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Emma Dent Cottage at Sudeley Castle


Sleeps 6
No Pets
Local Pub
Named after Emma Dent, who was responsible for the restoration of Sudeley Castle in the 19th century, as well as providing the town of Winchcombe with its first piped water supply in celebration of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887. It is to Emma Dent that we owe the splendour of Sudeley Castle as it stands today and for almost half a century, she dedicated her life to the castle including laying out the gardens and the planting of the magnificent yew hedges. This is a rambling-rose-covered cottage tucked into the corner of the Sudeley Castle Cottage complex. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the elegant town of Winchcombe, the splendour of Sudeley Castle and its magical gardens as well as the beautiful landscapes of the surrounding Cotswolds. With two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sofa bed, there is plenty of space to relax, whilst outside is a private courtyard.

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

Emma Dent cottage forms part of the Sudeley Castle Cottage complex, which is just a short walk from the centre of Winchcombe. Everything you need is on the doorstep and with Winchcombe being a ‘walker’s welcome’ town, there is much to explore on foot.

On the ground floor, you’ll find an open-plan dining and well-appointed kitchen area, with a door to the courtyard. The living area is a light, bright and airy space with plenty of seating and French doors to the courtyard. There is also a useful ground floor cloakroom. Upstairs are two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

The private courtyard behind the cottage has seating for alfresco dining and a charcoal barbecue. The cottage complex benefits from large car parking with plenty of spaces.

Ground Floor

The ground floor of Emma Dent Cottage features a bright and light open-plan area, furnished with English country cottage fabrics and light oak furniture.

Dining Area:
The centrepiece of the dining area is an oak dining table and chairs to comfortably seat 6.

To the left of the dining area is an understairs cupboard housing a travel cot, stair gate, highchair, iron, ironing board, airer, and bedding for the sofa bed. A spacious W.C. with sink featuring sage-grey Shaker-style panelling is next to the understair cupboard - a handy facility for guests using the sofa bed.

The fully equipped kitchen has a country-cottage feel, with fresh off-white coloured cabinets and wooden work surfaces. The kitchen has all the appliances, cookware, crockery and glassware you need for a self-catering holiday, including a Neff cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine.

Living Area:
Down a couple of steps from the kitchen, the triple-aspect living area is wonderfully light yet cosy and features two large, sink-in sofas (one is a sofa bed) and a comfy armchair, plus a coffee table, and a large Samsung Smart TV. French doors lead out to the courtyard with seating and chairs and a charcoal barbecue, the perfect spot for an evening drink after a day exploring the estate or wider Cotswolds.

First Floor

Carpeted stairs with a handrail lead upstairs to the two en-suite bedrooms:

Bedroom One:

Along the landing and down a couple of steps you’ll find the king-size double bedroom with a very spacious en-suite. The bedroom windows look out down the length of the main Sudeley courtyard, providing a great view of all the cottages. The bedroom is furnished with a small built-in hanging cupboard, a full-length mirror, bedside tables and handy overbed lights with reading and room lighting.

En-Suite Bathroom:
A single step leads up into the spacious en-suite, featuring a walk-in shower, heated towel rail, a large sink with a mirror, shaver powerpoint, a storage cupboard (ideal for luggage) and a vanity storage unit for bathroom accessories.

Bedroom Two:
Cross the landing and down a couple of steps as you enter the pretty en-suite twin bedroom, featuring two oak frame beds and a lovely view out over woodland. The bedroom is furnished with a large built-in hanging cupboard, a central bedside table and individual overbed lights with reading and room lighting.

En-Suite Bathroom:
This en-suite bathroom features a large, walk-in shower (with overhead and hand-held shower), dual flush W.C., a large sink and a heated towel rail.


There is a private courtyard with seating and a charcoal barbecue (please bring your own charcoal) to the rear of the cottage. There is ample parking in the cottage complex car park.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Twin
  • Additional beds - Sofa bed in living room
  • 2 Bathrooms - 2 en-suite shower rooms and a ground-floor WC
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 6
  • 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


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • No BBQ available
  • 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
  • The cottage is set over two floors with a number of internal steps between the living area and into the bedrooms.
  • 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.


Stayed at Emma Dent Cottage. Excellent accommodation throughout. Immaculate and carefully considered. Easy walk to Winchcombe.

| 08/03/2024

Our family recently stayed at Emma Dent Cottage. The cottage itself was exactly what we wanted and had everything we needed. The kitchen was fully stocked for all our cooking needs and the bedrooms and bathrooms were great. On our arrival, we were greeted with a lovely note and some treats including lots of tea and coffee and some milk in the fridge. This was the perfect base to explore The Cotswolds. It's a short walk to the high street with several great options for food and beverage. I would definitely stay here again on our next trip to the area.

| 23/12/2023

We were very pleased with our recent stay at Emma Dent.Located in a small development of other rental cottages it was like stepping back in time.The cottage was spotless and it looked like it had been recently refurbished. It was very well stocked with everything you would need.Perfect for a short break and within easy walking distance of the lovely town of Winchcombe.The lovely little courtyard was great for enjoying a glass of wine.The free entry into Sudele Castle was an added bonus.Would thoroughly recommend these cottages.

| 09/10/2023

Emma Dent Cottage is a very clean and exceptionally comfortable cottage in a beautiful, quiet location. Having free entry to Sudeley Castle, which is beautiful and very interesting, was a bonus.

| 01/10/2023

A nice detached house with two bedrooms and separate bathrooms. Everything you need for a comfortable stay is there, a very efficient home. The kitchen is well-equipped. It is located close to both Sudeley Castle and the town, an excellent location.

| 14/08/2023


Winchcombe is an elegant and timeless Cotswold town. Venture down the narrow side streets to find a mix of Cotswold stone cottages and black and white half-timbered buildings. The town is a famous centre for walkers, yet also boasts a number of traditional pubs and delicious cafes, galleries, boutique clothing, interior design, and antique shops to browse. With Winchcombe on your doorstep and the Cotswolds’ many market towns and villages just a short car ride away, you’re somewhat spoiled for choice when it comes to places to eat.