Where to stay around Gloucestershire?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,236 holiday lettings near Gloucestershire. From 694 Cottages to 264 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gloucestershire is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Gloucestershire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Gloucestershire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Forest of Dean District: 1,010 holiday homes
  • Cheltenham: 407 holiday homes
  • Ross-on-Wye: 498 holiday homes
  • France Lynch: 319 holiday homes
  • Symonds Yat: 313 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Gloucestershire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Gloucestershire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Gloucestershire with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Ross-on-Wye: 498 holiday lettings
  • France Lynch: 319 holiday lettings
  • Symonds Yat: 313 holiday lettings
  • Stroud: 247 holiday lettings
  • Tewkesbury: 348 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Gloucestershire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Gloucestershire are:

  • Gloucestershire Airport (GLO): 1,233 self catering accommodations
  • Cheltenham (CHW-Royal Well Bus Station): 1,321 self catering accommodations
  • Bristol Airport (BRS): 981 self catering accommodations

For other airports, 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 in Gloucestershire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Gloucestershire. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB): 720 holiday rentals
  • Gloucester Docks: 1,025 holiday rentals
  • Cheltenham Racecourse: 1,317 holiday rentals
  • University of Gloucestershire: 1,324 holiday rentals
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre: 769 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Gloucestershire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make a holiday rental house or cottage in Gloucestershire your home away from home

Gloucestershire, in the Heart of England, has become synonymous with the Cotswolds, a ‘typically English’ region of green rolling hills, sleepy villages and dry stone walls. A holiday cottage in Gloucestershire is the ideal base for exploring the beautiful, diverse countryside of the Cotswolds, Severn Vale, Forest of Dean and the Leadon Valley. There is a blissfully laid-back atmosphere and great rural cuisine, best sampled in a Gloucestershire public house.

Things to do on holiday in Gloucestershire

Walking in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds has attracted visitors to the region from all over the world, many staying in the charming stone cottages and public houses nestled amongst the valleys of the countryside. There are many places in Gloucestershire offering a vast array of leisure activities, from canoeing on the River Wye to rock climbing in the Forest of Dean.

Taking a holiday cottage in Gloucestershire allows you to take the family windsurfing, sailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding in the Cotswold Water Park, fishing along many of Gloucestershire’s numerous waterways, or drifting serenely over the countryside in a hot air balloon. Cycling holidays are a magnificent way to discover the varied countryside, and slowly discover some of the best Gloucestershire public houses. Gloucestershire is a county best discovered slowly, when the changing lights give each view a serene atmosphere.

There is a rich sporting heritage in the region too. Cheltenham Racecourse is one of the best in the country, and Gloucester RFC are a hugely entertaining side to watch. Golfing holidays to self catering holiday cottages in Gloucestershire are exciting, with over 20 golf courses available to the public to play.

Gloucestershire boasts one of the longest histories in England. Neolithic remains have been discovered, with 80 barrows in the Cotswold-Severn area. The largest, Belas Knap, allows visitors to climb inside, and the camp at Crickley Hill is well worth discovering from a Gloucestershire holiday cottage. There are also 32 Iron Age hill forts, a range of Roman remains, medieval castles and stately homes.

Places to holiday in Gloucestershire

The Royal Forest of Dean is an oak forest hiding secret villages and spectacular gorges, and is often touted as one of the nicest places to explore by foot, bicycle or horse-back.

The Severn Vale follows the longest river in the UK, upon which fishing, canoeing and sailing while away many hours during the summer months. The Cotswold Water Park offers a great centre for water sports, angling, walking and cycling.

Although Gloucestershire is mainly rural, the cities of Gloucester and Cheltenham have massive amounts of entertainment on offer. From the huge Norman Cathedral of Gloucester to Cheltenham’s Britain in Bloom competition, there is plenty to see and do.

Weather in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire averages 1,600 hours of sunshine per year, and the highest annual temperature average of any coastal stretch of the UK. With an average of 16C, the walking and cycling tours of the county are ideal, although, as with any destination in England, packing a rain coast is always advised!

Travel to Gloucestershire

Gloucester Airport receives a small number of flights from London and the West Midlands, but the easiest way to reach a holiday cottage in Gloucestershire is by road or rail.

Activities and attractions in and around Gloucestershire

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gloucestershire a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Cirencester Golf Club (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Cotswold Farm Park (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • The Model Village (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)

Exploring the natural features in Gloucestershire

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Gloucestershire is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rococo Gardens (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Imperial Gardens (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Pittville Park (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Haresfield Beacon (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Minchinhampton Common (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)