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Almsbury Farmhouse

Winchcombe

Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
5
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
2
Local Pub
WIFI
12-24 Mbps
Almsbury Farmhouse is a beautifully restored, rambling property that sleeps 14 guests across 3 double bedrooms, 3 twin bedrooms and a separate self-contained annexe with a double bed. The main farmhouse is arranged over 3 floors, with a large dining room and table to seat 14, well-equipped kitchen, cosy sitting room, snug/breakfast room, playroom, and five bathrooms (including annexe en-suite) with additional downstairs WC. Stylish, cosy and historical, this charming 18th Century farmhouse also benefits from an expansive garden, with a lovely outdoor dining suite on raised decking. Almsbury Farmhouse is a dog friendly property, and perfect for larger groups or families looking to relax in the Cotswold countryside.

Guests staying at Almsbury Farmhouse enjoy complimentary (other than separately ticketed events) day-time entrance to Sudeley Castle & Gardens during the open season.
Full Description

Almsbury Farmhouse is one of the largest properties on the Sudeley Estate, accommodating 14 guests comfortably across the main farmhouse and the separate self-contained annexe, which is complete with its own kitchen and living area. Surrounded by open, expansive garden and within just a short walk of both Sudeley Castle and the town of Winchcombe, Almsbury’s location is idyllic. Bursting with unique period features, hidden staircases, surprise rooms and all the utilities and equipment you will need, Almsbury is the ideal property for larger groups and families looking for a little more space.

Spread over three floors, on the ground floor guests have use of a cosy sitting room, impressively large dining room, kitchen, utility room, children’s playroom, downstairs WC and snug/breakfast room. There is access to the first floor via two separate staircases, where three sumptuous king size double bedrooms can be found, two with en-suite bathrooms as well as one family bathroom. Go up a smaller staircase to the second floor, and you will find three twin bedrooms, one is very large with plenty of beanbags – making for a great alternative playroom! There is also another family bathroom on the second floor. The annexe is self-contained, featuring a downstairs kitchen/living area and upstairs double bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Outside, guests have access to a large garden, as well as a raised decking area with outdoor dining furniture.

Lady Ashcombe has taken a special interest in the design and furnishing of the farmhouse and has personally selected works of art, objects and furniture that reflect the history and unique character of the building. Some of the contents come directly from the Castle’s collection, others from local antique shops and auction rooms.

Main House - Ground Floor


Entrance Hall:
The old front door leads into a stone-floored entrance hall which leads into the sitting room (up two steps) and the dining room. One of the two flights of stairs to the first floor is in front of you, leading to a spacious landing with bookshelves and seating for reading with views of the courtyard.

Sitting Room:
This spacious room is elegant and welcoming, complete with two large sofas to seat eight people, two chairs, a decorative fireplace, a 65” TV and a Blu-ray player. There is a choice of reading material on the bookshelves, a large upholstered stool doubles as a place to rest your book, and the two windows have window seats where you can perch and look out at the view.

Dining Room:
A real talking point of the house, the dining room seats 14 guests comfortably around a large dining table, it's the perfect spot for convivial meals with all your guests. A wood-burning stove is flanked by two large windows, filling the room with light, a further bay window looking onto the rear courtyard.

Snug/Breakfast Room:
This is a charmingly cosy room if you’re looking to dine in a slightly more informal environment than the dining room, it's a lovely place for a relaxed breakfast. There's a wood-burning stove within an original stone fireplace, a dining table seating six, a sofa and a 40” TV.

Kitchen:
There are two steps down into the kitchen, which is a well equipped and social space with an extendable island in the centre. Preparing meals is easy with a range-style oven, free standing fridge and separate built-in fridge. There's also a microwave and a dishwasher, whilst coffee fans will be happy with the Nespresso coffee maker. As you'd expect the kitchen is fully equipped with plenty of utensils, crockery and glasses.

Boot/Utility Room:
This is a useful space for drying and muddy boots! There's a washing/dryer machine, second dishwasher, deep ceramic sink, ironing board and clothes airer. You will also find outside glasses and plates kept in the cupboards above the sink.

Downstairs WC:
A downstairs WC with washbasin and heated towel rail.

Playroom/Snug:
A perfect little room for children, the playroom has a TV and a sofa.

First Floor


Bedroom 4:
A charming king-size bedroom with a decorative fireplace, two large built-in wardrobes, dressing table and beautiful views out towards the garden.

Bedroom 5:
A spacious king-size bedroom with two large built-in wardrobes, safe, chest of drawers and a rocking chair.

En-Suite Bathroom:
Steps lead up from the bedroom into an en-suite bathroom with a bath with overhead shower, twin washbasins, WC and decorative fireplace.

