Painswick Cottage

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2


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Heritage Collection
Ideal for Kids Walk to Village Romantic


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Nestled in the quintessential historic wool village of Painswick, the gorgeous three bedroom Painswick Cottage offers six guests beautiful accommodation that will leave you remembering this holiday for a very long time. Painswick Cottage is reputed to be a late 16th century weavers cottage. Whilst retaining its beautiful, atmospheric nods from the past, the cottage has been beautifully finished with amazing interior design and gorgeous, sumptuous furnishings. It is very clear to see the impressive level of attention to detail and that Painswick Cottage is much loved. It sits in beautiful gardens opposite Painswick’s legendary church yard with its ninety nine magnificent yew trees, in the heart of this utterly charming village.

Painswick is known as ‘The Queen of the Cotswolds’ and is one of the finest and best-preserved Cotswolds villages. It nestles quietly within the Cotswold hills, surrounded by glorious countryside and within very easy reach of the historic towns of Cheltenham and Gloucester. The village is famous for its stunning Rococo Gardens, the country’s oldest bowling green and the oldest building to house a post office as well at its church. It is close to the picturesque villages of Sheepscombe, Edge and Slad and is surrounded by fabulous walking country.

Painswick Cottage enjoys three characterful bedrooms, two beautiful bathrooms, two entertaining rooms and a fabulous country kitchen. One of the living rooms is a gorgeous room with sumptuous furnishings, a very welcome log burning stove in the feature fireplace, lots of beams and ancient window frames and a dining table. It mellow, calm colour palette is heavenly and coupled with natural light pouring in through the windows, it is a delightful room. The other living room enjoys fabulous views of the church at the front of the cottage and wonderful views in the other direction. With yet more sumptuous sofas the room enjoys a feature inglenook fireplace with a log effect stove. The country kitchen is warm and welcoming with exposed stonework, cream shaker style units and wonderful appliances. With a gorgeous window seat and a farmhouse style breakfast table, the kitchen is utterly charming, a real heart of the house.

The living room on the first floor boasts its very own honesty bar - here the owners kindly offer the chance for you to enjoy a selection of spirits they have provided whilst also giving you another added feel good factor - all donations made by you for the drinks you make are given to Emmaus, a local homelessness charity. If you plan to make use of the honesty bar, please bring your own mixers.

On the first floor you will find a gorgeous double bedroom with exquisite detailing to the fitted cupboards, luxury linens and beautiful soft furnishings on the double bed and lots of charm. Also on the first floor is the first of the bathrooms, beautifully fitted with a bath and overhead shower. The top floor is perhaps the most charming of all with its attractive wooden beams and lovely sloping ceilings. You feel so cosy when sleeping in these two bedrooms. They both boast beautifully adorned double beds and share an indulgent bathroom with a freestanding bath.

The rear garden is delightful with a patio, clematis draped arbor, a table and chairs for drinks and other lovely outdoor furniture. The garden is a fabulous south facing suntrap which is beautifully maintained. There is even an outside toilet! If you can drag yourselves away from this honey stoned, wisteria clad Cotswold gem, there are many treasures on the doorstep to discover.

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What you should know…

  • The top floor bedrooms enjoy characterful beams and sloping ceilings so giant guests may have to watch their heads!

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Satellite TV

Ground Floor
- Sitting room with inglenook fireplace
- Living room with dining facilities
- Fully-equipped kitchen

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family bathroom
- Sitting room with honesty bar (please leave a donation for Emmaus!)

Second Floor
- Bedroom with King bed
- Bedroom with King bed
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Garden
- Terrace
- Bistro dining facilities

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV


About the surrounding area of Painswick Cottage
Walk to Village Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Painswick Cottage enjoys a very special central location in the gorgeous historic village of Painswick. Nestled just outside the pretty village are the sensational Painswick Rococo Gardens, the only surviving complete Rococo garden in the entire country. The gardens were designed in the 1740’s and boast a stunning valley of flowers, plants and trees where you will lose yourselves in the natural splendour. It is famous for its carpets of snowdrops in early spring.

