The Cotswolds and South Central England

Premier Cottages in The Cotswolds and South Central England

Scroll down to view all holiday cottages in The Cotswolds and South Central England. To see cottages in a specific county, simply click the relevant link below (if the county name doesn't appear, we don't currently have cottages in that county). Click on Filter these Cottages in the yellow bar below to refine your search (e.g. dog-friendly, hot tub etc).  Click Show Map below to show all the cottages in the Cotswolds on the map.  You can also view local area information by switching between the header tabs below, to get an area description, ideas of things to do, and an annual events calendar.Click on any property for more information, photographs, a Price Guide, property location maps and a link to the property’s own website.

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Barely two hours west of London, the gentle hills and stone-built villages of the Cotswolds spread for almost 100 miles from Chipping Camden to Bath, an area of small hamlets, quirky traditions, interesting food and an overwhelming sense of rural timelessness. Honey-coloured Cotswold stone distinguishes low-key communities such as Painswick, its church still marked by Civil War canon-fire, Bourton-on-the-Water, regularly voted one of England’s prettiest villages, and Guiting Power further north, surrounded by woods and pleasant country walks.

In fact, almost all Cotswold villages boast peaceful circular walking routes and interesting old pubs, reflecting the area’s time-capsule appeal; but there’s much grandeur, too. Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, spreads over 2,100 parkland acres at the eastern edge, and Sudeley Castle, once home of Katherine Parr, wife of Henry VIII, is now home to an extraordinary garden. More than 30 nationally-important gardens offer a blaze of colour over much of the Cotswolds, many such as Hidcote near Chipping Camden, run by the National Trust.

Cheltenham is the thriving main town, famous for horse racing, Regency architecture and also for a series of intriguing festivals celebrating literature, science, music, food, and more. Longborough Festival Opera at Moreton-in-the-Marsh extends the area’s musical appeal, and food in its most natural form can be examined in personal detail at Cotswolds Farm Park near Guiting Power, also at many farmers’ markets all over the region. The Cotswolds famously produces over 100 types of cheese, much fruit, and the tasty Gloucestershire Old Spot pig.

This section shows a wide range of things to do in the Region. You can use the filters, so it only shows things you are interested in, and if you click Show Map then Show Attractions, it will pin them all on the map for you. You can also show or hide the cottages at the same time, to see what activities are near each cottage. We hope this will be useful in planning your holiday - happy browsing!

Below you will find some of the major events taking place in the region throughout the year, listed by month. For accurate date information please check the event website provided.