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AA rating
Country House Hotel

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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 86%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 467 reviews

Country house on racecourse estate combining old and new

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At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome

Set on the original Cheltenham Racecourse estate, this impressive hotel dates in part from the 16th century and has been beautifully restored. The Nina Campbell-designed bedrooms and suites are spread across the main house and adjacent buildings, and all feature superb beds, a great range of modern amenities, and luxurious bathrooms. The stylish Indian-themed spa has a gym and outdoor heated pool. There are two dining options; the modern Brasserie offers a country house menu, while the elegant, oak-panelled Beaufort dining room is more formal and offers a high standard of classic cuisine.

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  • En-suite rooms: 61
  • Family rooms: 16
  • Ground-floor rooms: 19
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Hearing loop

Room rates

  • Leisure breaks available

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 130


  • Accessible bedrooms: 4
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Outdoor swimming pool, heated
  • Croquet
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 120
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 70
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 40


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 120

Getting here

A46 right after 3m onto B4079, merges with A435, 4m, over 3 rdbts, left onto Southam Lane, right onto Old Road, right onto B4632, hotel on right

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Nearest train station

Cheltenham Spa

Nearest motorway junction

M5 junct 9
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