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Postmaster's Lodging

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Winchcombe, Gloucestershire Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "The Postmaster's Lodging is excellent accommodation and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    My friends and I stayed for the first time last year and this time was just as good as we remember it. The flat is spacious and the faciliities modern and well maintained. Winchcombe is a lovely place to stay for a short break and the accommodation is centrally located for all the amenities in the village.

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2023

  • "Lovely apartment meeting all expectations."

    It is set in a great location for shops and pubs whilst providing the perfect base for visiting local and other interests in the area. Would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2023

  • "This apartment is very spacious and comfortable."

    We had a great break knowing we had everything we needed to dry everything after a wet day walking. We would definitely book this apartment if we visited Winchcombe again.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2023

  • "A great house, perfect for our family of adults and teens with everyone having their space."

    Fantastic location in the heart of beautiful Winchcombe with everything on the doorstep and lots of attractions within an easy walk or drive. Can only recommend for a relaxing break!

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2023

  • "The property is in a perfect position and spotlessly clean."

    It is very tastefully decorated and thoughtfully equipped. We would assure any potential guests that although on a main road it is vey quiet at night and in the day you do feel part of the community. Parking in the library car park is no problem at all: plenty of spaces and £1 for 24 hours. We’ve been visiting Winchcombe for many years and this is now our favourite place to stay. The bottle of wine was very welcome - thank-you.

    Reviewed by JuneJul 2023

  • "Lovely flat, conveniently situated and wonderfully equipped thank you."

    We would definitely return. We noticed the skylight window leaked in the third bedroom when it's raining unless it is shut. Also no blind when it's open which we guess has to be the case!

    Reviewed by LucyJun 2023

  • "We loved this property."

    Welcoming, clean, well decorated, good location (if you don’t want to be in the town don’t go!), and well appointed. The slight inconvenience of the parking is beyond anyone’s control as is the fact that there are early morning deliveries to the shop opposite. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2022

  • "A great property and well situated in Winchcombe"

    Reviewed by ChristopherNov 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in The Postmaster's Lodging."

    The accommodation is spacious, well eqipped and convenient for all the facilities in Winchcombe.

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at the Postmaster's Lodging."

    It was very well equipped, and the extra touches were lovely, in particular - wine and biscuits. The kitchen had everything we needed and the soap, toilet rolls and 2 towels each were very much appreciated. The beds were enormous and very comfortable. The owners seemed to have thought of everything. The position of the property was exactly what we were hoping for, lovely places to eat out and also good takeaways as well as the facilities to cook the occasional meal to eat in. The walks were fabulous and the views breathtaking. It's one of the prettiest places we've stayed in. Parking wasn't a problem at all, we parked on the pay and display carpark near the library and then paid online each day (£1 per day). We fully recommend staying in Winchcombe and definitely at the Postmaster's lodging.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2022

  • "This comfortable appartment exceeded our expectaions."

    It was clean, roomy, well equipped and extremely comfortable. It's central position provided us with easy access to the town's many interesting shops and amenities and surprisingly we were undisturbed by any traffic noise despite being on a main road. We would love to make a return visit.

    Reviewed by SheenaOct 2022

  • "Very comfortable and homely and convenient for town amenities."

    Bedroom options super idea with full flexibility of doubles or twins in all rooms. Parking not ideal but only a short walk away and only £1.25 for 24hours using the app. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone wanting to visit Winchcombe.

    Reviewed by WesleyAug 2022

  • "Postmaster's Lodgings was a beautiful property, very well presented with some welcoming touches on our arrival."

    The wine, biscuits and milk were gratefully received. My twin boys did find the smallest bedroom difficult to share, so would have benefitted from the larger bedroom being converted into a twin, but no one realised that all my boys are closer in stature to men than children! I would say it would have been helpful to have some simple instructions to operate the oven as a manual with numerous operating details proved unhelpful when arriving with a hungry family. By the time we left I still didn't understand how on the 2 occasions I'd got the oven on, what it was that had finally brought success! One other thing to bear in mind is that in choosing such a central location in the heart of a popular town, noise levels are to be endured. For this reason only, I would look for a quieter location for future holidays.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2022

  • "Accommodation was modern, spotlessly clean, it had everything we needed for our weeks stay."

    A great base for exploring the area. Winchcombe is a quiet village, it has a few pubs, restaurants, a co-op and an excellent chippy. If you like walking /running there are plenty of trails to explore on the doorstep. Just a short drive and you are in Cheltenham or Gloucester. Would definitely go back. Thanks for letting us stay

    Reviewed by KatharineJul 2022

  • "The apartment was lovely and had everything needed for our 3 night stay."

    It was beautifully clean and comfortable and a perfect base for exploring the area. Wouldn’t hesitate to rebook the Postmaster’s Lodgings for another getaway in the Cotswolds in the future.

