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Princess Elizabeth Cottage at Sudeley Castle

Winchcombe

Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Family Friendly
Local Pub

Princess Elizabeth Cottage is a charming and carefully restored, 2-bedroom cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 1 king size double room and 1 twin room, with 1 family bathroom. The cottage is a semi-detached (alongside Lady Jane Grey), 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 two comfortable and well-appointed bedrooms and a modern bathroom with a fixed shower over a bathtub.

Guests staying at Princes Elizabeth 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.

Full Description

Named after Princess Elizabeth, who visited the castle on several occasions and who would later in her life become the infamous Queen Elizabeth I 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 and very well-equipped kitchen with under stairs storage (baby and cleaning equipment). The kitchen windows look out onto the private courtyard.
Off the kitchen, and down three stairs, is the dining area with a large oak table, comfortably seating 4 guests. At the end of this large open-plan space is the living area, which leads out to the private courtyard.
Upstairs there is one double bedroom a king-size bed and one spacious twin bedroom, as well as a family bathroom with a full-size bath and over-bath shower.

Ground Floor

Kitchen:
The kitchen at Princess Elizabeth 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 are provided for your first day at the Cottage. (See ‘Facilities’ above for further details.)

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 4, while the other end features a large, sink-in sofa + 2 armchairs, 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.


First Floor:

Bedroom One:
This pretty bedroom features a king-size double bed with an oak bedstead and headboard. Facing the river at the rear of the property, with a large sash window, this bedroom is light and bright with plenty of storage space in an ornately carved hanging cupboard and bedside cabinets with reading lamps, and a lovely dressing table with a large fixed mirror.

Bedroom Two:
A spacious twin room, with the beds arranged to provide some privacy between guests. This front-facing bedroom features original oak beams, a decorative original fireplace, and the mill’s exposed stone walls. Guests share a dressing table with a fixed mirror, while each bed has its own bedside table and dimmable reading lamp.

Family Bathroom:
The pretty bathroom with Shaker-style panelling and the exposed stone wall has a full-size bath with an over-bath shower, a large sink with a mirror and shaver point, a dual flush toilet, and a heated towel rail. Handy hooks on the door are provided for your clothes or robe. Complimentary toiletries are provided including hand soap, shower gel, handwash, vanity kit, shower cap, and toilet paper.

Outside

Guests have access to Princes Elizabeth’s private, gravelled courtyard with a table and seating for four.
Full List of Facilities

  • Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms across a king size double and 2 singles
  • 1 x family bathroom
  • All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
  • Hairdryer x1
  • 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
  • Heating gas/electric (with independent thermostat control)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Flat screen TV (Freeview)
  • DVD player
  • Child friendly
  • 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
  • Neff oven
  • Russell Hobbs microwave
  • AEG dishwasher
  • Fridge-freezer
  • AEG Washer-dryer
  • Ironing board, iron + clothes airer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • 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.

Eating Out:
  • Wesley House (200 metres)
  • White Hart Inn (200 metres)
  • North Street (300 metres)
Walks:
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)
Travel:
  • 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.

Reviews

A lovely sweet cottage - small and wonderful but definitely big enough for our family of 4.. a perfect place to see cotswolds and some wonderful walks from the front door. We loved it.
Michelle - September 2021
The cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the delightful town of Winchcombe and touring the wider Cotswolds. You don't need to venture far to be in beautiful countryside; there are walks from the door and Sudeley Castle is a must (especially with the free entry included with the booking). The cottage itself is well appointed and includes a welcome tray and lovely toiletries. Thoroughly recommended.
Anne July 2021
Great location. Large, top of the range kitchen and very comfortable beds. Modern bathroom. Small garden with table and chairs. There is also free entry to Sudeley Castle which is 5 minute walk which was very enjoyable.
David
Good sized cottage with all modern amenities and high quality decor, furniture and equipment. Perfect base for walks in the area, as well as easy walk into Winchcombe. In fact, the whole experience was so great, we are returning in September. The only area to address is the garden furniture, which needs a coat of varnish and some screws tightening up; a small detail, but would complete the perfection. The info pack in the cottage is really useful with local information and walking routes. Quiet, well appointed, high quality property!
Michael
First trip away with our 1 year old and couldn’t have been more perfect. Travel cot & high chair provided all great. More than enough room in the second bedroom for the cot. Property on the whole felt so clean & looked after and the kitchen was beautiful and well equipped. Location was lovely, the courtyard the properties are set in is so picturesque. Path up the road only 5 minutes walk to nearest pubs, restaurants & shops. Parking is great round the back making pushchair in and out the car and into the property easy. Thank you for a lovely first staycation.
Sophie

Location

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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