Relax in a Gloucestershire Cottage with a Hot Tub
Overseas holidays are great, sun, relaxation you may even get some white sand between your toes but with all our own country has to offer, a staycation can be just as good if not better!
More and more of us Brits are choosing to holiday at home and with so many cottages with hot tubs available in the UK it's easy to see why. We think that Gloucestershire is one of the top destinations for a family break or romantic weekend away and we have put together some of the best accommodation with hot tubs in the region.
Home to the Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds and River Severn Basin, Gloucestershire has something for everyone, whether you are passionate about golf, fishing, photography, horse-riding, sight-seeing or something more active you will find it all in this beautiful county.
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Our recommended cottages with hot tubs are suited to everyone There are those that sleep 2 for those romantic getaways, pet-friendly holiday homes that allow you to bring your four-legged friend along and larger accommodation that caters for families and groups of friends.
Whichever one you choose you can rest assured that you will have all the home comforts you are used to, with the added luxury of your own private jacuzzi to sink into at the end of each fun-filled day.
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Places to Visit and Things to Do in Gloucestershire
To get you on your way to having a fabulous hot tub cottage holiday in Gloucestershire, we have come up with a list of the top 10 attractions in Gloucestershire.
1. Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum
There is so much to see at this museum located within the historic dockyards of Gloucester, interactive displays and exhibits of over 300 years’ worth of military history. You will get a chance to learn about the Napoleonic Wars, the Boar War, WWI and WWII to name a few and learn a little about the peace-keeping missions by the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. Several mannequins in full regalia, medal collections, weapons and a mock-up of a tank encampment really bring the history of war to life.
2. Chavenage House
Used as a film location for the BBC TV series Poldark this 400-year old Elizabethan manor house is located north-west of Tetbury. Reportedly one of the most haunted house in Britain, visit the room where Oliver Cromwell stayed in 1648 and view the impressive collection of civil war relics. Other rooms of note include the Great Hall with its impressive stained glass windows and the Oak room which boasts elaborate wood panelling, dating back to the 16th century.
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3. Clearwell Caves
Set in picturesque countryside in the Forest of Dean these 9 ancient caverns offer a unique underground experience for all the family giving an insight into how iron ore has been mined for over 4,500 years. Linked by passageways the natural caves are atmospheric with displays showing how the majority of work was done by young children. There are picnic areas, a popular cafe and well stocked shop onsite and the attraction hosts numerous events throughout the year.
4. The International Bird of Prey Centre
This popular tourist attraction is located in Newent and is set in 12 acres of stunning grounds. The world's oldest dedicated bird of prey centre it is home to over 250 birds of prey including eagles, vultures, owls, falcons and hawks. Daily flying demonstrations with talks and some great photographic opportunities. For those staying in a hot tub cottage nearby, in the Springtime, you can see the babies being reared which really is a special day out.
5. Gloucester Cathedral
The Burial place of royalty and one of the finest medieval buildings in the UK Gloucester Cathedral is situated in the heart of the county town and is weel worth a visit. Climb the 269 steps up the towers to see the bells and breathtaking views or take a tour of the crypt and marveling at the Great East Window. Take a walk, in Harry Potter's footsteps through the medieval cloisters which were used as the corridors of Hogwarts during filming.
6. Robinswood Hill
If you have been tempted by one of our pet-friendly cottages with hot tubs you will not find a better walk for your pooch than Robinswood Hill. This 250-acre country park is 651 feet above sea level and offers stunning views of the surrounding area, it also includes a nature reserve with a variety of local wildlife. Wild flower meadows, woodland, play areas and fascinating timber sculptures make this a wonderful way to enjoy the spectacular countryside with or without your dog.
7. Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Just over the county border in Oxfordshire you will discover a fantastic day out for all the family at Cotswold Wildlife park and gardens set in a 160-acres of gardens and parkland surrounding a Victorian manor house. Take a ride around the park on "Bella" the train, watch rhinos grazing on the lawn, see the penguins and stroll through the tropical house with a free-roaming sloth, birds and bats. The kids will be sure to enjoy the adventure playground while the adults enjoy the peaceful surroundings and beautiful gardens.
This timber framed Tudor building set in the heart of Gloucester is in fact 2 of the oldest house in the town combined and dates back to between the 15th and 17th century, it is devoted to the social history of the people living in the county of Gloucestershire. On exhibition are local crafts, old fishing gear, historic costumes, a Victorian classroom, and domestic items spanning over 500 years of local life.
9. St. Mary De Crypt Church
This is an Anglican church that dates as early as 1140. A grade 1 listed building the church has played a significant part in local history over the years. In 1643 during the English civil war the church was utilised as an ammunitions factory and weapon store. The founder of modern day Sunday Schools Robert Raikes is buried under the South Chapel, also buried here is James Wood the notoriously mean Gloucester banker who was thought to be the inspiration for Scrooge in Dickens's A Christmas Carol.
10. Cannop Cycle Centre
While strolling around sightseeing and admiring the breathtaking countryside is a great way to spend time with the family some want a little more action and if that's you? Head to Cannop Cycle centre, situated in the Forest of Dean, this small woodland cycling centre offers everything you need to explore the surrounding countryside on 2 wheels. Along with bike hire, toilets, picnic area and refreshments, it is the starting point of several fantastic family mountain bike trails, including the Forest of Dean Family Cycling trail. There are also 7 more challenging downhill tracks for the experienced cyclist.
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