Painswick is within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it is easy to see why. With more than 3,000 miles of public footpaths and pretty, quaint hamlets and villages to discover, the landscape is totally breathtaking. You will discover ancient woodlands, rolling hills and tapestries of farmland. Painswick’s St Mary’s Church dates back to 1377 and is famous for its yew trees. Painswick sits halfway along the Cotswold Way National Trail with marvellous hikes all around. Painswick Beacon enjoys magnificent views across the Severn Valley to the Welsh mountains. Painswick was chosen as a location for the BBC TV adaptation of J K Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ so many of the sites can be spotted around the town. While exploring, you will discover the country’s oldest bowling green, New Street which was constructed in the 15th century, the splendid churchyard of St Mary’s and the town’s 18-hole golf course. If you prefer to explore by bike, the Cotswolds and Severn Vale 7 day cycle tour passes through Painswick. The town’s narrow streets are brimming with shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes and galleries including the Art Couture Painswick Gallery. Painswick hosts an annual Arts Festival and the Art Couture Painswick Festival.

In the Stroud valley, just moments from the cottage, you will find a delightful family owned boutique vineyard and winery, Woodchester Valley. You can take a tasting tour to discover the world of English wine and buy some of their multi-award winning wines to enjoy back at the cottage.

During your Cotswolds holiday, there are plenty of historic towns close by that are worth visiting. Cheltenham, the home of the famous Ladies’ College, Cheltenham Festival and the famous Cheltenham Gold Cup, was voted as the Best Place to Live in the South West 2020 by The Sunday Times. It is the most complete Regency town in the UK, a town of refined elegance, culture, much loved independent shops, Michelin starred fine dining, farmers markets, the renowned Wilson Museum and unique festival vibes. It became the hip 18th century place to go when Henry Skillicorne unearthed its healthy spa waters, even gaining the Royal Seal of Approval after George III’s visit. The medicinal waters can still be taken at the Pittville Pump Room whose blue dome rises above the lakes of Pittville Park. Cheltenham’s festivals include the world’s longest literary festival, The Cheltenham Music Festival, Jazz and Science Festivals and The Cheltenham Festival, the most prestigious jump racing event of the year. The Cheltenham Racecourse has been voted the greatest racecourse in the world by The Racing Post. This glorious town kisses the beautiful Cotswold countryside and offers much entertainment. Cirencester is the largest town in the Cotswold District with notable attractions being the Corinthian Museum with its huge collection of Roman relics, the 12th century Church of St John The Baptist and its numerous lush green parks. Gloucester is nestled between the Cotwolds and the Forest of Dean. It boasts a history dating back to the Roman times and is home to many museums and attractions. Its magnificent Gothic cathedral is the site of Henry III’s coronation and the final resting place of King Edward II. Gloucester Docks is a vibrant leisure destination for shopping, dining and drinking set against the backdrop of the beautifully restored Victorian warehouses and the Gloucester Sharpness Canal. Sports fans enjoy the roar from ‘The Shed’ at Gloucester Rugby and at Gloucester City AFC’s new stadium.

The gorgeous Bourton-on-the-Water is known as the Venice of the Cotswolds with its beautiful bridges crossing the River Windrush. Gorgeous cosy cafes line the pretty streets together with houses made with enchanting honey coloured Cotswold stone. Also worth visiting is Chipping Campden, in the northern Cotswolds, with its high street bursting with beautiful historic buildings.

Othere popular excursions from Painswick Cottage include visits to Highgrove Gardens, The National Arboretum, Cerney House Gardens, The Abbey House Gardens, Kelmscott Manor, Sudeley Castle and Gardens, Bourton House Garden, Snowhill Manor and Garden, Dyrham Park and the Cotswold Sculpture Park. Local equestrian events such as the Badminton Horse Trials, Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing and Beaufort Polo are all popular. Highgrove House is not open to the public but the gardens are open between April and October, much to the joy of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. The series of interlinked gardens has been created over some forty years and is an important haven for a rich variety of flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy champagne tours and private tours.

