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Old Sorting Office

(Ref. 977985)

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "This property has become like a second home for us when visiting the Cotswolds."

    The property is comfortable and well equipped. The location ideal for walking around town or for country walks

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely - warm and well equipped."

    We had a cold and wet week but still managed to go out and walk every day. We always looked forward to returning to your cosy, comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by Deidre5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Old Sorting Office is without doubt the best cottage we have ever been to."

    Our dog Nancy loved the treats left for her and the bed and bowls provided were an unusual bonus that was above the normal level, and the welcome bottle wine was very good. Thank you for a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed stay and minor problems were quickly dealt with."

    Only problem is lack of nearby parking. Apart from that would thoroughly recommend the property.

    Dear Kenneth, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that you had difficulty parking. There is plenty of parking in Winchcombe but it is tucked away and rather poorly signposted. The local town council are arranging for new signage to be erected to help visitors easily navigate from the large car park on Back Lane which costs £1 for 24 hours parking, this is about 5 minutes walk from my property. A more expensive car park on Bull Lane costs £4 for 24 hours and is located just behind the Lion Inn, a couple of doors down the hill from us. In response to your feedback I will make sure that all future guests get more comprehensive parking information ahead of their visits. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure to host you. Kind regards Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay, the place was lovely and the bed was super comfortable."

    The garden was also great. It would be good to somehow section off the far end of the garden… maybe a gate/ small fence by the shed to ensure dog safety. The listing was misleading to say there was WIFI, the reality is the WIFI is patchy at best. Most of the time we couldn’t connect to it. The TV also needs looking at - the picture quality is poor with horizontal lines across! Possibly just a new cable needed. Clearly we went on holiday to see the Cotswolds but not having WIFI & a decent TV image for relaxing evenings was annoying.

    Dear Kelly Thank you for your feedback which I appreciate. I am delighted to tell you that a new internet mesh system is being connected throughout my properties this week and I can promise excellent wifi and tv signals moving forwards. Winchcombe as a medieval town has had very poor telecomms cabling until this year when a new fibre optic broadband was installed. I intend to take full advantage of it! Kind regards Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly3.8Sep 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage in an excellent location for exploring the Cotswolds."

    A slightly unusual reason for us visiting; I had qualified for the National Annual Brass Band Championships, which was on the Sunday at Cheltenham Racecourse and I decided to extend a weekend in Cheltenham to a week in the Cotswolds staying in this cottage. I am very glad we did so. My wife and I took our border collie and we had several happy days exploring an area neither of us had been to before. Winchcombe is a delightful little town and our dog Skye enjoyed several very pleasant walks, including some from the cottage itself. Access through an entrance beside a shop is different to anything we had experienced before. Once the gate was closed and we were behind the shop, we had total privacy as if we were entering a different world each evening. Having a garden with the cottage was important with a dog, and a dog's bed with dog's treats were very thoughtful extras and much appreciated. If the band qualifies again in future years, we will certainly do the same!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect location for shops restaurants and pubs, lovely outdoor area to sit and ..."

    Perfect location for shops restaurants and pubs, lovely outdoor area to sit and relax,I meet the owners son a lovely gentleman as is the owners partner, parking is 5 minutes walk away £1 a day never had a problem, I would recommend The Old sorting office to anyone perfect for a couple and a four legged friend

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Overall great stay."

    The accommodation was lovely and worked well for two adults and one dog. Location also great. Lots of thought has been put into making it accessible such as the bath access and chair which was nice to see. Our only issue was comfort - we found the bed and sofa very uncomfortable sadly, we do appreciate personal preference though. The bed for us was very hard and pillows too high so would take our own pillows if staying again.

    Dear Olivia, Thank you for your feedback. I am concerned that you found the bed too hard, so have just purchased a memory foam matress topper which we will be fitting to the cottage super kingsized bed. I hope it does the trick and makes the bed more comfortable. Come back and stay with us again and you can let me know! Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olivia4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation, the milk and biscuits were a nice touch."

