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The Old Post Office Main Street, Adlestrop, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0UN England
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An 18th Century former Post Office, much extended and sympathetically restored in 2007, The Old Post Office is a luxurious and peaceful home, nestled in the enchanting and peaceful village of Adlestrop, set in the heart of the North Cotswolds and long famous for Edward Thomas’ poem. With its two beautifully appointed and luxuriously comfortable bedrooms, The Old Post Office offers luxury bed & breakfast for a large part of the year.
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Barnaby Probert wrote a review Nov 2022
London, United Kingdom57 contributions5 helpful votes
Anybody considering a vacation in Adlestrop for Edward Thomas may find that the notion is met with discouragement from friends. One acquaintance scoffed, "You do realise that there is nothing to see there? The railway station is long gone, and even if there is some sort of evidence of it, the nearest accommodation might be a mile and a half away!" Our acquaintance was evidently unaware of The Old Post Office, the lovely bed and breakfast beside an attractive wooden bus shelter (no longer in use) which sports the original Adlestrop station sign, the name that Edward Thomas saw. The bus shelter bearing the Adlestrop sign leans onto the garden hedge of The Old Post Office. One cannot sleep any closer than that to the name Adlestrop. When Edward Thomas draws you to Adlestrop, The Old Post Office is therefore the optimal place to stay. It is also nearer to the bridge overlooking the site of the old station than the mile and a half which our acquaintance imagined. If you walk to the church and then cut across Adlestrop Park, you will be on the bridge in fifteen minutes. Having seen Edward Thomas' sign (it's the original sign, not a replica) in the bus shelter by the gate of The Old Post Office, and walked through the pretty garden (on which more later), the visitor steps into the house for tea and cake and is lent two books relevant to his visit. One of the books, Adlestrop Revisited, is a wonderful anthology of writing mostly relevant to Edward Thomas' poem, edited by Anne Harvey. We had not come across that book before, and sadly our stay was not long enough to finish reading it. The Old Post Office is a very short walk (a couple of minutes) from the new post office, where your envelopes will be given an Adlestrop postmark provided you take them to the counter before posting. The new post office is only open twice a week, so make sure that your stay in Adlestrop coincides with a Monday or a Thursday if you desire the Adlestrop postmark. The new post office also sells a very impressive range of old photographs of Edward Thomas' station platform and of Adlestrop in general, and some relevant literature although Adlestrop Revisited was not on sale there at the time of our visit. The postmistress is a fount of knowledge of Adlestrop's history and is happy to answer questions. Adlestrop itself is an interesting place. Although our acquaintance who sought to dampen our enthusiasm would remind us that Edward Thomas never stepped off his train, have we not all had the experience of being on a train as it stopped at a small rural station and wondering what life is like in the settlement behind the name? Had Edward Thomas' life not been cut so short, might he eventually have taken the slow train and alighted at Adlestrop to indulge his curiosity? Perhaps we are doing that for him. The Old Post Office breakfasts are wonderful. We stayed for three breakfasts, and on our second morning were treated to the most handsome kippers. Breakfasts one and three were also marvellous: halloumi, and smoked salmon with scrambled egg. Every breakfast is accompanied by a memorably refreshing, healthful bowl of blueberries, pomegranate and other fruit. The Old Post Office garden, the garden beside whose entrance is the old station sign, is delightful in and of itself, by dint of storybook apple trees with rich red fruit on espaliered branches in early November. One seldom sees such red apples in England, and the owners keep them simply to eat fresh off the tree, rather than consigning such beauties to the pot. Guests will also enjoy the frequently repeated welcome provided by The Old Post Office's fine fox red Labradors and Irish Terrier. The owners, Chris and Nicola, are hospitable, talkative, kind and helpful. They repeatedly went out of their way to ensure that we had a comfortable time. Although we were only three nights at The Old Post Office, we will long remember our stay fondly, and hope to return some day.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jayne D wrote a review Aug 2022
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A fabulous stay at The old post office The B and B is set in a beautiful part of The Cotswolds and a must when wanting to get away from it all.. Nickolas and Chris were welcoming and friendly and work extremely hard to make this place something special.. 💜 We booked a double room which was wonderful, beautiful beams snd a double aspect room with a huge bed.. Bedding and linen top quality and the bathroom amenities an added bonus.. The breakfast was beyond amazing, wonderful fresh produce, home made jams, bread, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal and an excellent choice of home cooked hots.. A wonderful stay 😊
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wendy wrote a review Sep 2021
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We have had a 4 night break here at the old post office Adlestrop. We were welcomed with a lovely pot of tea and cake in the garden. Chris and Nicola were great hosts always taking time to chat to us. We had a very warm welcome from their 3 gorgeous dogs too. Nicola has an extremely kind heart and goes above and beyond to please her guests, a wonderful breakfast and a beautiful room with a lovely cosy feel, we had the room with the separate bathroom but it was right next to our room which was absolutely fine. Made some lovely friend with the other guests too. Perfect house, perfect hosts, perfect break away. We will definitely return. Wendy and Steve
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Jacquie A wrote a review Oct 2020
Wookey, United Kingdom22 contributions11 helpful votes
A beautiful house with delightful decor Our room was spotless and extremely comfortable Top quality furnishings and bedding . Wonderfully comfortable A very friendly welcome. Nicola made sure we had everything we needed or wanted . Chris was friendly and informative Breakfast was excellent A very comfortable and relaxed stay in a beautiful area with excellent walks and places to visit
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jes O wrote a review Sep 2020
Derby, United Kingdom269 contributions125 helpful votes
