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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.

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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 5 BR
    • 5 BA
    • Sleeps 12
    Cottage #89446
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
      (36 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #1672240
      36
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (20 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Barn #1902578
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
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          House #1931467
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          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (9 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #6045731
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            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (7 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cabin #6816070
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              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Barn #8122304
                10
                  • 6 BR
                  • 5 BA
                  • Sleeps 14
                  Barn #1174805
                  1 Review
                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #1880939
                    3
                      • Studio
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Multiple rentals Cabin #6864903
                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (11 reviews)
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                        • 4 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Chalet #1749278
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                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 3
                          Cottage #6786234
                          3
                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #8060087
                            3
                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Apartment #6738209
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (14 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 4 BA
                                • Sleeps 11
                                Cottage #8156582
                                14
                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (21 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 3
                                  Cottage #8157609
                                  21
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                    (11 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #6522391
                                    11
                                    Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 5 BA
                                      • Sleeps 12
                                      House #8074983
                                      4
                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 6 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilets
                                        • Sleeps 18
                                        House #1993330
                                        1 Review
                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                          (8 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #8165669
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                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Cottage #6843712
                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                              (27 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Cottage #8043812
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                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                (24 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #8155709
                                                24
                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Barn #6823214
                                                  7
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Cottage #6833260
                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #1886903
                                                      1 Review
                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Cottage #6020752
                                                        5
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (6 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                          House #1775906
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                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #1782710
                                                            9
                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1404674
                                                              2 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1378594
                                                                11
                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1404674
                                                                  1 Review
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Farmhouse #6463362
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                                                                    Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #1404674
                                                                      1 Review
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Barn #1004548
                                                                        13
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #1404674
                                                                          1 Review
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #1404674
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                                                                              • Studio
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 25
                                                                              House #1852049
                                                                              1 Review
                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 16
                                                                                House #6495407
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                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #873472
                                                                                  1 Review
                                                                                    • 7 BR
                                                                                    • 7 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 16
                                                                                    House #1950717
                                                                                    1 Review
                                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                                      • 5 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 20
                                                                                      House #1950719
                                                                                      2 Reviews
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1200193
                                                                                        3
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                          (23 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Cottage #1371086
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                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Cottage #597392vb
                                                                                            15
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #6846866
                                                                                              1 Review
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Apartment #8151758
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                                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Cottage #8159168
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                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6030268
                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #6024828
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent property that exceeded our expectations

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The specification and facilities offered by Pound Cottage, and its location within Lower Slaughter, indicated quality and excellence of the highest order...and we were not to be disappointed. Right from the start, the attention to detail was great. Instructions and arrangements for getting into the property were clear and made easy through the secure key repository. A comprehensive pack was available e.g. instruction manuals for all major appliances and equipment, reference material for local attractions, pubs, restaurants and shops etc. The property itself was absolutely lovely in every way. The quality and attention to detail all round was great e.g. range of kitchen utensils and bathroom supplies. Set against the backdrop of the charming village of Lower Slaughter, with the stunning autumn colours, one could not have asked for more for those seeking a retreat to the Cotswolds at this time of year. There is easy walking to both The Slaughters Country Inn and Manor House Hotel (a short two minute walk), that offer an excellent range of formal/less informal dining experiences to meet the need. We would definitely recommend Pound Cottage to friends, relatives and anyone else seeking a stay in a luxury and spacious property. We hope to return soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Churchend Barn, Churchend

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What a gorgeous place to stay. The host Simon greeted us and was very kindly taking our shopping order in for us. The place was lovely and enjoyed using the hot tub. A very nice touch to be greeted with lovely flowers and the girls enjoyed the champagne. Will definitely come back again. A good time was had by all.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect cottage for an escape

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Perfect cottage equipped with everything you could need for time away. We went for walks and checked out the nearby villages but remote enough for a much needed break from the city. Loved it and will return in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016