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... beautiful - and being made of bath stone is much lighter inside than most cathedrals. We met Dave and Janet, Catherine and Geoff for dinner at Witherspoon's (those with English connections will know the brand). It was steak night - steak with salad, veg, chips or baked potato and a wine, beer, soft drink for 9 pound each. Came home and enjoyed cheese and biscuits - ...
... a wonderful lasting legacy, and a budget and timeline which went fantastically out of control. It took 30 years to build and cost over double what it was supposed to. These days it costs 50 pence to drive over, which I was pleased to pay. There is also a nice visitor’s centre which gives you a history of the bridge and how it came about. In Clifton Aranaea also got a great roast lunch with “all the trimmings”, something ...
Today was quite warm by UK standards and Derek and I had a pleasant walk along the canal in the morning before joining the Grimer family for a very tasty Sunday roast lunch. Rob and Fi then took us to Croome Park, an 18th century country house and estate where we enjoyed a walk through the house and grounds. Rob then dragged me out into the fields to go blackberry picking and Derek and I dropped in for a chat with Lesley's parents, Ray and Doreen, before supper and a chat with Rob and ...
I'm still attempting to get my Visa processed for my trip to China / Tibet. I though the Russians were awkward however that one was a piece of cake in comparison to this. I have bored plenty of people moaning about this issue now! The Chinese are very cautious when letting people see their homeland. That said, things are looking far more optimistic on this front, although the Chinese need confirmation of entry into the country (& train tickets can only be ...
... Bath only concentrated on the front of the buildings and the people could design the backs of the buildings any way they wished. And how there was a window tax, so having windows was very expensive, and the corner townhouses had a lot of windows, so the owners filled some of the windows in so they wouldn't have to pay the tax, but they painted the bricks where the windows used to be so that from a distance they still looked like windows - it was all about appearance. And how people ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Cardynham House Painswick
My fiance and I have just come back from a weekend break in the village of Painswick which is very pretty. We stayed at Cardynham House which looks beautiful on the website however it had its downfalls.
We stayed here for a night in Jan 2006 & found it to be a lovely little place. We were in the Arabian night's room, which although atmospheric, is not a long weekend room as it could be really claustrophobic after a while. Seemed pretty clean to us and bed was comfortable. Breakfast was good & the March Hare food was some of the best thai I've had for a while. The pub next door does pretty good pub food too. Painswick itself is a great base to explore this part of the Cotswold's. All in all, highly recommended.
Have stayed at this B and B twice now, once In April 2001 in the highland room (nice and private on the top floor) and last Nov in the pool room (lovely and romantic although the pool room needed renovating a bit but didn't detract from its enjoyment) and the arabian nights room (too dark and claustrophobic after a bit) and enjoyed both stays and would definately go back, the breakfast is really nice, the surrounding area is lovely and only an hour away from Bath which is wonderful. We also ate at the Butchers arms pub which is a small drive away (good food and cosy) and the painswick hotel at the bottom of the road (pricey but very good and a bit posh so nice to dress up, peter purvis was eating there when we went!) we went to the march hare in 2001 and we didn't like it, although it was our first thai meal so maybe we just don't like thai food? the wine was overpriced too. The small staff are very friendly and helpful (we asked for an ice bucket twice for champagne we took and the young man obliged also with champagne flutes!) It is nice and quiet and we had a romantic weekend both times, the place is very quiet too so its nice and relaxing - I would recommend it.
Stayed at this hotel as we were in Painswick for a friends wedding. I was really looking forward to staying at the hotel after having read the website and being sligthly adventurous and booking the Arabian Nights room.
Stayed at Cardynham as a stopping point to see the Painswick Rococco Gardens in July 2005. I sort of see why some reviewers have liked this hotel, but I am guessing that none of them were taller than 5'8". OK, maybe 5'10".
We recently stayed in the Medieval room which was gorgeous-lots of tapestries hanging from the four poster bed and plenty of space. The staff are really helpful and friendly and go out of their way to make the stay as perfect as possible, especially Wayne. We have stayed a couple of times previously, in the Tuscany room and Pool room on our wedding night-both highly recommended. The Thai restaurant serves excellent food and there is lots of it to sample. There is a wide selection of food on offer at breakfast time-yummy scrambled eggs. The Thai restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday night but The Falcon in Painswick does excellent food, as does the Black Horse Inn, Cranham, and the Butcher's Arms, Sheepscombe. Both villages are only a couple of miles away. A perfect place to stay in a beautiful Cotswold village, which serves as a good centre for seeing many of the attractions this lovely area has to offer. We will definately keep returning until we have tried all the rooms! A real find, don't be put off by the outside-inside it is fantastic.
A great fine please stay away so I can carry on staying there
I came upon this hotel on a lastminute business booking last year and now I can't stay away, I am trying to try out each of the featured rooms.
Wayne the manager is very welcoming and you need to try the great
american pancakes for breakfast.
And if you feel like a nice thai meal with great banter from the owner
Ian (he should be on stage) the food is to die for.
Owned by a KIWI run by a Geordie what a great combination
I'm of there again next week and must now go and book it with John.
Compact but quaint
Just returned from a 3 night break at this b&b. Bathroom compact to say the least! but after all it is in a quaint little house( had the Highland room).
Breakfast fabulous plenty of selection and nice and hot.
Ate in the Thai one evening, the waiter Ian was more than entertaining, we enjoyed his banter but others may not!
Pub next door okay, 'locals' not so local? (would appear lots of down for weekend) good for a quick drink and a snack. Area very pretty.
probably wouldn't return.
I stayed in the beautiful secluded pool room and what a fantastic find. It was a treat for my fiance as a gift for our engagement. Even though he is not renowned for his fitness he even enjoyed a swim in the private pool with sole access for ourselves. There was even a small private courtyard for our exclusive use.
Fantastic place to stay
We stayed at Cardynham House in July for a lastminute weekend away. We were inPalm Beach & it was really lovely. The bed was very comfortable & the shower in the onsuite bathroom was great, very powerful. Dinner at the Thai rstaurant was superb. The best Thai meal I've ever tasted & because it was a set menu you tried things that you wouldn't normally.
I would recommend this B&B as a great place to stay for a weekend in the Cotswolds