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

South View Cottage in Little Rissington, Gloucestershire, South West England

South View Cottage, Little Rissington

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

South View Cottage self catering accommodation in Little Rissington, Gloucestershire sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden . South View Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at South View Cottage start from £891 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about South View Cottage


Sleeps 4 Pet friendly Garden Free Parking

Upper Mill Barn in Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire, South West England

Upper Mill Barn, Coln St Aldwyns

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Upper Mill Barn 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 . It also has Internet access. It is listed as wheelchair accessible but please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Upper Mill Barn start from £644 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Upper Mill Barn


Sleeps 4 Disabled/Wheelchair Access Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking

The Stowaway in Stow-on-the-Wold, Oxfordshire, Central England

The Stowaway, Stow-on-the-Wold

Self catering in OxfordshireCentral England

The Stowaway self catering accommodation in Stow-on-the-Wold, Oxfordshire sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. The Stowaway does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at The Stowaway start from £865 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about The Stowaway


Sleeps 6 Pet friendly Internet WIFI available Free Parking

October Cottage in Chalford, Gloucestershire, South West England

October Cottage, Chalford

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

October Cottage self catering accommodation in Chalford, Gloucestershire sleeps 3. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include golf . October Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at October Cottage start from £290 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about October Cottage


Sleeps 2 Pet friendly Golf close by Internet WIFI available Free Parking Ideal for a romantic break Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by

Peewit House in Barton-on-the-Heath, Gloucestershire, South West England

Peewit House, Barton-on-the-Heath

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Peewit House self catering accommodation in Barton-on-the-Heath, Gloucestershire sleeps 10. This 5 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Prices at Peewit House start from £2926 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Peewit House


Sleeps 10 or more Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Cotswold Cottage in Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire, South West England

Cotswold Cottage, Coln St Aldwyns

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Cotswold Cottage self catering accommodation in Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Prices at Cotswold Cottage start from £1277 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Cotswold Cottage


Sleeps 6 Garden Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner

Temple Mews in Broadwell, Gloucestershire, South West England

Temple Mews, Broadwell

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Temple Mews self catering accommodation in Broadwell, Gloucestershire sleeps 2. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden . It also has Internet access. Prices at Temple Mews start from £427 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Temple Mews


Sleeps 2 Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking

Broadwell Farm in Broadwell, Gloucestershire, South West England

Broadwell Farm, Broadwell

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Broadwell Farm self catering accommodation in Broadwell, Gloucestershire sleeps 10. This 5 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Prices at Broadwell Farm start from £989 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Broadwell Farm


Sleeps 10 or more Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by

Stables in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Central England

Stables, Stratford-upon-Avon

Self catering in WarwickshireCentral England

Stables self catering accommodation in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Prices at Stables start from £1015 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Stables


Sleeps 6 Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking

Hope Cottage in Naunton, Gloucestershire, South West England

Hope Cottage, Naunton

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Hope Cottage self catering accommodation in Naunton, Gloucestershire sleeps 2. This 1 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 . Hope Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Hope Cottage start from £290 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Hope Cottage


Sleeps 2 Pet friendly Fishing close by Golf close by Garden Internet WIFI available Ideal for a romantic break Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by

 

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