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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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  • Russet Cottage

    Moreton-in-Marsh

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 25451

    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.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen with stone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single, one (4ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal effect fire included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Wmachine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Bramble Cottage and Honey Cottage - Honey Cottage

    Newland, nr. Coleford

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC58

    Nestled within the Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within the grounds of the owner’s home and with views of the open countryside, these holiday cottages (refs: UKC57 and UKC58) offer very comfortable accommodation from which to explore this wonderful location. Bordering England and South Wales and the three counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire, there is much to do and see, with such variety its sure to have something for everyone.

    The Forest of Dean is a magical place in all seasons and has outdoor activities in abundance, such as mountain biking, cycle tracks for all abilities, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, horse riding and for the less energetic relaxing walks amongst wildlife, flora and fauna. Puzzlewood, which has been used as a film location in Dr Who, Star Wars and Merlin, and Go Ape with its zip wires and climbing adventures are popular attractions. Historical interests include the castles at Raglan, Goodrich, Chepstow and Caldicott, and Hereford Cathedral with its Mappa Mundi Centre. Chepstow Racecourse is within an easy drive. Enjoy the local pubs and restaurants, and an award-winning pub in Newland is just a short walk away. There are many markets and festivals in the surrounding areas to explore. Shop 2 miles and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft zip and link, can be twin), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room included. NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 22’’ Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with lawn and sitting-out area. Shared 2 acres of landscaped grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • The Downs Barn Lodge

    Frampton Mansell, nr. Stroud

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: NRJ

    The Downs Barn Lodge is a single-storey, detached lodge, within an AONB, with chickens and ducks roaming freely in the grounds. Adjacent to the owner’s beautiful home, which has featured in magazines and newspapers. The holiday property is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, between the town of Stroud and Cirencester. There is an award-winning farm shop and cafe just a 3-minute walk from the property. Superbly located for touring the villages of the Cotswold Hills, Tetbury and Westonbirt all close by, and Cheltenham within 20 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub ¾ mile.

    Spacious, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors to garden, wooden floor and kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Spacious bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove-initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Heating by air source heat pump
    • Electricity, full electric central heating, renewable energy (underfloor in bathroom, shower room), bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • Natural grounds
    • Outdoor table tennis table
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Pets free of charge (to be kept on a lead)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Brierley

    Robinswood

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: B6286

    Brierley provides a peaceful holiday retreat, on the edge of a residential estate. It is warm and comfortable and the south-facing garden overlooks a small orchard. The conservation park is only a short stroll away, and in season you can try the mushroom walk. Close at hand are the historic docks of Gloucester, the city’s cathedral (used in the filming of Harry Potter), several museums and excellent sports facilities. Well placed for a visit to the elegant spa town of Cheltenham, the Royal Forest of Dean, Shakespeare’s Stratford and the picturesque Cotswolds.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Farncombe

    Clapton-on-the-Hill, nr. Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: E4979

    In a peaceful setting surrounded by countryside, this delightful cottage (far left of property shown) lies in Clapton-on-the-Hill, a sleepy village set a spectacular 700ft above sea level. With wonderful walking just yards from the doorstep, it adjoins the owners’ home, sharing their garden with views across the Windrush Valley. The Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, with its shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, is just 2 miles, whilst Cheltenham is 20 miles and the dreaming spires of Oxford are a 40 minute drive. Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate (NT) 4 miles. Shops 2 miles and pub 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with sloping ceiling. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with shower cubicle. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity included (£30per week November-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Shared garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. NB: Covered well in garden.

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  • Shepherds Cottage

    Broad Campden

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: NSN

    Situated in the beautiful Cotswold village of Broad Campden, Shepherds Cottage is a delightful period cottage bursting with character and charm. A footpath directly behind the cottage leads into the village of Chipping Campden, a 10-minute stroll. Perfect for an indulgent romantic break, Chipping Campden is one of the jewels amongst the Cotswold villages and offers an excellent choice of restaurants and inns using local produce, as well as a renowned music festival every May. Antique shops and gift shops line the high street, and there is an award-winning, outdoor children’s play area within a few hundred yards of the cottage. The Cotswold Way is within easy reach for walkers, ramblers and cyclists, and tennis is available at Chipping Campden (court hire is £10ph, booked via tourist information office). Broadway is a 15-minute drive with pubs and restaurants and Stratford-upon-Avon is only 30 minutes’ drive to visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and take a river boat trip along the Avon. Visit the pretty market town of Evesham, Cheltenham with its racecourse and literary festival, Cirencester, the cathedral city of Oxford and pretty Cotswold villages including Kingham, Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-in-Marsh. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Beamed living room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor, French doors to garden. Beamed kitchen, tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, leaded windows, original stonework, garden view. Twin bedroom. Beamed bathroom, shower over corner bath, toilet, sloping ceiling.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity and electricity rads included (October-May by meter reading)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: 3 steps in garden

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  • Stowe Court Cottages - The Granary

