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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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315 cottages are available
  • Upper Swell, Cheltenham×

    Rectory Cottage

    Upper Swell, Cheltenham

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    Ref: NX9
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This attractive holiday cottage adjoins the old stable block in the grounds of the owners’ house and is in...

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  • Aylworth, Cheltenham×

    The Granary

    Aylworth, Cheltenham

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    Ref: NY1
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    This converted Grade II listed holiday property is set within 165 acres belonging to the adjacent manor house, and...

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  • Tewkesbury×
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    Ref: 28189
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    This beautiful, detached holiday home offers characterful accommodation throughout. Situated in the thriving market...

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  • Blockley×
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    Ref: 25732
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Peppercorn Cottage is a charming 17th-century Grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage situated within the heart...

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  • Ebley, near Stroud×

    Ebley Cottage

    Ebley, near Stroud

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    Ref: UKC619
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine

    This end-terraced Cotswold holiday cottage is a super choice for avid walkers. There’s the Cotswold Way...

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  • Lower Lemington, nr. Moreton-in-Marsh×

    Court Farm Cottage

    Lower Lemington, nr. Moreton-in-Marsh

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    Ref: 11829
    Key Features:
    - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    This traditional holiday cottage wing of the owners home, set in 8 acres, is furnished and equipped to a good...

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  • Stow-on-the-Wold×

    Amber Cottage

    Stow-on-the-Wold

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    Ref: NS2
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine


    Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, this charming cottage enjoys a secluded and peaceful position, within a...

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  • Longborough×

    Lantern Cottage

    Longborough

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    Ref: NSV
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed


    This delightful period Cotswold stone holiday cottage is situated in the desirable village of Longborough...

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  • Prestbury, near Cheltenham×

    Home Farm - The Stables

    Prestbury, near Cheltenham

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    Ref: 7554
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed

    Originally an early 18th-century granary and stables attached to the owner’s farmhouse, also a listed...

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  • Yorkley, Lydney×

    Bridle Cottage

    Yorkley, Lydney

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    Ref: E4619
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location


    Surrounded by lawns with mature trees, and grounds leading directly into the Royal Forest of Dean – an...

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  • Chipping Sodbury×

    Fox Cottage

    Chipping Sodbury

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    Ref: E4510
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Set on the fringes of the charming town of Chipping Sodbury, these two attractive and well appointed barn...

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  • Halmore, near Berkeley×

    Serendipity Cottage

    Halmore, near Berkeley

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    Ref: 29132
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Serendipity Cottage offers detached holiday accommodation all on one level and lies in the village of Halmore, close...

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