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We booked the Castle Gatehouse as our Daughter was getting married at Sudeley Castle. Although the Almsbury Farmhouse and the other Sudeley Vastle Cottages have bigger rooms and more space they cannot compete for the amazing location and character of the Gatehouse. The Bolthole staff were extremely helpful and friendly with any enquiries or requests for example my daughter needed a full length mirror for dressing for her wedding day and this was delivered for our arrival. I would not hesitate to book any if the properties in Winchcombe again !
Wow to sum it up. This is a very old gothic style property which will never be forgotten. The beds are comfortable with lovely Damask duvet covers. The bedrooms are all clean and plenary of room. The top tower bedroom is a lot of stairs and is just a bedroom. So you have to go down for a wee but the views from this room are amazing. In fact they take your breath away. There is a view from every bedroom all breath taking.
If you continue up the stairs you can walk out on the tower roof terrace. This is not for the faint hearted. It’s so high up but OMG the views from here make you feel like you are on top of the world. This is an amazing place to be.
The lounge and dining area are very gothic in style with dark wood panelling and the old front door which is beautiful. The views from here are amazing. There are loads of board games and jigsaws and a massive dinning table. This room is cool even at 30 degrees which was wonderful. Because of the really thick walls.
The kitchen is better stocked than mine. What ever you need is there I even found an electric whisk and muffin tins. The two fridges are brilliant so you can keep food in one and drinks in the other. The kitchen windows don’t appear to open but the bar lifts up. Wonderful selection of mugs.
Downstairs loo is very old it’s like sitting on the throne in carved wood.
Open staircase up to the next floor is lovely with an old stained glass window.
First floor is stairs to tower bedroom. Stairs to 2nd floor not in to the tower a good Juliette bathroom with shower and loo and two bedrooms.
Second loot is two more spacious bedrooms and a lovely bathroom with a shower with a view!
Over all I had the most relaxing chilled out week and spent most of the time on the huge lawn celebrating my 50th. It was a great week.
I can recommend the crab shack on the front too.
Lovely old place.