Beautiful places to visit in the Cotswolds

Find your perfect holiday cottage in the Cotswolds for an idyllic break


CotswoldsThe Cotswolds is a stunning region of sleepy villages amongst rolling hills, mainly located in the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Time appears to have stood still for over 300 years in the Cotswolds, with traditional scenes of rural England perfectly preserved. Designated as an Area of Natural Beauty, if you would like to truly relax in a stunning setting, there are many beautiful cottages in the Cotswolds to choose from.

Despite the huge popularity of the Cotswolds, you can always find complete peace with ease, especially if you rent a self catering holiday cottage in one of the Cotswolds' many beautiful little villages that are dotted around the countryside. The unique honey-coloured limestone Cotswolds cottages are an iconic sight; completely timeless and impossibly picturesque. However, it is not only the glorious scenery and timeless villages that draw visitors to Cotswolds accommodation, there are a huge range of things to do and places to visit in the Cotswolds too.

Cotswolds CottagesThere are a staggering number of things to do in the Cotswolds. Walks in the Cotswolds are famous as being some of the best in the country. There are almost endless routes for walks in the Cotswolds, taking you deep into the most natural, scenic and peaceful parts of the region. The marked trails of the Cotswolds Way Walks, Gloucestershire Way and Shakespeare's Way are among the best walks in the Cotswolds for first time visitors, and how better to relax between your walks in the Cotswolds and returning for a supper in your luxury cottage in the Cotswolds than indulging in a few hours of pampering in one of the regions' famous spa resorts? Cycling, horse riding and fishing in the Cotswolds are also hugely popular activities, ranking among the best ways to enjoy the stunning landscapes from Cotswolds accommodation.

Cottages in CortwoldsThe Cotswolds is more than rural scenes on rolling hills though. The towns and cities are some of the most interesting places to visit in the Cotswolds. The beautiful Roman town of Bath, famous for its Roman baths, picturesque Stratford-on-Avon, a stronghold of everything Shakespearean, Oxford, the timeless city of spires and the fashionable city of Cheltenham all rank high on the list of essential Cotswolds places to visit, offering visitors a huge range of historical and cultural attractions. The list of historical places to visit in the Cotswolds is almost endless too.

Self Catering Cottages in CotswoldsIf you have the time between visiting the cities, walking and fishing in the Cotswolds, Berkeley Castle, Charlecote Park, Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucester Cathedral, Longleat Safari Park, Malmesbury Abbey, Shakespeare's Home, the Roman Baths in Bath and Warwick Castle are all certainly worth visiting from a Cotswolds holiday cottage, to name just a few more tourist sights.

HomeAway Holiday-Rentals has a huge number of beautiful, self catering cottages to rent in the Cotswolds, and the search service in the top left hand corner makes finding your perfect Cotswolds holiday cottage fantastically easy. Whether you are looking for a luxury cottage in the Cotswolds for a short break, weekend break or a long holiday, HomeAway Holiday-Rentals can help you find your perfect self catering cottage for rent in the Cotswolds for you and your family.

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ARLES BARN, pet friendly, with a garden in Shortstanding, Ref 905720

Arles Barn is a wonderful, barn conversion set on the edge of the Forest of Dean in the charming village of Shortstanding. Set entirely on the ground floor, this barn conversion boasts a delightful king-size double bed and a shower room and can sl...

WESTLEIGH, family friendly, with a garden in Malvern, Ref 913171

Westleigh is a beautiful holiday apartment set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, 1.5 miles from the town of Malvern. There are three first floor king-size double bedrooms, which can be unlinked to create twins, along with a first floor bathroom ...

Beautiful Cottage Indoor swimming pool in the Cotswolds visit britian gold award

With indoor swimming pool and 5 seater Hot Tub Cinema/Games room,and every conceivable extra WiFi and direct Internet connection, Flat Screen TV in all bedrooms, The Cottage is sheer luxury even if the great British weather does not hold. Accom...

BAILEY POINT COTTAGE, family friendly in Drybrook, Ref 28115

Bailey Point Cottage is a beautiful, ground floor barn conversion, a wing of the owner’s home, surrounded by the owner's 5-acre smallholding, in the SSSI in Wigpool, just two miles from Drybrook, in the heart of the Forest of Dean and can sleep fo...

GLADSTONE VILLA, pet friendly, with a garden in Coaley, Ref 903875

Gladstone Villa is cosy end-terrace cottage in Coaley in the Cotswolds. Housing three comfortable bedrooms; two double rooms and a twin room and a bathroom with a bath and a shower, the property can sleep up to six people. The cottage also boasts ...
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