This is a semi-detached cottage, named after Queen Mary, who in 1944 visited the Dent-Brocklehurst family at Sudeley Castle, entrance to which is complimentary to guests staying in the cottage (March to October). The cottage sleeps four people and can additionally accommodate a cot. Free entry to Sudeley Castle & Gardens during the open season March to December excluding private events.
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- 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)
Updated 4 Dec 2018
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Full Description & House Rules
This is a semi-detached cottage, named after Queen Mary, who in 1944 visited the Dent-Brocklehurst family at Sudeley Castle, entrance to which is complimentary to guests staying in the cottage (during the season). The cottage sleeps four people and can additionally accommodate a cot.
The cottage was refurbished in 2014, with new soft furnishings that create a smart and contemporary look. Downstairs there is a generous lounge with French doors leading onto a small patio, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. For your entertainment, there is a flat screen TV and DVD player, whilst a new WiFi system provides you with access to the internet. Upstairs, there is one double bedroom with dressing area and one twin bedroom. The bathroom was completely refitted in 2016 and has a hand basin, WC and shower. Fluffy towels and bedding are provided for all guests.
Pets are allowed, although we do ask that you respect our “Pets Code of Conduct”.
BRINGING YOUR DOG TO SUDELEY COTTAGES
At Sudeley Castle we are proud to provide quality, luxury accommodation in our beautiful holiday cottages. We enjoy meeting the differing needs of all our guests by offering a selection of both dog-free and dog-friendly holiday cottages. For this to work for everyone, we have a Dogs Code of Conduct, which can be found below.
Five of our thirteen cottages are dog-friendly. We are able to accommodate a maximum of two well-behaved dogs in each of our dog-friendly properties. Guests must let us know they are bringing their dog at the time of booking. We take a small charge of £25 per dog.
We aim to make your stay as enjoyable as possible for both our guests and their dogs, thus we provide the following:
- Maps and guides for a number of walks from your front door as well as further afield
- A list of dog-friendly pubs
- Outside bins for bagged dog waste (adjacent to entrance to the cottages)
- Stair gates (located in under-stair cupboard)
- Contact information for local vets and dog supply shops
When booking, guests are required to accept our Terms & Conditions, including the Dogs Code of Conduct. This enables us to ensure we keep our cottages in excellent condition for all guests.
Dogs Code of Conduct:
- We ask that your dog be kept on the lead in the courtyard.
- The surrounding fields are often used for grazing sheep and lambs. Dogs must be kept on a lead when walking through fields occupied by livestock.
- We ask that you do not allow your dog on furniture or in bedrooms. Stair gates are provided to enable you to keep your dog within the living areas. An additional cleaning fee will be incurred should there be evidence of dogs having been on beds or furniture.
- If you are part of a group booking, your dog must be kept to the dog-friendly cottage it was booked into. If you wish your dog to go in and out of other cottages included in your booking, the £25 dog fee must be paid for those cottages too. This will of course mean ensuring the other cottages in your booking are also dog-friendly.
- Dogs must be booked in and paid for in advance. Any dogs arriving without prior arrangement will need to be accommodated elsewhere at your own cost.
- Dogs are not allowed to be left unattended in any cottage unless they are happy to rest in their own cage brought from home and are unlikely to bark and disturb other guests. A list of walks, as well as dog friendly pubs, is provided to help you plan a dog-friendly day out.
- We regret that dogs known to bark excessively are not permitted.
- Please use the tap located outside Chandos Hall to wash off muddy dogs. Dog towels are provided to dry off your dog before entering the cottage. White guest towels must not be used on dogs.
- Please clean up after your dog, including whilst in the cottage gardens, the courtyard, Castle Street and the surrounding fields. Dog waste bins are located adjacent to the entrance to the cottages.
- Any damage caused by dogs to furniture, cardogs, bed linen etc. will incur a commensurate replacement or cleaning fee.
- Please obey the Countryside Code whilst enjoying the area with your dog. Keep your dog under close control at all times for their own safety as well as the comfort of others.
- Upon departure, please leave the cottage as you would wish to find it. An additional cleaning fee will be incurred should excessive cleaning be required following your departure.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Walking & Cycling Guides
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