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

The Drey in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, South West England

The Drey, Stow-on-the-Wold

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

The Drey self catering accommodation in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . The Drey does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at The Drey start from £385 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about The Drey

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152


Sleeps 4 Pet friendly Games room Luxury self catering

Mere Coach House in Fairford, Gloucestershire, South West England

Mere Coach House, Fairford

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Mere Coach House self catering accommodation in Fairford, Gloucestershire sleeps 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. It is listed as wheelchair accessible but please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Mere Coach House start from £2015 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Mere Coach House


Sleeps 8 Disabled/Wheelchair Access Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Church View in Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire, South West England

Church View, Lower Slaughter

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Church View in South West England has a 5 star rating and can sleep up to 8. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. Prices at Church View start from £777 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Church View


Sleeps 8 Internet WIFI available Free Parking

Coach House in Hawling, Gloucestershire, South West England

Coach House, Hawling

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Coach House self catering accommodation in Hawling, Gloucestershire sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Prices at Coach House start from £443 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Coach House


Sleeps 4 Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by

Number 8 Howells Mere in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire, South West England

Number 8 Howells Mere, Somerford Keynes

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Number 8 Howells Mere 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 . Number 8 Howells Mere does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Number 8 Howells Mere start from £1857 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Number 8 Howells Mere


Sleeps 8 Indoor pool Pet friendly Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Bridge Cottage in Upper Swell, Gloucestershire, South West England

Bridge Cottage, Upper Swell

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Bridge Cottage self catering accommodation in Upper Swell, Gloucestershire sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include golf . Bridge Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Bridge Cottage start from £530 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Bridge Cottage


Sleeps 6 Pet friendly Golf close by Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by

Lawrence House in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire, South West England

Lawrence House, Somerford Keynes

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Lawrence House self catering accommodation in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire sleeps 6. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden Swimming Pool Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Prices at Lawrence House start from £894 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Lawrence House


Sleeps 6 Indoor pool Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Farncombe in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, South West England

Farncombe, Bourton-on-the-Water

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Farncombe self catering accommodation in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Lodge is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Prices at Farncombe start from £342 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Farncombe

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152


Sleeps 4 Open fire or wood burner

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

Goodwood Cottage in Bruern, Gloucestershire, South West England

Goodwood Cottage, Bruern

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Goodwood Cottage self catering accommodation in Bruern, Gloucestershire sleeps 5. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Swimming Pool Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Prices at Goodwood Cottage start from £592 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Goodwood Cottage


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by Games room

 

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