|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Located on the prettiest street in the heart of the village, this luxury late 19th c limestone cottage boasts a beautiful walled garden with small fish pond. Conservatory, gourmet farmhouse kitchen along with all the modern conveniences. The American owners use this as their second home which is reflected in their attention to detail and to a high standard of accommodation, with comforts of a home away from home.
Situated just 90 minutes from London by train or car, this country village is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Cotswold Way runs through this rural, Gloucestershire village.Numerous footpaths radiate from within here. Rococo Gardens, the Painswick Beacon, Cheltenham, the Regency Spa town, nearby Stroud with its farmers market are all here in the Golden Vallley. Nearby train, coach, or car make this a central location to tour Oxford, Bath, Stratford, Stow-on -Wold, or Wales. Tetbury with Prince Charles' shop, Highgrove is a short drive. So too is rustic Cirencester with its famed Roman ruins museum. Walking, Golfing, Cycling, and Touring make this a perfect retreat with all the essentials to make your vacation a wonderful stay in this friendly Cotswolds village of Painswick known for its famed 99 yew trees.
Cotswold Way: The famous Cotswolds Way for Ramblers and Wlakers crosses through the lovely verdant area in Painswick. In addition there are a multitude of walking paths well marked for even the novice walker.
Airports nearby: Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham as well as train links to Heathrow offer great links to airports.
"We have had a lovely time here in the Cotswolds. The cottage is beautiful and comfortable, and the locals very friendly."
What an excellent find - we thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day stay in this cottage.
The description is accurate, the cottage well equipped and spotlessly clean. Tastefully decorated and furnished. Dishwasher and AGA oven and every other bit of kitchen equipment we could want. Entertainment was with satelite and DVD players in the main bedroom and a comprehensive VHS, satellite, DVD and surround sound system in the main living room.
Adequate towels were provided and the beds were comfortable.
Lovely conservatory with underfloor heating so the stone floor was comfortable in bare feet in January. The main lounge was simailarly comfortable and fast wireless (or wired) broadband internet connection was available all round the house.
The location is near the centre of the village, but down a private path so very, very quiet. This did mean carrying bags etc up the path, but that was no great hardship. Small garden with pond and seating (not used by us as we went in January).
The village is well located for visits to beautiful town such as Cirencester, Cheltenham, Gloucester and many more, all within a short drive. It is also very convenient for a vast number of possible walks, short or long, around the Cotswolds. The cottage is so nice though you could spend the whole holiday not going out simply chilling.
There are many pubs and restaurants with good value excellent food and beer nearby, see a Good Pub Guide. There are several eateries within a couple of minutes walk in the village.
It was delightful dealing with the owner and her representative.
The downsides? Not really any. Parking might be tight, but we never had to park more than 1 minute walk away. Water pressure is a little low, but I guess that is to be expected in a Cotswold Village. There was still enough for a reasonable shower, and there was no problem of hot water running out. Significantly disabled guests might struggle with the steps and path to the front door.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily go again. Good value for money in my opinion given the level of facilities provided and the location.
I would have no reservations at all about recommending this find.
Pathways is tucked away in the centre of Painswick and is very quiet. There are pubs and restaurants close by and a small shop with the basics including freshly baked bread and croissants. It is also close to the surrounding countryside making it an great base for exploring the Cotswolds.
The cottage has been beautifully thought out. It has a terrific kitchen which is very well equipped with everything you can think of and more! It was fun cooking on the AGA which gives out a lovely warmth encouraging you to linger long over meals. The sitting room was very comfortable with TV, DVD and WF and it was nice spending time in the conservatory.
The listing description is accurate and the owner was very helpful and quick to respond to my emails.
I would definitely recommend this property.
My wife and I had always wanted to spend and extended period of time in the Cotswolds.The four weeks we spent living at Pathways made it our perfect vacation. It was better than we expected and the Jacobs we extremely helpful with a couple of minor glitches we ran into when we first arrived. The village was the quintessential Cotswold setting: great restaurants, a fine pub and the one "convenience" store in town had everything you might need including fresh vegetables. Seversa farms offered locally sourced beef, pork and chicken. You really never had to hit one of he supermarkets in Stroud. I could go on and on about the cottage but I would just be repeating what others have raved about. Before we left, I even had learned to love the AGA! Our mornings in the kitchen were some of the most pleasant moments we spent in the house. There were even several days spent in the conservatory when the sun was up.
John & Maggie Robinson
We had a wonderful week at this cottage in the beautiful town of Painswick. If one is interested in Roman Britain (as we were, having just hiked The Hadrians Wall Path) it is centrally located with easy access to Chedworth, Cirencester and, further south, Bath. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking in addition to The Cotswold Way, which passes through the village. And the cottage itself is wonderfully decorated and well appointed with everything one would need. And if you are a chef, the Aga is a wonder.
The owners were terrific to deal with, including helping us long distance to get the gas stove working in the living room during freakish, sub-freezing temperatures during our stay in October!
If the over-wrought Chipping Campdens, Burtons-on-the-Water and Burfords is more your thing, perhaps this isn't for you but, for us, Painswick was perfect.
Absolutely loved this place! Great location for day trips to Stonehenge, Salisbury, Bath, Exford, Stratford-upon-Avon. Lots of light and cozy warm at the same time. Some minor difficulties with the mechanicals, but they were attended to and nothing we couldn't work around easily in the mean time. Definitely would stay here again.
Painswick is a pretty village and really deserves its nickname, «The Queen of the Cotswold». The Pathways is absolutely lovely, cosy and charming.We stayed here in early fall and appreciate feeling the warmth as we returned home after a walk in the narrow streets around. The conservatory, where we can relax, read, listen music, and just have a look on the pretty garden next to the house, is fantastic. So, on a very rainy day, it was just perfect to stay home and enjoy it.The Cotswold is an attractive area. Each village is unique and the landscape around offers peaceful views on the meadows, exactly what we expected to see when we planned our trip here. You will find everything you need in this home, and especially the spirit of a place cherished by its owners.
Painswick, Gloucestershire is the 'Queen of the Cotswolds'. It is a 17th c village founded by wealthy wool merchants. Limestone chocolate boxes line the narrow streets that tumble up and down. Rolling hills mark the buccolic area of outstanding natural beauty. 90 minutes northwest of London Painswick is centrally located to tour England and Wales. Nearby are Stroud, Cirencester, Tetbury, Bath, Cheltenham, Oxford, Stow-on-the-Wold, and Stratford-upon-Avon. Painswick in Southern Cotswolds is very much like a tradtional English village. Painswick offers a general store, hairdresser, restaurants, pubs, boutiques, art gallery, deli, and more. The cottage is simply a very short stroll to all of this.Outside the churchyard is a bus station with easy access to Stroud, Cheltenham, Cirecester, and Gloucester. The train station in Stroud runs almost hourly to London. While this is a country village with numerous beautiful walking paths throughout the Painswick Valley, it is also very chic.
Other Activities: bird watching, walking, golfing, horse riding
Perfectly located to see the North Cotswolds'
Bath with its thermal spa is within an hour's drive
Historic Properties such as Gloucester Cathedral, Berkeley
Castle, Chavenage House, Whittington Court, and Kelmscott
Manor with an easy drive.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
A 20% deposit non-refundable deposit is due to confirm booking. 6 weeks prior to your stay, the balance and security deposit is due prior to your stay. Additional Security, Key, & Cleaning Deposit of £150 is refundable upon key return and property left in similar order as found. Money is payable to owner via bank transfer. Owner is not responsible for any wire fees or conversion fees charged.
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