English Holiday Cottages @ explorethecountry.com

working in partnership with  

 

Photographs by explorethecountry

Britain's premium holiday cottage provider - everything from romantic waterside retreats to magnificent castles. We offer it all.

cottages4you
 
Home
East Anglia East Anglia in Winter The Cotswolds in Spring The Cotswolds in Winter
The City of Wells Cornwall & Devon RHS Wisley & Surrey Brighton Town Rye Sussex in Winter
Churchill's Chartwell Kent inc Sissinghurst Kent in Winter inc. Canterbury, Sandwich & Sussex Yorkshire & The Lake District

Photographs of The Cotswolds in the spring with Self Catering Cottages in the Vicinity

Cotswold Holiday Cottages - click photograph to go to first slide

       The river Isis flowing through Oxford - a section of The Thames river. (Click photograph above to go to first slide.)

    If you have come to this page directly from a search on the internet do you know that...

We provide direct online booking access to the UK's largest database of more than 13,000 quality assured Self Catering  Holiday Cottages Apartments & Villas across  the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal  -  A wide variety of quality assured rental properties for every budget and taste.


 

These links will open a display of cottages sleeping 4 people within 25 miles of the location with those closest displayed first. You can change the display to show cottages sleeping from 2 to 30 people when the display opens.

100's of Cotswolds Holiday Cottages for that perfect Holiday

The Cotswolds cover an area of England about the size of greater Tokyo. Popular with both the English themselves and visitors from all over the world, the Cotswolds are well known for gentle hillsides ('Wolds'), sleepy villages and for being so 'typically English'. There are famous cities such as Bath, (Cottages) well known beautiful towns like  Cheltenham (Cottages) and hundreds of delightful villages such as Burford (Cottages) and Castle Combe (Cottages) .  

Above all, the local honey-coloured limestone, used for everything from stone floors in the houses to the tiles on the roof, has ensured that the area has a magical uniformity of architecture.

Straddling the Western edge of Oxfordshire and the Eastern side of Gloucestershire and parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, & Worcestershire are the Cotswolds, a ridge of limestone hills rising steeply from the  Severn Valley (Cottages) in the West and sloping Eastward toward the Oxford Vale.

During the Middle Ages most of the Cotswolds were open sheep runs, providing an important source of wealth for the towns and villages that grew prosperous on the wool trade. The wealth accrued from wool and later the sale of manufactured cloth, is still in evidence in the wonderful churches and manor houses found in the region's elegant market towns.

The Northern Cotswolds are characterised by charming villages of soft yellow stone, built in folds between rolling wolds. Although they owe their existence to the medieval wool industry, most now rely on tourism for a living. Today there are around twenty quarries providing the stone material that is used for the construction of new buildings. A visit to the Cotswolds takes you away from the coast, inland to a picturesque and historic part of Britain where you can explore numerous country lanes and encounter small beautiful villages in the most unexpected places.

 

 

Click on thumbnail photograph to enlarge and start slide show...

Please note: you can move from one photograph to the next using the arrows at the top and bottom of the enlarged photograph

The Cotswold Village of Broadway, centrally placed for exploring the Cotswolds
Broadway residential area The main street of Broadway, Art Gallery Springfield Lane Springfield Lane Rabbits, Partridges and a sculpture in field just off the main street of Broadway

The Olive Branch Guest House - Bed and Breakfast we have enjoyed and recommend
Royal Worcester Porcelain Works

High Priced Royal Worcester Pieces

 

Bourton-on-the-Water Lanes and waterway

Bourton on the Water Great Cream Teas at the Chestnut Tree Country Manor - Lower Slaughter Signpost to the Slaughters Lower Slaughter Hotel/Manor Lower Slaughter

Stanton, Stanway and Bibury


Between Stanton and Stanway

The Village

of Burford

Manor - Bibury

Bibury Cottages

Bibury Trout Farm

Bibury trout Walkway to Arlington Cottages Arlington Cottages Looking across the valley to Arlington Cottages Rolling Cotswolds farmland  

Also check out the photographs of the Cotswolds in the Winter.

TOP OF PAGE


Click on thumbnail photograph to enlarge

Cottages within 25 miles of some of the choice spots in The Cotswolds

Click one of the underlined numbers adjacent to a location to display the cottages sleeping the number highlighted in yellow at the top.

The underlined numbers tell you how many cottages sleeping 2, or 4, or 6, or 8, or 10 people will be displayed within 25 miles of the location when you click an underlined number in one of the columns. 

Map will display a Google map of the location and From London will give you a Google route map from London to the location.

Note that the numbers of cottages will change over time as new properties are added to the database.

Cottages sleeping: 2 4 6 8 10  
Bath Map From London 58 103 55 9 7
Broadway  Map From London 84 160 55 21 16
Bourton-on-the-Water  Map From London 80 165 81 28 16
Burford  Map From London 55 134 67 24 15
Castle Coombe  Map From London 43 94 63 14 8
Cheltenham  Map From London 104 199 89 36 20
Cottages Sleeping: 2 4 6 8 10  
Chipping Campden  Map From London 54 104 48 18 12
Chipping Norton  Map From London 67 138 62 19 14
Stanton  Map From London 88 173 77 30 18
Stow-on-the-Wold  Map From London 74 158 77 26 16
Stratford-upon-Avon  Map From London 64 124 46 17 15
The Slaughters  Map From London 79 166 81 26 16

  TOP OF PAGE

  Click for Coventry, United Kingdom Forecast

 

TERMS     SITE MAP   

mailto:info@explorethecountry.com with questions or comments about this website
Copyright 2005 - 2011 Sentrix Group Limited
Last modified: