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The Old Paper Shop

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1023985)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mr Reid

    “The apartment was small but cleverly designed to provide a couple with a comfortable stay.”

    Situated in centre of Tewksbury it gave access to the facilities of the town and it’s interests and also the surrounding countryside.

    Situated in centre of Tewksbury it gave access to the facilities of the town and it’s interests and also the surrounding countryside. The Malvern Hills and Cotswolds are all within easy reach and the road system gives quick routes to interesting places slightly further away. For us it made a perfect base.

The property

Resting in the historic medieval town of Tewkesbury in the heart of the town is this ground-floor cottage, The Old Paper Shop, converted from an old shop as the name suggests into a beautiful and traditionally styled holiday home.

Marvel at the incredible original features that it retains, including the elm hardwood floorboards, limewashed walls, original wall panels, and elegant fireplace, all perfectly styled with antique furnishings. Step from the street straight into the open-plan living space which is home to an elegant sofa and armchair, with a vintage wall-hanging which swings round to reveal a Smart TV, you can relax in here during the evening.

A lovely table and chairs rests next to the entrance of the compact kitchen area, fitted with a microwave combination oven, a fridge and a 2-ring electric hob, you have all you need to rustle up some breakfasts, picnics and quick evening meals when you're not dining out in one of the many amazing restaurants.

A clever feature has been made of the original timber frames with a window set into the kitchen wall showcasing the original wattle and daub wall and beams, dating back around 500 years. Walk round to the bedroom to find a lovely king-size bed amidst the rich green painted walls, leading into a stunning en-suite shower room which is in-keeping with the medieval style.

Explore the town of Tewkesbury, one of the few places where you will see mostly half-timbered building and with 350 listed buildings here too, it is home to a wealth of heritage.

Visit Tewkesbury Abbey, a 12th century Norman feat dominating the town, with tours available up to the town to take in stunning views of the town below, and experience the 1471 final battle of the Wars of the Roses re-enacted each year at the Medieval Fayre in July. Wander down Tewkesbury's 30 narrow alleyways, linking the main streets and the River Avon, you can browse independent shops and boutiques, stop in at quaint tearooms and cafés or delight in a well-deserved drink in the evening.

Home of Jump Racing, Cheltenham Racecourse is within easy reach of Tewkesbury and is a fantastic day out, with The Cheltenham Festival taking place in March each year, it comes alive with 4 days of racing.

If you enjoy walking, then ensure you leave time to head into the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you will come across pretty English villages and breath-taking countryside scenery.

Within reach of the county town of Gloucester too, The Old Paper Shop is a wonderful romantic getaway in Tewkesbury.

Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric heating
  • Microwave combination oven, 2-ring electric hob, fridge, Smart TV with Sky and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking on-street for 1 hour, public car parks nearby for £5 per day
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Please remove your footwear on entry in respect of the original elm floors
  • Note: Strictly no stiletto’s indoors

About the location

TEWKESBURY

Cheltenham 9.2 miles; Gloucester 11.2 miles; Malvern 14.1 miles; Ledbury 17 miles

A historic riverside town located on the confluence of the River Severn and Avon, retaining medieval character with an abundance of half timbered Tudor buildings. Tewkesbury is renowned as having one of the best medieval Black and White townscapes in the country, boasting over 350 listed buildings of historic interest set in a conservation area. The town has a stunning 12th century abbey with the highest Norman tower in England, several museums, a Heritage Centre as well as a plethora of individual shops, tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and wine bars. The town plays host to country and farmers' markets, musical events and Vintage and Food Fairs throughout the year. Many lovely walks can be enjoyed from the town with both the Severn Way and Shakespeare's Avon Way running close by. Nearby the regency spa town of Cheltenham, boasts historic Georgian architecture and an incredible range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions. Other festivals in this vibrant town cover literature, jazz, science, cricket, food and drink and comedy to name but a few! The racecourse plays host to the annual, world famous Gold Cup races, as well as numerous other horse racing events throughout the year. The historic city of Gloucester offers Roman foundations, Victorian Docklands and a magnificent Norman cathedral, whose cloisters where used as a location in the Harry Potter films, plus a bustling city centre. The magnificent Royal Forest of Dean, Slimbridge Wetland Centre, the beautiful World Heritage city of Bath, Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages all make for a great day out.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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