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The Rectory
Wiltshire SN16 9EP
Tel: + 44 (0) 1666 577194
From £125 -£320 per room or suite per night including breakfast.
Licensed BarChild FriendlyCivil PartnershipDiningDog FriendlySwimming PoolWiFi

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The Rectory

The Cotswolds, England

Elegant English.

A stylish and intimate restoration of a classic country house with an emphasis on luxury and great food. Jonathan and Julian's perfect luxury boutique hotel for romantic and relaxing country getaways.

‘A beautifully restored Country house hotel’: Vogue


Set in three acres of Cotswold stone walled garden. Five miles outside the ancient Cotswold town of Malmsbury in Wiltshire. An ideal base to explore the Roman towns of Tetbury, Cirencester and Bath. Just an hour and a half drive from London.

Or just 3 miles from Kemble Station which is 70 minutes by train from London Paddington. Please phone ahead if you would like them to make arrangements to collect you from the station.

About The Owners

After stints in the city ("too stuffy corporate") Chalet hosting in the alps ("too cold and my baking skills weren't up to the requirements of baking a cake a day") Jonathan settled on hospitality. His training in the industry came via Robin Hutson of the Hotel du Vin chain where he spent 4 happy years. Before a beautiful holiday in Tuscany with his business partner Julian saw them embark on the ultimate holiday folly - 'running a hotel looks fun - I bet we can do it' - so they did! Six months later they had quit jobs and were running their own hotel - The Rectory in the beautiful Cotswolds, seven years on they are still at it and have added 3 dogs and a pub - The Potting Shed into the mix. Its an industry cliché but an accurate one "every day is different and you have to have a passion to do it - but we wouldn't have it any other way!" says Jonathan.

Jonathan's industry pet hate?  "S-O-S Style over substance, making a place farrow and ball beautiful is one thing - making it work well, meet the needs of all its customers and make it truly a home from home is quite another!"

  • What We Like

  • Facilities

  • Your Reviews

• The feeling of light and spaciousness without losing the cosy homely feel.

• The relaxed and informal atmosphere.

• The small things such as the Hunter wellies of all sizes by the front door which you can borrow.

• The Potting Shed – the wonderful country pub and winner of the Best New UK Pub 2010: Good Pub Guide, across the road provides another great food opportunity.

• The majority of the produce on the menu in both the hotel and pub is sourced from within 30 miles – the suppliers are listed on the menu – and they grow many of their herbs, salads and vegetables themselves.

• The personal touches of the owners from collections of glass and coral to the inspired garden sculpture provide personality and style.

• The heating and hot water uses renewable energy – solar and waste wood chips.

• The special events which they put on from gourmet weekends to photography workshops.

• The fact that the entire hotel could be yours as an exclusive hire over the Christmas holidays.  Just imagine the fun you could have!

  • Luxury boutique hotel. 12 individually designed bedrooms each overlooking the garden. Pale soothing décor, hand sprung mattresses and fine Egyptian linens.
  • Tailored civil partnership packages. Bespoke ceremonies and receptions inside or out for up to 60 (Hot 100 wedding venues: Brides Magazine). Create your own menu using the finest local and seasonal food. Exclusive use of the house for up to 12 guest with additional accommodation available at the award winning - Potting Shed pub - across the road - also owned by Jonathan and Julian.
  • Ensuite bathrooms with deep baths and power showers. Bathrobes and handmade bathroom products from Arran Aromatics.
  • Wood panelled restaurant overlooking the garden. Acclaimed chef Pete Fairclough focuses on the finest, freshest local ingredients – organic where possible. He is a proud follower of the Slow Food Movement and produces mouth-watering wonders including roast breast of guinea fowl with wild mushroom jus and Ragstone goat’s cheese and vegetable Wellington. Lunch and dinner can be served in the garden in the Summer.
  • Comfy, stylish and relaxing lounge and bar area with deep sofas and a roaring fire in Winter.
  • Outside: Heated outdoor swimming pool open in the Summer. Established Victorian walled garden with boules and croquet facilities plus plenty of seating areas.
  • Pampering: in house or at nearby spa. Choose from massages, facials, waxing, manicures and body wraps.
  • Other: Free WIFI, library of books, DVDs and CDs, wellies and walking maps. In rooms – flat screen TV, CD/DVD and iPod dock.
  • The entire hotel can be exclusively hired over the Christmas holidays.

Jeremy and Adam : March 2013

We held our civil partnership at The Rectory in 2008 returning for our 5th anniversary in 2013 and couldn't recommend it highly enough.  It is a wonderful venue for an intimate event and the staff went to great lengths to accommodate our requirements including 3 canine guests and combining a formal meal in the hotel with a less formal one at the Potting Shed pub over the road the night before.  J&A



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