Self-catering accommodation in Gloucestershire
After a good night’s sleep in your cosy Gloucestershire cottage, discover a county bursting with historical sights, family attractions and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire boasts a walker’s paradise of rolling hills and tree-clad valleys. From hikes in the spectacular Coln Valley, to relaxing strolls around Westonbirt Arboretum, Painswick Rococo Gardens and the Cotswold Country Park and Beach, the photo opportunities are endless.
There is a wealth of things to do in Gloucestershire – experience country pursuits such as clay pigeon shooting, indulge in fine local fare, explore a treasure trove of antique shops and designer boutiques, or perhaps enjoy a flutter at Cheltenham Racecourse. For children, a day out at Birdland Park and Gardens or Burford Wildlife Park is sure to delight all ages, while those looking for a fun-filled day on the water should head to Cotswold Water Park where sailing, water skiing and windsurfing are available.
Take a historical tour of Gloucestershire, starting with its Roman past at the Chedworth Roman Villa or the Corinium Museum in Cirencester, then journey through the ages at Sudeley Castle, Gloucester Cathedral, Snowshill Manor, the Gloucester Life Museum and Hidcote Manor Garden. There is even a museum dedicated to the history of motoring, the popular Cotswold Motoring Museum.
Visit the city of Gloucester to admire its magnificent cathedral which you might recognise from the famous Harry Potter films or wander around its Victorian Docklands, home to tall ships and narrow boats. You can easily while away a day in Tewkesbury, admiring its half-timbered Tudor houses and Norman abbey, or head to Cheltenham Spa, a town known for its regency architecture, impressive shopping, fine dining and racecourse.
Those seeking more active holidays in Gloucestershire should venture to the Forest of Dean where there is a wealth of walking and cycling routes to explore including the mesmerising Sculpture Trail, plus an ancient cave system at Clearwell and the Dean Forest Railway which provides a magical journey through one of the country’s oldest woodlands. When it’s time to relax after a day of exploration, our holiday cottages in Gloucestershire await with a plethora of creature comforts to make your Cotswolds holiday as memorable as it can be.