Court House Manor – Location & Map
Court House Manor is located in the beautiful Cotswold village of Painswick, 6 miles south of the city of Gloucester. Painswick is just 15 minutes’ drive from the M5 motorway, yet offers a wonderfully idyllic location with far reaching views over the Slad Valley, home to Laurie Lee and the setting for his famous “Cider with Rosie”.
Painswick is a thriving community with a variety of beautiful shops, country inns, art galleries and restaurants within walking distance of Court House Manor, including fine dining at the nearby Cotswolds88 Hotel and lovely food at the Falcon Inn.
Bristol is 35 miles away, and central London is approximately 2 hours drive from Court House Manor. The nearest train station is at Stroud, 3.5 miles from the property, with direct trains to London Paddington in 1 hour 30 minutes. The nearest airport is Bristol International Airport, 45 miles away.
The Cotswolds are considered by many to be amongst the most beautiful areas of England. The special warm richness of the soft natural limestone buildings, and the wealth of the wool trade from “days gone by”, has left a heritage of superb buildings and quaint cobbled streets. The area is now an attraction for anyone who loves peace and tranquillity, no matter what the season.
There are plenty of things to see and do in the area:
- Rococo Garden, Painswick – Step back in time and enjoy the flamboyant and sensual gardens of the early 18th century. Also offers a restaurant that uses produce from the gardens wherever possible.
- Cheltenham – With its world famous racecourse and renowned festivals of science, music, literature and jazz, Cheltenham is a wonderful place to visit with a beautiful promenade and boutique shops.
- Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt – An internationally renowned tree collection, heritage landscape and fantastic location for playing, walking, relaxing and learning about nature.
- Cotswold Water Park, Cirencester – An area of 40 square miles offering activities such as climbing, archery, angling, cycling, sailing, wakeboarding, wildlife spotting, bird watching, footpaths, cycleways and bridal paths.
- Newark Park, Ozleworth – a Tudor hunting lodge with intriguing architecture and a beautiful estate.
- Blenheim Palace – The stately home with gardens and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill (also worth a visit is nearby Woodstock and Bladon where Sir Winston was buried).
- Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire – A spectacular 17th century mansion, garden and deer park with stunning interiors and a fine Dutch art and ceramics collection.
- The Model Village, Bourton-on-the Water – a one-ninth scale replica of the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water as it was in 1930, complete with miniature deciduous, evergreen and bonsai trees. There is also Miniature World, a unique exhibition of detailed miniature scenes and room sets.
- Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, Burford – The wildlife park is set around a listed Victorian manor House within 160 acres of parkland and gardens.
- Cotswold Falconry Centre, Moreton-in-Marsh – Worth a visit to watch the daily displays of falcons, hawks, eagles and owls.
- Cotswold Farm Park, Guiting Power – created to protect rare breeds, and offers a glimpse at life on a real working farm. Children can interact with and learn about the animals or drive a mini electric tractor. There is also a giant bouncy pillow and cable slide for entertainment. There is a restaurant with local food and wildlife walks.
- Cotswold Pottery, Bourton-on–the-Water – Small country workshop and showroom displaying handmade individual ceramics and bronzes.
Restaurants and Pubs
There are a number of restaurants and pubs close by:
- The Cotswold Way – Wonderful walks around the Cotswolds often taking in some delightful public houses along the way –some serving their own locally brewed real ale!