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Old Laundry


Sleeps 12
Dog Friendly
Hot Tub
Additional fee applies
Local Pub
Get swept away to a relaxing getaway at Old Laundry, perfect for family reunions and celebrations with friends. Sitting peacefully outside the picturesque village of Winchcombe you can revel in this countryside setting. Enjoy a glass of fizz in the hot tub after a delicious meal on the terrace, play family games in the sitting room and make the most of the comfortable bedrooms and quiet setting for the best night’s sleep you’ll ever have. Sudeley Castle can be reached within a 10 minute walk, and the surrounding sights and sounds of Cheltenham, Broadway and Bourton-on-the-Water are waiting to be explored. You are sure to make a stay at Old Laundry a yearly tradition!

During your stay, you are entitled to free admission to Sudeley Castle and Gardens during the Castle’s open season (except for separately ticketed events).
Full Description
Old Laundry, set on the Sudeley Castle Estate just on the edge of Winchcombe, is an idyllic family retreat. Once two cottages of Cotswold stone, this historic laundry was used by castle workers to wash the bedsheets of royalty, perhaps even Henry VIII during his stays at Sudeley Castle. It has been beautifully refurbished in-keeping with the age of the building while modern necessities have been added. High ceilings, mullioned windows, heritage colours and original fireplaces make this a memorable place to stay.

When you first arrive, the children will race off to find their favourite bedroom, and each is a haven for a good night’s sleep with their own bathroom. The ground floor bedroom ensures everybody is well-catered for and the split layout of the upper floors provide space for family groups. The fantastic sitting room has a high ceiling adorned with chandeliers and doors open out onto the terrace providing a gorgeous view across the hot tub to the countryside beyond. On cooler evenings, light the woodburner in the sitting room and spend time together as a group over drinks and conversation. The kitchen and dining areas are made for celebration with space for relaxed meals and a formal dining room seating 12. Cheers to special occasions, dine on home-cooked meals and enjoy long lingering evenings.

The garden at Old Laundry is a glorious space with a lawn and paved terrace where you can laze in the sun with a book and take a dip in the hot tub. It is a wonderfully quiet spot where you hear the occasional chug and whistle of a passing steam train in the distance. Get lost watching the countryside views, before you head out to follow these trails and discover the surrounding landscape.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall
You are greeted at Old Laundry by the elegant entrance hall with its tiled floor and highlights of deep teal. Opening out onto the terrace at the rear of the house, there is space to hang coats and a bench to take off walking boots. Stairs from here take you to bedrooms one and two.

Kitchen/Dining Room
Sitting at the centre of Old Laundry, this communal space is full of light from the high front windows. The Bradford & Co stove sitting in the kitchen is a beautiful feature which gives a nod to the history of this building. Split between kitchen and dining, the dining table seats six and is perfect for breakfasts and serving buffets. The chef of the group can cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen while you keep them company at the central island bar. There is an oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine and dishwasher to save arguments over who has to do the washing up.

At the rear of the kitchen is the utility with a washing machine, tumble dryer and sink. There is additional worktop space here for meal prep and the side door leads out onto the terrace to make serving meals al fresco nice and easy. This is a great way to come into the house after a walk with the dogs so you can wash off muddy paws.

Hallway and Cloakroom
At the far end of this hallway is a cloakroom with a WC and sink and stairs from here take you up to a set of bedrooms.

Sitting Room
The heritage green décor of this room highlights the mullioned windows and exposed stone with a ceiling stretching high above you lit by chandeliers. With a choice of seating, you can gather here before the wood burning stove and smart TV to relax with your evening’s choice of entertainment. Play charades or open the door to the patio to bring the outdoors in and mingle with drinks.

Dining Room
The dining room at Old Laundry can suit extravagant celebratory meals or casual dinners. Set the table and savour home-cooked meals or bring in a private chef for an exclusive experience. With a selection of lighting, decorative fireplace and refined finishing touches this room adds a lovely atmosphere to your evenings.

Tucked between the dining room and the ground floor bedroom, the snug is the perfect hideaway for children. A small sofa and armchair, TV and desk give space for colouring, games and lets them watch their cartoons while you spend time with the grown ups.

Bedroom Six
The ground floor bedroom is ideal for any guests with limited mobility, or those that just want a bit of extra privacy. Sliding doors open to the parking area which leads to the rear garden so you can easily slip outside for a morning stroll. With a double bed and plenty of storage space you can unpack and feel at home here.

Shower Room
Enjoy a refreshing shower accompanied by a garden view from the ground floor shower room. There is also a WC and sink.

First Floor

Accessed from the Entrance Hall.

Bedroom One
Sink into the super king-size bed and relax in this boutique bedroom. Rich hues and luxurious soft furnishings fill this room with character. With views to the hills and treeline in the distance it is a lovely room to begin your day in.

Enjoy a spa-like shower under the large rainfall shower head to rejuvenate after a long country walk. There is also a WC and sink here.

Bedroom Two
Mirroring the colour scheme of bedroom one, this room is furnished with a super king-size bed and painted furniture which adds an element of fun. There is a decorative fireplace in this bedroom and a window seat so you can enjoy the views.

The en-suite has a shower cubicle with a rainfall head, WC and sink.

First Floor

Accessed from the Hallway.

Perfectly positioned for guests staying in bedroom three, the bathroom has a bath with a shower over, WC and sink.

Bedroom Three
With furniture painted in an antique green, this king-size bedroom looks across the surrounding countryside. There is hanging space, a chest of drawers and a dressing table.

Second Floor

Bedroom Four
Set in the eaves, bedroom four has a double bed which makes use of its position looking out through the Velux windows. Shades of blush pink and soft grey furniture give a whimsical feel to this room and there is a dressing table and chest of drawers for storage.

In the en-suite is a large shower with a rainfall head, WC and sink.

Bedroom Five
The final bedroom adds flexibility to the sleeping arrangements with two single beds. This room and the adjacent double bedroom would suit a small family within the main group, allowing the children to be near their parents. There is a central dressing table between the beds, bedside table and a chest of drawers.

The en-suite has a shower cubicle, WC and sink.


Cross your fingers for good weather so you can spend the majority of your time in the garden at Old Laundry. It feels secluded and a world away from city life. Farmland, hills, woodland and lush greenery fill your gaze as you relax on the terrace. The bubbling hot tub awaits and you can spend your time between here and the sitting area as the grill master in your group fires up the BBQ. With plenty of space for the children and dogs to play safely, the garden is a joy to spend time in.
Full List of Facilities


  • Bedrooms - 2 x super king, 1 x king-size, 2 x double (one ground floor), 1 x twin
  • 6 + Bathrooms - 4 x en-suite shower room, 1 x shower room, 1 x bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Fire - Logs provided for initial fire 01 October to 31 March
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso Magimix
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - 1 x seats 12, 1 x seats 6
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided) - 2
  • Highchair - 2
  • Stair gates


  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Lawned area with terrace. Fenced with gate access
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Hot tub - Additional fee applies
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • EV Charger
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. 
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee.
  • Adult group celebrations and hen parties can be considered when the majority of guests are over the age of 30. A security deposit of £500 will be required.
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • The hot tub is available for an additional fee of £150 and must be requested at the time of booking.
  • 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.


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The town of Winchcombe is a wonderful base from which to explore. It’s also a Walker’s Welcome town, meaning it is a real haven for walkers. 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. There are plenty of cafes and pubs along with several excellent restaurants in the town and myriad attractions nearby.