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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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  • Briar Cottage

    Amberley, nr. Stroud

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: NSZ


    Overlooking the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, this Cotswold stone holiday cottage, one of a pair, offers spectacular views across the Nailsworth Valley and the Severn Vale, one of the most picturesque and unspoilt locations in England. A super choice for keen walkers, there is the Cotswold Way and many beautiful, shorter walks around the Five Valleys, with its tightly packed villages and surrounding woodland. There is direct access onto Minchinhampton Common from the house, and there are three pubs and a village store within walking distance. Rodborough and Selsey Common are also located close by, offering further wonderful walks and views. Briar Cottage is an excellent base from which to explore the Cotswolds, midway between Regency Cheltenham and Georgian Bath, and close to the beautiful town of Nailsworth and the famous, award-winning Stroud Farmers’ Market, which takes place every Saturday morning. Minchinhampton Golf Course is less than 4 miles away. The village of Painswick, known as the ‘Queen of the Cotswolds’, with its individual shops, art gallery and churchyard, is only a short drive away. Visit Woodchester Mansion, Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust, Berkeley Castle, Westonbirt Arboretum, Royal Tetbury, Roman Cirencester, Badminton and Gatcombe Horse Trials. Local supermarkets can be reached within 2 miles. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

    Fourteen steps to entrance. Entrance hall. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking) and valley views. Boot room. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel availl locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Gas/electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: Five steps in garden

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  • The Granary

    Broadwell, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 31220

    The Granary lies in the idyllic Cotswold village of Broadwell, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Totally unspoilt and peaceful, Broadwell retains the charm of quintessential, English village life, and is very close to Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water. This detached holiday cottage, built with the local, honey-coloured stone is a cosy hideaway, nestling in a small close of similar properties. Comfortable and well-equipped, The Granary is the ideal holiday base. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and there is a pretty garden to the rear, fully enclosed, with patio furniture and a barbecue. The owner has also supplied a range of books, board games and DVDs, along with an information pack with details of places to eat, drink and visit.
    Broadwell makes a wonderful base from which to explore the Cotwolds. The area is rich with historic attractions, such as Blenheim Palace and Warwick Castle. Broadway, Evesham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Bath and Cirencester are easily reached. Many National Trust houses and gardens may be visited, and there is a wide range of activities for children. Many excellent walks criss-cross the finest landscapes of rolling hills and villages in the area. Ample opportunities exist for dining out at restaurants or delightful village inns. The nearest can be found on Broadwell’s village green, just a few minutes walk away, which offers good food and real ale, and children are also welcome. Close by is Stow-on-the-Wold with its variety of inns, restaurants and shops, including a supermarket. There is also a renowned organic shop just 2 miles from the property. Shop 3 miles, pub ¼mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Stable Yard Cottages - Arkle

    Winchcombe

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 19070

    Peaceful, picturesque location

    Situated just outside the beautiful Cotswold market town of Winchcombe, Stable Yard Cottages are a group of three well presented holiday cottages and a studio apartment, in a peaceful location. Ideally placed for touring the Cotswolds and the many picturesque towns and villages including Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. Cheltenham and its race course are just 5 miles away, while Tewkesbury and Stratford-upon-Avon are just a short drive. Winchcombe has a number of excellent pubs and restaurants. Shops 1/2 mile, pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French door and double sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Beams throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sloping ceiling, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Access to owner’s freezer. Small garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Bow Cottage

    Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 18008

    Situated within a conservation area

    This charming 19th-century stone built cottage is situated in one of the most beautiful Cotswold villages. Quietly situated within the conservation area of Bourton-on-the-Water, yet only a moments walk from the high street, where the River Windrush meanders through the centre of the village spanned by low hump backed bridges. This beautifully presented and equipped holiday cottage exudes a wealth of character with beamed living room, exposed stonework and stone, mullion windows. There are many excellent restaurants and fine old inns in the village and surrounding area catering for all tastes. Attractions in the village are varied and include The Motor Museum, Birdland, pottery, leisure centre with pool, riding stables and a network of footpaths. The area is a haven for the horticultural enthusiast with Westonbirt Arboretum, Kiftsgate Court, Hidcote Manor and Batsford Arboretum to name but a few, along with many NT properties. Within easy reach are Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the Regency spa town of Cheltenham, with its famous race course, Oxford and Bath. Shops and pubs 400 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath.

