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With over 220 quality properties to choose from, we have something for everyone.

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Welcome to Character Cottages in the Cotswolds

Discover the south of England from the comfort of your very own Cotswold holiday cottage.

With over 200 properties, Character Cottages have a wide variety of Cotswolds cottages for your next getaway.

There are popular locations such as StroudBroadwayCirencester and Bourton-on-the-Water, you will never be short of choice at Character Cottages.

If you need some inspiration, our expert team are on hand to find the perfect self-catering Cotswolds cottage for you.

Self-Catering Holiday Cottages in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds offers a beautiful green landscape that sits in the southwest of England. It is the perfect getaway destination for families, couples, pets or simply on your own.

The rolling green hills are home to some of the most stunning landscapes and villages in the UK. Set off on a hike along the Cotswold way and treat yourself to a picnic among the hills.

And, after a day of exploring, you can spend the evening relaxing in your private Cotswold holiday cottage.

These self-catering holiday cottages in the Cotswolds are perfect if you are looking for a unique holiday with the freedom to come and go as you please.

Eat, drink, explore and be merry in the comfort of your self-catering holiday home.

Why Choose a Cottage to Rent in the Cotswolds?

Apart from being home to one of the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds has many things to do for the whole family.

You can find a world of antiques in the charming town of Cirencester. Or sample some of the region’s favourite foods throughout Gloucestershire.

With a wealth of history, beautiful scenery, and unique stone cottages, the Cotswolds has become one of the most popular family-friendly travel destinations in the UK.

Choosing a Place to Stay in the Cotswolds with Character Cottages

The range of homely Cotswold’s cottages come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Whether you are looking for a holiday cottage in the Cotswolds for the family or a pet-friendly holiday home in the Cotswolds, Character Cottages has something for you.

You can choose from a range of unique holiday cottages to rent in the Cotswolds that come with varying amenities.

Create lasting memories with your partner in a romantic holiday cottage. Or head away for a short break in the Cotswolds with your friends.

Like the sound of a Cotswold Holiday Cottage? Look through our selection of cottages to rent in the Cotswolds and start planning your next holiday with Character Cottages.