HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

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.

Favorite
    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (26 reviews)
    avg/night
    26
    Favorite
      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
      avg/night
      0
      Favorite
        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.4/5
        (8 reviews)
        avg/night
        8
        Favorite
          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
          avg/night
          0
          Favorite
            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
            avg/night
            0
            Favorite
              avg/night
              0
              Favorite
                avg/night
                1
                Favorite
                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                  avg/night
                  0
                  Favorite
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    0
                    Favorite
                      avg/night
                      0
                      Favorite
                        avg/night
                        0
                        Favorite
                          View details for price
                          0
                          Favorite
                            avg/night
                            0
                            Favorite
                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (32 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              32
                              Favorite
                                Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (53 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                53
                                Favorite
                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (20 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  20
                                  Favorite
                                    Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (24 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    24
                                    Favorite
                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (53 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      53
                                      Favorite
                                        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                        (28 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        28
                                        Favorite
                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (9 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          9
                                          Favorite
                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (15 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            15
                                            Favorite
                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (14 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              14
                                              Favorite
                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (18 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                18
                                                Favorite
                                                  Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  9
                                                  Favorite
                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    10
                                                    Favorite
                                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      11
                                                      Favorite
                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        5
                                                        Favorite
                                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (9 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          9
                                                          Favorite
                                                            Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (21 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            21
                                                            Favorite
                                                              Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (29 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              29
                                                              Favorite
                                                                Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (17 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                17
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                  (10 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  10
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (28 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    28
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      4
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        6
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (21 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          21
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (34 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            34
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (27 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              27
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (10 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                10
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (10 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  10
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    12
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (13 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      13
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                        (29 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        29
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          4
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            7
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                (12 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                12
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (20 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  20
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (13 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    13
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (13 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      13
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Superb, couldn't ask for more

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property was superbly presented, decorated and equipped. All our needs were met. A really warm welcome and lots of suggestions, as to what to do, from Amanda & Derek. The location was superb and gave easy access to everything the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has to offer. We also enjoyed a trip into Wales. We have stayed in many self catering cottages over the years and this was by far the best.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Amazing retreat

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      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!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017