The Forest of Dean is a beautiful holiday destination. Close to Symonds Yat and within walking distance of two friendly pubs and several shops, Home Cottage is unique in that the owners can also offer pottery sessions alongside comfortable self-catering accommodation for those with an artistic flair. The dog-friendly cottage, which dates from the mid 18th Century, sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is ideal for couples, small families and friends. Chepstow, Monmouth, Abergavenny, Hereford and Ross-on-Wye are all within easy reach for days out, and there are lovely walks and bike rides virtually from the front door.
In a quiet location on the edge of the Forest of Dean, Old Bakery Cottage is a welcoming retreat with space for up to four people in two bedrooms. Symonds Yat, the River Wye, Coleford, Clearwell Caves and Puzzlewood are close by, and there are ample opportunities to fish, kayak, play golf, walk and cycle. Chepstow, Monmouth, Ross-on-Wye are all within easy reach, as are Hereford and the Brecon Beacons National Park, making this a great year-round destination with something for everyone. The owners of Old Bakery Cottage also run a pottery studio and guests can book an on-site pottery session.
Escape with your partner to the beautiful Wye Valley. Symonds Yat Rock Lodge is a collection of six dog-friendly apartments, each furnished to a high standard and ideal for couples on a romantic holiday or seeking an activity break. Short breaks are possible so even if you can only get away for the weekend you can enjoy walking through the Forest of Dean, canoeing on the River Wye, wandering through historic market towns like Ross on Wye and Monmouth, and eating at friendly country pubs.
Just two hours from London and normally less than an hour from Birmingham and Cardiff, Leadon View Barn is conveniently positioned in a tranquil valley close to Tewkesbury and Ledbury. Guests can enjoy easy access for exploring the Malvern Hills, Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Cheltenham Spa and the cathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
A spacious holiday barn located in Gloucestershire’s Severn Vale with lovely views providing an ideal base for exploring Cheltenham, the Malvern Hills, the pretty villages and historic towns of the Cotswolds and the beautiful Wye Valley. Sleeping up to eight guests this is ideal for families or friends who want to holiday together.
A cosy Cotswolds cottage for four in an idyllic position in the charming Cotswolds village of Ebrington with an excellent pub and superb walks on the doorstep and an abundance of attractions close by including Chipping Campden and Hidcote Manor just a short drive away.
A stylish cottage in the heart of the market town of Chipping Campden set behind the popular High Street with shops, pubs and restaurants. A superb base for exploring the Cotswolds.
A beautifully converted stone Cotswolds Cottage located in the market town of Chipping Campden. A five minute stroll to the High Street with shops, pubs and restaurants and a great base for exploring the Cotswolds - perfect for large group bookings.
Perfect for those who enjoy eating out and who want a base for exploring the Cotswolds, these four apartments provide studio style accommodation in the heart of the popular market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Beautifully presented, each apartment sleeps two guests and provides basic facilities for cooking light meals and snacks. A great choice of pubs, shops and restaurants are on the doorstep, along with an abundance of attractions for day trips out.
An ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds many attractions, Stable Cottage is located in the popular historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold with a great choice of coffee shops, restaurants and shops on the doorstep.
Beautifully presented to a high standard, this lovely stone holiday cottage in the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold provides an ideal location for either pleasure or business. Just a short stroll from the many restaurants and shops that make Stow so popular, Kate's Cottage is an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of the Cotswolds and Central England.
Pretty stone Cotswolds cottage in an enviable quiet backwater with off-road parking and garden, just two minutes stroll from the centre of the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Beautiful countryside, great restaurants and pubs on the doorstep and a romantic retreat with log burner and four poster bed.
Cosy yet spacious, Pussycat Cottage is as charming as its name and location, ideally sitting right in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, one of the Cotswolds' most popular villages. Independent shops, pubs, cafes and excellent attractions on the doorstep make this an ideal choice for those who prefer to relax locally, as well as a touring base with a wealth of great days out within easy driving distance.
A fabulous Cotswolds House just a short walk from the many shops and eating establishments on the historic High Street of Chipping Campden - perfect for a weekend away with friends or family and as a base for exploring the Cotswolds many attractions.
Sitting in a highly desirable peaceful position on the outskirts of the small Cotswolds market town of Chipping Campden, this impressive holiday home offers the best of both worlds - a peaceful retreat within easy walking distance (under ten minutes) of a great choice of pubs, restaurants and shops.
A delightful Cotswolds cottage sleeping four ideally placed within the picturesque town of Chipping Campden with fantastic shops, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep, along with great walks, cycle routes and attractions. A good base for exploring the areas many attractions.
A beautifully presented 18th Century Cotswold cottage ideally located within a short stroll of the pubs, restaurants and interesting shops in the popular picturesque medieval town of Chipping Campden. An ideal base for exploring the many attractions of the area or simply sampling a taste of Cotswolds life.
Silkmill Cottage is everything you could wish for in a Cotswolds retreat. Perfectly located in the market town of Chipping Campden, this delightful holiday cottage is just a short stroll from the High Street with its shops, pubs and restaurants. A fantastic base for exploring the Cotswolds in one of the Cotswolds most photographed holiday destinations.
2 Manor Lodge is perfect for couples, families and friends and is ideally situated for exploring the many attractions of the Cotswolds and Central England. Sitting in the picturesque village of Paxton, there are fabulous walks from the front door and a superb award winning pub for meals out, plus Chipping Campden is just up the road!
Beautifully restored, this stone cottage is located in the Cotswolds village of Paxford with award winning pub and an abundance of footpaths for country walks. Under three miles from Chipping Campden, this is an ideal retreat for exploring the Cotswolds.
The Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are located mostly within Gloucestershire, although the entire area of the Cotswold Hills spans over six different counties and offers miles of almost untouched countryside. The area is also home to numerous small towns and villages, including Bourton-on-the-Water, a village which regularly hosts more tourists than locals due to its popular scenery and boutique shopping.
Aside from the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean is perhaps Gloucestershire’s best-known scenic attraction. The peaceful forest is said to have inspired many great artistic and literary works, including Harry Potter’s Forbidden Forest. The Forest of Dean covers over 40 square miles and is a popular spot for hiking, cycling and other outdoor activities.
Gloucester, the county’s only city, offers numerous historic attractions, situated alongside all the convenient amenities one would expect from a city. Gloucester Cathedral, located near the River Severn, is an ancient example of Gothic architecture that has also been used as a filming location for modern British classics such as Harry Potter and Doctor Who. Gloucester’s faithfully restored 18th century docks also offer an interesting insight into the city’s history; here visitors can find the National Waterways Museum, as well as various shops and cafes. Travellers who visit Gloucester on a Friday can also visit the local farmers’ market and taste a wide range of local specialities and produce.
Historic sights outside of the city include Berkeley Castle, located in the small town of Berkeley, which was first built in the 11th century and is widely believed to be the location of the murder of King Edward II.
The town of Cheltenham also has plenty to offer travellers, including notable Regency architecture and several seasonal festivals. The town contains four theatres, as well as the Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, which displays numerous antique works of art.
The attractions listed here are only a small selection of what Gloucestershire has to offer. Those visiting the county will also have the opportunity to visit many historic churches and royal manors, as well as examples of modern architecture, lakes and rivers where visitors can rent canoes and a diverse range of shops and restaurants.