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Gloucestershire

There are a lot of reasons that make Gloucestershire the perfect place for a self-catering cottage holiday. Take for example the areas of outstanding natural beauty like the Cotswolds with its ‘picture postcard’ limestone villages and tranquil countryside and The Forest of Dene which has been a national park since 1938.

Gloucestershire’s natural beauty is enhanced with a backdrop of historical towns and cities including Gloucester itself; home to Gloucester Cathedral with its stunning stain glass windows and cloisters and 1,000 years of history. Thanks to its appearance in the Harry Potter films, it should also appeal to younger visitors.

Also of historical interest is Tewkesbury, situated between the rivers Severn and Avon this town has some of the best medieval architecture in England and a wonderful abbey that goes back to Norman times. Coming slightly more up to date the regency town of Cheltenham Spa is beautifully presented and famous for its open parklands and floral displays.

Like most of Gloucestershire the Forest of Dene and Wye Valley is perfect for gentle walks and countryside cycling and has plenty of places of interest including castles and museums. The forest covers some 50 square miles of ancient woodland and has activities suitable for all ages from forest canopy zip-wires and paint-balling to butterfly zoos and the Dene Valley Railway. For those who enjoy our great British wildlife a visit to Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Trust must be at the top of the agenda. The trust was the vision of the renowned naturalist Sir Peter Scott who created one of the world’s most significant conservation projects which now manages to attract huge populations of swans, geese and ducks every year.

Family holidays can be enjoyed in this region with plenty of days out and things to do; For example The International Centre for Birds of Prey at Newent has a great collection of hawks, falcons and eagles from around the world and the Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection at Bourton-on-the-Water takes you on a fascinating journey of the 20th century and is sure appeal to both children and adults. The Perrygrove Railway is a lovely little heritage railway runs to the edge of the Forest of Dene and offers plenty to keep the family entertained.

If you’re ready to begin your exploration of the region take a look at holiday cottages in Gloucestershire today.
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  • Cotswold Water Park Apartments - Water Park Apartment 2

    South Cerney

    Grade
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    Ref: NKX

    "Set in the spectacular Cotswold Water Park, these exclusive apartments enjoy unsurpassed setting of lakes, wetlands and grassland"

    All the holiday apartments are decorated and furnished to exacting standards, with nature being integral to the design and finish. Large expanses of glass deliver superb views (lake views not guaranteed) and clever use is made of wood and other materials.
    Located within the complex of the Four Pillars Hotel, each apartment offers everything one could wish for, including kitchen, dining facilities and comfortable living room but with the added benefit of use of a huge range of hotel facilities including a restaurant, bar and gastro pub, the leisure club, indoor swimming pool and exclusive day spa, plus a 24 hour manned reception desk and concierge service.

    Stunning views, open spaces and a wealth of leisure and active pursuits make this the perfect place for a break all year round. The development also makes an excellent base from which to explore the Cotswold countryside and nearby towns and cities, including Gloucester, Bath, Bristol, Cirencester, Oxford and Cheltenham, and the very many picturesque villages of the area including Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden and Snowshill to name but a few. Shops 2 miles, pub ½ mile.

    Floor level allocated on arrival: Large living/dining room. Galley-style kitchen. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    Two digital TVs.

    All properties: Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Laundry service. Dishwasher. Wi-fi.Telephone (payable at end of stay). Shared natural grounds. Private parking 100 yards. Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool (36ft x 26ft, depth 4ft) with changing and shower facilities (unsuitable for children under 2 yrs; children’s swim times Mon-Fri 7am-9:30am, 3pm-6pm; Sat-Sun 8am-10am, 3pm-6pm), spa (unsuitable for children), treatment rooms, flotation room, sauna, Experience shower, gym, steam room, relaxation room. NB: Unfenced lake in grounds.

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  • Roffe’s Cottage

    Northleach, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
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    Ref: NSX

    This characterful, detached, Cotswold stone holiday cottage is situated just off the Fosse Way and within the outstanding market town of Northleach. Given its charter by King Henry III in 1227, it flourished as a major wool town and has the magnificent church of St Peter and St Paul, restored in the 15th century and known as the ‘Cathedral of the Cotswolds’. This stylish cottage offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the glorious countryside and picturesque villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury and is an excellent base for exploring Burford, Cirencester, Cheltenham and Stow-on-the-Wold. Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick are within a convenient drive. An ideal base for cycling and walking. Shops, pubs and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Three steps up to well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom, over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV (sports package)/DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed south-facing patio, furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store (owner’s garage)
    • No smoking

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  • Little Orchard

    Dursley

    Grade
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    Ref: W43917

    With views across the Cotswold escarpment to the River Severn, this single-storey, attached cottage would make the perfect holiday base for touring and exploring this beautiful and historically fascinating corner of Gloucestershire. Offering easy access to The Cotswold Way with miles of magical walks, the 11th century Norman castle at Berkeley, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge, the Arboretum at Westonbirt, many National Trust properties and the thriving market town of Tetbury. The major attractions of Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cardiff, Malvern and the Forest of Dean are all less than an hour’s drive. Shops and pubs serving food 1/2 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Little Barn

    Naunton, Cheltenham

    Grade
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    Ref: NNN

    This stylish and secluded retreat is tucked away into the hillside overlooking the village of Naunton at the head of the Windrush valley. Approached along a private drive, Little Barn is a detached, single-storey barn conversion surrounded by the owners’ fields from which race horses can be seen across the valley. A footpath leads to the local golf club and the pub is just a short stroll. Perfectly placed as a holiday base to explore the adjacent network of Cotswold walks and bridleways and the classic houses and gardens of the area. Bikes and horses can be hired locally. Shops 5 miles, pub ½ mile.

    Large beamed living room with patio doors to terrace. Kitchen/dining room with quarry-tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room by arrangement with owner
    • Dishwasher
    • Courtyard with patio, terrace, furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Stabling for hire
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

    Note: Little Barn (NNN) is situated in the same private grounds as The Old Cart House (NRF)

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  • Stable Cottage

    Corse Lawn, near Gloucester

    Grade
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    Ref: 28027

    Located in beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, on a working farm with glorious views over the Malvern Hills, this detached holiday property is ideally placed for walking and perfect for exploring the numerous historic gardens nearby. Situated in Gloucestershire but lying close to the border with Worcestershire and Herefordshire, the area is renowned for its scenic countryside and outstanding walking, especially along the Severn Valley and Malvern Hills. The Cotswold Hills and the Wye Valley are also close by. The nearest town is Tewkesbury offering one of the best medieval townscapes in England, with its fine, half-timbered Tudor buildings, over-hanging upper storeys and ornately carved doorways, as well as an 11th century abbey. Discover the hidden charms along narrow alleyways where the eaves of crooked timber buildings nearly touch, or take a leisurely cruise along the river (seasonal).
    Close by is the Regency town of Cheltenham, known as the ’Gateway to the Cotswolds’. Famous for its broad range of stylish shops, fashionable wine bars, award-winning restaurants (including Jamie Oliver’s) and the racecourse, home of National Hunt Racing. Within 10 miles is the cathedral city of Gloucester which appeared in the ’Harry Potter’ films and Beatrix Potter’s ’Tale of Gloucester’. Gloucester Quays is a designer shopping outlet set around the docks, offering various festivals throughout the year.
    The honey-coloured Cotswold villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden and Broadway are all within easy reach. There is an abundance of National Trust properties and gardens within 30 miles. Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon is just under an hours’ drive. Visit Eastnor Castle, the 4x4 experience at Ledbury, the National Birds of Prey Centre at Newent, Sudeley Castle at Winchcombe, (home to Catherine Parr, the last wife of King Henry Vlll), Hidcote Garden and Cotswolds Farm Park. Shop 1½ miles, pub and award-winning restaurant within 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    First Floor:
    Living/dining room: With digital TV and DVD player.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a pond in adjacent farmland.

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  • Spring Cottage

    Brockweir

    Grade
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    Ref: HW7734

    This very attractive and comfortable barn offers panoramic views in the beautiful rural setting of the owners country house. It sits a mile above the banks of the River Wye at Brockweir, with its excellent local shop and pub, is a few minutes drive from Tintern Abbey and offers wonderful walking as it is right on the Offas Dyke Path. This border territory is marked by stunning scenery and has brooding castles at Chepstow and Raglan, and market towns of Abergavenny and Monmouth to explore with more excellent walking in the Forest of Dean and along the riverbank. Fishing, riding, cycling and canoeing readily available. The area is wonderful for sightseeing and touring and easily reached year round. Chepstows Racecourse and excellent golf courses are nearby.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining area. Step up to kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Tiled floors throughout.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fully fenced garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Hopebrook Farm - The Granary

    Boxbush, near Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC278

    These two holiday properties form part of Hopebrook Farm, a non-working farm which dates back to 1745. Sitting in 5 acres within the grounds of the owner’s home, both properties have been stylishly furnished with great attention to detail for guests’ comfort. Interestingly, the Lea Line disused railway tunnel is part of the land which can be explored. A natural spring stream runs through the peaceful grounds, with seating areas to relax and unwind, or enjoy some wonderful walking with access directly from the side of the paddock onto the public footpath network. This is a great central location for exploring Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and The Forest of Dean.

    Historical places of interest include Gloucester Cathedral with its fine central tower dating from the 15th century, and Hereford Cathedral with its Mappa Mundi Centre. The Forest of Dean offers an array of outdoor pursuits, cycling, walking, riding, climbing and fishing to name but a few. The picturesque Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers stunning scenery and canoeing on the Wye. Cheltenham is only about a half-hour drive and is especially popular for the Cheltenham Gold Cup and other horse racing festivals. The Literary Festival has also grown over the years to major international prominence, but festivals aside, the town itself is well worth visiting. Guests are also within easy reach of Ross-on-Wye and further afield, but within an hour’s drive, are the towns of Monmouth, Usk, Abergavenny and the pretty villages of the Cotswolds. Shop 2 miles, pub serving food ½ mile.

    2 steps to entrance. Beamed throughout.
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With flagstone floor.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Boot room: With storage for boots and coats.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed, TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder at £5 per basket. Welcome pack. Shared external utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Shared 5-acre landscaped grounds with shared barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream in the grounds, 50 yards away, as well as banks and access to private disused railway tunnel.

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  • Lake View

    Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
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    Ref: 29337

    Overlooking the garden in a lakeside setting, this well-appointed holiday property offers an excellent base for exploring the Cotswolds and has been awarded the VisitEngland 3* Gold Award. It is located close to Lower Slaughter, in the popular village of Bourton-on-the-Water, famed for its series of low stone bridges which span the fast flowing River Windrush. Lake View is situated next to a lake, and is located in a rural working environment next to the owners’ property. Guests are provided with luxury toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and a welcome tray on arrival. There are plenty of sightseeing opportunities, many individual shops, cafés and restaurants and pubs to enjoy as well as a gentle stroll by the water’s edge. Other nearby honey-coloured villages, which are well worth a visit, include Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, the city of Gloucester, the Regency city of Cheltenham with famous racecourse. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    External steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. iPod dock. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony and furniture. Shared enclosed garden. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Dusty’s Stable

    Ebrington, nr. Chipping Campden

    Grade
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    Ref: E4751

    Set amidst beautiful countryside in the heart of the Cotswolds, these delightful cottages offer the opportunity for a romantic break, peaceful getaway or exploring this area’s villages and attractions. Converted from traditional honey coloured stone farm buildings, and retaining original features in their well appointed interiors, they are set around a courtyard adjacent to the owners’ home on a working farm. Home Farm’s location in a picturesque village is ideal for walking, cycling and touring, the local pub serving food is a short stroll from the cottages and just 2.5 miles away Chipping Campden, one of the Cotswolds’ loveliest small towns, offers interesting shops and a wide choice of restaurants. Broadway (6 miles) is home to unique shops, designer boutiques and superb art galleries as well as a tower offering one of England’s finest viewpoints with 13 English counties to be seen on a clear day. Hidcote NT and its impressive gardens are only 2 miles and Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon are all easily accessible.

    Ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with stone floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet.

    Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture.

    All properties: Gas central heating and electricity included (£15per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Parking. No smoking. No children under 7 years, including babes in arms.

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  • Deer Park Cottage Annexe

    Hatherop

    Grade
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    Ref: W43039

    Nestled in the tranquil Cotswold village of Hatherop, Deer Park Cottage is an annexe attached to the main cottage and offers the perfect location for a walking break or romantic retreat. Surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside, there are numerous footpaths that pass through the village and lead through fabulous scenery towards the surrounding villages and towns. The Cotswolds is renowned for its beauty and this is the perfect location to enjoy the local area. There are many opportunities to enjoy a leisurely stroll, energetic ramble or pleasant bike ride through the countryside. Sailing, waterskiing, riding, golf, trout and coarse fishing are all available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

    Electric log-effect fire included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Satellite TV. Microwave. Shared lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Westwood - Moonrakers

    Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 18060

    Set in 1¾ acres of landscaped grounds these beautifully presented and well equipped holiday cottages are furnished to a very good standard. Lying just off the Fosseway, close to the picturesque villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water it provides an ideal base for touring within the rolling uplands of the Cotswold Hills. Here are unchanged market towns and villages, beautiful Hidcote and Kiftsgate gardens, NT houses, Sudeley Castle, Blenheim Palace, a wildlife park at Burford, two farm parks and old inns. Slightly further in Stratford-upon-Avon there are historic houses, churches and the Memorial and Swan theatres dedicated to William Shakespeare. At the university city of Oxford there are famous museums, libraries and guided tours of the colleges. Network of foot paths easily accessible. Shop 500 yards, pub ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

    Gas cooker. Use of washer/dryer by arrangement. Garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Gas central heating included (£25per week October-March, from owner’s boiler). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available. DVD. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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  • Pathwell Farm - Oak

    Bream

    Grade
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    Ref: 29670

    Situated within 14 acres of farmland, adjacent to the owners’ home, these semi-detached holiday bungalows (refs 29670 and 29671) enjoy wonderful views across open countryside. They are nicely presented and offer a great base to explore the beautiful Forest of Dean and the stunning Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is much to do and see for all the family – walking and cycling are extremely popular with many miles of dedicated footpaths and cycle tracks throughout the forest, where guests will experience wildlife in abundance. Canoeing, kayaking, climbing, golfing, fishing and horse riding are all available locally. Museums, galleries and places of historical interest such as Tintern Abbey are all within an easy drive. Enjoy the local attractions such as Go Ape, Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves or the steam railway, to name just a few. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ramp to entrance (on request). All on ground floor: Living/dining room/ kitchen with beams and wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    NB: 2 steps to courtyard.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared freezer (in outbuilding). Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times, sheep country. No smoking. NB: Pond in owner’s garden.

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