To relax and enjoy a self catering holiday in the idyllic and historic county of Gloucestershire, do so in comfort and style, renting a self catering cottage for weekend, full week or even longer - you won't find yourself short of stunning views and memorable experiences to enjoy. There are so many parts to the County; the major towns of Gloucester and Cheltenham, The Cotswold Hills, The Forest of Dean and the valleys or the Severn and the Wye all having their own distinctive character.

You'll find castles such as those at Berkeley and Sudeley and achingly beautiful villages such as the the two Upper and Lower Slaughter, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden or Boughton on the Water, all seemingly unchanged for centuries. There's even a Roman villa at Chedworth, while just digging anywhere in the market town of Cirencester, and Roman remains will be revealed. Make sure you visit the elegant Georgian spa-town, Cheltenham, too, with its magnificent Pump-rooms, rivalling those in Bath.

15 cottages found 15 match all criteria.

Once a village pub, The Anchor has been tastefully converted to create a large Forest of Dean Holiday Cottage complete with a hot tub and games room. This family-friendly holiday home in Gloucestershire lies in a magical rural location in the Wye Valley. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 22
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathrooms 8

Middle Stanley offers a choice of pet friendly self-catering accommodation near Cheltenham, with great facilities and activities, for large groups of up to 32 people for special occasions and reunions. Our 90 acres of pastureland, ancient woodland, natural springs and lake are set in the beautiful G...

  • Sleeps 32
  • Bedrooms 13
  • Bathrooms 9

Enjoy an utterly relaxing family self-catering holiday in the idyllic Cotswold village of Bledington at this luxurious rural eco cottage hideaway in Gloucestershire. The opulently-furnished Bledington Barn is located near the village green, and a stone’s throw from a terrific pub. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Perfect for a week or a weekend in the countryside (with or without children!), Bull Pen near Lechlade is a 2-bedroom holiday cottage sleeping 4 on a rural family estate situated on the edge of the Cotswolds. Guests have use of park and woodland play areas, and children?s indoor heated swimming pool...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

On the banks of the scenic meandering River Wye in the Forest of Dean, River Wye Lodge is a large, accessible holiday cottage sleeping 26 guests. Enjoy days out in the Wye Valley on or off the river, or just relax in a holiday home with a hot tub, games room and children's playground. Pets Welcome

  • Sleeps 24
  • Bedrooms 12
  • Bathrooms 10

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Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Stanton at Flagstone Farm is a large Gloucestershire farm cottage providing incredibly comfortable and peaceful accommodation for large groups in the glorious Cotswold's countryside. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 5

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Broadway, a large holiday cottage at Flagstone Farm offers a peaceful and luxurious Cotswolds retreat for large families and groups. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 6

Ingleside is a large Gloucestershire holiday cottage on the outskirts of the Forest of Dean in the rural hamlet of Adsett. Ingleside sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms plus ample living space including a sun room and games room. The enclosed garden includes a bike store and BBQ facilities.

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 4

Luxury Cotswold Countryside Cottage in the picturesque village of Broadway with a well-established private garden. Laburnum Cottage sleeps 4 in 2 double bedrooms - perfect for two couples to enjoy a relaxing cottage holiday in an idyllic rural location in Gloucestershire. Pets also welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Charming 3-bedroom holiday cottage with a pool on a country estate near Lechlade in Gloucestershire. This 3-bedroom cottage on the edge of the Cotswolds. The Dairy sleeps 5 guests. It's perfect for families with young children as the estate has many child friendly facilities and play areas.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Beautiful luxury holiday cottage for couples in the countryside near Stow-on-the-Wold which sleeps 2 at Flagstone Farm. Set in 12 acres of fields and woodland it is ideally located for exploring the Cotswold's.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Culls Cottage is a 5-Star Cotswolds holiday cottage. A Grade II listed, eco-luxury countryside eco-cottage, it lies in Southrop, an unspoilt Cotswold village near historic Burford in Oxfordshire. This beautifully furnished child-friendly Cotswold stone cottage sleeps up to 6 guests.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Stanway House is a large converted Cotswold barn with 8 bedrooms and 6 bath/shower rooms. It is set in 14 acres of grounds on the north Cotswolds -an area of outstanding natural beauty. We have tennis, badminton, snooker, and table tennis on site.

