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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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  • Westwood - Moonrakers

    Bourton-on-the-Water

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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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  • Wyedean Cottage

    Coleford, nr. Symonds Yat

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    Ref: W43975

    This lovingly renovated, detached cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, offers relaxing and comfortable holiday accommodation for you to explore the Forest of Dean and the beautiful Wye Valley. The area is steeped in history and natural beauty offering something for everyone. The forest is rich in wildlife where local deer and wild boar can sometimes be seen. A short walk away is Symonds Yat Rock which overlooks the gorge and has spectacular views that change with every season. It is also a special place for bird watchers, who can delight at the nesting peregrine falcons through the RSPB’s telescopes. There are two hand (pull) cable ferries to cross the river at Symonds Yat, and plenty of pubs and picnic sites on either side of the riverbank, don’t forget to try the local Wye Valley Brewery and local ciders. An array of outdoor pursuits can be found locally, such as walking, golfing, riding, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, caving, paint-balling, lazer tag, archery and shooting. More places to visit include Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham and many places of historical interest. Shop ¾ mile, pub 330 yards and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Spiral staircase to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview Smart TV (Netflix). Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps to patio.

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  • Orchard Bank Cottage

    Little London, nr. Gloucester

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    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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  • Riverside Lodge

    Nr Bourton-on-the-Water

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    Ref: NVG

    With its own little sunny terrace only a few steps from the river (fishing by arrangement), this charming and beautifully appointed property is only a mile from Bourton-on-the-Water in Little Rissington and within half an hour of countless Cotswold beauty spots. An addition to the owners’ delightfully restored ancient mill house, it lies close to The Hunting Lodge (NQ4) – with shared use of a hard tennis court and outdoor swimming pool by arrangement – and offers convenient ground floor holiday accommodation laid out in studio style. Inns, restaurants, shopping, model village and Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water (1 mile). Shops 1 mile.

    Delightful open-plan sitting/dining room with modern fitted kitchen area. One step down to spacious, pretty curtained-off bedroom with double bed. En-suite bathroom with toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Use of owner’s freezer
    • Small terrace with furniture
    • Parking
    • Use of owners’ outdoor swimming pool by arrangement (heated June–August)
    • Use of hard tennis court by arrangement
    • Fly fishing by arrangement
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No children under 15 yrs
    • NB: Stream runs at back of property

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  • The Bolthole

    Coaley, Dursley

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    Ref: 19731

    With spectacular views across the Severn Plain towards the Black Mountains of Wales, this attractively furnished first floor apartment would make the perfect holiday base for touring and exploring this beautiful and historically fascinating corner of Gloucestershire. The Cotswold Way runs along the hill behind the property, Berkeley Castle, Slimbridge Wild Fowl Trust and the town of Dursley are just a few miles away while the major attractions of Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and Cheltenham are all less than an hour’s drive. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    11 external open tread steps to entrance. First floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with sloping ceiling. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Small lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Ivy Cottage

    Chedworth, nr. Cheltenham

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    Ref: 27591


    This charming 19th century stone-built cottage with oak beams and inglenook fireplace has been sensitively restored to a very good standard, and is perfectly situated in the heart of the Cotswolds for exploring this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Upon arrival you will receive a welcome pack which includes a complementary bottle of white wine. Set in a pastoral valley, Chedworth is a picturesque village, unspoilt by tourism, with many public footpaths in and around it, and lays claim to being the longest village in England. Nearby is Chedworth Roman Villa, and at just 15 minutes’ drive is the Roman town of Cirencester (Corinium), with its amphitheatre and museum, which has two superb mosaics. The beautiful market towns of Winchcombe, Stow on the Wold, Moreton in Marsh and Chipping Campden are all an easy drive away, and for a day trip, why not visit the Roman spa town of Bath, Cheltenham and its racecourse, Oxford’s dreaming spires, Stroud and its artists, Tetbury with its antique shops and ancient covered market, Malmesbury and its abbey, (the burial site of Athelred, the first king of all England) and Bristol with its historic docks. Seven golf courses and seven riding stables all within 25 minutes. Farm shop 5 minutes by car. Shops 8 miles, 17th century pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and tiled floors. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat HD TV/DVD (BT sport package). Gas range. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 7 steps in garden.

