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Queens Cottage at Sudeley Castle

Winchcombe

Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Local Pub

Queens Cottage is a charming and carefully restored, 2-bedroom cottage that sleeps 4 + 2 guests in 1 double king size room, 1 twin room and 1 double downstairs sofa bed. The cottage is a detached, two storey property with a fully-equipped modern kitchen and a spacious living and dining area that leads out to a small, elevated outdoor patio with dining table that faces into the cottage courtyard, as well as a downstairs bathroom with a fixed shower over a bathtub. Upstairs are two comfortable and well-appointed bedrooms and a large modern bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Guests staying at Queens 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

Over its vivid and expansive history, Sudeley Castle has played host to many of England’s reigning Queens, from Anne Boleyn to Queen Elizabeth. Named in commemoration of all its regal visitors of the past, Queens Cottage is an elegantly converted old engine house that offers guests an open-plan cottage experience.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors. Guests enter from the raised patio/dining area into the long, open-plan living/dining/kitchen area. The living area features a flat-screen Freeview TV and two large sofas, of which one converts into a bed. Further into the property, you will find a dining table that can seat 6 and a well-equipped kitchen. To the left of the kitchen is a downstairs bathroom.

Upstairs there is one double bedroom with a king-size bed and one very spacious twin bedroom, as well as a large family bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Ground Floor

Living/Dining/Kitchen Area:
A bright, well-lit open plan area makes up the downstairs floor of Queens Cottage. Comfortable sofa seating for 4/6, coffee table, Freeview TV and DVD player, and a good-size dining table and chairs for 6. The kitchen at Queens Cottage has a discernible country-cottage feel, with fresh-cream coloured cabinets and wooden work surfaces. The kitchen is complete with a Neff cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Russel Hobbs toaster + kettle, and Nespresso coffee machine.

Bathroom:
A useful downstairs bathroom with bathtub and attached shower fixture, toilet, and washbasin.

First Floor

Bedroom One:
A lovely high-ceiling bedroom with original beams, a comfortable king-size bed, chest of drawers, saddle chair, and wardrobe with drawers.

Family Shower Room:
A generous-sized family shower room with a large walk-in shower, complete with a fixed rain shower head as well as a detachable shower hose. Toilet, washbasin, plenty of shelf space, and a handy light-up mirror.

Bedroom Two:
A big, bright bedroom with original porthole window and beams. Two comfortable single beds, wardrobe with drawers, chest of drawers with fixed mirror and overhead reading lights.

Outside


Guests have access to an elevated patio area with a table and seating for 6, overlooking the cottage courtyard.

Full List of Facilities

  • Sleeps 4+2 in 2 bedrooms across 1 king size double, 2 singles + 1double sofa bed
  • 2 bathrooms; 1 downstairs with bath and overhead shower, 1 upstairs with walk-in shower
  • All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided, including bedding for sofa bed
  • 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 6
  • 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
  • Queens Cottage was formally the old engine house with an upstairs dovecote. Due to these unique characteristics, the cottage has very high ceilings upstairs and a low downstairs ceiling
  • 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

Fabulous place to stay. Had everything you need for a short visit. Appreciated the milk and jams, coffee and tea left. Great location. And quiet. Parking was no trouble either. Would highly recommend.
Katie - August 2021
Really enjoyed our stay in Queens cottage. Fantastic location, for visiting all of the Cotswold villages. Only a 5 minute walk into Winchcombe to access some lovely pubs and restaurants. Free entrance into Sudeley Castle was an added bonus. A few small improvements could make the cottage even better, new patio furniture and dining room chairs would be a good investment as they looked a little tired but we would definitely return.
Alison August 2021
this was the second time we have stayed at the Sudeley cottages, we had a few very enjoyable days at the Queens Cottage,it was an excellent cottage for the number in our family, it was spotless and very well equipped, we had one issue with the shower door but the Sudeley management had it resolved the same day. Hoping to visit again soon.
John
Fabulous cottages, we stayed in another one before , perfect for the event we were going to at the castle. So pretty and nice a layout. Shower is amazing and just lovely and spacious. The location is just the prettiest and great parking. Great to include the Castle visit.
Cecil
We had a lovely time staying in Winchcombe in this great cottage. Very smooth contactless check in and out. The cottage had everything we needed for a lovely weekend away and it was great being only 5mins walk from Sudeley Castle.
Josie

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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