Family Bathroom:
Large walk-in power shower, free-standing roll-top bath, heated towel rail, WC and washbasin.

Bedroom 6:
A lovely king-size bedroom with decorative fireplace, large built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and views out to the front garden. This bedroom can also be accessed by the separate staircase from the entrance hall.

En-Suite Bathroom:
En-suite bathroom with walk-in power shower, WC and washbasin.

Second Floor


Landing:
A spacious landing area, to be used as a dressing room or an ideal space for a cot.

Family Bathroom:
A comfortable family bathroom with a built-in bath and overhead shower, WC and washbasin.

Bedroom 1:
A bright and spacious twin bedroom with bedside tables and reading lamps.

Bedroom 2:
A comfortable twin bedroom with reading lamps and a sweet writing desk for those looking to work away from the hustle and bustle.

Bedroom 3:
Located through Bedroom 2, this is a very large twin bedroom set in the eaves of the house, with twin beds, a sofa, free-standing clothes hanger and plenty of beanbags. A perfect set-up for children and doubles as an excellent second playroom. Please note, this bedroom can only be accessed by walking through Bedroom 2.

Outside



To the rear of the property is a large, tiered lawned garden framed by a Cotswold stone wall and trees, Winchcombe's picturesque church stands proudly in the background. On raised decking, there is a garden table for 14 people with a retractable parasol, and a BBQ (charcoal – please bring your own fuel). To the front, there is a sloping lawn with the Isbourne River gently running along at the bottom. The Church and rooftops of Winchcombe can be seen in the near distance. There is ample parking for 8-10 vehicles.

The Annexe


Across the gravelled courtyard from the main house is the Annexe. This self-contained, two-story, one-bedroom, one-bathroom additional accommodation is ideal for large family groups who have one or two guests who prefer extra privacy or quiet.

Step through the front door into the hallway, where there’s plenty of room to leave boots, shoes, and coats. To the left is the staircase to the bedroom and bathroom. The annexe features an open-plan kitchen-living-dining area, with original arched doors opening onto the courtyard and a window in the kitchen area overlooking the Farmhouse’s fabulous garden and outdoor seating area.

The living-dining space has a two-seater sofa, coffee table and a dining table for two. The kitchen is equipped with a hob/oven, toaster and kettle, plus basic utensils for preparing a simple meal/snack. Guests staying in The Annexe typically eat in the Farmhouse. On the first floor, there is a spacious, ensuite bedroom with a vaulted and beamed ceiling. The bedroom is furnished with a king-size double bed, bedside drawers with reading lamps, a chest of drawers (with hairdryer), a desk/dressing table, a hanging rail, a chair and a full-length mirror.

The en-suite bathroom has a walk-in power shower, washbasin and mirror, toilet, and heated towel rail.

Please note: The Annexe does not have a TV, dishwasher, or Wi-Fi reception.
Full List of Facilities
  • Sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms 3 king-size doubles and 3 twin rooms in the main house, and a double bed in the annexe.
  • 5.5 bathrooms; 3 en-suite, 2 family and 1 separate downstairs WC.
  • All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
  • 3 x wood burners
  • Hairdryers
  • Kitchen Starter Pack (for first night/day): teabags, Nespresso coffee pods, hot chocolate, milk, biscuits, jam/honey mini pots, boiled sweets.
  • Cleaning Starter Pack (for 2 nights): dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, kitchen paper
  • Bathroom starter packs (for 2 nights): hand soap, shower gel, handwash, vanity kit, shower cap and toilet paper (minimum 2 rolls)
  • Easily accessible, free car parking behind the cottage
  • Heating gas/electric (with independent thermostat control)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 3 TVs, including 65” TV in sitting room
  • Blu-Ray player
  • Child / dog friendly (dog blanket and stainless-steel dog bowl provided) - max 2 dogs with an additional fee per dog
  • Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) cafetière, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve, saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, cling film
  • 5 gas hob Range cooker
  • Russell Hobbs microwave
  • AEG dishwasher
  • Large fridge-freezer
  • AEG Washer-dryer
  • Ironing board, iron + clothes airer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Baby/Child Equipment: highchair x2, travel cot (cot linen not supplied) x2, stairgate x1, safety socket covers
  • Outdoor patio/seating area
  • BBQ (charcoal - please bring your own fuel)
  • Garden furniture – seats 14
  • Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
  • Parking for 8-10 vehicles
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

The town itself benefits from several small supermarkets, including The Co-Operative Food and Warner’s Budgens, both well-stocked with fresh produce and store cupboard essentials. Vale & Hills Family Butchers offers fantastic, local meat on the town’s high street, with a host of delicious goodies available at North’s Bakery for those in search of a fresh morning loaf.

