Guest Reviews

The following comments are taken from the 'Guest comment book' at Elm Lodge & also reviews left online for Elm Lodge -

'We had a very relaxing stay and enjoyed trundling around the complex, a quick canoe at Cerney lake and catching up with family. Sadly we got June's worst weekend weather-wise, but were very appreciative of all the little touches around the lodge to keep us entertained despite the bad weather. Thank you for having us' (Emily & Family, June 2019)

'It was a real home from home. Everything supplied you could think of in a beautiful lodge' (Lin, June 2019)

‘Fabulous house! Kirstie is a great host - really quick replies and helpful local hints/ideas. Beautiful setting - quiet, clean and very child friendly (Nora and family, May 2019) 

'I had an amazing birthday weekend at Elm Lodge with four girl friends. The house is New England style and is right by the lake - you feel like you're miles away from home! The coffee machine was fabulous and the welcome gift was enjoyed by us all after dinner - thank you. The beds were very comfy and having two showers in the house was a bonus for 5 girls!! We enjoyed breakfast o the terrace overlooking the lake, local walks and paddle boarding at the water sports centre just up the road. I also recommend a trip to the Cotswold sculpture park - a hidden gem with so many sculptures and amazing home cooked cakes! If we'd been there longer we'd have tried out the BBQ and the games room too. We'll definitely recommend Elm Lodge to others and hope to be back ourselves again next year. Thank you! (Sara, May 2019)

'Elm Lodge is a really lovely property and Kirstie is a great host, we hope to visit again' (Nuwanthi, May 2019)

‘Me and my friends stayed at Elm lodge for a weekend. We loved our stay and had a great relaxing weekend. The place was spotlessly clean, had great amenities and had a wonderful location. Would highly recommend. Thanks Kirstie, we loved our stay’ (Liz & friends, May 2019)

'Thank you Kirstie, Your pristine house was a pleasure to stay in. We had a wonderful relaxing weekend away, we felt at home' (Karen and friends, April 2019)

'Dear Kirstie, Thank you for a lovely weekend in your beautiful lodge:- we are refreshed and rejuvenated! The personal touches were very kind and thoughtful. We are looking forward to coming back soon' (Sherry and friends, April 2019)

'Very comfortable place to stay. Very well equipped house' (Derek and family, April 2019) 

‘Dear Kirstie, we have had a wonderful week in your lovely house. Great location, super comfortable and cosy and lots of great things to do locally. Thank you and maybe see you again next Easter! (The Boutcher family, April 2019)

'We really enjoyed our stay, the home is lovely and in a relaxing spot. We'll be back again' (Mark, April 2019)

’The space was perfect for our weekend getaway. Great things to do locally and Kirstie was an exceptional hostess!’ (Natasha & friends, April 2019)

‘Great host, Great location’ (Azunka, April 2019)

‘Dear Kirstie, Thank you for such a wonderful weeekend. 6 friends catching up after a whole year due to being such a distance from each other. Beautiful house, great weekend, lots of laughs. Thanks again! (Zoe, March 2019) 

'Thank you so much for allowing us into your beautiful home. It was absolutely perfect for us to use to get ready for our family Wedding and the perfect location to pop back, relax, recharge and ready to go again in the evening' (Penny, Ellie and Fern, February 2019) 

'Kirstie, we had an amazing time, the lodge was just perfect, We will definitely be returning in the future' (Chris, February 2019)

'Kirstie, thanks for a lovely stay once again - our second visit in 10 months and I'm sure we'll be back again! A great host - a nice welcoming pack; was flexible on arrival and departure times and responded quickly when needed. Many thanks once again until next time (Julie and friends, February 2019)

'The kids absolutely love the house. It was very clean, spacious, cozy and the ambience was great. The scenery was just amazing. I would definitely go there again in the future. Best regards from Malaysia' (Aliah, February 2019)

'We have enjoyed our stay at Elm Lodge, what a fantastic spot for relaxation. Also all of the thoughtful things like games for adults and kids. We loved every moment and it felt like home. What an amazing part of the country too with all the lovely villages, we will definitely be visiting this part of the country again and would choose Elm Lodge without a doubt. Thanks again' (Eleni, January 2019)  

'Kirstie was great to respond with great Comms. Kirstie's place was lovely, exactly as described and really clean. We loved our stay' (Joanne, January 2019)

'Thank you so much for being a wonderful host. All of the little touches were so thoughtful and we had a wonderful time. Hope to be back in the Summer! Happy New year' (Beena and family, December 2018)

'Fantastic place. My wife and I stayed for 4 nights with our 2 girls (aged 1 & 4) - Kirstie made sure we had everything we could need for our daughters; travel cot, high chair, stair gates, toys, kids crockery etc. The place was very clean and exactly as described, the welcome pack was a lovely touch! Superb location in a great holiday site' (Ben, December 2018)  

'Thank you so much for the lovely festive decorations, such a warm and tranquil abode. So mice to spend Christmas in such a beautiful setting. Great, well equipped kitchen. Thank you' (Hilary, December 2018) 

'Lovely last minute weekend. Lodge very warm and well equipped. Lovely setting. Thank you' (December 2018)

'Dear Kirstie, We love your lodge and we had such a beautiful weekend here! The view outside the lodge, the comfy place and so well equipped, it made our stay wonderful! Thank you very much for making this place so great! We hope to see you (your lodge) any time soon! Kind Regards Valentina and family' (December 2018)

'Lovely house and most comfy sofa that makes it hard to get motivated to leave the house! Lovely view over a lake, central for exploration of the Cotswolds' (Almut, November 2018) 

We had a great stay - thank you! (Cassie and friends, October 2018)

'Thank you for a wonderful, warm home away from home. We loved the beautiful view and scenery. The house is well equipped with everything we needed and more! Great for children, the toys you provided have proven a massive it! We would love to visit again some time soon' (Yvette, Bill and family, October 2018) 

