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The Old Paper Shop

(Ref. 1023985)

Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful ground floor cottage in the heart of Tewksbury."

    Perfect for the two of us and our small dog. Loved all the original features. Nice little courtyard . Would love to stay again sometime

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2024

  • "Quirky little accommodation but very homely with all facilities needed."

    Conveniently located for the town and for local area. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful old property a ideal place to stay while visiting the historic and ..."

    A beautiful old property a ideal place to stay while visiting the historic and well preserved town of Tewkesbury We stayed with our small dog and use of the back garden allowed us to eat breakfast in the October sunshine before going out for the day

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely place."

    Near town .parking wasn't a back garden for the dog.everything was great.

    Reviewed by Ruby5.0Sep 2023

  • "All the best things come in small packages, and the Old Paper Shop is no exception."

    Charming, bijoux and extremely convenient for the historic centre of Tewkesbury, this delightful cottage exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by Julienne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great place to stay…."

    .very comfortable and clean. Very near all shops, pubs, restaurants etc…..all day parking very near and really reasonable.

    Reviewed by Fran5.0Aug 2023

  • "It is a beautiful space, my only negative comment relates to the noise from the apartment above."

    The couple got up at 5am so that woke me up. Unfortunately, you can hear everything that is said and done.

    Reviewed by Margaret Joan4.7Jun 2023

  • "This is an unusual and charming place to stay and the small space has been converted and decorated with a lot of thought and care."

    The location was excellent - just a short walk from the High Street - and there was very little noise from the street outside. The only problem was the lack of information provided. We were asked to be mindful of central heating use yet several visitors had mentioned the lack of instructions for the digital controls. Every holiday let should have a folder containing all this kind of info about the property so that it's easily accessible - it would be so helpful for guests.

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Jun 2023

  • "The property was lovely, clean and comfortable and was ideal for two people for a few nights."

    Despite being next to a main road, we were not disturbed by the traffic due to the double glazing. The features of this old, historic building were very interesting. Parking near the abbey was cheap and secure. We enjoyed visiting the abbey and went back for evensong later in the day. I would recommend the Italian restaurant beyond the abbey and Wetherspoons huge beer garden which runs down to the river. The location for exploring the Cotswolds was ideal.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7May 2023

  • "First this property is in a great location for Tewkesbury, no car parking but as it says in the information no problems parking in a nearby car park and if you have a blue badge it’s free."

    The property is cosy and we had a nice time and as previous reviews the main cooker come microwave is difficult to operate I read the instructions but still had problems we settled for eating out. Watch out for the step up next to the kitchen I found it in the night. The Abbey and the museum next door are well worth a visit. I would rate this property as ok to stay in.

    Reviewed by Charles3.1May 2023

  • "Lovely looking property and very quirky."

    On the main road but the secondary glazing blocks out the sound almost completely. Downside is that if you have someone above you then you can hear them walking around above your ibedroom. The people above us also had a dog which they let out into the shared garden (which the bedroom backs on to) several times each night waking us up. We were very tired by the end of our three night stay. Could also do with some instruction for the combi microwave/oven as others had noted in the guestbook. Overall a nice place and great location let down by the things mentioned above.

    Reviewed by Jacob3.4Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic in everyway."

    Would definitely recommend and will return.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Mar 2023

  • "Apartment as stated as people have stated before settee very uncomfortable would ..."

    Apartment as stated as people have stated before settee very uncomfortable would have appreciated a sheet under the duvet as cover "rough" on the skin also no instructions 're recycling and where to put the bin out all in all had a good holiday and missed the snow

    Reviewed by David4.1Mar 2023

  • "We found Old Paper Shop very charming and pleasant to stay at."

    Clean, tidy, comfortable and full of character. We had wonderful time. Few thing we would have improved are a description on heating and its schedule, notice regarding the actual absence of Sky channels (as it was still on a welcome note) and decent set of frying pans (ones provided were burnt and scratches non-stick )

    Reviewed by Natalia4.7Jan 2023

  • "Have stayed here quite a few times."

    Ideal as in town and for meeting up with family and friends as I used to live in Tewkesbury. Apartment is on the ground floor and all one level which is great. Only one thing that I would add to the info sheet is what days are the bins collected.

    Reviewed by Bridgette5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Even being on a main rd no the town centre near to all shops.bed was divine.

    Reviewed by Ruby5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautifuly presented and well equipped, just as the photos show."

    Also, great position to access local theatre and other local entertainmets. The kitchenette was compact, but lots of takeaway food and restaurants just metres away. Our challenge for the first two days was the Mop Street fair, this was set up in the street in front of the flat - making it hard to get to the flat, closing the car park we would have used and causing significant noise. We do definitely recommend this flat, but suggest you avoid the 48 hours of the Mop fair in October.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Oct 2022

  • "The only negative thing i could say is that the cleaner (I assume) came in at about 8."

