A long distance walking trail that runs between the market town of Chipping Campden in the north and the city of Bath in the south. The 102 miles trail runs for most of the length of the Cotswold escarpment, passing through many picturesque villages and close to a number of historic sites.
At Ellenborough Park, luxury hotel in Cheltenham, service is attentive without being intrusive. Each and every staff member is highly trained to offer unparalleled service, with a genuine desire to exceed expectations. It is an ethos which extends throughout every aspect of the hotel.
Ellenborough Park as an estate has been described as a ‘pretty manor place’ in 1533 by the King’s Antiquary and in 1796 as “one of the greatest curiosities in the country” by Samuel Rudder. The main house is mostly early sixteenth century with priceless masonry and woodwork which gives the building old-world charm. Refurbishments have been made over the past 500 years and this has created a truly unique country house hotel.
Ellenborough Park is an ancient house on the original Cheltenham racecourse estate and has been beautifully restored to reflect its long history of over 500 years. The country house hotel is situated at the highest point of the Cotswold hill range making it ideal for hikes and walking trips. Views from the hotel look out upon 90 acres of parkland including the private track across fields to Cheltenham Racecourse.
The hotel has 61 rooms in total; types include Traditional, Classic, Luxury, De Luxe and four Suites. Some rooms include four poster beds and sprawling views, others feature marble-bedecked bathrooms, roll-top baths and all rooms include 100 Acres amenities.
The Great Hall is ideal for Afternoon Tea during the day, early evening cocktails and after dinner night caps. The room includes antique chandeliers, log fire and the Minstrels Gallery which spans one entire end of The Great Hall.
The Restaurant, the 3 AA rosette awarded restaurant features oak-panelled walls and original fireplaces whilst the culinary offering is central to the luxurious experience provided for guests and has been the creative home for a number of chefs in the tradition of fine dining over the years. Fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients are at the heart of the cooking in the kitchen making every meal an exquisite taste picture of the very best of what the Cotswolds has to offer.
Need to Know
Check-in at 3:00pm
Check-out at 11:00am
Also Worth Knowing
As a family-friendly hotel, the majority of rooms are designed to accommodate families and extra cots/beds can be provided for rooms and a baby-sitting service can be arranged by Reception.
An outdoor swimming pool, a health and beauty spa and 90 acres of land for exploration. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Ellenborough Park and they have a few rooms which cater for them.
Ellenborough Park has a Boot Room which allows guests to borrow Hunter wellies, Dubarry Boots and walking jackets for exploring the Cotswolds.
The hotel bar, The Brasserie, offers an extensive choice of beers, spirits and soft drinks are also available, alongside an excellent selection of wines by the glass.
Cocktails are a speciality, from the Classic Martini to the Lady Ellenborough – Fresh Cucumber, Hendricks Gin, Chase Elderflower Liqueur, Lime Juice and Sugar Syrup, balanced against Billecart-Salmon Brut Champagne, to a wide variety of blended and single malt whiskies, there is something to suit all tastes.
There are two restaurants at Ellenborough Park, The Restaurant and The Horse Box. Both are distinct dining experiences using only the finest of local ingredients from the Cotswolds. With these two outstanding restaurants, Ellenborough Park offers an elegant retreat for guests wanting to sample the local and imaginative cuisine.
The Spa at Ellenborough Park provides a rejuvenating retreat for guests, helping them to escape from the pressures of the modern world and taking them on an indulgent voyage to relaxation. Enjoy a range of treatments, breaks and packages that will help relieve the stresses and strains of everyday living.
- Six treatment rooms
- Spa Jacuzzi Pool
- Steam Room
- Sensation showers
- Relaxation room
The Spa in Cheltenham is open from 9:30am till 7pm. It is open to non-residents and guests aged 16 and over.
Rates are from:
Cosy Double Rooms: £189 per room, bed and breakfast
Traditional Rooms: £209 per room, bed and breakfast
Classic Rooms: £239 per room, bed and breakfast
De Luxe Rooms: £269 per room, bed and breakfast
Luxury Rooms: £309 per room, bed and breakfast
Suites: £590 per suite, bed and breakfast
For best available rates call 0800 089 3929.
Offers & Packages
Our Best Deal
Lord and Lady Ellenborough
Become Lord or Lady of the manor for 24 hours with this extravagant overnight indulgence.
