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Holiday Cottages in the Cotswolds

The views from Lower Lodge, Newark Estate, Gloucestershire © Chris Lacey

The views from Lower Lodge, Newark Estate, Gloucestershire © Chris Lacey

Holiday cottages in the Cotswolds encompass a traditional cottage with exposed wooden beams, honey-coloured and golden stone exterior and sit in a number of lovely locations.

Cotswolds holiday cottages let you enjoy and revel in the freedom of the English countryside as the Cotswolds boast a great rural setting, vast rolling hills and an abundance of twisting footpaths. We are very proud of our Cotswolds cottage collection and this special area of the UK will leave you wanting to return time and time again.

In the Cotswolds, spot the wildlife at Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, from the great crested newts in the fountain to otters, water voles and dragonflies in the 18th-century water meadows. While the arts and crafts garden rooms at the world famous Hidcote reimagines what it means to spend time outside and might give you ideas to try in your own garden.

The Cotswolds are close to a number of great areas such as Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. These counties give a chance to get closer to traditional English life, gentle rolling hedgerows alive with wildlife and wide open green spaces to relax in. Highlights include exploring the green chalk hills and woodlands of the Chilterns and discovering the history of Warwickshire, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

We have holiday cottages that are ideal for couples, family gatherings, escapes with the dog and the rural setting of the Cotswolds is perfect for taking a break from city and urban life. Truly unwind in a Trust cottage and relax in some special areas of England where you can enjoy country walks, open space and visit cute and quaint towns and villages where restaurant and pubs present the opportunity to relish your little getaway.

Take a break in one of our secluded countryside cottages nestled in quiet Cotswold villages, hidden amongst rural greenery and wooded valleys. In the Cotswolds, you’re sure to find your perfect romantic getaway.

Built at the turn of the century, West Lodge stands on the edge of the estate village of Sherborne. An intriguing and unusual holiday haven for two, with an enclosed courtyard garden and surrounded by plenty of walking trails. As well as an ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds the beautiful city of Oxford is within easy reach. The cosy Spring Cottage is small but boasts bags of character and period features including an ancient fireplace and exposed beams. If you can drag yourself away from the cottage there’s lots of pretty market towns and villages to explore, great restaurants and pubs.

The Cotswolds provide the perfect family escape. Spanning across many counties, there are many days out to be had, such as a visit to the Cotswolds Wildlife Park, Falconry Centre, Gloucester Cathedral and historic museums.  

The Grade II listed and former bookshop, Little Fleece is found in the pretty Cotswold town of Painswick and sleeps six. With a large sitting room with a wood burner, spacious kitchen and lovely bedrooms, Little Fleece is the family’s choice of a UK getaway. The breakfast room overlooks the garden and close by are a variety of shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants and tea shops. Just outside of the town is rambling countryside and woodlands to explore that are perfect for taking in the local wildlife. Lower Lodge is the perfect cottage for enjoying family strolls around the Great British countryside. The traditional stone lodge was built in 1790 as part of the Newark estate, set in a spectacular setting with stunning views.

Some of our holiday cottages even accommodate your dog! No holiday is complete without man’s best friend and we have a selection of dog friendly cottages so you and your pooch can explore somewhere away from home.

Woody’s Cottage is surrounded by deciduous woodland which is a National Nature Reserve and an example of some of the finest beech trees grown for timber in the country. This special cottage has lost none of its country charm or Cotswold character and you best pack your walking boots, as whatever the season, there are some wonderful walks in the area.

Standing beside the ornate former entrance gates to the 17th-century Lodge Park is Deer Park Lodge. Offering panoramic views over the surrounding open rolling countryside, you and your dog will adore the rural scenery.  It is the ideal base for discovering the Cotswolds with Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Cirencester a short distance away.

Why Choose A National Trust Holiday Cottage in The Cotswolds?

Our holiday cottages in the Cotswolds are on or very close to land managed by the Trust and you will enjoy the space to relax in truly unbelievable locations.

Every time you stay with us, the proceeds goes directly back towards protecting, restoring or opening up buildings and landscapes for everyone to enjoy. Your contribution is invaluable in helping the National Trust continue to protect and grow these special places.

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The Trust are exceptionally proud of our guest feedback and know that people love to keep returning to their special holiday cottage and enjoy its pleasure over and over again.

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  • Exterior frontage of Woody's Cottage, Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire

    Woody's Cottage

    Sheepscombe , Gloucestershire

    A traditional 19th-century Cotswold stone cottage set at the head of the Sheepscombe valley.

  • The exterior of Manor Farmhouse, Snowshill, nr Broadway, Gloucestershire © Mike Henton

    Manor Farmhouse

    nr Broadway , Gloucestershire

    This large beamed village house was once the home of the farm manager.

  • Exterior frontage of West Lodge © Mike Henton

    West Lodge

    Sherborne , Gloucestershire

    A semi-detached former gatelodge on the edge of this attractive village.

  • The exterior of Lower Lodge, Newark Estate, Gloucestershire © Mike Henton

    Lower Lodge

    Wotton Under Edge , Gloucestershire

    A traditional stone lodge set in spectacular countryside with stunning views.

  • The exterior of Honor's Cottage, Snowshill, nr Broadway, Gloucestershire © Mike Henton

    Honor's Cottage

    nr Broadway , Gloucestershire

    This cottage is in a row of picturesque Cotswold stone cottages.

  • The exterior of Deer Park Lodge, Sherbourne, Gloucestershire © National Trust

    Deer Park Lodge

    Sherborne , Gloucestershire

    A former gate lodge standing beside ornate entrance gates.