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Make a holiday cottage in Somerford Keynes your home away from home

Somerford Keynes holiday cottages are the perfect place to base a quiet getaway suitable for the whole family. This small Gloucestershire village is steeped in history, with some archaeological finds dating back as far as the 1st century AD. Visitors of all ages are welcome to explore and enjoy this typical Cotswold village, which enjoys a location just five miles from the area’s largest town – Cirencester. HomeAway Somerford Keynes holiday cottages can be found for small groups, but the majority will fit from 5 to 10 people comfortably. Properties in this area do not just pay lip service to being family friendly, they mean it! Often, special extras for children like play tables, toys and books are included. It is also possible to find homes and cottages for rent in Somerford Keynes which allow dogs.

Things to do

-Nature: Bird watching is a fruitful undertaking in this area. With many nearby lakes, enthusiasts are often rewarded with exciting sightings. Some of their best reports are available online, so travellers can get an idea of what to expect.

-Outdoor pursuits: The Thames Path is a 184-mile walking trail that follows the Thames river. It is one of several long distance footpaths that crisscross England and Wales, called National trails. This one runs between the source of the Thames in Kemble to the Thames barrier in Charlton. Kemble is just three miles away from holiday homes in Somerford Keynes.

-Churches: The All Saints parish church is one of several grade II listed buildings in Somerford Keynes. These structures have been included on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, and are protected from alteration or demolition. This church is known to date back to 685 and contains several monuments, some of which are also listed.

-Family attractions The Cotswold Water Park is a massive 150 acres of man-made lakes including an inland beach. Cool off in the Cotswold Country Park and Beach under lifeguard supervision, or wander the nature reserves for bats, beavers, dragonflies, and water vole. Much of the Somerford Keynes bird watching takes place in this area.

-Day trips: Two large towns are within easy access of Somerford Keynes holiday cottages that offer a change of pace from the quiet village life. Swindon is a large former market village of over 180,000 residents that’s located just 18 miles to the southeast of Somerford Keynes. It is home to the English Heritage Archives. Cirencester, just five miles away, enjoys its status as the second-largest Roman town in occupied Britain and the amphitheatre ruins make for an interesting visit, as does Cirencester Park.

Weather in Somerford Keynes

Like most of the Cotswolds, Somerford Keynes enjoys a temperate climate year round. Low temperatures can dip to 0°C and highs can reach around 28°C. The coldest months are December and January with temperatures peaking in July and August. Be prepared for rain. Summertime sees the driest months, but even then holidaymakers can expect more than half the days to be wet. There’s no need to worry about the weather when indoors though; holiday homes in Somerford Keynes demonstrate an old world charm, updated with modern amenities so families can enjoy their stay any time of the year.

Travel to Somerford Keynes

Somerford Keynes is easy to reach by road, rail or air. For road access, drive west from London for about two hours using the M4 or a combination of the M40 and A40. Visitors may also fly into Bristol airport, about 45 miles to the southwest. Birmingham airport to the north is another option – it serves 21 major European cities – but it is a little farther at 80 miles out. Alternatively, families can take the Cheltenham-Swindon-London line to Kemble. From there, it is only a three-mile taxi ride to your Somerford Keynes holiday home.

    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
      • 4 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 8
      House #6997429
      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
        • 6 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 13
        House #6997434
        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 9
          House #6997427
          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 9
            House #6997426
            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
              • 5 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 11
              House #6997437
              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                • 5 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 12
                House #1301779
                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (12 reviews)
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 9
                  Villa #8118977
                  12
                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                    (11 reviews)
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                    • 5 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 10
                    House #1749279
                    11
                      • 5 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 12
                      House #6997481
                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                        (6 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Cottage #1749287
                        6
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (53 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #1672240
                          53
                          Viewed 43 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 51 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (35 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 3
                              Cottage #8157609
                              35
                              Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (18 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #6522391
                                18
                                Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (28 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Cottage #8131242
                                  28
                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (34 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #1216993
                                    34
                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (21 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #6709806
                                      21
                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                        (9 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #6771378
                                        9
                                        Viewed 39 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 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (9 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #6736542
                                            9
                                            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (21 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cabin #6816070
                                              21
                                              Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (30 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Cottage #8166726
                                                30
                                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                  Cottage #8158999
                                                  7
                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Cottage #8043336
                                                    6
                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (17 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Barn #6823214
                                                      17
                                                      Viewed 38 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 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                          (6 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Apartment #8107799
                                                          6
                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (21 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #8062883
                                                            21
                                                            Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (34 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #831551
                                                              34
                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (37 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Cottage #8043812
                                                                37
                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (26 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Apartment #8160802
                                                                  26
                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #1378594
                                                                    12
                                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Cottage #6843712
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (7 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #1796846
                                                                        7
                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                          (6 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #8152801
                                                                          6
                                                                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (12 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            Cottage #89446
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (13 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Cottage #15171
                                                                              13
                                                                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #6513939
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                                                  House #8152111
                                                                                  9
                                                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (13 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #236070vb
                                                                                    13
                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #8126948
                                                                                      9
                                                                                      Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        House #6810659
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (19 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #597392vb
                                                                                          19
                                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                            (14 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                                            Cottage #15005
                                                                                            14
                                                                                            Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (31 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              House #1989892
                                                                                              31
                                                                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Barn #6814742
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  House #1853653
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #8172407
                                                                                                    12
                                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (12 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cabin #8079609
                                                                                                      12
                                                                                                      Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Very nice cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Excellent standard of interior
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic barn conversion, very spacious and immaculately maintained

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Thanks to Jeannie and Brian for making our stay at Swallows Rest like home from home. The 'extra' little touches (cake, milk, tea/coffee etc) provided, and the friendly welcome made for such an enjoyable stay. The cottage is immaculate and a credit to Jeannie and Brian and the fenced off court yard is ideal for dogs and/or children to roam and play safely.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017