Nestled in Central England is the official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - The Cotswolds. Home to six counties including Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, it’s made up of quaint towns, endless rolling countryside and historical villages with plenty of things to see and do.
With views that are famous all over the world, the Cotswolds attracts visitors of all kinds. Whether looking for a romantic break, a fun-filled family holiday or a laidback retreat, you’re sure to find it here. And there’s plenty of luxury Cotswold cottages and luxury self-catered holiday properties - complete with all the mod-cons - that will be a welcome home from home.
Our selection of luxury cottage holidays in the Cotswolds has something for every age, budget and group size. Plus, you don’t need to leave anyone out. Friends, family, children and four-legged companions are welcome here, making a Cotswolds holiday a fantastic choice for your next staycation.
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Planning a holiday in the Cotswolds? These are the best locations that all ages will enjoy.
Best for: Its cafe culture
Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, this little tourist haven offers great scenery, beautiful waterways and lots of exploration trails. The village itself is packed with tea rooms, cafes, pubs and shops but it’s also ideally located for a number of walking routes and day trips. A picnic by the river or a pit stop on one of the local benches is a must.
Best for: Something a little more lively
The Cotswolds may be loved for its sleepy feel but it’s also home to bigger and more vibrant towns like Cirencester. The market town is home to lots of shops, bars and restaurants and has a famous market square that you’ll probably recognise. Often dubbed the Capital of the Cotswolds, it’s really easy to get to and makes for a great day trip for the whole family.
Best for: A unique day trip
Not only is Bath one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Cotswolds but also the UK. Offering a slightly more lively day trip, visitors flock to the Thermae Baths, museums and local sights. There’s also plenty of bars and restaurants as well as music nights and comedy clubs to enjoy in the evening.
Best for: Its charming and quaint small town feel
If you’re looking for a traditional Cotswolds village or town, then Stow on the Wold will definitely impress. Boasting ample charm and variety, there’s plenty of things to do - whether you’re into food, adventures, antiques or more. The area also has plenty of family-friendly and dog-friendly cottages to choose from with luxury amenities like hot tubs, swimming pools and private bars.
Best for: Its history and architecture
Officially home to one of the most stunning streets in England, here you’ll find impressive buildings, picture-perfect lanes and lots of opportunities to snap away. Spend your mornings exploring the local area and its eye-catching high street before refuelling in one of the many cafes. Come evening, there’s plenty of gastro pubs to choose from.
Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Gloucester Cathedral, a cultural gem steeped in history. Admire its stunning architecture, medieval stained glass, and serene cloisters. Explore the Harry Potter filming locations and the breathtaking Whispering Gallery. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance, attend a choral performance, and marvel at this architectural masterpiece.
Address: Gloucester Cathedral, 12 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LX.
Experience the charm of the Cotswold Motoring Museum, a treasure trove for vintage car enthusiasts. Delve into the history of motoring with an impressive collection of classic cars, motorcycles, and nostalgic memorabilia. Explore interactive displays, discover the evolution of transportation, and immerse yourself in a bygone era.
Address: Cotswold Motoring Museum, The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BY