The Old Post Office

Ilmington, near Chipping Campden
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At a glance

Four bedroom family friendly holiday cottage in the Cotswolds

Sleeps Sleeps 8
Bedrooms Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms Bathrooms 3
Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove Fireplace/Wood Burner/Flame Effect Stove
Pub nearby Pub nearby
Large groups Large groups
Family friendly Family friendly
BBQ BBQ
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Shop nearby Shop nearby
Village Village
WiFi WiFi
Courtyard/Patio Courtyard/Patio
Working From Home Working From Home

Overview

The Old Post Office is a stylish Grade II listed Cotswold holiday cottage 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.

Accommodation
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

Snug
Two armchairs, large desk and velvet office chair

Kitchen
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

Cloakroom
Loo and basin

First Floor

Master bedroom with ensuite (Sleeps 2)
King size bed, dressing table with stool, freestanding wardrobe, chest of drawers and hair dryer
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 hair dryer
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, loo and basin

Outside
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

Floor Plan The Old Post Office Floor Plan

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, providing no damage is reported the pre-authorisation will be released 5 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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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.

Reviews

5
I booked the Old Post Office for my 70th birthday celebration with family & friends & was not disappointed. The cottage was spacious & beautifully appointed. It was warm & inviting with a chocolate cake wine & other goodies awaiting us. The bed linen & towels were luxurious & plentiful. It was less than a minute from a pub/restaurant where we had an excellent Sunday lunch. There was also a very well stocked community run shop just a 10 minute walk away. The village itself was extremely pretty & very quiet & peaceful. I highly recommend both the cottage & it’s location.

Thank you Joan for your lovely review of The Old Post Office. We are delighted you found the property to be spacious, beautifully appointed and in a great location. We hope you will be back to stay again soon!

- Stay Cotswold, 5 December 2022

5
The Old Post Office is a beautifully furnished cottage that is huge but still cozy inside. The equipment and utensils in the cottage are a very high standard and a pleasure to use. The road immediately outside the cottage leads to a 'dead end' so there is hardly any traffic passing immediately in the front of the cottage. There is a charming pub (The Howard Arms) about 50 yards away with an open fire. The food is good but a little expensive. There is also a second pub (The Red Lion) a couple of hundred yards down the road that is also worth a visit with good but less expensive food and good beer. The location is fabulous with many walks easily accessed from the cottage, and Stafford upon Avon only about 12 miles away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 'The Old Post Office', and would highly recommend considering choosing it for a holiday in the Cotswold. A gem of a cottage !

Thank you for such a lovely review on The Old Post Office. We are delighted you had such a wonderful stay, thought the location was fabulous and the cottage was to a very high standard. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

- StayCotswold, 22 November 2022

5
It’s was like walking into a country style magazine! We all had a fabulous stay. No hesitating in recommending.

Thank you Pennie for your lovely review of The Old Post Office. We are delighted you found had a fabulous stay and found the property to be like walking into a country style magazine. We hope you will be back to stay again soon!

- Stay Cotswold, 1 November 2022

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