Things to see and do in the South Cotswolds

The South of the Cotswolds touching both Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, is not short of spectacular scenery and stunning walks. Visitors will delight in meandering around the picturesque villages, stopping off to sample locally brewed ales and homegrown food.


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Short breaks from £345.45

Wood Cottage

Wood Cottage is a cosy one bedroom detached Cotswold holiday cottage located in the picturesque town of Fairford and close to the delightful Cotswold town of Cirencester. This dog friendly cottage, complete with wood burning stove, garden and summerhouse, is the ideal getaway for a romantic retreat or those looking to explore the surrounding countryside with their dog.
Sleeps 4
Short breaks from £625.80

Fairfield Cottage

Fairfield Cottage is a traditional two bedroom, two bathroom stone cottage situated in the quaint village of Quenington, next door to The Keepers Arms, the welcoming village pub. This dog friendly cottage is equipped with an Aga and wood burning stove, offering a quintessential stay and a cosy retreat to enjoy after exploring the surrounding Cotswolds.
Sleeps 6
Short breaks from £626.28

The New Bakehouse

The New Bakehouse is a modern three bedroom holiday home located in the village of Randwick, near Stroud. Complete with eye-catching interiors, wood burning stove and living spaces that open onto the patio and lawned garden, this fabulous holiday home is perfectly equipped to enjoy year round visits to the Cotswolds with friends and family. This property is also dog friendly!
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Sleeps 6
Short breaks from £487.56

Peppercorn Cottage

Peppercorn Cottage is a beautifully presented holiday home located in the picturesque village of South Woodchester, close to the vibrant market town of Stroud. Boasting stylish interiors, cosy living areas and a fantastic garden with far-reaching views, this fabulous Grade II listed cottage is the perfect base for a relaxing break in the South Cotswolds.
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Short breaks from £322.32

Orchard Cottage, Didmarton

Orchard Cottage is a charming one bedroom stable conversion, positioned within the grounds of a quintessential Cotswold home. Small but perfectly formed, this well-equipped, romantic bolt hole is nestled in a quiet village in the south Cotswolds and within easy reach of Tetbury, Bath and Bristol and ideally suited to those who enjoy the outdoors.
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Short breaks from £3,028.32

Yew Tree Farmhouse

Once featured in Country Homes and Interiors, Yew Tree Farmhouse is a charming Georgian house which has been lovingly restored with luxurious interiors and offers a real sense of country living with an Aga, wood burning stove and spacious garden. With the additions of a wood fired hot tub and games room, this home is the ideal retreat for a memorable trip with loved ones.
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Sleeps 3+1
Short breaks from £290.70

Hillcrest Cottage

Hillcrest Cottage is a cosy two bedroom holiday cottage which has beautifully bright interiors and a traditional wood burning stove. Located in Avening, a small Cotswold village three miles north of Tetbury, the cottage is ideally suited to those looking to explore the surrounding countryside or perhaps enjoy a day trip to Bristol or Bath, both under an hours drive away.
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Sleeps 5
Short breaks from £425.34

Rose Tree Cottage, Stroud

Rose Tree Cottage is a wonderful grade II listed holiday home with cosy interiors, spacious living areas and two stunning gardens at different levels, one of which offers wonderful views over the Rodborough Common. Nestled on a hillside just outside the market town of Stroud in the heart of the beautiful “Five Valleys” region, this fabulous property is perfect for get togethers with loved ones.
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Sleeps 4
Short breaks from £320.28

Pear Tree Cottage, Cherington

Pear Tree Cottage is a wonderful holiday home which boasts stylish interiors with a wealth of character features, which is complemented by a mixture of vintage, antique and modern furniture, Nestled peacefully in the heart of the rural village of Cherington, this fabulous property is perfect for a get together with family or friends
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Short breaks from £286.65

Guinea Cottage

Guinea Cottage is a cosy dog friendly holiday home on the outskirts of Upper Seagry, an attractive village nestled in the Wiltshire countryside. Enjoying spectacular rural views from its private garden, this wonderful two bedroom home with wood burning stove is the ideal base from which to explore the South Cotswolds and you may also enjoy a day trip to Bath or Bristol.
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Sleeps 4+2
Short breaks from £377.40

Will’s Cottage

Will's Cottage is a wonderful holiday home which boasts stylish interiors, open-plan living areas and a superb patio garden, which offers uninterrupted rural views. Located on a working farm close to picturesque Horsley, this fabulous property is a perfect retreat for a couple or a small family who are seeking a relaxing break surrounded by the glorious Cotswold scenery.

Foodies looking for a Michelin starred restaurant are well served in this area of the Cotswolds. In Gloucestershire book a table at Le Champignon Sauvage which has served the most incredible food since it opened back in 1987. In the delightful town of Chippenham, The Bybrook is an elegant manor house set in 365 glorious acres of Cotswold countryside. Here, a brigade of excellent chefs serve up seasonal modern British good from local producers and their own kitchen garden.

The town of Fairford is known for its Town Crier who continues the ancient tradition on the first Wednesday of every month in the market place. However, you may know Fairford for its military base from which Concorde had its maiden flight. Visit in July and you will not be disappointed as the Royal International Air Tattoo plays host to hundreds of aircraft from around the world.

Glorious all year round, the National Arboretum at Westonbirt is a fabulous place for all the family. From the Gruffalo spotters and natural play trails to the five national tree collections and breath-taking Tree Top Walkway, there is plenty to see and do. The arboretum makes for a perfect picnic spot, especially in the spring as the blossom comes into bloom and the weather warms up. If you forget the picnic, fear not, as the onsite kitchen, pantry and smokehouse serve a selection of wood-fired pizzas, grab and go food, homemade cakes and excellent, freshly ground coffee.

Another fabulous park is in the nearby town of Cirencester – yes, a park actually in a town! The 15,000 acre country park makes for a peaceful retreat where visitors can wander around the gardens spotting wild deer or taking to the lake in a rowing boat.

Beyond the Arboretum and country parks there are many great walking routes in the South Cotswolds. The 6-mile route from Chipping Campden, at the northern end of the Cotswold Way, to Broadway tower takes you across the Gloucestershire-Worcestershire border. Make sure you spend some time at Broadway Tower, enjoying the incredible views from the top, before spotting deer as you make your way past the war memorial to the Morris & Brown Café, for a bite to eat or to pick up a gift.

If you like to enjoy a spot of shopping, whilst on a short-break, then you will find some wonderful independent shops on almost every high street in and around the area. In the lesser-known town of Dursley you will find a bustling farmers market on the second Saturday of every month, and the town is fast becoming known as a centre for the arts, with exhibitions and workshops taking place at nearby Kingshill house. From delightful gift shops to antiques centres and art galleries, you can pick up a perfect gift or treat yourself to local crafts to take a touch of the Cotswolds back home with you.