Holiday rentals in Gloucestershire
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- Private room
Spacious double room at the front of our Victorian home in a quiet residential street just a 15 minute walk from the historic city centre, cathedral and transport hub. Free street parking in our road. There is a shared bathroom with a bath and separate shower, and a 'help yourself' cereal, juice and toast breakfast. We have another double room, listed separately at www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/21849653. We also have a single room.'
- Tiny home
The Garden House is a lovely single room annex with independent access, en-suite bathroom and shower. Light, cosy, and simply furnished, set in the garden of a residential home near the centre of Gloucester, it's a quiet space to relax or work. Parking available. A two-minute walk to the famous Kingsholm rugby stadium and food shops, ten minutes to city centre, bus and train stations, cathedral, Quays shopping outlet, restaurants and historic docks. Easy bus route to Cheltenham.
- Private room
Modern detached coach house situated in a quiet cul-de-sac and within easy reach of M5, Cheltenham, Gloucester and GCHQ. Shops and golf course are within walking distance. First floor room provides ample accommodation for one guest. Extra care is being taken to sanitise all areas between reservations.
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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.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation 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 stay in one of the area’s holiday cottages, whether it’s in autumn, when the orchards and arboretums are lovely, or winter, when you cosy up next to a roaring fire.
What are the 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.