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Highlights in The Cotswolds
- Quaint English villages
- Rolling hills
- Traditional pubs
- Afternoon tea
- Area of outstanding natural beauty
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The Cotswolds radiate quintessential English charm from every corner. With iconic honey-coloured stone holiday cottages, rolling hills, delicious local produce and cosy country pubs, the Cotswolds are recognised as one of the most picturesque and historic areas in the UK. Choose from one of many story-book towns and villages for your holiday rental. Will it be Bourton-on-the Water with its patchwork of attractive little bridges, Castle Comb with its centuries-old limestone properties and huge stately homes, Cirencester with its buzzing market square and history that dates all the way back to Roman times, or one of the dozens of delightful destinations in this small corner of England?!Iconic Cotswolds stone holiday rentals
The Cotswolds sits upon a base of limestone which provides the traditional grey and brown stone for the countless cosy rentals that sit within the landscape. The warmth of these stone walls is intrinsic to the identity and character of the Cotswolds. Modern lettings abound too, with spacious open-plan layout and floor-to-ceiling windows. And a lovely, lush, green English garden is practically guaranteed!
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The area and getting around
The Cotswolds are a located in the south-west of England and comprise the Cotswold Hills, a range of lush, green rolling hills and many of the country’s most sought-after and arresting towns and villages. It takes just two hours to arrive by train or car from London, or from the nearest airport in the city of Bristol it is a half-hour drive.Travel back into time to a bygone era.
Storybook, timeless, pastoral, rustic, enduring are just some of the words that come to mind when you think of the English Cotswolds. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it covers 800 square miles replete with glorious, honey-coloured towns and villages that look like they have been sent through time from a bygone era we hark back to in time-honoured fairy tales. You will find the traditional houses perfect for a family holiday, with spacious gardens and warm, cosy interiors.
Travellers and activities
The Cotswolds are a special place to bring your children. Get ready to visit farms and wildlife parks, steam railways and museums. For teenagers, there are activity centres, water sports and popular shopping outlets. And you don’t have to splash the cash to enjoy your family holiday in the Cotswolds, as many of the museums, which showcase everything from dinosaurs to historic aircraft, are free, as are the majority of the area’s country parks!The Cotswolds for fans of quintessential English villages
So where to go first, ‘England's Favourite Village’ Kingham, the highest village in the area, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Camden with its elegant terraced High Street – or one of the many other fairy-tale villages beckoning you to explore?! And of course, you cannot forget Bibury, nestled on the banks of the River Coln, it is a gorgeous little village with the Cotswolds’ most famous and photographed street, Arlington Row. You will truly feel like you’ve been thrown back a few centuries!
„The Cotswolds is home to the annual cheese competition which involves chasing a big round slab of cheese down a steep hill! Cheese lovers take note – first person to reach the cheese keeps it!“
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Hidcote Manor garden is the quintessential English garden surrounding a golden Cotswolds-stone house. Each so-called ‘room’ of the garden has its own character, and in summer they are awash with colour!2. Visit Harry Potter film locations
The village of Lacock is like a small time warp of a traditional Cotswolds village, and it was used as a location for many Harry Potter scenes. The most notable location is the magnificent fan-vaulted cloisters seen in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.3. Discover 2,000 years of history in Gloucester
The biggest town in the Cotswolds boasts Roman ruins, one of the world's most majestic cathedrals and the UK's best preserved Victorian Docks. Hungry? Stop for lunch at New Inn’s picturesque courtyard – a magnificent, medieval galleried coaching inn.4. Enjoy afternoon tea in a thatched cottage
The charming Secret Cottage is a thatched, 500-year-old building with open log fires and a traditional Aga, where you will enjoy a traditional English Cream Tea and learn all about the area from a friendly and hospitable guide.5. Get your vitamins at Hayles Fruit Farm
Hayles Fruit Farm showcases orchards replete with apples, pears, plums, strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries. Come in season and pick your own fruit! Alternatively, enjoy a freshly sourced meal at their quaint cafe. And whatever you do, do not leave without first trying their delectable homemade apple juice and cider!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in The Cotswolds
What is the average price of holiday rentals in The Cotswolds?
The coronavirus has severely impacted the travel industry. Based on our 2020 data, The Cotswolds has an annual average price of £171.51 per night.
When can you get the best deals on holiday rentals in The Cotswolds?
If you would like to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit The Cotswolds are January (£140.5 per night for accommodation, on average), February (£146.34), and April (£155.25).
When does the price of holiday rentals in The Cotswolds go up the most?
It can be concluded, analysing the data for the year 2020, that the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of December (£195.96), November (£192.53), and October (£190.52).
Are there usually many holiday rentals available in The Cotswolds?
It is better to book your stay in plenty of time when visiting The Cotswolds, as only 24% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?
In 2019, the months with the largest number of available properties in The Cotswolds were April, May, and January with average availabilities of 38.75%, 37.8% and 35.5%, respectively.
During which months are there fewer rentals available in The Cotswolds?
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in The Cotswolds are, in order, September (with 8.25% of available rentals), August (9%), and October (14%).
How many holiday lettings does Holidu have in The Cotswolds?
Our inventory features around 2700 properties from 19 partners.