Gloucestershire Holiday Cottages
Why go on holiday to Gloucestershire?
Gloucestershire, a beautiful county in South West England, is an understandly popular holiday destination.
It comprises parts of the Cotswold Hills, the River Severn valley and the entire Forest of Dean, some of the most beautiful areas in the United Kingdom, alongside the modern urban centre, the city of Gloucester. The area has become rightly popular for exploring its beautiful landscapes, old market towns and ancient churches.
History plays an important part in Gloucestershire, with both natural and human timelines weaving through the county alongside the River Severn. The river, flowing from the West coast along the bottom of Wales, strikes into England in this beautiful county. This made the area an important water source for the surrounding lush countryside, as well as an important stronghold in times of war. This makes Gloucestershire a perfect choice for a historic English holiday, with ancient mystery and scenic views.
Things to do on holiday in Gloucestershire
Walking around Gloucestershire is just one of the many great reasons to visit the area. A firm favourite is hiking up to the top of Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the county, which offers breath-taking views of where England and Wales meet the ocean.
Or you can watch runners pile down Cooper’s Hill, chasing a cheese, in the springtime, for the historic annual Cheese-Rolling and Wake.
After stretching your legs, grab a coffee or local ale in Gloucester or one of the smaller towns. Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud and Tewkesbury are just a few of the many picturesque towns waiting to be explored.
For families wondering what to do with kids in Gloucestershire, enjoy a day out with the animals at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Alternately, a day at the ‘beach’ at the Cotswold Country Park & Beach is a great way to get kids of all ages smiling.
Things to see on holiday in Gloucestershire
On your holiday to Gloucestershire, be sure to check out the Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury, where a relaxing stroll around the gardens reveals incredibly rare plants and some of the tallest and oldest trees in the country. Hidcote Manor Gardens offers similar sights, with a wider focus on activities, including tennis courts and croquet.
The Slimbridge Wetland Centre, home to the world’s largest collection of captive wildfowl, is the best place for birdwatching in Gloucestershire. With a large offering of hides and observatories to use, it offers educational activities for all ages.
The best holiday cottages in Gloucestershire
We want to make sure that you book the cottage that is perfect for you, so that your holiday in Gloucestershire 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.
There are superb holiday cottages across Gloucestershire, which cater for all budgets and requirements.
Whether you are looking for a large party house with a games room, a relaxing hot tub, or pet-friendly accommodation, the choice is up to you. Take a closer look at our stunning collection of self-catering cottages and holiday apartments in Gloucestershire below.
Booking a holiday cottage in Gloucestershire
A selection of the holiday lets that are available in Gloucestershire 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 Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud and Tewkesbury, as well as the city of Gloucester. Many villages also offer accommodation options.
At any point, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about booking a holiday cottage in Gloucestershire– we’re 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 The Cotswolds.