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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Gloucester and Cheltenham Area, England your home away from home

For a scenic and fascinating holiday in the west of England there can be few better places to visit than the Gloucester and Cheltenham area. This region is in the Cotswolds, a part of the country designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Visitors here will find a holiday in Gloucester and Cheltenham is a wonderful experience, with numerous places offering self catering accommodation as well as camping and caravan sites.

Things to do on holiday to Gloucester and Cheltenham Area, England

Both Cheltenham and Gloucester have a wide range of unique specialist shops and boutiques which are ideal for browsing around as well as the usual high street stores. Horse racing enthusiasts will know all about the magic of Cheltenham, where the annual four day festival culminates in the Gold Cup race. There are many fantastic places for hikers, cyclists and horse riders to see including Cleeve Hill, which is the highest point in the Cotswolds and offers a view to the west of the River Severn and into Wales.

There are beautiful parks and gardens here too including Hidcote Manor Garden and Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate. Visitors to the area will find plenty of entertainment with three theatres in Cheltenham and various walking tours of Gloucester including a ghost walk. Gloucester also boasts one of the longest outdoor artificial ski slopes in the UK.

There are many eating establishments catering for a wide range of tastes, including the best of English, Chinese, Greek, Mexican, Thai and Indian cuisine. Visitors on a self catering holiday in the Gloucester and Cheltenham area may like to take a day off from cooking and try one of the many pubs, tea rooms, cafes and restaurants to be found here.

Places to visit on holiday to Gloucester and Cheltenham Area, England

There are numerous interesting places to visit in the Gloucester and Cheltenham area including museums such as the Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum. The area has a very rich history dating back to Roman times with many sites and buildings for visitors to explore including the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral.

Weather in Gloucester and Cheltenham Area, England

The warmest time of the year to visit the Gloucester and Cheltenham area is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 20 degrees centigrade. However, the driest weather tends to be during late spring, while November, December and January are the wettest months with an average of 600mm falling throughout the year.

Travel to Gloucester and Cheltenham Area, England

London Heathrow Airport is served by many international airlines and is just a two hour drive from the Gloucester and Cheltenham area. Bristol Airport is just 45 miles away and has up to eight flights a day to Amsterdam, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Brussels, with connections further afield. Cheltenham has direct rail services from London Paddington, Bristol, Birmingham, Swindon, Cardiff, Plymouth, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (26 reviews)
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    • 1 BA
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    Apartment #8160802
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 5
      House #6841939
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      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.4/5
        (8 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Apartment #1880939
        8
        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6861549
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            Cottage #6861550
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #1964163
              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #6963466
                1
                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Cottage #1968576
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #1689789
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 1 BR
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #6909016
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #1860135
                          • 2 BR
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #6909015
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #1862674
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (33 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #6505330
                              33
                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (53 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #1672240
                                53
                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (21 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  House #6492480
                                  21
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (24 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #8165669
                                    24
                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (53 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #1039826
                                      53
                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (28 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #8147411
                                        28
                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (9 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #6546120
                                          9
                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (15 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Apartment #8147381
                                            15
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (14 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #6024828
                                              14
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Cottage #8130488
                                                18
                                                Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #6771378
                                                  9
                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #852486
                                                    10
                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #8139954
                                                      11
                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                        Multiple rentals House #8137766
                                                        5
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Cottage #6736542
                                                          9
                                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (21 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cabin #6816070
                                                            21
                                                            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (29 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Barn #8137953
                                                              29
                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (17 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Barn #6823214
                                                                17
                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Apartment #8151758
                                                                  11
                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (28 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    House #406994
                                                                    28
                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #6104600
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Apartment #8107799
                                                                        7
                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (21 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #8062883
                                                                          21
                                                                          Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (34 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #831551
                                                                            34
                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Cottage #6843712
                                                                              4
                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #8152801
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #6781888
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #449600
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (27 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                                                                                      27
                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #6781888
                                                                                        14
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (29 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Bungalow #730799
                                                                                          29
                                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (12 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #1378594
                                                                                            12
                                                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #1796846
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                Cottage #89446
                                                                                                12
                                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (21 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Apartment #1901164
                                                                                                  21
                                                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #8089965
                                                                                                    14
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (13 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Cottage #15171
                                                                                                      13
                                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage with great character in fantastic location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      From the moment we arrived we absolutely loved this cottage. It has so much charm and character, plus it is very well equipped - all the appliances are new and good quality. The bathroom is great with a really spacious shower and nice bath. It's ideal for a couple or family with young children and although the second bedroom is quite small all the beds are very comfortable and there is plenty of room overall. The little courtyard garden is great for having breakfast on a sunny morning. Winchcombe itself is also lovely and the cottage couldn't be better located. There are 3 good pubs and 2 restaurants within 5-10 minutes walk, plus several cafes/delis. The street this cottage is on is so picturesque that I found a postcard with the cottage itself on it. If you enjoy hiking then, again, this cottage is a great choice. There are three or four good walks out of Winchcombe into the surrounding hills (probably more to be honest!) and two of them go right past the front door - One to Belas Knapp long barrow and one past Sudely Castle. We will definitely stay here again next time we are in the Cotswolds - hopefully in winter so we can give the log burner a try!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Very happy...

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      ...with this lovely little cottage, and its outstanding location. Everything in the house was lovely, comfortable and well-equipped. The view from the front is amazing. It's as well to be aware that there are hills and steps wherever to want to go, it comes with the territory, so if you struggle with mobility bear this in mind. The area is peaceful and the river is stunning. The Saracen's Head is across the river by hand ferry, and we liked it very much there, particularly the food. We also liked Ye Olde Ferrie Inn. Further out, Ye Olde Hostelrie had excellent food. Key to us was the convenience and welcoming of our dog. The cottage had catered for her, and we were delighted to find much of the locale amenable to dogs. Walking by the river was a treat, especially as our dog could go for a dip at various points... getting her to come out was the only problem! We will definitely go back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017