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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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  • Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
    Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire×

    Russet Cottage

    Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 25451
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Chipping Campden and Stratford upon Avon are an easy drive from this stylish detached cottage, Sezincote is easily reached.
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    This stylish detached holiday cottage with garden is located within the Moreton conservation area. An ideal base to explore Chipping Campden, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold, all an easy drive, as well as Cheltenham with its famous racecourse and Gold Cup week in March. There are several renowned gardens such as Hidcote Manor, Kiftsgate Court, Sezincote and Batsford Arboretum. Shops, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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  • Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire
    Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire×

    Weavers Cottage

    Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 30238
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    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This 18th-century cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the Cotswolds and its pretty villages.
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    This charming, cosy, end terraced, 18th-century cottage, tucked away in a quiet backwater, is just a 3 minute walk from the centre of this picturesque, bustling, little Cotswold town. It is attractively and comfortably furnished, with a very well equipped kitchen, making the ideal holiday base from which to tour the Cotswolds, or walk to many of the lesser-known pretty villages and beauty spots. Places to visit include Bourton-on-the-Water, 4 miles, Burford, 12 miles, Cheltenham, 15 miles...

  • Arlingham, near Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire
    Arlingham, near Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire×

    Milton End Farm Barns - The Chaff House

    Arlingham, near Frampton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 30814
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    Surrounded by beautiful countryside, this adjoining barn conversion is fantastic for those who like walking and cycling.
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    These delightful holiday barn conversions (30813, 30814, 30815 , 30816 and 30817) 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...

    Milton End Farm Barns - The Waggon House
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    Milton End Farm Barns - The Cow Shed
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    Milton End Farm Barns - The Dairy
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    Milton End Farm Barns - The Parlour
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  • Southrop, near Lechlade, Gloucestershire
    Southrop, near Lechlade, Gloucestershire×

    Bowles Cottage

    Southrop, near Lechlade, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 30339
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Visit the pretty Cotswolds villages or even Oxford from this stylish cottage which lies close to Lechlade.
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    Bowles Cottage is a stylish, detached holiday cottage which lies on the edge of the village of Southrop, in the county of Gloucestershire. The village is skirted by the River Leach and is in an unspoilt Cotswolds location with many walks directly from the cottage to surrounding towns and villages, this cottage is a real delight to stay in. The characterful market towns of both Lechlade and Fairford are close by, with many quintessential Cotswold villages to explore...

  • Gotherington, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Gotherington, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Thrift Cottage

    Gotherington, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 23368
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Gotherington nestles under Prescott and Cleeve Hills, with Bugatti Museum close by, and Cheltenham and Sudeley Castle nearby.
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    Thrift Cottage is a thatched cottage at the centre of the village of Gotherington. Nestling under Prescott and Cleeve Hills it is ideally placed to explore the Cotswolds, Cheltenham Spa and Cheltenham Racecourse. There are tennis courts and a riding school within easy reach. Further afield, but only a couple of miles, can be found the Bugatti Museum. Winchcombe provides exclusive shopping and a visit to Sudeley Castle is a must during the open season. There is also a steam railway centre...

  • Great Witcombe, near Birdlip, Gloucestershire
    Great Witcombe, near Birdlip, Gloucestershire×

    Witcombe Estate - Jaffa Cottage

    Great Witcombe, near Birdlip, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 28414
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    There’s plenty to enjoy at Jaffa Cottage, the location is fantastic! Enjoy walks along the Cotswold Way which passes through the estate.
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    These two holiday cottages (refs 28414, 28415) are located on a working farm and form part of the 400-year-old family estate of Witcombe Park. Situated on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, in an AONB, and is surrounded by unspoilt countryside, with views to the Malvern Hills and Welsh Mountains. Running through the estate is the Cotswold Way, offering peaceful walks and wonderful views. The estate is situated just 6 miles from Regency Cheltenham, with boutique shopping, the celebrated...

    Witcombe Estate - Peats Cottage
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  • Bisley, Gloucestershire
    Bisley, Gloucestershire×

    Driftcombe Farmhouse

    Bisley, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NUN
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    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Open Fire
    A real ‘away from it all’ location, relax in a timeless valley at this comfortable former farmhouse 4 miles from Stroud.
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    Set in complete seclusion, this handsome renovated 17th-century farmhouse stands in acres of private grounds with a stream surrounded by woodland and meadows, ideal for children. The property is situated at the head of the Slad Valley with unmade-up track for last 200 yards (where car access can be difficult in bad weather, especially snow); this is one of the valleys described by the poet Laurie Lee in his book ‘Cider with Rosie’. It is within an AONB,...

  • Huntley, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire
    Huntley, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire×

    Fir Tree Lodge

    Huntley, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC422
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Perfect for a holiday with your children, Fir Tree Lodge is situated with lots of attractions nearby.
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    This detached property is situated in Huntley, adjacent to the owner’s home, on the A40 allowing easy access to all main routes and the abundance of attractions within the area. The Forest of Dean is popular all year round with outdoor pursuits such as climbing, mountain biking, dedicated cycle tracks to suit all abilities, walking, fishing and many visitor attractions such as Puzzlewood, Go Ape and the steam railway, to mention just a few. Gloucester itself offers a healthy...

  • Icomb, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire
    Icomb, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire×

    The Old School House

    Icomb, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: HC61
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    With woodland nearby, this detached property is perfect for those looking to enjoy a walking holiday whilst observing the local wildlife.
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    In a secluded village, with beautiful views over the Evenlode Valley, this detached holiday cottage is built of mellow stone, and in summer it is garlanded with roses. Once part of the Wychwood Forest, the landscape here now has pockets of woodland, with deer and other wildlife to be observed. A walking and touring paradise, it is ideal for the Cotswolds towns and villages, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick, Kenilworth, Blenheim, Cheltenham and Oxford. Further afield are the Malvern Hills,...

  • Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Sheerwater

    Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 28272
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Sheerwater is situated in Bishop’s Cleeve and it is in a great position for exploring all the fantastic Cotswolds towns.
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    Sheerwater is a three bedroom, single storey, semi-detached holiday bungalow, situated on the edge of Cheltenham in Bishop’s Cleeve. It is the ideal location for race meetings (1 mile) and close to the pretty Cotswolds towns and villages, including Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. The market towns of Tewkesbury and Ledbury are only a short drive away, as are the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford. For the more active holidaymakers, there is a...

  • Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire
    Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire×

    Puffitt’s Cottage

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC992
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    This quintessential Cotswold stone, beautifully styled, period holiday property is set in the heart of the popular village of Bourton-on-the-Water.
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    This quintessential Cotswold stone period, adjoining holiday property has been beautifully styled and renovated, and is set in the very heart of the popular village of Bourton-on-the-Water, famed for its series of low stone bridges which span the fast flowing River Windrush. Puffitt’s Cottage is warm and cosy with a wood burner in the living room, beams and exposed stonework in many of the rooms and an attractive enclosed garden. The centre of the village is just a short...

  • Paxford, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
    Paxford, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire×

    Willow Cottage

    Paxford, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 19641
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Overlooking the village green, ideal for walkers with paths close by, Warwick Castle and Stratford a short drive.
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    Situated on a former orchard, Willow Cottage enjoys an enviable position in the pretty North Cotswold village of Paxford, close to the Cotswold Way. Constructed of Mellow Cotswold stone the property is surrounded by a good sized garden with a variety of maturing trees to the front, a stone driveway and offering two car parking spaces. The property faces a narrow quiet lane bordered by mature trees and therefore the property is not overlooked. The back garden is completely enclosed...

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