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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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  • Bourton-on-the-Water, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Bourton-on-the-Water, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Vine House

    Bourton-on-the-Water, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC1206
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile


    Overlooking the green and set in the very heart of the popular village of Bourton-on-the-Water, which is famed...

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  • Bournes Green, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
    Bournes Green, near Stroud, Gloucestershire×

    One The Parlours

    Bournes Green, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: W41085
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location

    Quiet woodland valley in Cotswold Hills

    Situated on a hilltop grassland farm in the Cotswold Hills...

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  • Cotswold Water Parks, Gloucestershire
    Cotswold Water Parks, Gloucestershire×

    Moorhens Cottage

    Cotswold Water Parks, Gloucestershire

    6
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    2
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    Ref: NU6
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    A detached waterside thatched holiday property in an exclusive lakeside development, this delightful Cotswold...

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  • Stroat, near Chepstow, Gloucestershire
    Stroat, near Chepstow, Gloucestershire×

    Underwood Farm - The Outlook

    Stroat, near Chepstow, Gloucestershire

    6
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    2
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    Ref: UKC1935
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Sea View

    If you are looking for a relaxing holiday with wildlife in abundance, coupled with peace and quiet, then this is the...

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

    The Granary

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

    6
    3
    2
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    Ref: 31220
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    The Granary lies in the idyllic Cotswold village of Broadwell, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty....

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  • Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Cirencester, Gloucestershire×

    Juniper House

    Cirencester, Gloucestershire

    6
    4
    3
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    Ref: NTX
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Juniper House is a traditional, detached, Cotswold stone house, overlooking the water garden and set within a...

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

    Beau Lodge

    South Cerney, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 19326
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile

    Lakeside setting

    This property is within the idyllic Cotswold Water Park and has its own decking overlooking...

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  • Breadstone, Vale of Berkeley, Gloucestershire
    Breadstone, Vale of Berkeley, Gloucestershire×

    Bengough’s Annexe

    Breadstone, Vale of Berkeley, Gloucestershire

    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: 64028
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire


    This listed 17th-century wing of a farmhouse is furnished to a very good standard and retains many period...

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

    Lake Lodges - Natterjack Lodge

    South Cerney, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire

    6
    3
    1
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    Ref: UKC1383
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile

    These New England-style, lakeside holiday cottages (refs UKC1383, UKC1384 and UKC1385) are positioned around...

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  • Brierley, Gloucestershire
    Brierley, Gloucestershire×

    Oak Tree Cottage

    Brierley, Gloucestershire

    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: E5062
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Peacefully nestling high above the lush woodlands of the famously beautiful Royal Forest of Dean, this charming...

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  • Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
    Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire×

    The Red House

    Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: NN8
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    The Red House is an ideal choice for those seeking high quality, stylish and spacious holiday accommodation in a...

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

    Spring Lake - Katrina

    South Cerney, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: W43874
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    Stunning views across Spring Lake can be enjoyed from the sunny deck, living area and main bedroom. Whatever the...

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