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Books, poems and readings from world-famous authors make up this annual literature festival in Cheltenham, playing out over ten poetic days in October.

Every autumn, Cheltenham opens its beautiful Regency doors to a select number of eloquent writers, poets and speakers, over a series of events around the town. The literature festival has been around since 1949 and caters for book-lovers of all ages, hosted in various venues like the Town Hall, Imperial Square and Montpellier Gardens. Our luxury homestays in the vicinity are ideal for large group gatherings, providing luxury self-catering bases for book-loving groups enjoying several precious days of reading, listening, debating and writing.

 

Thanks to the event's central location in the heart of this stylish spa town, there are no shortage of food and drink outlets for guests to sample, as well as the secret visitor attractions to discover if there’s the need for a little break between the performances. Pop along to the town’s Art Gallery and Museum (also known as ‘Wilson’) and check for meets at the famous racecourse, also home to the annual Cheltenham Festival for jump racing. The area has a wealth of cultural experiences on offer for the well seasoned traveller.

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Anthology Farm

Anthology Farm

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

With a 300-year-old history, an indoor pool that could have been lifted from a members-only health club, and surrounding acreage to thrill the young'uns, Anthology Farm is a sought-after estate made for large family gatherings.

Sleeps: Up to 18 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 guests
From: £9,450 per week, £7,350 per short break
Pets: Pets are considered on prior agreement
Features: Heated indoor swimming pool, cinema room, tennis court, table tennis, gym equipment, purpose built yoga studio and electric car charging point
Distance: Approx. 4 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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Weddings at Anthology Farm

Weddings at Anthology Farm

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

An 18th century barn designed with love-filled celebrations and grand gatherings in mind, Anthology Farm is poised at the head of an ancient Cotswolds valley on the outskirts of vibrant Cheltenham, just two hours from London.

Sleeps: Up to 18
Alternative Group Option: Up to 18 guests
From: £15,495 per week, £13,695 per short break
Pets: Pets are considered on prior agreement
Features: Wedding barn, heated indoor swimming pool, tennis court and electric car charging point
Distance: Approx. 4 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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Evania

Evania

Bentham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Inspired by the colours and countryside of the Mediterranean, this Gloucestershire home with heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, is the perfect family retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
From: £4,750 per week, £3,750 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), hot tub, outdoor kitchen area with built-in gas barbecue, games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and television
Distance: Approx. 4 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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The Find

The Find

Cranham, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Dynamic pairing of luxury architect-designed properties in a beautifully secluded valley location in the Cotswolds.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 & Up to 4 guests
From: £6,250 per week, £5,000 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Trampoline, rowing boat, hot tub hire is available (please enquire for details)
Distance: Approx. 6 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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Under the Yew Tree

Under the Yew Tree

Syde, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Enter a modernised Cotswolds homestead of Anglo-Saxon parentage; with sacrosanct paintings and limewashed walls, Under the Yew Tree is the early medieval darling of Cheltenham.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,950 per week, £1,450 per short break
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Distance: Approx. 7 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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Weddings at Gulliver´s Hall

Weddings at Gulliver´s Hall

Bisley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Modern bohemians, lovestruck eccentrics, and pairs of playful classicists, meet Gulliver’s Hall: a made-to-measure luxury wedding venue available for exclusive hire in the Cotswolds.

Sleeps: Up to 21 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 40 & Up to 21 guests
From: £13,895 per week, £11,695 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (April-October), sunken spa bath, sauna, steam room, outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, paella burner, games and cinema room, tennis court, croquet lawn
Distance: Approx. 11 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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Gulliver´s Hall

Gulliver´s Hall

Bisley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Blending ancestral tales with elegant maximalism, Gulliver's Hall brings spa facilities to the soulful countryside; characterful, luxurious, and daring all in one sweep, this is a playful family estate in the beating heart of the Cotswolds.

Sleeps: Up to 21 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 15 & Up to 6 guests
From: £7,795 per week, £5,895 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome on prior request
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (April-October), sunken spa bath, sauna, steam room, outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, paella burner, games and cinema room, tennis court, croquet lawn
Distance: Approx. 11 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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The Marlings

The Marlings

Standish, Stroud, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

A stone’s throw from the limestone grassland and fruit markets of the Cotswolds, this luxury self-catering farmhouse that’s set across five dwellings in Standish has a heated pool, hot tub, playground, and tennis court to rival any private family resort.

