Cheltenham Spa, England's most complete Regency town is less than a hundred miles from London and is an ideal base for touring the Cotswolds, Stratford upon Avon, Bath and Oxford. Regency town houses, characterised by intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades, line the historic Promenade, squares and terraces. With its award-winning gardens and parks, impressive range of stylish shops and restaurants, and its festivals of horse racing, music, food, arts and literature it makes for a beautiful and interesting place to stay.


Cheltenham Festivals and Events - click the links below to find out more




New Year’s Day Horseracing

Raise a glass to The New Year with friends as large and enthusiastic crowds begin the New Year in style, with festive fresh air and fantastic racing.


Festival Trials Day Horseracing 

Arguably the best one-day Jump fixture anywhere in the UK, with top class action unfolding during every race and notable pointers of horses to follow ahead of The Festival in March.




Gold Cup Week 

The Festival epitomises and encompasses everything that is great about Jump racing, whilst delivering an unbelievable occasion as the finest horses, jockeys, owners and trainers battle it out for the highest racing honours.




The April Meeting 

The April Meeting gives you the chance to enjoy two weekday fixtures. Even though the season is beginning to wind down, there is still great action on the track.


The Hunter Chase Evening Horseracing 

The season finale showcases all that is great in another part of equine racing – all seven races are Hunter Chases.  




The Jazz Festival

Festival-goers will be able to see some of the music scene’s biggest names and best emerging talent with free outdoor music and fun family activities.




The Science Festival

The UK’s premier science event, explore ideas that make your world go round…debate, discussion, shows, talks, comedy and workshops.


The Food & Drink Festival

Held each year in the beautiful Montpellier Gardens, Our aim is to showcase the very best of our local and national food producers, giving you a chance to sample, enjoy and celebrate our fantastic variety of food.  





The Cheltenham Music Festival

With its magnificent range of venues, top-notch performers and breadth of musical styles, the Cheltenham music festival always guarantees some very special musical experiences.


Cheltenham Cricket Festival

Gloucestershire have been playing in the stunning grounds of Cheltenham College for over 140 years, making this the world’s longest running cricket festival on an outfield.  The ground’s idyllic setting has provided a perfect backdrop for the Festival throughout its history, a great attraction for cricket fans, new supporters and big cricketing stars.



Literature Festival

One of the oldest and best loved literature festivals in the world, lectures, poetry readings, children's events, interviews, storytelling, book groups, writing workshops, education projects, live literature.


The Showcase Horseracing 

Cheltenham’s season begins with a bang. As the leading horses, jockeys and trainers return to the spiritual Home of Jump racing, The Showcase provides the perfect opportunity to come racing with friends, family and colleagues.




The Open Horseracing

Considered by many as the first weekend that Jump racing really gets underway, visitors will be treated to fantastic racing on all three days.




The International Horseracing 

Even on a cold, crisp day in December, the magic remains with two days of the hottest Jump racing around.


Below are other useful links to websites that may help you plan your visit to Cheltenham.


Visit Cheltenham:


Cotswold Tourist Information:

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Cheltenham Racecourse:

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Simon, Sarah and their daughter Isabella welcome you to their home, the 5* Award Winning Battledown Bed and Breakfast, a Grade II listed French colonial style villa built in 1855. Please check our access statement for further information about our home to ensure it has the appropriate facilities that you may require for your stay at our B&B.


The Battledown B&B has 7 bedrooms, all with en suite shower rooms.  We are conveniently located on the East side of Cheltenham approximately 1 mile from The Promenade and the town centre, giving easy access to all of the events in Cheltenham and the surrounding Cotswold countryside and tourist attractions.


Room Rates:


If you have found us via one of the many hotel booking websites you will see that the prices on these sites are higher to allow for the commission that they charge us, so we advise you to book directly with us


To check our availability and lowest prices for your required dates, or to book click here or call us on 01242 233 881

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• Standard Single . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  £70.00

• Small Double . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . from £80.00

• Standard Double . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . from £85.00

• Standard Twin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .from £85.00

• Standard Double/Twin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .from £90.00

• Family Room (2 adults and 1 child under 16) . . . . . . . . . . from £125.00


All room rates include VAT, our full English breakfast, free WIFI, and free parking in our private car park.


If you have a question then please call us so that we can provide you with the very best information about our home and bedrooms, the Cheltenham area, or talk through any specific requirements that you might have.  We are generally available to take calls during the day, but if we are busy looking after our guests please do leave a message and we will contact you at our earliest opportunity.


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