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.
There is so much to see and do in the Forest of Dean that you could easily find yourself booking a second stay just to fit it all in! Chapel Cottage is a charming dog-friendly property in Ellwood that sleeps three people in two bedrooms. It is perfectly placed to let you pack as much into your holiday as possible. The Forest of Dean has fantastic footpaths, cycle tracks and bridleways and is a wonderful destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Market towns like Coleford, Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth, Abergavenny and Crickhowell provide lots of opportunities for shopping and eating, with Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud also within an hour's drive.
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
With views over the Forest of Dean, guests staying at Foxes Cottage can enjoy miles of tracks and trails for walking and cycling from the front door. Sitting just half a mile from the village of Yorkley in Gloucestershire, this is an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of the Wye Valley. An abundance of wildlife and outdoor adventures to enjoy locally, two pubs within walking distance and peace and tranquility for relaxing.
Easily accessible, this dog-friendly ground floor cottage is located just a few metres from the car park and affords lovely views over the Forest of Dean. Explore miles of forest tracks and trails from the front door by bike or foot or spend your days relaxing in the tranquility of this beautiful setting. Two pubs are within walking distance in the village of Yorkley (half a mile away) and there are an abundance of attractions for days out and outdoor adventures locally including water based activities.
With direct access out into the Forest of Dean offering miles of wonderful walks and cycle trails, this comfortable self-catering cottage is one of a collection of affordable holiday retreats in a courtyard setting perfect for families and friends. Just half a mile from the Gloucestershire village of Yorkley (with two pubs for meals out!), there are a host of outdoor activities for adventure days, plenty of attractions for days out and an abundance of wildlife to spot on the doorstep.
A 200 year-old detached holiday cottage providing a comfortable, cosy retreat on a quiet working farm in Gloucestershire near to the Cotswolds. Just half a mile from the village of Whitminster where you can enjoy a meal out, and the many attractions of Central England are within easy driving distance. Tourist board rating: 3 Star
A collection of comfy well presented holiday cottages ideally placed on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire with direct forest access providing miles of wonderful walks and way-marked cycle trails. Two pubs in the local village of Yorkley just half a mile walk away and plenty of great attractions for day trips out including Cheltenham, the Cotswolds and Gloucester. An excellent choice for outdoor enthusiasts with an abundance of forest and water adventures to enjoy locally.
Nicely tucked away in the courtyard setting, Magpie Cottage is a cosy retreat just for two (plus dogs) and is perfect for those who enjoy being outdoors with wonderful walks and cycle rides straight from the front door through the beautiful Forest of Dean. Spend your days in the forest with the wildlife, exploring the Wye Valley and its many attractions or simply relaxing with tranquil surrounds and two pubs within half a mile walk. The Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills are also within driving distance.
A detached dog friendly cottage providing a comfortable retreat for two in an idyllic rural location in Gloucestershire. A great base for exploring the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the Severn and Wye Valleys.
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.
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.
A spacious self catering holiday home for two in an enviable position within half a mile's walking distance of the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bibury - ideal for couples seeking a peaceful country retreat. Surrounded by the glory of the Cotswolds landscape, guests can enjoy lovely walks from the front door and a wealth of attractions for day trips out.
Elgin is a fantastic barn conversion in a peaceful location that sleeps four people in two rooms. It is dog-friendly and, being between the Cotswolds and the Malvern Hills means there is a wonderful choice of footpaths nearby. Gretton, Cheltenham, Bourton-on-the-Water and Upper Slaughter are all within easy reach so you can enjoy their sights and amenities without being stuck surrounded by tourists. With nearby attractions also including Sudeley Castle and Cotswold Farm Park, Elgin is perfect for couples, families and friends of all ages.
A four hundred year old Cotswold stone holiday cottage located in the Golden Valley two miles outside of Stroud. With exposed beams, log fire and a pub within walking distance, this is a perfect for exploring the Cotswolds and its many attractions at any time of the year.
A beautifully presented Cotswolds cottage in the idyllic market town of Chipping Campden with shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance. A fantastic base for exploring the Cotswolds and ideal retreat for a relaxing break with plenty of outside space to enjoy the warmer weather.
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.
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.
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.
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.