While visiting the Highgrove gardens you can explore Tetbury, another very attractive, historic wool town. It is an architectural gem with many of the wool merchant’s houses remaining the same as they were in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Parish Church of St Mary’s has one of the tallest and most elegant spires in the UK. Tetbury is popular for its independent shops including antique shops, vintage and interior shops, exclusive boutiques and the Highgrove shop. Tetbury holds many regular events including the May Day Wacky Races, the Spring Bank Holiday Woolsack Races when contestants carry 65lb woolsacks up and down the 1 in 4 hill, the August Summer Show, the September Food and Drink Festival, the October Tetbury Music Festival and the Christmas Lights Switch-on.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Stroud


Nearest Town Painswick


Nearest Restaurant The Oak, Painswick


Nearest Supermarket Waitrose, Stroud


Nearest Golf Painswick Golf Club



The Costwolds isn’t just one of the most beautiful regions in England – it’s one that’s beautifully representative of the best of the English countryside. Straddling several counties, the Cotswolds boasts undulating hills and farmland, striking architecture and monuments as well as some particularly charming villages that make for relaxing and delightful day trips for both families and groups. Our holiday homes and large cottages in the Cotswolds provide the perfect place to stay, but if you’re looking for the best things to do and places to eat then our travel guide is a great place to start! Read on and get inspired for your luxury Cotswolds break.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Painswick Cottage is just perfect for a family who want to explore the Cotswolds, its village and its stunning countryside. Tibbiwell Aplacas in Painswick offer walking experiences with alpacas, such friendly and fascinating animals. It is such a treat for children! The village is delightful and the Rococo gardens are superb.

Outside of Painswick, the Cotswolds offers plenty of entertainment for families. The Cotswold Wildlife Park is a family favourite set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens. The park is home to a huge selection of mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates from all over the world.

The friendly Cotswold Farm Park boasts an unrivalled group of British farm rare breeds including sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, horses, poultry and waterfowls. There are farm safari rides, an indoor tractor school, an adventure playground, indoor soft play, a farm nature trail and enchanting seasonal demonstrations such as lambing in the spring.

The Cotswold Water Park is a great day out. It boasts a beach located on the South Lake with adventure playgrounds and junior climbing walls. There are swan pedalos and electric boats for hire as well as kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Aquaventure is a fantastic, giant inflatable course with over forty obstacles including the Incredible Iceberg and Tower that you have to climb and trampolines. There are also pedal karts and mini golf course to entertain the young ones.

Birdland at Bourton-on-the-Water is set in nine beautiful acres of gardens and woodland. It offers over 500 exotic and rare birds from around the world in natural aviaries and waterside habitats. Children enjoy close encounters with flamingos, colourful parrots, laughing kookaburras, birds of prey, pelican, owls and more. They can meet the penguins at Penguin Shore and watch the feeding demonstrations. They can also follow the Ranger’s trail armed with special dinosaur tracker kits to find the 30 different dinosaurs. The Birdland Nursery is very endearing where children can watch eggs hatching and chicks taking their first steps.

Cattle Country Adventure Park in Berkeley is wonderful, whatever the weather. The children’s Berkeley Castle offers walkways, bridges, towers, slides and a 40 metre zip wire. There is indoor soft play, climbing ropes, a beach barn, an assault course, mini golf, a boating lake, splash pool and lots of animals. There are falconry displays, maize mazes, punch and judy shows, magic shows, animal feeding and handling sessions and tractor rides in high season.

In Gloucester, children love visiting the cathedral with its significant, interesting history, impressive stained glass windows and ancient burial sites. Fans of Horrible Histories and Harry Potter will be in awe when spotting scenes in the cathedral. There are special tours for Harry Potter fans. Gloucester Docks and Quays is home to the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival in May and also the National Waterways Museum and The Soldiers of Gloucester Museum. There are free trails in the area for children including the Nutcracker Soldiers over the Christmas period. The city’s Warehouse Climbing Centre is very popular inside a Victorian warehouse. There is a good range of climbing walls, bouldering, a caving stystem, DigiWall and a kid’s zone. The Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre offers a 230 metre main slope and a 40 metre nursery slope. It is great fun with tubing being very popular with families.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Friday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? Two pets maximum for £20 per pet
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Other Ts and Cs Noise level to be lowered after 11pm - respect for neighbours is crucial
Other Ts and Cs Please use recycling bins as labelled as we are keen to be green

