Painswick, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
One of the most exquisite boutique hotels in the Cotswolds, the Palladian-style Painswick dates to the late 18th century at the height of the wool trade, when it was a genteel manor house. In the 1950s it transitioned to a bed and breakfast, and since 2015 the current owners have restored it to its full glory—albeit with every contemporary comfort—as an intimate luxury hotel. Located on a hillside in the Gloucestershire village of Painswick, known as the Queen of the Cotswolds, the property features 17 rooms that are both swank and cozy, with view of the village and rolling countryside. Appointed in traditional English style, rooms are elegant and comfortable, and no two are exactly alike. King-size beds are dressed in sumptuous linens that invite you to sink and sleep deeply. Luxurious bathrooms have walk-in showers, 100 Acres toiletries, fluffy bathrobes and hair dryers. Other amenities include a pantry and mini fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, flat screen Sky satellite TV, digital radio, electronic safe, Wi-Fi, and special treats from the chef. The Painswick restaurant has drawn wide regional acclaim, with distinctive chef-curated creations featuring locally sourced fare such as Duart salmon, glazed ox cheek, twice-baked cheddar souffle, truffle pudding, and Cotswold lamb and venison.