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Destination guide

Escape to Cotswold District holiday lettings

With charming villages and lively market towns nestled between historic homes and vast estates with lush gardens, Cotswold is the quintessential English setting for a relaxing holiday. Whether you’re travelling on your own, with kids or with your loved one, you’re sure to find plenty of holiday lettings near beautiful parks and fascinating heritage sites to make the most of your holiday.

Things to do

Things to do near Cotswold District holiday homes

The Cotswold District is packed with exciting attractions and activities for all ages. Holiday homes can be found near destinations such as the National Arboretum, Westonbirt, a Victorian landscape that’s covered in trails and has a significant tree and shrub collection, and Hidcote Gardens, a 20th-century garden with narrow lawns, cafes, games and spectacular views. You could also visit the Batsford Arboretum and Garden Centre, an expansive garden with trees and shrubs from around the world, and the Model Village, a stone village with adorable miniature gardens.

How to get around

Transport to Cotswold District holiday cottages

Cotswold District is easy to access by rail, bus, road and air from neighbouring cities and towns in the region. Airports in Birmingham and Bristol service the area, as well as the two major London airports. You can also charter flights into Belfast, the Isle of Man and Jersey. The British Rail network has mainline trains to the Cotswold District, and there are regular rail services throughout the area. Buses are available for transportation throughout the area and to neighbouring locations, but you can also use coaches or hire cars to get to and from your holiday rental.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Cotswold District

Cotswold District is a gourmet haven with locally-sourced delicacies and traditional staples that are a must for your holiday. Cotswolds Dry Gin, the signature spirit of the area, Bibury trout, Tewkesbury mustard, Stinking Bishop cheese and other classic dishes are found throughout the restaurants and eateries in the Cotswold District. Venture into a local restaurant to sample the rich food culture and distinctive recipes of Cotswold District, or spend the day at a farmers’ market to get your own ingredients and try out an authentic recipe of your own in your holiday rental.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Cotswold District holiday homes

Plenty of attractions in Cotswold are kid-focused and fun for children of all ages. Holiday homes can be found near family-friendly locations like the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, an extensive collection of vintage cars and motoring exhibits with historic toys, and Birdland, a large park with gardens and aviaries holding hundreds of exotic birds. The Cotswold Farm Park, a large farm with rare British animals, games and farming activities, and the Cotswold Falconry Centre, an educational centre and aviary with falcons, eagles, owls and other birds of prey, are also great places for fun and learning experiences with the kids.

Good for couples

Romance in the Cotswold District holiday cottages

The lush gardens, charming countryside and historic buildings in Cotswold District make it an ideal destination for a romantic holiday with your loved one. Holiday homes can be found near sites like the Chedworth Roman Villa, the historic remains of a 4th-century home with a museum of local artefacts and guided tours, and the Kiftsgate Court Gardens, an intimate garden with fragrant bluebells, roses and lime trees with picturesque views of Malvern Hill. You could also enjoy a romantic stroll through Cotswolds AONB, a scenic countryside with hills, meadows and grand residences and castles, and Newark Park, a grand Tudor country home and estate with seemingly endless parkland and nature trails.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cotswold District?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,090 holiday lettings around Cotswold District. From 1,330 cottages to 370 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cotswold District?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cotswold District:

  • Bath City Centre: 233 holiday homes
  • City Centre: 72 holiday homes
  • Diglis: 22 holiday homes
  • Bristol City Centre: 65 holiday homes
  • Bristol Floating Harbour: 80 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cotswold District?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cotswold District. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach: 1,140 holiday lettings
  • Cotswold Farm Park: 1,504 holiday lettings
  • Westonbirt Arboretum: 1,395 holiday lettings
  • Cirencester Park Polo Club: 1,274 holiday lettings
  • Escape to the Cotswolds: 1,583 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cotswold District listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Cotswold District?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 1,330 Cottages in Cotswold District. Our other popular types of Cotswold District holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 370 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 70 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 1,330 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Flats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cotswold District?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 209 holiday homes with pool available in Cotswold District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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