Holiday Cottages in Gloucestershire

Ask people about Gloucestershire, and most will think of the Cotswolds as a holiday destination. But Gloucestershire is a large county and offers you the chance to explore fashionable Cheltenham and the beautiful Forest of Dean alongside the popular Cotswolds. We lived in Gloucestershire for fifteen enjoyable years, so choosing a selection of holiday cottages in Gloucestershire to entice you to visit was as easy as pie! We simply picked cottages in locations we liked.

The first group of our holiday cottages in Gloucestershire are in the Cotswolds, a picturesque area of rolling hills and pretty towns and villages, which grows flatter as you travel to the water park area. Worth knowing if you fancy an easier day on the bike! The Cotswolds have small, quiet roads that are good for cycling and many footpaths and bridleways ideal for walking, including the 100-mile Cotswolds Way long distance path. Another long distance route is the Thames Path, which starts at the source of the River Thames in a field near Kemble, just outside Cirencester.

For history buffs there are several burial mounds, a few good examples of Roman occupation, as Cirencester was a large Roman town, and a number of stately homes and gardens to visit. Family attractions include activities in the water park, The Cotswold Wildlife Park between Lechlade and Burford, Birdland and museums in Bourton-on-the-Water, and a heritage railway that runs between Broadway and Cheltenham.




Take a look at this small selection of holiday cottages in Gloucestershire


All Souls Cottage
Eastleach
Sleeps 5


The Old Post Office
Coln St. Aldwyns
Sleeps 8


Shears Cottage
Nailsworth
Sleeps 6




The Old Dairy
Lechlade-on-Thames
Sleeps 2


Mill Stream Cottage
Lower Slaughter
Sleeps 6


Ballangers Granary Cottage
Withington
Sleeps 2




Hazel Manor Wing
Painswick
Sleeps 4


Pear Tree Cottage
Bourton-on-the-Water
Sleeps 5


Thousand Acres Coach House
Wotton-under-Edge
Sleeps 4




Earl Grey Cottage
Quenington
Sleeps 2


Pike Cottage
Stow-on-the-Wold
Sleeps 7


Vine Cottage
Bourton-on-the-Water
Sleeps 5





If you prefer to be in a larger town, and perhaps fancy some shopping, then Cheltenham is a good bet. There is a feeling of the grandiose in Cheltenham as many of the buildings are in the Regency style, and non-more so than the Pittville Pump Room. All this grandness stems from Cheltenham once being a very popular spa town. It's equally famous for its  racecourse, where several  big race meetings are held each year.


Places to stay in Cheltenham


Wellington Lodge
near Cheltenham
Sleeps 2


The Old Cider House
Prestbury nr. Cheltenham
Sleeps 2


Halfpenny Retreat
near Cheltenham
Sleeps 2



Tucked away on the western side of the River Severn is the The Forest of Dean. Once a royal hunting forest, it is now an area of beauty with many fine walks and views. You’ll be able to explore caves, find out about mining, or possibly go for a ride on the Dean Forest Railway. The area is also popular for its off-road cycling trails.

Holiday Cottages in The Forest of Dean


Beulah Cottage
Littledean
Sleeps 8


Folly Days Barn
near Coleford
Sleeps 4


Stag Cottage
near Lydney
Sleeps 2




Little Millend
Coleford
Sleeps 5


Quarry Cottage
Symonds Yat
Sleeps 8


The Old Mill
Cinderford
Sleeps 6



What a great set of holiday cottages! Writing this page has got me thinking that a day out driving through the Cotswolds is long overdue....




I hope you've found this sample of holiday cottages in our former home county of interest. There are plenty more holiday cottages in Gloucestershire to view here, or all England cottages here.


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