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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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  • 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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  • Hunting Butts Cottages - Cuckoo Corner

    Cheltenham

    Grade
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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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  • Pixie Cottage

    Naunton, nr. Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
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    Ref: 11192

    Delightful, typical little Grade II listed 17th-century Cotswolds holiday cottage, contemporary but retaining some original character features such as pitched ceilings on the first floor and steep stairs. At the end of a row of similar properties, it lies within a conservation area in the picturesque village of Naunton, with the pretty ’Windrush River’ flowing through it to Bourton-on-the-Water, 5 miles. Ideal for exploring with walks from the cottage. Perfect for touring, with scenic Cotswold countryside and visiting historic attractions such as Sudeley Castle, Blenheim Palace and Stratford-Upon-Avon. Local attractions include Naunton golf club, Cheltenham racecourse, Gloucester and Warwickshire steam railway and Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park. Shop 4 miles, pub, restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor (narrow at the bottom): 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Storage heaters, electric heater, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Mini hi-fi. Electric cooker. Microwave. Garden and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • The Old Cart House

    Naunton, nr. Stow-on-the-Wold

    Grade
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    Ref: NRF

    This stunning and beautifully presented detached barn conversion is approached along a private drive and overlooks the picturesque village of Naunton. A short walk leads to the heart of the village and the local pub. In an AONB, it is perfect for exploring the adjacent footpaths and bridleways with their spectacular views. The classic country houses and gardens of the area are within easy reach and Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water are close by. Shop 5 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

    Beamed living room with TV and wood-burning stove. Kitchen and dining area with oak work tops. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Gallery bedroom with large French antique double bed.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room by arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Small garden area with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Stabling by arrangement
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in paddock

    Note: The Old Cart House (NRF) is situated in the same private grounds as Little Barn (NNN)

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  • The Tallet

    Arlingham

    Grade
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    Ref: NNS

    This pretty holiday cottage is set near to the owners’ home on their working arable and cattle farm. It is within walking distance of the local inn and the Old Passage restaurant, renowned for its seafood. The detached barn conversion is the ideal base for circular riverside and country walks including the Severn Way. To reach the cottage there is a canal bridge to pass over at Frampton-on-Severn. Nearby is a marina cafe for watching the boating activity at Saul Junction. Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Park is a few miles away, as is Cotswold Water Park. The Roman city of Bath, Regency Cheltenham and the cathedral cities of Bristol and Gloucester with historic docks are within easy driving distance. NT properties in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Wales. Golf nearby. Shop 4 miles, pub ½ mile.

    Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and patio door. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Beamed living/dining room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), wooden floor, kitchen area and door to external staircase.

    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • The Annexe

    Corse, Staunton, nr. Gloucester

    Grade
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    Ref: W573

    Overlooks a beautiful garden

    Very light and airy, and tastefully decorated, this annexe to the detached bungalow, with electric coal effect fire, overlooks a beautiful garden and open countryside. It is within easy reach of many areas of great beauty including the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. There are many interesting things to do and places to visit. Gloucester, Ledbury and Tewkesbury are about 8 miles, Cheltenham and Malvern 12 miles away. Shop and pub with food 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room. Separate toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 2 ring hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Outdoor furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Garden Cottage

    Corse Lawn, nr. Tewkesbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 24386

    This converted cider mill and stable with much character and original beams, is set in the grounds of the owners’ small sheep farm. Situated adjacent to the open common in the rural area of Corse Lawn on the border of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Ideal for a holiday exploring the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and the Malvern Hills and close to the Regency spa town of Cheltenham and cathedral cities of Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford. Towns of Ledbury, Tewkesbury and Upton-upon-Severn are nearby. Stratford-upon-Avon and the Welsh borders are easily reached. Shop 21/2 miles, pub 1/3 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Galleried area with double bed.

    Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Designated lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 12 years. NB: Unfenced pond within 20 yards.

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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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  • Hopebrook Farm - The Granary

    Boxbush, near Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC278

    These two holiday properties form part of Hopebrook Farm, a non-working farm which dates back to 1745. Sitting in 5 acres within the grounds of the owner’s home, both properties have been stylishly furnished with great attention to detail for guests’ comfort. Interestingly, the Lea Line disused railway tunnel is part of the land which can be explored. A natural spring stream runs through the peaceful grounds, with seating areas to relax and unwind, or enjoy some wonderful walking with access directly from the side of the paddock onto the public footpath network. This is a great central location for exploring Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and The Forest of Dean.

    Historical places of interest include Gloucester Cathedral with its fine central tower dating from the 15th century, and Hereford Cathedral with its Mappa Mundi Centre. The Forest of Dean offers an array of outdoor pursuits, cycling, walking, riding, climbing and fishing to name but a few. The picturesque Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers stunning scenery and canoeing on the Wye. Cheltenham is only about a half-hour drive and is especially popular for the Cheltenham Gold Cup and other horse racing festivals. The Literary Festival has also grown over the years to major international prominence, but festivals aside, the town itself is well worth visiting. Guests are also within easy reach of Ross-on-Wye and further afield, but within an hour’s drive, are the towns of Monmouth, Usk, Abergavenny and the pretty villages of the Cotswolds. Shop 2 miles, pub serving food ½ mile.

    2 steps to entrance. Beamed throughout.
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With flagstone floor.
    Lounge area: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Boot room: With storage for boots and coats.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed, TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder at £5 per basket. Welcome pack. Shared external utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Shared 5-acre landscaped grounds with shared barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream in the grounds, 50 yards away, as well as banks and access to private disused railway tunnel.

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  • Lake View

    Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
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    Ref: 29337

    Overlooking the garden in a lakeside setting, this well-appointed holiday property offers an excellent base for exploring the Cotswolds and has been awarded the VisitEngland 3* Gold Award. It is located close to Lower Slaughter, in the popular village of Bourton-on-the-Water, famed for its series of low stone bridges which span the fast flowing River Windrush. Lake View is situated next to a lake, and is located in a rural working environment next to the owners’ property. Guests are provided with luxury toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and a welcome tray on arrival. There are plenty of sightseeing opportunities, many individual shops, cafés and restaurants and pubs to enjoy as well as a gentle stroll by the water’s edge. Other nearby honey-coloured villages, which are well worth a visit, include Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, the city of Gloucester, the Regency city of Cheltenham with famous racecourse. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/2 mile.

    External steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. iPod dock. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony and furniture. Shared enclosed garden. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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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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  • The Old Shop

    Hillersland

    Grade
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    Ref: W41582

    Near Symonds Yat

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Offa’s Dyke footpath, attached to the owner’s home, The Old Shop is a ground floor annexe which offers an ideal base to explore the surrounding area. Take in some fabulous walking within the Wye Valley which boasts some stunning scenery. Symonds Yat Rock, famous for its nesting Peregrine Falcons and visitor centre is within 1.5 miles. Great holiday location for cycling and canoeing, with hire available locally, also horse riding. Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye and Chepstow are all within easy driving distance. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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