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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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  • Cider House Cottage

    Prestbury, nr. Cheltenham

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    Ref: 26637

    This former cider house is located in the grounds of the owner’s 12th century manor house. Quietly positioned in the countryside, a short driving distance from the Regency town of Cheltenham. The detached holiday cottage is well appointed and retains much of its original charm. Guests can access the Cotswold Way (1/2 mile) which runs through the owner’s 150-acre farm, enjoy a western riding lesson or a trail ride. Cheltenham’s attractions include shopping, horse racing and the world famous jazz and literary festivals. An ideal base from which to explore the Cotswolds. Shop and pubs 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room, toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Shared washing machine and tumble dryer (on request). Courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 150-acre natural grounds. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Stream 20 yards.

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  • Deer Park Cottage Annexe

    Hatherop

    Grade
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    Ref: W43039

    Nestled in the tranquil Cotswold village of Hatherop, Deer Park Cottage is an annexe attached to the main cottage and offers the perfect location for a walking break or romantic retreat. Surrounded by miles of unspoilt countryside, there are numerous footpaths that pass through the village and lead through fabulous scenery towards the surrounding villages and towns. The Cotswolds is renowned for its beauty and this is the perfect location to enjoy the local area. There are many opportunities to enjoy a leisurely stroll, energetic ramble or pleasant bike ride through the countryside. Sailing, waterskiing, riding, golf, trout and coarse fishing are all available locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen area. 1 double bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

    Electric log-effect fire included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Satellite TV. Microwave. Shared lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Little Barn

    Naunton, Cheltenham

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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 Barn Reborn

    Winchcombe

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    Ref: NRP


    In the grounds of Grade II listed Charingworth Court can be found this delightful, spacious, timber framed barn, restored to make a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The centre of historic Winchcombe is just a short stroll away with its restaurants, pubs and shops. The hills around are rich in well-signed footpaths, including the Cotswold Way at the bottom of the drive. The towns of Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are all worth exploring, while Regency Cheltenham is just 8 miles away.
    The Barn itself is a really special conversion. Part of it dates from about 1650 and is mentioned by the renowned Nikolaus Pevsner in his Gloucestershire guide. Much of the original structure was gutted by fire in the 1960s, when a car stored inside caught fire. The rest was patched up then, but not much used. The main house and barn came into new ownership in the 1990s. After finishing restoring the main house and creating new gardens, the owners turned to the barn as the final element of their restoration work. Only part of the shell remained, including some original red bricks and some striking oak beams. Fortunately the owners had an old photograph of the barn before the fire. This showed how much bigger the barn had been prior to the fire. After seeing the old foundations, the planners agreed to proposals to rebuild the lost part. So, in 2010 work started on rebuilding, and a timber framed section was added to the existing part using traditional techniques and materials, and also meeting the requirements of modern building regulations. The original timber frame was repaired and restored, and the poor quality 1960s materials were replaced where necessary. New sections of timber frame were then lifted in by crane and put together like a giant three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle.
    Inside, contemporary furnishings blend elegantly with traditional features and modern fabrics. While the living room is part of the new structure, the wood frame on display gives the room a period feel. The double height kitchen/dining area has a warm mellow feel, with the original timber framed brick wall making a striking feature. The kitchen units match the rosy brick colour. Glazed on each side where the original barn doors would have opened, the hallway opens to the roof 8 metres above, where a beautiful Italian glass chandelier hangs. The wood-burning stove and underfloor heating keep the barn warm and comfortable throughout the year. The upstairs landing displays original 1600s oak beams, while the oak floors and exposed oak timber frame all add to the period charm. The en-suite bedroom has open oak framework filled with glass, and 6ft oak bed in keeping with the traditional oak framing. Shops, pub and restaurants 400 yards.

    Double aspect entrance hall. Large living room with wooden floor, beams and French doors to small garden. Kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove and stone tiled floor. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, gas central heating (underfloor in some rooms), bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
    • Barbecue (on request)
    • Parking in secure yard
    • Cycle store (on request)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children under 12 yrs
    • NB: Large pond in owners’ garden, 1 large step on yard side

