“A great place to stay because of its overall quality, relaxed atmosphere and location” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Painswick has had a varied history since being built in the late 18th century, including being a vicarage, guest house and hotel. The ornate architecture has been preserved, with the old chapel still evident and many aspects of the Arts and Crafts era still in place. The Hearth is not to be missed, a modern take on afternoon tea, showcasing the best local and home-made produce, including pork pies, Scotch eggs and the lightest of scones. The award-winning restaurant sees a modern take on British classics.
Facilities – at a glance
Electric vehicle charging
- En-suite rooms annex: 8
- En-suite rooms: 17
- Family rooms: 4
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Laundry facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- pool table
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 20
- Steps for wheelchair: 10
- Single room, minimum price: £192
- Double room, minimum price: £200
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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