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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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  • Stable Cottage

    Corse Lawn, near Gloucester

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    Ref: 28027

    Located in beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, on a working farm with glorious views over the Malvern Hills, this detached holiday property is ideally placed for walking and perfect for exploring the numerous historic gardens nearby. Situated in Gloucestershire but lying close to the border with Worcestershire and Herefordshire, the area is renowned for its scenic countryside and outstanding walking, especially along the Severn Valley and Malvern Hills. The Cotswold Hills and the Wye Valley are also close by. The nearest town is Tewkesbury offering one of the best medieval townscapes in England, with its fine, half-timbered Tudor buildings, over-hanging upper storeys and ornately carved doorways, as well as an 11th century abbey. Discover the hidden charms along narrow alleyways where the eaves of crooked timber buildings nearly touch, or take a leisurely cruise along the river (seasonal).
    Close by is the Regency town of Cheltenham, known as the ’Gateway to the Cotswolds’. Famous for its broad range of stylish shops, fashionable wine bars, award-winning restaurants (including Jamie Oliver’s) and the racecourse, home of National Hunt Racing. Within 10 miles is the cathedral city of Gloucester which appeared in the ’Harry Potter’ films and Beatrix Potter’s ’Tale of Gloucester’. Gloucester Quays is a designer shopping outlet set around the docks, offering various festivals throughout the year.
    The honey-coloured Cotswold villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden and Broadway are all within easy reach. There is an abundance of National Trust properties and gardens within 30 miles. Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon is just under an hours’ drive. Visit Eastnor Castle, the 4x4 experience at Ledbury, the National Birds of Prey Centre at Newent, Sudeley Castle at Winchcombe, (home to Catherine Parr, the last wife of King Henry Vlll), Hidcote Garden and Cotswolds Farm Park. Shop 1½ miles, pub and award-winning restaurant within 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    First Floor:
    Living/dining room: With digital TV and DVD player.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a pond in adjacent farmland.

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  • Hunting Butts Cottages - Cuckoo Corner

    Cheltenham

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    Ref: NYM

    "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, an all-weather tennis court and a croquet lawn. The cottages are well equipped, with an automatic washing machine, microwave oven and dishwasher, and each cottage has its own sitting out area with patio and furniture.
    All the fascinating corners of the beautiful Regency spa town of Cheltenham are immediately to hand: there is an art gallery, a museum, tempting boutiques, antique shops, plentiful restaurants and inns. Only a short walk away is Cheltenham’s racecourse, famous as the home of National Hunt Racing, which stages the Cheltenham Festival in March, as well as several other top quality race meetings between October and the end of April. The Pittville Pump Room, a magnificent Grade I listed building opened in 1830, has a museum on its top floor. In the ballroom it is possible to taste spa water from the original pump. Historic illustrations, photographs and small displays tell the story of Cheltenham from its beginnings in Anglo-Saxon times. The building is surrounded by attractive parkland with a lake and children’s playground, public tennis courts and golf course. Number 4 Clarence Road, built in 1832 by James Creed, is the house in which Gustav Holst was born on 21 September 1874, and where he spent the first seven years of his childhood. The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to the composer and a rare treat for lovers of music. On the summit of nearby Leckhampton Hill above the Devil’s Chimney, a teetering rock column, is the site of an Iron Age fort; keen walkers can follow the Cotswold Way.
    Hunting Butts Cottages provide a perfect base to explore the beautiful countryside and villages of the Cotswolds as well as the attractions of the Heart of England. The Cotswolds cast their spell on artists, naturalists, walkers and everyone with a love for rural peace and tranquillity: Broadway – the ‘Venice’ of the Cotswolds; delightful Chipping Campden; Blockley, described as the most beautiful village in England, and Stow-on-the-Wold boasting England’s oldest pub, are all within half an hour’s drive. The variety of attractions is almost endless. Exploring this region at any time of year is a rewarding experience, each season throwing a different light on the changing scene. Heritage attractions in the area include Sudeley Castle (7 miles), once home of Catherine Parr, containing Europe’s largest collection of toys, arms and armour. Forest of Dean 23 miles. Birmingham, Bath, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within one hour by car. Sailing and wind-surfing on 15,000 acres of lakes near the ancient Roman town of Cirencester are available within 30 minutes’ drive. Shops ½ mile.

    A delightful and comfortably furnished sitting room with elec woodburner. Well-equipped kitchen with dining area. First floor: Very pretty double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip & link, can be twin). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beams throughout.

