The honey coloured stone buildings, wisteria-adorned doorways and misty green hills of pretty Painswick couldn't get more Hollywood movie set if it tried. In fact, this town is so disarmingly attractive that it's known as the Queen of the Cotswolds. Well, adjust your crown because we've got a very princely stay right here for you. This 16th-century cottage is in the heart of the town, opposite the legendary 99 Yew Trees Church with its magnificent yew trees (can you take a wild guess how many?). Once inside you'll feel like a modern-day Henry VII thanks to exposed stonework, regal purple sofas, aged wooden beams and hefty wooden beds. Treat yourself to a luxurious soak in the freestanding, roll-top bath before hunkering down with a glass of red in front of the flickering log fire set in a glorious traditional inglenook fireplace. The very private, very sunny courtyard garden is a delight, with lush, mature trees and immaculately manicured shrubs creating that Hampton Court Palace garden feel - albeit on a much smaller scale. It's a right royal escape.
Home truths: *We highly recommend having a car when you visit the area
*This home isn't suitable for young children or those with mobility issues due to the stairs
*The home has free on street parking, first come first served, and there is a free car park in the village a few minutes walk away
*There is additional parking near the stocks on St Mary's Street
*The mobile phone signal can be patchy, but luckily there's strong Wi-Fi here so connect as soon as you arrive
*For longer stays, guests may wish to bring additional towels
*The kitchen could be better equipped with cutlery and plates
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