Anne Boleyn is a charming cottage, named after Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, who spent time at Sudeley with Henry in 1535. Lying within the small complex of Sudeley Castle cottages, this dog-friendly cottage sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and is just a short walk from both the centre of historic Winchcombe and the castle and gardens.
Guests staying at Anne Boleyn Cottage enjoy complimentary (other than separately ticketed events) day-time entrance to Sudeley Castle & Gardens during the open season.
The Sudeley Castle Estate includes a collection of charming Cotswold holiday properties, all a few minutes’ walk from the centre of historic Winchcombe and Sudeley Castle & Gardens. These include beautifully renovated ancient buildings, such as a paper mill, an old forge and 18th-century workers' cottages, to new cottages built in distinctive Cotswold stone. Sudeley Castle itself features 10 magnificent gardens, each with its own unique design. Surrounded by striking views of the Cotswold countryside, each garden reflects the fascinating 1000-year history of the Castle and includes a Knot Garden, Queen’s Garden and Tudor Physic Garden.
Anne Boleyn forms part of a small terrace between Queen Mary and Lord High Admiral and features a well-equipped open plan kitchen/dining area, a spacious living room and an outdoor seating area with countryside views.
Contractors are undertaking building works near the property during 2022 from Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm, and you may encounter some noise disturbance during your visit.
Entrance Hall/Dining Area/Kitchen:
Guests enter Anne Boleyn Cottage through the covered front door into the open plan kitchen/dining area which is light and airy. The pale tiles on the floor and snowy white cupboards, window to the rear and half glazed back door add to the feeling of space. There’s a pedestal dining table to seat four and beside the dining area is a handy understairs cupboard housing baby, cleaning, and ironing equipment. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything needed for a self-catering stay including a Nespresso coffee machine for those who love their coffee fix. From the kitchen there is a back door that leads to a small seating area, looking out towards the River Isbourne.
A feature timber-framed doorway leads from the kitchen/dining area into the living room. There are two shallow steps in this spacious room, which features a large two-seater sofa, two comfy arch chairs, a coffee table, occasional tables and a flat-screen TV with DVD player, and French doors out to the seating area.
The main bedroom is entered via a large dressing area with a wardrobe and dressing table. Exposed timbers create a division into the bedroom which is down two shallow steps. The double bed has bedside tables on either side and touch-dim bedside lamps, and a pretty window with countryside views.
There are two shallow steps down into the cosy twin bedroom which has two single beds with a shared bedside table between and touch-dim reading lamps and a double wardrobe.
Bathroom / Shower Room:
The bathroom features Shaker-style panelling and has a large walk-in shower, a large sink with a mirror, a dual flush toilet and a heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries are provided including hand soap, shower gel, handwash, vanity kit, shower cap and toilet paper.
Guests have access to an outdoor seating area to the rear of the cottage with a table for four. As with all the Sudeley Castle Cottages, it is a short walk to the shared parking area and to the Castle and Gardens.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms across one double and one twin
Bathrooms: 1 family bathroom with a walk-in shower
Parking for 2 cars
Dog-friendly – max. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels
Hairdryer x 1
Kitchen starter consumables: teabags, Nespresso coffee pods, sugar, fresh milk, hot chocolate, biscuits, mini pots jam/honey
Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper, shower gel
Heating and hot water via central heating with individual thermostat controls
Fully equipped kitchen with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (Nespresso), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses), cafetiere, bakeware, food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen foil, cling film, kitchen paper
Ironing board, iron, and clothes airer
Baby/Child Equipment: high chair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied), stairgate and safety socket covers
Outdoor patio/seating area
Patio furniture: Table and chairs to seat 4
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.
Wesley House (200 metres)
White Hart Inn (200 metres)
North Street (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.
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
Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
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.
Contractors are undertaking building works near the property during 2022 from Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm, and you may encounter some noise disturbance during your visit.
Parking: There is a large car park for the use of all guests staying in the cottages
Dog friendly: 2 well behaved dogs are permitted for an additional fee per dog
Parents of young children should note that a river runs behind the Cottage car park
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.
Anne Boleyn Cottage can be booked with Queen Mary Cottage for families or friends wanting to travel together but have their own space. You can share the properties between your group, but please bear in mind you would not have enough seating to sit/eat together.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Beautiful clean and modern cottage within a few minutes walk of the town. Set in a really pretty courtyard and close to many walks.
A thoroughly enjoyable and wonderful place to visit. Highly recommended in every way. Thank you.
The cottage is in a picturesque location next to Sudeley castle with country walks nearby The cottage is well equipped and warm and comfortable. It was spotlessly clean and provided a welcome pack as well as toiletries. The location is ideal for exploring the Cotswolds and also convenient for a short walk up hill into Winchcombe with plenty of places to eat and shop
This was a fabulous cottage within a group of cottages in a courtyard setting. The cottage was spaceous, very clean and has everything that you could possibly need - and is just a few minutes walk into the centre of beautiful Winchcombe. The cottage and the whole are is really dog friendly and we can't wait to return - just brilliant!
The cottage was in a perfect location. Despite being under 5 minutes from the town centre, (the Studeley Castle Cottages were back from the road in a small complex) it was very quiet. We were a 5 - 10 minute walk from the castle which was ideal.
Susan - September 2021
Situated just a short walk from the beautiful Cotswold town of Winchcombe, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do. Winchcombe is filled with heritage buildings and a wealth of places to dine. The town is also recognised as a ‘Walkers Welcome’ town and is surrounded by superb walking including the Winchcombe Way and the Cotswold Way National Trail.
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