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2022

  • "A fantastic stay at postmasters lodging."

    It is a really beautiful and comfortable property in a great location.

    Reviewed by SophieJan 2022



    Reviewed by JaenJan 2022

  • "We had a great stay at this lovely accommodation."

    It was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and excellent value for money. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by AnnaDec 2021

  • "Lovely stay at the Postmaster's Lodging."

    Comfortable and well equipped and the welcome treats were a nice touch. Great location in the heart of Winchcombe which is a lovely quiet spot, but has a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops and is a good base for walking and exploring the cotswolds.

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2021

  • "The Postmasters lodging was great."

    Excellant location, comfortable & well equiped. Having three super kingsize beds was perfect for us. The parking was a short walk away & if you use the Ringo App very easy to pay the £1.20 daily charge & extend it. We never used the car during our stay as plenty to do for the 3 days with steam train to Cheltenham, 8 mile walk taking in Roman mosaic, ancient long barrow & disused water Mill. Very comfortable for relaxing & catching up with friends.

    Reviewed by TrevorOct 2021

  • "A very spacious, nicely decorated, well equipped and comfortable holiday cottage which I can highly recommend."

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2021

  • "Superb location for exploring the coltswolds, the accommodation was super clean, extremely comfortable, very well equipped, local restaurants/pubs of a high standard, Have no hesitation in recommending the property and location."

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "The accommodation is superb."

    Beautifully clean, well appointed & centrally located. Helen was welcoming & left us wine, milk & biscuits which was a nice touch. Although we didn't encounter any problems, I feel sure from her welcoming e:mail that she would have responded quickly if we had needed anything. We would love to go back. I could definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "Fantastic location and facilities."

    Winchcombe made us very welcome. Our stay was made even better with having all amenities on the doorstep. Easy access to neighbouring villages. Helen is a wonderful host. Highly recommend this property and area - beautiful

    Reviewed by AletheaAug 2021

  • "The apartment was extremely comfortable and suited us well."

    It was great to have a bottle of wine and biscuits waiting for us when we arrived. The kitchen was well equipped and the bedrooms were comfortable. Good central location in Winchcombe, which is a characterful town with interesting shops and well placed for walking and for visiting Cheltenham.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "Great high standard accommodation with everything you need."

    Reviewed by SharronJul 2021

  • "The cottage is amazing Fantastic location and kitted out with all you could need Would 100% book again Thank you"

    Reviewed by JuieJul 2021

  • "Postmasters Lodging is ideally located in the centre of Winchcombe."

    The shop opposite was handy for daily supplies and there’s lots of good pubs for eating out. - we tried nearly all of them and were never disappointed. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished. The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of storage space. It suited us (two couples) perfectly. We had hot sunny weather and spent all day walking. Each morning we closed the blinds and returned each afternoon to cool rooms. It would have been very warm if the sun shone in all day. We had a great holiday there.

    Reviewed by GiselaJun 2021

  • "Highly recommended."

    Very comfortable apartment, good size too. Well equipped kitchen, we cooked a couple of meals and had everything we needed. We were left fresh milk, biscuits and wine which was very much appreciated. The parking wasn't a problem, Winchcombe has a large car park and the day we left we briefly stopped outside the house to load the car.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2020

  • "Just returned from a lovely stay in Winchcombe."

    The accomodation is modern, spacious and very comfortable would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by BryonyOct 2020

  • "A lovely stay at the Postmaster's Lodging in Winchcombe - the flat was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed facilities-wise - it really felt like a home from home and that someone had taken time and trouble to make sure we had everything we needed."

    Being centrally located meant everything we needed was on the doorstep, as well as plenty of beautiful countryside a short walk away - parking was close by and there was always plenty of space. We really enjoyed our week and would recommend it to anyone looking for family-sized accommodation in the Cotswolds.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2020

  • "The accommodation was spotlessly clean upon our arrival and more than met all our needs during our seven night stay."

    The living area is both spacious, light and airy. The kitchen is very well equipped and we wanted for nothing. All three bedrooms had been made up as doubles as we had requested. During our week in Winchcombe we were blessed with some of the hottest weather of the year. The master bedroom did become unbearably hot during this period but the owner Helen was quick off the mark in providing a cooling fan upon request. 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2020

  • "We arrived for cheltenham gold cup and had travelled 3 hours."

    We had been left milk and tea and coffee in the pots. Which was well needed! Beautiful place. And beautiful apartment. Clean with everything you need. Loved it. Would definitely go back

    Reviewed by LindsayMar 2020

  • "We loved the apartment and found everything we needed had been provided."

    The beds were amazing, so comfortable and lovely bedding.

    Reviewed by HeatherFeb 2020

  • "The location was perfect."

    The lodge was decorated and furnished to a high standard. It was spacious and there was plenty of room for 6 guests. We all felt very relaxed and comfortable. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by DonnaJan 2020

  • "This property is exceptional."