'A lovely weekend in a very well equipped lodge overlooking the lake. We were very lucky with the weather so made use of the outside sundeck. A welcome pack was much appreciated with a nice cup of tea on arrival. Would definitely recommend this accommodation' (Pat, Louise, Paula, Alexandra, Chloe and Freya, October 2018)

'Loved Elm Lodge, it is a fully equipped home from home. I wish we had booked for longer. We adored Elm Lodge and had a wonderful time sitting outside on the decking chatting for hours. We watched a few dvds too! The kitchen was so well equipped, thank you for the thoughtful details you put into the property. We are thinking of returning every October now'  10/10' (Hayley, 2018)

'Tranquil, luxurious house - lovely house, view and welcome gifts 10/10' (Caroline, October 2018)

'Another lovely stay at your retreat. Sculpture park visit is lovely and lunch at Jesse Bistro is a fine experience. Will be back.... Thank you for everything' (The Blackwell Ladies, September 2018)

'We loved our stay, the house is so lovely and very well equipped' (Laura and friends, September 2018)

'Thank you very much for such a warm welcome. We have had a lovely stay. We enjoyed starting to walk the Thames path and also visiting some of the beautiful villages for tea. The house is very comfortable and well equipped and in a fantastic setting' (Helen & the Three J's!! September, 2018)

'A proper home from home. We had everything we needed thanks to your well equipped house! We would recommend Bourton on the water as it was a fantastic day out! Another amazing day we had was the Cotswold water park, especially the Wibit (an obstacle course on a lake) Elm Lodge is a cosy home and we would definitely come back again Thank you (Nina, Martin & family August 2018) 

'We have enjoyed our stay at Elm Lodge. Plenty to do in the surrounding area - we particularly enjoyed hiring some bikes and exploring the area. The girls enjoyed the Wibit too. The lake is beautiful and the house is very well equipped. Thank you' (Jo, Simon. Will, Alex and Izzy, August 2018)

'We really enjoyed our time here. The lodge is perfectly located on the lake and is great for families. There is a playground and tennis courts on site, and the lovely Cotswolds towns are just a short drive away. Kirstie is a great host and the lodge was spacious, clean and comfortable. She was very responsive to messages before and during our stay. Highly recommend' (Hassan, August 2018) 

We've had a really lovely stay. We've fallen in love with the house and don't want to leave! The South Cerney outdoor centre is a 5min walk out of the 'secret' gate by the playground and my daughter loved the various watersports. Its a beautiful setting and thank you so much Kirstie for such a comfortable and well equipped, thoughtful house (The towels are so soft!) The welcome treats were a lovely touch. We hope to come back soon. Its our new favourite place! (Klaire, Dylan, Bethan and Amy, August 2018) 

'Thank you Kirstie for a lovely, long weekend stay in this fantastic property. The facilities and little touches made this feel like a home from home! Thanks' (Georgie and Simon, July 2018) 

‘Fantastic place, great location’ (The Kippersands, July 2018)

'We felt very welcomed by a host who was very reachable and responsive. This safe place is built for tranquillity and relaxation. While some of our party preferred to sit down and relax on the patio watching the world go by, others found a lot of activities within walking distance. In fact just behind the property was a sailing club/outdoor centre where our 4 year old daughter sailed and canoed for the first time in her life. A magical place, why not travel to the Cotswold Water park instead of the sea-side? A word of advise for those travelling to the area, book your water fun at the least a day before. Thanks for your hospitality, as a mother of three I was pleasantly surprised at how responsive you were to our requests' (July 2018)

'This was a great lodge for our weekend away. Its a great spot for relaxing and we enjoyed being out on the patio drinking G&T's and eating our meals with the lovely relaxing view. The hotel near by was great for lunch if you wanted to venture off site. Kirstie was a great host and provided lots of useful information prior to our stay. the process was really easy and Kirstie was quick t respond when we emailed. We look forward to visiting again in the future' (Sarah, July 2018) 

'A lovely weekend away with family! Thank you for your hospitality, the lodge was clean, tidy and very well equipped. The outside decking area and BBQ was perfect in the beautiful sunshine we had. The view was stunning and the atmosphere was very relaxing! This lodge was ideal for our 16month old daughter as Kirstie kindly provided a highchair, stairgates and toys. Perfect location for exploring the Cotswolds! Thank you!' (Louise, Simon, Olivia & Grandparents, July 2018) 

'Lovely property, clean and tidy, everything we needed for our stay. Beautiful location' (June 2018) 

'As regular visitors to the Cotswold lakes we have stayed in several different properties and find this to have been the best spot so far! The view across the lake watching swans, geese and ducks is perfect at any time of day. The on-site play ground and tennis courts were a daily ritual! The house has everything needed, especially the kitchen! Also, plenty of room to relax. Thank you (Steph, Mark and Katie, aged 5, June 2018)  

'Our stay here has been a wonderful experience for me and my family. Everyday after I wake up, I would be sure to feed the ducks, play badminton and got to he playground with my brother. The house is clean, cosy and the beds are super warm and comfortable. I slept ever so well! :-) The surroundings are beautiful and we could go to many other places. We would be sure to come back again THANK YOU!!' (Reanne, Age 8, Singapore, June 2018) 

'Lovely house, quiet and beautiful surroundings, easy to get to everywhere. Nearby supermarkets. Perfect for a family tour. My little daughter loves this house, since she could watch 'Frozen', play puzzles, reading books, doing drawings, enjoy climbing up and down the stairs, wonderful playground at the backyard. And very important, many thanks to Kirstie, very quick response during our reservation and stay. Self-check in is super convenient. Thanks for the welcome gift. When we back to Cotswolds someday in the future we'll surely book to this house :-) Thanks' (Kong and his family, China, June 2018) 

'An idyllic setting for the perfect family weekend away' (Jolene, June 2018)

'Fabulous - what a beautiful and very well equipped home in a great location. Will definitely book again' (Jane, June 2018) 

