A private lodge for hire in the Heart of the Cotswolds. An intimate Grade II Listed country home revitalised for the 21st century, where everything revolves around you. Eleven en-suite boutique-style bedrooms, five lounges with roaring fires, two private gardens and courtyards, your own bar and chef (if desired) as well as being exclusively yours for the whole of your stay! Perfect for a shooting party; trip to Cheltenham races; yoga/detox break; special occasion or a short holiday.
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- Open Fire / Wood Burner
- Sky TV
- Pub within 1 mile
- Shop within 1 mile
- Parking - x14
- Travel Cot - x2
- High Chair - x2
- Bedding & towels
Gallery and Floor Plan
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The Lodge is situated on the outskirts of the historic village of Winchcombe, seven miles north of Cheltenham in the heart of the Cotswolds. With eleven bedrooms, The Lodge is a boutique-style hotel, without being a hotel – which is exclusively yours for the whole of your stay – whether it be for a shooting party; a trip to Cheltenham races; a short holiday or maybe to host a special occasion.
The Lodge has four individual reception rooms and fully stocked bars to make your stay a pleasant and relaxing experience. Unwind, relax or celebrate… The Lodge has the space to adapt to your occasion. On the first floor, the bar opens out onto a patio overlooking the surrounding Cotswold countryside… stunning on a summer’s day.
There are eleven individually designed suites with bespoke king-size beds, with sumptuous linens and modern bathrooms. With all the usual bedroom luxuries of a boutique-style hotel, The Lodge spoils you with remote-controlled head-to-foot beds for the perfect night’s sleep.
The opportunity to enjoy delicious food of the highest quality prepared by our experienced chef in the comfort of your private dining room. Whether it be for a breakfast, dinner, business meeting or special occasion The Lodge will cater for all your culinary needs. We also offer an extensive list of exquisite wines.
With its own secluded private gardens surrounding an enclosed courtyard with barbecue and outdoor dining… the perfect retreat. For those keen to explore, there are many country walks and a nearby private woodland as well as the historic Sudeley Castle and village of Winchcombe is on your doorstep.
Reception & Dining
The Lodge has four individual reception rooms and fully stocked bars to make your stay a pleasant and relaxing experience.
Unwind, relax or celebrate… The Lodge has the space to adapt to your occasion. On the first floor the bar opens out onto a patio overlooking the surrounding Cotswold countryside… stunning on a summer’s day.
The opportunity to enjoy delicious food of the highest quality prepared by our experienced chef in the comfort of your private dining room.
Whether it be for a breakfast, dinner, business meeting or special occasion The Lodge will cater for all your culinary needs. We also offer an extensive list of exquisite wines.
With its own secluded private gardens surrounding an enclosed courtyard with barbecue and outdoor dining… the perfect retreat.
For those keen to explore, The Lodge has 27 acres of private woodland walks and the historic Sudeley Castle and village of Winchcombe are on your doorstep.
Bedrooms at The Lodge at Winchcombe offer the ultimate luxury and comfort. Each room has been designed and beautifully furnished with the finest fabrics to offer you a deeply sumptuous stay.
Our luxurious bedrooms provide you with total comfort in lush surroundings, all 11 bedrooms are en suite and feature modern day amenities such as flat screen televisions, king size remote controlled beds, coffee-making machines, remote controlled blinds and complimentary high speed wi-fi.
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 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.
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.
Walking & Cycling Guides
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Driving is the best way to explore Winchcombe’s surrounding towns and villages, but the central location of The Lodge 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.