The Old Post Office

Ilmington, Chipping Campden
Short breaks from £1,010.57

At a glance

Four bedroom family friendly holiday cottage in the Cotswolds

Sleeps Sleeps 8
Bedrooms Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms Bathrooms 3
WiFi WiFi
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Shop nearby Shop nearby
Village Village
Fireplace Fireplace
Courtyard/Patio Courtyard/Patio
Working from home Working from home
Large groups Large groups
Family friendly Family friendly
Non-smoking Non-smoking


The Old Post Office is a stylish Grade II listed Cotswold holiday cottage near Chipping Campden which sleeps eight guests, in four well-presented bedrooms, with three spacious bathrooms. The open plan ground floor layout creates a wonderfully social living space, and with both a picturesque patio garden and cosy roof terrace, there are two separate outdoor areas from which to enjoy the sunshine. Dating back to the 17th century, The Old Post Office has beautiful exposed beams and exposed brickwork, and being recently renovated, this lovely holiday home boasts a contemporary finish, well-equipped kitchen and modern wood burner.

This four bedroom holiday cottage in Ilmington is perfect for a relaxing country break with family and friends. The Cotswold accommodation is laid out as follows:

Ground Floor

Sitting/dining room
Bright and spacious open plan living area with exposed beams, exposed brickwork, wood burner, four-seater leather sofa, three-seater leather sofa, leather armchair, Smart TV with on demand services only, along with Sonos soundbar, large oak dining table with seating for eight, velvet chair and selection of board games, books and jigsaws

Two armchairs, large desk and velvet office chair

Dual aspect, bi-fold doors to the patio garden, exposed brickwork, electric Aga, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine (initial supply of pods provided), kettle and toaster

Utility room
Washing machine/tumble dryer, iron, ironing board, drying rack and sink

Loo and basin

First Floor

Master bedroom with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
King size bed, dressing table with stool, freestanding wardrobe, chest of drawers and hairdryer
Ensuite with roll top bath, walk-in rain shower, loo, twin basins and heated towel rail

Bedroom 2 with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
King size bed, freestanding wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror and hairdryer
Ensuite with bath, loo and basin

Second Floor

Bedroom 3 (Sleeps 2)
Eaves room, rural village views, two single beds, chest of drawers and built-in wardrobe on the landing

Bedroom 4 (Sleeps 2)
Beautiful exposed beams, two single beds, hanging rail and storage shelves

Family bathroom
Exposed beams, bath with handheld attachment, loo and basin

Enclosed patio garden with large wooden table seating eight, charcoal BBQ, kitchen herb garden, colourful potted flowers and plants, and solar lights which create a beautiful atmosphere as the sun sets
Located off the first floor landing is an enclosed roof terrace which enjoys rural views and is home to two chairs

Availability & Booking

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Floor Plan

The Old Post Office Floor Plan

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Booking & Payment

StayCotswold is a marketing agent and therefore does not own any of the cottages listed on our website. In terms of cleaning and maintenance, the properties within our portfolio are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for the person managing your property. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.

For bookings commencing more than 8 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Location Information

The Old Post Office is situated in picturesque Ilmington, an unspoilt village benefitting from two popular pubs, The Red Lion and The Howard Arms, a children’s playground and a community run shop and café which sells delicious homemade cakes. Located at the foot of the Ilmington Downs, there are many footpaths up to the top of the escarpment where walkers can enjoy far-reaching views across the Vale of Evesham.
For your shopping essentials, you have the village shop and supermarkets in Shipston-on-Stour and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Ilmington is well-placed for visiting the much-loved Cotswold towns and villages of Chipping Campden, Winchcombe, Broadway, Ebrington and Blockley.

The Finer Details

  • Bed linen and towels are provided (duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic)
  • Free on street parking is available close by
  • Travel cots and highchairs are not provided, so guests will need to bring these with them
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Strong WiFi (Speeds between 63 and 72 Mbps)
  • Mobile phone reception indoors is poor, though outdoors the reception is generally OK
  • Smart TV with on demand services only
  • Enclosed patio garden and terrace 
  • Charcoal BBQ (guests are responsible for providing charcoal and cleaning BBQ after use)
  • Oil fired central heating system
  • Starter supply of wood provided for the wood burning stove under a fair usage policy. Please note that free logs are normally available, but, on occasion, there may be situations when the log supply cannot be replenished immediately
  • Some low exposed beams and sloping ceilings
  • Please be aware that the handheld shower attachment in the family bathroom (second floor) has been replaced with a low shower attachment at the tile height
  • The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk
  • No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property
Things to Note...
  • The maximum occupancy for this property is 8 guests. Infants do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions the occupancy can only be exceeded by 2 additional infants
  • Hen and Stag parties are not permitted
  • Events are not permitted without prior consent
  • A security deposit is required at this property
  • Check in is from 17:00 and check out is by 10:00
Security Deposit

A security deposit of £250 is required for bookings at this property. This amount will be pre-authorised on your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date and, providing no damage is reported, the pre-authorisation will be released 7 days after your departure. For the avoidance of doubt, guests are requested to leave the property in a reasonable condition, consistent with the property's appearance upon arrival.



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