Best Large Holiday Homes in the Cotswolds

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On this page, I’m going to show you the best large holiday cottages in The Cotswolds, along with things to do nearby.

All the properties are of an excellent or exceptional standard throughout.

18 Best Large Houses to Rent in the Cotswolds

Sleeps 8

Rose Cottage

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire

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Set on the edge of the tiny village of Awre and close to the River Severn, this holiday rental has a ‘home from home’ feel with a big ‘farmhouse’ kitchen.

Things to do: Visit The Royal Forest of Dean, England’s largest oak forest, which offers numerous trails that can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback.

Stepwell

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 3 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire

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A barn conversion set in the beautiful Cotswolds village of Barton on the Heath. The property has a huge vaulted ceiling and large windows with glorious views across the Cotswolds Hills.

Things to do: Less than five miles away is Stow-on-the-Wold. This ancient market town has played host to many fairs since the 12th century and today holds a biannual Gypsy Horse Fair, craft fairs and monthly farmers’ market.

Nearby is Bourton-on-the-Water, known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. Easy reach of spa town Cheltenham. Driving distance is Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath, Worcester and the waterfront city of Gloucester.

Croft House

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Swimming Pool | WiFi | Games Room

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Croft House is a palatial property with elegant rooms and hallways. The floor to ceiling glass windows gives you a stunning view of the countryside.

Things to do: There is a games room with a pool table, table tennis and games console. An indoor pool is available for private use from 4pm-8pm.

Siskin

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Swimming Pool | WiFi

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Siskin is a luxury detached home positioned overlooking the lake on a 450-acre private estate and near to the thriving town of Cirencester.

The bi-fold doors make the deck the perfect place to watch the sunset, enjoy the view, and relax.

Things to do: On-site facilities include access to the Artspa, with indoor and outdoor heated pools, a steam and sauna room. There are also local off-site facilities include cycling, cable skiing, sailing, and canoeing.

The beauty of the surrounding makes picnics awesome. For golf-lovers, visit Oaksey, a 9-hole golf course which is nearby.

Serenity

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Swimming Pool | WiFi | Open fire

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Serenity is part of the Manor Cottages and is one of the most impressive homes on that estate. It gives magnificent views over Somerford Lagoon.

The interior is spacious and stylish, making this property one of the best and most relaxing retreat.

Things to do: The property also houses a private pool, gym, and spa. You may enjoy a peaceful walk around one of the beautiful lakes, do fishing, and bird watching.

Also enjoy unlimited access to Artspa.

Yellowhammer

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Swimming Pool | WiFi | Garden

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This luxury detached home can be found inside a 450-acre private estate. The bi-fold doors give you a perfect view of the sunset.

On-site facility access to Artspa, gives you access to indoor and outdoor heated pools, as well as a steam and sauna room.

Things to do: Barbecue while overlooking the sunset. A local off-site facility gives you access to cycling, cable skiing, sailing, and canoeing.

Court Hayes Farm Barn

Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire

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This fabulous accommodation is perfect for families or group of friends. The rooms are big and comfortable and the hot tub can fit up to 5 people.

The interior design is elegant and stylish. The spacious dining and living room area also makes this a perfect holiday home away from home.

Since it is a Barn-style design, there are columns of wood on the ceiling but appliances and equipment are very modern.

You can see relaxing views right outside your room window, which is perfect for those who are seeking a private, comfortable escape from everyday life.

Things to do: Daylesford Organic Farm Shop is 15 minutes away. The beautiful countryside setting makes walking a pleasant activity. Barbecue and hot tub are a must.

Sleeps 10

Avalon

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire | Games room | Near a pub

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A Cotswold stone house in the village of Leonard Stanley. The enclosed garden has a hot tub and Woodburner.

Things to do: Visit the village of Stroud for pretty walks, sports, and cosy pubs.

Take a walk along the Cotswold Way and take advantage of the many canal paths, cycle tracks, and the National Trust common lands.

Brook Cottage

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Garden

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This spacious retreat is surrounded by wonderful countryside and is nearby the owner’s dairy farm.

The cosy kitchen includes a breakfast bar where families can enjoy and gather around.