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Apr 5th 2024 - - - - £3,467
Apr 5th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 £1,041 £2,075 £3,109 £4,144 £3,467
Apr 19th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 £776 £1,237 £1,698 £2,159 £4,509
Apr 26th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 £1,041 £2,075 £3,109 £4,144 £3,467
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 £1,041 £2,075 £3,109 £4,144 £4,509
May 24th 2024 - Oct 4th 2024 £1,041 £2,075 £3,109 £4,144 £5,201
Oct 4th 2024 - Dec 17th 2024 £776 £1,237 £1,698 £2,159 £2,255
Dec 17th 2024 - Dec 24th 2024 - - - - £6,068
Dec 24th 2024 - Apr 4th 2025 - - - - £3,467
Apr 4th 2025 - Apr 18th 2025 £1,041 £2,075 £3,109 £4,144 £3,467
Apr 18th 2025 - Apr 25th 2025 £776 £1,237 £1,698 £2,159 £4,509
Apr 25th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 £1,041 £2,075 £3,109 £4,144 £3,467
May 2nd 2025 - May 23rd 2025 £1,041 £2,075 £3,109 £4,144 £4,509
May 23rd 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 £1,041 £2,075 £3,109 £4,144 £5,201

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Apr 5th 2024 - - - - €3,772
Apr 5th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 €1,133 €2,258 €3,383 €4,508 €3,772
Apr 19th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 €844 €1,346 €1,847 €2,349 €4,906
Apr 26th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 €1,133 €2,258 €3,383 €4,508 €3,772
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 €1,133 €2,258 €3,383 €4,508 €4,906
May 24th 2024 - Oct 4th 2024 €1,133 €2,258 €3,383 €4,508 €5,659
Oct 4th 2024 - Dec 17th 2024 €844 €1,346 €1,847 €2,349 €2,453
Dec 17th 2024 - Dec 24th 2024 - - - - €6,602
Dec 24th 2024 - Apr 4th 2025 - - - - €3,772
Apr 4th 2025 - Apr 18th 2025 €1,133 €2,258 €3,383 €4,508 €3,772
Apr 18th 2025 - Apr 25th 2025 €844 €1,346 €1,847 €2,349 €4,906
Apr 25th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 €1,133 €2,258 €3,383 €4,508 €3,772
May 2nd 2025 - May 23rd 2025 €1,133 €2,258 €3,383 €4,508 €4,906
May 23rd 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 €1,133 €2,258 €3,383 €4,508 €5,659

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 26th 2024 - Apr 5th 2024 - - - - $4,084
Apr 5th 2024 - Apr 19th 2024 $1,226 $2,444 $3,663 $4,881 $4,084
Apr 19th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 $913 $1,457 $2,000 $2,543 $5,311
Apr 26th 2024 - May 3rd 2024 $1,226 $2,444 $3,663 $4,881 $4,084
May 3rd 2024 - May 24th 2024 $1,226 $2,444 $3,663 $4,881 $5,311
May 24th 2024 - Oct 4th 2024 $1,226 $2,444 $3,663 $4,881 $6,127
Oct 4th 2024 - Dec 17th 2024 $913 $1,457 $2,000 $2,543 $2,656
Dec 17th 2024 - Dec 24th 2024 - - - - $7,147
Dec 24th 2024 - Apr 4th 2025 - - - - $4,084
Apr 4th 2025 - Apr 18th 2025 $1,226 $2,444 $3,663 $4,881 $4,084
Apr 18th 2025 - Apr 25th 2025 $913 $1,457 $2,000 $2,543 $5,311
Apr 25th 2025 - May 2nd 2025 $1,226 $2,444 $3,663 $4,881 $4,084
May 2nd 2025 - May 23rd 2025 $1,226 $2,444 $3,663 $4,881 $5,311
May 23rd 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 $1,226 $2,444 $3,663 $4,881 $6,127

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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