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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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  • Russet Cottage

    Moreton-in-Marsh

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 25451

    This stylish detached holiday cottage with garden is located within the Moreton conservation area. An ideal base to explore Chipping Campden, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold, all an easy drive, as well as Cheltenham with its famous racecourse and Gold Cup week in March. There are several renowned gardens such as Hidcote Manor, Kiftsgate Court, Sezincote and Batsford Arboretum. Shops, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen with stone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single, one (4ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal effect fire included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Wmachine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Weavers Cottage

    Stow-on-the-Wold

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 30238

    This charming, cosy, end terraced, 18th-century cottage, tucked away in a quiet backwater, is just a 3 minute walk from the centre of this picturesque, bustling, little Cotswold town. It is attractively and comfortably furnished, with a very well equipped kitchen, making the ideal holiday base from which to tour the Cotswolds, or walk to many of the lesser-known pretty villages and beauty spots. Places to visit include Bourton-on-the-Water, 4 miles, Burford, 12 miles, Cheltenham, 15 miles and Stratford, 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one accessed from one side only), one leading to 1 single. Shower room with toilet. Maximum occupancy 4 guests.

    Gas central heating (underfloor in kitchen and shower room), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Broadband.Telephone-local and incoming calls only. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car), 50 yards. No smoking.

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  • Driftcombe Farmhouse

    Bisley

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: NUN

    Set in complete seclusion, this handsome renovated 17th-century farmhouse stands in acres of private grounds with a stream surrounded by woodland and meadows, ideal for children. The property is situated at the head of the Slad Valley with unmade-up track for last 200 yards (where car access can be difficult in bad weather, especially snow); this is one of the valleys described by the poet Laurie Lee in his book ‘Cider with Rosie’ . It is within an AONB, a perfect holiday retreat for quiet relaxation or for visitors interested in bird-watching, sketching, painting and walking. Town and sports amenities at Stroud (4 miles). Cheltenham 14 miles. Horse riding 2 miles. Shop 2 miles.

    Large, comfortable living room/dining room with inglenook fireplace and rugs on wooden floor. Compact farmhouse-style kitchen. Steep spiral staircase to first floor: Three bedrooms; one double, one twin and one very small single (for +1). Bathroom with toilet.

    • Electricity, oil central heating throughout and open fire (£52 per week, £36 per short break)
    • Bed linen included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Telephone - honesty box, local calls only
    • Terrace with furniture
    • 1½ acre grounds
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Outdoor table tennis
    • NB: Stream in grounds

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  • Willow Cottage

    Paxford, nr. Chipping Campden

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 19641


    Situated on a former orchard, Willow Cottage enjoys an enviable position in the pretty North Cotswold village of Paxford, close to the Cotswold Way. Constructed of Mellow Cotswold stone the property is surrounded by a good sized garden with a variety of maturing trees to the front, a stone driveway and offering two car parking spaces. The property faces a narrow quiet lane bordered by mature trees and therefore the property is not overlooked. The back garden is completely enclosed and private and has a variety of garden furniture, a bbq and large patio area. The level garden is surrounded by cottage garden flowers and shrubs giving colour well into the autumn. The property is bordered at the back by the village green and a little used under 5’s play area with one or two picnic tables and benches.
    Paxford is a small village which enjoys a refurbished inn dating back to the 17th century, serving food, and only 5 minutes’ walk along the lane. Chipping Campden can be found just 2 miles away where there is a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants. Campden is known as the ’Jewel of the Cotswolds’; the old market place dates back to the 17th century and is a popular tourist attraction.
    Paxford is ideally situated for those wishing to enjoy the beautiful Cotswolds countryside either by car or on foot. There are many attractions to visit locally including the delightful ancient villages of Blockley, Broadway, Snowshill, with its delightful lavender fields in July, Upper and Lower Slaughter, Winchcombe, and Bourton-on-the-Water to mention just a few.
    Stratford upon Avon, home of William Shakespeare and Warwick Castle are a short drive away. Paxford is also well placed to visit the Regency town of Cheltenham, home of the world famous Gold Cup week. Shops 2 miles, pub/restaurant 440 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with large patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Bowles Cottage

    Southrop, nr. Lechlade

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 30339

    Bowles Cottage is a stylish, detached holiday cottage which lies on the edge of the village of Southrop, in the county of Gloucestershire. The village is skirted by the River Leach and is in an unspoilt Cotswolds location with many walks directly from the cottage to surrounding towns and villages, this cottage is a real delight to stay in. The characterful market towns of both Lechlade and Fairford are close by, with many quintessential Cotswold villages to explore including Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold, and plenty of sporting activities to indulge in including water sports, boating on the Thames, fishing, golf, walking and horse riding. Numerous museums are also nearby, such as the fascinating Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford and the Ashmoleum with its Egyptian collection of mummies and other world treasures. Interesting days out can be had at many working farms and bird sanctuaries. The Cotswold Farm Park near Guiting Power specialises in rare breeds of animals and offers seasonal demonstrations include lambing, shearing and milking. Slimbridge Wetlands Centre is an internationally important reserve and home to the world’s largest collection of rare and exotic water birds. Only a short distance from the cottage is the Cotswold Wildlife Park. This 120-acre park is home to a collection of animals from all over the world, many of which are threatened or endangered species in the wild. Visitors will also find gardens, a café, an adventure playground and a narrow gauge railway. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ramp access. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Wide doorways throughout property.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. iPad/music system. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Wheelchair access. No smoking.

