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Chipping Camden church with sheep in foreground

If you’re looking to purchase a holiday property in the Cotswolds, naturally you’ll be wondering where is the best place to invest.

The Cotswolds is an area of natural outstanding beauty and makes up a mix of four counties. It’s an excellent place to invest in holiday property as it has excellent links to London and other major cities.

Read on for the Manor Cottages guide to the top places to purchase a holiday property in the Cotswolds.


Bourton-on-the-Water is a great location to invest in the Cotswolds. With pubs-a-plenty, cute boutiques and cafes, it’s a buzz of activity year-round.

The motor museum and model village make up some of the renowned attractions in the area.


If you’re looking for a little more hustle and bustle, Stow-on-the-Wold is a charming little market town. The high street is full of cafes, shops, pubs, boutiques and more national chains than some of the other villages surrounding.

Stow-on-the-Wold is a great location to purchase a holiday property because it’s central and well connected.


Burford is known as “the gateway to the Cotswolds” and is a charming place to invest in holiday property. It’s also where the Manor Cottages office is based.

Infamous for tea rooms and shopping, Burford high street is buzzing with activity and is close to Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens.

Burford is also close in proximity to Oxford so there are many couples and families from nearby cities seeking a holiday cottage in the Cotswolds.


Arlington Row Cottages

Home to one of the the most pictured places in the Cotswolds, Arlington Row, Bibury is a lovely village to invest in property.

Houses don’t pop up often however, and for very good reason. It’s a stunning village and attracts a lot of attention in the summer months.

The river Coln runs through the village with the Bibury Trout Farm being one of the top rated attractions.


Dubbed as “the capital of the Cotswolds” Cirencester is mid-south of the Cotswolds, near to Swindon.

Easily commutable from surrounding towns and cities, Cirencester is a hub of activity and a really popular place for couples and families alike.

Cirencester is a great place to purchase a holiday property in the Cotswolds and is a central location.

Chipping Campden

Chipping Camden church with sheep in foreground

Chipping Campden is a quintessential Cotswolds village. It’s a wonderful place to visit for boutique shopping and is home to the Court Barn Museum of Craft and Design.

Choosing to purchase a holiday property in Chipping Campden is a great idea. With the surrounding Broadway Tower as an attraction and other pretty Cotswolds villages surrounding, it’s a fantastic location.

Castle Combe

Just 12 miles from Bath, Castle Combe is one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds. The bridge over the river is one of the most photographed places in the world.

As with Bibury, it’s extremely difficult to get property in this area but if you do, it will be worth its weight in gold.

Castle Combe is well connected to Bath and Bristol but also Wiltshire attractions such as Stonehenge.

Buying a holiday property in the Cotswolds

If you’re looking to purchase a holiday property in the Cotswolds, at Manor Cottages we would love to guide you on your holiday letting journey.

We represent hundreds of owners who own a second home in the Cotswolds and you could be one of them.

Talk to us today for your free pricing appraisal, or if you’d like us to give feedback on a property you’re looking to buy, we’re happy to help.