    30 on the morning we were due to leave, My husband was at the shop and i was in the bathroom and although it was not a problem, it could have been as she was unexpected.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved our stay, recommend the old paper shop for its uniqueness and quirkiness ideal for us and our little dog"

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really is an Excellent compact cottage totally full of character features that have been retained while incorporating some modern facilities."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found it ideally suited for exploring the area and although on the main road close to town we found it peacefully which was great.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days exploring Tewkesbury and surroundings over the jubilee weekend, coinciding with our silver wedding anniversary."

    The Old paper Shop was perfect for just the two of us and our elderly dog. It was very well equipped and great use made of the space. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. Ok, as others have said, the sofa isn't great, but we were out exploring most of the time and the comfy armchairs more than made up for it ! Many thanks, Jo & Bryan Miller & Biggles beagle

    Reviewed by Johanna5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great,quirky little place."

    We enjoyed our stay and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Apr 2022

  • "Think they should note what day bins go out as they were overflowing"

    Reviewed by Ruby5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely and cosy for two people."

    Ideally located in the heart of the town and great for exploring the local area. Bed was gorgeous and comfy. Great quirky style.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Mar 2022

  • "Great place to stay in Tewkesbury."

    Great for visiting family and friends.

    Reviewed by Bridgette4.7Jan 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Ideal location, close to town and shops. Easy parking nearby. Would be happy to return here.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2021

  • "Booked for my partners birthday, wanted somewhere to relax and chill."

    .. We got way more than we asked for ! The property is STUNNING ! All the features are truely amazing, made us feel all relaxed. We took our Rhodesian Ridgeback with us and he was just as happy as we were! Parking was less than 5 min walk. Great pubs on the high street, and great location if you love vintage charity shops :). A few good dog walks nearby !

    Reviewed by Shannon4.7Dec 2021

  • "The attention to detail inside cottage and outside was pure craftsmanship and ..."

    The attention to detail inside cottage and outside was pure craftsmanship and very clean only slight moan would be that the sette is uncomfortable

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Nov 2021

  • "Loved it. Like living in period drama."

    Getting fresh air in would be a problem in summer for sure

    Reviewed by Katrina4.1Oct 2021

  • "Quirky, compact accommodation ideal for a long weekend."

    Easy parking, great access to shops, pubs and restaurants. Extremely old building so you’ll hear even the quietest neighbours upstairs.

    Reviewed by Pauline3.8Aug 2021

  • "Nicely decorated grade 2 listed building which was enjoyable to stay at."

    Reviewed by Dennis4.4Aug 2021

  • "The property is very convenient for Tewkesbury town centre with takeaways and shops just a few minutes away."

    The property is compact but has everything you need. The kitchen is OK for some very basic cooking but you would struggle to do more. You can park on the road outside the property free from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. and it was relatively easy to find a spot in the evening to park. Tewkesbury is a lovely town with plenty of interesting shops and eateries. The only criticism I would make is that we stayed in July and the bedding was winterweight with a very heavy bedspread.

    Reviewed by Maggie3.4Jul 2021

  • "It didn’t start off very well when we got their the cottage had not been ..."

    It didn’t start off very well when we got their the cottage had not been cleaned so had to go out while it had to be done but after that holiday went ok

    Reviewed by Lesley3.4Jun 2021

  • "Great location plenty to do around the area, the only thing what was a bit annoying was the fan making a noise 24/7 just outside the bedroom."

    But was a great holiday place.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Jun 2021

  • "Excellent central location."

    Cute, old world apartment but with all modern amenities. Lovely little space.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7May 2021

  • "Very easy to find; parking easy to find and very close by; cottage is small but comfortable and cosy."

    Beautiful and clever use of the space with high standard of finish throughout. Shared courtyard attractive and well kitted out. Enjoyed the bubbly and biscuits left for us!

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Apr 2021

  • "Tewkesbury is a good central point for travelling around South Wales and The Cotswolds as well as many parts of Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Hereford shire -- including the lovely Wye Valley region."

    Tewkesbury itself was a very pleasant and interesting town with the Abbey as its focal point and our visits to Ledbury and Winchcombe in particular were excellent with specific visits to Eastnor Castle and Sudeley Castle respectively. Our accommodation at The Old Papershop was quaint and compact -- and very welcoming. Evening eating in Tewkesbury was an average experience at best -- with the big exception of Dalchini`s, one of the best Indian restaurants we have come across in many years and serving very good Bangladesh cuisine. We had a good week.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1Sep 2020

  • "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. 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.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2020

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  • 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
  • Shared walled garden/patio.
  • Electric heating
  • Microwave combination oven, 2-ring electric hob, fridge, Smart TV 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, £20 pet charge
  • Rear enclosed shared courtyard
  • 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.

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.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1006364, together sleeping six guests.

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About the location


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.

Due to renovation work outside of the owner's control, there is unfortunately no access to the courtyard from this property until the end of March 2024.
Note: £20 pet charge.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas