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5 Holiday Homes for the Cheltenham Science Festival, UK

When attending the Cheltenham Science 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 June for the Cheltenham Science 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 Science 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.

White Hart Cottage

White Hart Cottage, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

White Hart Cottage, Plum Guide home in The Cotswolds

Click to book White Hart Cottage now: from £200 per night Situated in a small Cotswolds hamlet of Little Minster, White Hart Cottage is a perfect retreat when you just need to spend some time in nature. You'll be in a perfect location to explore the Cotswolds area of outstanding natural beauty, but taking the car to Oxford for some cultural sightseeing won't take you too long either. After you're done with all that fresh air, this home will welcome you into its cosy and relaxed embrace, consisting of a beautiful balance between the old and the new. With two gardens, dining outdoors will become a comfortable routine in the summer, but you might be able to get a few nice days out in the colder months as well. We loved the abundance of cosy nooks where you can look out and daydream, but this home is equally good at bringing everyone together in the dining area or by the wood-burning stove. At night, retreat to the quiet bedrooms for some well-deserved rest and prepare for a new day of exploring the naturally beautiful surroundings. Sleeps up to 4 | 3 Bedrooms | 2 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

The Cotswold Cedar

The Cotswold Cedar, Plum Guide home in the Cotswolds

The Cotswold Cedar, Plum Guide home in the Cotswolds

Click to book The Cotswold Cedar now: from £145 per night Living on the grounds of a 16th century country-house in the lush green Cotswolds (the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) already creates the ideal setting for nature lovers. Once you settle in with biscuits, fresh scones and fruits on arrival (among other goodies) and befriend the curious chickens, embark on a walk through the rolling Cotswold hills and valleys. While Netflix and cocoa are perfect for rainy days in, there is a whole world out there on sunnier days. The Cotswold Way is a trail that we’d definitely recommend, with plenty of historic pubs along the way, each serving their own collection of local ales. The home is located in Painswick, a village known as The Queen of the Cotswolds and characterised by beautiful narrow streets of honey coloured stone buildings dating back to the fifteenth century. Legend has it that the Devil won’t let a hundredth tree grow. There are all sorts of cafes and restaurants in and around the village, so make sure you ask the host, Hannah, for some recommendations. Sleeps up to 4 | 1 Bedroom | 1 Bathroom

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

Castle Gatehouse

Castle Gatehouse, Plum Guide home in Gloucestershire, UK

Castle Gatehouse, Plum Guide home in Gloucestershire, UK

Click to book Castle Gatehouse now: from £200 per night Unique, utterly charming and steeped in history, Castle Gatehouse is the gatehouse to Sudeley Castle and welcomes up to four guests, plus a lucky pooch, to spend a few relaxing days in this picturesque cottage. Split into two wings that are accessed via separate doors, Castle Gatehouse boasts a large master bedroom with an ensuite shower room to one side, and a wonderful kitchen, dining area, living room and second bedroom to the other side. Surrounded by the rolling hills of the utterly beautiful Cotswolds, we highly recommend packing comfortable shoes because this is an area you'll want to explore on foot. Enjoy long country walks, then end up in a village pub for a hearty meal and a local brew – this is the Cotswold way. Sleeps up to 4 | 2 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

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