Ashton House is one of several attached houses in the old and lovely village of Painswick with attractive buildings made of off-white stone. The house is old with exposed beams and owners Phillipa and Steven were in the process of some renovation when I stayed. Ashton House is conveniently located in the city centre only a short walk from beautiful 14th Centure St. Mary's Church, with its grounds containing 99 sculpted yew trees. When I arrived I was warmly welcomed by both Phillipa and Steven and Phillipa gave me tea and biscuits in the kitchen as I rested from my hike on the Cotswold Way. My room had a comfortable Queen-sized bed and I slept very well; next door was a bathroom with a bathtub, toilet and sink to which I had exclusive use. The in-room refreshment amenities were basic, nothing special. What was special was breakfast the next morning. Phillipa made an excellent cooked breakfast which was served at a table near an open fireplace with a fire. I stayed in 14 different B & B's or small hotels during my month-long visit to England; nearly all had paper napkins but Phillipa classed up her breakfast setting with cloth napkins.
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- Ashton House Painswick, Cotswolds