Need Accommodation to Stay in During Cheltenham Festival?

The Cheltenham Race Festival, an iconic event in the British horse racing calendar thrills race-goers every year. As anticipation builds for this prestigious horse racing, demand for accommodation near Cheltenham Racecourse substantially increases making it difficult to find somewhere. With that in mind we’ve listed some our own accommodation that’s within easy driving or taxi distance to the festival and ready for an unforgettable stay. Book now as the properties can go quick!

Dates for Cheltenham Race Festival 2025

Starting on a Tuesday and culminating in the Gold Cup on Friday, there’s so many horse races you’ll be spoilt for choice. The following Race Days are available for you to attend:

Cheltenham Festival Accommodation

At Cotswold Water Park, we understand the importance of finding the perfect accommodation for the Cheltenham Festival. Our selection of properties caters to various preferences for race goers, from intimate 2-bedroom lodges to larger holiday homes suitable for groups.

Let’s take a look at some of our popular options during the Cheltenham Festival event:

Trout Cottage, Mill Village

  • Accommodates 4 people in 2 bedrooms.
  • Nestled within a 550-acre private nature reserve.
  • Ideal retreat after a day at the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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Spring Lake 52

  • Sleeps 6 comfortably with beautiful views.
  • Onsite brasserie for dining and relaxation.
  • Perfect for unwinding after a day of betting on the horses!

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Howells Mere 47

  • Stunning 4-bedroom property sleeping 8.
  • Great value and plenty of activities for the evening.
  • An excellent choice for larger family groups.

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More Information

What Time does the Cheltenham Festival Open?

Gates open daily at 10.30am and the first race is at 1.30pm and the last race typically at 5.30pm each day. Times can change due to unforeseen events so plan ahead.

What’s the Location of the Cheltenham Festival?

The Cheltenham Festival takes place at the esteemed Cheltenham Racecourse, located on Evesham Road in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, with the postal code GL50 4SH for your Sat-nav.

Check out it’s location via Google Maps

Nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Gloucestershire, the racecourse is easily accessible. Whether arriving by car or public transport, the racecourse’s location and well-marked entrances ensure a straightforward journey for visitors eager to immerse themselves in the excitement of the Cheltenham Festival.

Do note it can be busy getting into the racecourse’s parking area first thing and there can be a lot of traffic queuing, so it pays to be patient. Whilst you wait why not tune into Cheltenham Radio on 87.7 FM and get yourself some great racing tips!

How Much are Tickets?

Tickets to the Festival for 2024 start from just £37 per person per day for the Best Mates Enclosure and go up to £86 per person per day for the prestigious Club Enclosure. There are also Private Boxes available if your budget can stretch that far!

Cheltenham Racing Festival Weather

We’re in England, it’s March… it’s bound to rain! 😉

Joking aside, to stay updated on the Racing Festival’s weather conditions in March, visit the Met Office page for the racecourse. Weather greatly influences the course condition, impacting horse performance and odds.

Getting to the Cheltenham Festival

Plan your journey to the Cheltenham Racecourse with ease by checking the official transportation details. Whether you’re arriving by car or opting for public transport, make sure to plan ahead to avoid any delays.

Book Your Cheltenham Racing Accommodation Today!

Accommodation for the Cheltenham Festival tends to fill up quickly, so don’t delay in securing your stay. At Cotswold Water Park, we’re here to make your racing weekend memorable. Contact our team to explore more options and find the perfect Cheltenham Racing accommodation for you.

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