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The Little Fleece


Painswick, Gloucestershire

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The Little Fleece, a Grade II listed, terraced house, used to be a bookshop and is found in the pretty Cotswold town of Painswick. It has a large sitting room, with a wood burner and the kitchen and breakfast room overlook the quiet, enclosed garden. The steep winding staircase leads to lovely bedrooms, especially the one on the second floor which has a vaulted ceiling and views over the rooftops towards the fields.

Close by there are a variety of shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants and tea shops. Just outside of the town is rambling countryside and woodlands to explore that are perfect for taking in the local wildlife.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Entrance hall, living/dining room with wood burning stove, breakfast room and kitchen.
First floor
2 bedrooms (1 single and 1 double which can be a twin on request), bathroom and shower room.
Other floor
1 bedroom (double)
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating is included.

Parking: This cottage does not have a designated parking space, however guests can park on the roadside near the cottage or in the local pay and display car park.

Garden: Long, fully enclosed garden to the rear of the cottage with a patio area and furniture.

Utilities: The washing machine and tumble dryer are combined.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage

Please note: this cottage has steep winding stairs.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
Cottage ref
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  • Open Fire / Stove
  • Pub Nearby
  • Railway Nearby
  • Cot/Highchair
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


Things to see and do nearby

The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire
The exterior of Manor Farmhouse, Snowshill, nr Broadway, Gloucestershire © Mike Henton

These three counties are a chance to get closer to traditional English life, gentle rolling hedgerows alive with wildlife and wide open green spaces to relax in. Best bits include exploring the green chalk hills and woodlands of the Chilterns and discovering the history of Warwickshire, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

The garden at Snowshill with lovely colourful borders set against the cotswold stone wall. © Nick Meers

If not the heart of England, the Cotswolds and the neighbouring county of Warwickshire, are surely its soul - an uplifting vision of breathtaking scenery, with gently rolling countryside of hills and valleys, picturesque stone villages and fine houses. This beautiful area offers the visitor a glimpse of traditional English life, and is attractive throughout the year. There is no better way to enjoy the splendours of the Cotswolds than to stay in one of the Trust?s many holiday homes .

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place to visit
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National Trust places to visit
Crickley Hill
Crickley Hill
Woodchester Park
Woodchester Park Beautiful secluded wooded valley
Westbury Court Garden
Westbury Court Garden Dutch water garden -- a rare and beautiful survival
Ashleworth Tithe Barn
Ashleworth Tithe Barn 15th-century tithe barn
Newark Park
Newark Park Former Tudor hunting lodge later converted to fashionable home
Chedworth Roman Villa
Chedworth Roman Villa Remains of one of Britain's largest Romano-British villas, set in the heart of the Cotswolds


Comments from past visitors

  • Thomas Berlin
    • April 2016
    • USA
    Neat and tidy

    Good location in a very nice village. Trust cottages are always neat and tidy and as described in the website.

  • Nicole Hoechli
    • March 2016
    • Switzerland
    Beautiful house

    Made enjoyable: Peace and quiet in a beautiful and tastefully furnished house; very high standard of bathroom and kitchen fittings; lovely garden; welcome tray with tea etc. and fresh flowers; last but not least cleanliness. Having no car, I very much appreciate Cottage locations which can reached by public transport .

  • Sian Millard
    • February 2016
    • Glasgow
    Particularly enjoyed...

    Spaciousness of the property coupled with unique character. The location was also very good, i.e. in a quiet town/village with much character that was located relatively close to many places of interest. The history of the places was also engaging, reading about how the property came into NT ownership and was renovated was enjoyable to read.

  • Cath Wilkins
    • February 2016
    • London
    Made enjoyable...

    We love the comfort and ambience of your properties and our children also feel really relaxed there - they are not 'too grand' and they love the special nature of the venues.

  • Liz Kellond
    • February 2016
    • Devon
    Getting popular......

    We loved everything about the property as it is now. We used to know it and use it when it was a bookshop. We were really impressed with the renovations and as it was so close to our daughter who still lives in Painswick it was even more delightful. my only complaint is that it seems to be pretty much booked when we would like to visit next!!!! we wished we could have been able to stay there longer, other people have also found this gem! Wi Fi is definitely unreliable and reception for EE phones was extremely limited although other networks were fine!

  • Anonymous
    • January 2016
    • ...
    Historic property

    Made enjoyable by....The unique nature of staying in a historic property and it's very central location to Painswick.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2015
    • Unknown
    Well restored

    A really beautiful cottage , full of character, comfortable and well equipped. The 'snug' corner in the dining room was very cosy and popular with all the party. Such an old building which had been well restored and retained its charm.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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