George III is a dog-friendly apartment cottage, which sleeps 4 people across two double bedrooms. The accommodation is arranged over two floors, with a living area, dining area and fully equipped kitchen downstairs and two double bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. George III is converted from the old forge and shares a decking area with Prince Rupert and Charles I, with each apartment having its own seating area.
Guests staying at George III enjoy complimentary (other than separately ticketed events) day-time entrance to Sudeley Castle & Gardens during the open season.
Please be aware that under no circumstances are additional guests above the maximum capacity allowed at the property, for day visits or overnight stays. If you are found to be in breach of this, you will be asked to leave the property and reported.
This apartment cottage is named in memory of King George III, who came to visit Sudeley Castle & Gardens on several occasions in the late 18th Century.
Entrance to the apartment is via one of two outdoor staircases (at each end of the Old Forge) and the shared decking area, which faces a pretty lawn and the footpath to Sudeley Castle.
The first floor has an open plan living area, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. A pretty divided staircase leads up to one double bedroom with dressing area (also ideal for a travel cot) to the left and the other double bedroom and bathroom to the right.
A bright, well-lit open plan area, furnished with country cottage fabrics, makes up the downstairs floor of George III.
At the entrance, you will find an understairs cupboard housing a travel cot, stair gate, highchair, iron, ironing board, airer, as well as the Welcome Dog Basket (with stainless steel bowl and blanket).
Two comfortable sofas and an armchair with a footstool provide seating for 4 in the living area, which is complemented by an oak coffee table, Freeview TV and DVD player.
The fully equipped kitchen, overlooking the main courtyard, 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, and a washer-dryer. A welcome pack of teabags, Nespresso coffee pods, hot chocolate, milk, biscuits, jam/honey mini pots, boiled sweets are provided for your first day at the Cottage.
Extending from the kitchen to the front door is a spacious dining area with a round, oak dining table and chairs for 4.
Bedroom one is the largest bedroom and is furnished with an oak frame standard double bed, bedside tables and individual overbed lights with reading and room lighting. This bedroom has a handy dressing area with a chest of drawers and a hanging cupboard - also the perfect place to set up a little one’s travel cot.
The Old Forge’s impressive, but low, original oak beams are the centrepiece in Bedroom 2. (Note: this room may be a bit awkward for tall guests.) Furnished with an oak frame standard double bed, bedside tables and individual overbed lights with reading and room lighting and a full-length mirror.
Adjacent to Bedroom 2 is the family bathroom, with a large walk-in shower (with a fixed over-head rain shower and detachable handheld showerhead) toilet, sink and heated towel rail.
Guests of George III share a lovely wooden decking area that looks out over a communal garden lawn and a footpath that leads to Sudeley Castle. Each apartment has its own seating area with table and chairs for 4 guests.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 4 in 2 double bedrooms
1 family bathroom (walk-in shower)
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
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 opposite the cottage
Child / dog friendly (dog blanket and stainless-steel dog bowl provided)
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
Oven and hob
Ironing board, iron and clothes airer
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
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.
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
Parking: There is a large car park for the use of all guests staying in the cottages
George III is a dog friendly cottage that allows a maximum of 2 dogs (with a charge of £25 per pet)
The three Old Forge apartment cottages have restricted headroom in parts of the bedrooms and landing areas due to the original oak beams and A-frame structure.
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.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Would fully recommend staying in this gorgeous cottage. spacious and super clean. Everything out need for a quite stay in the Cotswolds. Location was just perfect , we visited Bourton on the Water , Broadway and Winchcombe high street is a 2 minute walk . We spent a afternoon exploring Sudeley Castle and gardens (entrance cost is included in the cottage stay) We also had an evening in Cheltenham which is only a 20 minute drive , lots of bars and restaurants. Overall just perfect.
Helen - Sept 2021
Really enjoyed our two night stay. A perfect base for exploring all that the Cotswolds has to offer. Sudeley Castle is well worth a visit and such a bonus to have the entrance fee included in the cost of the stay!! We shall definitely return!!
Have stayed at this property many times, highly recommend. Free access to Sudley Castle and gardens is an added benefit.
Cosy property, home from home with everything you need to relax and have fun in a beautiful location.
Our stay at Sudeley Cottages was great. The Bolthole made accessing and leaving the property very easy for us, and were very accommodating when we decided to bring our dog with us last minute. I also recommend making use of the free entry to Sudeley Castle and the gardens that you get by staying at the cottages, especially visiting the pheasantry.
We went to this cottage for a few days of escape from the present world. It was everything we hoped for - the location is perfect and we had some lovely walks. The cottage is homely and we felt very relaxed from the moment we got there. The kitchen was spotless and provided everything we needed. A wonderful place. We will return.
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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