    Thank you so much for allowing our friend to stay while her campsite was sorted out due to the weather that weekend. That was hugely appreciated by us all x

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous place I loved it as soon as I saw it the garden and little patio area is beautiful and so peaceful."

    Inside the cottage it is stunning beautiful and sunny well thought out and Fabulous spotlessly clean and well catered too. Helen plumb has every right to be really proud of this cottage and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested also I would love to go back there again. Thanks for making my holiday so special.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2023

  • "First time there ,so pleased have booked again , Had a lovely few days , my dog loved it too ."

    Thank you for the wine,and biscuits Jade (the dog ) loved his treats. must be very good cleaner's, cottage spotless .this cottage has everything

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2023

  • "We found the property was very clean and well proportioned for our needs, we would like to thank the owner for supplying us with dog beds which we have never had before and we have been in a few cottages around the country,also thank you for the wine milk biscuits etc, the cottage was in a nice concealed area with a really nice back yard with plenty of room plus outdoor seating we cannot say much more apart from we had a really relaxing break."

    Reviewed by Michael John4.7May 2023

  • "We had another wonderful stay at the Old Sorting Office."

    This property has become a home from home for us when visiting family and the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property, close to all amenities."

    Great base for walking, sightseeing and some lovely local shops and eateries. Would visit again

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Apr 2023

  • "Would have liked better lighting over the dining room table."

    Should have mentioned that a hair dryer and tea towels were provided. Other than that, we loved staying at The Old Sorting Office. A calm and beautiful “home away from home”.

    Reviewed by Robert T4.7Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage which was very clean."

    The kitchen was well equipped. Kettle could have done with a de-scale. We found the bed extremely uncomfortable, and contemplated coming home the next day. We had 2 nights but did come home a day early. The towels had seen better days, they were very hard and didn’t smell very nice once wet. The owners left some nice touches, a bottle of wine and some chocolate biscuits.

    Hi Jenny Thank you for taking the time to give me some feedback on your stay. I will pass on your comments about the towels to my laundry company and will personally descale the kettle. I'm sorry that you found the bed unfomfortable. Bed preferences and their desired softness/hardness/height etc seem to vary from person to person, however we regularly get compliments on the comfort of our beds. The only adverse comment we have received on the Sorting Office bed was from an elderly guest who found it too low. I will canvass future guests on the bed and will take a decision as to whether to replace the bed based on their feedback. Kind regards Helen Plumb Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny4.4Mar 2023

  • "Superb place."

    We had such a great week. Felt very secure and very quiet even though we were in the middle of everything. Place has everything you need, will return in the future.

    Reviewed by Kelcey5.0Feb 2023

  • "Everything was super, just like the other times"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days over New Years, and found the property a really good home base for lots of Cotswold walks."

    Winchcombe was a good location, not too bustling but within easy reach of Cheltenham and Gloucester for day trips.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a lovely little cottage, equipped with everything you could want for a holiday and more!"

    . It is the perfect base for walking the Cotswold way and exploring the area and then coming back to the pubs and restaurants in Winchcombe at the end of the day. The cottage is tucked away and quiet but also convenient to food shops, gift shops and one of the three pubs is less than 100 yards.Visiting Food Fanatics (200 yards) for a coffee and lovely deli food is a must! The cottage has a little garden and takes pets, our girls loved it as much as we did. The owner sent a lovely welcome and let us know how to contact if needed, which was right balance for us between assistance and leaving us to enjoy the cottage. I couldn’t recommend this property and host more highly. We will stay again - what a Gem!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2022

  • "This little cottage was amazing both for ourselves and our small dog."

    It was clean and tidy and every need was catered for. Thank you for enabling us to have a short break with our dog in a perfect cottage with all the home comforts.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2022

  • "We spent a lovely weekend here in September on our way back from Cornwall The hosts were very welcoming especially to our cockapoo dog who immediately took to the doggie toy left in the cottage Pub was 4 doors down the street an ancient building with open fire and delicious Sunday lunches We also sampled a takeaway from the Chinese restaurant which was excellent."