The wood burner in the sitting room makes your stay cosy and comfortable.

Things to do: The village of Westbury on Severn offers a charming pub, and is home to Westbury Court Garden and a small children’s play area is at the Parish Hall, half a mile away.

Other popular routes include Malvern Hills, Black Mountains and Brecon Beacon National Park.

Reflections

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets No | Hot tub  | Swimming Pool | WiFi | Open fire

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Reflections is located in the town of Cirencester and is a perfectly decorated family accommodation that is sure to be a hit with your family.

With its comfortable beds, quality furniture and nice interior, it provides a luxurious yet affordable stay for families and friends.

Things to do: You will be provided access to the superb complimentary facilities inside the Artspa, which includes a spa, swimming pools including a heated outdoor pool, a gym, etc.

Popular activities also include biking and canoeing to explore the area (you need to hire a bike or canoe).

You can also explore Rodmarton manor and Cirencester Amphitheatre to get a taste of history of the place.

Prospect House

Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire

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This Georgian country house is a beautiful and elegant property that’s ideal for. peaceful family retreat and gathering of friends.

Things to do: The sunroom will allow you to take in beautiful views of Painswick from daybreak till sundown.

The hot tub is the guests’ favorite area along with the sunroom.

Extensive gardens will make morning walks pleasurable and totally relaxing, perfect for those who want to unwind.

Sleeps 12

Albion Barn

Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Near a pub

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A contemporary barn conversion set in a rural location on the edge of the Cotswolds.

Things to do: A good base for visiting The Cotswolds area. Visit Blenheim Palace, Sudley Castle or Warwick Castle.

Malt Barn

Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 4 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Near a pub

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A modern converted barn with undercover hot tub in a large garden.

Things to do: Visit the famous village of Burford. Within easy driving distance of popular attractions such as Blenheim Palace, Sudley Castle, Warwick Castle, and several National Trust Houses and Gardens.

Longmynd

Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Garden

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Longmynd is located at the banks of River Severn. Facilities are first class and the whole interior is spotless and immaculate.

Beds are very comfortable and chocolates and basic tea and coffee are provided. Families can choose between formal dining inside or do alfresco dining in the patio.

Things to do: Wake up to a spectacular view of the lake and relax in the hot tub while doing a barbecue.

Explore the city’s excellent selection of shops and markets. You may also visit the Victorian Docklands and Norman Cathedral.

The Downs

Sleeps 12 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Games Room

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The Downs is a luxurious modern hose in the hamlet of Awre. It is located just across the river from Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

Though the property is spacious, the accommodation provides a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. The Hot tub can accommodate 6 guests at a time.

Things to do: The games room includes table tennis, a “table football” game, and dartboard. Most people enjoy the hot-tub while basking in the beauty of the view of River Severn.

Sleeps 16

Lower Tundridge Cottage

Sleeps 16 | Bedrooms 6 | Bathrooms 5 | Pets No | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire | Near a pub

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Set in the village of Suckley in the Malvern Hills, is this contemporary conversion of a traditional farm building, that was once used in hop and grain production.

Things to do: Just a short drive away is the beautiful Worcestershire town of Great Malvern which dates back to the Bronze Age and is situated on the eastern side of the dramatic Malvern Hills.

Visit antique fairs, WI country markets, and farmers’ markets.

Sleeps 18

Week Farm

Sleeps 18 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 6 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Open fire | Games room

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Located just 4 miles from the centre of Bath are this extraordinary manor house and small country estate.

Things to do: See the stunning architecture of Georgian terraces of Bath and visit the celebrated Roman Baths and abbey.

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River Severn House

Sleeps 30 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 6 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | Swimming Pool | WiFi | Games Room

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This property is situated on the north bank of River Severn and just a stone’s throw away from the Wye Vallet AONB.

Dine like royalty in the grand dining room where all guests can fit and enjoy each other’s company.

All rooms are comfortable and the main rooms resemble hotel suites. The stylish cinema room includes a 75-inch TV soundbar with sky Q, holding over 1000 films.

Things to do: Aside from the games room, guests can enjoy the cinema room and the amazing views of the River Severn. There’s an indoor heated swimming pool.

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