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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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  • Icomb, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire
    Icomb, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire×

    The Old School House

    Icomb, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: HC61
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    With woodland nearby, this detached property is perfect for those looking to enjoy a walking holiday whilst observing the local wildlife.
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    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,...

  • Great Witcombe, near Birdlip, Gloucestershire
    Great Witcombe, near Birdlip, Gloucestershire×

    Witcombe Estate - Jaffa Cottage

    Great Witcombe, near Birdlip, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 28414
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    There’s plenty to enjoy at Jaffa Cottage, the location is fantastic! Enjoy walks along the Cotswold Way which passes through the estate.
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    These two holiday cottages (refs 28414, 28415) are located on a working farm and form part of the 400-year-old family estate of Witcombe Park. Situated on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, in an AONB, and is surrounded by unspoilt countryside, with views to the Malvern Hills and Welsh Mountains. Running through the estate is the Cotswold Way, offering peaceful walks and wonderful views. The estate is situated just 6 miles from Regency Cheltenham, with boutique shopping, the celebrated...

    Witcombe Estate - Peats Cottage
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  • Huntley, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire
    Huntley, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire×

    Fir Tree Lodge

    Huntley, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC422
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Perfect for a holiday with your children, Fir Tree Lodge is situated with lots of attractions nearby.
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    This detached property is situated in Huntley, adjacent to the owner’s home, on the A40 allowing easy access to all main routes and the abundance of attractions within the area. The Forest of Dean is popular all year round with outdoor pursuits such as climbing, mountain biking, dedicated cycle tracks to suit all abilities, walking, fishing and many visitor attractions such as Puzzlewood, Go Ape and the steam railway, to mention just a few. Gloucester itself offers a healthy...

  • Boxbush, near Ross-on-Wye, Gloucestershire
    Boxbush, near Ross-on-Wye, Gloucestershire×

    Hopebrook Farm - The Barn

    Boxbush, near Ross-on-Wye, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC277
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This property is surrounded by stunning countryside, and is ideally located for discovering Ross-on-Wye, as well as the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire.
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    These two holiday properties form part of Hopebrook Farm, a non-working farm which dates back to 1745. Sitting in 5 acres within the grounds of the owner’s home, both properties have been stylishly furnished with great attention to detail for guests’ comfort. Interestingly, the Lea Line disused railway tunnel is part of the land which can be explored. A natural spring stream runs through the peaceful grounds, with seating areas to relax and unwind, or enjoy some wonderful...

    Hopebrook Farm - The Granary
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  • Coleford, Gloucestershire
    Coleford, Gloucestershire×

    Edenwall Farmhouse

    Coleford, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 27529
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Edenwall Farmhouse is situated in the grounds of the Bells Hotel where guests can enjoy discounted rates on their fantastic golf course!
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    Situated within the grounds of the Bells Hotel and Golf Course, these three terraced holiday properties, Edenwall Farmhouse(ref. 27529), Edenwall House(ref. 27530) and Edenwall Cottage(ref. 27531), all offer homely accommodation from which to explore the delights of the surrounding area. Guests can enjoy the facilities at the hotel with restaurant and bar meals available, an 18-hole golf course with discounted rates and a clubhouse where entertainment is often provided. Ramble in the...

    Edenwall House
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    Edenwall Cottage
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  • Paxford, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
    Paxford, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire×

    Walnut Cottage

    Paxford, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NSJ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Situated in the owner’s grounds in the pretty Cotswold village of Paxford, this detached holiday cottage, beautifully converted from a period barn, is the perfect location for guests wishing to enjoy exploring the local countryside
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    Situated in the owner’s grounds in the pretty Cotswold village of Paxford, this detached holiday cottage, beautifully converted from a period barn, is the perfect location for guests wishing to enjoy exploring the local countryside. Walnut Cottage has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard yet manages to retain all of the original character and charm. The beamed living areas are well-planned and offer plenty of space for family meals or entertaining. The ground...

  • Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Mouse Hole Cottage

    Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 28993
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    Sudeley Castle is within walking distance, while the Cotswold Way is close by, Prescott Hill Climb Course is nearby.
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    Set in a row, Mouse Hole Cottage is a characterful holiday property dating from the 17th Century. Located in the centre of the ancient Saxon town of Winchcombe, mid-way between Broadway and Cheltenham, it is the perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds AONB. The name Winchcombe means ’valley with a bend’, and today the town still retains streets which curve gracefully along the ’combe’. The inns, restaurants, tea rooms and shops set among Winchcombe’s three...

  • Clearwell, Gloucestershire
    Clearwell, Gloucestershire×

    Dingle Rise

    Clearwell, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 23079
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Numerous paths through the Forest, and with Clearwell Caves and Castle, Puzzlewood and Go Ape for kids close by.
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    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...

  • Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Hunting Butts Cottages - Woodpecker

    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NYN
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Woodpecker provides a wonderful base for exploring the beauty that the Cotswolds has to offer.
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    "Fine cottages and facilities – just a mile from one of England’s finest Regency towns . . ."

    Occupying a superb position with wonderful rural views, yet within a mile or so of Cheltenham’s elegant town centre, these delightful holiday cottages have been created from a range of 19th-century barns and are furnished and equipped to high standards. All cottages enjoy a good choice of shared facilities including a covered heated swimming pool,...

    Hunting Butts Cottages - The Dovecote
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    Hunting Butts Cottages - Little Barn
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    Hunting Butts Cottages - Owl’s Retreat
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    Hunting Butts Cottages - Cuckoo Corner
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    Hunting Butts Cottages - Thistledown
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    Hunting Butts Cottages - Swallow End
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    Hunting Butts Cottages - Wheathill
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    Hunting Butts Cottages - Walnut Tree House
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  • Fairford, Gloucestershire
    Fairford, Gloucestershire×

    The Mill Cottages - Millstream Cottage

    Fairford, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NXE
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This charming, period mill house sits tranquilly beside the River Coln in complete serenity.
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    In an idyllic setting beside the River Coln, these two handsome holiday properties form part of a 17th-century Grade II listed mill house. Just a short walk away is Fairford’s peaceful market square, with its shops, inns, restaurants and famous 15th-century parish church, with Bibury and the Cotswold Wildlife Park an easy drive. Lechlade 4 miles. Cirencester 9 miles. Cheltenham 28 miles. Five pubs within walking distance. Shops 200 yards.

    Enjoying views over open countryside,...

    The Mill Cottages - Fairford Mill House
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  • Somerford Keynes, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Somerford Keynes, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire×

    Hazelmere

    Somerford Keynes, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire

    6
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    Ref: UKC1208
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Woodburning Stove
    Set on a nature reserve, this delightful property has use of the ArtSpa with swimming pools and other facilities.
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    This detached Cotswold stone house is located on the Lower Mill Estate in Somerford Keynes, part of the Cotswolds Water Park, an internationally famous nature reserve where a large variety of wildlife can be observed in total tranquillity. Outside, there is a decked area with garden furniture, where you can sit and admire the excellent views. A host of water sports are on offer including sailing, jet skiing and fishing. In addition to the house’s facilities, the estate’s ArtSpa...

  • South Cerney, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    South Cerney, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire×

    Spring Lake - Lake House Three

    South Cerney, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: W43873
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Ideal for families or a group, explore all the Cotswolds has to offer from this lakeside property.
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    Stunning views across Spring Lake can be enjoyed from the sunny deck, living area and main bedroom. Whatever the season the view is eye catching.


    At the lake is a children’s play area, gym (chargeable), water sport centre and lakeside brasserie serving good food and providing occasional evening entertainment. The properties (refs W43871, W43872, W43873 and W43874) are located on the outskirts of South Cerney, a picturesque Cotswold village. In the village is a shop...

    Spring Lake - Lake House One
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    Spring Lake - Lake House Two
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    Spring Lake - Katrina
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