St Kenelm Cottage | Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe | Cotswolds
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St Kenelm at Sudeley Castle


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St Kenelm Cottage is a charming and carefully restored, first floor 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. St Kenelm 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 a first floor 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. The first floor 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 external stairs. Then there are internal stairs leading up to the apartment.

First Floor

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.

Second Floor

Please note that there are steep stairs leading up to the bedrooms and bathroom.

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


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


  • 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
  • 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.


We had an enjoyable short stay at St Kenelm.

| 11/10/2023

The place is very nice and it has everything you need. The location is great.

| 19/09/2023

I had a nice stay, a good shower, comfy bed and plenty of parking.

| 21/08/2023

We had a very happy time, the location is excellent.

| 07/08/2023

Lovely apartment in a group of rental cottages. It looks like a film set! The apartment is very comfortable and just the right size. Thank you for hosting us!

| 30/06/2023


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.