Cotswolds holiday cottages
Why go on holiday to The Cotswolds?
The sleeping beauty of south central England, The Cotswolds, lays over Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, as well as parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. This huge area, of so many different parts, is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places in England. With a holiday cottage in the Cotswolds, you will find the best nature has to offer, dotted with towns full of classic and interesting buildings, that seem as natural as the trees, hills and valleys.
In 1966, before these modern, technological times, the area was designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” by the United Kingdom’s government, and it is the largest of the 46. Because of this, the region’s beauty is maintained, as a pure, quiet and peaceful place where visitors from all over the world go to have a relaxing holiday.
Things to do on holiday in The Cotswolds
Exploring the Cotswolds on foot can include both gentle, stile-free strolls as well as hardcore hikes, meaning both wheelchair users and hiking pole users will be more than well catered for. Of the many walks around The Cotswolds, which together combine thousands of miles, the Cotswold Way National Trail is perhaps the most popular. It is a 102-mile adventure passing historic monuments and many of the beautiful villages, all over the region’s breath-taking landscape.
And if, after a hard day of exploring, you fancy relaxing over a coffee or locally brewed beer, then the local towns including Chipping Norton, Dursley and Malmesbury are all worth a visit. These towns feature buildings made from the local “Cotswold stone”, a light-yellow limestone that gives the area a unique look and feel. Larger urban areas nearby include Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Swindon and offer a faster paced day out near The Cotswolds.
For families looking for a fun day out with the kids, there is a water park for those who enjoy getting wet and wild, or the Wildlife Park & Gardens for fans of animals and nature. Budding historians will enjoy the ancient Roman Baths, a step back in time to please all ages. Other favourites include Westonbirt Arboretum, Blenheim Palace and Tewkesbury Abbey.
Things to see on holiday in The Cotswolds
Aside from walking, there are a host of other ways to enjoy the outdoors, including mountain biking, climbing and a wide range of activities, from archery to quad biking, available at centres such as Cotswold Paintballing and Activities Centre. For photographers and artists, the model village at Bourton-on-the-Water and picture postcard village of Broadway are sure to inspire some giant art works.
The best holiday cottages in The Cotswolds
We want to make sure that you book the cottage that is perfect for you, so that your holiday in The Cotswolds is the best that it can be. We give you so much variety and choice that it’s easy to find exactly what it is you’re looking for.
We have a superb collection of holiday cottages throughout The Cotswolds, to suit all budgets.
Whether you fancy a cottage with a relaxing hot tub, dog-friendly accommodation or an enclosed garden, the choice is all yours. Take a closer look at our stunning collection of self-catering cottages and holiday apartments in The Cotswolds below.
Booking a holiday cottage in The Cotswolds
A selection of the holiday lets that are available in The Cotswolds are displayed below. To find the best one for you, use our filter options to the left, to narrow down what’s available until you find your favourite.
The bulk of accommodation is in the four main towns of Cirencester, Tetbury, Painswick and Burford, but there are plenty of alternative accommodation options throughout the villages too.
At any point, you would like a hand finding a cottage, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about booking a holiday cottage in The Cotswolds – we’re always happy to help with questions about the cottages and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.
You may also like to consider one of our holiday cottages in national parks.