    Whilst keeping its characteristic form it is modern and clinical. Winchcombe itself is a beautiful town with quirky shops and lots of eateries. We were there for races in Cheltenham and it was within touching distance. The owner Helen sent us a lovely message and made sure our needs for the kids were met even though we hadn't asked.. shes done a fantastic job and I wish her all the success with this venture as she thoroughly deserves it. Definitely would go back.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2020

  • "Wonderful location, spacious and sparkling clean."

    The owner was extremely gracious and helpful and wanted our stay to be a warm, memorable experience experience, which it was.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2019

  • "Postmasters Lodging was a delight."

    It is tastefully decorated to a high standard, well equipped and ideally located. We could not have asked for more. Winchcombe is a lovely town with many amenities and is a great base to explore the Cotswolds. Top marks all round.

    Reviewed by LeighAug 2019

  • "Excellent position in a lovely Cotswold village."

    The cottage was very nicely converted and to a high standard. Parking was very limited in town but a large car park just 4 minutes walk away for just £1 made things easy..Food shopping directly opposite, and several good pubs/ restaurants nearby

    Reviewed by TerryJun 2019

  • "We were met by the owner (as she saw us coming to the property) and she spent time showing us around the apartment and how everything worked."

    The property was immaculate, the beds were extremely comfortable, location perfect and we had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2019

  • "Great weekend in this lovely spot; it manages high standards with lots of character."

    Situated in the centre of this attractive little town, lively by day, quiet at night.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2019

  • "The property was everything we hoped it would be, extremely well equipped, comfortable beds and excellent showers."

    The views from the windows at the back of the house are stunning. Winchcombe is a delightful town, it feels unspoilt by tourism yet there are plenty of good restaurants and the parking is so easy. Even though the parking payment machines were out of order and parking was free, there were plenty of spaces in the library car park, a mere 4 minute walk from the Postmasters Lodging. We were able to pull up right outside the property to unpack and pack our luggage. The Coop and Deli opposite we’re able to supply everything we needed on the occasions we cooked in the immaculate kitchen. We have already recommended this property to several of our friends.

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2019

  • "Lovely, personal welcome from the owners, nice thoughtful touches to make our stay really relaxing and enjoyable."

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2019

  • "We were a group of 6 ladies."

    The location was excellent and the apartment was stunning. An amazing nights sleep. The only tiny criticism we had would definately benefit from an extra chair in the living area and a dishwasher.

    Reviewed by TinaMar 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage, really well equipped, a few little things missing for those who want to cook, such as a casserole dish and large serving spoons."

    The amazing oven was difficult to suss out, only to find the manual in the bottom draw!! Beds really comfy and bed linen lovely and soft and the view from the back bedrooms is amazing. Location is wonderful, with lots of walks, pubs and a few little shops to mooch around. For those who like a lie in, don't sleep in the front bedroom! Woken by the paper deliveries at 4ish and food deliveries at 730! We will be back as loved it.

    Reviewed by SuzannaFeb 2019

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: Second floor super king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, Second floor super king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request), First floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin upon request). First floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • 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
  • Courtyard to the rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Low ceilings on both second floor super king-size bedrooms and ensuite, care to be taken

The property

Built in 1892, on the site of an ancient public house ‘The Grapevine’, 27 North Street was home to Winchcombes 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 over two years.

Postmaster’s Lodging is a three storey maisonette, situated behind and above the former Post Office retail premises, which now accommodates a gemstone and jewellery design studio.

For as long as anyone in Winchcombe can remember, the Postmaster and his family made their home above the shop.

The front door of Postmaster’s Lodging opens onto a landscaped courtyard garden, shared with a small cottage which has been converted from what was the Post Office Sorting Office.

The courtyard and both properties are accessed along an undercroft from a door on North Street.

Behind the door you will discover a lobby with coat and shoe racks, paintings and antique furniture.

The interior boasts a first floor open-plan living area, where you will be welcomed by a lounge with cream sofas, a beautiful kitchen/diner with sage coloured units, a charming dining table, and wood effect flooring.

Original documents and photographs discovered during the renovation of the property are interspersed, throughout Postmaster’s Lodging, with watercolours by local artist Sue Birtwhistle and contribute to an appreciation of the history of this imposing building in the beautiful Cotswold town of Winchcombe.

From morning through to evening, this is a lovely place to unwind, with an outlook over the village to represent the characterful location.

A collection of bedrooms have been lovingly decorated with stylish bedding, fashionable carpets, bedside tables, and a quirky ceiling which rests above.

One bedroom features its own fabulous en-suite, and all boast zip/link options for flexibility, should you wish to alter the set-up.

Bedroom three has a lovely view of the town and the Cotswold hills beyond.

Lastly, a family bathroom completes the cottage, a fresh white suite with a shower above the bath.

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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