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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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  • Abson, near Bath, Gloucestershire
    Abson, near Bath, Gloucestershire×

    The Dovecote

    Abson, near Bath, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC2076
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This romantic little hideaway is situated in a 17th century dovecote on a small farm in south Gloucestershire. Located...

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  • Cotswolds Water Park, Gloucestershire
    Cotswolds Water Park, Gloucestershire×

    Lakeside Lodge

    Cotswolds Water Park, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 11295
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    At South Cerney, within the Cotswold Water Park, set on a private lake, with a health club and bar/brasserie on...

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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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    Ref: NAH
    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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  • Hillersland, Gloucestershire
    Hillersland, Gloucestershire×

    The Old Shop

    Hillersland, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: W41582
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Near Symonds Yat

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Offa’s Dyke footpath, attached to...

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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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  • Cinderford, Gloucestershire
    Cinderford, Gloucestershire×

    Vale View Cottage

    Cinderford, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 25002
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Sitting on a quiet lane with panoramic views across the vale and countryside from your living room window,...

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  • Coleford, Gloucestershire
    Coleford, Gloucestershire×

    Edenwall Cottage

    Coleford, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 27531
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated within the grounds of the Bells Hotel and Golf Course, these three terraced holiday properties,...

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  • Butterrow, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
    Butterrow, near Stroud, Gloucestershire×

    Kings Cottage Corner

    Butterrow, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 16083
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    Set on a hillside this holiday property is set in gardens of the owner’s home with bedroom and sitting room on...

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  • Lydney, Gloucestershire
    Lydney, Gloucestershire×

    Hulks Parlour

    Lydney, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 25791
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This holiday home is situated within the picturesque Forest of Dean, offering comfortable accommodation attached to...

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  • Edge Hills, near Littledean, Gloucestershire
    Edge Hills, near Littledean, Gloucestershire×

    The Hayloft

    Edge Hills, near Littledean, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: W41368
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location

    Countryside views from balcony

    Nestling on a quiet hillside surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Dean,...

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  • Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
    Winchcombe, Gloucestershire×

    Stable Yard Cottages - Dawn Run

    Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 19073
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Peaceful, picturesque location

    Situated just outside the beautiful Cotswold market town of Winchcombe, Stable...

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  • Woolaston, near Lydney, Gloucestershire
    Woolaston, near Lydney, Gloucestershire×

    The Stables

    Woolaston, near Lydney, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC640
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Offering a comfortable base within the grounds of the owner’s home, this property also features a cosy...

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