Make way for an extra guest

The Court House is the wedding venue of kings, and the oft-spotted ghost of Charles I might just join the guest list. Less spiritually, this is a full-on Cotswold wedding weekend, with snap-happy settings galore among the luscious landscaping, oak-panelled walls and ancient fireplaces.

A right royal time

Have a right royal time in Painswick, the jewel in the Cotswolds’ crown. Sleep in the very same room as King Charles I during the 1643 Siege of Gloucester. Then check the grounds for his oft-spotted ghost.

You’ll feel like royalty in this sprawling palace. Feast like a king in the panelled dining room with space for 20. Catch a movie – maybe ‘Cromwell’ – in the huge sitting room with 3D satellite TV. Civil war over the movie choice? Plan your rebellion in the Courtroom in front of log burning fires with a good book and a long drink.

Whether you’re a Roundhead or Cavalier, you’ll enjoy a tipple from the wine cellar, stargazing from the hot tub, getting steamy in the sauna, or summoning up a chef or even a massage.

Need to get battle-ready? Hit the gym with running machine, weights, cross trainer and flat-screen TV. For pure magic and mystery, take the hidden door to the original stone staircase to the vaulted games room complete with full-size snooker table, TV and bar area.

The Setting

The Court House has four acres of landscaped gardens, including sun terraces and patio areas. From the sun traps to the stunning views every aspect of this beautiful country estate is designed with luxury in mind.

There is an intimate decking area complete with a large fire pit, outdoor Jacuzzi and BBQ area, the perfect place to spend a summer evening.

There is a separate spa building with sauna, shower, summer kitchen and mezzanine ‘chill out’ area with a home cinema and games console.

Special spaces for everyone

Make a wedding weekend of it, with special spaces for everyone. Crack open the bubbly in the outside Jacuzzi. Keep the kids happy through the hidden door to the vaulted games room. And escape to the spa building, with sauna, shower and home cinema.