There’s no better time to shake off those winter blues, seize the day and start planning your next Cotswolds adventure.  With so many wonderful places to stay and things to do, we guarantee your summer holiday will be one to remember.

Turley Farm

Voted “The Best Holiday Cottage Company in the Cotswolds - 2018”, StayCotswold has your ideal, luxury, self-catering holiday property.  From cosy, romantic weekends to large family group and pet-friendly summer holidays, the StayCotswold portfolio is large enough to have just the right property and refined enough that the team know every detail to ensure that you get the best accommodation.  You will find crisp white hotel-style linen, fully-equipped kitchens and fabulous dining and lounge spaces to ensure a home from home experience. Mention Cotswold Tourism when you book and you’ll find a little something extra in your welcome pack.
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Lavendar field (Credit: Pietro Lambert)

From cooling down in the shallow pools at Lower Slaughter, to running your hands through fragrant Snowshill lavender, the draw of our beautiful Cotswolds in the summer is too much to miss.  It’s the time for drinking up the splendid summer outdoors; al fresco dining in a riverside pub or a picnic amongst butterflies in a country park.  Give in to the woozy attraction of a self-catering break with Character Cottages where you’re free to lose track of time as you explore the beautiful Cotswolds.  
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Parson's Barn

Relax and enjoy all the special touches of a boutique hotel stay – with the space and flexibility a self-catering holiday has to offer at the Old Stocks Bolt Hole: Parson’s Barn.  Perfect for families or groups of friends, the three bedroom period cottage, which can sleep up to six people, provides all the luxury you’d expect from its namesake and close neighbour, The Old Stocks Inn, from complimentary breakfast on your first morning, through to concierge services, your favourite drink served on arrival and more.
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Why not make Cheltenham your staycation destination?  It’s the UK's most complete Regency town with a covetous blend of heritage buildings and modern amenities. There’s an exceptional foodie scene, hundreds of award-winning annual events, plenty of things to do and, of course, it’s a great gateway into the wider Cotswolds making it easy to explore.  Don’t miss the award-winning Jump racing, the exceptional festivals of Jazz, Science, Music, Literature and Food, plus this year the town celebrates the 50th anniversary of Rolling Stones founder, Brian Jones’ death with a unique walking tour.
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The Potting Shed

Daylesford’s self-catering cottages are beautifully converted farmhouses, located just 90 minutes from London.  Cottages are just a few steps away from the award-winning farm shop, filled with an abundance of organic ingredients for you to prepare back in your cottage.  Holidays are a time to indulge, so each cottage comes with a relaxing one-hour treatment in the Bamford Haybarn Spa for every adult guest.  Why not enhance your stay with a course in the Cookery School, a floristry workshop or by dining in the farm shop restaurants or The Wild Rabbit in the nearby village of Kingham.
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Penguins at Birdland

Discover an amazing world of birds and their Jurassic ancestors at Birdland Park & Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water. Meet five hundred rare and exotic birds as you explore nine acres of gardens, woodland and riverside walks.  From flightless cassowary with long legs and a fearsome reputation, to elegant cranes and endangered ibis, you’ll encounter amazing birds. Don’t miss Penguin Shore -  home to some fascinating characters, including the only Kings in England and the comical Humboldts or the thirty life-sized dinosaurs from Brachiosaurus to Velociraptors in the Jurassic Journey.
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Enjoy peace and seclusion in nine romantic holiday cottages, all set in a secluded Cotswold valley.  With the famous Tudor manor house at its heart, Owlpen Manor Estate is the perfect dog-friendly place to stay with the whole family.  We have a range of houses from listed buildings to romantic boltholes, children can roam free without traffic, and there are miles of walks from the doorstep, plus a friendly pub nearby, and lots of things to see and do in the local area. Open for midweek stays throughout the summer! "The loveliest place in England" - Fodor's Guide.
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Otter at Slimbridge (Credit: Ben Cherry)

With amazing close-up wildlife encounters, fun events and activities it’s no wonder Slimbridge Wetland Centre is an award-winning day out!  Grab a bag of seed and have ducks, geese and swans eating out of the palm of your hand. Meet our otters for their daily feeds. Listen to our amphibian talks and hold a frog, toad or newt.  Splash around in our outdoor wet playground, Welly Boot Land. Our indoor soft play area is the perfect rainy day retreat. Refuel in our café and browse the gift shop.  For those interesting in getting out to the wild visit our birdwatching hides.
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Log House Holidays

Stay in one of Log House Holidays' eight hidden away lake cabins this summer and enjoy long days relaxing on your own private beach and taking in the beautiful lake views from the hot tub. Let the kids play Swallows and Amazons with afternoons exploring the private 100 acre lake in your rowing boat, kayaks and paddle boards. Cool off in the clear waters before gathering round your outdoor fire pit to enjoy some stargazing with the whole family. Our family run nature reserve is a great base to explore the Cotswolds from too!
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Bumble Bee Cottage

Enjoy your perfect summer break with one of Cotswold Inns & Hotels beautiful self-catering cottages in Broadway.  Overlooking the quaint village green, Manderley has been renovated to a five star standard with a contemporary country feel, private courtyard garden and whole host of modern luxuries.  Or choose Bumble Bee Cottage – with a contemporary yet cosy feel and a lovely private garden.  Waggy-tailed friends are also welcome in this gorgeous cottage.
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Snowshill village

Live like a Cotswolds local and treat yourself to a break in one of the beautiful quaint stone cottages in the heart of the village of Snowshill.  Full of history, they are the perfect place to relax, enjoy the views from the pretty cottage gardens or explore the extraordinary National Trust property of Snowshill Manor and Garden.  If you can bear to drag yourself away from the charms of this place then pull on your walking boots and explore the spectacular countryside, or use the cottage as a base to discover the wonders of the Cotswolds.
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Orion Holidays

Unwind in the heart of the Cotswolds with Orion Holidays, offering luxurious, self-catering holiday homes situated amongst the stunning scenery in the Cotswolds Water Park.  It’s the perfect base to explore the Cotswolds or enjoy the tranquillity, fishing, water sports and more offered by the water park.  In this area of outstanding natural beauty, many properties are pet-friendly and come with additional features to make your stay as serene as possible including hot tubs, spa passes and private sun decks overlooking the lakes.
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Longborough Festival Opera

Longborough Festival Opera is an intimate 500-seat theatre set amidst the glorious rolling hills of the Cotswolds. The exciting 2019 programme includes four new productions: Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, and Cavalli’s rarely-performed La Calisto, along with Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Longborough’s first step to a new Ring cycle. 
Bring a picnic and find an interval spot with a view of the beautiful Cotswold landscape, or make your visit complete by trying one of the delicious dining options.
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