Cottage Breaks in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are one of Britain's most popular cottage short breaks and tourist regions, and little wonder when you view the gentle limestone hillsides, wonderful countryside and picture-book villages that dot the glorious landscape.

Cottage Breaks in the Cotswolds. Stone houses of Arlington Row, BiburyTo be found in the south west and western England, the Cotswolds are a range of hills mainly to be found in the counties of Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, although they do extend to include parts of Wiltshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Somerset.

The largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, the Cotswolds are some 790 square miles and it's the second largest protected landscape in England (behind the Lake District National Park).

This was once a thriving commercial region whose wealth was derived from wool and clothing merchants as far back as the 16th Century, leaving behind a wonderful legacy of buildings, but was bypassed by the Industrial Revolution and fell in to commercial decline. However, being left untouched and unspoilt by industry has made the Cotswolds what attracts visitors - some 38 million day visits each year - to the area. It's truly like stepping back in time from the honey coloured villages built from the Cotswold stone to the beautifully preserved architecture of churches and to the wonderfully eccentric English Morris Dancing!

The best way to explore the Cotswolds is on foot with walkers heading for the Cotswold Way which is a National Trail that runs for over 100 miles along the top ridge taking in Chipping Campden, Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bath. The Trail is largely flat and comfortable walking so is enjoyable for an afternoon stroll or a longer hike.

The winding lanes of the Cotswolds also are great for a cycling break and are an ideal way to explore the area travelling between the villages and coffee shops.

So where do people head on a Cotswold Break? Here are a few suggestions:

This list could go on and on, which is why the Cotswolds are so popular for a weekend, short break or holiday throughout the year. There are simply hundreds of villages and towns to explore, mile upon mile of hills and countryside to walk or cycle and some super self catering holiday accommodation available. So if you are planning a Cotswolds break take a look at some of the cottages and apartments we have selected which are ideal for a short break or holiday.

 

Cotswold Cottage Breaks and Holiday Accommodation

Peters Nest Cottage in Owlpen, Gloucestershire, South West England

Peters Nest Cottage, Owlpen

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Peters Nest Cottage self catering accommodation in Owlpen, Gloucestershire sleeps 2. This 1 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden . Peters Nest Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Peters Nest Cottage start from £610 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Peters Nest Cottage


Sleeps 2 Pet friendly Garden Free Parking

Woodwells Cottage in Owlpen, Gloucestershire, South West England

Woodwells Cottage, Owlpen

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Woodwells Cottage self catering accommodation in Owlpen, Gloucestershire sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden Open Fire/woodburner . Woodwells Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Woodwells Cottage start from £1365 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Woodwells Cottage


Sleeps 6 Pet friendly Garden Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Hunting Butts Cottages - Cuckoo Corner in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, South West England

Hunting Butts Cottages - Cuckoo Corner, Cheltenham

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Hunting Butts Cottages - Cuckoo Corner in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 2. This 1 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Swimming Pool . It also has Internet access. Prices at Hunting Butts Cottages - Cuckoo Corner start from £341 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Hunting Butts Cottages - Cuckoo Corner


Sleeps 2 Indoor pool Internet WIFI available Free Parking Games room Luxury self catering

Tall Trees Cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold, Oxfordshire, Central England

Tall Trees Cottage, Stow-on-the-Wold

Self catering in OxfordshireCentral England

Tall Trees Cottage self catering accommodation in Stow-on-the-Wold, Oxfordshire sleeps 6. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . Prices at Tall Trees Cottage start from £942 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Tall Trees Cottage


Sleeps 6 Garden Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Chalmore Hole Ferry House in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, Central England

Chalmore Hole Ferry House, Wallingford

Self catering in OxfordshireCentral England

Chalmore Hole Ferry House self catering accommodation in Wallingford, Oxfordshire sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Swimming Pool . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include fishing . Prices at Chalmore Hole Ferry House start from £397 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Chalmore Hole Ferry House


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Fishing close by Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Easy walking close by

Cotswold Water Park Apartments - Water Park Apartment 4 in South Cerney, Gloucestershire, South West England

Cotswold Water Park Apartments - Water Park Apartment 4, South Cerney

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Cotswold Water Park Apartments - Water Park Apartment 4 in South West England has a 5 star rating and can sleep up to 4. This 2 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Swimming Pool . It also has Internet access. Prices at Cotswold Water Park Apartments - Water Park Apartment 4 start from £473 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Cotswold Water Park Apartments - Water Park Apartment 4


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Internet WIFI available Free Parking Games room Luxury self catering

The Skydeck in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire, South West England

The Skydeck, Somerford Keynes

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

The Skydeck self catering accommodation in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Swimming Pool Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Prices at The Skydeck start from £1857 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about The Skydeck


Sleeps 8 Indoor pool Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Cottons Farm - Maple Cottage in Dumbleton, Worcestershire, West England

Cottons Farm - Maple Cottage, Dumbleton

Self catering in WorcestershireWest England

Cottons Farm - Maple Cottage in West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 5. This 3 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Detached . Cottons Farm - Maple Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Cottons Farm - Maple Cottage start from £325 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Cottons Farm - Maple Cottage


Sleeps 4 Pet friendly Free Parking Games room Luxury self catering

The Lodge in Farmington, Gloucestershire, South West England

The Lodge, Farmington

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

The Lodge in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 2. This 1 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Detached . Prices at The Lodge start from £297 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about The Lodge


Sleeps 2 Free Parking Games room Luxury self catering

The Lodge in Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire, South West England

The Lodge, Coln St Aldwyns

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

The Lodge self catering accommodation in Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. The Lodge does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at The Lodge start from £783 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about The Lodge


Sleeps 4 Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner

 

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