    Electricity coal burner in living room included. Gas central heating included (£30per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair available. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Moorhens Cottage

    Cotswold Water Parks

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: NU6

    A detached waterside thatched holiday property in an exclusive lakeside development, this delightful Cotswold stone cottage offers a tranquil haven for nature lovers (5 large lakes within 500 acres of secluded parkland). This beautiful area of the Cotswold Water Parks boasts a wealth of migrant birds and diverse wildlife (including a family of beavers). The property is situated on Lower Mill Estate, within a quiet and peaceful conservation area, not suited to those seeking lively or social activities. An outdoor heated communal swimming pool, tennis court and adventure play area complement this stunning property. Somerford Keynes village is a 5-minute walk away and its village pub offers a warm welcome, home cooked food and real ales. Organic farm shop and restaurant on site.

    Old pine floors throughout. Cosy beamed living/dining room, wood-burning stove in inglenook. Well-appointed, farmhouse-style kitchen with range cooker. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Three bedrooms, each with TV, sloping ceiling; two double (each with full en-suite bathroom, shower attachment, toilet), one twin. Fully fitted, Shaker-style furniture throughout for ample hanging and storage.

    Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally.Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included. Four TVs. DVD (large library). CD. Electric range included. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with large wrap-around deck and balcony. Gas barbecue. Adjacent parking. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool available Easter-October half term (45ft x 15ft, max depth 5ft 6in) with changing/shower facilities and sauna. Enclosed play areas. Fly/specimen carp fishing. No smoking. NB: Fully enclosed balcony and deck (with bolted gates) overlook River Thames mill race.

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  • The Old Pool House

    Sevenhampton, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: NOE

    Nestled in the tranquil Coln Valley, this detached, single-storey holiday property offers a large garden and stunning views onto an AONB. Located in Sevenhampton, behind the owners’ home, it is ideal for country walks, cycling, painting or going to the races. Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Cirencester with all their attractions are a 15-minute drive. Cheltenham with its Regency architecture, cinema and beautiful shops is 6 miles away. Shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance.

    Living/dining room with marble tiled floor and kitchen area. Utility. Boot room. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet.

    • Electricity, electric underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Washing machine
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi broadband connection
    • Large garden with decking, summer house and furniture
    • Shared use of owners’ grounds
    • Parking (for 2-3 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No children under 6 yrs except babies under 12 mths
    • NB: Two unfenced ponds in grounds

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  • Juniper House

    Cirencester

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: NTX

    Juniper House is a traditional Cotswold stone house, overlooking the water garden and set within a 450-acre nature reserve, on the Lower Mill Estate in Somerford Keynes, where a large variety of wildlife can be observed in total tranquillity.
    In addition to the house facilities, guests also benefit from access to the estate’s on-site private spa free of charge, comprising indoor and outdoor heated pools, a bracing eco-pool naturally filtered by lilies, a sauna, steam room, gym and spa treatments (treatments extra, by arrangement).
    Other on-site facilities include two hard tennis courts, canoe hire, bike hire, children’s play areas, football nets, the restaurant Ballihoo, and so much more, boredom is not an option. Lower Mill Estate also has an on-site general store and a restaurant/bar.
    The wonderful countryside of the Cotswolds and surrounding areas, such as Cheltenham, Bath, Oxford and beyond are all within easy reach - making Lower Mill Estate an ideal spot for exploring and adventure. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove and kitchen area. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; one with 6ft bed, one with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin). Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Digital smart TV with Netflix
    • DVD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed decked area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car); additional parking available
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Couples and family bookings only, no hen or stag parties
    • NB: Lake in grounds

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  • School Cottage

    Whelford, nr. Fairford

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 25600

    Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, this semi-detached holiday property is well situated for exploring this lovely area. Close to the ancient market town of Fairford with its beautiful church, and Cirencester, ‘capital of the Cotswolds’. The Cotswold Water Park caters for both water sport enthusiasts and nature lovers, who will appreciate the tranquil lakes reserved for wildlife and migratory birds. Such a popular holiday destination is well catered for with excellent restaurants and pubs, providing delicious local cuisine. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Shower room. Separate toilet. Games room. Steep spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with beams. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included (£25per week, £15 per short break October-Easter). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Games room with table tennis and darts. No smoking.

