Vacation Rentals in the Cotswolds
Spending a week or two in a vacation rental (called "holiday cottages" or "self catering" in the UK) is the best way to experience the Cotswolds - stay in a cottage on a farm, a row house in a Cotswolds village or, for a large group, rent a manor house. The Cotswolds is a popular travel destination and has many great vacation rentals. Book directly with the owner or use one of the many vacation rental agencies (some are listed below).
Recommended Vacation Rentals in the Cotswolds
Buckle Barn is an historic Cotswold stone barn in Upper Slaughter, one of England's prettiest villages. With stunning architecture and the River Eye flowing between honey coloured stone cottages and grand houses, this timeless village is as good as it gets. The barn offers luxury self-catering accommodation for 2 in the heart of the Cotswolds within each reach of the beautiful cities of Bath, Oxford and London. www.buckle-barn.co.uk
Lantern House is a charming 18th century period cottage that offers a 5 star self-catering experience for up to 5 guests in the heart of the lovely South Cotswold village of Sherston. The village affords a welcoming base with two pubs that serve great food and village shops stocking delicious local produce. Westonbirt Arboretum and the Royal town of Tetbury are close by. www.cotswolds.plus.com
Vacation Rentals in the Northern Cotswolds
Broadway Cottages: Vacation rentals in Broadway.
Broadway Manor Cottages: Vacation rentals on the grounds of a Manor House in Broadway.
Bruern Cottages: Luxury vacation rentals on an estate near Stow-on-the-Wold.
Campden Cottages: Agency based in Chipping Campden with vacation rentals in or near Chipping Campden and Blockley.
Cotswold Charm Cottages: Vacation rentals near Chipping Campden.
Cotswold Holiday Cottages: Vacation rentals near Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh.
Cotswold Holiday Cottages: Vacation rentals in Upper Oddington, near Stow-on-the-Wold.
Cotswold Property Lettings: Agency based in Broadway with vacation rentals in or near Broadway.
Heath Farm: Vacation rentals on a farm on the eastern edge of the Cotswolds near Banbury.
Lower Court Farm: Vacation rentals in villages between Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold.
Vacation Rentals in the Southern Cotswolds
Bibury Holiday Cottages: Vacation rentals on the grounds of the owner's house in Bibury, near Cirencester.
Cotswold Cottages Online: Vacation rentals in the valleys near Stroud.
Five Valley Holiday Cottages: Vacation Rentals near Stroud.
Great Tythe Barn: Vacation rentals and B&B on an estate on the edge of Tetbury.
Hartwell Farm Cottages: Vacation rentals on a farm near Cirencester.
Hillcrest and Ambrose: Vacation rentals on Brimscombe Hill Road near Stroud.
Owlpen Manor: Vacation rentals on Owlpen Manor near Uley.
Port House: Vacation rentals near Stroud.
Tetbury Accommodation: B&B and vacation rentals in Tetbury.
Well Farm Cottages: Vacation rentals on a farm near Painswick.
Westley Farm Holiday Cottages: Vacation rentals on a farm near Stroud.
Vacation Rental Agencies for the Cotswolds
These agencies have properties in several regions of England, including the Cotswolds.
National Trust Holiday Cottages - The Cotswolds: National Trust owned historic cottages in all parts of England.
Vacation Rentals Near the Cotswolds
Country Holiday Lets: Agency based in Leominster with vacation rentals in Herefordshire, Welsh Marches, Worcestershire Borders, Ludlow and Shropshire Hills.
Hideaways: Agency based in Wiltshire with properties in the Southwest of England.
Hidelow House: Vacation rentals on a farm, in Herefordshire, west of the Cotswolds near Great Malvern.
Knightcote Farm Cottages: Vacation rentals on a farm between Banbury and Warwick.
Shakespeare Holiday Cottages: Vacation rentals on Arden Hill Farm near Stratford-upon-Avon.
Weekly Home: Oxford apartments, from 1 week to 5 months.
Withy Mill Farms: Vacation rentals on a farm in the Cam Valley between Bath and Bristol.
Rent from the Owner - Vacation Rental Directory Sites
These websites let you book directly with the property owner. They all have properties in the Cotswolds.
Holiday Lettings - Cotswolds: A TripAdvisor company.
iKnow Cotswolds: Part of the iKnow group of websites.
Farm Stay Sites
Stay on a Farm in the Cotswolds and Forest of Dean: Farms with B&B or vacation rentals.
Farm Stay UK: Farms with B&B or vacation rentals. Part of EuroGites, European Federation for Farm and Village Tourism.
Other Rent From Owner Sites
The Lady: A weekly magazine with lots of vacation rental listings. No vacation rental information is online; pickup the magazine in England.
OxfordCity.co.uk: Apartments/vacation rentals in and near Oxford.
Home Base Holidays: Home exchange club based in London. Many listings for the Cotswolds (search for Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire).
Sabbatical Homes: Homes to rent, house-sit or exchange.
Tourist Office websites have lists of local vacation rentals, but the sites for the Cotswolds have limited listings. Most accommodations listings are on the main Visit Britain site and are duplicated on the local sites.
Visit Britain: Main Tourist Office website for all of Britain with some information for the Cotswolds. Click "Where to Stay". Cotswolds vacation rentals are included in the "Heart of England" region.
Cotswolds Tourist Offices
The Cotswolds: Glouchestershire Tourism.
The Cotswolds: Gloucestershire Tourism (and Visit Britain).