English country cottages in Cheltenham

Self-catering cottages for horse racing, jazz and literary festivals - or just beacause?

Holiday cottages near Cheltenham

Cheltenham self-catering holiday cottages

Cheltenham is a good base from which explore Gloucestershire. It's a spa town with impressive regency architecture. Visit the Pittville Pump room, set amongst lakes and parkland, and you can still take in the spa waters which originally brought fame and royalty here. Cheltenham boasts some fine hotels, including the four star 'Queens Hotel', as well as more modest B&Bs and a range of 5 star self-catering holiday cottage accommodation in Cheltenham. If you are coming to Cheltenham, make sure you check the festival calendar to see what's going on. You could catch one of the acclaimed music, literature, science or sporting events. The Cheltenham literature festival has been going for over fifty years and the programme has included top novelists, poets and actors including Dame Judi Dench, Alan Bennett and Stephen Fry. Why not buy a nice hat and enjoy a day out at the races at Cheltenham Racecourse? You could even catch the famous Cheltenham Gold Cup, the highlight of the National Hunt Festival.

Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and the National Birds of Prey Centre at Newent are worthy of a day trip.There are award winning restaurants, fashionable retail shops and wine bars. Gloucester Quays, a designer shopping outlet in the docks, also has various festivals throughout the year. Cheltenham is know as gateway to the Cotswolds.

Holiday activities near Cheltenham

Walking, fishing, riding, going to the races, eating - the Cotswolds has many farm shops who use fresh local ingredients. The Cathedral cities of Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford are not far away but Cheltenham’s attractions including shopping, horse racing and the world famous jazz and literary festivals, and several stately homes such as Blenheim Palace and Sudeley Castle will keep you close by.