No 38 The Park – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Part of the brilliant Lucky Onion Group that was started by Julian and Jade Dunkerton, this fine Georgian house, tucked away in the centre of Regency Cheltenham overlooking leafy Pittville Park, combines the independence of a B&B with the luxury of a hotel. Whether you take just a room or the entire house, you’ll feel completely at ease here – and even your favourite canine companion can join you, too, for an extra element of home-from-home comfort. Choose between Excellent, Very Good and Cosy rooms, all decorated in exceedingly good taste: everything is sensual and textured, from plump, velvet-padded headboards and mohair throws to oversized lamps and vast log baskets. Bathrooms are heaven, with underfloor heating and a mix of freestanding zinc baths and double showers. Just a stone’s throw from Cheltenham Racecourse, sister hotel No 131, with its fabulous restaurant and late-night cocktail bar, is also conveniently a short walk away. What more could you need for a decadent Cotswolds escape?
Doubles from £140
+44 (0)1242 822929; no38thepark.com