ASHTON HOUSE, PAINSWICK
Bed & Breakfast in the “Queen of the Cotswolds”
Ashton House, Gloucester Street, Painswick, Gloucestershire GL6 6QN
Tel: 01452 812738 Mob: 07900 811474
A warm welcome from Ashton House B&B -
Painswick, the “Queen of the Cotswolds”, is a picturesque medieval wool town, built in a mellow Cotswold stone quarried locally. The narrow streets are full of interest. The 15th Century post office building is the oldest in the country. The church, with its famous tombs and 99 yew trees, bears battle scars on the tower from the Civil War. We boast the oldest village rugby club, the oldest bowling green, and the oldest post office building in England.
There are plenty of shopping, recreational and visitor opportunities close to hand.
These include the Rococo Gardens, Prinknash Bird & Deer Park, Laurie Lee (“Cider
with Rosie”) country, horse riding, dry-
The Cotswold Way national trail is literally on the doorstep, and there are numerous other footpaths to explore in the surrounding countryside.
We are a good base for many local events, such as the Cheltenham Festivals, Three
Choirs, Gatcombe, polo at Cirencester, cheese-
We have Bed and Breakfast accommodation for up to 7 adults -
In Ashton House the inglenook fireplace has a Cromwellian fireback and the “priest’s hole” in one of the guest bedrooms was probably used in the English Civil War. The house has a wealth of exposed ancient timbering, stonework, and flagstones.
For information about Painswick follow the links on the Map page.