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

Jasmine Cottage in Windrush, Oxfordshire, Central England

Jasmine Cottage, Windrush

Self catering in OxfordshireCentral England

Jasmine Cottage self catering accommodation in Windrush, Oxfordshire sleeps 3. This 2 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Jasmine Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Jasmine Cottage start from £346 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Jasmine Cottage


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

Furlong Barn in Long Itchington, Warwickshire, Central England

Furlong Barn, Long Itchington

Self catering in WarwickshireCentral England

Furlong Barn self catering accommodation in Long Itchington, Warwickshire sleeps 7. This 4 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays . It also has Internet access. Prices at Furlong Barn start from £807 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Furlong Barn


Sleeps 6 Internet WIFI available Free Parking Easy walking close by

Lower Farmhouse in Todenham, Gloucestershire, South West England

Lower Farmhouse, Todenham

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Lower Farmhouse self catering accommodation in Todenham, 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 Lower Farmhouse start from £989 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Lower Farmhouse


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

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

The Bothy Cottage, Stow-on-the-Wold

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

The Bothy 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 The Bothy Cottage start from £420 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about The Bothy Cottage


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

Sundial Cottage in Weston Subedge, Gloucestershire, South West England

Sundial Cottage, Weston Subedge

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Sundial 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 . It also has Internet access. Prices at Sundial Cottage start from £349 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Sundial Cottage


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

Cope Cottage in Bruern, Gloucestershire, South West England

Cope Cottage, Bruern

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Cope Cottage self catering accommodation in Bruern, Gloucestershire sleeps 2. This 1 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 Cope Cottage start from £362 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Cope Cottage


Sleeps 2 Indoor pool Garden Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by Games room

Harvest Barn in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, Central England

Harvest Barn, Stonesfield

Self catering in OxfordshireCentral England

Harvest Barn self catering accommodation in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire sleeps 12. This 6 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . Harvest Barn does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Harvest Barn start from £2715 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Harvest Barn


Sleeps 10 or more Pet friendly Garden Free Parking Open fire or wood burner

Shipton Cottage in Chipping Norton, Gloucestershire, South West England

Shipton Cottage, Chipping Norton

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

Shipton Cottage self catering accommodation in Chipping Norton, Gloucestershire sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is a perfect base for your holidays and features include: Swimming Pool Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Prices at Shipton Cottage start from £606 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Shipton Cottage


Sleeps 6 Indoor pool Internet WIFI available Free Parking Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by Games room

The Farriers in Southrop, Gloucestershire, South West England

The Farriers, Southrop

Self catering in GloucestershireSouth West England

The Farriers self catering accommodation in Southrop, 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 . Prices at The Farriers start from £443 for a short break but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about The Farriers


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

Courtyard Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Central England

Courtyard Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon

Self catering in WarwickshireCentral England

Courtyard Cottage 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. Prices at Courtyard Cottage start from £300 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Courtyard Cottage


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

 

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