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Cheltenham chic meets Cotswold charm - with a splash of fun

You get the full package at Crofton Lodge, combining city and country, elegance and playfulness, action and relaxation. Situated on the edge of Cheltenham with the Cotswolds as your playground, Crofton Lodge is a nine-bedroom dream home-from-home with space for up to 24 guests and a private annexe for two that you can book separately.

The chic interiors match white walls with light oak fixtures. Bursts of colour and texture - a deep pink wall here, faux fur bench covers there - hint that this luxury pad is about more than just swanning around looking sophisticated. You can splash about in the indoor pool then soak up the sun at the pool’s edge after flinging open the wall of bifold doors. Get your ping pong and pool skills up to scratch in the games room and snug then head outside where the goals are set up for a game of footie and the one-acre grounds are large enough to find a quiet spot but intimate enough to make the party rock.

If you do fancy swanning around looking sophisticated, you’ll love preparing cocktails in the sleek kitchen, finding just the right notes for the Sonos sound system or laying the huge dining room table for your dinner party. Later, chill out in the sociable sitting room or set up a movie from your Netflix account in the snug.

The nine bedrooms (two of which are on the ground floor) have a variety of single, double and super-king beds and there is a combination of ensuite and shared bathrooms. Get upstairs early to bagsy the master bedroom, with ensuite bathroom and walk-in shower, dressing room and a balcony to take your morning coffee.

Crofton Lodge is just the place for a long-overdue gathering of friends or family, a special celebration or even a happy hen do. As a base for Cheltenham Races, it’s perfect and if you fancy a meander around the Cotswolds, it would be hard to find a better location.

Need more space?

There is the option to book the separate one-bedroomed annexe for the duration of your stay which can accommodate another two guests for the additional cost of £100 per night.

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What we think

What a house! Not only does Crofton Lodge offer plenty to keep you entertained, including a fantastic indoor pool, but it’s also situated on the edge of the charming spa town of Cheltenham in the Cotswolds, offering a fantastic mix of town and countryside right on your doorstep.

Gareth, Big House Experience

What to Expect

Crofton Lodge

We’ve tried to think about everything to make your stay at Crofton Lodge just perfect. In all of our large houses to rent, we provide all the essential features to cater for a family group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Luxury bed linen and fluffy towels
  • Underfloor heating throughout (except the two rear bedrooms)
  • Well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room with Siemens electric oven, Gaggenau 5-ring induction hob, fridge freezer with wine cooler, microwave, toaster, Bosch dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine (please bring your own pods)
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • Dining table that can seat up to 28 guests
  • Small games room with ping pong table
  • Small pool table in TV snug
  • TVs in the sitting room, kitchen, snug and pool area with Freeview channels (the TV in the sitting room also has Sky, Netflix, Amazon Prime and BBC iPlayer)
  • DVD player in the sitting room with an extensive library of films
  • Sonos music system
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Toys, books and DVDs for children
  • One travel cot and one highchair available on request
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Terrace with outdoor tables and chairs
  • Charcoal BBQ (please bring your own charcoal)
  • Full-size football goal and outdoor games area
  • E-bikes available to hire (£50 per bike, per day)


Situated on the edge of the Regency spa town of Cheltenham in the charming Cotswolds.

House FAQs

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 4pm on the day of your arrival at Crofton Lodge, and check out is at 10am (or 4pm if checking out on a Sunday).

  • How many cars can park at the property?

    There is parking for 7 cars at Crofton Lodge (9 at a squeeze).

  • Can I arrange a supermarket delivery to the house?

    Yes, you can order online with Sainsbury's, Tesco or Waitrose for a delivery direct to the house. We usually suggest booking a delivery for after 4pm on the day of arrival.

  • How many guests can sit at the dining table?

    The dining table can seat up to 28 guests.

  • Can you recommend any local places to eat out?

    Yes, we'd recommend the following pubs and restaurants, all within a short distance of the property:

    The Langton
    Elegant Georgian restaurant and pub serving seasonal modern British fare with Mediterranean touches.

    189-191 London Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL52 6HT (3 minute drive). Tel: 01242 233022

    The Royal
    Airy pub with stripped floors and a beer garden, for chargrilled meat and fish-heavy menu and ales.

    54 Horsefair St, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8JH (5 minute drive). Tel: 01242 228937

    The London Inn
    A public bar, function room and lounge with dart board, skittle alley and a pool table in the charming village of Charlton Kings.

    195 London Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL52 6HU (3 minute drive). Tel: 01242 525606

    Pasta Etc
    Freshly cooked Italian dishes, pizza and panini while you wait. They also serve traditional Italian coffee and cakes.

    264 London Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL52 6HS (3 minute drive). Tel: 01242 255816

    Charlton Kings Tandoori (Indian)

    3 Church Piece, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8JN (5 minute drive). Tel: 01242 237674

    Providing the best coffee, milkshakes and waffles to local residents in a friendly environment.

    233 London Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL52 6HZ (2 minute drive). Tel: 01242 222207

    Simpsons Fish and Chips

    75 Priors Rd, Cheltenham GL52 5AL (4 minute drive).
    Tel: 01242 521964

    Brasserie Blanc

    The Promenade, GL50 1NN. Tel: 01242 266800

    The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie

    Rotunda Terrace, GL50 1SW. Tel: 01242 894200

    Yoku (Japanese) at 131

    131 The Promenade, GL50 1NW. Tel: 01242 822939


    131 The Promenade, GL50 1NW. Tel: 01242 822939

    Kibou (Japanese)

    Regent Arcade, Regent Street, Cheltenham GL50 1JZ. Tel: 01242 507984

  • Are children welcome?

    Children are very welcome at Crofton Lodge. One travel cot and one highchair are available on request (please bring your own cot bed linen). Please note, parents should supervise children at all times due to the indoor pool (the pool area does have closable doors).

  • Are stag and hen parties allowed?

    Hen parties are permitted at Crofton Lodge. Stag parties are sometimes permitted, but only by prior agreement with the property owner. Please contact us before booking to discuss. 

  • Are pets allowed?

    Well-behaved dogs may be considered by prior agreement. Please contact us to discuss.

  • Are additional day guests allowed at the property?

    Up to 12 additional day guests can be invited by prior agreement, at a cost of £20 per person.

  • What is the nearest train station?

    The nearest train station to Crofton Lodge is Cheltenham Spa (3 miles). 

  • What is the nearest airport?

    The nearest airports are Birmingham (50 miles), Bristol (57 miles) or Heathrow (82 miles).

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £1,000 during your stay at Crofton Lodge. This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.  

    When booking, we ask for a deposit of 33% of the total price, with the balance due 12 weeks prior to your stay (or the full balance when booking within 12 weeks of your stay).

Check availability & prices

or call to book 01242 352 747