Social Enterprise

Our Social Enterprise

The Portland Guesthouse

We believe everyone has the right to lead an independent and fulfilling life. After years of planning and fundraising, we opened the doors to our Social Enterprise in January 2020. Based in the centre of Cheltenham, The Portland Guesthouse offers professional high quality accommodation and customer service, guest experience is of paramount importance to us! Most importantly, the social enterprise provides those living with a disability, an opportunity to:

  • Build on independence skills
  • Access a full training programme
  • Gain real life work experience
  • Support to achieve qualifications in Hospitality (The Portland Foundation Certificate in Hospitality has been endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality
  • Guidance to progress into paid employment. 

Interested service users will need to complete an application form and attend an interview for the post. They will be required to work various shifts and take part in a variety of tasks to ensure they really get the most out of this opportunity. If you would like more information, or to come and visit us before applying, please contact Sian (the manager):

Phone: 01242 906600


Click through the gallery below to see our rooms, 

Since opening our doors in January 2020, we’ve welcomed over 4000 guests across 3000 bed nights (not including when we closed our doors during the pandemic, and opened up for free to key workers!). Across the sites we advertise, our guests have left over 900 reviews, providing valuable feedback to our team.

The Portland Guesthouse regularly recieves visits from a member of the Visit England Team. Their most recent stay with us resulted in securing their three awards for another year. We can continue to say that we are holders of the Visit England Silver Award, Four Star Accommodation award and their infamous egg cup (Breakfast Award). 

Our social enterprise also has a website if you’d like to take a look, please visit: The Portland Guesthouse . 

If you would like to book a stay,  please select your dates below to check availability: