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Paddock Cottage


Sleeps 2
Romantic Retreat
Dog Friendly
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


  • Bedroom One - Double
  • 1 Bathroom - Shower room with WC and handbasin
  • Hairdryer - 1
  • Hob - 2-ring
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Fridge
  • Freezer - Compartment in fridge
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 12-24 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • Travel cot (cot linen not provided)
  • Highchair


  • Dog friendly - 1 well-behaved dog is welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Fully enclosed
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ - Please provide your own charcoal
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 2 cars
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; 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
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences.
  • 1 well-behaved dog is permitted at Paddock Cottage for an additional fee.
  • There is no dining table in Paddock Cottage.
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.


A nice quiet retreat and very convenient for the races at Cheltenham.

| 17/11/2023

We had a lovely stay at Paddock Cottage for a few nights! The weather was a bit rainy and the cottage was perfect to get dried off and warm! Really nice decor and amenities and perfect for us with our Spaniel.

| 18/10/2023

We had a great vista and lots of wildlife, squirrels bring in abundance. There was everything in the cottage you would need for a short break of even a week away.

| 22/09/2023

Paddock Cottage is in a pretty and tranquil setting with well-maintained grounds. Winchcombe is a lovely village and the property is a great base to explore that corner of the beautiful Cotswolds. There are lots of well-mapped walking routes in the area. We could walk into the village ( approx 20mins) and to the Castle via the public footpaths.

| 31/08/2023

Peaceful location and everything there that we needed.

| 29/07/2023


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.