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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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  • Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Sudeley Castle Country Cottages - Anne Boleyn

    Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 31227
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Sudeley Castle Country Cottages are the ideal choice for a walking or touring holiday, or simply as an escape into...

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  • Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire
    Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire×

    The Street

    Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NTJ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This characterful, Cotswold stone holiday cottage, one of a pair, is situated in the very heart of the...

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  • Clearwell, Gloucestershire
    Clearwell, Gloucestershire×

    Highlands

    Clearwell, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 29094
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Nestling in the delightful village of Clearwell, one of the Forest of Dean’s best kept secrets, this...

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  • St. Briavels, Gloucestershire
    St. Briavels, Gloucestershire×

    Rookery Barn

    St. Briavels, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: E3541
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In an outstanding position on the edge of the Wye Valley, this converted barn commands panoramic views across the...

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  • Parkend, near Lydney, Gloucestershire
    Parkend, near Lydney, Gloucestershire×

    Forest View

    Parkend, near Lydney, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 23958
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Set within the Forest of Dean, with access to beautiful woodland walks from the back gate. Offering a cosy holiday base...

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  • Weston Subedge, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
    Weston Subedge, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire×

    Barndown

    Weston Subedge, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NGC
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This pretty little stone cottage, set by a quiet lane at the edge of the village surrounded by the owner’s farm,...

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  • Bledington, near Chipping Norton, Gloucestershire
    Bledington, near Chipping Norton, Gloucestershire×

    The Paddocks

    Bledington, near Chipping Norton, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC1452
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Spacious and well-appointed, this detached property is situated in the scenic Cotswold village of Bledington, within...

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  • Charfield, near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire
    Charfield, near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire×

    Middle Huntingford Barns - Bramble Barn

    Charfield, near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: UKC919
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities

    Blackberry Barn and Bramble Barn are single-storey barns of original red brick, and have been lovingly restored to a...

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  • Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Pavilion Mews

    Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free

    Pavilion Mews offers the best of both worlds; it is a short walk to the fashionable shops and restaurants...

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  • Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Sudeley Castle Country Cottages - Princess Elizabeth

    Winchcombe, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 31233
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    Sudeley Castle Country Cottages are the ideal choice for a walking or touring holiday, or simply as an escape into...

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  • Lydney, Gloucestershire
    Lydney, Gloucestershire×

    Hulks Parlour

    Lydney, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: 25791
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This holiday home is situated within the picturesque Forest of Dean, offering comfortable accommodation attached to...

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  • Sevenhampton, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Sevenhampton, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire×

    Brook Cottage

    Sevenhampton, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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    Ref: NV1
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This delightful cottage is idyllically situated within the picturesque hamlet of Sevenhampton and lies adjacent to a...

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