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  • Edenwall Cottage

    Coleford

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    Ref: 27531

    Situated within the grounds of the Bells Hotel and Golf Course, these three terraced holiday properties, Edenwall Farmhouse(ref. 27529), Edenwall House(ref. 27530) and Edenwall Cottage(ref. 27531), all offer homely accommodation from which to explore the delights of the surrounding area. Guests can enjoy the facilities at the hotel with restaurant and bar meals available, an 18-hole golf course with discounted rates and a clubhouse where entertainment is often provided. Ramble in the Forest of Dean, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its many beautiful walks, ponds and picnic areas. There is an abundance of wildlife and fabulous pathways for cycling. Symonds Yat Rock is a great place for climbing and is also famous for its nesting peregrine falcons, with stunning views along the Wye Valley. Fishing, riding and canoeing are widely available. Local attractions include Go Ape high wire adventure, Puzzlewood, the Dean Forest Steam Railway, Sculpture Trail and Clearwell Caves. There are many places of historical interest to be found including castles and museums. Ross-on-Wye, Chepstow and Monmouth are all within easy driving distance. The cathedral city of Gloucester and Hereford Cathedral, with its famous Mappa Mundi and chained library, are both approximately 20 miles away. Shop and restaurant 170 yards, pub 190 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with Velux.

    Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared 1-acre garden. Shared use of hotel 18-hole golf course. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Pond within grounds. These properties are situated on the golf course and care should be taken at all times.

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  • The Old Cart House

    Naunton, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold

    Grade
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    Ref: NRF

    This stunning and beautifully presented detached barn conversion is approached along a private drive and overlooks the picturesque village of Naunton. A short walk leads to the heart of the village and the local pub. In an AONB, it is perfect for exploring the adjacent footpaths and bridleways with their spectacular views. The classic country houses and gardens of the area are within easy reach and Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are close by. Shop 5 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

    Beamed living room with TV and wood-burning stove. Kitchen and dining area with oak work tops. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Gallery bedroom with large French antique double bed.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room by arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Small garden area with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Stabling by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in paddock

    Note: The Old Cart House (NRF) is situated in the same private grounds as Little Barn (NNN)

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  • Kings Cottage Corner

    Butterrow, nr. Stroud

    Grade
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    Ref: 16083

    Set on a hillside this holiday property is set in gardens of the owner’s home with bedroom and sitting room on first floor level and lovely views over the Golden Valley. Close to countryside, villages and towns such as Tetbury and Cheltenham. Minchinhampton Common (NT) with its golf course is only moments away and many NT houses within an easy drive. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Living/dining room. 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling and Velux.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Small terrace with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Steep access down from cottage to parking area.

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  • Cotswold Water Park Apartments - Water Park Apartment

    South Cerney

    Grade
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    Ref: NKW

    "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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  • The Lodge at the Granary

    Gretton, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
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    Ref: 27326

    Situated at Lower Stanley, in the peaceful village of Gretton, this is the ideal location to enjoy the local landscape. Perfect for walkers, there are numerous paths, bridleways and cycle paths from the door. The Lodge is attached to the owners’ house but provides privacy and space. Explore Winchcombe, Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Evesham. For a day at the races, Cheltenham Racecourse is within easy reach. Stabling and grazing for horses by arrangement. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room with separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Underfloor gas central heating (on ground floor), underfloor electric central heating (in en-suite), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard patio to rear. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Annexe

    Corse, Staunton, nr. Gloucester

    Grade
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    Ref: W573

    Overlooks a beautiful garden

    Very light and airy, and tastefully decorated, this annexe to the detached bungalow, with electric coal effect fire, overlooks a beautiful garden and open countryside. It is within easy reach of many areas of great beauty including the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. There are many interesting things to do and places to visit. Gloucester, Ledbury and Tewkesbury are about 8 miles, Cheltenham and Malvern 12 miles away. Shop and pub with food 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room. Separate toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 2 ring hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Outdoor furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Dusty’s Stable

    Ebrington, nr. Chipping Campden

    Grade
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    Ref: E4751

    Set amidst beautiful countryside in the heart of the Cotswolds, these delightful cottages offer the opportunity for a romantic break, peaceful getaway or exploring this area’s villages and attractions. Converted from traditional honey coloured stone farm buildings, and retaining original features in their well appointed interiors, they are set around a courtyard adjacent to the owners’ home on a working farm. Home Farm’s location in a picturesque village is ideal for walking, cycling and touring, the local pub serving food is a short stroll from the cottages and just 2.5 miles away Chipping Campden, one of the Cotswolds’ loveliest small towns, offers interesting shops and a wide choice of restaurants. Broadway (6 miles) is home to unique shops, designer boutiques and superb art galleries as well as a tower offering one of England’s finest viewpoints with 13 English counties to be seen on a clear day. Hidcote NT and its impressive gardens are only 2 miles and Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon are all easily accessible.

    Ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with stone floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet.

    Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture.

    All properties: Gas central heating and electricity included (£15per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Parking. No smoking. No children under 7 years, including babes in arms.

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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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