'Kirstie's place is the perfect location for a relaxing weekend in the Cotswolds. The facilities on site are great - our kids loved the table tennis and pool table. It's very tranquil by the lake but with ots to do right on the doorstep. The water sports centre a few minutes walk away at South Cerney is a must if the suns out and Cirencester just a 15min drive away with a  great museum and nice shopping/cafes. The property itself was perfect - Kirstie has literally thought of everything - lots of nice touches and very spacious with two bathrooms, a well stocked kitchen and two big comfy sofas - the outdoor space is lovely with a  good gas bbq and an amazing view of the lake. Highly recommend!!!!'  (Faye, Paul and family, June 2018)  

'Such a perfect place for a group of old friends to reunite! Beautiful house and location. Thank you Kirstie' (Jane & co, May 2018) 

'A lovely girly weekend with friends in a fabulous house and location. Very clean and stocked well with essentials. Great location for exploring the Cotswolds and excellent cycling. Thank you' (Chloe, May 2018) 

'We had a great time and everyone enjoyed the stay. A big Thank you from us' (Kaoru and family, May 2018) 

'We hoped for a great weekend away to relax and we were not disappointed - so stunning with the lake - extra friendly ducks! and a few swans here and there. The house was perfect for our break away and all feel that we would love to return. Very clean and towels, bedding and outside furniture just great. Thank you for allowing us to share a great house. Fab to get to enjoy the Royal wedding in a lovely location' (Gayle, Cath, Chris and Jules, May 2018) 

'Had a wonderful stay here for a weekend The house is beautifully located in a quiet area overlooking a pretty lake and close to some beautiful areas to explore. The house was clean and comfortable ad very well stocked. It was spacious enough for a group of 5 adults but extremely well equipped for families with young children. I would highly recommend and would consider returning again in the future' (Rachel and friends, May 2018) 

'The stay at Elm Lodge was a great experience and we loved out stay at Kirstie's place. Kirstie has been a great host with all the nice arrangements and prompt communications from her helped a lot. The Elm Lodge is a great space with outstanding surroundings along with all the amenities. We found everything we needed in the lodge and there is not a single smallest thing we could complain about. We hope to come back to the same place in future also while visiting the area' (Prashant, May 2018)

'To Kirstie, just wanted to thank you for a lovely stay! We had a great time visiting local attractions and made the most of the sunshine. Especially sitting outside the lodge having all our meals on the decking! Elm Lodge was perfect for us and I'm sure we'll be back!' (Julie, Kathryn and Janet, April 2018)

'Great place!' (Gautam and family, April 2018)

'Beautiful! What a wonderful place you have here Kirstie! We have all had a lovely time relaxing and enjoying tennis, table tennis, 'The book thief' and games with the children. Had some nice weather when Bourton-on-the water is always stunning ad Bibury trout farm worth a visit. Will recommend to family and friends as 5*star all round. Clean, warm, comfortable.... perfect!' (Samantha and family April 2018) 

'Kirstie is a lovely host though we didn't get to meet her in person. She has a beautiful apartment with a lovely view and is well equipped with all that you might need when away from home. After spending a long day outside in the surrounding towns, we looked forward to coming back in the apartment with the peaceful and picturesque surroundings. Kirstie was very prompt in addressing any of our concerns though she was not in station. Overall, a wonderful stay and we definitely recommend it' (Jaspreet, April 2018)

An absolutely lovely place to stay. Beautifully clean and spacious for our group of 5. Lots of local walks which we got to do in the snow! We would definitely recommend this house and hope to come back again and stay in the future. (Kelly, March 2018) 

'We had a truly great weekend. Elm lodge is a beautiful place to stay and all your extra special touches ensured a wonderful time was had by all. Your emails kept us so well informed and added to our fabulous experience at your home. Many thanks for making an online booking so personal and so hassle free. We will be back and will certainly recommend you to friends and family' (Vicki, February 2018)

'Beautiful lakeside property, great value for money, Kirstie helps and advises if you need her to, we had a wonderful stay. We had the best time, everything was spotless, the kitchen had everything we needed and the beds were super comfy. Thank you for being a wonderful host x' (Carol, February 2018)

'Elm Lodge is absolutely gorgeous. Home from home in the most tranquil setting. The view of the lake from the master bedroom is incredible, such a wonderful way to wake up! Kirstie was a fantastic hostess and was on hand to answer all queries anytime. There were lots of very thoughtful touches too like some arrival goodies and a welcome pack of everything you need to know. If you're travelling with little ones the house has plenty of things for them to do on a rainy day and is fully kitted out for families. I cannot recommend this lodge enough. Thank you Kirstie! We can't wait to return!' (Sara, February 2018)

'Lovely setting and location. The property is big and full of light. Excellent stay and great value. Thanks Kirstie we had a great stay, really lovely place' (Jonathan, February 2018)

'What a wonderful homely place! I would thoroughly recommend and Kirsty was very helpful. The site is secure and a beautiful setting, with plentiful walks' (Natalie, January 2018)

'Fabulous place to stay. Very clean and comfortable, has everything you will need for your stay. Lovely location, very quiet. Kirstie was very helpful' (January, 2018)

'Absolutely gorgeous. This has exceeded our expectations. You have made a lovely, comfortable, calm and restful place to stay - getting away from it all!! Thank you' (Siobhan, Jane, Morag and Julie, January 2018)

'Beautiful. Amazing House. We enjoyed our stay! Thanks so much Kirstie' (Lora, January 2018)

'This property is fantastic, the location is stunning, quiet and a perfect break for anyone active or if you just need to relax. Having a car is really essential, but then you have access to so much. You will not be bored. Kirstie was a fantastic host and the small touches in the property and with her help made our trip extra special' (Anna, January 2018) 

'Elm Lodge is a beautiful lodge within a fantastic setting. The lodge is well equipped with everything we needed! Fireworks over the lodge on NYE were amazing! Can't wait to visiting again in the Summer to experience a BBQ and fishing overlooking the lakes. Our 3 year old loved the park and games room! We also visited Broadway and Bourton-on-the-water. The lodge was immaculately clean and so homely. The welcome gifts were also a lovely touch. I regularly book accommodation on behalf of The BBC and Production companies and will be 100% recommending the lodge! Happy New Year!!' (Kate and family, January 2018) 

