Come inside the wonderful golden Cotswold limestone building of the Rectory Hotel in Wiltshire and be greeted by warming fires, stunning décor and some of the friendliest faces in the business.
The contemporary and relaxed Cotswolds country hotel and restaurant has 18 bedrooms, an outstanding cocktail offering and surprise entertainment in the form of traditional English hide-and-seek gardens.
Built in the early 18th century, with additions and alterations made later, the building was originally the rectory to All Saints’ Church and designed to house the rector’s 14 children.
But, thankfully, the rector’s offspring have long since fledged the nest and now awaits a sophisticated retreat for travellers looking for some respite from the busy world outside.
Each of the bedrooms – 15 in the main house and three in separate cottage – are all individually designed and filled with comfortable and luxurious furnishings that you’ll want to take home with you – but don’t.
With locally made Bramley bath products and rolltop Victorian-style baths, each room oozes sophistication and have been designed to ensure a relaxed stay.
In the restaurant you will find classic food with a contemporary edge, served in an elegant dining room. Although the restaurant is a very special place, the atmosphere is relaxed and guests aren’t expected to dress too smartly.
In the bar you’ll find stunningly crafted classic and contemporary cocktails and a wine list that will take you on many worldly journeys. Both food and drink can be enjoyed inside the main dwelling and outside in the stunning gardens.
Should you want to experience a bit of local life, then the hotel has a sister pub – the Potting Shed – which is just over the road and ready to serve you with fine also and grand pub fayre.
The Cotswolds are a very special part of the UK and have an enormous amount to offer visitors, but it’s vital you begin your journey at the wonderful Rectory Hotel.