Markets, antique shops, award-winning restaurants and cosy pubs are all a stone’s throw from holiday cottages in Wotton-under-Edge. Nestled beneath the Cotswold escarpment, overlooking the Severn Valley, this charming town is an excellent base for exploring the idyllic villages and rolling countryside of the Cotswolds. Wotton-under-Edge lies in the Stroud district of Gloucestershire, within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is located halfway between Gloucester and Bristol and has a rich history as a regional centre for the wool trade.
From your holiday cottage in Wotton-under-Edge, you will be able to stroll into the town centre, where the high street is packed with a variety of family-run businesses. In the narrow streets around the church and marketplace, you will discover art galleries showcasing the work of local painters and independent shops selling everything from clothes by local designers to incredible collections of antiques.
Self-catering holidays in Wotton-under-Edge are a great opportunity to enjoy fresh produce from the surrounding countryside. The farmers’ market is a must for delicious meat, cheese and vegetables, while many of the town centre’s restaurants serve exceptional food prepared with the finest local ingredients. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, arts centre, auction room and the Wotton Electric Picture House – one of the country’s oldest cinemas. The countryside surrounding the town is a paradise for walking, where countless footpaths meander through ancient woods and over tranquil hills and farmland.
The Cotswold Way runs right though the town with spectacular views of Wales and the Severn Valley from Wotton Hill. Follow the route through Westridge Woods and you will reach the Tyndale Monument, a hilltop tower built to commemorate local icon William Tyndale. Just outside Wotton-under-Edge, the former Tudor hunting lodge at Newpark Park sits on the edge of a steep cliff with stunning grounds and architecture.