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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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  • Upper Fields Farm -The Stables

    Bourton-on-the-Hill, nr. Moreton-in-Marsh

    Grade
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    Ref: 28776

    Situated in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside

    These two holiday properties (refs 28775, 28776) offer contemporary accommodation throughout. Situated on the owner’s working farm, The Tractor Shed and The Stables are two barn conversions surrounded by open fields, which both boast far-reaching views across the Cotswold countryside. These holiday properties are located close to the charming hillside village of Bourton-on-the-Hill and are situated less than two miles from the popular market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. The village is fortunate to have Batsford Estate and Arboretum close by and here you can enjoy a walk around the beautiful grounds any time of the year. From Easter to November there is a very good tea room and the Cotswold Falconry Centre is open. In the village is Bourton House with its 16th century Tythe Barn, which opens its gardens to the public weekly throughout the summer months. The heart of England Way passes through the village and along with other footpaths, provides a pleasurable way to see the countryside around this pleasant area. The village has one pub which serves wonderful food. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with tiled floor/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Washing machine.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Orchard Bank Cottage

    Little London, nr. Gloucester

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
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    Ref: W8088

    Organic farm

    This cottage is situated on an organic farm, in the grounds of the owner’s home, midway between Gloucester and the Forest of Dean on the A4136 giving access by car to the main tourist attractions. This single-storey detached cottage offers a great base to explore the delights of the surrounding areas. In front of the cottage is a small well-protected patio and beyond that the farmland extends up towards Huntley Hill. There are sheep and cattle quietly grazing and footpaths in several directions. Golfing, fishing, riding and cycle hire can all be found within the Forest of Dean. Gloucester Docks and the Waterways Museum are within easy driving, as well as Cheltenham with its variety of shopping, bars and restaurants and, of course, the famous Cheltenham races. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 8 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with French doors. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Patio and furniture. Portable barbecue on request. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Old Shop

    Hillersland

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    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 Cow Shed

    Arlingham, nr. Frampton-on-Severn

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: 30815

    This delightful holiday barn conversion is situated on the owners working dairy farm in the picturesque location of Arlingham, Gloucestershire. Located in the horseshoe bend of the River Severn, Arlingham is surrounded by fantastic views of the Cotswold Hills and the Forest of Dean. Clay pigeon shooting on the farm can be arranged at weekends for either groups or individual shoots by prior arrangement with the owner. Within a lovely woodland walk you will find the local village inn, were you will find home cooked food, real ales, fine wines and a warm country welcome. Also within walking distance is another award-winning inn, renowned for its fresh seafood. Several other pubs, restaurants and take-aways are only a short drive away. This wonderful area is an ideal base for circular riverside and country walks and to explore the Severn Way. The river runs for 2 miles along the farm itself, with its own walks and perfect picnic spots. To reach the holiday property, guests will need to pass through the village of Frampton-on Severn, which is home to the longest village green in England offering two pubs, a village shop, a cafe, canal side walks as well as annual events such as Frampton Feast (August), Giffords Circus (August) and Frampton Country Fair (September). Further along the canal bank in the village of Saul, guests will find a cafe which offers a wonderful spot for tea and cake whilst watching the boats go by. Saul also has a marina. Also within easy driving are Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Park, Cotswold Water Park, Berkeley Castle and butterfly house, Prinknash Abbey (Bird and Deer Park), Thornbury Castle and Cheltenham race course. The historic town of Tewkesbury with its famous Abbey, Westonbirt Arboretum, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Roman city of Bath, Regency Cheltenham / the cathedral cities of Bristol and Gloucester with their historic docks are also close by. Many National Trust properties in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, including Berrington Hall, Brockhampton Estate, Hanbury Hall, Woodchester Mansion are worth a visit, as are Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Cirencester. Within easy driving are golf, ski slopes, coastal walks, Cotswold walks, plus the Gloucester and Sharpness canal walks. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Digital TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Shared washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared cycle store. No smoking. NB: Duck pond in grounds.

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  • Cottons Farm - Poplar Cottage

    Dumbleton, nr. Broadway

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: NXP

    "...Close to ridge and furrow rolling down to the River Isbourne... amidst 58 acres of Cotswold farmland."

    Set in glorious countryside with outstanding views towards the Cotswold Hills and Vale of Evesham, Cottons Farm enjoys a truly peaceful setting at the end of a long tree-lined drive,
    300 metres from the road. It is just a mile from the pretty, unspoilt village of Dumbleton, easily accessible by road or footpath, and 5 miles from Broadway, the ever-popular ‘capital’ of the Cotswolds. The holiday cottages are surrounded by 58 acres of working farmland, with ridge and furrow rolling down to the River Isbourne, which lies 150 metres away from the cottages (toddlers beware!). Visitors are welcome to walk in the fields surrounding the farm and many public footpaths run nearby. Very tastefully converted from 150-year old farm buildings (including cart-shed, stable and dairy), these comfortable cottages are well equipped and furnished to a high standard.

    Cool in summer, warm and welcoming in winter, they are all centrally heated and well insulated. Set near the owners’ home, yet retaining complete privacy, each cottage has its own individual character with many original features, and enjoys its own area of garden and patio. A perfect place to relax, they are ideally situated for walking and touring the Cotswolds.
    Broadway with its old stone houses and fascinating shops also boasts Broadway Tower, now the centre of a country park and home to an observatory and exhibition. The market town of Evesham (5 miles) has tree-lined streets and pretty walks along the River Avon. Only a few minutes’ drive, on the edge of the Cotswold hills, is Toddington, where visitors can board a train on the Gloucestershire–Warwickshire Great Western Railway (mid March - mid October) and enjoy a ride through picturesque villages.
    In nearby Winchcombe there’s Sudeley Castle, while the Cotswolds Farm Park/Adam’s Farm (with its rare breeds of animals) and the bird sanctuary at Bourton-on-the-Water are easily reached, as are Stanway House, Hidcote Garden, Snowshill Manor and Cheltenham. Stratford-upon-Avon and the cathedral city of Worcester are within an hour’s drive. The neighbouring villages boast traditional pubs and many excellent restaurants. Riding, swimming, golf, tennis and fishing are all close by. Shop 1 mile.

    This charming detached barn conversion offers very comfortable and well-equipped accommodation. Cosy and comfortable sitting-room with beams and log-effect gas fire. Beautiful farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room. First floor: Two pretty bedrooms; one double with 5ft bed and one single. Shower room and toilet.

    • Garden and patio with furniture

    • Gas fire included
    • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Hairdryer
    • Farmland walks
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: River 150 yards

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  • Stable Yard Cottages - Dawn Run

    Winchcombe

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: 19073

    Peaceful, picturesque location

    Situated just outside the beautiful Cotswold market town of Winchcombe, Stable Yard Cottages are a group of three well presented holiday cottages and a studio apartment, in a peaceful location. Ideally placed for touring the Cotswolds and the many picturesque towns and villages including Broadway, Chipping Campden, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. Cheltenham and its race course are just 5 miles away, while Tewkesbury and Stratford-upon-Avon are just a short drive. Winchcombe has a number of excellent pubs and restaurants. Shops 1/2 mile, pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. First floor: Living room with sloping ceiling, wooden floor, sofa bed and bedroom area with double bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine. Access to owner’s freezer. Courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 5 years, except babies under 6 months.

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  • Hayloft Apartment

    Lydney, near Chepstow

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: UKC426


    This little getaway is the perfect place in which to relax and unwind. The Hayloft Apartment lies close to the Forest of Dean, yet central to the many attractions on offer in the local area. It forms part of Highbury Coach House, a Grade II listed Georgian House. Fully renovated to a very good standard, it enjoys panoramic views across the valley to the Forest of Dean and distant views of the southern Cotswold Hills. The living room has a large picture window with window seating, where you can enjoy the vista, and the kitchen also has a picture window. From the bedroom, you can admire views over the courtyard and countryside beyond from its Georgian window. You are welcome to roam around the landscaped gardens and sit out in the many seating areas dotted around.
    The Forest of Dean, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has wonderful walking, mountain biking and cycle paths to suit all abilities, picnic sites aplenty and visitor attractions such as Dean Forest Steam Railway, Go Ape and Puzzlewood to name just a few. Golfing, fishing, canoeing and riding will all be found in the local areas. The racecourses at Chepstow and Cheltenham are within easy driving. The market towns of Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye, Chepstow and Abergavenny are host to food and literary festivals year round. Gloucester itself offers a good mix of larger and independent shopping, along with the many bars, restaurants and bistros. When your busy sightseeing day is over, sit back and enjoy the views over the countryside from the communal garden. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    8 steps down to entrance. Hallway: With stairs to first floor. All on the first floor.
    Living room/dining area:
    With electric stove, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
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    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed, single day bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Large shared garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. No children under 7 years old. Please note: There are uneven steps and an unfenced pond in the garden.

