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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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  • Ampney Crucis, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Ampney Crucis, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire×

    Crucis - The Cotswolds Barn

    Ampney Crucis, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire


    These barn conversions are situated on the fringe of the charming Cotswold village of Ampney Crucis....

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

    Squirrels Leap

    Somerford Keynes, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire

    9
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    Ref: NTY
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove


    This fabulous detached house is located on the Lower Mill Estate in Somerford Keynes, a development of...

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  • 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


    Situated on the western border of the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean in the Wye Valley, and within walking...

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

    Harley Cottage

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

    10
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    4
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    Ref: 28883
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire - Baby and Toddler Friendly

    Ideal touring location

    Harley Cottage is a detached, well-furnished and tastefully appointed holiday home, set...

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

    Alderley House

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

    10
    4
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    Ref: 25315
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Perfect Cotswold location

    Conveniently located and within a few minutes’ walk of the centre of the...

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

    Green Farm

    Great Witcombe, near Birdlip, Gloucestershire

    10
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    Ref: 28413
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Please note: This property accepts couples and family bookings only.

    Green Farm, one of 3 holiday properties,...

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  • Lower Mill Estate, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Lower Mill Estate, Cirencester, Gloucestershire×

    Swallow’s Nest

    Lower Mill Estate, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

    10
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    3
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    Ref: NMH
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This stunning modern house is one of a small row located in the Cotswold Water Park, a justly renowned holiday...

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  • Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Cirencester, Gloucestershire×

    Nuthatch

    Cirencester, Gloucestershire

    10
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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


    This fabulous house is located in a development of stunning, contemporary homes, situated in a private...

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  • Woolaston, near Lydney, Gloucestershire
    Woolaston, near Lydney, Gloucestershire×

    Gumstalls Holiday Cottage

    Woolaston, near Lydney, Gloucestershire

    10
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    Ref: W43525
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Ideal for families and groups of friends alike celebrating special occasions. This detached holiday home,...

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

    Tom’s Barn

    Hampen, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

    10
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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...

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  • Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
    Winchcombe, Gloucestershire×

    Kingfisher Cottage

    Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

    10
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    Ref: NML
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds and in the market town of Winchcombe, this spacious, detached holiday property...

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  • Andoversford, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Andoversford, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Slade Barn

    Andoversford, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC1141
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This late 18th-century detached barn conversion is situated in 3-acre grounds complete with a duck pond....

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