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11 Unique & Unusual Places To Stay In Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile Valley of the River Severn, and the entire Forest of Dean, so understandably full of things to do, places to stay, good food to eat and many, many places to explore!
Take a look at our 11 unique & unusual places to stay in Gloucestershire and be inspired by some really fabulous retreats, still focused on luxury and memorable experiences.
Notgrove Holidays has everything you might be in the market for from luxury safari tents to glamping pods to cottages in the beautiful area of Gloucestershire. The team at Notgrove Holidays are passionate about making your stay memorable and so offer additional activities such as quad treks, falconry, yoga, foraging, plus plenty of walking and cycling routes. Perfect holiday for families!
A perfect base to explore the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and the surrounding area of Gloucestershire. Cowshed Cottage and The Dairy are finished to an exceptional standard, providing a cosy and comfortable base for your next holiday.
Each has a cosy lounge, well-equipped kitchen, dining area and your own outdoor space with patio, seating and BBQ for alfresco dining.
Built in the early 12th century, St Briavel’s was an important royal castle on the frontier with Wales and the administrative and judicial centre of the Forest of Dean – a royal hunting ground where the game was protected and the king alone allowed to hunt.
The Temple at Stancombe is a totally unique and quirky experience and one of our favourite places to stay in Gloucestershire. Sleeping just two, your privacy is assured. The Grade One listed gardens are a delight to wander in. A short break with romance in mind.
Enjoy a unique yurt camping experience in the Cotswold countryside at Campden Yurts. Sleep under canvas in comfy beds, and spend time with each other outdoors making lasting memories. Firepits in each yurt so you can cook those marshmallows at any time of the day!
Brilliantly located, right in the centre of Cirencester with all the amenities you need on your doorstep. Pubs, restaurants, shops and museums yet quiet and peaceful with no through traffic to disturb you.
We think The Barrel Store is great value and a stylish hostel which sleeps up to 26, ideal for hen and stag weekends and family holidays in the Cotswolds.
A great base for keen cyclists and walkers, and those who enjoy a more leisurely pace. Cirencester is on national cycle network routes and walking trails
The banqueting house is also more spacious than it looks, with a large barrel vaulted chamber on the ground floor and a hearth at either end – perhaps once a kitchen, as it now is again. Underfloor heating makes this room particularly comfortable.
The first floor chamber yields the only fragments of Jacobean frieze of the rich and elegant plasterwork and panelling that must once have adorned all the buildings on this site. Yet this banqueting house was converted at an early stage for humbler domestic accommodation and it may well have been the house of William Harrison, steward to Lady Juliana Hicks and a key player in the mystery known as The Campden Wonder.
West Banqueting House is a two-storey building with external doors at both levels. The tiny building known as the Almonry, where two people sleep, is a short walk away.
One of the many unique places to stay in Gloucestershire.
Thistledown is an organically managed family farm near Stroud, in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The farm covers 70 acres of pastureland, woodland and elderflower orchard, and borders Woodchester Park. They offer an alternative approach to camping: green values are emphasised, campfires are encouraged, the lower fields are car-free and ther are no allotted pitches.