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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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  • Deer Lodge

    North Cerney, near Cirencester

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC603

    Deer Lodge is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just outside the village of North Cerney, which has a charming country pub. This characterful, detached holiday cottage is situated just off the Fosse Way and overlooks beautiful gardens. It is a large, self-contained, fully equipped, one bedroom ‘upside down’ house, set away from the owner’s main Arts and Crafts home. A perfect place to stay when in the Cotswolds, being just a 10-minute drive from Roman Cirencester and 20 minutes’ drive from Cheltenham and its famous horse racing festival.
    The house is situated in the beautiful Churn Valley, so there are plenty of walks for active guests, and this is a very central position from which to visit the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, including Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden. Both Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are also a convenient drive. Shop, pubs and restaurants 5 miles.

    Shop, pubs and restaurants 5 miles.

    Ground Floor:
    Utility:
    With washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With double shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Open plan living space:
    With beams.
    Living area:
    With Freeview TV and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge and freezer.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Courtyard with garden furniture. Shared tennis court, available on request. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Little Barn

    Naunton, Cheltenham

    Grade
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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 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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  • Stable Cottage

    Corse Lawn, near Gloucester

    Grade
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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 Tallet

    Arlingham

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: NNS

    This pretty holiday cottage is set near to the owners’ home on their working arable and cattle farm. It is within walking distance of the local inn and the Old Passage restaurant, renowned for its seafood. The detached barn conversion is the ideal base for circular riverside and country walks including the Severn Way. To reach the cottage there is a canal bridge to pass over at Frampton-on-Severn. Nearby is a marina cafe for watching the boating activity at Saul Junction. Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Park is a few miles away, as is Cotswold Water Park. The Roman city of Bath, Regency Cheltenham and the cathedral cities of Bristol and Gloucester with historic docks are within easy driving distance. NT properties in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Wales. Golf nearby. Shop 4 miles, pub ½ mile.

    Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and patio door. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Beamed living/dining room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), wooden floor, kitchen area and door to external staircase.

    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Windermere

    Gretton, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
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    Ref: 28228

    Set within the Cotswold countryside, with outstanding views towards Dumbleton Hill and the Malverns, this delightful barn conversion, adjacent to the owners’ home, is a perfect holiday location. The property is situated just a few miles from the market town of Winchcombe and the elegant Regency town of Cheltenham, with its internationally famous racecourse. There are a wealth of footpaths in the area to suit all tastes and abilities. Places of interest close by include Sudeley Castle, Cotswold Farm Park, the bird sanctuary at Bourton-on-the-Water, Hidcote Garden and Snowshill Manor. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Use of laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in owners’ grounds.

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  • Old Corn Mill

    Blakeney

    Grade
    2
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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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  • The Hayloft

    Edge Hills, nr. Littledean

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W41368

    Countryside views from balcony

    Nestling on a quiet hillside surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Dean, with countryside views from the sitting area, this detached property offers a convenient base to explore the surrounding area. Part of the owner’s small-holding with sheep grazing and free-range chickens, the owner also makes his own farm house cider using a 150 year old traditional stone press. Wildlife in abundance awaits you, with footpaths and bridle ways from the doorstep. Many activities are available within the Forest of Dean including, walking, cycling, climbing, fishing, canoeing and horse riding. Ross-on-Wye is 8 miles away, the cathedral city of Gloucester is 12 miles away and Cheltenham a further 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double bed. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Patio and furniture. Balcony. Ample parking. NB: Gradual slope with shallow steps to entrance.

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  • Riverside Lodge

    Nr Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    2
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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 Old Winery Cottage

    Newent

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: E5540

    This spacious, very comfortable little house sits in a peaceful location with panoramic views out over the vineyards of Three Choirs and the famously beautiful rolling hills of the Forest of Dean border area. Close to the owner’s home, this detached holiday property, complete with hot tub, has been carefully converted from a winery. Perfectly positioned for touring, it is easily reached from the M50, yet quietly located 3 miles from picturesque Newent and the Royal Forest of Dean. Just 14 miles from Malvern with its hills and theatre, 10 miles from the ancient cathedral and historic docks of Gloucester, and approximately half an hours drive from Cheltenham’s festivals and excellent shopping. Close to the International Birds of Prey Centre, the Three Choirs Vineyard and in easy reach of the picturesque Wye Valley including Tintern Abbey and Symonds Yat. Good walking, canoeing on the Wye, mountain biking in the forest, horse racing at Cheltenham and Hereford. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with kitchen area and breakfast bar. Conservatory with dining area. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, bidet and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Private garden area within shared enclosed garden. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Hot tub. No smoking.

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  • Cider House Cottage

    Prestbury, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    2
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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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  • Wyedean Cottage

    Coleford, nr. Symonds Yat

    Grade
    2
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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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