Tag Archives: Gloucestershire

Dog Friendly Pubs Around Gloucestershire

If you are one of our visitors to Cooks Green Holiday Cottage who has small children or likes to bring their family dog with them, we have some good news for you. You may have discovered it is sometimes difficult to find somewhere that welcomes children and dogs in the evenings if you want to […]

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Stow-on the-Wold

Stow-on the-Wold stands on top of a 700 foot hill at the junction of seven major roads including the famous Roman Fosse Way. Always famed for the livestock markets where once 20,000 sheep were traded at one time, the area is still famous for its twice-yearly horse fairs. It is mostly Travellers and Gypsies that […]

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Winchcombe’s Wonders and Walking Trails

If you want to visit some famous pilgrimage sites and do some exploring there is no better place than Gloucestershire. With many historical and ancient sites, the county is steeped in history and fascinating facts. With so many well- preserved monuments, you really will be spoilt for choice and Cooks Green Cottage is the ideal […]

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Highgrove House in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to plenty of royal residences both ancient and more modern. Two members of the modern royal family live in Gloucestershire. Prince Charles lives with is wife the Duchess of Cornwall at Highgrove House and The Princess Royal lives at Gatcombe Park. The Duchy of Cornwall purchased Highgrove House along with the adjoining […]

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Something Different in Gloucestershire

Sometimes when visiting a new area it is fun and interesting to know some of the lesser-known facts that are not usually mentioned in the tourist guides. You may even be compelled to visit some of these lesser-known places for something a little different. Gloucestershire has its fair share of hidden gems and history, so […]

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

Bring your Dog on Holiday

One of the problems many people have is leaving their dog behind when they go on holiday. Dogs are real members of the family and are sorely missed by their owners when they are parted. The good news is here at Cooks Green Holiday Cottage, we welcome your pet to come and stay as well. […]

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Gloucestershire Recipes

Most areas in any country have regional specialities when it comes to food. In no small part, this would have been down to the availability of local produce. Despite easier availability of foodstuffs, the traditional recipes of a region tend to stick around and become great favourites of residents of the area and some grow […]

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The Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean

The Forest of Dean is a historical region in the western part of Gloucestershire. The forest is roughly triangular and is bounded on all sides by the City of Gloucester to the east, River Severn to the south and the River Wye to the north and west. There are over 110 square kilometres of mixed […]

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Gloucestershire English Country Cottage Gardens

[singlepic id=59 w=320 h=240 float=right]The quintessential English country cottage garden is one of grace and charm with riotous colour, tall hollyhocks, rose arbours, sunflowers lazily leaning against a muted old brick wall and bird baths covered in moss. Mature trees are the canopies under which bluebell and crocus grow in the early part of the […]

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Hot Air Ballooning in Gloucestershire

Ballooning has a real sense of occasion, and a pre-take off glass of champagne helps steady the nerves. Naturally, the pilots stick to a cup of tea or coffee. For a special treat and to see the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside at its best from an incredible vantage point, consider a champagne balloon flight. Most hot […]

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