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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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  • Little London, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire
    Little London, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire×

    Orchard Bank Cottage

    Little London, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: W8088
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property

    Organic farm

    This cottage is situated on an organic farm, in the grounds of the owner’s home, midway...

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  • Uley, near Dursley, Gloucestershire
    Uley, near Dursley, Gloucestershire×

    Hydehill

    Uley, near Dursley, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 14663
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    A self contained wing of the owners’ 16th-century house, Positioned on the edge of the Cotswold escarpment under...

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  • Guiting Power, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire
    Guiting Power, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire×

    Keepers Lodge

    Guiting Power, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NZ7
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This detached fully refurbished Cotswold stone cottage in idyllic surroundings has unspoilt countryside views from...

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  • Naunton, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire
    Naunton, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire×

    The Old Cart House

    Naunton, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Deep in the heart of well-known national hunt racing country, this stunning and beautifully presented detached...

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  • Edge Hills, near Littledean, Gloucestershire
    Edge Hills, near Littledean, Gloucestershire×

    The Hayloft

    Edge Hills, near Littledean, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: W41368
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Rural Location

    Countryside views from balcony

    Nestling on a quiet hillside surrounded by woodland in the Forest of Dean,...

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  • Gretton, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Gretton, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    The Lodge at the Granary

    Gretton, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 27326
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated at Lower Stanley, in the peaceful village of Gretton, this is the ideal location to enjoy the local...

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  • Coleford, Gloucestershire
    Coleford, Gloucestershire×

    Edenwall Cottage

    Coleford, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 27531
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated within the grounds of the Bells Hotel and Golf Course, these three terraced holiday properties,...

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  • The Vatch, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
    The Vatch, near Stroud, Gloucestershire×

    The Cottage

    The Vatch, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Rural Location

    This detached, period Cotswold stone holiday cottage enjoys a peaceful and picturesque location within the grounds of...

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  • Naunton, near Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire
    Naunton, near Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire×

    Pixie Cottage

    Naunton, near Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 11192
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Delightful, typical little Grade II listed 17th-century Cotswolds holiday cottage, contemporary but retaining...

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  • Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
    Winchcombe, Gloucestershire×

    The Barn Reborn

    Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    This delightful, timber framed barn is situated within the grounds of Grade II listed Charingworh Court, which...

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  • Huntley, near Longhope, Gloucestershire
    Huntley, near Longhope, Gloucestershire×

    Stratville Annex

    Huntley, near Longhope, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 28437
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location

    Set on the owner’s smallholding, this comfortable home makes an excellent holiday base. Ideal for walking...

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  • Corse, Staunton, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire
    Corse, Staunton, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire×

    The Annexe

    Corse, Staunton, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: W573
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Overlooks a beautiful garden

    Very light and airy, and tastefully decorated, this annexe to the detached...

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