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Cotswolds 19th C Former Inn with extensive grounds

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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Painswick, Stroud District, Cotswolds, England
Wonderful 19th Century Cotswold Manor House, full of character with ample room for the whole family. Formerly a Coaching Inn on the London - Gloucester route.

Extensive lawned gardens with many shrubs, flowers, fruit trees and a barbeque patio make this home ideal for children too.

We have 5 large bedrooms available with 3 bathrooms plus 4 receptions and an eat-in family kitchen with original Aga in use, plus conservatory and utility areas. We have recently renovated the library with many hundreds of books to enjoy. The main drawing room has an open fireplace and we provide logs for your first fire.

Situated on the picturesque Cotswold Way, guests can enjoy beautiful views and walks through the English countryside right on their doorstep. All within 10 minutes of Stroud, Gloucester and Painswick, many nearby villages with restaurants...
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Listing #HL8370514
About the Owner
Paul V
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2016
Interaction with guests
The owners live mainly overseas but deal directly with bookings by email and telephone if necessary. A housekeeper lives in an annex to the main house and will be available to meet you on arrival and to deal with any questions but otherwise the house is yours during the booking period.
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We really couldn’t have asked for a better place to plan a catch up with friends. The house was so warm and welcoming, it easily fit the 8 adults plus 6 kids and having such large rooms and beautiful gardens was absolutely perfect. It felt...More

Thank Ellie2015007
GoPlaces688251, VR Owner at Cotswolds 19th C Former Inn with extensive grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a very kind and much appreciated review. Thank you. You are absolutely correct in that the house was a very much cherished family home for over 25 years and I am so pleased that warmth is still felt by our guests. Delighted you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018

We had the privilege of staying in Horsepools House for a long weekend in May. We were in the area to attend a family wedding but decided to have the long bank holiday weekend with the whole family. Horsepools House was just the perfect place....More

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GoPlaces688251, VR Owner at Cotswolds 19th C Former Inn with extensive grounds, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and pleased you enjoyed the weekend! Next time please do catalogue the books......something I have been trying to find time to do since we renovated the library last year and they were all mixed up! Thanks again for...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I can't fault this property, my 7 friends and I travelled from all over the country and thanks to the helpful directions from the owner all of us found our way to the property despite some local road closures. Gabor the caretaker met me as...More

Thank AlisonBx
Management response:Responded 9 May 2018

Alison - Thank you for navigating the road closures which were very necessary for major road resurfacing. Delighted you enjoyed the house and gardens and local area - Painswick is a a very picturesque village with a couple of new restaurants. Thanks again for staying...More

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Our house contains antique furniture and other antique items. Whilst children are welcome care must be taken in many rooms. We do not allow any pets - sorry. Please be reasonable...
    2 Full baths
    1 Shower
    1 Queen
    3 Fulls
    2 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: ₹ 9,614 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Horsepools House is at the highpoint of the village (or hamlet) of Edge, just 5 mins from the quaint popular Cotswold village of Painswick, and 10 mins from Stroud and Gloucester. It has extensive views over the Painswick valley to the east and to the Severn River and Wales to the west.
This is a surprisingly rural setting adjacent to the Cotswold Way with wonderful countryside walking, working farms and rugged commons very close by. There are many villages with pubs and restaurants within 10-15 mins and the Edgemoor Inn serving excellent food is walkable.
Plenty to do in Gloucester, Stroud has a great Saturday local farmers market, Painswick is a quaint Cotswold village, there is horseriding, gliding and plenty else in the area.
Getting around
You really need a car to get around the area - unless you are coming for a complete retreat when you can get taxis from Gloucester or Stroud Station easily and the local supermarkets all deliver.
There is so much available within 20 mins drive - Gloucester with its Cathedral, the docks, and plenty of shopping, Stroud with its Saturday market noted as one of the best in the UK by the Telegraph (6th May 2017), numerous smaller attractive villages, Slimbridge wetlands wildlife trust, and plenty more.
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Stroud or Gloucester: 8.0 km
We are 10 mins from Gloucester or Stroud and about 90 mins from Heathrow. Full directions will be provided on booking.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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