About The Painswick Hotel, the Cotswolds

Our story

Originally built in the late 18th century at the height of the wool trade, our humble abode was first known as Prospect House. Renamed Gwynfa House in the 1950s, a new purpose was found for the property, serving as a bed-and-breakfast for weary travellers, before evolving once more in the 1960s to become the Cranham Woods Hotel. We were lucky enough to snap the place up in 2015 and have worked to ensure that this Palladian masterpiece shines in all its glory.


Located in the picturesque village of Painswick, we’re lucky enough to have the breathtaking beauty of the Cotswolds just beyond our doorstep. Whether you’re keen to cycle through lush green landscapes, enjoy visiting historic country homes, or prefer to spend your downtime exploring food markets, there’s plenty of history and culture to discover during your stay with us.