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  • Crescent Cottage

    Tewkesbury

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: NTR


    This handsome, period, attached holiday cottage offers characterful accommodation throughout. Situated in the thriving market town of Tewkesbury, which stands at the confluence of the River Severn and the River Avon, it enjoys abbey views from the roof terrace. Tewkesbury offers one of the best medieval townscapes in England, with its fine, half-timbered Tudor buildings, overhanging upper-storeys and ornately carved doorways. 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 opening). Tewkesbury is dominated by the 12th century abbey, which boasts the highest Norman tower in the country. Being centrally located, the cottage offers access to the towns of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Worcester, Ledbury and Evesham - all within 15 miles. The pretty Cotswold villages nearby - renowned for their attractive honey-coloured stone houses - stand as witnesses to the prosperous times of the wool trade. There is plenty of gentle walking to enjoy in the surrounding valleys, whilst the more dramatic Cotswold Way passes through Cheltenham on its way from Chipping Campden to Bath further to the south. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Sitting room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with access to roof terrace. Second floor: Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Gas, electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • DAB radio/iPod dock
    • Wii
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Roof terrace with furniture
    • Gas barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Greyrick House

    Mickleton, nr. Chipping Campden

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: 19543

    Forming part of a quiet courtyard this 300 year old former farmhouse has retained many period features. Mickleton is the home to the world famous ’Pudding Club’ which is held in one of the excellent local inns. A superb holiday location for touring and enjoying the many Cotswold attractions amid lovely scenery. Close by lie Chipping Campden, Broadway, Stratford upon Avon and Stow, Cheltenham and Oxford approx 25 miles. Shop 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. 1 single bedroom. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Small, enclosed patio and furniture. Garage (1 car). Parking (1 car).

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  • Honeysuckle and Oxleigh - Honeysuckle

    Bourton-on-the-Water, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43492

    These welcoming, semi-detached holiday cottages (refs W43491 and W43492) are situated on a quiet road, just a 5-minute walk from the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water. There is a large, enclosed, south-facing garden, making these cottages ideal for family holidays. A favourite pre-breakfast pastime is to stroll down to the main street to collect the newspaper and feed the ducks. Bourton-on-the-Water is a quintessentially English village, with traditional tea shops, gift shops, restaurants and pubs. The gentle River Windrush meanders through the village with the village green on either side, here you can sit, relax and watch the world go by. In December, Bourton is magical with the illuminated tree standing in the middle of the river. For the more energetic, swimming, horse riding, fishing, golf, a childrens play barn and a host of other activities are available locally. Visit The Cotswold Motor Museum, home to TVs ’Brum’, Birdland and The Cotswold Pottery. Cheltenham, Oxford and Cirencester, as well as castles, stately homes and an arboretum make a fantastic day out. Approximately 10 miles away, Burford Wildlife Park is popular with visitors of all ages. Oxleigh (W43491) and Honeysuckle (W43492) can be booked together to accommodate up to 12 guests. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster), 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room (no toilet).

    Electricity included (partially solar powered). Couples and family bookings only.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed private garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Hollywell

    Shipton Moyne, nr. Tetbury

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: UKC203


    Hollywell is a characterful, Cotswold stone cottage, one of a pair, ideally situated in the very heart of the picturesque village of Shipton Moyne, and makes a fabulous setting for a relaxing break. Shipton Moyne lies equidistant between the two thriving market towns of Tetbury and Malmesbury, 3 miles away.

    Tetbury offers a unique retail experience with many craft shops and is also a major centre for antiques. Malmesbury is the oldest borough in England with its Norman abbey, and the beautiful Abbey House Gardens. Close by is Westonbirt which boasts its famous arboretum with a magnificent tree collection, and also hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Both the historic Roman baths and famous Cheltenham racecourse are 20 miles away.

    The accommodation is over two levels and features a living room with a cosy wood-burning stove, a well-equipped kitchen/dining room also with a wood-burning stove, a utility/cloakroom and a large entrance hallway. Upstairs is a master double bedroom with en-suite facilities. A further double bedroom and twin bedroom and a family bathroom complete the picture. Outside there is a lawned garden to the side of the property bound by a Cotswold stone wall, with a seating area with garden furniture. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

    Entrance hallway. Living room with wood-burning stove. Dining room with wood-burning stove/kitchen. Utility with toilet. First floor: Kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stoves - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking

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