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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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  • The Hunting Lodge

    Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
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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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  • The Old Shop

    Hillersland

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
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    Ref: W41582

    Near Symonds Yat

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Offa’s Dyke footpath, attached to the owner’s home, The Old Shop is a ground floor annexe which offers an ideal base to explore the surrounding area. Take in some fabulous walking within the Wye Valley which boasts some stunning scenery. Symonds Yat Rock, famous for its nesting Peregrine Falcons and visitor centre is within 1.5 miles. Great holiday location for cycling and canoeing, with hire available locally, also horse riding. Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye and Chepstow are all within easy driving distance. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Orchard Bank Cottage

    Little London, near Gloucester

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    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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  • Apple Tree Cottage

    Blockley, near Chipping Campden

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: UKC891

    Apple Tree Cottage is a hideaway cottage for two in the heart of the Cotswolds. This cosy Grade II listed property is one of four and is idyllically situated within earshot of a cascading stream near an old silk mill in the beautiful unspoiled village of Blockley.
    Right away from it all, yet only 4 miles from Moreton-in-Marsh, which has direct rail connection with London Paddington, and under 4 miles from Chipping Campden, Apple Tree Cottage is an ideal base to explore the Cotswolds, either by car or across the countryside on foot. Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick, Cheltenham Spa and Oxford are all nearby for day trips.
    Within Blockley itself, you can walk from the cottage door on a wide variety of different walks. The village is on several long distance walking routes. Several attractions are within 2-3 miles walking distance of Blockley. These include Sezincote House and gardens, Batsford Arboretum and Bourton House (all three are somewhat nearer by taking the Moreton bus as far as Bourton-on-the-Hill). Of these, Batsford has a café and Sezincote serves teas, and there is a local pub at Bourton-on-the-Hill. Chipping Campden is a delightful walk from Blockley, with several variations of route and can be combined with taking the bus one way.
    The cottage is arranged over three floors. You enter the cottage into a welcoming kitchen/dining room, with a wood burner set into a brick fireplace. On the first floor there is a living room with twin window seats overlooking the garden and grounds. The second floor double bedroom has an attractive apex ceiling with exposed beams, a dormer window and an en-suite bathroom with shower and bath. Immediately adjoining the cottage is a peaceful patio garden with table and chairs, leading to the leafy grounds and parking area shared with the other properties. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Kitchen/dining room:
    With wood burner, electric oven, electric hob, microwave/oven/grill combi and fridge.
    Separate toilet.
    Steep stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Living room:
    With electric fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Steep stairs to...
    Second Floor:
    Bedroom:
    With double bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Patio garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Communal car park. No smoking. Please note: No children.

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  • Commonwealth Cottage

    Iron Acton, near Bristol

    Grade
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    Ref: 16144

    This comfortable detached holiday cottage is set within the grounds of the owners home and offers the ideal base for touring the south Cotswolds and Forest of Dean or exploring the attractions of Bristol and Bath. The heritage city of Bath with its beautiful Georgian architecture provides excellent shopping, restaurants and entertainment and historical interest such as Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and Roman Baths. Walking, golf and NT properties. Shop 2 miles, pubs 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom (zip and link, can be twin, please request preference). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi available at £10 per week, £5 per short break. Large garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Upper Fields Farm -The Stables

    Bourton-on-the-Hill, near Moreton-in-Marsh

    Grade
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    Ref: 28776

    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.

    Washing machine.

    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. Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Old Winery Cottage

    Newent

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
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    Ref: E5540

    This spacious, very comfortable little house sits in a peaceful location with panoramic views out over the vineyards of Three Choirs and the famously beautiful rolling hills of the Forest of Dean border area. Close to the owner’s home, this detached holiday property, complete with hot tub, has been carefully converted from a winery. Perfectly positioned for touring, it is easily reached from the M50, yet quietly located 3 miles from picturesque Newent and the Royal Forest of Dean. Just 14 miles from Malvern with its hills and theatre, 10 miles from the ancient cathedral and historic docks of Gloucester, and approximately half an hours drive from Cheltenham’s festivals and excellent shopping. Close to the International Birds of Prey Centre, the Three Choirs Vineyard and in easy reach of the picturesque Wye Valley including Tintern Abbey and Symonds Yat. Good walking, canoeing on the Wye, mountain biking in the forest, horse racing at Cheltenham and Hereford. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with kitchen area and breakfast bar. Conservatory with dining area. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, bidet and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Private garden area within shared enclosed garden. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Hot tub. No smoking.

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  • Terracotta

    Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    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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  • Westwood - Moonrakers

    Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: 18060

    Set in 1¾ acres of landscaped grounds these beautifully presented and well equipped holiday cottages are furnished to a very good standard. Lying just off the Fosseway, close to the picturesque villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water it provides an ideal base for touring within the rolling uplands of the Cotswold Hills. Here are unchanged market towns and villages, beautiful Hidcote and Kiftsgate gardens, NT houses, Sudeley Castle, Blenheim Palace, a wildlife park at Burford, two farm parks and old inns. Slightly further in Stratford-upon-Avon there are historic houses, churches and the Memorial and Swan theatres dedicated to William Shakespeare. At the university city of Oxford there are famous museums, libraries and guided tours of the colleges. Network of foot paths easily accessible. Shop 500 yards, pub ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

    Gas cooker. Use of washer/dryer by arrangement. Garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Gas central heating included (£25per week October-March, from owner’s boiler). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available. DVD. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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  • The Tallet

    Arlingham

    Grade
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    Ref: NNS

    This pretty holiday cottage is set near to the owners’ home on their working arable and cattle farm. It is within walking distance of the local inn and the Old Passage restaurant, renowned for its seafood. The detached barn conversion is the ideal base for circular riverside and country walks including the Severn Way. To reach the cottage there is a canal bridge to pass over at Frampton-on-Severn. Nearby is a marina cafe for watching the boating activity at Saul Junction. Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Park is a few miles away, as is Cotswold Water Park. The Roman city of Bath, Regency Cheltenham and the cathedral cities of Bristol and Gloucester with historic docks are within easy driving distance. NT properties in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Wales. Golf nearby. Shop 4 miles, pub ½ mile.

    Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and patio door. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Beamed living/dining room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), wooden floor, kitchen area and door to external staircase.

    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Middle Huntingford Barns - Blackberry Barn

    Charfield, near Wotton-under-Edge

    Grade
    2
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    2
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    Ref: UKC918

    Blackberry Barn and Bramble Barn are single-storey barns of original red brick, and have been lovingly restored to a good standard by the owners who live next door. Both barns retain many of the original features such as traditional oak trusses, solid stone flooring and beautiful gardens but with the modern luxury of underfloor heating.
    Set in 25 acres of untouched pasture and meadow land on the fringes of The Cotswolds, and within easy reach of the Forest of Dean, the spa towns of Cheltenham and Bath, the cities of Bristol and Gloucester and many historical towns. There is a wide range of activities available ranging from enjoying the tranquillity, to taking day trips to the many local cities, enjoying a game of golf, fishing, local equestrian attractions at Badminton, Chepstow and Cheltenham, and walking the Cotswold Way. The towns and villages nearby harbour a variety of pubs and restaurants or if you prefer to cater for yourselves, the cottages are well equipped with contemporary kitchens. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    Blackberry Barn (UKC918) can be booked together with Bramble Barn (UKC919) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With 37’’ Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With super kingsize bed, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and 37" Freeview TV.
    Wet room: With shower, double ended bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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