or any member of the Hirer's party.

8. Security Deposits

A damage deposit for the amount of £200 will be requested with your balance of hire. The damage deposit will be held to cover for any damages, breakages and excessive cleaning. The deposit is fully refundable once an inspection has been carried out after check out.

9. Bed linen and Towels

Your hire includes all bed linen and towels.

10. Pets

One well behaved dog is welcome at a charge of £25. The dog must not be left unattended in the property at any time.

11. Safety of children

The property is situated near the on-site lakes, so children must be supervised at all times and are the sole responsibility of the parents or guardian.

12. Smoking

For the comfort of all guests and staff, no smoking or vaping is permitted inside the premises.

13. Behaviour

Behaviour of guests, and visitors, should not be excessive or rowdy, especially at night. Offensive or illegal behaviour will not be tolerated. You should show consideration to the owners, your neighbours and other guests at all times.

14. Price changes

Prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without notice with the exception of confirmed bookings. Confirmed bookings will not alter other than to reflect any changes in tax.

15. Arrival and departure times

Your holiday hire includes use of the property from 3.00pm on the day of arrival as specified in your booking confirmation until 10.00am on the specified day of departure. Later checkouts will result in an additional charge.

16. Maintenance Work

Improvements, maintenance and refurbishment to the facilities in the lodges and the grounds are carried out throughout the year. The owners will always do their best to ensure guests are not inconvenienced.

17. The owners reserve the right to refuse any booking.

18. Web Site & literature differences or omissions

Our web site and literature is intended as a guide to the properties and facilities only, and we reserve the right to make changes to the facilities provided or to the properties without prior notice. We regret we cannot accept any liability for errors mistakes or omissions which may arise from any differences between the properties or the facilities provided and our website or literature.

19. Force Majeure

The Owner shall not be liable for any loss, breach or delay due to any cause beyond the Owner's reasonable control including though not limited to Act of God, Explosion, Flood, Tempest, Fire or Accident, War or Threat of War, Sabotage, Insurrection, Civil Disturbance or Requisition, Acts, Restrictions, Regulations, Bye-laws, Prohibitions or Measures of any kind on the part of any governmental, parliamentary or local authority, Embargoes, Strikes, Lock-outs, or other Industrial Actions or Disputes. Under any such case the Owners shall be entitled to treat the contract as discharged.

Property Features

  • Moorhens' Rest in number is 58.
  • Master king sized double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with walk in shower, WC & wash basin.
  • One double bedroom.
  • One twin bedroom.
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, W/C & wash basin.
  • Washroom with WC, wash basin, washing machine & tumble dryer.
  • Open plan living & dining area.
  • Books, games & jigsaws available in the property.
  • Furnished living area with a flat-screen TV, fabric sofa, fabric chair with patio door leading to decking area.
  • Extended south facing furnished decking area with BBQ.
  • Dining table and bench seats.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with oven, hobs, microwave, refridgerator, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer.
  • Kitchen is fully stocked with all equipment & utensils.
  • Hairdryer, iron & ironing board provided.
  • Bed linen, duvets & towels are provided.
  • Beds are made up for your arrival.
  • A cot is available upon request.
  • All heating & electricity included.
  • Pet friendly (max 1.).
  • Car parking available for 2 cars.
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Free WIFI available.
  • We regret that stag, hen and same sex celebratory groups are not accepted at this location. Please note this does not apply to couples.

Local Fishing Information

Fishing on Isis and Windrush Lakes

Important Information

  • Two fishing lakes (coarse & fly).
  • Stocked with Carp up to approx. 30lbs, Perch, Roach & Trout.
  • Please note there is no fishing 1 hour after dusk.
  • Fishing from designated areas only.
  • Fishing is included in the holiday price.
  • Fishing available all year.

Local Attractions

Cotswold Water Park Isis and Windrush Lakes

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

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 café 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, 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.