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Home to some of the most breath-taking landscapes the country has to offer, the Cotswolds is a jewel in the English countryside’s crown. Imagine gently rolling hills, a delightful tangle of honey-hued villages with thatch-roofed cottages, quaint tearooms serving homemade cake, traditional alms houses with crackling log fires and sheep grazing in the shadow of beautiful churches. If you’re searching for the perfect place to relax and unwind, look no further.

Where to stay? Here at Holidays in the Cotswolds, we offer an impressive collection of self-catering accommodation throughout Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Whether you’re searching for a romantic getaway, a fun-filled family holiday, or a break with a large group of friends, our holiday cottages in the Cotswolds provide an excellent base for escapades in the country. Take a look at our collections of Cotswolds cottages to get inspired:

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Forget crowded malls and lookalike high streets, the Cotswolds is home to more bijou retailers than you can shake a credit card at. Wander the honey-coloured streets in picturesque towns such as Cirencester, Winchcombe, Burford or Wotton-under-Edge to find an array of independent shops, artisan craft makers and quality gifts. Popular market towns such as Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are an antique collector’s haven, while Kingham boasts the pinnacle of all farm shops, Daylesford Organic Farm, and Stroud is famously known for its weekly farmers market.

For those seeking the ultimate shopping experience and who love a good bargain, visit the shopping villages of Swindon Designer Outlet or Bicester Village where more than 160 designer brands at discount prices can be found including Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana.

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Eating out

The Cotswolds is blessed with some of the best pubs and eateries in the country offering fine food and traditional ales with cosy open fires in the winter, family-friendly gardens and terraces in the summer and of course, fantastic views all year round. Often located on well-known cycle routes or within walking distance from our holiday lets, they are the perfect place to experience true Cotswolds charm. From The Wild Rabbit in Kingham to The Daffodil in Cheltenham and The Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach, your taste buds are in for a handsome treat.

For something really special, indulge in an afternoon tea at Blenheim Palace or delight in an evening meal to remember at the Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons in Great Milton. You’ll also find plenty more inspiration in our guide to the ‘Best places to eat in the Cotswolds’.

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With much of the Cotswolds an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s no surprise that the region offers a wealth of outdoor leisure activities, from trekking the Cotswold Way, to cycling the Wiltshire Cycleway, caving at Clearwell and country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting and golf. Those who are feeling adventurous can enjoy water-based fun at the Cotswold Water Park where water skiing, wakeboarding, sailing and kayaking are all available, while nature seekers can look forward to peaceful lakeside strolls, birdwatching and a plethora of local spas to unwind in afterwards.

A wonderful place for an adventure, the Cotswolds has plenty of events and festivals throughout the year that guarantee there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Big Feastival, Cornbury Music Festival, and the famous Cheese Rolling at Copper’s Hill are just a few of our favourites.

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Quintessential chocolate box villages, outstanding natural beauty, classic architecture, arts and sporting events galore; the Cotswolds has it all. If you’re looking to keep the kids entertained, there are an abundance of animal attractions such as Longleat Safari Park, the Cotswold Farm Park and Cotswold Wildlife Park, while those interested in history can visit Sudeley Castle, Gloucester Cathedral, Chedworth Roman Villa, Hidcote Manor Garden and Blenheim Palace, or take a magical journey on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway.

Particularly beautiful in the autumn, enjoy relaxing strolls around Westonbirt and Batsford Arboretums, or if you fancy a flutter, experience a day at the races at Cheltenham Racecourse – you’ll never be short of something to do in the Cotswolds!

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