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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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  • 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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  • The Coach House

    St Briavels

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    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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  • Folly Cottage

    Avening, nr. Tetbury

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    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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  • Laurel Cottage

    Chaxhill, nr. Westbury-on-Severn

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • 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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  • Castle Cottage

    Marshfield, nr. Bath

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    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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  • Heron Cottage

    Frampton-on-Severn

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • The Stables

    Woolaston, near Lydney

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC640


    Offering a comfortable base within the grounds of the owner’s home, this property also features a cosy wood burner and is a great place from which to spend your holiday. Enjoy this fantastic area, which has so much to do and see for all ages and abilities. Whether its a gentle stroll, relaxing and unwinding, or energetic pursuits you crave, you will be sure to find it all here. Riding, golfing, canoeing, fishing, kayaking and climbing are all available in the surrounding areas. Cycling is very popular in the Forest of Dean, with dedicated tracks and trails to suit all abilities. Rich in wildlife and nature, it has many picnic sites to soak up this atmospheric area. Local attractions include Puzzlewood, Go Ape high wire adventure course, The Steam Railway, Littledean Jail and Dean Heritage Centre. Clearwell Caves and Tintern Abbey are also very popular. Chepstow, with its racecourse, also has many bars, restaurants and independent shops. Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye are also within easy driving distance. Gloucester itself offers a wider mix of shopping, pubs and bistros. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Tiled floors throughout.
    Living room/dining area: With wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    First floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With ¾ double bed (for 1).
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

    LPG gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Sitting-out area with garden furniture and barbecue. Shared lawned courtyard. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (horses on site). Stabling available. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Ebley Cottage

    Ebley, near Stroud

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC619

    This end-terraced Cotswold holiday cottage is a super choice for avid walkers. There’s the Cotswold Way nearby, along with many beautiful walks around the Five Valleys, with its tightly packed villages and tranquil woodland surrounding them.

    Rodborough, Minchinhampton and Selsey Common are also close by, offering more wonderful walks and views. Situated midway between Regency Cheltenham and the Georgian spa city of Bath, Ebley Cottage is an excellent base from which to explore the Cotswolds. The beautiful town of Nailworth is close by, and the award-winning Stroud Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday morning.

    Known as the ‘Queen of the Cotswolds’, the village of Painswick is just a short drive away, with its individual shops, art gallery and churchyard. Visit Woodchester Mansion, Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Berkeley Castle, Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, the ancient Roman town of Cirencester, the village of Badminton and Gatcombe Horse Trials. Shop, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge and washing machine.
    Narrow and steep stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Narrow and steep stairs to...
    Second Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Stairgate. Small courtyard. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Daisy Cottage

    Chipping Sodbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 17604

    Rural setting

    Set on the owners busy pastoral farm is this very attractive, detached property. Enjoying its own furnished garden, Daisy Cottage feels very rural in its setting, yet is only moments away from the renowned village of Chipping Sodbury. Only 3 miles from Badminton and 12 miles from Bristol and the city of Bath, this is an excellent base for a holiday touring the southern Cotswolds, Monarch Ways or enjoying a romantic break. Dyrham Park (NT), 2 miles. Swimming pool, squash, tennis and golf, 1 mile. Shop ½ mile, pub within 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating included (£10 per week November-March). Electricity and bed linen included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars).

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  • Barn Cottage

    Hillersland, Forest of Dean

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 19879

    Located opposite the owner’s home, Barn Cottage is just 11/2 miles from the famous Symonds Yat Rock, with spectacular views across the River Wye. Along the riverside there is cycle and canoe hire. There are numerous walking trails with beautiful scenery. Monmouth, Chepstow, Hereford and Brecon are within easy reach. Shops 1/2 mile, pubs 400 yards.

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

    NSH and electricity included (£30per week, £15 per short break October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced pond 50 yards.

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  • Courtyard House

    Blockley

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: NWN

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this very comfortably converted 18th-century coach house sits with its own little garden in popular Blockley, a most attractive village set in typical rolling Cotswold countryside between Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh. One of a pair, it is only a half-hour drive from Stratford-upon-Avon, Cirencester, Cheltenham and Oxford. Shop 25 yards.

    Delightful and unusual split-level drawing/dining room with open fire, vaulted beamed ceiling and French doors to small enclosed garden with terrace and furniture – ideal for al fresco dining. Well-equipped kitchen. First floor: Two pretty beamed bedrooms; one double (5ft bed) and one twin with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire - no fuel provided
    • Electricity, full underfloor gas ‘warm-air’ central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Additional roadside parking
    • No smoking

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