The Painswick Hotel is a stylish and modern retreat in the Cotswolds.
Visiting the English countryside – whether it be in Dorset, the Lake District, or the Isle of Wight – I have stayed in and enjoyed hotels known for their luxury and culinary distinction. During each stay, I was able to connect with interesting local characters and experience the excellence of these renowned properties. Being at those hotels was also like stepping into another world that felt sometimes just a bit more formal and mature than my own natural disposition.
But it was on my recent trip to the Costwolds, staying at The Painswick Hotel where I felt like all the puzzle pieces fit for me. Finally, I’d found a retreat that truly felt like a home away from home.
The Painswick has a way of combining the elegance and luxury of an English country house hotel with trendy and young vibes. No stiff upper lips here! This hotel falls squarely in my hotel-ranking categories of:
My room had quite the view….
And the interior was simple, comfortable and quirky. Look at this phone!
Wandering around the public areas of the hotel you’ll also find quite a few optimal places to hang about.
It can be cozy by the fire.
Or over here.
Or belly up to the bar.
Or on the terrace with a drink.
And this brings us to the dinning room where you can have any meal of the day….
Before our dinner we were served homemade breads with butter, popcorn, and olives.
A fancy, cured salmon appetizer. (yum!)
A lovely white fish dish for my main.
A to-die-for raspberry souffle for dessert!
And above all the places to perch around the hotel grounds, this terrace where you can sit with a drink and take in a fantastic views was my favorite.
I’ll be back to The Painswick Hotel! Of that, I am sure. It was the most relaxing part of my super-charged, 5-day trip through the Cotswolds, Bath, and the Wales countryside hosted by Visit Britain.
When I come back I’ll be sure to book at least three nights and make sure to explore the countryside on foot!
Just had to share this one last shot of the wall art! Made me laugh!