Cotswolds Holiday Cottages

 Discover English villages that sprawl across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire. From golden-hued stone villages to vibrant market towns and the rolling hills of the countryside, the Cotswolds has it all for families and couples. Spend your time exploring the rich history, whether it’s walking though beautiful historic villages or ancient woodlands. 

Our finest collection of English manors, cosy cottages and converted stables offer the most luxurious stays in gorgeous locations in the region. Our unique cottages are located in beautiful towns and villages throughout the Cotswolds and offer outstanding amenities to make your stay both memorable and luxurious.

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The Best Places to Visit in the Cotswolds

A luxury cottage in the Cotswolds is superb for enjoying the countryside, whether on a long walk or relaxing in the beer garden of an historic inn with a glass of local ale. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can be sure of pretty scenery from rolling hills to charming villages with winding cobbled streets. 

When it comes to exploring, the village of Bourton-on-the-Water, where the River Windrush and the low-level bridges that cross over it are the focal point, and the small town of Stow-on-the-Wold, popular with antique hunters, are some of the loveliest places to visit. 

The Cotswolds region is blessed with many stately homes, fine gardens and historic points of interest such as Broadway Tower and the village of Bibury which is home to the National Trust’s picturesque Arlington Row.  

Meanwhile, larger towns in the area include Cheltenham which offers an array of shopping and entertainment opportunities including the Cheltenham Festival races.  

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The Best Times to Visit the Cotswolds

If you like to seek out things that are quirky, the Cotswolds is full of them, from the ancient tradition of wassailing in January to the famous cheese rolling competition held in May. 

In late winter, there are beautiful displays of snowdrops throughout the Cotswolds that are sure to provide a beautiful setting for a Valentine’s break in February. If it is floral splendour and fine gardens that make you happy, Highgrove opens its gardens in April and special tours, including a tour that concludes with an indulgent champagne tea, can be booked. 

In the summer, there are lots of festivals and shows on offer, from Battle Proms at to Feastival that combines music and the love of food, with fantastic entertainment. Meanwhile, October is the month for book lovers, as Cheltenham holds its Literature Festival and a host of events are held across the town. 

Once the nights draw in, the Cotswolds offer everything from illuminated trails in spectacular settings to Christmas markets. One particular highlight of the festive season is the Christmas tree that stands in the shallows of the River Windrush in Bourton-on-the-Water. It’s a beautiful sight.

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The Best Things to Do in the Cotswolds

Whatever your interests, whether walking in the countryside, indulging in local delicacies at traditional inns or fine restaurants, discovering historic sites and beautiful gardens, or seeking out family-friendly attractions, the Cotswolds has it all. 

Exploring the Cotswolds’ villages will reward you with those quintessential English picture-perfect scenes of cobbled streets, honey-coloured houses, pretty cottage gardens and village greens. As you go, you will discover rich history, independent shops and fantastic pubs, restaurants and places to indulge in Afternoon Tea. 

A trip to Blenheim Palace, one of the Cotswold’s most famous attractions, is a must for history-lovers. This country house is a World Heritage Site with over 300 years of history and a visit promises a host of art and artefacts to peruse, as well as beautiful grounds to explore. 

If it is a family-friendly day out that you are looking for there are endless ways to spend your time. However, the Cotswolds Farm Park is fantastic for visitors of all ages and little ones with an interest in animals will love it. With an animal barn where you can meet the residents, a discovery barn where you can learn all about them and a nature trail, the farm is fun and informative.   

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Cottages for Couples in the Cotswolds

Escape for a romantic break in a luxury cottage in the Cotswolds where you can spend quality time together. Enjoy walks in the countryside and spectacular views, followed by lunch in a cosy pub or a visit to one of the Cotswolds’ historic homes or gardens. 

Our luxury cottages for couples in the Cotswolds are stylish retreats from where you can enjoy the best of rural life, quaint villages and vibrant towns. They also come with a range of luxuries and are well-equipped for cooking up meals for two to enjoy ‘at home’.   

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Dog Friendly Cottages in the Cotswolds

Planning to take your dog along with you on your next luxury cottage holiday? You’ll be delighted to find our collection of dog friendly cottages in the Cotswolds. These are the perfect base for exploring the beautiful landscapes that the Cotswolds has to offer, from ancient woodlands to picturesque lakes.

The Cotswolds countryside is brimming with places to go for walkies and it offers plenty of dog-friendly visitor attractions too. Get ready for your family holiday together and take a look at our dog-friendly cottages that are sure to make your faithful friend feel at home.

Looking for some inspiration? Have a look at a our article showcasing a selection of our dog-friendly cottages in the Cotswolds.

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Cottages with Log Burners in the Cotswolds

Browse our handpicked selection of luxury cottages with log burners in the Cotswolds to find the perfect holiday home if your idea of heaven is snuggling up in the warmth of a real fire. Ideal for those of you who like nothing better than to get cosy with a mug of hot chocolate or a glass of wine on a chilly evening or a rainy day.

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