Sleeps: Up to 25 guests (20 adults and 5 children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 12 guests
From: £7,795 per week, £5,895 per short break
Pets: Three well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Heated outdoor pool (available April to October) with pool house, hot tub, tennis court, wooden playpark
Distance: Approx. 13 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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The Studio

The Studio

Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

In the beating heart of Upper Slaughter, one of England’s “doubly-thankful” villages, The Studio is a former dairy barn that wouldn’t be out of place amidst the warehouses of artsy Tribeca, with luxe design sensibilities and a soulful story.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,650 per week, £1,395 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Pizza oven and fire pits
Distance: Approx. 13 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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Elissa

Elissa

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Surrounded by miles of undulating countryside, this luxury self-catering home is all about life’s simple pleasures; drawn-out pub lunches, rural rambles and evenings in the hot tub.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests (2 adults and 2 children)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,695 per week, £1,295 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub
Distance: Approx. 13 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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Four Hundred Summers

Four Hundred Summers

Ablington, Bibury, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

With an ashlar chimney that sends smoke signals curling above the gable roof, Four Hundred Summer is a luxury Cotswolds cottage with a hot tub that brings Nordic clout to Ablington.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,595 per week, £1,195 per short break
Features: Wood-fired hot tub
Distance: Approx. 13 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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The Flower Press

The Flower Press

Bibury, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Emerald green in spring and fire red in autumn, creeper-clad cottage The Flower Press is a restful self-catering retreat nestled in the welcoming arms of quintessential Bibury. Snow-white walls, candelabras, chandeliers and vibrant gardens brimming with anemones bring a feel of modern-day Provence to this gorgeous old Cotswold manse.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,995 per week, £1,595 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs over the age of 12 months are welcome
Distance: Approx. 14 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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The Palladian

The Palladian

Ampney Crucis, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Georgian in style and grand in nature, this self-catering Cotswold manor offers a true countryside escape perfect for multi-generational groups.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (6 adults and 6 children)
From: £4,550 per week, £3,295 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub (both May - September), gym, tennis court, trampoline and small football pitch
Distance: Approx. 15 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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Filly Island

Filly Island

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Blending style with a big dose of ingenuity results in something truly quite magical here at Filly Island. This unique cottage near Cirencester is sat upon a tiny island accessed by a humpback bridge. Pre-loved finds are revivified to bring about the unique interiorscape at Filly Island. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £950 per week, £795 per short break
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Distance: Approx. 17 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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The Hop Store

The Hop Store

Ledbury, Herefordshire, UK

Set within 150 acres of perfectly aligned hop yards, rolling meadows and juicy apple orchards, The Hop Store is idyllically situated on one of the last remaining hop farms in the UK. 

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,350 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and fire pit, heated garden room, games room with pool table, dartboard and giant jenga
Distance: Approx. 20 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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The Aviary

The Aviary

Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, UK

Traditional Cotswold stone provides the golden foundations for some striking modern flourishes at this luxury farmhouse retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests (10 adults and 2 children)
From: £5,995 per week, £4,495 per short break
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool and hot tub (May - September), tennis court, cinema room and playing fields with football goals
Distance: Approx. 20 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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Atticus

Atticus

Burford, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Treacle-toned Cotswold stone, iron gates and heavy antique doors hint at this striking home’s colourful past. Once a court house and a later jail, Atticus can be found jostling amongst a row of fine period buildings at the end of Burfords' golden high street.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
From: £3,395 per week, £2,550 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Baby Grand Piano and fire pit
Distance: Approx. 20 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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Inkwell Cottage

Inkwell Cottage

Burford, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Handcrafted, atelier in style and ever-so fun, this self-catering home in Burford is a pocketful of luxury throwing all conventionality out of its mullion window

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,195 per week, £950 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Distance: Approx. 20 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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Huntlington House

Huntlington House

Great Witley, Worcester, Worcestershire, UK

A classic 17th century Jacobean hunting lodge with a glam rock heart, Huntlington House is a luxury Worcestershire manor with indoor pool and wellness spa, tennis court and children's play area.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
From: £8,650 per week, £6,495 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Indoor heated pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, gym, tennis court, hedge maze, outdoor children´s play area and outdoor kitchen
Distance: Approx. 29 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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The Ruby Barn

The Ruby Barn

Sandford St Martin, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, The Cotswolds, UK

Bringing a touch of Californian chicness to the Oxfordshire countryside, this luxury Cotswold stone barn conversion has been fashioned with soul.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
From: £2,350 per week, £1,795 per short break
Pets: Two well behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Children´s play area with slide
Distance: Approx. 30 miles from Cheltenham Literature Festival as the crow flies

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