The historic wool town of Painswick is located in the Cotswolds, in the county of Gloucestershire. Known as the Queen of the Cotswolds, it lies on a hilltop, with spectacular views of the region’s green, rolling countryside. Built from the local honey-coloured stone, it is a uniquely picturesque place, with some of the Cotswolds’ finest architecture. Self-catering holidays in Painswick are popular among walkers, thanks to the many footpaths on the town’s doorstep, including the trail to the summit of Painswick Beacon, from which you can see the Welsh Mountains and the Severn Valley. Painswick is also an ideal stop for walkers on the Cotswolds Way National Trail, which passes the town. Take a stroll from your holiday cottage in Painswick and you will discover a tangle of narrow streets with a variety of pubs, cafes, galleries and independent shops. One of the town’s most famous landmarks is the churchyard of St. Mary’s, with its 99 ancient yew trees. Nearby, the extravagantly decorated Rococo garden is not to be missed. It was created in the 18th century and is home to a renowned collection of snowdrops. Gloucester, Cheltenham and many of the Cotswolds’ most beautiful villages can be reached from Painswick in less than an hour. 

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Spring Cottage is a stone-built terrace promising romance and sophistication. The pet-friendly cottage in Painswick, Gloucestershire, is surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and features contemporary design features, a pleasant garden and proximity to the beauty of the Cotswolds.

The Cotswold Cedar is a sophisticated romantic cottage set on the grounds of a 16th-century house near Painswick in Gloucestershire. The Cotswold stone cottage is gorgeously presented and offers a pleasant sun-trap garden & furnished deck, plus bi-fold doors & open-plan spaces promising rela...

The 99 Yew Trees is a gorgeous Cotswold cottage overlooking the church in Painswick, Gloucestershire. The 16th-century townhouse boasts a lavish garden full of mature plants, and a neutral palette accentuated by traditional features such as the fireplace, wood burner, exposed beams and stone walls.

Recommended Places to Visit when staying in Painswick Holiday cottages


Museum of Gloucester

This excellent museum houses exhibits of dinosaurs, Roman ruins, local history and plenty more.


Bird Park and Gardens

Have a family day out at this famous attraction, with 500 birds, 50 aviaries, and activities for children.



Nestled in the Forest of Dean, Puzzlewood features a series of woodland trails with surprises to discover around every corner.


Pennygrove Railway

Take a steam train ride through the Gloucestershire countryside at this award-winning attraction. 


Painswick Rococo Garden

 Don’t miss the chance to explore this extravagant 18th-century garden, a short stroll from the town centre.