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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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223 cottages are available
  • Winchcombe, near Cheltenham
    Winchcombe, near Cheltenham×
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    Ref: 31232
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    Sudeley Castle Country Cottages are the ideal choice for a walking or touring holiday, or simply as an escape into...

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  • Woolaston, near Lydney
    Woolaston, near Lydney×

    The Stables

    Woolaston, near Lydney

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    Ref: UKC640
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Offering a comfortable base within the grounds of the owner’s home, this property also features a cosy...

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  • St Briavels
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    The Coach House

    St Briavels

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    Ref: RVV4
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    With glorious views of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, this stylish, quiet and cosy detached holiday cottage is at...

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  • Tidenham, near Lydney
    Tidenham, near Lydney×

    Sun Cottage

    Tidenham, near Lydney

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    Ref: 30565
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Sun Cottage is nestled along a country lane on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean. Furnished to a very good standard...

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  • Winchcombe, near Cheltenham
    Winchcombe, near Cheltenham×
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    Ref: 31230
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    Sudeley Castle Country Cottages are the ideal choice for a walking or touring holiday, or simply as an escape into...

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  • Bussage, near Cirencester
    Bussage, near Cirencester×

    The Cot

    Bussage, near Cirencester

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    Ref: W4242
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

    Village pub close by

    In the heart of the Cotswolds, this little traditional detached cottage in a quiet corner...

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

    Forsythia Cottage

    Bourton-on-the-Water, near Cheltenham

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    Ref: 25731
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    In the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, this terraced holiday cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore the...

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  • Avening, near Tetbury
    Avening, near Tetbury×

    Folly Cottage

    Avening, near Tetbury

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    Ref: NSF
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    This characterful, Cotswold stone, end-of-row holiday cottage is situated in the charming village of Avening....

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  • Marshfield, near Bath
    Marshfield, near Bath×

    Castle Cottage

    Marshfield, near Bath

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    Ref: 30440
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    This charming holiday cottage is the middle one of a small terrace of three, with fields to the rear and...

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  • Frampton-on-Severn
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    Heron Cottage

    Frampton-on-Severn

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    Ref: NZD
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Heron Cottage has been sympathetically converted from a barn and is warm and comfortably furnished for two or...

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  • Prestbury, near Cheltenham
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    Home Farm - The Granary

    Prestbury, near Cheltenham

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    Ref: 7770
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    Originally an early 18th-century granary and stables attached to the owner’s farmhouse, also a listed...

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  • Badgeworth, near Cheltenham
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    The Lodge

    Badgeworth, near Cheltenham

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    Ref: 30803
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    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities

    The Lodge is a 2 bedroomed, single-storey, detached bungalow, situated on the edge of Cheltenham in Badgeworth. It...

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