Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors, Cheltenham

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Cheltenham Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 45 reviews
Rating 4.9

About our Cheltenham funeral home

We are Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors in Cheltenham, and we are honoured to be able to help people through difficult times, helping to make things a little easier for the families in our care.

We understand how important it is to get things right when it comes to saying farewell to those we love, so we endeavour to meet your every request. We would feel privileged to be able to give your loved one the beautiful funeral service you wish for, and this is a duty that we never take lightly. From the moment you get in touch, we will listen to your requests with careful consideration, and guide you wherever you feel necessary.

Our funeral home is set back from the road behind an immaculate garden, which offers a peaceful and natural surrounding when you visit us.

Please know that you are not alone; as soon as you call us we will be here for you, no matter what. You can reach us 24 hours a day, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List and Additional Options Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
    The Unattended Funeral
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,238 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,238 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,238 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,238 estimated third party costs
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    The Attended Funeral
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Where to find us

Address

74 Prestbury Road
Cheltenham GL52 2DJ
GB

Directions and Parking

You can find us next door to the BP filling station and M&S on Prestbury Road.

We have a large car park at our funeral home for you to use.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01242 525383

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

4.9
Rating 4.9
based on 45 reviews
Rating 5.0
All the staff especially Toby were helpful, kind, understanding and sympathetic.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for taking the time to send your online review to us. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
I was really impressed with the service that was provided by Selim Smith, especially Elaine who was very helpful through out the whole process. On the day of the funeral the staff were all very professional and acted with dignity.
The death of a loved one is very stressful but we all felt that all the staff at Selim Smith were there from start to finish to make the our lives a lot easier.
Many thanks to all.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Your comments will help us to ensure we are providing the right level of care to our families, It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your Father. We are proud of the whole team.
Rating 5.0
We had a dignity package that was purchased for the inevitable, and it was the right thing for us to do. Selim Smith were so very professional and respectful from the initial meeting at their offices and the suggested celebrant and funeral process to the actual funeral service itself. It made for a very good service and rememberance of my mother and her long and good life.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
My sisters and I have nothing but praise for the staff at Selim Smith Cheltenham branch.Every step of the way we felt supported and knew that if we had any queries then Elaine or any one of the staff there would be at the end of the phone to help and guide us.
The whole process was dealt with in a highly professional and totally dignified and respectful way and we are very happy with all aspects of the service that we received.Thankyou
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 4.0
Everyone we had contact with listened. That was the key to the whole process, and led to our receiving the exact service we wanted. Thank you all.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
I am pleased that all of the arrangements were carried out to your satisfaction. Thank you for your review.
Rating 5.0
Perfect from start to finish
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review.
Rating 5.0
Would highly recommend as they went above and beyond for my family
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Your feedback is so valuable to us and we would like to say thank you.
Rating 5.0
A first class service.
There is nothing I can suggest they could improve on.
Very professional, lots of genuine empathy and attention to detail second to none.
Fully recommended
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care.
Rating 5.0
No words can explain the service we recieved from Selim and Smith but to have ago I would give ....
A professional, compasoniate, supportive and caring funeral dirrectors, especially Elaine, who went above and beyond her duty to ensure everything was perfect and showed such compassion and support to us ( the family )
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for your review. We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
"Dignity with Distinction" is the perfect title for the excellent video describing this organisation and Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors epitomise every word and action.
From my very first call I was afforded kindness, compassion, understanding and time. I was always "listened to" and never felt pressured or hurried. Right through from the first arrangements to the end of the Funeral Service I felt part of the Selim Smith family. Nothing was too much trouble however small so that everyone who attended, and many both far and wide in this country and overseas felt totally included. The Client Care follow-up was very much appreciated.
Thank you everyone, especially John, at Selim Smith in Cheltenham.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you leaving a review online for Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service from start to finish. Empathetic, well organised and so helpful - they made a very difficult process as easy as it could be. Special mention to Elaine who co-ordinated the funeral for us - she was efficient, kind and accommodating - nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Would thoroughly recommend Selim Smith without hesitation or reservation.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
A very professional service from Selim Smith throughout. Easy to deal with and sound advise when asked for guidance.

Elaine Penman was very easy to deal with and supportive. My thanks to her.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
It means a lot to the team for our clients to be able to share their experiences with us. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Courteous, understanding and professional throughout with that human touch during the most difficult of times.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online. We are happy that we provided an important service to you through this difficult time.
Rating 5.0
A thoroughly professional and empathetic service. Could not fault in any way. First class.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for these lovely words, it means so much to the whole team.
Rating 5.0
Right from our initial contact all the way through to the conclusion of the funeral we were met with respectful kindness, sensitivity and professionalism by Debbie, Oliver and their colleagues. We were always kept informed of progress towards the arrangements and were so impressed by how the burden of responsibility for these was lifted from our shoulders at a time when it is so difficult. Providing such a service during a global pandemic and when there is so much uncertainty must be incredibly complex but we had complete confidence that the arrangements would be carried out in line with our wishes and will always be grateful for the help, compassion and understanding we were accorded.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
The service was excellent from start to finish. This is the second funeral they’ve done for us, in 2016 my Mum died and the service was excellent then too. I always knew that they were at the end of the phone if I needed clarification. First class service carried out with professionalism; reverence and kindness. Thank you for making what is a very hard time easier.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Your comments will provide great encouragement to the team to keep doing their job to the best of their ability. I am happy to hear that our team were so kind and caring to your family and that you had the trust and confidence in them to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
We felt that all members of your service were very thoughtful and helpful. Thank you
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved.
Rating 5.0
Very very considerate and caring and so helpful they were absolutely brilliant! I would recommend this firm to everyone, I didn’t have any worry’s about any arrangements they help me through all of it took so much pressure off me! Lovely people to! 5 star
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Selim Smith were able to see us at short notice to arrange dad’s funeral as we do not live locally. Debbie made us very welcome and explained everything in an empathetic manner. Keeping in touch by email was straightforward. On the day of the funeral Graham (who was in charge on the day) phoned me in the morning to introduce himself which was appreciated. I have no hesitation in recommending Selim Smith & Co.
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am happy that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
I would like to thank Selim Smith for all they have done for us during our most difficult time.
They have treated us more like family than clients and nothing was a problem for them.
Thank you
Response from Selim Smith & Co Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well and that we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
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