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Emma Dent - sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage


About the property

Emma Dent

Sudeley Castle Country Cottages are the perfect choice for family holidays, reunions and wedding guest accommodation. The cottages are in an Area of Outstand Natural Beauty, surrounded by glorious rolling Cotswold countryside, yet are only a few minutes walk from the historic town of Winchcombe, with its many pubs and a Michelin Star restaurant. This small attractive complex of 11 Cotswold stone cottages is set around a central courtyard with landscaped gardens and ample parking.

The cottages each have their own individual charm. Most have been cleverly restored and converted from existing properties, retaining many original and unique features. The newer cottages are sympathetic in their design and architecture, seamlessly blending into the complex. Sudeley Castle Cottages are the ideal choice for a walking or touring holiday, or simply as an escape into the Cotswold countryside.

Accommodation is carefully prepared for your arrival, with towels and bedding provided. The cottages are comfortably furnished and have well equipped kitchens. A new WiFi system was installed in 2014, enabling guests to stream programmes onto their smartphone or tablet.

The cottages have access to shared gardens and each has its own garden furniture. Travel cots, high chairs and stair gates are available on request free of charge and a laundry service is available. Guests enjoy complimentary admission to Sudeley Castle & Gardens for the duration of their stay (during normal opening hours in the season).

Sudeley Castle Cottages are available all year round for weekend breaks, mid-week breaks or longer stays. Pets are welcome at five of our cottages, although we do ask that you respect our “Pets Code of Conduct”.

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Property Manager
Becky Brooks
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish, Mandarin
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Spent a lovely couple of days at the Emma Dent cottage. Nice and warm and everything that we needed. Would love to visit again.
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Winchcombe in Winchcombe

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom #1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Emma Dent is a large detached cottage 2-bedroom cottage on two floors, which sleeps six people comfortably and can additionally accommodate a cot. There is a real sense of history about the cottage, which is named after the Victorian Emma Dent, who started the restoration of Sudeley Castle in the 19th century. Guests staying at the cottage enjoy complimentary entrance to Sudeley Castle & Gardens (during the season). The cottage was completely refurbished in January / February 2018. Downstairs, there is a large lounge, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. There is also a separate WC and a double sofa bed. For your entertainment, there is a flat screen TV and DVD player, along with free wifi throughout the property. There are also a selection of books, DVDs and games available for your enjoyment. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms – one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, along with two bathrooms; one has a walk-in shower and the other a bath with shower over. Fluffy towels and bedding are provided for all guests. The cottage has its own private patio area, which is accessed by French doors from the lounge, which is perfect for a sundowner drink.


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Emma Dent - sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 13 reviews
Boulder, United States

A perfect location

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage in a grouping of cottages that makes you feel you're in a tiny village within the Village. The location puts you smack dab in the middle of the roads that take you in and out of Winchcombe in all directions. A five minute walk to the center of town, plus the walking path to Sudeley Castle is right there. Flash your key at the Visitor Center and you have complete access to the castle and its grounds for free.

I was surprised to find that everything is included in your stay at the cottage. So, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, espresso machine, kitchen utensils, plates, glasses, and gizmos are all there. Plus, an ironing board, iron, and hairdryer.

We went in July and England was hot and dry. The HVAC system was turned off or not working, but the cottage remained cool and comfortable without it. At night, the upstairs bedrooms warm up a little, so just open the windows.

We stayed a full week in the Emma Dent Cottage, when most guests seem to stay a night or two. My one little issue was a certain lack of information as it applies to services. The only reason I graded Customer Service as OK. We did not know in advance about how housekeeping worked or how often. This is not mentioned in the Welcome Package. As it turns out, the cottage was cleaned only once, so prior to our stay. One other thing, towards the end of our stay we needed more toilet paper, so I asked one of the housekeepers for some. The response, was that they only provide what is allocated, so you need to purchase your own beyond that.

Lastly, make sure you have your code to the key box to retrieve your key. So, don't forget the PDF documents that Bolthole sends you. I discovered the Welcome Pack just before we left home, but we ran across guests who had no idea and were locked out.

Regardless, we had a fantastic time, and our cottage stay simply desolved all tension and stress, taking us to an imaginary place from centuries past. Highly recommended.


  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Bolthole Retreats
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San Mateo, United States

A charming English cottage experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and i are traveling with my mom and my 12 yr. niece. Everyone was surprised by how charming the cottage looks. A real English cottage feel, yet the inside is full of modern amenities. The only recommendation i have is to stock the kitchen with basic cooking spices, like salt and pepper and maybe cooking oil. We can't make simple meal without them.

Oh, and the castle is just amazing. Overall, Emma Dent is an excellent stay. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Bolthole Retreats
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Warwick, United Kingdom

Family roadtrip

  • 4 of 5

Upon short notice my family told me they were coming to visit me in the Uk. I am glad I found this place available for two nights. Lovely village with great food, and surrounding area. Great location for visiting the Cotswolds and follow our trip to the southwest.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Bolthole Retreats
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London, United Kingdom

Lovely cottage and location spoilt by infestation of flies

  • 3 of 5

We spent Xmas at the cottage with our two daughter and arrived on 23 December. The cottage is in an idealic location in a very pretty courtyard. We brought all our food with us for us to eat in the cottage on 24 and 25 December including the turkey and all the trimmings (we ate in the White Hart on the first night). Unfortunately on arrival we found that the cottage was infested with flies on the ground floor in the kitchen dining area and lounge - mostly dead or dying and quite large flies - about 60 -70 of them. We immediately called the number on the information sheet and maintenance then arrived. All they were able to do was hoover up the flies and put some fly killer in the kitchen. However after they left more flies kept appearing and this carried on for all of our stay. We could not find the source of how they got into the cottage but they seemed to be entering through the kitchen. When we called maintenance again on the 23rd they said they would come back on the 24th but didn't do so. In the end we found that we got less flies if we kept the heating low and we kept it off completed in the kitchen and kept the lights off for most of the time. This made cooking our meals very difficult as we were constantly cleaning surface tops and had to prepare the food in the dining area away from the kitchen. When my wife was cooking the food we all had to hover around the cooker to keep the flies away.

So this did spoil our break. I should add that the cottage did itself appear clean but clearly there was something that was attracting the flies. We enquired of other cottages and they did not have this problem. We had been told that the cottage had been cleaned just before we arrived but this could not have been the case since there was a large build up of flies when we got there.

If it hadn't been for the flies it would have been lovely. The cottage is very comfortable with all amenities and equipment. There was a Xmas tree in the lounge lit up when we arrived which was nice but this didn't make up for the problems we encountered

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Bolthole Retreats
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay in English countryside. Beautiful house & very spacious. Value for money. Wish you had a washing machine in the house and somebody manning the office (if any) to ask about anything we need.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Bolthole Retreats
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Ottawa, Canada

Warm and Sweet December Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Emma Dent Cottage was cozy and in a beautiful setting as promised for our December trip to the Cotswolds. The kitchen had everything you need to make your own meals, and there is a co-op grocery store within walking distance.

The mattresses were a bit uncomfortable and the sheets were dusty, consider changing the sheets again if nobody has rented the cottage in a while. The provided hair dryers in the bedrooms was a nice bonus. The towels were fluffy and big, but no wash clothes were provided.

We could not get the television to work, and there was no number to call for assistance. But the wifi was great and we were able to easily use it for work and to plan out our excersions.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Bolthole Retreats
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  • Rental prices include free use of WiFi, bed linen (except for cots) and towels

  • Contractual booking deposit: 25.00% rent

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