Queen Mary Cottage is a charming, 2-bedroom cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 1 double room and 1 twin room, with 1 family bathroom. The cottage is a semi-detached (alongside Anne Boleyn Cottage), two-storey property with a well-equipped open plan kitchen/dining area and spacious living room that leads out through French doors to a seating area with countryside views.
Guests staying at Queen Mary Cottage enjoy complimentary (other than separately ticketed events) day-time entrance to Sudeley Castle & Gardens during the open season.
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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 (Feb - Dec)
Updated 18 Feb 2020
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This pretty, 3-bedroom, semi-detached cottage is named after Queen Mary (the wife of King George V), who visited the Dent-Brocklehurst family at Sudeley Castle in 1944. The cottage sleeps four people and can additionally accommodate a cot.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors. Guests enter from a covered porch into the open-plan kitchen/dining room area with a large under stairs storage (housing baby and cleaning equipment). A back door opens from the kitchen out to a small seating area.
Off the dining area, and down two stairs, is the living room with two large double sofas, a coffee table, occasional tables and a flat screen TV with DVD player, and French doors out to the seating area.
Upstairs (via a carpeted staircase with handrail) there is one double bedroom with large dressing area, one twin bedroom, and a newly refurbished family bathroom with a large walk-in shower.
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 ‘Local Amenities’ or the Winchcombe guidebook for more information.
- Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms across one double room and one twin
- 1 family bathroom with walk-in shower
- All bed linen, bath towels and tea towels provided
- Hairdryer x1
- 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
- Heating gas/electric (with independent thermostat control)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Flat screen TV (Freeview)
- DVD player
- Child / dog friendly (dog blanket and stainless-steel dog bowl provided) Please Note: We regret that dogs are not allowed in the paid area of the castle or gardens, with the exception of service dogs.
- 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
- 4-Seater Dining table
- Iron, ironing board and clothes airer
- Vacuum cleaner
- Baby/Child Equipment: high chair x1, travel cot (cot linen not supplied) x1, stairgate x1, safety socket covers
- Outdoor patio/seating area
- Garden furniture – seats 4
- Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
Guests enter Queen Mary Cottage through the covered front door into the open plan kitchen/dining room. Beside the dining area is a handy under stairs cupboard housing baby, cleaning and ironing equipment.
The kitchen has all the appliances, cookware, crockery and glassware you need for a self-catering holiday, including a Neff Oven & Hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine. (See ‘Facilities’ above for further details.) A welcome pack of teabags, Nespresso coffee pods, hot chocolate, milk, biscuits, jam/honey mini pots, boiled sweets is provided for your first day at the Cottage.
A back door opens from the kitchen out to a small seating area. The kitchen overlooks the rear of the property towards the River Isbourne.
Off the kitchen/dining area, and down two stairs, is the living room with 2 large double sofas, a coffee table, occasional tables and a flat screen TV with DVD player, and French doors out to the seating area.
Walk along the carpeted landing to a door way on your left to…
The main bedroom is entered via a large dressing room with window over the main courtyard and furnished with a built-in cupboard, antique dressing table and mirror. Step down two steps to the bedroom, featuring a double divan bed with bedside tables and touch-dim bedside lamps, and a pretty window overlooking the cottage courtyard.
Cross the landing from Bedroom 1 to the…
The newly refurbished bathroom with Shaker-style panelling has a large walk-in shower, a large sink with a mirror, a dual flush toilet and heated towel rail. Complimentary toiletries are provided including hand soap, shower gel, handwash, vanity kit, shower cap and toilet paper.
Head down the landing and down two steps into…
This twin room with rear views towards the River Isbourne has two single beds, a hanging cupboard and a shared bedside table with touch-dim bedside lamps.
Guests have access to a private patio at the rear of the property with seating and a table for four. As with all the Sudeley Castle Cottages, it is a short walk to the shared parking area and to the Castle and Gardens.
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.
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.
Thanks to your proximity to Winchcombe town centre you have a host of amenities to enjoy within a 5-minute walk of the cottage. The town itself benefits from several small supermarkets, including The Co-Operative Food and Warner’s Budgens, both 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. For larger shops, Tesco Superstore in Bishop’s Cleeve is just a 15-minute drive away, whilst Cheltenham’s impressive selection of stores, eateries and amenities are just a 20-minute journey. Most major supermarkets also offer home delivery to the cottages, including Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrison’s and ASDA.
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!
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 food 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 the cottage’s front door, taking you 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.
More details of walks and maps are provided at the property.
Walking & Cycling Guides
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The Sudeley Castle Country Cottage Complex is located on Castle Street in the village of Winchcombe, 8 miles north east of Cheltenham on the B4632 (A46) or just 10 miles from junction 9 of the M5. From London, the East and Oxford, follow the A40 towards Gloucestershire.
The postcode for the cottage is GL54 5JA.
Parking: There is a large car park for the use of all guests staying in the cottages. The car park is clearly signposted and on the right-hand side as you enter the cottage complex.
The closest train station to Sudeley Castle & Gardens is Cheltenham Spa, 20 minutes’ drive away.
The W bus service, operated by Stagecoach Buses, runs between Cheltenham Winchcombe.