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5 Holiday Homes for the Cheltenham Literature Festival, UK

When attending the Cheltenham Literature 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 Cheltenham in October for the Cheltenham Literature 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 Literature Festival

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

Apples to Oranges

Apples to Oranges, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Apples to Oranges, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Click to book Apples to Oranges now: from £187 per night Built in 1799, this beautiful Cotswold stone barn was recently converted by award-winning architect Henning Stummel to create a modern home with a deep appreciation for its rich history. The main living area was designed to preserve the original, exposed green oak timbers that make the double-height dining area so spectacular. In the piano room, guests will find a wood-burning fire where we highly recommend spending cosy evenings with your loved ones. The bedrooms can be reached via individual staircases off of the main living area. But the best part about Apples to Oranges is its position just between charming Cheltenham and the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Sleeps up to 6 | 3 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms

Stone Magnolia

Stone Magnolia, Plum Guide home in Cheltenham, UK

Stone Magnolia, Plum Guide home in Cheltenham, UK

Click to book Stone Magnolia now: from £133 per night Just a short stroll away from fashionable Montpellier, this bright Edwardian apartment makes for the perfect Cheltenham break. Floor-to-ceiling arched windows let natural light stream into the living space, where cream sofas, chandeliers and lovingly curated vintage art ooze classic period elegance. We love the little touches here and there, including the colourful vases and knick-knacks the hosts have collected during their travels. It feels cosy, and though the kitchen is compact, there's still enough room to rustle up light lunches and breakfasts. Start your mornings with a cup of coffee on the small balcony, which overlooks the communal lawns. In the evenings, open a bottle of wine and gather around the table, chatting and laughing the night away, before nodding off in the sumptuous bedrooms. There are a wealth of upmarket shops, independent cafes and gourmet restaurants (including Michelin star-awarded) only a few minutes stroll away. Culture vultures can browse the local art displays at The Gardens Gallery or catch a show at the gorgeous Everyman Theatre (a fifteen-minute stroll away), but if you're in town for the races, the course is a quick ten-minute drive. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Second Nature

Second Nature, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds, UK

Second Nature, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds, UK

Click to book Second Nature now: from £130 per night Second Nature is the best of both worlds. Found on the edge of Cheltenham, it’s only a short drive from the city, while still feeling incredibly idyllic and rural because of its immediate surroundings. Ideally placed for countryside walks, the Cotswold Way passes right behind the home, along with several other walking paths. We loved the attention to detail – the handmade, one-of-a-kind four-poster bed is truly something else. And let’s not forget about the views… We particularly enjoyed gazing at the green fields from the living room window. Sleeps up to 2 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

Tall In The Saddle

Tall In The Saddle, Plum Guide home in Cheltenham, UK

Tall In The Saddle, Plum Guide home in Cheltenham, UK

Click to book Tall In The Saddle now: from £200 per night Surrounded by the Cotswolds' rolling hills and wildflower fields, this peaceful home in Moreton in Marsh is the perfect country retreat. The panelled wood exterior gives way to a bright and comfortable living space, with a slanted roof and postcard windows giving it the feeling of a secluded log cabin. Wake up in the elegantly simple bedrooms before fixing up a hearty breakfast. Then lace up your walking boots for a ramble along the surrounding nature trails that are brimming with birds, herds of deer and wild orchids in the nearby woodlands. After a day of walking, riding or exploring the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold – five minutes away by car – come back home for a barbecue on the front patio as you watch the sunset turn the meadows a dazzling shade of gold. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

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

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