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Price and Availability Index for Cotswolds
Holiday Letting Price Information in the Cotswolds
This graph displays the average prices for the next twelve months in the Cotswolds. in the Cotswolds, prices rise to around £180 (13/07 - 20/07). Holiday letting prices go down to £126 per night in January (25/01 - 01/02).
Holiday Home Availability Information in the Cotswolds
This graph shows the holiday letting availability rate for the next twelve months. In one week of May (25/05 - 01/06), 59% of the holiday homes are booked. Conversely, it is in October (12/10 - 19/10) that the highest percentage of rentals are available.
Book a Cotswolds holiday cottage or letting to enjoy this classic countryside destination
Few areas of the United Kingdom are as unspoilt and as quintessentially English as the Cotswolds. From delightful villages to vibrant market towns, visitors can expect a warm welcome and a truly enchanting holiday.
Larger towns, such as Bath and Gloucester, effortlessly blend urban sophistication with a distinctive rural charm. Choose from a selection of conveniently located cottages and holiday lettings in the Cotswolds, and you'll be able to explore traditional English villages and historic market towns featuring typical stone architecture of centuries past. Unwind after a long day with a visit to a traditional pub, surrounded by the characteristic lush, green rolling hills.
Getting to the Cotswolds
Getting to your Cotswolds cottage or holiday letting is easy, thanks to an extensive road and rail network. Main line stations offer regular services through all larger towns. Local bus services operate between towns and villages, while the M4, M5 and M40 provide easy access from national motorways. Taxi and hire car services are readily available throughout the region, and bountiful walking and cycling routes provide the ideal opportunity to appreciate the landscape.
What to eat in the Cotswolds
From award-winning microbreweries and gastropubs to Michelin-starred restaurants, virtually every village or town you visit will have cafés, restaurants and pubs worthy of discovery. Visitors staying in self-catering Cotswolds holiday homes can also stack up on tasty supplies at one of the many local farmer’s markets.
Spring and summer are the most popular times for booking Cotswolds holiday homes. Watching the sun set over rolling green hills and honey-coloured stone cottages is a marvellous sight. Spring temperatures vary between 9°C and 17°C, with the possibility of showers. Summer boasts the longest days and temperatures between 19°C and 22°C. Autumns are mild and rich in colour, though expect more unpredictable weather. Winters are generally crisp and clear, with Christmas markets and traditional fairs on hand to brighten the trip.
What to see in the Cotswolds
Cotswolds holiday homes are perfect for making the most of a city break or longer family holiday. Visitors will be happy to discover that there's no shortage of unique destinations for a fantastic day out.
Bath is usually top of the list of towns to visit in the Cotswolds. In addition to its famous Roman baths, historic spas and magnificent medieval abbey, it is also home to some of the finest Georgian architecture in the UK. The sweeping Royal Crescent is probably the most impressive example and has made numerous appearances in film and TV.
Another must-see is the charming village of Bourton-on-the-Water, often called the “Venice of the Cotswolds”. Numerous old stone footbridges cross the River Windrush as it flows tranquilly through the village. Visitors in summer should not miss the rather eccentric game of football held each year on August Bank Holiday Monday in the river itself.
Painswick, near Stroud, sits on a hilltop and is one of the best preserved historic villages in the Cotswolds, as well as one of the prettiest. As a bonus, walkers and cyclists can enjoy superb views of the Severn Valley and Welsh mountains from the surrounding countryside.
The Cotswolds are famed for their arboretum gardens, and one of the loveliest is Batsford Arboretum, near Moreton on Marsh. Covering 56 acres of breathtaking countryside, its colours and fragrances are a feast for the senses.
Art and culture in the Cotswolds
Culture vultures are also well served by Cotswolds holiday lettings. Bath is home to the Fashion Museum and a number of collections of British, European and East Asian art. Gloucester hosts the oldest music festival in the world, the Three Choirs Festival, and many more events and festivals throughout the year. Kelmscott Manor, the summer residence of William Morris, was an inspiration to the artist and its beauty remains undiminished.
The Cotswolds with children
Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park and the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens are two terrific destinations kids will adore. Families who book a Cotswolds holiday letting can treat their kids and themselves to the thrilling climbing, jumping and swinging adventures at Head 4 Heights.
The beautiful countryside was just made for family picnics. Kids have plenty of green space around your holiday cottage to run around and play in. If the sun isn’t out, there’s always the Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection and the Jet Age Museum.
Historically Significant Buildings and Activities
The Cotswolds are scattered with numerous castles, palaces, and restored traditional houses, one of which could be your holiday cottage! Visit a quintessential English village to get an idea of life in previous centuries, and marvel at the honey-coloured buildings typical of the region.
Tewkesbury Abbey Take a veritable trip through time at the gigantic Tewkesbury Abbey. The church itself dates back to the 10th century while the 15th-century stained glass and the 17th-century organ display more recent interventions.
Stow-on-the-Wold One of the most-visited villages in the Cotswolds, Stow-on-the-Wold is a traditional market town. The village centre has an array of antique and craft shops, art galleries, traditional pubs, and elegant townhouses.
Chavenage House This Elizabethan manor house has been used for numerous television series, where you can take guided tours around the stately interior and enjoy the classic tea and scones at the end of your visit.
Pubs Whether in front of the fire on a cold, dark Winter's day or in the beer garden soaking up the Summer sunshine, a traditional countryside Cotswold pub is the perfect place to catch up with friends, relax with a book, or enjoy a hearty meal.
Nature and the Great Outdoors
There are no major cities in the Cotswolds, and there's a feeling of purity in the air throughout the region. You'll appreciate the green, rolling hills, freshwater creeks and streams, and the bright colours of wildflowers that surround your holiday cottage all year long.
Dursley and Winchcombe: These two villages are popular bases for a selection of walks, offering access to stunning views of the Cotswold countryside. Each village offers a variety of walks catering for all fitness levels.
The Cotswold Garden Route: Work your way along the best locations to view local flora and fauna. spring and summer aren't the only time to see flowers blooming either: try Westonbirt in autumn for the Japanese maples, while Blenheim Place has formal gardens on show throughout the year.
Cycling: If you're looking for something a little more adventurous, the Cotswolds is a fantastic location for both road and off-road cycling. It's a great way to see, smell, and hear the countryside up close. You can choose from small cycle paths in and around villages to large, multi-day events covering the entire region.
Cotswolds holiday attractions
Located in the north of the city, this magnificent cathedral stands near the River Severn. It is one of the finest medieval buildings in England and the burial place of royalty.
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
This fascinating venue exhibits more than 260 species of animals, including giraffes, lemurs, and rhinos, in beautiful parkland surroundings.
The abbey is the second-largest parish church in England and was formerly a Benedictine monastery. On site, the Touching Souls Tea Room offers tasty cakes and snacks.
Cotswold Falconry Centre
The Cotswold Falconry Centre in Batsford is home to 130 different species, from pygmy owls to larger eagles and vultures, and offers daily flying displays.
Castle Combe Village
Rightfully named ‘The Prettiest Village in England’, Castle Combe is a picturesque Wiltshire town and home to several attractive medieval buildings.
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