Cheltenham, Cotswolds 

Last week Al and I headed to Cheltenham in the Cotswolds for a little break away. We chose to stay at a hotel that I’ve been eyeing up on Instagram for a while now, The 131 by The Lucky Onion. If you haven’t heard of The Lucky Onion before, they are a hotel/inn/pub group in the Cotswolds. No 131 is a stunning 5 star townhouse in central Cheltenham, it’s a restaurant with rooms rather than a hotel and Al and I like that. We prefer somewhere that’s a little more relaxed and casual to stay with good food at the heart of everything they do – and oh my, their food was DELISH! The bedrooms were quirky, stylish and just perfect. We loved ours so so much. We did peak into a few of the other rooms when they were open and its safe to say all of their rooms are full of character!

Al and I have to try every burger on every menu everywhere we go, and No 131’s burger from their lunch menu won us over, it has become our favourite burger!

In the basement of No 131 is their bar, The Crazy 8’s – It is the coolest bar I have EVER been too – It’s all wooden with a massive wine cellar and the quirkiest features.

Cheltenham itself, is a beautiful little town with trees in golden, red and orange hues lining the streets with bakeries, shops, cafes and bars.  Opposite the hotel was a beautiful park/gardens with benches, water fountain and gorgeous, seasonal blooms everywhere.

We wandered the local streets and town, did a little shopping and drove to a few local villages to discover cool little nooks, a church where Tolkien gathered inspiration for part of Lord of the Rings which was super cool, we took long walks around the countryside, chilled in local cafes, pubs and bakeries and generally ate a lot of tasty food (as you will see) and just had the best time spending time together, not thinking about work.

We honestly fell in love with Cheltenham and the Cotswolds and can’t wait to go back!

Below are a selection of photographs from our stay – Enjoy!

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No 131, The Lucky Onion

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Our room for the week, room 7


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The coolest bath tub that sat in the room (perfect for watching GBBO and eating chocolate)
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Supplied by No 131 were these luxurious 100 Acres products – I fell in love with the brand and am actually about to place an order!
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Breakfast was a winner, every morning!

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Imperial Square Gardens situated opposite No 131
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Cosiest, coolest lounge at No 131

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The winning burger and fries (can I have this again, please!)
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Little nook at The Wheatsheaf Inn (also by The Lucky Onion) where we headed for breakfast one morning.

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Can you tell we love breakfast?
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Passionfruit Martini at The Crazy 8’s




4 thoughts on “Cheltenham, Cotswolds 

  1. Absolutely fabulous photography! We went the Cotswolds last month and stayed in Broadway and also enjoyed it very much. I want to go back for a birthday treat next month, I’ll look this hotel up. And I’ll see if I can find your Instagram account. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Dina – It’s such a beautiful location, isn’t it?! I really want to go back too this year, so fingers crossed! If you can’t find it there’s a link on my blog 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful new year! Sam x


  2. ahhhhhh so quintissentially british! i visited the cotsworlds for the first time last year and fell about as in love with it as you did, so much cute EVERYWHERE.

    my heart literally jumped out of my chest and died on the computer screen at that picture of the bath. THAT BATH. there are not enough heart emojis in the world to express my love for that baby! the addition of GBBO and chocolate is almost too much to handle, girl. LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE.

    ps its not even 7.30am and i am now craving a pornstar martini, so thanks for that ha.

    katie. xx ♥

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    1. It’s just a dream, isn’t it! I love Cheltenham so much, can’t wait to hopefully go back this year! It really was a dreamy moment – haha, my apologies! Hope you had a lovely New Years and enjoy 2018 🙂 Sam x


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