The Cotswolds village of Painswick (known as The Queen of the Cotswolds) is a delightful little town with several places for accommodation and only three miles from the larger town of Stroud where the mainline railway station can be found.
Painswick is only 10 miles from Cheltenham Racecourse and so is a
convenient place to stay for the horse racing and has several restaurants, hotels and Inns.
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Brookthorpe Lodge Licensed Guest House
To Brookthorpe lodge, our elegant Georgian country House set in lovely open countryside at the foot of the Cotswold escarpment just 3.5 miles from the city of Gloucester and 3 miles from the beautiful old Cotswold Market Town of Painswick.
Family run and offering excellent comfortable accommodation and cuisine you are assured of a warm personal welcome by your hosts Robert and Diana Bailey, and a memorable stay. With many years professional experience we offer freshly prepared home cooked breakfast with plenty of choice and evening meals by arrangement. All diets are catered for.
Our bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and individually decorated, most with wonderful countryside views. Whether you are a holidaymaker or business traveler, we have the ingredients to ensure your stay will be a memorable one.
Ashton House B&B is a listed 17th century former farmhouse, ideal for walkers and visitors. We are situated in the middle of the village of Painswick on the Cotswold Way, a short walk from a number of quality pubs and restaurants.
Painswick, the “Queen of the Cotswolds”, is a picturesque medieval wool town, built in a mellow Cotswold stone quarried locally. The narrow streets are full of interest. The 15th Century post office building is the oldest in the country. The church, with its famous tombs and 99 yew trees, bears battle scars on the tower from the Civil War. We boast the oldest village rugby club, the oldest bowling green, and the oldest post office building in England.
There are plenty of shopping, recreational and visitor opportunities close to hand. These include the Rococo Gardens, Prinknash Bird & Deer Park, Laurie Lee (“Cider with Rosie”) country, horse riding, dry-slope skiing and gliding. Village events include the nationally-noted Art Couture Festival, Painswick Apple Day, and the famous “clypping” ceremony.
The Cotswold Way national trail is literally on the doorstep, and there are numerous other footpaths to explore in the surrounding countryside.
We are a good base for many local events, such as the Cheltenham Festivals, Three Choirs, Gatcombe, polo at Cirencester, cheese-rolling etc.
We have Bed and Breakfast accommodation for up to 7 adults - see our website for further details. A drying room is available for walkers’ boots and kit at the end of a wet day. Baggage transfer can be arranged, with notice.
In Ashton House the inglenook fireplace has a Cromwellian fireback and the “priest’s hole” in one of the guest bedrooms was probably used in the English Civil War. The house has a wealth of exposed ancient timbering, stonework, and flagstones.
All bedrooms have private bath/shower facilities English and Continental breakfasts are offered.
Barncastle has 5 bedrooms,
4 bathrooms and will
sleep 10 comfortably.
Welcome to Barncastle
Barncastle is a large, recently converted Cotswold stone barn nestling in
the beautiful Painswick valley built on the site of a Medieval Castle, owning some
outstanding countryside views over the Cotswolds. This gorgeous holiday home is close
to the lovely Cotswold towns of Painswick and Stroud and within a short distance
of nearby Historic Gloucester, with its excellent transport links and beautiful Cathedral,
and Regency Cheltenham with its wonderful restaurants, shopping and Racing.
Barncastle will sleep 10 comfortably, with cot and highchair available on request.
There is ample parking at the front of the property. The barn is accessed through
either the Oak door to the left, or the large glass doors in the centre.
Comprising of a small sitting room with Oak Flooring and French Doors leading outside.
Furnished with double bed, wardrobe, chest of draws, a comfortable sofabed and
extra seating. Bedroom with Oak Floor furnished in a classical style, with a double
bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Bedroom with two single beds, chest of drawers
and wardrobe. Two bathrooms, each with shower, basin and WC. The beautiful Dining
Hall can be observed from a breathtaking Oak gallery. The Hall is floored with
Oak and boasts a large Cotswold stone Inglenook Fireplace. There is a dining table
and chairs to seat 10. The beautiful, fully-fitted kitchen has a traditional stone
floor and includes large American-style fridge, range cooker and dishwasher. Utility
Room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Spacious, beamed galleried living room with open fire, oak floor and sofa-bed (for
+2). Bedroom with king-size bed and ensuite, with freestanding clawfoot bath, basin
and WC. Bedroom with classical style double bed. Second bathroom with shower, bath,
basin and WC.
You can lie in bed at this romantic hideaway and gaze out of the window over a rural scene that has hardly changed in a century. The Byre at Quercus Bluff is a unique holiday cottage that has been created by its craftsman owner to provide a peaceful rustic retreat in the heart of the South Cotswolds countryside.
The Byre is approached via a long unmade track which leads down hill from the outskirts of Painswick to the peaceful pastures of Quercus Bluff farmstead. The former cow byre and adjoining barn (now the owner’s home) have been imaginatively converted using locally sourced materials, including felled oak from the farm’s woodland for the doors, window frames and roof timbers, and reclaimed flagstones from Sheepscombe Church for the floor .The hand crafted buildings have been featured in “Grand Designs” magazine (June 2004), as well as “English Country Interiors” and “The New Country Style England” books.
Three bedrooms and a vaulted living room are simply furnished with hand-crafted and rustic items, and all the rooms overlook the garden and valley beyond.
This is a place of peaceful solitude and privacy, a chance to enjoy the slower pace of life of a bygone age.
The living room has magnificent oak beams cut from trees found on the farm, and a long dining table carved from a huge oak tree by the owner, David Murray, a skilled carpenter and member of the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen. At one end of the room is a kitchen equipped in traditional style with an Aga, a Dutch airer, and a stone sink, while squashy armchairs are arranged around a wood burning stove.
Two double bedrooms, and a third room with bunk beds, provide for up to 4 adults and 2 children. The rooms are simply furnished, and all have uninterrupted views over the valley. A quirky shower room has a stone trough as a shower tray.
Double doors from the living room open onto the sheltered terrace with far-reaching views over the countryside. The fully enclosed garden is private and secluded, and is a perfect escape from the pressures of modern life. Cattle often graze the field beyond the garden, and buzzards may be seen soaring over the valley.
In the lower meadow is a wonderful picnic and camping area, with hand-crafted wooden furniture, a shallow pond which is home to ducks and dragon flies - and even an earth closet or “long drop”!
Tariff:- from £700.00 per week
Quercus Bluff, The Park
Painswick, Glos GL6 6SN
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