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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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  • Windermere

    Gretton, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 28228

    Set within the Cotswold countryside, with outstanding views towards Dumbleton Hill and the Malverns, this delightful barn conversion, adjacent to the owners’ home, is a perfect holiday location. The property is situated just a few miles from the market town of Winchcombe and the elegant Regency town of Cheltenham, with its internationally famous racecourse. There are a wealth of footpaths in the area to suit all tastes and abilities. Places of interest close by include Sudeley Castle, Cotswold Farm Park, the bird sanctuary at Bourton-on-the-Water, Hidcote Garden and Snowshill Manor. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Use of laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in owners’ grounds.

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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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  • Castle Cottage

    Marshfield, nr. Bath

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: 30440


    This charming holiday cottage is the middle one of a small terrace of three, with fields to the rear and rolling countryside views to the front. It’s a peaceful, rural setting, yet less than 1 mile from the village and local amenities of Marshfield. The cottage has been sympathetically renovated to retain its character, and features the original bread oven, reclaimed slate floor, and shutters at the windows. The fully enclosed courtyard garden is a delightful spot from which to enjoy the uninterrupted and far reaching views, and is ideal for keen walkers and cyclists, with the Cotswold Way footpath nearby. The village of Marshfield lies on the southern edge of the Cotswolds and is just 6 miles from the Roman city of Bath. From its 12th-century church to its more recent 18th century High Street, the village proudly displays its architectural heritage based on the old wool and malting industries. Marshfield boasts two fine pubs, a tea shop, village store, butchers, newsagents and post office. Marshfield’s proximity to Bath, 15-minutes drive, and Bristol, 25 minutes, make it an ideal base for exploring both cities. Bath is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts Roman baths, a medieval abbey, a wealth of Georgian architecture, and wonderful shops, whilst the historic maritime port of Bristol offers many visitor attractions. The Severn Bridge is 20 minutes by car and gives access to south Wales. The beautiful villages of the Cotswolds are within easy reach, as are some famous Wiltshire sites, such as prehistoric Stonehenge and the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral. The area offers a wealth of National Trust and English Heritage properties, such as Bowood and Longleat. Nearer to home are the quintessentially English villages of Lacock and Castle Coombe, and the lovely Dyrham Park and Westonbirt Arboretum. Badminton is just a few miles away, home to the annual horse trials. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with slate floor. Dining room with slate floor/kitchen. Utility room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Athelstan Cottage

    Amberley

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: 19499

    This refurbished former weavers cottage is situated within NT land and an AONB, with stunning views across the Nailsworth valley, ideally located for a holiday walking, cycling and exploring. Golf and numerous Cotswold towns and villages locally. Stroud 4 miles, Nailsworth and Minchinhampton 2 miles, Cheltenham 12 miles, Badminton 13 miles. Shop 800 yards, pubs 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Shower room with toilet. Steep, spiral stairs to first floor: Living room with sofa bed. Dining room/kitchen with flagstone floor. Spiral stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom with Velux and low ceiling. Beams throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small gravelled sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking in village. No smoking. NB: No children over 9 months due to steep staircases.

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  • The Coach House

    St Briavels

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: RVV4

    With glorious views of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, this stylish, quiet and cosy detached holiday cottage is at the heart of this beautiful area. Situated next to the owner’s home on the edge of the historic village of St. Briavels with its medieval castle, there are numerous walks from the doorstep including Offa’s Dyke and the Wye Valley Walk. Symonds Yat and Tintern Abbey are just a short drive away. Cycling, fishing and canoeing are available locally, while the pretty towns of Monmouth, Chepstow and Ross-on-Wye are within an easy drive. Shop 3½ miles, pub 300 yards.

    Cosy living room with wood-burning stove, French doors and tiled floor. Well-equipped kitchen with separate dining area, each with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, electric underfloor heating (from ground source heat pump), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/cassette/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking

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  • Heron Cottage

    Frampton-on-Severn

    Grade
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    Ref: NZD

    Heron Cottage has been sympathetically converted from a barn and is warm and comfortably furnished for two or three people, enjoying shared use of the neighbouring owners’ garden. Just
    11 miles south of Gloucester in the Severn Vale, Frampton is a perfect base for exploring Gloucestershire and the Southern Cotswolds. The world famous wildfowl sanctuary at Slimbridge and historic Berkeley Castle are nearby and junction 13 on the M5 is convenient for trips further a field. The village itself is delightful, with tranquil surroundings for lovely walks, a long green with cricket, several ponds with wildlife, and two pubs. Shop 1 mile.

    Entrance hall. Sitting-room with open fire and French windows to garden. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire – fuel available locally.Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden. Garden furniture. Parking. No smoking. Wheelchair access .

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  • Sunshine Cottage

    Fairford, nr. Cirencester

    Grade
    3
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    1
    1
    Ref: W1241

    Excellent walking in the nearby Cotswold Hills

    A self-contained ground floor annexe, with conservatory, attached to the owner’s detached house. This light and airy holiday apartment is situated on the edge of a pretty Cotswold town and offers an excellent base for touring and sightseeing. The towns of Burford, Bibury and Cirencester are within a 10-mile radius. Cirencester, the Cotswolds capital, has twice weekly markets and many historical attractions from museums to churches. Regular craft fairs, antique markets and festivals are held throughout the year. There is excellent walking in the nearby Cotswold Hills, or enjoy watersports at the Cotswold Water Park close by. Shop and restaurant 0.5 miles, pub 400 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with single sofa bed. Kitchen. Conservatory. 1 double bedroom with French doors. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV/DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Sudeley Castle Country Cottages - St Kenelm

    Winchcombe, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    3
    2
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    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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  • Sun Cottage

    Tidenham, nr. Lydney

    Grade
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    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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  • Bakery Cottage

    Cirencester

    Grade
    3
    1
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    Ref: E4346

    In the charming Cotswold village of Ampney Crucis, this immaculately presented cottage enjoys lovely, quintessentially English views over grazing sheep and the village cricket ground. Full of character, with beamed, high vaulted ceilings, it adjoins the owners’ home just 2 miles from the old Roman town of Cirencester. The Cotswold Water Park, Cheltenham (14 miles), Oxford, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Lechlade are easily accessible. Shops 2 miles, pub serving food short stroll away.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed/dining area with beams/kitchen. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating and electricity included (£20per week, £15 per short break November-April poa). Bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Combi microwave/oven. Washing machine. Use of owner’s freezer. Garden, terrace and furniture. On road parking 10 yards. No smoking. NB: Drop and water feature in garden.

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  • Forsythia Cottage

    Bourton-on-the-Water, nr. Cheltenham

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: 25731

    In the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, this terraced holiday cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore the area. The owner takes pride in maintaining the property to a very good standard. Enjoy the shops, or visit the Motor Museum and Model village, all within walking distance. Further afield are many delightful Cotswold villages and towns including Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham and Oxford. For those who enjoy NT properties there is plenty of choice including nearby Snowshill Manor, Hidcote Manor Gardens, Warwick Castle and Sudeley Castle. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity included (£20per week, £10 per short break September-April), bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Wi-fi. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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  • Stable Yard Cottages - Dawn Run

    Winchcombe

    Grade
    3
    0
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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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