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 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.
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.
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.
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 within easy driving distance. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.
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.
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.
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.
A luxury Grade II listed 17th Century holiday cottage in the pretty village of Bourton-on-the-Hill near the market town of Moreton-in-Marsh in the heart of the Cotswolds. Within walking distance from an excellent gastro-pub, this character cottage provides an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful part of Central England.
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.
A lovely Cotswolds stone cottage in the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Beautifully furnished, lots of character and ideal for exploring the Cotswolds, eating out, walking or simply relaxing. Perfect for couples or families.
Pretty stone Cotswold's 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.
An opportunity to stay in a pretty thatched cottage in one of the Cotswold's prettiest ancient towns. Ideally placed in a quiet position almost on the Cotswolds Way with fantastic walks from the front door and Chipping Campden's popular high street lined with shops and eating establishments just a short stroll away.
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 stylish Cotswold holiday home ideally placed behind Chipping Campden's delightful historic high street with shops, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep. Perfect for simply relaxing and exploring the areas many attractions with lovely walks from the front door.
A delightful period holiday cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold refurbished with a contemporary flavour, just a two minute stroll from the market square with shops, restaurants and pubs. A good base for exploring the Cotswolds and its many attractions.
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 those looking for a touring base with a wealth of great days out within easy driving distance.
Located at the Isis Lakes Resort within the Cotswolds Water Park, this delightful holiday cottage provides the perfect relaxing retreat from which to explore this lovely area. Facilities around the lake include private fishing, tennis courts, children’s adventure playground and games room.
A delightful Cotswolds retreat located in the market town of Chipping Campden just a short stroll from High Street with its shops, pubs and restaurants. A fantastic base 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.