Relaxing break amidst beautiful surroundings – 4 star – Cheltenham

Enjoy a relaxing break amidst beautiful surroundings. Set in a tranquil location within easy reach of all the attractions that Cheltenham and the Cotswolds have to offer, this four star Secret Hotel benefits from excellent leisure facilities to ensure you leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Challenge your partner to a game of tennis, work out in the fully equipped gym or release all your tensions in the Jacuzzi and sauna before taking a dip in the swimming pool. Guest rooms are warm and inviting, complete with an en-suite, cable television and coffee and tea making facilities. There is also parking available for those travelling by road.

Cheltenham is most famous for it’s racecourse, and the annual Cheltenham Festival, which sees top jockeys from around the UK competing for a prize pot, only second largest to the Grand National. If you’re visiting during the horse racing season (Autumn through till Spring), then check the box office for upcoming events, where you can bet on your favourite horse, pick up some shopping at the stalls and get merry in the various drinks marquees. The Racecourse also plays host to various performances and events throughout the year, from stand up comedy to music concerts- a great idea for the evenings during your stay!

Wandering through the regency streets of Cheltenham is one of the great pleasures of this pretty spa town, but those with a specific interest for architecture and charm should take the day trip to Whittington Court, an Elizabethan Manor house built on medieval remains. Another notable building is the town hall, built to cater for the busy social calendar of events for the Cheltonians. The Holst Birthplace Museum, the former home of composer Gustav Holst, gives visitors a fascinating insight into the life and works of the mastermind behind the orchestral suite The Planets. The museum is not just to be enjoyed by admirers of Holst however, it’s also an interesting look into the composers Victorian contemporary with guides on hand to explain the function and practicalities of the rooms.

For eating out, the award winning Lumiere makes a fine destination for a romantic evening or special occasion. Expect contemporary British dishes with fusions and twists for original flavour combinations that see guests return again and again. For brunch, lunchtime and snacks, the Well Walk Tea Room serves affordable homemade food to enjoy among curiosities and antiquities and quaint décor.

Enjoy your stay in this enchanting English town!