St Kenelm Cottage is a charming and carefully restored, 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), 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.
Guests staying at St Kenelm 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 -
- Travel Cot - x1
- High Chair - x1
- Bedding & towels
- Free Entry to Sudeley Castle (Feb - Dec)
Updated 25 Aug 2020
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St. Kenelm is an 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. Downstairs comprises of an open-plan lounge, dining area and fully equipped kitchen, complete with a dishwasher and washer/dryer. For your entertainment, there is a flat screen TV and DVD player. 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! The family bathroom has a washbasin, WC and bathtub with fixed over-head shower. Fluffy towels and bedding are provided for all guests.
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 3 bedrooms across 1 double bed and 2 single beds.
- 1 family bathrooms with bathtub and overhead 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 friendly
- 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
- Neff oven
- Russell Hobbs microwave
- AEG dishwasher
- AEG Washer-dryer
- Ironing board, iron + clothes airer
- Vacuum cleaner
- Baby/Child Equipment: high chair x1, travel cot (cot linen not supplied) x1, stairgate x1, safety socket covers
- Safety equipment: fire extinguisher, fire blanket, carbon monoxide monitor, smoke alarm, First Aid kit.
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 worksurfaces. The kitchen is complete with a Neff cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, Russel Hobbs toaster + kettle and Nespresso coffee machine.
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.
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 over-head shower.
Bedrooms One and Two
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.
Note: this property is not suitable for guests with mobility problems.
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. For a full history of this glorious building, see ‘History of Sudeley Castle’ in this guide.
Thanks to your proximity to Winchcombe town centre, you have a host of amenities within walking distance of the cottage to enjoy. 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 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 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.
Detailed information about local walks is provided at the property.
Walking & Cycling Guides
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The postcode for the cottage is GL54 5JA.
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.
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 W bus service, operated by Stagecoach Buses, runs between Cheltenham Winchcombe.
The closest train station to Sudeley Castle & Gardens is Cheltenham Spa.