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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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113 cottages are available
  • Stow-on-the-Wold×

    Weavers Cottage

    Stow-on-the-Wold

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    Ref: 30238
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Barbecue

    This charming, cosy, end terraced, 18th-century cottage, tucked away in a quiet backwater, is just a 3 minute walk...

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  • Moreton-in-Marsh×

    Russet Cottage

    Moreton-in-Marsh

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    Ref: 25451
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    This stylish detached holiday cottage with garden is located within the Moreton conservation area. An ideal base...

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  • Clearwell×

    Dingle Rise

    Clearwell

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    Ref: 23079
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    Situated in the Forest of Dean, in the village of Clearwell, Dingle Rise offers comfortable holiday accommodation...

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  • Southrop, near Lechlade×

    Bowles Cottage

    Southrop, near Lechlade

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    Ref: 30339
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities

    Bowles Cottage is a stylish, detached holiday cottage which lies on the edge of the village of Southrop, in the county...

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  • Arlingham, near Frampton-on-Severn×

    Milton End Farm Barns - The Chaff House

    Arlingham, near Frampton-on-Severn

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    Ref: 30814
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Dishwasher - Washing Machine


    These delightful holiday barn conversions (30813, 30814, 30815 , 30816 and 30817) are situated on the owners...

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  • Paxford, near Chipping Campden×

    Willow Cottage

    Paxford, near Chipping Campden

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    Ref: 19641
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Situated on a former orchard, Willow Cottage enjoys an enviable position in the pretty North Cotswold village...

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  • Gotherington, near Cheltenham×

    Thrift Cottage

    Gotherington, near Cheltenham

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    Ref: 23368
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed

    Thrift Cottage is a thatched cottage at the centre of the village of Gotherington. Nestling under Prescott and...

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  • Huntley, near Gloucester×

    Fir Tree Lodge

    Huntley, near Gloucester

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    Ref: UKC422
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine


    This detached property is situated in Huntley, adjacent to the owner’s home, on the A40 allowing easy...

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  • Winchcombe, near Cheltenham×
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    Ref: 31223
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Sudeley Castle Country Cottages are the ideal choice for a walking or touring holiday, or simply as an escape into...

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  • West End, near Wickwar×

    The Granary

    West End, near Wickwar

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    Ref: 28166
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    This detached conversion, adjacent to the owner’s home, is situated in the perfect location for guests wishing...

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  • Bourton-on-the-Water, nr, Cheltenham×

    Appletree Cottage

    Bourton-on-the-Water, nr, Cheltenham

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    Ref: 26184
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue

    In the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, this pretty terraced holiday cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore...

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  • Icomb, near Stow-on-the-Wold×

    The Old School House

    Icomb, near Stow-on-the-Wold

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    Ref: HC61
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    In a secluded village, with beautiful views over the Evenlode Valley, this detached holiday cottage is built of...

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