'A fantastic place to celebrate Christmas! A beautiful setting, and a beautiful home. Thank you for decorating the place for Christmas, the tree and LED presents were a lovely touch. The place was warm, comfortable furniture and we enjoyed every minute - we don't want to leave!! We've loved spending a cozy Christmas here, and we're tempted now to see the place in Summer - BBQ, with the lake in the background - lovely!! Thank you for helping us make a memorable Christmas we'll all remember! Merry Christmas 2017!! (Rachel, Adam, Ann, Dave, Phil and Lucy, December 2017)

'Excellent place. Really nice set up and well looked after. Plus Kirstie was very responsive, helpful and thoughtful. Really enjoyed our stay'' (David, December 2017) 

'Thank you so much for a fantastic stay at Elm Lodge. The house is perfect - loved the sun deck as we (surprisingly) had great weather! The house is very well equipped, we loved the games and puzzles and everything we could need was provided. We spent some time walking and canoeing and will definitely recommend Elm Lodge to anyone' (George, Aileen, Jonathan, Clare, Alex and Claire October 2017) 

'All the previous reviews and ratings of 5/5 are an accurate reflection. Very clean and lovely presented lodge. Unfortunately we stayed during storm Brian and as such spent more time in the lodge than anticipated, but as it was so lovely this wasn't all bad. Would definitely recommend' (Viv, October 2017)

'We had a great 2 night stay at Elm lodge. There was more than enough space for our small party of 3. The setting is idyllic with views across the lake and we were lucky enough to have good weather. The lodge is well equipped with everything you would need and was spotlessly clean on our arrival. Elm Lodge is a great base to explore the Cotswolds, with all amenities within a short driving distance. It was a shame we couldn't stay longer. We'll definitely be recommending Elm Lodge to friends and family!' (Kit, October 2017)

'Fourth visit to Elm Lodge and as fabulous as usual! Love the new décor! Every time we come we find new places to visit - went to Tetbury yesterday - loved it. Sure we'll be back in 2018' (Karen and Sheila, October 2017) 

'Elm Lodge is a wonderful, tranquil retreat. Perfect for a group of friends (I was there for a weekend with three other mums) but would be a great place to stay with my family. The lodge is surprisingly spacious (one of my friends referred to it as tardis-like!), beautifully decorated and furnished, and very well equipped with everything you could need. We arrived to find treats waiting for us and milk in the fridge for our first cuppa. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay, and all agreed we would happily come back for another visit' (Juliet, September 2017)

'The house was great with amazing views. Was welcomed with rainbow upon arrival. The house was clean, fully equipped. The host was also very prompt in replying' (Jiyan, September 2017)

'One of the best places we have stayed. A lovely view of lake Isis. A very well equipped house and our host thought of all our needs. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay' (Phaik Kim T, August 2017)

'Fantastic location and loads to do for the whole family. The stream and playground behind the house were perfect' (James, August 2017) 

'We just got back from our stay at Elm Lodge and we could not have been happier. The communication with Kirstie was excellent and she was very accommodating when we had a family issue and needed to make a small change to our reservation. Our weekend at Elm Lodge was amazing. We were lucky and had gorgeous weather which really allowed us to take full advantage of this beautiful home and surrounding area. Elm Lodge was wonderfully decorated and very clean. We loved the big sliding doors that opened up to the back patio, allowing us to really enjoy some outdoor living and the most amazing view of the lake. The house is well stocked for cooking and we enjoyed our meals at home and eating out on the back deck. The kids loved the play ground and the small creek that runs behind the property where they could play in the water and we loved the large grassy area behind the house where the kids could play while we sipped our cocktails on the deck! The house was a very short walk to a neighbouring lake with all kids of water craft rentals and a little cove where the boys enjoyed swimming and wading in the shallow water. We really enjoyed our stay here and highly recommend it. We will certainly be back!' (Laura Curry, August 2017) 

'The lodge was just as it looks in pictures, great location, very clean and has everything we needed and more. Would definitely recommend' (Dewdney family, August 2017) 

'A huge thank you for a wonderful stay! A super base with lots of added extras (much appreciated with children) Hope to return very soon!' (Alice, Pat, Sophie, Thea and baby Nate, August 2017)

'Great cottage, feels like a home not just a place to stay! Very clean with all the essentials you need. Has a beautiful view, would definitely stay again!' (Sanghu, August 2017)

'Our second stay and certainly not our last! Thank you Kirstie. Elm Lodge is a real home from home, such good vibes here, really lovely. Looking forward to our next stay already' (Sally & Family, August 2017) 

'Dear Kirstie, Thank you for a perfect mid-week break! Your house is beautiful and perfectly suite for our needs, including those of our 4year old girl. Everything was thought of, and the location was picture perfect as well as being only a short drive to some of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds. Hope to visit again' (The Fernandes-Wongs, August 2017)

'Great place, spotlessly clean. Perfectly set out with everything you need. Forgot there was tennis courts on site? No problem, racquets and balls in cupboard. Loads of games, books and DVDs to keep kids (and adults) entertained. Great size for 4 adults and 2 kids, huge wardrobe in main room great idea, drawers in other rooms too. Just brilliant. Will definitely return' (Andrew, August 2017) 

'Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful home! It was perfect for our little family of 5! My kids loved the toys and books - just the perfect lace for our family! We hope to visit again someday! Thank you!' (The Odell Family, August 2017) 

'I'm afraid we have to make a complaint!! Why did we only book for four days!! We have had a wonderful stay in your beautiful house - thank you for arranging the stair gates and high chair. It is a wonderful family friendly home. We have had such an enjoyable stay and hope to return again soon' ( The Cheshires and Cheshire-Ramons, August 2017)  

'Elm Lodge was as described and pictured. Plenty of room for our family of five including a well stocked kitchen. We have three children ages 3-10 and Kirstie had the house well equipped with toys, books and a crib. She was readily available if we needed her but everything was so well organized we never felt like we needed to contact her. Highest recommendation!' (Daniel, August 2017)