Surrounded yourselves in luxury and find mouth-watering delights around each corner; you will be truly spoilt with this unique hotel break. The Lord & Lady Ellenborough spa break includes the following:
Overnight accommodation with breakfast
Cream tea & a welcome drink on arrival
55 minute couples treatment in the tower
Chocolates & a bottle of English sparkling wine in your room
5 course tasting menu with matching wines
Full size ishga product to take home
Rates from £684 per room per night
To truly make the most of this luxurious spa break, we’d suggest making time for a history tour with one of our porters. Step back into the past 6 centuries and find out what it really would have been like to be Lord or Lady of this beautiful country manor house.
T&Cs apply: Payment required at the time of booking is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please note that spa treatments are not guaranteed upon booking of your room and treatments must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. We highly recommend contacting the hotel to check treatment availability before proceeding with your room booking. Spa facilities, with the exclusion of the swimming pool, are not suitable for children under the age of 16.
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Secret Spa Retreat
Take some time out and relax with a 55 minute spa treatment each. Choose from a relaxing full body aromatherapy massage, enhance your skin‘s vitality with a totally tailored facial, nourish hard-working hands with an immaculate manicure or restore tired feet with a pristine pedicure.
Available Sunday to Friday and includes…
Overnight stay for two people in a double room.
55 minute spa treatment per person.
Three course dinner in The Restaurant
Full English breakfast.
Full use of the spa and leisure facilities.
From £385 per room per night
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A Cotswold Getaway
The best of Ellenborough Park from £259 per night
Whether it be relaxing by a heated pool, exploring the beautiful surroundings of the Cotswolds or relaxing in the spa, there is something on offer to everyone.
This offer includes accommodation, breakfast and a three course dinner for two in The Restaurant.
T&Cs apply: Subject to availability. Full prepayment at time of booking. £50 allowance per person towards dinner in The Restaurant.
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Book 7 days or more in advance and save 10% discount on the Best Flexible Rate.
This special offer is ideal for those planning ahead and is available on dates throughout the year.
Terms & Conditions
This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.
Rates are based on two people sharing a room for the entire stay and are inclusive of vat at 20%
Special offers are subject to limited availability and can be on selected dates.
Rate non-refundable and full pre-payment is required at the time of booking.
100% charge if cancelled or amended.
Not applicable for group bookings with more than five rooms.
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Christmas & NYE
Christmas & New Year in the Cotswolds
Picture yourself sipping on mulled wine by an open fire, treating yourselves to an indulgent festive feast and taking an al fresco swim in our outdoor heated swimming pool… Perhaps you long to beat your family at a game of Monopoly, and look forward to the celebrations without having to lift a finger. At Ellenborough Park, we are masters at making magical moments; whatever it takes to make your Christmas break in the Cotswolds superb, we take care of it.
Give yourself the gift of a stress-free Christmas – all you need to remember are your gifts!
2 Night Package, 24-26 December 2019 – Prices start at £759 per night based on two people sharing.
Christmas Eve includes: Mulled wine & mince pies & 3 course dinner
Christmas Day includes: Cotswold Breakfast, A gift from us to you, Champagne & canapés, Christmas Day lunch & Delicious Christmas night buffet
Boxing Day includes: Cotswold Breakfast
3 Night Package, 24-27th December 2019 – Prices start at £659 per night based on two people sharing
Includes all of the above including lunch and accommodation on boxing day, followed by breakfast on 27th December before departing home.
New Year 2019
It’s midnight on 31 December, where are you? We’re welcoming 2020 in style and you’re invited to the party.
Join us for a New Year’s Eve celebration to remember and welcome in the year 2020 in a spectacular way. Enjoy a stay with friends, family or your significant other whilst we take care of you with fine food, dazzling entertainment and exceptional service!
2 night package, 30 December – 1 January – Prices start at £709 per night based on two people sharing.
30th December includes: 3 course dinner in the fine dining Restaurant, Full use of spa & leisure facilities
New Year’s Eve – Cotswold breakfast, Full use of spa & leisure facilities, Champagne & canapés, Five course gala dinner, Live music & fireworks
Check out on New Year’s Day – Cotswold breakfast & Chauffeur transfers to the Racecourse if you are attending Cheltenham Races
3 Night Package, 30 December – 2 January – Prices start at £609 per night based on two people sharing
Includes all of the above accommodation on 1 January and breakfast on 2 January.
