Self-catering holiday accommodation in Stroud
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Five Valleys in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stroud is one of the Cotswolds' most vibrant places to visit. Boasting a bohemian vibe with an enviable array of independent stores, fair-trade shops and a lively arts scene, this hilly market town in Gloucestershire offers a unique shopping experience. Be sure to join the dozens of stallholders who converge every Saturday for the award-winning farmers' market. Here, you can stock up on delicious local foodie treats to take back to one of our Stroud cottages and enjoy later.
Known for its age-old industrial heritage, you can spot former textile mills as you journey through its lush, leafy valleys - some of these are open to the public such as Dunkirk Mill. Discover more about Stroud’s fascinating past at Museum in the Park, located within a 17th century wool merchant’s house, or Woodchester Mansion, a magnificent yet unfinished Victorian-Gothic-style house, plus the scenic Heritage Board Map Trail which is available from the Stroud Tourist Information Centre.
Those wanting to explore the beauty of the Cotswolds can wander The Cotswold Way or along the tranquil towpath of the Stroudwater Canal, stopping at a traditional pub or café along the way for refreshments. Coaley Peak and Stratford Park are great places to enjoy a picnic with memorable views, as are Rodborough, Minchinhampton and Selsey Commons which overlook the town and are popular on a sunny afternoon offering locally-made Winstones ice-cream. Nearby you'll also find the historic spa town of Cheltenham. Why not have a browse of our holiday cottages in Stroud and start planning your unforgettable escape to the Cotswolds?