Lady Jane Grey Cottage is a charming and carefully restored, 3-bedroom cottage that sleeps 5 guests in 1 double room, 1 twin room and 1 single room, with 1 family bathroom. The cottage is a semi-detached (alongside Princess Elizabeth Cottage), two storey property with a fully-equipped modern kitchen and a spacious living and dining area that leads out to a private courtyard with seating. Upstairs are three comfortable and well-appointed bedrooms and a modern bathroom with a fixed shower over a bathtub.
Guests staying at Lady Jane Grey Cottage 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.
Lady Jane Grey Cottage is one of Sudeley Castle’s largest Country Cottages, and is named after Lady Jane Grey, who lived at Sudeley Castle before her brief nine-day reign as Queen of England. This lovely cottage was originally part of a paper mill, which was restored to make two cottages (Lady Jane Grey and Princess Elizabeth) and two apartments (St Kenelm and Oliver Cromwell), preserving the original exposed walls and beams throughout. (St Kenelm sits directly above Princess Elizabeth and Oliver Cromwell sits directly above Lady Jane Grey.)
The accommodation is arranged over two floors. Guests enter from a covered porch into a small hallway, with handy coat hooks, and pass through to an open-plan area with a desk and chair, under stairs storage (baby and cleaning equipment) and a very well-equipped kitchen. The kitchen windows look out on to the private courtyard.
Off the kitchen, and down three stairs, is the dining area with a large oak table, comfortably seating 5 guests. At the end of this large open plan space is the living area, which leads out to the private courtyard.
Upstairs (via a carpeted staircase with handrail) there is one double bedroom, one spacious twin bedroom, a single bedroom and a family bathroom with full-size bath and over-bath shower.
The kitchen at Lady Jane Grey is very well equipped, with plenty of storage space in the distinctive, off-white cabinets with 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, washing machine/dryer 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.
Step down from the kitchen area to the dining/living area which is dominated by the paper mill’s original stone wall. The dining area has a large circular oak table, seating five, while the other end features two large, sink-in sofas, a flat-screen TV and DVD player and oak coffee table. Double doors lead out to the courtyard with a table and seating, the perfect place to relax in the evening sun after a day exploring the Cotswolds.
The largest bedroom in the Lady Jane Grey is a spacious twin room, with the beds arranged to provide some privacy between guests. This rear-aspect bedroom features original oak beams and the mill’s exposed stone wall. Guests share a hanging cupboard, while each bed has its own bedside table and dimmable reading lamp.
This pretty bedroom features a standard double bed with oak bedstead and headboard. Facing the front of the property, with a large double window, this bedroom is light and bright with plenty of storage space in a hanging cupboard and bedside cabinets. An original mill shelf with a mirror acts as a handy ‘dressing table’, while dimmable bedside lamps provide perfect reading light.
This cosy, single bedroom has a large window with views to the rear of the property and out towards woodland. The room is furnished with a hanging cupboard and bedside table and lamp.
The pretty bathroom with Shaker-style panelling and exposed stone wall has a full-size bath with over-bath shower, a large sink with a mirror and shaver point, a dual flush toilet and heated towel rail. Handy hooks on the door are provided for your clothes or robe. Complimentary toiletries are provided including hand soap, shower gel, hand wash, vanity kit, shower cap and toilet paper.
Guests have access to Lady Jane Grey’s private, gravelled courtyard with a table and seating for five.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms across 1 standard-size double, 1 twin and 1 single
1 bathroom: bath tub, over-bath shower, WC, sink
All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels 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
Russell Hobbs microwave
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
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 5
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
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.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Perfect weekend retreat, and nicely situated so you can easily walk to Sudeley Castle or into Winchcombe. Having milk, teabags, coffee, soaps etc. was a nice touch.
Shower was too hot but we adjusted the temperature on the combi boiler and then it was fine.
Austin - September 2021
Cosy place to stay right next to Sudeley castle
Matt - August 2021
Lots of great things about this cottage and complex. Large carpark at the back allowing you to park behind your cottage and unload through back entrance. Steps into Sudley castle grounds right by cottages. Getting free entry into castle is brilliant, playpark really good and the castle gardens are really nice. Castle itself was surprisingly interesting.
Outside area of cottage nice, big enough to play some games in and sit outside. Kitchen large and well equipped, we cooked a Sunday dinner in it. Winchcombe is really nice and there is a great coop to stock up on supplies.
Rachael July 2021
Perfect home from home cottage - in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Excellent access to the town of Winchcombe and all that the Cotswolds has to offer.
We have visited Sudeley castle cottages in the past and in searching for a week's break we remembered the cottages. They have enjoyed a makeover and provide a comfortable base to explore the Cotswolds. The castle is a must and we visited several times. To be recommended but had a problem with Parking in the evening at the weekend when all spaces were taken. Not sure by who but in the morning spaces were available.
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 ‘Local Amenities’ or the ‘Winchcombe Guidebook’ for more information.
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