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Romantic Spa Getaway
When it comes to romance, there’s no better place to retreat to than the Cotswolds. Gloucestershire’s rolling hills and honey stone villages are filled with an air of romance and make for the perfect place to take a bit of time out with your partner.
Spend time in the comfortable and luxurious setting of Ellenborough Park, enjoying all that we have on offer, including a dinner in our fine dining restaurant and spa treatments in our intimate Indian inspired spa.
Romantic Spa Getaway includes:
- Full access to the spa and leisure facilities and a 25 minute treatment per person
- Chocolates & a bottle of Taittinger Champagne in your room on arrival
- Three course dinner included in The Restaurant
- Full English or continental breakfast in the morning
Rates from £399 per room per night
T&Cs apply: subject to availability & must always be booked in advance. Spa treatments must be booked in prior to arrival. Spa facilities, with the exclusion of the swimming pool, are not suitable for children under the age of 16.
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Directions to Ellenborough Park from the M4:
Turn off the M4 at Junction 15 – turning right if coming from the east and left if coming from the west
Travel north on the A419 round the outskirts of Swindon
As you approach Cirencester the A419 splits off to the left towards the town centre – stay on the main road, which becomes the A417 and is signposted towards Cheltenham
Stay on the A417 until you reach a roundabout where the A417 goes off to the left and the A436 goes to the right
Take the A436 to the right and go past the Cotswold Hill Golf Club
Then turn left onto the A435 Cirencester Road towards Cheltenham
As you come into Cheltenham, Cirencester Road merges with the A40 London Road
Take the next right onto the B4075 – Hales Road
Stay on this road until you reach a T junction and turn right onto the B4632 Prestbury Road
Take the 2nd exit off the next roundabout onto Deep Street, still the B4632
Take the 3rd left onto Southam Road, still the B4632
Take the 4th left turning into the hotel entrance and follow the driveway round to the front of the building and the car park
Please note, there is a gap of just under a mile between the 3rd and 4th turnings
56 miles from: Birmingham International Airport
83 miles from: London Heathrow Airport
131 miles from: London Gatwick Airport
Attractions Near Ellenborough Park
A unique Shakespeare centred experience with outstanding archive and library collections, inspiring educational and literary event programmes and five wonderful houses all directly relating to Shakespeare.
The history of Sudeley Castle and its award-winning gardens spans over a thousand years. Fascinating exhibitions explore the story of Sudeley’s history and the prominent characters who have visited or lived in the Castle.
A modern Anglo-Catholic parish lying at the southern edge of the old town. The Abbey quietly dominates the land and skyline with its long nave and probably the largest and finest Romanesque tower in England.
Weddings at Ellenborough Park
Share your special day with family and friends at Ellenborough Park, a 5 Star luxury Cotswold country house hotel, just 10 minutes from the centre of Cheltenham and adjacent to the world famous Cheltenham Racecourse. Set in 90 acres of stunning gardens, the hotel is just two hours west of London and within easy reach of Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford and the surrounding areas.
Need to know
Featuring a double height ceiling with a mezzanine level, suitable for up to 120 guests.
The Elizabethan and The Royalist
The Elizabethan is licensed for 30 guests and The Royalist is licensed for 18 guests.
Fully restored 19th Century stone gazebo situated in the grounds, licensed for civil ceremonies for couples choosing to hire Ellenborough Park exclusively.
Marquee Weddings and Exclusive Use
Larger Wedding Breakfasts may be accommodated in a marquee on the lawns, with the use of De La Bere Court for an evening reception and drinks receptions taking place on the South lawns.
Exclusive Use Weddings offer couples the flexibility to enjoy the entire hotel for their wedding, including bedrooms, dining rooms, Great Hall and banqueting suites with an option to include The Spa.
For more information, please contact one of our Wedding Coordinators on the below:
Meetings at Ellenborough Park
Max Capacity: 120
Min cost per person: negotiable
Exclusive use of the hotel and grounds. Contact us with your requirements.
Day delegate rate: from £55
24-hour delegate rate: from £230