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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.

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.

Contractors are undertaking building works near the property during 2022 from Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm, and you may encounter some noise disturbance during your visit.

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
  • Contractors are undertaking building works near the property during 2022 from Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm, and you may encounter some noise disturbance during your visit.
  • 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.
  • Please be aware that under no circumstances are additional guests above the maximum capacity allowed at the property, for day visits or overnight stays. 

Reviews

We had a fabulous stay in the Princess Elizabeth cottage. The location in its own little courtyard and parking is a five minute walk to Winchcombe high street with all its facilities. The cottage itself is very spacious with a large kitchen. Beds are very comfortable. The kitchen has quality equipment and everything you need. The three welcome packs were much appreciated. We made use of the free entry to the castle and had a lovely few hours there . We would certainly stay again.
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Beverley
| 02/11/2021
We had such a fantastic stay in this beautiful cottage just a short walk from Winchcombe centre. It was a great location for exploring the Cotswolds, would definitely recommend to stay here.
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Anne
| 13/10/2021
This cottage has all one needs and in a central location for walks, castle, pubs and shops. It is comfortable and spacious with a courtyard garden to enjoy breakfast.
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Rowena
| 04/10/2021
The courtyard setting of these old but beautifully restored cottages is lovely. The accommodation was clean, very well equipped and very comfortable. We liked Princess Elizabeth as it has a sunny patio to enjoy an afternoon tea or pre dinner drink. The town with several pubs and restaurants is a 5 minute walk so you don’t need to move the car from the ample car park and free entry to the castle is a pleasant 15 minute stroll away.
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Duncan - September 2021
| 24/09/2021
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.
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Michelle - September 2021
| 13/09/2021

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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