Unique Period House in Cheltenham

House - Entire home/apt · Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, GL53 8EB, United Kingdom

The Space

This is a unique, period home (14th Century!) with three double bedrooms, situated in Charlton Kings, approximately 2 miles away from the centre of Cheltenham and includes off road parking for two cars.

Also within easy reach are the railway station, coach and bus routes and Cheltenham Racecourse – home of The Gold Cup.

As the Western Gateway to The Cotswolds, the property is also a well-positioned base for touring the surrounding countryside, towns and attractions.

Cheltenham is renowned as a festival town with Jazz, Music, Science, Film and the longest-running Literature Festival in the country. New this year is the Cheltenham Design Festival which was held at the Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies College in Apri


The core of the house dates back to the 14th Century, with more modern 17th Century additions, and is furnished in a style true to its roots, having been the subject of a ‘Grand Designs’ renovation project a number of years ago. It is a lovingly maintained quirky building which is packed full of period, character features.

The front door brings you into a small entrance hall and then into the dining room – the 14th century core of the house – which boasts a large inglenook fireplace complete with working fire, exposed beams, a piano and a beautiful solid wood table with benches and chairs that will seat 6-8 people comfortably.

In one direction from the dining room you pass through the study to reach the large farmhouse kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with a Smeg fridge freezer, an Esse range cooker (similar to an Aga), a gas hob, microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, kettle, toaster and ample crockery and cutlery. There is also a small dining table, with seating for 4, and a door leading out to the pretty garden and pond.

In the other direction from the dining room you will find a beautifully furnished sitting room with another large Cotswold stone inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, exposed beams and seating for 6.

On the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms.

From the study you will find stairs up to a landing and the master bedroom. They are of a ladder style and are not suitable for anyone with restricted mobility as they are quite steep and unconventional.

The master bedroom boasts a particularly grand four-poster bed and beautifully painted walls between the exposed beams.

Next door is the family bathroom with a shower over the bath.

The second double bedroom can be accessed either from the same landing or from the opposite side using the stairs from the living room, which also lead to the third double bedroom and additional steep stairs up to the single bed in the attic. The two double bedrooms share access to a Jack-and-Jill style en-suite shower room.

The house benefits from central heating (set to come on twice daily in the Winter months). Linen and towels are provided.

There is a large garden to the rear of the house with a wooden summer house, pond and a large areasof lawn.

To the front, there is a small garden and off road parking for two cars.

Please note: the minimum stay period is 5 nights over the Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival week in March and 5 nights over Christmas / New Year.

Competitive monthly rental rates available on request - please contact us for details.

Note: Due to the age of the property there is back -up central heating but very little in terms of insullation - so, do bring a jumper if the weather takes a turn for the worse :)

Pets: Sadly due to the antiques and the wooden flooring we can no longer accepts pets.


During the eighteenth century Cheltenham became one of the most fashionable health resorts in the country after King George III visited the town to treat his infirmities; establishing Cheltenham as a spa town. Regency town houses line the historic Promenade, squares and terraces and visitors are still able to sample the spa waters at the Pittville Pump Room; a short distance from the town centre.

The house is a short drive or bus ride away from the town centre. Cheltenham offers good shopping, great restaurants, cultural activities, fantastic nightlife and three theatres: the Everyman, the Playhouse and the Bacon.

Also in the centre you will find The Imperial Gardens, the Town Hall and Montpellier Gardens, which form the central hub for the annual Cheltenham Festivals of Jazz, Science, Music, Food & Drink and Literature.

Cheltenham Racecourse is a little over 3 miles away and is considered a world-class venue, hosting regular fixtures throughout the year, including The Gold Cup National Hunt Festival in March. ‘The Centaur’ is also at the racecourse and is a large venue for conferences, events, concerts and exhibitions.

All this makes Cheltenham the ideal location for an entertaining city break all year round.


As the Western Gateway to the Cotswolds, Cheltenham is an ideal base for touring the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stratford upon Avon, Bristol and Bath.

The town is well served by excellent transport links via motorway, airports and public transport; all of which make for an easy journey to the many, varied tourist destinations located within a wide radius.

The area is well known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), outstanding countryside with river valleys, water meadows and beech woods, sleepy ancient limestone villages, historic market towns and for being ‘typically English’.

Throughout the area, the honey-coloured Cotswolds limestone features in buildings and stone walls acting as a common thread in seamlessly blending the historic towns and villages with their surrounding landscape. Offering breath-taking scenery ideal for keen walkers, the Cotswolds offers 3000 miles of public footpaths and offers one of the best kept ‘rights of way’ networks in the country.

The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty also contains a number of national and regional walking routes such as 'The Cotswolds Way Trail', 'Macmillan Way', 'Oxfordshire Way' and 'Shakespeare's Way'. Circular routes with self-guided leaflets are also plentiful.

The city of Gloucester is a short drive away, boasting a fine cathedral – where parts of the Harry Potter movies were filmed - and the recently regenerated Gloucester Docks area.


By Road:

15 minutes from junction 11 on the M5
1 hour 10 mins from Bristol Airport
1 hour 10 mins from Birmingham International Airport

By Rail: to Cheltenham Spa railway station:

2 hour 15 mins by direct train from London Paddington
40 mins by direct train from Bristol Temple Meads
1 hour 15 mins from Birmingham International (Airport station)

Direct services are also available from/to: Leeds, York, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Plymouth and the towns and cities between Cardiff and Nottingham.

There are regular buses to the town centre from the railway station. Then catch a connecting service out to Charlton Kings where you will find the house (look for services going to Cirencester/Swindon).

By Coach:

Approximately 2 hour 45 mins by direct National Express coach from London Victoria

There is a Charlton Kings stop for the coaches a short walk from the house.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: $26 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $433
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • This house is incredible. If you're looking for period character and charm you must stay here. Good pubs nearby and v close to Cheltenham.

    August 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 172 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    July 2013
  • We spent three wonderful days in this amazing house! Be prepared to step back in time because it is as stunning as advertised. The house is very private in the perfect spot near Cheltenham - with a pub right next door and market just a quick walk away.

    June 2013
  • The Period House has got a lovely feel to it and it is worth spending a couple of nights here. The hosts have literally retained all the charm from the 14th Century right down to the bathrooms! The collection of books is quite amazing.

    June 2013
  • The photos do not do this beautiful Medieval cottage justice! It is so charming! The walls are a little crooked and the doorways are short, but it is so beautiful and very old. If you are looking for a real old world cottage experience with all modern amenities, this is it. It is tastefully decorated and we enjoyed the aga stove and the claw foot tub. The beds are comfy and the wood burning stove is cozy. Despite the age of this place it is very comfortable and well maintained. We would definitely stay here again. Also there is a little pub next door :) The back yard is quiet and charming.

    May 2013
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