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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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  • Serendipity Cottage

    Halmore, nr. Berkeley

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29132

    Serendipity Cottage offers detached holiday accommodation all on one level and lies in the village of Halmore, close to Berkeley, with excellent motorway links. Visit Slimbridge Wild Fowl Trust, NT properties such as Snowshill Manor and Woodchester Park or Westonbirt Arboretum, Kiftsgate Court and Hidcote Manor. The Cotswolds offer many countryside walks and bridleways, together with villages including Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden. Easily accessible are the Badminton Horse Trials, Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucester and Brsitol. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Wet room with toilet.

    Gas underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Access to owner’s washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden and rear courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Forest View

    Parkend, nr. Lydney

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 23958

    Set within the Forest of Dean, with access to beautiful woodland walks from the back gate. Offering a cosy holiday base to enjoy the forest and local area. Mallards Pike Lake and Go Ape High Wire Adventure are within walking distance, other nearby attractions are Clearwell Caves, Sculpture Trail, Puzzlewood, Perrgrove Railway, Dean Forest Railway and Dean Heritage Centre. Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with attractions, events, activities, shopping and eating out for all the family. Shop 2 miles, pub 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with quarry-tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots. High chair. Video. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-honesty box. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in garden.

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  • Farncombe

    Clapton-on-the-Hill, nr. Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: E4979

    In a peaceful setting surrounded by countryside, this delightful cottage (far left of property shown) lies in Clapton-on-the-Hill, a sleepy village set a spectacular 700ft above sea level. With wonderful walking just yards from the doorstep, it adjoins the owners’ home, sharing their garden with views across the Windrush Valley. The Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, with its shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, is just 2 miles, whilst Cheltenham is 20 miles and the dreaming spires of Oxford are a 40 minute drive. Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate (NT) 4 miles. Shops 2 miles and pub 2½ miles.

    Ground floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with sloping ceiling. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom with shower cubicle. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH and electricity included (£30per week November-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Shared garden with patio, terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. NB: Covered well in garden.

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  • Witcombe Estate - Peats Cottage

    Great Witcombe, nr. Birdlip

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 28415

    These two holiday cottages (refs 28414, 28415) are located on a working farm and form part of the 400-year-old family estate of Witcombe Park. Situated on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment, in an AONB, and is surrounded by unspoilt countryside, with views to the Malvern Hills and Welsh Mountains. Running through the estate is the Cotswold Way, offering peaceful walks and wonderful views. The estate is situated just 6 miles from Regency Cheltenham, with boutique shopping, the celebrated Gold Cup Cheltenham Racecourse and world-famous jazz and literary festivals. Cirencester, the ’Capital of the Cotswolds’, is 12 miles and is a charming market town. It is conveniently located to many other Cotswold towns and villages, such as Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Winchcombe, Painswick, Stroud and Tetbury. Also easily accessible are Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon. Jaffa Cottage, ref 28414 and Peats Cottage, ref 28415 can also be booked with Green Farm, ref 28413, to sleep up to 19 guests. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Fridge/freezer.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Joiner’s Cottage

    Upper Slaughter

    Grade
    4
    2
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    2
    Ref: DVG

    The beautiful Cotswold village of Upper Slaughter is the perfect setting for this charming detached cottage, which boasts a delightful interior featuring many of the skills and workmanship of local craftsmen. From this lovely location there is ease of touring amid the rolling uplands of this historic and unspoilt area of England. Close by are Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury and Roman Cirencester. There are many excellent restaurants, galleries and fine old inns to visit as well as numerous attractions including the university city of Oxford, Warwick Castle, Blenheim Palace and Cheltenham. Shops 3 miles.

    Large, open-plan, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Well-equipped, farmhouse-style, Shaker kitchen/dining room with granite worktops, and dining area. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Wrought-iron staircase to first floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • TV/DVD
    • Video
    • Radio/cassette
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed garden with patio, furniture
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Stonemason’s Cottage

    Tewkesbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 28189

    This beautiful, detached holiday home offers characterful accommodation throughout. Situated in the thriving market town of Tewkesbury, which stands at the confluence of the River Severn and the River Avon, it enjoys abbey views from the bedrooms. Tewkesbury offers one of the best medieval townscapes in England, with its fine, half-timbered Tudor buildings, overhanging upper-storeys and ornately carved doorways. 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 opening). Tewkesbury is dominated by the 12th-century abbey, which boasts the highest Norman tower in the country. Being centrally located, the cottage offers access to the towns of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Worcester, Ledbury and Evesham - all within 15 miles. The pretty Cotswold villages nearby - renowned for their attractive honey-coloured stone houses - stand as witnesses to the prosperous times of the wool trade. There is plenty of gentle walking to enjoy in the surrounding valleys, whilst the more dramatic Cotswold Way passes through Cheltenham on its way from Chipping Campden to Bath further to the south. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Kitchen with dining area, breakfast area and tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (6ft zip & link, can be double) with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, underfloor heating (in bathroom and shower room), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Millstream, 30 yards.

