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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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  • Glebe Cottage

    Blockley

    Grade
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    Ref: NN9

    Glebe Cottage nestles close to the village church, in the heart of unspoilt Blockley, one of the larger of the Cotswold villages and once a major centre for the silk industry. Formerly part of the adjacent Cotswold vicarage, set midway between Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden, it has been completely modernised and converted into a very comfortable and well-equipped holiday cottage and provides a wonderful retreat from which to explore this lovely area – Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham, Broadway and Stow-on-the-Wold are all within easy reach as well as pleasant walks amid the Dovedale Wood. Back in the village there are two good pubs serving food and an outstanding village store/post office with café and delicatessen. Shop/P.O. 50 yards.

    Beamed living room with gas woodburner in Cotswold stone fireplace and French doors to garden. Fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, vaulted beamed ceiling and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Gas woodburner’included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Pretty enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Roadside parking
    • Pet free of charge

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  • Silver Birch Lodge

    Horsley, nr. Stroud

    Grade
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    Ref: NTV

    Peacefully located with easy access to Bath, Cirencester and National Trust properties, this detached Cotswold holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, offers attractive accommodation. Its beautifully proportioned open-plan living area enjoys views across open countryside. Set in a delightful location, it lies close to a deli and a bakery, and a short walk away leads to the heart of Nailsworth with tennis, riding and golf available. Silver Birch Lodge makes an ideal base from which to explore Bath, Cheltenham, Slimbridge, Cirencester and Westonbirt Aboretum. There is easy access to footpaths including Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common. A variety of restaurants are close by, with specialist shops including an excellent delicatessen and an award-winning bakery. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two unfenced ponds in owners’ grounds

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  • Upper Fields Farm -The Tractor Shed

    Bourton-on-the-Hill, nr. Moreton-in-Marsh

    Grade
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    Ref: 28775

    Situated in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside

    These two holiday properties (refs 28775, 28776) offer contemporary accommodation throughout. Situated on the owner’s working farm, The Tractor Shed and The Stables are two barn conversions surrounded by open fields, which both boast far-reaching views across the Cotswold countryside. These holiday properties are located close to the charming hillside village of Bourton-on-the-Hill and are situated less than two miles from the popular market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. The village is fortunate to have Batsford Estate and Arboretum close by and here you can enjoy a walk around the beautiful grounds any time of the year. From Easter to November there is a very good tea room and the Cotswold Falconry Centre is open. In the village is Bourton House with its 16th century Tythe Barn, which opens its gardens to the public weekly throughout the summer months. The heart of England Way passes through the village and along with other footpaths, provides a pleasurable way to see the countryside around this pleasant area. The village has one pub which serves wonderful food. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. 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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  • Riverside Lodge

    Nr Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: NVG

    With its own little sunny terrace only a few steps from the river (fishing by arrangement), this charming and beautifully appointed property is only a mile from Bourton-on-the-Water in Little Rissington and within half an hour of countless Cotswold beauty spots. An addition to the owners’ delightfully restored ancient mill house, it lies close to The Hunting Lodge (NQ4) – with shared use of a hard tennis court and outdoor swimming pool by arrangement – and offers convenient ground floor holiday accommodation laid out in studio style. Inns, restaurants, shopping, model village and Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water (1 mile). Shops 1 mile.

    Delightful open-plan sitting/dining room with modern fitted kitchen area. One step down to spacious, pretty curtained-off bedroom with double bed. En-suite bathroom with toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Use of owner’s freezer
    • Small terrace with furniture
    • Parking
    • Use of owners’ outdoor swimming pool by arrangement (heated June–August)
    • Use of hard tennis court by arrangement
    • Fly fishing by arrangement
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No children under 15 yrs
    • NB: Stream runs at back of property