    We parked easily on the car park overnight for £1 per day

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very well equipped and well located. Would recommend to anyone. We would definitely like to stay there again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely , comfortable , cottage, everything you need for your stay, very clean, high spec conversion."

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2022

  • "It was a wonderful stay at The Old Sorting Office."

    The cottage is simply stunning with all the comforts of home. Helen was very helpful and accommodating. Being a solo traveler, I could not have felt more safe. Perfect spot for a few days or a few weeks!

    Reviewed by D5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was nice to be back in Winchcombe and the Old Sorting Office."

    The property is ideally situated for the town and country, but also offers the chance to switch off and relax in a quiet atmosphere.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage has been renovated to a really high standard and had a real 'wow' factor."

    It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Our dog loved the garden and it was pretty and private for us to relax in with a glass. Lovely courtesy basket on arrival for us and also the pooch and Helen was welcoming and accommodating. Gorgeous Winchcombe literally on the doorstep with all its enticing eateries and shops and lots of country walks from the door across the beautiful countryside. We loved everything about it and would highly recommend. Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a great time, everything we needed, clean and comfortable, thanks for the ..."

    Had a great time, everything we needed, clean and comfortable, thanks for the treats, definitely recommend our stay at the cottage Thank you Steve & Lorraine

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jul 2022

  • "Perfect location in the lovely Winchcombe, a stone throw from various shops and a good pub."

    A very comfortable open plan one level cottage with everything you might require for your holiday. Comfortable bed in a good sized bedroom, bath and shower, Fully fitted kitchen area with Dish Washer, Washer and Microwave. Comfortable Dining and Lounge area with patio doors out to a super enclosed garden area which was great for our little Border Terrier. We really enjoyed our week holiday at this modern and very clean cottage.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic communication with Helen when we couldn’t make the first night."

    The property was immaculate, had excellent amenities and we greatly appreciated the gifts left for us and our Labrador Grohl! We parked in Bulls Street, £4 for 24 hours and it is almost at the back of the property so really close. We will most certainly be booking again for another, hopefully longer, visit!

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Jun 2022

  • "This is excellent accommodation for two people with or without a dog."

    The location is perfect in this lovely town. The car parking is cheap and convenient exactly as described. The outside space is lovely to sit out in fine weather. We really enjoyed the property, the town, and the area. We would certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Keith Barry5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location with everything needed for a wonderful holiday"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Very nice interior and well equipped."

    Central location for sightseeing. Peaceful and relaxing

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2022

  • "Great location."

    Convenient for all what the town provided. Fantastic bath. Lovely secluded garden to sit in which did get the sun. Books and magazines to read plus games and little extras left by the owner.

    Reviewed by Heather4.4May 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, spotlessly clean and in an excellent location The cottage was ..."

    Fabulous cottage, spotlessly clean and in an excellent location The cottage was well equipped and had everything we needed for a short break The cottage is hidden away but the owner emailed detailed instructions which took the stress away from having to find it We wanted to get away for a relaxing and stress free weekend and that’s exactly what we got I’d highly recommend this cottage and will definitely consider returning

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was the second time we have stayed at the cottage and we enjoyed it just as much as last time, Excellente location for all the local amenities And nicely hidden round the back of the buildings so it’s very quiet and relaxing, very dog friendly for our dog Lola, will be booking again for next year!"

    Daniel and Carolina and Lola from Sheffield

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, very comfortable with everything you could think of provided for."

    In an excellent location, private but close to local amenities. Great area for outside use as well. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property ist well-equipped and idealy placed for a super holiday."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Feb 2022

  • "A wonderfully situated property and it is exactly as described."

    Very comfortable and well appointed. The bed was extremely comfortable. We came away well rested and refreshed. Plenty of easy to follow instructions enabled us to make everything work. Good job there were written instructions for the central heating because the instructions on the flap were difficult to access. The shower screen was long and practical. Most shower screens in rental properties are too small and water gets everywhere. Plenty of advice on walks and where to eat, which we made good use of. Would highly recommend this property .