Eating Out:
  • Wesley House (200 metres)
  • White Hart Inn (200 metres)
  • North Street (300 metres)
Walks:

The Winchcombe Way, a 42-mile figure-of-eight trail centred around the town, offers walkers a great way of discovering the surrounding Cotswold towns and villages section-by-section over the course of a stay, whilst there are plenty of options for those looking for a more casual, leisurely pace within a close radius of the cottage. We recommend the Sudeley Castle Circular walk for a relaxing stroll; a 2-mile loop setting off straight from the cottage’s front door, taking you into the grounds of historic Sudeley Castle - a must-visit for any guest. The 2.5 mile walk to Belas Knap, a Neolithic chambered long barrow sat atop Cleeve Hill, is also a great walk to try from the doorstep, providing you don’t mind the incline.

Sudeley Castle:

During your stay at Sudeley Castle Country Cottages you are entitled to free admission to Sudeley Castle and Gardens during the Castle’s open season (except for separately ticketed events). If you wish to visit the Castle and gardens during your stay, please take your room key or booking receipt with you to the admissions desk. Steeped in a thousand years of history, Sudeley Castle makes for a fascinating day out, not to mention the vast number of events also taking place throughout the year.

Places to Visit:
  • Sudeley Castle & Gardens (0.5 miles)
  • Everyman Theatre (8 miles)
  • Broadway Tower (9 miles)
Travel:
  • Train - Cheltenham Spa Station (9 miles)
  • Taxis - Starline Taxis, AndyCars
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted 
  • Dog friendly: 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome for an additional fee per dog
  • Please note that Almsbury Farmhouse is an old property, including multiple steps and staircases as well as some low ceilings
  • We appreciate that fireworks might be fun to have for a celebration, but they present too high a risk in a built-up area with some very old houses nearby, there is considerable wildlife including nesting bats, birds, and owls surrounding the house.  Please do not use fireworks in any area, inside or outside, while at Almsbury Farmhouse. 
  • Sudeley Castle and Gardens: A booking made for this property entitles you to free admission to Sudeley Castle and Gardens, as many times as you wish during your stay. This includes general admission, during the open season, but does not include entry to special events. You do not need to book admission ahead of your arrival. To obtain your entry ticket, please take your booking confirmation or property door key to the Castle Admissions Centre where the staff there will provide you with your ticket. To check if the Castle and Gardens are open for your dates, or to book a ticket for a special event, please refer to the Sudeley Castle website.

Reviews

Beautiful house and amazing location. Perfect for large groups.
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ella
| 04/05/2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Almsbury Farmhouse in Winchcombe to celebrate a milestone birthday The property was just as described, warm and well fitted out. It was great for our large family group, with comfortable and spacious social spaces, and ample parking. The house is full of character, so be prepared for some low doorways, narrow stairways and uneven floors, especially if you have elderly guests in your party. The gardens expansive and attractive with an open area having river access and a separate, large, enclosed area safe for children and dogs. The free pass for all the guests to Sudeley Castle is great bonus especially if for young children who want to use the adventure playground. Bolthole Retreat’s booking process was straightforward, with all the information needed provided promptly and clearly. I would definitely recommend Almsbury Farmhouse and Bolthole Retreats for Cotswold holidays.
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Michael
| 20/04/2022
A thoroughly enjoyable stay at Almsbury Farmhouse in Winchcombe. Bolthole Retreat’s booking process was without fault, and all the information we needed was provided and clear to understand. We found the property was exactly as described, warm and well fitted out. It's a perfect location for a family get together in the Cotswolds. The house is great for a large family group with plenty of space and it is very comfortable. The grounds are extensive and beautiful. It's a place where you can leave your car parked up all week as there was plenty to do in the immediate area with great walks and pubs nearby. Definitely recommend this property and will continue to book our Cotswold holidays through Bolthole Retreats
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Mike
| 10/04/2022
What an amazing place. A beautiful old farmhouse with modern facilities. Great for a big family get-together. Lovely walks from the door and the town of Winchcombe a few minutes walk away with shops, pubs and amazing restaurants.
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Liz
| 01/03/2022
This is a fantastic place to stay. There were 12 of us and still didn’t feel full. The rooms are lovely, bedding fresh & lovely which is always a must for me. Very well equipped - 2 dishwashers fantastic! Gardens lovely. Lovely walks. Winchcombe literally 5 minutes walk and a lovely place to browse. We would love to come back again as it was an all round winner!
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Ted
| 15/11/2021

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Situated just a short walk from the beautiful Cotswold town of Winchcombe, guests will be spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do and see and places to eat while staying at one of Sudeley’s cottages.

 
 
 
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