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The arrival of the Beckhams and Jamie Dornan sparks spike in holidays to the Cotswolds

7th November 2015 Print

Following the news that celebrity royalty including the Beckham family and Mr. Grey himself, Jamie Dornan, have bought new homes in the Cotswolds, leading property specialists, has seen a surge in interest for breaks in the region. Holiday bookings for properties in Gloucestershire have seen a staggering 91 per cent increase this year*.

Renowned for its rolling hills and honey-coloured limestone rural villages, the idyllic countryside home of the A-list proves a draw for UK holidaymakers. offers a range of more than 70 Cotswolds properties including family-friendly cottages, converted barns on working farms and traditional, chocolate box homes.

The luxurious, five star Earl Barton Cottage in Slimbridge is ideal for a romantic break for two. The detached converted barn offers panoramic views over the Cotswold Hills and a real rural retreat. Perfectly located for enjoying a spot of hiking, cycling, horse riding, or just ambling around one of the many beautiful nearby villages, the property also features a stylish woodburner ideal for cosy evenings. A seven night stay from 27 November 2015 at Earl Barton Cottage costs £315.

Gather your friends and family for a stay at The Orangery in Gloucestershire. Sleeping up to eight people, the 18th century Grade I listed property has been described as having “the prettiest garden in all England”. With views across the park to the lake and woodland beyond, visitors can take advantage of local walks and the proximity to towns such as Bath, Cheltenham, Badminton, Tetbury and Cirencester. A seven night stay from 27 November 2015 at The Orangery costs £1,035.

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*Data is based on bookings made on between 1 January-31 October 2015 compared with the same period in 2014.