Self catering cottages in Gloucestershire

Find a country cottage or holiday home for your break in Gloucestershire or the Cotswolds

Planning to rent a cottage for a holiday in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds?

Gloucestershire is a gorgeous area to discover on a cottage holiday and lies just north of the South West of England and shares a border with Monmouthshire in Wales, as well as with Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Somerset in England. As part of the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire has lots to offer for those looking for a cottage break in beautiful English countryside.  If you want to immerse yourself in greenery you may want to find a cottage near the Forest of Dean.

Romantic holidays in Gloucestershire and the stunning Cotswolds

The idyllic Cotswold hills area covers a large part of the east of Gloucestershire. Adorable Cotswold towns rich with history include Chipping Camden, Stow on the Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Tewkesbury and Cirencester.  The Cotswold towns and villages tend to be characterised by beautiful honey coloured stone buildings, many of which are quite magnificent and were built from wealth created from the wool trade way back in the 15th and 16th centuries.  To really get the best of the Cotswolds on holiday and get a real taste of old England it’s best to rent a cottage in some of the less well known charming villages such as Upper and Lower Slaughter, Painswick and Broadway.  

Weekend cottage breaks in the Cotswolds

A week or weekend cottage holiday in Gloucestershire is perfect for relaxing, soaking up the scenery and for making frequent stop offs at the cafes and tea shops.  There are also a number of beautiful arboretums, gardens and large country houses that you can visit during your break.  The famous village of Bourton on the Water is outstandingly pretty and well worth a visit, a self-catering holiday here would be idyllic.

Discover some of the Best of the Cotswolds with a Holiday in Gloucestershire

For shopping whilst on a self catering holiday, there are lots of shops, both high street and designer in Cheltenham and, being an original spa town, Cheltenham is a pretty and pleasant place to shop.  Cheltenham is also of course well known because of its racecourse and attracts many tourists to Cheltenham races. Book holiday cottages near Cheltenham far in advance to obtain the best.  The city of Gloucester is also an attractive city with lots of holiday homes, shopping opportunities and plenty of restaurants.

For those with children to keep entertained on a country cottage break, Gloucestershire has lots to offer with a Cotswolds Farm park at Guiting Power, a wildlife park at Burford, a bird and deer park at Cranham, a waterpark near Cirencester, a Birdland at Bourton on the Water and a steam railway at Toddington. Now, that would all make for a fabulous family self-catering holiday in the Cotswolds.

Although not in Gloucestershire, the beautiful city of Bath lies just south of the county making it easily possible to visit Bath from the south of Gloucestershire. Bath is a wonderful city to visit at any time of year, go for romantic breaks, hen parties and a cottage break combining city of Bath with countryside.

Rent a holiday apartment, lodge or holiday house in Gloucestershire

Whether you're planning to stay in Gloucestershire on a family holiday, on a romantic break or on a break with friends, we hope you find the perfect holiday house to rent on Country Cottages Online.

Popular Property Types in Gloucestershire

Looking to book a hot tub lodge in Gloucestershire for a truly relaxing break? Or need to find dog-friendly accommodation in Gloucestershire for a pet-friendly holiday? Or maybe you want to book a luxury holiday cottage, a romantic couple's cottage or a large holiday house for a group of friends and group holiday rental home looking to holiday in Gloucestershire. Popular types of holiday cottages in Gloucestershire include:

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Frequently Asked Questions about Gloucestershire

Whether you want to rent a self-catering cottage, a lodge or a rural retreat, Gloucestershire is a wonderful area of Cotswolds to discover on a cottage break. Guests choose to holiday in Gloucestershire because of the beautiful landscape and rural areas, delightful towns and villages including Bibury, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Cirencester and Gloucester and the area's unique attractions, sightseeing destinations of interest.
Some of the top attractions in Gloucestershire Cotswolds National Landscape , Cotswold Falconry Centre, Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Some of the top activities in Gloucestershire are fishing, horse riding, swimming, watersports, country pursuits, paintballing
Country Cottages Online features 11 holiday cottages in Gloucestershire for you to choose from, including hound-friendly, child-friendly as well as a good number of rentals with leisure facilities to help you relax and unwind to keep you entertained on holiday. Prices for cottages in Gloucestershire range from £541 to £13787 per week.