Famous for horseracing and its mineral springs, few other English towns can complement both traditional and contemporary architecture with each other like Cheltenham. Even those staying in serviced apartments in Cheltenham can get a feel for the town’s exclusivity within minutes of being there.
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Properties have fully-equipped kitchens, en-suites, and comfortable living and dining areas where you can work and relax in peace and privacy, enjoying the home from home feel they radiate. Perhaps select short term lets in Cheltenham’s historic town centre, or maybe opt for a Cheltenham aparthotel on the outskirts with a fast commute or within walking distance of the town’s business centres.
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Cheltenham is a town which is located in the county of Gloucestershire in the south-west of England, less than ninety miles from London. It lies on the edge of the Cotswolds, a place of gentle hills and beautiful countryside full of quaint towns and villages. The town is also built on the side of the River Chelt, which also runs underneath the town. Living here is a Cheltenham population of approximately 120,000.
Cheltenham has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK, and once you’re here it’s easy to get around on public transport, bike, or on foot. It’s a popular location for both work and leisure, and staying in serviced apartments in Cheltenham will allow you to be just a short walk away from the rest of this beautiful town and its surroundings.
Cheltenham has been famous as a spa and resort town since mineral springs were discovered here in 1716. Today there is not only a thriving tourism sector, but several other industries that contribute to the area’s economy. These include the aerospace industry, electronics, food processing, public services, and defence-related activities.
Familiar company names that you might see in Cheltenham include GE-Aviation, Endsleigh Insurance, and the multi-national Spirax-Sarco engineering group. The Government’s Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) is also located here.
Cheltenham Council has recently bought 45 hectares of land next to GCHQ to develop into the UK’s first ‘cyber park’ along with a wider housing scheme and aims to be a centre for cyber research in the UK.
Several of Cheltenham’s business centres and business parks are within easy reach of the city centre, while those in the wider area enjoy good access to the local road network and are accessible both from Cheltenham and other places in Gloucestershire, making it an easy commute for those staying in serviced accommodation in Cheltenham.
Whatever the reason for your stay in Cheltenham self-catering apartments, you’ll be fascinated by the history of this small settlement that became one of England’s most famous spa towns. Cheltenham began as a small agricultural settlement and by the Middles Ages was a town with a population of only a few hundred, growing to maybe 1500 people by the seventeenth century. Everything changed in the early eighteenth century when locals noticed that in a field south of the town, pigeons would gather and peck at the salt deposits around a spring.
Soon the locals starting drinking the spring water in the belief that it was a cure for illness and the fame of the waters spread. A pump room and places for people to gather were built, and more wells were established. After King George III visited with his family to take the waters in 1788 the town flourished. Cheltenham’s population soared during the first half of the nineteenth century and a significant amount of civic building took place. The town also became famous for education. Cheltenham College opened in 1841 and is still a leading independent school.
The University of Gloucestershire has its roots in many further and higher education institutions that over the years have merged and been re-named. Today the university has over 9000 students across three campuses, with student accommodation in Cheltenham offered in halls of residence or private university-approved housing.
Cheltenham was still famous as a spa and resort after the end of the nineteenth century, but new industries developed alongside tourism. In the twentieth century, the town’s amenities improved further, and Cheltenham’s shopping opportunities began to draw in visitors too.
Cheltenham is packed with an enormous variety of attractions and days out. While you’re out and about in Cheltenham’s city centre, look out for the beautiful Cheltenham Cathedral. St. Mary’s actually holds ‘minster’ status, which means this beautiful building has its origins in an old monastery. Cheltenham Museum is also worth a visit. ‘The Wilson’ has an excellent collection as and often has exhibits about the local area.
Shopping is wide and varied in Cheltenham. Browse the independent shops and boutiques in the elegant Montpellier area of town, or visit Cheltenham’s shopping centres such as Regent Arcade or Brewery Quarter. When you’re in need of refreshment, Cheltenham’s restaurants and delightful coffee shops are dotted all over the city centre.
There are also a great choice of pubs in Cheltenham, as well as bars and gastropubs. Whatever the weather, you’ll have no trouble finding a great local craft ale and a fantastic meal by a cosy hearth or in a pretty pub garden. The Cheltenham Festival programme is active all year round with community and outreach events, with the work culminating in the acclaimed Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Cheltenham’s festival calendar is packed with other events too, such as the Food and Drink Festival and the Science Festival.
Cheltenham is also the home of horse jump racing and is famous all over the world for the annual Cheltenham Gold Cup which takes place every year in March. It is an iconic racing event which can’t be missed if you are here at this time. Whichever way you choose to spend your time here, even if it's just for a little while, there is plenty of short-term accommodation in Cheltenham that are sure to cater to whatever your needs.
Gloucestershire Airport is just ten minutes from Cheltenham city centre and three minutes by road from the M5 and the A40. Bristol and Birmingham airports are also close to Cheltenham and are easily reached by bus or coach.
Chartered business flights to Europe make up most of Gloucestershire airport’s traffic, as well as flights to the Isle of Man, Jersey and Ireland. Taxis, car hire, and chauffeur services are all available at the airport and able to transfer you to your Cheltenham accommodation with ease.
Cheltenham is on the Bristol-Birmingham Main Line with extensive rail connections to the rest of the UK. London Paddington is just over two hours away, and Cardiff can be reached in ninety minutes.
There are regular buses to Cheltenham city centre which is just over a mile away from the station. There is also a taxi rank and bicycle/ e-bike hire service with lockers. The station itself is surrounded by a good variety of cafés and restaurants, some of which are ideally close to student houses and apart-hotels in Cheltenham.
Cheltenham’s public transport is efficient and well-connected, making it very easy to get around the town and the wider Cotswolds area.
The bus station is located in the centre of Cheltenham, with coaches that can take you to all major UK destinations. Multiple coaches leave for London every day, as well as a direct service to Heathrow that takes just two hours.