The Painswick Hotel
Painswick, Stroud GL6 6YB, UK
In true style, The Painswick Hotel and Restaurant oozes in all the quintessential charm you’d expect to find in this Cotswold village. Painswick stands close to the Rococo Garden in Gloucestershire and is hugged by some of the prettiest scenery in the Cotswolds. Inside this distinctive Palladian house, you’ll find log fires crackling away, cosy corners and ever-so stylish rooms.
The Painswick Bedrooms
The 16 rooms and suites are homely and intimate and flaunt enviable design. Each room has its own individual features such as a roll top bath, four poster bed, sash windows or private balcony.
Food at The Painswick
The Restaurant is a sleek space with parquet flooring and a cool colour palette of blue and ochre. Head Chef, Jamie McCallum rustles up vibrant dishes with intense flavours and finesse. You’ll also find a Smorgasbord-style menu in The Hearth designed for grazing afternoons. In the warmer months, step outside onto the garden terrace for chilled drinks or an indulgent afternoon tea.
The Treatment Rooms
The Treatment Rooms are an oasis of calm where you can pamper yourself with a choice of massages, luxurious Elemis facials and Leighton Denny manicures and pedicures. You’re guaranteed to float out feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Please click here to view the list of treatments at The Painswick.
Something of a well-kept secret, the village of Painswick never disappoints with its views over the Painswick valley. It’s no coincidence that it’s described as the ‘Queen of the Cotswolds’. The aged Cotswold stone here has a mellow silver shade and the winding lanes of the town are sleepily romantic. There’s a cool, artisan vibe here too and the village was described by Jasper Conran as ‘the Covent Garden of the Cotswolds’.
Tips from the hotel
Stroud is our nearest town (4 miles away) and has a buzzy and exciting farmers’ market every Saturday. There is a direct rail route from London to Stroud and the team can arrange a complimentary transfer to the hotel (if booked in advance).
The ACP (Art Couture Painswick) Festival in July champions wearable art. Past judges (from Grayson Perry to Lily Allen) have reflected the area’s high celeb count. On the edge of the village, Painswick Rococo Garden is, literally, unique. Britain’s only Rococo garden echoes the seductive drama of the period, and the café’s home-made cakes are pretty alluring too!
Walk: Painswick Beacon
4.7 miles (7.6km) | 3 hours
Painswick Beacon, a.k.a. Kimsbury Fort, a.k.a. Castle Godwin is an Iron Age fort on a hill top with amazing views across Cotswold country to the Severn Vale and Wales beyond. We recommend walking from the hotel for the full experience, but a shorter car-based option is available if time is short.
For the route, just ask at reception.