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Sandford Parks Lido Plaque

Sandford Park Lido

We have been pulling out the old bathing suits and swimming goggles in anticipation of a trip to Sandford Parks Lido. We were all set for the opening day at the beginning of May but its been a bit chilly for us so far, although of course if we had not wimped out, we could […]

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Berkeley Castle

A Perfect Day Out for History and Garden Lovers at Berkeley Castle

A perfect day out for history and garden lovers is Berkeley Castle. If you are a fan of ghostly haunting then Berkeley is also the place for you. Famed as the UK’s oldest inhabited castle, the Berkeley family have been in residence for 850years since it was built by permission of Henry II by William […]

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Badminton House

Badminton House

One of the most famous landmarks in Gloucestershire is Badminton House the seat of the Dukes of Beaufort since the 17th century. The Badminton Estate is situated in the most perfect Gloucestershire countryside and is the home of the current Duke and Duchess of Beaufort. The Beauforts moved to Badminton House after the previous family […]

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Shakespeare's Birthplace

Day Trips from Cheltenham

Because of our wonderful location in Gloucestershire, we are ideally based for our visitors to take a variety of day trips either under their own steam or with some of the tour companies in the area. Coach Day trips are inexpensive and you will be able to see the countryside while experienced tour guides look […]

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Abram Wilson & The Delta Blues Project at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2013

Book early at Cooks Green Cottage as the Cheltenham Jazz Festival is always a popular event that draws a huge crowd of music loving families from across the UK and the world. The festival which runs from May 1st bank holiday to 6th May this year 2013 represents the start of the summer for Cheltenham […]

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Holiday cottage garden view

Renting a Cottage for Summer? Spend Your Best Ever Summer at Our Holiday Cottage

Spend your best ever summer holiday by thinking about some new ideas to make your annual break one to remember. Renting a cottage for summer is something different whether you decide on a one-week, two-week, or two-month break from home. Some families have hot on the idea of clubbing together and block booking a holiday […]

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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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Harry Potter filmed in Gloucestershire

6 Interesting Facts About Gloucestershire

There are so many interesting facts and figures about Gloucestershire and we come across new ones from time to time. It is always so interesting to find out global impact from long ago events or little snippets of information that add interest to the different places of interest that can be visited around the county. […]

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English Heritage sites in Gloucestershire

Ancient English Heritage Sites in Gloucestershire

For those who are unaware of English Heritage, they are an organisation who is known officially as the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England. They are a public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport and are best known for the care of the National Heritage Collection of monuments and historic […]

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Canada Geese in Gloucestershire

Birdwatching in Gloucestershire

Many visitors to Cooks Green Cottage love to relax and enjoy the peace of the countryside and what it has to offer. Popular with some visitors is birdwatching as it is an opportunity to observe some native and migrating bird species some of which are very unusual. There are local birdwatching groups that would be […]

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