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Otley House


Sleeps 8
Dog Friendly
Local Pub
200+ Mbps
You will be surprised when you step into Otley House and see the traditional Victorian hallway opening out into the bright and spacious kitchen and garden beyond. Spread over three floors the house has been elegantly updated with hints of velvet and gold making it a stylish getaway in this popular Regency town. Dine in the large garden or cuddle up in front of the wood burner, this is a delightful home from home. The wonders of the Regency town of Cheltenham Spa are easily reached where you can revel at a festival, relax in the parks, enjoy fantastic shopping in the array of boutiques, or enjoy dinner at one of the many fabulous restaurants followed by a show at the theatre.
Full Description
When you arrive at Otley House you will be delighted by its location, walking distance from the centre of Cheltenham but with the many sights and sounds of the Cotswolds easily reached. Its red brick exterior and coloured glass door hides the contemporary and spacious accommodation found inside. Made for celebrations and family gatherings the kitchen opens out into the garden creating an impressive space. You will fill the home with conversation, family feasts, evening board games and create precious memories together.

Otley House makes the best of the space with a snug and dining area to the front of the house and a kitchen with a sitting area to the rear. The wood burning stove in the snug and comfortable velvet sofas makes this a place to put your feet up and enjoy your surroundings. Flashes of colour in greens and golds add elegance. The kitchen is flooded with light from the bi-fold patio doors and skylights in the high ceiling and cooking meals here will be an enjoyable group experience. A comfortable corner sofa lets guests spread out and the children have plenty of space to play and fill the house with laughter. Upstairs each of the four bedrooms has plump, inviting bedding and the master has a feature fireplace adding interest in this dark blue themed room. With sheepskin rugs and cushions these retreats have a luxurious feel and will be welcoming at the end of the day.

You can spend long summer evenings in the garden with a glass of champagne, or head out to the delights of nearby Bath Road, The Suffolks or the centre of Cheltenham for a meal and cocktails. There is off-road parking for 2 cars and additional on-street spaces can be found nearby.

Ground Floor

Snug/Dining Room:
With wood flooring and dark green accents, this cosy room has a snug sitting area with two sofas in front of the bay window with a wood-burning stove and a smart TV for some evening entertainment. The dining area fits neatly behind, seating eight it is an elegant setting for serving meals and drinks.

Kitchen/Sitting Room:
Along the hallway is the modern kitchen, the high ceilings and patio door flood this room with light. It is well-equipped with a Rangemaster oven and hob and a large fridge/freezer. A section of the wall has been turned into a blackboard, perfect for keeping scores while playing charades. The sitting area to the rear has an L-shaped sofa in front of the smart TV and a gas stove provides warmth.

A ground floor cloakroom with a WC and sink is a helpful addition to the accommodation.

First Floor

At the top of the stairs is the family bathroom. This spacious room has a chic freestanding rolltop bath and the added convenience of a separate shower.

Bedroom One:
The first bedroom is a twin with two single beds facing the decorative fireplace which is a lovely feature of this room. It is filled with light and the comfortable beds assure a great night’s sleep.

Bedroom Two:
The master bedroom has a super-king-size bed and has been accented with a dark blue wall framing the original fireplace and mirroring the matching headboard. Storage is provided with two wardrobes and a dressing table.

Second Floor

Shower Room:
Serving the two bedrooms on this floor, there is a shower, WC and sink.

Bedroom Three:
The second twin room is shaped by the eaves with two single beds under the slope of the roof. A skylight makes this a bright space and there is a chest of drawers for storage.

Bedroom Four:
Completing the accommodation is a double bedroom also shaped by the slope of the roof. This is a cosy bedroom with a chest of drawers and some hanging space.


The garden at Otley House makes this a fantastic getaway in an urban setting. There are lawned areas with a bench and lots of space for children to play. The dining table sits on a patio just outside the house and is beautifully framed by hanging roses at the right time of year. Fire up the BBQ and get your family outside to enjoy this fantastic space. An added bonus to this house are the two off-road parking spaces on the front drive and there is on-street parking available outside.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - Twin
  • Bedroom Two - Super king-size
  • Bedroom Three - Twin
  • Bedroom Four - Double
  • 2 Bathrooms - Bathroom and shower room
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Fire - Logs provided for an initial fire (01 October to 31 March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Tassimo
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 8
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 200+ Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates
  • Sound system - Sonos


  • Dog friendly - One-well behaved dog welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Gas provided
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 2 cars
On your Doorstep
Farm shops, delis, and shopping: Bath Road and the Suffolks, a popular area of Cheltenham, are a short walk from Otley House and offer a host of shopping opportunities. Roots & Fruits sell fresh fruit and vegetables, and The Natural Grocery Store caters to all dietary requirements. Pick up a pastry and a hot drink from Bake & Brew or Parsons Bakery, or a locally brewed ale at Bath Road Beers. Around the Suffolks you will find independent shops like Once selling gifts, R.J Spicer Goldsmith, Bodega for womenswear, and a range of conscious shops selling a selection of designer preloved items. The centre of Cheltenham Spa has a wealth of shopping oppprtunities from popular high street brands to more unique stores you won't find elsewhere.

Eating Out:
  • Exmouth Arms – perfect for a break between shopping, order a meal or drinks and people watch in the garden. Check their events calendar before you visit to join a quiz or mini festival (1 mile)
  • Moran’s Eating House – serving breakfasts, lunch and evening meals Moran’s also hosts monthly film nights (1 mile)
  • Bake & Brew – pop in for breakfast or a ciabatta for lunch (1 mile)
  • Curious Café – join friends for a special event night or sample their cocktail menu (1 mile)
Walks: There are numerous walks from Otley House including Burrows Field, with a pump track for the children to ride around while you grab a coffee, and the many parks of Cheltenham Spa, perfect for a picnic. Cleeve Hill is the highest point in the Cotswolds and is just a short drive, while for a more challenging walk Leckhampton Hill can be reached from your door, the steep climb rewards you with spectacular views.

Places to Visit:
  • The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum – changing exhibitions, Cheltenham’s history, and the story of Antarctic explorer Edward A. Wilson (2 miles)
  • Cheltenham Festivals – famous for being a festival town you might be staying during the food and drink, science, literature or jazz events (1.5 miles)
  • Everyman Theatre – showcasing a variety of shows be sure to check what’s on and visit this regal theatre (2 miles)
Train - Cheltenham Spa (2 miles)
Taxis - Dial A Cab, Airport Taxi Cheltenham

There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not take a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • Please respect our neighbours and keep noise to a minimum after 10pm.


Home from home literally, as we come from the town of Otley, in West Yorkshire. Spacious clean house. Comfy beds. Big garden. Within walking distance of very nice cafes and restaurants. The Curious Café and Bistro for brunch and The Five Alls had stunning tapas food.

| 22/03/2024

Nice quiet location.

| 16/02/2024

Lovely house with a great garden and dog friendly too.

| 05/01/2024

Great place to stay. Lots of space, extremely clean, and clearly lots of effort has gone into making it a home from home.

| 03/11/2023


You will find yourselves needing to return to Otley House as there is so much to see and do. Spending a week here you could easily not travel further than Cheltenham with its festivals, racing and arts and culture. There are a vast array of pubs, clubs, restaurants, and cafes waiting to be discovered. Many walks are nearby with Leckhampton Hill, Cleeve Hill and the parks and gardens of Cheltenham. Further afield are quaint villages with Broadway, Cirencester and Bourton-on-the-Water less than a forty-minute drive.