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Queens Cottage at Sudeley Castle


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Queens Cottage is a charming and carefully restored, two bedroom cottage on the Sudeley Estate. It is an ideal base in the North Cotswolds in a quiet and peaceful location which is a walkers' paradise. The cottage was previously an engine house and through the double front doors you will find wooden beams and a quirky circular window in the twin room. The ground floor is a spacious living and dining area with a well-equipped kitchen that leads out to an elevated patio with dining table that faces into the cottage courtyard. The sofa converts into a double bed and upstairs are two comfortable and well-appointed bedrooms and a large family shower room.

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

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 a stay in a historic setting.

The front outdoor dining area overlooks the estate courtyard and is a lovely spot to enjoy a morning coffee before heading out for the day, perhaps to Sudeley Castle. The ground floor is spacious and open plan with a comfortable sitting area, dining area and a kitchen to the rear. There is also a family bathroom. In the sitting area one of the sofas can be converted into a double bed. Historic images remind you of this cottages' past and in the living area a discerning picture of Queen Victoria overlooks your adventure planning. At the end of the day this is a lovely place to put your feet up and enjoy a movie night. Upstairs both bedrooms offer plenty of storage and share use of the family shower room.

From your front door you are a short walk from Winchcombe and the country pubs, restaurants and wonderful walks that are on offer. Cheltenham, Cleeve Hill and Bourton and Broadway further afield are all easily reached and well worth a visit during your time here.

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, TV, 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 an oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine.

A useful downstairs bathroom with a bathtub and hand-held shower, 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. There is also a WC, 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 complete this room.


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

Full List of Facilities


  • Bedroom One - King-size
  • Bedroom Two - Twin
  • Additional beds - Double sofa bed in living room
  • 2 Bathrooms - 2 family bathrooms, one with a shower and one with a bath and overhead shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • 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)
  • Highchair
  • Stair gates


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining area
  • No BBQ available
  • 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)

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. 
  • 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 formerly 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.


We loved this property. Open plan, very comfortable and the bathrooms were great. We were walking the Cotswold Way and this was very conveniently placed. Great pubs and restaurants are just up the road. Extremely efficient and quick booking which was great as we were let down for another cottage with another company.

| 27/10/2023

Overall a great place for families to stay. Well located with all the amenities you could need including for babies. We stayed here with our parents and kids, everyone was very comfortable.

| 26/08/2023

We had a fantastic stay!! All of the amenities were as stated.The kitchen was homely, the shower was spacious and the bedrooms were very comfortable. The cottage grounds were very peaceful and easy to access.We will definitely share our great feedback on our stay with friends and family and will be back to stay again !

| 23/07/2023

The cottage is beautiful, the location lovely and very short walk into the village. It was very clean, and most of the amenities were in good condition.

| 04/07/2023

Great location, layout and very clean!

| 20/06/2023

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.

| 06/08/2021


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.