Family Holidays in the Cotswolds

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  • Birch House

    Stow-On-The-Wold, Gloucestershire
    • Sleeps8
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    An elegant and spacious four-bedroom family home, located on a quiet residential street, in the historic market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire. (Ref. 1091413)

    7 nights from £1409

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  • Red Fawn Cottage

    Blockley, Gloucestershire
    • Sleeps4
    • Bedrooms2
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    A lovely two-bedrooms Cotswold stone cottage, resting in the peaceful village of Blockley, Gloucestershire. (Ref. 1091434)

    7 nights from £689

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  • The Bybrook

    Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire
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    Large detached, four-bedroom property set in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. (Ref. 1091251)

    7 nights from £1022

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  • Fleur de Lys

    Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
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    A beautiful four-bedroom Grade ll listed Cotswold stone home, perched in the heart of the bustling market town of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. (Ref. 1091374)

    7 nights from £1004

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  • Causeway Cottage

    Old Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire
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    A delightful Grade ll listed, mid 17th century cottage, nestled in the unspoilt village of Old Minster Lovell. (Ref. 1091354)

    7 nights from £1126

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  • Abbots Cottage

    Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
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    Abbots Cottage is a quintessential 17th century Cotswold stone cottage with stylish interiors enjoying a popular location in the historic market town of Winchcombe. (Ref. 1087481)

    7 nights from £511

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Self catering cottages are perfect for family holidays and short breaks

Whether you are planning a short break with the kids or a celebratory weekend with your extended family, a holiday cottage can offer the perfect escape for every generation.

From cosy nights in with the kids by the fire in the colder months, to barbecues enjoyed in your own private garden during the summer, a family break in one of our beautiful properties offers something for everyone. What could be better than escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life to enjoy the company of loved ones and enjoy your time off at an altogether slower pace?

With UK family breaks becoming increasingly popular, there are more cottages than ever before for you to choose from – you're bound to find something to make everyone happy. Self-catering holidays are also a great idea for families visiting from overseas. Whether it's your first time in the UK, or you're a returning visitor, a cottage break can allow you the freedom to get out of the cities and explore the beautiful countryside that we are so lucky to have. With rolling hills, patchworks of fields and pretty villages, there is so much to see and do and it's made even more special when you can return to your private cottage with some of your home comforts.

The idea of a staycation in the UK has so many benefits for families – you can cut out the stresses of airport security and long transfers and replace them with the convenience of driving right up to the door of a home from home for you and the kids to enjoy. Added to that there is the obvious value for money element, with costs of an average holiday cottage being far lower than a hotel or B&B on a price per head basis.

When choosing the perfect UK break, your tail-wagging friends will no doubt be a huge part of the decision-making process. At Character Cottages we understand that going on a family adventure is not the same without your four-legged friends, and there are few better places to head for a staycation than the Cotswolds. With its awe-inspiring views, rolling hills and lush green fields to explore and play fetch, you can be sure to enjoy an adventure packed pet friendly holiday

For many families, travelling with little ones can be rather stressful. Imagine escaping to a beautiful cottage, situated in a quaint Cotswolds village, with no hassle. Not only does our website search functionality allow guests to predefine and search for individual requirements, we have also provided detailed descriptions of each property, as well as any toddler friendly facilities to help provide peace of mind when choosing your family fun break. 

With so many school holidays throughout the year and the thought of how to keep the kids entertained taking top priority, it's easy to panic! Keeping the little ones amused at home can be tricky, but what if there was another option that would suit your family and that won't break the bank? Many of the cottages and houses we have to offer are close to great family attractions, including museums and wildlife parks, as well as having great walking and bike riding routes nearby. So, whether you're trying to occupy them over the long summer holidays or just over half term, a UK break to the Cotswolds could be the answer you've been looking for. After all what's more precious than family time?