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Emma Dent Cottage at Sudeley Castle


No Pets
Local Pub
Emma Dent is a spacious, detached, rambling rose-covered cottage set over two floors, which sleeps 4 guests across 1 king-size en-suite and 1 twin en-suite, plus a further two guests on a comfortable living room sofa bed. In addition to the two en-suite shower rooms there is a downstairs W.C. A travel cot and high chair are also provided. The cottage has a fully-equipped modern kitchen and a spacious living and dining area that leads out to a private courtyard with seating.

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

Named after Emma Dent (née Brocklehurst), who started the restoration of Sudeley Castle in the 19th Century, there is a real sense of history about this pretty, light and airy cottage. It is to Emma Dent that we owe the splendour of Sudeley Castle as it stands today. For almost half a century she dedicated her life to the Castle, building the Jubilee Buildings of the West Wing, the North Tower, the two gate lodges and the present entrance to the Estate, as well as laying out the gardens, including planting the magnificent yew hedges.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors. Guests enter from a covered porch into a hallway area, with handy coat hooks, then pass through to the open-plan dining-kitchen area, with a large window in the kitchen overlooking the woods. To the left of the dining area is understair storage (baby and cleaning equipment) and a spacious W.C.

Off the kitchen, and down two stairs, is the bright and airy, triple-aspect living area, with seating for six (one sofa bed), which leads out through French doors to a courtyard with a table and seating. Upstairs (via a carpeted staircase with handrail) there is an en-suite double bedroom with king-size bed and an en-suite twin bedroom.

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.

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 a handy 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, overlooking the woods leading up to the Castle, 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. A welcome pack of teabags, Nespresso coffee pods, hot chocolate, milk, biscuits, jam/honey mini pots, boiled sweets is provided for your first day at the Cottage.

Living Area:
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 an oak coffee table, large Samsung Smart TV and DVD player. French doors lead from the Living Area to a patio with seating and chairs, 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 step 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 to 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.


Guests have access to a wrap-around courtyard with seating to the rear and side of the Cottage.

Full List of Facilities

  • Sleeps 4 (+2) in 2 bedrooms across 1 king size bedroom, 1 twin; (+1 double sofa bed)
  • 2 ensuite shower rooms; 1 downstairs W.C.
  • All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
  • Hairdryer x1
  • 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 pack (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
  • Flat screen TV (Freeview)
  • DVD player
  • 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
  • Neff oven
  • Russell Hobbs microwave
  • AEG dishwasher
  • Fridge-freezer
  • AEG Washer-dryer
  • Ironing board, iron and clothes airer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Baby/Child Equipment: high chair x1, travel cot (cot linen not supplied) x1, stairgate x1, safety socket covers
  • Outdoor patio/seating area
  • Garden furniture – seats 4/6
  • Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
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)

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
  • 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
  • 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.


The area is lovely for a few days away. The cottage is situated in a quiet area. There are pubs, coffee shops and grocery shops in the village as well as a local bus to Cheltenham.
| 23/06/2022
We had a wonderful time staying in the Emma Dent cottage.We were visiting family locally in Winchcombe and made use of our free entrance to the beautiful Sudeley Castle and grounds. A lovely, clean and spacious cottage.
| 21/04/2022
I booked the cottage for my son and family when they visited us in Winchcombe as we do not have much room for them all. They loved it and made use of their free admission to the castle. The little girls wanted to stay for ever in their "little house" and I wish they could! Folkestone is a very long way from Granny! They loved their room and there was a cot for the baby too. My son said it was like living in a film set, very beautiful!
| 20/04/2022
Beautiful cottage in a first class location. Excellent access to the grounds of Sudeley Castle, the high street and the Gloucestershire Way. We have stayed in this cottage twice now and can't fault it. Highly recommended
| 31/12/2021
Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Clean, comfortable and helpful, friendly staff. Just perfect.
| 20/10/2021


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! See the ‘Winchcombe Guidebook’ for more information.

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