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Queen Mary Cottage at Sudeley Castle

Winchcombe

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
2
Local Pub

Queen Mary Cottage is a charming, 2-bedroom cottage that sleeps four guests in one double room and one twin room, with a family bathroom. The cottage is a semi-detached (alongside Anne Boleyn Cottage), two-storey property with a well-equipped open plan kitchen/dining area and spacious living room that leads out through French doors to a seating area with countryside views.

Guests staying at Queen Mary Cottage enjoy complimentary (other than separately ticketed events) day-time entrance to Sudeley Castle & Gardens during the open season.

Full Description

This pretty, 2-bedroom, semi-detached cottage is named after Queen Mary (the wife of King George V), who visited the Dent-Brocklehurst family at Sudeley Castle in 1944. The cottage sleeps four people and can additionally accommodate a cot. The accommodation is arranged over two floors. Guests enter from a covered porch into the open-plan kitchen/dining room area with a large under-stairs storage (housing baby and cleaning equipment). A back door opens from the kitchen out to a small seating area.

Off the dining area, and down two stairs, is the living room with two large double sofas, a coffee table, occasional tables, and a flat-screen TV with DVD player, and French doors out to the seating area. Upstairs there is one double bedroom with a large dressing area, one twin bedroom, and a newly refurbished family bathroom with a large walk-in shower.

Ground Floor

Dining Area:
Guests enter Queen Mary Cottage through the covered front door into the open plan kitchen/dining room. Beside the dining area is a handy under-stairs cupboard housing baby, cleaning and ironing equipment.

Kitchen:
The kitchen has all the appliances, cookware, crockery, and glassware you need for a self-catering holiday, including a Neff Oven & Hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, kettle, and Nespresso coffee machine.

A back door opens from the kitchen out to a small seating area. The kitchen overlooks the rear of the property towards the River Isbourne.

Living Room:
2 large double sofas, a coffee table, occasional tables, and a flat-screen TV with DVD player, and French doors out to the seating area.


First Floor

Bedroom One:
The main bedroom is entered via a large dressing room with a window over the main courtyard and furnished with a built-in cupboard, antique dressing table, and mirror. Step down two steps to the bedroom, featuring a double divan bed with bedside tables and touch-dim bedside lamps, and a pretty window overlooking the cottage courtyard.

Family Bathroom:
The newly refurbished bathroom with Shaker-style panelling has a large walk-in shower, a large sink with a mirror, a dual flush toilet, and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom Two:
This twin room with rear views towards the River Isbourne has two single beds, a hanging cupboard, and a shared bedside table with touch-dim bedside lamps.

Outside

Guests have access to a private patio at the rear of the property with seating and a table for four. As with all the Sudeley Castle Cottages, it is a short walk to the shared parking area and to the Castle and Gardens.
Full List of Facilities

Indoor

  • Bedroom One - Double
  • Bedroom Two - Twin
  • 1 Bathroom - Family bathroom with a shower
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Fire
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table - Seats 4
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed
  • TV
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates

Outdoor

  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • 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)
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
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • Parking: There is a large car park for the use of all guests staying in the cottages
  • Dog friendly: a maximum of 2 dogs (with an additional charge per pet)
  • 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
Queen Mary Cottage can be booked with Anne Boleyn 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.

Reviews

Thank you Bolthole Retreats,you have been amazing and the cottage was beautiful. The extra touch of Prosecco and chocolates on arrival was so lovely. We did not want to leave and we had a magical Christmas. Thank you

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Julie
| 23/12/2023

A beautiful cottage in a peaceful location. The castle and grounds are worth a couple of visits during a stay here. There is lots to see and some lovely walks so close to the cottage.

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Susan
| 05/09/2023

A comfortable stay in a great location for visiting Sudeley Castle and a range of shops, pubs and other amenities. I would definitely recommend staying here and will be coming back again!

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Kate
| 31/07/2023

A lovely cottage especially if you are travelling with dogs. The enclosed courtyard was ideal for the morning and late night wee without having to put on their leads. The cottage was fully equipped with everything you could possibly want. Only a few minutes walk to Winchcombe town centre and a short drive to many other Cotswold towns/villages. Also a couple of minutes walk to be on the grounds of the castle with loads of walks for the dogs. An added bonus of course, was free access to the castle itself. The area was very quiet and we scarcely saw another person. We cannot wait to go again.

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Lynne
| 08/07/2023

Very well-equipped cottage, very clean and in a lovely location. We appreciated the dog blanket, proper freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and bbq all were of a high standard. Great towels and bed linen and lovely blinds/curtains.

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Sarah
| 23/06/2023

Location

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.