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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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  • Dusty’s Stable

    Ebrington, near Chipping Campden

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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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  • Riverside Lodge

    Near Bourton-on-the-Water

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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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  • Little Court Cottages - Upton Cottage

    Upton St Leonards, near Gloucester

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    Ref: UKC1094


    Little Court Cottages have been sympathetically converted from a former stable block with the purpose of creating comfortable and private accommodation for guests. The two semi-detached cottages, Leonards Cottage (ref UKC1093) and Upton Cottage (ref UKC1094) are adjacent to each other, overlooking a magnolia tree. The single storey cottages are conveniently located on the edge of the pretty village of Upton St Leonards, 3 miles from Gloucester city centre and 8 miles from Cheltenham.
    This is a peaceful, rural setting, yet within easy reach of the local towns of Gloucester, Cheltenham, Painswick and Stroud with their amenities. This is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds and the many wonderful attractions this area has to offer, there is good access to all parts of Gloucestershire and beyond. Regency Cheltenham, 6 miles, has boutique shopping, the celebrated Gold Cup Cheltenham Racecourse and world famous jazz and literary festivals. Cirencester, the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, is 12 miles, and is a charming market town. It is conveniently located to many other Cotswold towns and villages, such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Winchcombe and Tetbury. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 50 yards.
    The properties can be booked together to accommodate a total of 6 guests.

    Step to entrance. All on the ground floor. Laminate floors throughout.
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    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
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    Bedroom 1: With double bed, CD player with a selection of CDs and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. Please note: No children except babes in arms.

    Both propeties: Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot available on request. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. No smoking.

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  • Terracotta

    Bourton-on-the-Water

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    Ref: 26468

    In a quiet, peaceful position just a couple of minutes’ walk from the centre of one of the most popular of the Cotswold villages, this very comfortably furnished self-contained holiday apartment, built of mellow stone, occupies the first floor above the owners’ craft studio and gallery. Bourton-on-the-Water is truly picturesque, with the River Windrush flowing between wide grassy banks spanned by five stone bridges, with typical Cotswold houses all around. Famed for its model village, motor museum and Birdland, Bourton is ideally situated for touring this area rich with scenic and historic attractions. Blenheim Palace, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Oxford and Cheltenham are all within a half-hour drive. An ideal base for walking holidays. Moreton-in-Marsh main line station is 8 miles. Shops and pubs 250 yards.

    Stairs to first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car).

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  • The Hunting Lodge

    Bourton-on-the-Water

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    Ref: NQ4

    This enchanting detached holiday cottage is set in the grounds of a Grade II listed mill house, where guests can enjoy trout fishing in the grounds, and use of the owners’ tennis court and outdoor swimming pool (by arrangement), while outside is a pretty, enclosed garden. It lies close to Riverside Lodge (NVG), with the picturesque Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water only a mile away, with its beautiful old houses and many attractions, including the elegant bridges spanning the River Windrush. Also nearby is 18-hole golf at Lynham, Cotswold Farm Park, Burford Wildlife Park, and the attractive spa town of Cheltenham, with its art galleries, pump room and museums, all within
    12 miles. Ideally situated for exploring the Cotswolds’ picturesque villages, NT houses and old market towns. Stratford 35 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub 1 mile.

    Living/dining room. Kitchen. Twin bedroom with dressing room. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Garden with furniture
    • Parking
    • Use of owner’s outdoor swimming pool
    • Use of owner’s tennis court
    • No children under 12 yrs
    • NB: Stream runs at back of property

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  • Gilberts

    Ebrington, near Chipping Campden

    Grade
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    Ref: E4752

    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.

    Ramp or 3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Wet room (no toilet).

    Freeview TV. Stereo/CD. Dishwasher. Small 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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  • Stratton Mill

    Cirencester

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    Ref: NMT

    Stratton Mill dates from the late 18th century, though there has been a mill on site since 1086. The River Churn flows to one side of this holiday property, attached to the old mill itself and with its own riverside courtyard garden. With a separate and well-equipped galley-style kitchen, the beamed living room is stylish and contemporary, with large glass doors overlooking the garden and with an attractive bedroom and en-suite bathroom on the first floor. Surrounded by water meadow, the area is quiet and peaceful and perfect for a romantic getaway. Shop 300 yards, pub 600 yards.

    Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove, patio doors, beams and wooden floor. Three steps up to galley-style kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • Two DVDs (small library)
    • iPod/iPhone dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Gravelled courtyard garden, decked area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking
    • No children or babies
    • NB: Garden accessed via wooden bridge over unfenced river

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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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  • Hunting Butts Cottages - Cuckoo Corner

    Cheltenham

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    Ref: NYM

    "Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."

    Occupying a superb position with wonderful rural views, yet within a mile or so of Cheltenham’s elegant town centre, these delightful holiday cottages have been created from a range of 19th-century barns and are furnished and equipped to high standards. All cottages enjoy a good choice of shared facilities including a covered heated swimming pool, an all-weather tennis court and a croquet lawn. The cottages are well equipped, with an automatic washing machine, microwave oven and dishwasher, and each cottage has its own sitting out area with patio and furniture.
    All the fascinating corners of the beautiful Regency spa town of Cheltenham are immediately to hand: there is an art gallery, a museum, tempting boutiques, antique shops, plentiful restaurants and inns. Only a short walk away is Cheltenham’s racecourse, famous as the home of National Hunt Racing, which stages the Cheltenham Festival in March, as well as several other top quality race meetings between October and the end of April. The Pittville Pump Room, a magnificent Grade I listed building opened in 1830, has a museum on its top floor. In the ballroom it is possible to taste spa water from the original pump. Historic illustrations, photographs and small displays tell the story of Cheltenham from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times. The building is surrounded by attractive parkland with a lake and children’s playground, public tennis courts and golf course. Number 4 Clarence Road, built in 1832 by James Creed, is the house in which Gustav Holst was born on 21 September 1874, and where he spent the first seven years of his childhood. The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to the composer and a rare treat for lovers of music. On the summit of nearby Leckhampton Hill above the Devil’s Chimney, a teetering rock column, is the site of an Iron Age fort; keen walkers can follow the Cotswold Way.
    Hunting Butts Cottages provide a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and villages of the Cotswolds as well as the attractions of the Heart of England. The Cotswolds cast their spell on artists, naturalists, walkers and everyone with a love for rural peace and tranquillity: Broadway – the ‘Venice’ of the Cotswolds; delightful Chipping Campden; Blockley, described as the most beautiful village in England, and Stow-on-the-Wold boasting England’s oldest pub, are all within half an hour’s drive. The variety of attractions is almost endless. Exploring this region at any time of year is a rewarding experience, each season throwing a different light on the changing scene. Heritage attractions in the area include Sudeley Castle (7 miles), once home of Catherine Parr, containing Europe’s largest collection of toys, arms and armour. Forest of Dean 23 miles. Birmingham, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within one hour by car. Sailing and wind-surfing on 15,000 acres of lakes near the ancient Roman town of Cirencester are available within 30 minutes’ drive. Shops ½ mile.

    A delightful and comfortably furnished sitting room with elec woodburner. Well-equipped kitchen with dining area. First floor: Very pretty double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip & link, can be twin). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beams throughout.

    • Electric woodburner included

    • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared utility room with tumble dryer and freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Double glazing
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue on request
    • Parking
    • Covered heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
    • Games room and small gym
    • All-weather tennis court
    • Croquet and boule court
    • No smoking

    ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:

    • Covered indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – open daily from 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
    • All-weather tennis court
    • Croquet Lawn
    • Games room and small gym
    • Patio with garden furniture for every cottage

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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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  • 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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  • Orchard Bank Cottage

    Little London, near Gloucester

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    Ref: W8088

    Organic farm

    This cottage is situated on an organic farm, in the grounds of the owner’s home, midway between Gloucester and the Forest of Dean on the A4136 giving access by car to the main tourist attractions. This single-storey detached cottage offers a great base to explore the delights of the surrounding areas. In front of the cottage is a small well-protected patio and beyond that the farmland extends up towards Huntley Hill. There are sheep and cattle quietly grazing and footpaths in several directions. Golfing, fishing, riding and cycle hire can all be found within the Forest of Dean. Gloucester Docks and the Waterways Museum are within easy driving, as well as Cheltenham with its variety of shopping, bars and restaurants and, of course, the famous Cheltenham races. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 8 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio and furniture. Portable barbecue on request. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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