    St Briavels, nr. Lydney

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43364

    Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these two detached barn conversions (refs W43364 and W43365) are spaced away from each other in the grounds of the owner’s 13th-century farmhouse. From this tranquil setting, visitors can explore the unique Royal Forest of Dean, enjoyable in all seasons, and the Lower Wye Valley, the magnificent borderland between England and Wales. Stunningly beautiful, there is a diverse range of places to visit that cater for all ages and tastes. The variety of scenery, wealth of historic attractions and selection of way-marked paths makes this area excellent walking country that offers a paradise for serious hikers, ramblers or after lunch strollers. The hamlet of Stowe, dating back to the 5th century, is a mile or so distant from Clearwell, with its famous caves, the magical Puzzlewood, as featured in BBC programmes ’Dr Who’ and ’Atlantis’, and the historic village of St Briavels, with its ancient, moated castle. Tintern, renowned for its impressive abbey, the cathedral cities of Gloucester and Hereford, the Cotswolds, Malvern and the Welsh Hills are all within easy driving distance. Coleford is 3 miles, Lydney 6 miles, Monmouth 7 miles, Chepstow 10 miles and Ross-on-Wye 15 miles. Several golf courses nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    9 steps to entrance. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 NSH included. Washing machine.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, natural landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Shamrock Cottage

    Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: NSO


    This beautifully appointed holiday cottage 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. Sightseeing opportunities include The Model Village, Cotswold Motor Museum, Birdland Park and Gardens, and the Cotswold Perfumery. There are many individual shops, cafés and restaurants to enjoy, as well as a gentle stroll by the water’s edge. Other nearby honey-coloured villages well worth a visit include Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, with its famous Tuesday market, and Chipping Campden. The city of Gloucester, with its magnificent cathedral and tomb of Edward II, is within easy reach, as is the Regency city of Cheltenham, with its famous racecourse. NT properties abound, including Snowshill Manor and Woodchester Park. For horticultural enthusiasts, there is Westonbirt Arboretum, Kiftsgate Court Gardens and Hidcote Manor Gardens. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

    Open-plan living room with gas woodburner in feature fireplace/dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: Double bedroom (some restricted headroom) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Gas woodburner included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, enclosed courtyard with furniture
    • Car park (permit provided)
    • No smoking

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  • Bluebell Cottage

    Chipping Sodbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: E4741

    Set on the fringes of the charming town of Chipping Sodbury, these two attractive and well appointed barn conversions enjoy pleasant views and a rural location on a working farm. The myriad attractions of the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean are nearby, Badminton is just 3 miles whilst Bristol and the Roman city of Bath are both only 12 miles. Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust, Westonbirt Arboretum, the beautiful Wye Valley and Durham Park NT are all easily accessible. Cardiff and Longleat are each around one hour away. Walkers will delight in the proximity of both the Cotswold and Monarch Ways. Golf, tennis and swimming are found locally. Shops and pubs serving food 1 mile.

    Ramp to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen area with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite wet room and toilet with stool and grab rails.

    Garden. Wheelchair access.

    Both properties: Oil central heating included (£10per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Use of owner’s freezer. Patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Sudeley Castle Country Cottages - Princess Elizabeth

    Winchcombe, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 31233

    Sudeley Castle Country Cottages are the ideal choice for a walking or touring holiday, or simply as an escape into the Cotswold countryside. Located on the edge of the Sudeley estate, these charming Cotswold holiday cottages are just a few minutes’ walk from the historic town of Winchcombe, with its many pubs and a Michelin star restaurant. The cottages each have their own individual charm. Most have been cleverly restored and converted from existing properties, retaining many original and unique features. The newer cottages are sympathetic in their design and architecture, seamlessly blending into the complex. All of the holiday cottages have access to shared gardens and each have their own garden furniture. Guests enjoy complimentary admission to Sudeley Castle and Gardens for the duration of their stay (during normal opening hours in season). Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cotswold countryside, the eleven castle cottages (refs 31223, 31224, 31225, 31226, 31227, 31228, 31229, 31230, 31231, 31232 and 31233) are set around a central courtyard with landscaped gardens and ample parking. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Originally a paper mill that has been restored to make accommodation with exposed walls and original beams throughout the property. The cottage is named in memory of Elizabeth I, who visited Sudeley on several occasions.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/2 steps up to dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Selection of books and games. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Laundry service available. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Daisy Cottage

    Chipping Sodbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 17604

    Rural setting

    Set on the owners busy pastoral farm is this very attractive, detached property. Enjoying its own furnished garden, Daisy Cottage feels very rural in its setting, yet is only moments away from the renowned village of Chipping Sodbury. Only 3 miles from Badminton and 12 miles from Bristol and the city of Bath, this is an excellent base for a holiday touring the southern Cotswolds, Monarch Ways or enjoying a romantic break. Dyrham Park (NT), 2 miles. Swimming pool, squash, tennis and golf, 1 mile. Shop ½ mile, pub within 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating included (£10 per week November-March). Electricity and bed linen included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • The Cottage

    Todenham, nr. Moreton-in-Marsh

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 28098

    This detached holiday cottage lies in the Cotswold village of Todenham, near Moreton-in-Marsh. Situated within the owner’s grounds, it offers accommodation all on one level in a peaceful location. Many Cotswold villages are within easy reach including Bourton-on-the-Water with its model village, Birdland, perfumery and motor museum, the pretty villages of The Slaughters, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Stratford-upon-Avon with its connections with William Shakespeare. Oxford is also worth a visit. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Two steps to dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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