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  1. Entire bungalow
  2. Northleach
The Bolt Hole

'The Bolt Hole' is situated in the lovely Cotswold town of Northleach. It is within a few minutes walk of the town square, shops, restaurants, pubs and church. The location makes it an ideal touring base with Stow-on-the-wold, Burford, The Slaughters & Moreton in Marsh all within 15-25 minutes drive. It is also within easy access of Broadway, Stratford, Oxford & Cheltenham. An excellent selection of restaurants, pubs and a wine bar are within easy walking distance of the cottage. It is furnished to a good standard and has underfloor heating throughout. The kitchen / dining area is fitted with dishwasher, full size oven, hob & grill, fridge and microwave. There is a small sitting area with TV. The bedroom has a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is a separate bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and sink. Outside is a small enclosed courtyard with table and chairs We're right in the middle of the Cotswolds so the main towns and villages are all within a 15-20 min drive.

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  2. Gloucestershire
Very convenient for longer term work related stays

Recently renovated and fully equipped studio apartment in the desirable 'village' of Tivoli. Aimed at work related, longer term stays. Fresh linen and towels provided fortnightly. Personal Wi-Fi and Virgin TV Bundle included (Sky Sports, BTSport, Sky Movies etc). A ten-minute walk from the train station and the centre of Cheltenham. 5 mins to the popular area of Montpellier. A minutes walk from shops, pubs, deli, off licence and Bus Stop which is then a four-minute ride to GCHQ.

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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Bourton-on-the-Water
Two bedroom holiday cottage with garden and off-street parking in Bourton-on-the-Water - North House

North House is a well located two bedroom holiday cottage in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water. With off-street parking, an enclosed garden and everything you need within walking distance, this cottage makes a stay in a bustling Cotswold town easy. The cottage is particularly suited to family travel with a twin second bedroom and plenty of family friendly attractions nearby.

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  1. Barn
  2. Chipping Campden
Boddington Barn in the cotswold
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Bourton-on-the-Water
Luxury Apartment with Stunning View
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Oddington
A beautifully presented, two bedroom dog friendly holiday cottage in the Cotswolds - Foden Cottage
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  1. Entire guest house
  2. Bourton-on-the-Water
Larks Nest - your gateway to the Cotswolds
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  1. Entire home
  2. Stow-on-the-Wold
Luxury holiday accommodation situated in the heart of The Square in Stow-on-the-Wold - The Staircase
  1. Entire home
  2. Ampney Crucis, near Cirencester
Bakery Cottage (E4346)
  1. Entire home
  2. Chedworth, near Cirencester
Keyhold Cottage (UKC3800)
  1. Entire home
  2. Blockley
Alice Cottage, BLOCKLEY
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  2. Ashton Keynes
Entire guesthouse set within Cotswold Water Park
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  1. Entire cottage
  2. Gloucestershire
Alice's Cottage, Fairford
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Stow-on-the-Wold, Cheltenham
Cotswold Barn Loft with Panoramic views
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  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Bretforton
The old Wash House

Your guide to Cotswold District

All About the Cotswolds

If you close your eyes and imagine the English countryside, with chocolate-box villages set among rolling hills, you’re likely picturing the region known as the Cotswolds. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty measures just under 800 square miles and spans six counties. Most of the houses are honey-coloured, thanks to the local Cotswolds stone, and topped with either slate or thatched roofs. The area gained its wealth in the medieval period due to the quality of the wool it produced, but was sadly left behind during the industrialisation era of the 19th century.

As such, this part of the English countryside is beautifully frozen in time, still thriving on its farming industry, with arable crops, sheep, cows, and horses at every turn behind the dry-stone walls. Beyond the Georgian city of Bath, famed for its connection to one of Britain’s most famous female authors, you will find the area peppered with villages and towns bursting with English character and charm.


How do I get around Cotswold District?

As the Cotswolds covers such a large area, you can approach it from many different ways. The city of Bath is on its southern edge, with other borders extending to places like Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Gloucester, and Cheltenham. It is also within a comfortable driving distance from London. Although most of the area does not have a well-developed railway system, you can take a direct train from London Paddington to Moreton-on-Marsh or Kingham. If you want to use public transport in the area, there are bus services that take you to many of the more well-known villages, including Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, and Broadway. The easiest way for you to get around the area is by car, but walking is a great option for the more energetic. Cotswolds Way, beloved by avid ramblers, is a 102-mile walking trail from Chipping Camden to the front of Bath Abbey.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Cotswold District?

The summer months offer the warmest temperatures to travel around the Cotswolds, when you can savour an artisanal ice cream while walking around the characterful villages. During the warmer months, all tea rooms, shops, and attractions will be open. This is the busiest time for tourism, with some of the most well-known villages buzzing with visitors and a wonderful mélange of different languages.

If you visit in the quieter months of the spring, you will be treated to beautiful bursts of colour from the bright yellow of the rapeseed fields and tree blossoms, and lambs gambolling in the fields. Bear in mind that the villages and roads will be busy during the two May public holidays in England and Wales. The autumn and winter months are colder and darker with more rainfall, but can be great months for walking the many trails that crisscross the area, with the promise of warming up in front of a log fire in a traditional pub at the end of the day.


What are the top things to do in Cotswold District?

Bourton on the Water

Known as the Venice of the Cotswolds, this is a picturesque example of the quintessential English village, with the River Windrush passing along the high street under low stone bridges. For autophiles, the local Cotswolds Motoring and Toy Museum is brimming with car-related exhibits. For a real British experience, go to the Model Village, a miniature replica of the village made of the same golden Cotswolds stone.

Broadway Tower

For the best view of the Cotswolds, you should head to Broadway Tower, which was built as a folly in 1799. It has been home to some influential people, whose lives are explored at the Tower. Most impressive are the views, which are said to cover 62 miles, 16 counties, and two countries.

Chedworth Roman Villa

Travel back almost 2,000 years and visit the ruins of one of the most stunning Roman villas in England, Chedworth Roman Villa, set among the rolling green hills. You have the chance to see stunning on-site Roman mosaics and learn about their innovative hypocaust systems.