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  • Apple Barn

    Cerney Wick, nr. Cirencester

    Grade
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    Ref: NAH

    A beautiful, detached cottage of warm and inviting ambience with a pretty lawned, herbaceous garden and small paved terraced patio, providing the ideal holiday location for a romantic getaway. Within the grounds of the owner’s home, this carefully converted apple barn lies a few miles from the lovely town of Cirencester. The immediate area has a fascinating past from Roman times, whilst today offering all the excitement of the Cotswold Water Park and many activities. Close to good shops, restaurants and pubs as well as fishing, riding and golf. Shop 1 mile, pub 50 yards.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Sun room with tiled floor and French doors to garden. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream in owner’s grounds

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  • Wyedean Cottage

    Coleford, nr. Symonds Yat

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W43975

    This lovingly renovated, detached cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, offers relaxing and comfortable holiday accommodation for you to explore the Forest of Dean and the beautiful Wye Valley. The area is steeped in history and natural beauty offering something for everyone. The forest is rich in wildlife where local deer and wild boar can sometimes be seen. A short walk away is Symonds Yat Rock which overlooks the gorge and has spectacular views that change with every season. It is also a special place for bird watchers, who can delight at the nesting peregrine falcons through the RSPB’s telescopes. There are two hand (pull) cable ferries to cross the river at Symonds Yat, and plenty of pubs and picnic sites on either side of the riverbank, don’t forget to try the local Wye Valley Brewery and local ciders. An array of outdoor pursuits can be found locally, such as walking, golfing, riding, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, caving, paint-balling, lazer tag, archery and shooting. More places to visit include Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham and many places of historical interest. Shop ¾ mile, pub 330 yards and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Spiral staircase to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview Smart TV (Netflix). Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps to patio.

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  • The Apple Loft

    Mickleton, near Chipping Campden

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC366

    The Apple Loft has been renovated to an excellent standard, offering luxury holiday accommodation. The kitchen has granite worktops, and outside, there is a lovely balcony area with seating and countryside views. In addition to this, there is a fully enclosed garden with patio and feature borders. Situated in Cotswold countryside, this holiday property lies in an excellent touring location for the Cotswolds and Shakespeare country. It lies 1mile outside the pretty village of Mickleton, home to the famous ’Pudding Club’. Chipping Campden is 3 miles away, one of the jewels amongst the Cotswold villages, and offers an excellent choice of restaurants and inns which use local produce. The Cotswold Way is within easy reach for walkers, ramblers and cyclists. Broadway is also 6 miles away with pubs and restaurants, and Stratford-Upon-Avon is only 8 miles, where you can visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare’s Birthplace and take a river boat trip along the Avon. Warwick Castle and Blenheim Palace are within easy reach. Visit Cheltenham with its racecourse and literary festival, the cathedral city of Oxford and pretty Cotswold villages incuding Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-in-Marsh. Shops, pubs and restaurant 1 mile.

    External stairs to entrance. All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome tray. Laundry service at cost. Enclosed garden with patio, terrace and garden furniture. Balcony. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Wheelwrights Mews

    Todenham, nr. Moreton-in-Marsh

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W43854

    This attached holiday cottage lies in the Cotswold village of Todenham, near Moreton-in-Marsh. Situated within the owner’s grounds, it offers wonderful holiday accommodation in a peaceful location. Many Cotswold villages are within easy reach including Bourton-on-the-Water with its model village, Birdland, perfumery and motor museum, the pretty villages of The Slaughters, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Stratford-upon-Avon with its connections with William Shakespeare. Oxford is also worth a visit. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Kitchen with breakfast area. First floor: Living/dining room. 1 double (5ft) 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. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with decked sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome Pack. No smoking.

