Cheltenham in Gloucestershire is an attractive regency spa town at the western end of The Cotswolds and has a healthy choice of self-catering accommodation in smart townhouses and apartments. Cheltenham lies in an extremely convenient spot at the head of the River Severn with easy access to Gloucester, Bath and London. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil break away in the Cotswolds or simply a base to explore the rest of the surroundings, a holiday apartment or home in Cheltenham will have the facilities and exact locations to allow you to enjoy a luxurious town and country holiday.
There are many beautiful parks and gardens to stroll round in the great British sunshine and for years Cheltenham has been described as a town within a park – and its fabulous promenade lined with trees and trimmed to perfection certainly creates that effect.
Middle Stanley is a large and pet-friendly holiday cottage near Cheltenham, with great facilities and activities, for large groups up to 32 people for special occasions and reunions in 90 acres of beautiful Gloucestershire Cotswold countryside with ancient woodlands, natural springs and a lake.
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Broadway, a large holiday cottage at Flagstone Farm offers a peaceful and luxurious Cotswolds retreat for large families and groups. Pets welcome.
The Coach House is an authentic rural cottage in the beautiful grounds of the Grade II listed 16th century Old Rectory. The cottage in Hawling, Gloucestershire dates back to the 14th century and boasts stunning views over meadows as well as an open fire, luxurious décor and access to the Cotswolds.
Cheltenham is very much a festival town. Perhaps the best known of these is ‘The Festival’ at Cheltenham’s Racecourse in March every year where the ‘Gold Cup’ has become one of the UK’s best-known horse races. The town also hosts festivals of national repute throughout the year for jazz, science, music and literature. Alongside these sits a year-round programme of cultural entertainment in venues such as The Everyman Theatre and the Pittville Pump Room.
While staying in or around Cheltenham, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Gloucester with its magnificent cathedral (used to create the Hogwarts Dining Hall in the Harry Potter Films) and to indulge in the delights of a slightly larger city atmosphere for the day with more amazing shopping facilities.