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

Heron Cottage in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire, South West England

Heron Cottage, Somerford Keynes

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Heron Cottage self catering accommodation in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire sleeps 4. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Swimming Pool Open Fire/woodburner . Prices at Heron Cottage start from £750 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Heron Cottage


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Garden Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Waldrons Barn in Brinkworth, Wiltshire, South West England

Waldrons Barn, Brinkworth

Self catering in WiltshireSouth West England

Waldrons Barn self catering accommodation in Brinkworth, Wiltshire sleeps 2. This 1 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Waldrons Barn does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. It is listed as wheelchair accessible but please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Waldrons Barn start from £515 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Waldrons Barn


Sleeps 2 Disabled/Wheelchair Access Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Hicks House in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, South West England

Hicks House, Chipping Campden

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Hicks House self catering accommodation in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire sleeps 6. This 3 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 . Prices at Hicks House start from £483 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Hicks House


Sleeps 6 Golf close by Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by

The Court House in Owlpen, Gloucestershire, South West England

The Court House, Owlpen

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

The Court House self catering accommodation in Owlpen, Gloucestershire sleeps 4. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden . The Court House does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at The Court House start from £800 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about The Court House


Sleeps 4 Pet friendly Garden Free Parking

Goslings in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire, South West England

Goslings, Somerford Keynes

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Goslings self catering accommodation in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire sleeps 12. This 6 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Swimming Pool Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Goslings does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Goslings start from £1957 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Goslings


Sleeps 10 or more Indoor pool Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Thames Cottage in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire, South West England

Thames Cottage, Somerford Keynes

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Thames Cottage self catering accommodation in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire sleeps 2. This 1 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Swimming Pool Open Fire/woodburner . It is listed as wheelchair accessible but please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Thames Cottage start from £695 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Thames Cottage


Sleeps 2 Disabled/Wheelchair Access Indoor pool Garden Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Lakeside Cottage in Cranham, Gloucestershire, South West England

Lakeside Cottage, Cranham

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Lakeside Cottage self catering accommodation in Cranham, Gloucestershire sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden Open Fire/woodburner . Prices at Lakeside Cottage start from £891 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Lakeside Cottage


Sleeps 4 Garden Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Old Forge Cottage in Stow-on-the-Wold, Oxfordshire, Central England

Old Forge Cottage, Stow-on-the-Wold

Self catering in OxfordshireCentral England

Old Forge Cottage self catering accommodation in Stow-on-the-Wold, Oxfordshire sleeps 2. This 1 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Detached Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Old Forge Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Old Forge Cottage start from £529 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Old Forge Cottage


Sleeps 2 Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Rosemary Cottage in Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, South West England

Rosemary Cottage, Lower Swell

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Rosemary Cottage self catering accommodation in Lower Swell, Gloucestershire sleeps 5. 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 . Rosemary Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Rosemary Cottage start from £483 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Rosemary Cottage


Sleeps 4 Pet friendly Golf close by Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Ideal for a romantic break Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by

Thatched Cottage in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, South West England

Thatched Cottage, Chipping Campden

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Thatched Cottage self catering accommodation in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire sleeps 2. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden . Prices at Thatched Cottage start from £530 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Thatched Cottage


Sleeps 2 Garden

 

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