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  • Deer Lodge

    North Cerney, near Cirencester

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC603

    Deer Lodge is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just outside the village of North Cerney, which has a charming country pub. This characterful, detached holiday cottage is situated just off the Fosse Way and overlooks beautiful gardens. It is a large, self-contained, fully equipped, one bedroom ‘upside down’ house, set away from the owner’s main Arts and Crafts home. A perfect place to stay when in the Cotswolds, being just a 10-minute drive from Roman Cirencester and 20 minutes’ drive from Cheltenham and its famous horse racing festival.
    The house is situated in the beautiful Churn Valley, so there are plenty of walks for active guests, and this is a very central position from which to visit the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, including Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden. Both Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are also a convenient drive. Shop and restaurants 5 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Utility:
    With washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With double shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Open plan living space:
    With beams.
    Living area:
    With satellite TV and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge and freezer.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Courtyard with garden furniture. Shared tennis court, available on request. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Cow Shed

    Arlingham, nr. Frampton-on-Severn

    Grade
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    1
    Ref: 30815

    This delightful holiday barn conversion is situated on the owners working dairy farm in the picturesque location of Arlingham, Gloucestershire. Located in the horseshoe bend of the River Severn, Arlingham is surrounded by fantastic views of the Cotswold Hills and the Forest of Dean. Clay pigeon shooting on the farm can be arranged at weekends for either groups or individual shoots by prior arrangement with the owner. Within a lovely woodland walk you will find the local village inn, were you will find home cooked food, real ales, fine wines and a warm country welcome. Also within walking distance is another award-winning inn, renowned for its fresh seafood. Several other pubs, restaurants and take-aways are only a short drive away. This wonderful area is an ideal base for circular riverside and country walks and to explore the Severn Way. The river runs for 2 miles along the farm itself, with its own walks and perfect picnic spots. To reach the holiday property, guests will need to pass through the village of Frampton-on Severn, which is home to the longest village green in England offering two pubs, a village shop, a cafe, canal side walks as well as annual events such as Frampton Feast (August), Giffords Circus (August) and Frampton Country Fair (September). Further along the canal bank in the village of Saul, guests will find a cafe which offers a wonderful spot for tea and cake whilst watching the boats go by. Saul also has a marina. Also within easy driving are Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Park, Cotswold Water Park, Berkeley Castle and butterfly house, Prinknash Abbey (Bird and Deer Park), Thornbury Castle and Cheltenham race course. The historic town of Tewkesbury with its famous Abbey, Westonbirt Arboretum, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Roman city of Bath, Regency Cheltenham / the cathedral cities of Bristol and Gloucester with their historic docks are also close by. Many National Trust properties in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, including Berrington Hall, Brockhampton Estate, Hanbury Hall, Woodchester Mansion are worth a visit, as are Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Cirencester. Within easy driving are golf, ski slopes, coastal walks, Cotswold walks, plus the Gloucester and Sharpness canal walks. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared cycle store. No smoking. NB: Duck pond in grounds.

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  • Ivy Cottage

    Chedworth, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 27591


    This charming 19th century, stone-built cottage, with oak beams and inglenook fireplace, has been sensitively restored to a very good standard, and is perfectly situated in the heart of the Cotswolds for exploring this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Upon arrival you will receive a welcome pack which includes a complimentary bottle of white wine. Set in a pastoral valley, Chedworth is a picturesque village, where you may see alpacas in the surrounding fields and gamboling lambs in spring. Unspoilt by tourism, it has many public footpaths in and around it, and lays claim to being the longest village in England. Nearby is Chedworth Roman Villa, and at just 15 minutes’ drive is the Roman town of Cirencester (Corinium), with its amphitheatre and museum, which has two superb mosaics. The beautiful market towns of Winchcombe, Stow-on-the Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden are all an easy drive away, and for a day trip, why not visit the Roman spa town of Bath; Cheltenham and its racecourse; Oxford’s dreaming spires; Stroud and its artists; Tetbury with its antique shops and ancient covered market; Malmesbury and its abbey, (the burial site of Athelstan, the first king of all England); and Bristol with its historic docks? Seven golf courses and seven riding stables all within 25 minutes. Farm shop 5 minutes by car. Shops 8 miles, 17th century pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floors. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat HD TV/DVD (BT sport package). Gas range. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 7 steps in garden.

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