This delightful, three-bedroom, two-bathroom, self-contained, two-storey country cottage on the Sudeley Castle Estate is surrounded by a large, rambling garden, with outstanding views down the Winchcombe Valley. Sleeping six across one ensuite king-size room, one double bedroom and one twin, the Guest Cottage is ideal for a family or a group of three couples.
During your stay you are entitled to free admission to Sudeley Castle and Gardens during the Castle’s open season (except for separately ticketed events).
Regrettably, no pets are allowed
The Guest Cottage is furnished throughout with beautiful antiques, paintings, ornaments and an impressive collection of books chosen by Lady Ashcombe (whose office and studio are located at the rear of the cottage). The Guest Cottage is five minutes’ walk to the entrance to Sudeley Castle and Gardens and just ten minutes’ walk to the heart of historic Winchcombe.
Downstairs, the accommodation includes a welcoming hallway, a fully equipped country kitchen with dining table and an elegant, yet cosy, living room with a flat-screen TV and DVD player, plus a wide selection of books to curl up within a comfy armchair or window seat. Upstairs, the accommodation comprises two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and two bathrooms, one en-suite with a walk-in shower and the other a family bathroom with walk-in shower and bathtub.
Step through the rose-covered porch into the tiled hallway. Straight ahead are the stairs to the bedrooms and bathrooms; to the left the Living Room; and straight ahead there’s a handy under-stair cupboard housing cleaning items, ironing board and a highchair. (A locked door leads off the hallway to Lady Ashcombe’s private office.)
The stylish Living Room overlooking the front garden has an air of 1930’s glamour, with its original fireplace surround and tiles, wooden floor and rugs, sink-in sofa seating, comfy armchairs, antique card table and bookcases brimming with books of every kind, including Burke’s Peerage. Complementing the antique feel is an up-to-date, large Freeview TV and DVD player.
The country-cottage, dual aspect Kitchen, with its cream coloured cabinets and wooden work surfaces, is fully equipped for a self-catered stay. Up-to-date equipment includes a five-ring hob and double oven, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer with chilled water dispenser, microwave, utensils, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, washer-dryer and all the glassware, crockery and cutlery needed by six guests. At the centre of the kitchen is an oak dining table with seating for six guests on comfy dining chairs, and to the side is a handy desk with a lamp.
The light and welcoming en-suite master bedroom looks out over the front and side garden. Furnished with a king-size double bed, Art Deco-style bedside tables and reading lamps, an antique dressing table, chest of drawers (with hairdryer and mirror above), wardrobe (housing luggage rack, travel cot and heater) and a delightful small armchair, this bedroom has everything you would need for a restful stay. Beautiful, thick floral curtains, the original, but ornamental, fireplace and antique paintings and prints bring character and charm to the bedroom. Two steps down into the:
The en-suite bathroom has a large shower (one step up) with detachable hand-held shower head, W.C., washbasin with vanity unit, heated towel rail and a full-length mirror, which can be viewed from the bedroom.
Decorated in pale grey with accents of green, this pretty, double bedroom overlooks the front garden. It is furnished with a standard double bed, bedside tables with reading lamps, an antique, freestanding wardrobe and two dressing tables, one with a large mirror and hairdryer. Beautiful, thick floral curtains, the original, but ornamental, fireplace and antique paintings and prints add character and charm to the bedroom.
Landing leading to:
At the back of the house, overlooking the rear garden, is the Family Bathroom featuring a roll top bath, walk-in shower, washbasin with vanity unit and mirror, and heated towel rail.
The smallest and quietest bedroom, this room overlooks the side garden and features two single beds with a shared bedside table and reading light. The room is furnished with a chest of drawers with a large mirror above it, a luggage rack, spare heater and hooks for hanging clothes. (Note: this room does not have a wardrobe.)
The Guest Cottage has a large garden to the front, with a lawn divided by a lavender-lined pathway leading down to Castle Road – the main road from Winchcombe across the Cotswolds to Stow-on-the-Wold. The garden has a table with seating for six, a parasol and barbecue (please provide your own charcoal). To the rear is a huge garden laid to lawn with a towering yew tree, herbaceous borders and deciduous woodland leading down to a small stream. To the side are outhouses, one private and one open for guests’ use. At certain times of the year, neighbouring horses graze in the adjoining fields.
Parents of young children: please note that because the garden is big and rambling and has a small stream running along the border of the rear garden, young children should always be accompanied by an adult while in the garden.
Full List of Facilities
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms across 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin bedroom.
2 bathrooms: one ensuite with a walk-in shower; one family bathroom with walk-in shower and bathtub.
All bed linen, bath towels (hand, bath and face cloth) and tea towels provided
Kitchen Starter Pack (for first night/day): teabags, Nespresso coffee pods, hot chocolate, milk, salt & pepper, biscuits, jam/honey mini pots, boiled sweets.
Cleaning Starter Pack (for 2 nights): dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags, tin foil, cling film.
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 beside the cottage
Heating gas/electric (with independent thermostat control in kitchen)
Flat screen TV (Freeview)
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
Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
Points of Note
Parking: There is a large, private parking area beside the cottage, with space for up to three cars
Parents of young children should note that the garden is big and rambling and has a small stream running along the border of the cottage’s rear garden. Please always accompany young children in the garden
Lady Ashcombe’s private office and studio adjoins the rear of the Guest Cottage and has its own private entrance to the side. On occasion Estate staff may discreetly enter the office/stay in the studio but will at no time enter the Guest Cottage or use the gardens
Walking & Cycling Guides
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A fantastic cottage to relax and enjoy on a nice sunny weekend. It is also linked to the beautiful Sudeley Castle and Winchcombe. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Great escape to the cotswolds, added bonus of bring opposite the enchanting Sudeley castle! Definitely worth a visit
Great location. Lots of easy Parking. Well appointed.
Lovely location minutes walk from the castle. The surrounding countryside is stunning. The house is everything we expected and more. We would highly recommend it
Delightful property next to Sudeley Castle with complimentary access during our stay. Everything was a described and we had a very enjoyable stay for three days as a family. Lots to see within a short drive and Winchcombe has restaurants for all pockets! Very well managed property.
We had a lovely stay at Sudeley's Guest Cottage. The place is well situated to visit some of the most beautiful parts of the Cotswolds, including the little town of Winchcombe, and Sudeley Castle right on its doorstep. We'd happily return
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 here. See the Winchcombe guidebook for more information.
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