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage, very quiet and cosy."

    Set in an ideal central location, perfect for amenities and discovering the beautiful Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by James4.7Oct 2021

  • "The Old Sorting Office is a comfortable, well equipped property in the centre of the village, with all the facilities we needed within a couple of minutes walk."

    We had some good long walks in the surrounding countryside, and on a couple of days got to come home on the steam railway to save our legs. The cottage is a really good, well thought-out conversion, with a small enclosed courtyard garden (shared with the postmasters lodging, but we had it to ourselves most evenings). Helen sent us all the details we needed before we arrived, and had supplied wine and biscuits for the humans and dog treats for Daisy the collie. Definitely considering booking again for next year

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2021

  • "A fantastic property in a stunning location, right in the middle of Winchcombe, with a lovely peaceful garden at the rear."

    Helen (the owner - a lovely lady) made us feel so welcome, she had ensured that everything we could possibly need was ready for us and she was on hand if we needed her for any questions or queries. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well located. Nicely decorated

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Just returned from spending a week in the old sorting office, the pictures do not do it justice, it is spotless, very well equipped and situated in an ideal position to explore the area."

    Winchcombe is lovely, with plenty of pubs serving great quality food, and a chippy serving lovely fish and chips. Places well worth a visit, Broadway, stow, Stan way and bourbon on the water..

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a great property for a relaxed get away."

    It is a great location right in the centre of the town so all amenities are nearby. It is modern and very comfortable. The host is great as well and answered all questions we had very promptly.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and the bathroom is superb especially for anyone with limited mobility. The settee and chair were very comfortable, as was the bed, kitchen well equipped. Ideally placed for touring the Cotswolds and a good retreat to come back to after a busy day. Some nice little shops in Winchcombe and very friendly locals. We do have a very nosy young cockapoo who made his way to the coded access system door leading to the main road every time he was let out into the garden so consequently we had to keep him on a lead in the garden, perhaps a little gate near the shed would be of benefit. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2021

  • "We would highly recommend this accomodation to anyone."

    .A cosy cottage for two. Beautifully furnished and well equipped with everything you need. The owners are on hand in the [unlikely] event of problems Winchcombe is the perfect base for touring the Cotswolds The holiday exceeded our expectations in every way and we look forward to a return visit

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2021

  • "Really clean well equipped cottage -fantastic base situated in a quiet street ..."

    Really clean well equipped cottage -fantastic base situated in a quiet street off the main quaint high street -for many walks all around the area with stunning views -private garden but entrance shared by other people so not entirely secure for dog -but would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Pearl5.0May 2021

  • "Very nice compact home, perfect for a short break, would recommend packing light as it is very compact."

    Softer beds and more comfortable furniture would be recommened, bigger sofas, smaller dining room chairs (the frames take up half the kitchen), and more comfortable garden furniture would all be bonuses. Confusion on the garden, is it fully enclosed or is it a shared garden. With a dog that can escape the exit to the main road is the responsibility of multiple residents so either a small gate on the apartments actual garden, or "shared" garden notice on the website is essential. Overall recommended for short stays in the area, very clean, has everything you need and in a great location.

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Apr 2021

  • "The Old Sorting Office is a delightful cottage, beautifully decorated and equipped to a high standard."

    Charming little garden and very comfortable in every way. It was exceptionally well cleaned and we felt confident staying there at this time. Ideally situated in the town centre with shops, pubs and restaurants within a very short walk and of course the wonderful Cotswold countryside all around. Only slight disadvantage was having to park about 7 minutes walk away, but there is 1 hour limited parking just opposite for dropping off luggage, so it was only an issue in the rain! Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved this place great for dog walkers"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Everything about this cottage was excellent."

    The location was good for travelling to different places. Just wish there had been some tourist leaflets in the cottage for information about places to visit instead of having to trawl the internet.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2020

  • "Perfect location in the centre of everything but very peaceful in the garden and property."

    Very clean and cozy bed.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2020

  • "A really lovely and much needed break in a beautiful property in Winchcombe."

    The details given to let ourselves in were easy to follow and caused no issues. We were left a bottle of wine and some biscuits which was a lovely touch. We will be back, thank you!

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Aug 2020

  • "Quietness, great village and great for dog walkers, owner was very friendly,"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Old Sorting Office is a little gem!"

    We are very much looking forward to our next stay! We can highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely dog friendly accommodation."

    Convenient location. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jan 2020

  • "Great private cosy cottage in a great location, plenty of shops,pubs and take aways near by."

    The cottage was warm and clean a very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Awen5.0Oct 2019

  • "Just a very pleasant to stay."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2019

  • "A fabulous place to stay - can’t recommend highly enough."

    Ideally situated with plenty of amenities close by - everything you could want. Great location for walking in the local area. The accommodation is incredibly well appointed with all the extras you would need. Very well decorated and furnished and spotlessly clean. Very secure location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. If you are looking for five star accommodation in Winchcombe this is a must! Mr and Mrs Chambers, Cambridgeshire

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a great time at this property in Winchcombe."

    it was well situated and very cosy, great access to the local walks. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is an exceptional holiday cottage."

    With everything you could ever need. Everything is of a very high quality. It is so well designed. They have thought of everything. Lighting inside and out very well thought out. There are an amazing amount of power sockets, some with usb points in them. Garden lovely with patio doors opening out on it. There's a good quality "hound" dog bed with blanket and 2 bowls. They also leave some dog biscuits a nice touch. We just loved it here. Toby our dog loved it too, he just settled straight away. I can honestly say The BEST cottage. Will hopefully be back to stay next year. Thank you Helen and Robert for getting it so very right. Oz, Gwyneth and Toby

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Sep 2019

  • "Super place with all facilities."

    Lovely garden. Great location to tour Cotswolds. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2019

  • "The old sorting office has been renovated to a very high standard."

    , with all visitors needs catered for. This makes for an extremely pleasant stay. The courtyard is just perfect for your four legged friends. Winchcombe and the surrounding Cotswolds are stunning and are all in easy reach of the cottage. We had such a wonderful stay, and Helen is definately a superheat Would highly recommend this property .

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Aug 2019

  • "Perfect location for Cotswolds,lovely cottage owners have excellent taste in decor will definitely go back next year!"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great location and the cottage was beyond expectations."

    Reviewed by Kristopher4.4Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely fabulous!"

    We have stayed in many cottages but usually opted for a slightly larger property and were a little worried about choosing a one bedroom Cottage in this instance but we needn’t have worried as it certainly exceeded our expectations. The cottage was scrupulously clean and well equipped and there was even a welcome treat box for our Schnauzer. He disregarded his basket and opted for the new luxury one provided! Helen and her husband were most welcoming hosts and ,to my delight , owned a fabulous jewellery shop next door ! We hope to return on many occasions and cannot recommend the property highly enough.

    Reviewed by Ann-marie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very friendly welcome."

    Cosy warm, very comfortable and well fitted cottage with everything we need during our holidays. Pretty sunny garden. Perfect setting, quite and tranquille but admist all amenities of Winchcombe town centre with supermarket opposite, bakery, chinese take away bars and restaurants all within two hundred yards. Helen was very helpful and friendly, providing us with all information we needed before and during our stay. Ideal for touring the Cotswolds, with national trust and english heritage propertys, several theatres, cinemas, Stratford, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Oxford and Gloucester and further nice little towns and villages nearby. There ist plenty to see and to do.

    Reviewed by Rainer5.0Jun 2019

  • "This cottage is in an excellent location for walking and National Trust properties."

    Although on one level, it feels very spacious and has the added bonus of private outside terrace where one can eat out. The owner lives nearby and is very helpful recommending places to visit and answering any queries. We would recommend this property to anyone considering a short or long break in the beautiful Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2019

  • "Helen and Robert provided us with lots of good information prior to our arrival and also checked with us during our stay whether we had everything we needed or wanted anything."

