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St Kenelm at Sudeley Castle


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St Kenelm Cottage is a charming and carefully restored, 3-bedroom apartment that sleeps 4 guests in 1 double room and 2 single rooms, with 1 family bathroom. The cottage is a semi-detached, two storey apartment (alongside Oliver Cromwell and above Princes Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey cottages), with a fully-equipped modern kitchen and a spacious living and dining area. Upstairs are three bright, light and comfortable bedrooms and a modern, well-equipped bathroom, offering guests a full-size bath with a fixed over-head shower. Oliver Cromwell is accessed by an external staircase to the side of the restored paper mill.

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

Full Description

St. Kenelm is an apartment that was completely refurbished in February 2017, including a new kitchen, bathroom, and soft furnishings throughout. The apartment was restored from a paper mill to make spectacular accommodation with exposed stone walls and original beams. It is named after St Kenelm, who was a member of the royal family of Mercia, a boy king and martyr, who was murdered by an ambitious relative, and his body was transported by the Monks of Winchcombe to become a major shrine.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors. Downstairs comprises of an open-plan lounge, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen, and the apartment boasts views over the nearby river and cottage courtyard.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms. One double bedroom and two single rooms, perfect for friends sharing or children who prefer having some privacy!

Note: due to the number of steps, this property is not suitable for guests with mobility problems.

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

Please note the apartment entrance is on the first floor up a flight of stairs

Living/Dining/Kitchen Area:
A bright, well-lit open plan area makes up the first floor of St Kenelm. Comfortable sofa seating for 4, coffee table, Freeview TV and DVD player, and a good-size dining table and bench seating for 4. The kitchen at St Kenelm 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, Russel Hobbs toaster + kettle, and Nespresso coffee machine.

First Floor

Bedroom One:
A comfortable and bright double bedroom with a beautiful skylight offering views over the cottage courtyard. Complete with a chest of drawers as well as additional hanging space.

Family Bathroom:
Adjacent to the double bedroom is the family bathroom, a bright and modern bathroom with a WC, washbasin, and full-size bath with a fixed overhead shower.

Bedrooms Two & Three:
Almost identical single bedrooms featuring a comfortable single bed each, as well as drawer and hanging space. Both bedrooms benefit from attractive beams as well as a low-level window and skylight.

Full List of Facilities

  • Sleeps 4 in 3 bedrooms across 1 double bedroom and 2 single bedrooms.
  • 1 family bathrooms with bathtub and overhead shower
  • 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
  • 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)
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
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years.
  • 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
  • Due to the number of steps, this property is not suitable for guests with mobility problems.
  • 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
St Kenelm can be booked with Oliver Cromwell 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.


A delightful place to stay. Beautifully kept and styled the apartment had all the facilities and utensils that we would require during our stay. Walking distance to the castle. The service is great from start to finish. Overall great place to stay especially if attending an event at the castle.
| 18/05/2022
Stayed at the lovely Sudeley Castle Cottages with my family which are ideally situated to explore the beautiful cotswold countryside. These cottages are in an excellent position with several lovely cafes, delis, pubs and restaurants in the village, a 5 minute walk up the hill, providing everything from a full English breakfast to a Michelin starred meal, just on the doorstep. Free entrance to nearby Sudeley Castle was also a bonus included in staying at the cottage. The cottage was well furnished, clean and just what we needed for an Easter weekend away with the family - the towns of Bath and Cheltenham are close at hand as are many of the beautiful Cotswold villages - we will definitely be back.
| 25/04/2022
Cottage is well equipped and cosy. Bedrooms are sweet and decorated nicely. Didn't hear noise from any other residents and traffic noise was insignificant too. Good location in easy reach of Winchcombe's main street that has ample pubs to visit.
| 26/11/2021
Stunning courtyard with beautiful cottages. Best equipped place, there was nothing it didn’t have. Very cosy and comfortable. 10 minute walk to shops, restaurants and country walks on the doorstep. I would highly recommend.
| 19/11/2021
The cottage came recommended by a friend and didn’t disappoint. Great location and a short walk for great local pubs and food. We also walked to the castle and spent twice as long as expected it was so interesting. We get visitors from the USA often and will definitely use this as a base in future.
| 08/10/2021


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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