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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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  • Cerney Wick, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Cerney Wick, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire×

    Apple Barn

    Cerney Wick, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    A beautiful, detached cottage of warm and inviting ambience with a pretty lawned, herbaceous garden and small...

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

    Pixie Cottage

    Naunton, near Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 11192
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Delightful, typical little Grade II listed 17th-century Cotswolds holiday cottage, contemporary but retaining...

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  • Ebley, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
    Ebley, near Stroud, Gloucestershire×

    The Cottage at Bridge House

    Ebley, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC2096
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Bordering the Stroudwater Canal and nestled within the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, this delightful...

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  • Tiddenham, near Chepstow, Gloucestershire
    Tiddenham, near Chepstow, Gloucestershire×

    The Old School Room

    Tiddenham, near Chepstow, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC1867
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    The Old School Room is an ideal romantic getaway set in a wing of the owner’s home, Chase House, which...

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  • Chedworth, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Chedworth, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Ivy Cottage

    Chedworth, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 27591
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    This charming 19th century, stone-built cottage, with oak beams and inglenook fireplace, has been...

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  • Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Cirencester, Gloucestershire×

    Stratton Mill

    Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Stratton Mill dates from the late 18th century, though there has been a mill on site since 1086. The River Churn flows...

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  • St Briavels, near Lydney, Gloucestershire
    St Briavels, near Lydney, Gloucestershire×

    Stowe Court Cottages - The Stables

    St Briavels, near Lydney, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: W43365
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these two detached barn conversions (refs W43364 and...

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

    The Hunting Lodge

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NQ4
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This enchanting detached holiday cottage is set in the grounds of a Grade II listed mill house, where guests can...

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  • Dursley, Gloucestershire
    Dursley, Gloucestershire×

    Little Orchard

    Dursley, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: W43917
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities

    With views across the Cotswold escarpment to the River Severn, this single-storey, attached cottage would make the...

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  • Blockley, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
    Blockley, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire×

    Apple Tree Cottage

    Blockley, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC891
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Apple Tree Cottage is a hideaway cottage for two in the heart of the Cotswolds. This cosy Grade II listed property is...

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  • Ebrington, near Chipping Campden,
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    Dusty’s Stable

    Ebrington, near Chipping Campden,

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    Ref: E4751
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    Set amidst beautiful countryside in the heart of the Cotswolds, these delightful cottages offer the opportunity for...

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  • Arlingham, Gloucestershire
    Arlingham, Gloucestershire×

    The Tallet

    Arlingham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NNS
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    This pretty holiday cottage is set near to the owners’ home on their working arable and cattle farm. It is...

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