    • Electric woodburner included

    • Electricity, full gas central heating and bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared utility room with tumble dryer and freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Double glazing
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue on request
    • Parking
    • Covered heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
    • Games room and small gym
    • All-weather tennis court
    • Croquet and boule court
    • No smoking

    ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:

    • Covered indoor heated swimming pool (38ft x 18ft) – open daily from 10am to 8pm, all year (weather permitting)
    • All-weather tennis court
    • Croquet Lawn
    • Games room and small gym
    • Patio with garden furniture for every cottage

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  • Roffe’s Cottage

    Northleach, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
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    Ref: NSX

    This characterful, detached, Cotswold stone holiday cottage is situated just off the Fosse Way and within the outstanding market town of Northleach. Given its charter by King Henry III in 1227, it flourished as a major wool town and has the magnificent church of St Peter and St Paul, restored in the 15th century and known as the ‘Cathedral of the Cotswolds’. This stylish cottage offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the glorious countryside and picturesque villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury and is an excellent base for exploring Burford, Cirencester, Cheltenham and Stow-on-the-Wold. Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick are within a convenient drive. An ideal base for cycling and walking. Shops, pubs and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Three steps up to well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom, over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV (sports package)/DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed south-facing patio, furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Cycle store (owner’s garage)
    • No smoking

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  • Milton End Farm Barns - The Dairy

    Arlingham, nr. Frampton-on-Severn

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    Ref: 30816


    These delightful holiday barn conversions (30813 and 30816) are situated on the owners working dairy farm in the picturesque location of Arlingham, Gloucestershire. Located in the horseshoe bend of the River Severn, Arlingham is surrounded by fantastic views of the Cotswold Hills and the Forest of Dean. Clay pigeon shooting on the farm can be arranged at weekends for either groups or individual shoots by prior arrangement with the owner. Within a lovely woodland walk you will find the local village inn, were you will find home cooked food, real ales, fine wines and a warm country welcome. Also within walking distance is another award-winning inn, renowned for its fresh seafood. Several other pubs, restaurants and take-aways are only a short drive away. This wonderful area is an ideal base for circular riverside and country walks and to explore the Severn Way. The river runs for 2 miles along the farm itself, with its own walks and perfect picnic spots. To reach the holiday properties, guests will need to pass through the village of Frampton-on Severn, which is home to the longest village green in England offering two pubs, a village shop, a cafe, canal side walks as well as annual events such as Frampton Feast (August), Giffords Circus (August) and Frampton Country Fair (September). Further along the canal bank in the village of Saul, guests will find a cafe which offers a wonderful spot for tea and cake whilst watching the boats go by. Saul also has a marina. Also within easy driving are Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Park, Cotswold Water Park, Berkeley Castle and butterfly house, Prinknash Abbey (Bird and Deer Park), Thornbury Castle and Cheltenham race course. The historic town of Tewkesbury with its famous Abbey, Westonbirt Arboretum, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Roman city of Bath, Regency Cheltenham / the cathedral cities of Bristol and Gloucester with their historic docks are also close by. Many National Trust properties in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, including Berrington Hall, Brockhampton Estate, Hanbury Hall, Woodchester Mansion are worth a visit, as are Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Cirencester. Within easy driving are golf, ski slopes, coastal walks, Cotswold walks, plus the Gloucester and Sharpness canal walks. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared cycle store. No smoking. NB: Duck pond in grounds.

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  • The Coach House

    Stroud

    Grade
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    Ref: NMC

    This tastefully converted detached holiday coach house, set in the owner’s grounds, lies in the pretty Cotswold Slad Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated between the town of Stroud and the village of Slad with its famous village pub The Woolpack. For keen walkers there is The Cotswold Way and many beautiful shorter walks around the Five Valleys with the tightly packed villages and surrounding woodland. Painswick, with its individual shops, art gallery and churchyard is only a short drive away. Midway between Regency Cheltenham and Georgian Bath this is an excellent holiday location. Bristol and Gloucester cathedrals make for an interesting outing. Shop 1 mile, pub 1½ miles.

    Cosy living/dining room with kitchen/breakfast area, Cotswold stone floor and French doors. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Courtyard and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • No children under 7 years

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  • Glebe Cottage

    Blockley

    Grade
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    Ref: NN9

    Glebe Cottage nestles close to the village church, in the heart of unspoilt Blockley, one of the larger of the Cotswold villages and once a major centre for the silk industry. Formerly part of the adjacent Cotswold vicarage, set midway between Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden, it has been completely modernised and converted into a very comfortable and well-equipped holiday cottage and provides a wonderful retreat from which to explore this lovely area – Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham, Broadway and Stow-on-the-Wold are all within easy reach as well as pleasant walks amid the Dovedale Wood. Back in the village there are two good pubs serving food and an outstanding village store/post office with café and delicatessen. Shop/P.O. 50 yards.