'Thanks Kirstie, Elm Lodge is a great place, great location, family friendly, quiet and peaceful, very clean, very good communication and support from yourself - couldn't ask for much more. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here' (Steve, July 2017)

'Great place in a beautiful location. We stayed here to visit RIAT and the location is spot on. Can highly recommend' (The Green Family, July 2017) (Note - RIAT = Royal International Air Tattoo)

'Amazing place. Immaculately maintained. Super host. Thanks for the best stay of the trip. Will be back for sure' (Subroto, June 2017)

'A lovely lodge, a beautiful location and even had perfect weather! We will come again and tell all our friends what they are missing!' (Jan, Vicky and baby Theo, July 2017)

'Lovely place. So well stocked with child friendly things. Thank you' (MacDougalls & Bruces, June 2017)

'Beautiful place, lovely setting - clean and with all facilities needed. Would definitely recommend. Thank you' (Lorna, June 2017)

'A lovely weekend away with friends in a very clean and well equipped lodge. The beds were comfortable and all the rooms were tastefully decorate. It was peaceful and relaxing and we went on some lovely walks' (Diane, June 2017)

'What a lovely place to stay. Very peaceful location, lovely walks, central location for Cirencester etc great. A lovely outlook from the lounge and master bedroom. We thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and will visit again' (The Blackwell ladies, June 2017)

'What a fantastic time we have had. Amazing outlook, immaculate accommodation, well equipped and would not hesitate in recommending and returning. Thank you for a lovely break' (The Croxley Ladies, June 2017)

'A perfect escape for my mother and me! Very relaxing and not spoiled by the weather either! Had a great time exploring the surroundings and now it is time to leave in preparation of voting tomorrow. Thank you' (Steph & Anne June 2017)

'The house was exactly as described and absolutely lovely. It's in a fantastic location and has everything you could need. There was a group of 6 of us that stayed prior to and after competing in the Cotswolds 70.3 half ironman race and it was just the perfect house for that. Clean, spacious, well equipped and as I said previously, in a brilliant location. We are already planning our trip back to race again next year! Thank you' (Sophie, June 2017) 

'It was an amazing time! You are a great Airbnb host. Thank you so much' (Ros, May 2017)

'A lovely lakeside house, with a great decking area overlooking the lake. Kirstie was really helpful and the house was perfect for a great, relaxing weekend break with our 2 kids' (Dominic, May 2017)

'Thanks for a great stay. Fantastic location and beautiful setting. Great facilities - especially for kids. Lovely property - would definitely stay again!' (Marcus, Sarah, Billy & Molly, May 2017)

'Dear Kirsty, Thank you SO much!! Wonderful place to stay - we couldn't have wished for more beautiful lodge - clean, well-equipped and homely. We had such a lovely time and will definitely be back and recommend you to our friends. Thank you! xxxx' (Jean, April 2017) 

'Great location with loads of sports and activities to enjoy in close proximity. Lovely light property. An excellent place to stay all round' (Jonny, April 2017)

'Thank you Kirstie for a lovely stay in your gorgeous, well equipped and cozy house. We enjoyed using the puzzles, ball games and Frisbee especially. The complex was very relaxing and we would love to return' Sarah, Mark, Sammy & Rosie (May 2017)

'Elm lodge was the perfect getaway over the bank holiday weekend. On arrival we had some local produce waiting for us which was really welcoming, on top of the house being utterly gorgeous and very relaxing in the perfect lake side location. The children enjoyed the playground nearby and the complex itself feels very secure and a safe place for the children to play and explore (mostly, explore the geese and ducks around the lake!) Thank you so much, can't wait to return!' (April 2017)

'We have stayed at Elm Lodge for 2 nights to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary/long holiday weekend away with our two children. Thank you so much for a fab stay. Elm Lodge is perfect and was a stunning, relaxing place to explore the local area. We have stayed on the complex before but Elm Lodge and Kirstie have by far been the best/most accommodating. We will definitely be returning and have already recommended to family and friends' (Carrie, April 2017)

'Beautiful location. Very peaceful as other guests/residents respect the tranquillity of the resort. House clean, modern, well-equipped and clean with a great view. Thank you for being flexible regarding check in/out times'  (John, April 2017)

'Elm lodge was just perfect for our 2 nights away. Very clean, fully stocked with the essentials you wouldn't want to take for just 2 nights, and the welcome treats were a lovely touch. Also an excellent choice if you have small children - stair gates, high chair, toys, books, DVDS, plates and cutlery (in every colour to satisfy every fussy toddler's needs!) Beautiful setting - calm, quiet and relaxing. Kirstie was an excellent host, answering all queries promptly before our stay. We definitely plan to visit again in the future!' (Fiona, April 2017) 

'What a lovely place no 29 is, brilliantly equipped with everything you might need. The facilities on site are great we loved the table tennis. Thank you for the welcome treats - the fudge didn't last long!!' (Jill, April 2017) 

'Everything you need all here. Thanks for a lovely relaxing break' (Graham, April 2017)  

'One of the best places we have ever stayed' (Phaik Kim, April 2017) 

'An exceptional stay in an exceptional property. Perfect' (Craig, March 2017)

'We had a lovely time, thank you' (Rebecca, March 2017)

'Beautiful place for accommodation' (Lachezar Genov, March 2017) 

'Sweet!' (Scott, March 2017)

'Had a lovely weekend away at Elm Lodge. We enjoyed our stay and thought the lodge was well-equipped and perfect for families. The location is beautiful and we recommend the 'Old Boat House' pub for lunch. Would love to come back' (Parmar/Patel family, March 2017)

'Wonderful weekend away! We have all really enjoyed our time here. We all work together and this has been the perfect team building/girlie time. The house is beautiful and very clean. We love the location and enjoyed a walk to South Cerney (the pub!) We would love to come back again! Many thanks All the girls from Luxury family Hotels' XXX (February 2017)

'We had such an amazing stay last weekend.... recommend to everyone!!' (Verity, January 2017) 