This B&B is located in a beautiful part of the Cotswolds, quiet and rural, it is a delightful get-away from a hectic, noisy life. Despite Adlestrop not really having much by way of a centre, the Old Post Office was very easy to find, a large, well-placed sign announcing it, right next to the junction with the triangular, grassy 'square'. The house is a beautiful, old building, set in a mature, fruit-tree filled garden. There is a small parking area set just inside the gates for cars. We were welcomed by our hostess and promptly zapped with a temperature gun before we were allowed to enter her home, all very right and proper. Inside, all the rooms are a delight, full of oak beams and all beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. We met their dogs, all very docile and well-behaved, as were the dogs ;). We were invited to drop our bags and enjoy a welcoming cuppa and slice of home-made cake, which we duly did, and it was scrummy. Our room was gorgeous, double-aspect, monster bed, massive beams. There was seating, but personally I would have liked a more comfortable chair, and maybe even a small table to sit at, but made do by clearing a space at the dressing table. There was excellent, strong wi-fi (particularly upstairs) but only a limited phone signal (we're EE - go figure). The bedroom lighting was a little awkward, pretty much all or nothing (or all and then go round switching individual lights off), but it didn't bother us too much. It was a great room to sleep in, especially as there was precious little noise or light outside, you really didn't need to draw the curtains. In the morning it was lovely to hear the gentle clip-clop of horses passing by below. Breakfasts were superb, cereal and then a top-quality full-english, followed by toasted home-made bread. Brilliant. As an added bonus, the coffee was also extremely good. I can heartily recommend the Old Post Office as a place to stay that is both away-from-it-all and conveniently close to a number of touristy places. Thank you Chris and Nicola for making us feel most welcome.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Jonathan wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
This was a very last minute trip as we wanted to get out of London and stay in a beautiful Cotswold cottage in peace and quiet. We couldn't quite believe this beautiful cottage was available on such short notice. Everything about our stay was wonderful - the room was spacious with a gorgeous super kind bed. The cottage is like something you would see on a chocolate box! The surrounding area was also very calm and peaceful and so easy to get to by road. Nicola and Chris are the hosts who run the bed and breakfast. They were very welcoming and charming throughout our stay and very kindly helped to book our evening dinner options. They are very hospitable hosts and we had a great time getting to know them. I was very interested to learn from Nicola about the way that various third party platforms such as Booking.com had treated small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic - we like to consider ourselves very socially conscious individuals but having learnt about certain abusive practices by Booking.com, I am embarrassed to have booked via this platform. Having learnt about this from the hosts, we would only ever book directly with the accommodation in the future. Please educate yourself on this and do the same - you will not only save money but you will help small businesses that do not appreciate their terms of business being unilaterally amended and their brands hijacked. The breakfast was magnificent - cooked breakfast with fruits, toasts, orange juice and tea / coffee - the perfect start to the day! We had read a few reviews from confused guests who took issue with the policy of having to stay out between 10.30AM and 4PM. I must say that this policy is entirely standard in the UK bed and breakfast industry and I am confused as to why one would stay in during these hours when there are so many fantastic places to explore in the surrounds e.g. Bourton-on-the- Water. I just wanted to point this out because I consider those previous reviews to be very unfair and unjustified. Thank you very much for a wonderful weekend! We feel completely rested and ready to tackle the challenges ahead.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Nigel Edward Few wrote a review Aug 2020
Great Missenden, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
Adlestrop is the most evocative of places, steeped in English literature. A village immortalised by Edward Thomas's poem. As you stand by the beautiful church you can understand what evoked his masterpiece. It is beautiful, unspoilt and historic. Its peace and tranquility are wonderful.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sham_sta1 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom31 contributions19 helpful votes
Management really went above and beyond the call of duty in difficult times for us, given recent events. These are people that are well deserving of a chance to provide you with their proper hospitality.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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essendon2017 wrote a review Sep 2019
24 contributions11 helpful votes
We had three days at this delightful cottage in adlestrop. Chris and nicola made us most welcome and advised us on local restaurants. Nicolas full English breakfast was a great way to start our day. Adlestrop is in easy reach of all the cotswolds which is a special place for your holiday, a great finished to our holiday was a visit to Blenheim palace.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Monica R wrote a review Sep 2019
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We had the most wonderful stay at the Old Post Office. Chris and Nicola were so accommodating and friendly, as were the dogs! We loved the room (Orchard?) and although not en-suite the private bathroom was next door so what did it matter? It was super-clean and the bed was so comfortable. Nicola kindly booked us a table for dinner at the "local" which was excellent and Chris welcomed us back on our return, which was lovely. We shared a table for a 5-star breakfast with a delightful couple who were attending a wedding in the late afternoon and lingered far too long over it chatting to them, but that's what holidays are for -yes? All in all, a wonderful break in a fab B&B for "Monica's birthday weekend". Thank you Chris and Nicola - wish we could have stayed longer and got to know you better, but we will be back! Brian & Monica
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Date of stay: September 2019
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US$184 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandCotswoldsMoreton-in-MarshAdlestrop
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Post Office
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Post Office?
Nearby attractions include St. Edward's Church (5.3 km), Moreton in Marsh (6.6 km), and Chastleton House and Garden (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Post Office?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Post Office?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Post Office?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Post Office?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Bakery Tearoom, Cotswold Baguettes, and Grouch Coffee.
Is The Old Post Office located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Adlestrop.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Post Office?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chastleton House and Garden (2.1 km), Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square (5.3 km), and St Nicholas Church (1.7 km).