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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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  • Rodmore Lodge

    St Briavels, nr. Lydney

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
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    Ref: W43553


    This holiday property is situated along a quiet, leafy lane, in a tranquil spot with stunning views down the valley. Comfortably furnished, it offers a great base from which to explore all that’s on offer in this popular area. It’s a walkers haven, with pathways including Offa’s Dyke, Wye Valley Walk and the Gloucestershire Way. It is also very popular for cycling too, with many dedicated tracks throughout the Forest of Dean, where bike hire is available. There is an array of attractions nearby, including Go Ape, Dean Heritage Centre, Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves, the Sculpture Trail at Beechenhurst, Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Racecourse, National Dive Centre, Lydney Gardens and much more. Fishing, golf, riding, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing can all be found locally. There are many castles and historic places of interest to visit, along with the market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and Chepstow. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Step to entrance (ramp available). All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Smart TV. iPod dock and charger. Electric hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Large patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store on request. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Riverside Lodge

    Nr Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: NVG

    With its own little sunny terrace only a few steps from the river (fishing by arrangement), this charming and beautifully appointed property is only a mile from Bourton-on-the-Water in Little Rissington and within half an hour of countless Cotswold beauty spots. An addition to the owners’ delightfully restored ancient mill house, it lies close to The Hunting Lodge (NQ4) – with shared use of a hard tennis court and outdoor swimming pool by arrangement – and offers convenient ground floor holiday accommodation laid out in studio style. Inns, restaurants, shopping, model village and Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water (1 mile). Shops 1 mile.

    Delightful open-plan sitting/dining room with modern fitted kitchen area. One step down to spacious, pretty curtained-off bedroom with double bed. En-suite bathroom with toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Use of owner’s freezer
    • Small terrace with furniture
    • Parking
    • Use of owners’ outdoor swimming pool by arrangement (heated June–August)
    • Use of hard tennis court by arrangement
    • Fly fishing by arrangement
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No children under 15 yrs
    • NB: Stream runs at back of property

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  • The Old Shop

    Hillersland

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
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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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  • The Barn Reborn

    Winchcombe

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: NRP


    In the grounds of Grade II listed Charingworth Court can be found this delightful, spacious, timber framed barn, restored to make a perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The centre of historic Winchcombe is just a short stroll away with its restaurants, pubs and shops. The hills around are rich in well-signed footpaths, including the Cotswold Way at the bottom of the drive. The towns of Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are all worth exploring, while Regency Cheltenham is just 8 miles away.
    The Barn itself is a really special conversion. Part of it dates from about 1650 and is mentioned by the renowned Nikolaus Pevsner in his Gloucestershire guide. Much of the original structure was gutted by fire in the 1960s, when a car stored inside caught fire. The rest was patched up then, but not much used. The main house and barn came into new ownership in the 1990s. After finishing restoring the main house and creating new gardens, the owners turned to the barn as the final element of their restoration work. Only part of the shell remained, including some original red bricks and some striking oak beams. Fortunately the owners had an old photograph of the barn before the fire. This showed how much bigger the barn had been prior to the fire. After seeing the old foundations, the planners agreed to proposals to rebuild the lost part. So, in 2010 work started on rebuilding, and a timber framed section was added to the existing part using traditional techniques and materials, and also meeting the requirements of modern building regulations. The original timber frame was repaired and restored, and the poor quality 1960s materials were replaced where necessary. New sections of timber frame were then lifted in by crane and put together like a giant three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle.
    Inside, contemporary furnishings blend elegantly with traditional features and modern fabrics. While the living room is part of the new structure, the wood frame on display gives the room a period feel. The double height kitchen/dining area has a warm mellow feel, with the original timber framed brick wall making a striking feature. The kitchen units match the rosy brick colour. Glazed on each side where the original barn doors would have opened, the hallway opens to the roof 8 metres above, where a beautiful Italian glass chandelier hangs. The wood-burning stove and underfloor heating keep the barn warm and comfortable throughout the year. The upstairs landing displays original 1600s oak beams, while the oak floors and exposed oak timber frame all add to the period charm. The en-suite bedroom has open oak framework filled with glass, and 6ft oak bed in keeping with the traditional oak framing. Shops, pub and restaurants 400 yards.

    Double aspect entrance hall. Large living room with wooden floor, beams and French doors to small garden. Kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove and stone tiled floor. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, gas central heating (underfloor in some rooms), bed linen and towels included
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small, enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
    • Barbecue (on request)
    • Parking in secure yard
    • Cycle store (on request)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • No children under 12 yrs
    • NB: Large pond in owners’ garden, 1 large step on yard side

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  • Court Farm Holiday Barns - The Stables

    Bream, nr. Lydney

    Grade
    2
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    2
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    Ref: 27792

    Situated in the Forest of Dean, these semi-detached barn conversions offer comfortable holiday accommodation, conveniently located to enjoy the delights on offer in this beautiful area. There are outdoor activities in abundance, with riding available on site. Golf, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing can all be found locally. Wonderful walks with stunning scenery await you within the forest and the Wye Valley, which is very popular also for mountain biking. There are numerous fun places to visit with attractions such as Go Ape, Puzzlewood, Dean Forest Steam Railway, Dean Heritage Centre, Clearwell Caves and the Sculpture Trail. The cathedral city of Gloucester, Monmouth, Chepstow and the pretty market town of Ross-on-Wye are all within a short drive. Private use of the hot tub can be arranged and sessions are bookable on arrival. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With tiled floors throughout.
    Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite shower and toilet.

    Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Courtyard with patio, furniture and barbecue. Shared hot tub. Stabling available. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Pathwell Farm - Oak

    Bream

    Grade
    2
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    2
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    Ref: 29670

    Situated within 14 acres of farmland, adjacent to the owners’ home, these semi-detached holiday bungalows (refs 29670 and 29671) enjoy wonderful views across open countryside. They are nicely presented and offer a great base to explore the beautiful Forest of Dean and the stunning Wye Valley, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is much to do and see for all the family – walking and cycling are extremely popular with many miles of dedicated footpaths and cycle tracks throughout the forest, where guests will experience wildlife in abundance. Canoeing, kayaking, climbing, golfing, fishing and horse riding are all available locally. Museums, galleries and places of historical interest such as Tintern Abbey are all within an easy drive. Enjoy the local attractions such as Go Ape, Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves or the steam railway, to name just a few. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ramp to entrance (on request). All on ground floor: Living/dining room/ kitchen with beams and wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    NB: 2 steps to courtyard.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared freezer (in outbuilding). Wi-fi. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets to be kept on a lead at all times, sheep country. No smoking. NB: Pond in owner’s garden.

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  • Silver Birch Lodge

    Horsley, nr. Stroud

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: NTV

    Peacefully located with easy access to Bath, Cirencester and National Trust properties, this detached Cotswold holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, offers attractive accommodation. Its beautifully proportioned open-plan living area enjoys views across open countryside. Set in a delightful location, it lies close to a deli and a bakery, and a short walk away leads to the heart of Nailsworth with tennis, riding and golf available. Silver Birch Lodge makes an ideal base from which to explore Bath, Cheltenham, Slimbridge, Cirencester and Westonbirt Aboretum. There is easy access to footpaths including Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common. A variety of restaurants are close by, with specialist shops including an excellent delicatessen and an award-winning bakery. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio with furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Two unfenced ponds in owners’ grounds

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  • The Lodge at the Granary

    Gretton, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    2
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    2
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    Ref: 27326

    Situated at Lower Stanley, in the peaceful village of Gretton, this is the ideal location to enjoy the local landscape. Perfect for walkers, there are numerous paths, bridleways and cycle paths from the door. The Lodge is attached to the owners’ house but provides privacy and space. Explore Winchcombe, Bourton-on-the-Water, Broadway, Chipping Campden and Evesham. For a day at the races, Cheltenham Racecourse is within easy reach. Stabling and grazing for horses by arrangement. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room with separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with Velux and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Underfloor gas central heating (on ground floor), underfloor electric central heating (in en-suite), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard patio to rear. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Stratton Mill

    Cirencester

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: NMT

    Stratton Mill dates from the late 18th century, though there has been a mill on site since 1086. The River Churn flows to one side of this holiday property, attached to the old mill itself and with its own riverside courtyard garden. With a separate and well-equipped galley-style kitchen, the beamed living room is stylish and contemporary, with large glass doors overlooking the garden and with an attractive bedroom and en-suite bathroom on the first floor. Surrounded by water meadow, the area is quiet and peaceful and perfect for a romantic getaway. Shop 300 yards, pub 600 yards.

    Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove, patio doors, beams and wooden floor. Three steps up to galley-style kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • Two DVDs (small library)
    • iPod/iPhone dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Gravelled courtyard garden, decked area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking
    • No children or babies
    • NB: Garden accessed via wooden bridge over unfenced river

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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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  • Deer Lodge

    North Cerney, near Cirencester

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: UKC603

    Deer Lodge is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just outside the village of North Cerney, which has a charming country pub. This characterful, detached holiday cottage is situated just off the Fosse Way and overlooks beautiful gardens. It is a large, self-contained, fully equipped, one bedroom ‘upside down’ house, set away from the owner’s main Arts and Crafts home. A perfect place to stay when in the Cotswolds, being just a 10-minute drive from Roman Cirencester and 20 minutes’ drive from Cheltenham and its famous horse racing festival.
    The house is situated in the beautiful Churn Valley, so there are plenty of walks for active guests, and this is a very central position from which to visit the many beautiful towns and villages of the Cotswolds, including Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden. Both Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are also a convenient drive. Shop, pubs and restaurants 5 miles.

    Shop and restaurant 5 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Utility:
    With washing machine.
    Bedroom: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With double shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Open plan living space:
    With beams.
    Living area:
    With Freeview TV and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge and freezer.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Courtyard with garden furniture. Shared tennis court, available on request. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Hayloft

    Edge Hills, nr. Littledean

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W41368

    Countryside views from balcony

    Nestling on a quiet hillside surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Dean, with countryside views from the sitting area, this detached property offers a convenient base to explore the surrounding area. Part of the owner’s small-holding with sheep grazing and free-range chickens, the owner also makes his own farm house cider using a 150 year old traditional stone press. Wildlife in abundance awaits you, with footpaths and bridle ways from the doorstep. Many activities are available within the Forest of Dean including, walking, cycling, climbing, fishing, canoeing and horse riding. Ross-on-Wye is 8 miles away, the cathedral city of Gloucester is 12 miles away and Cheltenham a further 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with double bed. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Patio and furniture. Balcony. Ample parking. NB: Gradual slope with shallow steps to entrance.

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