Small cottages for self-catering holidays in the Cotswolds

Idyllic country cottages in the Cotswolds

For those of us who enjoy the occasional trip to the Cotswolds with all those pretty golden stone villages, pleasant rolling countryside dotted with sheep, antique shops galore and gardens and parks like the wonderful Westonbirt Arboretum to visit, your trip may be made perfect by staying in  a small cottage in the Cotswolds.

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Small cottages in the Cotswolds for a perfect self-catering holiday:


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Small cottage in the Cotswolds with antiques and beams

Sleeps 2,  4 star country cottages

Glebe Farm Cottages in Barnsley, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire offer a range of nicely decorated cottages.  Among them are a few small cottages to sleep, 2, 3 or 4 people.

 Each is beautifully furnished in a traditional style with antiques and pine. 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. 

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small luxury cottages in the Cotswolds
Luxury Cotswold cottages with a range from small cottages to those for 10 people

Sleep 2-10,  5 star luxury holiday cottages

Bruern Stable Cottages in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire are self-catering at its best.  A collection of luxuriously furnished, 5 star stone conversions near the Cotswolds is the best that you will find anywhere.  A range of differently sized cottages is on offer, including small cottages for 2 people. 

Go for a swim in the evening after exploring the magnificent countryside and historic towns and villages - Bruern has its own outdoor swimming pool. The facilities and customer service are second to none.  


small cottage near Cheltenham in the Cotswolds
Small Cheltenham Cottage with Cotswold stone, 2 bedroom

Sleeps 2-4,  3 star cottage in Cheltenham

Priory Cottage is a lovely stone-built Cotswold cottage with 2 bedrooms (one double and one twin), which sleeps up to 4 people. Pet-friendly, you can bring up to 2 dogs with you so you can all enjoy discovering this wonderful area of outstanding natural beauty together. With views over an orchard, this is a lovely little cottage, ideal for a couple or small group of friends. A wood burning stove in the lounge adds a warm and cosy feel and the small garden is ideal for soaking up the summer sun. Situated in the village of Southam near Cheltenham, this is a great cottage for exploring the beautiful Cotswolds.



The Stable is a new self-catering conversion in the Cotswolds near Gloucester
Small cottage on a farm in the Cotswolds, 2 bedroom


Sleeps 2-5 in Whitminster, near Gloucester, Cotswolds

The Stable.  Originally a barn, used for horses and cider-making, this welcoming holiday cottage now offers good quality self-catering accommodation for up to 5 people in 2 bedrooms. Detached and with its own garden, complete with country views, the Stable has plenty to recommend it and is an ideal rural retreat, located on a working farm close to Whitminster in the Cotswolds.


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

What could be better than a stay in a thatched cottage? Book Daisy Cottage and enjoy staying in a charming small stone-built cottage in Faringdon just outside of the Cotswolds. Ideal for romantic breaks or for a couple of friends holidaying together, there is a twin bedroom at this Oxfordshire cottage, as well as a bed-settee which is available if required. With a pretty cottage garden and a setting next to unspoilt countryside, this is a lovely little rural retreat.

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Honeysuckle Cottage just outside Chipping Campden, sleeps 3
Sleeps 1-3, near Chipping Campden

If you are searching for a small country cottage in the Cotswolds then Honeysuckle Cottage may inspire you. With charm and character throughout, this is a fantastic holiday home for a romantic break or a small family holiday. Child and pet-friendly, even the dog can come!

Book a stay here and enjoy a home from home with exposed wooden beams, a wood burning stove and a charming cottage garden. Please click on image for details and prices.

Situated in the lovely Cotswold village of Blockley, this is a great location for discovering some of the Cotswold’s top attractions. On days out, visit Chipping Campden which is just up the road, the university city of Oxford, the fine spa town of Cheltenham and even Shakespeare’s Country further afield. 



Cotswolds, small self-catering country cottages
Mickleton Farm Cottages
Mickleton Hills Farm Cottages, near Chipping Campden

There are four luxurious holiday cottages at Mickleton Hills Farm, Clover sleeps 2, Kermit sleeps 4, Sophie sleeps 3 and Poppy sleeps 2. Located in a stunning rural location on a farm, surrounded by glorious Cotswolds countryside, a stay here has plenty to offer for a romantic break or small family getaway.  The fine Cotswolds market town of Chipping Campden is just over a mile away and many of the Cotswolds best places are within easy reach for days out.


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

This charming Cotswold cottage has 2 bedrooms and is a delightful small cottage. Sleeping up to 4, this child-friendly holiday home (children must be 5 or older) is built out of warm honey coloured Cotswolds stone and has a gorgeous thatched roof. With charming features such as an inglenook fireplace with open fire, exposed wooden beams and enclosed country cottage garden, there is much to fall in love with at Tythe Barn Cottage. Click on the image for more information and to view photos of the interior of this lovely holiday cottage which is located close to Chipping Campden.


small cottage with beautiful gardens near the Cotswolds
Two bedroom cottage set in beautiful gardens near the Cotswolds.
Buckstone Coach House, sleeps 2-4,  set in stunning gardens near the Cotswolds

Perfect for 2 to 4 people, Buckstone House Coach House could be a great base from which to discover the outstanding natural beauty of the Cotswold Hills, villages and towns. Situated 9 miles from Gloucester and 13 miles from Cheltenham, some of the best places within the Cotswolds are easily within an hour’s drive. Also close by is the Forest of Dean.

With access to the owner’s outdoor pool and their generous three acres of grounds, this unique holiday house has plenty to offer.

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