The No 131 building is a classic Georgian Grade II* villa which was derelict for seven years and has been restored by the owners to create a beautiful restaurant and bar, Crazy Eights. It’s split over two floors with 11 very comfortable, individually furnished bedrooms. From the bar, a wonderful list of rare tipples will create a feeling of a hidden revelry in this restored Georgian den of iniquity.
131 The Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1NW
+44 (0)124 282 2939MAP
Set in 55 acres of woodland, this country house hotel is a luxury escape. Furnished with hand-made furniture and fabrics by British designers, choose from a room in the main building or the renovated stable block. The abundance of lakes and springs as well as the 13th Century Church, St Mary's, means there is so much to explore, all in beautiful surroundings.
Cowley, Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 9NL
+44 (0)1242 870 900MAP
This converted villa has modern yet quirkily-designed rooms. If you're feeling particularly indulgent, stay in the penthouse with its own staircase and entrance. There are plenty of places to read, eat, drink or simply relax in this beautiful hotel.
Bayshill Road, Montpellier, Cheltenham GL50 3AS
+44 (0)1242 527 788MAP
Interior designer, Nina Campbell, has added her touch to the traditionally country-designed rooms, which are spread over 4 buildings on the estate. Sitting aside Cheltenham racecourse and in luscious parkland, this is a very picturesque place to stay.
Southam Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 3NH
+44 (0)1242 807 508MAP