The Painswick – The Cotswolds, England
Palladian elegance and striking interiors give the Painswick an air of sophistication. It stands tall in its village setting and manicured gardens, yet welcoming. It’s beautifully decorated and furnished, with panelled walls in dark hues, spacious drawing rooms, comfortable sofas, large fireplaces and neat little touches everywhere. This is an understated and luxurious retreat, where its small number of rooms promise peace and quiet and a reassuring degree of privacy.
Guests are looked after beautifully – the minute you arrive, you’re at home. And when you taste the food, you’ll wish you’d booked for longer.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For its beautiful surroundings & as a tranquil place to unwind.
Style:Palladian grandeur meets country house interior.
Location:In the Cotswolds village of Painswick, only 90 minutes on the train from Paddington.
Rooms:16 rooms & suites.
Swimming:There's no swimming pool here. Take some time to relax in the bath instead.
Children:Children are extremely welcome here!
Accessibility:Due to the amount of steps, staircases and narrow hallways, it is not ideal for guests with limited mobility.
Open From:All year round.
Price:From £280 per room, per night.
Split between the main house and the Garden wing, and elegantly and simply furnished, each room at the Painswick has its very own character and charm.
You will certainly not leave the Painswick hungry. There’s a very tempting menu, packed with flavour and some delicious combinations. We struggle to choose from the choice of starters – we could eat all of them. The chef, Jamie McCallum comes with a strong pedigree, and his brasserie style dishes are most definitely worth the trip. Don’t leave without having an afternoon tea in the Hearth or in the gardens, and have at least one of the Smorgasbords of tasty nibbles. Breakfasts are hearty with lashings of homemade pastries, granola and very good cooked to order dishes.
If you know the Cotswolds, then you’ll also know that the possibilities for exploring are endless. Fabulous walks; a tremendous choice of places to eat; historic houses and castles; gardens and honey coloured villages bulging with galleries and boutique shops. The Painswick Rococo Gardens, established in 1740 should not be missed, and if you visit in early Spring, they are a carpet of snowdrops.
The hotel can organise bike hire for adventures further afield, or just walk right from the door into the surrounding countryside on one of the many paths. There’s a local vineyard, and wine tasting and tours come highly recommended. If you just want to relax and restore your batteries, there are two treatment rooms.
Painswick, The Cotswolds
Nestled in the Cotswolds village of Painswick, surrounded by rolling hills, ancient woodlands, and quaint towns and villages steeped in history and culture. Located not far from Stroud, just off the M4 & M5 and only 90 minutes on the train from Paddington.