11 last-minute places to stay during Cheltenham Festival

Thrift Cottage, Gotherington - book via Cheltenham Racing Accomodation

Thrift Cottage, Gotherington - book via Cheltenham Racing Accomodation - Credit: Archant

Looking at last-minute accommodation for The Cheltenham Festival? You are in luck with a variety of types of accommodation that still have space!

Race Week offers at Middletown Farm Cottages, Newent

Race Week offers at Middletown Farm Cottages, Newent - Credit: Archant

1. Middletown Farm, Upleadon

This Tudor farmhouse, built in 1510, has two cottages for rent, The Poppies and Orchard Barn. Both sleep two and there are helicopter flights available to the racecourse at £250 per person. Each cottage is £500 for the week and one cottage can sleep four if needed.

Telephone: 01531 828261 or 07717 742791

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2. The Portland Apartments, Cheltenham

Serviced apartments in the centre of Cheltenham, The Portland Apartments have the Battledown Suite available and also a couple of nights at others. Prices vary from £225 to £450 per night. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, entertainment areas including flat screen TV and DVD players.

Telephone: 01242 525547

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3. Cowley Manor, Cowley

Due to a couple of late cancellations, Cowley Manor can offer twin or doubles with a minimum one-night stay with prices from £345, based on two people sharing B&B. With an award-winning spa and excellent restaurant at Cowley Manor, make sure to book quick as the rooms are bound to get snapped up quickly!

Telephone: 01242 870900

Crippetts Edge, Leckhampton

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4. Crippetts Edge, Leckhampton, Cheltenham

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Crippetts Edge in Leckhampton has just started letting out double rooms for The Cheltenham Festival in a private house. Doubles are either £125 or £120 per night B&B, with a two-night minimum stay.

Telephone: 07989 374797 or email: optimumfitness@hotmail.co.uk

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5. Glenfall House, Cheltenham

The newly reopened Grade II listed Glenfall House is offering B&B in the main house (five suites available, with B&B prices £350 per night) and B&B in the Coach House (singles, doubles or one family room from £265 per night). The Coach House B&B includes continental breakfast and the Main House B&B includes a hearty full English cooked breakfast. Transport to and from the racecourse is included and the main bar will be open before and after the races.

Telephone: 01242 323889

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6. Badger Towers B&B, Cheltenham

This four-star, six-bedroomed late Victorian B&B is less than a mile from Cheltenham town centre and on the Prestbury (racecourse) side of Cheltenham. There is a minimum three-night stay for Race Week with double rooms at £200 per night (£600 total) or £350 per night (£1050).

Telephone: 01242 522583

Thrift Cottage, Gotherington - book via Cheltenham Racing Accomodation

Thrift Cottage, Gotherington - book via Cheltenham Racing Accomodation - Credit: Archant

7. Tommy Taylor’s Garden Apartment, Cheltenham

This new holiday let rental double-bedroom apartment is attached to the owner’s home and 10 minutes’ walk to the racecourse. It has off-road parking and Wifi. £1000 for five nights or £250 for individual nights.

Telephone: 01242 234729

8. The London Inn B&B, Cheltenham

An 1830’s pub in Charlton Kings, The London Inn has single and double B&B rooms available. Singles are £100 per night and doubles or twins £200 per night. This is a friendly pub that is bound to have a lively, jovial atmosphere over Race Week.

Telephone: 01242 525606

9. Stanton Guildhouse, near Broadway

This beautiful, seven-bedroom manor house has availability over the Tuesday and Wednesday of Race Week. Bookings need to be for the whole house for both nights – five twin rooms, one family room with four beds and one single. Price £650 per night.

Telephone: 01386 584357

10. Alice Guest House, Cheltenham

This B&B with continental breakfast has some availability through the week and is close to the racecourse. There is a range of double and twins with shared bathroom; luxury suite doubles and single rooms. (The double, twin and luxury doubles are for two people maximum.) Prices range from £120 per night to £400 per night.

Telephone: 01242 253000 or 07522 400939

11. Thrift Cottage, Gotherington

Bookable via Cheltenham Racing Accommodation, this four-bedroom property has one double, one twin and one single room in a chocolate-box thatched cottage. There is also off-road parking and a good pub within walking distance. £1250 for five nights.

Telephone: 01242 234729

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