'I have really enjoyed my stay here with my family. Everything very good. Couldn't fault it. Thank you' (Avis, January 2017) 

This is a lovely modern well-equipped home in a very quiet and pretty location. The surrounding area has many interesting places to visit and is great for cycling and walking. Thank you Kirstie, we loved Elm Lodge and exploring the surrounding area. We really appreciated the flexibility with check-in and check-out times. We will definitely see if we can come back again! Best wishes (Stuart & Sabrina, New year December/January 2016/17) 

Great house by the lake. Clean and tidy. We enjoyed our stay! (Dipesh, Christmas, December 2016)

Fantastic stay. Beautiful house, in a great location. Great facilities and access to the amenities. (Tim, December 2016)

Good for families and big groups who enjoy the outdoor environment. Thank you for the ease of communication and being so accessible to help us. We love the home and its surroundings :) Gloria, December 2016) 

We've had a such a wonderful relaxing stay. Honestly could not have asked for more! See you next year! Thank you (Hannah, November 2016)

As a group of friends having a catch up. Kirstie's lodge was a perfect cosy little place for us to hang out. Very well equipped, we really enjoyed our stay! The views over the lake are truly stunning. Thank you Kirstie once again for a lovely stay. Many thanks. (Hannah, November 2016)

What a lovely welcome! Kirstie you are a delight. We had such a lovely time in your home, we couldn't have asked for better. The welcome pack and the birthday gift was a very thoughtful touch. Elm Lodge was clean, well equipped, perfect views over the lake and definitely met our every needs. Would certainly recommend a visit. This was our first experience with Airbnb and Kirstie, you certainly made it easy and pleasurable. Thank you xx (Elaine, November 2016)

This house is just beautiful, and the setting is incredible. Even on a cold November weekend, there was plenty to do and lots to see. Kirstie was a great host, easy to communicate with, and everything was as promised. Would love to visit again! (Oona, November 2016)

Thank you for such a wonderful setting for my 30th birthday celebrations. Had a fab weekend. (Maddy, November 2016)

Such a beautiful and amazing place! We absolutely loved our stay and would recommend to anyone. Great value for money and the owners were the perfect hosts. Very close to all activities and a lovely restaurant/pub. 5 stars! (Paul, November 2016)

Elm Lodge is fantastic - Kirstie, what a beautiful place you have. Stunning location and perfectly kept. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back again. Everything was just perfect! (Amanda, October, 2016)

We enjoyed the house, the place and the attention given by Kirstie. Recommend. (Emir, September 2016)  

From ease of booking to the detailed information given before and after arrival. The Lodge is very clean and tidy with everything you could need and beautiful little touches you would not expect, very relaxing home from home. Isis lake is a safe and relaxing area with many activities close at hand and the lovely Lodge must be in one of the best locations on the site for views of the lake and fountain. Just the spot for a barbeque (provided) on a warm evening. We can't recommend this lovely Lodge enough. Thank you so much Kirstie - Olga and Keith (August 2016)

Everything and more than promised, the house was spotless, comfortable, very well equipped, in a great position to visit the Cotswolds in general and for relaxing with a book and a drink to the patio. Couldn't fault anything. Kirstie is a great host, well prepared and on hand always. We will certainly be returning to Elm Lodge. (Anna, September 2016)

Had a really great stay at Elm Lodge. It was very clean, homely and had all the equipment that you'd need in a house, (cooking tools, etc). They even had toys which my nephew loved playing with. Kirstie was very helpful and there was all the information on activities in the lodge. Highly recommended. Lovely accommodation.

Dear Kirstie, It was a really pleasant stay at Elm Lodge! We loved the welcoming touches left on the dining table (fudge & Elderflower) and found everything we needed very easily. Beautiful home and views, highly recommended! (The Tangs, August 2016) 

With heavy hearts, we are gathering our stuff together ready for our departure in the morning. We have been blessed with wonderful weather which has made our stay here at Elm Lodge even better. Thank you for making everything so easy and welcoming. We all hope this will be our first but not our last stay (The Schreurs family, August 2016) 

From ease of booking to the detailed information given before and after arrival. The Lodge is very clean and tidy with everything you could need and beautiful little touches you would not expect, very relaxing home from home. Isis lake is a safe and relaxing area with many activities close at hand and the lovely Lodge must be in one of the best locations on the site for views of the lake and fountain. Just the spot for a barbeque (provided) on a warm evening. We can't recommend this lovely Lodge enough. Thank you so much Kirstie - Olga and Keith

My family and I had a great time staying at the Elm Lodge. It is a beautiful setting with so many lakes nearby and so many great water activities. Kirstie was a real pleasure to communicate with and her lodge is incredibly well equipped with movies, games, puzzles, small sporting/beach equipment. Was really a great pleasure. (July 2016)

Thank you for your lovely welcoming house, so well equipped. You thought of everything. We ad a great week with so many activities - from tennis to kayaking, to walking, eating and visiting picture perfect villages. Bourton on the water really is something special. We had an active yet relaxing holiday. All our best wishes (The Murnane family, July 2016)

We have just returned from a Fantastic few days in the Cotswolds staying in Elm Lodge. We couldn't have wished for better accommodation and facilities. Kirstie had thought of everything we could possibly need to make a stay with a young family so easy: toys, books, buckets and spades, bats and balls, clothes horse and pegs etc.. It was so incredibly hot when we stayed and Kirstie even thought to bring us a fan for the babies room! Would totally recommend, thank you for a lovely stay. (Ann, July 2016)

The lakeside lodge was a perfect base for us to enjoy the Cotswolds. Within a short drive we were able to enjoy many of the area's most beautiful walks and villages. The lodge too was a great place to relax. It has everything you could ever wish for, so well kitted out and it's lakeside location and gardens provide a beautiful setting. I would highly recommend this lodge for anyone or any family looking for a beautiful little lodge that provides great access to the Cotswolds. (Alan Riva, July 2016)

We had a lovely stay here, great location and fab place to stay. highly recommended! We look forward to coming back (Amisha, Helen, Tracy and Karen, July 2016)

