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
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Ashton House B&B is a listed 17th century former farmhouse, right in the middle of the village of Painswick, full of delights. The inglenook fireplace has a Cromwellian fireback and the “priest’s hole” in one of the guest rooms was probably used in the English Civil War. The house has a wealth of exposed ancient timbering, stonework and flagstones.
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 in England, and the oldest bowling green.
There are plenty of shopping, recreational and visitor opportunities immediately on hand. The Cotswold Way national trail passes nearby, and there are numerous other footpaths to explore in the surrounding countryside.
For information about Painswick, noted for its Rococo Gardens, follow the links on the MAP page.