Holiday Cottages in Painswick

The beautiful, historic wool town of Painswick has magnificent views across the Severn Valley to the Welsh Mountains. Known as The Queen of the Cotswolds, Painswick is nestled between Cheltenham and Stroud and is packed with well preserved, quintessential Cotswold Stone buildings which provide stunning self catering Painswick accommodation.

At the centre of the village stands St Mary’s Church, dating back to the 11th century which is famous for it’s 99 Yew trees – although at last count there are now actually 106. The trees are sculpted into walk-through archways making the churchyard a popular walking spot.

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Church Mews

Church Mews is a grade II listed Cotswold stone holiday home with stylish interiors, an open-plan living area and a superb mezzanine master bedroom, complete with high vaulted ceilings. Located in the heart of Painswick, this fabulous property is perfect for travel with friends, family or as couples.

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The New Bakehouse

The New Bakehouse is a modern three bedroom holiday home located in the village of Randwick, near Stroud. Complete with eye-catching interiors, wood burning stove and living spaces that open onto the patio and lawned garden, this fabulous holiday home is perfectly equipped to enjoy year round visits to the Cotswolds with friends and family. This property is also dog friendly!
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Rose Tree Cottage, Stroud

Rose Tree Cottage is a wonderful grade II listed holiday home with cosy interiors, spacious living areas and two stunning gardens at different levels, one of which offers wonderful views over the Rodborough Common. Nestled on a hillside just outside the market town of Stroud in the heart of the beautiful “Five Valleys” region, this fabulous property is perfect for get togethers with loved ones.
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Peppercorn Cottage

Peppercorn Cottage is a beautifully presented holiday home located in the picturesque village of South Woodchester, close to the vibrant market town of Stroud. Boasting stylish interiors, cosy living areas and a fantastic garden with far-reaching views, this fabulous Grade II listed cottage is the perfect base for a relaxing break in the South Cotswolds.
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Pear Tree Cottage, Cherington

Pear Tree Cottage is a wonderful holiday home which boasts stylish interiors with a wealth of character features, which is complemented by a mixture of vintage, antique and modern furniture, Nestled peacefully in the heart of the rural village of Cherington, this fabulous property is perfect for a get together with family or friends
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Hillcrest Cottage

Hillcrest Cottage is a cosy two bedroom holiday cottage which has beautifully bright interiors and a traditional wood burning stove. Located in Avening, a small Cotswold village three miles north of Tetbury, the cottage is ideally suited to those looking to explore the surrounding countryside or perhaps enjoy a day trip to Bristol or Bath, both under an hours drive away.
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Will’s Cottage

Will's Cottage is a wonderful holiday home which boasts stylish interiors, open-plan living areas and a superb patio garden, which offers uninterrupted rural views. Located on a working farm close to picturesque Horsley, this fabulous property is a perfect retreat for a couple or a small family who are seeking a relaxing break surrounded by the glorious Cotswold scenery.

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Cosy Corner

Nestled in the quiet village of Evenlode, three miles from Moreton-in-Marsh, you will find Cosy Corner, a fabulous two bedroom family friendly holiday cottage. Enjoy evenings curled up in front of the wood burning stove or afternoons in the garden playing lawn games. The cottage also welcomes cyclists and walkers and comes equipped with a wash room, ideal for storing bikes and muddy boots!
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Greenview Cottage

Dating back to the early 18th century, Greenview Cottage is a wonderful holiday home which boasts stylish interiors, spacious living areas and an attractive courtyard garden, complete with plenty of comfortable seating and a charcoal barbecue. Located in the heart of Little Barrington, this fabulous property is perfect for get togethers with loved ones.
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Barnsley Cottage

Barnsley Cottage is a stylish grade II listed Cotswold stone property, which boasts stylish interiors, two spacious living areas, a well equipped kitchen and a superb garden. Nestled in the peaceful village of Barnsley, just four miles from vibrant market town of Cirencester, this idyllic property is perfect for get togethers with loved ones.
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Folly View

Folly View is a state of the art, contemporary and funky six bedroom barn conversion with a hot tub situated amongst a number of converted barns and farm buildings at Camden Farm. Located along the river Thames and surrounded by countryside, this dog friendly holiday accommodation is ideally suited for larger gatherings with friends and family.
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Clouds Hill

Clouds Hill is a wonderful Cotswold stone holiday cottage which boasts a wealth of characterful features, spacious living areas and a superb garden. Located in the heart of Blockley, this fabulous property is perfect for family or friends who are seeking a relaxing countryside break. The property also welcomes up to three medium sized dogs to join your stay!
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Lavender Cottage, Bourton

Lavender Cottage is a fabulous two bedroom country holiday cottage with a Cotswold stone fireplace and an electric flame effect stove. This family friendly home is nestled in the heart of Bourton-on-the-Water, a bustling village with an abundance of restaurants, tearooms, shops and pubs to discover, as well as a number of tourist attractions.
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Goodlake Barns

Goodlake Barns is made up of 5 well equipped holiday cottages sleeping up to 28 guests and is perfect for those larger groups getting together for family gatherings or even corporate events. There is an additional space, The Hub, which is an enclosed barn, complete with tables and chairs which enables you to all dine together or host a celebration.
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Steps Cottage