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  • The Cot

    Bussage, nr. Cirencester

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W4242

    Village pub close by

    In the heart of the Cotswolds, this little traditional detached cottage in a quiet corner of the village has been carefully refurbished to provide a delightful holiday hideaway. The cosy sitting room and kitchen both open onto the enclosed garden, from which there is a lovely view across the valley. The immediate area offers numerous lovely walks, while a little further afield are the noted attractions of the Painswick Rococo Gardens, Woodchester Mansion, Owlpen Manor, and the ancient market town of Cirencester. The village inn offers good food and ales, and is only a short walk away. Shop 0.5 miles, pub 50 yards, restaurant 4 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Sun Cottage

    Tidenham, nr. Lydney

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 30565

    Sun Cottage is nestled along a country lane on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean. Furnished to a very good standard and attached to the owner’s home and small holding, this holiday cottage offers a great base from which to explore. Enjoy excellent walking with the Offa’s Dyke Path, Gloucestershire Way and Wye Valley close at hand, great cycling with dedicated paths within the forest, as well as many lakes and picnic sites. Fishing, riding, bike hire, canoeing, abseiling and golfing available locally. Family attractions such as Go Ape and Puzzlewood are nearby. Sun cottage is set within a 4 acre smallholding. Families can enjoy meeting the many rescue animals, including the chickens, hand reared sheep, ponies, cats and dogs. Explore the smallholding with the owner, which is always a popular choice with the children, and collect the chicken’s eggs, have cuddles with the friendliest sheep you will ever meet and even groom a pony. There is also a wonderful play area for your children and a beautiful garden that overlooks the chickens. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with patio and furniture. Shared 4-acre grounds. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 2 steps from French doors to patio.

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  • Folly Cottage

    Avening, nr. Tetbury

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: NSF


    This characterful, Cotswold stone, end-of-row holiday cottage is situated in the charming village of Avening. The village has two pubs, and nearby is Gatcombe Park, the home of the Princess Royal. There are some lovely walks around the village and surrounding beautiful countryside. This splendid holiday cottage is ideally located for exploring many local attractions, such as the famous Westonbirt Arboretum, which has a magnificent tree collection and also hosts a variety of events. Tetbury is just 3 miles away, a thriving market town with elegant buildings and 17th-century market hall. As well as offering a unique retail experience with many craft shops, it is also a major centre for antiques. Malmesbury, 8 miles, is the oldest borough in England with its Norman Abbey and the beautiful Abbey House Gardens. The Roman city of Cirencester is 12 miles away, and there are many Roman remains in the surrounding area, including several Roman villas near the villages of Chedworth and Withington. The famous Cheltenham racecourse is 20 miles away and the magnificent city of Bath, famous for its hot springs, is 26 miles. Shop 2 miles and pub ¼ mile.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen/dining room. First floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Garden, patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Sudeley Castle Country Cottages - St Kenelm

    Winchcombe, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: 31232

    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.

    An apartment restored from a paper mill to make spectacular accommodation with exposed stone walls and original beams. It is named after St Kenelm, who was a member of the royal family of Mercia, a boy king and martyr, who was murdered by an ambitious relative and his body was transported by the Monks of Winchcombe to become a major shrine.

    External stairs to entrance. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. 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. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Laundry service available. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Laurel Cottage

    Chaxhill, nr. Westbury-on-Severn

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: 18409

    Near Forest of Dean

    Located in the Forest of Dean and near the Wye Valley, Laurel Cottage is attached to the owner’s 18th century farmhouse in the sleepy hamlet of Chaxhill. Comfortably furnished and fitted with a well equipped kitchen and private patio garden, as well as access to an orchard, this cottage makes an ideal holiday base. Nearby facilities include watching the Severn Bore, rambling, horse riding, shooting, fishing, cycling and even water-skiing. Shop 400 yards, pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with beams.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Access to shared orchard. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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