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  • Sudeley Castle Country Cottages - Queen Mary

    Winchcombe, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 31226

    Sudeley Castle Country Cottages are the ideal choice for a walking or touring holiday, or simply as an escape into the Cotswold countryside. Located on the edge of the Sudeley estate, these charming Cotswold holiday cottages are just a few minutes’ walk from the historic town of Winchcombe, with its many pubs and a Michelin star restaurant. The cottages each have their own individual charm. Most have been cleverly restored and converted from existing properties, retaining many original and unique features. The newer cottages are sympathetic in their design and architecture, seamlessly blending into the complex. All of the holiday cottages have access to shared gardens and each have their own garden furniture. Guests enjoy complimentary admission to Sudeley Castle and Gardens for the duration of their stay (during normal opening hours in season). Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cotswold countryside, the eleven castle cottages (refs 31223, 31224, 31225, 31226, 31227, 31228, 31229, 31230, 31231, 31232 and 31233) are set around a central courtyard with landscaped gardens and ample parking. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    A semi-detached cottage, named after Queen Mary, who in 1944 visited the Dent-Brocklehurst family at Sudeley Castle.

    2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Selection of books and games. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Laundry service available. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Old Chapel

    Paxford, nr. Chipping Campden

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    2
    Ref: NSY

    This beautiful mellow-brick former chapel is prettily set in the little village of Paxford overlooking the owner’s adjacent grounds and rolling countryside beyond. Completely modernised and converted into a very comfortable and well-equipped holiday cottage, it has its own enclosed garden and patio area. One of the gems of the Cotswolds, Chipping Campden, is only 2½ miles away, giving access to the Cotswold Way. Evesham (12 miles) has sports centre, fishing and boating on the Avon. Stratford-upon-Avon 13 miles. Golf and riding locally, and pub serving outstanding cuisine within a few yards. A perfect Cotswolds’ touring base. Shop 2½ miles, pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Rustic porch and entrance hall. Beamed double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beamed twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Large living/dining room with electric woodburner, beamed and vaulted ceiling and very well-equipped galley kitchen with breakfast area.

    Electric woodburner included. Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. High chair. TV. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher.Telephone (honesty box). Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio. Parking.

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  • Wainhouse Cottage

    Kempley, nr. Ross-on-Wye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 24923

    Situated within the grounds of the owner’s home and the 100-acre Hillbrook Farm, is this detached barn conversion offering a good holiday base.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Economy 7 central heating, oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. 100-acres of farmland with part use of footpaths. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a step in the garden and stream in the grounds.

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  • Stowe Court Cottages - The Granary

    St Briavels, nr. Lydney

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43364

    Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these two detached barn conversions (refs W43364 and W43365) are spaced away from each other in the grounds of the owner’s 13th-century farmhouse. From this tranquil setting, visitors can explore the unique Royal Forest of Dean, enjoyable in all seasons, and the Lower Wye Valley, the magnificent borderland between England and Wales. Stunningly beautiful, there is a diverse range of places to visit that cater for all ages and tastes. The variety of scenery, wealth of historic attractions and selection of way-marked paths makes this area excellent walking country that offers a paradise for serious hikers, ramblers or after lunch strollers. The hamlet of Stowe, dating back to the 5th century, is a mile or so distant from Clearwell, with its famous caves, the magical Puzzlewood, as featured in BBC programmes ’Dr Who’ and ’Atlantis’, and the historic village of St Briavels, with its ancient, moated castle. Tintern, renowned for its impressive abbey, the cathedral cities of Gloucester and Hereford, the Cotswolds, Malvern and the Welsh Hills are all within easy driving distance. Coleford is 3 miles, Lydney 6 miles, Monmouth 7 miles, Chepstow 10 miles and Ross-on-Wye 15 miles. Several golf courses nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    9 steps to entrance. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Economy 7 NSH included. Washing machine.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, natural landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Westwood - Sloe Trees

    Bourton-on-the-Water

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 10193

    Set in 1¾ acres of landscaped grounds these beautifully presented and well equipped holiday cottages are furnished to a very good standard. Lying just off the Fosseway, close to the picturesque villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water it provides an ideal base for touring within the rolling uplands of the Cotswold Hills. Here are unchanged market towns and villages, beautiful Hidcote and Kiftsgate gardens, NT houses, Sudeley Castle, Blenheim Palace, a wildlife park at Burford, two farm parks and old inns. Slightly further in Stratford-upon-Avon there are historic houses, churches and the Memorial and Swan theatres dedicated to William Shakespeare. At the university city of Oxford there are famous museums, libraries and guided tours of the colleges. Network of foot paths easily accessible. Shop 500 yards, pub ¾ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas hob. Electric oven. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Gas central heating included (£25per week October-March, from owner’s boiler). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available. DVD. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. No smoking.

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  • Russet Cottage

    Moreton-in-Marsh

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 25451

    This stylish detached holiday cottage with garden is located within the Moreton conservation area. An ideal base to explore Chipping Campden, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold, all an easy drive, as well as Cheltenham with its famous racecourse and Gold Cup week in March. There are several renowned gardens such as Hidcote Manor, Kiftsgate Court, Sezincote and Batsford Arboretum. Shops, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen with stone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 single, one (4ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal effect fire included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Wmachine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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