£120

Per Night

4 Guests

2 Beds

2.5 Baths

This unique property is situated on the edge of the Sudeley Estate, with free entrance to Sudeley Castle and Gardens during your stay. Castle Gatehouse is walking distance from Winchcombe village, fondly known as the "The Jewel of the Cotswolds". Winchcombe boasts walks and cycle routes on your doorstep and eateries from Michelin standard to local pubs and cafes as well as being an excellent base location from which to explore the wider Cotswolds. Free entry to Sudeley Castle & Gardens during the open season March to December excluding private events.
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Reviews

On our first trip to the Cotswolds we were so lucky to find the perfect place to stay. The location, Gate House to Sudeley Castle, minutes walk from the village of Winchcombe, cannot be beaten. Read more
Rebecca December 3, 2018
We only spent 2 nights at the gatehouse but we were very surprised how modern and cosy it was with all the facilities we needed, views from the lounge and bedroom to the grounds were Read more
Lorraine November 28, 2018
Loved staying in the gatehouse. Unique house in a great location for walking in the Cotswolds or Winchcombe. Place was stocked with everything we needed. Also enjoyed Sudley castle. Would definitely stay at the gatehouse Read more
Peter November 4, 2018
We had a lovely stay at the gatehouse. The location was gorgeous and peaceful. We loved sitting outside and enjoying the scenery and walking to the castle. The gatehouse itself was nicely put together and Read more
Peter October 30, 2018
Cozy and modern inside with enormous character and charm on the outside; nicely appointed - appreciated the wifi, complete set of kitchen appliances and made good use of the laundry. We assumed everything closed early Read more
Steven October 29, 2018

Facilities

  • WiFi
  • Dogs
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Parking - x2
  • Travel Cot - x1
  • High Chair - x1
  • Bedding & towels
  • Free Entry to Sudeley Castle (Mar - Oct)
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Full Description & House Rules

This former gatekeeper’s house greats you as you enter the majestic Sudeley Castle & Gardens. It’s ancient and imposing structure is complemented with symmetrical gardens lined with iron railings and a stone courtyard in the centre.

Please note, as per the floor plan, the bedrooms have separate entrances across a courtyard and are not joined.

GROUND FLOOR

Front Garden

Wooden table and chairs for 4 people with retractable parasol with Lazy-Suzanne. Two gated, symmetrical gardens with a courtyard in the middle leading to the Gatehouse through a gated archway.

Kitchen (left of archway)

Dining table and chairs for 4 people, DeLonghi toaster and kettle, NEFF oven and electric hob, Lamona dishwasher, high chair, ironing board and clothes airer.

FIRST FLOOR

Living Room

Seating for 5 people, tapestry, 32” tv, decorative fireplace. Stairs leading to King-size bedroom.

King Bedroom (en suite)

Bright annex room with beams and stairs leading down to en-suite bathroom. En-suite with wooden floors, large walk-in power shower, heated towel rail, wardrobe with storage cupboard above. Hotpoint washing machine and BOSCH tumble dryer in concealed cupboard.

Separate lavatory at the top of the stairs.

Ground Floor (right of gate)

Four-Poster Bedroom (en-suite)

Four poster bed, decorative fireplace, chest of drawers. En-suite bathroom with large walk-in power shower.

Other things to note

£25 per dog, two dogs maximum

Tea bags, coffee sticks and milk sticks provided for a welcome drink.

The entire property and free entry to Sudeley Castle during open season.

People cannot drive or walk through the Gatehouse, but cars and people will be walking by from 10am to 5.30pm on their way to visit Sudeley Castle & Gardens; the volume of which depends on the time of year you visit; currently the open season is March to December.

Before and after these hours it is very, very peaceful.

Please note, as per the floor plan, the bedrooms have separate entrances across a courtyard and are not joined.

Tourist Information Centre
High Street
Winchcombe

Driving is the best way to explore Winchcombe’s surrounding towns and villages, but the central location of Almsbury Farmhouse means it’s by no means an absolute necessity, with a host of amenities within easy walking distance. For those arriving by train, Cheltenham Spa is your closest major station and is well-served with direct routes to London, Birmingham and Bristol, situated 25 minutes from the cottage. Cheltenham’s Royal Well bus station is also a terminus for multiple National Express routes, should you prefer to travel by coach.

