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The Old Post Office

Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire (Ref. 1003139)

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Crookston

    “We had a lovely stay and the property is beautiful and well equipped.”

    The logs and food starter pack are a lovely touch. Feels very much a home away from home. We spent most of our evenings in the kitchen with the fire lit. ...

    The logs and food starter pack are a lovely touch. Feels very much a home away from home. We spent most of our evenings in the kitchen with the fire lit. The only slight downside is that there seems to be a issue with the plumbing of the toilet on the first floor, it makes a tremendous noise when the tank is being refilled after it has been flushed, not great in the middle of the night! Also the seat on the same toilet could do with being adjusted as it doesn’t sit on the toilet correctly and shifts when you are sat down. Other than that we had a really enjoyable stay celebrating some big birthdays missed last year due to Covid and would recommend the house to friends and other family.

    - Mrs Crookston, November 2021

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear of the issues that you encountered during your stay and will pass these onto the Housekeeper and Owner for improvement. We would love to welcome you back to The Old Post Office anytime in the future. Property Owner

The property

The Old Post Office is a true Cotswolds’ gem, situated in one of the region’s most attractive villages.

Originally, it won’t surprise you to read, it was the village post office, with living quarters set across the three floors.

Today it has undergone a complete refurbishment and is now presented in a cool and contemporary style with attractive furnishings throughout, whilst retaining a wealth of character and charm.

On the ground floor you will find the large and beautifully appointed lounge, furnished with large, squishy sofas - perfect to enjoy the latest offerings on the large flatscreen tv, or just relax and lose yourself in a good book.

This leads through to large dining room, complete with log-burner, a perfect place to enjoy your latest culinary creation and while away the hours with family or friends.

At the rear of the property, with views across the lovely, enclosed garden you will find the stunning farmhouse style kitchen, with it's lovely vaulted ceiling.

You could also seek a bit of peace and quiet and curl up by yet another log-burner.

The rooms are spacious and it easily accommodates eight people with the four bedrooms set across the two upper floors.

On the first floor you will find 3 of the bedrooms (2 doubles and a twin bedroom) which share the recently refurbished family bathroom.

The master bedroom, a stunning suite on the top floor for a lucky pair enjoys stunning views of the village and surrounding countryside.

Outside is a good sized garden with a grassed area and terrace and ample seating.

As you’d hope with an old post office, the property is right in the heart of the village, with an award winning local shop opposite, selling a wide selection of produce.

There is also an excellent village pub, The New Inn, which is about 100 yards down the lane from your front door.

The village is one of the Cotswolds’ prime locations, set within the Coln Valley, with endless walk and bike rides from your door.

The famous village of Bibury about 2 miles away and other more notable places such as Burford and Cirencester each within about 15 mins drive.

All in all The Old Post Office is a fabulous place to kick back and relax, and enjoy all that this lovely and unspoiled part of The Cotswolds has to offer.


  • 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Second floor Master Suite with super-king size bed, freestanding roll top bath and ensuite. First Floor 3 Bedrooms, 2 Double and 1 Twin room. Family bathroom with bath, hand held shower WC and washbasin. Living room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Diner and Utility Room
  • Large garden with terrace
  • Central heating throughout, 2 woodburning stoves (kitchen and dining room), electric hob and oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, downstairs cloakroom, wifi, Smart TV upstairs and downstairs
  • Fuel and starter pack of logs supplied
  • No hand rails on any stairs
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Large, enclosed rear garden and patio with garden furniture
  • No smoking.Shop 50 yards, pub 100 yards
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

About the location


Bibury 2 miles; Cirencester 8.5 miles; Bourton-on-the-Water 11.5 miles

Set within the Cotswolds AONB is this peaceful and friendly village. Bordered by the River Coln and surrounded by refreshing green countryside, Coln St Aldwyns is a fine base for visitors to the area. You will find a Grade II* listed church as well as a handy shop and a highly-rated gastro pub, the New Inn. The chocolate-box village of Bibury is just a couple of miles away, known for its rows of quaint stone cottages and surrounding greenery. Slightly further afield is the striking market town of Cirencester, laced with attractive buildings and varying attractions. Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh are among the most characterful and must-visit locations close by. On the western fringe of the Cotwolds, discover the spectacular city of Gloucester and the town of Cheltenham, home to the famous horse racing festival.

The open fires in the lounge and bedroom are purely decorative and must not be used.
No hand rail on any stairs.
This property requires a Good Housekeeping Bond of £400.00.
Dogs to be kept in the kitchen / diner please.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas