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Crackling fires and popping corks

Which will you remember more? The Cotswolds’ wooded valleys, winding lanes and honeyed houses, or Prospect House, where you giggled with bubbly in the hot tub, gathered by the crackling fire or popped a cork on the viewing terrace? It’s a tough call. But a most pleasant one.

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A rolling vision of bucolic heaven

At Prospect House, deep in the heart of the Cotswolds, the luxury is layered thick. The gleaming kitchen comes with Aga, induction hob and wok spot. The south-west windows soar from floor to ceiling. And the doors in the viewing room slide back to reveal a rolling vision of bucolic heaven.

Set against this 21st-century den of luxury is the trip back in time that awaits in Painswick. Walk right into the pages of Cider with Rosie, in a world of wooded valleys, winding lanes, honey-stone houses, and willow branches dangling languorously into babbling streams.

We’ll forgive you if it’s Prospect House that stays with you. Your memory will take you back to cosy evenings giggling with bubbly in the hot tub, gathered for games by the crackling fire or popping a cork on the terrace as you watch a spectacular sunset, with the Cotswold escarpment fading into night before you.

You’ll soak up the peace in the lovely gardens before dinner, enjoy movie nights in the living room, pop to the pub down the twisting lanes, and sleep deeply in the bat-wing quiet of the Cotswold hills.

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Hot tub, gardens and grounds

Walk the gardens, glass in hand, before dinner. Enjoy the Englishness – the manicured lawn, the verdant borders and the splash of the pond. On the terrace, a bottle and glasses sit invitingly on the wrought-iron table. The scenic views are best enjoyed at sundown, soak up the peace on the terrace as you watch the sun slowly set behind the Cotswold hills.

Explore further and you’ll find a wooden chalet. Inside, the hot tub bubbles year round. Grab the two bottles of complimentary Prosecco from the wine cooler, pile in, pop a cork and prepare to laugh loud and long with friends or family. Abandon your troubles all ye who enter here.

For drinking and dining al fresco, you can slide open the doors to the sun room and let in the view across the Cotswolds hills and vales to Painswick and the spire of St Mary’s Church.

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Living spaces

This is no ordinary home. Life at Prospect House, with its soaring views over the valley across to picture-perfect Painswick, elevates the spirit.

As the heavy front door clunks behind you, you’re in a large hallway. Beyond this, living is open plan and openly luxurious. After a day exploring the Cotswolds, light the logs and enjoy a team collapse on the squishy corner sofa in the lounge. Sky Movies and Sauvignon await.

For fresh air and an unfettered sense of freedom, there’s a door to the garden from the lounge. But you might prefer the viewing room option. Spanning the width of the house, the room comes with acres of seating and an open invitation to laugh and chat all night along.

Slide open the glass doors and let the calm and the charisma of the Cotswolds in. You’ll clink glasses on a terrace with a seat in the gods, high above the valley, with a view right across the open spaces to Painswick, the town that time forgot.

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Cooking and dining

Master chef? We have everything you need, maestro. The multiple-oven Aga is just waiting to pipe out heat and produce lamb shanks or turkey pie. For your inner Heston, there’s also an induction hob, wok spot, two oven/grills and a microwave.

Not enough? Prospect House comes with separate larder kitchen, with dishwasher and large fridge/freezer.

With dining for 14, getting together has never been so easy or so enjoyable. Muck in around the Aga, pile into the dining room and let the wine flow as freely as the conversation.

Prefer putting your feet up to rustling up a roast? Pass the Sauvignon Blanc and let our chef take over. One-off occasion or fully catered holiday, we’ll do you proud and vanish as quickly as the washing-up.

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Prospect House is slumber central, with five big bedrooms on which luxury has been unhesitatingly lavished. Sheets are soft and mattresses for sinking into. Sleep deeply with clean air in your lungs and the hoot of an owl in your ears.

First up to the first floor baggsies the big bedroom. Complete with super kingsize double bed, dressing table and wall-mounted TV, the master bedroom is a masterstroke. The accompanying bathroom offers a modern, freestanding ‘organic’ bath for long soaks.

Bedroom two comes with double bed and single bed which can be turned in to three singles, and family bathroom. Take the individual stairs to bedroom three, another double with single bed and en-suite, or alternatively it can be three singles. And bedroom four, with kingsize double or twin, and en-suite shower room.

Bedroom five is a suite that sleeps 4 guests with a double and 2 adult bunk beds, ensuite walk-in shower room with large shower, twin basins and WC.

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What people say

What people say

“Prospect House is the perfect hideaway, miles away from any huge town or city. The interiors were very modern and the kitchen/bar area was a great place to socialise.” - Adam
“We had wonderful time at Prospect House. The huge patio doors opened out to views of the picturesque Painswick and the bubbling hot tub was enjoyed almost every night! Good times were had by all.” - Celine
“We booked this house to celebrate my father’s 70th and it was the perfect location for it, nicely tucked away in the Cotswolds. The décor is to a very high standard and had everything we needed to throw a good party.” - Peter
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Wildlife, nightlife, highlife

Phones off, please, and get mobile instead. See the view from Painswick Beacon, eat delicious Thai in the March Hare and drink real ale in the ancient Falcon. Potter the book shops, antique shops and coffee shops. Try Cheltenham for nightlife and Burford for wildlife. Live the highlife in the beautiful Cotswolds.

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