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Apartment - Entire home/apt · Lansdown Rd, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

The Space

The apartment is located in a Regency building built in 1850, within the elegant Lansdown area of Cheltenham. Occupying the whole entire first floor, it is decorated to a very high standard, mixing beautiful architectonic features with modern furnishings. It has two large bedrooms; one of them has an ensuite bathroom and the other one can be set up as a twin or a double bedroom. Both beds are very large, SuperKing (1.80) size beds. An additional, large dressing room cum bathroom is available to guests who can enjoy bathing in the house's original ceramic roll top bath! There are two showers in total; with one of them being a rain shower. Our kitchen is large enough to sit ten people at the table and has a wood burner stove which makes dinner parties in the winter, a real cosy treat! The lounge is spacious and can accommodate seven people, comfortably.

There is free WI-FI, Sky tv, "on demand" and cinema surround sound. We offer free car park space for two cars and the train station is less than 5 minutes away. If we happen to be in town, we will always make an effort to collect our guests from the station if arriving by train.

Within the rental, we provide a full compliment of high quality cotton bedlinen, towels and kitchen linen, including tablecloths and tea towels. In the winter months, we provide one basket of logs for the wood burner in the kitchen/dining area. Other useful gadgets such as an ipod/ipad docking station are also available as it is a powerful hairdryer! We also provide our overseas visitors with a car navigation system if required. During the hot summer months we provide our guests with a fan.

The apartment is five minutes' walk from the Montpellier area which has some of the best shops, bars and restaurants in Cheltenham. It is conveniently located a few minutes away from the Lansdown bar which is the most coveted late night bar during the Gold Cup horse race festival.

We specialise in short rentals, particularly during the Gold Cup, The Open, St. Valentine's weekend, Christmas breaks and the many Summer festivals. We have also rented the apartment for family celebrations such as birthdays or get togethers. The house is usually decorated during Christmas, Easter and Halloween. We are very adaptable and will do our outmost to meet our guests' needs.

Please, note the minumim lengths of stay below:
- minimum length of stay is 2 nights
- during the Gold Cup week the minimum booking is for 4 nights.
- during Easter the minimum booking is 3 nights.
- during Christmas, July and August, the minimum booking is 6 nights.

We welcome children and pets. Please, note that smoking is not allowed in the flat but it is permitted in the garden. We are happy to book festival tickets, reflexology or simply make restaurant reservations! Just let us know how we can help.

****PLEASE NOTE**** All our guests receive a welcome pack which includes items such as tea, coffee, wine, beer and snacks. We will always leave you sufficient items for you to have breakfast at the property during a short break or at least, for the first morning of your stay. We are proud to be one of the few properties that does not charge for the cleaning of the apartment upon check out or for hosting extra guests.

The Neighborhood

The Lansdown area is one of the best kept architectonic neighbourhoods in Cheltenham. In the 1850s, local, wealthy professionals lived in this area in full prosperity and the enormous mansions reflect well the massive economic power these families held. Towards the beginning of the 20th century, horse race owners and prestigious private schools settled in the area. Today, residents in this area take enormous pride in showcasing these impressive buildings in the best possible way. For a weekend, or maybe a longer stay, you too can now experience what is like to live in one!

Getting around

There is a convenient bike path outside the house. Similarly the bus number 94 that takes you into town, stops a few metres away. The railway station with a taxi rank is only a few minutes walk.

Other Things to Note

Please note that due to security reasons, we are unable to accept bookings from prospective guests who have no verifications.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1472 /week
Monthly Price: $4328 /month
Security Deposit: $346
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The reservation was canceled 20 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • we stopped here in march and it was first class , the owner was very helpful and a very nice lady The appartment was fantastic and it was just in the right spot for train station / racecourse /town/shops /pubs this was one of the best appartments we have ever stoped in thanks marie neil/jack/scott/pete

    March 2014
  • Maria was the perfect host. She was kind enough to pick us up from the station and left us with a lovely welcome pack. The apartment was beautiful-the perfect base for our weekend in Cheltenham. Thanks Maria!

    February 2014
  • Maria was probably the best host you could hope to have. There were so many little touches that made our Christmas holiday memorable I'll just have to list them:
    She hid chocolates around the house for our small children to find. She decorated the house so beautifully I thought we were in Harrods! She had sky tv, dvds, a fully stocked bar, wii, comfy couches, stylish decor, big beds, plenty of parking, delicious smelling candles, gorgeous soaps and hand cream in the bathrooms. The apartment is child friendly without compromising on style and adult comfort. There's lots of heating, a huge library, plenty of space and to top it all off Maria was also easily contactable, very accommodating and above all she seems like a very kind person. The apartment is walking distance to the centre of Cheltenham - even with small children in winter. I would highly recommend a stay at her property. We had a wonderful time and hope to be back. Thanks so much Maria!

