Anne Boleyn Cottage | Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe | Cotswolds
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Anne Boleyn Cottage at Sudeley Castle


Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
Local Pub
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.
Full Description
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.

Ground Floor

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.

Living Room:
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.

First Floor

Bedroom One:
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.

Bedroom Two:
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


  • Bedroom One - Double
  • Bedroom Two - Twin
  • 1 Bathroom - Family bathroom with a walk-in shower
  • Hair dryer - 1
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 4
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates


  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 2 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.
  • Parking: There is a large car park for the use of all guests staying in the cottages
  • 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.
Neighbouring Properties
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.


We booked a two-night stay whilst we were taking part in the archaeology dig at Sudeley Castle and it couldn't have been more perfectly suited. Easy distance from the castle and town centre and fully equipped with everything we might have needed. The shower was just what was needed along with the large and fluffy towels after a day's digging and the cottage was warm and cosy to hunker down as the darker nights came in over the weekend.

| 23/11/2023

Great weekend in the Cotswolds, a lovely property and great service from Bolthole Retreats.

| 26/08/2023

Exactly as expected, comfortable rooms and fully working appliances. A short distance from the town of Winchcombe and in a very quiet area.

| 17/08/2023

A great stay at Anne Boleyn and we really enjoyed visiting Sudeley Castle which has a fantastic history.

| 07/07/2023

My 87-year-old mother, niece and I stayed in Anne Boleyn Cottage within the Sudeley Castle Cottages. It was absolutely perfect and a great base to see so many villages around. It was perfect with the full kitchen facilities to be able to cook meals when we wanted to. The shops are only a 5 min walk away with pubs, cafes and food shops for supplies. We even joined the local community for a church service at St Peter’s and were warmly welcomed. The cottage had everything we needed and would highly recommend staying here.

| 30/06/2023


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.