Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Autumn Cottage has been lovingly renovated to provide rustic chic accommodation. Perfect for romantic lovers or city dwellers who are looking to escape to a peaceful and tranquil area with lots of local attractions which will suit everyone's needs. The cottage is the middle terrace of a row of traditional Cotswold stone cottages in a quiet no-through road.
Just a few minutes from the Cotswold Way and Painswick Golf course, it provides the perfect haven for walkers and golfers. Trout fishing and horse riding are available at neighbouring villages.
Painswick is a town that contains many notable houses built in the prosperous seventeenth century and has lots of little streets to explore and quaint shops to discover. Tucked away in the narrow lanes you will find several Award Winning Restaurants, pubs and tea shops offering a range of cuisines which will not disappoint.
On the outskirts of the town the well known Rococo Gardens can be found in a hidden 6 acre valley. The gardens are the last sole survivor from the brief early 18th century period of English Rococo Garden design.
Painswick lies between the former woollen town of Stroud, the cathedral city of Gloucester and its docks and the regency town of Cheltenham with its theatres, restaurants and shops. You can choose to enjoy the city scene or if you prefer, you can chill by strolling to the local pub and enjoying the local cuisine or a Sunday lunch in front of a roaring log fire with a glass or two of local real ale. You can always stagger home!!
Autumn Cottage provides a charming boutique style home, creating a perfect holiday base to explore the lovely Cotswold Villages and towns.
Shops, pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance in the narrow, winding streets of Painswick.
The property has full central heating, and an Inglenook fireplace in lounge for cosy evenings. Every effort has been made to ensure that friends or couples sharing will feel equally satisfied with their accommodation. Both bedrooms are gorgeous and full of character. We welcome you to enjoy the peace and comfort of our home and are confident that you love the Cotswolds.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bristol, Nearest railway: Stroud|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation comprises of:
Ground floor: Cosy living room with exposed beam and Inglenook fireplace. Freeview TV with in-built DVD player and Ipod docking station. Wifi available. Kitchen/diner with gas hob, electric fan oven, washing machine, fridge and microwave. Bathroom with bath and over shower. Stable door to small private courtyard area with garden furniture.
First floor: 1 double bedroom with exposed beam, window seat and original wooden latch doors. King size bed.
Second floor: 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room. Exposed beams and views to Haresfield Beacon. King size bed.
|Further details outdoors|
Lawned garden to front of cottage and private courtyard at the back with table and chairs.Private parking for two cars at front of property.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
The cottage is no-smoking, but we do not object if you wish to smoke outside. An ashtray is provided inside the cottage. Please do not leave butts in the garden.
Strickly no pets.
Not suitable for children or people with restricted mobility due to steep stair case.
The Central England/Cotswolds region
Painswick is undoubtedly a village for all seasons, whatever the weather. Its central location is ideal for day trips. Bath 25 miles, Bristol 23 miles, London 1 hr. 30 mins and you can visit all the well known Cotswold villages and towns (regency Cheltenham and Bath, Gloucester, Stratford-upon-Avon).
Westonbirt Arbretum in Tetbury and Slimbridge Wetlands and Wild Fowl Trust provide delightful visits for nature enthusiasts.
Cotswold Water Park – South Cerney
At 40 square miles, the Cotswold water park is approximately the same size as Jersey. It has 140 lakes and 150km of pathways,bridleways and cycleways. It is a haven for anyone interested in watersports, fishing or just lazing away on the man made beach in Keynes Park.
Corinium Museum - Cirencester
The award winning Corinium museum is a must see visitor attraction of the Cotswolds. Home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities in the country.Corinium, Roman Cirencester was the 2nd largest town in Roman Britain. Experience life as a Roman, marvel at the stunning mosaics and visit the Roman garden.
Cheltenham race course is well known for the National Hunt Festival in March which includes the Gold Cup and Gatcombe Park and Badminton are all within a 30 min drive.
Nailsworth, Tetbury, Cirencester, Bourton- on- the- Water and Stow-on-the-Wold are all within easy travelling distances.
Painswick is an historic woollen town nestled quietly in the Cotswold Hills, surrounded by some of the most delightful countryside.Built of mellow Cotswold stone from local quarry, the village's many beautiful buildings can be seen as you wander around its quaint and narrow streets. The churchyard of St. Marys is well known for its 99 Yew trees (legend has it the 100th will not grow) and its unusual table top tombs.
The countryside around Painswick has large areas of National Trust Woodlands (140 designated footpaths criss-cross the whole area). Undulating areas of pasture land fall to the Wick stream which supplied the woollen mills.
Painswick Beacon has magnificent views across the Severn Valley and on a clear day the Welsh Mountains can be seen. There is also an 18 hole golf course, riding stables, tennis court and bowling green close by.
The Slad valley, made famous by Laurie Lee in his book "Cider with Rosie" is well noted for its wild flowers.
The celebrated Rococo Gardens at Painswick House are open to the public throughout the year. In early spring the carpets of snowdrops are truly breathtaking.
The famous Cotswold Way path, which runs from Bath to Chipping Campden, goes through the village and marks the mid point.
Stroud holds a Farmers Market every Saturday selling local produce and quirky arty products.
Local places of interest include:
Woodchester Mansion is a 19th century Victorian Gothic masterpiece mysteriously abandoned mid- construction in 1873. Hidden in a secluded valley it is untouched by time and the modern world. Visitors walk through an extraordinary architectural exhibit in which the secrets of the medieval Gothic builders and masons are laid bare.
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The birthplace of modern conservation. Slimbridge wetland centreis set within 325 hectares against a spectacular Severn Estuary backdrop. Land Rover rides and canoe safaris guarantee close encounters with a dazzling array of wetland life.
Lying between the former woollen town of Stroud, the cathedral city of Gloucester with its docks and the regency town of Cheltenham with its theatres, restaurants and shops it offers that something special for everyone.
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7 Mar 2014
"Cosy and cute - a breath of fresh air."
We had a wonderful time at this cosy get away. Located in a quiet and peaceful road, Autumn Cottage bursts with character and offers a great home away from home. The cottage is equipped with everythin… More
7 Aug 2013
"Excellent value, lovely location!"
We had a three night stay at Autumn cottage which was in the lovely village of Painswick. The accommodation is of a high standard containing everything you need, except a dishwasher, which wasn't essential. The bedrooms were comfy and very pretty, although the top bedroom in the eves of the cottage was quite warm at night but the weather was exceptionally hot!
We all enjoyed our stay - thank you Chrissie.
22 Jun 2013
"Better for 2 than 4"
I bumped my head, repeatedly, on all 3 doors from the lounge. Change of levels through a low doorway, no warning notices and no padding. The upstairs loo only disposes of liquids, we booked in part a… More
9 Mar 2013
"A lovely, well looked after cottage"
This is a very nice cottage to stay in; tastefully furnished with good quality items, well eqiuipped and very comfortable. The owner takes great care to ensure all is OK for you and provides a generous welcome pack of cereal, bread etc. It is in a quiet location up the hill from Painswick centre and near the recocco gardens. The Cotswold Way and other walks are right on the doorstep. There's a parking space that would probably fit two small cars and a small sitting area round the back. The stairs to the bedrooms (especially the top one) are very steep and a bit precarious so it's not suitable for the not so nimble or for kids - but we found it added to the charm. The only improvement we could recommend is better quality mattresses but overall this is one of the best cottages we have stayed in and we would recommend it.
Thank you so much for your positive review. I do hope you will come back and stay with us again. We will look at the Mattress issue and either purchase a new bed or a new mattress. Thank you for pointing out this as an improvement we could make. We will try to resolve as quickly as possible.
4 Mar 2013
"Beautiful, cosy cottage in the Cotswold country side."
Fantastic cottage, very tastefully furnished with quality pieces. A lovely mix of old and new. The cottage was warm and cosy even on a very cold March weekend. Equipped with everything you need when self-catering. It is ideally situated to explore the Cotswolds. The Rococo Gardens in Painswick are well worth a visit especially at snowdrop time. Had an excellent meal at the Falcon Inn. Lots of lovely walks. Would definately return.
3 Mar 2013
"Brilliant cottage in an idyllic location"
Autumn Cottage is in Painswick which is a lovely old Cotswold town. There are restaurants and pubs all within easy walk and it is right on the Cotswold Way. The cottage is beautifully decorated with… More
25 Mar 2012
"fantastic cottage in a beautiful village"
Stayed here for a winter break in January with my husband. The cottage was warm and welcoming and had a very romantic bedroom designed with lovely fabrics and antiques.
Welcome pack on arrival and lots of info on local area. Painswick is a beautiful old Cotswold village with some lovely little shops, restaurants/pubs and narrow streets to explore, once we were there we didn't really use our car as there was so much to do on the doorstep. The countryside was stunning and there were so many local walks and lovely places to visit.
We ate out a couple of times but then had dinner in the well equipped kitchen followed by a DVD in the cosy lounge with an amazing open fire. Can't wait to come back again in the summer.
30 Dec 2011
"Wonderful stay in cosy Cotswold cottage for Christmas"
My wife and I stayed at Autumn Cottage with our 11-month old son for four nights over Christmas 2011. The cottage is very cosy and warm and has everything for a memorable stay in the Cotswolds. We … More
13 Nov 2011
"Gorgeous cottage, lovely location, friendly and helpful owner."
We really enjoyed our short stay at the lovely Autumn Cottage. It's been fitted out really well and felt so warm, cosy and homely- a real home from home. There were lots of really thoughtful touches- the owner had left a light and the heating on for arrival and a lovely welcome pack, lots of nice fluffy towels etc. Particularly loved the fantastic fire- perfect on a chilly evening. The description was very accurate and we had been warned about the steep stairs. I would take note of this as they really were incredibly steep and not carpeted, so whilst I would love to return as a couple, the owner is right in saying it isn't really suitable for young children. We found lots to explore locally though and would highly recommend Autumn Cottage as a place to base yourself.
4 Oct 2011
"Great Cottage - Thoughtful Owner!"
The thoughtful owner met us at the cottage and showed us round. There was a generous welcome pack and the cottage was very clean and comprehensively equipped with every convenience we could have wanted, all good quality. The cottage decor was attractive and the furniture and fittings were well chosen. We were particularly glad to have WiFi. Painswick village deserves to be called "the Queen of the Cotswolds" - a very peaceful and attractive village, and convenient for Cheltenham and the countryside alike. We hope to stay at Autumn Cottage again.
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