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 Glen in Blockley, Gloucestershire, South West England

The Glen, Blockley

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

The Glen self catering accommodation in Blockley, 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 fishing . Prices at The Glen start from £530 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about The Glen


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

Gilberts in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, South West England

Gilberts, Ebrington

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Gilberts self catering accommodation in Ebrington, Gloucestershire sleeps 2. This 1 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Prices at Gilberts start from £261 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Gilberts

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152


Sleeps 2 Easy walking close by

Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Cowleaze in Leigh, Wiltshire, South West England

Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Cowleaze, Leigh

Self catering in WiltshireSouth West England

Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Cowleaze in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Prices at Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Cowleaze start from £400 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Cowleaze


Sleeps 6 Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking

Old Byre in Calcot, Gloucestershire, South West England

Old Byre, Calcot

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Old Byre in South West England has a 5 star rating and can sleep up to 7. This 4 bedroom luxury Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Prices at Old Byre start from £656 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Old Byre


Sleeps 6 Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Games room Luxury self catering

Vezelay in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, South West England

Vezelay, Cirencester

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Vezelay in South West England has a 3 star rating and can sleep up to 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include fishing . Prices at Vezelay start from £452 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Vezelay


Sleeps 6 Fishing close by Internet WIFI available Free Parking Games room

Little Stalls in Kemble, Gloucestershire, South West England

Little Stalls, Kemble

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Little Stalls self catering accommodation in Kemble, Gloucestershire sleeps 2. This 1 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden . Little Stalls does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Little Stalls start from £484 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Little Stalls


Sleeps 2 Pet friendly Garden Free Parking

Riverside in Alcester, Warwickshire, Central England

Riverside, Alcester

Self catering in WarwickshireCentral England

Riverside in Central 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 . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include golf . Prices at Riverside start from £297 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Riverside


Sleeps 2 Golf close by Internet WIFI available Free Parking Games room Luxury self catering

Dairy Cottage in Longborough, Gloucestershire, South West England

Dairy Cottage, Longborough

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Dairy Cottage 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 . It also has Internet access. Prices at Dairy Cottage start from £406 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Dairy Cottage


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

Hill Mill Cottage in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, South West England

Hill Mill Cottage, Wotton-under-Edge

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Hill Mill Cottage in South West England has a 4 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: Detached . Prices at Hill Mill Cottage start from £341 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Hill Mill Cottage


Sleeps 4 Free Parking Games room Luxury self catering

Rose Cottage in Westington, Gloucestershire, South West England

Rose Cottage, Westington

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Rose Cottage in South West England has a 4 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: Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Prices at Rose Cottage start from £418 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Rose Cottage


Sleeps 4 Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner Games room Luxury self catering

 

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