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Close to Cheltenham Racecourse
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Ellenborough Park is a family-friendly, 61-room luxury hotel in the Cotswolds consisting of a group of honey stone buildings set around a historic manor house. Dating back to the early 1500s and just 2 miles from the Regency city of Cheltenham, the grand structure has a private track through the grounds to the racecourse entrance. Refurbished by designer Rachel Eaton, the fresh interiors enhance the property's rich heritage and appeal to guests of all ages. There's an all-year-round swimming pool and a tranquil spa, plus plenty of space for weekend weddings and midweek business meetings so that other guests barely notice.
Four-legged friends are welcome in certain rooms.
The bar area features an extensive and eclectic choice of drinks including Ellenborough Park's very own gin. Or take your G&T and relax in open-plan lounge space The Atrium. Pooches are welcome there too, as well as the Horse Box, a dog-friendly, casual dining option that's open 7 days a week. Designed in the style of a country pub, its relaxed, cosy feel is the perfect place after a country romp.
If you're after a special dining experience, head to The Restaurant, a spot serving up seasonal, refined modern British fare. Feast on inventive creations such as braised oxtail with salt-baked swede and horseradish ice-cream, roast cep and parsley risotto with pine nuts, Tunworth cheese, and périgord truffle, and créme bruleé with toffee jelly. Note: closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Guests can also enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Great Hall, where an array of sandwiches and treats are carefully tiered, ranging from free-range egg mayo and soaked salmon to blood orange sachertorte and rhubarb fool. Upgrade to the champagne options for just £7 extra.
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The 61 rooms and suites at Ellenborough Park are rich in comfort and luxury and individually designed by Nina Campbell. Expect comfy armchairs, panelling and a contemporary take on traditional British style. Hypnos beds, underfloor heating in the en-suite bathrooms, and Nespresso machines are just a few of the frills you'll find in all of the rooms.
Cots are available, extra beds can be added for a small charge in the larger rooms, and there are designated pet-friendly rooms. Complimentary WiFi, water, and fluffy bathrobes some as standard.
The service is excellent at Ellenborough Park and provided by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable local team who go the extra mile; binoculars, jackets and Dubarry outdoor wear are lent to guests at the drop of a hat if you fancy a walk or bird watching. Or hit the spa for a treatment using Elemis products, where you'll also find an outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.
Free parking is available.
Places of Interest
In regional Park
Cheltenham Racecourse, 29 minutes walk
Everyman Theatre 3 miles
Imperial Gardens 4.1 miles