    December 2013
  • This flat is absolutely first rate, it is comfortable, well located and has everything you could want. Cheltenham is the ideal center for exploring the Cotswolds and this flat is a perfect home base. The property looks exactly like the photos on thier listing. We, as interior designers appreciated the great style of the place, it is like something from the pages of World of Interiors. Maria and Simon, the hosts are the kind of people you'd love to have as friends in the U.K. even if they didn't own this lovely rental property. They are an interesting couple full of life and great energy. The perfect hosts that are welcoming and available but also respect their guest's privacy. I would recommend their flat without hesitation to anyone looking for a comfortable, affordable place filled with personality and character.

    December 2013
  • What a wonderful place to stay. Before we arrived Maria gave us excellent advice on a good place for a spa, high tea and dinner. Some excellent suggestions and much appreciated.

    On arrival a little selection of treats were left for us, a very nice touch. The welcome book had a clear guide on everything required and made life easy.

    Now to the place its self. In a grand old building the flat is lovely. Huge ceilings spacious rooms and lovingly decorated its grandeur is matched by its warmth and cosiness achieved with comfy sofas and blankets. Being 2 couples we spent one of our nights in cooking dinner and drinking wine. The kitchen was well fitted with all the essentials as well as some very nice extras (wine fridge, espresso maker). The bedrooms were again large and very nicely decorated. One bedroom on sweet with a very good shower the other with access to the main bathroom which has a standalone bath. Not the easiest to shower in but a very nice place to relax.

    This was the first time we had elected not to go for a hotel and it was truly excellent. Having the space to cook and socialise really allowed us to enjoy our time there. The wealth of information Maria gave us and the lovely touches on arrival and throughout really made you feel like it was your home not just staying in someone else's.

    I would highly recommend it, thank you Maria.

    Jeff and Minnie

    November 2013
    Response from Maria:

    Jeff, Thank you so much for your lovely comments! Do come back again! Maria

  • Maria's house in Cheltenham was exceptional. From the outstanding interior to the range of snacks, beer and wine left for us upon check-in - everything was beyond expectation. We didn't get a chance to meet Maria, but the instructions were accurate for every part of the house.
    I would highly recommend this house for a stay in and around Cheltenham, any time of year!

    November 2013
    Response from Maria:

    Scott, many thanls for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you and your friends and we look forward to welcoming you back to our home, anytime you wish!

  • Maria was extremely helpful and most accommodating, the flat is very spacious and decorated to a top standard! We received a welcome pack which came as a nice surprise, best fish and chip shop near the station..... the only regret was that we couldn't stay longer! Si x

    October 2013
  • Maria has a beautiful apartment and made us feel exceptionally welcome. We were treated as friend's rather than guests. Perfect stay overall and would love to stay again. Highly recommended. Thanks Maria.

    August 2013
    Response from Maria:

    Nicola and friends: many thanks for your lovely comments. You were great guests and we did enjoy hosting you, very much. We look forward to welcome you back again!

  • In August 2013 we used Maria's apartment in Cheltenham as our main base for touring around the Cotswalds. We couldn't have made a better decision. We enjoyed her very comfortable, very spacious, and extremely well decorated apartment. The beds are comfortable, the electronics very up to date, and the selection of interesting books quite appealing. Her kitchen is very modern and well suited to cooking for numerous people though we preferred exploring the restaurants nearby and in the Cotswalds. We also enjoyed the snacks Maria left for us on arrival - as well as a wonderful bottle of champagne. I highly recommend staying in Maria's delightful apartment. Don't even think of staying in a hotel.

    August 2013
    Response from Maria:

    Gerald and family: thank you so much for your kind words. You were fantastic guests and we would love to welcome you back, any time!

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A keen traveller with an over developed taste for interior decoration, I try to get away as often as possible. Speak a couple of languages and am always trying to learn a new one. I have rented my properties across the world for a few years now and have a methodical and practical approach to it; it works! I have listed two of my most loved properties: one is at the higher end of architectural accomplishment in Cheltenham and the other is at the opposite end, as a wooden cabin in a German rural area, surrounded by forests. The most important link between them is that they both offer something truly special that you will not find in hotels; amazing comfort and true character! I hope you will love them too! Please, keep an eye on my Airbnb page as in March '14 I will be uploading another one of our properties, also located in a beautiful part of the Cotswolds!
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