 

Local Amenities

The historic market town of Winchcombe is quite literally on your doorstep here, providing a host of amenities, must-sees and activities to suit guests of all ages, shapes and sizes:

Eating
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 head to feed your appetite. For gourmet-hunters, Winchcombe’s 5 North Street is just a 5-minute stroll from the cottage, offering Michelin-starred seasonal dishes created by expert husband and wife team Gus and Kate. Michelin-recommended Wesley House is also just a 5-minute walk in Winchcombe’s town centre, offering exceptional cooking in the confines of a characterful 15th century house. For fans of more relaxed cuisine, The White Hart Inn on Winchcombe’s High Street offers tasty gastropub grub in relaxed, rustic-chic surroundings, as well as The Corner Cupboard Inn; a historic 15th Century Inn serving traditional fare, supposedly haunted by a 12-year-old girl! Just 10 minutes’ down the road by car, The Pheasant Inn at Toddington is a great choice for families or groups visiting the GWSR Steam Railway station next door, whilst The Royal Oak at Gretton offers an unbeatable pub garden; perfect for sunny afternoons when only a pub pint will do.

Walking
Winchcombe’s rolling countryside is a true walkers’ paradise, with options for casual, seasoned and hardy walkers running right from the cottage’s front door. Winchcombe itself is a “walkers are welcome” town, a special status awarded to towns and villages which go above and beyond with their walking amenities, making it a fantastic destination for groups in search of a walking break. 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 Kingfisher Cottage’s front door, taking you along the river, straight through the heart of the town and into the grounds of historic Sudeley Castle – a must-visit for any guest. The 2 ½ 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.

Must-Sees
Sudeley Castle, historic home and resting place of Henry VIII’s last wife Katherine Parr, is situated just a short mile-long stroll through fields from Kingfisher Cottage and is an absolute must-visit for guests. Offering plenty to keep all ages entertained, the beautiful grounds will satisfy garden-lovers and history buffs alike, whilst the adventure playground and acres of manicured lawns offer the perfect place for younger guests to stretch their legs. Cheltenham Racecourse, home of the world-famous Cheltenham Festival, is just a 15-minute drive and the perfect day out destination for racing fans, whilst Toddington’s GWSR Steam Railway (7-minute drive) offers a fantastic day on the rails for vintage locomotive enthusiasts. Further afield, history buffs have Blenheim Palace (1-hour drive) and Warwick Castle (1-hour drive) to explore, whilst Shakespeare’s birthplace, the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, is just 40 minutes by car. Families will love Cotswold Farm Park (15-minute drive) and the pretty Cotswold village of Broadway, just 7 miles away, with its independent boutiques, art galleries, cafés and fantastic adventure park.

The historic market town of Winchcombe is quite literally on your doorstep here, providing a host of amenities, must-sees and activities to suit guests of all ages, shapes and sizes:

Eating
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 head to feed your appetite. For gourmet-hunters, Winchcombe’s 5 North Street is just a 5-minute stroll from the cottage, offering Michelin-starred seasonal dishes created by expert husband and wife team Gus and Kate. Michelin-recommended Wesley House is also just a 5-minute walk in Winchcombe’s town centre, offering exceptional cooking in the confines of a characterful 15th century house. For fans of more relaxed cuisine, The White Hart Inn on Winchcombe’s High Street offers tasty gastropub grub in relaxed, rustic-chic surroundings, as well as The Corner Cupboard Inn; a historic 15th Century Inn serving traditional fare, supposedly haunted by a 12-year-old girl! Just 10 minutes’ down the road by car, The Pheasant Inn at Toddington is a great choice for families or groups visiting the GWSR Steam Railway station next door, whilst The Royal Oak at Gretton offers an unbeatable pub garden; perfect for sunny afternoons when only a pub pint will do.

Walking
Winchcombe’s rolling countryside is a true walkers’ paradise, with options for casual, seasoned and hardy walkers running right from the cottage’s front door. Winchcombe itself is a “walkers are welcome” town, a special status awarded to towns and villages which go above and beyond with their walking amenities, making it a fantastic destination for groups in search of a walking break. 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; you can set off from the cottage’s front door and into the grounds of historic Sudeley Castle – a must-visit for any guest. The 2 ½ 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.

Must-Sees
Sudeley Castle, historic home and resting place of Henry VIII’s last wife Katherine Parr, is situated just a short stroll from the cottage and is an absolute must-visit for guests. Offering plenty to keep all ages entertained, the beautiful grounds will satisfy garden-lovers and history buffs alike, whilst the adventure playground and acres of manicured lawns offer the perfect place for younger guests to stretch their legs. Cheltenham Racecourse, home of the world-famous Cheltenham Festival, is just a 15-minute drive and the perfect day out destination for racing fans, whilst Toddington’s GWSR Steam Railway (7-minute drive) offers a fantastic day on the rails for vintage locomotive enthusiasts. Further afield, history buffs have Blenheim Palace (1-hour drive) and Warwick Castle (1-hour drive) to explore, whilst Shakespeare’s birthplace, the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, is just 40 minutes by car. Families will love Cotswold Farm Park (15-minute drive) and the pretty Cotswold village of Broadway, just 7 miles away, with its independent boutiques, art galleries, cafés and fantastic adventure park.

Castle Gatehouse

Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe

4 Guests

2 Beds

2.5 Baths

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