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5 Holiday Homes for the Cheltenham Festival, Gloucestershire, UK

When attending the Cheltenham Festival you need the perfect accommodation, so look no further. These homes are the best of the best


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If you’re heading to Gloucestershire in March for the Cheltenham Festival, then we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. When enjoying an event as incredible as this, your home has to match the standards, so heed our expert advice and book one of these gems to truly complete the experience.

Where to reside near the Cheltenham Festival

Take a look at 5 of the very best holiday homes in our Gloucestershire collection. If these don’t meet your high expectations, then nothing will.

The Hazelnut

The Hazelnut, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire, UK

The Hazelnut, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire, UK

Click to book The Hazelnut now: from £126 per night This small but cosy cottage is a great base for those looking to enjoy the area's outstanding nature. Make your way through the rolling fields, drop by local pubs for lunch and be sure to visit nearby Hook Norton's brewery. This is generally a great spot for outdoor enthusiasts and you're also within a short drive of Oxford if you fancied an afternoon in town – best of both worlds. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

The Sycamore

The Sycamore, Plum Guide home in the Cotswolds, UK

The Sycamore, Plum Guide home in the Cotswolds, UK

Click to book The Sycamore now: from £200 per night Nestled into the grounds of Arlington House, in the very heart of the Cotswolds, The Sycamore is the perfect weekend getaway for a cosy couple. Just a few minutes' walk from Arlington Row and the village's local pub with its roaring fire, wonderful brews and hearty food, this is a great location for those who want to enjoy long country walks in a beautiful setting, then end the day with a wonderful meal and a pint or two. Back at the home, you'll be delighted by the mix of sumptuous fabrics, antique furnishings and modern amenities. But it's the gabled roof and double-height windows that create a space that is both cosy and majestic for a holiday you won't soon forget. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Sleepy Leopard

Sleepy Leopard, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire, UK

Sleepy Leopard, Plum Guide home in Oxfordshire, UK

Click to book Sleepy Leopard now: from £500 per night If you're after countryside tranquility but don't want to compromise on modern style and comfort, this brilliant barn conversion makes for a memorable Cotswold escape. The river Thames runs along the end of the garden, and there’s even a private jetty, so you can swim or paddle board in the river. With six bedrooms – each with its own ensuite – this huge home can accommodate your whole extended family for that annual family reunion or special celebration, and you can even bring your furry friends along. We love how well equipped this home is when it comes to keeping the whole group together and entertained – from the large rustic trestle table to the snug with beanbags and a large flatscreen TV, where you can catch up on your favourite shows or watch classic movies. Packing your walking shoes is a given, but don't forget your swimming trunks too, if you are planning to make use of the steamy hot tub for a stargazing session. Sleeps up to 14 | 6 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

Endless Ether

Endless Ether, Plum Guide home in Gloucestershire, UK

Endless Ether, Plum Guide home in Gloucestershire, UK

Click to book Endless Ether now: from £349 per night For a deep delve of an escape into nature, this ecological retreat is a total marvel on the Welsh borders. It's a little off the beaten track, but that's what makes it so blissful; settle in for a feeling of total seclusion. We adore just how well the home disappears into nature, almost camouflage-like, and its eco-credentials. It embraces its natural surroundings at every opportunity, with exposed brick, wooden beams and natural light prioritised – not to mention the stone fireplace and surprising upcycled moments, such as in the window frames and a handrail made from pruned branches. There's an outdoor sauna, perfect for unwinding in nature and surrounded by miles of greenery. And a barbecue and firepit means you can enjoy the great outdoors long into the evening. Host Joe has really infused this pad with warmth and meaning; you can tell this home is a passion project. Having seen it for ourselves, we're wildly passionate about it too. Sleeps up to 8 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Mrs Daffodil

Mrs Daffodil, Plum Guide home in Gloucestershire

Mrs Daffodil, Plum Guide home in Gloucestershire

Click to book Mrs Daffodil now: from £163 per night Seemingly plucked straight from a fairytale, this idyllic thatched cottage makes a romantic nesting place for couples looking for a rural escape. The hamlet is dotted with beautiful stone cottages which are often thatched in the local vernacular. Explore the landscape and take a leisurely walk along country paths to reach the local inn Tunnel House, originally built to house the canal tunnel workers. The local towns of Tetbury and Cirencester offer excellent pubs and cafes for afternoon teas. Once you've filled your tummies with delicious local produce you'll want to take some time to truly appreciate the cottage's charm. Cosy up on the velvet sofas by the wood-burning stove and relish in the home's comforting character. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

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