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Holiday cottages in Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire

SU0195 : Manor House, Somerford KeynesSU0195 : Memorial in Somerford Keynes churchSU0195 : All Saints, Somerford Keynes: memorial (I)SU0195 : All Saints, Somerford Keynes: banner (i)SU0195 : All Saints, Somerford Keynes: churchyard ()SU0195 : All Saints, Somerford Keynes: churchyard (j)
The village of Somerford Keynes is like something out of a storybook, and it can be the idea choice if you are looking for a relaxing staycation. This part of Gloucestershire is known for its outstanding natural beauty, and you can get to appreciate this more by choosing to stay in a holiday cottage. This type of self-catering accommodation means you get to feel part of the local scenery, and there are cottages to rent throughout the area.

Archaeological discoveries during the 1980s revealed that there have been people living in Somerford Keynes since at least the Iron Age. The first mention of the village in writing was discovered in a charter from AD 685. Somerford Keynes hit the news in 2008 because the first beaver in 400 years was born here.

One of the benefits of choosing cottages for rent is you can feel so content that you might not want to do much more than just relaxing in your temporary home. The village of Somerford Keynes is perfect for walking around, and this can be a lovely thing to do in the evening. If you are feeling more energetic, there are a number of nice golf courses in easy reach. You are also close to the Thames Path, so there is 184 miles of walkway if you want to work on your fitness.

The Bakers Arms is considered by many people to be the best pub in the world. There is a wonderful rural ambience to the place, and it is also famous for its great pub grub. Other places where you can eat out in the area would include Bathurst Arms (Cirencester), Edgemoor Inn (Stroud), and the Foresters Arms (Leigh).

SU0195 : Saxon doorway at All Saints' church, Somerford Keynes

Somerford Keynes is the place you go to if you are looking to recharge your batteries – it is probably not a good option if your idea of a holiday is wild parties and night clubs. Choosing the right rental property for your stay is going to add to your enjoyment. UK cottages can offer the perfect mix traditional homeliness and modern convenience.

SU0195 : Through the chancel screen in All Saints, Somerford Keynes