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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
  • Arlingham, near Frampton-on-Severn×

    Milton End Farm Barns - The Dairy

    Arlingham, near Frampton-on-Severn

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    Ref: 30816
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities


    These delightful holiday barn conversions (30813, 30814, 30815 , 30816 and 30817) are situated on the owners...

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  • Butterrow, near Stroud×

    Kings Cottage Corner

    Butterrow, near Stroud

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    Ref: 16083
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Dishwasher - No Pets Allowed

    Set on a hillside this holiday property is set in gardens of the owner’s home with bedroom and sitting room on...

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  • Coleford×
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    Ref: 27531
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

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

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  • Blockley×

    Glebe Cottage

    Blockley

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    Ref: NN9
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine

    Glebe Cottage nestles close to the village church, in the heart of unspoilt Blockley, one of the larger of the...

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  • Bourton-on-the-Water×

    Westwood - Moonrakers

    Bourton-on-the-Water

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    Ref: 18060
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - No Pets Allowed

    Set in 1¾ acres of landscaped grounds these beautifully presented and well equipped holiday cottages are...

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  • Mickleton, near Chipping Campden×

    The Apple Loft

    Mickleton, near Chipping Campden

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Dishwasher - No Pets Allowed

    The Apple Loft has been renovated to an excellent standard, offering luxury holiday accommodation. The kitchen has...

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  • South Cerney×
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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Indoor Swimming Pool - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    "Set in the spectacular Cotswold Water Park, these exclusive apartments enjoy unsurpassed setting of lakes, wetlands...

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  • Bream×
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    Ref: 29670
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Situated within 14 acres of farmland, adjacent to the owners’ home, these semi-detached holiday bungalows...

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  • Cirencester×

    Stratton Mill

    Cirencester

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Stratton Mill dates from the late 18th century, though there has been a mill on site since 1086. The River Churn flows...

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  • Northleach, nr. Cheltenham×

    Roffe’s Cottage

    Northleach, nr. Cheltenham

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    This characterful, detached, Cotswold stone holiday cottage is situated just off the Fosse Way and within the...

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  • Upton St Leonards, near Gloucester×

    Little Court Cottages - Upton Cottage

    Upton St Leonards, near Gloucester

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    Ref: UKC1094
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed


    Little Court Cottages have been sympathetically converted from a former stable block with the purpose of...

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  • Bourton-on-the-Hill, near Moreton-in-Marsh×

    Upper Fields Farm -The Stables

    Bourton-on-the-Hill, near Moreton-in-Marsh

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    Ref: 28776
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Situated in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside

    These two holiday properties (refs 28775, 28776) offer...

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