the old post officeWarwickshire
If you are looking for a cottage in a quintessential idyllic country village location, look no further, The Old Post Office in Combrook is the perfect choice.
Combrook (or Combroke depending on your preference) is a small village that sits within rural Warwickshire and is home to just 159 people. Originally built as lodgings for the workers of Compton Verney, a nearby Georgian manor house, the village has an abundance of charm thanks to the listed buildings, old village church and village hall that still stand. On a ‘no-through road’, Combrook is surrounded by fields and birdsong making it the English countryside at its very best.
Brimming with unique furniture, impressive artwork and original features, including a corrugated iron roof pre-dating WW1, the listed cottage is located in the centre of the village and is a well thought out and spacious bolthole for two couples or a small family.
Sat on the terrace sipping a glass of bubbles as you wait for the BBQ to heat up, or hunkered down watching a movie in front of the open fire, this cottage is the ideal countryside escape.
The ground floor is largely open plan thanks to the bifold doors which separate the large kitchen and dining area from the terrace and garden. Perfect for cooking up a feast, the ultra-cool DeVol Sebastian Cox kitchen is features SMEG appliances. As you move through the cottage, up a handful of stone steps leads you to the hallway, downstairs shower room/loo, and utility room.
The other side of the dining space leads you to the cosy sitting room which features a large TV, impressive inglenook fireplace and open fire – perfect for the cooler months.
The first floor has one King size bedroom with the bathroom next door. The bathroom has a copper effect rolltop bath tub and separate shower. Continue up one further flight of stairs, and you will find the second bedroom, also King size, complete with original beams and windows.
The garden directly outside the house has a terrace and seating area, log-burning BBQ, outdoor heater and lawn perfect for enjoying warm summer evenings. Wrapping around the next door annexe and sloping down the valley, the owner has kept this part of the garden as nature intended with long grass and wild flowers. With mowed pathways to attract and protect wildlife, this area is perfect for listening to the birdsong or peaceful country silence. The garden is not enclosed so do keep an eye on your dog.
Please note, due to steep steps within the property, The Old Post Office is not suitable for small children. The owner also has another property which overlooks the garden however this is used mainly for storage – the owner is rarely there so this will not disturb your stay.
Combrook is a beautiful Warwickshire village, with mostly listed buildings, just a 25-minute walk from the impressive Compton Verney – an historic manor house with 120 acres of private parkland, an art gallery and lake.
The village doesn’t have much in the way of amenities, but shops can be found in nearby towns a 5-minute drive away.
Due to its rural location, the best way to get to Combrook is by car. Royal Leamington Spa is the nearest train station, and we advise booking taxis in advance.
Birmingham airport is 30 miles away.
Detailed directions are provided upon booking.
The cottage has parking for 2 cars, it is a tight entrance but there is enough space.
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT
Please note, check-in is from 4pm and check-out is by 10am.
FOOD & DRINK
– The Garden Shed Café in Wellesbourne is a great local option which serves great coffee, homemade cakes and pasties, and a delicious array of meals. They are now serving alcoholic drinks if you wanted a tipple with your lunch or supper. You can eat in the lovely private garden, café or take away your treats.
– The local villages have takeaway options if you don’t fancy cooking. The New Golden Bamboo and Turkish Stonebakers, both in Wellesbourne, are noteworthy options. Shukurs Brasserie a little further in Kineton is a great Bangladeshi and Indian choice.
– The Chequers Inn in Ettington is a modern gastro pub housed in a lovely 18th century building. Serving pub classics as well as other modern options, it is a hearty dinner choice.
– The Antelope Inn is a lovely traditional pub in a picturesque village of Lightbourne.
– Compton Verney is a main attraction nearby. Just a few minutes by car or a picturesque 25-minute walk through the village and around the lake, the historic manor house has 120 acres of parkland and gardens designed by Capability Brown. The art gallery hosts lots of exhibitions throughout the year and the grounds are a popular choice for concerts also.
– Warwick Castle is a great day out for the family. Exploring this medieval castle and its dungeons will have imaginations truly sparked.
– Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, is also nearby. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre are well worth looking into for performances during your stay.
- - Kitchen
- - Sitting Room
- - Dining Area
- - Shower Room
- - Utility Room
- - King Size Master Bedroom
- - King Size Bedroom
- - Shared Bathroom
- - Terrace
- - Log-burning BBQ
- - Heaters
- - Wild Flower Lawn
Outdoor Dining Area
Rolltop Bath Tub