Lily Allen the popstar has just bought (September 2010) Old Overtown House in the hamlet of Overtown near the village of Cranham 3 miles from Painswick.
Old Overtown House occupies a beautiful position on the Cotswold Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house enjoys wonderful views over the unspoilt surrounding countryside and woodland.
Within about three miles is the picturesque Cotswold town of Painswick, known as the "Queen of the Cotswolds". The town includes a range of small shops, doctor's surgery and a selection of inns and restaurants.
Further shopping and services can be found in the adjacent market towns of Cirencester and Stroud, whilst the Spa Town of Cheltenham provides a more comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities and the well known literary, cricket and music festivals. There is also the famous Cheltenham Racecourse which plays host to the Gold Cup every year.
Lily Allen's new Cotswold House
The property (bought for £3m) is well located for communications with access to the M5 about six miles away and the M4 about thirty miles distant. Train services are available at Cheltenham, Stroud and Swindon providing services to London Paddington and Birmingham. Bristol and Birmingham airports are each approximately forty five miles away.
Schooling in the area, both state and private, is excellent and includes, Cheltenham College, Dean Close, Cheltenham Ladies and St Edwards in Cheltenham, Wycliffe at Stroud and Rendcomb College near Cirencester.