Self-catering country cottages and holiday accommodation in Gloucestershire

cottages gloucestershire

Gloucestershire with its charming honey coloured stone houses and rolling Cotswold hills is a most charming region of England.  William Morris, the English artist who was passionate about beauty in everyday life, pronounced Bibury in Gloucestershire as the 'most beautiful village in England'.  This is one reason why the Cotswolds remain popular for self-catering breaks and especially loved by Americans who visit to see the best of England.

Gloucestershire is blessed with numerous pretty villages and towns. Add water in the form of a lake, duck pond or stream and picture perfect images are created. And where else might you wish to rent a country cottage other than a pretty landscape?

In Gloucester you will find a remarkable cathedral.  Each  Gloucestershire city has examples of fine architecture and a wealth of history. 

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 A selection of delightful country cottages in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds:


Self-catering holiday cottages with exposed beams in the Cotswolds
Small group of country cottages near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, with antiques and beams

Sleep 2-6,  4 star country cottages in the Cotswolds

Choose from five high quality barn conversions in a country setting at Glebe Farm in Barnsley, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire.

Each barn conversion/cottage is beautifully furnished in traditional style with antiques and pine and suitable for holidays for adults only. Old oak beams and exposed stonework add to their natural charm. Pets are welcome. Primroses and bluebell woods are well worth visiting in early May.

The best time of year to stay in the Cotswolds is the spring or summer when the countryside is fresh and green, the trees are laden with blossom and every country walk or ramble finds something to delight in.



Luxury holiday cottages in the Cotswolds
Luxury Cotswold cottages

Bruern Stable Cottages in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire are self-catering country cottages at their best. 

A collection of several luxuriously furnished, 5 star stone conversions near the Cotswolds is the best that you will find anywhere.  Go for a swim in the evening after exploring the magnificent countryside and historic towns and villages - Bruern has its own outdoor heated swimming pool. The facilities and customer service are second to none. 

Self-catering holiday cottage near Cheltenham in the Cotswolds
Cottage with Cotswold stone

Sleeps 2-4,  3 star cottage in Cheltenham

Priory Cottage in Southam near Cheltenham, with some walls of original Cotswold stone has its own small garden for sitting out on warm summer evenings and enjoying the sunshine.  A wood burning stove in the sitting room keeps the house cosy.  You have to go up a small winding staircase to get to the two bedrooms so unsuitable for the elderly or small children. Pets are welcome.

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The Stable is a new self-catering conversion in the Cotswolds near Gloucester
Holiday cottage on a farm near Whitminster, Gloucestershire


Sleeps 2-5 in Whitminster, near Gloucester

 The Stable.  Formerly used for cider-making and stabling working horses, this thoughtfully converted 200-year old detached cottage features a wealth of splendid elm timbering.

Located on a working farm, it's cosy and comfortable with oil-fired central heating, electricity, linen and towels provided. Downstairs: large, well-equipped Kitchen/Dining Room with oil-fired Range Cooker, CD/Radio and sitting area. Upstairs: spacious bed/sitting room with king-size bed, sofa, widescreen TV, Video and views across the garden to fields; a twin-bedroom with additional pullout bed; separate bathroom/WC with shower over bath.

Outside: fenced-in, lawned garden lined with mixed trees; patio with garden furniture and barbecue. The village, half a mile away, has a post office, Chinese Takeaway/Chip Shop, shop and pub serving meals. Public Footpaths can be joined directly from the farm.

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Cotswolds - luxury barn conversion for self-catering holidays in the Cotswolds
Luxury barn conversion near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sleeps 8, near Cheltenham, Cotswolds

5 star luxury barn conversion near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.  Spacious, light and airy throughout,  main living area has high vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, traditional stove and superb views across the enclosed garden to the Cotswold countryside beyond. All rooms  beautifully furnished and very well equipped.  Under-floor heating, traditional stove with full central heating up stairs.  A ground floor twin bedded room with larger doorways provides access for guests requiring disabled facilities. An outstanding property in a beautiful location and unreservedly recommended.

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Cotswold cottage for self-catering holidays in the Cotswolds
Thatched cottage on edge of the Cotswolds
Sleeps 1-3, on the edge of the Cotswolds

If you’re looking to stay in a holiday cottage in Gloucestershire that is as pretty as a picture then take a look at Daisy Cottage which is a great base for discovering the Cotswolds on holiday. With 1 bedroom, this is an ideal holiday home for 2 but does sleep up to 3 (i.e. 2 adults and 1 child). Cosy and with quaint accommodation, this thatched holiday home has a lovely garden, enjoys a charming village location and is just 15 miles from Oxford.

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Country Cottage in Blockley, just outside Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds
Honeysuckle Cottage just outside Chipping Campden, sleeps 3
Sleeps 1-3, near Chipping Campden

Discover some of the best of Gloucestershire with a stay at charming Honeysuckle Cottage. This 2 bedroom cottage with its warmly coloured stone is of traditional Cotswold style and enjoys a lovely tranquil setting down a peaceful country lane in the pretty village of Blockley close to the town of Chipping Campden.

There are some excellent walks nearby where you can soak up panoramic views of the Cotswolds. This property is well located for discovering the outstanding natural beauty that is the Cotswolds and historical towns and cities such as Stratford, Oxford, Cheltenham and Warwick are within easy reach for days out.

With ample character including features such as a stone wall and exposed beams in the lounge along with a warming wood burning stove plus a special custom built kitchen with a Belfast sink and it’s easy to see that this holiday home has plenty to recommend it. Please click on image for more information on the layout of the accommodation and prices.

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self catering cottages in the Cotswolds - luxurious, large group accommodation
Luxurious self-catering - Cotswolds
Large luxurious house -sleeps up to 16

Broadway House

A large converted Cotswold stone barn set in a tranquil location in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This spacious cottage has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. It is ideal for larger groups. Conference facilities are also available making it eminently suited to small business groups or for special occasions.

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cottage Cotswolds, large cottage with 2 acres Cotswold
Luxury cottage with extensive grounds in Cotswolds
Large Cotswold Cottage - sleeps 12


Swan House is a beautiful Grade II listed country house set in two acres of gardens complete with own lake in the Cotswolds. It can accommodate up to 12 people in 6 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a  four poster bed and en-suite.  This Cotswold cottage is spacious and charming with traditional English decor; wood stoves, exposed beams. 

Terrace with gas barbecue. Ample parking. The house is equidistant from Cirencester, Burford and Stow on the Wold, all quintessential Cotswold towns.

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cottage tetbury, cotswolds
3 bedroom cottage on edge of Cotswolds in Tetbury
Cotswold cottage to sleep 6

Mabels Oak is a lovely 200 year old 3 double bedroomed cottage is located in a secluded spot, down a steep narrow lane overlooking a little green valley in which sheep are usually grazing. 2 minutes walk from the centre of the charming Cotswold town of Tetbury with its many individual shops, tearooms, pubs, restaurants and superb cheese shop and butchers. There are more than 30 antique shops to browse at your leisure. Click on the image to find out more about the cottage and Tetbury and the Cotswolds.

Click on photograph for details and email contact to rent this lovely cottage on the edge of a prestigious Cotswold village.

cottage near Chipping Campden Cotswolds
charming 2 bedroom thatched cottage in the Cotswolds
Tythe Barn near Chipping Campden

Tythe Barn Cottage, built in 1642 is tucked away in the tranquil North Cotswold village of Ebrington. 

The cottage is built of traditional Cotswold stone and has a thatched roof and many of the original features, including an inglenook fireplace. It has a double and twin bedroom and can accommodate up to 4 people. The kitchen has a Belfast sink, many cupboards for storage, microwave, electric cooker, washer/dryer.

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cottages in the cotswolds, near tewkesbury
Deerhurst Cottages near Tewkesbury

Relax on our traditional Cotswold dairy farm surrounded by beautiful countryside on the banks of the River Severn.

Barn conversions offering comfortable, spacious and well equipped holiday accommodation. The cottages are Perfect base for exploring the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and the Malvern Hills.

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Points of interest in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds:

  • The Cotswold Way for walkers runs for 95 miles from Chipping Campden to Bath

  • The Cotswolds are convenient for day trips to Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford, all of which are about 1 hour's drive away

  • Stow-on-the-Wold was originally a major sheep market 

  • Nan Tow a local witch is believed to be buried  in a large Bronze Age round barrow on the A46 near Birdlip and Crickley Hills.

  • Find weavers' cottages in Bilbury

  • Visit the Cotswold Water Park for fishing, water sports, birdwatching or just to feed the ducks.

Events in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

  • May - September, polo at Cirencester Park every Sunday

  • Badminton (May) and Gatcombe Horse trials

  • Cheltenham Races - March and November

  • Fairford Air Show

  • Cheltenham Music Festival in July

  • Cheltenham Three Choirs Festival in August

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