We stayed here with our 7 month old twins and our dog, Sniffy. This hotel is chic and stylish and we were all made to feel at home. The park opposite is lovely and Sniffy had a wonderful time running around before supper! In the evening we made use of the private dining area and ordered take out (no food is served in the evening) whilst sipping G&Ts from the honesty bar! A great getaway!
- 13 rooms, all dog-friendly
- Check-in 3pm
- Check-out 11am. Late check-out until 1pm on request for £20, subject to availability
- Rates from £110
- Breakfast included
- Additional £10 per night, per dog
- Just a leap and a bound from paw hotspot, Pittville Park
- The hotel restaurant serves breakfast only
At No. 38 The Park
True Georgian grandeur is cleverly accented with colourful, contemporary styling and luxurious furnishings. Dog-friendly rooms include iPod docks, Nespresso machines, mini bars stocked with local produce, Egyptian Cotton linens by Three Thieving Magpies, mohair throws and 100 Acres natural botanical toiletries.
You and fido can joyfully take your pick of any of the sumptuously cool bedrooms here, all individually designed, with British-produced furnishings and fabrics.
Cosy rooms, complete with Georgian features and comfy double beds, have showers and face towards the rear of the property. For a bit more space to spread those paws, try a Very Good room. Mainly located on the first floor, with windows at the side or back of the property, these tasteful, inviting rooms have super-king size beds to stretch out in.
For our pick, try one of the plush Excellent rooms. Located throughout the property they all come with deep fill baths, perfect to rest those limbs post walk. All have special features of their own, bringing real character. If size is your thing, request Room 1. The largest in the property you will also get a wet room with double shower and emperor bed….bliss!
Four-pawed companions will delight with a dog bed, bowls and treats ready and waiting.
Human and hound abound
With a picturesque garden square heralding the start of wonderfully dog-friendly Pittville Park, directly across the road from the hotel, your dog will be day-dreaming of fresh grass between those pads as he gazes out of the giant Georgian windows to the doggy delights beyond. There is also a small courtyard that your pup can sniff out.
The extra bits
All tired out from that walk? Relax and take a break in the modern lounge space, where your dog is most welcome to join you.
Children are welcome in a number of the rooms, with cots provided free of charge and z-beds for 4 to 14 year olds available for £25 per z-bed, per night. Please advise the hotel on booking.
A special event, or just time to catch-up with two-legged friends and four paws? Hire the house and luxuriate in your stylish home away from home.
- Breakfast served daily for guests
- Take a complimentary taxi to pet-friendly The Tavern for dinner
Food and Drink
The hotel currently just serves scrumptious breakfasts here for guests.
While dogs are allowed throughout the hotel, the breakfast area is the one locale out of bounds, so let them catch-up on some shut eye while you indulge.
Settle in, flick through a book and have a tipple from the well stocked honesty bar.
The extra bits
The hotel offers complimentary taxis to whisk you the short drive to their sister dog-friendly venue The Tavern, or No. 131; dogs are not accepted here so we would pick the former, unless the sun prevails and an outside table is an option. Both venues can also be reached on foot in 10-15 minutes.
Where We Are
The hotel is nestled in one of the splendid buildings that epitomises the bustling, magnificent Regency town of Cheltenham. You are a mere 10 minute stroll from the main high street, and a further 10 minutes beyond to Montpellier, where independent shops and cafes thrive in this prestigious postcode.
With Pittville Park on your doorstep, walking options are not hard to find, but if it’s views you’re after, a short drive north will take you to the bottom of Cleeve Hill; the highest point in the Cotswolds at 330m. A hike to the top will see you rewarded with stunning vistas of the surrounding countryside. Another snifftastic walk is the one circling Cheltenham racecourse, which has a path running around it.
This is a perfect paw-stop for a weekend break in Cheltenham, or bolt hole to explore the stunning dog-friendly Cotswolds.
LOCATION AND CONTACT
Address: No. 38 The Park, 38 Evesham Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2AH
Hit the road
Put the postcode in the SatNav and you’ll easily find No. 38 The Park, on one of the main tributaries for this bustling town.
The hotel has a few parking spaces outside the front of the building as well as Tesla charging stations. If these spaces are filled, the hotel will provide guests with permits that can be used on any of the adjacent roads.
The mainline station is Cheltenham Spa, which lies 10 minutes’ drive (30 minutes’ walk) from No. 38 The Park. The station is well served from the midlands, south west and south east. If coming from the capital, hop on a train from Paddington. Although a slower train than others to the Cotswolds, you will arrive close by.
