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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.

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                                                                                                      My best friend and I stayed here for 2 nights on a little hiking holiday. The Cot was very clean, the beds were comfortable, and it had all the necessary amenities/appliances (wifi, DVD player, etc). The hosts (Janet) were communicative, helpful and very friendly, and even gave us a number of hiking maps/trails. Complimentary milk and wine were also provided. There were some games provided, as well as a single swing outside, thus relatively kid friendly, though there are a lot of steps up to the car park The location is the real treat. The views from the patio table are incredible and you get a real sense of peace (a great escape from my London home). Straight from the patio is a small trail the winds you down to the river where you find the Old Ferry Inn pub which is right on the River Wye with lots of outdoor seating. Good food and surprisingly large selection of ciders. Basically you can hike all along the river valley and pop down to some river pub for some refreshment. We hardly saw anyone on the hiking trails, but when we did meet people, everyone was super friendly. We also found a mini-golf, maze and butterfly zoo across from another lovely old pub (The Old Court). There was also canoe hire. Overall if you want an escape from City life or just some lovely hikes in the countryside this is definitely worth trying!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect home from home!

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                                                                                                      Yet again a wonderful weekend at The Hollies. Immaculately clean, welcoming and comfortable, and everything you need for a relaxing break. Perfect location for all that the Forest of Dean has to offer. Looking forward to my next stay!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017