If you want to stay in a one of the prettiest market towns in Gloucestershire choose luxury cottages in Stroud. Situated at the meeting point of five valleys, below the western escarpment of the Cotswold Hills, the town is also known as the capital of the south western Cotswolds. Best known for its steep streets and thriving cafe culture it’s a great base for a self-catering holiday, you can relax and unwind or experience many of the things to see and do.
The town is brimming over with independent shops and markets and a there’s a wonderful heritage to discover. The shops vary from fossils to fairies, vintage to vinyl and the market is one of the best Farmers Market in the country. With an abundance of historical buildings, some in the attractive parks scattered throughout the town, history buffs won’t be disappointed.
Stroud’s Museum in the Park is a family friendly venue that features a range of exhibits and activities relating to local history. Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic masterpiece that was abandoned in 1873 and is seemingly untouched by the modern world to this day. They are both venues and offer an interesting insight into the town’s history. The Arts and Crafts Museum is also well worthwhile, as are visits to beautiful historical buildings such as the Hill Paul Building, the Subscription Rooms and the School of Science and Art.
There are stunning views over gorgeous countryside and you’ll be pleased to hear this area is considered by many to be a hidden gem of the Cotswold’s by many. Outdoor lovers can enjoy walks along the canal towpath and wander round Stroud Park or Woodchester Park. Venture further onto the vast network of paths and trails taking you through the lovely Cotswold countryside either on bike or on foot. For something a bit different try clay pigeon shooting, paragliding, hot air ballooning or water-skiing.
Luxury cottages to rent in Stroud go very quickly so make sure you book yours today and start planning your holiday to this wonderful corner of England.
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