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Almsbury Farmhouse


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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 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.

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.

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

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.


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


  • Bedrooms - 7 bedrooms across 3 king-size and 3 twin rooms in the main house and 1 double in the annexe
  • 5 Bathrooms - 3 en-suite, 2 family and a downstairs cloakroom with a W.C
  • Hair dryer
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 12-24 Mbps
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - 2
  • Highchair - 2
  • Stair gates


  • Dog friendly - 3 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Not fully enclosed
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 9 cars
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

The town itself benefits from several small supermarkets, including The Co-Operative Food, which is 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:
  • White Hart Inn (200 metres)
  • North Street (300 metres)
  • The Corner Cupboard (300 metres)

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)
  • 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
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • Unfortunately this property does not permit hen and stag parties, single sex party groups or all adult groups under the age of 25. This property is ideal for family groups.
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted 
  • 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.


Almsbury is a beautiful, spacious home which was perfect for our large family gathering. Very welcoming and it really did feel like a home from home. The house is located on the edge of the castle estate with free entry to into the castle.

| 24/11/2023

This house is is suitable for large groups in easy walking distance of the pretty Cotswold town Winchcombe which has plenty of nice restaurants. A house full of character that we have used many times.

| 13/11/2023

What a lovely home. Perfectly positioned to walk into the town or to the castle. It was warm and clean with plenty of space for a group of 10. Highly recommended.

| 10/11/2023

A lovely house and a well-stocked kitchen made for a great stay. Would definitely recommend it to others. The free entrance to Sudeley Castle is a bonus.

| 31/10/2023

A lovely old farmhouse with an extra annexe. Perfect for a family spanning three generations. Plenty of space with a well-equipped kitchen and a lovely spacious dining room to seat 14 people. The Bolthole website gave information about a local private chef(The Season Kitchen) who provided us with a wonderful celebration dinner. A relaxed happy weekend was enjoyed by all.

| 28/10/2023


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.