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Lower Slaughter, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
Lower Slaughter, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Self Catering Accommodation and Holiday Cottages in Gloucestershire

The county of Gloucestershire is located in South West England, near the Welsh border and is well-known for its areas of preserved natural beauty. Visitors to Gloucestershire can visit the expansive hills of the Cotswolds or travel to more densely populated areas, such as Gloucester and Cheltenham, to experience ancient architecture, notable museums and galleries, prominent historic sites and locations seen in some of the UK’s most famous works of film and television. Read more

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51.561198, -2.451003

The holiday home is in Iron Acton, tucked away behind electric gates on the edge of the village and within easy reach of Bristol, Bath and the Cotswolds. Big holiday houses rarely come as good as this. Wood View Barn is a beautiful conversion sleeping 20 people in six bedrooms with lots of luxurious touches, including a games room, a bar, and an outdoor hot tub. Everything is designed for comfort and easy self-catering, whether creating a delicious meal to serve in the formal dining room, enjoying crudites around the island as you cook, or searing locally reared meat on the barbecue. 

Weekly guide price:
£7000 to £13000
Short breaks from £2000 per night

20  |   6  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.547894, -2.446672

Drystone Manor is a big holiday home in historic Iron Acton, within easy reach of Bristol, Bath and the Cotswolds AONB. Set behind electric gates and surrounded by two acres of private grounds, it sleeps 16 people in seven bedrooms and is perfect for family reunions, hen weekends, special celebrations, and relaxing holidays with friends. Features include a designer kitchen/diner for ease of self-catering, a cinema room, a games room, a full-sized tennis court, and an outdoor heated swim spa. 

Weekly guide price:
£5000 to £9999
Short breaks from £710 per night

16  |   7  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.459063, -2.444815

This beautiful cottage is perfect for a solo escape or a romantic holiday. It is just outside the South Gloucestershire village of Wick, in between Bath and Bristol and on the border of the Golden Valley Nature Reserve. Guests enjoy easy access to glorious countryside walks and bike rides, as well as the sights and attractions of two historic cities. Further afield but still close enough for a fun day out are Lacock and Lacock Abbey, Westonbirt Arboretum, Dyrham Park, and Stonehenge. The Annexe at Yew Tree Cottage has a 4-Star Gold Award from Visit Britain and is available all year round, including for short stays.

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £700
Short breaks from £90 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.841574, -2.586175

The Anchor was formerly a favourite village pub with a history of welcoming guests dating back to the 15th Century. Still hospitable, it is now a large property for self-catering in the Forest of Dean, sleeping up to 22 people in eight bedrooms, three living areas, a games room and a big garden with a hot tub. There are beautiful walks and cycling trails from the door, with the Wye Valley, Brecon Beacons and Cotswolds all on the doorstep for guests to enjoy. The Anchor is perfect for big family gatherings and celebrations with friends.

Weekly guide price:
£3500 to £4850
Short breaks from £850 per night

22  |   7  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.791646, -2.617589

It is rare to find a large self-catering property in town, especially one of a standard as high as Forest House. Tucked away close to the centre of Coleford, this elegant house sleeps up to 24 people in 11 bedrooms and is within walking distance of shops, cafes and a pub. The footpaths and cycling trails of the Forest of Dean can be reached within a five minute stroll from the house, and with attractions like Symonds Yat, Clearwell Caves, Puzzlewood and the Palace Cinema close by, Forest House is ideal for extended families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£4650 to £6150
Short breaks from £1080 per night

24  |   11  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.836777, -2.357179

Longmynd is a luxurious holiday home near Gloucester. Occupying an enviable riverfront location in Minsterworth, it sleeps 12 guests in four bedrooms and has fantastic views of the Severn. The kitchen is superbly equipped for self-catering, and furnishings throughout the house have been chosen for their comfort and style. The enclosed garden has a covered hot tub, a large lawn, and parking for seven cars. The Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds are within a short drive, with an excellent choice of attractions to suit families or friends on holiday together. 

Weekly guide price:
£2000 to £2800
Short breaks from £300 per night

12  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.864652, -2.490017

Mill End is a wonderfully welcoming big holiday home 0 Mitcheldean village is in The Forest of Dean, between Ross-on-Wye & Gloucester & is within easy reach of the Wye Valley & the Brecon Beacons. The owner has creatively combined three cottages into one spacious property with quality self-catering facilities & lots of period character & charm. It's perfect for a family reunion, milestone celebration, hen weekend, wellbeing retreat, or a corporate event. Catering and activities can be arranged with the owner. Please enquire for groups over the basic 25.

Weekly price:
£7500 all year
Short breaks from £1500 per night

25+10  |   10  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.776025, -2.326617

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

Weekly guide price:
£305 to £659

4  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 3 Star

51.824574, -2.627377

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.

Weekly guide price:
£470 to £770
Short breaks from £67 per night

2  |   1  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.818638, -2.622255

Arles Barn is a lovely welcoming holiday cottage where couples and individuals can feel completely settled and at home while exploring the spectacular Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Walking, cycling, mountain biking, golf, fishing, and kayaking are all readily accessible, if not from the door, then certainly not far from it, and you're only a short walk from the superb New Inn pub in Shortstanding.  You're also within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Black Mountains, Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so, while you'll certainly feel relaxed, there's no risk of you being bored during your stay! 

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £550

2  |   1  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

51.788362, -2.164858

Beechwood Cottage is perfect for large or multi-generation family holidays in the Cotswolds. The stunning holiday home features panoramic views, a double-height ceiling with full-height windows, a bespoke kitchen, a wood-fired hot tub, and six gorgeous bedrooms to sleep up to twelve people. It's in the village of Sheepscombe, only half a mile from the popular Butcher's Arms pub and two miles from Painswick. Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud and Cirencester are all within easy reach. There are beautiful walks from the door and a great choice of cycling routes to help you explore. 