Can't fault this place, perfect place for a relaxing getaway. The lodge had everything we needed, was clean and spacious (July 2016)

Thanks so much for a lovely midweek break. Beautiful location. Amazing attention to detail in beautifully well appointed property made it feel like a true home from home. Would love to come back again. Many thanks (Jacob & Gila, June 2016) 

Had a fabulous weekend at Elm Lodge. Kirsty was a super host, recommended lots of great places to eat, very helpful. Her house was immaculate, and the location was beautiful. A relaxing weekend had by all. Can't improve anymore, even left welcome gifts for us!! Thank you Kirsty! (Suzanne B, June 2016)

Lovely, just lovely. Peaceful, picture perfect. (Andi J, June 2016)

Came to Elm lodge on business but would love to return with the family. This is a lovely lodge in a stunning location. A true home from home. (Craig, June 2016) 

We had a lovely stay at Elm Lodge and found it to be spacious, well equipped and immaculate. Although we had no direct contact with Kirstie, her instructions were easy to understand both to find the lodge and within the lodge. The site is peaceful (surrounded by wildlife as well as water) and a good base for visiting the Cotswolds and places like Avebury further south. Kirstie kindly left us a welcoming package of milk, juice, tea and biscuits which was appreciated after a long drive. (Sue Howe, June 2016) 

Kirstie was always on hand to answer any questions no matter how small, nothing was too much trouble. Her house was beautifully kept and had all the additions you would want from tennis rackets to a fantastic coffee machine. Me and my family had a great weekend and would really recommend it. There is lots to do in the grounds and in the area so is great for an active weekend or a very relaxing one. (Sophie T, June 2016)

We had an amazing stay at Elm Lodge. The lodge itself was immaculate and the host provided many special extra touches. Cake on arrival with milk in the fridge and also toys, games etc for the baby. The lodge sits right on the lake which was so peaceful and sitting out on the decking looking out at the swans and ducks was a perfect getaway for us city folk! On site there was tennis, table tennis, kids park and football goals... so everybody was entertained! Our host was so helpful and made everything so easy with very detailed instructions and the communication was fantastic. We felt safe in the knowledge that we could just relax and enjoy. The lodge is stocked with equipment so you have everything you need for cooking for your party but also very close to small towns. All of us said we will be returning and I would definitely recommend Elm Lodge to anyone. Hands down beats a hotel any day!! (Rhian N, May 2016)

I am from Australia and had a wondrful time, it is so relaxing (Gill P NSW Australia May 2016)

Hi Kirsty, Thank you for a lovely holiday, really enjoyed it, we do hope to come again. (Sheila F, May 2016)

We had a lovely time; the lodge itself really nice and clean and in a wonderful area. Kirstie was super friendly and was quick to answer any queries I had, as well as recommending things to do in the local area. I would definitely recommend staying here! (May 2016)

We had a lovely time here, the place is wonderful and we were blessed with sunshine :-) Kirstie was a great host and recommended some local restaurants, which were very good. We'd love to come again! (Sylvia, Lauren, Hannah, Emma and Becky May 2016)

Lovely place to stay with all you need. The site has lots of facilities. We explored some of the lovely canal paths. We have agreed it was a great break away for the girls to catch up and each of us have said we would love to return with our families. The spa  at the water resort is amazing! Kirstie was very helpful & left lots of extras you wouldn't get in other accomodation. Beautiful home, thank you. (Rochelle G & friends May 2016)

A Lovely stay, great location for exploring the area and very well connected. The facilities are really good, everything you need is provided for and the house was spotless. A great place that I would recommend (McCulloch Family - May 2016)

'Perfect' (Trent McCormick - April 2016)

We had a lovely stay at Elm Lodge! The location is gorgeous, peaceful, and less than 10mins drive from Cirencester town/Ampney Crucis (was convenient for us!) Kirstie was very accomodating and helpful; leaving us milk and biscuits on arrival, and responding promptly. The house itself was well stocked and super tidy! It also had little instruction notes left around the place which was very useful! Would definitely recommend it, and would definitely visit again! :) - Very homely, and a lovely peaceful atmosphere. Beautifully furnished house too! Would love to come back in the summer to have a BBQ! (Carvalho family - April 2016)

We had a lovely stay at elm lodge. Kirstie was very accommodating for a young child, had stair gates and other equipment which was really helpful. Nice touches like leaving us some milk and cake for Arrival make it feel like a special treat. Kirstie was so helpful in every way with a last minute change of dates and was easy to contact. Thanks very much! (Stewart family - April 2016)

Beautiful setting, lovely lodge with everything you needed and with activities close by if wanted. Kirstie was really helpful with arrangements. This was the perfect setting for a getaway with friends. The lodge worked well for 6 and felt lke enough space. I would highly recommed to others. (Sarah P - April 2016)

Gorgeous property in an amazing setting! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We loved our stay at Elm Lodge, it was very clean, very comfortable and very well equipped. We were lucky enough to have some sun which we enjoyed on the south facing deck watching the swans and ducks on the lake right in front of us. Our teenage daughters loved the table tennis and we all enjoyed the games room on site. We visited the recommended villages of Bibury and Burford and they are just beautiful. Bibury is the most photographed village in England and we could see why. Foodwise we ate at The Old Boathouse Pub just opposite the entrance to Isis Lakes and had a lovely meal there. We also got a takeaway from a Thai restaurant called Jicsaw which was really good. We will defintely be back (would love to see it in summer!) and thank you very much Kirstie for the lovely cookies and Easter Egg! (Jason & Sam Hall - March 2016)

We have really enjoyed our break at Elm Lodge. Beautiful surroundings, weather better than expected and lovely, clean and comfortable accomodation. We will be back! (The Hall Family- March 2016)

Wonderful location for a larger family base (Meghan Bulmer - March 2016)

