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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 within easy driving distance. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.
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 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.
With its own private indoor swimming pool, cinema/entertainment room and log fire, this holiday cottage is ideal for parties of up to twelve to fourteen guests who want to holiday together and relax at any time of the year. Sitting on the edge of the Cotswolds, Ashdene is perfectly located for exploring the Cotswolds, Bath, Stone Henge, Stratford-upon-Avon and much more. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
A Cotswold stone holiday cottage offering a high standard of holiday accommodation near to the lovely Cotswolds towns of Painswick and Stroud. Perfect for families, friends or couples who want to explore the areas many attractions, pretty villages and historic towns. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.
A beautiful large Cotswold stone self catering barn offering a very high standard of holiday accommodation for large parties. Close to the lovely Cotswolds towns of Painswick and Stroud and not far from historic Gloucester. Tourist board rating: 5 Star.
Just a mile and a half from the Cotswolds market town of Nailsworth and under four miles from the Gloucestershire market town of Stroud, this spacious dog-friendly retreat is an excellent choice for walkers, cyclists and those looking to explore the Cotswolds and Central England. A peaceful rural setting opposite a farm with an abundance of attractions and amenities close by.
Nestling in the little hamlet of Brimscombe, this welcoming holiday home is just two miles from the market town of Stroud in Gloucestershire and an ideal base for exploring the many attractions of the Cotswolds, walking and cycling.
A canal side self-catering apartment located in a former coaching inn in the heart of Stroud. An ideal place for touring the Cotswolds and Central England or a walking holiday with excellent amenities on your doorstep.
Sitting alongside the canal in the Gloucestershire market town of Stroud, this self catering apartment has shops, pubs and restaurants on the doorstep and is a great base for exploring the Cotswolds and its many attractions. Ideal for those without a car travelling by public transport with a mainline railways station in the town.
Sawmills Cottage is an excellent base for exploring the Cotswolds and the many attractions of Central England. With a pub a short walk away and good access to the M4/M5, Sawmills is just two miles from Stroud and has easy access by train from London.
Ideal for couples or singles on holiday, work or relocating, this self-catering studio is conveniently located on the edge of Stroud and has great amenities within walking distance and a host of attractions throughout the Cotswolds within easy reach.
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.
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.