Spring Cottage is an idyllic, cosy, self-catering holiday cottage for two guests, situated in the heart of Painswick just a stone's throw from St Mary's Church yet secretly tucked away in a peaceful, private spot. This luxury cottage has recently been refurbished and faces south with wonderful views. Modern and stylish yet with traditional charm, it is the perfect rural retreat being within close walking distance of several excellent restaurants and breath-taking Cotswold countryside.
Painswick is arguably one of the most attractive of the larger Cotswold wool villages and is the epitome of the perfect English village. Known as the 'Queen of the Cotswolds' and lying half-way along the Cotswold Way National Trail, Painswick is within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is made up of beautiful individual buildings built of mellow Cotswold stone from the local quarry.
There is much to discover by just wandering around the quaint and narrow streets, such as the independent shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants, cottage businesses, exhibitions and historical buildings, some dating back to the 15th Century. Walking in the area is quite outstanding, in every direction, through countless hidden valleys with streams, wooded hillsides and breath-taking views. These include the nearby Slad Valley, made famous by Laurie Lee's book 'Cider with Rosie', the nearby Painswick Beacon with magnificent views across the Severn Valley, the beautiful Rococo Gardens nearby and some perfect pub walks. Within a few minutes' walk of the cottage there are several exceptional places to dine including The Falcon Hotel, The Bistro at Cardynham House, Olivas, The Royal Oak and the newly refurbished boutique hotel, The Painswick. For exceptional food shopping, there is the multi award winning Stroud Farmer's Market which takes place every Saturday.
This holiday at a glance
Sleeps two guests.
One double bedroom with en-suite shower room.
Quiet, pretty private garden with south facing terrace with seating area.
Although there is no parking at the property, there is a car park within walking distance.
Small baby in own moses basket welcome.
Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome at the owner's discretion, kept to the ground floor only please. (Small additional charge per dog)
Minimum stay three nights.
Dishwasher, fridge with small freezer compartment.
Microwave and fitted electric oven with separate gas hob, wine cooler and Nespresso coffee maker.
Smart television in the sitting room, dvd player, digital radio.
Bose speakers which can be connected to smartphones. USB points on all floors.
Attractions and amenities
Explore the streets of Painswick with a self-guided Murder Mystery themed walking tour: a fun way to explore this beautiful town.
Painswick recently featured on BBC television "A Casual Vacancy" by J.K.Rowling. The opening scenes and the shop and other sites can be found by walking around the town.
Enjoy a trip to the nearby Rococo Gardens, Woodchester Mansion and Chavenge House.
Delight in the views at the stunning Painswick Beacon, where on a clear day, you can see the hills of Wales, Shropshire and Somerset..
For animal lovers, visit Prinknash Bird and Deer Park and enjoy a tranquil picnic whilst taking in the beautiful natural wildlife.
Gloucestershire boasts a busy calendar of events for spectator sports throughout the year. Of particular note are the Badminton Horse Trials, The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park, Rugby at Kingsholm and Horse racing at Cheltenham.
The historic town of Cheltenham is approximately 10 miles away. There is plenty to do there with an array of shopping outlets, boutiques, cafes and restaurants as well as famous sites such as Pittville Park, which is the largest ornamental park in Cheltenham and features the magnificent Pump Room and lakes.
Visit the National Trust's Haresfield Beacon and Standish Wood, a superb Cotswold landscape of mixed woodland and open grassland with extensive views
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