George III Cottage | Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe | Cotswolds
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George III at Sudeley Castle


Dog Friendly
Local Pub
25-49 Mbps

This converted old forge offers spacious accommodation, ideal for a small family or two couples with their dogs. Nearby Winchcombe is a walkers' paradise and the Windrush Way takes you from the cottage out to Sudeley Castle making this an easily-accessible and inspiring location. The ground floor open plan living area is bright and airy and the split staircase creates privacy for each bedroom. You will find everything you need on arrival with a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable bedrooms set under the eaves and wooden beams. The shared wooden decking provides space to dine al fresco and you have access to a shared lawn. Set on the Sudeley Cottages Estate you are in a private courtyard of similar properties giving this location peace and tranquillity.

Guests staying at George III enjoy complimentary (other than separately ticketed events) day-time entrance to Sudeley Castle & Gardens during the open season.

Full Description
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. Converted from the old forge on the Sudeley Estate, George III is ideally situated for exploring this fascinating part of the Cotswolds. Walking routes run from the door and you are a short distance from the village of Winchcombe and the delights of Sudeley Castle. This apartment cottage has open walls of Cotswold stone, sloped ceilings and original beams and views across the shared lawned garden to the treeline beyond. You will see walkers pass along the Windrush Way which runs behind the cottages.

This spacious, dog-friendly cottage has a large open plan living area across the ground floor. There is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy your own hobbies but also to gather for a meal or around the TV together. Upstairs two double bedrooms nestle beneath the eaves with a family shower room.

The terrace offers a section with seating just for George III and the shared lawn is perfect for dogs and the children. Enjoy this fantastic location, venturing further afield to the towns and villages of the Cotswolds as well as Sudeley Castle and the pubs and restaurants of Winchcombe on your doorstep.

Ground Floor

Living/Dining/Kitchen Area:
A bright, well-lit open plan area, furnished with country cottage fabrics, makes up the downstairs floor of George III. The sitting area has two comfortable sofas and an armchair so everybody has space to stretch out and enjoy a film or flick through a magazine. The fully-equipped kitchen overlooks the main courtyard and has a country-cottage feel, with fresh off-white coloured cabinets and wooden work surfaces. The kitchen has everything you will need for your stay including an oven/hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine. A dedicated dining area has a round table seating four.

First Floor

The staircase to the first floor splits in two with one side accessing bedroom one, and the second taking you to bedroom two and the family bathroom. You will pass an image of George III and it's worth pausing to admire the old construction methods on show in the beams.

Bedroom One:
This 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.

Bedroom Two:
The Old Forge’s impressive, but low, original oak beams are the centrepiece in bedroom two. Furnished with an oak frame standard double bed, bedside tables and individual overbed lights with reading and room lighting and a full-length mirror.

Family Shower Room:
Adjacent to bedroom two is the family shower room, with a large walk-in shower (with a fixed over-head rain shower and detachable handheld shower head) 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


  • Bedroom One - Double
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • 1 Bathroom - Family bathroom with a shower
  • Hair dryer - 1
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • Drying rack
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 25-49 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates


  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • 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
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Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences.
  • 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.
Neighbouring Properties
George III can be booked with Prince Rupert and Charles I 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.


I last stayed at Sudeley Castle Cottages approx 30 years ago and always wanted to return, loving the Cotswolds in general and history in particular.Winchcombe is such a pretty little town, with lots of pubs, shops, and restaurants and with the castle literally on your doorstep, it really was an easy choice to make.We stayed at George III, a small but perfectly formed little cottage. There were just the two of us, but being work colleagues ,we preferred the option of a bedroom each, but without a hotel price tag, and a home from home environment. It was perfect, with everything that you could possibly need for an enjoyable stay. Lovely and clean and cosy with added extras like tea, coffee, biscuits, mints, toiletries, and dog blankets.The beds were super comfortable and there were plenty of toiletries and quality white fluffy towels.The table and chairs on the outside decking area was a nice touch and it was lovely and peaceful sitting there with a morning cuppa listening to the birds and watching the sheep strolling up to the fence. A public walkway was seconds from the front door that took you to the Sudeley Castle estate within minutes, and the complimentary entry was a bonus.We would definitely revisit.

| 03/10/2023

Absolutely perfect location. Easy to find and plenty of parking. Very peaceful and secluded yet within 5-minute walk of the beautiful town of Winchcombe, which is full of restaurants/pubs/cafes. We had a lovely meal at the White Hart Inn and the best Sunday lunch ever at the Lion Inn. Both are extremely dog-friendly. Williams Deli is full of tasty treats, we had fabulous milkshakes and cakes at the Tipsy Egg, well deserved after a 9.5k walk around the Cotswold and Winchcombe Ways which are right on the doorstep and well signposted. We have stayed in numerous UK Airbnb's throughout 2023, this one was easily the best spot in terms of not needing to get in the car once between arriving and leaving. We will definitely be back!

| 25/08/2023

A great stay in a lovely property. The town of Winchcombe is great and we loved exploring it. The grounds of Sudeley Castle are also beautiful.

| 21/08/2023

It was lovely staying in a historic converted cottage with great facilities. A great bonus was free entry to Sudeley Castle. We had the added bonus of decking so we were able to eat outside when weather permitted.

| 23/07/2023

We have been staying at this particular cottage for a number of years and we love it.We will keep on coming back

| 29/06/2023


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.