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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
  • Bourton-on-the-Water, near Cheltenham×

    Forsythia Cottage

    Bourton-on-the-Water, near Cheltenham

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    Ref: 25731
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    In the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, this terraced holiday cottage makes an ideal base from which to explore the...

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  • Tidenham, near Lydney×

    Sun Cottage

    Tidenham, near Lydney

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    Ref: 30565
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Sun Cottage is nestled along a country lane on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean. Furnished to a very good standard...

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  • Woolaston, near Lydney×

    The Stables

    Woolaston, near Lydney

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    Ref: UKC640
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location


    Offering a comfortable base within the grounds of the owner’s home, this property also features a cosy...

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  • Frampton-on-Severn×

    Heron Cottage

    Frampton-on-Severn

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    Ref: NZD
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Heron Cottage has been sympathetically converted from a barn and is warm and comfortably furnished for two or...

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  • Dumbleton, nr. Broadway×

    Cottons Farm - Poplar Cottage

    Dumbleton, nr. Broadway

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    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine

    This charming detached barn conversion offers very comfortable and well-equipped accommodation. Cosy and...

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  • Fairford, near Cirencester×

    Sunshine Cottage

    Fairford, near Cirencester

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    Ref: W1241
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Excellent walking in the nearby Cotswold Hills

    A self-contained ground floor annexe, with conservatory, attached...

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  • Amberley×
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    Ref: 19499
    Key Features:
    - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    This refurbished former weavers cottage is situated within NT land and an AONB, with stunning views across the...

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  • Stow-on-the-Wold×

    Haywards Cottage

    Stow-on-the-Wold

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    Ref: NZR
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    An enchanting mellow stone holiday cottage tucked away in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, within walking distance of...

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  • Whitecroft, Forest of Dean×

    The Sidings

    Whitecroft, Forest of Dean

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    Ref: W41162
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Perfect touring base

    Situated in a conservation area within the Forest of Dean, this single storey annexe,...

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  • Robinswood×

    Brierley

    Robinswood

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    Ref: B6286
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine

    Brierley provides a peaceful holiday retreat, on the edge of a residential estate. It is warm and comfortable and...

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  • Stow-on-the-Wold×

    Malt Cottage

    Stow-on-the-Wold

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    Ref: NSL
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    Standing across the road from the oldest inn in England, which has timbers carbon-dated to AD 987, this...

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  • Icomb, Stow-on-the-Wold×

    The Drey

    Icomb, Stow-on-the-Wold

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    Ref: E3249
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    In beautiful countryside at the heart of the Cotswolds, these converted cottages present an attractive opportunity...

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