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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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  • Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
    Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire×

    Longridge Farm

    Sheepscombe, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC1204
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    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This delightful, detached cottage is ideal for families, or groups of friends to relax and enjoy the glorious countryside.
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    Longridge Farm is centrally located for exploring the many delights of the Cotswolds. This detached holiday property is an ideal choice for families or a group of friends, with the added benefit of generous grounds overlooking the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, and a games room, including a pool table to entertain all ages. For those who wish to bring their horse on holiday, there is stabling/menage available by arrangement (at cost), with jumps and a paddock.
    The famous...

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

    Old Forge Barn

    Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NT8
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Awash with beams and many other features, this former barn boasts a 40ft galleried living room and lies close to Stow’s market square.
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    This 16th-century Grade II listed barn has been skilfully converted to provide a unique and outstanding holiday home - with every detail having been taken into consideration from the hand-made door hinges, handles, old flagstones and oak floors, down to two doors made by Mouseman Thompson. Ancient Chinese and Roman pottery feature throughout the house, and in the entrance hall, adding an unusual touch. On the first floor, a spacious 40-foot galleried, beamed living room adds further...

  • Somerford Keynes, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Somerford Keynes, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire×

    Squirrels Leap

    Somerford Keynes, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NTY
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    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Located on the Lower Mill Estate, part of the Cotswolds Water Park, providing a contemporary base from which to explore the area.
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    This fabulous detached house is located on the Lower Mill Estate in Somerford Keynes, a development of stunning, contemporary homes situated in a private 450-acre natural reserve. The gated and managed estate of the Cotswold Water Park comprises of woodland and meadows crossed by three rivers and surrounded by serene lakes. The property boasts a fully enclosed decked garden with a super lakeside view. The spacious living/dining room invites you to relax by the multi-fuel burner and...

  • Mork, near St. Briavels, Gloucestershire
    Mork, near St. Briavels, Gloucestershire×

    Coach House Cottages Wye Valley - The Dovecote Cottage

    Mork, near St. Briavels, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC1332
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    Orginally part of a stone water mill, this property is a great base from which to explore the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire.
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    Situated on the western border of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean in the Wye Valley, and within walking distance of the delightful village of St. Briavels, these two neighbouring cottages, on opposite sides of a sunny courtyard, are the perfect place for holidaymakers. The Coachman’s Cottage (ref UKC1331) has a pine panelled living room and kitchen/dining room, and a glazed door opens on to the pretty, south-facing garden. There is also an open fire for those cosy nights...

    Coach House Cottages Wye Valley - The Coachman’s Cottage
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  • Longhope, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire
    Longhope, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire×

    Hopeswood Barn

    Longhope, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC1551
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Comfortably accommodating up to 9 guests, Hopeswood Barn provides spacious accommodation in a quiet village setting yet close to city and country activities.
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    Conveniently located just off the main Longhope village road, Hopeswood Barn is a detached, spacious accommodation and is ideal for large groups. It is perfectly situated to enjoy this fantastic area with activities such as horse riding, cycling, canoeing, clay pigeon shooting, rock climbing, golf and fishing, all available locally. Wonderful walks are available from the doorstep and guests have unlimited access to the owner’s farm, which is further up the lane and has a listed...

  • Hampen, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Hampen, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Tom’s Barn

    Hampen, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NJC
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Situated in the Central Wolds rich in the limestone that provides so much material for buildings and dry-stone walls alike, this lovely 300-year-old detached barn has been carefully renovated to provide a spacious and highly desirable holiday property
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    Situated in the Central Wolds rich in the limestone that provides so much material for buildings and dry-stone walls alike, this lovely 300-year-old detached barn has been carefully renovated to provide a spacious and highly desirable holiday property. It has achieved a ‘Fields of Opportunity’ award for ‘Best Converted Barn Holiday Let’. Located in a small secluded valley that has been farmed by the same family for generations, the property derives its name from...

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

    Alderley House

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 25315
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Picture postcard village, with the River Windrush flowing through the centre, the Roman road and Fosse Way cross the area.
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    Perfect Cotswold location

    Conveniently located and within a few minutes’ walk of the centre of the village, this lovely detached holiday house is an ideal base from which to explore and savour the delights of the Cotswolds, much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With the sparkling and swiftly flowing River Windrush racing through the broad expanse of village green, the ’Venice of the Cotswolds’ as Bourton is referred to, is a treat...

  • Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Cirencester, Gloucestershire×

    Nuthatch

    Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC158
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    An ideal base for a larger family wishing to discover the beautiful Cotswold countryside, towns and villages.
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    This fabulous house is located in a development of stunning, contemporary homes, situated in a private 450-acre natural reserve. The gated and managed estate comprises woodland and meadows crossed by three rivers and surrounded by serene lakes. The property boasts a decked garden with a super view of the open waterway, along with regular sightings of coots, moorhens and swans. Guests can also enjoy the facilities at the estate’s ArtSpa (free use with ArtSpa passes,...

  • Little Witcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Little Witcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    The Landers

    Little Witcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC1211
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Nestled within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this stunning property provides guests with a perfect location to sit back and relax in the hot tub.
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    The Landers is a highly appointed black and white timber holiday home, boasting a plethora of character features throughout and dating back to the 17th century. Formerly two farm workers’ cottages, located in Little Witcombe, the house sits in generous grounds, offering guests a hot tub and an outdoor swimming pool.
    The cottage is ideally located for visitors wanting to explore the many delights of the Cotswolds. Regency Cheltenham is 6 miles away and has plenty of...

  • Ebley, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
    Ebley, near Stroud, Gloucestershire×

    Bridge House

    Ebley, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC2095
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    With wonderful views, a large garden, spacious accommodation and ample parking, this Georgian property is perfect for family gatherings.
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    Nestled within the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside with wonderful views over the Stroud Five Valleys, this delightful property sits adjacent to the owners’ home and borders the Stroudwater Canal. Bridge House is a handsome Georgian attached property which is perfect for larger groups or those celebrating a special occasion. The elegant living room has an open fire and the generous grounds are a particular feature of this property. Close by is the Bohemian town of Stroud, with...

  • Stinchcombe Hill, near Dursley , Gloucestershire
    Stinchcombe Hill, near Dursley , Gloucestershire×

    Hillside House

    Stinchcombe Hill, near Dursley , Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC797
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This beautifully presented holiday home was originally built in 1927 and is perfect for hosting a larger family gathering or couples retreat.
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    Hillside House offers breathtaking views across the Cotswold escarpment to the River Severn, nestled at the top of a tree lined driveway. Originally built in 1927, this charming property boasts excellent entertaining space for large groups. The property boasts many orginal features including a vintage record player, with a selection of records to sit back and enjoy. It is set within ½-acre of garden and bordering the Stinchombe Golf Course.

    This detached cottage would...

  • Coleford, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire
    Coleford, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire×

    The Barn

    Coleford, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 27783
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    The Barn is ideal for a family occasion or a group of walkers wanting to explore the Forest of Dene.
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    In the magnificent Forest of Dean

    This charming Grade ll listed barn conversion offers very spacious, comfortable detached holiday accommodation with French doors leading outside to the patio and terrace. It has a large, farmhouse-style kitchen and the main bedroom boasts ‘his and her’ en-suite bathrooms. It is situated in the beautiful Forest of Dean, rich in wildlife, where visitors can enjoy many picnic sites, stunning scenery, wonderful walks and cycle tracks....

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