Famous for horse-racing and its mineral springs, Cheltenham is close to the natural beauty of the Cotswolds. Few other English towns can complement both traditional and contemporary architecture with each other like Cheltenham. Even if you decide to stay in short-term accommodation, you can still get a feel for the town’s magnificence within minutes of being there.
Cheltenham long history stretches back to when it was once an Anglo-Saxon village over 1200 years ago. Also known as Cheltenham Spa, it has been notable as a resort town since the 1700s, with its mineral springs and The Cotswolds nearby. Cheltenham has been a market town since the early 1200s and this had been the basis of its economy up until the 18th century. In the same century the town was also regarded as one of the country’s leading spas. Giving the town the name, Cheltenham Spa, that its often referred to today. Cheltenham of course also owes much to its Regency roots. King George III’s stay in the town cemented its reputation as an exclusive and fashionable location. Our range of serviced apartments ensure though that’s there’s never any trouble finding somewhere to stay in Cheltenham.
Since the turn of the twentieth century though Cheltenham has grown rapidly. Easy motorway accessibility along with main railway and airport connections has enabled Cheltenham to become a centre for tourism. Major companies have recently opted to build their headquarters here with the town becoming a hub for business and administration. Business travellers can be sure that they have plenty of corporate accommodation available to them whilst visiting Cheltenham.
Whilst staying in our serviced apartments, business travellers may wish to enjoy the town’s excellent cultural scene. They may be lucky enough to experience one of Cheltenham’s many festivals, which include Literature, Food & Drink, Jazz, Music and Science, before retiring to the comfort of one of SITU’s Cheltenham aparthotels.
The town is also known for horse-racing, the ‘Cheltenham Gold Cup’ being the most famous race held there. The race takes place every year during the Cheltenham Festival in March. Our city apartments are no further than a ten-minute car journey away from the famed racecourse.
Cheltenham is not short of sight-seeing options either. It’s hard to miss the plethora of traditional Regency-style buildings around the town. In fact, Cheltenham has been labelled as ‘Britain’s most complete Regency Town’. Also worth visiting is Cheltenham’s most iconic Regency feature, The Caryatids in Montpellier. Why not take a short walk from your Cheltenham furnished housing to see these ‘armless ladies’ sculptures for yourself?
Corporate accommodation is vital for such a business-orientated location such as Cheltenham. In terms of industry, the town has military connections which has given rise to aerospace and aviation businesses in the area. It also has a growing financial string to its bow, with companies like Zurich and Endsleigh Insurance basing themselves there, creating a need for corporate housing in Cheltenham.
The town has continued to propel itself forward in terms of its own economy. The council are currently undertaking a five-year strategy which targets promoting Cheltenham on an international scale. Business opportunity seems to be at its peak in Cheltenham right now. With that comes a demand for more and more available serviced apartments.
Cheltenham certainly does not lack in distinctiveness, and it’s for that reason that the town is growing as a centre for tourism and business. SITU is following this growth and can provide the best quality city apartments for your stay in Cheltenham.
Located in the town centre, this bus station grants access to anywhere in Cheltenham.
A short walk away are the Promenade and The High Street, one of the best shopping locations in the Cotswolds.
Situated almost one mile away from the town, Cheltenham’s only train station has very regular services and has several bus connections.
Gloucestershire Airport lies a few miles west of Cheltenham and sits close to M5.