Weekly guide price:
£3300 to £3500
Short breaks from £800 per night

12  |   6  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.980867, -2.007171

You'll fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow when you stay at The Lodge. After a full day of walking, cycling, horseriding and sightseeing, the quiet location and comfortable king-sized bed will welcome you home. The one-bedroom cottage is ideal for couples or solo travellers, including those who want to bring their dog, horse or bike to explore the huge network of footpaths, bridleways and cycling routes that spread across the Cotswolds, linking beautiful views with pretty villages and towns that make this part of the country a favourite in every season.

Weekly guide price:
£300 to £585
Short breaks from £55 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.671754, -1.902004

Why would you even consider going abroad for your holiday with the beautiful Cotswold Water Park as an option? The 40-square mile nature reserve boasts over 150 lakes and has been carefully developed to protect the natural habitat for birds and wildlife while still being superbly comfortable for holidaymakers. Grey Heron Lodge is a waterfront holiday home with ample space for up to six people, with three comfortable bedrooms, an open-plan living area and a huge wrap-around deck. Guests have use of onsite facilities that include watersports, play areas, and a bar and restaurant. They can fish next to the lodge, and the owners have provided a two-person kayak for them to use on Windrush Lake. Dogs and children are very welcome, making Grey Heron Lodge a firm favourite with families and friends, as well as couples who appreciate a great location, pet friendly accommodation and extra space.

Weekly guide price:
£1500 to £2300
Short breaks from £175 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

Vine Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Mon, 26th Feb 2024 for 4 nights, £1265Save £15"A luxurious Cotswold cottage for up to 8 guests in the village of Paxford, near Chipping Campden. Off road parking for 5/6 cars. Pets welcome for an extra charge."
52.038792, -1.731184

Located in a peaceful village in the middle of the rolling Cotswolds countryside, Vine Cottage is a stunning stone holiday cottage that has been tastefully refurbished to provide luxury self-catering accommodation in the village of Paxford. Sleeping eight guests in four beautiful bedrooms (2 x en-suites), with an Aga, open fire and enclosed garden, it is the perfect holiday home for families and friends at any time of the year. Enjoy walks from the front door, pottering around the nearby picturesque market towns, exploring historic High Streets & gardens, or simply relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings.     

Weekly guide price:
£1650 to £2800
Short breaks from £440 per night

8  |   4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.641627, -2.407733

Located on the outskirts of the Cotswolds, these two holiday cottages offer comfortable self-catering accommodation conveniently placed within easy reach of Cheltenham, the Roman City of Bath, Forest of Dean, Bristol, Gloucester and the numerous ancient towns and villages of the area. Set within extensive grounds, the cottages offer plenty of opportunities for those who enjoy walking, cycling and outdoor activities.

Weekly guide price:
£486 to £772
Short breaks from £110 per night

2+2  |   1  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.952174, -1.966467

A charming stone holiday cottage ideally situated in the lovely market town of Winchcombe in the heart of the North Cotswold's with excellent eating establishments and amenities on the doorstep. A great self-catering base for exploring Central England and its many attractions.

Weekly guide price:
£850 to £1050
Short breaks from £130 per night

4  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.930851, -1.720306

Just a short stroll from the ancient market square in Stow-on-the-Wold, this holiday cottage provides an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds and its many places of interest. A great choice of pubs, shops and restaurants on the doorstep with lovely walks to pretty villages including the Slaughters.

Weekly guide price:
£730 to £820

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Farthing Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Fri, 23rd Feb 2024 for 3 nights, £325"Getaway for a relaxing weekend in the Cotswolds. Log burner, lovely walks from the front door and great pubs/restaurants within strolling distance"
51.930401, -1.719210

Farthing Cottage is a pretty stone Cotswolds cottage in an enviable position sitting in a 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, pubs and independent shops on the doorstep and a host of attractions within a short drive make this romantic retreat with log burner and four poster bed an excellent choice right in the very heart of the Cotswolds.

Weekly guide price:
£475 to £695
Short breaks from £108 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

51.875737, -1.704267

This clean and comfortable Cotswold Cottage is well equipped with modern amenities.  Three bedrooms on the first floor, offer a Main Superking Bed with ensuite shower, a second King Bedroom with shared Family Bathroom and Twin Room with a trundle pull-out bed, which can be set up for single or double occupancy.  The downstairs area has a WC, open plan kitchen and dining room as well as a comfortable lounge space with SmartTV and high speed internet.  We have spared no expense on quality mattresses by the award-winning manufacturer Harrison Spinks and 300 thread-count bed linen, so you will be guaranteed a good night's sleep.  We do have a travel cot and high Chair which will be provided, if requested in advance.  This is a pet-free home to cater to people with pet allergies.  Wheelchair access from your vehicle into and around the ground floor (WC / Kitchen/Lounge) is possible but you would need to climb stairs to get to the bedrooms) Our bathroom products have been sourced from MadeKind, as they are eco-friendly, plant-based, non-toxic and cruelty-free. The property benefits from Electric Vehicle charge points and a lockable Bike Shed.

Weekly guide price:
£285 to £405
Short breaks from £285 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

51.573228, -2.310088

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Cotswold Spa House, Badminton, Gloucestershire, sleeps 10-25 in 7 bedrooms.

Weekly price:
£7000 all year
Short breaks from £2000 per night

25  |   7  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Discover Gloucestershire

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.