….. ironically also known as Cheltenham Spa is situated less than 100 miles from London on the edge of the Cotswolds, the perfect location for your break away from it all.
Cheltenham became a spa town in 1716 when pigeons were reputedly noticed pecking at salty deposits at a spring in the town.
In 1788 King George III stayed in the town to savour the medicinal waters and many other aristocratic figures of the time followed, elevating the area into a thriving health and holiday resort.
The town is rich in Regency Architecture with many listed buildings and places to visit. Cheltenham has a wide range of wine bars, pubs and restaurants and rich in retail therapy! The area is famous for its steeplechasing; the Gold cup is held in March each year and its cultural festivals, music, arts and literature.
The Pittville Pump Room which is situated in a lovely park setting was completed in 1830 and more recently was the location for the filming of ‘The House of Elliot’
The 1970’s BBC Comedy ‘Butterflies was also filmed in the town starring Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Palmer and Nicholas Lyndhurst and Andrew Hall, as was the 1995 version of ‘Pride & Prejudice’ featuring Colin Firth and Julia Sawalha.
Cheltenham has excellent communication links and is served by:
Cheltenham Spa station is on the main line between Bristol and Birmingham. There are services to Gloucester, the South West, London Paddington and beyond.
The town is adjacent to the M5 motorway and the A40 runs through the town towards Oxford and London.
Ellenborough Park is a country house set in 90 acres of beautiful parkland, affording fabulous views over Cheltenham Racecourse.
This stunning historic building dates back to the 15th Century and offers one of the finest spas in Cheltenham…. With seven treatment rooms and a multitude of facilities, rejuvenation or detox, health and fitness Ellenborough Park really does offer it all…
Built in the 15th Century Ellenborough Park (originally known as Southam House) was renovated in 1831 by Edward Law Earl of Ellenborough and former governor of India.
Following Edward Law’s death the house was tenanted for a time and later became a private school for girls.
Ellenborough Park offers luxury accommodation with ensuite rooms or even four poster bedrooms for that luxury occasion with most offering views of the grounds or the rolling Cotswold Countryside.