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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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  • 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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  • Pathwell Farm - Oak

    Bream

    Grade
    2
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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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  • Cotswold Water Park Apartments - Water Park Apartment 2

    South Cerney

    Grade
    2
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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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  • Milton End Farm Barns - The Waggon House

    Arlingham, nr. Frampton-on-Severn

    Grade
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    Ref: 30813


    These delightful holiday barn conversions (30813 and 30816) are 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 properties, 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. 3 steps down to 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Coach House

    Stroud

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: NMC

    This tastefully converted detached holiday coach house, set in the owner’s grounds, lies in the pretty Cotswold Slad Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated between the town of Stroud and the village of Slad with its famous village pub The Woolpack. For keen walkers there is The Cotswold Way and many beautiful shorter walks around the Five Valleys with the tightly packed villages and surrounding woodland. Painswick, with its individual shops, art gallery and churchyard is only a short drive away. Midway between Regency Cheltenham and Georgian Bath this is an excellent holiday location. Bristol and Gloucester cathedrals make for an interesting outing. Shop 1 mile, pub 1½ miles.

    Cosy living/dining room with kitchen/breakfast area, Cotswold stone floor and French doors. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Courtyard and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • No children under 7 years

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  • Silver Birch Lodge

    Horsley, nr. Stroud

    Grade
    2
    1
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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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  • Milton End Farm Barns - The Dairy

    Arlingham, nr. Frampton-on-Severn

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 30816


    These delightful holiday barn conversions (30813 and 30816) are 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 properties, 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.

    Both properties: 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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  • The Hunting Lodge

    Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    2
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    1
    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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  • Little Hawthorne

    Coleford

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: UKC669

    Situated in the beautiful Forest of Dean, this is a great base from which to enjoy this wonderful area. Whether you are looking for relaxation or energetic outdoor pursuits, you will find them here in abundance. There is great walking, with stunning scenery rich in wildlife, and birdwatching from the garden where the owners have set up a nest box with a camera for guests to enjoy watching the young develop; Symonds Yat Rock with its peregrine falcon site is also nearby. Canoeing, kayaking, climbing, riding, golf and fishing can all be found in the surrounding areas. Cycling is very popular, too, with dedicated tracks to suit all abilities. Go Ape high wire adventure, Puzzlewood woodland site, a steam railway, Clearwell Caves and Dean Heritage Centre all make for great day trips. Chepstow, with its racecourse and castle, Monmouth and Gloucester are all within easy driving distance, and offer independent shopping, galleries, antiques, bistros, bars and restaurants. This annexe to the owners’ home is located within the grounds of a small, select, adults-only caravan site of ten units. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    2 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living room/kitchen: With wood burner, Freeview TV, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and French doors leading to...
    Dining room/conservatory: With doors leading to garden.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Wi-Fi at cost. Welcome pack. Large garden with patio, terrace and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. No children under 14 years.

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