  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathrooms 6

This impressive, six bedroomed house overlooking the town square in Wotton-under-Edge offers exceptionally comfortable, quality and welcoming accommodation for fourteen people.

  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 4

Visit the city of Gloucester where and the 1000 year old Norman Cathedral whose role in history embraces the tomb of Edward the II through to its use as a location for Harry Potter Films (Hogwarts) and Dr. Who. A little further up the M5 is the fine Regency Spa town of Cheltenham. Here you'll be spoiled for choice for restaurants and cultural experiences. Cheltenham is a festival town, with major UK festivals for music, literature, jazz and folk. To see Cheltenham from the air, a balloon flight over the city has to be one of the best ways to travel.

There are festivals aplenty in Gloucestershire, attracting visitors from all over the world. In addition to the many festivals held throughout the year in Cheltenham, the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is also a crowd puller, featuring the largest annual medieval battle in the UK - a re-enactment of the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury. it is fought by thousands of people! and witnessed by many more. Go see it! There are also many quaint traditional events well worth a weekend break to enjoy, such as the Cheese Rolling every May at Coopers Hill. Here men, women and children take it in turns to run hurly burly down a steep hill in Brockworth near Gloucester chasing a large circular cheese. You have to see it to believe it!

Talking of cheese, locally grown produce isn't hard to find in the County with its plethera of fine delicatessens and farmers markets. If you're staying in a self catering holiday cottage, this will ensure you feast like Royalty every evening during your holiday.

You can work off dinner the following day at a choice of adrenalin-filled activity centres such as kayaking in the Cotswold Water Park or The High Ropes Centre in the Forest of Dean. Putting food to onside, if you stop off at the Thames Head Inn, you’ll be sitting right next to the source of the River Thames.

The Forest of Dean, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty bordering the picturesque Wye Valley, is well worth a visit. It offers miles of footpaths and cycle trails through beautiful woodland. Walk the inspirational sculpture trail or view it from the carriage window of a steam train courtesy of the Dean Forest Rail whose 8 miles of track take you through the forest near Lydney. You can even travel along trails through the forest by Segway near Parkend.

If you have a penchant for chocolate villages, tea rooms, antique shops and historic architecture then you will love the Cotswolds. A large part of Gloucestershire is Cotswold Country where visitors will find a wonderful choice of beautifully restored and furnished holiday cottages. Here there are walks-a-plenty, such as the Stanton, Snowshill and Edge Walk – 6 miles over hill and down wooded dale with 3 ‘chocolate box’ villages and a choice of tea-rooms. Spend a day or two enjoying the choice of activities at The Cotswold Country Park & Beach near Cirencester – a water park with swimming, water zorbing, adventure playgrounds, kayaking and lovely lakeside walks.

A string of cosy villages and small towns hug the banks of The River Servern, such as Tewkesbuy where the ancient Tewkesbury Abbey is open to the public, and Upton on Servern which hosts some notable music festivals during the summer. The Severn offers great opportunities for fishermen and also for those happy to spend an hour or so on the water by hiring a boat.

While on the watery theme, visitors will enjoy a day at the Slimbridge Wild Life Water Park a UK Visitor Attraction of the Year. Lakes, pools, ponds bristle with a spectacular variety of wetland birds: ducks, geese, swans and even flamingos. Some are resident all year round while others arrive for the summer of winter. Walk around or take a canoe safari.

As you can see a shortbreak of longer self catering holiday in Gloucesterhire will give you, your friends and family a memorable and relaxing experience whichever part of the County you choose to call your home during your stay.