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Paddock Cottage


Romantic Retreat
No Pets
Local Pub
12-24 Mbps
Hidden behind a gated drive on the edge of Winchcombe, an ancient market town, Paddock Cottage is a bijou hideaway just for two. The traditional red brick exterior hides a thoughtfully designed space, which provides every creature comfort whilst the clean lines and stylish furnishings ensure this cottage feels light and airy. There’s a spacious bedroom, an open plan living and kitchen area and a private patio to the rear, overlooking a tree-lined paddock. It’s the perfect place from which to explore the north Cotswolds, the delights of Regency Cheltenham and enjoy exceptional walks.
Full Description
As you drive through the gates and along the gentle curves of the drive, the scene is set for a rather special experience. The Paddock Cottage forms one end of the low red brick building on your right-hand side as you enter the courtyard. The other end is its sister holiday let, Chestnut Cottage. This lovely retreat is surrounded by beautiful countryside yet only a mile from Winchcombe and Sudeley Castle and Gardens.

Compact and bijou, yet with everything you could possibly need, Paddock Cottage has been stylishly and thoughtfully designed to maximise the space available. Pale shades of green, yellow, and blue create a calm and relaxing space, whilst the modern furnishings bring a sense of urban luxe to this rural retreat. The open-plan living area has a well-equipped kitchenette and a plump, comfy sofa, creating a cosy place to relax. There’s a sunny bedroom with double doors to a private patio and the smart shower room features dark green tiles and a corner shower.

To the rear of Paddock Cottage lies the field which gives rise to its name. A private enclosed patio furnished with a table and chairs overlooks this peaceful expanse of green. Linger for a while and listen to the sound of the birds in the trees, watch the sunsets and enjoy meals prepared on the charcoal barbecue.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall:
Leave muddy wellies outside on the wrought iron boot stand before stepping through the front door into Paddock Cottage. The small entrance hall houses a shoe rack and coat hooks for outdoor gear.

Kitchen/Living Room:
This well thought out space has a well-equipped kitchen area complete with a washer-dryer, slimline dishwasher, microwave-combi oven, and a two-ring induction hob. The pale grey units are topped with wooden work surfaces creating a modern, yet rustic feel. A large window overlooks the courtyard and allows plenty of natural light. The rest of the space creates a welcoming living area with a plump sofa, large Smart TV and large window overlooking the green swathe of paddock beyond.

This pretty bedroom has a gentle woodland feel with a William Morris bedspread on the double bed and tree silhouettes on both the pendant lampshade and reading lamps that sit on the bedside tables. The botanical prints and artwork, further enhance the nature-based design. Cosy rugs sit on either side of the bed for keeping toes toasty and a stylish wood hanging rail provides space for hanging clothes. A pale wooden dressing table with a large mirror and a plush stool sits on one side of the double doors, which lead out to a private patio. It’s a lovely place to enjoy lazy mornings as the sun creeps across the field in front of you.

Shower Room:
This smart shower room features dark, charcoal grey tiles underfoot and fabulous dark green wall tiles. The corner shower makes great use of the space as does the vanity unit which has a hand basin with storage underneath. There’s also a W.C, wall mirror and frosted window which lets in the natural night.


The private enclosed patio overlooks the tree-lined paddock. It’s a peaceful spot to enjoy a barbecue or just relax and soak up the sounds of the countryside. There is parking for two cars in the courtyard at the front of the cottage.
Full List of Facilities
  • Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom across 1 double room
  • 1 bathroom: Shower room with WC and handbasin
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Private enclosed patio/terrace area
  • Bed linen, bath towels and tea towels
  • Hairdryer x 1
  • Kitchen starter consumables: teabags, coffee, sugar, fresh milk.
  • Cleaning starter pack: dishwasher tablets, scourer, cloth, washing up liquid, bin bags
  • Bathroom essentials: hand soap, toilet paper
  • Heating and hot water via central heating with individual thermostat controls.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV
  • Games
  • Kitchenette with toaster, kettle, coffee machine (Nespresso), utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware (champagne flutes, tumblers and wine and water glasses) food preparation (grater, jug, sieve), saucepans, bread bin, kitchen paper
  • Combi-microwave oven and 2-ring induction hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge with small freezer box
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Baby/Child Equipment: high chair, travel cot (cot linen not supplied) -please request these items at the time of booking if required
  • Outdoor patio/seating area
  • Garden furniture:
  • BBQ (charcoal) – please provide your own charcoal
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:

