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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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  • Coleford, Gloucestershire
    Coleford, Gloucestershire×

    Edenwall Cottage

    Coleford, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 27531
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated within the grounds of the Bells Hotel and Golf Course, these three terraced holiday properties,...

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  • Bream, near Lydney, Gloucestershire
    Bream, near Lydney, Gloucestershire×

    Court Farm Holiday Barns - The Stables

    Bream, near Lydney, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 27792
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location

    Situated in the Forest of Dean, these semi-detached barn conversions offer comfortable holiday accommodation,...

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  • Edge Hills, near Littledean, Gloucestershire
    Edge Hills, near Littledean, Gloucestershire×

    The Hayloft

    Edge Hills, near Littledean, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: W41368
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    - Car parking on site - Rural Location

    Countryside views from balcony

    Nestling on a quiet hillside surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Dean,...

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  • Coleford, near Symonds Yat, Gloucestershire
    Coleford, near Symonds Yat, Gloucestershire×

    Wyedean Cottage

    Coleford, near Symonds Yat, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: W43975
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This lovingly renovated, detached cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, offers relaxing and comfortable...

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  • St Briavels, near Lydney, Gloucestershire
    St Briavels, near Lydney, Gloucestershire×

    Rodmore Lodge

    St Briavels, near Lydney, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: W43553
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities


    This holiday property is situated along a quiet, leafy lane, in a tranquil spot with stunning views down the...

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  • Boxbush, near Ross-on-Wye, Gloucestershire
    Boxbush, near Ross-on-Wye, Gloucestershire×

    Hopebrook Farm - The Granary

    Boxbush, near Ross-on-Wye, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC278
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    These two holiday properties form part of Hopebrook Farm, a non-working farm which dates back to 1745. Sitting in 5...

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  • Bream, Gloucestershire
    Bream, Gloucestershire×

    Pathwell Farm - Oak

    Bream, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 29670
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated within 14 acres of farmland, adjacent to the owners’ home, these semi-detached holiday bungalows...

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  • Blakeney, Gloucestershire
    Blakeney, Gloucestershire×

    Old Corn Mill

    Blakeney, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: RS2
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Set in one of the Forest of Dean’s picturesque villages, the Old Corn Mill has been sympathetically converted...

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  • Popes Hill, nr Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire
    Popes Hill, nr Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire×

    Wonder Box Cottage

    Popes Hill, nr Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC524
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    Tucked away off a quiet leafy lane, situated on a working farm and surrounded by countryside, Wonder Box...

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  • Lydney, Gloucestershire
    Lydney, Gloucestershire×

    Hulks Parlour

    Lydney, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 25791
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This holiday home is situated within the picturesque Forest of Dean, offering comfortable accommodation attached to...

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  • Parkend, near Lydney, Gloucestershire
    Parkend, near Lydney, Gloucestershire×

    Forest View

    Parkend, near Lydney, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 23958
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Set within the Forest of Dean, with access to beautiful woodland walks from the back gate. Offering a cosy holiday base...

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  • Gatcombe, near Blakeney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
    Gatcombe, near Blakeney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire×

    Anvil Cottage

    Gatcombe, near Blakeney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 17105
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

    Nestling in the historic hamlet of Gatcombe with Sir Francis Drake’s house almost opposite, this charming...

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