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.
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.
Please note the apartment entrance is on the first floor up a flight of stairs
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.
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.
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
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
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
Russell Hobbs microwave
Ironing board, iron + clothes airer
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.
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
Due to the number of steps, this property is not suitable for guests with mobility problems.
Walking & Cycling Guides
Walking & Cycling Guides
Great place to stay, cozy and clean apartment. Lovely location near the castle and village. Responsive and helpful hosts, I would definitely stay again.
Such a beautiful and unique find, wonderfully located for exploring and such a nice touch with entry into Sudeley Castle included. Everything you could need was included in the property - we had a wonderful stay
We had a lovely time last weekend, a much needed escape for a few nights. The property was spotless and the accommodation was extremely comfortable. We enjoyed walks around the surrounding area and a night out at the nearby White Hart Inn where the teenagers voted the chocolate brownie dessert one of the best ever ! The castle staff were very friendly, unfortunately we weren't able to see inside the castle much due to covid restrictions but the sun came out for a while when we were able to enjoy the grounds. We hope you are able to re-open your doors soon!
Clean tidy, lovely welcome pack of jams milk tea and coffee. Problem with a light was reported and someone was round to fix it within the hour. A lovely base to walk from or explore the Cotswolds
A great stay in St Kenelm - we love Sudeley Castle Cottages and the fact you can visit the castle for free. Lovely family friendly place to stay.
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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