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Nestling quietly in the famous Cotswold hills, surrounded by some of Gloucestershire's most delightful countryside is the historic wool town of Painswick.
Built of mellow Cotswold stone from the local quarry on Painswick Beacon the town's many beautiful buildings can be seen as you wander around its quaint and narrow streets.
New Street, constructed around 1428 when the wool and cloth trade was flourishing, contains the oldest building in England to hold a Post Office, (recently closed) Painswick's only example of exposed timber framing. Beacon House with its magnificent Georgian Frontage and the Falcon Hotel with the oldest bowling green in England.
There are rare 17th century spectacle stocks near the court house. 14th century houses in Bisley Street include two original Donkey doors, Wide enough for panniered donkeys who carried the wool from the numerous mills along the local valleys.
The church of St Mary (originally Norman) was extended around 1480 in the English perpendicular style. The churchyard with 99 yew trees (legend has it that the 100th won't grow) and unusual tabletop tombs is also famous for its 'Clypping ceremony' held in September. This ancient religious ceremony has nothing to do with the trees but is the embracing of the church by children of the parish carrying nosegays and singing hymns. A closer look at the church tower still reveals traces of Painswick's role in the Civil War.
A former rectory and with parts dating back to the 12th Century, Blaisdon House has evolved into a truly wonderful home with a wealth of architectural features which have been cleverly exploited in its renovation. The three luxurious guest bedrooms a...
Dauntsey Park House
Perched on the banks of a river in breathtaking parkland, Dauntsey Park House is a stunningly beautiful country house with something of the 'wow' factor. Originally conceived in the 14th Century as a medieval manor, Dauntsey Manor was ex...
Field End House
Recently extended, Field End House sits at the end of the delightfully named Strawberry Lane. With its beautiful gardens and extensive views over the surrounding Cotswold countryside, Field End House is tucked away in a tranquil corner of this bustli...
Equidistant from the dreaming spires of Oxford and the regency spa town of Cheltenham, famous as the home of National Hunt racing, Home Farm was lovingly restored by Robin and Sylvie in 2007 and now epitomises a quintessential English country home. ...
The Glove House
A beautiful Georgian townhouse located in the centre of Woodstock, on the edge of the Cotswolds and 7 miles from Oxford, The Glove House is about 400 years old. Used as a glove workshop in the 1870′s, Christopher Daggett was one of Woodstock&rs...
The Old Manor House
Only seven miles south of Stratford upon Avon and on the edge of the Cotswolds, The Old Manor House is a hidden gem. Tucked away in the village of Halford, this small manor house dates back to the 16th Century and is noted by Pevsner for its Tudor ti...
The Old Post Office
An early 18th Century former post office, The Old Post Office offers luxury bed and breakfast in a beautiful and peaceful home, nestled in the enchanting village of Adlestrop, set in the heart of the North Cotswolds in an Area of Outstanding Natural ...
The former piggery to the neighbouring manor house, The Piggery is the outcome of a lengthy project of restoration, inspiration and creativity. The Piggery offers delightful accommodation that can only be described as luxurious comfort and comfortabl...
At Trinity House, you will find peace and tranquillity with 21st Century comfort. The longer you stay, the more difficult it is to tear yourself away but even two nights work their restorative magic. Here you will find the best of welcomes, five s...