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Short-Term Accommodation in Gloucestershire

Are you coming to Gloucestershire for a short term contract? Maybe need something for a few months while house hunting near Cheltenham/Gloucester/Tewkesbury? Or perhaps you’re coming here to study and need medium to short-term accommodation? Our cottage could be perfect for you. It has been a holiday let for the last 10 years, but right […]

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Inside Tewkesbury Abbey

5 Things to do in Tewkesbury

It is as though Tewkesbury is the town that stood still, with a beautifully preserved medieval layout and character even today. It is a thriving place yet is also in ways an open air museum. Tewkesbury is a delightful and we really think it is a “must see”. Tewkesbury is one of our favourite places […]

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Tewkesbury's Mill Bank.

Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury is a lovely town and well worth a visit if you are visiting Cooks Green Cottage. One of the things we love about the town is its history. The Battle of Tewkesbury was one of the pivotal battles of the War of the Roses and on this historic day 4 May 1471, the Lancastrians […]

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Our Dogs, Bob and Pula in the fields behind our dog friendly cottage!

A History of Gloucestershire Weather

As we’ve slipped into another spell of unseasonal freezing weather with snow and ice, we thought it would be interesting to look at some of the weather events that have shaped the county through the years and how the prevailing weather systems from the southwest affect aspects of Gloucestershire life. Of course, it would not […]

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Tewkesbury Medieval Festival.

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Gloucestershire is steeped in history and Tewkesbury is well known as the site of the final battle in the Wars of the Roses between the houses of Lancaster and York. The battle was fierce and defining for the throne of England, which had been contested between the two factions for many years, despite the protagonists […]

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Fun on Gloucester Ski Slope

After the Festive Season

After the festive season, things can sometimes seem a little bit grim as life gets back to normal and the Christmas decorations are put away for another year. It is still a very long time to the next holidays and the weather tends to be fairly drab. A lot of families are booking an affordable […]

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The Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire Holidays

To experience the essence of England, Gloucestershire holidays are one way to capture all that is the best of the English countryside and way of life. Sleepy villages, spectacular scenery, fresh country produce, charming cottages, stately homes, fine architecture, and natural spas are just some of the attractions that Gloucestershire holidays offer. Situated in the […]

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Fishing in Gloucestershire

Nothing could be more relaxing than a spot of fishing when staying at Cooks Green Holiday Cottage. Whether you are an enthusiast or beginner, a lazy day at one of Gloucestershire’s fine lakes or rivers could be just the way to idle away a few hours in picturesque locations. Take a fine picnic of local […]

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The Gloucester Miser

James (Jemmy) Wood born on 7 October 1756 owned the Gloucester Old Bank. He became known as the “Gloucester Miser” despite his fortune of £900,000, which made him the richest commoner in the King of England’s domains. Jemmy inherited the bank from his grandfather who had founded it. The bank was one of the oldest […]

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St. Mary's Church in Gloucestershire

Ghostly Gloucestershire – England’s Most Haunted County!

Gloucestershire is allegedly the most haunted county in England. Perhaps all of this ghostly activity is a legacy of the geographic position and the battles that were fought here, most famously the War of the Roses and the pivotal Battle of Tewkesbury. According to the folklore, you are likely to encounter a ghost quite regularly. […]

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