We had a lovely few days at Elm Lodge. The house is perfect and Kirstie had made sure the kitchen is well stocked. Also small touches like the arrival basket, children's books and DVDs make it a home from home. The kids loved waking up to the ducks and swans, and really enjoyed the play park and walk around the lake. Hopefully we will be back at some point. (Gayle Tuck - February 2016)

A very attractive lake side lodge on a secure, gated complex. The Lodge was immaculate, and there was plenty of information in the lodge to help during your stay. The welcome gifts of cake, biscuits and soft drink were much appreciated, and the milk in the fridge, great touch. (February 2016)

The stay in the lodge was amazing and the view of the lake was beautiful. Kirstie provided thorough directions and instruction prior to our arrival which was really helpful. The lodge is very clean and well-equipped. Thank you Kirstie for accomodating us, and much appreciate the small treat provided to us. We will definitely be staying again at the lodge. (Sulaiman Alothman - February 2016)

We had a wonderful stay at kirstie's lodge, a beautiful home with a perfect view of the lake. The house itself is immaculate and comfortable. Kirstie was very helpful before arrival sending a detailed information pack with everything we needed to know. A relaxing few days which is just what we needed. We would definitely come back to Elm Lodge in future! (February 2016)

Kirstie provided clear, helpful instructions well in advance and even left goodies for us upon arrival! She is absolutely delightful and accommodating. I couldn't be more pleased with my stay at Elm Lodge. (Macy Mays - January 2015)

We had a fantastic New Year - the First with our baby girl so thank you for making it special. It's beautiful, peaceful and relaxing and we'd love to come back. (December 2015)

Kirstie was so welcoming and helpful. We had a wonderful stay at Elm Lodge! Such a fantastic location and perfect setting for our expat Christmas! Thank you Kirstie for everything! We will definitey be spreading the word about this fantastic lake house! (Jess Cameron - December 2015)

Thank you Kirstie for letting us stay in your fantastic lodge - Home from home!! We will definitely be in contact again when we are next down visiting our family (December 2015)

We stayed in the Cotswold water park a few years ago and we were excited to go back. We received a lovely welcome pack from Kirstie when we arrived. Elm Lodge was in a beautiful location and the perfect size for our family. The views from the Master bedroom were great!! The kids loved the lodge and the location. The lodge had everything we needed and was exceptionally clean and tidy. Thanks for a lovely long weekend. (November 2015)

Just love it here. We have been to this Watermark site several times in the pasy so we knew what to expect in terms of the lakes and facilities. However Elm Lodge was amazing, just couldn't fault it and loved the Christmas Tree! We also enjoyed the fish and chips from South Cerney and we had a lovely meal in the George pub. Thank you Kirstie for everything. (November 2015)

We had a fantastic stay at Elm Lodge! Kirstie was a pleasure to deal with and we were delighted to find a welcome basket on the dining table when we arrived. Kirstie provided lots of information about the local area which was great. The house is beautiful and has a serene view over the lake. The bedrooms were true to the photos and perfect for all 6 of us. Lovely to have the fire on in the evenings too! The neighbourhood was quiet as its a holiday home village and we went in November! Beautiful countryside and Cirencester is so cute and just minutes away. thanks for a lovely stay Kirstie! (November 2015)

My boyfriend and I along with 2 friends came to stay here for 2 nights beginning of October. We had such a lovely time. It was such a nice gesture when we arrived to find lemon drizzle cake, biscuits and milk for us in the kitchen! The lodge itself is spotless, the rooms are done up to a high sandard, the living area is spacious and a real welcoming feel. You also have all the appliances you will need in the kitchen. There are lots of nice walks in the area along with lovely country pubs serving good food. We had a BBQ on the terrace on the Saturday evening which was lovely. The views across the lake are so nice, and such a lovely thing to wake up to in the morning, these are seen from the living area when you open up the terrace doors and also the master bedroom. We would definitely come back and would recommend this for couples, friends and families! Thank you again Kirstie for your wonderful hospitality! (October 2015)

Kirstie was a brilliant host, communication was great and the lodge was amazing. Spent two nights with four girlfriends and it was perfect can't wait for our next visit. Thank you Kirstie for sharing your property with us. (October 2015)

A lovely weekend in a wonderful lodge - clean, roomy and well equipped. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. We will definitely come back!! - (April 2015)'

Wonderful stay, lovely cottage and excellent facilities provided here. Excellent setting. Thank you (April 2015)'

Just had a wonderful relaxing weekend in Elm Lodge. Great weather, very clean and comfortable. Thank you (April 2015)'

What a great weekend! Husband caught 6 carp and 1 pike so he was happy. My daughter and I enjoyed a walk to South cerney and we all had carvery at the Four Pillars - amazing value. Fish and chips in South cerney would highly recommend. Really love the lodge and felt very at home. Can't wait to come again. (March 2015)'

Spring weather. Wonderful stay, beautiful lodge. Husband caught a carp in the lake. We love the lodge and the setting. Didin't eat in once - Four pillars, Boathouse and Brasserie. Lodge was beautifully clean and fully equipped. Will be back in autumn. (March 2015)

We had a lovely stay at Elm Lodge. Enjoyed Fish and chips from South cerney for tea one night. The children loved playing tennis and playing in the playground. We caught 2 carp in Isis lake as well! Will be recommending to friends and family (March 2015)

 



What a wonderful stay!! From ease of booking to the detailed information given before and after arrival.
The Lodge is very clean and tidy with everything you could need and beautiful little touches you would not expect, very relaxing home from home.
Isis lake is a safe and relaxing area with many activities close at hand and the lovely Lodge must be in one of the best locations on the site for views of the lake and fountain.
Just the spot for a barbeque (provided) on a warm evening.
We can't recommend this lovely Lodge enough.
Thank you so much Kirstie
Olga and Keith

Olga Harrison, 
Highlights
  • Private lakeside sundeck with BBQ
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Ideal location for exploring the Cotswolds
  • Sleeps up to 6
  • Great walks around the Cotswold water park including the Thames path
  • Open living area overlooking the lake
  • Excellent onsite facilities including tennis courts, games room and adventure playground
  • Linen, towels and utilities included
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