Winchcombe has several food shops, including a Co-Operative Food store. Vale & Hills Family Butchers sells local meat, North’s Bakery sells a great selection of bread, pastries and baked goodies and Food Fanatics deli, wholefood store and café sells a wide range of specialty foods. For a larger or more varied shop, Tesco Superstore in Bishop’s Cleeve is just a 15-minute drive away, whilst Cheltenham’s impressive selection of stores, eateries and amenities are just a 20-minute journey away.

Eating Out:
  • The Corner Cupboard (0.7 miles)
  • White Hart Inn (1 mile)
  • 5 North Street (1.1 miles)

Winchcombe’s rolling countryside is a true walkers’ paradise, with plenty of options for casual, seasoned, and hardy walkers. Winchcombe itself is a “walkers are welcome” town, a special status awarded to towns and villages which go above and beyond with their walking amenities, making it a fantastic destination for groups in search of a walking break.

The small lane leading to the entrance to Postlip House is also a public footpath that leads to the Cotswold Way and Winchcombe. Turn right out of the black double gates until you come to the River Isbourne. At the river, turn left and follow the footpath to a local road junction. Follow this road to the right. You will shortly come to the Cotswold Way which takes you into Winchcombe and joins with the Winchcombe Way. Trace your footsteps back or make a large loop eventually back to Postlip House Cottages via a combination of the Winchcombe Way, Cotswold Way, and local footpaths.

Places to Visit:
  • Sudeley Castle (1.7 miles)
  • Hailes Abbey (3.9 miles)
  • Cotswold Farm Park (9 miles)
  • Train - Cheltenham Spa railway station (7.7 miles) has regular services from London Paddington as well as the north and west of England.
  • Taxis - Cleeveline Taxis; Taylor Private Hire; Abbey Private Hire
There is so much to discover in the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences.
Points of Note
  • Please note that additional guests above the maximum capacity are not permitted.
  • It is our policy not to take bookings for single sex group celebrations, which includes Stag and Hen nights, or groups where the majority are under 25 years.
  • EV Charging: the property does not have an EV charger. We ask that guests do not charge their EV cars from the property’s mains electricity. Local electric vehicle charging points are noted in the ‘Need to Know’ section of this guide.
  • There is no dining table in Paddock Cottage but trays are provided.
Neighbouring Properties
Paddock Cottage is one of three Postlip House Cottage holiday lets that can be booked with The Hayloft and Chestnut Cottage for families or friends wanting to travel together but have their own space. You can share the properties between your group, but please bear in mind you would not have enough seating to sit/eat together.


I stayed here during Cheltenham Festival week. It was like an oasis to get back to after a busy day at the racecourse. Everything you need is provided. A beautiful cottage in a peaceful location.
| 18/03/2022
Lovely stay in A* accommodation! We loved this Cottage - sparkling clean, amazing views of the surrounding countryside, warm and welcoming and beautifully decorated. Comfy bed too! The paddock at the back of the cottage was also brilliant for walking and playing with our dog. Loads to see and do locally, Winchcombe is a gem of a town! Highly recommended, and hope to return.
| 14/03/2022


The Paddock Cottage sits in the grounds of the grand 1880s residence of Postlip House, located just a mile from the historic Cotswold town of Winchcombe, home of Sudeley Castle & Gardens. The town has a wide range of excellent pubs, restaurants, food shops independent galleries, boutiques, and antique centres - all easily accessible via country footpaths or by car. This is also one of the best walking areas in the Cotswolds, with the Cotswold Way, the Winchcombe Way, and the Isbourne Way all on the doorstep.
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