    Beamed living room with gas woodburner in Cotswold stone fireplace and French doors to garden. Fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, vaulted beamed ceiling and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Gas woodburner’included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone (honesty box)
    • Pretty enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Roadside parking
    • Pet free of charge

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  • Wyedean Cottage

    Coleford, nr. Symonds Yat

    Grade
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    Ref: W43975

    This lovingly renovated, detached cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, offers relaxing and comfortable holiday accommodation for you to explore the Forest of Dean and the beautiful Wye Valley. The area is steeped in history and natural beauty offering something for everyone. The forest is rich in wildlife where local deer and wild boar can sometimes be seen. A short walk away is Symonds Yat Rock which overlooks the gorge and has spectacular views that change with every season. It is also a special place for bird watchers, who can delight at the nesting peregrine falcons through the RSPB’s telescopes. There are two hand (pull) cable ferries to cross the river at Symonds Yat, and plenty of pubs and picnic sites on either side of the riverbank, don’t forget to try the local Wye Valley Brewery and local ciders. An array of outdoor pursuits can be found locally, such as walking, golfing, riding, canoeing, mountain biking, climbing, caving, paint-balling, lazer tag, archery and shooting. More places to visit include Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, Gloucester, Cheltenham and many places of historical interest. Shop ¾ mile, pub 330 yards and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Spiral staircase to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating (underfloor on ground floor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview Smart TV (Netflix). Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps to patio.

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  • The Bolthole

    Coaley, Dursley

    Grade
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    Ref: 19731

    With spectacular views across the Severn Plain towards the Black Mountains of Wales, this attractively furnished first floor apartment would make the perfect holiday base for touring and exploring this beautiful and historically fascinating corner of Gloucestershire. The Cotswold Way runs along the hill behind the property, Berkeley Castle, Slimbridge Wild Fowl Trust and the town of Dursley are just a few miles away while the major attractions of Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and Cheltenham are all less than an hour’s drive. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    11 external open tread steps to entrance. First floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with sloping ceiling. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Small lawned garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Commonwealth Cottage

    Iron Acton, nr. Bristol

    Grade
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    Ref: 16144

    This comfortable detached holiday cottage is set within the grounds of the owners home and offers the ideal base for touring the south Cotswolds and Forest of Dean or exploring the attractions of Bristol and Bath. The heritage city of Bath with its beautiful Georgian architecture provides excellent shopping, restaurants and entertainment and historical interest such as Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and Roman Baths. Walking, golf and NT properties. Shop 2 miles, pubs 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom (zip and link, can be twin, please request preference). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi available at £10 per week, £5 per short break. Large garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Keepers Lodge

    Guiting Power, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold

    Grade
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    Ref: NZ7

    This detached fully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage in idyllic surroundings has unspoilt countryside views from every aspect. Set in the grounds of the owner’s own Grade II listed home, it offers the perfect setting for a romantic holiday or retreat with complimentary wine/chocolates on arrival and seasonal use of a 40ft outdoor heated swimming pool with south-facing terraces and sun loungers. Just ½ mile from the quintessential, beautiful Cotswold village of Guiting Power lying on the River Windrush with bakery, P.O./shop and two fine country inns with seasonal food. Within 6 miles are Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Sudeley Castle at Winchcombe.

    Open-plan living space with oak floor, sitting area with countryside views, dining area with French doors, modern oak fitted kitchen and breakfast area. First floor: Double bedroom with period antique 5ft half tester bed. Shower room with marble floor, complimentary toiletries and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Sky TV
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine (in external utility store in pool area)
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi broadband
    • Side garden for guests’ sole use with lovely views and furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (40ft x 16ft, max depth 8ft) by arrangement with owner (10am to 5pm Mon-Fri, 12th June - 8th September 2017 (17th September 2016))
    • Complimentary wine, toiletries
    • No smoking
    • Unsuitable for babies and toddlers

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  • Wheelwrights Mews

    Todenham, nr. Moreton-in-Marsh

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    Ref: W43854

    This attached holiday cottage lies in the Cotswold village of Todenham, near Moreton-in-Marsh. Situated within the owner’s grounds, it offers wonderful holiday accommodation in a peaceful location. Many Cotswold villages are within easy reach including Bourton-on-the-Water with its model village, Birdland, perfumery and motor museum, the pretty villages of The Slaughters, Broadway, Stow-on-the-Wold and Stratford-upon-Avon with its connections with William Shakespeare. Oxford is also worth a visit. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Ground floor: Kitchen with breakfast area. First floor: Living/dining room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with decked sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome Pack. No smoking.

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  • Edenwall Cottage

    Coleford

    Grade
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    Ref: 27531

    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 Forest of Dean, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its many beautiful walks, ponds and picnic areas. There is an abundance of wildlife and fabulous pathways for cycling. Symonds Yat Rock is a great place for climbing and is also famous for its nesting peregrine falcons, with stunning views along the Wye Valley. Fishing, riding and canoeing are widely available. Local attractions include Go Ape high wire adventure, Puzzlewood, the Dean Forest Steam Railway, Sculpture Trail and Clearwell Caves. There are many places of historical interest to be found including castles and museums. Ross-on-Wye, Chepstow and Monmouth are all within easy driving distance. The cathedral city of Gloucester and Hereford Cathedral, with its famous Mappa Mundi and chained library, are both approximately 20 miles away. Shop and restaurant 170 yards, pub 190 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with Velux.

    Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared 1-acre garden. Shared use of hotel 18-hole golf course. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times. No smoking. NB: Pond within grounds. These properties are situated on the golf course and care should be taken at all times.

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