Steps Cottage is a wonderful 18th century holiday home and annexe which boasts stylish interiors, spacious living areas and a beautiful multi-level garden, complete with outdoor seating and a gas barbecue. Located in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, this fabulous property is perfectly situated to explore the Cotswolds on foot or be only a short drive from famous Cotswold hot spots.
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Ratty’s Retreat

Ratty's Retreat is a tranquil one bedroom Cotswold stone holiday home located in the heart of the Cotswolds in Blockley. This cosy cottage with it's own private patio and access to the beautiful communal grounds where you can sit and relax by the babbling brook under the willow tree, is the perfect retreat for a quiet or romantic getaway.
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Rose Tree Cottage

Rose Tree Cottage is a beautiful 300-year-old Cotswold holiday cottage featuring characterful oak beams and cosy log burning stoves, set within beautiful gardens overlooking the rolling countryside a few miles from the quintessentially Cotswold town of Burford, with its individual shops, pubs and restaurants, equidistance distance between the stunning spires of the universal city of Oxford and Regency city of Cheltenham.
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Heath Cottage

Heath Cottage is a fabulous grade II listed holiday home which boasts contemporary interiors, spacious living areas and a peaceful courtyard garden, complete with comfy seating and a charcoal barbecue. Located in the heart of Stow-on-the-Wold, this beautiful property is perfect for get togethers with loved ones who enjoy the ease of a well known Cotswold town on their doorstep.
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Waterhead Barn

Waterhead Barn is a spectacular Cotswold stone barn conversion located in the picturesque countryside of Upper Swell, a walk or short drive to Stow-on-the-Wold. Comprising of spacious living areas, open fireplace and Aga, this barn offers a quintessential country escape for large groups of friends and family. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom too!
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Milton House

Milton House is a classic Georgian terrace house with six king size bedrooms in the wonderful village of Bledington, a stone’s throw from Kingham. Complete with Aga, wood burning stove and sunny breakfast room which leads out to the enclosed garden, this dog friendly holiday home is perfectly suited for a stay in the Cotswolds with friends or family.
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The Nest at Robins Roost is a cosy, well equipped one bedroom, dog friendly annexe located in the grounds of the owners home in the rural village of Little Rissington, just over a mile from Bourton-on-the-Water. The Nest can also be booked alongside neighbouring property The Cottage as Robins Roost, where an additional four guests can be welcomed!
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Prince Barn

Prince Barn is a tranquil three bedroom, three bathroom barn conversion, situated on the larger complex of Goodlake Barns. This well-equipped barn, complete with original exposed beams and Cotswold stone exterior is nestled in the quiet countryside, only a short distance from the Cotswolds and Oxford, where you can enjoy plenty of family friendly activities and soak up local history and architecture.

Self Catering Holidays in Painswick

The area is popular with walkers who are spoilt for choice with walks due to the position of the village which is halfway along the Cotswold National Trail. However, if you prefer to explore on two wheels then again Painswick delivers as the Cotswolds & Severn Vale 7-day cycle tour routes go directly through the village. Not far from the village you will also find the Painswick Beacon which forms part of a 2 mile looping trail taking in a forest. If that’s too strenuous you can always park the car just south of the beacon and enjoy the short climb to the top of the hill to take in the stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Read on to find out more of the best things to do in Painswick.

What to do in Painswick

The streets of Painswick are most certainly worth exploring as they are packed with historic homes. On Bisley Street you will find two properties still with their original ‘donkey doors’, so named as they were wide enough to allow a donkey carrying wool baskets to pass through. Whilst wandering through the village streets you will find a sprinkling of local shops and art galleries. One of the best galleries is Red Dot on Saint Mary Street, known for its collection of art, photography and craft along with its themed exhibitions. Also, not to be missed is The Loovre, named after it’s location in the old public conveniences in the heart of Painswick and set up by local artist Rupert Aker.

History lovers will want to spend some time wandering around the UK’s only complete surviving rococo garden – Painswick Rococo Garden. Designed in the 1740s as a pleasure garden for the then owner of Painswick House. Today it is famous for its carpet of snowdrops in early Spring but you can visit at any time of the year and you won’t be disappointed. Explore the magical follies dotted around the gardens before stopping off to entertain the little ones at the rustic wooden play area and unusual maze. You can complete your visit with a rest and refuel in the café followed by a little spending spree at the gift and plant shops.

Food and Drink in Painswick

When it’s time for a bite to eat you can’t go wrong in Painswick. The Painswick serves afternoon tea, Sunday lunch and dinner under the watchful eye of Head Chef Jamie McCallum who trained under Gary Rhodes. Here you can tuck into an assortment of dining options from small plates and nibbles to a more robust beef wellington or Sunday roast. Overlooking St Mary’s church is the delightful St Michael’s Bistro where husband and wife Marin and Catalina provide a friendly welcome to all. From informal lunches to a truly satisfying evening menu this locally run restaurant is a Painswick favourite.

So, from shops, galleries and restaurants to gardens, walking routes and historical buildings, Painswick certainly lives up to it’s nickname as The Queen of the Cotswolds.

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