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Lady Jane Grey Cottage at Sudeley Castle


Family Friendly
No Pets
Local Pub
25-49 Mbps

Lady Jane Grey Cottage is part of a carefully restored paper mill on the Sudeley Castle Estate and it retains touches of the original building with styling reminiscent of that found at castle. Tapestries hang on the open stone wall in the living room and decorative fireplaces remain in the bedroom. With three bedrooms and a large ground floor it is a spacious cottage perfect for your stay in this part of the Cotswolds. Walking distance from the village of Winchcombe you have a host of country pubs and restaurants on your doorstep and Sudeley Castle is easily reached across the fields. Outside the gravelled courtyard gives you the opportunity to dine al fresco and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this location.

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.

Full Description

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 and two apartments, preserving the original exposed walls and beams throughout.

This two-storey cottage has a large open plan living area on the ground floor which is split across two levels. The well-equipped kitchen is incredibly spacious and there is a desk area to catch up on work or browse your laptop to find where you'd like to spend your next day in the Cotswolds. The slightly separated sitting and dining area have plenty of space to dine together around the table or lounge in front of TV in the evenings. Two doors at the end open out into the gravelled courtyard enlarging your living space to include this handy outdoor area. Each bedroom has been well furnished with comfortable beds and storage space and the open walls throughout remind you of the history of this building. The more modern family bathroom combines these exposed walls with olive panelling and a wood effect floor.

The Sudeley Cottages are set a short walk from both the village of Winchcombe and Sudeley Castle which you must visit during your stay. Further afield Cotswold highlights including Cheltenham, Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water are a lovely day out.

Ground Floor

Kitchen Area:
The kitchen at Lady Jane Grey is very well equipped, with plenty of storage space. The kitchen has all the appliances, cookware, crockery and glassware you need for a self-catering holiday, including an oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, washing machine/dryer and Nespresso coffee machine.

Living/Dining Area:
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 TV 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.

First Floor

Master Bedroom:
The largest bedroom in 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.

Bedroom Two:
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.

Bedroom Three:
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.

Family Bathroom:
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 WC and heated towel rail. Handy hooks on the door are provided for your clothes or robe.


The private gravelled courtyard is accessed from the ground floor open plan living area and there is also a gate out to the parking area. This peaceful spot has a table and benches so you can take meals outside or make use of the charcoal BBQ on sunny days. Parking is available in the shared car park.

Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - Single
  • Bedroom Two - Double
  • Bedroom Three - Twin
  • 1 Bathroom - Bath with shower over, WC and sink
  • Hair dryer - 1
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 5
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 25-49 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Workspace
  • Desk
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • 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.
  • 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.

Neighbouring Properties
Lady Jane Grey can be booked with Princess Elizabeth 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.


Lady Jane Grey cottage is a spacious, comfortable space in a beautiful location. The beds are comfortable and towels and bathroom products are of a high quality. Parking is available on site and it’s a very short walk to the amenities in the town. There are numerous walks from the door into the countryside.We thoroughly enjoyed our family get together in this lovely cottage, thank you.

| 01/12/2023

Everything was as expected. It was lovely having access to Sudeley Castle and grounds, especially the adventure playground which was a great hit with my grandsons.

| 20/10/2023

Lady Jane Grey Cottage was perfect for our stay and we enjoyed the free entry into Sudeley Castle.

| 18/08/2023

Fantastic location! Walkable to shops and the complimentary access to Sudeley Castle is great! The cottage was well-appointed and clean.

| 22/07/2023

Lovely cottage. Great for a weekend away. Would also suit a longer stay. Well equipped. Will definitely consider coming again.

| 14/07/2023


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.