The Lucky Onion unveils its latest addition in Cheltenham

PUBLISHED: 14:53 05 December 2019

Kings House offers 17 new bedrooms - this is one of our favourites. Photo Credit: Simon Brown

Kings House offers 17 new bedrooms - this is one of our favourites. Photo Credit: Simon Brown


Kings House, which forms part of No.131 on the Promenade, has been lovingly restored to add 17 new bedrooms that are nothing short of complete luxury – we could move in tomorrow…

This month, No.131 saw the third addition to the flagship property of The Lucky Onion open on Cheltenham's Promenade. Kings House, which has been lovingly restored by Dowdeswell Estates, will feature seventeen further bedrooms with the exciting addition of Family Suites, Outstanding bedrooms and a sumptuous Super Suite with plenty of space to unwind in overlooking Cheltenham's leafy gardens.

With interiors featuring the owners Jade and Julian Dunkerton's signature look and feel, these grand Georgian bedrooms have all the essentials guests could possibly want for a home away from home stay. Think high ceilings adorned with modern art, deep copper roll top baths to sink into, Emperor beds with Egyptian cotton bed linen and double rainfall showers with Aqua di Parma products - every detail really has been accounted for.

We're obsessed with that gorgeous roll-top bath... Photo Credit:Simon BrownWe're obsessed with that gorgeous roll-top bath... Photo Credit:Simon Brown

In line with Julian's vision for Cheltenham to be the foodie capital outside of London, food is a big thing at The Lucky Onion and this trio of beautiful Georgian townhouses provides the perfect balance of sophistication and fun and No.131's restaurant seals the deal as an ideal destination for a gastronomic getaway. The menus use the very best seasonal ingredients wherever possible, but always from British lands and shores.

Downstairs at No.131 is Gin & Juice, which is fast becoming a Cheltenham staple hotspot. During the day, you can tuck into beautiful brunches, super smoothies and artisan coffees. Come evening, it's time to party. Work your way through the free flowing drinks list of over 400 gins (and growing) before hitting the dance floor to the tunes of house DJs and special guests into the early hours from Thursday to Saturday.

Entrepreneur Julian Dunkerton, Lucky Onion's owner and Superdry co-founder, commented "Cheltenham is my hometown, so to be able to play a part in its rejuvenation makes me hugely proud. Restoring historic properties and transforming them into quality destinations which Cheltenham residents and visitors can enjoy is what The Lucky Onion is all about. Kings House is the perfect example of that."

Kings House is one in an exciting series of new developments by The Lucky Onion, with The Crown Inn at Minchinhampton newly restored and only just open after being closed for nearly seven years. The Hollow Bottom in Guiting Power also joined The Lucky Onion portfolio in October, and along with The George coming to Cheltenham February 2020, it's an exciting time for owners Jade and Julian Dunkerton and The Lucky Onion.

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