About Cotswold Grange
The splendid and grand facade of Cotswold Grange exudes the rich history of our Cheltenham townhouse hotel. Built in Cotswold stone circa 1855 by Edward Cope as part of the Pittville estate, the hotel is listed as a "building of local importance" and located in a Cheltenham conservation area, close to Pittville Park. We have lovingly maintained and updated the hotel since purchasing it in 2007, respecting its heritage, while bringing it up-to-date as one of the best boutique hotels in Cheltenham.
A Building of Historic Importance
Grand II listed, Cotswold Grange, was built in the 1800s as part of Joseph Pitt's grand vision for his Pittville Estate, when demand for houses and land was at its height in Cheltenham.
It was one of four substantial houses built along Pittville Road with coach houses and stabling at the rear, but stood out as architectually distinct in a classical style with double height pilasters to the front elevation, pedimented mouldings to the windows and a hipped roof with dormers. The whole plot was surrounded by a brick boundary wall including its kitchen garden.
The Cheltenham Examiner in 1910 recorded that: "The residence is of unique design, being a replica of an old Cotswold House". Cotswold Grange has its own character as a standalone house with a more cohesive design that sets it apart from its neighbouring buildings.
A Long Heritage
In 1848, Cotswold Grange's first owner and occupier was John Waddington, a wealthy merchant from Lincolnshire, who made his fortune from wool and cloth dealing.
By 1864 the building was purchased by the Adams family. Mr Adams was survived by his widow in 1885 who continued to live in the house until her death in 1910.
The next owner was Walter Bellhouse who's family occupied the house until 1958 when the last descendent died. At this time, the house was subdivided and its garden was almost entirely redeveloped, becoming a hotel for the first time.
Cotswold Grange Today
Purchased in September 2007 by Nirav Sheth, the hotel is now owned and managed by Nirav and general manager, Natasha Roffe, as one of the best boutique hotels in Cheltenham.
With individually decorated bedrooms boasting ensuite bathrooms with a high quality finish, for your peace of mind, breakfast is served in a uniquely handpainted dining room. From family rooms to suites for couples or solo travellers, experience Superking double beds with Hypnos mattresses, walk-in showers or baths and indulgent Noble Isle bathing products, for a relaxing and comforable stay.