Holcombe House, Painswick
Main House - 4 Reception rooms, Kitchen/Breakfast room, Cloakroom, Utility, Pantry, Cellar, Master Bedroom suite with Dressing Room and En-Suite Bathroom, 6 further Bedrooms, 4 further Bath/Shower Rooms
Cottage - Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room, 3 double Bedrooms, Bathroom
The Barn - impressive vaulted Library, Offices, Kitchen
Studio - open plan Artists Studio with Kitchenette and Shower Room
Outside - There are several outbuildings, heated Swimming Pool, tennis court, beautifully landscaped Gardens and Paddocks of approximately 15 Acres and lovely Views
- COTSWOLD COUNTRY ESTATE
- RURAL LOCATION
- GRADE II* LISTED
- 7 BEDROOM HOUSE
- 3 BEDROOM COTTAGE
- VALTED BARN/LIRARY/OFFICE
- ART STUDIO
- SWIMMING POOL & TENNIS COURT
- APPROX 15 ACRES
Holcombe House is a large Grade II* listed country estate located near the sought after village of Painswick. The main house is a fine example of an Arts and Crafts Cotswolds manor house and was originally built for a wealthy clothier from Painswick in the late 1600s. The house was later enlarged and re-modelled in the early 1900s by Detmar Blow in the Arts and Crafts manner and has further been updated and improved by the current owner with the addition of an impressive open plan kitchen/dining room. The property is full of character and impressive architecture and was the subject of a painting by Charles March Gere in 1926. The estate also comes with its own detached thatched 3 bedroom cottage, an extremely impressive vaulted barn/library/office and an artist's studio. To the outside of the property are beautifully landscaped gardens with swimming pool, tennis court, outbuildings including a lovely working Dovecot, garages, parking, private gated entrance, paddocks and land of approx 15 acres, with far reaching views.
Holcombe House is situated approximately one mile from the centre of Painswick, most easily approached by turning into Gloucester Street from the traffic lights in the village centre. On the outskirts of Painsiwkc, shortly after passing Painswick House and The Rococo Gardens, take the first left, signposted to Holcombe. Holcombe Farm will be found after approximately half a mile on the right hand side.
Holcombe is a peaceful hamlet, approximately one mile from the popular village of Painswick, frequently referred to as the 'Queen of the Cotswolds'. Arriving in Holcombe is tantamount to stepping back in time. A small conglomeration of beautiful period properties and farms, set amidst the most stunning rolling hills and open farmland.
Nearby Painswick is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and boasts a large number of period properties. Sitting in the heart of the five valleys, the surrounding countryside is perfect for exploring, with the Cotswold Way offering miles of walking and cycle paths, as well as the popular Rococo gardens. A welcoming and vibrant community, there are numerous sports and social clubs, including established tennis and rugby clubs and an 18 hole golf course. The surrounding countryside is an artistic draw and the village boasts numerous art exhibitions. The village has a general store and chemist. There are two village pubs, both serving food and a highly acclaimed hotel, The Painswick. Local schools are excellent with Beaudesert Park in nearby Minchinhampton and Cheltenham College and Cheltenham Ladies in Cheltenham. Painswick, has the feel of a small country town with the magnificent St Mary's church, famous for its 100 yew trees.
The village is well placed for commuting to nearby Cheltenham, Gloucester, and Cirencester as well as easily accessible to Bristol and Birmingham. London is circa 2 hours by road or 95 minutes by rail from nearby Stroud and there is good access to the M5 motorway.