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  • Noake Court

    Hucclecote, nr. Gloucester

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 30360


    Noake Court holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s property, is situated on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, offering an excellent base for anyone looking to explore the many delights Gloucestershire has to offer. Regency Cheltenham is just 3 miles away with its boutique shopping, the celebrated Gold Cup Cheltenham Racecourse and world-famous jazz and literary festivals. Gloucester with its magnificent cathedral and famous docks is just 3 miles away. The charming market town of Cirencester, the ’capital of the Cotswolds’, is 12 miles. Also conveniently located to many other Cotswold towns and villages, such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Winchcombe, Painswick, Stroud and Tetbury. Golf and horse riding nearby. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob and oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Covered well in grounds.

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  • The Old School House

    Icomb, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: HC61

    In a secluded village, with beautiful views over the Evenlode Valley, this detached holiday cottage is built of mellow stone, and in summer it is garlanded with roses. Once part of the Wychwood Forest, the landscape here now has pockets of woodland, with deer and other wildlife to be observed. A walking and touring paradise, it is ideal for the Cotswolds towns and villages, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick, Kenilworth, Blenheim, Cheltenham and Oxford. Further afield are the Malvern Hills, the ancient Forest of Dean and Gloucester, with its historic docks and cathedral.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Payphone. Garden with south-facing patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Sudeley Castle Country Cottages - Lady Jane Grey

    Winchcombe, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 31224

    Sudeley Castle Country Cottages are the ideal choice for a walking or touring holiday, or simply as an escape into the Cotswold countryside. Located on the edge of the Sudeley estate, these charming Cotswold holiday cottages are just a few minutes’ walk from the historic town of Winchcombe, with its many pubs and a Michelin star restaurant. The cottages each have their own individual charm. Most have been cleverly restored and converted from existing properties, retaining many original and unique features. The newer cottages are sympathetic in their design and architecture, seamlessly blending into the complex. All of the holiday cottages have access to shared gardens and each have their own garden furniture. Guests enjoy complimentary admission to Sudeley Castle and Gardens for the duration of their stay (during normal opening hours in season). Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cotswold countryside, the eleven castle cottages (refs 31223, 31224, 31225, 31226, 31227, 31228, 31229, 31230, 31231, 31232 and 31233) are set around a central courtyard with landscaped gardens and ample parking. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    A large terraced property, named after Lady Jane Grey, who lived at Sudeley Castle before her brief nine day reign as Queen. The cottage was originally a paper mill, which was restored to make accommodation with exposed walls and original beams throughout.

    Ground floor: 3 steps to living/dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Selection of books and games. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Laundry service available. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Sheerwater

    Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheltenham

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 28272

    Sheerwater is a three bedroom, single storey, semi-detached holiday bungalow, situated on the edge of Cheltenham in Bishop’s Cleeve. It is the ideal location for race meetings (1 mile) and close to the pretty Cotswolds towns and villages, including Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. The market towns of Tewkesbury and Ledbury are only a short drive away, as are the cathedral cities of Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford. For the more active holidaymakers, there is a choice of cycling, riding or walking. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment (no toilet). Separate toilet. Some rooms with laminate floor.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Cottons Farm - Maple Cottage

    Dumbleton, nr. Broadway

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: NXS

    Set a few yards from the owners’ home and converted from the farm’s stables, this lovely detached cottage has beautiful views. Comfortable, beamed sitting room with log-effect gas fire. Well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Three pretty bedrooms; one double with 5ft bed, one twin and one single. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Garden and patio with furniture

    • Gas fire included
    • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Hairdryer
    • Farmland walks
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: River 150 yards

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  • Sudeley Castle Country Cottages - Emma Dent

    Winchcombe, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 31223

    Sudeley Castle Country Cottages are the ideal choice for a walking or touring holiday, or simply as an escape into the Cotswold countryside. Located on the edge of the Sudeley estate, these charming Cotswold holiday cottages are just a few minutes’ walk from the historic town of Winchcombe, with its many pubs and a Michelin star restaurant. The cottages each have their own individual charm. Most have been cleverly restored and converted from existing properties, retaining many original and unique features. The newer cottages are sympathetic in their design and architecture, seamlessly blending into the complex. All of the holiday cottages have access to shared gardens and each have their own garden furniture. Guests enjoy complimentary admission to Sudeley Castle and Gardens for the duration of their stay (during normal opening hours in season). Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cotswold countryside, the eleven castle cottages (refs 31223, 31224, 31225, 31226, 31227, 31228, 31229, 31230, 31231, 31232 and 31233) are set around a central courtyard with landscaped gardens and ample parking. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    A large, detached, three-bedroom cottage on two floors, which sleeps five people comfortably and can additionally accommodate a cot. There is a real sense of history about the cottage, which is named after the Victorian Emma Dent, who started the restoration of Sudeley Castle in the 19th century.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Selection of books and games. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Laundry service available. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Dingle Rise

    Clearwell

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 23079

    Situated in the Forest of Dean, in the village of Clearwell, Dingle Rise offers comfortable holiday accommodation from which to explore the many delights of the surrounding area. Ideally located for walking with an array of paths meandering through the Forest, access to Offas Dyke is also nearby. Attractions in the local area include Clearwell Castle, Clearwell Caves, Puzzlewood, Go Ape tree top activity for kids, Dean Forest Railway to name but a few. Shops 2 miles, pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Satellite TV (Basic package). Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). One small dog welcome (sheep country). No smoking.

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