Holiday rentals in Gloucestershire

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Home in Slad
Unique Private Slad Valley Contemporary Chic Barn
Peglars Barn was completed in 2019, the entire front of this barn is glass which brings the stunning Slad Valley to you at all times, with nothing except the odd animal to distract you from your back to nature experience. This property has everything, blinds, super kingsize bed, en-suite walkin shower, laundry & loo, fully equiped kitchen, huge Smart TV, DVD, WiFi, Bose speaker, Nespresso machine, Laurie Lee trail walking map & other trails. Please read on for more local interest for your stay.
27 Jan – 3 FebIndividual Host,
£177 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 168 reviews
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Tiny home in Gloucestershire
Cotswolds Home, private lake, log burner, hot tub
Set in a 55-acre private eco-reserve in the centre of Cotswold Water Park in South Cerney, near Cirencester, Island Lodge is a stunning one-bedroom property designed for privacy and tranquillity overlooking a lake. Private hot tub, BBQ, 3 private decks sitting directly over a lake. The lodge is one of only 6 lodges placed strategically within the grounds to provide privacy. Ten cafés, restaurants and pubs within walking distance. Watersports on your doorstep. The Lodges are adults only
11–18 JanProfessional Host,
£396 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 179 reviews
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Cottage in Saint Briavels
Set in AONB & 40 Acres of Private Countryside
Perfectly situated to explore all the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean has to offer, The Apple Loft is an idyllic getaway popular with honeymooners, walkers, cyclists and those just wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With panoramic views across Mork Valley, guests can walk our grassy tracks, explore the old lime kilns, picnic in our fields, say ‘hello’ to the pet sheep and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, stars and sunsets in this magical and relaxing retreat.
11–18 NovProfessional Host,
£141 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 232 reviews

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Cottage in Broadway
Hobleys Cottage Stanton Nr Broadway
8–15 AprIndividual Host,
£357 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 115 reviews
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Barn in Leighterton
Luxury Barn conversion Cotswold’s with Sauna/Spa
28 Jan – 4 FebIndividual Host,
£224 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 306 reviews
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Cottage in Tarrington
Countryside Cidermaker's Cottage
6–13 NovIndividual Host,
£105 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 195 reviews
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Cottage in Kingswood
The Stables at Park Mill Farm in The Cotswolds
12–19 OctIndividual Host,
£130 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 262 reviews
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Cottage in Rendcomb
Stunning 2 bed Cotswold cottage, sleeps 4
21–28 JanIndividual Host,
£209 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 305 reviews
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Cottage in Withington
Boutique 1 bedroom Cotswold Cottage
8–15 NovIndividual Host,
£140 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 179 reviews
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Apartment in Gloucestershire
Spacious Apartment Close To Gloucester Quays/Docks
23–30 JulIndividual Host,
£78 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 242 reviews
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Home in Amberley
Magical cottage set within a woodland glade
26 Feb – 5 MarIndividual Host,
£128 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 133 reviews
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Cottage in Poulton
Charming Cotswold Country Cottage & Garden
17–24 JunIndividual Host,
£284 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 152 reviews
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Barn in Gloucestershire
Luxury medieval barn in Cotswold town centre
27 Jan – 3 FebProfessional Host,
£151 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 251 reviews
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Guest suite in Sheepscombe
New rural location in Sheepscombe village
23–30 NovIndividual Host,
£113 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 199 reviews
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Guest house in Leigh
Cosy countryside retreat.
15–22 NovIndividual Host,
£91 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 149 reviews

Your guide to Gloucestershire

Welcome to Gloucestershire

Studded with stately homes and private castles, the rolling landscape of Gloucestershire in the southwest of England is home to much beauty, both urban and rural. Along its east run are the Cotswold Hills, where pretty villages with hyphenated names — Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water — sit on gently burbling streams, and are ornamented with honey-coloured houses built of the local sandstone. From north to south England’s longest river, the Severn, sits in a vale of lush meadow and orchards, gathering pace as it passes the historic county town of Gloucester (once the country’s most inland port) on its way to the estuary and the Severn Bridge. To the west of the county lies the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean, which covers 27,000 acres with ancient woodland, including trees that date back to the medieval era. The bounty of its farmland and the heritage of its market towns have left a rich foodie legacy, while Cheltenham, at the centre, has become its flagship town for its incomparable Regency elegance.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire’s countryside lights up in the spring: the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean are illuminated first with daffodils and then with bluebells, and the gardens of the Cotswold villages burst into bloom. By May visitors can enjoy plenty of sunshine, with summer temperatures peaking in July and August. Gloucestershire has a number of intriguing summer events, including its Tall Ships festival and its Three Choirs Festival. But Cheltenham is the real showstopper, with festivals year round celebrating jazz, classical music, literature, art, and science. From that perspective, there’s always a good time to visit, whether it’s in autumn, when the orchards and arboretums are lovely, or winter, when you cosy up next to a roaring fire.

Top things to do in Gloucestershire


Gloucestershire brims with thousands of years of history, including a number of sites that date back to the Neolithic era. But nowhere feels more historic than this market town, sitting where the Severn and Avon rivers meet. The Norman tower of its 900-year-old abbey looks out over streets of half-timbered Tudor buildings and Georgian townhouses, and each year its residents re-enact the local battle that finally ended the War of the Roses in 1471.


Despite their popularity with tourists, you can still find plenty of Cotswold villages untouched by commercialisation, and this is one of them. Its 17th-century houses, some with thatched roofs, sit on quiet lanes alongside a medieval church and a true locals’ pub, while the neighbouring villages of Laverton, Buckland, and Broadway are all within walking distance.

The Severn Bore

This isn’t a destination, but rather an extraordinary phenomenon that can be seen at a number of locations along the River Severn between Gloucester and Newnham-on-Severn. The bore is a natural tidal wave that rolls upstream several times each month, so powerful it attracts surfers to come and ride it, and spectators to come and watch.

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