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  • Stable Cottage

    Corse Lawn, near Gloucester

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    Ref: 28027

    Located in beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, on a working farm with glorious views over the Malvern Hills, this detached holiday property is ideally placed for walking and perfect for exploring the numerous historic gardens nearby. Situated in Gloucestershire but lying close to the border with Worcestershire and Herefordshire, the area is renowned for its scenic countryside and outstanding walking, especially along the Severn Valley and Malvern Hills. The Cotswold Hills and the Wye Valley are also close by. The nearest town is Tewkesbury offering one of the best medieval townscapes in England, with its fine, half-timbered Tudor buildings, over-hanging upper storeys and ornately carved doorways, as well as an 11th century abbey. Discover the hidden charms along narrow alleyways where the eaves of crooked timber buildings nearly touch, or take a leisurely cruise along the river (seasonal).
    Close by is the Regency town of Cheltenham, known as the ’Gateway to the Cotswolds’. Famous for its broad range of stylish shops, fashionable wine bars, award-winning restaurants (including Jamie Oliver’s) and the racecourse, home of National Hunt Racing. Within 10 miles is the cathedral city of Gloucester which appeared in the ’Harry Potter’ films and Beatrix Potter’s ’Tale of Gloucester’. Gloucester Quays is a designer shopping outlet set around the docks, offering various festivals throughout the year.
    The honey-coloured Cotswold villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden and Broadway are all within easy reach. There is an abundance of National Trust properties and gardens within 30 miles. Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon is just under an hours’ drive. Visit Eastnor Castle, the 4x4 experience at Ledbury, the National Birds of Prey Centre at Newent, Sudeley Castle at Winchcombe, (home to Catherine Parr, the last wife of King Henry Vlll), Hidcote Garden and Cotswolds Farm Park. Shop 1½ miles, pub and award-winning restaurant within 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    First Floor:
    Living/dining room: With digital TV and DVD player.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a pond in adjacent farmland.

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  • The Annexe

    Corse, Staunton, nr. Gloucester

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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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  • Glebe Cottage

    Blockley

    Grade
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    Ref: NN9

    Glebe Cottage nestles close to the village church, in the heart of unspoilt Blockley, one of the larger of the Cotswold villages and once a major centre for the silk industry. Formerly part of the adjacent Cotswold vicarage, set midway between Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden, it has been completely modernised and converted into a very comfortable and well-equipped holiday cottage and provides a wonderful retreat from which to explore this lovely area – Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham, Broadway and Stow-on-the-Wold are all within easy reach as well as pleasant walks amid the Dovedale Wood. Back in the village there are two good pubs serving food and an outstanding village store/post office with café and delicatessen. Shop/P.O. 50 yards.

    Beamed living room with gas woodburner in Cotswold stone fireplace and French doors to garden. Fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, vaulted beamed ceiling and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Gas woodburner’included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Pretty enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Roadside parking
    • Pet free of charge

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  • Old Corn Mill

    Blakeney

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    Ref: RS2

    Set in one of the Forest of Dean’s picturesque villages, the Old Corn Mill has been sympathetically converted from its original 250-year-old structure. Detached, it is comfortably furnished and stands opposite the owners’ own home, with a small garden and furnished patio - ideal for relaxing in during the evenings. A perfect holiday location for cycling and walking, with wonderful scenery and exciting places to explore. The delightful Forest of Dean, renowned for its beauty and wildlife, offers visitors delightful walks. Within easy reach are Cheltenham, Monmouth, Chepstow and the Cotswolds. Go Ape (a high wire forest adventure park) is about 2 miles. Shop 200 yards, pub/restaurant 600 yards.

    Two steps to entrance. Living/dining room with French door to garden and patio. Compact modern fitted kitchen with slate floor. First floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, ‘Econ 7’ NSH (instant boost heater in living room), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Satellite TV (Teletext)
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • 24 hr washing service (by arrangement)
    • Dishwasher
    • Small garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Rodmore Lodge

    St Briavels, nr. Lydney

    Grade
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    Ref: W43553


    This holiday property is situated along a quiet, leafy lane, in a tranquil spot with stunning views down the valley. Comfortably furnished, it offers a great base from which to explore all that’s on offer in this popular area. It’s a walkers haven, with pathways including Offa’s Dyke, Wye Valley Walk and the Gloucestershire Way. It is also very popular for cycling too, with many dedicated tracks throughout the Forest of Dean, where bike hire is available. There is an array of attractions nearby, including Go Ape, Dean Heritage Centre, Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves, the Sculpture Trail at Beechenhurst, Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Racecourse, National Dive Centre, Lydney Gardens and much more. Fishing, golf, riding, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing can all be found locally. There are many castles and historic places of interest to visit, along with the market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and Chepstow. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Step to entrance (ramp available). All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Smart TV. iPod dock and charger. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Large patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store on request. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Old Post Office

    Chedworth, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
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    Ref: 27967

    This 17th century, end terrace holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, offers an idyllic setting in Chedworth which is set in a conservation area. The village has 3 pubs, all that serve food, and a farm shop that stocks local produce. 8 miles from Cirencester and 10 miles from Cheltenham, Chedworth is an ideal location from which to explore the beauty of the Cotswolds. Roman activity can be seen at the Chedworth Roman Villa, a 20-minute walk, which also passes the Chedworth Nature Reserve, and in the Corinium Museum in Cirencester. Shop and café 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Steep, spiral stairs with rope handrail to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, high chair and stairgate. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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