Discover a selection of 2,500 holiday rentals in Gloucestershire that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including internet/WiFi and pool. Prices start at £ 89 per night, and cottages and cabins are popular options for a stay in Gloucestershire. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Holiday lettings in Gloucestershire

With rolling green landscapes and quaint Cotswold villages, Gloucestershire is a perfect retreat for your relaxing holiday. Stroll through towns with medieval market squares and regency high life, trek through the oaks and beeches in the lush forest or enjoy lively sports like horse racing and cricket. Whether you’re travelling with family, as a couple or on your own, you’ll find plenty to do near Gloucestershire holiday lettings.

History

Heritage sites near Gloucestershire holiday lettings

The long, rich history of Gloucestershire is celebrated in several museums and historic sites throughout the area. Holiday homes are available near such heritage sites as the National Trust Snowshill Manor and Garden, a 16th-century manor house with a lush garden and a diverse collection of period furnishings, and the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, a museum with an extensive collection of vintage cars and historic toys. The Chedworth Roman Villa, the scenic ruins of a 4th-century home and museum filled with historic artefacts, and the Clearwell Caves, an iron-mining museum housed within ancient caverns, are also of interest to history buffs. You could also visit Hailes Abbey, the ruins of a 13th-century Cistercian abbey with a museum of interesting archaeological finds.

Things to do

Things to do near Gloucestershire holiday homes

Gloucestershire has endless fun-filled attractions for families and couples. Holiday lettings are available near exciting sites like Westonbirt, the National Arboretum, a trail-covered Victorian landscape with trees and shrubs, and the Sudeley Castle, a 15th-century home with formal gardens, masterpiece artwork and a native group of peacocks. The Hidcote Gardens, a meticulous garden with pathways, lawn games and seating areas, and the Gloucester Cathedral, an 11th-century building with the tomb of King Edward II and musical events, are also must-see attractions on your holiday.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Gloucestershire

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gloucestershire a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Cirencester Golf Club (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Cotswold Farm Park (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • The Model Village (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Gloucestershire holiday homes

From relaxing and laid-back to thrilling and adrenaline-pumping, Gloucestershire’s range of outdoor activities has something for every taste and skill level. Leisurely strolls through the historic districts and gardens, rambling or cycling through the landscape or encountering wildlife in the animal parks are popular activities for those looking for a relaxing holiday. Thrill-seekers will enjoy surfing on the spectacular inland waves, kayaking in the ocean, skateboarding in a terrain park or enjoying aerial views of the countryside from a hot-air balloon. No matter how you choose to explore the great outdoors, you’ll find plenty to do just outside your holiday rental.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gloucestershire

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Gloucestershire is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Rococo Gardens (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Imperial Gardens (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Pittville Park (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Haresfield Beacon (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Minchinhampton Common (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Gloucestershire

The nearest airport is in Oxford (OXF), located 34.9 mi (56.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Bristol (BRS-Bristol Intl.), which is 39.2 mi (63.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Cheltenham Spa Station, Gloucester Station and Stroud Station are the main stations in the area.

How to get around

Transport to Gloucestershire holiday homes

Gloucestershire is easily accessed from London and other neighbouring areas via public transport. The British Rail network has train lines that run through the region, and the bus network travels throughout England and past many interesting destinations. Several well-maintained and connected roadways pass through Gloucestershire as well, so you can take your own vehicle or hired car to your holiday rental and nearby attractions. Walking is also a popular way to explore the landscape and villages in the area.

Food & drink

Regional cuisine in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire has a well-earned reputation for being a foodie destination, due to the vast array of produce and meats available in charming pubs, cafes and restaurants throughout the area. Single Gloucestershire cheese and Gloucester Old Spot pork are delicacies in the area, though other local favourites include Stinking Bishop cheese, Tewkesbury mustard, Bibury trout and Hobbs House bread. All of these distinctive delights can be found on menus in local restaurants, giving you a chance to experience the unique, local food culture of Gloucestershire near your holiday rental.

Can I find a vacation rental around Gloucestershire?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 2,336 vacation rentals near Gloucestershire. From 1,516 cottages to 1,522 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gloucestershire for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

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