No. 38 The Park
A home away from home
It was a bright summer’s day when we arrived in Cheltenham, excited to be on route to No. 38 The Park. With his curly locks gentling blowing in the breeze and an alert nose in the air, Rigby seemed to have taken his majestic surroundings to heart, and was exemplifying a true stately hound as we pulled up outside this towering regency townhouse. With no reception per se, it feels much like walking into a grand family home, and we were soon met by the manager’s two wonderfully-welcoming hounds, ‘in-office’ today and keen to give their wag of approval to Rigby.
Once doggy greetings and cuddles were well-bestowed, we were shown around this characterful and stylish home-away-from-home. No sooner was the door to our room opened, Rigby – never one to stand on ceremony – made a beeline for his comfy cushion bed, pausing only for a quick sniff of the bowl and treats which had been left for him. While Rigby snuggled down, I was shown around and told in no uncertain terms to ‘just make yourself at home’.
Modern, with old world charm, and the character of the building very much at the forefront, our room at the rear of the house (away from the main road) was tasteful and elegant. Neutrals are cleverly accented with bold-patterned wallpaper and super soft autumnal-inspired cushions and throws. Perfectly-positioned feature lights gave a nod to the underlying contemporary vibe here. I couldn’t help but raise a smile at the quirky, thoughtful features, such as the chunky knit tea-cosy adorning our teapot, with its own slide-out shelf – ideal for perfecting the perfect pot.
With the encouragement to embrace our surroundings front of mind, we made our way down to the light and breezy lounge area, where clever lighting and blue grey hues are used to great effect. Rigby contentedly mooched around, checking out his surrounds before selecting an airy spot by the towering, elegant windows on which to have a mid-afternoon snooze, while I picked up a magazine of two from those artfully scattered around.
Refreshed, we decided a walk was due. A table was swiftly booked for us at sister venue The Tavern, the dog-friendly gourmet diner, leaving enough time beforehand to properly explore. Crossing the road to the start of Pittville Park, we headed towards the famous Pump Rooms, past the park cafe, where many a hound was engaged in a post-walk chin wag. After a short stroll, we soon found ourselves exploring the parkland and lake beyond, making sure Rigby gave a wide birth to the swans and their cygnets who were floating elegantly near the shore. Once the trees were sniffed, squirrels chased and grassy banks rolled down (never mind Rigby’s exploits!), we adjusted our course to Cheltenham’s famous Promenade on our way to dinner.
Such a beautiful evening it was that after our post-dinner stroll home, we followed the sounds of chill-out tunes to the petite but perfectly-formed courtyard, where trickling water and birding song filled the summer’s air. Rigby took a pew, sniffing galore and meeting other residents with an outstretched paw, while I explored the well-stocked honesty bar. This has been thoughtfully designed, with even a chilled glass for your beer. Drink poured and seats selected, we settled in to enjoy.
After weighing up another drink in the delightful courtyard or diving into the luxurious, extra large double bed, the choice was made. We headed upstairs and were delighted to find cookies and hot milk awaiting us on our bedside, ready to lull us off into a deep slumber.
After a good night’s sleep in the silky soft linens and perfectly feathery cushions, we woke to find the sun peaking through the shutters. After a quick retrieval of the tray of fresh orange juice and croissants left outside our door as a prelude for the breakfast delights ahead, and perhaps just a little more snoozing, a long shower was in order under the powerful rain shower, while Rigby decided his bed really was just too comfy to leave just yet…
With the 100 Acres toiletries reviving me and readying me for the day ahead, and the well-stocked bathroom putting short shrift to those bits and pieces forgotten, I managed to rouse Rigby for his morning constitutional before heading to breakfast, tummies now rumbling.
With dogs not allowed in the main breakfast room during service, and the sun shining, I chose to enjoy breakfast in the courtyard, rather than the private dining area also on offer to furry friends. A much craved coffee pot was soon delivered before we headed to the continental buffet. With only the best produce allowed, the breakfast was a delight; with berries galore, fluffy pastries, a side of ham, and all the ingredients for a Bloody Mary to choose from, it was a struggle to make it to the selection of hot dishes also on offer.
Relaxed and settled, we reluctantly gathered our things and headed to say goodbye the the cheery staff. With Rigby looking back longingly, we took a final turn around the neighbouring Wellington Square garden, before making our way to the Cotswolds beyond.
No.38 The Park is the warm, welcoming home you crave. With human and hound embraced, life’s little luxuries at hand and a stunning town beyond, this is a destination to make your own – whatever the weather.
Great location near the centre of town but also just next to Pitville Park to let our god run round. Lovely boutique hideaway.