Monday 20 November 2017


14 stunning period buildings in the Cotswolds

Encompassing everything from iconic landmarks and stately homes, to famous schools and luxury hotels, SoGlos teams up with heritage decorating specialists, Barrington Painters & Decorators, to find 14 stunning period buildings in the Cotswolds.

An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds boasts picturesque countryside, breathtaking views and amazing architecture, with endless stunning period buildings to swoon over.

Whether you’re dream house hunting or searching for interior inspiration, these beautiful buildings offer the chance to marvel over awe-inspiring features and pick up grand ideas for renovating your own period home.

A family-run company based in Cheltenham and offering services throughout the Cotswolds, Barrington Painters & Decorators specialises in giving heritage buildings a new lease of life, encompassing interiors and exteriors and with extensive experience of working on listed properties.

For more information visit barringtonpainting.co.uk directly.


1. Pittville Pump Room

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One of Cheltenham’s most iconic buildings, Pittville Pump Room radiates Regency refinement, with its park setting only enhancing its beauty. With the foundations laid in 1825 and the official opening in 1830, the impressive building boasts classic period features.


2. Cheltenham College


Housed in a magnificent building in the heart of town, Cheltenham College is a splendid sight with glorious grounds, gothic chapel, and amazing architecture reminiscent of the Victorian period.


3. Burleigh Court Hotel

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A stunning three-storey Georgian manor house in Minchinhampton, Burleigh Court Hotel is steeped in history, boasting beautiful manicured gardens and classic period features including large windows, oak-panelled rooms and detailed wrought iron gates.


4. Chavenage House

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An impressive Cotswold manor house in Tetbury, Chavenage House has remained largely unchanged for 400 years and retains stunning Elizabethan features which have seen it used as a filming location for period dramas such as Poldark, Lark Rise to Candleford and Tess of the D’Urbervilles.


5. Museum in the Park

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Nestled within picturesque grounds, Museum in the Park in Stroud is housed within a grade II listed 17th century wool merchant’s house. From its column porch and symmetrical appearance to its old walled garden, the building gives visitors a glimpse into the past.


6. Municipal Offices, Cheltenham

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A delightful stretch of buildings in the heart of Cheltenham, the picturesque Municipal Offices are fronted by manicured flower beds and the iconic Neptune’s Fountain, offering a prime example of the town’s Regency architecture.


7. The George Townhouse

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The tallest building on Shipston-on-Stour’s High Street, The George Townhouse retains its impressive 18th century features such as large bay windows, Georgian rooms and an eye-catching arch doorway.


8. Cheltenham Town Hall


Cheltenham’s grade II listed Town Hall offers a delightful setting to enjoy live entertainment, with opulent interiors, Corinthian style columns, a grand arched entrance, and an incredible coved ceiling. Built of freestone in a classical or Baroque style, the original designs were supplied by local architect, Frederick William Waller.


9. Newark Park


Set in a spectacular estate in Wotton-under-Edge, Newark Park not only offers glorious gardens, but the grade I listed house provides a wonderful example of historic architecture. Established as a hunting lodge in 1550, the building has been restored and period features uncovered, and now stands as a Georgian manor house.


10. Royal Crescent Bath

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A sight beyond the county border but lying within the Cotswolds, Bath’s famous Royal Crescent is comprised of 30 terraced houses fanning out to create an amazing architectural landmark and wonderful example of Georgian buildings.


11. No 131


A stylish bar, restaurant and hotel, No 131 is a beautiful Georgian townhouse hotel in Cheltenham, blending classic period features and architecture with contemporary décor to offer a striking setting for guests.


12. Woodchester Mansion


It may be an unfinished masterpiece, but the grade I listed Woodchester Mansion remains a wonderful example of Victorian gothic architecture, and offers the rare opportunity to discover how a house of the period was constructed.


13. Cotswold Grange Hotel


A hidden gem in the heart of Cheltenham, Cotswold Grange Hotel promises a relaxing escape within a classic period building, with features encompassing an impressive stone facade, high ceilings, grand entrance and Regency charm galore.


14. Highgrove House


The private residence of Prince Charles, Highgrove House in Tetbury was built in the late 18th century in the classical Georgian style, spanning three storeys with symmetrical features, columns and long windows.


For more information visit barringtonpainting.co.uk directly.

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