    It's important to have a good property but it's also important to have owners who show they care about your holiday. All amenities that you would want are on the property and it is in a great location for food and drink with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. There may not be a parking space directly attached to the property but there are plenty of safe places to park your car within a minute or two's walk. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2019

  • "This cottage was in a perfect location, right on a street where all the shops were and a lovely pub."

    Even though it was on the street once inside you could not hear the road at all very peaceful. It had everything we required. It was very bright inside and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x super king-size (zip/link)
  • Bathroom with a walk in bath with a chair lift, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with double sofa bed.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, a selection of books and games and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking in long stay behind library, 4 minutes away £1 per day
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Enclosed Courtyard to the rear with shared street access
  • The access is shared by residents of the property next door and thus access to the street cannot be considered entirely dog proof
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Sofa bed is full-size
  • Note: Any bookings that currently have two dogs will be honoured.

The property

Built in 1892, on the site of an ancient public house The Grapevine, 27 North Street was home to Winchcombe's Post Office for over 120 years. When the Post Office closed in 2016, it was purchased by the current owner who has totally renovated the property.

Old Sorting Office is a ground floor cottage, situated in the former Post Office sorting office, behind the former Post Office retail premises, which now accommodates a gemstone and jewellery design studio.The front door of Old Sorting Office opens onto a landscaped courtyard garden, shared with Postmasters Lodging.

The Old Sorting Office also has shared use of a small courtyard garden to the rear which can also be accessed from the cottage living area.The interior boasts a ground floor open-plan living area, where you will be welcomed by a lounge with cream sofas, a beautiful kitchen and dining area with cream-coloured units, a charming dining table, and wood-effect flooring.

From morning through to evening, this is a lovely place to unwind, a secluded hideway, right in the heart of Winchcombe.

The large super king-size bedroom boasting zip and link beds to offer maximum flexibility, has been lovingly decorated with stylish bedding, bedside tables, and leads out to the bathroom which has a bath and shower above.

The bath has a sit and lift seat and shower door to enable people with less mobility to make full use of the facilities.

Winchcombe has Walkers are Welcome status and many lovely footpaths with interesting things to see en-route.

You can visit a remote Roman villa, Belas Knap Long Barrow, a Neolithic burial site, as well as climb to the top of the Cotswold scarp and see fantastic views.

Winchcombe hosts an annual walking festival in May which offers a variety of walks with local guides, orienteering and evening events.

Cotswold stone cottages enhanced by black and white half-timbered buildings, narrow side streets and charming houses make up the centre of this town.

A unique retreat to bring you a memorable stay.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Cheltenham 8 miles; Broadway 9 miles; Gloucester 17 miles.

The bustling Fairtrade town of Winchcombe, a conservation site, lies above the River Isbourne, midway between Cheltenham and Broadway. Visitors can sample a mouthwatering array of local produce in the town's restaurants, wine bars, tea shops and deli's, or stroll around the eclectic range of local shops, all located along the three main streets, which remain full of character with their honey coloured stone and timbered exterior. The town also plays host to music and arts festivals, country shows and farmers’ markets. Guided walks around the town are on offer throughout the summer months, while Winchcombe lies on the intersection of the Cotswold Way, Gloucestershire Way, Warden's Way and Windrush Way, providing ample walking to suit all abilities. The quintessential English village of Broadway is just a short drive away and offers individual shops and boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and hotels, including the world-renowned Lygon Arms, popular for centuries and now offering spa facilities. The regency spa town of Cheltenham boasts beautiful Georgian architecture and a delightful range of shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions, including the famous racecourse. Many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages lie to the east, whilst to the west is the waterfront city of Gloucester and the magnificent Royal Forest of Dean. The beautiful World Heritage city of Bath, Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, and Warwick, with its magnificent castle, are all within an hour’s drive.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas