The Cotswolds Setting
Our retreat property is situated in the Cotswolds Hills close to the historic village of Painswick, surrounded by some of Gloucestershire's most delightful countryside.
The beautiful village of Painswick, known as 'The Queen of the Cotswolds', lies in an area of the most outstanding natural beauty. The town's many fine buildings, built of mellow Cotswold stone from the local quarry on the Painswick Beacon, can be seen as you wander around the quaint and narrow streets.
The countryside around Painswick is ideal for walks and for enjoying wildlife. Set amongst some of the largest beech woodlands in Europe and rich in unspoiled grasslands, the area attracts many rare butterflies, birds, and wild plants. A wonderful sample of the local natural environment can be seen in the extravagant and unique Rococco Garden at the edge of the village.
The famous church of St Mary has Norman origins and can be found sitting amongst its 99 yew trees and table tombs, making it one of the most memorable church yards in the country. Folklore holds that the churchyard will never have more than 99 yew trees and that should a 100th grow the Devil will pull it out.